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The 13 Most Haunted Hotels in America

#9: The La Posada de Santa Fe Resort

The tragic death of a newborn baby keeps spirits tied to La Posada.
The tragic death of a newborn child keeps spirits tied to La Posada.

The La Posada de Santa Fe was originally the site of a mansion, built in 1882 by Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Staab. According to accounts, wife Julia became increasingly reclusive and odd following the stillbirth of her child. But death didn’t part Mrs. Staab from her home stomping grounds: she continues to occupy the locale, now a resort. She appears in a dark dress, moves objects and may even helpfully relocate lost items, according to hotel guests.

 

#10: The Oxford Hotel

She may have killed her "husband," but deceased guest Florence Montague is said to continue to take out her ire on men.
She may have disposed of her bothersome “husband,”  but deceased guest Florence Montague is said to continue to take out her ire on men.

Denver, CO’s Oxford Hotel has a long history – and according to guests, a lot of ghosts. Lights flicker, pictures fall off walls and faucets turn on and off without the benefit of a living hand at this landmark locale. The most reportedly haunted location in the building, Room 320, is said to have been occupied by murderess Florence Montague, who shot an individual registered but never confirmed as her husband in the hotel’s guest book. Support for this theory is the fact that, according to hotel spokespeople, unmarried male guests make up the majority of phenomenon reporters.

 

#11: Punderson Manor State Park Lodge

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Several families perished in a fire that broke out at an inn near today’s Punderson Manor hotel.

Most hotels are said to contain the spirits of those who lived or died on the premises, but at the Punderson, ghostly activity is linked to a fatal fire that occurred nearby. At the Punderson (in Newbury, OH), such ghastly sights as an ethereal adult male hanging from a tree have been reported, and the spooky sound of children running through the halls is a common occurrence, according to guests. Green lights have also appeared mysteriously to visitors, and blankets are torn off of sleeping visitors in the night.

#12: The Crescent Hotel

Tragic deaths due to disease and misfortune are said to keep the Crescent more active than guests would like.
Tragic deaths due to disease and misfortune are said to keep the Crescent more active than guests would like.

Michael, a former stone mason, is said to have been crushed to death during construction on the Crescent, built in 1886 in Eureka Springs, AK. But he seems to be pinned to the location in more ways than one: the mysterious Michael cries out chillingly in the night and is even said to reach through mirrors to spook guests into a shortened stay. The location was also once a cancer hospital, and the many deaths that occurred there are said to make hauntings within the building frequent…and terrifying.

 

#13: The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

The iconic Marilyn Monroe is said to continue to make guest appearances at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
The iconic Marilyn Monroe is said to continue to make guest appearances at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Hollywood stars have a reputation of living too fast, dying too soon – and never, ever missing a show. That may be why the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles, CA is reportedly overflowing with creepy paranormal activity. “Cold spots,” eerie singing and echoing party laughter are among the nightly spirit performances at this haunted hotel, according to guests. Two famous visitors who weren’t ready to give up fame and fortune for peaceful rest? Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift.


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