Happy November 1st! I don’t know about you guys, but although I haven’t dared to step on the scales I’m sure I gained a couple of pounds testing the goodies for the little Trick or Treat visitors last night. We sure don’t want them to get any bad chocolate, or any other bad candy, do we?
As hard as I tried, I just couldn’t get enough reading about the ghosts in the missions along the Camino Real in California. Today, I’m gonna write about one of my favorite missions … Mission San Luis Obispo. Just to prove I really have visited this mission, I’m gonna use the acronym SLO for the town in the future. That’s what most of the folks in California call the area.
The fifth mission established in California was founded by Fray Junipero Serra in 1771. It is now restored in the downtown plaza of SLO. Like all the other missions, this one has a ghostly figure wandering the grounds. He has been seen by visitors in broad daylight, instead of darkness like many other haunted buildings.
One psychic was drawn to a distinctive painting near the alter, and heard flutes playing in the chapel. They were hollow-sounding like primitive flutes. She added later that there were more than one … at least three or four. They were playing a slow, sad song. The strange concert lasted two or three minutes. It was verified that there were no musicians in the choir loft.
Two decades ago, another visitor heard a hushed whisper in the church. She described voices that sounded like a padre hearing a parishioner’s confession. It was in Spanish, but was not coming from the confessionals. It was loud. You could make out each word and it echoed. The visitor was asked what the mysterious voice said and she only replied, “I don’t know, I don’t speak Spanish.”
The new mission is at 751 Palm Street SLO and is beautiful inside, like most of the refurbished missions.
I received such good responses about ghosts around the country, that I’m gonna ask today’s readers the same question as before … do you have a ghost story you’d like to share?
This is four of my California grands on Halloween a few years ago
and I must say a happy 19th birthday to my little poodle skirt girl!
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