Are you ready for some paranormal activity this Halloween? Instead of all of the big haunted hotels you may have already heard of, such as The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado–because of the movie The Shining–we are breaking down the most haunted hotels that you probably haven’t heard about. Before October 31, check out these 10 haunted hotels that are not as widely known, and you may just feel a real scare.
1. Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts
At this hotel, elevators are known to head to the third floor without that number ever being pressed. The ghost of writer Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is said to be a ghost on the third floor as he would often meet for his “Saturday Club,” which included other intellectuals of the time, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Also, room 303 no longer exists. A businessman died there several years ago, and laughter could be heard by guests. Apparently, so many people complained about the noise that it had to be converted into a storage closet.
2. Le Pavillion Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana
This 4-star hotel dates back to 1907 but was originally the site of a German theater that burned to the ground in 1887. In a city that’s considered to be one of the most haunted, this hotel is also said to be one of the most haunted with alleged paranormal entities and ghostly experiences. Among the ghosts, there are reported sightings of Ava. She’s said to be a frequent ghost on the 9th floor, in room 930, and in the lobby. The “prankster ghost” is said to be in room 225, and a “ghost couple” has been seen in room 221.
3. Emily Morgan Hotel in San Antonio, Texas
Built in 1924, this hotel was originally a medical facility that housed a morgue and psychiatric ward. Guests have reported unexpected noises as well as televisions and lights that mysteriously turn on. And then, there are floors 12 and 14, which were the hospital and surgery floors. According to guests, there’s a woman in a white dress that haunts those floors as well as phone calls that occur in the middle of the night. And you guessed it, there’s no one on the other line.
Named in honor of Brigadier General Elon John Farnsworth, this bed and breakfast has been around since 1810. And there are a few famous ghosts. Jeremy is a little boy who died during the Civil War. He is said to be an innocent spirit that interacts with guests. Then there’s William, Jeremy’s father. William couldn’t cope with Jeremy’s death, and so his energy is said to be felt there too. Also, there’s a little girl named Sissy, who died of a lung ailment. If you feel a lot of sad energy, it’s coming from her too.
5. The Marshall House in Savannah, Georgia
Savannah, Georgia is a city known for some ghost tours, but then there’s The Marshall House. The hotel was a hospital during the Civil War and survived through two yellow fever epidemics. Guests have reported sightings of ghosts in the halls and foyers as well as the sounds of children running down the halls at night. And there may be ghosts in the rooms too as faucets have been known to turn on without the guests ever touching them.
By Rosalyn Oshmyansky for PeterGreenberg.com