Zak Bagans' Five Favorite Haunted Hotels in the U.S.:
- As host, executive producer and Lead Paranormal Investigator from 'Ghost Adventures' (one of Travel Channel's highest-rated series), Zak Bagans stirs up all sorts of supernatural shenanigans for a living.
So, naturally, Halloween is his time to shine. Given his exposure to ghastliness, I asked him which hotels he deemed most haunted given his paranormal travels. Consider what he says before you book -- or don't book -- your next trip:
- Hotel del Coronado - San Diego, CA - "During a press interview in one of the haunted rooms with a skeptic, we all witnessed a bottle of water taken and thrown across the room by an unseen force, causing a woman to collapse and cry uncontrollably. The hotel is said to be haunted by many spirits, including Kate Morgan who killed herself in 1892."
- Silver Queen Hotel - Virginia City, NV - "I have communicated with the spirit of a prostitute who killed herself in Room 11, and have also visually captured her spirit on camera. This old mining town is one of the most haunted towns in the USA."
- Mizpah Hotel - Tonopah, NV - "A group of miners dug their way to the hotel's safe in the dirt floor basement and stole all the valuables inside... Their dead bodies were discovered in the same tunnel they dug with all the treasure mysteriously missing. We captured the voices of these spirits and a dark shadow figure within feet from the site of these murders. If you're afraid of ghosts, then I wouldn't stay here."
- Jerome Grand Hotel - Jerome, AZ - "This hotel gathered its hauntings from when it was the United Verde Hospital, which opened in 1927. It's said [that] thousands died here...in the very building you can check-in with your friends and stay the night. I communicated with a female spirit in the boiler room who wanted me to "listen...and help." This experience occurred right where a suicide happened and also where a maintenance man was crushed to death by the elevator."
- Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast - Fall River, MA - "This house of hell was the site of two brutal murders, Andrew and Abby Borden, whose heads were bludgeoned with a hatchet. Their daughter, Lizzie, was tried and acquitted of their murders in 1892. While investigating here, we captured poltergeist activity and also several spirit voices, one of which we believe was the ANGRY spirit of Mr. Borden...and for good reason."
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