If you don’t believe in ghosts and ghost stories or you are not afraid of facing the surreal, traveling to the most haunted hotels on Earth would be an experience you would not want to miss.
Fairmont Algonquin, New Brunswick, Canada is a resort known throughout the world because of being the house of a ghost dressed up in a wedding gown.
The legend says she was left before the altar during her wedding day. After that she died of sadness in one of the hotels of the resort. The hotel guests say that they often saw a woman dressed as a bride running on the corridors. Also there are reports of a lift operator waiting near the stairs under the conditions that the hotel never had a lift.
Dragsholm Slot Hotel, Sealand, Denmark was built in the 12th century and it was visited by numerous kings and nobles. This is the home of three friendly ghosts: Grey Lady, White Lady and Count Bothwell.
The first it is said to be the house maid who appears now and then to see that everything is alright. The second is the girl of the last owner of the hotel who was walled up in one of the hotel walls by her own father as a punishment for falling in love with a worker. The third ghost, the count, was captured and died secluded inside the hotel walls.
Dalhousie Castle, Bonnyrigg, Scotia has a Grey Lady haunting that is said to be the mistress of the owner who was locked in the attic by the owner’s wife and left there to die. Tourists say that the Grey Lady makes a lot of noise during night time and even brings chilly drafts on the hotel corridors.
Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado carries the legend that the Stanley family never quite complied with their faith of being dead. So often a couple is seen walking on the hotel corridors going to the pool room or starting to play the piano.
The Stanley’s are not the only ghosts there. The hotel guests reported that children voices are heard on the corridors but the children are nowhere to be seen.
This hotel has inspired Stephen King for a large part of Shining the book he wrote while he stayed briefly at the hotel. It seems that the entire hotel is filled with restless ghosts.
Ballygally Castle, Ballygally, Northern Ireland was built in 1625 with 44 bedrooms and 2 ghosts. The guests saw a woman jumping of a balcony and another one going down the stairs.
The legend says that Lady Shaw died while she threw herself of the balcony running from her husband. Madame Nixon haunts the castle for centuries and the sound of her Victorian dress is heard all over the corridors.