07 April 2016 | April 2016
Yesterday, I checked into a Hotel in the Netherlands and was given a room. The room initially looked good. It was very large and furnished in a period style. I took off my coat and began to unpack. However, I hear a sound that was a cross between a tapping and a dripping sound. It seemed to emanate from an big old closet standing in the corner of the room. I went to the closet and listened but it was the sort of noise that you cannot seem to trace. I opened the closet and it stopped. Thinking perhaps it was from next door or the heating, I resumed unpacking. However, when I closed the closet, the noise started again. By now, I was puzzled and I investigated that closet and the are it was in closely. I pushed it, rocked it. Looked inside it for a cause – an explanation.
Each time, I went close to the closet. The sound stopped. I began to feel the hairs on my neck stand up and I decided I couldn’t stay there.I called reception and told them about the noise and that there was no way I could put up with it. They said they would send someone up. After 5 minutes of constant clicking or knocking sounds and an increasingly strange atmosphere, I was determined to fight my case that I couldnt stay there.
The hotel lady knocked on the door. I told her about the noise and she walked straight over to that closet and barely 5 seconds later she said “Yes, I couldn’t sleep with that either Sir.”
“You heard it then?” I asked surprised.
“Oh yes,” she said.
She left promising to find me another room.
After waiting another 5 minutes in that room, I could no longer stand it and I packed and went back down to reception. Within 5 minutes, they informed me the hHtal was full and they had transferred me to another Hotel.
I asked if the room was haunted and was told they did sometimes have an issue with the room……
I was pleased to leave.
Submitted by Gary
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How upsetting that was! I wish you could give the readers a specific name and address of that hotel…and room number! Who knows, some day, some of your readers can check it out;)! If I had a chance, I would probably do that and even more than listening and looking at the Room and its closet! I have not been able to travel abroad for a very long time already!
I don’t want to damage their business. They were good to me.
Understandable Gary! You are kind! I wonder if that was something not unfamiliar to the hotel lady there, why did she let someone give you that room, knowing that the noise will drive any guest out of the room? I bet that was not the first incidence. Did you ever wonder about that?
Or perhaps she was new to the position?