A Haunted Hotel in Cheyenne, Wyoming
The Plains Hotel
The Plains Hotel is a haunted hotel in Cheyenne, Wyoming. This magnificent hotel opened its
doors in the year of 1911. This was a time in which the city that the hotel is located in,
Cheyenne was often referred to as “The Magic City of the Plains”. The concept of the hotel
was originally offered by a man by the name of Thomas Heaney. The individuals who he
presented this idea to seem to agree with him, and the hotel opened its doors for the very
first time approximately two years later. Here, you will learn a great deal of information
about the Plains Hotel, a haunted hotel in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
A Tragic Tale of Love and Lust
The Plains Hotel houses a tragic tale of love and lust. As a matter of fact, this is the one
event that led to the first opinion that the establishment was haunted. The hotel was a
grand event – just to look at. However, many travelers, individuals looking for high class
amenities, and those taking special vacations often resided in the hotel. One year, a newlywed
couple decided to spend their honeymoon at the luxurious hotel. The bride’s name has been
said to be “Rosie”. There is no conclusive name for the groom, but the story revolves around
him, and a terrible choice that would result in murder and suicide.
It is believed that the groom decided to leave the room that he and his new bride shared in
order to acquire a drink from the bar that had been built on the lower level of the haunted
hotel. While he was there, he apparently began a conversation with a lady who was believed
to be a prostitute of the time. In the meantime, his new bride became anxious for his return
and sought out to seek him. She arrived just in time to see her husband interacting with the
female. While there, she observed the two leaving together, and walking to an upstairs room.
Naturally, she followed her husband. It is believed that she was carrying a weapon and
entered the room that her husband entered. Once discovering them interacting in a sexual
manner, she murdered them both and then turned the weapon on herself. It is unknown as to
whether she left and came back with the gun, as well as what type of gun was used in the
implication of the crime. It is evident, though, that she was completely distraught at the
scene in which she discovered, and could not live with what she had done, and that all three
people died that night.
The Fatal Push
The tragic tale of love and lust is not the only haunted tale from the Plains Hotel. There
is also a tale of what we will call “the fatal push”. While there is not a lot of
information concerning this, it is known that an individual became extremely angry with
another guest and pushed them out of a window to their death. The victim was pushed from the
4th floor window, and died on impact.
The Restless Spirits
It is believed that all four of the individuals who met their deaths in the hotel
have remained in this establishment. There have been sounds of laughter and crying from the
fourth floor, where all the deaths occurred. In addition to this, apparitions have been
seen, and strange noises have occurred on the floor, as well as several locations throughout
the Plains haunted hotel. Check for the lowest price, get directions, view photos, and read the reviews and traveler tips for the Historic Plains Hotel!
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