There should be ghosts here!
June 8, 2010 by Matthew C. Plourde
So, I’m staying in an OLD hotel in Des Moines called “Hotel Fort Des Moines”… and, there should be ghosts here! (there aren’t any ghosts, I checked my reliable source… Google)
“But, Matt, you are a cynical bastard who doesn’t believe in ghosts.”
Okay, I used to be… I’ve always been that guy who needs to see “proof” before I believed in anything… call me old-fashioned. However, after researching for my latest short fiction work, I’m starting to change my views on life and the universe.
“Damn, you are flaky!”
Yeah, yeah – pipe down! I’m not ready to go into details about my newfound perception, but I am ready to write about the facts/discussions on the topic. I’ll be finishing that short story this week and hopefully making a June 30 contest deadline… we’ll see!
“So… what about these ghosts?”
Keep yer pants on… I’m getting there. So, aside from the oldness and creepiness (see pics below), I was walking to my bathroom last night and heard 1 solid “knock” on my door! I figured I was just hearing things until I walked out of the bathroom and heard the knock again. Aha! Science can help me here – I inspected my floor and sure enough – walking on a certain spot created a loud knock on the wall near my door! Then, this morning, I turned the shower on and it sounds like a screaming baby… no joke.
So, I let my imagination get the better of me and I truly believe that’s all most people “experience” when they have a “ghost encounter”. All that said, I do believe in ghosts nowadays, just not quite like you think. It all comes back to my current research, and it’ll blow yer mind! More to come on that soon-ish… maybe… if I survive the week!! muwahhahahahahahahaah!
check out these pics from the hotel:
<< Would you go in that creepy elevator? It really is that dark, it’s not just my crappy blackberry…
I rounded the corner last night and expected to see two freaky twins at the end of the hallway… I almost peed myself. And, it’s not that bright… and much scarier than this picture. Shut-up — it is!!
Who makes headboards attached to the wall and all freaky-looking nowadays? Yeah, those are my pants on the bed… I’m messy… fucking deal with it!