The Shining hotel to dig up pet cemetery

The owners of the hotel which inspired Stephen King’s The Shining have decided that in order to accommodate the building of a new pavilion on its grounds, they are going to have to excavate none other than a pet cemetery – what could possibly go wrong?

The Shining hotel

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, first opened its doors in 1909, and has welcomed distinguished political and artistic figures, including King and his wife.

After being immortalised in the horror book the hotel is still going strong, and has now decided to expand its wedding and corporate offering with another building on its land.

The unfortunate pet cemetery which is in the way will have to be dug up and the graves will be moved elsewhere.

The announcement hasn’t pleased believers of the supernatural, however.

‘Stirring up the bones of the dead’ is a recipe for paranormal disaster, local medium Rosemary McArthur said.

Problems with the construction such as burst pipes and delays could hinder the project if spirits that are stuck ‘between this world and the other world’ are disturbed, she added.

Coincidentally, this pet cemetery has absolutely nothing to do with one of the King’s other iconic masterpieces, Pet Sematary, which tells of a spooky burial site with sinister secrets.


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