I have thought long to share the experience at the Lodge. It's complicated. First, its widely written of, but, something in all the writings is
missing. Something all the psychics and ghost hunters should have found. Something I found a long time ago, but, kept to myself.
Now, I feel I must say something as new things have come to light.
This place is gorgeous, simply stunning Victoria Hotel. Inside is a lovely restaurant, as well as sumptuous rooms. Also inside is a Saloon in the
basement, and, a Gentleman's Room off the restaurant. I noticed a sign walking in. 'Tequila Night - Red Dog Saloon.' We, I drug my buddy with me, ask
the attendant at the Old World Hotel Desk the locale. Around to the right, and down to the basement. Ushered through with the polite wave of a hand.
Swinging around and down on the sweep of the grand stair, we find ourselves at the bottom on a Terracotta tiled landing. Right is the Men's Room and
a Door. Left, under the stair, a Ladies Room and a Door. Straight ahead the Red Dog Saloon complete with Bat-Wing Door's.
To the shots. Talked to the pretty blond bartender. I had to work myself up a little as I was real young - the wings were stretching still. The whole
time I can feel it. The haunting. This place is legit, told my friend, drank more Tequila. Finally worked enough nerve and state I could feel the
haunting to the Bartender. Thankfully, she did not ridicule or think I was using a line. Even called the desk so I could see the Presidential Suite -
vacant at the time.
I went to the desk. The ease and acceptance had me feeling loose and open. The manager brought me to the room, we found the water running in the
bathtub. Turned it off. I said I still could feel it, but, basically like the rest of the hotel. Haunted all over, but not quite the actual source.
The Manager asked what I wanted to do next. So, up I go to the tower. Now the whole hotel is all around me. I can feel it strongest coming from the
back right side, below. Back down to the Red Dog Saloon. Right to the Bartender. I ask what is the door next to the Ladies Room. She gets a Mona Lisa
Smile, walks around bar toward the Bat Wings and says
".. It's the door to the Right Wing Storage and things to run the hotel. Why?"
"Because I want to go through there," I say. "This place is haunted from this level, behind that door".
By this time we are standing in front of the door. She opens it... a long white, kind of dull compared to the Lodges Splendor, hallway.
"Yep", I say as I walk, "it's down here".. I go 1, 2, maybe 3 doors down and I can feel it on the right. Walking with the Bartender I ask her what
this room on the right is. She states as she opens the door.
"It's the Boiler Room". I step in and it is indeed. A boiler Room. A creepy Freddy Kruger Boiler Room. I can feel the haunt coming from the back
corner of the boiler room, but not quite totally there in the room itself. Turning around I say to her.
"It's in the corner, but, in the next room over." Pointing back, "...you know, the adjacent corner.."
The Bartender just goes blank, mouth a little open. She stares, pretty round glasses perched on her perky nose, for a few more silent seconds and then
flees.. Literally leaves me standing there while she runs down the hallway yelling stay put...
So here I am on the Continental Side of the night, ahem. The Tequila gave me a little more sensitivity. Something I had not realized till then, and,
now I am standing in some freaky boiler room in the bottom of a Grand Hotel feeling very haunted. The Bing Bongs are like Bongo Drums.
After what felt like forever the Bartender comes back with the Manager in tow. I can hear them talking, the Manager is asking if the Bartender said
anything. Tell her what you told me says the Bartender. I look at her, then the manager.
"Sure, the place is haunted from that back right corner, but, in the next room... So it will be the next rooms back left." - I had time to think about
it...We walk to the next door down. The Manager opens it.
It's a laundry Room, big washer one one side, a hot water heater, a set of Laundry Tubs in the corner wedged between the dryer on the other side. An
electricians box above the Laundry Tubs. I remember thinking funnily enough that the Electricians Box couldn't be in code so close to a water source.
They were directly above the Laundry Tubs. Looking at the Manager I say.
"Your Laundry Tubs are haunted." No lie. She then looks at me and nods to the Electricians Box and breathes...
"Go open the Electrician's Box..." He eyes were wide open, like eggs in a skillet.
I walk over to the Laundry Tubs, this haunting, I know, is eminently in front of me. I open the little metal door and there is no Electricians Panel
on the inside. It is empty, only a cover to an open hole in the wall. Revealing a bricked up stairwell, the inside barely visible, showing the place
where Rebecca, the Lady that haunts the Lodge, fell to her Death.
I could tell both ladies were stunned a little. They knew the box was there, in the wall. They also knew I could not have known the box was there...
They asked if I was psychic. I hedged I was a little tipsy and Irish American... trying to ease the mood. They asked for me to keep it quiet in
reference to the write-up in the book. Or so I was led to believe, and I did. Walking back to the Red Dog we found all the Men's Toilets and Urinals
flushing over and over, one after another, flooding the floor. Like someone running up and down the line pressing the plungers down.
I pretty much kept my word. I have told few. Never defined or too public. Through the years I never see anything about the bricked up stair. Now, I
can not keep quiet, for I have learned something that just blows my mind. Mind you, I found this stairwell in 1989 and have yet to see a peep about it
by anyone. Putting 1 and 2 together. Please read. What would you do? Note the Ouija Board transcript:
The Latest find that got me writing
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