Added on: 19th Mar 2016
While we are on the subject of ghosts and haunted castles,
if you are into this sort of thing, here are some hotels you can
stay at and find out for yourself.
BALLYGALLY CASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND
Built in 1625, the Ballygally Castle is one of the most haunted places
in Northern Ireland. Now serving as a hotel, the castle is reputed to
host a number of ghosts, the most active of which is the former
resident, Lady Isobel Shaw, who has a habit of knocking on guest’s
doors then disappearing. It’s believed that Isobel fell from the
window after her husband locked her in the room.
AKASAKA WEEKLY MANSION, TOKYO
Akasaka Weekly Mansion is generally regarded as the scariest place
to stay in Tokyo. Building No.1 is said to be the most haunted, with
guests claiming to have seen apparitions standing at the end of
their beds, lights and appliances being turned on by itself and
even being stroked whilst sleeping.
DRAGSHOLM SLOT, DENMARK
A historic building on the Danish largest island of Zealand, the
Dragsholm Slot hotel is said to be haunted by three ghosts who
are residents at the local castle: a grey lady, a white lady and
Earl James Hepburn who was allegedly imprisoned in the castle
and died in the cellars in 1578. The Earl is said to ride through
the courtyard with a full horse and carriage.
HOTEL CHELSEA, NEW YORK
One of the most famous hotels in New York City, Hotel Chelsea has
hosted a number of world-known celebrities. Not all of them have
made it alive from the hotel though – Welsh writer and poet
Dylan Thomas died at the hotel after a night of excessive
drinking and former Sex Pistols member Sid Vicious´ girlfriend
got stabbed by Vicious in room No. 100. Ghosts of these
people are thought to haunt the hotel.
DALHOUSIE CASTLE, SCOTLAND
Situated some 8 miles (13 km) south of Edinburgh, the Dalhousie Castle
was converted into a hotel in 1973. The hotel is allegedly haunted
by the ghost of Lady Catherine of Dalhousie, the daughter of some
of the previous owners. Catherine fell in love at a young age and
her parents forbid her from seeing her boyfriend, prompting Catherine
to lock herself into the top room of the castle and starve herself to death.
AGUA CALIENTE CASINO AND HOTEL, MEXICO
Located in Tijuana, northern Mexico, this former lavish resort is
allegedly haunted by a female singer who poisoned her lover
after stealing money from him in the 1930’s. According to the
legend, the man pursued her in an attempt to get the antidote, but
she refused to give it to him. Frustrated, the man shot the female singer.
HEATHMAN HOTEL, OREGON
Situated in the centre of Portland, the renowned Heathman Hotel is
one of the most haunted places in Oregon. Rooms 703, 803 and
1003 are said to be the most haunted with regular paranormal
events being recorded. These events include cold spots,
inexplicable sounds, ghost-like figures in the mirrors and
NORTH KAPUNDA HOTEL, AUSTRALIA
One of the scariest places in South Australia, the North Kapunda Hotel
is reputed to have several ghosts due to it being the main meeting
point in the town for over a century. The hotel was investigated
on the TV series Haunting: Australia and found that most
paranormal activity occurred in a disused section of the
building formerly used for accommodation.