Galster Park

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Galster Park is the centerpiece of some legends concerning a murderer and rapist whose victims were children. Screams and pleading children’s voices are said to be heard late at night. Apparitions of scarred children are said to roam here as well.

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1900 Tanglewood
West Covina, CA 91791
United States

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34.04220912170769, -117.89935067246097
Los Angeles County, California
Nearest Towns:
South San Jose Hills, CA (2.1 mi.)
Walnut, CA (2.5 mi.)
Valinda, CA (2.5 mi.)
West Covina, CA (2.9 mi.)
La Puente, CA (3.3 mi.)
Covina, CA (3.3 mi.)
Industry, CA (3.7 mi.)
West Puente Valley, CA (4.0 mi.)
Rowland Heights, CA (4.6 mi.)
Baldwin Park, CA (4.6 mi.)


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  1. I have been to this place many times and have come to a conclusion. First off, there has been NO killings here from a rapist child killer. If you look up the history on this park you will find no real evidence on any kinds of killings here, only tales from other people who heard stuff from another person. I think the things people see here can be explained with three different reasons.

    The most common is other people exploring and messing around in the park at night, even I have scared people here without trying to. Second, people are letting their imaginations get the best of them as it is pretty easy to confuse things in the night. Last, I believe that any negative energy that is in the park was placed there by other people’s own negative energy, until it manifested itself. People coming here with thoughts of evil and tales of rapist killers only draws in negative energy, so its not that there are negative spirits here, but negative energy that has been building up over time

    • Umm, why do I always hear a little girl scream next to the trees. My friends and I heard it and we also heared a man’s scream. We can see the shack of the murderer/rapist and there is blood stains everywhere. We hear footsteps and weird things

    • Using an audio recorder at the park is how I know at least two children haunt the park, a young girl and a boy along with a young man. Bring a recorder to the park and ask them to respond to you and see for yourself.

  2. when I was about 3 or 4 I remember I would always play with what I thought was a school of kids. My mom said that she would sit and wait for me, she said that I would be giggling and talking to myself, and that I would go down one of two trails. When I would go my mom said that I would immediately go down that little trail and spend all of my time there. I remember looking at all my “friends” and just wondering how they would always be there when I was there. I also remember that there was this woman that always used to be carefully watching all of us, as though she was watching over us and making sure nothing would harm us. I always used to think that maybe she was a teacher or someones mom or something. After reading this, I got chills and started crying as though I found out one of my family members had died.

  3. On a Halloween night, me and a whole lot of group of friends decided to go here after a party. We went through one of the gates, we were all exploring together and eventually we started hearing little girls laughing. I swear it was children laughing and not us. Then we got to where the benches where and the restroom I think? We all were chilling there and then decided to go back but one of the homies was like “imma go up to that abadon house up on the hill” we told him “nah, your just drunk and ur stupid if u go and do that supposedly that’s where this guy would rape and murder children” well eventually we all decided we had enough and time to go home so we all went our separate ways but we were hearing laughing and thinking it was the other group but they had left already. It’s defiantly haunted I’ll put that down on everything. Those little children laughter still haunts me to this day like I remember the exact laugh just thinking about it.

  4. So me and my friends went to the park with some friends and we heard of the myth so we wanted to see if it’s real so I remember seeing something staring at us it looked like a demon thing it was black but when we went it was during the night and we left because we heard little girls laugh so when we left I felt like I was so close to passing out I felt something dark followed me home and I kept crying and I felt like something was choking me i thought it was to possessed me that place is very dark.

  5. I lived across from the park. Came home a little drunk one night around 3am. Parked near the bottom entrance. I could hear a child laugh laugh. I thought what irresponsible parents. Took my drunk ass inside went to sleep. Next day my cousins tells me about the kids that haunt the place.

  6. Stephanie Ramos Sanchez  |  

    That’s cool! and scary at the same time. Sometimes, people who havent had any experience with these types of things like to talk smack…. Don’t trip on them.

  7. Daniel Mitchell  |  

    Galster Park’s rich and eerie folklore adds a unique and thrilling dimension to its history, making it a fascinating spot for those interested in the paranormal and local legends. google
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