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Ghost sightings abound at Yosemite's haunted Ahwahnee Hotel

By T.K. Randall
July 6, 2024 · Comment icon 10 comments
Ahwahnee Hotel.
The Ahwahnee Hotel. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Mark James Miller
The iconic hotel, situated within Yosemite National Park, California, is said to be the most haunted in the region.
Yosemite itself needs no introduction - spanning more than 1,000 square miles of picturesque forests, mountains, lakes, streams and glaciers, it remains a popular visitor attraction all year round.

For those looking to get a good night's sleep, the Ahwahnee Hotel, which opened back in 1927, provides weary travelers with somewhere to stay before continuing on their adventures.

But within its unassuming walls lie tales of paranormal activity, ghost sightings and other strangeness that has earned the hotel something of a reputation for being the most haunted in the entire region.

Some of the alleged spooks spotted there over the years include those of the building's former owners - Mary Curry Tressider and her husband, Donald Tressider.
Mary in particular, who lived at the hotel until her death in 1970, has been seen dancing in the common room and her presence is also often felt throughout the building.

There are even claims that the ghost of President John F Kennedy has been seen at the hotel.

The story goes that, due to a back problem, Kennedy had requested a rocking chair be brought to his room on the third floor while he was staying there.

Since his death, some guests claim to have seen or heard a ghostly rocking chair in that location.

The Ahwahnee Hotel is even thought to have served as partial inspiration for some of the sets in Stanley Kubrick's iconic 1980 horror movie The Shining.

Source: The Travel | Comments (10)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by papageorge1 6 days ago
Hotels seem to be another common location for paranormal activity. Maybe all the different energies and vibrations of the people that have come, stayed and slept there accumulates?? Anyway, by now haunted locations have become not all that rare to me. Papameter Reading 85% Paranormal Activity Present      15% All Normal stuff
Comment icon #2 Posted by Antigonos 6 days ago
From the article: “tales of paranormal activity” “claims of” ”alleged spooks” ”claims that” “the story goes” “guests claim to have seen” “thought to have” Convincing stuff indeed.  
Comment icon #3 Posted by Guyver 6 days ago
I don’t know how many readers have been to the Ahwahnee hotel, but wow….just wow.  I’ve been several times but never heard about the place being haunted, and never experienced a haunting - except that I am haunted by the image of my wife, after she and the other bridesmaids, and the bride got ripped on momosas all morning and jumped into the Ahwahnee pool with their dresses on!!!!  Lol.  True story.  I was sitting there with the owner of a ski resort in Colorado having a chat…his wife was also a bridesmaid..and I saw it coming…..I said….this is going to get real interesting rea... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by diddyman68 6 days ago
Why would a hotel be any more haunted than anywhere else.? Take the Stanley hotel (the shining hotel ) for example. The story was steven king stayed there and experienced loads of paranormal activities in a certain room,and wrote the book the shining reflecting his experiences . In reality he went to bed and had a weird dream about the hotel.and was inspired to write a horror story about it.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Grim Reaper 6 6 days ago
Thanks for your Papameter reading no thread concerning ghosts would be complete without one.  
Comment icon #6 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 5 days ago
Gotta love those ghost stories,,, heHumm  
Comment icon #7 Posted by XenoFish 5 days ago
Probably drug induced. I think he had a booger sugar issue around that time.
Comment icon #8 Posted by and-then 5 days ago
He admitted to writing an entire book and locking it away and forgetting he'd done it, during that time.  I guess he was binging.  He's lucky he survived.  Too bad he became such a prig.  I stopped reading his books as soon as he felt the need to publicly harangue politicians and share it with his fans.  The last one of his I read, was one of his best.  He wrote it after he was nearly killed by an impaired driver, while he was out walking on the side of a road.  He named it DUMA KEY. Fark him and the horse he rode in on...
Comment icon #9 Posted by the13bats 4 days ago
You didn't hear it was haunted or experienced anything because hauntings doesn't exist except when a business needs to try to generate a bit of traffic.
Comment icon #10 Posted by the13bats 4 days ago
Not a shock, people talking about ghosts and a coke head writer, you chime in he hates your Orange Messiah and you hate him right back,keep up the hate slick.

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