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Friday the 13th – Stanley Hotel – Stephen King’s The Shining

Hey Everybody!  I cannot believe I am going to do this, but today I’m in Colorado and am going to take a ghost tour of the Stanley Hotel BY MYSELF AND it’s Friday the 13th!  Well, there will probably be other people on the tour, but I won’t know any of them. 😉  Are you familiar with the Stanley?  It’s the hotel that Stephen King used as his inspiration for the book (and later movie), The Shining.  Woooo…wooooo (Those are my ghost noises.)  I’ll come back later today and update you about my spooky experience.  For now, let me share with you this uber supportive IM conversation from yesterday about my tour with DH (dear husband). 😉

Yesterday, I IM’ed my husband, who already knew I was planning to go soon, but not exactly when.  Here’s our conversation.  If you’ve seen The Shining, you’ll understand the context.


(11:31:26 AM) ME: Tomorrow is FRIDAY the 13th and guess where I am going?

(11:31:37 AM) DH: LOL

(11:31:49 AM) DH: You are SOOO hacked to pieces with an axe

(11:32:10 AM) ME: Ok, I actually LOLed and spit onto my computer screen after reading that.

(11:32:11 AM) DH: “HERE’S JOHNNY!”

(11:32:24 AM) ME: Thanks babe.  That’s so nice.

(11:32:44 AM) DH: if you hear children giggle… RUN

(11:35:30 AM) ME: nice.  Thanks for that fear factor.

I’m on my way now.  Happy Friday the 13th!!!

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13 Comments

  1. I’ve seen photos of ghosts that showed up in photos afters printed out. Can’t remember I think it was on the history channel or something like that! Have fun, you might really have an angel on your shoulder!

  2. I read the book and saw the movie many years ago. I don’t remember it really well, but I do know it was scary. REDRUM!!! I hope you have a great tour.

  3. I’m seeing this after you went to tour the hotel, so I’m sure you made it safely out! My BIL was married outside the hotel…what a beauitiful view we had! The reception was held inside the hotel and they spent their wedding nite there! Guess what, now they are divorced?? WEIRD,huh? LOL!
    Teresa
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  4. That is SOOOO cool! I would love to go there. A big (real) haunted house fan and Stephen King Fan. Can you guess that Halloween is my favorite holiday. I hope you had a great time and will look forward to your posts.

  5. Oh My Gosh, that is so funny, I have tears and I spit on my computer screen.hahahahahha
    can’t wait to hear if you made it out…lol
    oh any nightmares, oh I can’t wait to hear all about it….

  6. Funny stuff…very scary book too. Hope you had fun!
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