Ghost Photographed at Stanley Hotel Apr 15, 2016 23:59:06 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Apr 15, 2016 23:59:06 GMT -5
Ghost Photographed at Stanley Hotel
ESTES PARK, Colo. – After a visitor to the famed Stanley Hotel – the building that served as the inspiration for Stephen King’s The Shining – snapped a photo of a grand staircase, he claims to have discovered something absolutely terrifying lurking in the shadows: a ghost. “When I took it, I didn’t notice anything,” Henry Yau told KPRC-TV of the picture that he took in panoramic setting on his cellphone. Later, though, when he examined the image, he noticed a figure standing at the top of the staircase – an apparition that some believe could be a ghost or spirit of some sort.
Yau, who is the public relations director for the Children’s Museum of Houston and recently took the picture while visiting the hotel, ended up posting it to Instagram with the caption, “By golly! I think I may have captured a ghost at Stanley Hotel.”
Kevin Sampron, a paranormal expert at SPIRIT Paranormal Investigations, told WUSA-TV that he does not believe the image has been manipulated in any way and he noticed something even more terrifying after he converted the photo to back and white. “When we blew up the picture, we immediately saw a second anomaly just to the left of the first figure,” Sampron told the outlet. “To us it looks like the first figure is a lady dressed in black and to the left of her it looks like a child.”
Of course, it’s possible there is a more natural and far less eerie explanation for what is seemingly observed at the top of the staircase. Regardless, reports of ghostly encounters are nothing new at the Stanley Hotel, which includes a page on its website entitled, “Haunted Hotel History.” Following is a sample of what hotel management has to say about ghosts:
“By the 1970s, the hotel’s splendor had faded and it had gained a reputation for being haunted. It might have continued to fade and eventually succumbed to the wrecking ball, if not for a fortuitous visit by author Stephen King. A stay of one night was enough to inspire his third major work and first hard-cover bestseller – The Shining – which remains a landmark masterpiece in a long and well-known list of novels. More recently, the Stanley’s paranormal past has been fully embraced. After a century of collecting spirits, the hotel has become renowned by specialists and experts in the field of paranormal investigation as one of the nation’s most active sites.”
Source: Billy Hallowell, The Blaze, April 15, 2016.