Are you haunting at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe? A family says they experienced it
SANTA FE, New Mexico (KOAT) – A family in New Mexico say they had their first supernatural experience while staying at the Drury Hotel in Santa Fe over the weekend.
The Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe is one of the few buildings that many believe to be haunted.
Before being a hotel, the Drury housed the former Saint-Vincent hospital.
According to legend, the ghost of a young boy used to haunt room 311 of the hospital until the authorities later closed this room. Another ghost had been reported on the fourth floor of the hospital.
Those who claim to have witnessed the hauntings report mysterious slamming of doors, flickering lights, the sounds of crying children, and other unexplained phenomena.
Megan and Tommy Goodman established a family tradition by visiting famous haunted hotels.
But after their last visit to the Drury, the family say they could be done with “ghost hunting”.
Megan Goodman tells KOAT that the family was in their first-floor bedroom with the lights off, trying to fall asleep when they started hearing knocks.
At first they thought the knocks were just water pipes, but then she says the noise started to get louder and it seemed like whatever was making noise would get louder and interact as they asked him to stop.
The Goodmans said they involved hotel management, bringing the night manager to their room so he could hear what they heard.
“We turned off the lights and it started up again,” Goodman said.
Management moved the Goodmans to a new room, this time on the second floor, but the noise followed them.
Goodman said the manager did everything he could to try to figure out what was going on, to no avail.
Hotel management contacted the Goodmans in an email and said they were working with the maintenance team to determine where the noise was coming from. The email says that when they went back into the rooms to try and reproduce the sound, it’s silent.
Goodman says the family was using the app, Ghost Hunters, when they were exploring the hotel earlier in the day. She said the app reported “cold baby” and “crying baby” when they were walking, but she didn’t think about it.
But after that night’s experience, Goodman says she permanently deleted the app.
“I’ve always been a bit of a skeptic, but I’m a total believer now,” Goodman said. “I won’t mess with ghost hunting tools anymore, remove this from my system!”
KOAT has contacted the Drury Plaza Hotel and the manager on duty said they were unable to comment at this time. We left a message for the general manager of the hotel, but at the time of printing had not heard back.
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