Golden State Haunts and Investigations to Host Holiday Party and Paranormal Investigation at El Adobe de Capistrano

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Monday, December 21st 8pm
El Adobe de Capistrano
31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Come have a traditional Mexican dinner and investigate one of the most haunted locations in Southern California.

The restaurant site has been recognized as a California State Historical Landmark. Situated just two short blocks south of the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano and the Train Depot. The building was originally two separate structures. The northern sectionwas originally the home of Miguel Yorba Adobe, built in 1797. The southern half housed the Juzgado (court and jails) and was established in 1812.  It was also used as a hospital for victims of the 1812 earthquake that destroyed the San Juan Capistrano Mission’s stone church.  A sign in the lobby claims that “some of the later parts of the El Adobe were build [out] of salvage from the Mission after its destruction.”

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The walls forming El Adobe’s cocktail lounge were part of the original Miguel Yorba Adobe. The wine cellar is now housed in the Juzgado’s dungeon-like cell. The ground beneath the foyer served as a passageway for Seeley & Wright stagecoaches, until the advent to the Santa Fe Railroad in 1888.

Obviously there’s many ghost stories connected to the location.  For example, the former jail, in which currently stands the restaurant’s wine cellar, is said to be haunted by a ghost. The apparition of a headless friar has also been seen in front of the restaurant.

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