But the boys have taken it a step further and have started visiting supposedly haunted sites around Los Angeles with Sam, Henry, and Tahoe. So far they've been to the Hollywood sign, Shadow Ranch Park, and this weekend we went with them to the Rose Garden in Exposition Park at the University of Southern California (USC). According to the Ghost Hunter's Guide to Los Angeles, "partial apparitions of men and women dressed in clothing of the 1920s and 30s" have been seen around the central fountain shortly before sunset. We arrived just before sunset but didn't see any ghosts, "partial" or otherwise.
We did see one honest-to-goodness and verifiable ghost, however. In front of the California Science Center they have an A-12 Blackbird, which was the forerunner of the more famous Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the fastest and highest-flying spyplane ever made. Me and the boys saw an SR-71 last year at the Edwards Air Force air show, which was really cool. The A-12 is the only two-seat trainer ever made, so it truly is a ghost from an earlier era.