The Stanley Hotel Has A Evening Visitor
A creature was seen haunting the Colorado hotel that inspired “The Shining” recently, but it wasn’t a ghost. A black bear wandered into the lobby of the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park.
The hotel’s vice president said that 300 guests were sound asleep as the bruin figured out how to open the door and climbed over furniture. A front desk supervisor captured video of the romp.
There was no damage, but the furniture got rearranged before the bear walked out of the lower level door.
The hotel opened in 1909 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There have been reports of ghosts roaming its hallways and rooms, spooking guests.
Stephen King wrote “The Shining” after he and his wife stayed at The Stanley in 1974. The 1980 horror film was not shot there.