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I just returned from a business trip to Kansas City Missouri. The seminar I attended was at a very old but lovely hotel in the area. I chose to stay in the same hotel to keep the expenses down for the clinic, you know, not have to get a rental vehicle or transportation. The rooms were absolutely lovely and very clean. I felt very comfortable there.

My first night, there was a problem with the air conditioning. In my room it reached 93 Fahrenheit. No way to open a window for a breeze either as these are all sealed. So, it was a very restless night.

The second night, the air conditioning was repaired and it was very comfortable. As I returned to my room later in the evening after going for a walk, I was very tired having not slept much the night before. I have traveled pretty regularly with my career, so hotels do not bother me. I generally do not have a problem sleeping, especially after some good fresh air from a walk.

As I lay down to go to sleep, I was relaxed, looking forward to the next day sessions and a good night's sleep. I remember looking at the bed side clock; it was 11:30 PM. I clicked off the remote for the television and probably was fast asleep before laying the remote back down. I awoke to knocking at 2:00 AM. It took a moment for me to orient to where I was when I awoke. I got up from the bed and was making my way to the door of the room to peer through the peep hole. There was nothing there.

As the fog of sleep cleared a bit, I chalked the noises up to dreaming and lay back down to sleep. Just as I closed my eyes, the knocking sounded again, but it wasn't coming from the door. It was coming from the wall behind the bed. I got up and went around the wall, the bath room was on the other side and there was nothing there. I thought about it briefly and decided that the hotel was full of visitors as there were many seminars being held there. The knocking was surely echoing from the hall or other rooms. I lay back down.

By this time I was wide awake. And thought that I needed to relax and get comfortable. I was exhausted and needed to rest to be alert for morning. I sat up in bed to arrange the pillows. I was just sitting there for a moment fussing with the pillows and blankets/ I was ready to lie back down, and the glass I had left on the night table across the room moved. It didn't just slide. It lifted off the table about 2 inches, moved to the right about 4 inches and sat back down gently on the end table. I thought, 'Okay, that was strange.'

I lay back down and closed my eyes, willing myself to relax. Again, I heard knocking. From the same area as before. I sat up and looked around. Now there were 2 glasses sitting on the night stand, but they were moved about 18 inches from where I had left the one glass before.

I heard a faint giggle, probably female. I don't think it was in the hallway as it didn't sound muffled faint, it sounded more of a whisper. I thought to myself that I could not afford to miss a night's sleep, whatever was going on, I needed to sleep. I turned on the television lowly and lay back down.

I awoke at about 4:15 AM to more knocking. By this time I was disgusted. I got up, used the restroom and went back to bed. As I laid back down, I looked across the room. Now the 2 glasses were on the floor. I went over picked up the glasses, moved them onto a desk across the room, as I was doing this I was mumbling how I wasn't putting up with this tonight I was tired and that was that. There were 3 very sharp raps behind the bed and then nothing, or at least nothing that woke me up.


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hobbyholly (11 stories) (572 posts)
11 years ago (2009-11-03)
hmm that is odd. How many nights were you in the hotel? I most likely would have lost all patience and requested a new room
KimSouthO (27 stories) (1960 posts)
11 years ago (2009-11-03)
This occured in the old Marriott Hotel on the Plaza in Kansas City Missouri.
troyarn (5 stories) (479 posts)
11 years ago (2009-11-01)
I enjoy all your stories,KimSouthO, and this one is no different. What a strange experience! Had this happened to me I'd be in a new room pronto. If you can, fill us in on the name of the hotel.
Trudy82 (5 stories) (57 posts)
11 years ago (2009-11-01)
Wow, what hotel was this? I am currently living in a hotel in Kansas City for my fiance's job. I'd be curious to find out!
Nebmom (1 stories) (6 posts)
13 years ago (2007-10-26)
Were you in Westport by any chance? I have heard that The Quarterage Hotel in the Westport area of Kansas City is haunted. My girlfriends and I usually plan a girl's weekend every year and drive to Kansas City and we stay down there because of all the night life. We are planning on staying there next time, because it is a super nice place but have heard numorous stories about some of the rooms there.
DneveRinaldo (9 posts)
13 years ago (2007-10-22)
I read all of you comments thank you for sharing, Oh by the way there was a case study done on the hotel in 2006 for two days Look up case studies from south jersey paranormal research look up 4/28/06 -4/29/06 columbia New jersey! Denise ❤
DneveRinaldo (9 posts)
14 years ago (2007-09-12)
my father and my mother use own Bar Business And hotel in new jersey, name The famous Hainesburg Inn I lived there for six years with my father and my mother I remember the frist time we moved in the hainesburg in the 70's it was beautiful, but scary at frist, it had fourteen rooms in it, it was built in early 1800's the frist night there, I can't go to sleep! There was a lot noises in the place, different sounds like someone walking around up on the third floor, my mother was a little afraid to be there by herself too, it was just me and my mother in this huge place, my father was working in new york city at time he was a fireman in brooklyn, and he just came up for the weekends, to help my mother, well the next day, my mother had to open the bar for the frist time, so I went down stairs to help my mother put beer bottles in the beer case and help clean up the place, there was know one in the place at that time, it was around ten 0'clock in morning I thought my mother was calling me so I said to her <did you call me>,she said No why, I thought you call me< so I went back to cleaning up the floor then someone or something was calling me again, by this time I went back to see my mother, but my mother wasn't there I knew she had to go to the bank that day, I was the only one in place, I was really scared, I thought someone or something was watching me, it was new place for me. I was trying to like the place but there was something about it I didn't like? I use see things all the time< use to hear things, I use to hear something or someone walking around all the time, it was watching me, but wasn't just one spirit that was a few spirits there ] say no more! As time went by I got use to place I wasn't afraid anymore yes things still always happen, all the time, today I miss the Hainesburg Inn ,well if you want to see the Hainesburg Inn, you have to go there ! It is in new jersey and it is still there or I know the new owers did a paranormal case study on the place in 2006 and yes it is still haunted to this day, But I knew that already 🤔 go to south jersey paranormal Resecarch at / buildings look up columbia new jersey Historial Hainesburg Inn between 4/28/06 & 4/29/06 ❤
Bellissima (12 stories) (792 posts)
14 years ago (2007-09-12)
KimSouthO, if you do any research on the hotel and find something, could you let us know? I'd be really interested to know what has happened there, if anything, to cause these things. Of course, it could be related to the land it's on.
KimSouthO (27 stories) (1960 posts)
14 years ago (2007-09-10)
i am not sure what the giggle was about, but what ever happened, it was mischevious and very strange. I never felt any sense of dread or evil at all. Just weird.
poltergeistfan (3 stories) (26 posts)
14 years ago (2007-09-08)
Wow that was weird, I think maybe the ghost was lonely and was picking on you for a reason, because ghosts don't just tease and laugh at people like that
Shane (13 stories) (1258 posts)
14 years ago (2007-09-07)
Kim thanks for sharing your experience with us. Sounds like you just had a naughty little ghost running around your room. Maybe do a little research on that hotel and see what you come up with.

Peace, Love, and Luck be with you.

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