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The Hotel

Vic, Florida, USA
May 2007

About a few years ago maybe, we went out of town to go to a theme park. I was about 13 or 14 at the time. We chose to stay at this hotel behind a Pizza Hut because we had just finished eating there and it was really late. There were 5 of us, my cousin (lets call him Jacob), his friend (and we can call him Louis), my grandfather, and Louis's mother, and me. So there were a bunch of us tired, wanted to hurry and get into a hotel.

As we pulled up to the hotel and my grandfather went to check us in I stared down the hallway inside the hotel while in the truck. Due to resent visits to this site at the time the first thing that popped out of my mouth when I looked down the hallway was "this hotel looks like it's haunted" then Louis's mother said that it look haunted to her too. Of course I tried to blow it off so I wouldn't embarrass myself.

Now in my room (which I had all to myself sadly)I had a few problems with the light, it would flicker about 8 times before it fully turned on. Being somewhat freaked out by the light, I turned around and walked next door to my grandfathers room and asked if Louis's mom would stay in my room with me (but I did not mention the fact that I was afraid of my room).

Once again in my room, (this time situated with the bathroom light on and the TV on) I began to watch some TV as Mrs. Thomas (a name for Louis's mother) went next door to talk to my grandfather for a while. At this point in time I began to relax a bit. From my bed you could see into the bathroom (if the door was open that is) by looking in the mirror, and I soon began to see stuff reflect in the mirror out of the corner of my eye. Starting to feel uneasy I got up and left the room. I went down to the vending machines and got some M & M's I believe, then went back to my grandfathers room and sat on a bed in there and ate my snack while looking at some brochures I had picked up from the lobby at some point in time trying to stay out of my room as much as possible.

Eventually I had to go to the bathroom, so I did. But while in the bathroom I kept hearing clicking noises. I assumed they were coming from the air vent, but still uneasy I hurried up, finished my business, and left the bathroom. Still curious I went back to my room, walked into my own bathroom, (which is adjacent to the bathroom in my grandfathers room) and went to see if I could hear anything, But hear nothing. Starting to think I was just overreacting about everything I went to see what the boys were up to since they were right across the hall.

As usual their room was a mess so I backed out. Later on that night while once again watching TV, the boys come and invade my room. At this point I was overly paranoid, tired, and did not want my room looking like trash so I got mad and went next door starting to bang on my grandfathers door, there was no answer so I figured he had already went to bed. But because I really did not want to go back to my room I nearly feel asleep in the hall. Soon my grandfather opened the door and I asked if I could stay in his room that night. When I got in there it was freezing cold but I was so tired I could've cared less how cold it was.

When I woke up the room was empty, but I knew that they were in the lobby getting a cup of coffee. So as I was lying in bed I decided to take a picture of me with my phone. I had my back facing towards the nightstand that was in the middle of the two beds and I took my picture. As I looked at it I noticed a head between me and the nightstand. Freaking out at this point I saved it for later reference and ran to the lobby in my boxer shorts and my shirt that is super small on me and I didn't even have a bra on. Everyone stunned about how I looked as I walked through the lobby door asked if something was wrong. All I said was "when are we leaving?" A bit embarrassed about my appearance I went back to my own room and got my clothes and got dressed. On our way to the theme park I decided to look at the picture that had freaked me out so badly, but all I saw was me.

I don't know if I over reacted that weekend or something, or if there really WAS something there. I've been to that same hotel about 3 times after that visit and have been calm as ever. Each time I went we were in a different area. But each time we almost got kicked out of the hotel from being "too loud".

Vic, Florida, USA
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