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Mary’s House

San Jose, California

This house, is haunted by two apparitions–Mary and her son. Sometimes Mary has been reported to be very nice; she teaches children nursery rhymes and reads them bed time stories. Other times, however, Mary is said to be very evil; she has set the house on fire at least four times. Once, she ripped a cat from a little girl’s arms and threw it down the hallway. Also in this house is one room that is freezing cold all the time. There have been reports of doors opening and closing by themselves, objects moving around, and television and radio stations changing alone.

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Exene says:

October 9, 2005, 4:53 pm

where does her son come in???

johan says:

October 10, 2005, 1:01 pm

i want to go there how do i get there

BettyE. says:

October 26, 2005, 2:10 pm

that is scary shat!

RobertaD says:

October 28, 2005, 3:56 pm

Very vague story. No real substance to it. Sounds made up. Where, when and other facts left out. Could be anything.

Taryn says:

November 1, 2005, 7:46 pm

Has anyone heard a story about a Dr. that used to work at Sheppard Pratt back in the 60’s or 70’s, that took 3 of his patients back to his house on Sweet Air Rd. just off Jarrettsville Pike, and murdered them, his wife and two kids?

Rita says:

November 15, 2005, 7:17 pm

Any chance to get the address OR the corner & a description of the house? Someone else told me of a hauntetd house in San Jose but
didn’t know the address.

Thank You, Rita

penny says:

January 17, 2006, 12:17 pm

Where does the son come in and why do the people still live there if she has set fire to the house 4 times and terrorised the children

Ada says:

February 14, 2006, 9:10 pm

I would like to go and see this hous for myself.Why do these people still lived there?And has anyone been hurt from these fires?Does the son haunt the house to?

ciandace says:

February 25, 2006, 11:46 pm

i been inthis hou

james says:

March 3, 2006, 6:43 pm

liar they are no ghost

james says:

March 3, 2006, 6:44 pm

i saw a ghost at manchester apartment

james says:

March 3, 2006, 6:46 pm

in to thenext one they were not able to kill the killer so did you found out who kill them

james says:

March 3, 2006, 6:47 pm

i would love to see it myself if it true or not

gay says:

March 3, 2006, 6:48 pm

is it real or not i want to see the house

laura says:

March 15, 2006, 10:16 pm

well this story is the ****. of lies because if the lady burned the house 4 TIMES why is the house still there???????? GREAT MYSTERY UH!!!!!!!!

joeann says:

March 26, 2006, 6:15 pm

When she burned the house did someone re-build it or was made out of bricks???

adrian says:

April 6, 2006, 1:45 am

are there any addresses?

kelly says:

May 17, 2006, 10:54 pm

This don’t even sound true…sound made up…and where is her son?…and why would anyone live in a house that got burnt down four times..?

J-Bird says:

July 27, 2006, 5:54 pm

That was the most dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. It’s something my little 6 yr old bro would tell me.

Leandro says:

August 7, 2006, 10:52 am

Very Good!

shannon says:

August 31, 2006, 3:19 pm

I really want to go can you tell me how to get there?

jacob purves says:

September 3, 2006, 11:42 pm

hey if there you dont believe in the ghosts then shut up
but i believe in demons and you can all say im crazy but i think there is the spirit of some woman that might have been possesed by some sort of evil and did all that because i have personally seen things happen to people including my dad who is now in jail, because one day he was fine the next he attacked me and I HAVE SEEN “GHOSTS”!!!! if thats wat you want to call them

Fatima says:

September 4, 2006, 8:31 pm

where in San Jose is it at??? I really wanna fo there

bri says:

September 15, 2006, 12:04 pm

i think thats cool imma go meet mary…!!

horror_bitch says:

October 2, 2006, 11:46 pm

this story sucks balls

dorothy C. says:

October 3, 2006, 1:25 am

i know these people they live in my neighborhood and you know they are very sound in their own state of mind let me tell you though why mary is there a long time ago during the the early 1920’s there lived a young girl and her son she was married to a wealthy farm owner and one night an intruder came in grabbed mary out of her bed and drug her son down to the floor and exicuted them both he was never found but i was told by her that in the community itself lives the desendents of the man who has commited the murder and mary lays unrested until the desendent is put in jail she gets hostile because she feels the children are not behaving as she sees fit

dorothy C. says:

October 3, 2006, 1:27 am

the residence in the alum rock community thats all im saying for the privacy of the family please just leave them alone

janet says:

October 6, 2006, 1:00 am

what does her son do in that house, but that is pretty scary i would piss in my pants

debbie says:

October 18, 2006, 12:33 am

where is this marys house located

cheli says:

October 29, 2006, 4:09 pm

this story sounds fake but i will only belive it till i go and check it out

liz says:

November 10, 2006, 4:55 pm

Is this really true?Is this why she’s mean and evil

mike says:

November 13, 2006, 6:54 pm

I wanna goto the house and bend Mary over and give here my big shaft of life while here son watches.

Neon says:

November 19, 2006, 4:44 pm

Hay everyone lighten up, geeze…(LoL)Weather true or not, it’s all in fun.Anyways, Im surprised noone has mentioned Heller Park in San Jose. I’ve heard but can’t confirm of a young teen girl who drowned there that is suppose to haunt the lake .A friend of mine who worked there told me about some really weird **** told by other employee’s (example:when the park was closed, a park officer, on patrol, saw a girl sitting on the bench starring at the lake, when he got closer,she was gone). However, he said they want to keep it quiet for fear they may lose thier job.

Adrian Montejo says:

December 16, 2006, 12:59 pm

Once I was playing hide and go seek I was looking for my friend and i heard a giggle behind a tree. so i went to check behind it and no one was behind it. I couldn’t find him but a few days later I found him with broses every where. My freind also said that he found a half-head doll on a couch and when he turned around he heard a giggle coming from the doll.

Stacey says:

December 27, 2006, 2:49 pm

COCKBITES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I guess the doll is just still working

Jennea says:

December 29, 2006, 12:24 am

WHAT?!i don get this whole thing..if she has burned down the house four diffrent times then why is it still up and standing?is it made out of bricks?re-built?whats the deal.

Jennea says:

December 29, 2006, 12:25 am

i dont get this whole thing..if she has burned down the house four diffrent times then why is it still up and standing?is it made out of bricks?re-built?whats the deal.

Amanda says:

January 7, 2007, 3:45 pm

what’s the address???

andre says:

February 11, 2007, 12:13 am

there have bene mysterios hauntings but this is the worst ive seen

your mom says:

February 18, 2007, 5:37 pm

yo yo yo. im a gangstaaaa im a strait up G. do u believe in ghosts lyke me? i think dat dey be BALLINNNNNNNNN =D

Lilee says:

February 19, 2007, 8:30 pm

I did not read that the house was actually burnt down, that she had just set fires. I use to live in a house in L.A. in the 70’s that was definately haunted. Me and my family saw ghosts at diffrent times, and heard things. I saw a ghost wearing a morse the cat t-shirt walk through my bedroom wall. One time me and my 3 sisters saw a ghostly figure of a lady dressed like a queen standing over my one sister with a knife. Another time there was a lady in black leather standing over one of my other sisters with a gun pointed at her. I often had a ghost of a cat we had that was killed curl up by my face and start purring. Where we lived there was an appartment complex on one side of us and then houses from ours down the street. I had a friend that lived in the appartments tell me that she say someone burring a baby in our backyard. We always heard strange noises, and weird things happend. My brother went back years later and said the house was no longer there. I can’t remember the exact address, I think it was 2461 N Jackson St., Rosemead, CA. I heard many strage explainations for the house being haunted. Everything from it was over an old Indian graveyard, to the fact that our neighbor was a witch. All I know is that house scared the **** out of me. I was glad when we moved.

tina says:

March 7, 2007, 6:12 am

does anyone know anything about the house on hellyer st. in san jose? the on on the corner of senter and hellyer. supposedly it is really really haunted. it’s been on the real estate market for over 4 yrs or something now and no one wants to buy it. every time someone tries to buy it or go see it they get scared off by these “ghosts” that lives there…..if anyone knows the history or where i can look for the history of the house please let me know…thank you

tina says:

March 7, 2007, 6:46 am

btw here’s my email address …if u have more info on that house….….and no retarded or false info PLEASEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! thank you

Wild Child says:

March 24, 2007, 4:55 pm


shummy says:

July 7, 2007, 8:19 pm

Hey, i love this story and i really want to go to that house.

zaara says:

July 7, 2007, 8:21 pm

I just think this is cool and i might just give it a try.

Susan says:

July 14, 2007, 9:45 pm

I have just recently heard about Marys house, but didnt know where in San jose.I do live in the Alum Rock community where Dorothy C. says its at.But i do know that there is alot of haunted houses in San jose, especially in and around the Alum Rock area, like around capitol ave next to the calvery cemetary, story road, up along Alum Rock area and down-town San jose like 8th street, 24th st, julian,and around 16th st etc… I wouldnt disturb the family that lives at Marys house but im just curiouse about where its at. As sor Tina wanting to know about the haunted house at Hellyer st and Senter rd it probably is, i wonder if its that very old house by Happy hollow park. To find out about the history about a particular place, go to the county building at the hall of records maybe you will find something about it there.

Sam says:

July 23, 2007, 2:36 am

How to get into the link check for the historys? The address is 553 hellyer ave or st san jose CA, can you find out and let us know. Thank you.

phuc u says:

July 24, 2007, 2:11 am

Anyone knew about this home history please share with us, 553 hellyer ave or st san jose CA conner of senter road. Thank you

phuc u says:

July 24, 2007, 2:11 am

Anyone knew about this home history please share with us, the address is 553 hellyer ave or st san jose CA conner of senter road. Thank you

f-you says:

July 24, 2007, 2:13 am

What about CA sunnyvale Toy n Ur store

near you says:

July 24, 2007, 2:17 am

what about quimby road 2296 area, i hear from some said it is a lot haunter story too

sjca says:

July 24, 2007, 2:24 am

yeah! we hear about that too near san jose 229x quimby road

sjca says:

July 24, 2007, 2:25 am

if any one check please share for ……

jANAE says:

July 28, 2007, 3:07 pm


larry cress says:

August 17, 2007, 2:18 am

I would like to have the physical address to visit “Mary’s House” I live near San Jose, and am a big time paranormal buff.


molly says:

August 18, 2007, 10:35 pm

I went by that hellyer house. I even went up to the door, there was a note with some racial remarks on it and next thing I knew the alarm went off and I ran for it. A few weeks later there were some workers there building a fence around it. That was at least 3 years ago.

Jeremy Walker says:

August 21, 2007, 10:56 pm

if some1 knows where this place is plz e-mail me i will be really grateful.

Jeremy Walker says:

August 21, 2007, 11:05 pm

my e-mail is

jay says:

September 10, 2007, 4:24 am

Man, people here are weird and confused about Mary’s house. Here is the facts about the house at first from hear say. Before San Jose being what it is today in the early 1900’s it was mostly farmland. There were a couple of farmland communities during those hay days and a small school. The story goes that she did had a son and was a teacher of some sort. Apperently she went emotionally and psychologically insane. She burnt the house several times but the house was never completely burned to the ground. There were several reconstruction of the house on the same land. I dont know what happened to her and her son but from what I heard both died that house and it still exist with several reconstructions and remodeling. The house from the outside is kept up and cleaned by the current owner. No one lives in the house until today and it has been in the market for some years now, never bought nor rented. The present owner currently lives not too far from the haunted house and I will not mention where they live but they are not too far away. How do I know about this? Well I have a brother whose fiance lived in the area all her life and I have passed that house numerous times. I also hear that when it comes to Holloween the kids who know the story of the house stay away and for their protection the owner has build a gate to prevent people from entering the premises.

Stone Woman says:

October 15, 2007, 10:37 pm

Alot of the old houses in San Jose are reported to be haunted. I grew up there. We lived in an old Victorian style house on North Fifth Street most of my childhood. I also lived for a short time in the Alum Rock area.

What’s sad is now my old childhood home has been turned into college dorms now. There were several incidents that happened when I was about 13 or 14. One was (I remeber it clearly because I had to clean it up!) I came home from school one day and found the entire contents of the fridge had been spilled all over the kitchen floor. Including a huge jar of honey. Thing is, we were poor, and couldn’t afford honey. My father assumed one of us kids did it, but to this DAY none of us know who did this, we wouldn’t have because we knew we’d have to clean it up! And back in the late 60’s, we didn’t have all the cool cleaning products we have now.

There are a lot of haunted house stories running around San Jose, just by virtue of there being so many old houses.

Jim says:

October 16, 2007, 5:28 pm

The toys r us is on El Camino and Sunnyvale-Saratoga road and the last known Chuck E Cheese on Tully and 101 is haunted to…..But if you really want to feel some freaky stuff my apt in San leandro is very weird stuff that you just had in your hand suddenly shows up missing and reappears days later in places you’ve looked thru 10 times before….We’ve laid down coats by the door to run back and get something only to find our coats have been hung up again in the closet in the back of the apt our T.V remote has suddenly gone missing and shown up in the bathroom hours later and our friend has actually had someone talk to him while he’s half asleep and when he jumps up to see who’s there he’s seen a 3 foot tall black shadow running away from him to the back room and slamming the closet doors and our cats stare at the walls and suddenly chase things that aren’t there

Sarah says:

November 1, 2007, 8:16 pm

Hey. I live in San Jose and I was just wondering if anyone had heard of Marsh Road? It’s in Milpitas. I know its somewhere in the hills. I went there this year. But it was dark so I can’t give too much direction. I heard that a girl was killed, maybe raped, and her body was put under a bridge and a kid from Piedmont Hills, I think, was showing kids the body for money. Damn, it was creepy as hell being right there next to the bridge looking at where her body was. They made a film on it. Somthing like Milpitas Monster. Anyone know?

JAMES says:

November 5, 2007, 5:47 pm

Funny that I ran across this site today. I was actually bored last night and a couple of friends and I went to this haunted road called “Hicks Road”.. nothing special, just a very creepy road filled with albinos and supposedly a huge stone with a door on it. The doorway to “Hell”. Anyway, we ended up at Mary’s house and didn’t see anything weird, except it looks like the house is maintained well from the outside, but the paint job is horrible as if they did it in a hurry in a days work to cover something up. You can still see burn marks on the side of the fence facing Senter Road. Also, the black gate around the house has no there to enter except one in front of the driveway which seems to be stuck. I can’t recall the address, but its 53xx something, its right on the corner of Senter road and Hellyer Ave. Next to a bus stop and across from a church i believe, its a really nice house with a black gate and some huge red rocks on front of the house. Hope this information helps

mary says:

November 7, 2007, 7:47 pm

hey what are you guys talking about i am mary and if you guys comment back then nice to meet you

mary says:

November 7, 2007, 9:38 pm

you stupid people do not go to my house or i will haunt you people you get thst nah nah just joking hi my name is mary anyways oh hey is anyone here a christian please someone say yes cause i am one and may God be with you always yea member peace love unity

mary says:

November 8, 2007, 9:39 pm

tina you egg!!!! hahahahahahah why ant you guys commenting me back ayes you snobs oh hey tina do you want to go out with my brother nah nah i was just joking do you know that he is a twin yea i have 2 twin brothers so yea he si too good for you, you stupid girl c yah muwah muwah

name 142 says:

November 11, 2007, 5:04 pm

I dont like mary! why did she throw the poor little kitty! THAT WASNT NICE AT ALLLL! WHAT DOES THE kitty have to do with this.i think this sucksssss

mary says:

November 11, 2007, 7:41 pm

hey stupid people were did 1 of you delete my comments that i wrote before hah HAH you better tell me cause you do not want to know who this is speaking here well i am waiting….. thats is i am mary from the haunted house i am going to haint you all hahaha…lol!!!!! ttttttttttttiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnaaaaaaaaaaaaa i am coming for you first but this only going to happen at night hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! see you tonight………. lol! bye bye tina


Star says:

November 17, 2007, 11:38 pm

There was a woman when I was growing up in Santa Clara that everyone called “Crazy Mary.” She used to walk around the streets with a little dog and yell at the top of her lungs cussing and shaking her fist at people and chasing cars. The rumored story that went around is that she was pulled into a car when she was a teenager and that a bunch of guys did bad things to her.

Star says:

November 17, 2007, 11:41 pm

P.S. Yes, I remember the “Marsh Road” story being reported in the SJ Mercury and on the news from when it happened – it’s a true one. Happened sometime back in the late ’70s or ’80s, I think.

justin says:

November 20, 2007, 10:35 pm

is there any chance that i can get an address or street name.

Pheap Set says:

November 24, 2007, 12:34 am

I pass by Mary’s House lots of times and I have to say I can’t help but feel a sense of haunted-ness. But at the same time the house looks PERFECT. The lawn is kept up with, the lawn boulders looked perfectly aligned, windows no smudges, and driveway no oil spills or spots. I know the house has been off the market many many years, but its still in such a mint condition. Another weird thing is I grew up not so far from the neighborhood and heard that a pregnant Asian woman had hung herself in there due to the fact she ain’t wanting to keep the baby (peace be upon them). This was what I was told by many people that knew her supposibbly. Now everytime I drive on Senter Road I can’t help but say a prayer or two for the spirits in that house.

Tasha says:

December 20, 2007, 4:13 pm

aww the poor cat wot a bitchy ghost who wud throw a poor lil cat down a hall way???!!!

Maria Torres says:

December 27, 2007, 2:58 pm


haylee says:

December 29, 2007, 10:43 pm

i love the story of the house.i never been there but heard the story that the women kept on building on here house.

doogles says:

January 30, 2008, 12:27 am


You can look up

553 hellyer ave san jose ca

(on google etc).

I don’t get much, just

My (asian) wife keeps telling me that from her network that they all really believe that there is something “wrong” or “evil” or haunted about this place.

I’ve driven by a few times – in the day time – and don’t see anything unusual.

And of course, I’m a plain old white guy, and don’t believe in ghosts.

So soon I’m going to camp out there for a weekend and prove to her that this is all bull-****!

– doogles

jessa&nessa says:

February 29, 2008, 11:54 am

her son has nothing to do with the story!

Antny says:

March 29, 2008, 12:54 am

I heard these stories from third party. The house on
hellyer has a really active haunt. People write to
your tv network. They might conduct an investigation
and air it on tv.

This house was rented more than once. The tenant would have their clothes thrown out the door. At night
when they go to sleep,they would find themselve in the garage in the Morning.

This house is well known in the community. scaryyyyyystufffff……

Roseanne says:

May 8, 2008, 10:44 pm

Hey guys let me tell you something. I, have never heard of this mary story untill now, but let me tell hauntings do exist. What’s really wierd about it is hauntings only happen to certain people. My family and I are some of those people. Ever since I was a young girl I’ve had to deal with these hauntings or demons what ever they may be. Just three nights ago I was being harrassed by one of these enities. Every time I tried to sleep I, would hear a loud bang or stomp on the floor, and every time I, would search the house to find every-one asleep in the same positions. I know that these things grow strength from fear, so I try to maintain my cool. The last draw that night was I closed my bedroom door only to have it swong open and see a dark shadow run by. So believe me there are hauntings and I live in San Jose’s Berryessa area.

micah says:

May 16, 2008, 3:57 pm

I think this is so kooland crazy were do i go to get there!!!!!!!!!!!


Gabriel says:

May 25, 2008, 9:50 pm

The house which some of you said was on 553 Hellyer Ave is actually own by a Vietnamese name. He’s owned that house since March 31, 1989 according to Accessor Office. However, I never anybody leave or enter the house; the garage door was closed all the time. I’ve heard the rumor said the house is now donated to Santa Clara County but it should transfer the deed too.

erin says:

June 12, 2008, 5:43 pm

i really have to say that this story is pretty creepy.

Irvin UAHC says:

June 29, 2008, 9:47 pm

This house is located in San Jose california its pretty scary cause there are parking blocks, blocking the driveway and there are 3 stones placed in a way that looks kinda sometime of voodooish stuff its pretty scary cause i have lived around here for sometime and that house was never on sale or anything or ever seen anyone near it the adreess is CA, San Jose 553 Hellyer Ave 95111

PINK says:

July 11, 2008, 4:01 pm

The house is NOT haunted.

I live in San Jose. It is NOT haunted. The teens who live there, “submitted” their house, just to be on this website and get some drama. Please, it’s NOT haunted. It’s just a HOAX.

Debra says:

July 11, 2008, 4:05 pm

This is a HOAX.

Lee says:

July 21, 2008, 4:50 pm

It is true. Mary’s House is certainly not haunted as everyone seems to think. The people who live there made this story up to get publicity.

cynthia says:

July 24, 2008, 11:15 pm

that was so scary =o

thisgirlbelives says:

August 6, 2008, 9:58 pm

okay i need some help. if anyone lives in san jose, and knows about a junior high school that is haunted, please reply to this message.VERY IMPORTANT!!

Elizabeth Alvarez says:

August 17, 2008, 10:24 pm

My mom bought a house across the street in 1975 and I remember when we first moved in there was a big orchard on the corner of Senter Rd./Helleyer Rd. and me and my brothers and sisters used to go over Caroline’s house and ask to play with her son it’s been so long ago that I think his name was Ricky and my brothers and Ricky would go to the Go-Carts on Monterey Rd. and me and my sisters would get Sewing lessons from Caroline she was a homemaker and Mother of 9 Children and when they built the home on 553 Helleyer Rd. the entire family moved into the 553 home until they all got married I would really like to know the true facts on this home because we miss Caroline and the family this is the Aleman Family from Texas. If anyone knows the where abouts of Caroline and family please email me at If I’m not mistaken the last name is Gordan. Thanks

kalena says:

August 27, 2008, 2:48 pm

This is what I heard about this place 553 Hellyer Ave from a family that leaves close by. The parents purchased the house for thier daughter as long as she graduate (not sure if high school or college). Since she graduated she thought that the home was hers. But because her parents couldn’t afford the monthly payments along with another morgage, they thought having to rent out some of the rooms would help out. The daughter didn’t like that idea so from their on the family would have arguments and went on for awhile until she committed suicide in the house. The family tried staying at the house but couldn’t because they would find themselves on the floor in the morning or outside, and or the kitchen floor would be a miss from all the stuff that was on the counter. The family tried to sell the house but couldn’t because the buyers would have the same experience. They even offered buyers to stay at the house for free for 1 month and everyone who did try it would have the same experiences or more. I was told that the house is going for 80k. So whoever wants to buy a house now you have the opportunity. My sister had some friends over at her house which is only a block away from 553 hellyer ave and told us about this place. We heard about it awhile back but didn’t really know the story until just last weekend. It was a friend that got the info. from San Jose State. How true is it, not sure but sound scary. I always have to pass by to go home and this is what I see… The front of the house is gated and always locked. They put a big rock, has one of those things when you park your car there’s that cement block so that you won’t park to far up… in front of the gate (drive way). They also cemented the yard and added rocks, I believe to have less maintenance. There’s also a bright light at night pointing towards the house. Whoever is fearless go check it out. Good Luck have fun.

D says:

August 28, 2008, 4:12 pm

the house is not empty because they are paying for basic cable service there and i know because i work for comcast and can do audit checks for any address and it will pull up what kind of services they have with comcast.

kalena says:

August 28, 2008, 9:29 pm

Go and check out the house or atleast pass by it and you’ll know what i see infront of their house. Maybe they haven’t cancelled it or maybe the family once in awhile they do go and stay their since they can’t sell it. I’m sure they’re still paying the morgage and all those stuff. It doesn’t mean that it’s not haunted.

kalena says:

August 28, 2008, 10:03 pm

oh yeah!!! D you might want to consider that they might have cancelled it but comcast never cancelled it on their side that’s why it shows on your system that they have cable. This happened to a friend of mine. She had cancelled her cable because she thought she had to move but comcast never cancelled it on thier side. So she had free basic cable for so many years with out any charges until she decided to upgrade. How about that????

D says:

August 28, 2008, 11:32 pm

well not on my watch lady!!!! and i never said it wasnt haunted i just said it wasnt empty and i drove by there tonite cuase i only live a few minutes away and i have no idea why they have those parking blocks in the driveway.

kalena says:

August 29, 2008, 12:11 am

That’s cool D I’m glad you did go and drove by it and there’s a reason why those parking blocks are there and why there’s that bright light shinning toward the front of the house. Just didn’t want you to think I’m making all these up and I’m sorry that I accused you of not thinking that it wasn’t haunted.

D says:

August 29, 2008, 12:47 am

ok i had my dispatcher look up the address and give me some info but she said there were weird things on the account that she didnt understand and that there is no record of any installers going there.she told me theres a name on the account but for some reason she didnt give it to me.what had me trippin was the fact that we only communicate through text messages through the company and as soon as i had her look up the recrds she told me to call her on the phone….dont know what that was about….

Kalena says:

August 29, 2008, 3:08 am

let me know. now you got me wondering. I used to live very close by there and atleast once or twice a month I would go and visit my sister who also lives close to that house so i would see the house. let me know what your dispatcher have to say.

D says:

August 29, 2008, 4:54 am

thats all i think i can find out but if you want to look up hauntings where you live or other placed copy this link

kalena says:

August 29, 2008, 4:05 pm

Cool….thanks, i’ll check it out.

pmypants says:

September 2, 2008, 11:41 pm

anyone care to get together as group and check this house out this Halloween. As stated above, the address is 553 Hellyer Ave. San Jose, CA 95111. If you’re curious, you can also do a google streetview of this house. It’s right on the corner of Hellyer and Senter Road. It’s the house with black fence all around it and several big rocks around. One noticeable one is on the driveway. It’s a nice house though. I used to live just 50 yards away but never knew any thing about this haunted house until recently.

matthew says:

September 4, 2008, 3:44 am

wow this house seems pretty creepy. I have to check it out myself sometime soon. I live in the area and it is so close to where I live. Anyways Ive heard of a haunted house it is on 15th and St. James on the north side of san jose. I remember my mom telling me that someone was murdered there, when you drive by it looks pretty scary on the outside but i think a family lives there. can anyone else confirm this?

matthew says:

September 4, 2008, 4:02 am

Hey “thisgirlbelives'” the middle school I went to is said to be haunted. The womens restroom in the womens gym I guess a girl fell down the set of stairs that leads up to the second story in the womens gym. I went to peter burnett midle school near downtown san jose. here is a little more information on that and other possibly haunted areas throughout san jose…

happy hunting!

kath says:

September 6, 2008, 4:40 pm

Apparently, the rocks that were placed in front of the house on Hellyer by local monks are due to some Feng Shui work believed by a large number in the Vietnamese community. The rocks and mirrors are supposed to deflect bad luck and ghosts so that they would not leave or exit the house.

jose says:

September 27, 2008, 3:49 am

the house is on snell. in the lot across the street from safeway. but what i heard is that she had a husband and he hung himself in the tree next to the house. they both stand and as far as i know no one lives there, not for a long time. im 34 and i had never seen anyone live there.the lot is gated. has anyone ever heard of the killer family of albinos that live up old hamilton rd? but that is another tale. hhhhhwwaaaa!!!!

Mr. KIM says:

October 1, 2008, 11:23 pm

I heard that the albinos that live up in old hamilton road. From what I heard is that back then there was a young couple who went up there, and I guess the albino father came out and fired a few shots and shot the girl and the guy narrowly escaped. If you were to head up there, and honk your horn and flash your lights that he would come out with his gun and start shooting.

nina_beretta83 says:

October 4, 2008, 4:42 pm

When I was little my family and I used to live with some relatives on Vine St. in an old house. I cant remember what house exactly because I was a baby then but my family says they saw and heard some FREAKY cheet there.

Rachel says:

October 5, 2008, 11:23 am

Where is this place?I’m interested in going.

Rebel says:

October 7, 2008, 4:39 pm

My house is haunted. The address is 189 Mohawk Road Front Royal 22630. I would like it to be on your website. My House is on original Indian burial grounds. Windows open and close themselves, and sometimes wailing can be heard around 6:45 pm. Please consider me!

star and ella says:

October 9, 2008, 5:06 pm

i was in 34 street when the windos were slaming open and closed. I was thinking it was from the storm outsid, like the Wizzard Of Ozz but then the wall turnd puple and burst into flame. I said “oh my god, what the XXXX is happening , And a girl (a ghostly image) of one of my dead best friends who i killed by hanging her with my belt and duck tape but if she even moved i would grap the posan and add 2888485657896067554,878674545254758686 cans in her eye ball.i dont know why im telling this becuse ill bropply go to gail for the rest of my life , So dont tell any one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!thank you…..any ways she grabed my belt that i was wearing and my pantes fell down so i coulnt run and so i took them off and ran down starirs (in my thong)and ran out side and never came back i look in the window from out side and she looked at me and she flew out the window and gave me back my pantess out turnd out that she just wanted to give me a thank you for killing her because she wanted to see her dead father and mom.Then she flew down and gave me my pantes .And now oh my god, there she is eating my cat named klatietha! Now she is nibling on my toe, and i thought it was my brother.but it was her.! Now I only have 4 toes! and 3 fingers. It is hard for me to type this message so I hired Mickey Mouse tho tyre for me!

Curtis G says:

October 12, 2008, 10:34 pm

where is this place located at?
i would really like to know.

sinless says:

October 26, 2008, 4:22 am

umm…ok here the thing with the Hellyer House….you’ll be promised 3 things…dogs will back,the alarm will go on, and the light will flash…and u know what? somebody lives there…and i think someone own that house *but just rarely lives in it” because i went there and someone opened the door and took a picture of us for disrupting them…so no the house isnt haunted…i highly doubt any supernatural thing existed…and if you do see a ghost …maybe ur mildly schizo

VALXD says:

October 28, 2008, 12:57 am

About the house on Hellyer, Actually, two girls were murdered upstairs. The are said to haunt the house and are very very evil. There had been many attempts to get rid of them and to sell the house. Buyers would move within a week because it was so evil.
So they decided to just leave it the way it is. But it is indeed a nice house but with a creepy history to it.

VALXD says:

October 28, 2008, 1:30 am

OH, I heard that the road up by Mt.Pleasant High School is haunted 0.o
and Marsh Road in Milptas where a high school kid killed this girl and dumped her body there and came back and told all his friends about and showed them the body. It’s been made into a movie.

Anonimous says:

November 1, 2008, 2:57 am

Here is what I have to say. I live less than a block away from the house. I heard stories about the house been haunted. I lived here for about 5 years and no body lives there permanently. There is a fence around the house, light is always on and people do say that is haunted. Although there is no for sale sign, when my parents where looking to buy our house they where told about it being for sale and he price was really low because the house is said to be haunted. I do not know the story, but our friends and I where right in front of the house a few minutes ago but decided not to go in.

yvette says:

November 7, 2008, 12:32 am

i never heard of this house being haunted. i grew up in this area and still regularly go into it. this house has been vacant like this since the remodiling. i guess thats what brought up the ghost it was not always like this.

Tony says:

November 7, 2008, 5:03 am

Ok people.. Whats the *REAL* scoop on this house I been reading about here?

Is this house occupied or not?


MandaPookz says:

November 24, 2008, 1:05 pm

Omqqq thats some freaking scary ****! I would die >.< I Hate love these stories!! I want to visit that place……To discovery a mystery!

yvette says:

November 27, 2008, 2:04 am

this house has not been lived in for years.

Tony says:

November 27, 2008, 3:02 am

So till this day it still sits empty hu? Hmmm…

I think its time for me to get to the bottom of this story and see if theres any truth to the stories and just maybe get my group involved in investigating of this house if the owner says it is.

Bum says:

December 16, 2008, 6:54 am

So when is our camp date guys? If not, can we have a fundraiser for me? Please give me an offer and I will certainly spend some quality time in the backyard perhaps? I’m a bum/college student who needs money.

Steve says:

December 17, 2008, 4:50 am

Hey this looks really cool. You got an address so I could go visit it?

Bum says:

December 18, 2008, 10:49 pm

553 Hellyer Ave, San Jose CA 95111

Debbie says:

December 31, 2008, 9:57 pm

This is a HOAX. The family made it up for publicity. And it worked.

I have pictures of the house, if anyone wants to see it. I don’t know how to upload pictures on here.

Apple says:

December 31, 2008, 10:01 pm

Yes, it is a HOAX.
I saw the house and spoke to the family. They are laughing so hard because it made it on to this website. But, honestly, it really is a hoax.

PINK says:

December 31, 2008, 10:11 pm

It is a HOAX!!!!!! I live in San Jose and I went to to the house and I spoke to the family too. They said it was their kid’s idea to make up this story just to be on this website.

To Debbie: I think people would love to see pictures of Mary’s UNhaunted house. I don’t know how to upload pictures either.

BEN says:

January 8, 2009, 8:34 pm

The house is still unoccupied after all these years. They just recent put up a new fence for the house…. eventhough though no one lives there. . … The house is located at the corner of Senter Road/Hellyer Ave, San Jose

sinless says:

January 10, 2009, 7:32 pm

dude…I’ve been to the house, and a man opened the door, and he’s not a ghost…my family asked for the pricing of the house cause we thought it was cheap and it was 400 thousand dollars….maybe its not expensive, but the price is reasonable…I dont know how or where you guys came up with the theory that the house is on sale for a really cheap price and that it is haunted by evil spirits…its not 2 story high, so I have no clue on how the 2 girls got killed upstairs, so i guess the closest that this house comes to being haunted is that somebody might’ve been murdered there, which would be the same as almost every other neighborhood in oakland, so why dont u guys visit oakland instead and look for haunted houses…cause there are plenty

christina says:

January 21, 2009, 7:59 pm

iv never seen this house before but i know its haunted my uncle was going to move into this haunted house but he heard it was haunted some of my family denied it.

yvette says:

January 22, 2009, 4:40 am

the fence has been up for years. i dont know understand how a family was talked to when no one has lived there for years, and once again the fence .
there is a video camera on the garage maybe cause of sites like this and the recent book that came out on haunted houses of san jose. im not sure if this house is haunted but the land was all fields before. when the house was first bought there used to be a car in the driveway and shoes on the front porch.

Mary says:

February 15, 2009, 7:24 pm

Here is a site that has photographs of Mary’s House —

Guilfrido Vargas says:

February 28, 2009, 12:11 am

Has anyone heard of the song of el tucanaso?

vanessa:) says:

March 19, 2009, 2:57 pm

i suree have!

sean says:

April 7, 2009, 5:33 pm

I would like to know where this place is in san jose

Debbie says:

April 16, 2009, 8:49 pm

Check out pictures of the house here —

553 Hellyer Avenue
San Jose, CA 95111

taylor says:

June 10, 2009, 9:40 pm

how? when? were? have you knew for a long time! have you knew that sh was nice a long time ago i can tell!!!! if i was there i wold scream!!!!!!!

Debbie says:

June 19, 2009, 3:13 pm

How, when, where, what??? I knew it was a hoax for about a year ..

Jessica says:

July 27, 2009, 4:56 pm

That is freaky! I wonder if there has been any recordings of what goes on there…that would be pretty cool if they got some good evidence, but other than that, all this could just be a lie. This house is in California, it setting on fire has a different reason other than a nice/bad ghost.

Debbie says:

July 31, 2009, 11:40 am

JESSICA, read the above comments. It has been said that it is a HOAX! HOAX!!!! If you would like to see pictures of the house the link is above.

ricky says:

August 4, 2009, 2:26 am

hey i was at the house outside 2day 8-3-09 at around 930pm i couldnt seee much just took pix with my cell phone did capture a few weird things. the house those look abandom, the only thing is that you cant get into the property bcuse it has cameras near the garage small windows. by the way this house is located by senter road and hellyer ave #553 95111 in san jose

Josina says:

August 4, 2009, 9:33 pm

geeee that sure is scary…..
what the fashezze does her son have to do with any of this? lol
that confused me

Diggy-Dog says:

August 11, 2009, 9:18 pm

Im so scared I might poop myself

Carlos says:

August 12, 2009, 8:36 pm

thats creepy

Kylie says:

August 24, 2009, 7:42 pm

I think the story of Mary’s house is different from the house on Hellyer Ave. There’s something going on in the house of Hellyer Ave … I just know it. The house simply can’t sell, but there are people there who clean and maintain it.

I don’t know of any Mary’s House in San Jose, but I doubt the house on Hellyer Ave is the Mary’s house. This should be on a different thread.

Kylie says:

August 24, 2009, 7:45 pm

And for the record, Debbie .. you don’t have any photos of anything inside the house. So uh. Yeah. Anyone can see the house from the outside. Anyone can see a haunted house from the outside. You can say it’s a hoax, but by showing us pictures of the outside does no justice for the argument.

David says:

September 7, 2009, 3:57 am

I’ve lived in San Jose for my entire life. And tales of the house on Hellyer are rampant. All I really know is that it’s been unoccupied for YEARS now. Many many years, over five years for sure. It looks really nice though and I have heard of people moving in only to wake up outside. The house did not sell when people were buying houses before the economy crashed and although the economy is recovering it remains vacant. I have seen a car on the driveway once before, but I believe that it is the owner taking care of the property. I also believe this is not “Mary’s House” because the Alum Rock area is more north and on the East Side of the city. The Hellyer and Senter house is more south from the Alum Rock area and is located in the South Side. I hope that clears up some confusion for everyone.

Debbie says:

September 9, 2009, 8:27 pm

Sorry, but, this is a HOAX. If you wanna see pictures of the house, check out this link:

Denise Moore says:

September 13, 2009, 4:02 pm

It’s true. The house in San Jose is a hoax. I know the family and they just started the rumors to be on this site. Dang, people believe anything. SORRY, GUYS! :(

Spriinklez says:

September 15, 2009, 1:10 am

Where exactly is this house at?

Shiela says:

September 22, 2009, 8:50 pm

Sprinklez, check above. It says several times.

Jazz says:

September 26, 2009, 9:23 pm

i say that instead of arguing…. we go see the house ourselves that would be hella sick just notify the landlord or whatever and lets take a tour! lol im down

yvet says:

September 28, 2009, 12:19 am

people live in this house cars are parked in garage. not haunted which is why because and of this site and others comments they now have video cameras outside on their garage.

viettt says:

October 18, 2009, 2:21 pm

If this house isn’t haunted, then why are the window blinds in the front of the house always closed everytime i go through intersection?

Debbie says:

October 19, 2009, 3:33 pm

Here are some photographs of the house:

Robert P. says:

October 19, 2009, 3:37 pm

Veitte: That’s soooo ridiculous! I never, NEVER open my curtains of my room. Does that mean MY room is haunted?

viettt says:

October 20, 2009, 9:47 pm

my friend just told me that he saw that house with the garage door open and the owner taking out the trash believe it or not and he saw that 6 months ago…

laura says:

November 30, 2009, 3:08 pm

i dont get this. it sounds like it came from my mind. the mind that makes up stuff just to talk. i believe some of it, but it doesnt have much detail and doesnt make sense

um says:

December 5, 2009, 8:24 pm

well its at hellyer next to senter

Marigaux says:

December 19, 2009, 5:47 pm

Where is this house? I really want to go there myself and see if this story is actually true. I’ve read about this house, about her throwing a cat down the hallway, and about her setting fire to the house on numerous occasions, but I want to know for sure. Does anyone know where exactly this house is?

Marigaux says:

December 19, 2009, 6:18 pm

I just looked it up and it’s on the corner of Hellyer and Senter. The fact that the blinds are all shut and so are the gates to the drive is a bit suspicious, but it looks pretty normal. Although I do have one question: Why is it that the land around the house looks awful, but the house itself looks to be in pristine shape? The backyard looks like it hasn’t seen a drop of water in years, and the front lawn is completely dead. You’d think that if someone lived there, they’d take better care of the place and not just focus on the house. I find it hard to believe that someone lives in that house.

Jay Garcia says:

January 9, 2010, 4:05 am

I passed by the house today and its still empty. I had no idea it was said to be haunted but now that i think about it that home has been empty since i could remember.I will get the address next time i pass by there which is almost every day. =) its a nice house by the way i would like to own it, not if its haunted though..

LORI says:

February 3, 2010, 7:56 pm


chris says:

February 15, 2010, 11:16 am

house is definately strange. when you walk down the driveway, you feel watched and paranoid, doors are boarded up. upon looking inside it seems to be the perfect haunted house. never seen anything but heard things fro sure. if you turn right off of jarretsville pike onto sweet air road, youll pass the blockbuster and mcdonalds, pass the first church, the second church is where you park. walk DIRECTLY accross the street and youll see the rusty gate. follow the driveway to the house.

Alex says:

March 7, 2010, 11:15 pm

i live down the street from this
if their talking about the one on senter and hellyer than ya.
im sure they are. ahaha. pretty nice house. really pretty!

Alex says:

March 7, 2010, 11:31 pm

ahaha oh ya.
and supposedly
some people “went there”
and the alarms go off.
and if you live their you’ll end up hanging your self.
ahaha the grudge momments huh?,

JR ALBA says:

March 21, 2010, 7:25 pm

no one lives in that house anymore and its in the cornor or senter and helleyer its a very nice house. It was said that a long time ago two guys came to there house to steal but they killed her and her son

Taylor says:

March 27, 2010, 8:13 pm


sahra says:

April 2, 2010, 9:39 pm

Can i have the adress?

Tanya says:

April 2, 2010, 9:48 pm

This is a H O A X. Geez… you all believe anything.

Tanya says:

April 2, 2010, 9:51 pm

This is a HOAX! Gee, you all believe anything.

Cassandra G says:

April 19, 2010, 2:51 pm

this isn’t a hoax @ all! something is definitely amiss with the home. I know this because my husband is a realtor in san jose and he says alot of the SJ realtors dont want to deal w/ the home because of the hauntings. he said realtors cant sell it or rent it and if someone moves in they move right back out due to the hauntings. so the home is infamous & huge in the SJ real estate community. the home is always all closed up, very clean and the blinds always shut. my husband actually spoke to some realtors who went in the home they said while inside there were flashing of lights more like sparks of light out of nowher and they got out quick!! so pretty much it sits empty. we looked up the owner info and an asian person owns it. & yes the lsat time they tried to sell it never sole even @ a very cheap price. the home is so infamous its in an actual book @ Barnes n Nobles of San Jose haunted homes =0) we drive by it all the time, very creepy

Tony says:

April 19, 2010, 3:58 pm

Cassandra, can you contact me please

Tony says:

April 19, 2010, 3:59 pm

Cassandra G, can you contact me please

Jay says:

May 13, 2010, 5:18 pm

I live by this house but i always hear that the stories arent true but im just not sure tho. The other day i seen a car go into the garage, it seemed pretty weird because that was the first time i had seen a car there. i didnt get to see who came out of the car tho.


May 19, 2010, 6:13 pm

This house for real haunted. My landlord knows the asian (Vietnamese)family of the girl who comitted suicide in the house. She was in middle school and was upset because she argued with her boyfriend who from time to time abused her as well. She hung herself in the house. The family has been trying to sell this house for years. But when people sleep there, all of their stuff will end up outside the next morning. Apparently theres a story of someone whe ended up with all their stuff outside the next morning too. The rocks that you see on the curb in front of the house movea round sometimes too. Google satellite it..and then check again later….you might notice the rocks moving.

ann says:

May 19, 2010, 8:17 pm

Im 34 and lived on senter since I was 5. It use to be an empty field. Now thinking about it I dont think I ever saw anyone ever living there. That house seems strange.

Tony says:

May 23, 2010, 8:06 pm

MICHELLE, can you contact me please via my website-


Linda says:

May 23, 2010, 9:04 pm

I know the family personally, Michelle. The kids just did it for the attention. And boy, did they get it! They are laughing at everyone and how gulliable you all are. Sorry… but, it’s true.

Tony says:

May 23, 2010, 9:40 pm

First off, the house is NOT that old and yet the back yard is like a jungle with weeds. No one ever sees anyone coming or going. Kids? what kids. As far as what neighbors say, they have never seen or have heard kids or teenagers. Guests? Nope!.. no visitors either. I find this strange in it self.

So to come on hear and say the “kids” did it as a hoax is just not believable.

Paul says:

May 24, 2010, 8:14 pm

I agree with you. I, too, know someone in the family. Those “kids” — who are now adults— indeed conjure up such a story. Isn’t it hilarious that people believe anything? They made the house famous! Linda, we actually know “famous” people! :)

emma says:

May 24, 2010, 10:03 pm

This house is located on the corner of senter and hellyer, which is south of capital expressway by maybe a couple miles. if you are traveling south down senter road, you make a left onto hellyer and it is the first house right there on the corner on your left hand side. There is some kind of a storage box in the front yard if this helps you identify it.

Linda says:

May 25, 2010, 6:05 pm

Here are photographs of the house that I took myself.

The people — aka: The Kids — who own the house made up the ghost story THEMSELVES. I know them. They told me! They wanted to get on this site, so, they decided to pretend that this house is haunted.

Susan James says:

May 25, 2010, 6:09 pm

Here are photos of the house:

Linda and Paul are correct. The people (aka “the kids”) who own the house made up the ghost story to be on this site. How do I know? They told me themselves.

Jocelyn says:

May 25, 2010, 6:37 pm

That house is in San Jose C.a Senter st 553
I pass by it every day, Iv hear no one has lived there for at least 10ys
An people who have tried to live there , move out within a month or so

rukababy says:

July 19, 2010, 10:35 pm

ok u guys r really stupid maybe the house wasnt burned down maybe the house on fire for a lil and they took the fire out with watever and gor me there call spirets they liv around everywere not just one house u have many spirts in the world some just noe a away to commuicate its not FAKE RETARDS

Lisa-Denise says:

July 20, 2010, 5:09 pm

Wow, I DO know the family and yes, this story is FAKE!

Nicole says:

August 11, 2010, 9:18 am

WOW! That is different!

Amy says:

August 20, 2010, 1:05 am

I pass by that house every now and then. It’s been years and years that the house has been left empty. Whether the story is fake or not, who would leave a perfectly nice house like that empty? If the “kids” in the family made up those stories, why aren’t they still living in it? Who would pay property tax years after years…if it was merely a “made up” story? I certainly am not scared, but its better to believe than to not. The story up there sounds rather made up, I’m sure there is something else behind this mysterious house.

Jane Del Toro says:

August 20, 2010, 3:38 pm

Yes, the story is fake. The “kids” do not live there anymore. I DARE anyone to knock on their door and see what happens. Maybe… just maybe… SOMEONE who lives there will answer the door! Or…. maybe not. :)

I went over and an elder lady answered the door and laughed at me when I showed her this from my iBook. She knows all about it. She’s quite happy that her house is famous now!

Check out the photos here —


Donna says:

August 31, 2010, 3:57 am

Well story is, about a decade ago a teenaged girl committed suicide in the house due to depression. Anybody who ever tries to move in, never stays for very long. They say during the middle of the night they’d wake up on the ground, or be thrown off their beds.

Josh Don Jr. says:

August 31, 2010, 4:39 pm


Josh Don Jr. says:

August 31, 2010, 4:41 pm

You people are stupid. The story is NOT TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Randy says:

August 31, 2010, 4:47 pm

Leave my home alone! The ghosts are frighten because you keep lying about them! Now, Elma the master ghost refuses to come out of the attic. Leave ghost Elma alone!!!! How in the world can ghost Elma scare people, if you keep mudding her name? :(

Leave it to BEAVER says:

September 26, 2010, 4:29 pm

hmmm sound suspisous id live to see the house
ecspecialy the cat

Andy Griffith says:

September 27, 2010, 5:45 pm

I don’t believe the haunting is true. It sounds very unlikely when people live IN the house for so many years and not once has the San Jose Mercury mentioned it. I checked it out and they NEVER ran a story. That’s because the story is a HOAX.

Monique says:

October 4, 2010, 11:07 pm

I live down the street and my cousin said it was on a show. So i searched it up and found this and a couple other things, i think its haunted. I also once saw a car in the drive way and during christmas time there was 1 strand of christmas lights. and people (my family) who have lived here for 40 plus years and haven’t heard anything about it, or anyone named Mary, or deaths, just an old orchard. And some people on here don’t know what there talking about the house is not 2 stories! And if the kids made up a story who dosen’t anyone live there? And some info given is not true.

Monique says:

October 5, 2010, 2:17 pm

I live down the street and my cousin said it was on a show. So i searched it up and found this and a couple other things, i think its haunted. I also once saw a car in the drive way and during christmas time there was 1 strand of christmas lights. and people (my family) who have lived here for 40 plus years and havenâ??t heard anything about it, or anyone named Mary, or deaths, just an old orchard. And some people on here donâ??t know what there talking about the house is not 2 stories! And if the kids made up a story who dosenâ??t anyone live there? And some info given is not true. The house was not built in the 1920’s it was just an old orchard, and it’s not 2 stories as i said earlier. And i would like to know what year a girl committed suicide, we did not hear of any story. AND NO ONE LIVES THERE, STOP TRYING TO MAKE UP FAKE STORIES I HAVE NO IDEA WHY YOU WANT TO MAKE UP A STORY THAT YOU LIVE THERE OR SOMETHING. AND THE HOUSE DID NOT BURN DOWN. i pass by that house EVERYDAY, even walk by it, and no it didnt burn down. SO BEFORE YOU POST SOMETHING MAKE SURE YOUR FACTS ARE TRUE, AND YOU DON’T LIVE DOWN THERE AND DON’T KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT.

Monique says:

October 5, 2010, 2:20 pm

I live down the street and my cousin said it was on a show. I also once saw a car in the drive way and during christmas time there was one strand of christmas lights. and people (my family) who have lived here for 40 and more years and havenâ??t heard anything about it, or anyone named Mary, or deaths, just an old orchard. And some people on here donâ??t know what there talking about the house is not 2 stories! And if the kids made up a story who dosenâ??t anyone live there? And some info given is not true. The house was not built in the 1920’s it was just an old orchard, and it’s not 2 stories as i said earlier. And i would like to know what year a girl committed suicide, we did not hear of any story. AND NO ONE LIVES THERE, STOP TRYING TO MAKE UP FAKE STORIES I HAVE NO IDEA WHY YOU WANT TO MAKE UP A STORY THAT YOU LIVE THERE OR SOMETHING. AND THE HOUSE DID NOT BURN DOWN. i pass by that house EVERYDAY, even walk by it, and no it didnt burn down. SO BEFORE YOU POST SOMETHING MAKE SURE YOUR FACTS ARE TRUE, AND YOU DON’T LIVE DOWN THERE AND DON’T KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT.

Nikki says:

October 5, 2010, 2:22 pm

I live down the street and my cousin said it was on a show. I also once saw a car in the drive way and during christmas time there was one strand of christmas lights. and people (my family) who have lived here for 40 and more years and havenâ??t heard anything about it, or anyone named Mary, or deaths, just an old orchard. And some people on here donâ??t know what there talking about the house is not 2 stories! And if the kids made up a story who dosenâ??t anyone live there? And some info given is not true. The house was not built in the 1920’s it was just an old orchard, and it’s not 2 stories as i said earlier. And i would like to know what year a girl committed suicide, we did not hear of any story. AND NO ONE LIVES THERE, STOP TRYING TO MAKE UP FAKE STORIES I HAVE NO IDEA WHY YOU WANT TO MAKE UP A STORY THAT YOU LIVE THERE OR SOMETHING. AND THE HOUSE DID NOT BURN DOWN. i pass by that house EVERYDAY, even walk by it, and no it didnt burn down. SO BEFORE YOU POST SOMETHING MAKE SURE YOUR FACTS ARE TRUE, AND YOU DON’T LIVE DOWN THERE AND DON’T KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT. (I am Monique, i just thought i’d add somethings to what i have said)

Nikki says:

October 5, 2010, 2:23 pm

Adding to my previous comment (by Moniqe) The house was not built in the 1920’s it was just an old orchard, and it’s not 2 stories as i said earlier. And i would like to know what year a girl committed suicide, we did not hear of any story. AND NO ONE LIVES THERE, STOP TRYING TO MAKE UP FAKE STORIES I HAVE NO IDEA WHY YOU WANT TO MAKE UP A STORY THAT YOU LIVE THERE OR SOMETHING. AND THE HOUSE DID NOT BURN DOWN. i pass by that house EVERYDAY, even walk by it, and no it didnt burn down. SO BEFORE YOU POST SOMETHING MAKE SURE YOUR FACTS ARE TRUE, AND YOU DON’T LIVE DOWN THERE AND DON’T KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT. (I am Monique, i just thought i’d add somethings to what i have said)

Nikki says:

October 5, 2010, 2:24 pm

Adding to my previous comment (by Moniqe) The house was not built in the 1920’s it was just an old orchard, and it’s not two stories as i said earlier. And i would like to know what year a girl committed suicide, we did not hear of any story. AND NO ONE LIVES THERE, STOP TRYING TO MAKE UP FAKE STORIES I HAVE NO IDEA WHY YOU WANT TO MAKE UP A STORY THAT YOU LIVE THERE OR SOMETHING. AND THE HOUSE DID NOT BURN DOWN. i pass by that house EVERYDAY, even walk by it, and no it didnt burn down. SO BEFORE YOU POST SOMETHING MAKE SURE YOUR FACTS ARE TRUE, AND YOU DON’T LIVE DOWN THERE AND DON’T KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT. (I am Monique, i just thought i’d add somethings to what i have said)

angelina says:

October 8, 2010, 8:21 pm

hey diz is angelina.. im nikkis cousin and also pass by that house EVERY day!!!!! this story is not true!!! evrything is just a lie! one thing that is trye is me,nikki, and my family were passing by one day going back home, and the lights were flickering on and off.. yes it is haunted thats a fact but this story is so not true!!!!!

Denise Blair says:

October 9, 2010, 11:08 am

The house is NOT haunted!!!!!!! Geez, I know the people who made up the story, so, that they can get on this website.

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October 20, 2010, 4:20 am


Robert Miller says:

October 20, 2010, 4:53 pm

It’s a hoax. People are so dupable.

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Thanh says:

October 25, 2010, 6:37 pm

I live in san Jose..went to the hellyer elementary school right down the street..I don’t know what are if a ghost is haunting the house..but I can definitely say that NO ONE lives there..there is a black gate that is always locked and has 2 huge boulders blocking the entrance to the drive’s right at the corner of hellyer and senter..weird thing is..there’s a bus stop right to the side of the house since it is a corner house..I have passed by it thousands of times and passed by it today when I went to get a hair cut..but ONE thing is for sure..I wouldn’t live there..I have heard numerous stories and let’s just say..the house is not vacant..someone or something does live there..

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October 25, 2010, 9:07 pm

There are NO huge boulders blocking the entrance! See for yourself here:

And folks, the story is a LIE!!!!!!!!!! LIE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Geez, you people believe anything.

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erica says:

October 26, 2010, 4:05 pm

holy f*ck!!!

Garcon says:

October 28, 2010, 6:01 pm

I am a teacher who has taught at Hellyer, the elementary school down the road from this school. The students told me about this house. I heard that several people have moved in and right out of the house and no one stays for long. The house has been rebuilt by the owner but that did not get rid of the ghosts. I also heard from a boy in the class that his dad was setting off fireworks on the 4th of July and a small fire was started in this houses backyard. His dad went over with an uncle to put the fire out and they both heard voices coming from inside the vacant house. I drove by the house, it invokes an eerie feeling. The current owners have tried to sell it for years, taking it off the market for long periods. This house needs cleansing and prayers. I looked it up and found that someone wrote there were two murders committed at this house by two separate unrelated families. I think it was the case of family members killing family members. I also read there was a suicide at this house. I don’t know what happened for sure but the feeling invoked just by being near the house is darkness and evil. You couldn’t pay me enough money to spend one night in that house.

Denise says:

October 29, 2010, 5:50 pm

Oh my gosh! You people are so easily persuaded to believe anything! IT IS A HOAX! IT IS A HOAX! Do not believe the stories that are merely rumors. The things you hear are rumors. False talk. Just gossip and whispers. I could write a creepy “solution” to this humorous deception as well.
The little girl was 14 was sad over her best friend’s death which led to her sucide. This is true. I saw the ghost of the little girl in the windows at night. I get so scared and will never go back to that area ever again! If you look closely at the right side of the wall, you can see a face.

Amie says:

December 7, 2010, 8:18 pm

FYI THIS IS NOT A HOAX. For those that don’t believe it,the address of this house is 553 Hellyer Ave. San Jose,CA. Don’t trust me go and visit it yourself. The part where she burned the house could be wrong but if it is true then they did rebuild it multiple times. As far as I know, that house has no one living in it right now and has many rocks around it.

Mike says:

January 28, 2011, 8:45 pm

I used to live couple miles from this house. I can attest that it has been vacant for many many years now. Actually drove by there today, and decided to google the address, and ended up here.

haunted or hoax… i cant tell you. All i know is that the house is un-occupied for a long time now. Window shades are always closed, cement blocks/rocks in front of house, and gate always closed.

The house looks decent. Just odd that it’s been vacant for so long. Even when bay area homes were selling like hot cakes. no one ever purchase this one.

Miss Lisa says:

March 1, 2011, 5:22 pm

This house has never been on fire. It is in a crappy side of town. AKA 7trees. There is a bus stop on the side of the house and you always have folks hanging out there. I remember when these houses on this side of the street were built. A bunch of Asian Americans bought up all the houses.It used to be a orchard. Were a nice Japaneese family used to own. They sold it years ago & then the houses got built. 553 Hellyer Ave.

Rosie says:

March 7, 2011, 3:17 pm

This house is at the corner of Senter rD and Hellyer its a gray house with 2 big stones outside the yard. i have been livining in that area for 5 years nevers seen anyone around that house only in december their is christmas lights that about it.

rick says:

March 16, 2011, 7:42 am

I think its funny how people say they have lived there for 40 years when the house was built in 1988. what really is the the real story? go find out on your own at California room at the MLK jr library downtown. you might just find out the truth about your own home.

StompinUrGutz says:

March 28, 2011, 7:53 pm

Ok That is 20 minutes I’ll never get back. After scrolling through the countless comments on this thread I concluded the only HOAX here is that there is intelligent people commenting on this thread. One clear observation is that Mary’s house in Alum Rock and the Hellyer house are two different houses and people are posting like they are the same. I have lived in the area all my life and there is an immense amount of paranormal activity here. It would not surprise me at all that their is ghost at this location. The intelligent observations and comments(which weren’t many) on this house vary but one thing stands out. The house has been empty for a long time. Another observation I made is that the house seems to be in such good shape that there doesn’t seem to be any occupants. In that area if homes are lived in they look lived in. So there is something wrong with a house in that shape being unoccupied. As for the people who say they know “the kids” who made up this story why have they not come forward to say something. To you people I don’t believe you know anybody! Also people like teachers especially should know that if you say that you found information to to explain your claims you should SITE your information with a link or a picture or something. This thread is lame and claims of it’s being haunted are unfounded. As for the retard loan guy get a life and stop spamming chit. This is StompinUrGutz and I approved this message.

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March 28, 2011, 7:57 pm

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christine says:

April 1, 2011, 11:58 pm

i live right down from the house and ive been living here for so many years.
to be honest. someone DOES live there cause there have been one string of christmas lights and ive passed by two times in one night and someone had turned off the liughts around 2 am.
idk if it is reallyt haunted but thats all ive herd since i can remember,
my sister in law told me that the place is haunted and the spirits there are CRAZY !

christine says:

April 2, 2011, 12:02 am

ohya and i JUST passed there and somene hit the house gate so its totally exposed,.
lets go see whats in it !!!!!!

Eddie says:

April 4, 2011, 2:10 am

It’s funny that people want to say it is a hoax which is really not… Looks like the owners/family just don’t want that attention and don’t want people visiting or breaking inside the home. ThAts why there posting on here prob with fake names or there relatives so they can leave the home in peace. I hope someone sets that house on FIRE

Inuyasha says:

May 26, 2011, 8:46 pm

There once was alittle girl who never got to know here papa and her mama so a time came when she had to set things on fire but her daddy said no but she said COME ON!! but so her dad bought her a cat and she called it puff ball but then one day that stupid cat went and got hit by a car and so the next thing you know that girl was jealous of all the kids who had cats and so she would take there cats and throw them like the way she threw that old billy downn the well *LOL JK*

Leave it to beaver says:

June 12, 2011, 12:50 pm

she could be a demon

cristine says:

July 11, 2011, 2:57 pm

i live in san jose too, and i was wondering if anyone has heard anything about a haunted house over on 3rd st. in downtown san jose….I’ve heard some things bus cant get any good feedback?

slt says:

July 12, 2011, 9:28 pm

uh….o.k….yah….umm…. what!?!?!?

mmhmmm says:

July 19, 2011, 2:18 am

My daughter did a tape recording on 7/18/11- in the afternoon, 7-8pm-ish in front of this house. She got feedback to a few questions that were asked….was a bit freaking! I don’t believe the people that are saying this is a hoax. Go check for yourself if your in the neighborhood.

Jesus cruz says:

July 24, 2011, 1:18 pm

I’ve gone seen the house myself. Right as I was heading to the house I felt something, sort of like a presence. As if something was wrong. The house is in Hellyer ave. San jose CA. It has been remodled thinking it would efface the paranormal, but still no chance. It has been bought by two different people, but no one currently lives there. Its vacant, but has installed alarm for intrudrs that try to go in. I hear is cleaned up not very often by some guy. Also there are rocks around the house which supposedly enchants the house to calm such spirits down. The rocks are very big and were the only ones i sw around the neighbor hood. However, like I said before, you can feel something as you are near the house.

Obed Candanedo says:

August 29, 2011, 1:52 am

Mary won’t scare me i had live in haunted houses and no spirit would harm me because i was told by a median that i have a lot of energy i dont what that means?

Maria says:

September 6, 2011, 5:27 pm

This story is a hoax people, I lived in San Jose, CA all my life and we have never heard of any murders or the house burning down! Silly!

Neli says:

October 6, 2011, 9:38 pm

OMG I do believe it but where is it at I want to scare my *** of

eysel says:

October 7, 2011, 7:47 pm

Actually the real story is three familes that lived there in the past have all killed themselves once they moves in. not only is it huanted by ghots but by denomic forces. I have lived here in san jose all my life and have heard all the stories. Once I went there and saw lights being turned on and off and doors slamming and the house is empty. the rocks in front are in some kind of formation to keep the spirits and demons trapped there. If you have any REAL stories or have lived next to it i would love to hear it email me at

courtcourt says:

November 2, 2011, 4:37 pm

553 hellyer rd is the address. but the story does sound to vauge. ive heard it was either a man killed his wife and buried her in the backyard. and ive heard that a teenage girl commit suicide there because her family would or did disapprove over her pregnancy. i need more facts. its all to sketch. the house is gated but there is an open driveway. and there is a light on at all times. there is also a sensor alarm when anyone comes near the door, it goes off. im sure the owners or real estate kno the house have a bad rap and just wanna keep hoodlums away from breaking in the house. which im sure has happened multiple times.

TONY says:

December 9, 2011, 2:47 am

I was there n Dec.7th 2011 on a Funeral. When we pass through on our way to a temple on Senter my friend pointed out the house that his soccer team mate bought it for an investment years age. While he was TLC the home one day and it was late to drive back to Oakland he decided o spent the evening there. First time he heard was noise from ceiling and voices from little kids. since he was a Buddish follower there werent much to be afraid. So so on 2 time He heard the same. Until when the third time the house about to finish he decided to spent the entire weekend there before pout on tha market. Next thing he realized woke up by neighbor next door and they ASKED Did you get thrown out ? The spot was the ROCK BLOCK FROM ENTRY… GEEEEE

d says:

February 3, 2012, 9:53 pm

It is said the house was rebuild if Yu pads by Noone lives there house loks new ppl move in n out helllyer n senter n there’s camera n stones blocking the drive way

hello says:

February 6, 2012, 12:08 am

I live just 2 blocks away from that house, and I doubt this house is haunted. I’d say in several afternoons between 1-2PM, I would see the owner’s car parked on the driveway with the gate and sometimes the garage door open (didn’t get a clear look of what’s inside). I also heard from a local friend of my dad’s that the owner works long hours (leaves early morning and comes back late at night) and occasionally comes back for lunch breaks. Just recently, I passed by the house at around 7PM on a weekend and the lights at the living room of the house were on (you can see from a upper window on the back of the house by the wall that separates it), and therefore the house is most likely occupied. So who knows, while the house seems vacant with the blinds shut, it probably isn’t as there’s at least a person (not apparition) occupying the house and probably parks his car in the garage. And for the people that think the house is rebuilt, I don’t think it is since according to county permit records, there is no record of it being remodeled or rebuilt; it’s just well-kept. The clerk recorder’s public county search shows that the original owner still owns the house and never has he transferred the title to anyone after 1989 (the year the house was built). However, the only part of the house I’m still uncertain of are the rocks in front of the house, as its placement is somewhat unique.

Rebecca says:

March 17, 2012, 12:22 pm

I live by Mary’s house . It’s been closed for a long period of time. If you look at the house it looks very dark and abandon . There hasn’t been a fire lately . The goverment owns the house. Mary is not an evil person . She causes the fire to keep her son safe. The whole family was killed by a robber . She causes fires to get revenge on the people who killed the family . If you get a clOse look at the house you can see mary & her son .

Yourmom says:

March 24, 2012, 5:31 pm

YOU PEOPLE ARE STUPID. You guys are asking “why would people still live in the house if it got burnt down 4 times?” did the story say people still live in the house. NO dumbasses.

Ada says:

September 26, 2012, 7:55 pm

Where is this house locate?Is it on the east side or the south side?I would to drive by and take a look at it.Why havent any knew of this house being haunted?I think that family should move.How long has this famuly been living threr anyway?

Nemo says:

November 28, 2012, 12:12 am

I used to live in san jose and a friend who still lives there told me of this house so I did some research. My friend told me the house was hauntedand vacant for years. Then they broke it down and rebuilt it. After… An asian family purchased the house. The daughter was latwr on possessed by a demon. The family then brang buhddist monks to help her. That night the monks slept over in the living room. When the monks woke up…. They found them selves in the garage with the daughter hanging above them.

Maryanne Porter says:

January 20, 2013, 8:18 pm

Ummmm….is that it? Wheres the history, cat could have easily jumped out of the persons arms. Way to vague for me.

Victor says:

February 16, 2013, 12:27 pm

The story of “Mary’s house” is completely different than that if the heller/sender rd house. The story about the senter house is VERY real. (Why wouldn’t anyone want to sell the beautiful home if given the chance? Well, Cause no one will buy it). The case happened in 1988 or ’89. It was a home envision that turned into a triple homicide, but made to look like a murder suicide. The parents were killed in the room that stays cold (living room). And the daughter (pregnant) was hung in the garage after, police soon to find, she was raped.
2 families have tried to live there 1 only residing for a week and another who stayed and true to have monks perform an excorsist on the home. The monks slept in the living room and woke up in the garage. It’s said that the entity will NOT leave this house and in order for the entities not to wander off to the surrounding neighbors, the used red stones as a way to keep the entities there. I live by the house and last night (friday February 16 2013) and waited to see if anything weird happened. Only lights flickering of and on in the living room and the garage lights went on then shut off. No one lives here and it’s actually really blocked off. The only people that go there are people that take care if the house (Gardners, plumbers, etc) and the owner. This wasn’t a hoax to make anyone famous. It’d be more a hassle to try and get famous off of your house and not be able to sell, or rent it out longer than a week!! The price of the house goes down every year, it stays vacant. Last night was proof something still stays in the house.

aydeth says:

March 28, 2013, 8:05 pm

there are my neighbers they live in 553 hellyer ave ca they dont live ther eany more they could never sell the house or the owner is going to jail because is the most huanted house in america there my neighbers the rocks meens her self and her parents and sybalings if u dont beileve me dare to go in the house because u wount ever come out the more u trie the worst it gets i now every thing i was there wen that happen its not cool she burned her house more then 4 times 6 times and they rebuilt it and thats the really wat happen

Whatthefack says:

April 12, 2013, 8:45 pm

I live down the street from that house. It’s a beautiful home.

Jessica Rodriguez says:

June 15, 2013, 11:48 pm

The adress is 553 Hellyer Avenue the intersict is Senter and Hellyer The house was rebuilt and nobody has been living their since 1998 and The house is Haunted I just vistied it today.

Master Of Reality says:

July 10, 2013, 7:48 pm

OK I live down the street from this house. I have no idea why anybody would go on here and lie and say the family that lives there made it up and they went there and met a guy and its all a hoax lol. Nobody has lived there for years. The house is off the market and not for sale. I would like to say I myself don’t believe in ghost. I don’t know where this Mary and her son bullshit comes from I never heard anything like that or found anything on it until i saw this. I will state facts and rumors of the house. Aprently 3 people were murdered in the house at one time and I really can’t find much detail on that. What I do know is the pregnate girl did hang her self in the garage you can find the artical on that. The owner and owners did believed the house to be evil or cursed whatever and had monks perform some kinda sarmony to ward of evil spirits the rocks out side the house are blessed by monks to keep evil inside the house. Some say if you move the rocks they will appear back where they were the next day…whatever. neighborhood folks clam the lights go on and off and the alarm goes off for no reason. And apperntly people that have been sent to do work on the house get spooked and leave and don’t take the job. I myself have not seen anything strange. But I did get out to look at the house once with buddy and it sounded like something fell inside the house that’s about it.

Laura says:

January 17, 2014, 5:46 pm

Has anyone gone in this house? Please post what you found and what happend or is this a Hoax? That there is a single Asian man who lives there named Nguyen something and doens’t want to be bothered by people who come by the house.

michel says:

April 21, 2014, 1:13 am

553 hellyer rd. Corner of hellyer and senter.

TammyLP says:

May 10, 2014, 6:14 pm

I’ve heard some stories. But have not found any news stories to back any of them. The story I heard was there was an accident and the mother and son were killed by a drunk driver. Someone ran them over in their front yard. Then later a couple homeless people moved in and for some reason committed suicide in the home hung themselves. But it’s a story. There are several boulders in front black iron gate, with a parking cement block in front of gates. I know that they have an alarm system that will go off if anyone tries to enter the property.

Gina Ehlenburg says:

July 18, 2014, 8:16 pm

This sounds really interesting. I love hearing or reading ghost stories! I’ve never really believed ghosts but I believe spirits. It’s not part of my religion but I love the Japanese religion. I think there are good spirits and bad spirits. In this case Mary is a bad spirit. When I am older I look forward to be someone who doesn’t mean to harm the spirits, but learn more, explore, and study.

R.n concerned says:

May 15, 2015, 1:31 pm

I tried ringing the door bell for Mary’s house so many times, but now the last time I did which was in April,20 by the time I was getting close to the door I felt a very cold breeze right behind me which I felt a big urge to go back to my car… I couldn’t ring the door bell it was way too scary feeling… don’t recommend going by there.

Patty says:

June 23, 2015, 1:52 pm

So my friends and I drive there last night. I parked my car right in front & my friend was taking pictures of the house! I remember that when we first got there all the blinds from the big window in the front were close. Then one of my friends mention ” look the blinds on the top opened”. They were opening and closing but very slow!! This creeped is out…it felt as if someone was looking at us but not from the bottom of the window but from the top. I am informed that no one lives in this house. We were parked there for about 15 mins just talking and looking towards the house until we saw the blinds..then we took off!! We felt so creeped out!! The time was around 10:45 pm anyways I know what I saw n that is scary! I was looking of pictures of the house and videos on the internet, and the blinds are closed all the way. So I believed someone or something was looking out at us!!

Sal Jiminez says:

September 18, 2015, 3:09 am

This Story is more true in my eyes more than ever. Make a long story short, I researched this story about half a year ago and guess what I came up wiith. GOOGLE BLOTTED THIS HOUSE OUT ON STREET VIEW IN GOOGLE MAPS!!

nanana says:

February 26, 2016, 4:15 am


OMG I KNOW THAT HOUSE ON VINE ST!!!! It looks like it came straight out of a horror film. Big house, very old and broken down looking, stairs that lead up to the porch, grass and weeds have gone wild. I remember there were random toilets in the backyard – it looked very abandoned. As kids, we would bike by the house and go up and try to peer over the side fence. My memory might be a little inaccurate here, but I seem to remember on the right side of the house, there was a window to a room that looked like a little girl’s room (which was really strange bc I believe we only rarely saw an old man there). I know it was super long ago, but this particular discovery left a distinct feeling for me, which is why I still remember it. And it was like a vintage girl’s room with old dolls.

Oh! And once we found a dead bat that was a bit torn up there.

I believe the last time I drove by there, the house had been rebuilt.

Don’t think it’s haunted, was just creepy. I miss it.

Daniel Hagan says:

October 9, 2016, 11:33 am

Living in San Jose my whole life I’ve heard about this house and I’ve never seen anyone around or in it besides a car that crashed into the gate. About a month after that happened there was an older Asian guy cleaning but once he realized we were stopped at the light on Hellyer he literally dropped his shoulders holding whatever garden took he was using and slowly looked up directly at our car. Must have been backyard work cause the front is cement and rock stone **** idk but he never stopped staring at us until we were gone. I had made a left onto senter that day and I’ve never seen anyone at that house ever since. roughly 3-4years ago

Sal Jiminez says:

November 5, 2016, 5:56 am

From the research I did a year ago, I came to conclusion that about 3 families did use to live there in which there were a few murders and double suicide murder in which the cops never found the killer and supposedly one of the old cold cases that veteran cops don’t like to talk about. I also learned that the land there use to consist of a old slaughter house in which the guy was also doing people in. The big rocks were put there by monks to prevent any demons from leaving that house. As far as Mary’s house is concerned, I got lucky and found it on Google Street view going up alum rock by country club but, on the right side of the street. The residents are really private about this though and don’t want any publicity what so ever. Anyway, I found it because the people had Google blur it out but, if you zoom in or out, I forgot, you’ll see a one story brick house at the corner in which it makes perfect sense that it once could have been 2 story in the past. Point is, it’s kind of funny how everyone has these 2 houses mixed up. Finally. If u really want to freak out Google Thelma and Doris Normal the evil albino twins of alum rock park or the only bay area ghost town drawbridge

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