In Search of the "Women in Black" of Hollenbeck Heights
In East Los Angeles and in the shadow of downtown are some of the most notoriously haunted sites in city, indeed in the country. Many of you have joined us on our spine-chilling haunted history walking tours – evenings spent exploring lost cemeteries and abandoned hospitals, stepping into haunted bell towers and past ghostly ballrooms – now are you ready to follow-up with some paranormal investigating lead by local expert paranormal explorers?
Join us for our all new series call “Boyle Heights: The Paranormal Experience”. We are going to be spending the first two hours of the tour learning about local haunted history with selections from our notorious walking ghost tour series, followed by an hour-long hands-on paranormal investigation at one of our notoriously haunted sites in the neighborhood.
This tour is ideal for both new fans of local haunted history and seasoned paranormal explorers alike.
The history tour will be lead by local historian and community organizer, Latino-Jewish spiritual leader Shmuel Gonzales, the , and founder of , our neighborhood museum and cultural center; with a paranormal exploration lead by our very own local expert paranormal investigator and electrical engineering extraordinaire Marie Quinn.
On this special tour we are going to take a holistic approach to the local culture and faiths, as well as the haunted history and urban legends which have long been part of the local narrative.
You don't want to miss this special paranormal investigation event!
+ THE HAUNTED HISTORY +
We are going to talk about the indigenous history, as well as the Spanish and Mexican history of our neighborhood; identifying the figures tied into our haunted history and their early burial sites which we are often disturbing today.
We will be going by the family ranches and estates of the famous luminaries of local history the Lopez, Boyle, Gless, Cummings, Workman and Hollenbeck. We will reveal how many of these grand old estates by the late 1800s were transformed by local charities into orphanages and sheltering homes the elderly, and ultimately creating sheltering homes for homeless people; the Jewish Sheltering Home for the Aged, which is today’s Keiro/Sakura Gardens Japanese American senior home. We will talk about how this neighborhood historically became a destination for elderly senior citizen, and we will reveal how locals deal with both a charming and also a sad history of being a place where thousands of people have died; and how this plays into the local urban legends and haunted history. And how people of our community try to make peace with it all.
We will also go by notoriously haunted hospitals, scary clinics and creepy sanatoriums. We will go by the Los Angeles Sanatorium, the proprietors of the California Radium Milk and Rest Cure, later the site of the Jewish Orphan’s Home; and also the Santa Fe Railway Hospital, later known as the fated Linda Vista Hospital, once well-known for being the most haunted site in American.
+ THE PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION +
On this night we are going to be following-up with a paranormal investigating of some haunting being reported near the grounds of the old Hollebeck Estate off Boyle Ave. We are going try to verify a most notorious local haunting caused by an apparition know as the “Women In Black,” she is often seen on the western side of lake at Hollenbeck Park and near Boyle Ave. We even have a good idea of who this famous ghost might actually be, and so will be revealing what we have learned about this apparition over the years; while also trying to validate the oral history about these hauntings during our paranormal investigation; utilizing photos, video and audio to try to capture these apparitions. As well as using pendulums to see if we can connect with physical and intelligent hauntings.
We will also be stopping for a bit at the Linda Vista Hospital in order to follow-up on the reports of a haunting regularly seen in the middle of the street in front of the hospital. Since the 1950s there are been reports of an apparition of a little girl chasing a ball into the street; apparently relating to an actual accident with took place here decades ago. At night time people often report seeing the figure of a girl darting out into the street, which has even causes frightened motorist to have car accidents here. We are going to try to see if we can validate this haunting, and attempt to document an appearance of this apparition for the first time.
If possible, we are also going to attempt to investigate an actual haunted and abandoned hospital site as our final encore stop on this journey! This is currently one of the most creepy sites in the neighborhood that we want people to experience before it is destroyed and demolished.
We will be gifting each person a pendulum to utilize and keep for future paranormal investigations, and also providing guided instructions for documenting hauntings on our smartphones, cameras and mobile devices; guided by a local professional paranormal investigator, helping to personally guide each person through a series of paranormal investigation activities.
+ SPECIAL EVENT DETAILS AND INSTRUCTIONS +
This tour is intended to be both an informative and lighthearted. We will embrace both the cultural and oral histories of the neighbor. We will also talk about how in many ethnic traditions there are healthy ways to come to terms with death and to also perpetuate the memories of our loved ones which will live on through us. On this tour will we honor the souls of all those who came before us, and commit ourselves to always helping the souls of our forebears into the Light!
Our event will begin promptly at 6pm, so we will start check-in around 5:45pm at our museum, - located at .
This event will last about 3.5-hours; we will be sharing the history of each of these site, and will stop at just a few of these special sites for paranormal investigation.
This is a complete walking tour and you must be able to walk and stand the entire time; there will be no locations for sitting during this walking tour, as we make our way through the community. People in wheelchairs are welcomed, and we will modify our route accordingly.
PARKING: We do not have a parking lot. There is limited parking in the neighborhood. Do not park in metered parking, as they only allow 1-hour parking until 8pm and are very strict; the best parking is located on Cummings Street. Our location is walking distance from both of the Gold Line stations, equal distance from Mariachi Plaza and Soto Station. We are located near the corners of St. Louis and 1st Street; across the street from Hollenbeck Station and a couple doors down from Casa 0101 Theater. We are on the southwestern corner of the intersection, with a big funky public mural out front.
COVID-19 POLICIES AND PROCEDURES: Due to the coronavirus we are taking precautions in order keep you and our staff safe. In accordance with city and county policy we do require all attendees to wear a mask covering one’s mouth and nose during the duration of the tour. We are also required to maintain social distancing of 6-feet between families, while we encourage family units we ask to remain together; this will enable us to maximize the ability for everyone to hear the presentation and see the visuals. We are also required to limit the size of this groups to 25% of our capacity and so each tour date will fill-up very quickly; do sign-up right away before we fill-up, as we will not be able to add addition walk-on guests the day of the tour. We will be adding more date to our monthly line-up to accommodate more guests.
To help people social distance we will be sending you links to both our guided tour e-book of historic pictures to enjoy, as well as a link to our live steaming audio app we use to help people listen to our tour guide, transmitted and amplified by your smartphone to help you maintain a healthy social distance and even explore our site semi-independently, without missing a single picture or word from our presentation!
REMINDERS: There are no refunds. If you are ill, please stay home and contact to make arrangements to attend a future event.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: https://www.bhhistorytours.com/terms-and-conditions
The proceeds of this tour go to the funding of our Boyle Heights History Studios - museum and cultural center.
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Tickets for Boyle Heights: The Paranormal Experience (The Woman In Black) can be booked here.
|Ticket Information||Ticket Price|
|General Admission||USD 35|
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