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Thursday, October 06, 2005

No Prohibition against Apparition

Along with theatres, restaurants and bars are quite notorious for being, well, visited often by those not of the physical world. Memories of good food, good booze and good times apparently are too delicious to leave behind. One of the most haunted, and beautiful, here in California is the Moss Beach Distillary. And they don't make any bones about being haunted...they're rather proud of it infact! There are many stories on how she died, but the "Lady in Blue" is seen by many a visitor. They never forget her, either.

The gruesome ghost of a lady in a blue dress, soaked in blood, haunts an old speakeasy on Highway 1 just south of San Francisco. Moss Beach residents say she is the spirit of a young woman stabbed to death in front of the old Moss Beach Distillery restaurant, nearly 70 years ago. The restaurant used to be a speakeasy in the 1920's, and was frequented by a lot of unsavory and flamboyant characters. The beautiful young lady was murdered on the beach by her jealous lover, the piano player at the bar. Waitresses, chefs, and customers have witnessed her phantom standing near the piano or dancing alone in deserted rooms. Once, a boy ran screaming from the restroom, insisting that a lady covered in blood touched him. More recently, two of the town's policemen saw her bloody figure standing in the middle of the highway in front of the cliffside restaurant. Last year, two waitresses saw a stool tip over and do a somersault. On average, her ghost has been sighted once or twice every year for the last 50 years. The building has been thoroughly studied by researchers from the Ghost Research Society and the Office of Paranormal Investigation. Both groups found cold spots near the piano and unusually high electromagnetic fluctuations in the old dance hall. The most recent phenomenon occurred just a few months ago, when all the settings in the restaurant's automatic thermostat system were changed. The complicated reprogramming would have taken most people three or four hours. It was impossible for any kind of malfunction in the electronic circuitry to have changed the settings. "The company told me that there was no way it could have been done except manually," owner John Barber related, "but I had the only key!" - The Paranormal Travel Guide


Blogger Carnacki said...

What a beautiful view! If I was dead, I'd want to haunt there too.

10/06/2005 10:32:00 PM  

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