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Harlow House –
Place - Harlow House
9820 Easton Drive
Los Angeles, California 90210
This house is a two story, Bavarian-style
mansion that has unique gutter spouts, which are life-sized, wooden
carvings of various silent screen stars, such as Pickford,
Fairbanks, and Valentino. It also has a lovely swimming pool. A
grand wooden staircase connects the first and second floors.
The mansion was owned for a short time in
the late '20s and early '30s, by Jean Harlow and her husband, MGM
producer, Paul Bern, who had a stormy marriage, which ended when
Paul Bern shot himself in the head.
Some claim that the mansion was jinxed
because of Bern's suicide. Two other people died there, drowning in
the swimming pool.
First Story about the Harlow-Bern House
One man who didn't believe in jinxes bought
the place in 1963, a popular hair dresser to the stars, Jay
Sebring. He met and fell in love with a young 20 year old actress,
Sharon Tate. They stayed together as a couple until 1966, when
Sharon left him for her soon to be husband, Roman Polansky. Jay was
a good sport, and considered Sharon and Roman his family. However,
Jay and Sharon stayed very good friends, up to their murders at the
hands of the Manson family.
HISTORY OF MANIFESTATIONS:
Right before Sharon fell in love with Roman
in 1966, she was spending the night alone in Jay's mansion.
She was trying to sleep in Jay's master
bedroom. Overwhelmed with an uneasy feeling of a strong unseen
presence, she jumped at every noise, as she lay on the bed with the
lights on. Suddenly an apparition of "a creepy little man" scuttled
into the bedroom. Sharon recognized the ghost to be of Paul Bern,
who totally ignored her, so intent in his mission to find some
Sharon quickly threw on her robe and left
the room in a hurry, only to find a more frightening sight on the
staircase leading down to the first floor. About halfway down the
staircase, she saw a ghostly form, who was tied to the posts, with
its throat cut. Racing past this ghastly scene, she hurried into
the living room, trying to find where Jay kept his liquor, as she
was feeling the need for a drink.
When she couldn't find anything, she
suddenly got a strong urge to push on one of the bookcases, which
revealed the sought after bar. Shaking with fright by this time,
she poured herself a drink to steady her nerves. She suddenly got
another urge to tear away the wallpaper along the base of the bar,
revealing a solid copper base.
She then walked back up the stairs past the
ghastly apparition on the stairs, past the creepy little man who
was now pacing the hallway, back to her bed, where she crashed.
The next morning, she thought that she had
had a terrible dream, but realized it all had happened when she saw
the copped-based bar and the wallpaper she had removed.
Some entity, perhaps Harlow, perhaps one of
the people that drowned in the pool, was either trying to warn
Sharon or give her a preview of her own ghastly fate. In 1969,
after she had married Roman and was almost 9 months pregnant, She
and Jay were together at Sharon and Roman's mansion. Roman was away
directing a film. When the Manson family invaded the home, Jay died
trying to defend Sharon, and Sharon suffered a ghastly death, like
she saw on the stairs that night at Jay's home.
Yes, as of 1994.