UPDATED: Haunted Stanley Hotel Suspends Ghost Hunts

UPDATED: Colorado’s Famously Haunted Stanley Hotel Suspends Paranormal Investigations


It served as inspiration for Stephen King’s The Shining and has long been considered one of the most haunted buildings in the world, but in a surprising move, Colorado’s Stanley Hotel has told event organizers that it’s suspending all paranormal investigations and ghost hunting events as it moves into the busy summer months. Nightly ghost walks will continue as usual, but the future of actual paranormal investigations at The Stanley Hotel remains uncertain.

Via The Stanley Hotel

Via The Stanley Hotel

If you’re a ghost hunter, you better earn your Stanley Hotel badge in the next two weeks, because in April, the paranormal investigations at the legendary haunted location will officially come to an end for the foreseeable future. It’s a decision that has hardcore paranormal enthusiasts making plans for one last trip down the hotel’s winding corridors in search of restless spirits.

Earlier this morning, the hotel’s official ghost hunting guides, the Stanley Paranormal Investigation Team, headed up by Ghost Hunters Academy‘s Karl Pfeiffer, posted the following announcement to their Facebook page:


It saddens us to share this with you, but this week, the Stanley Hotel made the executive decision to cease all paranormal-related events and activities, including our public ghost hunts. We understand this to be part of a long-term strategy to separate the hotel from its associations with the supernatural and to focus more on the history.

We had a fantastic six year run, but it seems the end of an era is upon us. We’ll miss all of our guests and all of our spirits more than anything. It was an honor to share our experiences with you each week while trying to bring the paranormal into your lives in a way that was down to earth, educational, and, more than anything, fun. [..]

There was never any doubt that this was the experience of a lifetime. But of course, all rides must end. And, in the same way that our jobs were to study what persists after the ride ends, we too will persist after this.

UPDATE #2 [9:28 PM EST]

After this article originally went live, Stanley Hotel management reached out to Week in Weird in order to clarify their decision to phase out the paranormal events. They’ve assured us that only the bi-weekly paranormal investigations hosted by the Stanley Paranormal Investigation Team are coming to an end, as the summer’s increase in weddings and other non-spooky events means catering to fewer night owls.

The nightly Ghost Walks and daily History Tours will continue as usual.

Here’s what The Stanley had to say:

“The Stanley Hotel is proud of its storied heritage. Part the hotel’s mission is to share this story and history with audiences from around the world.

As we head into the beautiful summer season, The Stanley will continue to offer guests the opportunity to learn about the hotel, and its special history through our daily Stanley History Tours and nightly Stanley Ghost Tours, just as we have for the past decade. While the Paranormal Investigations offered through the winter will no longer be available, The Stanley will be offering a range of new, exciting summer events and activities.

We appreciate all of our Stanley visitors and look forward to sharing new, fun and interactive events with all of our fans.

For more information about our tours please visit:  http://www.stanleyhotel.com/tours/night-ghost-tours

So to clarify, all the signature Stanley events are sticking around, and you’ll still be able to take a guided tour of the legendary building’s haunted history, but the actual paranormal investigations are being placed on indefinite hiatus.

[Note: As they’re no longer relevant, I’ve removed a couple pre-statement quotes made by people under the impression that The Stanley was cutting paranormal content entirely]

Just last year, a striking piece of ghostly evidence was captured during one of the hotel’s bi-weekly ghost tours, appearing to show the spectral figure of a little girl said to haunt to property.


Here’s hoping that once the busy summer season has ended, The Stanley Hotel will revisit their decision to place ghost hunts on hiatus.

UPDATE #1 [4:13 PM EST]

The Stanley Hotel’s official twitter account has responded to say that, while they are “de-emphasizing” paranormal investigations, their daily “Ghost Tours” will continue as usual. We’ve updated this article to further clarify the new policy.

Amy Bruni’s Strange Escapes weekend, occurring April 8 through the 11th, marks the last of the ghost hunting events taking place at The Stanley, but tickets for the getaway are currently sold out. Those looking to get one last ghostly go at the hotel’s paranormal activity currently have two chances to do so by taking part in the last public ghost hunts offered by the Stanley Paranormal Investigation Team on Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26.

Amy Bruni's Strange Escapes at The Stanley Hotel

If you’d like The Stanley Hotel to continue celebrating its spirits with paranormal investigations, it never hurts to politely let them know. You can contact the hotel by clicking here.

What do you think about the Stanley Hotel’s decision to place paranormal investigations on indefinite hiatus? Will you be making an attempt to get one last ghost hunt in at the haunted hotel? We want to hear your thoughts. Tweet us @WeirdHQ, drop us a line on Facebook, or start a conversation in the comments below!


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  1. Aimee

    03/24/2016 at 12:01 PM

    They’ll change they minds after they see their profits plummet.

    • Stanley Hotel

      03/24/2016 at 5:34 PM

      The Stanley Hotel is proud of its storied heritage. Part the hotel’s mission is to share this story and history with audiences from around the world.

      As we head into the beautiful summer season, The Stanley will continue to offer guests the opportunity to learn about the hotel, and its special history through our daily history and nightly ghost tours, just as we have for the past decade. While the Paranormal Investigations offered through the winter will no longer be available, The Stanley will be offering a range of new, exciting summer events and activities.

      We appreciate all of our Stanley visitors and look forward to sharing new, fun and interactive events with all of our fans.

      For more information about our tours visit:


      • Tamera L Martin Rettie

        03/24/2016 at 6:27 PM

        They have made so much money off of Ghost tours and people wanting to stay where Stephen King wrote The Shining. People who just came in very small groups probably will be offended and not come now. Well put together ghost hunts are not usually made up of rowdy people. They pay a lot of money to get a membership, pay for the hotel, for their travel and their expenses. They do not come to trash a place and the majority of the hunts happen at night after a long day of other things going on. The hotel profits from the people staying and also the money spent for food and drink. I do not think they will make that kind of money on confrences for sure. This is a sad day and I hope when they are hit in the cash register they will change their minds. My son moved to CO not far from there and was hoping when I got to visit, planned around a ghost hunt of course, I would get to go.

        • Abandoned exploration

          03/26/2016 at 11:59 AM

          It makes no sense that they are completely ending the paranormal investigations bc they have been allowing and offering them for how many years now? ????????????

      • Laura

        03/25/2016 at 5:53 AM

        I just have to say that I have been going to the investigations for SIX years and they have run throughout the entire year. They were more then 1 or 2 a month. They were more like 1 or 2 a weekend and in the summer even up to 3 or 4. Most of the time they were sold out and even overbooked! Please don’t down play the investigations like they were nothing.

      • Sandy Emmons

        03/26/2016 at 9:13 AM

        I just sent a letter to your email. The only reason we were traveling to Estes Park on our two week vacation to Colorado was to do the investigation at the hotel.

        Just told my husband that we will now be cancelling that portion of the trip and rerouting to somewhere else.

        We will be giving our Texas money to Glenwood Springs, Red Rocks , Denver and Boulder , but will be skipping Estes Park and the Stanley this year.

        Ghost Tours are not the same as paranormal investigations. There is a big difference and paranormal tourism dollars are growing year over year.

        This was a big step backward for sure and will have an economic effect on all of Estes Park for sure, since there are not any other locations nearby to investigate.

        Not the brightest move on the marketing manager’s part.


        Sandy Emmons

        • Karen

          04/15/2016 at 2:48 PM

          Not my decision to make! but the opinion our household agrees on is that whomever made this decision, needs to re-evaluate, or someone at the Stanley should re-evaluate HIM!

    • Terra King

      03/26/2016 at 2:41 AM

      I agree

    • RDee

      04/18/2016 at 10:32 AM

      They’ll change their minds after Henry Yau’s recently posted photograph of the grand staircase!

  2. Irena Goss

    03/24/2016 at 7:03 PM

    Ugh. This is terrible on SO many levels.

  3. Jessica Knapik

    03/24/2016 at 7:08 PM


  4. MaryAnne Mobley

    03/24/2016 at 7:11 PM


  5. Ann Gatewood-Ward

    03/24/2016 at 7:12 PM

    Really? Even their own ghost hunt tours?

    • Frederic Lahey

      03/24/2016 at 5:47 PM

      Our traditional ghost tours, Shining Ball, Halloween events, Stanley Horror Film Festival, etc. will continue. Only the “paranormal investigations” have been cancelled.

      • Karen L Crayk

        03/27/2016 at 8:10 AM

        I would think you would know that it was the Ghost Hunts and the paranormal events with the investigations that brought the Stanley back from bankruptcy. Without that aspect there is not reason for us to come back. I have been on the ghost tour and once was enough because nothing changes, but the ghost hunts always offer something new. I guess that is why I have been on multiple ghost hunts over the last 9 years.. No more as I have no reason to go back now.

  6. Melissa Coulter

    03/24/2016 at 7:12 PM

  7. Beth Jones

    03/24/2016 at 7:13 PM

    Nooooo! A tour was on my bucket list!

    • Stanley Hotel

      03/24/2016 at 5:34 PM

      The Stanley Hotel is proud of its storied heritage. Part the hotel’s mission is to share this story and history with audiences from around the world.

      As we head into the beautiful summer season, The Stanley will continue to offer guests the opportunity to learn about the hotel, and its special history through our daily history and nightly ghost tours, just as we have for the past decade. While the Paranormal Investigations offered through the winter will no longer be available, The Stanley will be offering a range of new, exciting summer events and activities.

      We appreciate all of our Stanley visitors and look forward to sharing new, fun and interactive events with all of our fans.

      For more information about our tours visit:


      • Shelley McCulley

        03/27/2016 at 12:14 PM

        Why do you keep copy and pasting the same, placating, generic response? Do you not see the negative response to your empty, ill-received notice? This decision will certainly come back to haunt you, both financially and spiritually. I wish you well, and hope this error is amended in the very near future.

    • Frederic Lahey

      03/24/2016 at 5:48 PM

      Stanley Ghosts Tours are still offered nightly.

  8. Ashley Harrington

    03/24/2016 at 7:13 PM

    My mom is going to be truly upset, she was just there this past weekend but her husband got sick and they had to leave earlier than expected. And I still haven’t been!!

    • Frederic Lahey

      03/24/2016 at 5:49 PM

      Our traditional ghost tours, Shining Ball, Halloween events, Stanley Horror Film Festival, etc. will continue. Only the “paranormal investigations” have been cancelled.

  9. Lydia Mills

    03/24/2016 at 7:17 PM

    Perhaps the spirits complained to the hotel executives that they felt they were being exploited?

  10. Jennifer Farmer Phillips

    03/24/2016 at 7:17 PM

    Very sad to hear this, this won’t make the ghosts go away, I hope they realize that, & it won’t quiet them down either.

    • Frederic Lahey

      03/24/2016 at 5:49 PM

      Our traditional ghost tours, Shining Ball, Halloween events, Stanley Horror Film Festival, etc. will continue. Only the “paranormal investigations” have been cancelled.

      • Michele Jones

        03/25/2016 at 10:34 AM

        I have never been on a ghost hunt. But just restating the same response when it is clear that these are events people want will take these people and their money to another hotel. It is also a little on the rude side.

  11. Emily Daniels

    03/24/2016 at 7:18 PM

    I feel like that is a decision they’ll choose to reverse when it bites them in the behind.

  12. Lisa Palmer

    03/24/2016 at 7:18 PM

    Why would they do that???

  13. Stephanie Swift

    03/24/2016 at 7:19 PM

    Why? Talk about driving business away.

    • Karen Shain

      03/24/2016 at 7:45 PM

      Yes and no, I stay there to get away from the crazy world . Don’t know if you have ever been there, but we all know it is haunted. When I stayed there we had people sitting on the floor a 1:30am outside my room to see if they could hear anything as I stayed in a haunted room. Not good for peace and quiet.

      • KarenM

        04/15/2016 at 2:53 PM

        as someone said earlier, these people are serious investigators and are not about to be ‘rowdy’ or keep people ‘awake’! so maybe you were wakeful, wondering if they ‘caught’ anything!

  14. Ashley Dawn

    03/24/2016 at 7:20 PM

    Wtf?!!!! I’ll call them lol!!

  15. Michelle Hill Quinones

    03/24/2016 at 7:20 PM

    Glad I didn’t book the trip on April for the big paranormal event

  16. Adam Seaman

    03/24/2016 at 7:20 PM

    Wonder why, something must have happened. A shame..

  17. Sharon Lankford

    03/24/2016 at 7:20 PM

  18. Judy Thompson

    03/24/2016 at 7:23 PM

    That IS a very bad business move guys!!! That’s a big part of the hotels charm!!! BAD MOVE!!!

  19. Diane Swietek

    03/24/2016 at 7:23 PM

    I think so too

  20. Kellymarie Ann-Orange Rose

    03/24/2016 at 7:24 PM

    They are going lose business

  21. Melissa Grubbs

    03/24/2016 at 7:24 PM

    Why???? It’s a fabulous place!!!

  22. Heather Gilpin

    03/24/2016 at 7:25 PM

    What the hell????

  23. Lauren Kinkade-Sackman

    03/24/2016 at 7:26 PM

    Well they will lose a ton of business

  24. Barbara Grayson Elarde

    03/24/2016 at 7:26 PM

    April fools?????

  25. Donna Emslie

    03/24/2016 at 7:28 PM

    They just lost a lot of people

  26. Beth Raby

    03/24/2016 at 7:29 PM

    Eh, still can’t stop guests who want to wander the halls with ‘tourist’ equipment. lol

  27. Stacey

    03/24/2016 at 12:29 PM

    Just because they stop associating with the tours and paranormal events doesn’t mean that the activity will stop. Yes they will definitely lose money, but with the tours and other events atleast the guests will better understand why it’s happening. Without it some people will most likely just be afraid of it and just leave without any explanation. It’s a very sad thing. People will always be curious. And spirit will always be active no matter if they embrace it or ignore it. I personally think, not taken seriously it may get worse

  28. Debbie Stanski

    03/24/2016 at 7:29 PM

    Stupid move!!!!

  29. Rustle Troyer

    03/24/2016 at 7:29 PM

    good luk evictng teh gosts.

  30. Tammy Sharp

    03/24/2016 at 7:31 PM

    I saw the Stanley Hotel years back when I was at Estes Park , but haven’t been able to plan a trip to stay there yet !!!!

  31. Jo Lonsdóttir

    03/24/2016 at 7:33 PM

    If this is true, maybe it’s a good thing. Perhaps they’ve chosen to help the spirits move on, let their souls finally rest in peace.

    • Linda

      03/25/2016 at 12:45 PM

      The spirits do not want to leave it’s their home too, They will miss all the activity and possibly cause more trouble because of the cancelled investigations which they actually enjoy. . .Dumb move on the Hotel’s part

  32. Baxter

    03/24/2016 at 12:34 PM

    I wonder if The Stanley remembers who bailed them out of going into bankruptcy? It was the Ghost Hunters. It was the fame and excitement that the Ghost Hunters brought with them. It was a regained notoriety. This is an interesting move indeed. We’ve watched it happen to several locations and eventually they come back to us.

    I wonder how this will affect Aiden Sinclair’s weekly séances and the 24 hour a day showing of both versions of The Shining in the rooms…

  33. Teresa Tomlinson

    03/24/2016 at 7:35 PM

    They might be cutting of their nose to spite their face. Do they seriously think the ghosts will leave because they say so? Hahaha

  34. Maria Bergh

    03/24/2016 at 7:36 PM

    I totally support this. As a guest last summer, it was uncomfortable to have so many non-guests roaming the halls late into the night.

  35. Frank Amato III

    03/24/2016 at 7:37 PM

    So some bean counter makes a decision and the spirits just go away?

  36. Tammy Lee

    03/24/2016 at 7:38 PM

    Huh ??? Why? !?!

  37. Cullan Hudson

    03/24/2016 at 7:40 PM

    Overrated hotel with rude staff.

    • Anthony W Fitzwater

      03/25/2016 at 12:53 AM

      I agree. I was going to go there for a vacation. But when I called they wanted 2k for a week! Yes and that was not even in a a ghost room! I am sorry this is not the Las Vegas or Orlando or the Bahamas! I asked why so a steep price for a hotel literately in the middle of no where they said “you will pay for it or not come.” I said good luck! They are rude and condescending. As a local paranormal investigator in the MD/PA area there is enough hotel charging large fees for nothing. They will lose a lot of business over this! My little ” business / hobby can causes major pain for the hotel companies. One word from me and it a bad day. Usually I am a very kind and show great patience at hotels due to my hobby I am always on the go and renting a room in who knows where places. They see my bushiness and try to charge the bank! I have been to great small hotels and had a good time. But most hotel/models are just hook by croak. Let them cut off their noses in site of them selves.

  38. Gene W. Courter Jr.

    03/24/2016 at 7:43 PM

    My ghost buddies, at the Hotel, will be starting revolution very soon…

  39. Geoff Hopwood

    03/24/2016 at 7:44 PM

    Give it a few years when they lose so much cash , They’ll start them up again .

  40. Suzanne Kuska

    03/24/2016 at 7:45 PM

    Bad move

  41. Suelyn Ghormley

    03/24/2016 at 7:46 PM

    So sad!!!!

  42. Karen Shain

    03/24/2016 at 7:46 PM

    Best move ever, this beautiful place is turning into a joke.

  43. Jess

    03/24/2016 at 12:47 PM

    They just added the maze! I’m so confused….

  44. Karen Harrington-Adams

    03/24/2016 at 7:48 PM

    What? Are you kidding? This is what drew us to The Stanley!! Not a good move!

  45. Laura Combs

    03/24/2016 at 7:48 PM

    This is disappointing. I have a room booked there in August and was hoping to do the ghost tour offered via their website.

    • Jennifer Barber

      03/24/2016 at 7:50 PM

      They have a ghost tour that is separate from this

    • Laura Combs

      03/24/2016 at 7:51 PM

      Jennifer Barber if they’re cutting all ties with the paranormal I would assume they’re nixing it as well. It would only make sense to- they shouldn’t offer their own ghost tour and yet deny any other event.

      • Lydia

        03/25/2016 at 5:38 AM

        Laura, in the article and comment section where the hotel staff responds, you will read that the hotel is still offering ghost tours. Just cutting ties with outside paranormal investigations. You will still have a chance of a ghost your in August.

      • Lynn

        03/26/2016 at 6:06 PM

        Ugh it clearly states it is the paranormal investigations they are cutting. Not the tours of the history and stories of ghosts. In other words there will not be people with equipment doing research allowed anymore. No Ghostbusters if you will.

  46. Jane Dietz

    03/24/2016 at 7:49 PM

    So, are the spirits leaving?? LOL. You go as a guest and quietly search for spirits. Just don’t mention it…

    • Maggie

      03/24/2016 at 2:49 PM

      I agree with you, don’t admit why you are here!

  47. Jennifer Vandenboogaard

    03/24/2016 at 7:52 PM

    Noooo! That’s lame. I stayed last year, and while I didn’t do any of the tours, this makes me sad.

  48. Alejandro Deen

    03/24/2016 at 7:54 PM

    Well that sucks. I wonder if it will effect their bottom line, or rates for that matter.

  49. Lori Trejo

    03/24/2016 at 7:56 PM

    As a Colorado native, and a life long fan of The Stanley and it’s haunted history, this is heartbreaking news.

  50. Star Shew-York

    03/24/2016 at 7:57 PM

    Denial will not make the ghosts stop making there presence known lol

  51. Candy Lain

    03/24/2016 at 7:59 PM

    Before the current owner, this hotel struggled financially and with this decision it will once again struggle.

  52. Kristen Carlbon

    03/24/2016 at 8:02 PM

    Good luck with that the ghost will keep showing them selves!

  53. Constance E Smith

    03/24/2016 at 8:02 PM

    They are not shutting down the Hotel. You all can still stay there. Just no paranormal crews roaming willy nilly. Is what I get out of it. Maybe I’m wrong????

  54. Chase Marzolf

    03/24/2016 at 8:03 PM

    Wow that’s sad, that was my favorite part about the place! At one time they were planning a horror museum there so I guess that idea’s been scrapped.

  55. Lin Miyajima

    03/24/2016 at 8:06 PM

    Their going to miss the $$$

  56. Kevin Burke

    03/24/2016 at 8:16 PM

    Such a bummer!

  57. Rachael Maack

    03/24/2016 at 8:18 PM


  58. Lon Marshalk

    03/24/2016 at 8:24 PM

    I don’t blame them because “The Ghost” thing is nothing but fictional BS made up from a writer. People that are consumed with Hollywood BS crack me up. Like Vampires and Wickens. Ergh! Bologna. Plus, Hollywood Ghost believers, if you want to see the actual hotel that was in the movie, then you have to go to Mount Hood Oregon. That place is creepy only because of the movie. Otherwise, it’s not haunted either. It was just the location used for the movie shoot. Just like the book was The Stanley. NO ghosts, just fictional BS made up.

    • Alicia Stiern

      03/24/2016 at 8:33 PM

      Fyi it’s Wiccans not whatever you put. Also to each their own Sir.

    • Lon Marshalk

      03/24/2016 at 8:35 PM

      Wiccans, Whickens same thing. Hollywood made up BS. And yes you are correct. To each their own Mam. 🙂

      • Maggie

        03/24/2016 at 2:51 PM

        Man are you in the dark!

    • jammie redman

      03/24/2016 at 3:12 PM

      I beg to differ with you, I have my very first evp from The Stanley.
      I got a very young boy on my recorder ‘fall? I’ll catch you, okay? I had just said in a whisper, ohh I almost fell! Gives me REAL chills every time I play it!! It is haunted!!!

  59. Marie Petitto

    03/24/2016 at 8:27 PM

    This is strange news, to say the least. It’s not going to keep the ghosts away. And it’s disappointing because I was hoping to one day go on your Strange Escapes tour at the Stanley.

  60. Alice Edwards

    03/24/2016 at 8:31 PM

    Aren’t they trying to make the hotel a health and fitness destination?

  61. Sue Bartschi

    03/24/2016 at 8:34 PM

    I guess they want to slow down their business. Odd.

  62. Mary Benner

    03/24/2016 at 8:39 PM

    So you rather that the place runs down with no guess and hurt the Estes park then to leave will enough alone? That least you’re getting people to go there and stay for the paranormal groups of normal people who would love to go for that. Then to keep it going will sell it cheap when it comes to foreclosure sale

  63. Lori Essing Eiteman

    03/24/2016 at 8:40 PM

    I was planning a trip there in May. Guess I’ll have to rethink that

  64. John Christian

    03/24/2016 at 8:41 PM

    No it’s suppose to last forever ….. Forever ……. And ever

  65. Clint Pokorny

    03/24/2016 at 8:49 PM

    So what they are going to call in the ghostbusters lmao

  66. Jack D. Roy

    03/24/2016 at 8:49 PM

    Guarantee right now if any of the reality paranormal shows came calling to investigate the ownership will be jumping on that band wagon with $$ in their eyes.

  67. Mary Joy Allison Antonini

    03/24/2016 at 8:52 PM

    Isn’t it true that when you keep paying attention to ghosts, and doing tours, etc., the paranormal activity persists? Something about the spirits liking the “attention”.
    If so, maybe that is the reason behind this.

  68. Marilyn Green

    03/24/2016 at 8:54 PM

  69. Deanne Street

    03/24/2016 at 8:55 PM

    Guess I have no reason to go then

  70. Dave Goldinger

    03/24/2016 at 1:56 PM

    Like so many other places…If the management doesn’t believe then spirits do not exist. You can’t make activity stop simply because you want it to

  71. Michele Martens-Casillas

    03/24/2016 at 8:59 PM

    Doesn’t mean we can’t go for a stay does it? I wonder if they realize how many ticked off spirits they are going to have?

  72. Toni Johnson Hall

    03/24/2016 at 9:02 PM

    Too bad, we were wanting to stay there for the ghost hunts so I guess I’ll save my money and stay elsewhere.

  73. Zona Wags

    03/24/2016 at 9:10 PM

    I guess they called Ghostbusters and it worked!

  74. Patrick Keller

    03/24/2016 at 9:16 PM

    Horrible decision. They’ll figure it out soon and change their minds. I’ve been hearing of many people calling up to cancel reservations just today.

  75. Cynthia J Campbell

    03/24/2016 at 9:25 PM

    “We will miss the spirits more than anything”

    Soooo they are evicting the ghosts? Can you do that? Are they building a Trump wall??

  76. Tagea Vangsgaard

    03/24/2016 at 9:26 PM


  77. Gretchin Strawther Marshall

    03/24/2016 at 9:26 PM

    They have the right to do as they choose, but I would think a lot of people go there for the supernatural appeal.

  78. Kristie Estes-Culver

    03/24/2016 at 9:29 PM

    I kind of feel differently about this I guess. While all of the ghost hunting is a rage, many ghost hunters are nothing more than paparazzi. I really wonder if spirits like being chased down and inspected. I believe that spirits exist and my life has been nurtured because of it. But really, if you knew that a group of people were chasing down your spirit child to try to see it or record it, wouldn’t that just about fry your bacon. Thin line between us and the other side of the veil

    • kiky renae

      07/20/2016 at 9:43 AM

      i like the way you word this

  79. george

    03/24/2016 at 2:33 PM

    They are hoping paying guest will not be awake all night from freaks running around the halls.

  80. Amy Hartman Boucher

    03/24/2016 at 9:39 PM


  81. Dani Gardner

    03/24/2016 at 9:56 PM

    Oh my goodness! The spirits must have really made someone mad

  82. Kieran Gladstone

    03/24/2016 at 10:16 PM

    Maybe the spirits were tired of all the ghosts bothering bullsh**? Maybe during a seance one finally snapped and whipped someone’s a**?

  83. Wendy Lerone

    03/24/2016 at 10:37 PM

    My son and I did two ghost tours in the Spring of 2014. It was really enjoyable. The guide nick named my then 10 yr old son Ghostbait. My son LOVED it!!

  84. Donna Lynch

    03/24/2016 at 10:45 PM

    It will be their loss

  85. Lyn Jackowski

    03/24/2016 at 10:46 PM


  86. Kay Tenner

    03/24/2016 at 10:46 PM

    Whaaat a bummer. 🙁

  87. Michelle Churchwell Trivitt

    03/24/2016 at 10:51 PM

    That sucks !!!

  88. Rena Kliewer

    03/24/2016 at 10:58 PM

    If you read the article all the way to the end it says their weekly ghost tours will continue, but they are de-emphasizing the paranormal hunters… Their is an update at the bottom!

  89. Jody Jacquinot

    03/24/2016 at 10:58 PM

    Awe!!! Suck!

  90. Scott Rakestraw

    03/24/2016 at 10:59 PM


  91. Lynee Mabie-Albright

    03/24/2016 at 11:05 PM

    Kathy Grega you see this?

    • Kathy Grega

      03/24/2016 at 11:06 PM

      Wonder why

    • Lynee Mabie-Albright

      03/24/2016 at 11:07 PM

      strange? I’m sure it brought in a lot of revenue.

    • Kathy Grega

      03/24/2016 at 11:08 PM

      I’ve lost interest in the paranormal now anyway

    • Kathy Grega

      03/24/2016 at 11:09 PM

      I’m now doing coloring books and gathering and organizing my pens, pencils and markers.

    • Lynee Mabie-Albright

      03/24/2016 at 11:27 PM

      Sounds fun!

    • Kathy Grega

      03/24/2016 at 11:28 PM

      If you get bored and want to color just let me know. I have plenty to share.

    • Lynee Mabie-Albright

      03/24/2016 at 11:37 PM

      Thanks. I’ll do that! Yesterday would have been a good day. Lol

    • Kathy Grega

      03/24/2016 at 11:38 PM

      I mostly read yesterday

  92. Brooke 'Rohner' Wakeham

    03/24/2016 at 11:11 PM

    Oh no! Bummer:( We definitely should have!

  93. Shelly Olson Warga

    03/24/2016 at 11:12 PM

    It was turning into a drunk fest with crazy people running around all nite long. Maybe the hotel is just trying to reclaim some dignity…?

  94. Brian Snowden

    03/24/2016 at 4:23 PM

    Well guess I won’t be spending 500 a night anymore! That’s only reason we go there!

  95. Brian

    03/24/2016 at 4:25 PM

    So sad not good move!

  96. Melanie Carroll Weber

    03/24/2016 at 11:31 PM

    This was on my bucket list of paranormal investigations!!! What an awful decision!

  97. Courtney Mroch

    03/24/2016 at 4:38 PM

    Wow. Shocking and worrying. I hope other haunted places don’t follow this precedent!

  98. Colt Seavers

    03/24/2016 at 11:40 PM


  99. Taylor Payne

    03/24/2016 at 11:53 PM


  100. Karen Holcomb

    03/24/2016 at 11:57 PM

    Wow nick groff was there this past weekend they did have quite a few people look there. Since the Stanley does their own ghost tours that’s probably why they’re stopping. Amy Allan was also there. She is a psychic medium who isn’t crazy about ghost tour business. She said sometimes it Angers spirits when that’s happening. But some like it because they want to be acknowledged and tell their own story and or get help. To people who don’t believe in it being possible to reside between here and your final resting place just because you’ve never experienced it yourself doesn’t mean it isn’t true or possible

    • Katie Lynn

      03/25/2016 at 12:14 AM

      They got rid of their team all tours are ending even their own ghost tours

      • Tlridgway

        03/25/2016 at 8:30 PM

        They did NOT get rid of their own tours.

    • Karen Holcomb

      03/25/2016 at 12:19 AM

      Oh I’m sorry I read it wrong I thought it said they were still having them . Maybe Amy Allan strongly suggested they stop all tours. She really is against that. Thank you Kate Lynn for setting me straight on that. I really….. do have bad eyesight. Lol

    • Karen Holcomb

      03/25/2016 at 12:20 AM

      Sorry katie Lynn for dang spell check

    • kiky renae

      07/20/2016 at 9:55 AM

      very true

  101. Robin Swanasauras

    03/25/2016 at 12:03 AM

    WTF? So selfish

  102. Sherrie Polensky

    03/24/2016 at 5:14 PM

    I’m truly upset by the news. I have spent a great deal of time there for paranormal events and just visiting the friends I made there. It’s my home away from home. It feels like going home to me. The staff is wonderful. Sherrie Polensky

  103. Rhonda English

    03/25/2016 at 12:18 AM

    You can cut off physical ties but the spirit world will still exist.

  104. Sharon Johnson

    03/25/2016 at 12:21 AM

    Well no reason for me to go then

  105. Robin McIntosh

    03/24/2016 at 5:36 PM

    They have other plans for the hotel.

  106. Mitzi Calvert DeMont

    03/24/2016 at 7:18 PM

    Wish we could have been able to go back and take the tour a few years ago. Oh well guess there is a good reason for everything!

  107. Pam Strong

    03/25/2016 at 4:27 AM


  108. ash

    03/26/2016 at 6:16 PM

    I’m glad all of you people care about the people who don’t want to hear a bunch of talking, door slamming, walking, etc. why they are trying to sleep and have everyone interrupting their weddings or birthdays. This obviously won’t drive people away as they STILL OFFER THE TOURS and are booked for the Summer. Please read, comprehend, and try to understand other people may be there for just a nice time and not some cheap storytelling hour.

    • Abandoned exploration

      03/26/2016 at 7:22 PM

      Look man if you don’t believe in the paranormal then you don’t. Just move your troll ass somewhere else.

  109. meghan august

    03/28/2016 at 7:45 AM

    I don’t get why all of you are so mad. I went on a ghost hunt event there and I understand why they’re doing it. They want to focus on other potential business rather than just ghost hunting. You guys are acting like it’s the worst thing in the world.

  110. Ann

    03/28/2016 at 10:18 AM

    Very dumb decision indeed. That is a big part of their history and speaking as an out of towner I won’t be spending so much money on a flight or hotel room just for a tour. People willing to pay that much want access to places that the normal tour will not go to.

  111. Elizabeth Hill

    03/29/2016 at 6:55 AM

    Wow, I was just looking online to see what the prices were going to be this year for the Paranormal Investigation as my daughters and I wanted to go in July. Forget it. Not coming at all. No reason to. What a total bonehead move. It’s not a terrible thing to be associated with paranormal activity at the hotel. It’s cool and people also know the history of the hotel. However, the paranomal activity and ghosts are part of the history. Embrace it, don’t trash it. Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego accepts that their haunted history is a big part of the history of that hotel as well.

  112. Katherine Christ

    04/14/2016 at 1:07 PM

    I was in Colorado last July & took my fiance’ to the Stanley Hotel, because I’ve long been fascinated with that place. I was shocked & saddened that they started charging people just to park there!! I was so hoping to take him there to eat, but that didn’t happen. Sounds like the board of directors is just in it for the money now. I’ll never go back.

  113. Karen Solo

    04/14/2016 at 5:13 PM

    “Hey!! We make a ton of money with our Ghost investigations…….let’s get rid of them!” said some genius at the Stanley Hotel.

  114. mandy smith

    06/07/2016 at 10:04 AM

    at the end of the day, lets not forget these were once living people, whilst they have passed on, doesn’t mean we have the right to turn them into some kind of fun entertainment….for the people who know what they’re doing, help these lost souls pass on….there time in the world of the living has now passed and they need to recognise this, and move on.

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