“We'll be looking at putting a double bed in one of the rooms and then we have three slabs and two pull-out fridges which could be used,” Pearce told AFP. And by “pull-out fridges,” he doesn’t mean the minibar. It appears that guests will sleep on the sliding metal drawers that once cooled down corpses.
“The idea is to give an experience in a morgue before it's too late,” he joked in an interview with TravelMail.
Pearce needs approval from a Willow Court council before doing anything, but he hopes to make the former psychiatric morgue a 2013 extension of the 22-room Willow Court Motel that he already owns and operates on the complex. Apparently, it's already haunted.
"We've had some very interesting reactions from the people who come here. The general reaction is that people gasp. A few people run out screaming," Pearce said. "Certainly over the time I've been here, you think you see people, you go to look and there's nobody there.”
According to the NY Daily News, when he was asked whether he thought travelers would really want to sleep in the four-bedroom morgue motel, he said, "We're going to find out."
And so we wonder: Would you sleep in a place like this? Let us know in the comments.
[Photos: Hadyn Pearce]