When: September 12 through November 1, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. (lasting about 2 ½ hours). A special Halloween tour is planned for Oct. 31. Check out the North Orange County Paranormal Socitey open house before the tour at 5:00pm.
Where: Meet at Fullerton Museum (locations visited on tour may vary)
Cost: $15 for museum members and $18 for the general public.
Space is limited and prepaid reservations are required. Call the Fullerton Museum Center at (714) 738-6545.
Tours given Wednesdays and Thursdays. Due to popularity, the tours book up fast, and persons interested in participating are strongly advised to get their registrations in early. All tours will be preceded by a “meet and greet” from 5:00 – 6:00pm with members of North Orange County Paranormal Society in the museum classroom. Ghost hunters are invited to learn about the latest advances in paranormal research and see how researchers confirm – or debunk – claims of paranormal activity.
Locations to be visited can vary and may include the landmark Plummer Auditorium, where the spirits of Louis E. Plummer and one known only as the “angry woman” are said to watch the shows presented there;the historic California Hotel, now Villa del Sol; and the home of Fullerton’s first woman auto dealer.
Even Fullerton’s Police Department apparently is not without its own hauntings, and will be one of the locations visited on the tours.
While most people enjoy a good ghostly yarn, the real draw of the tours is that participants learn about Fullerton’s colorful history, said Aimee Aul, Fullerton Museum Center educator and tour coordinator.
“The tours are a celebration of local legend,” Aul said.“We’re not making any supernatural claims;we’re just sharing stories of another facet of Fullerton’s history, particularly that of the downtown.”
The tours leave the museum promptly at 6 p.m., and last approximately two and one-half hours. Aul said “ghost hunters” should be prepared to walk approximately 1.5 miles, and the tours will include climbing stairs. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a sense of humor with them.
The tour is not recommended for children under 13.
Reservations and further information may be obtained by calling the Fullerton Museum Center at (714) 738-6545. Persons requiring special accommodations to participate in the tour are asked to notify the museum staff when making reservations.
The Fullerton Museum Center is located at 301 N. Pomona Ave., one block east of Harbor Boulevard, in downtown Fullerton.