For The Fantastic Story Society podcast, we’ve done on-location RECORDINGS, we’ve done on-location investigation RECORDINGS, but we’ve never done a live virtual interview, which is our plan for tonight. We will be talking about the haunted history of Los Angeles and Hollywood with Cassie Carpenter from American Ghost Walks tonight at 6:15 CT / 4:15 PT for what promises to be a fun time. For the first time we’ll be able to take questions from the audience.
Technically, you can watch the event (and its immediately available replay) right here on this site, but you won’t be able to interact with us here. If you want to ask questions live, click on the YouTube icon in the image below to jump over to the YT page, or you can interact on our FSS Facebook page here: facebook.com/FantasticStorySociety
More about Cassie below…
Cassie Carpenter is an actor, storyteller, and tour guide. She first fell in love with acting at the age of 10 years old with her debut performance in “Niagara Falls”. She went on to receive her Bachelors Degree in Theater at California State Channel Islands, which of course, is a haunted college! Since then she has gone on to perform in theater performances around Los Angeles.
Halloween has always been her favorite holiday, and she developed a love for all things spooky and paranormal. She has been able to combine this with her passion for storytelling by showing people around her city and introducing them to the dark side!
When not acting, touring, or studying Los Angeles history, Cassie can be found volunteering at her local animal shelter in the spay and neuter clinic, hiking the trails at Griffith Park with her own K9 best friend, or hanging at home with her pet tarantula Calypso.
We will be hosting a LIVE conversation with Cassie Carpenter, a paranormal tour guide who walks Hollywood Blvd and also takes people on a bus tour through downtown LA. We’ll be learning about her as a tour guide while hearing lots of great tales of haunted Los Angeles. Cassie conducts tours with AmericanGhostWalks.com
0:00 – Intro: Lake House Inn, Edgerton, WI
1:32 – Max, headed to LA & Fort Worth’s Lone Star Film Festival
4:54 – Max & Scott’s first filmmaking jobs?
6:40 – Inducting our newest member: Cassie Carpenter, LA & Hollywood ghost tour guide
8:04 – Tarantula talk 8:50 – Halloween as a favorite holiday, love for scary movies
11:30 – Enjoying being a tour guide
12:25 – So much history on the tour
13:50 – Haunted school: Cal State Channel Islands, Camarillo… former mental hospital
17:43 – Dangers of Potrero Road
19:22 – First telling ghost stories professionally
20:54 – Gathering stories from employees
22:15 – Phantom hitchhikers in Singapore & Cuba Road, Illinois
23:30 – Favorite LA mystery: Albert Dekker
25:50 – The actively haunted Warner Pacific Theater
30:55 – What’s it like in Hollywood right now?
33:05 – Favorite DTLA location: The Avila Adobe
34:08 – The La Brea Tar Pits
36:12 – Were bodies ever discovered in the La Brea Tar Pits?