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Spirits, Spectors and Strange Sightings Abound at America's Most Haunted Hotels

Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 02:30

The next time that you hear a "bump in the night" when you're staying at your favorite hotel, you may want to think twice about whether it's a neighboring guest or a neighboring ghost. Just in time for Halloween, Citysearch is featuring the "Top 10 Haunted Hotels" on www.citysearch.com, where visitors can learn more about the ghouls and goblins that haunt some of America's most famous hotels. From FDR and Frank Lloyd Wright roaming the halls of the Congress Plaza Hotel, to the wandering spirits of the Stanley Hotel where "The Shining" was filmed, Citysearch's list of haunted hotels is sure to send a shiver up the spines of even the most spook-seeking site visitors.

Citysearch, a leading local search service, came up with the list of "Top 10 Haunted Hotels" based upon insight from Citysearch's renowned local editors, as well as feedback from the millions of Citysearch users. The Top 10 Haunted Hotels are:

   -- 17 Hundred 90, Savannah, GA -- Specters abound at the oldest bed-and-
      breakfast in America's most haunted city.

   -- Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, IL -- FDR, Thomas Edison and Frank
      Lloyd Wright are rumored to make appearances here.

   -- Hotel San Carlos, Phoenix, AZ -- A woman who leapt to her death from
      this downtown hotel now drifts among its halls.

   -- Lemp Mansion, St. Louis, MO -- Mysterious deaths, suicides and the
      tragic ruin of one family leave their ghostly traces.

   -- McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale, OR -- This historic estate's
      amenities include a golf course, brewery and mysterious floating
      objects.

   -- Myrtles Plantation, St. Francisville, LA -- The site of 10 murders and
      an Indian burial ground can make for a long night.

   -- Notchland Inn, Bartlett, NH -- A woman who tragically died during a
      storm still searches for her lover at this romantic B&B.

   -- Queen Mary Hotel, Long Beach, CA -- This famous cruise ship lost many
      souls in the Atlantic during crossings -- now they're back.

   -- Sir Francis Drake Hotel, San Francisco, CA --Suicides, murder and
      ghostly figures add to the mystique of this Bay Area legend.

   -- Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO -- The birthplace of horror classic,
      "The Shining" still hosts the spirits of the original owners.

Citysearch visitors can directly link to the Top 10 Haunted Hotel feature at: http://national.citysearch.com/feature/39647/hauntedhotels.html

About Citysearch

Citysearch is a leading local search service, providing the most up-to- date information on businesses, from restaurants and retail, to travel and professional services. Citysearch empowers users to make informed decisions about where to spend their time and money by delivering more than 500,000 editorial and user reviews of local businesses. Through its unique Local Pay For Performance (PFP) service, Citysearch enables businesses to capture their most relevant customers online while paying only for the leads received. Citysearch is both the number one provider of in-depth restaurant information on the web, influencing more than a million people a month about where to eat, and the number three local directory, supplying information for every domestic zip code. Citysearch is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI).

SOURCE: Citysearch

CONTACT: Eric Jaffe of Citysearch, +1-213-639-8823,
jaffe@citysearch.com; or Emily Neumann of Ruder Finn, +1-310-479-9929,
neumanne@ruderfinn.com, for Citysearch

Web site: http://www.citysearch.com/

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