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Principia Discordia => Techmology and Scientism => High Weirdness => Topic started by: Cain on February 23, 2013, 03:23:19 pm

Title: Room 322
Post by: Cain on February 23, 2013, 03:23:19 pm
So, don't die of shock or anything, but something moderately creepy and interesting and unusual has been posted on our favourite conspiracy nut website, GLP.

Link (http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message2144893/pg1)

Essentially, what happened is someone got given access to room 322 at the ZaZa Hotel in Houston.  Inside of finding a normal room, they found it was strangely decorated, with odd pictures and paintings of skulls on the wall, and that it was smaller than the average ZaZa room ("by about 1/3" according to the poster).

When they asked about it at reception, they were told by the hotel clerk that said room "shouldn't have been rented out" and were promptly moved to another room in the hotel.

However, before leaving, pictures were taken, and you can see them in the gallery below

http://imgur.com/a/Hshw0/all

Items of note

- the floor is bare concrete.  The ZaZa in Houston is a high end hotel, and I've looked at pictures.  Normally, the rooms have tiled or carpet floors.

- the room size, and the mirror, suggest the disturbing possibility that there is another hidden room within 322, and the mirror is two-way.

- the picture in the room is believed to be Jay Comeaux, formerly of the Stanford Financial Group.  That is the same Stanford Financial Group owned by Allen Stanford, banker to the drug lords and (suspected) snitch to the CIA.
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on February 23, 2013, 04:13:28 pm
It's odd, but not the first mention of this room on  the Internet: http://popculturenerd.com/2012/02/27/on-the-road-with-hilary-davidson

Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: Cain on February 23, 2013, 04:15:29 pm
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When I checked into Houston’s Hotel ZaZa at midnight on Thursday night, there was some confusion. My first room was a themed room, known as the “Hard Times” room; this skull was on the wall. A few minutes after I got there, the front desk called up and said they had to move me; the people at the front desk were deeply upset at the thought of me being stuck in this room.

Hmm, interesting.
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on February 23, 2013, 04:47:33 pm
Yeah, I thought it was curious that she was moved out of it so quickly, despite protesting that she didn't mind it.
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on February 23, 2013, 04:48:20 pm
The room IS now showing up on their website. I wonder what happens if you try to book it?
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: Don Coyote on February 23, 2013, 06:02:20 pm
something about it just screams occult to me for some reason.
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on February 23, 2013, 07:44:01 pm
I think it's a clubhouse room. Probably a combination of the occult (in the sense that all secret societies have their hidden rituals and meetingplaces) and the banal.
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: Cain on February 23, 2013, 07:58:01 pm
Yeah, that's the take GLP has on it, once you remove the speculation about elite snuff porn movie productions from the equation.

It could also be an extremely tacky room held for some drug lord friend of Allen Stanford.  Drug lords tend to have extraordinarily bad taste in the arts, and it could be that Jay Comeaux is, like, his bestest buddy in the USA or something (I'd sure be close friends with the people laundering my money).
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on February 24, 2013, 03:44:56 am
Yeah, that's the take GLP has on it, once you remove the speculation about elite snuff porn movie productions from the equation.

It could also be an extremely tacky room held for some drug lord friend of Allen Stanford.  Drug lords tend to have extraordinarily bad taste in the arts, and it could be that Jay Comeaux is, like, his bestest buddy in the USA or something (I'd sure be close friends with the people laundering my money).

Fuck,  it's almost embarrassing to have the same opinions as GLP. But obvious conclusion is obvious.

Plus, tacky room for rich dealer.
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on February 25, 2013, 08:49:04 pm
Dunno.  The world gets weird on you sometimes.  It probably IS just some rich bozo with a fetish, but you never can tell.  It could be something a hell of a lot grimmer.  I wonder what you'd find if you ran one of those UV light thingies in the room (flouroscopes?), in the bathroom and in the cracks along the base of the wall.

Concrete floor?  Bleach works pretty good on concrete.  Tidies things right up.
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: Anna Mae Bollocks on February 25, 2013, 10:49:05 pm
Houston has a long tradition of little pockets of hidden weird eccentric shit. Most of it's benign: some of the buildings downtown are covered in gargoyles you can't see from street level, even their phone books used to have all kinds of crazy on the cover art, if you looked closely. http://file770.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/lgh631.jpg

Houston also has a long tradition of hidden pockets of sociopathic killers. The fluoroscope would be worth doing.  :x
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on February 25, 2013, 11:27:21 pm
Houston has a long tradition of little pockets of hidden weird eccentric shit. Most of it's benign: some of the buildings downtown are covered in gargoyles you can't see from street level, even their phone books used to have all kinds of crazy on the cover art, if you looked closely. http://file770.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/lgh631.jpg

Houston also has a long tradition of hidden pockets of sociopathic killers. The fluoroscope would be worth doing.  :x

Wrong name.

But it doesn't matter, because we just need to GET THE STAINS OUT.
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: Anna Mae Bollocks on February 26, 2013, 06:08:07 am
 :horrormirth: :horrormirth: :horrormirth:

It could all be a troll/sales gimmick to generate buzz about the place. At least that's what I keep telling myself.

It's not working, though. That room screams "GET OUT. NOW." This probably isn't the message you want to send if you want people to actually stay at your hotel.
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: Hoopla! on December 19, 2013, 06:10:03 pm
This is seriously weird. 

What's best case scenario for why a hotel would even have a room like this?
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: Faust on December 19, 2013, 10:26:48 pm
This is seriously weird. 

What's best case scenario for why a hotel would even have a room like this?

Expensive sex room for guests who request it, but can pass an inspection if needs be.
I missed this the first time I looked at these:
http://imgur.com/a/Hshw0#14

Chilling.
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: Hoopla! on December 19, 2013, 10:33:06 pm
Concrete floors aren't exactly sexy.
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: Faust on December 19, 2013, 10:38:12 pm
Concrete floors aren't exactly sexy.
High heels make a nice click on them.
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: Hoopla! on December 19, 2013, 10:44:30 pm
Concrete floors aren't exactly sexy.
High heels make a nice click on them.

Well, that's true.
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: LMNO on December 20, 2013, 01:08:46 am
Concrete floors aren't exactly sexy.

Says you.
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: Cain on December 20, 2013, 09:25:11 am
Concrete floors aren't exactly sexy.

But they're so easy to clean.
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: Cain on December 21, 2013, 02:34:25 pm
You might also want to read this thread on Reddit (http://www.reddit.com/r/houston/comments/18pt71/zaza_insiders_question_whats_up_with_room_322/).  Note, in addition to concrete floors, it has an "unusually large" bathroom for a hotel.

Not that I'm suggesting that someone is murdering people in the bathtub and then dissolving their body with acid and flushing them down the drain.  But, you know, they probably are.
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on December 21, 2013, 06:38:24 pm
You might also want to read this thread on Reddit (http://www.reddit.com/r/houston/comments/18pt71/zaza_insiders_question_whats_up_with_room_322/).  Note, in addition to concrete floors, it has an "unusually large" bathroom for a hotel.

Not that I'm suggesting that someone is murdering people in the bathtub and then dissolving their body with acid and flushing them down the drain.  But, you know, they probably are.

Alkaloids are better, really.  Drano works wonderfully.  With a ph of 12-13, it will deal with a person the same way it deals with a hair clog, and you don't have to explain to anyone why you need it, right?

Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: Hoopla! on December 21, 2013, 06:56:27 pm
From the Reddit thread:


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This is called a "deed" room. It's used by certain people to get leverage over other people in government.

When, for example, a Republican senator decides to have gay sex with his intern, he's given this room to do the "deed." Being doped up on cocaine, and drunk, he doesn't notice that someone is behind the window taping the event.  Leverage gained.

Seems plausible?
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on December 21, 2013, 07:08:12 pm
From the Reddit thread:


Quote
This is called a "deed" room. It's used by certain people to get leverage over other people in government.

When, for example, a Republican senator decides to have gay sex with his intern, he's given this room to do the "deed." Being doped up on cocaine, and drunk, he doesn't notice that someone is behind the window taping the event.  Leverage gained.

Seems plausible?

Hunter S Thompson described this sort of thing in Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail, 1972.
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: Hoopla! on December 21, 2013, 07:13:18 pm
Seems like it would be an easy way to get people to do what you want.  Provided you know their... inclinations.
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on December 21, 2013, 07:21:09 pm
Seems like it would be an easy way to get people to do what you want.  Provided you know their... inclinations.

Shit, that's the easy part.  You talk to their old college buddies.
Title: Re: Room 322
Post by: Cain on December 21, 2013, 09:38:03 pm
The State Department has been credibly alleged to do such things with foreign dignitaries before now.  Diplomats and things.

And Jay Comeaux, whose picture is in the room, did work with CIA asset and drug money launderer Allen Stanford.