Garces Memorial Circle

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There is a statue in the circle, and locals say its hands move or it can be heard muttering prayers right before a major car accident takes place here.

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Golden State Ave and Chester Ave
Bakersfield, CA
United States

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35.3869907, -119.0188968
Kern County, California
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  1. I can seen the hands move right before my friend was struck and killed by a train less but than 2 blocks away.They seemed to move in a downward motion as to signal warning.

  2. I seen the statue that is on the hill in the quad blink and I kept looking back at it and it would look like it would move it’s eyes and blink

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