Translated by Fulano from an article in Frontera.
Tijuana, Baja California – In every corridor and room, there are hidden mysteries which only appear as night falls and come to life and terrorize its workers and guests: They are the spirits which wander the Rosarito Hotel.
Some sing in a whisper while guests sleep, they move blankets or let their shadows be seen among the walls of the luxurious hotel.
A ghost in the resort
A large two-story house was ordered built by Manuel Barbachano, owner of the hotel in 1940, for his wife, María Luisa Chabert, a woman of strong character and dazzling beauty.
Today the location is a resort, but there are many stories shared by its employees.
The last that happened left the masseuses paralyzed. It was Autumn and it was just starting to get dark. Five employees were collecting their belongings as the work day had ended.
They started to turn off the lights when suddenly, on the second floor, they heard somebody singing, it was a faint woman’s voice, a soft song like singing a lullaby to a baby.
“Who could that be, is Lupita still upstairs cleaning?” asked one of the employees.
“No, I am here downstairs,” said Lupita with a nervous voice.
The song was coming closer and the woman singing could not be seen, but she was clearly heard as the voice approached them, from the second floor and coming down the old stairway.
“Let’s go, let’s get out of here,” screamed one of the masseuses, while she ran out.
There are those who say it was the ghost of the beautiful María Luisa, who still travels the corridors of the great house and tries to delight whomever she meets with her voice.
The night the piano was heard
When Manuel was cleaning the Chaberts Salon, he liked to lock the door, because he knew his workmates were some jokers and did not want them to take him by the hair with jokes about ghosts, although he was skeptical and did not believe in those things. But one day it all changed.
It was late in the evening and while he was cleaning to floor, Manuel heard from behind him a simple piece of music coming from the piano behind him.
He thought it was another worker who had entered the Salon to startle him.
When he turned his head and looked right at the piano, he saw no one, but the music was still playing. The employee, was scared for several days, but managed to recover.
Some think that it Marís Luisa, who wanted to amaze people with a good musical piece.