Oct 152011
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 [...]

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 [...]

Sima IR Light Conversion

Having just had a conversation about IR lights with someone from another investigative team, I realized I should call attention to our “how-to” instructions detailing the conversion of a Sima infrared light to battery power. The Sima IR lights throw a wide beam of light compared to the comparable Sony IR model which is spot heavy and leaves you with video where the edges go to black. The greatest drawback [...]

Linda Vista Hospital

Last Friday night the LAGP team ventured into the haunted hallways of the famed Linda Vista Hospital.  Located southeast of downtown LA in what can best be described as a dangerous neighborhood, we were given a 15 minute window to arrive and be let in the locked chain link gates surrounding the property.  I don’t know which was more frightening:  the prospect of the night’s investigation or this warning! Linda [...]

Sep 232009
The Queen Mary

Probably one of Southern California’s most famous haunted locations, the Queen Mary sits permanently docked in Long Beach and caters to tourists and conventioneers.  Walking its historic decks, one tries to imagine its former lives as both a luxury oceanliner (it’s larger than the doomed Titantic) and a World War II military troop transport nicknamed the Grey Ghost.Before the sun went down, we explored the public decks on our own, [...]