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31 Days of Spook – Day 14

14 Oct

Hello my fellow horror adventurers.  I hope everyone had a ‘light’ weekend and you are ready to come back to my 31 Days of Spook.  Count Baconula here with Day 14.  Buckle up my friends… it’s going to be a bumpy ride today.

Let’s focus today on the Ellis Hotel that is located in downtown Atlanta, right in mom/dad’s backyard if you will.

The Ellis Hotel used to be called the Winecoff Hotel.  On December 7, 1946 it had over 260 guests checked in for overnight.  Around 3:00AM (the witching hour some say), an elevator operator smelled smoke near the fifth floor and notified other employees.  Unfortunately by that time, the third, fourth and fifth floors were already on fire. The hotel was suppose to be fireproof and it turned out that night that it wasn’t.  Due to being ‘fireproof, there was no fire escapes, no fire doors, no sprinklers or alarm system.  Over 119 guests perished that night.

The hotel was reopened in 1951 as the Peachtree Hotel on Peachtree.  It passed through multiple ownerships and in 2007 it was named the Ellis Hotel.  There are rumors of items being moved, voices, children running and woman screaming down the hallways.  One time, two weeks in a row, the current alarm system went off at 2:48AM – the same time each week.

Mom/dad felt festive one day several months ago.  It was during their monthly date night and they spent the night at the Hotel Ellis.  It doesn’t take much to spook dad but mom on the other hand is a hard one to crack.  They stayed on the third floor in a very nice room.  Dad woke mommy up around 2:30AM complaining about the activity in the hallway.  When mom checked it out, there was nothing.  She didn’t hear it or see anything but dad said it woke him up.  Around 3:30AM, mommy woke up smelling smoke.  She’s very sensitive to the smell and she said it was overwhelming.  Again, she woke daddy up and he didn’t smell anything.  And for some reason, the elevator door went up and down a lot that night.  They could hear the doors opening and closing but no foot steps.  Needless to say, they didn’t get much sleep that night.

 
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25 responses to “31 Days of Spook – Day 14

  1. Misaki

    10/14/2013 at 5:38 am

    That is seriously spooooky!

     
    • PigLove

      10/14/2013 at 9:10 am

      Snorts. It was great! Mom/dad really like stuff like that. Okay well mom does. Dad tags along with one eye closed and holding mom’s hand. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. onespoiledcat

    10/14/2013 at 6:54 am

    Oh Bacon what a SPOOOOKY story!!! I’m sure my Mom and Dad will NOT be staying at the Ellis Hotel – your parents were lucky they weren’t captured by goblins and ghosts the night they stayed there…….EEEEK! How did the interviews go this weekend???

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

     
    • PigLove

      10/14/2013 at 9:15 am

      Mom/dad are weird like that. They enjoy staying at such places. Dad goes along for mom cause he’s like me – a scaredy pig. But we do it for mom. It’s a hoot. They had fun that night. XOXO – Bacon
      P.S. I’m working on an afternoon post about the interviews – snorts.

       
  3. gentlestitches

    10/14/2013 at 7:40 am

    Poor mom and dad. I bet u were glad u stopped home.

     
    • PigLove

      10/14/2013 at 9:16 am

      Most definitely my friend! I’ll watch my spooks from the comfort of my couch on television – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. Miss Harper Lee

    10/14/2013 at 7:50 am

    Spooky! I hope you let them catch up on their sleep the next night when they got home, 🙂

     
    • PigLove

      10/14/2013 at 9:17 am

      Oh yes. I even got to sleep in the king size bed with them with the purr things. I guess they wanted all of us close for protection – you think? XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. fozziemum

    10/14/2013 at 8:01 am

    Bacon that’s creepy!! no way would stay at the Ellis hotel…I really think it would creep me out and my hair is going grey enough!!! hope the interviews are going well sweet one hugs Fozziemum xx

     
    • PigLove

      10/14/2013 at 9:17 am

      It was fun for *them*. They told me and that was enough for me – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
      Interviews – what interviews? PLOL (Pig laughing out loud). I’m working on a post for this afternoon about them. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • fozziemum

        10/14/2013 at 4:45 pm

        I hope you do have good news Bacon 🙂 and hopefully you don’t get sent to the Ellis hotel!!! hugs Fozziemum xx

         
      • PigLove

        10/14/2013 at 5:04 pm

        NO. I’ll pass. No Ellis Hotel for me. No thank you my friend. I’m safely tucked away at the Hotel Thompson. XOXO – Bacon

         
      • fozziemum

        10/14/2013 at 5:14 pm

        Best hotel in town my friend 😉 Fozziemum xx

         
  6. Coccolino

    10/14/2013 at 9:03 am

    Oooh Spooky Bacon! Don’t you just want to cuddle up under lots of fluffy blankets when you hear these stories?

     
    • PigLove

      10/14/2013 at 9:23 am

      Sometimes. Sometimes I’m good and other times mommy has to hold my hoove and cuddle me – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. The Queen

    10/14/2013 at 9:53 am

    Don’t like scary stuff. Don’t want to think about it. If I don’t sleep tonight, it’s your fault!! 🙂

     
    • PigLove

      10/14/2013 at 10:02 am

      Snorts. You can come sleep in my bed with me. I’ll hold your hand. XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. katsrus

    10/15/2013 at 2:26 pm

    Don’t think I would be sleeping either. Spooky!
    Sue B

     
    • PigLove

      10/15/2013 at 2:48 pm

      But you know what – those weird parents of mine. They enjoyed it! They like stuff like this. Strange humans. XOXO – Bacon

       
  9. sheilaenglehart

    10/15/2013 at 2:46 pm

    So cool that your mom experienced all that without being spooked. I got married in a very haunted hotel – nothing happened during my stay. I’ve stayed in many hotels hoping to have experiences but don’t. I get them in places I’d never expect to.

     
    • PigLove

      10/15/2013 at 2:52 pm

      Isn’t that grand? I mean not like I’m happy that people can’t move on after death kind of thing but real experiences are definitely up there on the list. So neat. Mom/dad have a couple of more experiences coming up in my 31 Days of Spook. Be on the look out my friend 🙂
      Where did you get married? Story? XOXO – Bacon

       
  10. Ruby

    10/16/2013 at 4:32 am

    Bacon you tell the best creepy stories! I am spooked just reading that! Your parents are brave for staying there! I’m not sure I could make it all night. There are rumors that The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park is haunted and we stay there quite a bit. They play The Shining (the Hollywood version) on repeat 24/7 and we watch over and over….the first time we stayed I woke up every hour on the hour and kept hearing noise from people outside or down the hall…something. My husband, to keep me spooked, kept telling me it was the ghosts. Ahh!

     
    • PigLove

      10/16/2013 at 6:53 am

      Snorts. We know the Stanley! There are rumors that ghost children run up and down the hallways. That could be what you heard perhaps? 🙂 I’ve seen the Stanley highlighted on television several times – awesome place. See, you stayed in a haunted place. You did it! It’s also said that the Stanley has a full time psychic on staff. You need to check her out next time you go. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • Ruby

        10/17/2013 at 1:16 am

        Maybe next time we stay we’ll look up the psychic. We did take the ghost tour where you encounter spirits of the children and others…it’s quite fun!

         
      • PigLove

        10/17/2013 at 8:50 am

        ooohhh squeal! I wanna go now. Do they accept pigs? Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

         

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