Solve The Mystery
Melanie thinks the spooky noises in her room are ghosts, but could they be something else? Read on to find out!
Mel, hurry up!” Sophie, the oldest Fuller sister cried out as Melanie pulled on her cover-up. “Gosh, Soph. We’re on vacation in Florida,” Mel grumbled. “Can we relax a little?”
“Nooooooo,” Sophie whined. “I know you’re tired after our hike, but we still have a lot to do today — this hotel is so awesome!”
Melanie wasn’t so sure about that. Her family had been at The Silver Crown Hotel for two days now, and something about the place just creeped her out.
Oooooooooooo! “There it was again — that strange noise!” Melanie cried to Sophie. “Did you hear it this time?”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about, sis,” she replied from the bathroom. “Maybe if you get out to the pool, you’ll stop hearing things.”
Mel knew she wasn’t crazy. She’d been hearing strange noises in the walls since getting to the hotel, but her sister and parents didn’t seem to be concerned.
Knock, knock, Melanie heard right as the girls were finally ready to go. When she pulled the door open, the cleaning lady was there. She was about to come into the room when Delia called her over. Delia was the lady staying next door who they’d met their first night at Silver Crown — she was asking for more aloe vera to soothe her sunburn. The sisters waved at both women before heading outside to meet their parents.
Sophie was right; the pool was a blast. And she let her younger sister know it. “Aren’t you glad you decided to join me?” Sophie asked as they swam.
“Yeah, you were right, but I’m starting to get bored,” Mel said. “We’ve been out here awhile now. Let’s go.”
The sisters got out of the pool and went to put on their coverups, when Mel felt something was off.
“Uh oh,” Sophie said. “Did you forget to put on sunscreen?”
She had, and her burnt shoulders didn’t look pretty. Mrs. Fuller sent the girls back up to their room with
instructions to rub some aloe on Mel’s shoulders. “I’m going to look like a lobster for the rest of the trip,” Mel complained to Sophie as they walked back to their room. “Well, at least you won’t be the only one,” she whispered back, pointing at Delia, who was walking down the hall in her bathrobe. Mel noticed that Delia’s burn was worse than the burn on her own shoulders and remembered her saying she had fallen asleep by the pool yesterday without putting on sunscreen first. Poor Delia! After putting on some aloe, Melanie and Sophie just decided to hang in the room for a bit because they knew it wouldn’t be long before their parents came back to get ready for dinner. “I know what we should do,” Sophie smiled. “I’m going to tell you a story!” “Alright,” Mel said, thinking her sister looked way too excited about the plan. “There once was a girl on vacation,” she began. “It should have been a happy time, but she knew something was wrong. She heard scary moaning noises. What could it be? Then, one morning she woke up to find a note on her pillow saying…” The door suddenly slammed open, causing Mel to jump! “Sorry!” their mom said, as she came into the room. “Didn’t mean to swing the door so hard and scare you!” The family changed and headed to dinner, but Melanie was still on edge.
“What’s up, Melly Belly?” her mom asked. “You’ve looked tense all afternoon.”
“Guys, I know you think I’m crazy, but after hearing Soph’s story and all the weird noises I’ve been hearing from the room, I just know this hotel is haunted,” she cried out. “There have to be ghosts here. It’s the only explanation.”
“Oh, Mel,” her mom said before turning to her oldest daughter. “Sophie, have you been playing a trick on your sister?”
“Actually, excuse me,” Delia interrupted. “I think I may be able to explain what’s going on.”
Is the hotel really haunted or is Sophie playing a prank on her sister? And what does Delia have to explain? Try to figure it out before reading below.