Casa de Bandini
2660 Calhoun Street,
San Diego, California
Located in Old Town, San Diego a few blocks down from the El Fandango Restaurant is the Casa de Bandini Restaurant. Built in 1829 this was the home of Juan Bandini and his family. In the 1860's, it was acquired by Albert Seeley who added the second floor and turned it into the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Now it serves as the Casa de Bandini Restaurant.
Additionally it is the home of at least one ghost. The ghost here is that of an unknown woman dressed a long grey dress. She is misty and translucent. Both security guards and gardeners have seen her wandering around the grounds.
Other spiritual activity has taken place inside including an invisible growling dog in the central courtyard and the constant (and still ongoing) malfunction of the lights. They often go on and off by themselves and so far no one has been able to discover the reason. Also disembodied footsteps have been heard both on the second floor and marching up the stairs, doors occasionally slam shut, and a strange light has been seen from outside that looks as if someone is walking around inside with a lit candle. Finally a short, stocky military style, elderly man has been seen from time to time mostly in the dining area.
- Visiting Haunted Southern California (2005) by Hilber H. Graf, p: 111
- San Diego Specters: Ghosts, Poltergeists and Phantastic Tales (1999) by Lamb, John, p: 17 - 20
- California Hauntspitality (2002) by Wlodarski, Robert and Anne, p: 153 - 155
Last Edited: 2006-08-08