Haunting Bust

on May 20, 2014 in Misc

Well, the haunted inn wasn’t haunted at all for me.  Dang it.

Of course I took this paranormal bust personally.  I felt rejected, as if I weren’t worth haunting.  Like, not even a measly floating orb?   I’m just not worth the energy to you freaking alleged spirits?  I feel like a failure.

old mansion

But in every other way my one night of relaxation away from home went just fine.  It was off-season on a Sunday night, which meant I had the entire old B&B mansion to myself.  My room was big and comfy, there were mountain birds singing, flagstone paths leading up the hill and to a second mansion next door where I had breakfast, and one of those old-fashion claw-foot bathtubs that fit the contours of my body far better than modern ones.  So for one night and morning I wallowed in semi-luxury.  And I can never wallow at home because there’s ALWAYS something that I have to be doing. ALWAYS some work.

See, this was a belated birthday gift to myself, and at $150 (plus tax, etc.) it was a reasonable splurge.  What I had originally intended was to stay in one of the few, in-demand haunted rooms (according to Ghost Hunters, etc.) at the Stanley Inn in Estes Park.  Also known as the set for Stephen King’s The Shining.  But then I learned how, while the Stanley charges about $200 for most rooms, those ghostly ones cost $400.

Oh get real.

For the cost of two nights at the Stanley I could fly to Ireland, where a few relatives would point me toward several seriously haunted, scare-the-pants-off you old ruins.  And the scaring would be free. And a lot more dramatic than what Ghost Hunters recorded at the Stanley.

And one of these days I’ll go there and tell you about it.

Anyway, I’m now back at home.  Do any of you have anything planned for this Memorial Day weekend?

8 Responses to “Haunting Bust”

  1. Four hundred for a room that may or may not have a ghost is really steep. Go to Ireland instead. Scenery is much better.
    And happy belated birthday.
    Nothing planned for Memorial Day, but the following weekend my wife and I are taking a trip.

  2. Darn! I was looking forward to hearing all about your ghostly encounter.

  3. Helena says:

    Alex – I hope you and your wife have a great time. And it’s a good idea not to travel on the MD weekend ’cause it’s always crazy.

  4. Helena says:

    Carol – Yeah, that was a letdown. I know you once had a really scary and unpleasant ghost encounter. Maybe you’ll write about it someday?

  5. Haunted stuff is never haunted for me either.
    Cool pic!

  6. Helena says:

    Melissa — Sounds like spooks have rejected us both.

  7. Sounds like a great mini-vacation — spooks or no spooks. We’ll probably hit the beach tomorrow for some fun in the sun.

  8. Helena says:

    Milo – A beach sounds wonderful. Hope you have a blast.