Ellis Hotel

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In 1946, a fire broke out in what was formerly the Winecoff Hotel, resulting in the deaths of 119 people. While the tragedy led to a reform in fire code safety, some of the victims are said to be here still. Apparitions of frenzied people appear in the halls, screams are heard throughout, and the fire alarm has been reported to go off around 3 A.M., close to when the fire broke out.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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176 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States

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33.7582691, -84.38784980000003
Fulton County, Georgia
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  1. Stayed here in July, 2016. Had a couple of weird things happen, the most significant of which were the muffled voices of men shouting and heavy footsteps running up and down the hall in the middle of the night. DEFINITELY haunted.

  2. Stayed there in Feb 2013 with my friend and our daughters for a cheer competition. Hotel was very nice and spacious. First night around 2:30-3AM we heard an announcement come over PA system telling us not to be alarmed, there is no fire and to disregard the announcement. I’m morning we stopped by front desk to ask about the announcement. They said there wasn’t one and had no idea what we were talking about. It was only after that when we googled the hotel and learned about its history. That was our only experience. Nothing odd happened on our 2nd & last night there.

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