Tag Archives: Los Angeles


The Haunting of Greystone Mansion

BACKGROUND: GH is the interviewer’s father. A first assistant director for movies and TV shows, he has worked many times at Greystone Mansion, a famous estate in Beverly Hills, now open to the public and a popular site for film shoots. Rumors of hauntings and horror stories have been going back since the mansion was… Continue Reading »

“El que no trampa nunca avanza”

“Él que no trampa nunca avanza.” “He who doesn’t cheat never advances.” Context: The informant is an Uber driver in Los Angeles. He speaks Spanish and English fluently. His parents are both from Mexico. “My Uber passenger from Mexico City told me this. He said that a lot of people in Mexico City believe this,… Continue Reading »

California breaking off

My mom, who grew up in Los Angeles, recalls a folk belief from her childhood that California would break off from the US and float away: “So when I was growing up there would be these periodic panics or rumors that on a certain day, California was gonna break off and float out into the… Continue Reading »

Rally Monkey

Okay, uh, in like, um, in like 2000, so like the 2000, 2001, baseball season, uh, the Los Angeles Angels, who, er, at the time they were the Anaheim Angels, uh, they were losing in a regular season game with the Giants, and, uh, during like the bottom of the 8th inning, uh, one of… Continue Reading »