Why is it that historical places seem to bring out the ghosts? Here are some hotels in Wyoming that will give you nightmares, that is if you make it through the night. Check these out, if you dare.
1. Historic Plains Hotel
Here is a historic hotel where a newlywed couple once stayed. The bride caught her husband with a prostitute. She shot and killed them and then went back to her room and shot herself. It is said that Rosie, the bride, is seen wandering the 2nd floor in a blue gown. The hotel is located at 1600 Central Avenue in Cheyenne.
2. Irma Hotel
The Irma Hotel was built by William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody and named after his daughter, Irma. Staff members and guests have experienced ghostly encounters. The rocking chair in room 16, which just happens to be Irma's old room, rocks on its own. Room #35, pictured above, has a lot of paranormal activity too. A ghostly man has been seen in this room wearing a confederate uniform. Irma Hotel is located at 1192 Sheridan Avenue in Cody.
3. Occidental Hotel
The Occidental Hotel, a former bordella, was established in the late 1880s. The daughter of a prostitute died on the upper floor. The ghost of the daughter has been seen often. She has long dark hair and wears a white dress. Guests have felt her tapping them on their shoulder and have seen her moving furniture and luggage. Strange lights have also been seen on the upper floor. Strange voices and laughter have also been heard. Occidental Hotel is located at 10 North Main Street in Buffalo.
4. Ferris Mansion Bed & Breakfast
Spend the night at the Ferris Mansion Bed & Breakfast and you will likely hear the sounds of footsteps and experience electrical interruptions. Apparitions of a woman and two young boys have also been encountered. One of the ghosts is thought to be Cecil Ferris who was accidentally shot and killed here in the house. Another ghostly figure is thought to be Julia Ferris who was Cecil's mother. According to their Facebook page, there are orbs in this room. Can you spot them? The Ferris Mansion Bed & Breakfast is located at 607 W. Maple Street in Rawlins.
5. Virginian Hotel
You probably won't get much sleep here at the Virginian Hotel. Supposedly, there is a lot of paranormal activity that takes place here and lasts all through the night. To some, the ghostly activity has been so strange and unusual that visitors are not even able to describe it. The Virginian Hotel is located at 404 Lincoln Highway in Medicine Bow.
6. The Historic Mansion House Inn
The Historic Mansion House Inn was built in 1903 for an army surgeon and his wife. Here, you just might hear doors slamming shut, keys turning in locks, and pounding noises on the door. The Historic Mansion House Inn is located at 313 North Main Street in Buffalo.
7. Old Faithful Inn
If you're in the Yellowstone area, check out Old Faithful Inn. Just don't plan on it being a very peaceful night. Visitors have experienced moving objects, doors opening and closing by themselves, and apparitions have been spotted. There was also a story about a headless bride but that story seems to be unfounded. Old Faithful Inn is located at 1 Grand Loop Road in Yellowstone National Park.
8. Historic Hotel Greybull
Historic Hotel Greybull was initially built in 1914 as a bank and then later converted into a hotel in 1927. The bank vault and underground tunnels still exist. It is said that six or more spirits haunt the premises. Historic Hotel Greybull is located at 602 Greybull Avenue in Greybull.
9. The Historic Higgins Hotel
The Higgins Hotel was built in 1916 as a railroad hotel. Three ghostly apparitions roam the halls. One is thought to be a former housekeeper known as Edith. One of the others is thought to be the wife of a former owner, Josephine, who died in an auto accident. She is often seen on the stairs and in the dining room. Another strange occurrence is that a man's face often shows up in photos that are placed around the hotel. The Historic Higgins Hotel is located at 416 West Birch Street in Glenrock.