South Congress Hotel Heights Room. Peg Leg Johnny It even inspired Stephen King, the worldâs most prolific horror writer, to pen 1408, a short story about a cursed hotel room notorious for suicides. It’s like an ancient toilet burial ground down there. The story that any of them were the basis of Stephen King’sÂ 1408 is outright fiction that Ursula Bielski invented for her article on it in one of her books – in the book she says that “some researchers have come to the conclusion” that King used the story as the basis, but didn’t say which ones or how they arrived at that conclusion! See 383 traveler reviews, 288 candid photos, and great deals for The Historic Hotel Congress, ranked #55 of 135 hotels in Tucson and rated 4 of 5 at Tripadvisor. See 3,407 traveler reviews, 1,916 candid photos, and great deals for The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, ranked #160 of 210 hotels in Chicago and rated 3 of 5 at Tripadvisor. Each director is â¦ Benieuwd naar de webshop achter Kelly haar outfit? . Enjoy unparalleled value and gracious hospitality at one of downtown Chicagoâs most legendary hotels. Unique Southwestern charm, urban and vintage. The Congress Plaza Hotel is one piece of Chicagoâs history that will bring you back in time every time you step inside it. Its eleven story edifice was originally designed by architect Clinton J. Warren as an annex to the Auditorium Theater across the street. Our investigation leads us to believe that Capone may have made an appearance or two but he did not live at the hotel like many have reported. Some of the coolest pics I’ve ever seen were taken here, and I’ve heard the piano play itself. The hotel's Gold Room has been an in-demand spot for holding dream weddings for over a century. WiFi is free, and this hotel also features 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Having published that last article on the truth about the “Hand of Mystery,” I see that there are a LOT of web pages about ghosts at the Congress Hotel. Check out our State Frights to find the scariest places in your state. It started as a joke, then snowballed. I’ve heard reports of a guy who appears and disappears looking like he just came out of a disco circa 1978, but never from a reliable source. Not sure where to start? Â A number of gangsters – both from his gang AND the other local gangs – did live there in the 1920s. Here’s a basic rundown of some of the place’s “greatest hits”: The Little Boy Frankly, you show me a researcher who concludes that, and I’ll show you an idiot. Adam Selzer is a tour guide and Atlas Obscura field agent with 10+ years experience in Chicago and New York. Several guards have stories about hearing music coming from the place. I’ve still never seen the article, though, and don’t really have much reason to think it really exists. Sidle up to the bar at Congress Lounge and enjoy a craft cocktail or beer while watching the latest Cubâs game. Achter zijn lieve lach schuilt een kinky beest die hij hoopt los te kunnen laten in het Secret Circle Hotel. Disco Man It still has a unique character that continues to draw thousands of people year after year. Address: 520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA, Email: [email protected] Â Lately I’ve heard a lot of stories about room 441 being the most haunted, but those are of fairly recent vintage – for a long time they’d just come up with a random room when you used which was the most haunted (though since this post was first published I think they’ve settled on 441, after it was written about a few times and a ghost tour company started staring their tours in the lobby). Suite 800, in the south tower, is where Al Capone allegedly lived. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. The South Tower appears to have the most paranormal activity. During the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, Wenders set up a static camera in room 666 of the Hotel Martinez and provided selected film directors a list of questions to answer concerning the future of cinema. Â (New band name: “Ancient Toilet Burial Ground.” I call it). The number 666 comes from early Christian writings. Reporters Notebook My Stay In Chicago S Most Haunted Hotel. "Comprehensive." This is another place where there have been employees occasionally who don’t like to go near the place. The tunnel connecting the place to the Auditorium Theatre has been bricked off for years; one guard and I had a plan to bust into it with sledgehammers for a while. The 12th floor and 12th-floor roof access. Popular attractions Grant Park and Millennium Park are located nearby. This place is sure to have many hauntings. This one is my fault. Though classically renovated and updated, every nook and cranny of the hotel reveals a window to years past, from the Tap Room Bar to the colorful murals that line the walls â there â¦ Never owned the hotel and never lived there – stories that he did are confusing the place with the Metropole and the Lexington. Al Caponeâs Ghost at the Congress Hotel?