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San Diego's Most Haunted: The Historical Legacy and Paranormal Marvels of America's Finest City

San Diego's Most Haunted: The Historical Legacy and Paranormal Marvels of America's Finest City

by Nicole Strickland


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Discover the historical tapestry of San Diego through a haunted tour of cemeteries, hotels, restaurants, museums, libraries, battlefields, and even fairgrounds. Join the San Diego Paranormal Research Society as they explore ghostly occurrences and examine eyewitness and curator accounts alongside paranormal researchers’ firsthand experiences. Learn about the types of ghosts, spirits, and hauntings at more than 25 locations and the theories behind their existence. From downtown San Diego, Julian, and the Gaslamp Quarter District to the North, West, and East Counties, learn why “America’s Finest City” could be in the running for “America’s Most Haunted City.” San Diego’s Most Haunted is a collection of spooky spaces and paranormal places that is sure to delight, educate, and entertain.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764355288
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 06/28/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,079,259
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Nicole Strickland is the founder and director of the San Diego Paranormal Research Society. A published author and lecturer, she has appeared in many media outlets discussing her work in the field.

Table of Contents

Foreword 12

Preface 14

Introduction 16

Part I

Chapter 1 Exploring the Paranormal 19

Part II

Chapter 2 The Historical Tapestry of San Diego, California 23

The Native Americans 25

The Spanish Period (1769-1821) 26

Mexican Period (1821-1846) 28

American Period (1846-1870) 29

New Town Arrives Again (1870-1889) 31

The Boomtown Days 32

San Diego's Contribution to the War Effort 33

Part III Central San Diego's Most Haunted

Chapter 3 Calvary Cemetery 37

Chapter 4 Casa De Estudillo 39

Chapter 5 Cosmopolitan Hotel (Casa De Bandini) 43

Chapter 6 El Campo Santo Cemetery 50

Chapter 7 El Fandango Restaurant 53

Chapter 8 Serra Museum and Presidio Hill 56

Chapter 9 The Whaley House 65

Part IV Julian's Most Haunted

Chapter 10 Julian History 75

Chapter 11 The Pine Hills Lodge 78

Chapter 12 Julian Hotel 82

Chapter 13 Julian's Haven of Rest (Pioneer Cemetery) 84

Part V Downtown San Diego and Gaslamp Quarter District's Most Haunted

Chapter 14 Horton Grand Hotel 87

Chapter 15 William Heath Davis House (The Davis-Horton House) 90

Part VI Maritime Museum of San Diego's Most Haunted

Chapter 16 B-39 Submarine 97

Chapter 17 Berkeley Ferryboat 100

Chapter 18 Star of India (Euterpe) 103

Part VII North County San Diego's Most Haunted

Chapter 19 AVO Playhouse 110

Chapter 20 Elfin Forest 116

Chapter 21 Escondido Public Library 121

Chapter 22 Rancho Guajome 125

Chapter 23 Rancho Buena Vista Adobe 128

Chapter 24 San Pasqual Battlefield 138

Part VIII West County San Diego's Most Haunted

Chapter 25 Del Mar Fairgrounds and Racetrack 142

Chapter 26 Hotel Del Coronado 146

Chapter 27 Hunter Steakhouse 152

Chapter 28 Twin Inns 155

Part IX East County San Diego's Most Haunted

Chapter 29 Buckman Springs 160

Chapter 30 Proctor Valley Road 163

Chapter 31 Santee Edgemoor Barn 165

Afterword 169

Part X Appendices and Resources

Signs that Your Location May Be Haunted 171

What to Include in a Case Report 174

SDPRS Classes and Lectures 175

Glossary of Paranormal Terminology 176

Bibliography 181

Acknowledgments 186

About the Author 187

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