Haunted Hotels

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Haunted Hotels
Also known as America's Haunted Hotels
Genre Reality
Paranormal
Format Live-action
Written by Nancy Gunn
Sarah Wetherbee
Bronwyn Barken
Curtis Colden
Directed by Emre Sahin
Narrated by Dan Riordan
Composer(s) Donn Wilkerson
Wild Woods, Inc.
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Production
Executive producer(s) Tom Rogan
Lauren Lexton
Howard Lee
Producer(s) Sarah Weaterbee
Dana Landford
Kacey Camp
Nancy Gunn (sup. prod)
Kari Olson (line prod)
Editor(s) Jeffery Learned
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Authentic Entertainment
Distributor Discovery Communications
Broadcast
Original channel Travel Channel
Original run October 24, 2001 (2001-10-24) – June 3, 2005 (2005-06-03)

Haunted Hotels (also called America's Haunted Hotels) is an American paranormal television series that premiered on October 24, 2001 on the Travel Channel. The series features haunted hotels in America and the ghost stories that are told from employees and guests alike who work and stay in them. They give their own personal accounts about encounters with the supernatural while working or visiting a particular hotel.

Show Summary[edit]

The series is about ghostly goings-on in hotels across America (and in some episodes hotels in the United Kingdom and another one in France). Each hotel has a haunted history to it that leads the people from its past to stay behind. From ghosts that cause chills, and spirits that linger to poltergeists that move things around.

Each episode features different haunted hotels, motels, castles, and any overnight establishments in the United States and United Kingdom that leave its dark pasts behind for the living to experience for themselves. Dramatizations and special effects re-create true-life ghost stories from each haunted hotel.[1]

Series Overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD and Blu-ray release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 13 October 24, 2001 June 3, 2005 N/A N/A N/A

Episodes[edit]

Ep. # Episode Title Original Airdate
1.1 Where Phantoms Lurk October 24, 2001 (2001-10-24)[2]
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Overview

The series premiere features hauntings in hotels across America; a bed-and-breakfast in Louisiana and a hotel in San Diego, California, and also an English inn is being haunted by a ghost. Ghost stories include a slithering black apparition, the spirit of a young widow, the phantom of a brothel madam, a woman who was walled up alive, and the apparition of a pirate who returns to his former home.

1.2 If Walls Could Speak October 28, 2001 (2001-10-28)[3]
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A hotel in San Diego where the restless spirit of a suicide victim roams the halls; a castle in Scotland haunted by the ghost of a murdered bride, and the ghost of choir singer haunts a California bed-and-breakfast that was formerly a church.

1.3 The Ghosts Are Waiting October 29, 2001 (2001-10-29)[4]
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Overview

A soul pines for lost love; lovers are involved in an unholy affair; and a ghost of a gothic prince. The episodes features stories of hauntings in California from San Diego, Ventura and Lake Arrowhead.

1.4 Wandering Spirits October 29, 2002 (2002-10-29)[5]
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A northern California inn once known as "The White House of the West" holds a tragic ghost story about the original owners; the restless spirit of a murdered businessman haunts a New Hampshire inn; the jilted ghost of a lonely maid called the "Lady in Gray" haunts her secret lover's bedroom in an English mansion; a Victorian painted lady house in Charleston is haunted by the ghost of a little girl who died in a fire decades ago; and the ghost of a fashion model from the 1930s haunts a Palm Springs resort.

1.5 Footsteps in the Night October 29, 2002 (2002-10-29)[6]
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Overview

The spirit of a murderess lurks near the scene of the crime in Savannah, Georgia, an English lady's maid haunts the manor house in England where she met her fiery death, spectral lovers search for each other from beyond in Napa Valley.

1.6 The Uninvited October 29, 2002 (2002-10-29)[7]
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A haunted plantation; a bride who died on her wedding day roams the halls of a Connecticut inn; guests report strange experiences with the ghosts at a haunted plantation in Charleston, South Carolina, and the restless spirit of an English highwayman who was murdered long ago still stalks the road where he died and returns from the dead to kill again.

1.7 When the Lights Go Out October 13, 2003 (2003-10-13)[8]
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Overview

The tragic death of a debutante's specter leads to a haunting in a luxurious hotel in New Orleans; near London, a guilt-ridden maid returns from the dead to seek redemption for her crimes; a colonial apparition haunts a historic Massachusetts inn.

1.8 Out of the Shadows October 27, 2003 (2003-10-27)[9]
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Overview

A lodge in California is visited by the spirits of two lovers who died long ago; a Scottish hotel's location on The Royal Mile (High Street) makes it a portal for plague victims buried beneath the lobby to rise from their graves; the ghost of a servant who died in a fire haunts a bed-and-breakfast in New Orleans' Garden District; a 1,500-year-old monk visits the Irish castle he once lived in; and a deserted bride still waits for her lover decades after her death in an Arizona inn.

1.9 Where Spirits Speak October 28, 2003 (2003-10-28)[10]
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Overview

A murderous madman returns to the site of his deadliest deed in London; two ghostly sisters haunt a New England inn; two New Orleans hotels on the French Quarter are haunted by ghosts—one is visited by a lady in white while the other is guarded by a spectral soldier; a Scottish castle hotel holds a prisoner in its haunted dungeon; and Victorian charm and ghosts abound in a San Francisco hotel.

1.10 Echoes of the Past November 24, 2004 (2004-11-24)
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Overview

A look at why ghosts haunt hotels and the guests and ghosts who just can't rest. Stories include; staff members being watched over by a ghostly owner, the unrequited love of a phantom house maid, ringing bells and footsteps are heard in a haunted church, and the apparition of a servant girl wreaks havoc in an Irish castle.

1.11 Where Darkness Dwells January 29, 2005 (2005-01-29)[11]
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The ghost of a philandering wife is seen wandering a hotel, Civil War soldiers who cannot rest in peace, spirits who flirt who hotel guests, and staff members and guests alike report witnessing the ghost of a builder who returns to inspect the hotel where he once worked.

1.12 Lodging With Spirits April 9, 2005 (2005-04-09)[12]
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Overview

Ghost stories include an inn with a flirtatious spirit, a ghostly lady of the night who appears in red, Scottish ghosts, the phantom of a little girl, long dead monks in Ireland, an unearthly lantern is seen floating in mid-air, and a glamorous spirit wanders a hotel's halls.

1.13 Shadows of the Past June 3, 2005 (2005-06-03)[13]
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Overview

This episode features ghostly children at an historic hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, phantom pirates in Key West, Florida, and sailors who have returned from a watery grave to visit a hotel in Salem, Massachusetts.

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