Most Haunted Places – The Stanley
Most Haunted Places – The Stanley
Item 30262
Country Cook Islands (the)
Year 2023
Face Value 10 Dollars
Metal Silver .999
Weight 2 oz
Size 50 mm
Quality Black Proof
Mintage 1909
Technique smartminting® (Ultra High Relief)

In 1909, when inventor Freelan Oscar Stanley first opened the opulent Stanley Hotel in Estes Valley, Colorado, visitors were enthralled by the palatial building and the surrounding rural landscape of the valley.

After years of success, by the 1970s the hotel had fallen into grave disrepair and was a mere shadow of its former self. A bizarre and fateful chain of events involving the now famous author Steven King saved the Stanley from the wrecking ball. In a lucid nightmare, while staying in room 217, he dreamt of a coiled fire hose coming to life chasing his screaming son through the halls of the hotel.

The Stanley’s connection to King’s terrifying night, which resulted in his successful book «The Shining», is the hotel’s most famous creepy occurrence. But strange and supposedly paranormal incidents were reported at the hotel well before the 1970s, some specifically in room 217.