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"The Haunted Hotel on Main Street"

Ghost Story

By LeasaPublished 4 months ago 5 min read
"The Haunted Hotel on Main Street"
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The Haunted Hotel on Main Street

The Check-In

As Oliver pulled up to the old hotel on Main Street, he couldn't help but feel a sense of unease. The building was old and rundown, with chipped paint and broken windows. But, he reminded himself, it was the only place in town with any available rooms. He grabbed his suitcase from the trunk of his car and made his way inside.

The lobby was dimly lit, and the air was heavy with the smell of mildew. A young woman with dark hair and a nervous smile greeted him from behind the counter. She handed him a key and directed him to his room on the third floor. As he made his way up the creaky stairs, Oliver couldn't shake the feeling that he was being watched.

The Unexplained Noises

As the night wore on, Oliver found it difficult to sleep. Every time he closed his eyes, he heard strange noises coming from the hallway outside his room. Footsteps, whispers, and the sound of doors opening and closing. He tried to ignore it, telling himself that it was just his imagination playing tricks on him. But when he got up to investigate, he found nothing out of the ordinary.

The next day, Oliver asked the woman at the front desk about the noises he had heard. She just smiled nervously and told him that the hotel had a rich history and many stories to tell. But she refused to elaborate any further.

The Ghostly Apparition

One night, as Oliver was getting ready for bed, he saw something that made his blood run cold. A ghostly apparition appeared before him, a woman in a long white dress with hair as black as the night. She stared at him with empty eyes and a sad smile before disappearing into thin air.

Oliver knew he had to get out of the hotel, but the next morning he found himself unable to leave. The doors were locked, and the windows wouldn't budge. The young woman at the front desk was nowhere to be found. Oliver was trapped, alone in the haunted hotel on Main Street.

The Escape

Days turned into weeks, and Oliver felt like he was losing his mind. The ghostly apparition appeared to him every night, and the unexplained noises continued. He tried everything he could think of to escape, but the hotel seemed to have a will of its own. It was as if it wanted to keep him trapped there forever.

Finally, one day, Oliver stumbled upon an old book in the hotel library. It was a diary written by a woman who had lived in a hotel in the early 1900s. She had been murdered by her jealous husband, who had hidden her body somewhere in the building. As Oliver read on, he realized that the ghostly apparition he had been seeing was the woman's spirit, trapped in the hotel.

With this newfound knowledge, Oliver was able to locate the woman's body and give her a proper burial. As he left the hotel for good, he felt a sense of relief wash over him. He knew that he had escaped the haunted hotel on Main Street, but he would never forget the horrors he had experienced within its walls.

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The Investigation

After leaving the haunted hotel on Main Street, Oliver couldn't stop thinking about the horrors he had experienced. He knew he needed answers, so he started to do some research on the hotel's history. What he found was both chilling and illuminating.

The hotel had been built in the late 1800s by a wealthy businessman, who had gone bankrupt soon after its completion. It had changed hands several times over the years, and there were rumors of dark deeds and mysterious disappearances associated with it. But the most shocking discovery was that the hotel had been built on top of an old graveyard, and the bodies had never been properly relocated.

Oliver realized that the hotel was cursed and that anyone who stayed there would be tormented by the restless spirits of the dead.

The Return

Despite everything he had been through, Oliver felt a strong urge to return to the haunted hotel on Main Street. He wanted to confront the spirits that had haunted him and put an end to the curse once and for all. He gathered a team of paranormal investigators and returned to the hotel, determined to unravel its mysteries.

As they entered the lobby, they could feel a chill in the air. The same woman from the front desk was still there, but this time she looked even more nervous and frightened. They asked her about the hotel's history, but she refused to say anything other than what she had told Oliver during his previous stay.

The team set up their equipment and began to investigate the hotel. They heard unexplained noises, saw shadowy figures moving in the corners of their vision, and felt cold spots in certain areas of the building. They even captured several EVP recordings of ghostly voices.

The Exorcism

As the investigation continued, the team discovered an old chapel hidden deep within the hotel. There was an altar and a large wooden cross, and the air was thick with the smell of incense. It was clear that the chapel had not been used in many years.

But as they started to perform a cleansing ritual, things took a dark turn. The ghostly apparition of the woman in the white dress appeared once again, and this time she was joined by the spirits of the other buried bodies. They surrounded the team, their angry voices echoing through the chapel.

The team fought back with all their might, using holy water, crosses, and prayers. Finally, after what seemed like an eternity, the spirits were banished from the hotel. The team emerged, shaken but victorious, from the haunted hotel on Main Street.

Oliver realized that the curse had been broken and that the hotel would never again be a place of horror and tragedy. He walked away, grateful for the knowledge he had gained and the closure he had found. But he knew that he would never forget the haunted hotel on Main Street and the ghosts that had haunted him there.

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About the Creator


Name: Leasa


Location: India

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