#5: The Golden Lamb Inn
The Golden Lamb is the oldest currently-operating hotel in Ohio (it’s located in the city of Lebanon), dating back to 1803. It’s bedecked in antiques, which, according to witnesses, may be part of the problem: these old knick-knacks may be keeping agitated spirits earthbound rather than where they belong. According to records, Congressman Clement Vallandigham died following an accidental shooting on the premises and is a frequent presence. Another favorite “unseen” guest is said to be the spirit of a young girl who died too soon.
#6: The Place d’Armes Hotel
Another New Orleans (pardon us here) haunt is the Place d’Armes. Visitors report hearing footsteps, furniture scraping as if it’s being moved across the floor and the ghostly laughter of children. Several guests have claimed to see the apparition of a young girl, who asks where her grandmother is before vanishing before their eyes. The hauntings have been linked to the tragic deaths of several students and their teachers on the site in the 1800s. The Place d’Armes’ reputation is so well-known, it’s often included in haunted history tours.
#7: The Omni Shoreham Hotel
This Washington, DC hotel has hosted not only a long list of political figureheads but a gaggle of ghosts. Guests claim to have witnessed lights flickering on and off, a ghost in a billowy gown and even a gory bloodstain on the carpet. Witnesses to the phenomena claim the eerie disturbances are linked to the deaths of both the daughter and housekeeper of guest Henry Doherty. The two died in Suite 870.
#8: The Groveland Hotel
This spot is so creepy, it’s on Frommer’s America’s Scariest Hotels list. Set in Groveland, CA, the hotel is said to be haunted by a miner known only as Lyle, who died in 1927 at the location. A stickler for neatness, long-dead Lyle reportedly moves women’s cosmetics and other clutter off of bureaus and into the bathroom of the suite he preferred in life, Room 17. Other mysterious phenomenon include electrical occurrences, such as lights or the television flickering on and off.