These historic wedding venues around the world have bloody pasts. Would you be able to say “I do, until death do us part” at these haunted locations?
The Rose Hall Great House: Jamaica
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ɑ tropical wedding might seem like paradise, but it depends on where you go. At Rose Hall in Jamaica, the spirit of ɑ widow, referred to as theWhite Witch, stalks the grounds. The Rose Hall Great House was built in 1770, and it eventually became the residence of John Rose Palmer. In 1820, Palmer married ɑ woman named Annee who, according to legend, possessed black magic powers and murdered him, two successive husbands, and several lovers. Supposedly, she still roams the halls.
The Stanley Hotel: Estes Park, Colorado
As the inspiration for Stephen King’s novel The Shining, The Stanley Hotel in Colorado already had ɑ chilling reputation. The hotel is over 100 years old and is not only supposed to be haunted by the original owner and his wife, but by ɑ former chambermaid, Elizabeth Wilson, who died in room 217. As the story goes, the room had ɑ gas leak when Wilson happened to walk in while holding ɑ candle. Check out these haunted places you can rent on Airbnb.
Tutbury Castle: East Staffordshire, United Kingdom
This castle played ɑ major role in British history: It was at Tutbury Castle that the Scottish royal and English political prisoner, Mary Queen of Scots, was detained by Queen Elizabeth I. The castle has been around for nearly 1,000 years, and Mary was held captive here on four separate occasions. Some believe this important historical figure still broods inside these walls.
The Historic Anchorage Hotel: Anchorage, Alaska
The remote cold of Alaska is enough to put some people on edge, but The Historic Anchorage Hotel is there to truly disturb you. Certain types of hauntings are like constant replays of the worst moment in ɑ location’s past. In this hotel and wedding venue, it is the death of the city’s first chief of police named Jack Sturgus. In 1921, the police chief was found shot in the back with ɑ bullet from his own gun, steps away from the hotel. It is rumored that his ghost returns to haunt the scene of the crime each year, seeking justice for ɑ crime still unsolved to this day. Here are more of the most haunted hotels in America.