True Scary Stories: Terrors Lurking on Griffith Park Trails

In this edition of True Scary Stories, reader Jenny R. tells us about the terrifying paranormal activity she encountered on the trails at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, Ca. Read on…if you dare…

True Scary Stories: Terrors Lurking on Griffith Park Trails

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Griffith Park: Where Real-Life Horror Stories Take Place

Updated 2/10/2020 – “Dear Backpackerverse,

Seeing as how I live in Los Angeles, I decided to do a little bit of research on places that are supposed to be haunted.

After a little bit, I found that the best bang for my buck would definitely have to be Griffith Park.

There’s a ton of people saying that this place is haunted, and there’s a ton of different reports, and supposedly true ghost stories.

I read all about the “Woman in White” urban legend, whom is supposed to be an extremely depressed spirit that still haunts the grounds of Griffith Park after her untimely demise.

A lot of people say she’s wearing a wedding gown, which would be just plain creepy to see.

I also heard about the other girl that was supposedly murdered there and buried under the moss in the park.

I heard about the grieving mother that hung herself from a tree.

I heard about the reports of the ax man.

I heard reports of the black cat.

Basically, this place was loaded with tons of paranormal stories, so I knew I had to check it out.

Haunted Trails

One of our readers reported seeing the ghost of a woman in a white dress, covered in blood, at Griffith Park in Los Angeles...

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Once I got there, I decided to go on the observatory trail, which turned out to be an excellent choice.

As I was walking along, I had my smartphone out ready to take some pictures of any entities that might manifest.

After a while, I looked down at my phone to see the time, and knew that I had to start running back to my car, or else I’d be stranded in the park after dark.

I was all for staying until dusk, but I wasn’t brave enough to stay at the park at night all by myself.

It did end up getting dark on me, because it gets dark a lot quicker than you’d think on these trails.

A group of joggers ran by me, on their way off of the trail, as well.

Only a few seconds after they passed me, I heard what sounded like someone screaming in terrible agony coming from my right side.

It only lasted for about three seconds, but I definitely heard it.

Whether it was one of the ghosts that are supposed to haunt the grounds or not,  I don’t know, but I can tell you right now that it was enough to scare me.

That being said, I continued walking, still in a  very confused state as to what I had just heard.

That’s when an older lady came up to me in a torn and bloody, white dress.

Immediately, I began thinking of the woman in white.

That’s when she asked me if I had seen her son.

My heart dropped into the pit of my stomach when she said that.

However, just in case, I didn’t take out my phone, because if I was wrong, I didn’t want to look like a total weirdo.

I told her that the only people I had seen were two joggers.

After that, she thanked me and said I should get out of the woods soon, because it was going to get dark.

As she walked away, she disappeared into the tree line like vapor or something.

From now on, if anyone asks me if Griffith park is haunted, I’ll always definitely say yes.”

– Jenny R.

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