As a viewer, I can safely say I was spooked at the sight of that, and I’m one of the most skeptic people you’d ever meet.
There was no wind, and no other indication that anyone walked into the room. A second test that stood out to me happened when both Jason and Grant walked into the basement of the hotel with equipments called EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomena). Normally, they do not expect anything in return, but it doesn’t hurt to ask all the same.
These are often unexplained voices that are captured on audio tape or digital recorders that were not heard by human ears at the time it was recorded. However, everyone (and this includes you the viewer) was able to distinctly hear the sound of a giggle from a young girl and then a voice saying ‘Hello? Of course that stumped the men, who wondered if they were actually hearing things, so they asked again, and this time, the voice was much louder. ’ this unseen voice called out and then giggled as if finding so much fun in toying with the mortals in her presence.
While in the basement, they began to ask routine questions – ‘Are you here with us? I don’t think I’ve ever seen their features take on such an ashen look, and these are men who are skeptics in their own right.
Not to give him all the credit, but Stephen King’s little story has indeed turned this hotel, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, into one of the busiest especially during Halloween.
The history of the Stanley itself is quite interesting, and I always find myself trying to read up on stories of old hotels and the people who frequented them.In the short story, 1408 written by Stephen King (and soon to be a feature film staring John Cusack and Samuel L.Jackson), King takes the reader into the Hotel Dolphin in New York City.Micheal Enslin is an author who writes about haunted buildings and usually spends a night in each one to get a feel of what the place is like. Olin, who lets him know of the room’s past history of suicides, accidental deaths and strange perceptions.However, Enslin is convinced that Olin is trying to scare him off and decides to stay in the room for the night.I believe that each room has a story to tell, that beneath the scent of fresh pine and polish, clean sheets and sunshine, is the faint but murky smell of mysteries unsolved.Was that room once occupied by a troubled couple who tried to make amends and things don’t quite go right?Unfortunately, he doesn’t even last an hour for although no ghosts appear, the room does play with his perceptions of reality, causing him to have strange and gruesome visions and thoughts.Hotels, inns and even simple bed and breakfast places are great fodder for kicking up the horror muse in all of us. Go to Google, research on (local) hotels that have haunted pasts and try to book yourself and a friend or two for at least a weekend stay.Look at that closet carefully, can you see faint scratch marks on it?Was someone locked in there and left to starve for days?