We Dare You to Spend the Night in One of the Most Haunted Hotels in America

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The Stanley Hotel

Are you afraid of the dark? You will be after spending a night in these haunted hotels. Ghosts lurking in the corners, blood stains in the carpet, and weird cries throughout the night are just some of the scary sh*t you might experience once you're checked in. Here are some of the most haunted hotels in the country.

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The Stanley Hotel - haunted hotels
The Stanley Hotel
The Stanley Hotel — Estes Park, Colorado

The hotel that inspired Stephen King to write The Shining is sure to give you the creeps at night. Are you brave enough for the Night Tour that explores the dark places of this hotel that's 100-plus years old? If you've ever seen the movie, prepare for flashbacks to those terrifying scenes as you stroll the halls.

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The Logan Inn
The Logan Inn — New Hope, Pennsylvania

This Colonial-era tavern in New Hope (less than an hour's drive from Philadelphia) has spirits that haunt the rooms — especially room 6. Guests have reported seeing a man standing behind them when they look into the bathroom mirror, and a woman named Emily, believed to be the mother of the former owner, has been heard crying in the middle of the night.

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The Equinox - haunted hotels
The Equinox
The Equinox — Manchester, Vermont

The Equinox, in the resort town of Manchester, is known for its paranormal occurrences. Human figures running down hallways are some of the strange occurances the guests and staff have seen here. Some speculate that it's the ghost of Mary Todd Lincoln, who frequented the hotel up until the time of Lincoln's assassination.

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The Crescent Hotel - haunted hotels
The Crescent Hotel
The Crescent Hotel — Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Gather around the campfire and hear the stories of those that haunt the Crescent Hotel. This hotel calls itself the most haunted hotel in America because of the many characters who never checked out. Too scared to spend the night? Then just sign up for the ghost tour, which will surely keep you up at night.

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The Myrtles Plantation - haunted hotels
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The Myrtles Plantation — St. Francisville, Louisiana

This bed and breakfast, which sits on a former plantation, is said to be haunted by 12 ghosts who were slaves to the Myrtle family back in the late 1700s and early 1800s. The most notorious ghost is named Chloe. There is even a picture that was taken with her lurking in the window. The photo has been examined by the top paranormal experts, and they still have no explanation for it.

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Hotel Provincial — New Orleans

The Hotel Provincial in Nola was a former Confederate hospital, which explains why guests claim to see bloodied soldiers screaming in pain as they enter their rooms. The most haunted area is reportedly Building #5, which is said to have blood stains on the floor and in the carpet, which disappear once the lights are turned on. Yikes!

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Hotel Alex Johnson
Hotel Alex Johnson — Rapid City, South Dakota

During a trip to Rapid City, you can immerse yourself in the Wild West, as the old mining town of Deadwood is nearby. A great place to base yourself is the Hotel Alex Johnson, which is said to be haunted by the Lady in White, a young bride who committed suicide by jumping out of the window in room 812. Today, guests claim to have seen her wandering the halls in a white gown.

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Skirvin Hilton
Skirvin Hilton — Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Legend has it that this block-long red brick hotel, built in 1910 by oilman W.B. Skirvin, is haunted by a former maid named Effie, who floats down the hallways, mostly on the 10th floor. Guests and staff have also heard strange noises, such as a baby crying, or have encountered items moving by themselves, such as maids' carts being pushed down the hall when no one was there.

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La Posada de Sante Fe
La Posada de Sante Fe — Santa Fe, New Mexico

Prior to becoming a luxury Santa Fe hotel, La Posada was a Victorian mansion built in 1882 by a wealthy merchant named Abraham Staab. It's been said that his wife, Julia, who fell into a deep depression after the death of her child and died in 1896, still haunts the hotel. Staff have reported seeing the spirit of Julia on the stairs, in the hallways, and sitting in a chair in the bar area.

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Concord's Colonial Inn
Concord's Colonial Inn — Concord, Massachusetts

The Colonial Inn, built in 1716, is another hotel that's said to be haunted. During the Revolutionary War, it served as a hospital for injured soldiers. A local physician named Dr. Minot used room 24 as his operating room. Guests who've stayed in that room have reported strange activities, such as seeing shadowy figures and flickering lights and hearing whispers from the closet.

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Green Park Inn
Green Park Inn — Blowing Rock, North Carolina

It's been said that the Green Park Inn, a historic resort built in 1891, is frequented by the ghost of Laura Green, the daughter of the inn's founder, who took her own life in room 317 after being left at the altar by her fiancĂ©. Guests and staff have reported eerie activity in the third floor hallway and in room 317 — there's even a "ghost log" for guests to report any spooky encounters.