Want To Spend The Night in A Crypt?
PHOTO: Inn at the Agora "Hotel Crypt" room (courtesy Inn at the Agora)
Thrill seekers and worshippers of the dead will be happy to know that you can now spend the night in a crypt.
The Inn at the Agora, created from the former rectory of St. Patrick’s Church in Lewiston, Maine, has announced the opening of the Hotel Crypt, a spooky lodging experience forged from a crypt in the neighboring chapel of the church.
The crypt room, occupied for more than 100 years by the builder and original priest of the church, Monsignor Thomas Wallace, has been converted into an entertainment room, complete with an LCD TV, a selection of 60 classic horror films, antique furnishings in a gated sitting area and a custom-built pine coffin large enough for two souls.
"Nowhere else in the world can you rent an actual crypt for an evening," said owner Andrew Knight in a release. "There is a market for unique experiences. Watching a scary movie and drinking a glass of wine in a coffin inside an authentic crypt is one-of-a-kind. It might be too creepy to attract actual customers, but if anyone uses it, it will be the adventurers and novelty-seekers."
When asked if he would spend an evening in the crypt, he said, "Hell no."
The room is for entertainment purposes only and is only accessible after booking accommodations at the Inn at the Agora. The package includes a "last meal" option as well as a tour of Stephen King's home in nearby Bangor.
"Your room is at the inn," said Innkeeper Jan Barrett, "but then we give you the key to the crypt. What you do in there is your business but you must vacate the crypt by 2 a.m."
Good news for anyone hoping to raise the living dead.
Interested thrill seekers can bid to be the first soul inside the crypt after Father Wallace on eBay.com. Reservations are being accepted for stays beginning August 1.
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