The Ghost Hunters of Urban Los Angeles (GHOULA), the people who bring you the annual Peg Entwhistle hike to the Hollywood sign, are offering a special tour every Sunday in October (October 11th, October 18th, October 25).
The Haunted Red Line Tour starts at Union Station at 6 pm. Over the next 3 hours you will be regaled by tales of haunted LA, occasionally disembarking to discuss the ghosts and haunted sites visible from that station as you travel to the end of the line in North Hollywood. “Come out and hear spooky tales about a spirit solider, a vanishing padre, and a ghostly car. As well as many other phantom figures from our past that haunt our present.”
According to Jane Pojawa of the Po’ Folks blog, tour guide Richard Carradine is more focused on the history of the hauntings than the details of the paranormal activity. As she explains, “stories of the dead – their tragic lives and violent ends – make history come alive.” Did you know Phillipe’s used to be a brothel or that there is a curse on City Hall? Well, climb aboard and hear all about the salacious and often tragic history of LA.
The tour is free, but we heavily encourage donations to help this wonderful local resource continue to provide original and exciting events. You will need to purchase a Metro day pass for $7 as well as one “tap” card for $1 ahead of time. (GHOULA warns that the machines can be confusing, so look for metro “day fare” and not “add fare.”). Meet at the palm tree-lined island in front of Union Station at 800 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (map) no later than 6pm.
GHOULA’s advice about Parking: Since everyone on the tour will need a Metro Day Pass to ride the subway, it is advisable to park at one of the FREE lots provided by the Metro at either the North Hollywood Station, our end point (map), or the Universal City Station (or any of the other free lots on connecting Metro lines), and then just take the Subway to Union Station to meet-up with the group (The lots around Union Station are expensive and may close early).