The San Pedro Haunted House

The San Pedro Haunted House

In this article we will be covering a report that a paranormal investigation team published concerning a San Pedro haunted house, back in 1989. A malevolent spirit or a power created by the emotional turmoil of it’s tenant?

You decide…

The Jackie Hernandez Case

Dr. Barry Taff and a cameraman named Barry Conrad got asked to investigate what is now known as ‘The Jackie Hernandez Case’ back in 1989. It involved a now infamous house located in San Pedro, California.

They were informed that the problem house was owned by a young lady named Jackie Hernandez – who openly admitted to having disturbing emotional issues in the past.

When the team arrived at the location they were told that the house frequently developed strange smells, and nobody could figure out where they were coming from?

On top of this, poltergeist activity seemed to be behind moving objects and strange apparitions had started appearing. One such apparition was a glowing cloud that tried to suffocate Hernandez – this cloud incident had been witnessed by several other visitors to the house.

The Paranormal Investigation Team

There was also a report concerning a strange dripping, slime-like substance appearing in the kitchen cupboards.

During their first investigation, the team kept on hearing a disturbingly loud sound coming from attic of the home. One of the team members later described the noise as sounding like a “200 pound rat” bouncing around the ceiling area.

Jeff Wheatcraft, a photographer with the team, decided to bite the bullet and enter the attic to snap some images of the entity. He was in the process of focusing in his first shot when an invisible force grabbed his camera and drove it into the floorboards!

The Second Investigation

The team returned to the San Pedro haunted house in September of that year. Wheatcraft was keen to get back into the attic but decided to take another team member, Gary Beihm, with him this time.

As the pair searched through the attic area an invisible force managed to wrap a clothesline around Wheatcraft’s neck and suspend him from one of the beams. Beihm managed to wrestle the photographer back down to the floor before he was strangled to death.

The Second Investigation

Over the next few days, the team began to realize that the events in the house were following Jackie Hernandez around. Could her emotional problems be creating the phenomena unconsciously?

By this point, Jackie had apparently developed a strong relationship with cameraman Barry Conrad – the team thought this relationship could be behind the poltergeist activity. It was thought that anyone who might be perceived as threat to Jackie’s relationship with Barry would end up being attacked by the paranormal force.

The Haunting Continues…

There are a few problems with the Jackie and Barry theory.

If this romantic link to the poltergeist was to be believed, then this would mean that this was strictly a haunting brought on by living subject.

But, the house has remained haunted ever since Jackie moved out – the owners claim that no tenant has managed to stay in the property for longer than 6 months.

Does a malevolent spirit haunt this house or did Jackie Hernandez manage to leave a residual power within it’s walls?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

The Hoia Baciu Forest Circle

The Hoia Baciu Forest Circle

In this article we will be taking a look at the Hoia Baciu forest circle, also known as the World’s Most Haunted Forest. Ghost sightings, unexplained apparitions and UFO encounters have all been reported in the area…

The Hoia Baciu Haunted Forest

The forest gets its name from a shepherd that disappeared in the area with a flock of two hundred sheep. Ever since this incident, the locals try their best to stay away from the area.

Those that have had no option other than to enter the forest, have returned with rashes, nausea, vomiting, migraines, burns and scratches.

The forest gained worldwide notoriety in the 1960’s when a biologist named Alexandru Sift returned from the area with several images of disc-shaped objects in the sky. A couple of years later, on August 18th, 1968, a military technician named Emil Barnea also returned from the forest with a fascinating photo of a UFO.

Paranormal Activity

The forest seems to inflict rashes on many of it’s visitors – these rashes coincide with electronic devices not working as they should.

The Hoia Baciu Haunted Forest

Over the years, numerous teams of paranormal investigators have recorded incidents of orbs of light, disembodied female voices and giggling children (much like the famous scenes in The Blair Witch Project).

Another Dimension

Many of the locals believe the strange happenings inside the forest are down to the fact that it is actually a gateway to another dimension.

Several stories tell of people entering the forest and experiencing missing time – some people have gone missing for days on end!

The most famous report linked to this ‘idea’ involves a 5-year-old girl who is thought to have got lost in the forest years ago. Nobody really knows if this story is true or not, but, it is said that she went missing and turned up 5 years later.

She was apparently wearing the same clothes she got lost in…

The Romanian peasants

Another local theory linked to the strange activity in the forest involves a group of Romanian peasants who were murdered there.

It is believed that the souls of these tormented ghosts are trapped within the wooded confines of the Hoia Baciu woods. Apparently, they are fully aware that they were murdered and they are fully aware that they are trapped inside the forest – so they are NOT in the best of moods when visitors enter their domain!

Locals believe that the spirits of these murdered peasants appear as green eyes in the dark forest mist.

The Hoia Baciu Forest Circle

The Hoia Baciu forest circle seems to be the epicenter of the paranormal incidents that come from the area – this is a dead area where nothing ever grows.

Forest Circle

Over the years, soil samples have been taken from the site and analyzed but the results show nothing out of the ordinary – there is no real reason why vegetation is not growing in this area.

Paranormal investigators believe that this area could be a hub for the paranormal entities stuck in the forest – the circular plateau dead zone could in fact act as a home to the spirits…

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the subject we have covered here today, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Haunted Farnam Mansion

The Haunted Farnam Mansion

In this article we will be taking a look at the so-called paranormal hotspot in Oneida, New York – Farnam Mansion.

Built by an extremely successful entrepreneur back in 1862, this property has seen it’s fair share of death and despair. It is now a popular location for paranormal investigations, seances and scientific projects…

The Shadow of Death

The extremely popular Mr. Farnam made his money through a successful axe factory and hardware store. He was well known, and well loved in the community, for taking on the positions of President of both the National State Bank and Glenwood Cemetery Association.

Old age eventually caught up with him in 1897 when he died suddenly of a stroke in one of the rooms in the house. It is thought that another three members of his family also died suddenly within the walls of Farnam Mansion.

The Shadow of Death

The Location has changed hands a number of times since the Farnam’s moved on – over this period four more people died within the property.

Numerous paranormal experts believe that the spirits of these seven people never left the house – for some reason they are still trapped within it’s walls.

The Investigations

Over the years, paranormal investigations and projects have revealed numerous ‘dark shadow figures’ along with bright ghostly apparitions.

Use of electrical ghost hunting equipment has brought about disembodied voices and communicative signals.

When the current owners first moved into the property they were warned that a lot of the paranormal activity took place in the attic area. They then decided to clear this area out and leave it settle for a couple of years.

When they were sure nothing paranormal was taking place, they re-entered the attic area and found a name written on a piece of slate – this name was not there when they first cleared out the attic.

The name turned out to be that of Mr. Farnam’s granddaughter.

Stephen Head Farnam - circa 1882
Stephen Head Farnam – Circa 1882

The owners also claim that the house is frequently visited by orbs and strange mist – both seem to attract to the human presence in the house at the time.

The orbs are said to emanate from the base of the main stairs and the ghostly mist appears around the ankles of people standing in the ground floor rooms.

The Haunted Farnam Mansion

Many locals believe that the paranormal activity inside the haunted mansion is heightened by the amount of weekly seances and frequent investigations that take place…maybe someday these spiritual investigators will take their activity too far…

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the subject we have covered here today, please leave them in the comment section below.