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.


This is the best post of this blog. They're right, not even a crappy shop photo our stupid Evp

have you had any luck finding information? Myself and two other people from my ghost-team want to check it out.

I live two houses away and there is no activity there other then a creepy grove of trees. No reports of any suicide exists. I walk my dogs on the trials at night and nothing ever happens. I wanted to believe in it to but alas nada. After speaking with the homeowner he laughed it off and showed me this blog! They actually find it funny weirdos are putting them in the map!

Someone is lying, or is at the wrong house/talking to the wrong homeowner.
I live on the street - it's Whispering Forest just off of Hermosa. The small house is obvious as you drive by. The house and yard have been cleaned up a lot in the last 10 years but 10 or 12 years ago it really did look like something out of the Blair Witch movie at night.

What IS FACT: the man that built the house killed himself, with a gun, in the house or on the property.. It was some time in the early 1990's or so and his wife was leaving him or did leave him.
What I don't know to be fact: I don't know where he shot himself, I dont know what kind of firearm he used and I don't know how many daughters he had.
I don't believe in ghosts, so that is just all bull.

All of you saying you've spoken to "the owner".. Either you are lying, you are at the wrong house, or, the homeowner, at least 4th or 5th since this happened, is simply unaware of the history in the house.

Me and my team are trying to investigate this spot. We talked with the owner of the property the directions lead us to and he informed us that he had lived there 20+ years and he had never heard of the story. If you could please help with any specific information please email me at

I've posted in this thread before - I live only a few blocks up the street past Whispering Forest and drive past this house at least twice, every day, and I know the home has been sold/resold at least two times since 2000 .. If the guy said he's been there 20+ years he is either lying or you had the wrong house.
As far as the story, i know something happened there, but I cant confirm everything.

Oh dear that man who said he had been there for 20 years was the dad (ghost) (spirit) it is the house , he said he would never leave

Went there at midnight with my friends. We heard the screams of the girl but couldn't see a shadow of the dad. However we did find a shotgun shell on the ground underneath the trees towards the back of the property. On the one back to the car well all heard the word 'daddy' twice and that's when we ran back to the car and took off.

You found shotgun shells from a murder that happened decades ago you're so full of it.

Is there any way you could give me any more info about this house exact where abouts. I promise we will be respectful. We just want closure on this story!