User Story: Said my name! Twice!
My best friend and I decided to visit and stay at two of the oldest hotels in Galveston TX for my birthday this past June. The first night we stayed at The Hotel Galvez. I’d never heard of Ghost Radar before, but she had it downloaded on her Kindle. She started it up, let it do its thing while we unpacked and settled into our room. Of course we tried to stay in the “haunted” area of the hotel, which had a story to go with it, naturally. We were expecting words relating to this tragedy to pop up, instead, it said my name, Autumn. Immediately I jump up and run over to look at it, because surely I misunderstood it, right? Wrong, there on the screen it showed my name. Obviously I was a little freaked out, but convinced myself it was a lucky guess or perhaps even that the app had the capability to listen to the environment and heard my friend say my name at some point. Seriously, I was still skeptical, but let me say, I slept with one eye open all night.
The next day, we switched hotels, staying at The Tremont there on the island as well. Now, as far as we could find, there were no ghost stories to go with this place. (We asked front desk too, but nothing significant) just that it’s old and probably the coolest hotel I’ve ever stayed at. (Rooms have hardwood floors, floor to ceiling windows, and I believe 11 ft ceilings.) Well, by this time, I’d downloaded Ghost Radar onto my phone. I was sitting in a chair at the foot of my bed, kind of cracking jokes that the radar was showing that there was something close to me, and kept getting closer, and red the whole time (strongest reading). Right after I said, “ooh, it’s right behind me, probably gonna play with my hair or rub my shoulders,” it says “Autumn”. Now that’s two different times, at two different locations, on two different devices, on two consecutive days. I was definitely freaked out at this point. We went to eat after that, came back, went to bed, and had all the lights in the room come on 4 times during the night. It actually came to a point where we were getting annoyed and finally told them to knock it off. Then the next morning, after I get out of the shower, the lights only in the bathroom went off. I don’t know who or what was trying to get our attention, but they/it definitely did. Made my 33rd birthday one I’ll never forget.
—Autumn from Houston, TX