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#21 Annabelle78

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 08:03 AM

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Being that I live so close to Hollywood - I should really check out some of these places when I have the time smile.gif
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I've heard all these stories about 100 times, and they just get better every single time I hear them.  There are some really creepy places in Hollywood, I used to live a block from the Ambassador Hotel (for those who don't know, that's where Robert Kennedy was assassinated, Oscars were held, Emmys too, but way back in the golden age of movies)...

The building is ominous and huge even though it's falling to pieces.. We got to get very up close and personal to the building (it's heavily used for filming and therefore heavily guarded so no entry allowed) for a local festival they were holding in the parking lot.  We explored it's perimeter and what a grand place it used to be.  I just wished I could get in and really see what's going on in there.

The only haunted thing I have heard of is when some film crew was there, a couple people on the crew saw people in the windows or leaning out of windows (some windows on upper floors are broken or open).

The building I lived in what was also an old hotel restored and converted into apartments.  Nothing confirmed on my end, but lots of odd footsteps and the occasional fridge closing (I lived alone in an apartment with bars on the windows, no one could have done it).

The area I lived is very historically ignored (as is with a lot of Los Angeles areas), but used to be a hotbed of celebrity's.  The Picadilly (named for Mary Pickford) is around the corner, the Gaylord, the Ambassador, the Langham, the original Brown Derby restaurant (now torn down and replaced by a strip mall cleverly named after the historic restaurant).

I'm really sad that Hollywood/Los Angeles doesn't try to preserve whats left of it's history, they'd just rather tear it down and build something new.  And with so much history, it's very hard to find anything about ghosts out here, unless of course they're famous.

Sorry I'm going on a political rant that you guys probably don't care about... never mind!  biggrin.gif
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Posted 04 November 2004 - 08:09 AM

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Okay. All I can say is be advised some of the places listed in this column are private residences and others are places of business. Places of business, unless otherwise noted, frown on anything that has to do with the Paranormal.
To wit: I was interviewing a couple of people at the historic Driskill Hotel in Downtown Austin about the three ghosts that haunt the place. When the manager found out, he politely told me that interviewing employeees without permission, especially about the "alledged ghosts" was not allowed. I was shown the door and told never to return.
Trespassing can get you thrown in jail. Be that as it may, if you are going to some of these places, take every precaution, especially at Forest Lawn Memorial Parks where a great number of Celebrities have been either buried or interred.

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Actually the main Forrest Lawn cemetery in Glendale, CA welcomes people as long as you're respectful.  They have this gorgeous presentation about the stained glass window depicting the last supper in one of the mosoleums, with some pretty mysterious things centered around the portion of Judas (go and watch and listen to find out what).

There of course are time limits, I think it closes at 4-5pm so of course no tresspassing. It's a HUGE cemetary so start early and take lots of film and good shoes or a full tank of gas. There's lots to see.

In many of the mosoleum areas, you can't really walk down the corridors, they have some of them roped off, which is usually at the wishes of the family's but for a lot of them you can walk down and see the names, take pictures, etc.  There's also a gift shop to go through with lots of neat things to see (the cemetary has a very good collection of artworks)
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Posted 16 January 2005 - 04:19 AM

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Actor Montgomery Clift was known for his brooding, sensitive, working-class character roles, and received four Academy Award nominations during his career. He was in a stellar group which included James Dean, Marlon Brando and Paul Newman. Clift worked with some of the best including John Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando and Spencer Tracy. Clift had numerous affairs with both men and women and it was because of this that Wayne refused to socialize with Clift because of Clift's bisexuality. One of the high points of Clift's career was landing the role of Private Robert E. Lee Prewitt in the Columbia Pictures film, "From Here To Eternity". He studied intensely for this film, especially while staying at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Blvd. He would pace endlessly and practise playing the Bugle for his part.
Three years after wrapping FHTE, Clift was working on the film "Raintree County" when he smashed his car into a telephone pole, shattering his jaw, nose and other bones in his face. A witness to the accident called Elizabeth Taylor who when arriving on the scene saw that Clift was choking to death on two teeth stuck in his throat. She saved his life. From that point on, though, Clift's career went downhill.
Clift continued to work for the next ten years but with the alleged use of pills and booze, Clift's death was once called "the longest suicide in Hollywood". Montgomery Clift was found dead on Monday, July 22, 1966, in the bedroom of his New York City Townhouse, naked, lying on his back, his glasses on and his fists clenched. His body was taken to the City Morgue and after the autopsy, it was concluded that Clift had died of a heart attack. He was 45.

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 04:20 AM

Montgomery Clift stayed in room 928 for three months in 1952, while filming the movie, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. During his three month stay at the Roosevelt Hotel, Montgomery Clift was learning his lines successfully and practising his trumpet skills for this hit film, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY; a role that he received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Actor. Surely, this was one of the highlights of his life

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Present day.

A Guest of the Hollywood Roosevelt had been staying in room 928, the so-called "Montgomery Clift Room". While sleeping soundly, he was suddenly awakened by the sound of footsteps pacing around, as if impatient. Other people have been awakened early in the morning by the sounds of someone playing the bugle...from Room 928, but when Management went to check on the supposedly empty room to see who was making all the racket, that's all they found. An empty room....with a slight coldness to it. If Monty's ghost still haunts Room 928 almost 43 years after he died, why?


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Posted 16 January 2005 - 09:33 AM

wow great post!! smile.gif

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 12:29 PM

Love this stories biggrin.gif  no matter how many times I hear them they never get old .
I've always been fasinated by these mysteries/hauntings.


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Posted 16 January 2005 - 03:07 PM

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When people hear her name, the words that come to mind are Beauty, Talent, Hollywood Icon, Sex Symbol and Tragedy.
To this day, no one outside a certain circle of people knows what really happened to Marilyn Monroe in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 5, 1962.

Whatever happened, one thing was known: Marilyn Monroe was dead. It is inevitable that when her name is mentioned, the same question is asked:

How did she die?

There are several scenarios as to how she met her end:

1: Deliberate self-administered drug overdose.
2: Accidental, self-administered drug overdose.
3: Accidental drug overdose administered by Eunice Murray by enema.
4: Accidental death due to Dr Greenson giving her injection in heart.
5: Deliberate overdose administered by Dr. Greenson or by Murray at Greenson's instruction.
6: Deliberate overdose administered by Robert Kennedy (with whom she had an affair) and/or/with other accomplices (possibly federal agents) present.
7. She was paid an unexpected visit my the Mob.

On Wednesday, August 8th 1962, she was laid to rest in Crypt 24 in an invitation only funeral ceremony in the Corridor of Memories at a small, nondiscript cemetery called Pierce Brothers Memorial Park in Westwood Village.
(It has since become known as one of the many Cemeteries of the Stars in Los Angeles.)

Now comes another question. Is Marilyn at rest or does her spirit wander the Earth, visiting from time to time her old hang-outs?
There is a large mirror in the lobby of the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel that Marilyn used quite frequently. One evening, while a Housekeeper was cleaning up in the general area, she happened to glance in the mirror. Reflected back at her was her own reflection....along with that a a beautiful blond lady in elegent dress. She turned around....and saw no one. She shrugged it off and continued with her cleaning, until she saw the blond in the mirror again. She turned around and no one was there. After she saw the apparition a third time, she quit her job. Her presence has also been felt (and she has been seen) in the Cinegrill Cafe (part of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel), especially in the booth she used to sit in.

Her ghost has also been seen at the Hotel Knickerbocker, where she would sneak in through the kitchen to meet her future husband, Joe DiMaggio. Her ghost has been seen, specifically in the Coffee House.
There has also been a strange green mist reported in the front of Marilyn's crypt.
In an odd bit of synchronicity, the name of her Doctor was Dr Greenson. Could she be pointing out the name of her alleged killer?

Those who I know for sure are all gone.

Eunice Murray: Dead
Dr. Greenson: Dead
J. Edgar Hoover: Dead
JFK: Dead
RFK: Dead
Peter Lawford: Dead (allegedly the last person she called before she died)

If anyone knows the truth, that one man is Dr. Thomas Noguchi, LA Deputy Medical Examiner and the one who did the autopsy on Marilyn Monroe. But he isn't talking. If he is still alive, he is 82 years old as of this date.
Her spirit is not at rest, for obvious reasons.
According to one of my sources in LA, Marilyn's spirit was contacted during a seance.
She tried to communicate that people should stop idolizing her and let go. It is because of this, also, that she cannot cross over into the Light.

Note of interest: A Team of Paranormal Scientists took some EVP's into her room at the fabled Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and asked her some questions pertaining to and about her death.
When someone asked the question: "Who was responsible for your death?", the answer came very clear: "Kenne-"
And then it stopped, as if a door was suddenly slammed shut.

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 01:55 AM

hahaha same ladywilde, didn't come across it till you posted! biggrin.gif
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Posted 30 June 2005 - 02:27 AM

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It was in June of 1932 that director Paul Bern married actress, Jean
Harlow. Four months later, on June 5, the marriage ended. Paul Bern had shot himself in the head with a .38 calibre pistol. The butler had found his nude body in the bathroom on the floor in front of the full length mirror.
Flash forward to 1968. A well respcted Hollywood hairstylist lived in
the old house and was dating a young starlet who had moved to LA from Texas.
One day he asked her to house sit for him while he went out of town on
business for a day or two. She agreed. That night, while she slept, she was
awakened by a loud noise. She turned on the light and saw a man in the
bedroom. He was ransacking the place as if looking for something important. He turned and looked at the young woman and that was when she recognized him. She also saw the bullet hole in his head next to his right temple and it was spirting blood. It was Paul Bern!!! The young woman fled from the bedroom, but as she got to the top of the stairs, she was met by an even more ghastly sight. Tied to the newel post at the bottom of the stairs...was her lover. His throat had been cut from ear to ear and was gushing blood!! The noises in the bedroom of Paul Bern's ghost got louder. Overcome by the horrors she had seen she fainted. The next day, her lover returned from his trip and she told him of the horrific apparitions she had seen the night before. He tried to comfort her and dismissed them. Little did they know that what she saw was a terrifying warning of the horrific fate which awaited them both almost one year later.....at the muderous hands of the Manson Family. The man's name was Jay Sebring. The woman was Sharon Tate.

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The Manson Case fascinates me. I read Helter-Skelter cover to cover in 2 days. It's amazing and shocking and I never knew this little story!


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Posted 30 June 2005 - 02:50 AM

Wow, I read Helter Skelter back in the early 80's but I never knew that story! Capt. keep those great stories coming!  I love reading them!
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Posted 12 July 2005 - 07:36 AM

Here are some more websites about the ghostly tales of Hollywood.

Haunted Hollywood
Hollywood Ghosts and Haunted Houses
Hollywood's Most Famous Ghosts


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Posted 12 July 2005 - 08:47 AM

I just got news of more Paranormal Activity in Hollywood!
I have found an EVP recorded by EVP researchers Tom and Lisa Butler of the A.A.E.V.P.
They were in the famous Gable - Lombard Suite at the famous Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, attempting to make contact with departed spirits.
The aforementioned hotel has a history of paranormal activity: Marilyn Monroe appearing in a full length mirror that used to belong to her,
the ghostly musical textures of actor Montgomery Clift practising playing a bugle in his suite #928 for his part in the movie,
"From Here To Eternity" and other phenomenon.
I downloaded the sound byte, cleaned it up with the help of my Digital Audio Editing Program (Goldwave) and gave it a listen.
It sounds as though somebody is saying "John Belushi". Then again, it could be someone saying "John and Lucy".
You be the judge.

John Belushi?

Either way, I believe this to be a true EVP.
PS: I have noticed that a lot of things regarding John Belushi have been coming up lately. I even turned on the TV the other day and as the visual came on, it was John Belushi as Jake Blues from the movie "The Blues Brothers"! The hair on the back of my neck stood straight up.
If John Belushi is trying to help us make contact with him, why now?

PPS: I sent a copy of this to George Noory and Art Bell.

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 08:50 AM

On the contrary, you are making sense.! :)
Thanks for telling me of this haunt. Where is the Liberty Hotel located?
I'll do some research on it.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 06:50 AM

QUOTE(Captain Kundalini @ Jul 12 2005, 10:47 AM)
I just got news of more Paranormal Activity in Hollywood!
I have found an EVP recorded by EVP researchers Tom and Lisa Butler of the A.A.E.V.P.
They were in the famous Gable - Lombard Suite at the famous Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, attempting to make contact with departed spirits.
The aforementioned hotel has a history of paranormal activity: Marilyn Monroe appearing in a full length mirror that used to belong to her,
the ghostly musical textures of actor Montgomery Clift practising playing a bugle in his suite #928 for his part in the movie,
"From Here To Eternity" and other phenomenon.
I downloaded the sound byte, cleaned it up with the help of my Digital Audio Editing Program (Goldwave) and gave it a listen.
It sounds as though somebody is saying "John Belushi". Then again, it could be someone saying "John and Lucy".
You be the judge.

John Belushi?

Either way, I believe this to be a true EVP.
PS: I have noticed that a lot of things regarding John Belushi have been coming up lately. I even turned on the TV the other day and as the visual came on, it was John Belushi as Jake Blues from the movie "The Blues Brothers"! The hair on the back of my neck stood straight up.
If John Belushi is trying to help us make contact with him, why now?

PPS: I sent a copy of this to George Noory and Art Bell.

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ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  It sounded like "John Belushi" to me.  Fuh-reak-ay!
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Posted 13 July 2005 - 07:40 AM

Wow, great thread - thanks for posting all these, they are very interesting!

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 09:39 AM

I think the truth may finally be starting to come out regarding the death of Marilyn Monroe, but it isn't coming from anyone who knew her.
It's coming from Marilyn herself!
The same group from AAEVP stopped by Westwood Memorial Park with some of their smaller, less conspicuous equipment to take some EMF readings and take recordings at the crypt of Marilyn Monroe. Luck must have been with them because according to reports, the EMF meters were really pinging!
Then, THE question was asked:

"Who was responsible for your death?"

A few hours later as they were listening to and analyzing the sounds on the tape, they got to the part where the question above was asked. A couple of seconds later, they received an answer! The members and witnesses present broke out in goose bumps as part of a name.....was faintly spoken:

"Kenned---"

It was then that the EVP was stopped, as though interupted.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 03:05 PM

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On the contrary, you are making sense.! smile.gif
Thanks for telling me of this haunt. Where is the Liberty Hotel located?
I'll do some research on it.

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Hello Captain,

At the time, they were just starting to build the new Emmy or Oscar building on Hollywood Blvd and the hotel we stayed at was right behind all the construction. I don't remember the name of the street.. Just that the building next to our hotel used to be an apartment building where Marilyn Monroe used to live before she hit it big. The Liberty Hotel was right across the street from that building and our hotel and it was blue I think.... and the building next to Marilyn Monroe's old place used to be a fancy hotel back in the 40's,50's and 60's. but again I've forgotten the name of everything on that street except the hotel in which the ghost appeared which is strange..*sighs*
The Liberty Hotel would be down the street from the church where they filmed Sister Act 1 if that's any help at all?



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Posted 13 July 2005 - 05:57 PM

Okay, let's see. The church you speak of would be the Hollywood United Methodist Church which you can see if you head north on Highland towards Hollywood Blvd.
The new home of the Oscars would be the Kodak Auditorium.
So that means.....you were staying at the Liberty Hotel located at 1770 Orchid Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028. :) I have not heard of any hauntings there, however that area of Hollywood is a veritable hotbed of paranormal activity!
Grauman's, The Hollywood Roosevelt and the old Knickerbocker Hotel (now known as the Hollywood Knickerbocker Apartments), etc. are in that area

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 05:15 AM


It doesn't sound like the voice is saying "John Belushi" to me.

It sounds like the statement has 5 syllables and not 4.

This sounds silly but I really think the voice is saying "Marilyn's with me."

Listen again and tell me if I'm mad.

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 06:35 AM

Yeah, that's possible! It makes sense, too, because Marilyn's last completed picture was with Clark Gable. Marilyn felt tremendous guilt over Gable's death, due to all the stress involved in making the picture and dealing with her excentricities. Do you suppose it's Clark Gable who is saying it?
The EVP was recorded in the famous Gable-Lombard Suite, after all.




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