Tucson Ghost Stories: Is Room 242 Really Haunted?

I ain't afraid of no ghosts.

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All my life people have been telling me that Hotel Congress is haunted, but they can never explain why. Some say there are some visitors that never checked out when a fire in the basement traveled to the third floor of the hotel while authorities were trying to apprehend John Dillinger and his gang in 1934. I have never heard of the story behind Room 242 in 1993. Aric Allen filmed this hard boiled, noir Youtube video reminiscing what happen the night of the suicide.  

I travelled to Tucson in October to visit family, but I used that opportunity to check into the “Suicide Room” at Hotel Congress. I learned about the haunted room a few years back when I was trying to recall the events of a night that changed my life, I was at the hotel about twenty years ago when a woman in room 242 killed herself. 

One of the reasons he made video was because of all the ghost false conspiracies he read on the internet. "Once I started searching the event on Google I came upon many “paranormal investigators” looking into this ghost sighting, Allen said on his blog."

I wanted to embed one of the videos from the investigators below so you can get a sense of the amateur, con-man bullshit that happens around things that are hard to explain. That’s one of the reason I wanted to tell my tale and show a little more respect for the unexplained.

I have stayed at the hotel and never experienced any kind of paranormal activity. But I haven't stayed in room 242, or 212, or the infamous 220. Sometimes I think a ghost drinks my beer when I'm not looking, but I have yet to prove that.


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