The Stanley Hotel is known for its eerie and haunted history, and many visitors come to the hotel hoping to catch a glimpse of one of its ghostly inhabitants. I myself was a skeptic, until I had an experience that I could not explain.
I was staying in one of the hotel's most famous haunted rooms, Room 217. This room is said to be haunted by the ghost of a former housekeeper named Elizabeth Wilson, who died in the hotel in the early 20th century. Legend has it that she still roams the halls of the hotel, and her spirit has been seen in Room 217 by many guests over the years.
As I settled into bed that night, I couldn't shake the feeling that I was being watched. I tried to tell myself that it was just my imagination, but the feeling persisted. Finally, I drifted off to sleep, but I was awoken in the middle of the night by a loud banging noise coming from the bathroom.
At first, I thought it was just the pipes, but the banging continued and grew louder. I sat up in bed, trying to shake off the sleep and figure out what was happening. That's when I saw her - a ghostly figure standing at the foot of my bed. It was Elizabeth Wilson, or at least that's who I assumed it was based on the stories I had heard.
I was frozen with fear, unable to move or speak. The figure just stood there, staring at me with empty eyes. Finally, the banging stopped and the figure disappeared. I was left alone in the room, shaken and terrified.
The next morning, I went down to the front desk to report what had happened. The staff just smiled knowingly, as if they had heard it all before. They told me that many guests who stay in Room 217 have similar experiences, and that it's just part of the hotel's haunted history.
From that night on, I was a believer in the ghostly residents of the Stanley Hotel. While I can't explain what I saw that night, I know that I will never forget it. And if you're ever brave enough to stay in Room 217, beware - you may just have your own ghostly encounter.