Weird California
Weird California
Weird California - By Joe Parzanese

Altadena/Pasadena's Haunted Forest (Cobb Estate)

Map Cobb Estate
Lake and E Loma Alta Drive, Altadena, California

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Take Lake Avenue North until it ends at E Loma Alta Drive. 107-acre swath of land owned by the U.S. Forest Service. Reports of strange noises and lights. Also urban legends of strange people.

Charles H. Cobb, fortune in lumber, bought it in 1916, died in 1939. Land given to the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Pasadena and used by the Sisters of St. Joseph. In 1956, the Marx Brothers acquired it, demolished the Cobb Estate in 1959, tried to put a cemetery on the grounds, and auctioned off the land in 1971. $175,000 was raised, and the land donated under the stipulation that nothing could be built on the land. So there are no restrooms, picnic tables, etc, although there are still the remains of the original Estate still standing in the forest (walls, stairs, etc).

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