I had a very interesting stay at the Amway Grand Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI recently. First of all, this hotel is very beautiful and welcoming. The staff at the front desk, as well in the sports bar, are courteous, warm and seem genuinely happy to see you.
I was relaxing in my room before dinner, drinking a cup of tea and watching TV. I was propped up on the bed and the television was directly in front of me. To my right was the wall of the bathroom, which ran along the side of the bed for about 6 feet and then the corner you go around to enter the hallway with the bathroom to the right . To the right of the TV, about three feet away, is a wall where the coffee/tea set up is. As I was looking at the TV I saw movement to my right in the hallway. I leaned forward a bit to try to get a better view, while thinking that it could have been my hair or reflection of the TV. A few minutes passed and I saw movement again. So now I am intently watching the movement on the TV and trying to look at that area at the same time. I’m watching to see if any reflection of the TV could be causing any shadow movement. Of course I went into “paranormal investigator” mode to see if I could debunk what I was seeing. Then, my visitor made a more pronounced shadow and got a bit closer. I’m starting to pick up on a female energy, and judging by the size of this faint grey outline, I’m pretty sure I have a female spirit visiting.
Now, even though I know I’m seeing what I’m seeing, I decided to research the hotel a bit on-line. I discovered that this hotel is known for some friendly spirits in the historic part of the structure. Well, bingo my room is in the historic part of the hotel. These spirits are known to move things around. So, just like when you meet someone for the first time, I introduced myself and invited her to come all the way into the room. I didn’t see her do so, but I could feel her. I even read to her what I found in the article thinking that she might be interested or, at least, amused. I did tell her that I didn’t mind her moving items that belonged to the hotel, but to try to refrain from moving my stuff around. I explained to her that I had to get up very early the next morning, and I didn’t want to have to rush around and not be able to find my things. After a bit, she left and I decided to go grab a bite of dinner. It all stayed quiet through the rest of the night…
So the next morning got very interesting. I got up and hopped into the shower. The personal amenities at this hotel are very nice. I really liked the shampoo and conditioner. I don’t normally use hotel shampoo and conditioner, but I loved the clean, light floral fragrance and I thought I would give them a try. I am so glad I did because they were so lovely. So, I got out of the shower and put the shampoo and conditioner on the closed toilet seat because I wanted to take them with me. Now, to preface, there was only one bottle each of the shampoo and conditioner and a bar of soap (that was really nice too!) on a shelf on the wall opposite of the shower. As I got out of the shower I actually said out loud that I really liked that shampoo. Well, from no where a bottle of the shampoo was tossed onto the bathroom floor from outside of the bathroom… Startled, I stood there for a minute. I then bent over and picked up a bottle of the shampoo that had landed on the floor. It took me a moment, but then I started laughing and said, “Wow! You really listened to me last night! You moved something that belongs to the hotel and not any of my things. Thank you for listening! And thank you for giving me another bottle of that shampoo because I really like it. That was very thoughtful of you!”
Of course I took that bottle with me! It took her a lot of energy to toss that shampoo to me and I was not going to ignore her gift. You see, sometimes all they want to do is to just be a part of the conversation and to get a glimpse of you in your current existence. Hey, it’s just a ghostly girl bonding moment…
I looked all over that bathroom and hallway to try to debunk what happened. It really came from no where… It didn’t fall from anywhere in the bathroom. It had the motion of being tossed… By the way, I was in this hotel room by myself and the dead bolt was engaged on my hotel room door.
It was such a positive and amazing experience.
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