Investigations

Sherman Oaks Apartment

A friend of a friend put the LAGP in touch with the landlord of a small Sherman Oaks apartment complex. The landlord was perplexed by tenants repeatedly moving out of a specific second floor unit. The two women who had been living there last broke their lease and moved out suddenly in mid-January, insisting that the apartment was haunted. They reported hearing footsteps and a male voice speaking their names, [...]

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The Magic Castle

On August 25th, the LAGP team ventured into one of the more exclusive private clubs in Los Angeles, a club dedicated to fostering the ancient art of magic: the world famous Magic Castle. Open to guests of member magicians or those lucky enough to be given a one-night pass, the Magic Castle offers dinner and magic shows in three different theatres – the Palace of Mystery, the Parlour of Prestidigitation [...]

Devil's Gate: A Portal to Hell?

The last Friday in April, the LAGP packed up our gear, jumped in the ghost mobile and headed out to La Cañada/Pasadena area to investigate the infamous Devil’s Gate Dam. Why I’m calling this location infamous is a bit of a history lesson, so read on. Devil’s Gate is named for the appearance of a horned devil face in a narrow canyon of the Arroyo Seco, a natural riverbed flowing [...]

Propaganda Films Building

In mid-March, we were fortunate to be able to investigate the historic former Propaganda Films building in Hollywood. Movie buffs will recognize Propaganda as the early home of music video & commercial directors turned major filmmakers David Fincher, Michael Bay and Spike Jonze, among others. Today the building is used by a production company as a workshop and studio. Carol did some research into the building and discovered that the [...]

Pasadena’s Suicide Bridge

After a crazy week at work, what better way to lift our collective spirits than to head over to Pasadena to investigate the infamous Colorado Street Bridge, which is locally known as Suicide Bridge due to the hundred or so people who have jumped from it to their deaths below. It was a chilly night and Carol had brought along some hot tea.  Also joining us was our friend Lenora, [...]

Security Bank Building

The Security Bank Building stands at the corner of Spring & 5th in downtown Los Angeles.  Built in 1906, it was the tallest building in LA until 1911.  In the late 1950s or early 60s, the financial district moved from the area, the bank closed and the building fell into disrepair.  Designated a Historic Cultural Landmark in 2003, the building has since been renovated and now houses upscale lofts.  However, [...]

Haunted Forest / Cobb Estate

The first week of November 2010, Tyler, Carol and I drove up to Altadena for an investigation of the old Cobb Estate, or what is locally referred to as the Haunted Forest.  It sits on 107 acres at the top of Lake Avenue in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.  Because it is part of the Angeles National Forest, the estate is open 24/7, and it hosts numerous night [...]