The capital of Puerto Rico is the oldest city under U. Augustine, Florida, founded in is the oldest city in the continental United States.
The history of San Juan begins a long time before its official foundation, induring his second voyage, Christopher Columbus landed in Puerto Rico. He founded the original settlement in Caparra, now known as Pueblo Viejo, behind the almost land-locked harbor just to the west of the present metropolitan area and the city quickly became Spain's most important military outpost in the Caribbean. A year later, the original settlement was relocated to a nearby coastal islet to the site of what is now called Old San Juan and named Puerto Rico Rich Port.
Sometime during the s, confusion over the names led to a switch, the island took the name of Puerto Rico and the town became San Juan. Today, San Juan is known as La Ciudad Amurallada the walled city and is one of the biggest and best natural harbors in the Caribbean and is the second oldest European-founded city in theAmericas after Santo Domingo, which was officially founded on August 5, The metropolitan area known as San Juan has 3 distinct areas: During the early 16th century, San Juan was the point of departure of Spanish expeditions to charter or settle unknown parts of the New World.
Its fortifications repulsed the English navigator Sir Francis Drake inas well as later attacks. San Juan is the largest processing center of the island, the metropolitan area has facilities for petroleum and sugar refining, brewing and distilling and produces cement, pharmaceuticals, metal products clothing, and tobacco. The port is one of the busiest in the Caribbean.
San Juan is the country's financial capital, and many U. San Juan is center of Caribbean shipping and is the 2nd largest sea port in the area after New York City. Points of Interest Old San Juan This is a year-old neighborhood originally conceived as a military stronghold. Its 7-square-block area has evolved into a charming residential and commercial district.
The streets here are paved with cobbles of adoquine, a blue stone cast from furnace slag; they were brought over a ballast on Spanish ships and time and moisture have lent them their characteristic color.
The city includes more than carefully restored 16th- and 17th-century Spanish colonial buildings. Old San Juan is a main spot for local and internal tourism and attracts many tourists, who also enjoy the gambling casinos, fine beaches, and tropical climate.
More tourists visit San Juan each year than any other spot in the Caribbean. A leisurely foot tour is advisable for those who really want to experience this bit of the Old World, especially given the narrow, steep streets and frequently heavy traffic. To really do justice to these wonderful old sites, you'll need two mornings or a full day. Old San Juan provides a free trolley service to get you around the city.
The trolley runs every day Monday through Friday from 7am until 6pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9am until 7pm every 15 minutes. Most of the trolleys are accessible for wheelchairs and mobility devices and identified with the blue International Symbol of Accessibility. Rent the Bicycle, Old San Juan has several plazas: The plaza is skirted by a number of historic buildings.
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This plaza is the cornerstone of Puerto Rico's commemoration of the th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of the New World, has a sculpture which rises 12 meters 40 feet. The monumental totemic sculpture in black granite and ceramics symbolizes the earthen and clay roots of American history and is the work of Jaime Suarez, one of Puerto Rico's foremost artists.
Features four statues representing the four seasons; all are over years old. It was carefully planned as the main city square and has served as a social meeting place for generations. James Square was renamed in to honor Christopher Columbus on the th anniversary of his discovery of Puerto Rico; bronze tablets at the pedestal of the Columbus statue record important episodes in the explorer's life.
Plazuela de la Rogativa Plaza of Religious Procession was built infeatures a modern sculpture depicting a procession of religious women commemorates an event that took place on the site in During the spring of that year, a fleet of British ships led by under Sir Ralph Ambercrombie sailed into San Juan Bay, meaning to launch an assault on the city and take control of the colony.
When the attack was foiled, they undertook a naval blockade of San Juan, hoping to starve the residents into submission. As the towns people began to despair of any help from soldiers garrisoned in the inland towns, the governor ordered a rogativa, or divine entreaty, to ask the saints for assistance. The women of the town formed a procession through the streets, carrying torches and ringing bells.
The British, hearing the commotion and seeing the moving lights, decided that reinforcements had arrived and quickly sailed off. La Perla La Perla is a historical ramshackle barrio astride the northern historic city wall of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, stretching about yards m along the rocky Atlantic coast immediately east of the Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and down the slope from north of Calle Norzagaray.
It is not probably a sight you expect to see in a major tourist zone. Established in the late 19th century, the zone was designated for cemeteries, slaughterhouses, and homes of former slaves, servants and the homeless. The law required to be established away from the main city zone; in Old San Juan's case, outside the city walls.
Over time, the city's poorer residents established their homes there. Today, La Perla has a population ofhousing units 29 unoccupied. Residents have defended their right to keep their homes despite goverment efforts to get them to move and transform the area to increase tourism revenue. If you have only one day to explore Old San Juan, these are my recommendations.
This park overlooks the restored La Princesa Jail, now a government office with an attractive art gallery.
It is the perfect spot from which to enjoy a magnificent view of the harbor, city and mountains. It is also a great choice for families with small children; kids will enjoy interacting with the local pigeons. The word itself sounds powerful and this six-level fortress certainly is. The construction of the Castillo San Felipe del Morro began in when King Charles V of Spain authorized its construction, including the surrounding walls and completed in Most of the walls in the fort today were added later, in a period of tremendous construction from the 's's.
Rising feet above the sea, its foot-thick wall proved a formidable defense. It fell only once, into a land assault by the Earl of Cumberland's forces. The fort is a maze of tunnels, dungeons, barracks, outposts and ramps. El Morro is studded with small, circular sentry boxes called garitas that have become a national symbol. The area was designated a National Historic Site in February, with 74 total acres. It has the distinction of being the largest fortification in the Caribbean.
Inin honor of the th anniversary of the discovery of Puerto Rico by Christopher Columbus, the fortress was restored to its historical architectural grace and beauty. Built in completed inwas considered the Gibraltar of the West Indies. It rose feet, covering 27 acres of land.
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As if its size and height weren't sufficient to intimidate enemies, its intricate modular design was sure to foil them.
A strategic masterpiece, it features five independent units, each connected by moat and tunnel; each fully self-sufficient should the others fall. Open daily from 9am to 6pm; The Santa Elena Battery building with a long chimney-topped bunker was the formal army storage area. Buildings and Other Areas of Interest La Fortaleza also known as the Palacio de Santa Catalina began construction in and finalized the 25 of May ofas a fortress.
It was authorized to be built by Charles V as a defense against Carib Indian attacks.
The building was the first of a series of military facilities constructed in the Bay of San Juan, but soon later proved inadequate to guard the entrance to the harbor, and became the official Governor's Residence.
The oldest governor's mansion still used as such in Western Hemisphere and part of the old city's World Heritage Site. It has been occupied twice by invaders; by the Earl of Cumberland in and by the Dutch General Bowdoin Hendrick in when the building was damaged by fire.
A major reconstruction was undertaken in Inthe building was remodeled and given a palatial aspect, uniting harmoniously 16th century military architecture with the refinements of the 19th century. It has been the home of governors of Puerto Rico and is the official residence of the current governor. Although the original structure Palatial Building surrounded by gardens was very primitive, La Fortaleza has undergone numerous changes over its years of history. Free tours are available daily.
Tours last about 40 minutes. Access to the official areas is not permitted. In the 's the building was heavily remodeled providing its present day facade intended by its builders to be an exact replica of Madrid's. The building has a tourism information center and a small gallery for periodic exhibitions. Open Mon-Fri 8am - 4pm, except holidays. El Capitolio Capitol Building of Puerto Rico hold the offices of senators on one wing and those of representatives on the other, with galleries, friezes, mosaics and an impressive rotunda in which Puerto Rico's constitution is exhibited.
Many of the places are patrolled by the authorities, trespassers will be prosecuted. Magalia - Magalia Depot - This location used to be a train depot, but has been a restaurant since In the past owners have seen apparitions and heard voices through vents and banging on the walls.
A former employee reports things fell off of shelves without explanation, their hair was pulled and their shoulder grabbed by an unseen force, they saw a floating head atop a freezer in the lower level bakery, one of the other coworkers entered the restroom and the faucet turned on by itself and the toilet flushed, while searching for the light switch on her first day working, the lights mysteriously turned on by themselves, while setting tables all the dinner forks had been turned on their sides, one night a woman working stepped inside the cooler and when she walked back out all the chairs had been pulled out from under the tables.
According to past stories from previous owners there are three ghosts. A small child, a woman in a housecoat a conductor. Malibu - Moonshadows Restaurant - In the women's restroom, the water faucets have been known to turn on by themselves.
Every morning, as was known by many lake residents, Margaret would swim out to the island. She did this early every morning. She has been sighted numerous times, after her passing, swimming seemingly along side a startled couple in a canoe. Her figure was just below the surface of the water in a bathing cap. Manteca - Cinema 10 - The last theater in the hall way on the left of the cinema is haunted by 2 ghosts, a young boy and an elderly man.
A fire broke out supposedly when the place was a drug store in the late 's, killing at least 3 people. Manteca - Home Depot - An apparition of a girl has been seen twice by employees working graveyard shift. Some nights after closing, music and laughter has been heard. When workers go to check it out the music and voices stop. The details of the story behind the murder have been removed out of respect for the family.
Manteca - Psycho home - There was a home that every one called it the Psycho home because the old lady that lived there was Psycho. She had 13 dogs and 13 cats. If one cat dies then all the cats die's. Then after she killed them all she made a home for them. She kept all the body's.
If someone came on her grass she would go get a died cat a scare you. Now if you walk in the home you hear the died dog's.
Manteca - Sequoia elementary - Tthere have been may reports of children playing in the hallways. A night janitors hear the intercom turn on and hear children talking on it but when they go to room 9 nothing is there. There has also been a report of swings swinging on there swinging by the gymnasium Marin - Camp Bothin - The camp used to be an old tuberculosis Hospital and an Indian residence before it was made into a girl scout camp.
It is said that at night you can hear and see the ghost of a nurse pushing her cart down the hallways and patients who died there moaning and groaning. It is also been said that Indian spirits have made appearances. Rumor has it that the man was murdered several years ago by a jealous lover. Menlo Park - Ravenswood - There is a woman in a trench coat, standing under an old-fashioned street lamp, that can be seen at night waiting for a ride.
But if you look back, she disappears along with the street lamp. Menlo Park - Coleman Mansion currently Peninsula private school - It is haunted by the ghost of the original owner's wife who was accidentally shot by her husband.
Students and faculty have seen her in the "Big Building". Merced - Applegate Skate Park - Reports of a headless skater appearing. The skater is said to have tried a trick and fallen on his head and he broke his neck Merced - Girl Scouts Island, Yosemite Lake - a lady and her daughter went out on a small boat ride while the other girl scouts were sleeping. The daughter had fallen into a whirlpool and the suction pulled the boat under leaving the mother behind.
After the mother died after grieving years, it is said she goes into the girls tents now and look for her daughter and sings to the girls and strokes there hair. People have said they have seen the women in the theater asking if they have seen "Johnny".
Merced - Yosemite Lake at the tower - The story is told that in the s at the boat tower. A mother had taken her two kids swimming and were jumping off the tower. The kids had drowned from hitting shallow waters. The bodies were never found. Every night the mother would drive her car out there and would look for her kids. She had past away and still to this day you will see a car drive out there and see a woman in a long flowing gown with her arms out crying and calling her for her children.
Milpitas - Ed Levin Park Cemetery - The cemetery is now closed, but even in the daytime, electronics will shut off, start on own, loud moans can be heard, flashes of lights and car problems.
Very cold in spots. Mission Hills - San Fernando Mission - Apparition of a lady in a white dress with a white scarf on her head praying at the front row of the chapel that vanishes. Also, a very horrible feeling of foreboding often comes with hearing these cries and screams.
It was a very frightening experience due to the fact that it was indeed broad daylight when this occurred. It is said that back in the 60's two parents killed their three children in the house. Also, as recently as the early 90's, an old Indian man died in the house alone while praying to a religious alter.
This room, where the old man died is avoided by the current occupants due to cold and ominous feelings of dread. The employees of the ambulance service have witnessed; doors and windows opening and closing at will, objects moving across the room, the shower turning off and on, the sound of voices and children playing in the house, the sound of footsteps, and recently while one employee showered she heard a voice yell "Get out!
The house is not hard to find, it's at the corner of McHenry and Granger right next door to a skateboard shop. Modesto - Dry Creek Running Trial - Joggers have claimed to see the figure of an Indian man when running near this creek. Some say that the spirit of the Indian is watching over the joggers who run the trail. Others believe he is protecting the sacred land. There is also the spirit of a young man who haunts the bridge on Clause Road. It was reported that he jumped off the bridge into the shallow creek and died.
Joggers have reported that while they are running in the early morning or late at night, they can hear a shallow yell or scream along with a splash. This bridge is at the intersection of Claus Road and Scenic Drive.
It seems to be male and has a desire to make contact with the living. After closing, he will activate battery operated toys that are sold in the store, open and close the locked bathroom door, turn the lights off and on and then off again, and most frightening of all, he speaks to the employees through the store sound system.
When all trailer tapes have stopped running and the satellite TV display has been shut off, the ghost has been known to say things such as This scared both people so much that they didn't investigate until the next day.
The boxes were stacked in a corner of the store that the security cameras had no coverage of, so their story to their co-workers the next day was not taken seriously. The Blockbuster Video was demolished last year and is now a Fuddrucker's restaurant.
In the early 's, a young boy broke his neck at the skate park and died from his injuries. This could be related to the "haunting" of the site. There are also reports of knocking noises heard in the main hallwaywhere the floor slopes by the sewing roomthat are coming from the tunnels that used to run under the school.
Loud crashing of plates and trays has also been heard. According to an employee who has been with the hotel for 27 years a woman was killed in the kitchen by an enraged boyfriend. There are also rumors of more than one person killing themselves in the kitchen. Also while on in the parking lot patrol security has heard the sound of breaking glass as near as two cars away-upon investigation there is no cause for the sound.
Rooms, and are also all reported by guests and employees to be haunted. Especially in room where all the electrical equipment in the room turns on and off by itself. The room has been checked many times for electrical problems and none can be found.
Modesto - Vintage Faire Mall - 4 girls said to have been raped and murdered haunt a store in the mall. Anyway odor of fresh cigar smoke is still smelled in his upstairs room. Owners always happy to give a tour.
Monrovia - Azteca Building - Supposed noises are heard there, and an apparition of a lady in gray white not too clear, on that is said to haunt the place.
This place is located on Foothill Blvd. Monrovia - Clifton Middle School - Band Room - its been known that a ghost walks the band room late at night while the chorus girls are getting ready. Monrovia - Monrovia high school - janitors and teachers have said that during the night in the second floor of the main hallway you always feel like your being watched and it sounds like someone is sneaking up behind when you are alone.
Montebello - AMC Montebello 10 Theatres - This theatre is haunted by a spirit who was stabbed and later died when the theatre first opened. Most of the activity occurs around theatres 8 and 9.
Theatre 9 is always eerily cold, even with the heaters on. Upstairs in the projection booth above 9, lights turned off by employees sometimes mysteriously come back on. It is also said you can see a figure's shadow when movies are on against the wall in theatre 6.
Spanish soldiers have been seen walking around and sometimes follow passers-by. Montebello - Cantwell High School - while working on the second floor of the main building for homecoming week. Montebello - DoubleTree Hotel -If you turn off the lights in the room before going to sleep, you may find the lights back on in the middle of the night when you wake up to use the restroom.
Montebello - Montebello Parks and Recreation Office - Anytime of the day or night, you can hear footsteps and voices coming from the hallways and men's restroom. Many employees claim when they are working at the office late into the evening, they hear voices and footsteps, the problem is that they are the only ones at the office.
Park Rangers have reported hearing voices coming from the men's restroom. The source of the haunting has not been determined, but two parks and recreation employees have passed away in the last 10 years. The office was once home to a doctors office. Do not attempt to trespass, you will be arrested. It is said he drowned here looking for his gold buried near the river's beach. Mysterious fogs roll in and out here a lot as well.
Montebello - Temple B'Nai Emet - The halls of this building are virtually covered by darkness for most of the time during services. Three children have been known to cross the hallways from one door to another that are completely adjacent to each other.
It was once said that three children were taken into a restroom stall by their father, and each were killed by slitting their throats because their father was extremely sorrowful over the death of his wife, and murdered his children to eliminate his memory of his love.
Monterey - California's first theater- originally built as a boarding house for whalers in the early 18th century, it was converted into a theater, the only theater in California long before we became a state.
The Lady in Black is supposedly the proprietor of the establishment and haunts the nursery where her grandchildren died of cholera. She is mistaken as La Llarona. Each year the kids go on dares to walk the river past the bend. One year, the kid never came back.
One year the first girl ever to do it was actually helped by the ghost. She was walking too close to the edge when the ghost pushed her away. If she would have fallen it was a foot drop in about 2 feet of water. Moorpark - Gravity Hill - after the road dips down a small hill, if you stop and put your car in neutral at the bottom of the hill, your car will slowly drift backwards uphill!
It's supposedly because ghost of children killed there in a wagon accident are pushing your car. Moreno Valley - Nason Street - Years ago, a bus occupied with children supposedly broke down and was hit by a large diesel truck, pushing them over the freeway overpass. There were no survivors. It is now said that when a car visits this site, when shut off and put in neutral, the spirits of the deceased children will push the car UP over the overpass. This only works when going South. Sometimes laughter and footsteps can be heard late at night.
When the new hospital was built, the old one was turned into a small school for only the lower grades. The story goes that a deranged man came into the school with a gun where he took the students and teachers hostage. In the back, there is 2 sheds, one big and one small. It is said that he took his hostages here and killed many of them and then turned the gun on himself. The old school is now closed and many have been inside since.
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Inside, people have said they see figures of children and hear the cries. Moreno Valley - Priest Hill - if you put your car in neutral on 'Priest Hill' the priest who had broke down on the road, he will push your car up the hill, with your foot not on the pedal. Morro Bay - Morro Bay High School - have been reports of strange occurrences in both the "old" gym and "new gym" lights turning on and off, cold spots, etc.
Morro Bay - Pirate Ship Playground - Reports of two boys playing on the pirate ship in the playground late at night. Building used to be a speak- easy during the prohibition. A woman who worked at the establishment was married to a seaman, but had an affair with a piano player.
When the husband returned from Alaska and found out, he then murdered her on the beach below. The Blue Lady is a friendly and mischievous spirit. Mount Baldy - Ski Lifts - has a ghost of a man wearing all white. He seems to be from back in the mining days. He is wearing a white suit, with a white hat.
He has a mustache as well. Montebello - Montebello high school - back in the late 80's a woman was hung in the c building. Now if you walk by C building late at night it is said that you can hear a woman struggling. In the auditorium when the lights are turned off and you are by yourself you can hear people laughing at you and hear mysterious footsteps.
One is the old infirmary, which was built in the 's. When the base was still operated by the Navy, Security Police Officers would check the building at night and reported seeing a little girl dressed in old style clothing inside staring at them.
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Murrieta - French Valley - Boston Scientific Company - Witnesses report a ghost of a young girl around the office area between the cubicles. There are no kids allowed or anyone allowed in those spaces would have to officially check in the front office area. Also, in the woman's restroom next to the lunchroom, people have sighted the faucet turning on and off on it's own.
If you are there alone in the restroom, you can hear in the last stall someone unrolling the toilet paper. In the clean room, items coming out of the bio machine have been thrown straight across the room and you can also feel someone blowing in your ear. This has been boarded up due to vandalism. It is also belived this is turning into an urben legend. There is no proof of any certain trauma at this this place. On some nights you can see a girl about yrs old sitting on the ledge of the middle top window wearing a light blue dress.
If you look up at her a feeling of sadness comes over you and your eyes get a little teary. Murrieta - Murrieta Valley High school - Apparitions of kids and equipment moves. Napa - The Napa Cinadome - is said to be haunted by two ghosts that look like a couple. There is one spat in the last theater room in the building that gets cold enough to shed ice aver your coke, when you sit there you also feel like someone is watching you Nevada City - The National Hotel - Apparent hauntings occur here.
Built in the late 's the building was restored recently with the exception of the left wing. Lights flicker, cold spots and creepy feeling in this wing of the building. The hotel has hosted miners and tourists who come looking for hauntings. Pierre was killed in the original Inn. When the Inn burned to the ground inor so, it was re-built in another location using the original blueprints.
It seems Pierre moved with the Inn. Pierre's room is colder than the rest of the upstairs, the docents have opened the Inn in the morning to find the upstairs runner rugs rolled up, the books in the upstairs library stacked on the floor, the sound of someone walking upstairs can be heard downstairs when no one is on the upper level.
Several docents refuse to work upstairs; they feel like they are being stared at. A man has been seen several times looking out of an upstairs windows. There have been several reports of conversations with an older, oddly dressed man who vanishes when turned away from. Newberry Springs - Mojave dry river bottom from Minneola Rd to Harvard Rd - The spirit of the "hatchet lady" is said to roam the river bottom at night with hatchet in hand.
It is said she is the cause for many people's disappearances when they walked near the river bottom at night Newark - Newpark Mall - In the TILT arcade doors won't unlock and appear to be stuck.
At night when workers used to turn off all the games in the brake rooms there are two of them some of them would switch back on when turned off no one else was there to do so.
One of the workers spent the night there after working late one night and heard a little girl screaming in his ear. Always having the feeling of being watched when alone. Some of people that have been there say they have seen a little girl in the emergency exit door way and just disappears through it. Newark - Newpark Mall - Anchor Blue - There is a ghost in the stockroom; it used to harass one of the female employees.
It would push things over when she was in there alone. When in the office, we would hear loud crashes in the stock room, but when we would look on the camera, no one would be there. When in the stock room, you can hear the fitting room doors slamming shut when the area is empty. In the mornings, we would come in to hear the sensors beeping in the jean wall; we would dig through the piles, find the pair of jeans, and then turn the sensor off. Later on, the beeping would start up again, but in a completely different place on the wall.
At night, strange sounds are heard and flashes of light are seen under the water. Newport Beach - Coronado Apartments - An apartment on the first floor of the M building is haunted by the spirit of a woman.
Muffled voices are heard, phantom music emanating from the kitchen, lights turned on and off, cabinet doors opened, and she has appeared as a full apparition. Apparently there was a death in the apartment that could contribute to this, but the woman's apparel seems to be from a time predating the apartment complex's construction. The third boy left without telling anyone and the police found the other two boys a week later.
One can experience cold winds when the windows are shut and voice heard. Several maintenance workers, passers by, and Mrs. Wayne have seen the spirit if the actor walking the decks of his beloved yacht, or waving from the top deck. After she was thrown the 2nd car struck her. Miss Lowerey became the first person to ever be killed by an automobile in this area.
Many have seen a woman in white by the cemetery and near by areas, accompanied with strange lights. A paranormal researcher found there's quite an extensive collection of newspaper clippings that was donated to the library by a journalist. The clippings go back to the turn of the 20th century, so they cover the period when the "accident" happened.
According to the first journalist to report on the supposed haunting, about ten years after the date in the 's when the woman was popularly held to have died, there was no mention of anyone dying in an accident in the canyon, and county records of the time listed no account of the body of anyone who had supposedly died in Niles Canyon.
There was, in the early 50's, a young man who dressed in a white sheet and jumped out in front of motorists near one of the bridges on Halloween. He scared someone so bad that they immediately drove to the nearest phone and called the police, who arrived in force owing to the legend of the white witch and drew guns on what they thought was the ghost.
The young man was almost shot, though he was not arrested, but he had to be taken to a coffee shop where it took him until 2am to calm down sufficiently to go home.
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The supposed "white witch of Niles" actually follows the scenario of a common fake ghost story, that being the "hitchhiking ghost" story. The Niles ghost is most commonly said to hitchhike to one of the bridges in the area, where she disappears at the tollbooth. There is no cemetery that they know of in Sunol, which is at the top of Niles Canyon Rd.
Similarly; there is no Morrison Canyon ghost. Morrison Canyon road is a primarily one-lane road that leads up to the freeway. There's even a radar-testing facility up there somewhere, complete with life-size wire models of helicopters and planes, mostly upside down.
The church, the cemetery and the grounds are VERY active. Narth fork - the old church - built in the mid The town was once the stop for the Yosemite stagecoach. The church sets on a hill overlooking the town. At night you can see a light in the bell tower and the bell rings. This has been happening for so long the residents consider it normal. The only problem is the bell hasn't been in the church for years and it has never had electricity.
It still continues to this day. North Hills - James Monroe High School - Witnesses have heard loud footsteps and opening and closing of doors when the halls are lonely. The girls gym room is haunted students have heard lockers open and close when no one is present. Norwalk - Chavez Elementary School - Inside the main school, it is known that a former Principal and possibly a child haunts this school.
From balloons passing down the halls, door knobs attempting to turn by themselves, slamming doors, and a cry or screams of a child somewhere inside the hallways of the building. The alarms go off in the building for unknown reasons late at night. Norwalk - Metropolitan State Hospital - There have been sightings of ghosts in one of the occupied buildings.
A woman was seen walking threw a wall and another time was spotted standing by the shower room. Dark figures have been seen in office areas and noise comes from the kitchen when no one is in there. A mist was seen floating knee high down the hall then disappearing into thin air. This activity has happened between There has been talk of things prior to this but nothing spcific.
Norwalk - Norwalk high school - A boy in the 's at the age of 15 was working out by him self in the weight room when a bar fell on his on his head while bench pressingcrushing his head and bled to death he lied there on the floor till the janitor found him dead.
It is know that you could here him still working out at night. Oakland - Holmes Book Company - haunted by male ghost that throws books around. There is a ghost carriage haunting the road behind this residence hall as well as Mary Morse Hall.
For more info go to http: Oakland - Mills College - Lisser Hall - Lisser Hall is the campus theater, and said to be haunted by someone walking from one end of the stage to another. Oakland - Mills College - Mary Morse Hall - the ghost of a man in one of the rooms has been reported. There is a ghost carriage haunting the road behind this residence hall as well as Ethal Moore Hall. This house was home to California's Governor George Pardee Pictures showing orb's have been taken, but no naked eye sightings.
The rest of the park is also haunted with orb's having been photographed. There is only one gardener employed at the O. However, the Real gardener states that he never has to do any gardening behind the gates of the crematory because it is always weed free. Many employees have asked who the lady is weeding in the crematory, when their supervisors are approached with this question they simply state.
Its is a ghost. We don't know why or how she came to garden at the crematory but are grateful that she does a wonderful upkeep of her area. Oakland Hill - Jouquin Miller - There said to be a ghost that haunts the park at night. One foggy night, in the Oakland hills, a woman crossed the street and got hit by a truck. She died and her spirit did not rest. This very day, she haunts the park. Rumor is that the park made the spirit a hut and a model house. When it gets dark, people had reports that they had seen a ghost.
Oceanside - El Camino High School - Sometimes the image of a student who hung himself on a tree by the building in is seen. The land it sits on was originally the site of the Buena Vista Cemetery, and it seems that not all the spirits followed when the graves were moved. Patrons and employees have constantly reported incidents.
The stairwell to the bar area appears to be the home of a female spirit. There is a storage room above the lower dining area and entrance. The room is constantly locked and hardly used. But for some reason the spirits prefer this location when the restaurant gets busy. There are three windows up there, and although they can't be opened, people feel drawn to gaze at these windows.
Also from the second floor an apparition has been reported moving across the room from the fireplace in mid-air. Several people have heard there names called by both male and female voices. Like many other locations of hauntings, objects moving and power surges have been reported as well. The submitter of this haunted places reports seeing a face of a male form out of the chimney, ever so briefly, but it felt welcoming.
He patrolled this area in the 's, while working for the Oceanside Police Department. But the food is Great too. Ojai - Creek Road - There's 4 ghosts here that roam this road.
One is a guy they call "Chairman" because he is burnt to a crisp. They say he stalks the road seeking revenge on who ever killed him. The 3rd is a woman hitch hiking down the road in her blood soaked wedding dress. No one knows who she is or why she was killed on her wedding day or why she hitch hikes this road. Ojai - Ojai Valley Inn - Anyone that stays in room number 5 will hear banging in the closet, and a bad smell.
If you look real closely in one of the old mirrors you can see the ghost of a young girl, maybe six or seven years old. She is smiling at you and giggling. Also, in the underground portion of the store you can hear glass shattering and a woman's frustrated screams but when you go look to see what's going on, nobody's there and no glass has been shattered. Sightings of her occur after Where she hides behind trees, people say its because she wants to play Hide-and-seek with you.
Ontario - Chaffey High School - When in the auditorium the lights go on an off by themselves and if you are going under the auditorium in the old bomb shelters where props are kept a green light is following you. It is said that it is a student who one night was in the auditorium on the stage and fell into the pit. Also up in the light room a girl haunts after committing suicide in the auditorium off the balcony.
Ontario - Field between airport and freeway - There is a tree that grew up in a big open field where the bodies of an airline crash were laid. The tree grew twisted and has a depth to it. As you approach the tree you will hear the ruffling of thousands of crows on branches but you cannot see them.
Ontario - Hotel Beverly - hearing foot steps on the 2nd floor when no one there. Ontario - Kmart on 4th st. Ontario - Vince's Spaghetti - When you are alone at night you will hear footsteps like someone else is in the restaurant. Sometimes when your on the other side of the ice machine ice will fling over at you and no one is there.
A ghost waitress was seen walking into the back of the new room. Also there have been reports of hearing her talking to customers when no one was there. If you go into the restroom alone and sit in the middle stall the other doors on the stalls will open and close very rapidly. Also, if you are sitting in there someone will flush the toilets and turn on the water. Like someone is washing their hands. Then you hear the door open when no one was there. In the banquet room if you are cleaning tables alone you can hear thumping and scratching coming from the roof.
People have also been pushed in the kitchen by the lockers. Orange - Seal Beach - Boeing Co. Even Seal Beach Police Dept is aware of the ghosts. Orange - Seal Beach - U. Anaheim landing was an early seaport circa At the turn of the century, it was the main beach for people to use, it had a boardwalk area for shopping, food and refreshments. Various different ghosts have been seen throughout the weapons station, blood chilling screams, and spine tingl ing moans have frightened many night time security personnel.
The location vibrates with history, and some hauntings are residual, other ghosts interact with the living. It is an area ,which should be investigated by parapsychologists, many people have died in car accidents on Pacific Coast Highway, which runs thru the beach area, or south end of the Naval Station. Orange County - Black Star Canyon - The site of multiple Indian massacres dating back to the time of Spanish occupation, Blackstar Canyon is home to many strange phenomena.
Indians said to have been spotted both roaming the ridges on horseback and walking the creek for a few steps before disappearing completely. Many night hikers report the feeling of being watched, and the sounds of an invisible presence pacing them shortly off the trail.
Screams and howls haunt the night along with the faint chants of an age and people long past. If you are planning an expedition to Blackstar Canyon, travel in groups as it is a very dangerous place, and pay no mind to the homemade "Private Property" signs.
The Orange County Sheriffs Office has confirmed that all of the trail is in fact open to the public, and those signs were hung some time ago by squatters attempting to keep people off the lan d.
Cox elementary school - past 9: Sometimes noises and lights are noticeable. She usually rests in one place. People have witnessed a candle burning at all hours of the night, even when the wind picks up. The candle flame appears to change color and shape, not actually flickering, but changing shapes.
It will go from being a complete circle, to a half circle with a defined edge to being tear shaped.