Specter Expert: A Hotel Paranormal Concierge

Courtesy Stanley Hotel

One of the first times that Lisa Nyhart, 34, stayed overnight at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colo., she didn’t sleep a wink. It was during her anniversary, and she and her husband had rented a room on the hotel’s infamous fourth floor, which has long been rumored to be haunted. “There was a group of kids—child ghosts, I guess—who kept poking me all night and wouldn’t let me sleep,” she says. “At four o’clock in the morning, when I finally started to drift off, I felt this little playful slap on my forehead. It made my husband jump.” Nyhart, however, wasn’t scared. “I just yelled at them, ‘You guys need to let me sleep, come on,’” she remembers. “I was never afraid. They’re just mischievous kids up there. Dead kids, but still—just kids.”

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