These historic wedding venues around the world have bloody pasts. Would you be able to say “I do, until death do us part” at these haunted locations?
The Rose Hall Great House: Jamaica
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A tropical wedding might seem like paradise, but it depends on where you go. At Rose Hall in Jamaica, the spirit of a widow, referred to as the White Witch, stalks the grounds. The Rose Hall Great House was built in 1770, and it eventually became the residence of John Rose Palmer. In 1820, Palmer married a woman named Annee who, according to legend, possessed black magic powers and murdered him, two successive husbands, and several lovers. Supposedly, she still roams the halls.
The Stanley Hotel: Estes Park, Colorado
As the inspiration for Stephen King’s novel The Shining, The Stanley Hotel in Colorado already had a chilling reputation. The hotel is over 100 years old and is not only supposed to be haunted by the original owner and his wife, but by a former chambermaid, Elizabeth Wilson, who died in room 217. As the story goes, the room had a gas leak when Wilson happened to walk in while holding a candle. But how does this hotel match up against the most haunted places you can rent on Airbnb?
Tutbury Castle: East Staffordshire, United Kingdom
This castle played a major role in British history: It was at Tutbury Castle that the Scottish royal and English political prisoner, Mary Queen of Scots, was detained by Queen Elizabeth I. The castle has been around for nearly 1,000 years, and Mary was held captive here on four separate occasions. Some believe this important historical figure still broods inside these walls.