- "There's a sofa, a writing desk, faux antique armoire, floral wallpaper. Carpet's unremarkable except for a stain beneath a thrift-store painting of a schooner lost at sea. The work is done in the predictably dull fashion of Currier and Ives. The second painting is of an old woman reading bedtime stories - a Whistler knockoff - to a group of deranged children while another Madonna and child watch from the background. It does have the vague air of menace. The third and final, painfully dull painting, the ever popular "The Hunt". Horses, hounds and constipated British lords. Some smart-ass spoke about the banality of evil. If that's true, then we're in the seventh circle of Hell."
- ―Mike Enslin
|Country:||United States of America|
|City:||New York City|
|Points of interest:||Room 1408|
|1st appearance:||1408 (short story)|
The Hotel Dolphin is a luxurious hotel located on 61st street in New York City. It has earned itself a rather bleak reputation over the past several decades, owing largely to rumors of Room 1408 being haunted. For more than sixty years, Room 1408 has allegedly been responsible for a string of bizarre, inexplicable occurrences including forty-two deaths, twelve of which were suicides and at least thirty "natural" deaths. Due to these happenstances and the legend surrounding the room, hotel manager, Gerald Olin kept the room vacant for more than twenty years.
Those who stay within the room for more than a brief moment were said to be subject to nightmarish visions and intense psychological turmoil. An unseen force was said to play havoc with electronic devices, causing digital wristwatches, pocket calculators, and cell phones to stop functioning or to operate unpredictably.
Points of Interest Edit
- Room 1408
- Room 1408 is located on the thirteenth floor of the Hotel Dolphin, but due to the superstitious nature of the hotel's staff, it is identified as being located on the fourteenth floor. The sum of the numbers 1408 added together equals thirteen, a number classically looked upon as being one of ill omen. Writer Mike Enslin spent an evening in Room 1408, seeking to debunk stories of its haunted history. He soon learned the truth however as he was severely burned and nearly driven mad after spending only a few hours in the room.
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