I was in Venice, Italy with my wife and some friends, we checked into this hotel, I forget the name because to be honest with you, I did not think I would ever tell this story, but due to this weekends encounter at Alcatraz, I must write. My wife and I enter the room and the room is completely red, red walls red ceiling, red curtains all types of reds with very old and strange furniture made from like bone and mother of pearl. No, I am not the type of person who feels strange things or cold spots and I did not feel anything out of the norm in this room.
So as I check the room and settle in, I wonder to the windows to check out the view. There are two windows, about 48" in height double window that swing open. I notice that there are two sets, an inner and an outer. The windows lock by two steel latches, one high and one low, so you unlatch and swing the widows open and then proceed to do it a second time on the outer windows. The view is beautiful and I have a picture that I will attach later or post so you can see, over looking the canal below and to the right, across the large body of water, a church that was almost glowing against the light grey sky at dusk.
This was kind of chilling but I took no notice to that sort of feeling. Now this is my first experience with anything of this sort. Well we proceed to do our thing that day, shopping, eating and then we return that night to go to sleep. Now thing get creepy. The first encounter was the usual stuff like footsteps and floorboard creeping, all the normal stuff you hear about but never see or hear, well this, I was hearing it, so I awoke to noises in the bathroom that can not be seen from the bed, but I can see the glow in that small hall way of the light on. I call out to my wife to be a little quieter and then notice that my wife is sound asleep next to me. I go the bathroom and all is normal. I turn off the light and back in bed I go, this time I bring the covers slightly higher up my head.
I continue to be awaken by the noises. I am a light sleeper. Now I am awaken by the bathroom once again, this time louder and I notice the glow of the light and yes, again my wife sound asleep next to me, so I proceed to the bathroom, this time to find all our stuff in the bottom of the bathtub, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc. I put it all back and back to bed I go. This time covering my self completely with the sheets, just a small enough hole to see out of. Back to sleep I fall.
I am awaken by loud footsteps again, this time at the foot of the bed walking in the direction of the windows and yes, you guessed it, the windows to the left side of the wall fly open and the sheer curtains blow into the room. I did not see anything or anybody. I just closed the windows and got back in bed completely covered this time. That was the last encounter of the night.
I did not tell my wife of the night because we were staying one more night in the room. The second night nothing happened, or I just slept through it. When we returned home I told my wife what happened that night and asked her if she had use the bathroom, to which she answered "no why?" So I told her and you know what she said to me, that when we fist entered the room, she felt weird, almost sick-like and that when she laid down on the bed, the room would spin but she did not want to tell me. She does not drink. So I told her all that happened and she said I should have woke her to change rooms.
This is the first time anything like this has happened to me. This took place in early Feb 2007 and now the encounter at Alcatraz, this weekend 11/21/07, I hope this does not become a regular thing for me. Oh and by the way, we were supposed to go to the winchester house on Friday 11/23/07 but I passed. Maybe I should have gone.