Not many realize that a great number of haunted hotels exist around the world. These are where the most haunted stories of ghosts and other paranormal entities exist. Some are documented while some remain just like myths. As Halloween 2013 comes around the corner, here are the most haunted hotels in the world that are interesting enough to know about.
Hans-Michael Derenbach poses while standing in his private haunted house in the western city of Neuss October 24, 2013. Derenbach, a 44 year-old electrician, took one year and spent over 13,000 euros to build the 13.2 meter long haunted house in his cellar under his home. The ride takes five minutes, includes some animatronics and is used only by family members and friends. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender
The Langham Hotel
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This hotel in London is one of the most traditional yet grand hotels in the country. It went through a restoration process that is worth £80m and dates back to a total of 140 years in the pages of history. It also tells the story of doctor who committed suicide after killing his own wife on the night of their honeymoon. When you chance upon the hotel, then it is Room 333 you must avoid checking in.
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
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This Canada-based hotel is located in a UNESCO world heritage site that is the Banff National Park. It offers amazing panoramic vistas but it is on the 8th floor that is believed to be the most haunted. Rumours say a family was murdered in room 873. It was so haunted that the hotel sealed it off with bricks as if it did not exist at all. However, noises can still be heard from where it used to be.
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This haunted hotel is in Baguio City, Philippines. It is now off limits to visitors since it stopped its operations in 1987. It used to be a seminary and rest house way back during the World War II. Many say that its exteriors are as creepy as its interiors. There are even some ghosts allegedly seen carrying heads on plates.
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The Russell Hotel in Sydney, Australia used to be a sailor's hotel and thought to have unwanted guests. The specific room that you should beware of is the Room 8. Many previous guests attested seeing a ghost of a seaman and even a feel as some entity was touching them.
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This very haunted hotel is set in Baile Herculane, Romania. Its being haunted became most popular after a couple spread a picture capturing the ghost of a woman who is believed to roam the hotel's hallways. The abandoned hotel is 150 years old and authorities have warned visitors of the place to not go inside.
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