Couple captures 'ghost' photo at hotel that inspired The Shining

'Ghost' of little girl seen in picture at 'most haunted' hotel in America


A couple has caught on camera the 'ghost' of a little girl while visiting one of the 'most haunted' places in America - the hotel that inspired Stephen King's 1977 horror novel The Shining.

It's one of the spookiest places in the US and this photo shows why. John and Jessica Mausling visited the famed Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, last month.

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They took a guided "spirit tour" that explains the 108-year-old building's haunted history. While walking around they snapped a photo that included something they didn't see in person - what appeared to be the ghost of a little girl walking up the stairs.

According to Fox25Boston, Jessica says she contacted the hotel to ask if a little girl had stayed that day and they said no, although explained that the tours are open to the public as well as hotel guests.

Speaking to Inside Edition, Jay explained: "We were just instructed to take a bunch of photos so that's basically all I did. I was kind of lagging behind the group and putting myself in different positions.

"I was standing on top of the stairs when I took the picture. I just took a picture of a wall a couple times and under the staircase. We looked at the photos later and sure enough, we caught something."

He said some friends had suggested he Photoshopped the image, but laughed off this suggestion, saying: "People are like, 'You Photoshopped this' and I am like, 'I don't even know how to use my cell phone,'",

"I couldn't believe it and everyone I show finds it hard to believe."

Other spooky whisperings emerging from other guests to the hotel include: items moving or lights flicking on and off on their own; children laughing; or finding what looks like the imprint of a child-sized body on unused beds.

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