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Just in Time for Halloween, The Stanley Hotel is Digging Up a Pet Cemetery

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  Site Where: 333 E Wonderview Ave [map], Estes Park, CO, United States, 80517
September 27, 2013 at 10:30 AM | by | ()

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, sealed its fate as a spooky hotel when it served as the site of the creepy movie, "The Shining", based on Stephen King's novel. But now it may be a ghoulish place to go for another reason..

Apparently, a pet cemetery is located on the property and the hotel wants to move the pet graves elsewhere to make way for a wedding and corporate retreat pavilion. Right. Because everyone wants to say "I Do" and "Go Team!" over a bunch of former animal graves.

The hotel has said they will hire a local cemetery to "appropriately" move the graves but the news is pretty unsettling. One psychic weighed in on the matter, telling the Fort Collins Coloradoan:

Construction accidents, delays and burst pipes could plague the project if spirits stuck "between this world and the other world" are disturbed, said Rosemary McArthur, known as "The Celtic Lady," who lives in Estes Park and was featured as a dog psychic on Animal Planet's "Pit Boss."

Right now, the hotel is still awaiting permission from the town to go ahead with the moving the graves. In the meantime, rates over Halloween start at $234 a night.

And for what it's worth, this is the not the same pet cemetery that inspired Stephen King's other book, "Pet Sematary", which was also made into a movie which still haunts us to this day. (C'mon. Admit it. You have often wondered if an evil little boy was waiting under your bed with a knife ready to slice your foot.)

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