The Stanley Hotel
I have a list of places that I would like to visit.
One of those places is The Stanley Hotel in Colorado.
This is the hotel in which Stephen King stayed and was then inspired to write The Shining.
Which happens to be one of my favorite of his books and
my favorite movie adapted from one of his books.
This alone made me want to stay there and then
Ghost Hunters also investigated The Stanley and I found their experiences very intriguing.
So I put it on my list of places I would like to stay.
I work at a Hotel.
Its pretty creepy here
especially when I have to be in at 6:30 am.
In order to get to my office I have to walk through the sleeping wing.
At that early hour most of the guests and sleeping and so the hallways are quiet and dark
This gives the atmosphere of an awesome ghost story.
Which I love
Sometimes when my very active imagination is in high gear I end up barreling through the hallways like a madwoman in my attempt to out run whatever is chasing me.
Which nothing is chasing me but still......I'm pretty sure there might be.
I don't think it is the hotel's fault that I am creeped out.
In fact I think all hotels are pretty creepy!
My family once stayed at The Boardwalk Hotel in Disney world.
A little snobby/stuffy for our taste but really very lovely.
The hallways and lobby were brightly lit and colorfully decorated.
The staff laid on the Disney charm.
People smiled.....a lot which is creepy
The rooms were very nice
everything you could want when staying at the happiest place on earth.
Until......Dun dun dun
Amber and I went to get ice and something to drink.
We made a wrong turn and ended up wander down hallway after hallway.
While going down one particular very long hallway Amber says....
"I keep expecting those creepy girls from the Shining to appear saying in their creepy voice Come and play with us Danny"
Well that was it.....
She had said out loud what we both had been thinking and now we were scared.
We picked up our pace
Kept turning around to see if anyone was following us.
And then we started to run.....like idiots through the very plush hallways
Finally we made it to the lobby area and collapsed with relief onto one of the sofas.
So how about you....do you think hotels are creepy?