Security cameras are a pretty amazing addition to the world of surveillance. Today, schools have them throughout classrooms and hallways, people have added them to their homes and even churches have put in camera monitoring systems! They are so popular because the camera keeps rolling and doesn’t tell lies. Hotels are notorious for having security cameras for the safety of their guests. Consider that anytime you provide overnight lodging for a bunch of strangers night after night, some odd things are likely to get picked up on those cameras.
Many hotels claim that they are haunted by spirits and many cameras have picked up some unexplained phenomena. Others have caught some behavior that they wish they’d never seen! Imagine being the person required to monitor surveillance cameras in a Las Vegas hotel during the graveyard shift! While there are all kinds of stories, some funny, some sad and other completely frightening, people are always fascinated by what the camera sees. It must be something about a person forgetting that they are being recorded that makes it more interesting to watch. So we put together some of the absolute creepiest images available that hotel cameras have caught over the years. There’s a mixture of different levels of creepy, but they are all guaranteed to raise an eyebrow!
#1 Stuart Hotel in Walton, Liverpool
Whether you believe in the paranormal or not, you’ve got to admit that this is a creepy looking photograph! In Walton, Liverpool, at the Stuart Hotel, it is clearly a landmark establishment that has been around for years. Many hotels keep a camera outside to keep an eye on who is loitering around as well as coming in and out of the building. In this photograph (taken in the middle of the day), there is a clearly creepy and disturbing face in the upper left hand window! Whether this is an evil spirit peeking out at the living world, an evil looking mask for a costume, or perhaps just a weird collection of shadows and objects will forever be the mystery. It is certain that the story and picture have created quite a stir for the hotel and adjoining pub.
#2 Drunken Fight
So hotel security cameras catch all kinds of crazy stuff. There has to be something to the idea that you’re staying somewhere away from home that makes people want to drink more than usual. In this video, a guy (who looks like he’s about to hit the pool) seemingly out of nowhere decides to get into it with some other dude. They obviously know each other, but for a good couple of minutes, they begin fighting in more of a state wrestling tournament fashion until another more responsible individual comes to calmly stop them. Pool dude did some more crazy stuff and then decided to add destruction of property to his existing subsequent disorderly conduct charge, when he destroyed the security camera. Creepy, funny and sad all rolled into one!
#3 Vegas Baby
So it’s pretty clear that the security staff of Las Vegas hotels must have some of the best stories ever! This photograph represents an entire class of drunken Las Vegas photos captured by hotel surveillance cameras. What make these photos extra creepy is that in Vegas (known historically as a haven for mob bosses and unsavoury characters behaving), it is entirely possible that this could be the aftermath of a drunken night or he could even be dead! Surely the hotel staff check these things out immediately as soon as they see it on camera, but there have been many times where other guests opened their doors the next morning to find neighbors sprawled out in the hall sleeping it off. A little crazy and very creepy all at the same time.
#4 Shot During Robbery
What you are seeing is David Dempsey, an armed robber who entered this hotel lobby for the fourth time of the day. With his bag of cash and weapon, he was most likely going home after a long day of work to relax. Unfortunately for him, when he put his gun back in his pants, he accidentally shot himself! As you can see, he dropped the bag and the gun and grabbed his leg, likely not knowing what on earth he’s going to do now! One of the strangest things about the picture is the clerk very calmly staring down at the wounded criminal. It almost looks like a smile on her face. He limped away but was caught pretty quickly, when the thief and his buddies flagged police down to get him some help