When: Friday, November 1st (Day of the Dead)
Time: Tours start at 8pm
Meeting Place: The palm tree-lined island in front of Union Station
(800 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012)
Price: FREE TOUR (donation-based) + Metro Day Pass ($6.00)
Please purchase the Metro Pass before the meet-up to save time.
Parking: See below.
NOTE: This encore subway/walking tour will be last tour (at least until next year… maybe), so this may be your only chance to see it. Also, this tour will start an hour later (at 8:00pm), so people can enjoy the Olvera Street “Day of the Dead” procession at 7:00pm (across the street from the meet-up spot).
Los Angeles’ lore is filled with tales of secret tunnels. Whether its supposed opium dens, rum-running passages, discontinued “Red Car” tunnels, munchkin transports, celebrity/mistress escape routes, or simply chambers belonging to a race of subterranean lizard people, many buildings and homes claimed to be connected to other buildings and homes below street level (if only we could find their openings).
So, is there a better way to explore the haunted history of Los Angeles than by traveling underground from location to location via our very own (blood) Red Line Metro Subway with the other living dead of this city?
We will meet-up at Union Station (the starting point for the Red Line) and then travel through 13 stops to the North Hollywood Station (at the end of the line), getting off and on along the way. In addition to Union Station and the North Hollywood Station, we will stop at few other stations, step off the train, rise to street-level, and discuss the ghosts and haunted sites visible from that spot before going back aboard to the next stop on our tour.
Come out and hear spooky tales about a spirit solider, a vanishing padre, and a ghostly car. As well as many other phantom figures from our past that haunt our present.
Parking: Since everyone participating in the tour will need a Metro Day Pass to ride the subway, it is advisable to park at one of the FREE lots provided by the Metro at either the North Hollywood Station (our end point) or the Universal City Station, and then just take the Subway to Union Station to meet-up with the group (The lots around Union Station are not free and they may close early).