Lafayette Hotel

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Voices and footsteps have been heard in empty hallways and rooms, while appliances turn on and off by themselves, doors open and close on their own and furniture and luggage is moved around suites. Staff and guests have seen misty apparitions in the corridors, and a ghostly maid in a black dress has been seen on various occasions in the historic hotel.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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101 Front Street
Marietta, OH
United States

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39.410761791170735, -81.45234480505678
Washington County, Ohio
Nearest Towns:
Marietta, OH (0.3 mi.)
Williamstown, WV (0.7 mi.)
Reno, OH (4.0 mi.)
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Devola, OH (4.6 mi.)
Waverly, WV (6.3 mi.)
North Hills, WV (7.3 mi.)
Vienna, WV (7.7 mi.)
Lowell, OH (8.7 mi.)
Belmont, WV (10.6 mi.)

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  1. we were walking down the hall and we heard the ice machine going off and we looked at it and ice was running out of it onto the floor

  2. I stayed in the upper most room in the newer addition. Lots of activity. Situations where my mouse curser would move by itself across my computer screen, this lasted the whole time I was at the hotel. When I got home I had no problem with my computer. I video taped it to show my hands were not touching my computer. There was a noise of a child talking at the end of my bed at 2-3 am in the morning. I turned to see if my daughter was awake. She was sound asleep. I had a horrible dream that I believe was not a dream. I can’t describe it in words but I would fall into it every time I closed my eyes. It was more a “feeling”, like something was trying to suck the soul from my body. I heard voices like they were underwater, and I could feel an energy on the other side of my hotel door. NEVER had this experience before, NEVER want to again. Slept with the lights on with a bible on my chest.

  3. Stayed overnight on 8/25/2018 on the 5th floor facing Front Street (511). Almost immediately, I began hearing very loud and sudden cracking sounds from various parts of the room when it was otherwise dead silent…so could my husband. I was in the bathroom and underneath my sock I felt what seemed to be a finger making a squiggly line on the inside of my lower left leg. I quickly looked for a spider or anything else inside my sock that could explain this unusual touch), but there was nothing there. Almost from the time we set foot in this room, I started praying for protection, and I kept it up the whole time that we were there. I really like this hotel. It had new fixtures in the bathroom in keeping with the old time period of the hotel. Very clean room and comfortable bed. I had no problems while sleeping, other than the noisy clients of a bar across the street at 2am.

  4. Me & my friend recently visited in February this year. As we were walking on the 3rd floor, he experienced something in the corner of his eye right away, a black shadow – looked back there was nothing. You could sense like someone was watching you.

    I experienced going back to my room a black mist that came & left couple seconds later near the hotel room. A first for both of us experiencing a spirit in our lives!

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