Disturbing the dead at the Stanley Hotel

Oh, this has riled up the neighbors, not yet the dead.

Hotel linked to Stephen King to dig up pet cemetery.

Plans to dig up a pet cemetery at the hotel that inspired Stephen King’s horror novel “The Shining” have neighbors feeling aggrieved.

The graves at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park are to be moved to the other side of a small pond, making way for wedding and corporate retreat pavilion.

The project is a stone’s throw from about 18 townhomes in the Stanley Historic District. Neighbor Roxanne VanSkiver and others say they’re worried about noise, as well as the loss of the historic burial ground for animals.

What they DON’T say is that they are worried about a demon infestation, as in King’s other novel “Pet Sematary“. The Stanley Hotel now has a reputation for being haunted (it’s not, but they capitalize on that).

A local psychic is trying to be helpful, saying, “Stirring up the bones of the dead” could kick a hornet’s nest of paranormal unrest.”

She says:

construction accidents, delays and burst pipes could plague the project if spirits stuck “between this world and the other world” are disturbed

and says those problems could be avoided if they… bring in a psychic. Yeeeeaaaahhh……

There is zero solid evidence that spirits are disturbed by construction activity. This is neither a Stephen King novel NOR a Scooby Doo episode. If paranormal people are going to make such a “hornet’s nest” claim, they need more than sensational just-so stories.

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  5 comments for “Disturbing the dead at the Stanley Hotel

  1. Chris Howard
    September 27, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Well, to be fair there’s zero solid evidence that spirits (souls) exist at all, much less that they are disturbed by anything.

  2. September 27, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Under the arc of a weather stain boards,
    Ancient goblins, and warlords,
    Come out of the ground, not making a sound,
    The smell of death is all around,
    And the night when the cold wind blows,
    No one cares, nobody knows. I don’t want to be buried in a Pet Sematary,
    I don’t want to live my life again,
    I don’t want to be buried in a Pet Sematary,
    I don’t want to live my life again. Sorry had a sudden attack of the Ramones.

  3. spookyparadigm
    September 27, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Reminds me of the role of elf trees and houses in Iceland as a form of resistance to road construction.

    Previous DN story: http://doubtfulnews.com/2012/05/iceland-mp-has-a-boulder-full-of-elves/

    also

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Icelandic-Roads-Rerouted-Due-To-Elves-Tradition-5001.shtml

  4. Eve
    September 27, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    Elf rocks, not trees. If Icelandic elves lived in trees, there would be a HUGE elf-homelessness problem.

  5. Chris Howard
    September 27, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    As long as they move the bodies, and not just the headstones, everything should be fine. ;-)

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