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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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A Hollywood True Crime and Paranormal Podcast hosted by Tammie Merheb-Chavez and Brice Mitchell Williams. We discuss true crime and its paranormal association set in and around Hollywood, CA.AKA Hollyweird.

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EP. 36 OC Ghosts & Legends Interview at The Oman House | Paranormal Investigation



Hey Boos!

We had the opportunity to sit down and meet the paranormal team , OC Ghosts & Legends.  They were leading and hosting a huge ghost hunt at The Oman House on April 13, 2019.  Tune in to learn about their views on investigating the paranormal and how to pursue a career in the paranormal field.  Lets discover the unknown with OC Ghosts and Legends!

Heads up!  Tickets are still available for the Haunted BBQ and Ghost Hunt at The Oman House April 20, 2019.  More details and ticket info below!

For more info on OC Ghosts & Legends and future events click on the link below:

OC Ghosts and Legends

For more info on The Oman House and future investigations then click on the link below:

The Oman House

 


EP. 35 PT. 3 LISTENERS’ TALES| REAL GHOST STORIES



On today’s episode we share ghost story submissions from out listeners!  Tune in a we talk about haunted halloween decor, being able to connect with the dead, ghost pets and the scars you bare after investigating an abandoned mental hospital with a dark past.  You dont want to miss this episode!


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. 30 Famous Haunted Hollywood Bars



Los Angeles is world-famous for its nightlife. But do us Angelenos know that we are literally having spirits with the spirits while we are out in town? If you’ve always wanted to have drinks with a ghost, L.A. is definitely your town.  Join us on another haunted walking tour of Los Angeles with your gurls as we travel from DTLA to Mid-Town and Hollywood to take a look inside some of the creepiest places to enjoy happy hour.

Tag along as we discover the underground prohibition tunnels, rub elbows with the hitchhiker ghost at eddy’s saloon, enjoy The Black Dahlia cocktail with the Black Dahlia herself and hang with the bathroom ghosts in Hollywood…yeah we’ll go into detail about that on Episode 30 of Famous Haunted Hollywood Bars.  Lets get Hollywasted if you dare.


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. 27 GETTING HOLLYWEIRD WITH ACTOR CAMERON BRITTON OF NETFLIX’S HIT SERIES MINDHUNTER & THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY



HEY BOO HEY!!! GUYS WE HAVE A TREAT FOR YOU !!! 

IF YOU HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING US ON SOCIAL MEDIA THEN YOU KNOW WHATS HAPPENING.  WE HAVE A VERY SPECIAL GUEST ON OUR SHOW,  FOR ALL OF YOU TRUE CRIME & MIND HUNTER NERDS, WE GIVE YOU CAMERON BRITTON OF THE HIT NETFLIX SERIES , MIND HUNTER & NOW THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY!!!

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WE TALK PARANORMAL, CAMERON’S FIRST PARANORMAL EXPERIENCE, TRUECRIME , BEING IN THE MINDSET OF A SERIAL KILLER & FAN GURLING OVER JONATHAN GROFF. 😀Image result for cameron britton

 


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. 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