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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.

 

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Ep. 44 Listerners’ Tales Part 4



Yes boos!  Here is our 4th installment of our Listerners’ Tales brought to us by our amazing listeners.  What happened to one of our listeners when they investigated an eerie trailer in Mississippi only to find something dark and sinister lurking within.  We also share a beautiful story about a family’s culture and their connection with the spirit world and we’ll also share a story submitted to us from our podern friends, 2 Girls on a Bench.

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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. 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. 42 The Nxivm Cult | Hollywood Sex Cults



Hollywood has not only seen its fair share of cults but this crazy city has definitely seen and hosted a few scandalous and horrific sex cults since the late 60s.

A surprising number of sex cults have been founded in the U.S., thanks to our 1st Amendment, and the late 1960’s may have been the most perfect time for their gurus. This may have had something to with the “free love” and “peace” ethos of the time.

Almost all leaders are male, none are classically attractive, but all exercise a stronghold over their followers.  Take for example The Source, The Purple People and Children of God.  Now, it seems like Nxivm has made its way into being one of the most scandalous sex cults of the 21st century with shocking statements and claims of sex trafficking, sex slaves, branding, racketeering, and brainwashing.   Not to mention, the amount of Hollywood celebrities, directors and heiresses that were involved and apart of this scandalous cult.

Tune in as we discuss the history of sex cults in California and the sex cult that shook Hollywood, Nxivm.

 


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. 39 The True Crime and Paranormal Aftermath of Rebecca Schaffer



It’s one of the most disturbing stories in  Hollywood history: The murder of Rebecca Schaeffer, a young and beautiful actress cut down in her prime by an obsessed fan, Robert John Bardo.

On July 18, 1989, the actress was shot to death in the doorway of her West Hollywood apartment by Robert John Bardo—an obsessed fan who had been stalking her for three years.   This was one of the biggest stories that shook Hollywood in the late 80s.

Join us as we take a deeper dive into the lower depths of Stalker cases and definitions.  What drives an obsessed fan to do the unthinkable?  The paranormal aftermath, there are no hauntings on the site of Rebeccas murder but there is a correlation with the show My Sister Sam that Rebecca starred in and DTLA’s haunted Pico House.

Image by iamnotastalker.com
Image by iamnotastalker.com

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s travel back in time to 1989 On Ep. 39 as we close Season 3 with The True Crime and Paranormal Aftermath of Rebecca Schaffer.


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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. 37 The Haunting of The Rosenheim Mansion | The AHS Murder House



On Episode 37 Hollyweird Paranormal takes a deep dive into one of the most notorious and famous mansions in L.A. The Rosenheim Mansion or The American Horror Story Murder House.  We talk about its history, mystery, past and current tenants.  We also discuss the hauntings within the walls of the mansion along with the chaos outside that has the current owners living in fear.  We ask you the question, what is worse? Dealing with the living or the dead?  You also don’t wanna miss our sit down with the Doug Vanderpool who is the lawyer representing the mansion’s owners as he shares their crazy Hollyweird tales of ghosts and AHS fandom.

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