San Fernando, California Ghost Pictures
St Francis Dam (San Francisquito Canyon) was here. It broke in 1925, killing 450 people, many of the bodies were never found. A more accurate source says 425 deaths. Another source: 'the failure of the St. Francis Dam, and the resulting loss of over 500 lives in the path of a roaring wall of water, was a scandal that resulted in the almost complete destruction of the reputation of it's builder, William Mulholland.''
described as the second worst disaster in California history (exceeded only by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire). An additional ~150 itinerant workers lived by the sides of the river, bringing the estimated total of 600 dead.
Pockets of death occurred along the river and in various camps and ranches from the dam site all the way to the Ventura river. And- at Sepulveda- San Fernando valley: the large park here that acts as a flood basin.
A dam (Sepulveda Canyon Dam? ) also failed here in 1914 (haven't identified death toll) this resulted in the current modern concrete flood control dam, and in 1992, six motorists were trapped here and drowned.
Needless to say this is a majorly haunted area, yet it's also a (very poorly maintained! ) park! Visit anytime, but the good stuff happens after dark when it's foggy. These are some unhappy spirits!.
- Ghost picture submitted by Mt
Comment by Mastrangelo:
It was March 12th. 1928 at 11:57 pm.
Comment by Lightndark426:
It's actually not located in San Fernando, CA. The location of the dam is north of Santa Clarita, CA. San Fernando is south of Santa Clarita.
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