Amnesiacs, hoaxes, and homicide cover-ups at the La Brea Tar Pits

A few years ago, I was giving an out of town friend the nickel tour of Los Angeles, which always […] Read more

The Strange Case of Victor Kilian and the Ghost of the Chinese Theatre

When two octogenarian actors died within a week of each other in March, 1979, it could have been seen as […] Read more

The Jigsaw Ghost of Marion Parker

Los Angeles has had its share of gruesome killings: the severing of the Black Dahlia, Manson family mass murders, and […] Read more

The Black Dahlia’s remains dumped here – 3800 block S. Norton Dr.

On January 15, 1947, the severed corpse of Elizabeth Short were found in an overgrown vacant lot on Norton Ave., […] Read more

The Los Feliz Murder House – 2475 Glendower Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90027

For decades, the contents of this home remained exactly as they were left on the early morning of December 6, 1959, […] Read more

MacArthur Park – 2230 W. 6th St., Los Angeles

This filming location for American Horror Story: Murder House has dubbed by some Angelenos as MacMurder Park for its high rate of crime, probably due to the gangs that have long claimed it as their turf. Read more

Sal Mineo murder site – 8569 Holloway Dr, West Hollywood

The Academy Award nominated actor was killed by a single stab to the heart during a mugging in the back alley of his home on February 12, 1976. Read more