Hauntings of Hotel Congress

Shahjehan Khan
3 min readJun 8, 2024
One of the scariest Hotel

One might assume that the Stanley Hotel in Colorado is the most haunted in the country. Its notoriety stems from Stephen King’s novel and subsequent film adaptation. However, the Hotel Congress is lesser known but arguably more terrifying.

The Hotel Congress, a hidden gem in downtown Tucson, has a rich history that sets it apart. From its 1919 opening to today, it’s witnessed many significant events, including the famous fire that led to John Dillinger’s capture in Tucson, Arizona. The building is adorned with quaint Southwest artwork and boasts a famous neon sign. The hotel celebrated its centennial in 2018 and 2019, marking a century of intriguing history.

For over three decades, Richard and Shana Oseran have been more than just the proprietors of the Hotel Congress. They have been cultural institutions and advocates for the early 21st-century revitalization of Downtown Tucson. Their dedication to the hotel and the city is a testament to their love for the place. It was at this very hotel that the notorious bank robber and mobster John Dillinger was apprehended in 1934, adding another layer to its history.

Haunted rooms

Room 242 is a dark story about a troubled young woman who sought help from staff and guests. She died, but her spirit remains rumored to have stayed in the room. Guests reported heaviness, a…

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Shahjehan Khan

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