It's that time of the year again when the backyard barbecues and pool parties begin to fade into distant memories. Summer is ending and the start of Fall fever is upon us, leaving many to ask what are you doing this Halloween?
Almost ten years ago I began my journey as a paranormalist, leaving many of my close friends to call on me in the early Fall with the same question, "Where can I go to witness a real ghost"? It soon became clear that people from all backgrounds were more willing to entertain the possibility of ghosts during the Holloween season than any other time of year. I, of course, rattled off the usual list of places such as the Whaley House and El Campo Santo Cemetery.
With the Halloween season only weeks away, I thought I would share a few possibilities for 2013. The Whaley House is one of the most famous haunted locations in San Diego, and if you don't mind paying an admission fee or being bombarded by tourists, this might be the route to go. If your in the mood for a spirited dinner, checkout The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Old Town which was featured on the television program Ghost Adventures, and has a rich and unique history. Maybe haunted graveyards is your thing? If so, San Diego boasts several final resting places to check out. El Campo Santo Cemeteray in Old Town is open to the public at all hours. What it lacks in size it makes up for in reputation, as it is supposedly haunted by 3 separate entities. "But you left the bodies and only moved the headstones ," Sound familiar? Don't let the park façade fool you. Underneath the lush green grass of Pioneer Park lies the remains of over 4,000 bodies. Several ghosts are said to roam the grounds including that of a little girl. Last, but certainly not least on my list is the William Heath Davis house in Downtown San Diego. For a small Admission you get to wander the oldest house in San Diego's Historic Gaslamp Quarter, which has been rumored to be haunted for many years.
-Is my 2013 list leaving you wanting more? Check out a few more haunted possibilities at San Diego Haunted