In honor of my friend's 25th birthday, I thought I'd share a quick story.
My friend Sean and I are originally from Chicago. However I currently live in the suburbs and he in New York. About every 2 months he comes home for a long weekend. Normally he'll rent a hotel room in the city for a Saturday night. My fiance and I will come out and spend the night. Usually we'll get food and visit a few bars.
About 3 months ago he came out and made reservations at the Ambassador East Hotel which is located in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. Frank Sinatra and John F. Kennedy were known to stay there. I believe "North by Northwest" was filmed there. It is also home to the famous "Pump Room". Sean checked in around 3pm and my fiance and I met him around 7:30. We ordered some take out and pre-gamed a little. We headed to the bars around 10ish. We filed back into the room around 3am.
There was only one bed (king sized) and some how we all shared it. I was on the side of the bed closest to the bathroom. The room was very small, so the bathroom was a few feet away. Sometime around 9am I woke up and saw a man in a long coat standing at the end of the bed corner. At first I thought I was asleep still. I blinked and he was still there. Both my fiance and Sean were in bed. I nudged my fiance next to me and said "look...Kyle look." Of course it took a few nudges. By the time Kyle sat up a little, the figure was gone. It had walked into the bathroom (door was open). I got up and checked the bathroom...empty. The hotel door was locked. Just the three of us in there. I eventually went back to sleep. We checked out around 11am and went out to breakfast.
Sitting at the table we talked about the previous night. Who we saw at the bars, how much money we spent and how much money we hopefully had left. Kyle made a comment along the lines of "what kind of dream did you have this morning?" I explained what I saw. After I finished Sean goes "thats weird. When I took a shower yesterday after check-in, I saw what looked to be a man standing in the bathroom." Neither Kyle nor I knew this happened until Sean told us.
Now, I could have been dreaming still/foggy that morning. I wasn't hung over by any means. The fact that Sean saw something too, earlier the previous day is odd (he wasn't hung over/drunk either... It was 3 in the afternoon). Kyle didn't see anything. I'm pretty sure of what I saw... And Sean is pretty sure of what he saw too.
Thank you for comments and questions. Have a great day.