The Paranormal Hotel

NOTE: This homepage for The Paranormal Hotel posts is under construction. There are about 30 posts in total, so far, and it will take me a while to get them all revised and linked.

The hotel where I work is a like a hybrid of a flea-bag hotel, a 1940s-style rooming house, and a budget motel for low-income travelers. (In form if not function, though, it is technically a modern multistory hotel, located just beyond the edge of St. Paul.)

At the hotel, we get all kinds. I’ve seen a lot go down at this place. Some of it has been good; much of it has been sad; a little of it has been frightening. I call it the paranormal hotel not because it’s particularly haunted but because it’s such a strange place — one that absolutely captures the essence of the literal definition of paranormal:

Para- / par-ə / Prefix. ”Alongside, near, beyond, altered, contrary to.”
normal / nawr-muhl / Adjective. “Conforming to the standard; usual; regular; natural.”

paranormal hotel block


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The original photograph, used to make the section image / sharing image “The Paranormal Hotel,” was taken by Petra Sell, and can be found on Flickr, HERE. It is licensed CC BY 2.0 (Attribution 2.0 Generic.)

6 Comments on “The Paranormal Hotel”

  1. Such a great idea!

  2. Hunter Shea says:

    Love the cover image and I’ve been dying for you to do something like this ever since you first mentioned working there!

  3. Good stuff here. Love the images too.

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