In America, vacation time is precious.
So, when it comes time to pick a place for us to spend our vacations, most of us probably wouldn't choose to spend it in a haunted hotel in upstate New York. Then again, you're not most people, are you?
Let me tell you a little bit more about the Shanley Hotel, the most haunted hotel on the East Coast.
The hotel is located in the quiet Shawangunk Mountains of Ulster County, NY. (It even looks like a hotel out of a horror movie.)
Dwelling somewhere in its 35 rooms and hidden basement are several spirits who delight in pestering the living who choose to spend their time at the Shanley.
Since its construction in 1895, the Shanley has been the site of a number of tragedies.
Even the original owner's three children died in the Shanley Hotel.
During the Prohibition Era, part of the Shanley operated as an underground speakeasy and brothel.
Coincidentally enough, the part of the building that used to be the speakeasy is considered the most haunted.
Those visiting that area of the house often report shortness of breath and a strange feeling of unease. Visitors feel as if something was watching them from the shadows…
Strange sights and sounds have been reported by guests inside the Shanley at all times of day and night.
If you're thinking about stopping off at the Shanley during your next vacation, you should be prepared.
The current management of the hotel makes guests sign a waiver absolving them of responsibility in the event that a resident spirit does something dangerous…
That's unsettling…even for skeptics.
The hotel has gotten good reviews, so if you're looking to experience a paranormal encounter, this warm B&B might be the best place to do it.