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Small Talk: Ghost Hunting at Chateau Marmont

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Last night was Emmy Night. So what did first time amateur ghost hunter/enthusiast, Bekka Reed, do? Go ghost hunting at the Chateau Marmont, which is rumored to be haunted. Did she have any luck, or were there just too many celebrities hanging around after the Emmys?

You went out to find ghosts, any luck?

Felt definite energy, but no manifestations. I saw many celebrities, but I suck with names. If Heath Ledger weren’t so hot, I wouldn’t remember his either. He was with his wife, Michelle Williams.

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What do you define as “energy”?

When you walk through a space and you can feel electric currents run across your skin... or there is a pressure, or cold draft in an otherwise normal feeling room. I felt things tingle across my shoulder blades and there were cold spots in various places we walked, or sat in.

What's with Chateau Marmont and ghosts?
Well, so far I know that John Belushi died there and photographer, Helmut Newton.

What's your next LA ghost hunting trip?
There is a place called gravity hill. I don’t think it qualifies as a ghost place, because there is really a scientific reason behind it (NOTE: For more info on Los Angeles gravity hills, check The Laws of Gravity Hill or Waiting for the End of the World in LA City Beat and this story about one in Whittier).