Folks, I ain't said much about the Michael White Adobe lately, but that don't mean that nothin's happening. We met some folks at LA Heritage Day, Richard and Bobby, who gave us an idea for a fundraiser. Here's how that went:
SAN MARINO, CA: The Friends of the Michael White Adobe, in partnership with Ghost Hunters of Urban Los Angeles and Ghost Study Los Angeles, held an unusual fundraiser on the weekends of September 29-30 and October 6-7.
Teams of ghost hunters including California Paranormal Private Investigation, the Eastside Paranormal Investigation Team, the Paranthropologic Society for Anomalous Exploration, Paranormal Boot Camp Events, and Beyond Paranormal Investigation, monitored the adobe using non-invasive technology such as EMF meters, which measure fluctuations in electromagnet fields, and digital EVP recorders for sensing electronic voice phenomena. Filling the time slots was easy, according to Ghost Study Los Angeles co-founder Bobby Garcia. “This is a rare opportunity to investigate an old building, off the radar in the paranormal community,” he said. “We have had a lot of success in Spanish Colonial period buildings before.”
“That this building has never been evaluated presents a very rare and unusual opportunity for our members,” said Richard Carradine of Ghost Hunters of Urban Los Angeles. “There aren’t that many 170-year-old buildings left, and access tends to be very limited.” All proceeds, $340, will benefit the restoration of the historic structure.
To facilitate optimal recording conditions, the ghost hunters were on campus only during non-school, non-extracurricular hours and none were informed of the “secret location” until shortly before their allotted time in the building. Further, they were supervised by the Friends of the Michael White Adobe during their recording sessions. A follow-up event to reveal the findings is in the planning stages.
The next time the adobe will be open to the public is during the homecoming game on Nov. 2 from 6-10 p.m.