The Valencia Club Woman in White: A Haunting in Penryn/Loomis

Kat Penny previously lived in a haunted home and we conducted an investigation and found evidence. With that evidence, I knew it was time for a house blessing at this home that she once lived in. Now that they have moved, they want to make sure nothing followed them to the new home and I conducted a Roman Catholic house blessing. Kat now feels everything will be okay at her new home. If you want to read about our previous investigation at Kat’s old home, you can read about it right here at Costa Rican Times, the story is called the Top Hat Demon of 27th Street. Since I have no new stories for the readers, I will go back in time and give you one of HPI’s old cases, dated back in 2009. Here is the story:

The day after Christmas. December 26, 2009, Saturday. I get a phone call from L.P.I. (Lincoln Paranormal Investigation)’s President Deborah Baughman. I hear excitement in Deborah’s voice, she has something for me to investigate, a haunted bar called the Valencia Club in Penryn.

Deborah has some witnesses for me to interview and she is hoping we can get some EVP evidence of a haunting at this bar. I tell Deborah…”I’m on my way!” The Ghost Tracker zooms up Highway 80 to Penryn and Loomis and the song ‘Cisco Kid by War’ plays on the radio. The X-Files theme song ring tone plays and it’s my paranormal cellular hotline. On the other line is John A. Vasquez, author of Incident at Fort Benning. John talks about his case, on how he is hoping that some of the 1300 soldiers that witnessed the UFO event in Fort Benning will start coming forth with their own stories of their experience in Fort Benning on September 1977. As I talk with John, thoughts of how much evidence we have that UFOs may have an extraterrestrial origin. The Skunkworks Division created the U-2, SR-71 and F-117 Stealth Fighter, but also did some of this technology come about because of back engineering of UFOs? Bob Lazar would have you think it did, after he told the media that he worked at S-4 at Groom Lake aka Area 51. Evidence shows that Bob Lazar did work at Area 51 and why would Bob come out with elaborate lies of back engineering? Ahhh..we have testimonial evidence. What else do we have? Our reconnaissance satellites take photos and video footage of fastwalkers all the time. When I worked with Military Intelligence, I saw 6 photos of fastwalkers. Oh hell, the Soviet Moonlanding probe Luna 9, took pictures of what looked like long runway formations and pyramid shaped objects on our moon. Are we looking into this further? NASA is probably looking into this, but they are not telling the public. It seems we have to get our information from other countries like Belgium, France, Japan and Russia. Case example Colonel Marina Popovich shows us a photograph of a UFO taken by Phobos II space probe of a UFO that is 15 miles long. Ahhh…now we have photographic evidence. The DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) which was founded in 1961 is supposingly the depository for UFO reports and to think when I was in Military Intelligence, I would be working side-by-side with these spooks. We have other evidence, like the radar grid print-out of UFOs that were seen over Washington DC in 1952. We have ham radio operators that can attest to the fact that astronauts James McDivitt and Ed White observed a strange cylindrical object with a proturberance traveling in orbit with their space craft. Were all these HAM radio operators lying about the radio transmissions they heard from these prestigious astronauts? I really don’t think so. There is so much evidence such as alien implants, UFO landing spots, ancient structures, Ezekial’s eye-witness account, India text on Vimanas, Sumerian clay tablets, geometric shaped crop circles, video footage, multitude of witnesses, etc. If this was a murder investigation, the murderer would have been convicted one million times over, because of the evidence that we have accumulated. So, when a person like John A. Vasquez tells me about the Incident at Fort Benning, I listen.

Now let me switch gears from being a UFO Hunter to being a Ghost Hunter. Ahhh…the life of a Fortean Investigator. Tonight I team up with Deborah Baughman and her sensitive Annette Silvey. With the three of us investigating, we become the HPI Penryn Splinter Cell, I am leading this investigation. One of my first interviews is with waitress Elisha Flury. Elisha tells me that she has seen the Valencia Club Woman in White 3 times and the appearance of the Woman is anywhere from 9pm to 2am. She usually walks down a hallway from the dining area to the bar main floor. Elisha has also heard a strange whistling and she cannot distinguish if it is a man or woman whistling. Annette Silvey, the sensitive does not detect any kind of paranormal activity in this bar. She tells me at the age of 3, she started having paranormal experiences, she would see 4 small shadowy creatures in her home in Salinas. Annette now resides in Loomis and ever once in a while, she will pick up on a presence in various locations in Loomis and Penryn.

The next person I interview is Maggie Pennington – Bartender. Maggie witnessed seeing a beer bottle hover in the air and then drop to the ground. Maggie is not a stranger of the paranormal and lives in a haunted home in Loomis. She discovered that there was a grave on her property. The tombstone of this grave has writing that is illegible. She has heard stories about her home, that a man hung himself in the bedroom and that an Asian worker died in the orchards near this home. The tombstone in the shape of a cross could be the tombstone of either the man that committed suicide in her home or the Asian worker that died in the orchards. Maggie also tells me that at the home that she now lives in at Loomis, she once heard the sounds of a train. The sounds of the train came right through her bedroom. She had ice cold water dumped on her from an unseen force. She has found ice water on her bed and one time she had the entity twist her foot and the next day her foot was swollen. She now places flowers on the grave she found on her property and the activity has ceased. After Maggie talked about her home, she continues with her story about the Valencia Club. Maggie mentions that the Valencia Club may have been a whore house at one time. One patron says that it was built in the early 20s, while another patron says it was built around 1838. The Valencia Club was once a whore house, then a gas station and finally a bar. One of the whores of the whore house died in a fire at this establishment and she may be the Valencia Club Woman in White.

Deborah, Annette and I, moved away from the musical jukebox sounds of Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd to do some EVP work, after several EVP sessions we finally got a man’s voice that said ‘hello’. I found no anomalies in my photos and Deborah showed me the entry way to the basement. Deborah explains that the basement leads to a tunnel that goes underneath the street to the quarry building across the street. We investigate the quarry building too and I find nothing I would consider paranormal at the quarry building.

One EVP of a male voice that says ‘hello’.

Preliminary Investigation is inconclusive. Further investigation is warranted. The owner wants me to come back with my team to investigate this bar from 2am to 4am.

Special Note: The Valencia Club is quite unique. When I was there, I saw 5 cowboys on their horses mosey up to the club and saddle down their horses to play some pool inside the club. The President of the Weasels Motorcycle Club came in for a drink and tri-tip was being barbequed out back of the Club. I tried their tri-tip and French fries and it was deliciously scrumptious.

By Paul Dale Roberts aka The Demon Warrior
Halo Paranormal Investigations
Sacramento Paranormal Haunted Hotline: 916 203 7503


Transmutation Is Ending Psychological Thought

On one of the hottest days of the year, when the temperature reached near 40 degrees (104), I found a quiet, shady spot by the stream for a meditation. There were few people in the quarter-mile wide park along the creek that runs through town.

A pair of jays bathed in the shaded shallows across the stream. When they finished they dove into the underbrush and then stood vigil on branches overhanging the creek, where they squawked and chased other birds away.

Jays are smart, aggressive and mischievous. They have adapted well to living around humans, and one can’t help wondering how influenced they are by us.

A mind in meditation is a brain that is no longer dominated by thought and time. By passively watching every reaction of thought and emotion in the same way one watches those jays, attention gathers and acts without volition on the movement of thought.

Sensory perception is key. The mind-as-thought normally filters what we see and hear, but it isn’t difficult to listen without judging and see without naming. Then one’s senses become acute. You feel the brush of the lightest breeze on the skin. You hear a distant hawk over the lightly lapping current.

As the mind spontaneously quieted in passive awareness and attention, the hawks grew audibly near. I couldn’t see them in the thick foliage of the oaks and sycamores, but their cries became more insistent as negation in meditation deepened.

All systems and methods of meditation are false because they are based on thought and effort. To end thought requires effortless, curious, playful and quick awareness in the mirror of nature. Then there is renewal, and “the peace that passes all understanding.”

Essentially, meditation is the cessation of all psychological movement in attention. In the effortless negation of thought/time, there is communion with life and death, and sacredness completely beyond words and concepts.

Given that one ends thought during these meditations by the stream, why does the brain revert to consciousness based on thought? Is it that any residue of psychological thought in memory or emotion is enough to allow the brain to revert to the ancient habit of thought/time?

The question of whether human beings can bring about a transmutation in the brain grows more urgent by the week. But what exactly would such a mutation mean, and could ordinary human beings actually create it?

First of all, the crisis we face is not national, of ‘American leadership’ (which was dubious at best), or even of Western civilization. It is a crisis of human consciousness itself.

We humans are a psychological species that have reached the end of the psychological basis of being and living. When cultures were geographically distinct and intact, different peoples created different myths, traditions and social/political organizations. But that mode of being and living is finished in our interconnected, digital age.

Psychological memory is the useless content of the past. The vast majority of people venerate personal, familial and racial memory, but it actually has little or no value. Indeed, psychological memory is the greatest impediment to growing into a human being, and to communion with the intrinsic sacredness of the cosmos.

Humans live in terms of memory and the past; human beings live in terms of sensory awareness and insight in the present. Is all psychological memory also emotional memory?

There’s a clear distinction between psychological thought and functional thought. If you’ve ever spent any time in the wilderness alone, the distinction is clear.

For me, the first night brought an emotional and mental storm, but by the second day, the mind quieted and was only engaged for the tasks at hand.

After a vigorous walk along the shady paths, I waded upstream and lay down, letting the creek carry me a short distance downstream. Coming to rest on the rocks at a shallow spot under the large leaves of a vine tree, the gentle current rippled around the body.

A hawk flew up and silently landed in a branch overhead. It stared down for some minutes as I stared up at it with my head under the water. Life is a strange thing.

Martin LeFevre

Nicaraguan Immigrants Pleading to Costa Rica to Let Them In

Costa Rica News – Nicaraguan migrants lined up to demonstrate in front of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights at the time the president and secretary general would arrive.

They were to appear there in honor of the 40th anniversary of the court.

They hoped that President Carlos Alvarado would hear their cry. What they ask for is help from the president, specifically that he declare a state of emergency in the country in order to assist Nicaraguans fleeing the crisis happening in their country.

Thousands of Nicaraguans are illegally crossing the border with Costa Rica because they cannot wait in hopes of a visa being approved. They are trying to save their lives. Hundreds are already here and in precarious conditions because they fled with next to nothing.

Nicaragua’s clashes between government forces, oppositionists and paramilitary groups have gone on for three months, leaving 270 people dead. Visa and refugee applications to Costa Rica have increased substantially and the authorities are preparing to open shelters.

Milk Delivery During the Rains of Costa Rica

Costa Rica News – Producers of cheese and milk in the Turrialba area have to create roads and walk through mountains, gaining permission to cross private property, to save their livelihoods.

Landslides have blocked the roads and complicated product delivery. They must now pack the products on horseback and walk with the horses several kilometers to make the deliveries.

It’s a long journey and they are not used to it. There are nine families affected.

They came together and shoveled a road to facilitate the transit of their products.

Aside from these nine families there are many natives in Nimari and Valle Escondido who sell cassava, malanga and bananas. There are 600 indigenous people completely isolated by road blocks. The National Emergency Commission has not been able to enter all the towns.

36 people were rescued from one of the communities on red alert, Talamanca, including a 2 month old baby. There are 1,536 people in 21 shelters following the natural disaster.

Taxis Versus Uber in Costa Rica Causing Chaos On Both Sides

Costa Rica News – Taxi and Uber drivers face similar hardships. Carriers from both sides experience high competition, debt, long strenuous days and deteriorating health.

The supply of drivers is up 80% in just three years.

Taxi drivers in San Jose report waiting up to an hour in line to get a passenger and sometimes the ride is short and they make only the base fare. Some cannot afford to keep working like this and return their taxi concessions.

Uber drivers are often using cars they rent at extremely high prices. They work all morning just to pay for the rent and then in the afternoon to pay the gas. Only what they make later on in a 16 hour shift is earnings. Some work in Uber after a full day at another job. Some have had accidents from the fatigue.

One driver reports that it is impossible to support his family no matter how many hours he works. He is planning to travel to the USA soon to look for higher paying work even though it will separate him from his family.

Costa Rica Fashion Products To Be Exported

Costa Rica News – Estilo Costa Rica is a consortium that supports 50 small and medium sized companies.

The company is led by Vanessa Chacón and was recently featured in a fair held in “la Antigua Aduana.”

The alliance was formed by artists seeking to share Costa Rican works with the world. The group includes people who create swimwear, jewelry, accessories, clothing and footwear. For a year and a half they have been working together to sell products in the competitive international market.

They work together. For example, Luis Chacón, a cart painter of 30 years, allows a graphic designer, Daniel Ramírez, to transport his colorful designs to fabric scarves made by Vanessa Chacón.

Production volumes for individuals are low but exporting as a consortium helps them get their designs out there. They also participate together in industry events such as Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Panama.

Hilton’s Curio Collection Debuts in Costa Rica

A historic property located in the heart of downtown San Jose, the Gran Hotel Costa Rica has just been reopened as part of Hilton’s Curio Collection.

The 79-room hotel dates back to 1930 and was declared a historical architectural monument in 2005. Now it has been reimagined for international visitors, fusing history with cutting-edge modern offerings.

Highlights of the San Jose property include indoor gardens, a rooftop piano bar overlooking the city skyline and guestrooms featuring organic and natural bathroom amenities as well as complimentary Wi-Fi.

Guestrooms also include 49-inch televisions, ergonomic workspaces, and a walk-in shower. The property’s suites meanwhile come with 24-hour butler services and access to the hotel’s Executive Lounge, which serves complimentary nightly hors-d’oeuvres and drinks.

“Surging in tourist arrivals from the previous year, Costa Rica continues to be a top choice destination for travelers, and Curio Collection by Hilton is pleased to provide these travelers with an authentic new hotel experience with the opening of Gran Hotel Costa Rica,” Mark Nogal, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton, said in a statement. “We recognize the demand for unique accommodations in key markets across the region, and our first property in the country allows us to provide this to the growing number of travelers seeking elevated, unexpected experiences while visiting the capital city.”

The hotel’s dining offering, Cultura 5, will serve international flavors and Costa Rican cuisine while also providing panoramic views of San José. There’s also an onsite, 24-hour business center, gym, and 890-square-feet of event space.

Located on Avenida Central, Juan Santamaría International Airport is less than 15 minutes away. And one last notable detail about the just reopened Costa Rica property, it overlooks the National Theatre and is surrounded by the city’s top museums.

By MIA TAYLOR, Travel Pulse