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We received the following report in February 2010

We stayed on the 8th floor at The Royal York this past weekend.  Our 10 year old daughter pressed me if I felt the ghost,
because I have a certain sensitivity to such things.   Not wanting to "spook her" while we enjoyed our vacation, I told her
no. This morning I admitted to her otherwise, before I checked your website.  I said that though most hotel mischief tends to be caused by "little girl ghosts", this was definitely a man.   

Among the oddities we experienced was the elevator doors repeatedly opened & closed at will, until we thought it best to vacate.  An alarm clock buzzer went off Saturday morning for 30 minutes in the adjoining room, though we were at the end of the hall & no guest room was located there.  Our electronic room key malfunctioned not allowing us to enter after a morning swim.  But most compellingly, our daughter said she saw "moving shadows" in our room while her mother napped & I was in the  bathroom.  

I talked to my daughter further about her experience & she elaborated that the outline of what she saw had "humps". One was what she perceived as a head & another as though it was hunched over.  When she called for me, she said it "whooshed away".  

She also told me she felt something next to her bed, just before the alarm buzzer went off Saturday at 7 AM in the next (non guest) room.  Her only concern about her encounters was whether or not the ghost could tag along home with us.  I assured her it couldn't.

Never was there a sense of danger or high anxiety, only mild unease, and other than that we had a fine time.  This is the first indication that our daughter shares my "gift" and is just not emulating daddy."

Our thanks to our reader for sharing his family's experiences at the hotel with us. We appreciate it, and hope that by sharing these types of events others who may be experiencing something similar can take some comfort in knowing that they are not alone. Have you experienced something that may be ghost related at The Royal York? If so, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Your privacy will be protected, and confidentiality is assured. privacy will be protected, and confidentiality is assured.