Thursday, October 11, 2012

Chinatown, Los Angeles

Chinatown Los Angeles is one of the most haunted places in all of Los Angeles. The Chinese massacre of 1871 was a racially motivated riot on October 24, 1871, when a mob of over 500 white men entered Los Angeles' Chinatown to attack, rob and murder Chinese residents of the city. The dead Chinese in Los Angeles were hanging at three places near the heart of the downtown business section of the city; from the wooden awning over the sidewalk in front of a carriage shop; from the sides of two “prairie schooners” parked on the street around the corner from the carriage shop; and from the cross-beam of a wide gate leading into a lumberyard a few blocks away from the other two locations. One of the victims hung without his trousers and minus a finger on his left hand. Many of these Chinese victims still haunt Chinatown according to residents and friends I have talked to. They want to preserve the location in which they were originally entitled to in Old Chinatown. This area spanned all the way down to Union Station. 

Haunted Places in Chinatown:

Plum Tree Inn: 913 N. Broadway, Chinatown. This concept of a "cursed" eatery, even extends to stories of a gang war that erupted here, and/or a workman who accidentally died in one of the past renovations as possible contenders for who haunts this place.

 Hop Louie: 950 Mei Ling Way, Los Angeles, CA 


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