Most Haunted Places in America: New Mexico Radisson Hotel
The Radisson Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico is an up-scale hotel offering all of the luxuries and amenities the brand has become known for, and then some. There’s something for anyone at the Albuquerque Radisson – wireless internet, in-room coffee and hot tubs for the adults, New Mexico’s first indoor water park for the kiddos, and a legendary ghost haunting for the paranormal adventure seekers.
The Radisson Hotel was built in 1972 and is conveniently located near various spectacular tourist attractions. For ghost hunting enthusiasts, the short walk to Old Town Albuquerque presents a lot of opportunities, where reports of more than 300 ghost hauntings have taken place. But why leave when you can experience paranormal activity right here at the Radisson Hotel?
No one really knows what happened in the Radisson Hotel, but the haunting reports just keep coming in, so much that the haunting is virtually undeniable. Most of the attention is focused on the third floor, but since this area was never renovated, it is closed off, only adding to the mystery for guests who hear the strange noises from above.
Many visitors have reported eerie noises coming from the room above theirs. Everything from scratching, bumping and knocking to the screams of what sounds like a woman has been reported. And many times, there is no one staying in the room above the guest(s) who reported these incidents. Those who stay in a room on the second floor can be sure there is no one in the rooms above since they aren’t even open.
More than one guest has claimed to have been shaken awake in the middle of the night, saying it felt like a child’s hands shaking them. But when they wake up, there is no one there. This particular paranormal anomaly only seems to happen to female guests.
With the third floor closed, the management of the Radisson Hotel in Albuquerque makes every effort to ensure no one travels up to this area. In fact, there are only a few ways to get to this floor. When you do arrive, it is said that a hot gust of air hits you the moment the elevator doors open. Then again, this is New Mexico – the weather is not known for its frigid atmosphere – and the third floor isn’t likely to be air conditioned if it’s closed off.
There is a rumor that a bar exists on the third floor, part of which is in immaculate condition and the remainder of which is visibly destroyed. While many claim to have seen this bar, a number of employees who work (or worked) at the haunted Radisson maintain that there never was a bar up there. Managers of the hotel tend to deny its existence as well. We cannot verify it as truth or fiction, but the story goes that broken glass has been found on numerous occasions, always appearing to be freshly broken (no signs of dust anyway).
Could it be that the owners of the Radisson Hotel in Albuquerque know the third floor is haunted? Perhaps it is all a gimmick to bring in phenomenon seekers? This is one haunted hotel where a respectable group of paranormal investigators would certainly help to answer a lot of lingering questions.