The Hollywood Sign
Is there a more iconic symbol of Tinseltown than the Hollywood sign? The landmark is instantly recognizable to people across the world, but they might not be aware of its spooky reputation. Access to the sign is forbidden and has been for many years, but that hasn’t stopped some people from trying their luck on the rugged hike to the top of the hill.
The site is reportedly a hotspot for paranormal activity which many commentators link to the death of a struggling young actress named Peg Entwistle. Peg committed suicide at the sign in 1932 by throwing herself off the letter H. Now that’s not an event that Sesame Street is likely to reference any time soon. There have been numerous reports of a blonde woman dressed in 1930s-style clothing who appears to glide around the surrounding trails in Griffith Park in a daze, she is often accompanied by the strong scent of gardenias, which just happened to be Peg’s favorite fragrance.