Well, Los Gatos is rocketing up on my families radar of places we have to visit. My hubby Mel is a major ghost/otherworldly afficienado. When we get to your neck of the woods, we will have to head to Border's and see what we can find.
And when you come down to my neck of the woods here in Claremont, I will be happy to take you to all the local "haunts".
Tisza, you have a deal! We are only an hour south of San Francisco. Way back when, San Franciscans had "summer homes" down here (SF gets socked in with fog in the summer - be warned if you come in July/August!). The climate here was considered very "healthful" so many people migrated here to get well from tuberculosis and other things. Homes were simply opened to the sick. So the small town became something of a health resort-convalescent town. Some (many?) didn't actually get better - despite our great weather. Hence there were two mortuaries in this then very tiny town.
In San Francisco, there's a haunted hotel (The Queen Anne) in which the resident ghost, Mary Lake (yes, they know who she is) actually does NICE THINGS while people sleep - like tuck them in or fold their clothes. Seriously.
I know a woman who lives in a home with a lady ghost who once moved a sharp knife while two people watched it so that a child would not get hurt when running by.
And I know a gal who was pushed while walking down some stairs in a home by a very unfriendly ghost.
Ghosts are just like people, only without bodies. Some are nice - most are nice enough, anyway - and some aren't....
I went to high school in Los Gatos and always thought that many places in town were a little on the spooky side, one of them being Old Town. Do you have anything on Los Gatos High? I use to get odd feelings there.
Old Town is haunted - Borders has two ghosts. Haven't heard anything about Los Gatos High but I would trust your instincts! I have a blog on haunted real estate - see www.HauntedRealEstateBlog.com and would love you to add any stories of hauntings and even creepy feelings there!
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