My mom, sister, and I stayed at the Chelsea hotel a few weeks ago. The three of us decided to take a spur of the moment trip to New York before I had to go back to teaching in the fall. Because it was such a last minute trip, none of us had taken the time to research the hotel. We had no idea about any of the ghost stories of the Chelsea until after our stay, but from the moment we arrived until the day we left we had quite an experience. I have no doubt that the place is haunted! We stayed in room (redacted) and the lights in our bathroom and hallway went off and on over and over while we were there. Is that a normal occurrence at the Chelsea? The people working at the front desk were as nice as they could be, but none
of them seemed to have an answer for that. While we were there, we found a small door in our closet that opened up to what I'm assuming is empty space in the wall. I took a picture of it and I'm attaching it to this email. Look closely on the far left peeking out from behind the door. Zoom in to get a better view. What in the world is that? It looks like a skeleton with a clown nose. It wasn't there in real life. One night during out stay, my sister met up with a friend, so my mom and I were back in our hotel room getting ready for bed. I was in the bathroom brushing my teeth with the door open and my mom was in the main room. Suddenly there was a woman's scream (not high pitched...almost like singing) right in my ear really loud. My mom came running into the bathroom, because she had heard it too. Another strange thing that happened was on the last night we were there. The sink kept turning off and on full blast and bubbles were coming up from the drain! Our mom would get up to turn it off and everytime she would lie back down, the sink would come back on. Needless to say, we didn't get much sleep that night. While we were there, the hotel always stopped on the 1st floor whenever my sister was alone. Since I've been home I checked out the Hotel Chelsea blog and got your book Legends of the Chelsea Hotel. What an interesting hotel with so much history!