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This week I'm continuing on in my trilogy listings the ten spookiest, most ghost-infested hotels in the world. Everybody loves a good ghost story, and the entries this week include a hotel that's former morgue, a haunted castle, and one grumpy ghost in Winnipeg.

Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Fort Garry Hotel is supposedly haunted by the ghost of a woman who hung herself in the closet of room 202 after she found out her husband was killed in a car accident. The haunting in Room 202 manifests as a cloaked figure that stands at the foot of the bed, although sometimes this figure is described as a dark shadow and sometimes as a lady in a white ball gown. There are also stories of an unknown presence getting into bed with the guests of room 202 (unfortunately, not in a fun, naughty way) and staff have reported that blood trickles from the walls. Hotel staff members have also reported strange lights and noises, everything from white noise (static), to tapping noises, to motion sensor lights going haywire all throughout the second floor.

Dragsholm Castle in Horve, Denmark

Dragsholm is a great name for a haunted castle. It just sounds spooky, and really with all the ghosts hanging out there, it should. Dragsholm has three different ghosts lurking within its walls.

The first is the Gray Lady. It's said to be the spirit of a woman who once worked there and now returns every night to make sure the place is in good repair in gratitude for the curing of a toothache when she was alive. That must have been one hell of a toothache. But the gray lady is almost never seen, and less known than the two following ghosts:

The white lady is said to be the daughter of one of the many owners of the castle. The story goes that she fell in love with one of the servants in the castle, and when her father found out he had her entombed alive in the walls Cask of Amontillado style. The story continues into the 1930s when the owners were doing some working on the plumbing of the old castle. Apparently, the skeleton of a young girl was found inside one of the walls during this modernisation work. I have to mention here, I can't find any mention of this in any reliable source like a newspaper, news magazine, etc. But, hey, let's not let that get in the way of a good story. So, if the old stories are true it would explain the spectre of a white lady seen prowling the halls at night.

As Crownland during the period from 1536 to 1664, Dragsholm Castle was used as a prison for noble and ecclesiastical prisoners. In the late1500s the famous Earl of Bothwell, third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots was held there. Before dying in his cell he was imprisoned in Dragsholm for five years. The Earl has since been seen riding his horse and carriage into the courtyard of the castle. Many visitors have claimed to have heard the horses hoof beats upon the cobbled yard, despite the complete lack of any horses on the castle grounds.

Hotel Rialto in Victoria, British Columbia

The historical Hotel Rialto was originally built as the Hotel Douglas in 1911. Behind the hotel's check-in desk in the lobby you'll find the only door that leads in and out of the basement. The door is always kept locked. Every once in a while, employees will hear knocking from inside. However, upon opening the door nobody is ever there. Apparently, the basement of Hotel Douglas was once a morgue, and there are things trying to get out...

Jonathan Meier is the Marketing and Social Media Coordinator for O Hotel Suites, the premiere property manager for furnished apartment rentals and long term stays in Calgary, Alberta. Check out the stlyish suites at http://www.ohotelsuites.com

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