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Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant

Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 05/29/2019
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Between 1827 and 1829, Juan Bandini had a U-shaped home built off one corner of the plaza.

2660 Calhoun St
San Diego , CA 92110
Phone: (619) 297-1874
Open to the public: Yes

Lat: 32.755432
Lon: -117.198254

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Demographic Rank: 6
History: 1
Stories: 2
Claims: 5
Evidence: 0
Resources: 3
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Between 1827 and 1829, Juan Bandini had a U-shaped home built off one corner of the plaza. Compared to most of the other modest adobes, Casa de Bandini was a grand mansion and the social center of town. The rooms had thick, insulating adobe walls. The ceilings were covered on the inside with heavy muslin to trap insects, dirt and straw that fell from the thatch roof.

Construction of the casa was a colossal undertaking. It contains an estimated 10,000 adobes bricks, weighing as much as 60 pounds each. The foundation, made of large round river rocks, rose four and a half feet above ground at the corner facing the plaza. The heavy labor was most likely performed by Christianized Indians hired from the local mission.

Added by: sdonley on 08/10/2019 DB#:535


Stories are just that. Stories and personal accounts that have been reported about the location.

Since the building was remolded, interesting paranormal activity has occurred through out the building. One room in particular called the "Isadora Bandini" room. Isadora would use this room when she stayed there to remember her childhood days. A lot of people including the building manager believe that her spirit is still in the room. Investigators have conducted research in this room, and once they started to get activity and ask questions the activity would stop. Until they remembered that Isadora spoke Spanish. When they would ask questions in Spanish, they were able to capture her name on an EVP.

The spirit likes to open the curtains, move the position of the mirror, and put the bathroom robe on the floor. There is also the sound of a cat purring at night.

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Added by: sdonley on 08/10/2019 DB#:1527

Featured on TV's Ghost Adventures, the 1827 building that houses the Cosmopolitan is said to be haunted. It was originally built by Juan Lorenzo Bandini, his young daughter died in the home, and her bed and rocking chair remain in the house. The chair has been known to rock by itself, and a witness reported hearing the unexplained sound of a child crying. Other rumors and mysteries surround the place as well.

Added by: sdonley on 08/10/2019 DB#:1528

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3174 08/10/2019 sdonley Investigators have captured EVPs within the building.
3175 08/10/2019 sdonley In Isadora's room, the curtains will open on their own.
3176 08/10/2019 sdonley In Isadora's room, the miror will reposition itself.
3177 08/10/2019 sdonley In Isadora's room, the bathrobe will be found on the floor.
3178 08/10/2019 sdonley In Isadora's room, the sound of a purring cat can be heard.

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Ghost Adventures Crew
Added: 08/10/2019 By: sdonley
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Cosmopolitan Hotel | Paranormal U.S.
Added: 08/10/2019 By: sdonley
The Cosmopolitan's history goes back to a man named Juan Lorenzo Bandini, one of San Diego's pioneers
Cosmopolitan Hotel Haunted
Added: 08/10/2019 By: sdonley
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