Day 2 of travels…
We eventually arrived, still daylight gratefully, at the Algonquin Hotel. It resembled the hotel in the shining. Later we find out that this hotel is haunted and and we can have a tour with the manager once he’s off his shift at 11 pm. Super excited, Krysta and I trek everything into our non haunted room and get ready to have dinner all the while listening to music and dancing. We head down for dinner, itwas good, margarita not so much and not much for desserts on the menu so we decide to go and jump in the jacuzzi. Ahhh, after a long ride, a glass of wine and spa are so in order especially if we are going to take a tour of the haunted hotel in just an hour at this point.
We were both in heaven, the room was beautiful, huge and with a kitchenette. So yes, anyone who knows me, I had a fridge to put all my rockstars in! haha. We head on down to the desk to meet Josh, the super amazing, knowledgeable manager and wait for him at the bar.
He finds his way to us and we begin our tour. It began on the fourth floor, a room 473, the crying bride. Story goes that she waited for her husband to be but never came and they were to be staying in 473 and she supposedly jumped out the window and now below the window is a flower bed.
When we arrived outside of the room we knocked on the door to let her know we were going to enter. We opened the door and turned on the lights. In this hotel if the closet door is shut the lights are off and when you open them the lights turn on. When we looked around the corner at the bathroom and the closet, the closet light was on. To me, felt like she was comfortable with us in there but wanted to stay private and she let us know with the light being on that, that is where she is. The first thing I noticed when we walked in besides the closet light being on, was a beetle on the wall. This hotel was very clean and there had been zero bugs anywhere in the building at all.
Josh explained that she has doesn’t care too much for many men, so I politely asked Josh to step outside while I take some pictures in the dark to see if I can capture anything. He kindly leaves us to our own devices and I took some pictures. At first I would click to take a picture and it wouldn’t allow us to take any for the first 3 or so. And then I was able to take a few.
After closely looking through them, we were unable to see anything in the room through my images that I took. I didn’t have any expectations but it would have been cool to have seen something. Regardless, if you feel energy, you will know someone is in there.
We moved on through the fourth floor down a hallway that was super narrow, much like in the shining. If my friend Crystal reads this, it’s like her hallway into her bedroom. skinny minnie. It was as if I was looking down into the twilight zone, waiting for two girls to come around the corner.
We meander to the basement that was built in the late 1800’s. It was said to have burned down and then rebuilt. We turned the lights off and walked with a flashlight down the old basement corridor with pipes hanging out everywhere.
Josh explained to us about a little boy that follows him around and he is sometimes found in the basement where we now stood. The lights were off and I asked permission once again to take pictures in the dark. So I did.
He continued on about all the stories he uncovered while doing research and from what other people have told him and what he has witnessed. Pretty amazing, including a bellhop in a tan suit who will take your bags to your room and leave you without trace. There is a picture near the ballroom where you can see the young boy that stays within the hotel. Really cool history here.
At the end of our midnight adventure Krysta and I were ready for bed, after a long day. We headed back to the room. I went outside before going up to the room to enjoy the crisp air. As I meandered to the doors to go back in I notice a herd of deer. Such a perfect ending of such a beautiful day!
The next day we got up and checked out all the pictures and we found some very interesting imagery from the basement. we found faces in the walls and lights unattached to anything, orbs if you will. The orbs however have to be super zoomed in to see, very interesting.
This is the Hotel Info: Algonquin Hotel in St. Andrews Canada