Stories about ghosts - it's fiction for naive kids, you say? Perhaps, but agree to move into a hotel, which promises that at night for him with a terrible roar, flying ghost, rumbling door and hits the dishes, is truly breathtaking. And believe me, these hotels are very popular among the guests - although they bring almost 100% in it do not see, but the nerves themselves tickle notably.
The Talbot hotel: Royal label
It is known that the ghost of Mary Queen of Scots lived eventful afterlife and has traveled extensively throughout the UK. Ghost ill-fated queen see the Tower in Scottish and English castles, and more - in an authentic The Talbot Hotel, in the town of Aundl located in the central part of England. The building suffered the same fate of Frankenstein. It was built already in the VII century, a thousand years later completed the walls and the remains of the destroyed interiors Fotheringhay Castle. Castle, where according to legend, was born Richard III of, presented the impressive facade of the future hotel and luxurious wooden staircase. It says when Maria Stewart down those steps to be executed, it is left tag ring a crown in one of the columns under the balustrade. Now it is a ghost again and again repeats the last steps of the Queen. How to tell the employees of the hotel, at this point in the lobby itself is moving the furniture and on the wall - a portrait of Mary of Scotland.
The Queen Mary: perpetual cruise
Nowadays, the world's oceans crisscrossing brilliant cruise liner Queen Mary 2, while his predecessor, twin and legendary namesake Queen Mary became "the Queen retired." The famous ship is in the harbor of the California city of Long Beach, continues to receive guests in their cabins, however, are now in the hotel's status. During an eventful ship chronicle on board there were also joyful and terrible events. Tell dozens of stories involving ghosts, which noticed in the Queen Mary. For example, around the pool often it appears the ghost of a girl in a swimsuit era of jazz. And in the empty cabins and corridors and then heard laughter, conversation, music and phone calls are heard. One can only admire the dedication of local poltergeist. If other hotels ghosts appear from time to time, on the Queen Mary, they do not come every day. In support of its ghosts, the hotel will arrange for everyone to detective quests and conducts tours of the nooks and crannies of the ship.
The Fairmont Banff Springs: your luggage, sir!
Fairy-tale castle in the Rockies, Fairmont resort was built in 1888 and today recognized as a historical monument of Canada. And summer and winter guests have breath from the fabulous types of Banff National Park, but also by a couple of local ghosts. The halls are not just notice the ghostly Woman in a wedding dress. But the most famous former hotel employee Sam McAuley. All his life he worked at the Fairmont was an unknown porter, but now, when Sam, going into another world, "back to work", he is spoken of around the world. In any case, be warned: do not be surprised if the amiable white-haired man in uniform will help you with your luggage to the room, and then, taking a tip, slowly dissolve in the air. The Fairmont is a common thing.
Russell Hotel: resort sea dogs
It is now respectable Russel hotel restaurant with a roof garden and striped sofas in the rooms. And only a 100 years ago, there were organized orgies in the best traditions of the port. Conveniently located just two minutes' walk from Sydney Harbor, a hostel for sailors famous for wild parties involving prostitutes and violent fights. Recent renovations at the hotel, they say, dozing disturb the spirits, and the past few years they have intensified in earnest. Guests are increasingly noticed in the corridors of the ghosts of sailors and prostitutes, and the room №8 lives particularly interesting ghost who likes to hover over the bed and looking at the sleeping guests.
Hotel Monteleone: all that jazz
According to the legends, ghosts in New Orleans more than houses. Therefore, every self-respecting city hotel just has to be put in place for two to five otherworldly residents. Of course, Monteleone- "grand dame" of New Orleans hotels and sets an example for others in this matter. The building in the style of belle epoque (Belle Epoque), like a cake with whipped cream, sheltered under its roof the girl ghost that appears in the corridors and talking to guests. In addition to the cute little girl, the hotel staff lives of spirits, stopping elevators suiting drafts and checks at night, whether guests are bored in his bedroom. The leader of the main plant and the ghostly activity - the spirit of the first owner of the hotel, who lives in a large carved clock in the lobby on the first floor. It is believed that he was carefully eyeing all who enter into the Monteleone, and decides who of the tourists need to be tackled urgently, but someone did not bother.
The hotel "Lafer": a good omen
The first owner of the estate Gerchikov in the Smolensk region was Alexander Leslie, a Scot by birth and, curiously, the first general in the history of the Russian army. Maybe it's just he brought from Scotland mystical atmosphere, which is still shrouded in ancient manor? Since its construction in the late XVIII century descendant Leslie rumors and legends do not cease in the district. According to one version of the mystical folklore, in the estate, which in 2009 was converted into a superior hotel Lafer, the treasure of incredible value. And on the other hand, say that in a renovated, as a century ago, hosted by the ghost of the White Lady. Who sees it, is that luck, of course, if lucky will be able to cope with fear during this odious meeting.
Hotel El Convento: Don Juan never dreamed of
The elegant El Convento adorns the city of San Juan, the capital of the temperamental Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. Spacious palace in the Spanish style, with galleries and courtyard, belonged in ancient times the noble Donna Anna. Pious clever and beautiful, whose husband was killed in a battle with the Dutch. Inconsolable Donna Anna so grieved that she decided to leave worldly life and transform your house into a Carmelite convent. Moreover, she was in that monastery prioress for many years. Centuries passed, and the former holy monastery turned into a luxury hotel. However, it does not bother the first owner of the palace, which has no intention to leave it. According to the testimony of staff and guests, the ghost of Donna Anna in the image of a praying nun appears regularly in the hotel.
The Taj Mahal Palace: Engineer collapse
A brilliant hotel in Mumbai pampers guests views of the Arabian Sea and the architecture area of Colaba. The best panorama of the Indian city is likely to open up to the roof of Taj Mahal, but not everyone will dare to climb. Due to the engineer. Chief engineer, supervised the construction of the hotel in 1903, it took a trip to Paris. As a result, the building finishing work without him. On his return to Bombay, in those years was called Mumbai, the engineer was horrified to find that the construction site were against the project he developed. Unable to accept this fact, he committed suicide. Since then, the indefatigable engineer ghost wanders through the roof of Taj Mahal, groans and sad about the failure of his project.
Toftaholm Herrgard: rigid romance
An idyllic manor hotel Toftaholm Herrgard on the shore of Lake Lagan Sweden, with lilies and roses on the wallpaper, curtains and cozy slides soft pillows on the beds. Tranquil Village, which is so convenient to hide a couple for the weekend and forget about the rest the world. All would be good, but only a drop of tar in a barrel of local romance adds restless inhabitant number 324. He was a simple guy, and she - the daughter of Baron, considering them inappropriate love whim. Woman married to another, and on the same day, a desperate lover hanged himself in one of the rooms of the manor. His unfortunate spirit continues to suffer, forever tied to the place where he was so short-lived happy, I bring guests the sad thoughts and painful insomnia.
Akasaka Weekly Mansion: in the best Japanese tradition of
The Japanese are always serious about his ghosts, and Tokyo has been home to a hero tales about Noppera, terrible spirit, which looks like an ordinary person as long as it has not come near. When the spirit of man sees approaching, it just dissolves. One of the most frequented places in the spirit of Tokyo, according to rumors, is Akasaka Weekly Mansion, a small hotel guests who report frequent fog in the rooms and disembodied touches during sleep.