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Haunted Buildings

Haunted Buildings

October 23, 2015 By King Office

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Ghosts, Goblins and Spooks: Los Angeles’ Most Haunted Buildings

Older buildings can be scary places for workers – unpredictable elevators, flickering lights, and strange noises that go bump in the hallways have a way of spooking just about anyone. In most cases, there is a good explanation for these strange occurrences – old and faulty equipment or wiring, or wind blowing through cracks in the exterior.

However, when it comes to famous landmarks such as old hotels, hospitals, theatres and government buildings, there are a lot of strange things happening that simply can’t be explained. And, in some of these places the chance of getting spooked by an actual ghost is pretty high.

With Halloween just around the corner, we searched high and low for more information on haunted buildings and found a list compiled by Curbed Los Angeles featuring “18 Los Angeles Landmarks and Their Ghost Stories.” While many of the places on the list are tourist attractions, some of the buildings house businesses that are still in operation today. Our top picks from this list for the most haunted buildings in Los Angeles are:

  • Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Locals believe that actor Victor Kilian, best known as the Fernwood Flasher on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, haunts the theatre’s forecourt. He was beaten to death in his home nearby in 1979.
  • Pantages Theatre. Two ghosts are known to haunt the famous theatre — a singing woman who’s said to have died in the mezzanine in 1932, and the one and only Howard Hughes.
  • Knickerbocker Hotel. Originally built as an apartment building in 1925, the hotel is now a senior living facility. Actor Rudolph Valentino is said to haunt the bar, and the ghost of Marilyn Monroe evidently hangs out in the ladies’ room.
  • The Queen Mary. Ghosts have been spotted in numerous locations throughout this passenger ship-turned-hotel.
  • Los Angeles City Hall. Ghosts have been reported in several areas of the iconic building, including gentleman dressed in fashionable, yet old-style attire that disrupts city council meetings and disturbs officials using the restrooms.
  • Dodger Stadium. Two actual ghosts and a “spooky mist” haunt the Chavez Ravine outside the stadium.
  • Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia, was last seen alive at this hotel, and her ghost is said to have returned to haunt the lobby.

Even if you work in a spooky building – whether it is simply old, or haunted like those we found on the Curbed Los Angeles list – your next office relocation doesn’t have to be a scary experience.

As an agent of United Van Lines, King Companies has the resources and expertise to be your “go-to” resource for all your office relocation needs. Whether you are moving 10 people or 10,000 people, King Office Services strives to ensure that your next office move will be the best you will ever make. Call us today at 1.800.854.3679 x183 to learn more.

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