The sheer number of people who’ve died in this hotel just baffles me.
This one took place in 1950 and involves the Superintendent of Service at the hotel and the credit manager. The two of them went to a guy’s room to ask him about $104 that he owed the hotel. The gues, 25 year old John Raymond, told them to wait for a moment while he got his credentials. What he actually got was a pistol – he shot both of them to death, then killed himself.
Those who follow the blog remember the “gunshot” that was heard in a deserted hallway during a recent ghost tour that went there. This probably wasn’t a ghostly echo of this particular one, since this was on a regular guest floor, but there have been a LO T of guns fired off in that place. We’ll be examining a bit more of this once-grand hotel’s sordid history over the next few days!