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Fort Shelby Doubletree Suites Hotel - Detroit MI Real Haunts

  • 525 W. Lafayette Blvd.
  • Detroit, MI
  • (313) 963-5600
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This hotel is known by locals as the "Fort Shelby Hotel," which was its original name when it began operation in 1916. The building sat vacant for years and according to stories, a homeless man named Al used it as temporary sleeping spot before a plumbing pipe burst and he got killed after getting stuck in the sewage. Years later, his bones were found in the muck. Then Doubletree bought the building, spending $90 million on renovations! Al's apparition has been spotted walking through the halls and in the lobby.
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  • I think he was in my room to warn me....

    In 2017 I traveled for work a lot and always stayed in Hiltons- I like the vibe of historic hotels but was unaware of this one's history at the time I booked a night there. While working in my room that night, I decided to steam the wrinkles from my dress clothes by turning on the shower and hanging them in the bathroom. I went back to my laptop and became engrossed in my project until it happened-- out of the corner of my eye I saw what looked like a large dark shadow move in my hotel room. Sidenote: I get floaters in my eyes and know it definitely wasn't that, and the lights were on in my room so a quickly moving dark shadow was a pretty noticeable, jarring thing to experience. The shadow went in the direction of the bathroom, so much like a character in a horror film going to investigate creepy phenomena, I similarly felt compelled to go look in that vicinity at which point I realized I forgot to turn the shower off. When I got in the bathroom I quickly realized that the plug was left in the drain so water was just about to spill out from the tub all over the floor. Grateful that I caught it in time, I still couldn't shake the feeling that some *thing* had been in my hotel room a minute earlier. I googled the hotel's address and "haunted" and came upon this page. I can't help but think the 'known' ghost of this hotel-- believed to have drowned due to a plumbing break years ago-- was trying to warn me that my bathtub was about to overflow.

    Posted 1/6/21

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  • Someone walked in my room to say hi?

    I stayed one night here in room 324. Had no clue of the history of the building or anything! I woke up probably an hour before my alarm in the morning to what I thought was someone entering my room. I was super groggy and out of it (it was still dark) and I vaguely remember checking the time and drifting back off to sleep. I woke up later and recalled that I could have sworn someone came into my room this morning but there were no signs of entry and my door bolt was still latched. Also when it happened I weirdly didn’t feel alarmed at all... as you’d think one would if someone walked into their room! I then researched if the hotel was haunted and viola here I am haha.

    Posted 2/21/20

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