Top Haunted Hotels In US

unduhan-73With Halloween approaching it’s hard to not believe in the paranormal, so we went out in search of the most legendary haunted hotels in the state of California. Whether you believe ghost tales are fact or fiction, these hotels with eerie backstories are sure to test your wits!

HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL, LOS ANGELES

The classic Hollywood Roosevelt is reported to be haunted by celebrities who had previously lived there, specifically Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift. During the 1950’s Marilyn temporarily resided in Suite 1200, which led up to the peak of her modeling  career. Although her room is not said to be a hotspot of activity, Marilyn’s reflection has been seen numerous times in a mirror hanging in the hotel’s lobby – a mirror taken from Suite 1200.

Montgomery Clift, another actor and celebrity icon of the 50’s, is said to haunt his old room 928 and rehearse lines out loud.

In addition to the celebrity “sightings,” many other inexplicable ghost occurrences are known to happen regularly. Perhaps the most famous legend is of a small girl named Caroline, who supposedly drowned  in the hotel’s pool with her brother after their father left to run an errand. She makes phone calls from the lobby’s main phone, and haunts the Blossom Ballroom. Attempts at contacting these spirits with ouija boards made for very frightening experiences, so do not mess with these ghosts!

NAPA RIVER INN, NAPA

Tucked away in the heart of wine country is Napa River Inn, home to ghosts of owners past. The first reports of ghosts date back to the early 1900’s; although the first ghost was said to be recognized as Captain Albert Hatt Jr., the son of original owner, there seems to be an ever-present woman in white who is the “resident ghost” and seems to be more prominent throughout the inn.

Unusually cold rooms are reported during warm weather, elevators go up and down without being prompted, doors open and close, and one guest has even reported having a personal encounter with the ghost of Robert Keig, the second owner of the once working mill. Rooms 207 and 208, which happen to be the two rooms directly above the spot Capt. Albert Hatt died, are reported to be the most haunted. The presence of these ghosts is hard to deny – even the inn’s staff fully acknowledge them!

MADRONA MANOR, HEALDSBURG

Peaceful ghosts walk the halls of this gorgeous Sonoma County manor, including a woman – Hannah Paxton – who was the wife of the original builder and owner John Paxton. She has been witnessed by a paranormal expert who explored the house, as well as numerous guests. Room 101 seems to have the most mysterious history of guests’ personal items disappearing, only to turn up in unusual places. Most of these strange occurrences happen in Room 101 or the dining room.

GLEN TAVERN INN, SANTA PAULA

Former brothel and gambling house, the Glen Tavern Inn has had a bit of a wild history. A little girl — possibly multiple children — have been heard running up and down the halls, laughing, on the second floor. In room 307, a ghost named Calvin is accompanied by a prostitute of the Prohibition era who was found decapitated in the room’s closet by a maid. The stories of cold spots, shadows, and strange voices have proven to be valid enough to be investigated by the Travel Channel and multiple paranormal specialists, so if you’re looking for a real scare this hotel will give you an unforgettable experience!

UNION HOTEL, BENICIA

Man and woman apparitions are often seen here the Union Hotel, and legend is the young woman supposedly hung herself in one of the rooms. She has been reported to cry or talk to herself, and will sometimes stare out the windows of empty hotel rooms looking down on the street below.

Every year in the month of October, paranormal experts lead a “Ghost Walk” around Benicia and tour the town’s most haunted locations; the Union Hotel is, of course, the main attraction.

ZABELLA HOUSE, HALF MOON BAY

The Zabella House is known to be the oldest standing house in Half Moon Bay, and Room 6 is said to be haunted. Alarms sound, keys jingle, and windows rattle at any hour of the night. Although ghosts are denied by the owner and staff, there was – up until recently – a guest book for guests to log their “ghost” experiences.