Man Snaps Ghostly Photo At 'The Shining' Hotel

Man snaps haunting photo at ‘The Shining’ hotel

Yau, who serves as the public relations director for the Children’s Museum of Houston, shared the image on social media with the caption: “By golly! I think I may have captured a #ghost at #StanleyHotel.”


 By golly! I think I may have captured a #ghost at #StanleyHotel. #EstesPark

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The Stanley Hotel, which opened in 1909, is the setting for King’s haunting story of hysteria “The Shining.” He was inspired to write about the old hotel after spending a night there with his wife, the lone guests before the hotel was to close for the winter.

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Kevin Sampron, a Denver ghost expert who examined the image for authenticity, thinks there could be a second figure standing behind the first, according to KUSA.