The Fort Union house where the remains were found had a odd reputation. Kids in the neighborhood would whisper stories about the Santa Fe Dahlia property that were similar to themes that would be found in a Alfred Hitchcock film.
Before and after the Dahlia was found the house was nicknamed the "POSSESSED HOUSE", the "HAUNTED HOUSE" or the "HELL HOUSE". Creepy vibe stories about this house date back to the 1970s and 1960s.
Adults who were kids many decades ago, claim that the house was an eerie place with bad MOJO. Lore has it that ghostly screams or sound of a gunshot were heard by people passing by the house and by people who resided or visited the house.
A postal deliverer alleges that the area around the house was a magnet for evil and disaster. Perhaps, perhaps not, but for somebody, the house at Fort Union Drive was their tomb.
A few ancient Santa Fe wagging tongues stated that the man who was tried for this murder---- DOUG FOOTE-------when he lived at the Fort Union house--he trimmed his rosebushes from the ground up, rather than from the top down. And that somehow was a dead give away that he was a murderer, of course this only makes sense if you are steeped in "Drive In" horror classic movies.
So much for Santa Fe humor…
What has never been determined, is where did the other parts of the body go to? Some Weird Beards think parts of bodies---where were they hidden? Were the body parts taken out of the house to another destination by way of a suit case or taken to the city dump in a trash bag?
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Depending on the theorist or expert, the Santa Fe Dahlia was dispatched anywhere from 40-50 years ago. TIME is running out--- if somebody knows something, spill the beans, the truth must be heard.
A SLIGHT SPOILER ALERT---One thing about this odd story--- is that the owner of the Hell house or haunted house was tried in court. This man Doug Foote was found innocent by a jury of his peers, in a Santa court of law.
The prosecution claimed the bones under the ROSEBUSH were that of Doug Foote's Mother and the crime had happened in the mid 1970s. This time span was when the adult son and mother (Donna Foote) lived at the house. It is of note that the haunted house or Rosebush house has had a few owners.
The point being, is that the the jury's vote to acquit Doug Foote of Murder meant that legally, the remains that were found, have not been identified. The upshot, is that nobody can say with certainty that the Santa Fe Dahlia is this or that person. Arm chair detectives can claim that it is that person, but for all intents and purposes and going by the law---- the identity of the Santa Fe Dahlia remains a mystery? WHO DID THE CRIME--- WAS THE SANTA FE DAHLIA AN OLD LADY OR A YOUNG WOMAN---WAS THERE MORE THAN ONE WHO WAS INVOLVED IN THIS UNSOLVED MURDER?
WHO DONE IT----SOLO MALE--2 MALES--- MALE & WOMAN--- SOLO FEMALE---WAS THERE ONLY ONE BODY FOUND BURIED UNDER THE ROSEBUSH? There is a lot more to the story--- in the book "Santa Fe Mayhem & Paranormal Guide".
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ON JANUARY 24, 1947; nine days after The Los Angeles Black Dahlia's body was found in a field, which is now a neighborhood, an envelope was received by the Los Angeles Express newspaper. Inside the large envelope was a pasted together cut out letter and items that belonged to victim Elizabeth Short. A birth certificate, business cards, photographs, social security card and an address book were inside the soaked with gas parcel. The fuel had been poured onto the envelope and its contents in order to eliminate any type of clue that the police could pick up on.
The Black Dahlia, was found about fifty feet from a fire hydrant, that fire plug still exists and houses have been built near it. During the 1930s and 1940s the desolate fields near where the body was found, was home for a few days a year, to a traveling circus.
As for the Paranormal---Supposedly the Los Angeles Black Dahlia's ghost is seen know and then at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Elizabeth Short used to frequent this majestic hotel. Her ghost is dressed in Black, and has been witnessed walking down different hallways of the large complex or waiting and then sometimes taking a deserted elevator. The aloof perfectly postured, hat wearing ghost is striking and sometime the shade gives off a scent of perfume. According to 1940s reports, Elizabeth SHort who was 5' 5", had a flair for perfume.
The Black Dahlia was last seen in the BIltmore Hotel on the night of January 9, 1947, hotel clerks noted that she had made numerous phone calls. Were her calls long distance or local--- that evidence was never researched by the Los Angeles Police detectives or was squelched.
When Elizabeth Short left the hotel was she abducted off the street by a stranger? Or was the Black Dahlia welcomed, let into a car and then later murdered at the house or mansion of one of the people she had talked to over the phone?
As for Santa fe's version of the Dahlia---I had always thought that somebody with knowledge of who the rosebush victim was or where or how it happened, would come forward. Be it by a hint to a police dispatcher or by way of an envelope with clues that would be received by the Santa Fe constables. Or some type of parcel or plastic bag containing evidence of the crime would be found near the rosebush house. Unfortunately nothing has turned up and it has been many years since the remains of the Santa Fe Dahlia were discovered.
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Poor Elizabeth Short- (Below Left) -- somebody must know something about her murder, likewise the Santa Fe Dahlia's identity and who was responsible for her death. Stay on this page and read more bizzzzaro stories or click on the black cat picture to get to the DYATLOV PAGE-- (a mystery that is unsolved)-- 9 backpackers wiped out-- was it aliens or a yeti that was responsible for this tragedy or?
INTERESTED IN THIS ODD SANTA FE ---WHO DONE IT------TALE?
READ ABOUT IT AND OTHER "HIGH STRANGENESS" ---IN ----"SANTA FE MAYHEM & PARANORMAL GUIDE".
IF YOU LIKE "ALFRED HITCHCOCK" STORES--- THEN THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU--- IT IS FULL OF--MACABRE YARNS.
SANTA FE HAS THE REPUTATION OF BEING THE MOST HAUNTED CITY IN THE USA, LIKEWISE THE STATE OF MEN MEXICO IS KNOWN FOR ITS HIGH STRANGENESS. THE FOLLOWING IS A TRUE ALBUQUERQUE HAPPENING, THAT WAS CAPTURED ON FILM. READER ASK YOURSELF----IS IT A TRICK OF LIGHT OR WAS SOMETHING PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON A PHONE/CAMERA?
ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 26, 2014, THE EFFIGY OF (KOOKOOEE) WAS BURNED AT THE RIO BRAVO PARK. KOOKOOEE OR CUCUI OR COCO IS A LATIN BOGEYMAN AND HIS EFFIGY IS ANNUALLY TORCHED IN ALBUQUERQUE ON THE LAST SUNDAY IN OCTOBER. BEFORE THE IDOL GOES UP IN FLAMES, THE 30 FOOT EFFIGY IS STUFFED WITH PAPER SCRAPS THAT THE PUBLIC HAS WRITEN ITS FEARS ON.
SUPPOSEDLY, THIS FIRING OF FEARS WILL CHASE THE BAD EMOTIONS AWAY ALONG WITH KOOKOOEE. A MINORITY THINK THAT THE BURNING OF THE PAPER AND WOOD STATUE GIVES KOOKOOE POWER. GO FIGURE?
THE EFFIGY CHANGES SHAPE EVERY YEAR-- SOMETIMES THE MONSTER LOOKS COMICAL OTHER TIMES IT LOOKS SINISTER. BEFORE THE BOGEYMAN IS SET ABLAZE COSTUMED DANCERS WHIRL AROUND THE REPRESENTATION.
WHEN THE TALL MODEL IS TORCHED, THE CROWD OF SPECTATORS YELL OUT THEIR APPROVAL.
KOOKOOEE IS SAID TO BE A SHAPE SHIFTER, DEPENDING ON THE LEGEND OR TALE, THE CREATURE IS EITHER EVIL OR A FRIENDLY SPIRIT. MOST TALES HAVE KOOKOOEE BEING A TRICKSTER THAT IS LETHAL.
IN PARTS OF SPAIN AND PORTUGAL, KOOKOOEE IS SEEN AS A EVIL ENERGY THAT HAS THE BODY OF A MAN AND THE HEAD OF A JACK O LANTERN OR PUMPKIN. IN IBERIAN YARNS THIS CREATURE IS ATTESTED TO BE INTELLIGENT AND DESTRUCTIVE.
FROM SPAIN THE LEGEND OF KOOKOOEE CAME TO MEXICO AND THEN INTO THE SOUTHWEST. LATIN FAMILIES AT TIME WILL REMARK-- BETTER BE CAREFUL OR THE COCO / KOOKOOEE WILL GET YOU.
WHEN THE KOOKOOEE EFFIGY WAS SET AFIRE IN ALBUQUERQUE IN 2014, PHOTOS OF THE BURNING WERE TAKEN BY FIREMAN JOSH ELLIS.
IN SOME OF ELLIS's PHOTOS A STRANGE GREEN MAN WAS SEEN ABOVE THE GROUND, BEYOND THE BLAZING ICON. ONLY A FEW PHOTOS OF THE MANY THAT ELLIS TOOK SHOW THIS ODDITY THAT LOOKS LIKE A ZOOT SUITOR.
ELLIS WAS ON DUTY ALONG WITH FIREMAN STEVE VAUGHAN. THE DUO WERE TO PATROL THE BURNING AT RIO BRAVO PARK (ISLETA BLVD. & CAMINO DE VALLE SW).
ELLIS'S PHOTOS WERE NOT DOCTORED, THE FIREMAN SHOWED THEM RIGHT AWAY TO VAUGHAN AND THEN TO OTHER PEOPLE AT THE FESTIVITY. ELLIS COULD NOT ACCOUNT FOR WHAT HE HAD SHOT, AND NOBODY ELSE COULD EITHER.
WHAT WAS IT THAT ELLIS PHOTOGRAPHED? A HOAX PROJECTION? SKEPTICS CLAIM THAT THE IMAGES OF THE GREEN MAN WERE LENS FLAIRS OR REVERSED LIGHT REFLECTION FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE ICON's WOODEN FRAME.
SHADOW CHASERS THINK--- ELLIS SHOT A COUPLE OF PICTURES OF THE SUMMONED EL CUCUI / KOOKOOEE. INTERESTINGLY, NOBODY ELSE SNAPPED SIMILAR PHOTOS OR RECORDED ANYTHING ONTO VIDEO THAT RESEMBLES WHAT ELLIS GOT ON HIS CAMERA.
SO WHAT HAPPENED? TO ME THE GREEN MAN LOOKS LIKE A PACHUCO OR A ZOOT SUIT GANGSTER OF THE 1940s or 1950s. ACCORDING TO LORE KOOKOOEE IS A SHAPE SHIFTER. DID KOOKOOEE SHOW UP AS A EVIL ZOOT SUITOR? NO ONE CAN DENY, ELLIS DOES HAVE SOME INTERESTING PICTURES. THESE ABOVE SNAPSHOTS WERE TAKEN BEFORE AND DURING THE BURN.
READER, DO NOT CONFUSE THE KOOKOOEE BURNING WITH THE SANTA FE FIESTA's BURNING OF ZOZOBRA-(OLD MAN GLOOM)---(BELOW LEFT) THEY ARE TWO DIFFERENT EVENTS.
APOLINAR (PAUL) VILLA (1916-1981) WAS A ALBUQUERQUE MECHANIC WHO CLAIMED THAT HE HAD BEEN CONTACTED BY ALIENS AND HAD TAKEN PICTURES OF THEIR CRAFT. WAS THERE ANY TRUTH TO VILLA's CLAIMS?
AS OF 2014, VILLA's PICTURES AND STORIES HAVE BEEN DEBUNKED BY MOST UFO EXPERTS. NEVER THE LESS SOME OF VILLA'S PICTURES ARE VERY INTERESTING AND SOME PHOTO EXPERTS HAVE STATED THAT VILLA'S PHOTOS ARE AUTHENTIC.
VILLA'S EDUCATION ENDED DURING 10THE GRADE, BUT ACCORDING TO SOURCES THE VILLA WAS A WIZ WHEN IT CAME TO MECHANICAL DEVICES AND HAD A SENSITIVE SIDE HIS PERSONALITY.
VILLA ATTESTED THAT HE WAS FIRST CONTACTED BY ALIENS WHEN HE WAS 5 YEARS OLD BY WAY OF TELEPATHY. IN 1953 HE HAD HIS FIRST FACE TO FACE CONTACT WITH THESE OUTER SPACE MEN IN LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA. THROUGH HIS MIND HE WAS TOLD OR HAD A FEELING COME OVER HIM TO GET TO POINT X AT AN AREA ON THE BEACH. VILLA OBEYED AND MET A 7 FOOT TALL ALIEN.
OTHER MEETINGS FOLLOWED WITH THE ALIEN OR ALIENS IN THE DECADES OF THE 1960s AND 1970s.
THE EXTRA-TERESTRIALS ALLOWED VILLA TO TAKE PHOTOS DURING THESE FUTURE RENDEZVOUS. THE FIRST SNAPSHOTS OF THE ALINE CRAFT WERE TAKEN ON JUNE 16, 1963 IN NEW MEXICO.
VILLA's MEETINGS HAPPENED BY THE TOWNS OF BERNALLIO, LOS LUNAS, etc.. THESE MEETINGS OR LANDINGS OF THEIR CRAFT OCCURRED MAINLY AT DESOLATE PLACES. IT IS OF INTEREST THAT SOME OF VILLA's PHOTOS LOOK LIKE THE MEETINGS OR ALIEN FLY OVERS, HAPPENED IN AN AREA KNOWN AS DIABLO CANYON, WHICH IS TO THE EAST OF BERNALLIO.
VILLA TOOK PHOTOS OF THE ALIEN CRAFT WITH HIS JAPANESE ROKUOH-SHA CAMERA AND KODAK FILM. DEBUNKERS THINK VILLA'S CRAFT WERE HELD UP BY WIRE, AND CERTAIN SHADOWS OR LACK OF THEM DO NOT MATCH THE CRAFT's POSITION OR WIDTH. IF THIS IS TRUE, THEN VILLA DID TRY VERY HARD TO MAKE A METALLIC OBJECT LOOK FOREIGN.
ACCORDING TO VILLA SOURCES, THE ALIEN's EARTH SHIP OR FLYING SAUCER WAS POSSIBLY 70-170 FEET IN DIAMETER. THE PROBE DISKS OR ORBS THAT WERE CONTROLLED FROM THE FLYING DISK WERE AROUND 14 INCHES IN WIDTH.
ONE THING OF INTEREST THAT DID MAKE SOME SENSE, VILLA WAS TOLD BY THE ALIENS, THAT THIS GALAXY IS BUT A GRAIN OF SAND ON A BEACH WHEN COMPARED TO THE REST OF THE UNIVERSE.
THE ALIENS OR SPACE BROTHERS THAT CONTACTED VILLA WERE SAID TO LIVE IN THE GALAXY OF COMA BERENICES. VILLA WAS ALSO TOLD IN BITS, HOW THE OUTER SPACE CRAFT WAS POWERED.
WAS VILLA WHO HAD HIS ALBUQUERQUE CAR SHOP AT 601 NIAGARA NE, A DELUSIONAL MAN? OR DID SOMETHING HAPPEN TO VILLA AND FROM THAT POINT ONWARD HE WENT OVERBOARD IN TRYING TO PROVE THAT HE HAD EXPERIENCED SOMETHING ODD. CONSEQUENTLY HIS TRUTH BECAME OVERSHADOWED BY A HOAX?
OR IS IT POSSIBLE VILLA WAS TELLING THE TRUTH? I HAVE MY DOUBTS ABOUT VILLA's PHOTOS. BUT ONE THING THAT SHOULD BE NOTED IS THAT THEIR ARE TRUCKS, HILLS, AND MOUNTAINS IN HIS PHOTOS THAT ENABLE ONE TO JUDGE DISTANCE AND LENGTH OF THE CRAFT.
READER TAKE A LOOK AT VILLA's UFO PHOTOS, THE BRIGHT SILVER OF SOME OF THESE CRAFT IS CREEPY OR NOT PLEASANT. ARE THEY REAL OR TRICKED UP TOYS? BUT VILLA STORY, NEGATIVE OR POSITIVE IS PART OF THE PARANORMAL JUNGLE THAT I EXPORE.
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