Haunted Jack E. Hill Park - Elk Grove
Author Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective
Halo Paranormal Investigations - HPI International.
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Amethyst Crystals & Rose Goddess - Photo Slide by Deanna
Pictures at Jack E. Hill Park
Deanna Conducts Eucalyptus Smudging
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Jack E. Hill Park – Elk Grove is located at: 9380 Porto Rosa Drive, Elk Grove, CA
The other day, I received an email, it says:
“Hey, I saw your youtube video of you and your wife walking your dogs at Jack E. Hill Park and then found a connection that you two are paranormal investigators. Did you know that Jack E. Hill Park is haunted? My friend and I were hanging out by the old railroad tracks at the park and we saw 3 small human like forms. They appeared to be in the shape of small men wearing what looked like Chinese bamboo hats. I’ve seen those hats on the movie Apocalypse Now! I think, but it was the Vietnamese that were wearing them. I looked it up on the Internet and they are called Chinese bamboo hats. Why we saw 3 little Chinese men by the bridge, I don’t know. Weird. We watched the men for about 10 seconds and then they simply vanished, they had to be ghosts. This happened about 4 years ago, do you have any idea what we could have seen? Maybe there were 3 Chinese men killed there or something, any help would be appreciated. Michael Deringer – Sacramento”
Hi Michael. Many times, I have paranormal investigators ask me: “Paul, give us some haunted locations.” My answer: “The whole world is haunted, people have died all over the place and what you are saying in this email just confirms it.”
CHINESE PHANTOM TRIO OF JACK E. HILL PARK.
As why you saw Chinese ghostly men is because of the history of the railroad here in California. But, before I go on, I will call your Chinese ghostly men, the Chinese Phantom Trio throughout this article, if you don’t mind. Many Chinese laborers were hired on the railroads, right here in Elk Grove, Sacramento and the High Sierras. In the High Sierras, there were many, many deaths of Chinese laborers. Some of these Chinese laborers died from the snow, snow slides and freezing weather. There are many reports of Chinese laborer ghosts in the High Sierras. Here in Elk Grove, the Chinese laborers didn’t have to worry about the snow, but they had to be worried about accidents that occurred frequently on the railroad tracks. Whenever you are involved in hard labor, you must expect accidents and work related deaths.
THE BOTTOM CREEK GANG
When the Chinese laborers were put to work, each team (or gang as they were called) consisted of about 12 to 20 men. There was one head-man for each railroad gang. I talked with some old time residents of Elk Grove and I was told that there was a Chinese railroad gang that worked in the area called the Bottom Creek Gang. The Bottom Creek Gang consisted of 14 laborers, I was not able to verify this in my research. Perhaps the Chinese Phantom Trio are part of this Bottom Creek Gang? Chinese laborers worked from sunrise to sunset. They worked 6 days a week for $1.00 a day, or $26.00 a month. At some point of time, their pay increased to about $35.00 a month. The Chinese laborers lived in low cloth tents and ate dried oysters, dried cuttlefish, sweet rice, crackers, dried bamboo, etc.
What is unique about Jack E. Hill Park is that it’s connected to the wetlands. I will discuss more about the wetlands further into this article, but first I want to mention that I love this park, my wife Deanna Jaxine Stinson felt a presence near the bridge, she actually saw a phantom and told me about it. This was before I received this email. Now to the wetlands, the wetlands have their own history of hauntings. There are many large clumps of Eucalyptus trees in the wetlands. These Eucalyptus trees were imported from Australia. The trees grow fast and they were perfect for the Elk Grove pioneers to park their caravans and use the trees for shelter from the winds. The Eucalyptus trees were also used for their medicine properties. The aborigines used Eucalyptus leaves for their mystical practices. Deanna prepares Eucalyptus smudging bundles for our investigations. At one of the Eucalyptus tree clumps, pioneers would park their caravans before continuing on with their journey and one of the families had a sick little girl in their caravan. They utilized the Eucalyptus tree leaves to aid the girl, but the girl died anyway. It is said that she died of Cholera, which cannot be confirmed. On one particular night, some high school kids that were camping out by the clump of Eucalyptus trees heard a girl crying, whimpering. They investigated where the sound was coming from and saw a white mist float away.
LEE/WIGHTMAN BLACKSMITH SHOP – 1865 – ALONG BIG HORN BLVD / ANCHOR BAY
This historical location is said to be haunted. People have heard the sounds of horses and heard the sounds of pounding. Deanna’s investigation of the area, she kept taking pictures of a strange blue orb. Sandra Locke says that she once saw a dark large figure of a man holding what appeared to be a big hammer. This apparition just faded away.
BELOW ARE HPI UPDATES, NEWS AND GOSSIP!
Witness: John Lambert of Milbrae.
Contact Information for John Lambert: 650 219-3163
Date of Incident: 5 years ago.
Today’s Date: 1/13/2016
Location of Incident: Pioneer Cabin owned by the Mendoza Family – upper hills South Lake Tahoe
Special Note: Cabin is over 200 years old.
According to John, the 2 Bigfoot had no smell. I will identify the Bigfoot with names. John saw a large Bigfoot, that I will call Mama Big and a small Bigfoot that I will call Smally. Mama Big was 1200 lbs. John could not see the feet, ears or hands of Mama Big. Mama Big had a 2 ½ feet width chest and the height of Mama Big is 15 feet. Mama Big had clean hair that looked combed. Mama Big had brown fur. Smally was dark brown, stood at 5’ 7” and John heard Smally grunt. John was no more than two feet from Mama Big. The Bigfoot were outside of the cabin. Smally was on the first step of the cabin and Mama Big was leaning over the railing, looking at the valley. John hid and watched for about 45 minutes to an hour as the Bigfoot remained in front of the cabin, not noticing John. John later learned another Bigfoot was seen near this cabin at Green Hills Country Club, this Bigfoot was seen walking across the green. John has asked HPI to assist in the search of Bigfoot at the cabin mentioned above.
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: GHOST DIMENSION
My comments: This movie is total crap. Fell asleep in the first 15 minutes of it. Slow paced, horrible CGI effects. Terrible acting. A teenager could make a similar movie, nothing special was done to keep this movie interesting. They need to stop with the Paranormal Activity franchise. I do not recommend this movie at all.
Had me laughing out loud throughout this whole movie. If you love Family Guy, you will love Ted 2. Seth MacFarlane is a comedy genius. His references to pop culture are over-the-top! Mark Wahlberg fits right in with his character and his interactions with Ted. Loved this movie. I highly recommend watching it!
Different origin for the Fantastic Four and it works. With the Marvel Universe, things get very confusing. So many alternate realities now. The concept of having an African American Human Torch is good, made the movie more interesting. The special effects were good, but not over-the-top. I would give this movie 6 out of 10.
QUOTE FOR THE DAY:
"For recognition, become an author. For financial gain, become a publisher." Paul Dale Roberts.
From: "Tamesha Sanders"
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 8:33:19 AM
Subject: Aaliyah sightings investigation
My name is Tamesha one of Aaliyah biggest fans, I was wondering if there was any new news on Aaliyah's spirit?
Answer: I have not heard about anymore sightings, perhaps she has moved on.
From: "Joe Hagerty"
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2016 4:59:36 PM
ANOTHER EMAIL FOR THE PARANORMAL HOTLINE:
How are you my name is Joe I have a question and a concern I need an answer to I've been searching online and can't find anything about it so I wanted to give it a try with you guys. I have a daughter who is 4 years old when she was 3 months old she was diagnosed with epilepsy and had really bad seizures until she was two years old she has grown out of them now. We moved ed into our apartment 3 years ago and have had just simple things happen like their toys start playing or moving by themselves and I've always been sensitive to spirits but have never felt anything threatening in here. However about 8 months ago we have our daughters cousins over and they were all sleeping in the living room together and my daughter woke up crying and screaming hysterically and when I went to her she just kept crying and holding on to me real tight pointing at the wall saying that man's not supposed to be here he's not supposed to be here but I could not see anything then she went back to sleep. My daughter has never acted like that before and it made us really nervous about it. Then I took a picture of her on January second 2016 and didn't pay any attention to it until yesterday and when I looked at it I noticed something that really has us worked up and nervous. In the pic run there is a very large black figure of a man standing directly behind her he's solid black with white cat eyes and he's clinching his fist you can see it very clearly it has long hair and the facial features don't really look human. I've got the original photo and then one that I changed the contrast on and it's in both of them I've sent the photo to another phone and its there as well we are concerned about it because we don't know what it is or what it wants like I said it's a huge figure it's head is above the door frame so it's a good 7 feet tall or more and it's directly behind her and no one else was in the room when I took the photo. Any advice or anything you could tell me would greatly help me. We live next to a cemetery as well if that means anything and will send the photo if you would like. Joe
Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective
aka The Demon Warrior
Halo Paranormal Investigations (HPI International)
Paranormal Cellular Hotline: For Investigation or Advice: 916 203 7503