Haunted Hotel Hell

 

We discussed the haunted Hotel Hell in an episode of the Ghost Town Podcast. It’s somewhat local to co-host Rebecca’s hometown in Wisconsin. I am particularly interested in a hotel riddled with lore and disaster considering it’s really not in a central location, easy to get to, or with any considerable traffic. Yet the Maribel Caves Hotel seems to have been connected to infamy, and the fact that despite it’s “back luck” aura, it’s always trying to be brought back to life.

Photo: frightfind.com

Photo: frightfind.com

According to FrightFind.com, “Now reminiscent of Western European Medieval castle ruins, the Maribel Caves Hotel originally began as a therapeutic hotel/spa where the “tired and worn” could be “invigorated.” Thanks to its unique location, both in close proximity to a natural spring and the railroad that passed through Maribel, the hotel became a popular rest stop for many traveling Americans throughout the early 1900’s. In fact, notorious gangsters and bootleggers such as John Dillinger and Al Capone are said to have been included among the guest list. As the Maribel Caves Hotel also functioned as a spring water bottling plant with carbonizing equipment”

“Under a new owner, Jeff Miller, the building reopened as a hotel again in 1981. Miller saw little success, however, as the hotel had adopted a reputation of being haunted by angry spirits by that time. Then, in 1985—with no known cause—the building was engulfed in a fire large enough to reduce the building to its limestone bones.”

“In the years that followed, the dilapidated fortress earned a third name, “Hotel Hell.” Since it was gutted and abandoned, bone-chilling rumors have constantly surrounded the place. Many claim to have seen the figure of a man that continually looms in various windows around the building, always facing out. Additionally, visitors have experienced feeling cold hands pressed on their back when they walk around the ruins alone. Some have heard voices and shrieks coming from the basement and caves below. Others have sworn that stones and other objects move on their own accord.”

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Oh yeah, one of the hotel’s amenities is that it’s a literal portal to hell.

Photo: unexplainedresearch.com

Photo: unexplainedresearch.com

Listen to the Hotel Hell episode of Ghost Town here: