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Possible Paranormal Presence in Photo

by Shawn Plummer
(Ventura, California, USA)

The former Camarillo Mental Institution was built in the 1930's and housed over 7,000 patients form the depressed to the criminally insane. The Billiwack Dairy, known by the locals as the, "Scary Dairy" was built around 1935. Patients were forced to work at that Dairy in the fields, slaughter house, and with live stock as a form of rehabilitation. The local story is the owner of the dairy went crazy killing some of the workers and fed them to the patients.



The hospital closed in the 1990's and is now a university. Staff and students to this day have reports of paranormal activity. The dairy closed sometime ago as well. The local police have reported gang activity as well as satanic rituals in the abandoned buildings. Most of the dairy burned down in a fire years ago.

My family went there on September 18th, 2009 around 10 pm. The air was warm. There were stars out, but no moon. My niece first noticed her batteries were dead on her camera when we arrived at the barn. Then my boyfriend's flashlight stopped working.

We had no light and only my camera was working. The building is brick with no windows or glass whatsoever. I took the pictures with a digital camera a Kinolta 5 megapixel. Out of 25 or so pictures, only 4 had this red mist. Remember the place burned down. The mist comes out of a pipe and through my boyfriend's back up to the sky and appears to have arms and a face.

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Aug 13, 2011
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Not so good
by: TAPS

Long exposure shot. Not paranormal.

Jul 26, 2011
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Please
by: Anonymous

So what are the humans suppose to be ghosts? Plz!!!!

Jun 12, 2011
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Strange and Spooky
by: M.F.I.S

It is amazing I agree with you and if you can't notice that in the 1st pic there is an angry face holding this ghost and this orange spirit is holding something in its hand. I have never believed in ghosts but this is strange and spooky.

Jun 09, 2011
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A question
by: Taffy

You said that your niece's camera was dead at the time, may I ask what kind of camera that was? It's kind of important :)

May 28, 2011
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Fake
by: Anonymous

Obviously a fake. Effects of long exsposure

May 28, 2011
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Fake-not a skeptic
by: Anonymous

I know long exposure when I see it. You held down the button too long which captures light at a much slower rate giving it the Ghostu appearance. This is definitely fake.

Apr 21, 2011
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Previous Resident
by: Montra Freitas

Great photos Shawn. I grew up in Camarillo (*ahem* not the institution!). Now that I'm older and have equipment for ghost hunting, I sadly live many hours away, darn it! The grounds would be a great place to attempt capturing some EVPs or using the Ovilus X device to try to communicate. Growing up, there were lots of scary stories that circulated about the mental hospital, and also the Billiwack Dairy. I believe Richard Senate (Ventura's famous ghost hunter) has a number of stories regarding the "Billiwack monster", reported to have scared many a visitor around the dairy area also. Interesting stuff!

Thanks for posting.

Dec 21, 2009
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CLEARLY A Figure
by: Anonymous

The best yet!!

Dec 21, 2009
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WOW
by: Anonymous

Awesome

Dec 13, 2009
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Hey kim
by: Shawn Plummer

I would have loved to here the stories your grandmother had to say about the history of this place. I have been back so many times and unfortunatly have not been able to capture any more photos. If I do I will sure post them. In the mean time check out our teams web site at www.dtdpi.com

Nov 09, 2009
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hmmm
by: Anonymous

I have seen this happen all over the place I know you may not believe but I am a medium. This is a great pic but I have seen stuff like this all the time

Nov 07, 2009
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Too cool
by: Kim (Stott)

My Grandmother, Patty Thomas, used to work at this state hospital until she retired around 1981 or so. She has since past on so I can't ask her about strange things happening there. She would entertain us with the stories of ducking a couple of times as poop was flung by one of the patients. My Grandfather, Carl Thomas, also worked at a dairy close to the hospital, I'm wondering if it is the same one mentioned, I'll have to ask him. Thanks for the post.

Oct 02, 2009
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Paranormal Mist and Lights
by: GrayReb

Wow. If only walls could talk. I think this type of activity exists in all of the old asylums across the country; perhaps it's the restless spirits of the tortured souls that still roam those institutions. I wonder where they will go once they're all torn down. It's a pity these souls can't go to the other side or have someone help them to cross into the light, like they do on Ghost Whisperer. If only it were that easy.

Oct 02, 2009
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2nd Photo
by: Shawn Plummer

The second photo was taken when my daughter 11 years old told me she getting the chills and felt tingling all over. In fact she was the one who told me to take the picture. Notice how her hand is out in front of her. I really believe she felt what she claims and somehow she reacted quickly enough for me to capture this on my camera.

Oct 01, 2009
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Cool
by: GhostCoach

Very good story and unique photos

Oct 01, 2009
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Hi Shawn
by: Brenda - Webmaster

I'm speechless.

Thanks for the pic!

Brenda
Webmaster

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