Mission San Buenaventura

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At Mission Santa Buena Ventura, folks say you can feel a presence nearing you from the side as you leave the sanctuary through a side door to the garden. The presence seems to embrace you lightly and leave you feeling comforted. Also, some witnesses have heard the sounds of ghostly chanting, cries and children’s voices.

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211 E Main St
Ventura, CA 93001
United States

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34.2812335, -119.29824080000003
Ventura County, California
Nearest Towns:
Ventura, CA (0.4 mi.)
Oxnard Shores, CA (7.0 mi.)
Oak View, CA (8.2 mi.)
El Rio, CA (8.3 mi.)
Saticoy, CA (8.5 mi.)
Oxnard, CA (9.0 mi.)
Channel Islands Beach, CA (9.5 mi.)
Mira Monte, CA (10.6 mi.)
Port Hueneme, CA (10.9 mi.)
Meiners Oaks, CA (11.5 mi.)

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  1. I did! I visited there yesterday and it was a powerful feeling. I had a rosary to be blessed and some prayer cards. As I entered the Church I felt drawn to certain areas. As I looked at the Our Lady of Guadalupe to the right, my friend heard something. Then I turned to the left where the crucifix is and as I saw the blood running down Christ I felt a “charge” of intense devotion. Like it was given to me.
    I felt power when I touched the holy water and I felt an antique feeling. It’s hard to explain. When I returned home and blessed my house before sleep, I returned to that same feeling and it has been with me all day. It is deeply felt in my soul. I feel like I have been gifted with a blessing. Not haunting at all. God’s light.

  2. I used one of my ghost hunting apps and it was incredible how much activity I felt and picked up here. I was having a conversation it seemed at times.

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