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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.

Preview our our new installation for our Patreon page!!!

SATURDAY NIGHT GHOST CLUB!  BECOME A HOLLYWEIRD PARANORMAL PATREON AND ENJOY ACCESS TO OUR BI WEEKLY GHOST STORIES RECORDED OF THE STREETS OF LOCAL GHOST TALES.  PREVIEW THE STORY OF THE FRAGGLE!  TO JOIN FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW!

Hollyweird Paranormal Patreon

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. 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. 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.