Imagine a blizzard trapping you in an old, haunted, Wyoming hotel for two nights, with a team of ghost hunters.

And getting paid to do it.

Sounds like the plot of a bad movie, but it actually happened to me, and you can watch the video below.

It was near the end of August 2013 when a small newspaper sent me to write a story about BuffaloWyoming's famous Occidental Hotel.

The late August blizzard that blew in was no surprise to anyone who lived at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains.

The highways were closed down for two days and the drift in the parking lot hid the automobiles under rolling mounds of white.


In addition to the staff,  there were a few travelers stranded: a retired couple from the UK who had rented a car in Washington state with the intention of zig-zagging across America, a ghost hunting team from Sheridan, Wyoming, and me.

Sure, I might have had a room for the night. But who can sleep while a team of ghost hunters set up motion detectors and night vision cameras? There was no need for caffeine.

If anything, I can say that this was better than being stuck in the hotel alone. I promised myself NOT to make the same mistakes that we see idiot kids make in those horrible horror movies.

Do you believe in ghosts?

This video documents what the Sheridan Paranormal Research Team captured that night in what has been called Wyoming's Most Haunted Hotel.


After decades of Hollywood slasher films, somebody finally has to say it.


Let's have a good look at why then maybe, next time you watch one of those slasher films, you'll root for the monster and cheer when he offs one of those little twits.

The biggest reason those kids DIED is thinking they know it all and refusing to listen.

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1. Ignoring their parents

I know some of you might laugh at me for saying that but there is a reason that their parents lived as long as they did. So when some old person tells you "Don't do that, you'll DIE!" You might want to consider why it is that they are still alive after all these years and why their stupid friends died young.

Young scared couple is watching horror on TV.

Ignoring their own instincts

There is a lot of that in these movies. There is a reason we all have that little voice in our brain screaming;

Don't go with that guy.
Don't go into that house.
Don't go into that cellar.
Don't go up in the attic.
Stay out of the cornfield.
Stay out of the barn.
Stay out of the shed.
Sleep anywhere but here.
Stick together, don't split up.
Keep out when the sign says keep out.


Here's a big clue when it comes to testing the STUPID of the teens in these movies: When you hear a noise in the middle of the night, down that dark hallway, or up in the attic, maybe down in the cellar, take that is a big clue TO NOT GO THERE! When that part of your brain that warns you of danger says - "NOPE!" --- LISTEN TO IT!

Well, no great loss. These kids were never going to be successful and upstanding members of society. They are usually spoiled, gossiping, annoying, thieving, bullies. Did I mention annoying? They were all just a bunch of rebellious pot-smoking drunks.

I know, these are some very cold and heartless things to say. But maybe we are just dealing with the laws of natural selection here.

What if Freddie and Jason and all the rest were put on Earth to weed out horrible kids before they have a chance to grow up and do any real damage to society?

Worse yet they might have kids of their own- and we don't need people like this breeding.

I don't usually watch slasher/horror films. But when I do, I root for the creature.

middle aged couple and dog laughing at the television

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