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If you’ve followed the All Web Hotels blog lately, you’ve probably read about our secret list of haunted hotels in America and around the world. We’ve decided to share more of our knowledge of haunted hotels with you, just in case you’re planning a new kind of vacation with family and friends. Well, it may also come in handy if you hadn’t exactly planned on a ghostly trip.
So, it is with a certain sinister grin that All Web Hotels proudly presents, the top ten haunted hotels in the world:
The 10th haunted hotel in the world is now the favorite rest spot for travelers in Sydney. The Russell Rocks hotel was the first European settlement date back in 1788 and built by Captain Arthur Phillip of England. This building was used as a penal colony for all convicts. In 1900, a disease called bubonic plaque struck the area of Sydney and even the Russell location. As years passed by, in 1920 to 1950s, the development of Sydney Harbor Bridge and Cahil Expressway required the demolition of some parts of the Russell building. The remaining unchanged is the historical Cadmans cottage named after Mr. John Cadman, who were convicted as Coxwain on that place and died because of bubonic plaque. The most reported paranormal cases is about the Room number 8 wherein guests encountered seeing ghost apparition of a seaman and vanish suddenly. Some complain that they feel unseen touches wherever they are within the hotel.
The 9th place of the most haunted hotel was owned by Dominican priests and became a seminary rest house for them. Not until the Japanese came during World War II, many priests and nuns were killed and beheaded inside the seminary building. After the tragic happened in World War II, a spiritual healer named Mr. Tony Agpaoa decided to renovate the place into a hotel. The operation of the hotel stopped when the owner died and had been closed to the public. Nowadays, a very common paranormal activity encountered by nearby people on that abandoned building is – seeing a beheaded apparition in black dress. They see a figure of priests and nuns which they believed were originally killed by the Japanese soldiers in World War II.
The 8th haunted one is known to be the Bell of New Orleans because of its distinct architectural design of the building. The most popular ghost appearance was a girl named Adda and always seen on the third floor of the building. The history record said that she was accidentally killed by a horse carriage. The other ghosts are the spirits of couple who were once the first guests in the hotel. Some have also seen a couple wandering in the corridor and disappear suddenly.
The 7th place would be the haunted hotel that was built in 1909 and owned by couple named F.O. and Flora Stanley. This is the place where the author named Mr. Stephen King inspired to write the The Shining where he stayed at Room number 217. The most haunted spot is the Room number 408 where it is reported the occasional noise of children playing and laughing outside the door. Some guests and employees have also seen the ghost of Mrs. Flora playing piano and very visibly at night.
The 6th haunted hotel in the world is the building that has its own unique settings of the facilities, stunning scenic streams, beautiful spot of golf courses and cuisines. The most known hot spot for ghost appearance is the eighth floor of the building wherein history tells that there was a family murdered inside the room 873. Nowadays, the room is forbidden to all the public. Although it cannot be seen as it was sealed off by the bricks and painted the walls, some guests still complain of hearing strange noises, seeing child figure in eighth floor.
The 5th haunted with the most popular hot spot in the room 3312 where the young woman named Ms. Kate Morgan stayed in the room. She was found dead with self inflicted gun-shot on her wound. The room 3312 has ghostly activities like strange scents, phone ringing but the line is dead, and flickering lights.
The 4th place is this 150 year old building that still continues to renovate and is not allowed to the public due to the reported case about the appearance of tall woman in white dress that was last seen on the mountain spa of the building. People in this place believe that there was an ancient Roman treasure under the foundation of the building and it is said to be guarded by the ghost of the tall woman to keep away strangers or hunters away.
The 3rd place for the most haunted hotel in the world is the Langham hotel, the building is owned by BBC today. The hotel has a Victorian style in all facilities and guestrooms. The place was admired by the popular author named Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to set the Sherlock Holmes stories such as A Scandal in Bohemia. The most common horrifying case as told by the BBC staff is the apparition of an old man in Room number 333. The history record say that this man was the German noble once lived in this room and took a suicide because of the broken love.
The second place for the most haunted hotel is the Provincial Hotel. The ghost of the soldiers and doctors in white dress is always seen wandering in corridors or guestrooms because this place was once a hospital during Civil War. Moans and crying voices are heard through the complex of the hotel. Some have seen a ghostly appearance of child, woman, and man reported to be as one of the patients when this building once a hospital.
The most haunted hotel in the world is the Hoshi Ryokan. This place declared as the oldest hotel in the world built in 718 and still own by the same family, the Houshi, for forty six generations. The facilities of the Ryokan hotel have its oriental and magical items on each room. The most intrigued part of hotel is the water spa near Mt. Hakusan. The story foretold from the second son of Houshi family, Garyo Houshi – he dreamed the Taicho Daishi that there was a mystical power in the Mt. Hakusan wherein the water run down the mountain has the power to cure all kinds of illness. So, the second son of Houshi family decided to build the hotel in that area and now in present times, many people arrive because of the traditional beliefs and attractive ghost spot too. They see ghost appearances that were once believed as the ancient elders of the Houshi family who guarded the sacred of the water spa inside the hotel.
All of the above hotels remain to be the reflection of the cultures and characters of their host nations, revealing the darkest secrets of ancient times to the present world. The proud hotel managers and their very special guests are waiting for you!
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