Guests at an Upper West Side hotel have shared with the world this deeply distressing video documenting their room conditions… and you may want to cover your eyes if you ever have nightmares about bugs feasting upon you while you sleep. This is the Blair Witch Project of bedbug videos.
The male guest, who says he’s staying at the Astor on the Park hotel, at 465 Central Park West, takes viewers on a haunting journey through the hotel and up into his room, number 509. What’s in room 509?
The mattress has already been stripped (with the sheets on the floor) and, at around the 3 minute mark, the guest proceeds to turn the mattress over to show bugs—dozens, if not hundreds of them—crawling around the seams.
“This is no joke. We’re not staying in the Bronx. We’re not staying in Queens. We’re not staying in Brooklyn. This is Manhattan,” he emphasizes before adding this is the third room they’ve been in (the first two apparently didn’t have heat).
To be clear: Bedbugs can attack in any borough. Even in Manhattan’s Waldorf Astoria, allegedly.
Then the man walks slowly into the bathroom, where he reveals all the horrifying rashes and welts covering his girlfriend’s scarred body.
It’s certainly possible this is some other type of parasitic insect infestation, and not bedbugs! Whatever they are, make no mistake: they’re out for blood.