Wednesday, 31 October 2012


DISCLAIMER: DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS YOURSELF! The moderators of this Blog strongly warn everyone NOT to attempt to enter Demon Hotel. Not only would there be physical danger from exposed nails, jagged glass and other damage, but there is also the grave potential of paranormal threats ranging from ghostly hauntings, demonic possession and spirit induced insanity. STAY AWAY FROM DEMON HOTEL!

That being said, this Blog was recently contacted by an anonymous Urban Explorer specialising in psychic investigation who, some say foolishly, decided to penetrate the seals on the abandoned apartment building on Hargrave Street, known as "Demon Hotel", and which is widely considered to be haunted.

Once through the door, the Explorer encountered a dark, dingy corridor, and his nostrils were assailed by a musty odor of decay, but also of some strange undefinable scent ... something unearthly. As he progressed down the path he also noticed that the air was growing slightly colder. Stopping on the main level, he saw the boarded up windows. At this point, everything was still and quiet.

He then proceeded to move up the main staircase, which made creaky sounds that echoed throughout the building. The Explorer noted that an uneasy feeling came over him, the sensation that perhaps he was being watched. However, there was no sign of anyone, or anything, in sight.              


He reached the upper floor, which was dark and empty. The stale, stagnant air seemed to be even colder than before, and the uneasy feeling remained. He noted that there was a slight sound of rustling, which he attributed to the wind seeping in through some of the broken windows.

The Explorer spent a few minutes looking around the empty upper floor, noticing the air had grown even colder, the strange smell getting more pungent. He heard more rustling sounds, which he again attributed to the wind, until he heard creaking sounds coming from the top floor.


After taking pictures, he again heard the creaking sounds coming from above, which could have been the wind, or perhaps some street animal taking refuge from the night, but which sounded more like soft footsteps on the broken floorboards. He then decided to continue upward to the top of the building. As he further climbed up the stairway, he could still hear the strange sounds getting closer.  As he finally reached the last few steps, his foot accidentally snapped a rotten piece of wood which tumbled loudly down to the bottom floor. Suddenly all sounds stopped ahead.  

It had become deathly silent at the entrance to the top floor, which was dominated by a huge circular window overlooking Hargrave Street. As he approached, there was only his own creaking footsteps in the darkness, all other sounds had vanished, along with the unusual coldness and smell.

As he stood in the silent darkness, the Explorer decided that the sounds and sensations he had experienced were merely manifestations of his mind, spurred on by the macabre surroundings and the legendary reputation of the cursed building. After a few more photos he decided to leave as he had come. Suddenly he heard a distinct sound echoing up the staircase, a sound that could only have been a door slamming far below him on the ground floor. He then made a fateful decision, that he would descend lower and seek out whoever or whatever was in here with him, no matter what it might be.

What did the intrepid Urban Explorer encounter as he journeyed into the terrifying depths of the ghostly structure? What nightmarish sights did he behold when he entered the ghastly basement? Did he escape intact from the haunted corridors of Demon Hotel? Return soon to this Blog for Part Two of INSIDE DEMON HOTEL! Coming Soon.

Saturday, 27 October 2012


On Halloween Night this Blog will reveal first ever pictures taken from inside the demon infested ruins of the abandoned apartment building on Hargrave Street dubbed "Demon Hotel." A courageous but anonymous urban explorer has sent exclusive photos taken inside the walls of the notorious structure. What nightmarish sights were encountered? Find out Halloween Night!

Thursday, 18 October 2012


Whether or not you believe the rumours and stories of frightening unexplained activity at the abandoned apartment building on Hargrave Street between Broadway and Assiniboine Avenues, known to downtown Winnipeg denizens as "Demon Hotel" there can be no doubt that the building is a foreboding and scary looking structure, which seems to exude an air of evil around it which permeates the entire neighbourhood. Truly, this is a home fit for ghosts and demons, and since as we all know, evil attracts evil, we can certainly assume that other unearthly supernatural entities have been attracted to this haunted complex. As one local student of paranormal activity (who wishes to remain anonymous for obvious reasons) has quipped: "When you're not in Hell, stay at Demon Hotel."


Friday, 5 October 2012


Among residents of downtown Winnipeg, there have been unconfirmed stories of people passing by the abandoned apartment building on Hargrave Street who claim to have glanced demonic faces peering from these windows, which vanish in a blink on an eye. From an anonymous 2009 Blog posting:
Sometimes when you walk by, you can see the faces of tortured souls at the windows pleading for salvation. But they say nothing, because their tongues have been cut out.
While the Blogger later recanted the story, perhaps due to fear of persecution, other paranormal researchers have encountered tales of people witnessing frightening visions from these ominous portals.


Monday, 1 October 2012


For years there have been reported sightings of ominous warnings scrawled on the outside of downtown Winnipeg's notorious "Demon Hotel." One such such occurrence was captured on film in 2010.
So disturbed were neighbours that the "Downtown Biz" were called in to paint over the words. However, some time after, the ghostly letters appeared again, seemingly from beneath the paint itself. Even after several attempts, they appeared again and again.
For a while there were no reports of paranormal writing on the Demon Hotel of Hargrave Street, as if any supernatural entities within were laying dormant. Then in the Fall of 2012, rumours of new blood-red graffiti emerged. Here is a recent photo.
Whether this is a warning, or someone or something is marking its territory, who can say? Some have speculated that evil spirits displaced from a nearby Edwardian house, The Dalnavert (once rumoured to be haunted) have taken up residence at the now abandoned structure on Hargrave Street. Since evil attracts evil, other supernatural and demonic beings may have also moved in, truly turning the decaying dwelling into a "Demon Hotel." One Paranormal investigator who asked to remain anonymous, has raised the terrifying question of what would happen if the building were to be someday demolished: "The entire Downtown area could be inundated by homeless evil spirits, demons and ghosts."