The Day Jason Haunted Linda Vista Hospital!

In April 2011, I got a call from The Boyle Heights Paranormal Project to come down to Linda Vista Hospital, and bring an IR illuminator with me. The Hollywood Ghost Hunters were filming a teaser trailer that night at the hospital, in order to drum up interest for a possible TV show. I was told that they needed an IR illuminator for one of the cameras.

I stopped at home and picked up the illuminator (I wasn’t allowed to film any footage) and as I drove to the hospital, I wondered why the crew didn’t have an illuminator themselves? Or why the ghost hunting group BHPP wouldn’t have one? I concluded they may have just wanted me there for something else. When I got there the whole HGH team was there. Rick McCallum (Hollywood Stuntman), Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees in the Friday The 13th movies, from part 7 to part 10), R.A. Mihiloff, (Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3), and Danielle Harris (Halloween 5).

I gave my illuminator over to one of the cameramen following the HGH crew around. I thought maybe I could do a little investigating too, but that was futile. Kane and R.A. were having fun trying to scare Danielle Harris by hiding and jumping out of rooms screaming at the top of their lungs. When that got old, Kane began scaring R.A. , who was a little jumpy being in Linda Vista Hospital in the first place.

A few hours later filming wrapped. The HGH crew was asked if they’d like to do any further investigating of the hospital, but Kane decided to call it a night. I took pictures with R.A. and Kane before he left (I don’t have the Kane photo). For the picture, Kane put me in a headlock and nearly lifted me off my feet! The headlock wasn’t for show; it was the real thing. I nearly blacked out! I’m 5’9″. Kane Hodder is 6′ 4″, and R.A. Mihiloff is 6’3″. I looked like a midget next to these guys!

We watched Kane drive away in his bad ass all black heavily modified Chrysler 300. The rest of the HGH entered Linda Vista Hospital again, heading up to the third floor. About 20 minutes later as the rest of us were talking in the parking lot, Kane drove in again! He then snuck up to the third floor to scare the shit out of his team mates!

(Special thanks to Carlos Gonzalez for helping me identify Kane Hodder’s car!)

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NIGHT STALKERS Screens For Haunted Films In Haunted Places 2015

Monday, October 26th, come to GHOULA’s annual Haunted Films In Haunted Places. I’m very proud to announce that my first documentary, “NIGHT STALKERS” has been chosen as this year’s film!

UPDATE: The location for the screening is Defenders Park, on the east end of haunted Suicide Bridge in Pasadena!

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Join the event page. See you there!

5th Annual “Haunted Films at Haunted Places”

“Voices From The Tapes, Recordings From The Other World” by Peter Bander

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Last Bookstore sign.

I visited “The Last Bookstore” for the first time last week. It’s a great place with lots of character. It’s located in the Spring Arts Tower at 5th & Spring, and used to be a depression era bank. The vaults and heavy vault doors are still there, as well as the original tile floor.

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Upstairs vault.

I of course asked one of the workers there if it was haunted. He replied that no one wants to venture up to he second floor at night before closing. Awesome.

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Shot from the second floor.

My friends Sabrina and Gladys quickly found the strange and occult section of the bookstore on the creepy second floor.


Gladys and Sabrina

Gladys pointed out a book she thought I’d be interested in, and it was an excellent choice. The book is “Voices From The Tapes, Recordings From The Other World” by Peter Bander. (Yes I know it’s kind of ironic for me to supply an Amazon.com link to a book I found in a staunchly proud indie bookstore, but…actually I have no excuse!)

The book represents early research into the phenomenon of EVP(Electronic Voice Phenomenon). It’s written by the man who wrote the preface and edited Konstantīn Raudive’s Breakthrough. I found the introduction to “”Voices From The Tapes” very relevant to today’s paranormal investigators.

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Quote from introduction.

But the coolest thing was the book was a gift to someone in 1977, and a small note was left at the beginning of the book.

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The gift.

So my friend Lia wanted me to report on this book as I read it. I’m reading the book in pieces, as I rarely find time to read a book anymore! The entire book is only 160 pages, and could easily be finished in an evening. But I sometimes like to ‘live” with a book for a while, and think about what I’ve read. I may not get back to a book for a week or more.

The book first takes us through scientific reaction to the EVP phenomena, and how serious it was taken and researched in the 1970’s. Batteries of tests are presented, trying to figure out just where the voices were coming from. By process of elimination, Bander states the voices were dismissed from coming from outer space, or a projection of our subconscious, also known as “thought forms.” The only “possibility” left were voices of the dead. The voices d indeed show up on oscilloscopes, even after every possibility was eliminated, including radio waves.

Surprisingly, Bander’s book is openly critical of Konstantīn Raudive. The author chronicles the problems he had with the very demanding Raudive in getting “Breakthrough” ready for publication. Bander also states that some of Raudive’s conclusions were questionable, and he insisted that questionable material be present in his book. Bander states that “Breakthrough” is a difficult read, and it is. I’ve owned the bouk for about 3 years and still haven’t finished it. The book is basically meticulous notes of all the EVP Raudive captured, with side notes and minutiae that are just boring to read through.

That’s it for now. Stay tuned for another update!

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Hallway to the 99 cent books.

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From the second floor.

Oman House Paranormal Investigation And Seance August 7th and 8th 2015

David Oman is opening his home up once again for two nights of séance and investigations for what is reportedly the last time.

Friday August 7th and Saturday August 8th fall on the 46th anniversary of the Sharon Tate Murders

The séance and investigations begin at 8:00pm Friday night August 7th and ends at 3am August 8th. The next evening, Saturday August 8th will also be at 8:00pm and concludes at 3:00am. For tickets, a direct link is here. Check out the Facebook event page and let everyone know you’re coming; and coordinate with friends. Also, check out the public group for the Oman House Investigations, where last minute announcements are posted.

Investigators are allowed to bring their own equipment to the Oman House, so take this opportunity to test your most reliable paranormal gear into a very active location. You’ll also have access to David Oman himself on both nights, where he will candidly answer any questions you may have. Check out David Oman’s Youtube page for some amazing video of incidents occurring at the Oman House.

Night Stalkers Screening At The Steve Allen Theater

On Wednesday, September 28th, “Night Stalkers” had its second public screening at the Center For Inquiry in the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood, CA. Unlike the last screening, the entrance to Steve’s theater wasn’t blocked off, so there was an actual audience this time.

This audience was made up of skeptics from IIG, or the Independent Investigations Group. Mark Edward, who appears in Night Stalkers, set up the screening and invited me to do a Q&A session afterward. The screening went over very well. The audience laughed at most of the claims, like I knew they would, but they were generally quiet through it. Louis Gonzalez was applauded for stating investigators should be prepared to accept that what they are investigating may not be proof of anything. Sarah Troop got a big laugh when she pointed out that the skeptics at 2010’s Para Con handing out suckers to all the attendees was the purest form of irony.

Joe and Rebecca Mendoza from 3am Paranormal were another highlight with the audience. While they generally scoffed at references to the entity known as “Pipes”, the audience really enjoyed the banter between the two. They laughed when Rebecca revealed that she uses the “after death” code word between her and Joe on numerous passwords. Joe’s reactions to being singled out as the first to die between them also got a big laugh. And of course, he brought the house down with the “banana bush” analogy. Rebecca received applause when she declared that she didn’t believe in Sylvia Brown.

During the Q&A; they seemed generally curious about the investigators and my adventures with them. One theme that kept coming up was that the skeptics wanted a dialogue with the paranormal investigators. Perhaps in the future, they could meet at a convention setting and discuss their sides of supernatural phenomena. Mark Edward said this was his second viewing, and he liked it much better than the first, because he appreciaated how it focused on the investigators’ character. That was good to hear!