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Friends, co-Workers & fans of True Crime and the paranormal. Tammie Merheb-Chavez and Brice Mitchell Williams tell stories of True Crime and its paranormal aftermath set in and around Hollywood, CA. aka Hollyweird.

Hollyweird Paranormal Tammie Merheb-Chavez & Brice Mitchell Williams

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 258 Ratings

Friends, co-Workers & fans of True Crime and the paranormal. Tammie Merheb-Chavez and Brice Mitchell Williams tell stories of True Crime and its paranormal aftermath set in and around Hollywood, CA. aka Hollyweird.

    Ep. 86 The Legends & Ghosts of L.A.’s Original Spanish Kitchen w/ Special Guest, Richie Dueñez

    Ep. 86 The Legends & Ghosts of L.A.’s Original Spanish Kitchen w/ Special Guest, Richie Dueñez

    For decades, the Original Spanish Kitchen served meals to Hollywood customers like Bob Hope, Linda Darnell, Mary Pickford, and John Barrymore. Opened in 1932 it was a sister restaurant to one downtown, owned by Johnny and Pearl Caretto. Their enchiladas were the talk of the town, attracting show-business personalities as regulars.  Silverscreen legend, Mary Pickford, had her own booth, by the door, offering up not only autographs to fans, but also recipes to Johnny.



     







     



    In 1961, the restaurant closed for vacation, however, it would be a permanent vacation.  Following its closure, the building's contents were left intact for years afterward, the tables remaining set with full table settings and linens. The restaurant's sudden closure gave rise to urban legends that the owners, who lived in an apartment above the restaurant, were murdered by the mob.  Another legend suggested a lovers quarrel. The truth was more prosaic, according to a 1986 article in Tables magazine by reporter Don Ray. He determined that the owner had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and the restaurant had been shuttered by his wife after she found that she was not up to the task of running it.  Johnny passes away a few years after his diagnosis and Pearl eventually follows a few decades later.  The property lays dormant until the Caretto family sells the property to a couple who turn the kitchen into Ona Spa & Prive Salon.    







    Soon after the salon and spa open, ghost stories began to circulate.  Workers in Ona Spa, which was located on the second floor, would sense a presence within the space.  Stylists would claim as though they were being watched, see an unusual shadow figure in the corner of their eye and hear phantom footsteps around the staircase area.   One of the co-owners of the spa and salon would feel the temperature suddenly drop out of nowhere.  Our guest Richie Dueñez, LA native and former manager of Prive Salon, sits down with us to confirm the strange activity during his time working within the once-popular salon and spa.  Dueñez also shares his interesting discovery of an old Original Spanish Kitchen pan within the property along with his cultural and family connections of the once-famous kitchen.

    • 56 min
    EP. 85 LISTENERS’ TALES #79 | Continuing with the school spirit & The Ghost of Montgomery Clift

    EP. 85 LISTENERS’ TALES #79 | Continuing with the school spirit & The Ghost of Montgomery Clift

    We are continuing with our Listeners' Tales Series!  We are serving up some pretty spooky tales that were prepared and ready to serve during this holiday break.  We will be continuing with the school spirit as we share a few more haunted school tales along with a haunted dorm story.  We also share a tale about a listener who gets a little help from the other side with his writer's block.



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    EP. 84 Most Haunted Schools of California | Happy Halloween!

    EP. 84 Most Haunted Schools of California | Happy Halloween!

    Let's get into the school spirit here in the west coast Hollyweirdos as we sit down and go over the list of some of the most haunted schools in California.  What is the most haunted high school and university here in the sunshine state?  Well, ya gotta tune in and find out!  We're too ghoul for school!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep.84 Chasing Ghosts Mini-Series Ep.4| Haunted Valley House Investigation

    Ep.84 Chasing Ghosts Mini-Series Ep.4| Haunted Valley House Investigation

    It looks like something strange is going on in Tammie's neighborhood, The Pocket.  So who do the neighbors call?  Tammie of course!  It turns out that one of Tammie's neighbors had a very unsettling and unexplainable experience while housesitting for her friend.  But, it turns out that the house may have a few unseen occupants living within the dwellings of this San Fernando Valley home.   Could it be that one of them has been captured unexpectedly on a SnapChat picture. (See Below).



    Join Tammie and her neighbors, Sam and Jeana, as they conduct a paranormal investigation within this SFV home.  What EVPS and messages do they pickup?   What does the psychic Rissa pickup during a virtual walkthrough of the home conducted over Facetime?  Tune into find out.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep. 83 Getting Hollyweird Not So Confidential with LA Not So Confidential | The Barclay Hotel

    Ep. 83 Getting Hollyweird Not So Confidential with LA Not So Confidential | The Barclay Hotel

    Join the banter with our podern friends LA Not So Confidential in our round table discussion of The crimes and paranormal aftermath of The Barclay Hotel.  What makes this hotel one of LA's most violent and haunted hotels?  Could it be the many freak accidents, deaths, and serial killers attached to the hotel? Is there a paranormal aftermath? Turns out that there are several individuals out there who have first-hand accounts with the ghosts of the Barclay, however, are their experiences too intense to share? Find out !



     

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep. 82 Celebrity Ghost Sex Stories | Getting Hollyweird with Spectrophilia

    Ep. 82 Celebrity Ghost Sex Stories | Getting Hollyweird with Spectrophilia

    Just when you think that it can't get weirder in Hollyweird, well, it has

    We finally tap into the sexual accounts of celebrities with the otherside as we share their

    true, yet, unusual tales. Everyone from singer and songwriters Keisha & Billy Corgan, lead singer of

    The Smashing Pumpkins to actors Lucy Lui & Dan Aykroyd. Tune in as we also discuss the folklores of the Incubus

    and the Succubus while tackling the term, Spectrophilia. So let's get our ectogasm on as

    we talk about Celebrity Ghost Sex Stories on Hollyweird Paranormal.



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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
258 Ratings

258 Ratings

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Everything we love in one place!

Your show continues to be top-notch, and for that we are so grateful! The history, the spooky stuff, and the laughs are what keep us coming back for more. Keep up the great work guys.

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