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William Heath Davis Historical House
Paranormal Investigation Tour

The Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation and the San Diego Ghost Hunters have joined to present: William Heath Davis House Ghost Hunting Tours.

Beginning late night on Sat, Sept 27, 2014, guest investigators will learn about the historical families that influenced San Diego's past, will be introduced to paranormal investigation tools and techniques, and then will put them to use in a hands-on investigation discovering why this house has a haunting reputation.

Sept 27th, 2014 Tour

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When | Sat 27th, 2014
   10:00 pm to midnight,
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What to bring | Still / video cameras, voice recorders, handheld ghost hunting equipment
:: Map | The Davis House is at 410 Island Ave., San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. Find us on MapQuest

Reserve your spot today
Don't be disappointed. Only an intimate group of guest investigators will join sdGH each tour and sell-outs are guaranteed, often within the first days of each month.
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On line | www.gaslampquarter.org/ghost-tour-investigation-davis-house/
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By phone | 619-233-4692 :: In person | 410 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Upcoming dates | Sept 27th, Oct 31st

Facebook Facebook logo | Visit our Davis House Ghost Tours page on Facebook

sdGH co-hosts the William Heath Davis House Paranormal Investigation Tour as a service to the community and in memory of all past residents, children and unknown spirits of the Davis House... All admission proceeds are used for the restoration and preservation of the House Museum by the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation.

GhostFest Expo III on the Queen Mary Investigation: William Heath Davis Historical House
Location: 410 Island Ave. The Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California
Web resource: www.gaslampquarter.org
Map it: San Diego, California

William Heath Davis was the first man who attempted to build what we know today as downtown San Diego. In 1850 he began his New Town by the bay, by purchasing a shipment of pre-cut wooden houses from Portland, Maine. They were shipped around Cape Horn to San Diego Bay.

In 1867 Alonzo E. Horton and his wife Sarah, traveled to San Diego with the plan of succeeding where Davis had failed. Horton purchased 960 acres of land and a one-half interest in the Davis house. He and Sarah lived in the house while his mansion was being built. Horton opened a real estate office in San Francisco and began selling his new land. Thanks to his shrewd business skills and timing, he was able to begin the first real estate boom in San Diego.

The Davis is the only house left standing in San Diego where Horton resided.

The Davis house has been located on 3 lots during its lifetime:
  1. State and Market Street (erected in 1850)
  2. 11th and K Street (moved by horses in 1873)
  3. And currently, 4th and Island (moved by truck in 1984)
The house has been rumored to be haunted for years because of the many colorful characters who have resided in the house. Not only was the house a residence to many, it was also a hospital for about ten years where many deaths from consumption and tetanus have been recorded The house was also an officer's quarters prior to the Civil War and was reported to have a WWI German spy in hiding who used the house for his purposes. He was later captured and researchers have made contact with his angry spirit.

It has always been the San Diego Ghost Hunters purpose to help preserve the history and stories of landmarks in San Diego County and across the United States.

We believe in the preservation of the William Heath Davis House history and legacy. The former occupants play an integral role in that living history.

It has been our pleasure to become acquainted with the previous occupants of the house and now we want to share that with public.
We invite you to join the San Diego Ghost Hunters for their once-a-month investigative 2-hour ghost tours and meet them for yourself.

What a wonderful house! We would like to thank the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation. If you would like more information on how to join the Foundation, please visit
www.gaslampquarter.org.

Latest Update: 09.01.14 | Tour dates


The historic William Heath Davis House is now a meticulously cared for museum. Below are photos of the many rooms that make up the residence.

:: Exterior
Exterior

Exterior

Exterior
:: Entrance and living room
Entrance and living room

Entrance and living room

Entrance and living room

Entrance and living room

Entrance and living room

Entrance and living room

Entrance and living room

Located in the living room, the above rocking chair is said to be haunted with it rocking on its own accord.
:: Kitchen
Kitchen

Kitchen

The historic William Heath Davis House is now a meticulously cared for museum. Below are photos of the many rooms that make up the residence.

:: Dining room
Dining room
:: Second floor landing
Second floor landing
:: Master and childrens bedrooms
Master and childrens bedrooms

Master and childrens bedrooms

Master and childrens bedrooms
:: Office and secret distillery
Office and secret distillery

Office and secret distillery

Office and secret distillery

The upstairs office houses a secret distillery that was built behind a secret door. This door is located behind the chair in the second photo.
:: Guest bedroom
Guest bedroom
:: Hospital room
Hospital room

In its colorful history, the house was used as a hospital. An upstairs bedroom is now dressed to represent how it looked at the time.

Much of the best EVP captured by the sdGH team are not gained from structured EVP sessions, but when recording devices are allowed to run continuously as the team interacts with their environment. Unfortunately, that means EVP is at times interrupted by member voices or movement, but an overall higher yield is gained helping to determine what activity might be present. The use of headphones is highly recommended.

For a complete rundown on EVP and its classification system by guest writer Todd Bates of Haunted Voices Radio Network, follow us here.


Repeated three times
Willian Heath Davis House "Look at me": San Diego, California
[ evp | real time | unknown ]


Repeated three times
Willian Heath Davis House "Noooo": San Diego, California
[ evp | real time | unknown ]


Slowed & repeated three times
Willian Heath Davis House "Get it right": San Diego, California
[ evp | real time | unknown ]


Slowed, amplified & repeated three times
Willian Heath Davis House "Who this": San Diego, California
[ evp | real time | unknown ]
As the team sets up for a November 2, 2007 investigation, sdGH founder, Maritza, casually pushes the "record" button on her digital voice recorder and asks one simple question. "Do we have a presence?" The immediate response at the 4 seconds mark answers the inquiry. It has been enhanced and repeated four times.


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