When you think of hotel getaway, you probably think something along the lines of luxury. Perhaps something with a spa, great dining options, and a picturesque location. However, this particular hotel destination has nothing of the sort. Instead, it’s got a bunch of clowns.
Appropriately named Clown Hotel, this strange staycation abode is located in Tonopah, Nevada. It has gained fame for its more than 800 clown figurines, which are both large and small. Most of us will probably agree, it’s a little scary and not the place we’d want to find ourselves at night.
The Clown Motel in Tonopah Nevada, located next to the Old Tonopah Cemetery. pic.twitter.com/gQzPNmmahl
— Diane Doniol-Valcroze (@ddoniolvalcroze) July 19, 2020
And if the figures themselves don’t already give you the heebyjeebies, the motel itself is also right beside a graveyard. Wonderful! It comes as no surprise that the motel’s owner has said that there have been reports of sounds coming from some of the rooms that are vacant – sounds such as footsteps, voices, and knocks. Creepy!
I’m still absolutely fucked up over the Clown Motel and it’s approach to the English language pic.twitter.com/q5xFdELtun
— mali klaun (@maliklaun) July 21, 2020
As the owner, Hame Anand shared with Thrillist, “This was how I knew that they were telling me, ‘we are here, but don’t worry about that.'”
The brave owner is also the one who collects the clown figurines, a collection that has grown to more than 2,000. He bought the Vegas motel back in 2017 and has been stuffing it with clowns since then.
Who would stay at the Clown Motel? 🙋♂️ pic.twitter.com/uS3ixBacpB
— Greg (@ALWearyDad) July 18, 2020
He did share that at first, he was a little freaked out himself. He noted that he couldn’t sleep in his room in the beginning. But then he had a bit of a revelation, saying, “But one day I thought, ‘why did I come here? There must be some divine power. They want me here to run this motel. So probably, they are not going to mess with me.'”
Regarding the strange occurrences, Hame’s guests most notably report happenings in the rooms numbered 108, 109, 210, 215, and 217. Some of the reports include the opening of bathroom doors or whispering voices, all of which are a giant “hell no” from me.
The decor doesn’t make it any better either. But that is one thing that Hame doesn’t understand. The hotelier doesn’t know why people don’t like them and call them “creepy.” To each their own, I guess.
What if we kissed 😳 at the combination clown motel/pioneer graveyard 🤡👻 pic.twitter.com/3dqNTbpqQY
— D R E A 🪓 (@amiawerewolfyet) July 17, 2020
But if you’re a bit of a daredevil or you like spooky things, then this place may just be the staycation that you’re looking for. I personally prefer five stars to 800 clowns, so I’ll be sitting this one out.
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