Attention all ghost hunters from the Los Angeles area and beyond! Valley Investigators of the Paranormal is joining forces with the docents at La Purisima Mission in Lompoc, California to host a paranormal investigation that is open to the public. On Saturday March 16, 2013, VIP and the wonderful folks at La Purisima Mission will offer a Ghost Hunters Bootcamp and Investigation from 5:30 pm until midnight. The price for tickets is $75.00 per person and the proceeds are to benefit the La Purisima Mission for its upkeep and preservation needs. So, for anyone interested in the paranormal and ghost hunting, in particular, this event is a must! Anyone attending is welcome to bring his or her own equipment, but it is not necessary. Photography is certainly welcome, and it is strongly advised that children under the age of sixteen not attend. This site is definitely haunted and it is quite likely that attendees will have a paranormal encounter. Those that are sensitive will definitely have an experience to remember! To purchase tickets for this event please go to: http://ghosthuntersbootcamp.ticketleap.com/ghost-hunters-boot-camp/ or call 1(805) 727-3055.
This mission has a reputation for being very haunted. It has been featured on the Travel Channel's TV show, "Ghost Adventures". The renowned historian and paranormal investigator Richard Senate has been there and has done extensive research on La Purisima. He has written a book on his work entitled, "Ghosts of the California Missions" that features information on this particular mission.
A little about the mission: Originally founded in 1787 by Father Fermin Francisco Lasuen (remember that fourth grade California history lesson on the missions?), Mission La Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima was the eleventh mission of the twenty-one California missions that ran the span of the El Camino Real. In the year 1812 after an earthquake and a series of aftershocks destroyed the original mission, Father Mariano Payeres was permitted to rebuild it within four miles of its original location. There had been several different owners by the end of the 19th century. It was restored to its former glory by the National Park Service and the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1934. Having been there recently, this examiner can attest to the fact that there is quite a bit of paranormal activity throughout the mission grounds. Attendees will not be disappointed! Until next time, Happy Haunting! ~Traci Otake, L.A. Paranormal Examiner