Ghosthunting Southern California [NOOK Book]


In Ghosthunting Southern California author Sally Richards takes readers on an eerie journey through the region on a series of paranormal investigations to historic locations marred by tragedy and unfortunate happenstance that have caused the dead to rise. This collection brings well-known paranormal researchers, history, and evidence collected with state-of-the-art equipment together for chilling non-fiction accounts of haunted Southern California. The stories leave readers with a sense of deep interest to find ...
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In Ghosthunting Southern California author Sally Richards takes readers on an eerie journey through the region on a series of paranormal investigations to historic locations marred by tragedy and unfortunate happenstance that have caused the dead to rise. This collection brings well-known paranormal researchers, history, and evidence collected with state-of-the-art equipment together for chilling non-fiction accounts of haunted Southern California. The stories leave readers with a sense of deep interest to find out what lies in the murky darkness beyond. Sally Richards, historian, paranormal investigator, and spiritualist medium brings history alive as she investigates locations with high-profile paranormal experts using state-of-the-art equipment, historians, and people who share a similar curiosity of the paranormal to bring you the latest on "haunted" locations throughout Southern California. From the Mexican border to Santa Barbara, readers find chilling accounts of paranormal activity. Whether readers are veterans of ghost hunting, paranormal neophytes, or armchair travelers, this book offers fresh information and a style that puts readers right into the paranormal action.
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“Sally Richards has done something amazing. Her book is a totally fascinating read—in it we meet real people, telling real tales of really strange phenomena. It’s not a scholarly text or dry accounting or a namby-pamby hit-or-miss retelling of what might’ve been a ghostly encounter—these stories resound with gritty authenticity and amazing first-person reports of real encounters with the paranormal. I recommend it to skeptics and believers alike.”
-- Melissa Martin-Ellis, Author of The Everything Ghost Hunting Book & 101 Ways to Find a Ghost

“There are voices out there if you listen. This book could show you how.”
-- Frank Sumption, Creator of Frank’s Box

“I love how the history is introduced into the storyline, for it adds that much more of intrigue in each chapter. I find it compelling to witness in words, what the individuals did in real time. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Sally Richards work and the prestige in which she demonstrates through words for all to see. Loved it!” -- Robbie Thomas, Psychic Profiler & Best Selling Author

“Sally Richards takes the reader on a historically haunted tour de force with this utterly engaging paranormal travelogue. She brings us up close and personal to the spookiest places Southern California has to offer in a book that will fascinate, inform and entertain.” -- Marie D. Jones, Author of PSIence: How New Discoveries in Quantum Physics and New Science May Explain the Existence of Paranormal Phenomena

“Sally Richards takes the reader on a supernatural journey though some of the most haunted places in all Southern California as she uses her mediumship gifts and research skills to bring to life the better known ghosts of the Golden State. Her insights and travels bring life to the haunted history of California and the landmarks of her paranormal past. A must read for anyone interested in the—how should I say? Different side of the state, and her book should be part of anyone’s collection on the specters of the west.” -- Richard Senate, Author of Ghosts of the California Missions

“Our friend, Sally Richards, through intensive research and paranormal perseverance, has created an impressive new book covering 30 haunted California destinations including some of our personal favorites. Follow her apparitional adventures from place to place as she serves notice that there is life beyond this plane of existence. It’s a must read compendium of ghost stories that will chill and thrill every researcher. Once you start reading, you can’t stop! Happy Haunting!” -- Authors Rob and Anne Wlodarski, Ghost Publishing

“Even readers not interested in local history will be deeply entranced by Sally Richards’ Ghosthunting Southern California. Richards’ writing is lucid and her knowledge deep. The combination makes for a compelling read as Richards and her trained paranormal team probe the unknown and mysterious. This is great stuff!” -- Linda L. Richards, editor & co-founder of January Magazine and Author of The Indigo Factor

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578605163
  • Publisher: Clerisy Press
  • Publication date: 9/11/2012
  • Series: America's Haunted Road Trip
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 892,102
  • File size: 23 MB
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Meet the Author

Author Sally Richards had a near death experience at the age of eight. Years later she experienced her second near death experience when she was hit by lightning during a severe storm before Hurricane Katrina. Richards then set out to learn about this phenomena and other paranormal activities. She became a paranormal investigator, searching the globe for haunted locations, amazing stories, and unquestionable evidence. Richards serves as a visiting medium in Lily Dale, NY, during the summer months where she reads gallery-style to hundreds of visitors giving messages from the sacred stump in the forest where mediums have given messages for more than 100 years.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiv

Welcome to America's Haunted Road Trip xv

Introduction: What Came Before, What Comes After 1

Old Town San Diego 11

Chapter 1 Four Winds Trading Company Old Town San Diego 12

Chapter 2 Creole Café Old Town San Diego 19

Chapter 3 El Campo Santo Cemetery Old Town San Diego 27

Chapter 4 The Whaley House Old Town San Diego 35

Spotlight On: What Are Ghosts? 45

Downtown San Diego and Surrounding Area 49

Chapter 5 Calvary Cemetery/Pioneer Park San Diego 50

Chapter 6 Mount Hope Cemetery San Diego 59

Chapter 7 Cabrillo Bridge San Diego 69

Chapter 8 Proctor Valley Road Chula Vista 78

Spotlight On: Shadow People 84

Northern and Eastern San Diego 89

Chapter 9 San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park San Pasqual Valley 90

Chapter 10 San Pasqual Cemetery San Pasqual Valley 99

Chapter 11 Ghost Rider of State Route 67 Lakeside 108

Chapter 12 Los Peñasquitos Creek Arch Bridge Poway 113

Spotlight On: Communicating with the Dead-ITC and IVP 122

The Anza-Borrego Desert and Surrounding Area 127

Chapter 13 Warner Springs Warner Springs 128

Spotlight On: The Curse of Warner Springs 137

Chapter 14 Julian Jail Julian 141

Chapter 15 Blair Valley and Pictograph Trail Anza-Borrego Desert 148

Chapter 16 Vallecito County Park Vallecito 157

Coastal Southern California 167

Chapter 17 Hunter Steakhouse Oceanside 168

Chapter 18 Star of India San Diego Harbor 176

Chapter 19 Hotel del Coronado Coronado 188

Chapter 20 Santa Catalina Island Santa Catalina Island 199

Chapter 21 Summerland Summerland 207

Spotlight On: Negative ions 217

Orange and Los Angeles Counties 219

Chapter 22 Queen Mary Long Beach 220

Chapter 23 Warner Grand Theatre San Pedro 230

Chapter 24 Linda Vista Hospital Los Angeles 239

Chapter 25 Heritage Square Museum: Hale and Octagon Houses Los Angeles 248

Chapter 26 Cobb Estate and White City Resort Altadena 257

Spotlight On: Poltergeists 272

Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties 275

Chapter 27 Rancho Camulos Piru 276

Chapter 28 Glen Tavern Inn Santa Paula 286

Chapter 29 Mission Park Jail Santa Barbara 293

Chapter 30 James Dean Memorial Junction Cholame 299

Spotlight On: Mediums and Psychics 310

Resources 316

About the Author 336

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