A town known to many as the setting for the popular teen reality show "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County," could now host cameras for another reality show; "Ghost Hunters." Multiple residents of the Arch Beach Tavern apartment complex say that the old hotel still has paranormal guests. MSNBC:
The Los Angeles Times reports that some say the old white building on the hill, built in 1915, used to be a brothel. One resident wrote on the Ghosts of America website this particularly terrifying interaction:
"'I have lived at 2180 Catalina (bottom level) in Laguna Beach and have witnessed several different ghost sightings in the years that I've lived here,' Nikki wrote. 'Mostly seeing an older woman with white, short perm-style hair in my kitchen and standing over my bed.
'When I first moved in I woke up to what I thought was a nightmare but clearly was not; I saw a woman in old-style courtesan clothing. She had curly long dark hair and was wearing old-fashioned lingerie. She was scratching at me and telling me to 'get out.' I had actual marks on my arms, so this was very real! I remember she had long red-painted nails."
According to the Times there have been several other reports of supernatural activity in Laguna Beach. Not to the degree of frequency as with the Arch Beach Tavern, locals have reported paranormal activity at the high school theater, Pyne Castle, Ti Amo Ristorante, the Royal Hawaiian and a beach cottage called the witch's house.