By Matthew Valenzuela-Serrano
San Jose is a highly populated city that has its fair share of haunted stories. Agnews Insane Asylum, Hicks road, Quimby road, Marsh Road, and most notably, Independence High School. If you are unfamiliar with any of these, here is a quick rundown of each spooky location.
Hicks Road is rumored to be home to a group of satanic albinos. If you drive slowly around the area they will come and chase you off the road. Depending on who is telling the story, they may chase you with weapons, but it seems guaranteed that you’ll be chased. Since the road is mildly long, it’s difficult to pinpoint when and where the albinos live or where they’ll sacrifice you.
Junior Kiana Yamat was asked if she had heard of any haunted places around Independence or San Jose. “Yeah, Hellyer House,” she says, but when asked if she knew of the Agnews Insane Asylum she responded with a no.
No was a common answer for many of the other haunted places, except for the Independence Theater
Yep, if you haven’t heard yet, our own theater is home to a ghostly figure named George.
It’s said that he’ll haunt the theater during performances and rehearsals, sabotaging the stage or messing with the performers, but leaving the viewers alone.
Senior Alyssa Lucinda had this to say,. “Though there is no documentation of George being a deceased tech student from over two decades ago, all the performing/music arts departments believe that George roams the theater. All theater people acknowledge that he is present when a seemingly empty seat is down. There was a time when someone yelled and the lights began to flicker. But we always greet him and say goodbye to George.”
So maybe our ghost is friendly, that remains to be seen, however...