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Haunting at the Station Hotel, Dudley

Listed under Paranormal in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

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Featured on television by ‘Most Haunted’ the Station Hotel holds many dark secrets, particularly in the cellars. The story tells of a hotel manager who enticed a servant girl into the cellar. Spurning his advances and threatening to tell his wife, the girl was murdered by him.

When ‘Most Haunted’s’ resident psychic Derek Acorah went to the hotel, he reported the name of a male spirit George Williams/Williamson who was having an affair with a female by the name of Elizabeth Hitchen. George Williams allegedly murdered Elizabeth by strangling and stabbing her. Acorah then revealed that Williams disposed of Elizabeth’s body by means of a chute within the hotel, which would have been used, at the time, for the delivery of bottles and barrels. Williams was then reported to have buried the body near the front of the hotel. According to Derek Acorah, Elizabeth Hitchen’s body remains there.

Originally built in 1910, the Station was demolished in 1936 in order to build a larger Hotel. This became particularly popular with theatrical artists playing the Hippodrome Theatre, once situated opposite. Laurel & Hardy, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and George Formby are amongst the famous names that have stayed at the Hotel.

It is still a nice comfortable hotel with a good restaurant decorated to reflect its former glory. Ask to be seated at ‘Georges’ table.

I have held a number of public paranormal investigations at the Station Hotel and have never been disappointed with the level of paranormal activity. If you visit make sure it’s on a cellar tour night, we have had people touched, pushed and slapped - all in the cellar, and don’t forget your camera, ‘orbs’ a plenty at the Station Hotel, currently rated as my number one hotel for paranormal activity.

If you do decide to stay one night ask for a room on the haunted landing, 214 is the one in which the bed and chair moved when ‘Most Haunted’ filmed there. Nice!

Written by  John Blythe.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

i stopped in room 117 with my two friends, we were really disapointed as nothing happened. we got loads of pics of orbs we made a weji board and it didnt work, we also filmed the room why we went down to the bar hoping to cum back to see something had happened but there was nothing. we stayed awake alnight and investergated the landings and stairs, there were lots of cold patches and creepy noises but nothing we could actually say was anything.. i am going back to this hotel soon with other friends hopefully i will get to see something next time lol.

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Let us know if anything more happens next time. Are you sensitive to this sort of thing?

Was at any time a place there that would have had torture, or Dungeons on that very spot of the Hotel?. I know the castle (Dudley) might have. It's just that after our visit last weekend we found Shackles and such like in the cellars, which were never there before, and found that odd, it spoilt it in a way.

staying in 214 tomorrow night -will keep u informed to what happens!

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Good luck - hope you see something...

We will be holding an all night vigil there on Saturday 24th April, so looking forward to what we find! We have hired the whole landing! Will come back and write a review.

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Good luck - definitely let us know what happens! Have you had any experiences there before?

Has anybody's phone slid up and down or made a noise in room 217

I went 2 stay in the Station Hotel with my mom and sister, and nothing happend apart from my phone goin up and down in my pocket and as I was walkin down the stairs. Who did it??

the station,is most definatley a haunted hotel.i have been on a couple of ghost nights,and never been dissapointed!gerge decided to pick on me,the staff were shocked,phsycic helen was taken over by him,and he did his level best to scare mw!its exellent,you must go!

The Barrel Run, Station Hotel, Dudley

I had an amazing experience down there. My leg gave way and i felt as though i had a 'club foot.' I then got the urge to sing 'Good King Wenceslas' and did. I then felt an overwhelming urge to strut up and down the run' and felt feelings of anger and arrogance. I could feel my lips curling into a sneer but could not stop myself. The feeling freaked me out. It was like watching myself from inside.

Sons 13th Birthday Present

My son is absolutely fasinated with all things paranormal and for his 13th birthday I wanted to give him a present he wouldn't forget. A night in Room 214 Aust14th/15th 2007. When we went into the room, to be honest it just looked like any other hotel room yet we had seen the footage from the Most Haunted Show, so we were both really excited about our nights stay there. We didn't have any equipment other than a video camera and a digital camera. It was just meant to be a fun evening for us both. To be honest I really didn't think anything would happen at all. We took lots of photos and admitedly many pictures had orbs in them, but I think many people are now skeptical as to what these really are. It felt silly getting excited about what could just be dust in the room, even though most of the orbs caught were around the chair and the dressing table in the room.

We sat up in bed asking out and filming again to catch moving orbs from around the chair. My son really wanted the chair to move but it didn't. Finally around 3am we decided to try and get some sleep. But 20 minutes later I was woken to some very strange noises coming from the dressing table area. I wish I could've got to the camera in time, but the noises were like something being pushed quite violently against something else in the room. Too be honest my heart was pounding so much by this point that I just pulled the covers over my face and willed the noise to stop. My son on the other hand was amazed and although he admits to being scared sat upright in bed and flashed the camera but sadly did not pick anything up. It was only a few days later when we were looking more closely at the photos that we see a reflection in the window of a mans face. Yes I know the sceptics out there will say it is street lights etc... but there is also a moving orb nr the frame. It looks pretty weird to me but just adds to a very memorable 13 th birthday for my son. If I can download the photo on here I will.

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