Tuesday, December 19, 2017


URBAN LEGEND: Does the ghost of actress Peg Enwistle haunt the Hollywood sign?

STATUS: Some people say it is true!

One of the more well-known urban legends of Los Angeles has to do with the famous Hollywood sign. Back in 1932, a stage actress named Peg Entwistle committed suicide by jumping off of the sign's "H" after failing in her attempt at film stardom. In her purse was a note that read, "I am afraid, I am a coward. I am sorry for everything. If I had done this a long time ago, it would have saved a lot of pain. P.E."

Multiple people have since reported seeing Entwistle's ghost in the area surrounding the sign: A couple walking their dog saw a woman in 1930s clothing appear and then disappear in the road, a jogger claimed she saw the same figure accompanied by the smell of gardenias, and a park ranger reported an apparition as well.

The creepiest part? According to legend, a letter arrived at Entwistle's home a few days after her death. The note was from the Hollywood Playhouse, offering her a role in a play as a woman who commits suicide....

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