Background information on the haunting of The Victor Hotel can be found at this link...
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Report of recent activity...
August 12 -- 13, 2009
Vacation road trip included myself, two daughters aged 17 and 20, and my elderly mother. We checked in late afternoon on the 12th. Victor, Colorado is
a dying town with most buildings vacant and deteriorating. We were there in the late afternoon to mid morning the following day and saw a grand total
of exactly 6 people in the entire town. The hotel is still in operation although mostly empty when we were there. We saw only two other guests staying
at the hotel and were seen coming in and out of room 309. Apparently they were staying the night. We saw them well after check out time.
Nothing was said about ghosts during check in. The fellow in the office wore a Scottish kilt but did not have a Scottish accent. He seemed congenial
and mentioned that after 9 pm, the office would be closed and in the event of an emergency, a phone number listed on the in-room information guide
could be called.
My mother and I were assigned Room 304 and my daughters Room 305. We carried our bags into the rooms and began to settle in. We opened the windows to
let in fresh, cool air from the outside, as there is no air conditioning (the high elevation of Victor, CO means that it never gets hot in the summer
I returned to our car to gather a few more items. Upon entering the antique, cage elevator (same kind of Victorian era elevator as you may remember
from the film LAST TANGO IN PARIS), I pressed the button for the third floor. The elevator took me slowly and creakingly to the fourth floor and the
doors opened. I looked at the panel and saw the fourth floor button lit and I stepped into the hallway and saw no one there, heard nothing, and
verified the doors were labeled as room numbers in the 400 series. I re-entered the elevator and pressed 3 again. The doors closed and the old
elevator took me back down to the third floor.
Then, I entered my daughters' room, bringing to them some items from the car, and closed the door to the room after entering. We talked for a few
minutes about our road trip and plans for dinner later. Then, I mentioned the incident of the elevator taking me to the wrong floor and just as I said
it, their room window slammed shut violently, smashing the lace curtains half in and half out of the window. My youngest daughter gasped. I went to
the window and raised it back up and the curtain rods suddenly came apart and fell to the floor. I fixed them and went back to my room where my
elderly (age 79) mother was waiting.
Upon entering my room, I related dinner plans (we had noticed that a saloon in town serves pizza) but my mother said she had become ill suddenly. She
had been stricken with a sudden onset diarrhea.
Later that night, after dinner with my daughters, we returned from our walk to the saloon and I noticed a light coming on in a room on the fourth
floor. I thought someone must be staying up there. We went to our rooms and all settled in for the night. My mother was in bed and still not feeling
Sometime after midnight, my sleep was disturbed by what sounded like a commotion on the fourth floor. I could hear what sounded like furniture being
moved and doors shutting. There were also sounds of heavy footsteps on both the third and fourth floors along with unintelligible voices. I managed to
get back to sleep.
About 3 am, I awoke from a nightmare but I cannot remember the dream. My awakening was sudden, startling and I was immediately frightened but I
didn't know why or the exact cause of my fear. Then I heard loud tromping on the fourth floor. This was some kind of seemingly violent disturbance.
Voices were heard that sounded like a heated argument. Doors were slammed shut up above. I then heard people walking in the corridor of the third
floor. Then more disturbances up above on the fourth floor. Sounded like some heavy things were dropped on the fourth floor (up on my room's
ceiling). There was a feeling of stress, tension, something wrong.
Eventually, the noises subsided and I fell back into sleep, awakening in the morning.
All of my family members reported hearing strange noises during the night. My oldest daughter said that she was awakened at precisely 3 am (she looked
at the clock next to her bed) with the sound of the wrought iron elevator doors opening on the third floor and "a man huffing, puffing and wheezing,
running from one end of the hallway to the other and back again, sounding like there was some emergency or some serious trouble". She said she became
very frightened but after awhile was able to fall asleep again. Other family reported very disturbed sleep and "strange noises all night long".
Well, that's it. I know that all of this can be explained away by skeptics.
Here is my question to all ATS members...
HAVE ANY OF YOU EVER STAYED IN THIS HOTEL AND HAVE YOU HAD SIMILAR EXPERIENCES?
Thanks for sharing. My family all believe that something paranormal does exist in The Victor Hotel. We were not amused by our experiences there,
however we who stayed there that night all feel disturbed by the experience.