Photos I stayed at Nevada's most haunted Clown Motel and it was just okay (1 Viewer)

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So I found myself dangerously low on gas on my way to area 51 and since it's such a remote place, I knew I'd have to go at least 50 or so miles out of my way to the town of Tonopah, NV to fill up before making the journey south. It was the only option for gas in at least a 100 mile radius.

My inner dialogue about how much of a dump this town was got interrupted by a realization that Tonopah was also home to the infamous 'clown motel', a place that had been on my travel bucket list for a few years. Being a bit flush with cash from my recently quit job, I decided fuck it, let's check it out.

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What I didn't know is that the motel had been bought by a family from India not more than three months earlier, and was under some pretty heavy construction. This might have been one of the reasons I was a bit let down, since there was a severe lack of clown ornamentation in just about any of the rooms I could see into.

Maybe in a few months the den of horrors one would expect from a self proclaimed 'clown motel' will be more up to snuff.

Either way, my main attraction to paying for a 'clown motel' was to either get super weirded out by all the clown stuff or be utterly terrified by all the clown paraphernalia surrounding me as I slept. In my mind I pictured this:

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But somewhat disappointingly I got this:

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Which, really, is just a regular hotel room. The only thing clown related was two framed photos of clown versions of Clint Eastwood and former president Obama:

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The place was pretty slap dashed, and not built really well, but this was a plus in my book, as I hate fancy hotels and definitely prefer my motels on the 'divey' side.

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The other plus was the Tonopah cemetery, literally next door. Old graves from as far back as the late 1800's, so that was cool, but it looked like a lot of the headstones had maybe been rebuilt at some point, so that kinda took some points off.

Also, I didn't see anything ghost wise or experience anything disturbing in my sleep. So I guess if you want a peaceful sleep and not to wake up levitating or to find a bloody head in your bed in the morning, this is probably great. For me tho, I was really hoping the shower would spray blood or something.

Oh well. Apparently there's like 5 movies being filmed there this year, so look forward to that. Hopefully they'll be more scary than the completely blissful sleep I had not being surrounded by childhood horrors.
 
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Damn! What a bummer it wasn't more off the rocker..

Cool cemetary, though.
And the choices of frames clown characature's is pretty great.

Good luck at your final destination!!! Hopefully it isn't as much of a let down..
 
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Damn! What a bummer it wasn't more off the rocker..

Cool cemetary, though.
And the choices of frames clown characature's is pretty great.

Good luck at your final destination!!! Hopefully it isn't as much of a let down..
Well, I'm headed down to Nola for the winter after alienstock this weekend, so I'm pretty stoked about that.
 

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The room sounds like when that hotel chain with themed rooms hit the scene. Settle Inn maybe? My ex and I were all ready for some immersive experience and it was a normal room with some shitty landscape painted on the wall and a couple plastic trinkets. At least we had a hot tub in the room. haha
 
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Ditto Clint would have ripped off the wall hella fast...(also why we can't have nice things) Matt I thought you hates clowns.
 

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that’s a bummer I have always wanted to stop in that place but usual just wanted to get the fuck out of Nevada when passing by it
 

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