Fun times are ahead as I travel to
with my sister and a couple of friends this weekend.
|Janet, Kyle and Marsha - Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix AZ|
We're staying the night in the Jerome Grand Hotel.
|The Jerome Grand Hotel|
Yes, the very cool, very HAUNTED
|The Jerome Grand Hotel|
I've stayed there before with my niece and my sis and had a not so pleasant 'ghostly' experience.
|Misha and Aunt Shelly - Jerome Grand Hotel - 2006|
Some weird, dark, 'mass' thing tried to enter my body, on my right shoulder, while I was sleeping. It was super creepy and scared the daylights out of me. My sister kept telling me to be quiet during the night because I guess I kept trying to call her name when it would wake me up and freak me out. And when I would wake up, it would just 'hover' back towards the end of the bed and then fade away. Then, right as I would drift back to sleep, it would come back and start pushing on my shoulder again,...it was a very restless night!
|Misha and Marsha - Jerome Grand Hotel - 2006|
The next day, at check out, the lady asked us if we had a nice stay and of course we said 'yes'.
After all, it is a super cool hotel. It was decorated for Halloween the weekend we were there and the Otis elevator is like the oldest of its kind still in operation or something like that, and the restaurant/bar (The Asylum!) is great and the hotel itself is just a modern-day marvel,....built so long ago on the edge of a mountain on a slope - wowsers!
|Misha and Marsha - Laughing while seated inside the Jerome Grand Otis Elevator - 2006|
Anyway, after we answered the lady's question, my niece says, "Oh, except for the ghostly experience my Aunt had."
The lady stops, looks up from her book she's writing in and says, "What did you experience?"
My niece proceeds to tell her the story of my 'ghostly invader' during the night and the lady looks down at her book and back up to us and asks, "What room were you in again?"
My niece tells her (I can't remember for the life of me what the room number was - sorry!) and the lady looks back down at her book, then back at my niece and says,
"I'm sorry?" I blurted out. "What exactly does, 'oh. umm. uh-uh', mean?" And the lady looks over to me as I'm sitting on this couch by the front desk area and says, "We've had people tell us about similar experiences in that room before."
"Really!?!" Alrighty then. Yep. Probably would have been good to know prior to check in and I should have read the little 'ghostly experiences of our guests' guest book before we were waiting to check out of the hotel. (It was in my hands as the front desk lady told me what 'oh. um,...uh-uh' meant!)
So, needless to say, I'm both excited to return to the Jerome Grand Hotel and a bit on the apprehensive side, too.
I will definitely ground myself before walking anywhere near the hotel or it's grounds and will be keeping a vigilant eye out for 'things' as we walk around this time. Instead of like last time when I was practically skipping down the halls saying things like , "I hope I see a ghost!", "I wonder what rooms have ghosts?", "Wouldn't it be super cool to see something like that while we're here?"
Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Ghost Town Adventures!
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