Today’s adventure marks the very first day in what will hopefully be a long haul of paranormal investigations and field-studies of the fantastical. I know that sounds like a bit much, but shoot for the stars and IF you miss you’ll land on the moon. So here I am, at the start of my journey, making another blog entry. Accompanied by friend and photographer Ariel Gonzalez, who all of my photo creds thus far go to.
I am a resident of San Francisco, CA, and this city, like many others, has a rich history of ghosts and hauntings. And my first entry to my vlog, which will be hosted at youtube, will be a countdown of some of the haunted locations in my foggy city. Today took me to three of those reportedly haunted locales.
- City Hall
- Queen Anne Hotel
- Neptune Society Columbarium and Funeral Home
The photo above is from the Columbarium, and features one of the niches that family members have modified into shrines. The one above caught my eye, and in fact, spurred the idea of researching who some of the ashes belonged to. I haven’t done that yet, considering this is just supposed to be a preview posts of sorts – a way to get out today’s creative juices and try to stay “relevant…” lol.
I also got to peruse the lobby of the Queen Anne Hotel, where a “ghost” of woman not having even died there. But significant landmarks can also hold ghosts of a kind, and the woman in question was the school’s, as it was originally, premiere teacher.
And City Hall, backdrop for the horrendous murders of Harvey Milk and Mayor Mascone, is where tourists and visitors to the city’s center have reportedly seen the ghosts of the two men, and their murderer despite him not having died there as well.
It seems that not only these, but other San Francisco haunted locations have a running theme – is the place popular or historic? not just run-of-the-mill cool place to be, but a cultural landmark? if so then it is probably haunted. almost like the Fog called Carl. we San Franciscans love our local urban legends.
Urban Legends aren’t exactly hauntings are they?