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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. 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


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.


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. 16 Jayne Mansfield, The Ghost Can’t Help It | The True Crime & Paranormal Aftermath of Jayne Mansfield



Jayne Mansfield was on her way to becoming THE blond bombshell of the 60s, having already achieved a great deal of success as an actress, singer, and even an early Playboy Playmate.  SADLY her life would  end tragically on a highway outside Biloxi, Mississippi.  Her death was said to have been caused by a curse gone awry, but was the “curse” nothing more than a publicity stunt arranged by the founder of the church of satan?  How did Hollywoods sex siren meet such a tragic and gruesome death?

The Paranormal Aftermath

IT SEEMS THAT JAYNE’S SUPPOSED CURSE LINGERED PAST THE IRON GATES OF HER ESTATE AND INTO THE LIVES OF THOSE WHO VISITED AND LIVED WITHIN THE PINK PALACE’S WALLS.  BUT WAS it JAYNE’S ANGRY SPIRIT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE STRANGE OCCURRENCES  THAT SCARED OFF THE ESTATE’S WORKERS AND NEW TENANTS ?  WHO KNOWS , THE GHOST CANT HELP IT !

THIS IS THE TRUE CRIME AND PARANORMAL AFTERMATH OF JAYNE MANSFIELD.

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EP.14 The Buddhafield Cult, The True Crime & Paranormal Aftermath



Author, Joris Karl Huysmans once stated,

“Worshiping the Devil is no more insane than worshiping God…It is precisely at the moment when positivism is at its high-water mark that mysticism stirs into life and the follies of occultism begin.”

In 1985, recent film-school graduate Will Allen found what appeared to be an exciting community in LA. While searching for the meaning of life and community, Allen was lured by a charismatic South American-born guru known as Michel. With little hesitation, he joined Buddhafield, a group where love and enlightenment flowed in abundance.

It wasn’t until 22 years later that Allen realized he belonged to a cult.  Allen’s film, Holy Hell tells his tale and the secrets of The Buddhafield along with its leader.

The Paranormal aftermath, actor, singer, songwriter, and director Jared Leto was one of the producers of Holy Hell.  While visiting the ghosts of Buddahfield’s past Jared was dealing with supposed ghosts of his new home in Laurel Canyon.

So ditch the flavor aid, grab a smoothie and slip into you favorite speedos, this is the True Crime and Paranormal aftermath of The Buddhafield Cult.

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