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PostSubject: Haunted Columbia, California   Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:27 am

Haunted Columbia, California
By Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective
Halo Paranormal Investigations - HPI International!/groups/HPIinternational/
Paranormal Hotline: (916) 203-7503 - 4 Advice & Investigations

Deanna's Photo Slide Show Sonora

Deanna's 2nd Photo Slide Show Sonora

Deanna Signing Her Book

Columbia is an incredible historic town. The original indigenous people were the Miwok. Rev. John Steele wrote a memoir of his life in the gold rush town and talked about the Miwok in is story called In Camp and Cabin.

Within weeks of finding gold in the vicinity of Columbia, thousands of people arrived and the population climbed to 5,000. By 1852, there were 8 hotels, 4 banks, 17 general stores, 2 firehouses, 2 bookstores, 1 newspaper, 3 churches, and over 40 drinking and gambling establishments, according to Wikipedia. Between 1850 and the early 1900s, $150 million in gold was removed from the surrounding hills. Some of that gold was deposited at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Special Note: I was once stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky and worked as a OPFOR (Opposing Forces Instructor on the Soviet Threat).

In 1851, the local community brass band, a popular institution, greeted the arrival of the first "white woman" in town. Columbia had five cemeteries, including a Boot Hill, where burials were made without markers. Many tourists claim that the whole town of Columbia is haunted and I can see why. Our friend Valerie M. Ino-Smusz had a surprise for Deanna and I. After Christmas dinner a ghost hunt in the town of Columbia!

12/25/2014 - After having Christmas dinner with Nastassia Rumancek aka Valerie M. Ino-Smusz and her husband Austin D. Smusz in Sonora, CA - Valerie took Deanna Jaxine Stinson and I - Paul Dale Roberts to the Columbia Public Cemetery; Old Columbia School House; St. Anne's Catholic Church in Columbia; St. Anne's Church Cemetery for a bit of ghost hunting on Christmas Night. Columbia, CA is infamous for The Fallon Hotel - in which we drove past. The Fallon Hotel has a little boy entity named Joe Joe Joseph who enjoys playing pranks on the guests. A ghost hunting group called M.G.H. aka Mountain Ghost Hunters claimed they captured an EVP, in which the ghost identified itself as Joe Joe Joseph. Either Joe Joe Joseph had a stuttering problem or that was his real nickname. MGH claim that the entity played with them all night by turning the lights off and on, turning on a faucet and one investigator claims he had the blankets pulled off of him. GHOST IDENTIFIED: JOE JOE JOSEPH OF FALLON HOTEL.

While investigating the Columbia Public Cemetery and the Old Columbia School House, Deanna, Valerie and I heard the laughter of a man in the cemetery and there was no man that we could see hanging out in the cemetery. While Valerie was reading the tombstone of an Army Major that died in 1853 and was from South Carolina, I was recording on my digital recorder and captured a male disembodied voice that says ‘thank you’, as if he appreciated Valerie reading off the information from his tombstone. Deanna read the tombstone again, giving him the respect he was just due. At this same cemetery, I heard a woman’s voice saying…”what are you doing here?” I thought it was Deanna or Valerie, but they were both investigating the school house at the time I heard the woman’s voice. Later I heard the whispering of two men. Deanna and I, heard the footsteps of what sounded like a woman walking around the school house. Could this be residual haunting effects from the deceased teacher of this school house? Mountain Ghost Hunters psychic claims that there is a female teacher that haunts this building and her name is Charlotte and she likes to carry a pointing stick. GHOST IDENTIFIED: CHARLOTTE THE TEACHER.

The Columbia School, California’s first two-story brick schoolhouse, stands alone on a gentle hill near the top of School Street. Built in 1860 of locally made, sun-dried bricks, at a cost of $5,000, the school opened in November of that year with 368 students, two teachers and a principal. The first floor held the elementary classroom, upstairs the older students concentrated on their studies. Sitting on the hill as it does, the kids must have been able to hear the school bell from all over town, leaving no excuse for being tardy. The size of this school shows how prosperous the area was from the number of children it was built to hold; all those families had to have a reason for living here and the reason was gold. Also located on the school grounds are two outhouse buildings, offering seats of differing sizes to accommodate all the students. The school was in continuous use until 1937 when it was closed for not meeting California earthquake requirements. Valerie and Deanna did a thorough investigation of this school. Deanna could sense one of the teachers of this establishment and later heard her footsteps. I also heard light footsteps in this building, footsteps that sounded like they could have originated from a woman.

Photo Slide Show - Columbia, CA

Valerie Talks at Columbia Public Cemetery¬if_t=video_processed


December 26, 2014, Friday / Time to be there: 8pm: We are investigating the Ranch. This is the place that we captured a full body apparition of a cowboy. This is the place where we captured 6 distinct EVPs in which the entity is saying full sentences, like: “I am so cold”, “I am right behind you”, etc. This is the place that Biography Channel’s My Ghost Story did a segment called Cowboos and Indians. We are finally going back to investigate this place one more time. Address to be at: Galt, CA Special Note: Peltier Road is very haunted, see article:
UPDATE: Richard Rivas - the case manager provided the WRONG ADDRESS!
Rod Engberson and Victoria Autumn came all the way from Grass Valley and went up and down Peltier Road and they could not locate the Ranch.
Mark Bales came in from Stockton and picked up Becky Cardenas and they could not find the Ranch. These are the disappointing things that happen to a paranormal investigator, like last minute cancelations, wrong addresses, etc. I apologize to Rod, Victoria, Mark and Becky that this was an investigation that went South, deep South.

12/24/2014: On this night, Deanna Jaxine Stinson and I, went to see 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' at Century Laguna 16, 9349 Big Horn Blvd, Elk Grove, CA. I used my Cinemark gift card and only had to pay half the price. With large soda and popcorn in hand, we went to see this movie. I loved the special effects, but was surprised to see the battle scene looked so similar to the battle scene in Dracula Untold, it's almost like they took the battle scene in Dracula Untold and snipped that part and pasted it into The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Besides all of that, the Smaug scene was intense. The way Smaug destroyed Laketown was incredible to say the least. Smaug gets it at the end, with a spear piercing his dark dragon heart. Middle Earth is filled with beauty, but also filled with incredible violence as Bilbo and the dwarves must deal with many combatants. The Orcs have their eyes set on Lonely Mountain. Lonely Mountain may fall into the hands of the rising darkness. The interactions between characters was authentic and true to form. The movie kept my attention from the beginning to the end and many times I found myself on the edge-of-my-seat. I give this movie 4 out of 5 Ghosties. I am taking out one ghostie, because the battle scene was like a copy of the battle scene from Dracula Untold, been there and done that. Paul Dale Roberts

Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective
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Halo Paranormal Investigations (HPI International)!/groups/HPIinternational/
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