Tips For Haunted Hotel Rooms

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They say, when you walk into a hotel room, there are a few things that you should do before you relax. The objective? To ease the spirit that happens to be occupying the room that you are about to spend for that few nights. The question remains if its really to ease the spirits there or is the truth really about easing our own minds from unnecessary thoughts?

Here are some guidelines that I’ve collected from various people about what you should do before you even claim the room as yours.

Rule No. 1 – Knock the door before you enter the room
You can even ring the room bell if you want. This is said to “inform” the spirits that you are about to enter the room. Its a polite gesture so the spirits might not feel offended if you just barge into their room

Rule No.2 -Flush the toilet as soon as you enter the room
This is say to flush away all bad things

Rule No.3 – Cover the mirrors in the bedroom
Remember to cover the mirrors. This is to ensure that they are not staring back at you from the other end

Rule No.4 – Make sure your shoes are both in opposite faces. Eg, one half of the shoe faces up, the other half faces down
This is to have the yin and yang effect. A natural balance in the room

Rule No.5 – Don’t leave the bed unattended (Double bed rooms)
This only applies if you are not occupying the other bed. Make sure you put things on the bed. This is to ensure you are not inviting any invisible vistors to spend the night in your room. In fact, I have a friend that finds any of his stuff to put around at even the chairs.

Rule No. 6 – Leave the bathroom lights on at all times
Spirits like to hang around at damp and dark places and your bathroom would seem inviting if the rest of the room has lights on. By switching the lights on, spirits might probably find your room inhabitable

Rule No.7 – Always request for double bedroom
This only applies to those traveling alone. Its said that by ordering another bed, you would not face a situation where the spirit might just be sleeping next to you as you can’t even occupy the whole queen sized bed by yourself.

Rule No.8 – Say “NO” to rooms near exits
They say that rooms that are next to exit (emergency) areas usually attract more spirits than other rooms. Why? Its because of the lonely and deserted stairway that attracts these spirits. And because they travel easily (through walls), they tend to linger at the next room just to disturb the unfortunate inhabitant.

These are just a few bits of the rules and regulations of the unseen and supernatural world. Perhaps you might want to share a bit of your own tips?

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14 Responses to “Tips For Haunted Hotel Rooms”

  1. pisang Says:

    ha ha
    will you believe it?
    well I believe it.

  2. raydenleo Says:

    So, pisang, u apply those?
    hahaha….

  3. Arveent Says:

    better safe than sorry,raydenleo!

  4. pisang Says:

    raydenleo……
    don’t laugh at me or to other people who “kena” already….

    If you ‘kena’ 1 time
    I think you will wear all kind of amulet and pendent religious around your body

    If you don’t believe it just go to gunung ledang and say ” I’m not afraid of you ghost ” in maly

    I will not responsibility if any thing happen to you.

  5. Fab_assasin Says:

    Wow…scary but tell me this only happens to specific people and at specific places!!

  6. vivianrainy Says:

    yea ..i agree wit d rules no.1 ..always knock the door before entering the hotel room…i would say is sum sort of respect to them if there is any inside…asking permission when entering ppl house is the same theory over here…

  7. Onizuka101 Says:

    hey pisang, may i know you? i wish to contact u and talk to u regarding the supernatural world

  8. velenma Says:

    I travel extensively for business (almost every week) & leisure. The following are suggestions too:

    Rule No. 1 – Knock the door before you enter the room
    You can even ring the room bell if you want. This is said to “inform” the spirits that you are about to enter the room. Its a polite gesture so the spirits might not feel offended if you just barge into their room

    *U should check in after 2pm – the spirits should know u r coming as this is the standard check in time. Furthermore, the housekeeping should have entered the room to clean it up before your arrival. U can stick the receipt at the mirror as proof of payment & temporary ownership.
    Alternatively, u may bring along an ice-cream seller brass bell to ring it around the room, but since the bell is made of metal, u need to check in your luggage if u r flying, else the metal detector at the airport will be triggered if u carry it with u.

    Rule No.2 -Flush the toilet as soon as you enter the room
    This is say to flush away all bad things

    *squeeze in some shampoo; it flushes away dirty things too.

    Rule No.3 – Cover the mirrors in the bedroom
    Remember to cover the mirrors. This is to ensure that they are not staring back at you from the other end

    *Cover the TV too, because “The Ring”/”Ringu” comes out/climbs out of TV too. For added safety, put a dustbin in front of the TV so that when “The Ring”/”Ringu” climbs out of TV, it will fall into the dustbin.

    Rule No.4 – Make sure your shoes are both in opposite faces. Eg, one half of the shoe faces up, the other half faces down

    This is to have the yin and yang effect. A natural balance in the room

    * Do the same with all ur coins too – two 10cents, one head & one tail, two 20cents, one head & one tail, two 50cents, one head & one tail.

    Rule No.5 – Don’t leave the bed unattended (Double bed rooms)
    This only applies if you are not occupying the other bed. Make sure you put things on the bed. This is to ensure you are not inviting any invisible vistors to spend the night in your room. In fact, I have a friend that finds any of his stuff to put around at even the chairs.

    *If u put too many things around the room, u’ll be prone to leave your stuff behind if u need to repack hastily the next morning. Take a glass of water & place it on the unused bed or chair. Or towel. Or magazines (do not put Playboy/Penthouse, some like to read it – use the boring mags like “Astro Channel Guide” or any cable TV programmes guide).

    Rule No. 6 – Leave the bathroom lights on at all times
    Spirits like to hang around at damp and dark places and your bathroom would seem inviting if the rest of the room has lights on. By switching the lights on, spirits might probably find your room inhabitable

    *this will only be applicable if u do not travel during the “Earth Day” when everyone is required to turn off all lights for 1 hr at 8:00pm.

    Rule No.7 – Always request for double bedroom

    This only applies to those traveling alone. Its said that by ordering another bed, you would not face a situation where the spirit might just be sleeping next to you as you can’t even occupy the whole queen sized bed by yourself.

    *Else, sleep on the floor using ur sleeping bag & zip it up. The spirit won’t go in coz it can’t fit. Leave the queen sized bed for whatsoever/whomsoever interested to occupy it.

    Rule No.8 – Say “NO” to rooms near exits

    They say that rooms that are next to exit (emergency) areas usually attract more spirits than other rooms. Why? Its because of the lonely and deserted stairway that attracts these spirits. And because they travel easily (through walls), they tend to linger at the next room just to disturb the unfortunate inhabitant.

    *Do not stay in room next to elevators too. Since it’s fun to play with the buttons & going up & down, they will have an “elevator party”.

    *Do not stay in rooms with windows too. Since windows are one of the easy entry/access point, there bound to be some “traffic” in & out too.

    *Do not stay in rooms without windows too. Since there are no windows, u r “trapped”. Rooms without windows also do not have sunlight, which can melt vampires & zombies. U can draw a sun on the wall to simulate the morning sun & colour it yellow/amber.

    *Do not stay in rooms on the 1st Floor (too easily accessible), 4th Floor (4 = die = bad), 7th Floor (some believe Hell has 7 Levels), 11th Floor (not good), 13th Floor (bad – especially Fridays), 18th Floor (The Chinese Hell has 18 levels), Top Floor (suicide happened here), room with any Fibonacci numbers (Fibonacci might visit u – 0.1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34, 55, 89…)

  9. jjme Says:

    It is said that you should enter any hotel room with your left foot first. If not, you may offend whatever that is already there.

  10. calvin1986 Says:

    If you guys had follow the instructions which had shown by the people and yet feeling something strange might happen during in the hotel room, Well, be prepared a bowl of rice and a bowl of salt..

    Mixed together and put at the table, if u guys hearing or seeing those unwanted guest, use the rice of bowl which mix with the salt and splash into the directions, yet the unwanted will get hurts once get the rice that u splash…

  11. calvin1986 Says:

    Another tips is to prevent the room that u rent been disturbing by the wandering spirit is draw ( 5 Horizontal Line, 4 Vertical Line ) and spell ” 臨,兵,斗,者,皆,陣,列,在,前 ” during u drawing with your finger using the finger sign (剑指).
    剑指: 食指与中指并拢伸直,其他三指向掌心自然弯曲,姆指按在无名指上。English : the index finger and middle finger close together straight, the other three point to the natural bending palm, thumb pressed on the ring finger. Using this finger sign and then draw to the wall where your head heading to and spell the 9 words.. Before check out by tomorrow, use your hand and rub it to destroyed the protections…

  12. unsightly Says:

    Wow, so many rules! Why even bother staying in a hotel room in the 1st place. Might as well stay at the hotel lobby.

    I like velenma’s alternatives thought.

    I too had a horrifying experience at a hotel in Kangar, Perlis. Came recommended by the people at the company that I work for who were based there. Thankfully for their lifes, they belanja me lunches and dinners if not, the following day’s newspaper headline would read “xxx company staff found dead….”. Anyway, about the hotel.

    Exterior wise, it looks ok. I mean what do you expect of a hotel in Kangar where day & night life ends at 6pm. Just to get a miserable dinner, have to travel 1 hour out of town. Some more, those idiot company people could at least take me to the border but so kedekut. Ok,ok about the horrifying hotel room. I don;t even know where to begin. Bedsheets, curtains & room walls had stains that would kill yr mom. Guess plenty of wild bed activities had happened there before. I didn’t have to worry about the mirror & tv coz the room came with none. They must be really strict with the 6pm curfew. As for the bathroom, I nearly died. The bathtub floor, toilet bowl hole and toilet sink hole were as black as ( I can’t even make a comparison). That was it, I freaked out & went to recep to check out asap. Called the company ppl & screw them like nobody business. They apologise & offer to take me to another hotel situated not far away.

    This other hotel had the old colonial look. I told the company ppl, “u better not screw me this time round or u r gonna get the rain cheque tomorrow”. Thankfully, the room was so much better. In fact, it was the most spacious room that I ever lived in. Bigger than a suite. One miserable queen sized bed was placed at the centre of this 30 x 35 sq ft room (I think). Still no tv but what the hell. The bathroom was huge enough to hold 4 mahjong tables and the chairs. Can u imagine bathing in such a big room? The hotel should at least put a jacuzzi & sauna to fully utilise the space. I asked the hotel recep if I could hold a party in the room. Guess what they told me, “yes you can but from 10am to 6pm only”. So much for asking.

  13. judasian Says:

    @unsightly, it is indeed horrifying haha .. i would’ve freaked out too.
    @velenma, this is the second comment i saw you posting, and i enjoyed the sarcasm. lol.

    as for rule number 1, i supposed it originates from china / hongkong. i’ve heard of this rule about knocking on the doors prior to entering, but never did any of those in the beginning. when i was in HK and check in to the hotel, the bell boy carried my luggage and brought me to my room. prior to entering, he knocked on the door as if it’s a routine and assuming there is someone inside, before inserting the card. I asked my colleagues in HK if that’s commonly done, and it appears so. 🙂

  14. lu Says:

    ftw, u guys make my day =DD some comment really funny.

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