The Legend of the Waldorf Estate…
Ask anyone in Palmerton about Oliver Sommersby and they’ll tell you about what happened that gruesome night in 1929. The night he stole the lives of everyone inside the Waldorf Hotel and then disappeared into thin air. But… ask the folks of Forest Inn about Oliver and you’ll get a different story, one you won’t forget.
In 1955 a seemingly wealthy gentleman from California, built an establishment along Route 209 in Lehighton. A pub and restaurant with rooms to rent, calls it the Waldorf Hotel, a place for the middle class people to be merry and rest their souls…but rest…their souls never will. Over the next 10 years this “gentleman” from California tortured and killed at least 25 innocent people; women, children, whomever he could get his hands on, the ones he thought no one would miss until… he picked the wrong little girl.
Ella, a beautiful, sweet girl. The prized possession of her father, Thomas, the town’s new butcher. Thomas just wouldn’t stop until he found out what happened to his little girl. He searched night and day for two weeks before he ended up here, at the Waldorf Hotel. Fatherly intuition told him this was the place he would find his daughter. He tore into the pub, searching every room until he came across the mysterious man from California crouched in the corner of the attic with a grin on his face. At that moment, Thomas realized that the man before him was none other than Oliver Sommersby!! He lunged at Oliver but came to a sudden hault when he saw what was lying beside him. It was the remains of his beloved daughter, maimed and nearly unrecognizable in death. Before Thomas had any time to react, a flash of pain ripped through his chest. Oliver had stabbed him in the heart. But Thomas refused to be taken down so easily, he WOULD avenge his child. With this thought came the strength enough for Thomas to rip the blade from his own chest and plunge it into Oliver’s. There, they both would die in mixing pools of blood on the floor.
This tale of good versus evil should have ended there, but it doesn’t. It will live on forever, as all who enter will come to witness on their own, for the souls of all killed remain here still, restless and looking for revenge! You may even come to witness the ghost of Oliver Sommersby himself! Will he come to steal your soul too? Think you’re brave enough to find out? Come inside, we’re all waiting!!!!
Meet the Staff
The Bellhop is one of the oldest entities that lurks within the shadows of the Waldorf. Wallace was a clean-cut young man fresh out of college when he began working at the hotel. Eventually, he grew close to the mysterious owner of the house, Oliver. Their closeness would prove fatal when Wallace stumbled upon the wicked secrets that lie in the dreaded basement. Oliver influenced the bellhop to kill. In the twilight hours on October 12, 1956, Wallace took a rubber mallet from the utility closet near the lobby, crept up to the second floor, and bludgeoned a husband and wife to death. In a frenzied bloodlust, the Bellhop pursued 3 other guests through the house, managing to kill a third in the bathroom. He was closing in on his remaining prey when Oliver emerged and plunged a blade deep into his abdomen. Shortly after, guests began to cry out about a ghastly figure harassing them in the night. The ghost of a clean-cut young man dressed in a bellhops outfit. Though it has been many years, the reports still persist to this day. Many have been proven to be false, and yet some...have no conclusive answer.
Lilith, the head of housekeeping at the Waldorf, always prided herself on the sparkling clean hotel. But what people didn’t know is all her hard work was to learn the affection of the owner, her dearest Oliver. Oliver used this to his advantage, relying on her to clean up after his messes. One October evening Lilith decided to confess her love to Oliver and she soon discovered that he was capable of loving no one but himself! Devastated, she took her own life. It is said that Lilith still walks the halls making sure the hotel is sparkling clean trying to win the affection of her true love... Oliver.
Shortly after Oliver opened the Waldorf he hired twin brother chefs, Edwin and Robert. Robert would help Oliver with his evil deeds and Edwin would try to save them from Oliver. One night inside the kitchen the brothers finally had enough of each other and started fighting until both lied unmoving and dead. Both brothers suffered brain damage and Robert's face was bashed beyond repair. Oliver being the twisted mind he was used Edwin's body as a vessel for both brothers' brains. They are continually fighting for control of the one body they share now even in death.
Be quiet in the library… or you may feel the wrath of the Waldorf Hotel’s very own librarian. In her time at the Waldorf, she dealt with many loud obnoxious tourists. No matter how hard she tried, the guests just wouldn’t hold their tongues. In the night, after the tragedy that struck her employer, Oliver Sommersby, she suffered a heart attack due to all the overwhelming stress surrounding her job along with Oliver’s passing. Now she has all the time in the world to tell guests to shut their mouths… or she will shut it for you.