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The fourth floor of Boston University’s Shelton Hall is said to be haunted by playwright Eugene O’Neill, who spent his last years there. It was built in 1923 as a Sheraton Hotel and had been renamed the Shelton; the university bought in in 1954. Witnesses say the elevator works by itself, wind gusts come from nowhere, lights are strangely dim, and something unseen knocks at doors. His famous last words as he passed away in 1953 were “Born in a hotel room and, goddammit, died in a hotel room.”

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Geographic Information

91 Bay State Road
Boston, MA
United States

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42.350309, -71.09701689999997
Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Nearest Towns:
Cambridge, MA (1.8 mi.)
Brookline, MA (1.8 mi.)
Boston, MA (2.0 mi.)
Somerville, MA (2.6 mi.)
South Boston, MA (2.7 mi.)
Jamaica Plain, MA (3.0 mi.)
Chelsea, MA (4.4 mi.)
Everett, MA (4.6 mi.)
Watertown, MA (4.6 mi.)
Medford, MA (4.7 mi.)


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