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Ep. 33 The Haunting of The Harris House in Glendale, CA.-Minisode



Some places speak distinctly. Certain dank gardens cry aloud for a murder; certain old houses demand to be haunted; certain coasts are set apart for shipwrecks.

Robert Louis Stevenson

The Historic Harris House is a two-story Victorian Transitional home dating back to 1902. Recently, a film crew captured a “ghost” photo inside one of its upstairs rooms. Others, including the owner, have also experienced paranormal activity there as well.

On March 8th Hollyweird Paranormal attended Bizarre Los Angeles’ historic presentation and paranormal investigation at The Historic Harris House in Glendale, CA.  Tune in to find out the what ghosts linger on the 2nd floor along with an EVP that Tammie collected in one of the most active rooms of the house.

To learn more about the Harris House then click on the link below!

The Harris House


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. 31 The Oscars | Dark Secrets, Scandals & Ghosts



The Oscars might be the biggest night in the entertainment calendar, but it’s never just about honoring the best movies Hollywood has to offer. Over the course of its 91st-year history, the Academy Awards has had its fair share of controversy and scandal—from A-lister boycotts, to awkward musical numbers and even  award mishaps. 

On episode 31 we talk about the Oscars dark secrets and scandals that have recently made its way into light.  We also touch on the  brief history of The Oscars,  the attack of the silent and smear campaigns , the 2019 Best film nominations and Oscar nominee ghosts?

Yes, we talk about a haunted house off of Rexford dr. in Beverly Hills that was owned by a famous Oscar nominee who saw a ghost, was haunted by a ghost and later became a ghost.  You definitely don’t want to miss this crazy Hollyweird tale.

Stay tuned to find out who it is 🙂


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. 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.


EP. 25 Live Show at The Pasadena Playhouse Halloween Show



OUR FIRST LIVE SHOW GUYS!  WE RECORDED LIVE AT THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE ON OCT. 30TH AND 31ST.  DID WE MENTION THAT THIS PLAYHOUSE IS HAUNTED AF!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SHOWED UP AND SUPPORTED US AND A VERY VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR PEEPS AT PASADENA PLAYHOUSE!  WE TRYULY HAD AN AWESOME NIGHT OF LAUGHS, SPOOKY TALKES AND SPOOKS!

 


EP. 23 The Exorcist Curse | Crossover Episode with LA Not So Confidential



On Dec. 26, 1973, The Exorcist, a horror film about a girl possessed by an evil spirit, makes its debut in theaters; it will go on to earn a reputation as one of the scariest movies in history. The Exorcist was based on William Blatty’s 1971 novel of the same name, about the last sanctioned Catholic exorcism to take place in the United States, in the late 1940s.

To celebrate the month of Halloween Hollyweird Paranormal teamed up with LA Not so Confidential for an exciting yet creepy Crossover Episode.  We talk about ghosts, exorcisms, The true story behind the hit move, The Exorcist, The Exorcist Curse, Satan or psychosis & The Trash Bag Killer.

In EP.23 Crossover Episode, The Exorcist

Grab your crucifix, your holy water & say your hail Mary’s b/c as we cast out the demons in Hollyweird


EP. 22 THE POLTERGEIST CURSE & PARANORMAL AFTERMATH



Behind every spooky horror movie is a notion that the events really did take place. Is that true for the 1982 hit classic film The Poltergeist?

Reportedly, yes. The film was based (loosely) on the events experienced by a 1953 New York family, the Hermanns and their little boy, James.

But the film’s story centers around a little girl, and a  poltergeist who terrorizes  her and her whole family.

it seems that Superstitious legend holds that a number of strange deaths are connected to a ‘curse’ on the ‘Poltergeist’ film series.

was a curse the cause for the deaths that followed the film’s trilogy series?

What strange events occurred on set ?

What followed the cast and crew members home after filming?

We talk about this and much more on Ep. 22 the curse and paranormal aftermath of the film, The Poltergeist!

 


EP. 21 PT. 2 LISTERNERS’ TALES | REAL GHOST STORIES



Tales of unexplainable happenings are passed down from family members, friends, coworkers and even our own listeners!

 

In today’s episode we SHARE our listener’s ghost tales

What happened to one of out listeners when her and her husband move into an old historical home where the past literally comes alive with some unexplainable occurrences and odd smells.

What if you came from a long line of spiritualists and tarot readers?  What if one of the members of your family tree tried to help Harry houdini communicate with his mother?

I see dead people, shadow people and a tiny skeleton.  We’ll hear two short stories sent in from one of our listeners that will definitely have you sleeping with more than one night light.

So prepare yourself for the macabre, dark, and thrilling stories of EP. 21  PT. 2 of our Listener tales


Ep. 20 The Dark History & Secrets of The Wizard of Oz | Paranormal Aftermath



“if we walk far enough, says dorothy”

“we shall sometime come to someplace….”

Whether it was singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” or following our own Yellow Brick Road, THE WIZARD OF OZ  is still referenced with great affection to this day. It’s hard to imagine that filming this seminal film was anything but happy and magical, and yet, sadly, it seems there was more than one dark moment during this film’s production back in the late 1930s.

Ever since it premiered back in 1939, rumors have circulated about the making of the film Including the fate of the first Tin Man and a possible suicide.Image result for the haunted wizard of oz

THE PARANORMAL AFTERMATH

DOES THE GHOST OF JUDY GARLAND HAUNT SOME OF THE PLACES WHERE SHE WAS HER  HAPPIEST?

WE TAKE A QUICK HAUNTED TOUR OF DOWNTOWN CULVER CITY AS WE TALK ABOUT THE HAUNTED MUNCHKIN HOTEL AND THE CULVER STUDIOS .  WHAT SPECTRES STILL ROAM AROUND THE GROUND AND HALLWAYS OFF BOTH FAMOUS BUILDINGS?

SO GET READY TAKE A WALK WITH US DOWN THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD EPISODE 20 WE GO BACK IN TIME TO LEARN THE DARK SECRETS AND HISTORY OF THE WIZARD OZ .

THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME…

THERE NO PLACE LIKE HOLLYWEIRD.