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This Scenic Columbian Museum Has a Famously Haunted History

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The historic museum overlooking Columbia's amazing Tequendama Falls has been a popular tourist attraction for decades – especially during its colorful past, when it was the famous Hotel del Salto.
 
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Photo: Hellagood
 
The luxury resort opened in the late '20s, and its breathtaking view of the falls made it a popular stop for wealthy patrons – as well as people planning to commit suicide by leaping from the ledge and onto the rocks of the Bogotá river, more than 500 feet below.
 
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Photo5: Pilar Cerisola via Flickr
 
After closing its doors to the public in the early '90s (mainly due to contamination of the river), the landmark developed a reputation for being haunted by the spirits of those who took their lives there – as well as a few victims of bar fights, who fell or were pushed from the second-floor balcony.
 
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Learn more about Tequendama Falls and the hotel's dramatic history at El Espectador.
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