2005 California 

Ghost Hunters Conference 

In Beautiful 

San Diego, California

 

The Ghost Trackers hold a yearly conference for ghost hunters, paranormal investigators and the public who are interested in ghost hunting. This year after exhausting the San Francisco Bay Area's wonderful attractions, the Ghost Trackers will be hosting their conference in San Diego!!  That's right!!

The home of the HAUNTED and HISTORIC Whaley House, Casa de Estudillo, Point Loma Lighthouse among others. 

The conference was held at the Horton Hotel:

HOTEL HISTORY:

Two Victorian hotels, the Grand and the Kale Saddlery were lovingly reconstructed on the former site of Ida Bailey's  "cat house" in the heart of the Gaslamp's historic red light district.

HAUNTINGS AT THE HOTEL:

At the time, a favorite haunt of Wyatt Earp, the hotel is now the haunting grounds of the ghost of a mid-1800's gambler by the name of Roger A. Whittaker.

In a failed attempt to cover mounting gambling debts, Roger was caught one night cheating in a game of cards. Barely escaping, he tried to hide in an armoire in his hotel room number 309, but was soon found and shot to death by an angry gunman.

The grand staircase leading to the second floor is a gateway into another time, and another dimension: one filled with supernatural occurrences. 

Every room in the hotel has a bedside diary for guests to memorialize their stay. The diary in room 309 however includes accounts of ghostly encounters.

There have been many reports of the bed shaking, lights going on and off by themselves, objects moved by unseen hands and armoire doors opening in the middle of the night.

The temperature of the room sometimes gets uncomfortably warm. Even air-conditioning and opening the window doesn't help.

Sometimes the impression of someone having laid on the bed can be seen, even after the room has been freshly made up by the hotel maids.

While cards are often played by guests in the hotel bar, the sounds of card playing may be heard from the otherwise unoccupied room 309.

- From San Diego Ghosts at GoThere.com

NOTE:  While we investigated every nook and cranny of the hotel and most of the sensitives spoke of feelings, impressions, etc., nothing was discovered by any group.

 

The Whaley House:

While the front of the Whaley House (voted by the National Chamber of Commerce as the "most haunted house in America") looks ominous, the house is beautifully restored and maintained.
A picture of the stage on the second floor.
A picture of the downstairs parlor on one side.
A picture of the downstairs parlor on the other side.
The court room.
 

NOTE:  While we investigated every nook and cranny of the house and most of the sensitives spoke of feelings, impressions, etc., nothing was discovered by any group.

 

El Campo Santo Cemetery:

 

Out in the middle of the historic area is this cemetery.
This is a marker of a body buried beneath this.  This happens to be in the street ~ the road traveled by cars and pedestrians every day.
The markers in the cemetery have the historical significance in the form of an interpretive board on them.
Some graves were in a different, much better, condition.

NOTE:  While we investigated every nook and cranny of the cemetery and most of the sensitives spoke of feelings, impressions, etc., nothing was discovered by any group.

 

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