Neighborhood Ghost

Haunted: Genesee’s “Neighborhood Ghost”

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Allegedly haunted: Private residence on Genesee Ave. The following is a partially transcribed ghost story told to me by a couple, Willis and CC, during a taped interview. Not only did I change the couple’s names to protect their identity, but I also edited the transcript so that their ghost story is more focused and easier to understand. […]

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Eve Southern Ghost Story

Eve Southern Ghost Story – 1929

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Eve Southern (1898-1972) was a minor silent film star, who was occasionally referred to as “Hollywood’s Mystic” because of her obsession with the occult. Here is newspaper columnist Alice L. Tildesley’s retelling of an Eve Southern ghost story from 1929: Eve Southern, known to Hollywood as an eerie young creature, tells of a spine-chilling manifestation. It […]

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Wolf Lair Castle

Haunted Los Angeles: Wolf Lair Castle

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Allegedly haunted: Wolf Lair Castle, located at 2869 Durand Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90068.   Wolf Lair Castle (aka Wolf’s Castle) is a 1927 storybook mansion built on 3.3 acres in the Hollywood Hills. Its haunted reputation dates back at least 40 years. Back in the 1970s, these ghost stories were spread via word-of-mouth. Then in 1982, it went […]

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Knickerbocker Apartments

Haunted: Knickerbocker Hotel – 1714 Ivar Ave

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Haunted: Knickerbocker Hotel (now the Knickerbocker Apartments) located at 1714 Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA.   The History In 1924, the Los Angeles Times announced the near completion of the Security Apartments on Ivar Avenue. Designed by E.M. Frasier, the new luxury hotel was promoted as “Hollywood’s Biltmore Hotel,” offering 172 apartments, six elevators, and an […]

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Clara Bow ghost story 1929

Clara Bow Ghost Story – 1929

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Here is a Clara Bow ghost story as reported by Alice L. Tildesley in 1929. These are Tildesley’s words, not mine: A year of so ago Clara spent several weeks on a yacht which she had rented from a steamship company. One night when Clara and her secretary-companion [Note: Probably Daisy DeVoe] were drifting off to sleep, […]

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4704 White Oak Ave

Haunted: W.C. Fields home – 4704 White Oak Ave

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Haunted: W.C. Fields’ former home at 4704 White Oak Avenue, Encino, California. ‘Ghost’ of W.C. Fields is in the house, says owner By Sandra Barrera, Staff Writer Press-Telegram News (Also published in the Los Angeles Daily News) Updated October 29, 2010 (Los Angeles Daily News published it on Nov. 1, 2010) The deadpan comedian W.C. […]

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Brand Library

Haunted: El Miradero – Brand Library – Glendale

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Allegedly haunted: Brand Library located at 1601 West Mountain Street, Glendale, CA 91201-1209. SOMETHING GHOSTLY THIS WAY COMES By Nancy Garza Copyright: Glendale News Press, October 30, 1993 (Reprinted for integrity sake.) It was a dark, moonless night. Everyone had left Brand Library hours ago. Everyone, that is, except Joe. Joseph Fuchs, Library Services Administrator, […]

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Warner-Pacific Theatre

Haunted: Warner-Pacific Theatre – Hollywood Blvd

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Haunted: The Warner-Pacific Theatre building – 6433 Hollywood Blvd. On May 30, 1925, the Los Angeles Times announced that Warner Bros. Studios purchased a plot of land at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Wilcox Ave. to build its first California movie palace. The projected cost of the new theater building was $1,250,000, and would boast a four story […]

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Ann Sheridan Haunted House

Ann Sheridan Haunted House Story

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Things that go “Ooomph” in the night: The Ann Sheridan Haunted House Story! Ann Sheridan House Reputed To Be Haunted HOLLYWOOD (AP),  April 1, 1956 – Ann Sheridan recently got a good deal on a big house in the San Fernando Valley. After she moved in, she learned why. She bought a haunted house complete […]

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Haunted House

Newsflash: Haunted House – 1963

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Newsflash from the Past:  BOY SCOUTS SURVIVE HAUNTED HOUSE VISIT CANOGA PARK (Feb. 11, 1963) — There were strange noises in the haunted house but they weren’t caused by any supernatural being. So reported three Boy Scouts who tested their courage over the weekend by spending an entire night in a deserted house on the […]

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