Some people, for reasons I will never comprehend, enjoy being scared. So much that they actually seek out crap-your-pants experiences that frighten the bejeezus out of them. I am not one of these people. I sleep with a night light and the scariest thing Iâ€™ll watch isÂ Monsters, Inc.
So it baffled me a little to find out that many folks purposely travel to locations toÂ stay in hotels that are known to be haunted. I donâ€™t know if theyâ€™re searching forÂ a deceased relative or just want to recreate the dinner party scene fromÂ Beetlejuice, but if youâ€™re one of these nutjobs, the following list is for you.
Booking.comÂ has released the top five haunted accommodations in the U.S. These phantom-favored hotels have garnered the most reports of ghost sightings from guests and employees. Book at your own risk, weirdos.
1.Â The Queen Mary, Long Beach, California
The Queen Mary has been docked in Long Beach since 1967. There have been 49 confirmed deaths on the ship between passengers and crew members (most of them crew members). Most infamously, thereâ€™s Cabin B340. B340 is the smallest room on the ship, and according to legend, itâ€™s so haunted by a malevolent ghost that it canâ€™t be rented to anyone and has been sealed.
2.Â Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida
The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables is reportedly haunted by the ghost of Thomas â€śFattyâ€ť Walsh, a mobster who was murdered there on September 7, 1929 during a gambling dispute. Claims include that his ghost haunts the hotel elevator. Guests also have reported seeing the ghost of a woman who was said to have jumped out of a window to save her child and a woman in white clothing in their rooms.