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?
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9 comments:

Greggo said...

if you ever find your way to nashville, aside from meeting me (!), you need to check out mount olivet cemetery. it was founded in 1856, and besides being huge (i actually got lost, the first time i went there!), it has tons of interesting crypts, sculptures and other landmarks. i don't know about ghost stories, but i know i can find some because two of my friends here love the place, and visit there all of the time.

Reeta Skeeter said...

Interesting story that! Really...

Clare said...

Cool photo -- it really is a beautiful mausoleum! Graveyards are incredible places, especially the old ones. There's one near me and it's really peaceful, with deer grazing and all kinds of headstones. I really like reading about your ghost quests!
:)

Bellaluna said...

lol that old man sounds so cute!

Hammer said...

Spooky story.

What's with the cutie stuff. That will get a guy kicked in the gems around here ;)

minijonb said...

all i can say is never bring a Ouija board to a graveyard... i made that mistake as a teenager. it might have been better if the circumstances were different... you know, no large group of drunk and stoned kids.

Yoga Gal said...

Greggo love to visit such a lovely graveyard! As for the cutie remark, he was such a sweet old man he wasn't being offensive but kind and I don't mind men saying such things to me if they're polite. Thanks Clare for liking the photo. Bellaluna (beautiful moon cool name) love your custome you posted in the blog! I have cleveage envy! And hey, bringing a Ouiji board in a graveyard does sound scary!

Ash said...

Interesting!

Aggie said...

Well the guarantee must be all those great stories from the past.