Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I recently stumbled across this list of the world's Top 10 Haunted Hotels and, to my surprise, I've visited 3 of the top 10, and stayed in two of them multiple times.
While I didn't know that the Banff Springs Hotel (pictured above) had such a reputation, I was well aware (and in fact warned) about the history of the Hyatt in Taipei. I probably stayed there about 2 dozen times on trips to Taiwan.
My Taiwanese colleagues always told me these same two stories, both of which they swore to be true. First, the hotel was allegedly built, after great controversy, on a grave yard. Second, in the first year after opening, three different guests committed suicide in the same room.
I admit that's a little spooky, but, if they ever make a Bed and Breakfast out of Tin Man's house in East Jay, Maine, that venue will surely shoot to the top of this list. I am sure that imaginary reader Ryer agrees.
Posted by Dennis Fortier at 4:12 PM