31 Days of Spook – Ellis Hotel

18 Oct

Hello my fellow horror adventurers.  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.


Posted by on 10/18/2014 in 31 Days of Spook, Bacon


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17 responses to “31 Days of Spook – Ellis Hotel

  1. sunsetdragon

    10/18/2014 at 2:09 am

    Oh man that is creepy and no way would I be staying there.

    • PigLove

      10/19/2014 at 10:06 am

      Mom and dad said it was actually fun. They want to go again. XOXO – Bacon

  2. Molly The Wally

    10/18/2014 at 5:38 am

    Well creepy and you pay to be freaked out? Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

    • PigLove

      10/19/2014 at 10:07 am

      Snorts. It was a lot of fun for mom and dad. This little piggy wouldn’t go near that place. No way! XOXO – Bacon

  3. fozziemum

    10/18/2014 at 7:03 am

    I would be gone like the wind my friend bwahahahha 🙂 loves Fozziemum xx

    • PigLove

      10/19/2014 at 10:08 am

      Snorts. I think mom and dad were so tired that night that something major would have happened for them to leave. XOXO – Bacon

      • fozziemum

        10/20/2014 at 5:44 am

        Hhahahaahh they must have been pooped alright! loves Fozziemum xx

  4. Lori Fontanes

    10/18/2014 at 7:19 am

    Some date!!! At least they didn’t go to the Bates Motel or anything. 😉

    • PigLove

      10/19/2014 at 10:09 am

      Snorts. No way! To this date, mom still can’t take a shower in the house by herself. XOXO – Bacon

  5. Marty the Manx

    10/18/2014 at 10:19 am

    Ohhhhh that is creepy Bacon! Your Mom and Dad were very brave! I am not surprised that there would be spirits there with that many deaths there. Have a great week-end my friend!
    Marty and Mom

    • PigLove

      10/19/2014 at 10:13 am

      Thanks pal! They did have a great time. I dont think they will forget about it anytime soon. XOXO – Bacon

  6. pawedblog

    10/18/2014 at 5:18 pm

    uh oh!! That’s sooper spooky, Bacon. I’m glad for your 31 days it tellms me where not to visit should i get the chance to come over :p
    Hugs, Carrie and Pups x

    • PigLove

      10/19/2014 at 10:19 am

      Snorts. We got a few more weeks left. Ive done a lot of research this year just for this spooky month. XOXO – Bacon

  7. gentlestitches

    10/19/2014 at 7:16 pm

    Your Mom is AMAZING!!!! I don’t think I would like to stay there. 😦

    • PigLove

      10/19/2014 at 7:38 pm

      Snorts. She stayed the night. I’m not sure if she would go back though. XOXO – Bacon

  8. Nylabluesmum

    10/21/2014 at 11:59 am

    *shudderz* oh Bacon we haz read ’bout da Hotel wif many namez n we fink it iz BERY haunted! Yer Pawentz are bery brave to stay overnite…bet dey slept lotz when dey got home, MOL!
    Lub Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum ❤ ❤ ❤

    • PigLove

      10/21/2014 at 2:36 pm

      You know sweet love they did sleep in the next day. They must have been up a lot while they were at this hotel. It makes sense now. XOXO – Bacon


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