Haunted Hampton Inn Crestwood

During mid January 2011 I traveled from Detroit to Chicago to work on some machinery at a local plant. On the second day of my trip I wrapped up at the plant and couldn’t wait to get back to my hotel: the Hampton inn Crestwood on Cicero Ave.

Upon arrival and watching television I turned off the lights and laid on my side waiting to drift off to sleep.Immediately after closing my eyes, I felt as though I was not alone or someone was watching me.I rotated my head to the left and saw something extremely dark waving in front of my eyes.After lifting my head up a little to get a better look I realized that it was not the blankets waving or anything.

I quickly rolled completely over to the left and I saw a dark mass quickly back away but remain beside the bed.The mass was only about three or for feet higher than the bed. It was almost as if someone was kneeling beside the bed.I stared at the shadow trying to rationalize it as my clothing on the chair or something. After about fifteen or twenty seconds the shadow quickly moved through the wall.I could not sleep at all that night.

After the next days work I returned to the hotel and decided to ask the desk clerk if someone had reported strange things, or if someone had died in the hotel. The clerk, a young woman around twenty, told me that nobody had reported anything and nobody had died in the hotel.

I still felt compelled to search so I went online and Googled: "Hampton inn" two or three different ways. The last way was Hampton inn murder. I immediately hit the story of a woman named Nan Toder that was killed in the same hotel by the maintenance manager with a MACHETE! I called the hotel clerk and told her she better do a Google search which she did while I was on the phone, she was very surprised and said she had goose bumps.

Unable to sleep, I checked out and went to the Days Inn!

Here are the links I found:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07277/822661-55.stm

http://www.nanslaw.org/11446_eprint.pdf

Submitted by John, MI, USA