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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. 32 The Chino Hills Massacre | The True Crime & Paranormal Aftermath of the Ryen Family | Kevin Cooper



On June 5, 1983, William Hughes peered through a sliding glass door into the master bedroom of the Ryen family’s house in Chino Hills. He spotted the bloodied body of his 11-year-old son Christopher, who had spent the night with the family. Nearby were Peggy and Doug Ryen, hacked and slashed to death. Eight-year-old Joshua Ryen lay on the floor, his throat slit, but alive. Out of sight in the hall was Jessica Ryen, 10, no longer breathing.

Family photo of Chino Hills family Doug, Peggy and Jessica Ryen and eight-year-old Joshua Ryen, (sitting on horse), who was the lone survivor of hatchet the attack. (File courtesy photo, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

Two days before the killings, Kevin Cooper had escaped from a prison in Chino Hills, where he was serving a sentence fro burglary.  Police found evidence – cigarette butts, a button from a prison uniform, a leather hatchet sheath – that Copper had spent two days in a house near the Ryen’s property after his espcape from CIM.

He was arrested about seven weeks after the killings.  At the trial, jurors heard the lone survivor give a videotaped statement that conflicted with what he had said when he was first interviewed with hospital staff and San Bernadino detectives.  Josh Ryen mentioned in his first statements that he saw 3 white or hispanic individuals in the house the night of the murders.  More statements and evidence were later turned into authorities -that would later not be used in Kevin Cooper’s trials to support his case.

 

 

SOURCES

YouTube Video / 48 Hrs Documentary

The Daily Podcast by The New York Times | Kevin Cooper

The Opinion | New York Times by Nicholas Kristoff 

Scapegoat by J. Patrick O’Connor

 


EP. 29 THE NIGHT STALKER |THE TRUE CRIME & PARANORMAL AFTERMATH OF RICHARD RAMIREZ



Over a period of 14 months, Richard Ramirez, aka “Night Stalker,” killed 13 people and attempted to kill five more across California.  In a span of one year, Ramirez kept LA on edge with his murderous rampages.  Today he is known to be one of the most notorious serial killers in history.  On today’s episode  we talk about Richard’s childhood,  dark journey into a life of crime and satanism.  We also talk about his trial and the women who loved, fought and admired The Death Row Romeo.

  The paranormal aftermath, we sit down with author Mario Becerra of “Haunted East Los Angeles” as he shares a tale about a family who experienced a dark and negative entity after their son locked eyes with Ramirez during his arrest.

What led Richard Ramirez to commit these violent crimes?  Was it Nature or Nurture?  Or was it something unearthly ?

Did Richard imprint a negative force that attacked a family in their East LA home after they locked eyes with the killer?

 JOIN US!  As Hollyweird Paranormal travels back in time  for Season 3.    So join us as we time warp through this killer decade of THE 80’S

**Side note : please pardon the volume on our interview with author Mario Bacerra.  We are true crime enthusiasts and  para-nerds not sound engineers.  We do our very best to improve the sound of our Face Time interviews.  Headphones are recommended for that portion.  Also the following episode contains violent and graphic content, listener discretion advised. Now lets get Hollyweird.


EP. 26 THE OMAN HOUSE WITH DAVID OMAN



There’s a house that sits on Cielo Drive in Benedict Canyon that has an array of paranormal activity. It’s best known as The David Oman House and its located just 200 ft from where the Sharon Tate and Manson Murders took place in 1969.

In 2014 David Oman produced and co-wrote a movie documentary about the paranormal activity that has been going on in his house. It’s called The House at The End of the Drive. Since producing this film, Oman feels that the spirits have really reached out to him. One of those spirits is the ghost of Sharon Tate.

On today’s episode, Hollyweird Paranormal traveled to the Benedict Canyon to tour The Oman House and interview David Oman himself.  Tune in to find out what we experienced before and during our recording session with David.  You don’t want to miss it!

For more info on David Oman’s film, then click on the link below

House at the end of the Drive

For more info on tours and to learn more about The Oman House then click on the link below to find out

The Oman House

 

 


EP. 18 The Casting Curse of James Dean, Natalie Woods, Sal Mineo & Nick Adams | Rebel Without A Cause



The Rebel Without A Cause Casting Curse

Hollywood stars may seem larger than life, but of course, they are just as vulnerable to life’s tragedies, including the chance of dying at a young age.  Their celebrity was sometimes brief, sometimes felt for decades. What they had in common was a death that came too soon.

BUT SOMEHOW THEY ALWAYS COME back ….

James Dean once said, “dream as if you’ll live forever; live as if you’ll die today.”

Rebel w/o a cause was a classic film detailing the sordid adventures of a youth struggling with identity and clashing generational attitudes is widely regarded as one of the most significant movies in film history.

One month before the release of Rebel Without a Cause, James Dean,  was killed in a head-on collision while driving his Porsche 550 Spyder, the same vehicle he drove while shooting Rebel.  It was Dean’s premature death that cast a shadow over the film but it was the incredibly emotional and volatile behavior that occurred on set and the horrific death of the lead actor that many have blamed for the curse that followed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-Stars Sal Mineo, Nick Adams and Natalie Wood also suffered horrific and premature deaths, Sal being stabbed to death outside his apartment, Nick Adams’ mysterious suicide and Natalie drowning accidentally after falling off her yacht.

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EP. 12 Marilyn Monroe, PT. 2 The True Crime & Paranormal Aftermath of Hollywood’s Lady of Sorrow



The finale of our Season 1 and PT.2 series of The True Crime and Paranormal aftermath of Marilyn Monroe.

When movie goddess Marilyn Monroe’s naked body was found on her bed at her Hollywood home, it was assumed she had killed herself by consuming an insane amount of barbiturates .  Devastated by tangled affairs with American President John F Kennedy and brother Bobby, the 36-year-old star of The Seven Year Itch and Some Like It Hot was said to have overdosed on sleeping pills.  But so many things didn’t add up that conspiracy theories began immediately.  Who wanted her killed?  The Kennedy Brothers?  The CIA? The Mafia? Paul Lawson with the aide of Eunice Murray & Dr. Greenson?

We also go into her paranormal aftermath.  There are claims that she is still seen and felt at The Roosevelt Hotel, The Cal Neva Hotel & Casino & her Brentwood home.  What about her old flame Bobby Kennedy?  Does he still walk around the area where he was gunned down here in L.A.

 

 


The True Crime and Paranormal Aftermath of The Sharon Tate & Manson Family Murders Ep.1



 

On the night of August 9, 1969, film actress, Sharon Tate (who was 8 months pregnant), Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger and Wojciech Frykowski were brutally murdered at the hands of the members of the Manson Family.   Linda Kasabian was sent by Manson with three other members of his Family – Tex Watson, Susan Atkins and Patricia “Katie” Krenwinkel – to break into Tate’s home and “destroy everyone inside.”  This was the beginning of what Charles Manson called “helter skelter”.  To follow right after the Tate murders was the murder of Leno and Rosemary LaBianco.

On August 16, the sheriff’s office raided Spahn Ranch and arrested Manson and 25 others, as “suspects in a major auto theft ring”. Weapons were seized, but, because the warrant had been misdated, the group was released a few days later.  On December 1, 1969, acting on the information from these sources, LAPD announced warrants for the arrest of Watson, Krenwinkel, and Kasabian in the Tate case; the suspects’ involvement in the LaBianca murders was noted. Manson and Atkins, already in custody.

DateLine Episode Sharon Tate Manson Murders

THE PARANORMAL ASSOCIATION

It is said that after a violent crime or a traumatic event, an energy is left behind, absorbed into the surroundings as a reminder of what occurred.  In certain cases, its usually the spirits of those who haven’t moved on. In the case of David Oman, that energy has made its way past his front door.   In 1998, David Oman and his father purchase property just several hundred ft away from the property where the Sharon Tate murders had taken place.   In 2002, David Oman’s home is completed after being built and right after he moves into his dream home, he immediately experiences activity.  David Oman believes to be in communication with the spirits of Sharon Tate, Abigail Folger, Jay Sebring and Wojciech Frykowski.   However, it turns out that his house is smack dab in the middle of a geo magnetic grid causing his location to be vulnerable to energy; a vortex.  To add more salt to the wound, the land was the setting of a major war between native americans and early Californian settlers, to which, makes his home built over an indian burial ground.  Major poltergeist vibes.

His home is considered to be “The Disneyland of the Dead” where scientists, paranormal investigation crews and even skeptics have been invited to investigate or spend the night.   You can even schedule a tour or make reservations for a private event at his home.  David has even gone as far as to write and produce a movie inspired by true events and his personal experiences, House at the End of the Drive.  Below is the link to his website with more information and video footage of his investigations.

http://theomanhouse.com

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