We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s Plot Bunnies featuring Lightening Storms in Venezuela. This is the beginning of a new project that Dave Mornix and I have planned. Each day will post something funny, weird or strange … but with some fact behind it. You can then run with it and use it for your own inspirational purposes or just read it and do nothing the choice is yours.
Okay who doesn’t love a good ghost story? We all do, something goes bump in the night, the creaking of a loose floor board, the soft sighing of an old house? What about doors that are lock that become unlock? TV’s that won’t turn off and then discover they weren’t even plugged in!
Stephen King wrote: “Hotel rooms are just naturally creepy places. … I mean, how many people have slept in that bed before you? How many of them were sick? How many were losing their minds? How many were perhaps thinking about reading a few final verses from the Bible in the drawer of the nightstand beside them and then hanging themselves in the closet beside the TV?“
1. Bala Bay Inn located in Bala, Ontario; Room 319 is reportedly haunted among other areas in this Inn – Click Here to find out more.
2. Keg Mansion located in Toronto, Ontario; there have been many reports of creepy behaviour here – Click Here to find out more.
3. Fairmont Château Laurier located in Ottawa, Ontario; reports of furniture moving – Click Here to find out more.
4. La Pavillion Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana; reports of a lost girl wandering the lobby, guests losing their bedding, a prankster running through walls – Click Here to find out more.
5. Fort Garry Hotel located in Winnipeg, Manitoba; reports of bleeding walls, scratching noises, bloody footprints on the bed – Click Here to find out more.
6. Banff Springs Hotel located in Banff, Alberta; Room 873 screaming, bloody hand prints on the mirrors, flickering lights – Click Here to find out more.
7. Fairmont Royal York, located in Toronto, Ontario; reported of music playing, people talking and children running and laughing down empty hallways – Click Here to find out more.
8. Fairmont Vancouver Hotel, located in Vancouver, British Columbia; where a ghost haunts floors 1-14, a lady in red, who is very friendly and has a drink named after her – Click Here to find out more.
9. Delta Bessborough Hotel, located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; where there is an assortment of ghost stories, among a spirit in a grey suit and fedora – Click Here to find out more.
10. The Stanley Hotel, located in Estes, Colorado; where you could experience your bags being unpacked for you, mysterious piano playing and the sound of children giggling as they run up and down in empty hallways, this is also the hotel that inspired Stephen King’s The Shining – Click Here to find out more.
11. Hoshi Ryokan Hotel, located in Komatsu, Japan is the oldest hotel that is still in operations since 718 and passed through 46 generations, each room has its own oriental and magical items, the ghost who wander these grounds guard the hotel – Click Here to find out more.
12. Langham Hotel, located in London, England; it’s said room 333 is the most haunted not many people want to stay in that room and the ones who don’t know about the stories usually ask to be moved elsewhere – Click Here to find out more.
13. Russell Hotel, located in Sydney, Australia; it’s said that room 8 is the most haunted, where things go bump in the night, ghostly seamen walking about – Click Here to find out more.
Haunted Hotel Movies:
- Psycho written by Robert Bloch, it involved a woman stealing money, hiding in an inn, gets murdered by a crazy guy … it is just creepy.
- The Shining written by Stephen King, main Jack Torrance trapped in the middle of winter and then it happens … still have REDRUM rolling around in our heads! and knowing it was inspired by an actual haunted hotel doesn’t help.
- 1408 written by Stephen King, Mike Enslin is a believer after 5 minutes into staying in the room, it was just darn creepy.
Food for thought:
Story ideas …
Earlier post of finding a body under the bed that was there for five years, it really says anything can go!
You could write from the ghost’s perspective … haunting all the unsuspecting guests!
Unsuspecting guest, a dark and rainy night forced to pull over and … don’t knock the standard beginning plot.
Writing anything with scratching sounds where they shouldn’t be, bleeding walls, bloody footprints, blood curling screams, or our personal favorite take something that most parents love to hear and turn it sinister … young children giggling and running up and down empty hallways.
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“There are some ghost stories in Japan where – when you are sitting in the bathroom in the traditional style of the hapanese toilet – a hand is actually starting to grab you from beneath. It’s a very scary story.”
~ Shigeru Miyamoto ~
Hope you enjoyed this!
R. J. Davies Mornix and Dave Mornix