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Saint Vincent DePaul Church, Waddell Creek

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Saint Vincent DePaul Church

For generations, locals have witnessed apparitions coming and going from the Saint Vincent DePaul Church. Some have observed anywhere from one to dozens of ghosts leaving the building at a time. Some who have seen this activity believe that the devoted religious spirits left some kind of imprints on the church, creating a residual haunting. Sometimes they are seen in broad daylight, looking as if they are departing from a funeral or Sunday Worship. It is said that the ghosts are most often witnessed on gloomy, overcast mornings.

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Saint Vincent DePaul Church

SAINT VINCENT DEPAUL CHURCH

Year built: 1915

123 Marine View Avenue

Davenport, CA 95017

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Waddell Creek 

In 1875, a man by the name of William Waddell was walking through the forest on his land with his hunting dog when they got too close to a mama bear and her cub. The bear attacked Waddell and mangled his arm so severely that it had to be amputated, and was then buried in the north coast meadow. Shortly after Waddell’s passing, the mourners set off to unbury his limb for the funeral, but the arm had mysteriously vanished.


As legend has it, ever since the arm’s disappearance, people passing through Waddell Creek will oddly lose their belongings. Random items tend to go missing in the area, and Waddell’s arm is always to blame. Stagecoach drivers would warn their passengers, while passing through the vicinity, to keep their possessions close and to watch out for “the sticky fingers of William Waddell’s arm.” 


Waddell was laid to rest (without his arm) within the Santa Cruz Memorial Cemetery.

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WADDELL CREEK

Davenport, CA 95017

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MAP OF DAVENPORT

Address

350 5th Ave
New York, New York 10118

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(555) 444-3333
(888) 555-4444
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Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sat: 9:00am - 1:00 pm
Sun: Closed

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