The haunted hotel
It was a dark and stormy night when five friends, Lisa, Tom, Sarah, Eric, and Rachel, decided to explore the abandoned hotel that sat on the outskirts of town. They had heard the rumors of the hotel's haunted past and were eager to see if they were true. As they approached the building, they could feel a sense of foreboding in the air. The hotel looked even more ominous in the midst of the storm.
Undeterred, they pushed open the rusty front door and entered the lobby. It was dark and musty, with old furniture covered in dust and cobwebs. The air was thick with the scent of mold and decay. The friends made their way to the grand staircase that led to the upper floors. The steps creaked under their feet, and they could hear the sound of their own breathing echoing through the empty halls.
As they reached the second floor, they noticed that some of the doors to the hotel rooms were open. They could see inside, and the rooms were in complete disarray, with broken furniture and smashed mirrors. It was as if someone had ransacked the rooms in a fit of rage.
Lisa, who was fascinated by the paranormal, suggested that they split up and explore different parts of the hotel. The others were hesitant, but eventually, they agreed.
Tom and Sarah went to explore the third floor, while Eric and Rachel went to check out the basement. Lisa decided to investigate the fourth floor alone.
As Lisa made her way up the stairs, she heard strange noises coming from the upper floors. It sounded like someone was walking around, but she couldn't see anyone. The sound of her own footsteps echoed through the empty halls, making her feel more and more uneasy.
When Lisa reached the fourth floor, she noticed that the hallway was darker than the others. The lights flickered, casting strange shadows on the walls. She could hear strange whispers, as if someone was speaking in a foreign language.
As she walked down the hallway, she saw a figure in a long white dress standing at the end of the corridor. Lisa stopped in her tracks, feeling a sudden chill run down her spine. She couldn't see the woman's face, but she could feel her eyes on her.
"Hello?" Lisa called out tentatively.
The woman didn't answer. Instead, she disappeared around the corner.
Lisa followed her, but when she turned the corner, she found herself in a room that wasn't there before. The room was filled with antique furniture, and Lisa felt as if she had stepped back in time. She looked around in amazement, but then she heard a strange sound coming from the corner of the room.
It was the sound of a child's laughter.
Lisa turned to see a little girl playing with a ball. The girl looked up and smiled at Lisa, but then her smile turned into a frown.
"You shouldn't be here," the girl said in a haunting voice.
Lisa turned to leave, but the door was locked. She was trapped in the room with the creepy little girl.
Meanwhile, Tom and Sarah were exploring the third floor. They had heard strange noises, but they assumed it was just the wind. However, as they entered one of the rooms, they saw something that made them scream in terror.
The room was covered in blood, and there was a figure in the corner. It was a woman, but her face was twisted in an expression of rage and pain. Her eyes glowed with an otherworldly light, and she seemed to be floating off the ground.
Tom and Sarah ran out of the room and down the hallway. They ran into Eric and Rachel in the hallway, who were also experiencing strange occurrences in the basement. They had heard the sound of footsteps and doors slamming shut, but when they investigated, they found nothing.
The group decided to regroup and leave the hotel immediately. However, as they made their way down the stairs, they found that the front door was now locked. They were trapped inside the hotel.
The friends started to panic, but then they heard a faint voice calling out to them. They followed the voice and found an old elevator. The elevator doors opened, revealing a ghostly figure.
The figure was a former guest of the hotel who had died in a tragic accident years ago. She explained to the group that the hotel was cursed and that they needed to escape before it was too late.
The group followed the ghost's instructions and managed to escape the hotel just as it began to crumble to the ground. They looked back in horror as they saw the spirits of former guests rising from the rubble.
The friends never spoke of their experience again, but they all knew that the haunted hotel was not a place they would ever forget. From that day on, they avoided the outskirts of town, afraid of what other horrors may lurk there.