As a child I can remember going to Coronado Island as my father had lived on the island, when he was a small boy. His father was a Naval Pilot and stationed at North Island before his death prior to World War II. I can remember the sea turtles coming up on the beach and the site of them. They were huge!
The hotel has always been a landmark to me and the history and the glamor that went along with the hotel’s reputation. Guests such as Charles Lindbergh, Hollywood stars and starlets, Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable, Ester Williams, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemon, and Marilyn Monroe, just to name a few and not to mention the legendary tale said to be the ghost of Kate Morgan.
It is said that she still resides at the hotel where she had spent the last five days of her life. Being recently married on their trip to the Del Coronado it is said that she and her husband had argued on the train. He had disembarked from the train in Orange, California and Kate continued to the hotel alone. After waiting for him to arrive, on the fifth day she was found and the bottom of the stairs leading to the beach from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
It is reported that the guests that stay in the room where she had spent her final days experience unexplainable activity in their room. Bedding is pulled down, eerie drafts in the room, television turning on and off as well as lights flickering for no apparent reason.
We had a wonderful stay at the Del Coronado hotel only capturing a few orbs here and there. Our stay was incredible and well worth it. I would love to plan another weekend at the Del and experience its grandeur once more.
As early as my young childhood I remember always being curious about the supernatural, paranormal, and mysticism in general. I seemed to be drawn with curiosity about the unseen, or what one would term as the occult.