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I cannot remember life without GHOSTS/SPIRITS... My interest began in the paranormal when I was 2...that's when my mom told me I first started talking about GHOSTS/SPIRITS. I grew up like most of you, learning that one shouldn't talk about the things they can see, hear and feel. Now, after years of ignoring these abilities and senses, I can no longer deny it. The TIME has come...

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


by Alfred Hitchcock
The Bates Motel has sent chills down the spines of movie-goers for decades now.
Built in the 1860's, on top of sacred Ohlone Indian land, the inspirational mansion was originally a lavish Victorian situated atop Beach Hill. With an incredible view of the scenic Monterey Bay, the house changed owners several times.
In the 1960's, new owners bought it and seemed to breathe new life into the place, renovating it to become The McCray Hotel. Unfortunately, their son began seeing ghosts and they eventually sold the place. It degenerated into a haven for drug dealers and then Satanists.
In the 1980's, it was remodeled AGAIN...only this time I knew the architect. It was revealed to me, that while re-constructing the downstairs basement, 2 of his employees walked off the job and never came back. They muttered something about blue lights and a woman's voice.
It is now an upscale retirement home named The Sunshine Villa.
However, the nurses have reported cold spots, blue lights, and disembodied voices. One of the nurses is a friend of mine.

There are 2 other mansions that may have contributed significantly to Hitchcock's vision: the Bernheim House which stood at the intersection of Ocean and Broadway AND the Kittredge Family mansion.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

LOOK Familiar???

There is something so familiar about this...

That's because this was the true inspiration for the Bates Hotel in PSYCHO!!!

Friday, January 26, 2007

CAUTION...Update from Evergreen Cemetery

Greetings Ghosties!

I am updating you with IMPORTANT
information regarding EVERGREEN CEMETERY...

A woman was attacked a few days ago in the park adjacent to the cemtery (Harvey West Park). I strongly advise that this site is not SAFE at the present time. As soon as we have more info. we will POST it. But until then, PLEASE hold off any investigations you might have had planned.

~Rose & 6 CENTS

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


My Dear Fellow Gee-Bee's...

We here at 6 CENTS Investigations have been honored with 2 Awards**.

We were recognized for EVIDENCE and BEAUTY...We are humbled and overjoyed at the recognition!!!


Rose ~ Founder

Thursday, January 11, 2007


Greetings Ghosties!

Most who are familiar with the film The Birds, know that it was shot in Bodega Bay - CA
(about an hour and a half north of San Francisco). But how many of you know the TRUE inspiration for the film???

In August of 1961, the Santa Cruz area was bombarded by birds from the evening sky.
From as far south as Aptos, birds were crashing into chimneys, windows, car windshields, etc...
The next morning it was reported in the Santa Cruz Sentinel that some sort of weather having to do with dense fog had caused the birds to become disoriented. Several tons of dead birds were collected and removed. However, they had recently finished feeding which caused a lasting, rotten stench. According to the Sentinel, Mr.Hitchcock requested a copy of the edition featuring this article:

Santa Cruz Sentinel, August 18, 1961: page 1:
Seabird Invasion Hits Coastal Homes; Thousands of Birds Floundering in Streets

"A massive flight of sooty shearwaters, fresh from a feast of anchovies, collided with shoreside structures from Pleasure Point to Rio Del Mar during the night. Residents were awakened about 3 am today by the rain of birds, slamming against their homes.
Dead and stunned seabirds littered the streets and roads in the foggy, early dawn. Startled by the invasion, residents rushed out on their lawns with flashlights, then rushed back inside as birds flew toward their light."

Santa Cruz Sentinel, August 21, 1961; page 4:
Alfred Hitchcock Using the Sentinel's Seabird Story

"Hollywood mystery producer Alfred Hitchcock phoned The Sentinel Saturday to let us know he is using last Friday's edition as research material for his latest thriller.
Hitchcock who owns a home in the hills near Scotts Valley, had phoned from Hollywood early Friday morning and requested a copy of the paper be mailed to him there."

The Birds was adapted from Daphne DuMaurier's 10-year-old novel, "The Birds", which ironically deals with the invasion of a small town by millions of birds.


Thursday, January 04, 2007



~Hrana Janto


* During our holday break, i researched both on the internet and library , the orb into mist phenomenon and the respective theories behind them both. The best explanation i found :

ECTOPLASMIC WISPS- (materialization) densified ectoplasm making parts of a human body in a materialization; ectoplasm colonizes into clouds that gradually form hair, eyes, head, or hands of an etheric world entity/personality that will materialize full blown eventually; hover close to medium or extends out.

The Donning International
Encyclopedic Psychic Dictionary
~June G. Bletzer 1986

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


Happy New Year Ghosties!!!

Hope you were ALL made merry...

Well, it's January so you know what that means?!
The team has been researching Hitchock's Santa Cruz connection during our winter break and have found out so much information. Each day or so we will post some thing new about him, his career, and his love for Santa Cruz.
He was so taken by Santa Cruz he bought a home in the Santa Cruz mountains ( Shadow Mountain...i like to call it...having once lived up there ).