- Hotel del Coronado - San Diego, CA ++
- The Myrtles Plantation - St. Francisville, LA ++
- Copper Queen Hotel - Bisbee, AZ xx
- Pinebridge Inn - Spruce Pines, NC xx
++ - on the Yahoo! list
xx - awtta be on the list
The common theme for all my visits to these hotels; I did not know about the "paranormal spirits" until after I arrived. Sometimes not knowing until the next day when somebody in town asked "Where did you stay last night?" Upon providing my response, "O my, did you know it was haunted!?"
The Myrtles Plantation and the Copper Queen Hotel were so proud of their paranormal activity at breakfast the next morning the Myrtles staff would ask if you saw anything unusual. The Cooper Queen had a ghost register at the front desk - they wanted you to record your experience. All these places had names for their ghosts hosts. When I failed to give any accounts of encounters of the ghostly, "You will before you leave."
I am not saying there are or are not ghosts, but I will say that given the chance to fill ones head with stories before you go to sleep or while you are staying a "haunted hotel", you may start hearing things and seeing things that make you wonder: is that where I left my toothbrush, I thought I left the TV on ESPN before I left for dinner, I don't remember putting water in that glass, was that somebody dragging their finger nails across a chalkboard, who is that standing behind the curtains...