Julia Lowell is the most famous ghost that resides at the Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee, Arizona. During her life, it is said that Julia was a lady of the evening who would meet her clients in Brewery gulch. She would then bring the clients back to the Copper Queen Hotel to complete their business. Locals claim that Julia fell madly in love with one of her regular gentlemen callers and when she expressed her feelings to the man, he no longer wanted to have anything to do with her. Heartbroken, Julia took her own life in the hotel.
Julia now visits the male guests of the hotel. She is said to whisper in their ears and enjoy playing with their feet. Many guests have claimed that the covers on their feet were being removed. She has also been seen in the form of white, wispy smoke. The current owners of the hotel named one of the rooms in the inn after their mysterious resident. Read more
Featured on television by ‘Most Haunted’ the Station Hotel Dudley in the UK, holds many dark secrets, particularly in the cellars. The story tells of a hotel manager who enticed a servant girl into the cellar. Spurning his advances and threatening to tell his wife, the girl was murdered by him.
When ‘Most Haunted’s’ resident psychic Derek Acorah went to the hotel, he reported the name of a male spirit George Williams/Williamson who was having an affair with a female by the name of Elizabeth Hitchen. George Williams allegedly murdered Elizabeth by strangling and stabbing her. Acorah then revealed that Williams disposed of Elizabeth’s body by means of a chute within the hotel, which would have been used, at the time, for the delivery of bottles and barrels. Williams was then reported to have buried the body near the front of the hotel. According to Derek Acorah, Elizabeth Hitchen’s body remains there.
Originally built in 1910, the Station was demolished in 1936 in order to build a larger Hotel. This became particularly popular with theatrical artists playing the Hippodrome Theatre, once situated opposite. Laurel & Hardy, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and George Formby are amongst the famous names that have stayed at the Hotel.
It is still a nice comfortable hotel with a good restaurant decorated to reflect its former glory. Ask to be seated at ‘Georges’ table.
I have held a number of public paranormal investigations at the Station Hotel and have never been disappointed with the level of paranormal activity. If you visit make sure it’s on a cellar tour night, we have had people touched, pushed, slapped and in the case of one unlucky customer; thrown back off a chair just as the Planchette was about to start, all in the cellar, and don’t forget your camera, ‘orbs’ a plenty at the Station Hotel, currently rated as my number one hotel for paranormal activity.
If you do decide to stay the night ask for a room on the haunted landing, 214 is the one in which the bed and chair moved when ‘Most Haunted’ filmed there. Nice!
Moving Bed and Chair in Room 214
John Blythe is Senior Executive Manager for Haunted Weekend http://www.hauntedweekend.com who organizes public paranormal investigations in haunted hotels and castles throughout the UK. He has appeared on television with Haunted Weekend clearing a haunted house and has featured in and written for many paranormal magazines. He is also a featured expert on the paranormal for World Reviewer, a website that specialises in unique experiences; http://www.worldreviewer.com
Haunted houses are a very successful tourist location but haunted hotels have even more exposure because more people have lived in them for time periods which can lead to more interesting stories and experiences for visitors.
Ancient Ram Inn
One of the most haunted hotels in all of England is the Ancient Ram Inn which was built in the year 1145. The sights are perfect for a haunted location with bare walls, dim areas, musty smells, and old creaking floorboards. The current owner, John Humphries, saved it from destruction in 1968 when he bought it for 2,600 pounds. Many TV and radio personalities have visited the location along with paranormal investigators who bring their technical equipment to pick up on strange activity. Odd smells, locked doors slamming themselves, and water pools randomly appearing are things that John frequently deals with. Many people also think that a ghost by the name of Elizabeth lives there after she was buried beneath the bar. Read more
Where is the most haunted place in Britain? According to the Poltergeist Society it is The Schooner Hotel. This historic hotel was built in the 17th century and sits in the pleasant village of Alnmouth on the River Aln. When you consider the fact that the hotel was not only a coaching inn, which means that it was part of the inland travelers route, but it was also in a village that was an active seaport. As you can imagine over the years the hotel would have offered accommodations to a vast array of clientele. And. according to staff, visitors and locals, some of these guests never left.
There have been more than 3000 reported ghost sightings in this Inn just in the past couple of years, and there are reputed to be at least 60 ghosts who make their home at the inn.
One of the resident ghosts is that of a young boy who enjoys riding his tricycle, up and down the halls of the inn. Many people have seen the young boy and the staff have noticed scratches among the walls for which they have no explanation. He also enjoys knocking on the doors of hotel guests.
Ghost seekers at the Schooner Hotel
One team of investigators reported seeing a young girl in one of the hallways. When a physic used a type of Ouija board and tried to establish communications with the spectre, the name Abigail was spelled out on the board and when asked her age, the pointer shifted to the number six.
One of the most active rooms in the hotel is number 28. This room is said to have been the scene of a murder. An entire family was killed in this room while they were staying in the hotel. Screams and crying are often heard coming from this room, although no one is in them.
Other strange phenomenon occur within the hotel on a regular basis. Clocks begin to flash and show random numbers. Knocking and banging is also a frequent occurrence. Strange footsteps are heard throughout the building, as well as whisperings and other unaccounted for noises. Many rooms are said to have cold spots and cause extreme feelings of dread and nausea. Paranormal sightings have also included soldiers, a maid and even a chicken.
There is little actual documentation about the history of the hotel and its many guests, but rumors and legends are abundant. Its colorful history includes tales of suicides, murders and fires.
If you plan to visit this old hotel, be prepared. You might just find yourself sharing your room with more than you bargained for.
8 Northumberland Street
Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RS, United Kingdom
01665 830 216