Villa Montezuma

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Villa Montezuma was built in 1887 for musician Jesse Shepherd, who is believed to still linger here in spirit. Shepherd was known for an ability to “channel” the spirits of deceased musicians while playing, and some believe this has pulled negative energy into the house. At one time, Shepherd reportedly played Mozart with one hand and Chopin with the other. The house is also said to be haunted by the ghost of an elderly woman who was one of the owners after Shepherd’s death. Her apparition has been seen looking out of a tower window.

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1925 K Street
San Diego, CA 92102
United States

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32.708115, -117.14607699999999
San Diego County, California
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