It was in 1973 that Stephen King booked a stay in Colorado's Stanley Hotel, an experience that inspired him to write The Shining and forever solidifed the hotel as an iconic landmark - the real life counterpart to the novel's fictional Overlook Hotel.
Many believe that the Stanley Hotel - much like the Overlook - is quite haunted, with various reports of strange noises and unexplainable occurences being documented over the years. But if it's not haunted at the time of writing this, the owners of the hotel seem intent on ensuring that it soon is...
Just in time for the spookiest day of the year comes the news that they're going to be digging up a 12-grave pet cemetery on the premises, clearing the dead animals out in order to make room for a wedding and corporate retreat pavilion. The marked graves date back to the 1960s, and they're set to be moved to a different location on sight.
Not surprisingly, residents and local psychics are unhappy about the news, and worried about the potential horrors that could result from disturbing the graves. "Stirring up the bones of the dead could kick a hornet's nest of paranormal unrest," said one local medium.
What's the worst that could happen? Well, you need only read another Stephen King novel - Pet Sematary - to know that messing with dead animals probably isn't the best idea. Especially when you're talking about messing with dead animals at the very hotel that served as the inspiration for the goddamn Shining!
Sounds like a recipe for disaster to me. What do you think? Sound off below!