We went to breakfast then back to hotel for Joe to do some work before meetings Monday. I was feeling bad (exhausted from day before!) so Emilio planned out the afternoon's activities. Since it's almost dark when we head towards L.A., he's chosen haunted places to visit, 'off the grid' kind of places.
First was Haunted Forest. in Altadena, Ca (Pasadena). Hiking trails through the property of the old Cobb Estate. The Estate is long gone, just the foundation and steps remain in the thick woods. It was a long hike up hill into the pitch black mountain forest. It was overcast so no moon or stars to light our way, and flashlights were nearly useless because of the thick fog, visibility only 4-5 feet.
We passed the estate's foundation and stairs, rounded an old rock retaining wall and too a path deeper into the forest. At that altitude the fog was getting pretty thick and I was getting pretty freaked out, felt like being watched *shiver*
Emilio was disappointed but we turned around to head back to the car. As we rounded the old rock wall, my light landed on a figure standing against it. I almost died on the spot! As each of our lights flashed over the fella, we realized it was a homeless man, ragged clothes and face of unkept hair.... at least we HOPE it was a for real man!!! He never moved. Just stood there. Creepy as hell.
I couldn't get off the mountain fast enough!! If he was real person, I was afraid of being mugged... If not real living person, I just wanted the hell AWAY! LOL
We didn't see or hear anything, but Joe was fascinated with the bridge architecture.