Spooky hotel offers stays in a crypt

The Hotel Crypt
The Hotel Crypt

A hotel in Maine, the home state of horror writer Stephen King, is now offering guests the chance to spend a night in the crypt of a former church.

The Inn at the Agora, which was created from the former rectory of Lewiston’s St Patrick’s Church, has launched the Hotel Crypt – a dubious lodging experience forged from the church’s crypt.

The crypt was occupied for more than 100 years by the body of the original priest of the church, Monsignor Thomas Wallace, before his corpse was moved to a cemetery in 2009.

It has since been converted into a macabre movie room with an LCD TV, a selection of 60 classic horror films, antique furnishings in a sitting area, and even a coffin. Package deals include a tour of Stephen King’s home in nearby Bangor.

“Nowhere else in the world can you rent an actual crypt for an evening,” said owner Andrew Knight. “There is a market for unique experiences. Watching a scary movie and drinking a glass of wine in a coffin inside an authentic crypt is one-of-a-kind.”

When asked if he would spend an evening in the crypt, he said, “Hell no.”

The opportunity to be the first living person to spend a night in the crypt is currently available on eBay.com. Reservations are being accepted for stays beginning 1 August.

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