Thursday, November 21, 2013
All my life people have been telling me that Hotel Congress is haunted, but they can never explain why. Some say there are some visitors that never checked out when a fire in the basement traveled to the third floor of the hotel while authorities were trying to apprehend John Dillinger and his gang in 1934. I have never heard of the story behind Room 242 in 1993. Aric Allen filmed this hard boiled, noir Youtube video reminiscing what happen the night of the suicide.
I travelled to Tucson in October to visit family, but I used that opportunity to check into the “Suicide Room” at Hotel Congress. I learned about the haunted room a few years back when I was trying to recall the events of a night that changed my life, I was at the hotel about twenty years ago when a woman in room 242 killed herself.
One of the reasons he made video was because of all the ghost false conspiracies he read on the internet. "Once I started searching the event on Google I came upon many “paranormal investigators” looking into this ghost sighting, Allen said on his blog."
I wanted to embed one of the videos from the investigators below so you can get a sense of the amateur, con-man bullshit that happens around things that are hard to explain. That’s one of the reason I wanted to tell my tale and show a little more respect for the unexplained.
I have stayed at the hotel and never experienced any kind of paranormal activity. But I haven't stayed in room 242, or 212, or the infamous 220. Sometimes I think a ghost drinks my beer when I'm not looking, but I have yet to prove that.