Wednesday, October 24, 2007
A man's home is his castle or temple?
As I wrote before, there is a lovely small graveyard under the foothills of Altadena. It's small but a jewel of architecture and history of the founding families of Pasadena. I loved this mausoleum for it looks like an Egyptian, inside is a beautiful Tiffany stain glass window, need to do some research on the Buckley family and their love for Egyptain architecture. They certainly had a lot of money. Will post information once I get the proper information. While picking up a booklet at the information desk an old man told me that the people in neighborhood caim on seeing people walk through the chainlink fence in the evening. "Have you seen such thing?" I asked. "Cutie, we lock up at dusk and when those gates closed I get out of here fast!" He then told me once that he saw two poeple on the grass having a pinic. They had a basket and a blanket. I went out to them to tell them this was a cemetery not a park and we don't allow people to eat their lunch out here. But when he went closer to them he said he saw right through them and the closer he got they disappeared into the air. He claims that he never heard any stories of people being harm by any ghosts. As a matter of fact, most people report they've had friendly encounters, "Still if ghosts frighten you I wouldn't advice walking the grounds alone cutie." He winked and said he'll keep an eye on me in case I needed help just yell out. I thank him and I left hoping for an encounter of the third kind. Didn't see a ghost but it was a lovely venture and plan on returning soon , plus got some real good stories! Still, wondering where are those ghosts going at night when they walk through the fence?