We’re going to Vancouver, BC this summer. Dean has a conference, I like luxury hotels and Clare and her boyfriend are joining us. Clare let us know last night that they are going to stay in a “super old super haunted house” belonging to her boyfriend’s “punk Vancouver friend.”
She sent me a link to a blog post about a man posing as a doctor in 1931 who set up a hospital in a house in Vancouver (the house where Clare will be spending about 4 nights). He then talked ill people (and now residents of the house/hospital) into making him their beneficiaries. They died shortly thereafter. Apparently this happened to about 20 people. He was eventually caught and hanged.
Anyway, after reading about the house and murders, I selected a link in the blog post and found a book that I think Helen (maybe Maureen too?) would like: Blood, Sweat and Fear by Eve Lazarus. The story about Clare’s boyfriend’s punk friend’s house is Chapter 10.
Hell, I think I would like it too!
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Definitely one Maureen would like.
Just reserved it from the library, thanks for the recommendation! I hope Clare and her boyfriend survive the super-haunted house.
And by the way, I like your straightforward declaration about liking luxury hotels. I take it you and Dean are giving the super-haunted hotel a miss, so maybe you can stay here? http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/haunted-hotel-vancouver-lady-in-red
Damn. No just the Hyatt Regency. However, the Fairmont is part of the conference so perhaps Dean will run into the Lady in Red.
Oh, you brave people.
“I like luxury hotels” made me laugh. I do too. A lot! Definitely more than haunted houses. Though I did stay in a supposedly haunted castle in Poland. No ghosts, though I looked when I got up in the middle of the night.