10/28/2010 08:20 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

10 Hotels With Spooky Ghost Stories In The U.S. (PHOTOS)

Mystical orbs, ethereal apparitions, things that go bump in the night. A load of hooey you say? Then check in to one of the 10 haunted hotels compiled by and test your tolerance for the paranormal. As far as we can tell, ghosts like their hotels. These territorial phantoms stick to their turf and never, ever leave. (They have good taste at least - many of their stomping grounds come with five-star service and an atmosphere to match.) The unbelievable and inexplicable seem almost mundane at these eternally haunted haunts, but we've narrowed down the creepy contenders to those that have the ghost tales and the "evidence" (i.e. paranormal expert backing, documented deaths on the premises) to go with it.

Text and images courtesy of, adapted from "Top 10 Haunted Hotels."