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Cohen Bray House Ghost Investigation
Cohen Bray House
Oakland , CA
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Cohen Bray House Ghost Investigation
The Cohen Bray House was built in 1884 and has been occupied by family members since that time. The house was a wedding present to A H Cohen and Emma Bray.  The house has not changed significantly since that time so your experience here will be stepping back in time physically as well as contacting spirits and entities that reside in the house.

This is an opportunity to hunt ghosts in this historic house led by Karen Zimmerman, an experienced ghost investigator and paranormal author.

Karen and her fellow investigators will lead the search for evidence of spirits within the Cohen Bray House.  Karen has published a book - Ghost Stories and Legends of Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland - In a preliminary investigation Karen did find evidence of EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomenon). Karen will be providing a personal pendulum which each person will be trained to use to interact with the spirits of the Cohen Bray House. We will have a spirit circle conducted by Linda Grindel, a fifth-generation psychic medium who traces her talent to her Great, Great, Great Grandmother Sen-O-Ya, a Comanche psychic!  

You will receive a brief tour of the house and then the opportunity to record and witness the ghosts and spirits who linger here.  

Feel free to visit our website to get a preview of where you will be spending the evening.


This is a fund-raising event for the Cohen Bray House

We are limiting the group to 15 people to improve the experience for everyone involved. Much of the investigation will be "in the dark" so be sure to bring a flashlight. There will be some light coming through the windows from outside so the rooms will not be in complete darkness.

As we do not allow people to sit on our historical furniture everyone will be expected to either sit on the floor, on a personal pillow or small portable seat they bring with them.  A limited number of chairs may be available for those who prefer one.

The house is multi-story. There is no ADA access. The second and the attic floors,  are only accessible by narrow staircases. No further accommodations are available to allow people unable to climb the stairs to reach these upper levels.

The group will be split into up to three subgroups to cycle everyone throughout the house to maximize investigation of each floor or area.  The groups would be cycled between the main floor, second floor and the attic room spirit circles.

Please dress warmly, as we do not have heat in the house. Also, please wear rubber or other soft-soled shoes to minimize the noise as you walk around.  Similarly, no "clanking jewelry" or perfume so as not to scare away anyone or anything that may be nearby, and so as to not conflict with any personal experiences or recorded evidence.

This is an event for adults 18 years of age or older.  Each person attending must have purchased a ticket.

Parking in the neighborhood is limited.  We do have some spaces in back of the house.  Please arrive in plenty of time to park and of course car pool.

Recommended ghost-hunting equipment includes a digital or film camera, tape or digital recorder, dowsing rods, pendulums, K2 and other EMF meters and any other equipment you care to use that does not disturb the experience of the other participants.

At some time midway through our investigations we will take a break to discuss what we have all experienced.  Our volunteers will provide everyone some food and drinks at that time.  

Please note that Karen, Linda and the other investigators have generously offered their service to the Cohen Bray House for this event.  All of the money for the ticket price of $50 will go to the Cohen Bray House. Ticket sales will stop 6 hours prior to our event.



Cohen Bray House (View)
1440 29th Ave
Oakland , CA 94601
United States

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Other > Paranormal

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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