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loser's avatar

Would you go if you were me?

Asked by loser (14977points) July 1st, 2009 from iPhone

My friend made reservations for us to stay at “the most haunted room” at the Hotel del Coronado. And with a ouiji board, no less. If you were me, would you go? It’s also an eight hour drive. I’m just not really sure about this.

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Tink's avatar

Ha, no because I am a scarycat and I probably wouldn’t have accepted to go in the first place. Especially not with a ouiji board!!!

Edit: Am I the only one who thinks this is wrong? Sure it might be exciting…

Grisaille's avatar

Sure, why not? Go for it.

This could stem from both me not believing in ghosts and me wanting you to come back with some kick-ass stories.

Les's avatar

Yeah, go for our sake. That would be a great story to tell, if anything wacky does happen. Please, think of the Collective!

Aethelwine's avatar

Can I go? It sounds like so much fun! I think you should definitely do it. It’s good for a person to get out and try new things.

Grisaille's avatar

OMFG @jonsblond

You just gave me the single greatest idea ever.

FLUTHER ROADTRIP

Aethelwine's avatar

@Grisaille I love a roadtrip. I’m there!

Grisaille's avatar

That’s be awesome. Really would. Like a cross-country deal, with breaks in between to see the scenery, visit places of interest and smell the daisies. It’d never happen, but still…

marinelife's avatar

It depends on how sensitive you are to stuff like that. Ouija boards can be doors to unpleasant experiences for people who are emotionally sensitive or who are fragile.

Without the Ouija board, it would be less fraught with possible danger, but if you are sensitive to places, why go through that?

Is it your idea of fun? Are you really eager to experience a supernatural phenomenon? If not, why go?

CMaz's avatar

It is just a hotel. If you want to see ghosts you will.

marinelife's avatar

@ChazMaz Note true. Many people who want to see ghosts don’t.

CMaz's avatar

Because they are not weak minded enough to see them.
Not meant to sound disrespectful.

loser's avatar

@ChazMaz Not weak minded enough? I get that you’re not trying to sound disrespectful but could you elaborate on that? I’m not quite sure what you mean.

syz's avatar

It sounds extraordinarily silly, but harmless. Why not go and have some fun? Wait, are you driving 8 hours each way to stay for one night? Yikes! I like to travel for travel’s sake, but that hardly seems worth it.

Jeruba's avatar

I would not pass up an opportunity to stay at the Del for any reason.

“Ouija.”

CMaz's avatar

I mean, people are always susceptible to influence. Hang around a group of KKK members long enough and you just might buy a nice new robe.

I just cant relate to the existence of ghosts. I have been to some well documented “haunted” houses. Know what. No ghosts. Now get someone that wants to see a ghost at any level. And ya know what… Ghosts.

People that want to see Ghosts but never do, will eventually or will come to understand that they really do not exist. Not to say there are not other forces making things happen. Like mental projection and suggestion. We do radiate energy, how it effects others and other things we still do not know.
Ghost are spirits, right? That wear ghost clothing, human shapes, and walk up stairs but float through walls.
Does not work for me.

skfinkel's avatar

If it sounds like fun to you, you go. Especially it you like and trust your friend. If it doesn’t sound like fun, don’t go. Listen to your gut.

KatawaGrey's avatar

Well, I wouldn’t go only because I know too many people who would mess with me. I would also just be scared shitless. If you think it wounds like fun (and you can pluck up the courage) then go and bring back pictures and good stories. If not, go to Disneyland instead. :)

tinyfaery's avatar

A little scare is good for the system. Reminds you that you are alive. Plus, as far as I know, a ghost can’t really do you much harm.

KatawaGrey's avatar

@tinyfaery: I don’t know how much ghosts can hurt you, but I have heard of ghosts capable of physical contact.

whatthefluther's avatar

I would definitely go for it and devise a plot to scare the shit out of my friend (contact the hotel and see if they might be able to help you on that…but stay on your toes…your friend may well already have something similarly special in the works for you). See ya….wtf

Grisaille's avatar

Listen, dude. If all else fails, remind yourself that 1408 was a horrible movie, despite having a great lead actor. And Samuel L. “Motha Fuckin” Jackson.

Everything will work out in the end.

CMaz's avatar

If you do go. Bring a can of Cheese Wiz.
Ghosts love it!

loser's avatar

@KatawaGrey I like your Disneyland idea better!!!

Dorkgirl's avatar

Heck yeah, I’d go. The Hotel Del Coronado is beautiful and in a beautiful location. Go for it! Who cares if it’s supposed to be haunted. Could be thrilling or could just be a lovely time in San Diego!

KatawaGrey's avatar

@loser: All right! I’ll bring the fruit snacks you bring the chex mix!

Aethelwine's avatar

Looks like @loser is going to Disneyland. A room is available at the Hotel del Coronado. I’ve got the Night Vision Monocular and EMF detector. Who’s with me?

Jeruba's avatar

If you can even get a room at the Del, you’re looking at a steep rate. Who’s paying? If Loser’s friend is treating, I’m in. Looks like you’ve got the gear, so I’ll bring a sack of flour.

tinyfaery's avatar

I’ve got the tennis balls. ;)

Jeruba's avatar

What do you do with the tennis balls, @TF?

tinyfaery's avatar

Poltergeist. Remember?

Jeruba's avatar

Oops, I never saw it.

loser's avatar

@Jeruba It’s a great movie! Scared the heck out of me when I first saw it when it came out!!!

Jeruba's avatar

So what do you do with the tennis balls? Can’t we go until I’ve seen the movie? It’s all right, of course—tinyfaery is in charge of them—but I’m twitching with curiosity.

tinyfaery's avatar

@jeruba Poltergeist is a must see. It’s a Spielberg movie. It still creeps me out, all these years later.

Jeruba's avatar

<Adding to NetFlix> Ok. Guess I’ll have to wait to find out, then. @loser, are you going to let some old movie scare you out of a night at the Del? Have you seen that place?

loser's avatar

@ Jeruba Well, thinking about that movie and all… Yeah!

Jeruba's avatar

Oh. Well, then.

tinyfaery's avatar

JUST GO!! Nothing is going to happen. Life is not a movie. I don’t know where you live, but if you are north of L.A. you can stop and see me on the way. ;)

Grisaille's avatar

* wolf whistle *

loser's avatar

@tinyfaery Hmm… Well now that changes everything!!! ;)

KatawaGrey's avatar

I guess Disneyland is off, but if everyone is going, I’ll come too! @tinyfaery: Bring your wife! She and I can huddle in the corner while all of you are trying to summon the spirits. :)

Bluefreedom's avatar

I would ask the Ouija Board if going on the trip is a good idea. If it responds in the affirmative, you should definitely take the trip. Ouija Boards never lie. I know this because I’ve used them to make monumental decisions in my life. Trust me on this.

loser's avatar

@BlueFreedom Okay, I’ll try that. Where does one acquire a Ouija board, I wonder?

tinyfaery's avatar

Toys r’ Us

That just goes to show you how scary it really is.

KatawaGrey's avatar

@Bluefreedom: I can’t tell if you’re being serious or not and that scares me just a little…

Bluefreedom's avatar

@KatawaGrey. It looks like my answer had the desired effect then. =)

Bluefreedom's avatar

@loser. Ouija Boards can be found in most toy stores or department store toy sections. They’re in the same place you’ll find all other types of board games like Monopoly, Scattergories, Taboo, etc.

I guess I should have read @tinyfaery‘s answer before I answered. Sorry.

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