Monday, October 28, 2013

More Haunted Places-Guajome Adobe

I have another Haunted Place to share with you. This is the Guajome Adobe Hacienda. It was built in 1853 and is 7000 square feet. In that traditional Mexican style, it has a central courtyard that the house is built around. This is the very home that Helen Hunt Jackson stayed in while she wrote the famous novel "Ramona"in the early 1880's. I have visited this place that is located in Vista, CA many times. The forest rangers that live on the site and take care of it tell me that they have not experienced any hauntings there, but that the owner says that it is very haunted. The room in the upper left corner is the very room that Helen stayed in over 100 years ago. The wood floor in that room is very squeaky. The other photos are the long outer hallway outside of that guest room. The room with the covered bed is the bedroom of the former Mistress of the house, Mrs. Ysidora Bandini Couts. This a photo of the original owners who built the home.


The beautiful windowed door that opens out to the huge rancho. The lower left is the view from the small sewing room that doubles as a lookout tower. Flowers in the window for Dia De Los Muertos.

This is the original pantry where all food was kept. It has not been restored. It is cold as it is on the North side of the house, chosen as such to keep food stock naturally cold. A rather eerie feeling room. The long counter is in one of the kitchens that is down the breezeway from the pantry.


Here are a few shots from some of the bedrooms.



The house has a schoolroom and had a store. There were over 50 ranch hands at one time.

This is a Dia de los Muertos alter reflected in an antique mirror.

Like The Day of the Dead? I have some great photos coming of that in a few days as well.

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