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The supernatural costumes at the Stanley Hotel's Shining Ball

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Kevin J. Beaty
A nun from the FX show American Horror Story poses before the notoriously haunted Concert Hall at the Stanley Hotel.
The Shining Ball at the notoriously haunted Stanley Hotel celebrates their ties to the Stephen King novel and Stanley Kubrick film. In 1974, King stayed in room 217 where he allegedly was visited by spirits while he was sleeping. It's said by hotel staff that the horror writer was so spooked he had to vacate the room in the middle of the night. His experience at the Stanley inspired "The Shining," in which a hotel manager and his family are tormented by poltergeists emanating from room 237. The real-life 217 was the epicenter of a gas explosion, just one of many true macabre stories about the hotel.