posted on Nov, 25 2006 @ 02:28 PM
That very well could be, however the elevator shouldent have been run at night. But if it was you would have heard it on tape, that thing sounds like
a freight train when its being used. Thats why we generaly didnt use it at night except for rare occasions like if someone was in a wheelchair, or
elderly etc. Could explain the broken glass too.
That Hotel has some great history. The founder , FO Stanley was a great person, who loved Estes Park. He put in the orriginal hydroelectric power
plant and created much of the infrastructure including sewer and phone lines in the town. His creation of the Stanley Steamer also was used they had a
bus version of it that would transport guests from lyons train station to the hotel. An interesting fact is out front of the hotel is a semi circle
lawn area. That semi circle is exactly the turning radious for the steamers.
There is a great wealth of history at that hotel. Like the fact that it was orriginaly yellow not white. There was a building called the gate house
that was orriginaly placed near the now standing McDonnalds. it was moved because the old owner Frank Normali sold much of the land arround the hotel
to developers that created Stanley Village.
Stephen King got his insparation for the shining from the Stanley hotel. The book was orriginaly about a haunted amusement park but when he stayed at
the hotel he chainged it. The hotel used to close in the winter and someone would be a caretaker of the hotel while it was closed. Estes Park never
gets that much snow but its unprofitable to keep that hotel running in the winter. It still is but the current owner has many hotel properties arround
the country so the loss isnt that bad.