The island has always being interesting to me also. I know there have been investigations at some of the well know places in Alameda.. but, i wonder what lurks in all those Victorian homes.. as well as Oakland and Berkeley.
--- On Thu, 1/15/09, NB <[address removed]> wrote:
> From: NB <[address removed]>
> Subject: Re: [paranormal-597] Clairmont Hotel
> To: [address removed]
> Date: Thursday, January 15, 2009, 1:57 AM
> Here are a few links and info about it.
> (They talk about people smelling smoke; but they don't
> mention the
> Berkeley/Oakland Hills Fire that happened in 1991. The
> saved the hotel, but it was very traumatic, and people died
> nearby in
> the hills, a total of 25 in that fire.)
> "Ghost Hunter's Guide to the San Francisco Bay
> Area" (Pelican
> Publishing Company, $14.95) by Jeff Dwyer
> Dwyer lists more than 100 haunted sites in the Bay Area,
> with historical information, addresses and phone numbers.
> He talks
> about ghosts and ghost hunting and includes lists of
> organizations and Web sites.
> "So the next time you're at the Claremont Resort
> in Berkeley, keep an
> eye out for the ghost of Mrs. Thornburg, attired in
> Victorian garb
> and wandering the verandas and gardens. Dwyer says she
> lived in the
> English-style castle that occupied the hotel site until
> 1901 and
> approves of the luxury hotel she now haunts. "
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