I thought of naming this “My Adventures in Ghost Hunting”, but I figured that would tip the ghosts off to my going to see them. And, well, I can’t really have that, now can I? In some twisted way, that just ruins the surprise of meeting them face-to-face. I mean, they could be reading this blog right now. Which, if that’s the case, I’m totally not going ghost hunting while at the Stanley Hotel…
I digress. I’ve never actually been to the Stanley before….ever. Despite spending most of my life in Colorado, and a lot of time visiting Estes Park, I’ve never thought to visit there. Then again, I knew about it, I guess I just never realized that it was as close and truly had such a lore about it. Having seen many documentaries on the famous hotel and countless Ghost specials, I just figured it was finally time to go there myself.
I really cant take credit for this, since it was Scotty’s idea…I will take partial credit, because I’m just like that. What am I expecting? Hopefully Ghosts! Mattie and I are sharing a famously haunted room. It’s rumored that a ghost will come and tuck you in at night as well as place a kiss atop the head of a pretty girl. Hopefully, one of us has this happen! Last time Scotty was there, the window in his room flew up. I’m curious to see what other experiences happen. There’s many stories of staff and guests alike encountering some otherworldly creatures or having strange experiences.
Like the Ghost of Stanley himself, who gives advice to those feeling lost, or the piano that plays itself. Granted, I am a skeptic. I’m not sure ghosts exist, I’m not sure they’re not just legends. After all, we all believe what we believe and I’m sure many of us have had strange experiences we couldn’t quite explain. Then again, I also believe my apartment is haunted, but Mattie just says its easily explained. Either way, ghost or not, I’m looking forward to spending some time in a writer's inspirational dream place, and a historical landmark.