The Scariest Place In Alta Loma

The scariest and most haunted house in Alta Loma is just north of Hillside, east of Hermosa Ave. in an area known as 'The Woods' of Alta Loma, only a few streets from the base of the mountain.  This haunted house story is more interesting than your average 'haunted house' story because it's not about some 100 year old home or winery, it's about a fairly new home built in 1989 and everything is verifiable.  These things all happened in the mid to late 1990's and any of the neighbors can confirm the details and the incident was actually reported in the Daily Bulletin newspaper.

The house is on a 1/2 acre horse property with over 150 eucalyptus trees.  Several people have commented that it looks like something out of the movie 'Blair Witch Project' and say it is scary looking at night even if nothing happened there.  The house itself is tutor style and small for the area at only about 2200 sq. feet and 3 bedrooms.  All the other houses in the area are much larger.

The original owner was a contractor and built the home himself, literally with his own hands as a gift to the love of his life whom he had just married a few years before.  They lived happily for a few years and had twin girls that went to Vineyard Jr High down the street at Hermosa and Highland Ave.

The story goes that after being served divorce papers the man grew severely depressed.  When the soon to be ex-wife demanded that he move out of the home that he not only owned, but built himself, he swore on his life that he would never leave.  The next day he waited for his wife and twin daughters to leave for school & work, got his shotgun, went to his favorite sitting area beneath one of the larger eucalyptus trees, put the barrel in his mouth, his toe on the trigger, and blew the better part of his head off.

Upon returning home from school that afternoon the girls became concerned that the back door was open, the TV was on, etc, and went searching for their father.  One girl searched the front of the property, the other, the back of the property.  When the girl found her father's mostly decapitated body in the back yard she began screaming so uncontrollably that the neighbors called the police thinking a crime was occurring.  The girl was so traumatized by finding her father this way that a few weeks later she also killed herself in the house by slitting her wrists in the bathtub.  The mother and other daughter sold the home and moved out shortly after.  The house has had several owners since - not one of them staying any longer than about a year because of the strange happenings inside and outside the home.

Neighbors and locals walking the horse-trail behind the home report seeing the figure of the husband wondering aimlessly at night thru the trees.   You can also hear the screaming of the daughter as the wind blows through the trees at night.  People that have lived in the house have told neighbors that they also hear the screams of the teenage girl and sometimes hear the words "daddy" being whispered when it's quite in the house. When it's windy they also report seeing a shadow figure move through the trees at night.

If you are ever walking through the horse trails above Hillside Avenue and east of Hermosa, look for the yard with a lot of trees and the smallest house in the area.  If you want to see or hear the ghosts, go back at night and you can hear the screams of the girl and might see the father or his shadow wandering the property that he swore he would never leave.


How do you know its not a male?

If you would like, I have a group that is reputable that is very interested in helping to figure out if your place is haunted. Very professional, and very understanding, confidential if need be. Please let me know if you are interested and I will give you our details.

You got to be kidding me like I would really pay someone to do completely nothing for me, your a joke!!!

Every group of this type (paranormal investigators) that i've seen or dealt with (I have worked with or been a member of a few) have always worked for free.
And for the record, he (or she?) didnt say anything about being payed. Just sayin..

Does anyone know what the address of the house is?

I am looking for this house or anything anyone can give me.

Finally located the house today seemed pretty calm and normal, it was daytime so it was totally different then being there at night, I will be going back at night to see if I really feel anything going on and see if we really feel the spirits there like everyone is commenting about....

I went during the day also and believe I found the spot. I'll go back at night but honestly nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

Ya it seemed just like an ordinary house, but like I said we will be going back another night, I finally found the house a couple days ago, and I know its the right house cause its the smallest house in that area and also talked to the owner and he confirmed it also, so were going back before halloween and hopefully something jumps out at me or just makes my night a little more interesting if I was to hear those screams and feel those spirit it would make my night cause I sure put alot of energy and time into finding this house, So I will be getting back with all of you to share my thoughts on how my night went and to share if this was all made up or not,for all you trick or treaters you all have a safe and fun Halloween...:)....:)

Did you ever go back? And what street is it off?


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