Come nauseating mountainous roads or steep cliffs, I will visit a place I've wanted to see since I read Stephen King's novel, The Shining. (For those who do not know, I'm terrified of mountain driving.) Why do this? Because I have to. Visit the hotel, that is. (Although, I may have to medicate myself and hide on the floor of the backseat.)
I'm a geek for historical places. There's a ton of informative websites about the hotel out there, but Wiki does a nice job here: The Stanley Hotel.
As for the hotel being haunted, check out this web page on Haunted Places in America here.
And, if you're a King fan, and you haven't read this recent interview by Neil Gaiman, check it out: Here. Keep in mind, this is a "raw" copy of the interview. So raw and unedited, that I felt as if I was in the room listening to the conversation. King speaks of writing The Shining. Is it possible that King might be working on a new story about the Torrence family?
I'm surprisingly brave when it comes to hunting haunted places. I'm looking forward to the paranormal inspirations the tour will spur. So, if you love a bit of ghost chasing, look for my post later next week.
Eek!! Is that a ghost in the window?
|Photo courtesy of Haunted Places in America|