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Submitted by Gloria

       Categories: whistling, hotel

I worked at the La Quinta resort for a couple of years. I would have to get there early to open up the coffee shop. We would have to walk to the security building to get the store key. The pathways are very dark and within different buildings, super creepy. On many occasions I would hear footsteps, but one time I heard my name near the security hut. I ignored it and continued to the lobby to get my register cash and heard it again, only a little louder. I ignored it and went out the back door. When I turned the corner I heard someone shout my name even louder right by my ear. There was nobody there. In the shop you can hear footsteps and doors opening and closing.

On one occasion the dressing room/storage room door would not open. It was unlocked and two of us employees would turn the handle and push on the door with force, and nothing. I even got the key to make sure it wasn't locked. As we gave up and walked away we heard a clicking noise, like it was unlocked from inside. I turned the handle, and it opened easily. I closed the door, and we both refused to go in that day.
I had heard many of the stories and know of the gentleman who committed suicide in one of the original rooms. He committed suicide in his garage (his home is still up and condemned and used for storage and still on the property. ) I hear that his ashes were scattered on the grounds. The original home looked over the family pool, and reports have been made of someone looking out the second story bedroom window, which is impossible because the room is packed, and there is no way anyone can even get close to it. (The door was unlocked so I went in with a co-worker. ) I felt extremely uneasy in there and felt major cold spots. I also felt like was being watched!

The resort definitely has a lot of history and is definitely haunted. Those were just a few of my experiences while I worked there.
Submitted by Roni

       Categories: resort, pool, coffee_shop, shop, cold_spots

I am a true skeptic when it comes to ghosts and paranormal stuff. But, after spending four days at the L.Q. Resort and then reading these accounts of possible ghost activity, I am beginning to question my skepticism. My husband and I recently spent a long weekend at the resort. We were in one of the older buildings. The building included two rooms, but the other was unoccupied. We just loved the architecture and history at the resort. Each night I heard noises. Some sounded like people whispering outside our room. The chatter was faint, and I couldn't understand any of it.

My husband also heard it and said it was air or water moving through the pipes. I too believed that because there was no other explanation for the noise. I also felt chilly in certain areas of our room. I felt a really noticeable cold spot or draft when I sat in one of the chairs in the room. Again, it could be easily explained by the fact that the resort is old and potentially drafty. But, the weirdest thing was when we were walking to our room after dinner. We both saw what appeared to be small patches of fog or mist in the distance. This was behind the lobby on the path where the roses are. We commented that the sprinklers must be reflecting the lights somehow, and that is was creating some foggy patches. When I was telling a friend about the resort, she jokingly mentioned that it was probably haunted. I just don't know, but some of my experiences lead me to wonder.

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