This hotel in Mexico City is definitely HAUNTED!
If there is something infinite on our planet, that will be for sure the horror stories that surround us and are told from generation to generation. There aren't much other things that could please people more than real, documented cases of haunted houses, cursed hotels and other gloomy places. If you’re one of those people who like such stories, you’ll love the below article. It’s a visit of Andrés Cota in a hotel known as La Posada del Sol. His trip was accompanied by very interesting commentaries about all mysterious phenomena that surround that building.
Keep reading, it’s truly fascinating!
This abandoned hotel is situated in the famous “Doctores” colony and, according to what’s written about it, it’s an overwhelming, glorious and colossal place… but also a little sinister. Some stories that can be found on the Internet mention Fernando Saldaña Galván, its owner and an architect, who killed himself by hanging on a branch in the yard. Other sources claim that he died at an old age out of pneumonia in his house in Las Lomas.
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When you look at the building from the street, it seems to be a normal, abandoned facade. It’s surrounded by fast-food stands and the hustle and bustle of the street. What’s more, all of this takes away a very important bit of macabre atmosphere that defines this place.
But once you go down its crossroads, you'll feel shivers down your spine. You'll stand in the front of a piece of art. The piece of architecture that is as incredible as crazy.
Keep reading! The best part is coming!
This awesome and enormous piece of art was born in the imagination of its author, Fernando Saldaña Galván. At first, his idea was to create a hotel and a centre of art and intellectual meetings, that was bigger than ever.
It is a place that combines icons from Greek mythology with characters of the Mexican Revolution, creating a collage of different ideologies that could surprise everyone.
As a well-known architect he said: “It’s a piece of art that has no sense, maybe reaching the point of schizophrenia, however doesn’t lack some ingenuity”.
The stones contain a lot of inscriptions, rusty blacksmith objects, carved rocks and lumps with no obvious form.
Unfortunately, La Posada del Sol kept open for the public solely only for 8 months.
There are three leading theories that explain why La Posada had such a short lifespan. The first version claims that problems came due to debts taken to finish this artwork. The debts were so significant that even the architect couldn't cope with them (he was the regent of the city at that time). At that point, he decided to redirect public funds to his monument, hoping that the government wouldn’t notice.
The second theory has a lot to do with political wars between the predecessors of Saldaña who did everything they could to destroy their opponent.
The last reason says that it has a lot to do with Freemasonry. According to some sources, they were the primordial reason after the construction of La Posada was finished.
Those who agree with this version tend to emphasise on the symbology that is hidden inside of the building (repetitions of number 33, pentagrams, pregnant virgins and a cryptic alphabet that makes an allusion to esoterism).
Whichever theory is right, La Posada closed its doors and have never opened them again, leaving all facilities abandoned for good.
However that’s not the whole story, since those facilities were used for other purposes. That place was also a headquarter for the National Institute for the Community Development and Rural Housing (IDECO), the National Indigenous Institute (INII), the State Prosecutor’s Office of D.F. (PGJDF) and the National System for Integral Family Development (DIF).
In recent times, it is used as movie set and storage room for seized furniture.
One of the legends says that in the 60s, when that building housed the offices of the National Institute for the Community Development and Rural Housing, a small girl got lost from the kindergarten for employees. After long hours of investigation, her corpse was found in one of the hidden basements of the building.
From that time, the spirit of this girl wanders and surprises the visitors of that place, asking them to keep her in memory by taking care of the altar that was built in the place where she died.
The room with the altar has a small doorstep that forces to get inside crouching. You can see different drawings, caricatures, doodles, sentences with errors, etc.
At the back of this room the altar stands. It shows girl’s dress hanging over a table with all kinds of gifts. You can see a lot of sweets, toys, worn-out photographs, flowers and candles.
There is another altar in other room, blocked from the inside by a lot of debris. This altar contains old doll heads.
On the backside of the wall that separates this second room from the girl’s altar, there is a small alcove that looks like a tomb. There is a drawing of a cross on the wall and a wooden cross that decorates the tomb.
The chapel is the only place in La Posada that doesn’t seem abandoned. However, it’s as creepy as the tunnels.
The temple has two floors and a round shape. It contains a dome decorated with frescos and oval windows of translucent marble and a circular, wooden balcony of carved precious wood that borders the whole wall on the second floor.
There is a pentagram over the basilica: a five-pointed star that extends over the surface and is made of the same type of marble as the windows.
The altar is also made of marble, creating a huge, one-piece stone monument with a dark cross. There is a pipe network under the star and behind the altar, which suggests that in better times this place could be illuminated from below (however it’s also possible that bloody rituals took place there and those were water pipes to clean up the floors).
Twelve statues of owls with eyes made of precious gems watch from the heights. That space is decorated with zodiac signs sculpted in the stone and there's a door on the second floor, walled up now, that leads directly to the main chambers of the hotel. That’s the place where probably Mr Saldaña lived.
The truth is that it’s hard not to ask how many rituals could have been performed between those walls.
Some source that didn’t want to be revealed, claimed that there are human skulls and bones inside of this building. Reportedly they belong to 40 different people and they were found in the tunnels between double walls.
There are people that believe that ritual human sacrifices were performed in La Posada. However, it could also be a prove of something much darker: frequent executions during student demonstrations in the 70s.
It’s obvious that there is no hard evidence to this last theory, but it’s very probable that Negro Durazo (Police Chief in 1976-1982 who was known for multiple counts of corruption, extortion, smuggling, etc.) and his people used those tunnels to lock and torture many young people that have disappeared through that dark chapter of Mexican history.
The fact that it’s situated close to the judicial facilities in the geographical center of the town and that, once you’re inside, it’s impossible to be tracked or detected from the outside, makes it a perfect prison.
The future of La Posada is not certain. It has been abandoned and some of the buildings were demolished. However, there are voices which claim that this place will be renovated and that new art center will emerge there. Another version is that the place will be demolished to make place for the new judicial offices.
Whichever theory is right, we’ll probably keep receiving more and more stories from people working there, or at least from visitors. It’s a place with a very dark and mysterious history and there’s no way we would go there alone. Are you brave enough to visit the innermost places in this building?
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