“The Spider Woman” Poster was taken inside haunted Austen Pierpont Suite at the Pierpont Inn in Ventura, CA.
A fantastically beautiful photo waiting to hang on your wall.
Stories of ghosts haunting the 1910 landmark property existed as far back as the 1950s and 1960s, maybe even earlier. Although the owners at that time (and family members of the owners) still strongly deny these claims, guests and employees continually encounter them during their stay.
As the saying goes: “The customer is always right.” In this case, they definitely are. So much so, that the current owners now admit that their property is haunted. But how much of these ghost stories are real? Which ones are a marketing ploy? The Pierpont Inn’s history and ghost legends are discussed in the book HAUNTED BY HISTORY VOL. 1: SEPARATING THE FACTS AND LEGENDS OF EIGHT HISTORIC HOTEL AND INNS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA by Craig Owens. Did you know that it recently won an award and received a Publishers Weekly star review?
Why did Owens stage elaborate photos in haunted hotels like the Pierpont Inn? Simple. He feels that renting an entire location for three-four days to conduct a multi day photo shoot/paranormal investigation is the best way to test haunted claims. Plus who can deny the beauty of the Pierpont Inn?
Did the Pierpont Inn’s ghost check on Owens and his crew during their stay? Most definitely. Multiple times. All the info is in the book…plus a detailed history and the hotel’s rich Old Hollywood history. HAUNTED BY HISTORY is also the only book to thoroughly address the Pierpont Inn’s other occupants.
About the Photo:
“The Spider Woman” Poster conjures up a beauty and romance that pays tribute to the silent film era when films were shot all around Ventura and Santa Barbara. The Pierpont Inn certainly has its Old Hollywood history. After all, it wasn’t the largest hotel in the area but it was the nicest…with its Pacific Ocean views, excellent food and acreage.
This photo makes a wonderful gift for your ghost loving friends or for yourself.
This poster has a partly glossy, partly matte finish and it’ll add a touch of sophistication to any room.
• 10 mil thick
• Slightly glossy
• Fingerprint resistant