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Houston traveler catches ghost in photo taken at famous 'Shining' hotel

Houston Chronicle logo Houston Chronicle 15/04/2016 Hunter Lanier

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A picture taken of the lobby at the Stanley Hotel seems to have captured a ghostly figure standing at the top of the stairs.

"I don't remember anyone being on the grand staircase because I usually don't like people in my shots," said Henry Yau, the man- who took the photo.

The Stanley Hotel, located in Estes Park, Colorado, has long been rumored to be haunted. In recent years, the hotel has been the subject of TV shows, "Ghost Hunters" and "Ghost Adventures."

By golly! I think I may have captured a #ghost at #StanleyHotel. #EstesPark

A photo posted by Henry Yau (@ares415) on

In 1974, Stephen King stayed at the hotel and was plagued with terrible nightmares. The nightmares and ominous atmosphere of the hotel inspired him to write "The Shining."

Despite not noticing the figure in the picture until the next morning, Yau experienced queasiness the night the photo was taken.

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