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Ghosts of San Diego: The Gaslamp Ghost

I was talking to my Co-Worker, the lovely Heather, about Haunted places in San Diego and I thought, ‘why don’t I share with you as well.’

I want to make a list of Haunted places for you to visit because, if you’re looking for a “REAL” scare, San Diego is home to many ghosts.

So, I am starting this series with “The Gaslamp Ghost.”

On an episode of “My Ghost Story: Caught On Camera” they featured a home you probably pass every time you go out and party in Gaslamp–The William Heath Davis House on the corner of 4th and Island.

(Creative Commons/SanDiegoHistory.org)

(Creative Commons/SanDiegoHistory.org)

Davis moved to San Diego in 1849 and was the original founder of New Town San Diego (a community built closer to San Diego Bay than the original Old Town San Diego.) The Heath Davis  was built in Maine, deconstructed, brought to California by ship, and then reconstructed in Downtown San Diego.

The house was a county hospital at one point in it’s history, so I can imagine a lot of deaths happened there.

One ghost who’s made a big impression on the site, is that of a little girl named Lilly Davis,–William Heath Davis’s daughter.

for $10 dollars during the day, you can do a historical walk through tour of the house. If you’d like to book a Ghostly Tour aka Paranormal Investigation on Halloween night you can do so here: http://gaslampfoundation.org/product/paranormal-investigations/

The last story about  “The Gaslamp Ghost” starts at 36:16 below:

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