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    Margie CanalesNov 21, 2022 at 9:46 am

    What is the best scenic trail for adults

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    DonMar 5, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    Some guy murders

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    AmandaFeb 21, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Hello. I moved to the area a couple years ago, but my husband grew up here. We often go to the park to explore. As of last summer at least, if you took the path to the left at the fork shortly before you reach the fence you eventually reach the demolished remains of a bathroom building matching the one at the top of the paved hill. We saw the foundation and tower still intact, but bits and pieces of the bathroom still scattered like stacked cinder blocks and a sink. That area felt especially creepy, like if satanic rituals happened anywhere in the park, it might be there. along that side path there are also the start of many pads that look like they would lead down but eventually go nowhere. It’s an extremely interesting area and would be great for a follow-up article!

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    Abraham NavarroJan 15, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Thank you Joe! I’m glad the story spoke to you that way! I don’t know if you’ll be able to see this when i post it, but i’d really like to know more about the santa massacre! you can reach me at [email protected]

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    Joe GoreDec 29, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    Thanks for the story, Abraham and Esmerelda!

    I grew up in WC — in fact, my dad, Marvin, taught at SAC for many years and eventually became a dean. As someone who loves reading about paranormal stuff while remaining a sceptic, I’ve followed the “Haunted Gallster” story for a few years. Back in the early ’70s, I’d go there every weekend for model rocket club launches. I didn’t know till I read your piece that it had only just been converted to a public space. The funny thing is, there was absolutely nothing eerie about the spot at the time. It was apparently much less grown-over, with more open space and sunlight. It was a total surprise to learn 40+ years later that it had evolved into such an enduring suburban myth. So it’s a bit more creepy West Covina/Covina lore, is not quite as creepy as the 2008 Santa massacre. My hometown apparently because a lot less bland after I’d moved away!

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