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EP. 46 Tour of Haunted Burbank & Warner Bros. Studios After Dark



Burbank is a unique city. On the surface it is such a normal place, to raise a family, grab a Cubano and cafe con leech from Portos and shop.  but as soon as you start digging a little deeper within the historic parts of Burbank, you’ll discover a pretty unique underbelly of the macabre and haunted history.

Join us as we take a haunted tour of Haunted Burbank.  Let’s travel Glenoaks Blvd as we tour of the tranquil eerie library at Woodbury University, grab a bite at the supposedly haunted Coral Cafe off of Burbank blvd,  shop and chat with the ghosts of the Bearded Lady & Mystic Museum.  Saving the best for last let’stake a spooky after-hours tour of the spooky sound stages over in Warner Bros. and rub elbows with Betty Davis, James Dean and Annabelle the doll.

So slide into your favorite shoes, grab your K2 and slap on some sunscreen and join us on a little haunted tour of Burbank.


Preview Saturday Night Ghost Club |Patreon | Holly’s Story of The Little Girl



Holly hails from the UK and has a few unique paranormal stories from across the pond.  One of a little girl shadow person that tried to lure her outside of her house when she was a girl, a ghost pet and living in a haunted dormitory here in Hollywood.   Become a patreon member of Hollyweird Paranormal’s Saturday Night Ghost Club at http://www.patreon.com/hollyweirdparanormal


Ep. 45 Return to the Haunting of The Harris House | Ghost Investigation & Seance with Craig Owens & Zachariah the Witch



Join Hollyweird Paranormal on this very special Halloween Episode where we traveled back to the Historic Harris House in Glendale, CA.   Join us on a ghost investigation with Bizarre LA’s, Craig Owens and lets ground ourselves as we prepare for a seance with Zachariah the Witch.  You definitely don’t want to miss the ghost stories and experiences we captured at The Harris House or The Widow house.

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL OF OUR HOLLYWEIRDOS!!!

 


PREVIEW FOR SATURDAY NIGHT GHOST CLUB | HOLLYWEIRD PARANORMAL PATREON



 

 

 

 

Everyone has a ghost story.

It might be an urban legend you heard in a sleepover or that time you saw a family member appear and disappear in a blink of an eye before they died. It might not even be your story.

We all have ghost stories that have crawled into the deepest parts of us and never let go. If you’re lucky then these stories may have not involved you.

Cross the threshold with us as the nights get a little longer and the veil gets thinner with Saturday Night Ghost Club on Patreon.

Tune in and enjoy our bi-weekly installments of these raw ghost stories that are apart of our Saturday Night Ghost Club! Become a patreon today at patron.com/hollyweirdparanormal for as little as $1 or more a month you will enjoy these tales two Saturdays a month.

Here’s  a sample of Sean’s tale , The Fraggle

 

 

 


EP. 43 Shirley Temple | Baby Burlesque| Fox Studios Hauntings



Shirley Temple was the internationally popular child star of the 1930s, best known for sentimental musicals. For much of the decade, she was one of Hollywood’s greatest box-office attractions until Tinseltown led her to retire a young age.

 

In today’s episode we talk about the life and career of Shirley temple and America’s obsession with the Curly Top star.    We also discuss and dissect the history of children in film and Hollywood Pedophilllia ring.  Did the Baby Burlesk films that Temple starred in have sexually suggestive undertones?  What happened to the child star as she got older and left Hollywood?

The Paranormal Aftermath

Even though there are no Shirley Temple ghosts we found out the there are ghosts that linger around Fox Studios as one of our listeners, Jessica, shares her ghostly tales of working with a ghostly hooded figure at her Job at Fox Studios.  You don’t want to miss that interview.

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Head on over to Ghosts of Cielo Drive to grab your copy of David Oman’s book.  One of the most gruesome and notorious murders of our time was committed on AUGUST 8th,1969 when Charles Manson’s “Family” descended on Roman Polanski’s residence on Cielo Drive in Beverly Hills and brutally murdered 5 people including Polanski’s wife, actress Sharon Tate.  While the original house no longer exists, filmmaker David Oman built his house a mere 150 feet from the site where the grisly murders took place. Oman is convinced that the murder victims still haunt his residence to this day. And he is not the only one. Paranormal experts and psychics from the world over have visited Oman’s residence and have dubbed it “The Mount Everest of haunted houses” and “The D-land for the Dead” for the amount of paranormal activity that occurs there.


EP. 41 The Life & Afterlife of Ritchie Valens



He was the  brainchild behind the ultimate teen love anthem of “Donna” & the smash hit, “La Bamba”

Ritchie Valens was the famous Mexican American singer and songwriter of all time,  one of the fore-fathers of rock’n’roll and pioneer in the Chicano rock movement.   

But unfortunately, his life came to an untimely end when Valens along with famous rockers Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper Richardson was tragically killed in a horrific plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959.

Tune in as we talk about the life and career of Ritchie Valens.  Join us as we interview writer and documentarian, Crystal Jackson, Pacoima’s historian and head of Pacoima’s Historical Society.

 

The Paranormal Aftermath…

What unexplainable occurrences have patrons and workers experienced at the Surf Ballroom, the last place where Holly, Valens and the Big Booper last performed before their crash?   What lingers in the field in Fargo of the site of the accident?

For more information click on the links below to learn more about Pacoima and Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens

http://ritchievalens.com/

Historical Society of Pacoima

https://www.pacoimahistoricalsociety.org/history-of-pacoima

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EP. 40 Season 4 | The Life & Afterlife of Liberace



Before Cher, Lady Gaga, J Lo there was the biggest queen of them all!  LIBERACE!  Liberace was known for his extravagant lifestyle, glitzy costumes, candelabra, and extraordinary showmanship all made him famous as his piano playing.

He died of cytomegalovirus pneumonia as a result of AIDS on February 4, 1987.  The showman had been diagnosed with Aids in August 1985 by a private physician in Las Vegas – a fact which was hidden from the public. He didn’t seek any medical treatment for his condition and his illness was a secret until the day he died.  He was 67 when he passed away at home in Palm Springs, California.  But it seems like Mr. Showmanship has been making his presence known all around Vegas.

On Ep. 40, Season 4, we talk about the life and afterlife of Liberace.  We also talk about his paranormal association.  Is it possible that he is still creating music from the other side through those who purchase his pianos?  Is it his spirit that people see at the former Tivolis Restaurant and his museum?  Tune in to find out!


EP. 38 Braken Fern Manor Lockdown with OC Ghosts & Legends | Interview & Ghost Investigation



On May 18, 2019 Hollyweird Paranormal was apart of a Lockdown at the infamous Braken Fern Manor hosted by OC Ghosts & Legends.   Tune in and listen to our interviewS with the rest of the OC Ghost and Legends members along with our sit down with Dixie Tantardini, OC Ghosts & Legends’ Psychic and Medium.   We talk about mobster ghosts, ghost hunting tools one should always carry during an investigation, how to protect yourself during a paranormal investigation and the creepy EVPs we collected during our investigation with OC Ghosts & Legends.

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Braken fern manor built in 1926 was originally known as “The Crib” while the Tudor House formerly known as “Club Arrowhead of the Pines” became a social hideaway for Hollywood’s elite. The Manor- This 10 room, 10 bathroom was said to have been used as a brothel during prohibition while The Tudor House was used to house illegal gambling, liquor, and other illegal pastimes. Infamous mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was said to have funded the construction and built the locations as a sanctuary of escape for Hollywood’s big wigs and Mob members.

Bracken Fern Manor is across the street from Tudor House in Lake Arrowhead.

Nestled in  San Bernardino National Forest, surrounded by pine, cedar, and dogwood, at an altitude of 5100’, is Lake Arrowhead, CA, an area described as the “Alps of Southern California”

in 1826. At that time, about 40 Paiute Indians, a warlike tribe, used the mountains for their hunting grounds. They lived in the high desert area. Many were killed in a fight with the white men of Little Bear Valley.

At the same time, a more peaceful tribe of Indians, the Serranos, lived very near Little Bear Valley, in an area now known as Rock Camp, on the north side of the mountain.  They would take their old and sick to Arrowhead Hot Springs for rejuvenation and healing. They hunted in the beautiful and bountiful valley and lived relatively peaceful, somewhat nomadic lives descending to the desert highlands and warmer inland valleys during the winter months.

Beneath the historic Arrowhead, sits the equally unique Arrowhead Springs. The Arrowhead Springs is a place deeply rooted in legend, with the most ancient one possibly being passed down from the Native Americans. The legend goes like this: The Great Spirit had an arrow, which was to guide the Native Americans to the spot where they were to make their home. The Great Spirit, having selected the place, fixed the arrow to mark it forever. It is believed that the native inhabitants of the San Bernardino Mountains through the Arrowhead directed the way to the hot springs with healing properties and therefore considered it holy ground.

Fast forward to the 1920s and prohibition.   We touched on this subject in Ep. 30 on Famous Haunted Hollywood Bars.  Police were cracking down on the mob in the city so the mob moved their operations in less discrete areas.  One famous mobster who was rumored to lead this move was the notorious mobster, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegal.

Rumor has it that Bugsy talked the Chicago Mob into backing his new venture, which is now known as Bracken Fern Manor. This Alpine-style inn opened as Club Arrowhead in The Pines on July 4th,  1926. The inn had state of the art amenities, such as electricity! More importantly, it catered to the rich and famous, offering gambling, illegal liquor and “working girls.” Other amenities included an Olympic size swimming pool, skiing, tennis courts, a bathhouse, and more.   The brothel continued operations through World War II. Gambling was maintained in the speakeasy (across the street) up until 1955.  Today, Bracken Fern Manor is a Certified Historic Landmark in the State of California.

Across from Bracken Fern Manor is where gambling took place at The CLUB.  Now called “The Tutor House.” The story has it that when cops were on their way up the mountain from San Bernardino, and administrators were alerted, gambling tables were actually turned over, then appearing as regular tables.

Bracken Fern Manor claims to be haunted by a former “working girl” named Violet.  She killed herself after the mob killed her lover. You can still smell her violet-scented perfume wafting through the halls.  Another ghost of a little boy has also been seen at this historic inn.  He is thought to be the son of a former prostitute and was trampled by a team of horses.  Today his tiny footsteps are often seen in the snow…so it is told.

After the inn became successful, Bugsy convinced the Bosses in Chicago to front him the dough for another little gambling adventure…..Las Vegas.  However, Bugsy’s lavish taste caused him to go way over his one million dollar budget and ultimately cost him his credibility with Chicago. And his life. While he was having dinner one evening with his lover, Virginia Hill, at her Hollywood home, Bugsy was shot dead.


EP. 28 Christmas Ghosts of California | Lost Traditions



Halloween might seem like the spookiest time of the year but Charles Dickens, M. R. James, Edith Wharton, and other literary greats felt otherwise. They were among the many authors who set their most terrifying stories during the dark and chilly days of Christmastime. Reading a ghost story on Christmas Eve was once as much a part of traditional holiday festivities as turkey, eggnog, mistletoe, and Saint Nick.

On this episode we share a submitted holiday ghost tale from one of our listeners as we dive into the lost tradition of sharing ghost tales during Christmas accompanied with a few California Christmas ghost tales.