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Ghost captured on camera at Daytona Beach hotel, employees say

8:03 PM, Oct 31, 2013   |    comments
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WESH) - The historic Plaza Resort and Spa on A1A and Seabreeze Boulevard in Daytona Beach has seen a lot of comings and goings, including spring-breakers in the 1990s, but  current guests have some employees spooked.

They believe the hotel is haunted.

The hotel is well over a century old, and the employees think former guests have either returned or never left.

Hotel security chief Chris Lenkiewicz and his staff were watching security monitors several weeks back when they saw something odd moving through a downstairs bar.

"It wasn't dust. It wasn't a flashlight. There was nobody on property causing stuff to happen to mess with other employees," he said.

An apparition moved about, changing sizes. And when a guard went down to check, others say, the ghostly presence seemed to hide.

Though he couldn't see it, the guard felt something, and later on security video, the apparition almost took on the shape of a person and ran away.

Employees said there have been strange sightings and sounds from all corners of the hotel, hallways, bathrooms and even hotel rooms, like Room 1111, where a guest fell to his death from a balcony several years back.

"I have doors held, like you're pulling on a door and the door is not locked, and walk in and there's nobody in there," said Lenkiewicz.

Because of the recent activity in the bar and other suspicious activity, a paranormal investigator will be at the hotel early next month. She is going to stay in one of the supposedly haunted rooms.

Claire Metz, WESH

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