The first night I stayed in England I thought to myself: I wonder if anything gruesome or crazy has happened in this room–maybe some murders or the headquarters for a secret love affair between two rivals–who knows! After some research and some poking around, I decided to do this special week segment called..da da daaa: Haunted Hotels London. Last night I stayed at the infamous Langham Hotel, probably one of the most notoriously paranormal places you can get a room–and that I did! Room 333 is considered the most haunted room in the joint.
Some of the claims regarding the apparently haunted Langham Hotel:
1. The ghosts from a Victorian honeymoon murder-suicide blankly stare at you in room 333. (Obviously a perfect room for couples)
2. A rotund German prince who jumped out of the window sometimes walks through the doors wearing an old school military jacket. (At least he has style?)
3. A man in the hallways with a giant face wound. (Oh, wonderful)
4. Emperor Napolean III lived here during his last days in exile, but mostly hangs out in the basement. (Harsh!)
5. A ghost who likes to shake you out of bed. (What an asshole)
6. A butler wandering around hallways in ratchet looking socks. (Note to self: never die in granny panties)
7. A footman in a blue uniform.
Now, this place was a bit steep in price (around 250 pounds per night) but I found the staff very friendly and accommodating. My junior suite room was pretty standard:
Anyway, I didn’t get a chance to get the infamously haunted room 333, but maybe if I did I would have had some creepy experiences. I tried not to get too excited about seeing or hearing things just because I don’t want to trick myself into going into full spazz mode. The number 333 is a really interesting number in the occult, it refers to the demon Choronzon–or the Holy Trinity for you God-fearing folk. According to the wikipedia page:
Choronzon: ademon or devil that originated in writing with the 16th century occultistsEdward Kelley and John Dee within the latter’s occult system of Enochian magic. In the 20th century he became an important element within the mystical system of Thelema, founded by Aleister Crowley, where he is the Dweller in the Abyss, believed to be the last great obstacle between the adept and enlightenment. Thelemites believe that if he is met with proper preparation, then his function is to destroy the ego, which allows the adept to move beyond the Abyss of occult cosmology.
Well, maybe I’ll have better luck at my next spot, as for me, I’m going to finish up this coffee and then go take the tube to go to Harrods, cheers!