New England, being the oldest part of modern America, is chock-full of haunted places. Since Stanley Kubrick's 1980 interpretation of "The Shining," haunted hotels have given Americans the collective creeps.
One of the scariest of these old, haunted resorts is the Mount Washington Hotel, which is located in scenic Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, near the base of Mount Washington.
The Mount Washington Hotel first opened its doors back in 1902. Self-made millionaire Joseph Stickney financed the entire $1.7 million project himself.
However, a little over a year after the hotel opened, Stickney died suddenly. For the next 10 years, his wife, Princess Carolyn, managed the hotel and spent her summers there. After her death in 1936, strange activity began happening.
In the years since her death, Carolyn's ghost has been spotted pretty much everywhere on the property. Staffers even set an extra place for her in the dining hall every night.
Princess Carolyn's ghost was investigated at one point by the TAPS team for the Syfy show "Ghost Hunters." During their investigation, they managed to get a few recordings of her voice speaking from beyond the grave.
And they aren't the only ones who have experienced this phenomenon. Here is some freaky EVP footage from the Princess Room at the hotel.video-player-present
Of course, Carolyn isn't the only ghostly resident of the Mount Washington Hotel. Guests have reported encountering a dark figure in one of the building's newly renovated wings. Some have even heard children giggling late at night.
If you're in the mood for a haunted vacation, the Mount Washington Hotel still takes reservations. Want to get an in-depth look at the property's freakiest hangout spots? Strange Escapes, a paranormal-themed tour company, has an upcoming trip to the resort planned. Learn more here.