Idanha Hotel

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During the renovations of the hotel, many construction workers and employees quit due to reports of paranormal activity. The ghost a bellman who was gunned down in the hotel moves the elevator up and down by itself. Guests also report seeing him peering around corners in the building. Doors open and close by themselves, lights go on and off and a hideous moaning sound has been heard on certain levels of the building. A woman who was murdered and buried in the hotel basement allegedly haunts the lower levels of the building. while the third and fourth floors are haunted by an aggressive entity who has been known to pull guests out of their beds. A misty grey apparition has been seen by guests and residents, as parts of the building have now been converted to an apartment bock.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Address:
928 W Main St
Boise, ID 83702
United States

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GPS:
43.6168741, -116.2054784
County:
Ada County, Idaho
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  1. I used to live at the idanha in a apt on the. 5 floor and many times in the elevator I would hear ppl talking approaching the my floor but no one would be there when the door opened . I talked to other neighbors and tegu said similar things would happen to them with hearing someone talking but no one there.

  2. I used to work in a fine dining restaurant located on the first floor of the Idanha during the mid-late 90s called Peter Schott’s. This restaurant, which had been active for over 20 years, used the large basement of this building for banquet storage space. During busy Thanksgiving/Christmas season, I often went into the basement for dining sets/silverware/and random extras that we needed on last minute notice. The basement had an odd L-shaped space in one corner (hard to describe…it went back into the wall like a small dead-end hallway) which was behind a dusty pile of boxes/tables that hadn’t been used for ages. One day when I was gathering extras in the basement for a busy night, curiosity got the best of me. I walked into L-shaped hallway and blindly ran into a pull-string for a light. Turning the light on, I discovered a small empty hallway that just ended pointlessly. I was taking Chinese-American studies in college at the time, and wondered if this was part of the Chinese underground tunnels in Boise Idaho that had been sealed off. I didn’t think much of it, shut off the light, and turned around to get back to work. I scrambled around the tables/piles of stuff near the opening, took off my jacket, and set it on one of the tables. Hours later, when my shift was over, I remembered I left my jacket in the basement and went down stairs to get it. As soon as I went into the basement, a heavy feeling came over me. I felt like someone was down there with me or even watching me even though I was visibly alone. Strangely, I didn’t see my jacket on the table where I left it. I walked over to that corner feeling like a cloud had blocked the sun. I looked where I had left it—but no jacket! I peeked quickly all around the table and as I was about to give up, I saw one tiny portion of my jacket on the floor while the rest went into the dark hallway…right in the opening of the L-shaped space. The hairs stood up on my neck, because I hadn’t told any of my co-workers that I had just explored that area, and I was the only one in and out of the basement that day. I snatched up my jacket and felt like I was walking into a wall of cold air. I ran out of there like a bat out of hell. I had no idea until reading this that a murdered woman was buried down there. I also witnessed some other things (along with my co-workers) in the kitchen of the restaurant which had the door to the basement (like a top dish flying off a stack of dishes by itself—right in front of 4-5 people).

  3. I was partying with friends in 1998. About 4 A.M. I decided to head home. The elevator stopped and opened at the 4th floor and just stopped working. The doors wouldn’t close and it just would not work. After about 5 minutes I decided to use the stairs. As I got to the landing between the 4th and 3rd floors, I saw a mist hanging in the air. It looked kind of like smoke. The mist was there for a few minutes then vanished.

  4. My Fiancé and I lived in the Idanha for a year. We lived on the third floor and would hear footsteps which sounded like steel toe boots, walking across the floor above us. But no one lived in the apartment above us. The elevator would move by itself all night long. I eventually refused to go downstairs without someone with me due to the heaviness and the feeling of being watched. I’ve had things misplaced and hidden from me in my apartment. And sometimes our TV would even turn off and on throughout the night. It’s not a place to live if you are depressed or are having any emotional issues. Amazing historic building. But we could no longer handle it.

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