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31 Days of Spook – Ellis Hotel

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.

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

 

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Funny Daddy

 

Mom and dad do bring out the freeze in cold.  This is a picture of their air conditioning unit while at the beach.  A chilly but yet comfortable 54 degrees.  Too cold for you?  Now you know why I wear a fur coat at the Hotel Thompson – snorts.  No really, it’s fine here.

They both like it cold – especially at night when they are trying to sleep and have sweet dreams.  But there is one difference between here at the Hotel Thompson and the hotel they stayed at during vacation.  Blankets.  That’s right, I said blankets.

You see here at the Hotel Thompson, mom and dad have separate blankets.  I know it seems odd but it works for them and what works ain’t broke so don’t fix it.  You’re probably asking yourself why the separate blankets?  I’m glad you asked.

Early in their marriage, they both learned that dad was a blanket whore.  Yep, I said it.  Blanket whore.  Take in point this picture that mom took as evidence for an example 🙂

See all of those blankets on the floor to the right side of the bed?  That was daddy’s side.  Daddy who kept telling mommy that she was hogging all of the blankets and he had none.  All during the time that mommy’s frozen derrière was hanging out in the cold and she was shaking from frostbite.  I mean, she could have turned the air conditioning down but then, she would be too hot to sleep.  It’s what mom refers to as a catch 22 – darned if you do and darned if you don’t.

Anyone else relate?  Please tell me mommy isn’t the only one with a blanket hog?

 
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Posted by on 11/02/2013 in Bacon

 

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