Saturday, February 17, 2018
In the event you have stumbled across this page, and know nothing about GHOULA. We are a social club dedicated to the preservation of greater L.A.'s rich haunted history, and the promotion and celebration of this local lore through ghostly gatherings, events, and publications. We are open to all, from the curious skeptic to the passionate phantom pursuer. In the past, we have done walking tours, bus tours, and even subway tours exploring our city's strangest ghost stories. We have produced theatrical revues in historic haunted locations (creepy puppet shows, free outdoor screenings, dances that conjure the spirits, etc). We have even published books about this stuff (see sidebar to the right). We have curated perfumes that bring to life LA's stinkiest phantoms, created exhibits of local haunted artifacts, but what people generally know us from are our meet-ups in haunted bars ("Spirits with Spirits"). Basically, we like to tell ghost stories about Los Angeles' darker history, while exploring our city. If you are in to that kind of stuff (and if you are still reading this, we're going to guess that you are), then we are the club for you! Please subscribe for our mailing list (upper left corner) and we will notify you about our next ghostly gathering. Thanks!
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Yes, that's ghost stories and public transit. What could be scarier? Is there a better way to explore the haunted history of Los Angeles than by traveling underground from location to location via our very own (dead) Red Line Metro Subway?
We will meet-up at Union Station (the starting point for the Red Line) and then travel through 13 stops to the North Hollywood Station (at the end of the line), getting off and on along the way. In addition to Union Station and the North Hollywood Station, we will stop at few other stations, step off the train, rise to street-level, and discuss the ghosts and haunted sites visible from that spot before going back aboard to the next stop on our tour.
Come out and hear spooky tales about a spirit solider, a vanishing padre, and a ghostly car. As well as many other phantom figures from our past that haunt our present.
When: October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
(Every Sunday in October)
Time: Tour starts at 6 pm (tour is about 3 hours)
Meeting Place: The palm tree-lined island in front of Union Station's main entrance.
800 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (map)
Price: FREE (donation-based) tour
Please purchase the Metro Pass (not a "Metrolink" ticket) before the meet-up to save time. The machines can be confusing, so look for metro day fare and not "add fare."
Your Guide: CONNOR BRIGHT
This paranormal historian has traveled the globe, working alongside experts in the field as well as film and television crews. She calls Los Angeles her home and the spirits of the city her friends. With her former partner she founded "What's Your Ghost Story?" an online community for people to share paranormal experiences and seek answers from experts. Connor has also worked with Los Angeles Hauntings Ghost Tours, guiding people through LA's haunted histories. It was through LA Hauntings that Connor met Richard Carradine of GHOULA when they collaborated on the Haunted Houdini Tour of Los Angeles. Connor looks forward to being your host on this year's GHOULA Red Line Metro Tour!
Parking: Since everyone participating in the tour will need a Metro Day Pass to ride the subway, it is advisable to park at one of the pay lots ($3.00) provided by the Metro at either the North Hollywood Station (our end point) or the Universal City Station (or any of the other lots on connecting Metro lines), and then just take the Subway to Union Station to meet-up with the group The lots around Union Station are expensive and they may close early. Free street parking is available around the North Hollywood station, but please read posted signs concerning parking regulations.
Friday, August 5, 2016
Thank you to all who came out to the Midsummer Scream Halloween Convention, and checked out our pop-up Museum of Paranormal History which focused on cursed or haunted memorabilia connected to Southern Californian ghost lore (pictured above with GHOULA founder Richard Carradine). Thanks to all the collectors that allowed us to show these unique objects and paintings, especially the San Fernando Valley Pioneer Cemetery which let us remove one of their haunted tombstones for the weekend. I'm happy to report, that despite the legends about these curious grave markers, no one was hurt while the memorial was transported, and sadly no ghost were seen as a result of its temporary displacement. Plus a special thanks to local authors Michael Aushenker, Victor Avila, and Marla Brooks for signing copies of their books about local ghosts. It is quite possible that last weekend could be the only time that all those local spooky items will ever be on display together, so we want to give the organizers of this amazing convention the biggest thanks of all for allowing us to create this paranormal project.
We had a blast and we will definitely be back next year! So. if you missed our Museum of Paranormal History, don't miss next year's all new exhibit!
Also thanks to the LA Weekly for their shout out to our collection of haunted artifacts!
photo by Jared Cowan
Friday, July 15, 2016
Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival
July 30 and 31, 2016
Long Beach Convention Center (map)
(for more info about the event and tickets... http://midsummerscream.org/ )
GHOULA's BOOTH - #137
GHOULA is honored to announce that we will be a part of this year's Midsummer Scream.
Midsummer Scream promises to be the ultimate gathering for an anticipated audience of over 5000 haunted attraction fans and professionals. Basically, this event caters to the people who travel throughout Southern California (and beyond) looking for fun/interesting things to do in (and around) October.
This year, there will be a section of the show floor, highlighting local "paranormal" destinations (ghost books, ghost tours, haunted placess, etc.) Really, what's Halloween without ghost stories. The Winchester Mystery House and the Queen Mary will be there, as well as other prominent groups, and authors of ghost guide books.
As if that were not enough....
---GHOULA will reveal upcoming events before they are publicly announced.
---GHOULA will be premiering two new ghost guide books from GHOULA Press.
--- GHOULA will have different guests at our booth througout the weekend.
--- GHOULA will curate an exhibition of haunted/cursed objects.
--- GHOULA will be presenting two panel discussions about ghost lore...
PANEL #1: Haunted Amusement Parks (SATURDAY )
PANEL#2: Haunted Bars (SUNDAY )
Additionally, this event also features:
-numerous "fun size" walk thru haunted attractions.
-workshops covering everything from special effects makeup and prop building
-classes covering ghost hunting and the business of haunts and horror
-presentations and discussions from the top names in the haunted attraction industry
-previews of all the October and Halloween events
-makeup demos, and countless creatures lurking in the halls.
As you can see, we're going to have a lot of fun. Please join us, and celebrate our regional ghost lore, and meet the people that do their best to bring it to you... If you dare!