Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Rialto Theater- South Pasadena, CA


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In South Pasadena, CA, on the old route 66, there’s a historic landmark that’s been there for over 80 years. It was the city’s top entertainment venue for many years. That is until it closed down in 2007. The Rialto Theater is a big part of South Pasadena’s history. Apparently, it’s also a good spot if you’re looking for a haunted building. Many paranormal teams that have been in there, believe that it is haunted. 

It opened on October 17, 1925. The picture “What Happened to Jones” premiered that evening. Before the movie started, Vaudeville acts were offered to the audience, followed by trapeze artists. The Vaudeville acts were popular up until the 1930’s. The admission back in the day was $0.30 cents. The theater helped people during The Great Depression. It was able to generate business by offering it’s customers prizes. In it’s time period, The Rialto suffered two fires. There was one in the 1930’s and one in 1968. Each time, the theater was brought back to it’s feet. 

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Since it’s had a long history, it makes sense that the Rialto has accumulated some ghosts. There are rumors that people have died in the theater. The most notorious one is of the girl of committed suicide in the girls bathroom, slitting her own wrists. She went on up to the balcony where she collapsed and died. There have been reports from staff and visitors of the stalls shaking in the girls bathroom, where the girl took her life. 

Not only are there human spirits residing in the theater, there is also the ghost of a cat there as well. Apparently, back in the day, the theater’s mascot was a cat. This cat walked around the old movie house and brushed up against the customers legs. It would also walk in front of the movie screen. People claim that the cat still quietly walks around the theater and appears with some kind of red light in front of the theater.

There’s another story of a man who went crazy in the projector booth. There’s a ghost of an older man in the Rialto, that’s seen throughout the building. He’s sitting in different seats, and walks up the balcony and back down. Another rumor is that someone saw a dark figure come down from the front of the movie screen, and started walking down the isle. When he reaches the lobby, he’s gone. The body language of the spirit seems to suggest that it could be the man that went crazy. 

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Additional paranormal sightings of The Rialto Theater include, anomalies in photographs that are taken, the feeling of uneasiness coming over people, and disembodied voices. It’s possible that the O.T.O. (Ordo Templi Orientis) did rituals in the theater. The rituals may have opened something in the girls bathroom. It’s possible that that was the reason why the girl took her life away. I’m judging that based on a paranormal groups results from the location. 

You can help The Rialto Theater open it’s doors again by going to http://www.FriendsoftheRialto.org/ You can also like them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FriendsoftheRialto 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

The David Oman House- Beverly Hills, CA


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Los Angeles is one of the greatest cities in the United States. It’s also one of the strangest and one of the most haunted. From the Roosevelt Hotel, to the Hollywood sign, to The Linda Vista Community Hospital, it’s a hard to say that there’s nothing paranormal in LA. As of recently, it seems that Los Angeles has gotten even stranger. It’s a house on Cielo Drive in Benedict Canyon that has an abundance of paranormal activity. Today, it is best known as The David Oman House. It’s best known for the Manson murders that took place 200 feet away from the house in the late 1960’s

It was a tragic day on August 9, 1969. Sharon Tate, Actress and Wife of Director Roman Polanski (Best known for his horror movie classic, Rosemary’s Baby), was 8 months pregnant with her first child. Polanski was out of town at the time. That night, she was brutally murdered along with four others at the house. She was 26 years old. The home was targeted by Manson because he failed to get some sort of recording deal from a producer that used to live at the home. One paranormal investigator saw a spirit of a pregnant woman walking down the street, bleeding. A week later, the investigator was out picking up groceries and fainted at the store. She felt the same feeling at the store, she felt when she saw the spirit. She believes it was the ghost of Sharon Tate.



David Oman has recently produced 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. He claims that “I communicate with her, more than she communicates with me.” There is also Native American spirits since the  land also use to be Native American. 

Oman feels that one of his rooms has a dark energy around it. It’s exposed to the hillside, meaning that the room has part of the hill there. It’s known as “The Raw Mountain.” Many psychics that have come by this room, have picked up on a Native American on a horse back that’s buried there. Psychic/Medium Mark nelson, claims that there’s multiple Native American spirits on the property. There’s a tablet on a rock in the area that says a battle took place around the area. It says “This tablet marks the site of a battle between the Indians and early Californian’s. 



The big theory of David Oman’s house, is the reason that there’s so much paranormal activity around the property, is because it’s part of a geomagnetic anomaly site. The geomagnetic field around that area is 5-60 times more than a normal one. Dr. Barry Taff, parapsychologist found this out. In 2005-2006, he had been to the house twenty times. The first time he went, he fainted. The other times that he went, he got extremely ill. After all of his visits to The Oman house, he had decided he had had enough. He has not returned since then and stays as far away from it as possible. An interesting thing about this geomagnetic site, is that the Indians saw this as sacred ground. This could explain the Native American spirits on the property. 

Other claims of the house are disembodied voices when no one is there, unexplained anomalies on camera, a guest being lifted off of the guest bedroom, and David’s figurines on the aquarium always falling down with no explanation. With David Oman’s house being added on to LA’s paranormal map, the city has definitely gotten much stranger.


Another interesting capture we got at David Oman's House. This shot was done on a tripod at ISO100 F9 30 sec exposure. No movement.


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