Figueroa Hotel

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Haunted, or merely bad wiring? Elevators that stop on random floors, lights that flicker and TVs that come on of their own accord, most of the reports of hauntings seem to involve the electric grid. No way of knowing unless you go and check it out for yourself.

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    939 S Figueroa St
    Los Angeles, CA 90015
    United States

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    34.045615, -118.264227
    Los Angeles County, California
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      • It’s 100% the elevator where there is a entity… and it’s a strong one. I was trying to leave because I was having an insane nightmare when someone punched me in the chest and said GET OUT NOW YOU ARE NOT SAFE! I jolted up and threw everything in my suitcase my dog ran to the elevator too… when the elevator door opens I threw my bags in… but my dog and I couldn’t walk in. But I grabbed my dog and I pushed threw whatever energetic wall was there, and it hurt so bad. I screamed out in pain and fell into the elevator. It was like being stabbed in the heart. When I got to the next hotel I was still shaking… but immediately I could sleep and felt a million times better. However I still feel creeped out and I don’t know who to talk to about it.

    1. Had just layed down in bed when something knocks on our door, then walks in. We can hear footsteps but didnt see anyone.
      I couldnt sleep that night!! Was horrible

    2. I stayed at Hotel Figueroa about 10 years ago, and it was one of the few places I did not know was haunted before going in, but the presence of numerous entities were very obvious. As I entered the lobby, I felt something was off energetically and that feeling increased as I got on the elevator. As I walked down the hall toward my room the feeling intensified as I passed the old elevator shafts. Big time negative energy there. By the time we got to our room, I was thoroughly disturbed and needed to leave to ground out and reinforce my shields. My sense is there was a great deal of drugs and violence that happened there. Many spirits there that are disturbed and restless. I made peace with them during my stay there, but I will never return without my magical items to clear them out.

      • I’m so upset that the staff lies about it too!! I heard another guest was leaving when I came in and it was only 11pm , but when I was checking out in the middle of the night and crying about my experience they acted as if I was crazy!!!

    3. Andrea Altamirano  |  

      Just stayed here not knowing it was haunted. I decided to google it finding out that is definitely is haunted. I woke up EVERY hour of the night frantic, waking up my boyfriend to check the time because we were going to miss breakfast? It started at 3am then continuing literally every hour till 9 am when I was too exhausted to even try to fall asleep again. Heard light voices when we didn’t share a wall with anyone.

      • I just stayed there this weekend. I woke up at 3:05 a.m. My friend and I are locals and wanted to take a staycation. We had a few drinks that night. Once I woke up at 3:05, I was restless til waking up around 9am as well. I had weird dreams when I did manage to fall asleep. At one point I remember feeling very overwhelmed. The feeling like my brain was on overdrive. I didn’t hear voices but it was an overwhelming feeling like a lot was going on in my surroundings. It was an intense night.

    4. I’m haunted by yesterday it’s so weird! I went to sleep and I was exhausted because I wasn’t able to sleep the night before at Hotel Figueroa my lights keep going on and my ac wasn’t working I would turn it on and then a few minutes later it would go off and the heat would turn on it happened over and over again. So when I finally fell asleep I had the longest scariest dream of my life it was multiple levels I was having a dream but I was aware it was a dream, and I was in control of everything that was happening however I couldn’t wake up and I wanted to. I couldn’t move and I wanted to. That felt like a long time, it felt like being buried alive. Then out of nowhere I got punched in the chest, and woke up as I was waking up the loudest voice in my whole body said GET OUT NOW YOU ARE NOT SAFE HERE! It was 3am and Potato (my service dog who is a 10lb chihuahua/corgi mix) was standing on my chest I jolted up and he jumped up and ran out and I literally threw everything I could in my suitcase as fast as I could. Potato ran to the elevator and I was right behind him, it took me less than 60 seconds to get everything out. When we got to the elevator the room got SUPER COLD and I started to feel like I was having a legitimate heart attack. The elevator doors opened and potato went to walk in and then he ran back out so I picked him up and I went to walk into the elevator and I felt like I was walking into wind tunnel it was easy to push the suitcase and bag in but when potato and I were getting in I was being pushed back.. it was insane. So I literally just had to push my hardest and my heart was in SO MUCH PAIN. I screamed at the top of my lungs and fell to the floor. The elevator door closed and I cried the whole way down to the lobby my heart felt better when we started going down. But it wasn’t until I got outside of that hotel that I felt like I wasn’t under some sort of attack. I’m sorry this is such a long text. But I am either going crazy or that hotel was haunted but that’s what happened. I don’t know who to talk to about it.
      I told the front desk that I was leaving and I wanted my money back, and then I told them what happened and they made me feel like I was crazy… but when I spoke to the valet parking attendant he said that they are told not to talk about the situation to guests but they know it’s haunted. People see ghosts and sinks turn on by themselves a the time, so he doesn’t even go inside if he doesn’t absolutely have to.

      I was on the 13th floor, and btw the pool is the shape of a coffin!!!!

      They have not refunded my stay, but I don’t like scary stuff, I wasn’t expecting anything like that when I booked the room. Apparently they had a professional ban ghosts in 2018, but clearly whatever they did , didn’t work!

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