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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Los Feliz Murder Mansion- Los Angeles, CA

Would you live in a Murder Mansion? There’s a house on the hilltop of Los Feliz on Glendower Place, that hasn’t been occupied since December, 6, 1959. It’s simply known as “The Los Feliz Murder House.” 

A year after the incident, Julian and Emily Enriquez, had purchased the mansion. However, they never lived in it. They just use the house for storage. Neighbors have seen them bringing boxes to the house, but they’ve never stayed in it. In 1994, their son Rudy inherited the house. Rudy, has also never lived in the house. The mansion has remained the same since the night of the murders. 

It was December 6, 1959. Physician Dr. Harold Perelson had just gotten home from work, and had dinner with his family. He had three children and a wife. His wife’s name was Lillian, and his three children were Judye, Debbie, and Joel. Judye was the oldest, Debbie the middle child, and Joel was the youngest. After watching some TV, the kids went to bed. The killings are believed to have happened an hour later. 

The Perelson Family 

The neighbors had nothing but good things to say about Dr. Perelson. Apparently, he was a nice and kind man. Then, that December night came along. When the younger children went to bed, Harold went to the garage and got a hammer. He went to the bedroom with that hammer, where Lillian was reading. He had walked over to her bedside and asked her a question. When she looked up, she saw her husband with the hammer and was struck to the point where her skull were in fragments. 

Judye came across her dead mother in her bed. The blood was spattered on the wall paper. Dr. Perleson then turned the hammer on Judye, and struck her. Luckily, she was able to raise her forearm to lessen the impact of the hammer. She tired to get away, but slipped on the carpet, that was soaked in her mother’s blood. He then took her daughter’s head and slammed it into the floor. She was hit with another blow from the hammer. 

Harold had gone to his two younger children’s bedroom. Judye was still alive, managed to get out of the house, and got the help of a nearby neighbor. While Dr. Perelson was in Josh and Debbie’s room, he was explaining to them that they were just having a nightmare and told them to go back to bed. While, Judye was at the neighbor’s house, they saw the damage to Judye’s head and got a hold of the police. 

When they got a hold of the police, the authorities rushed to the house. Within that time frame, Dr. Perelson sat in his chair, opened up a bottle of acid, and drank it. He was dead when the police arrived on the seen. The children were okay, and were comforted. The motive for the murders remains a mystery to this day. It’s believed that he may have been going through financial difficulties, stressed about his work, or that he was institutionalized. The family has already said that he wasn’t institutionalized. No one knows for sure. The answer might just be in the energy of the house. 

Today, there are no trespassing signs to the house. However, people have gotten up close of the house anyway, and have gotten pictures inside the house through the windows. The furniture is the same as it was, with some drop clothes over it. You can also see the storage. The owner Rudy, has 2 cats that live there. He says that he goes there often to feed them. People say that the house is haunted, but not much detail is given. Hopefully, this house will be open to investigations in the paranormal field soon. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Turnbull Canyon Whittier/Hacienda Heights, CA

Turnbull Canyon, another great hiking trail in Los Angeles County in between Hacienda Heights, and Whittier is a favorite to hikers, fitness gurus, and mountain bikers. On the roads, it’s a definite favorite to guys that like to race. However, there’s a more dark, and sinister side to the canyon. There’s the Mountain Lions and the rattlesnakes. There’s also the history of gruesome events of satanic rituals, ghosts, hangings, kidnappings, KKK meetings, and even a gravity hill. There’s even claims seeing UFO/Extraterrestrial  activity take place here. 

It all started with The Native American tribe, the Gabrielino Indians. They believed that the land was forbidden ground and called it “Hutukngna”, which means “The Dark Place” or even, “The Place of The Devil.” Apparently, these were battlegrounds for Native American Wars. They were forced to change into Catholicism by the Spanish. Back then, the Spanish killed anybody that didn’t convert to Catholicism. These events may have happened at Turnbull Canyon, and could be one of the many reasons for the Canyon’s hauntings. Some people have said that they have heard war drums in the Canyon. Some people believe that these spirits have returned to their sacred ground to find peace. 

In 1845, two men became historic figures in the canyon’s history. John Rowland and William Workman. They immigrated from Taos, New Mexico, where they ran a fur-trapping business. Workman had helped Governor Pio Pico, to get rid of another governor who was disliked. In return, 49,000 acres of land was given to Workman and Rowland. The Gabrielino Indians didn’t like Workman, and constantly invaded his property. This caused him to dig an underground living space for his families protection.  Later on, the Indians actually worked for him. During this time, Indians reported seeing witches and ghosts. Unfortunately, Workman was involved in a plot to illegally take over the governor’s spot. The same one who gave him his land. As a result, karma caught up to him. He lost most of his 49,000 acres, and was left with Turnbull Canyon. This all lead to a financial downfall, followed by Workman shooting himself in 1876.

During the Great Depression, the Canyon started to be used for strange satanic activity. Many families during this era had to give their children up to orphanages. There was a cult that would adopt the children from these orphanages and slaughter them in the canyon. They eventually started kidnapping children. Then, the cult mysteriously vanished. People that have been to Turnbull Canyon at night, have seen hooded figures  roaming on the trails. Some people have seen bonfires in the canyons, as well. Witnesses have reported seeing ghosts of children. These are probably the victims used in the rituals. 

In the 1930’s there use to be a mental hospital located in the canyon somewhere. It had a good run, until the 1940’s when it burned down. In 1962, a group of friends were partying in the ruins of the hospital one night. One of the boys saw one of the electroshock devices that were used when the hospital was active. He picked it up and was electrocuted. The voltage was strong enough to kill him. Apparently, the electricity had been shut off since the fires had happened 20 years earlier. 

The most notable incident that happened here, was in 2002. A girl named Gloria Gaxiola was murdered on Turnbull Canyon Road. She was shot to death, and dragged 4 miles down Turnbull Canyon Rd. Thankfully, the police found the killers and are now serving justice. Other incidents of Turnbull Canyon, are a plane crash that happened in the 1950’s, and a hanging tree. The plane crashed in the canyon. 29 victims were in the plane. What’s scary is that it's rumored that there were 21 children in this plane crash. It’s as if the spirits that were conjured up by the satanists caused this to happen. The hanging tree is given that name due to a man that was hanged at that tree. Witnesses have said that you see this man hanging from the tree, at the time of when his death happened (Uncertain of the time as of now.)  

Turnbull Canyon is quite the nature walk during the day. At night though, all the hidden secrets of the canyon come out. Apparently, the canyon is closed at night, due to what has happened there.