Anyone in Sydney for Halloween who wants to take in the spooky side of Sydney should check in at the Russell Hotel.
The hotel, which was formerly a sailors' hostel and is situated in The Rocks, Sydney's oldest district, is thought to contain a seafaring guest who seems somewhat reluctant to check out.
Stories which date back to colonial times suggest that Room 8 is still the residence of a spectral seaman who has been known to stand and stare at guests.
The ocean-faring apparition also has a tendency to patrol the hotel at night, with staff and guests reporting the sounds of creaking floorboards only to find no-one there when they have gone to investigate the noise.
The Russell Hotel, 143a George Street, The Rocks, Sydney. For more information visit: http://www.therussell.com.au/
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... courtesy UK Daily Mail.