This Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 2 PM – 4 PM, there will be a guest lecture by author/researcher Craig Owens (of Bizarre Los Angeles) at the Mark Taper Auditorium in the LA Central Library. Over the course of three years, Owen and his crew researched the history of eight historic (and reputably haunted) Southern California hotels to prove or disprove the urban legends and rumors of hauntings. He also staged photo shoots recreating the rumored appearances of ghostly apparitions.
He will discuss his book, “Haunted by History,” and his experiences during his research and photo shoots, including local legends, stories of unusual deaths on the properties, and whether or not he and his crew experienced any paranormal phenomena. Hotels he investigated include Julian Gold Rush Hotel, Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, Alexandria Hotel, Pierpont Inn, Banning House Lodge, and of course the infamous Hotel del Coronado.
In a Facebook post, Craig Owens states, “It is a big honor for Photo Friends to choose me as a guest lecturer. My presentations are always a little different because I never use a script nor do I read from my book. This always makes my presentations more fun…not just for me but for those who come out, too.”
The event is hosted by the Photo Collection – Los Angeles Public Library. Parking info. The library website warns, “Seating is first come, first serve. Doors open approximately 15 minutes before the start of the program.” Also, Shhhhhhhhh!