Chico State’s Haunting

Posted by Xavier Ortega | November 3, 2009 123

Illustration by Dane Koch

Illustration by Dane Koch

Wow, interesting story.

Chico State, CA. is home to a bizarre story that has made some headlines in the past. A murder, body being buried in the local mountains and a ghost haunting some residents, in an apparent cry for help. Sound like a horror movie plot?

Not according to the residents of the Parmac Road apartment complex. There seems to be some collective sightings of paranormal activity in this story. many residents have claimed to feel or see strange things happening in or around their apartment. None as bizarre as Jodi Foster’s story. (No, not the actress)

Read the strange report from Bianca Hernandez from Chico State’s The Orion

By Bianca Hernandez

A terrified mother pulls her daughter out of her apartment and runs out into the darkness. It’s 3 a.m. and the clocks in the house are spinning forward, the lights are flashing and an “Ernie” doll is yelling, “I feel great.” This was no electrical anomaly. It was a haunting.

Jodi Foster, a Chico resident, had learned to live with the odd occurrences in her home, including dreams and ghostly sightings, but this incident was more than she could take.

When Foster and her daughter moved into their apartment on Parmac Road in 2000, she had no knowledge of the previous inhabitants. Odd things started happening as soon as the two moved in. The heat would come on while the air conditioning was running and all the TV’s in the house would turn on.

All of this could have been blamed on wiring problems, but then Foster’s 3-year-old daughter started seeing a woman in the house.

“She’d say to me, ‘Mommy, I like your friend,’” Foster said.

What Foster’s daughter said she was seeing was a woman in white, who would walk around the apartment and sometimes kiss her head before she went to sleep.

“I would say, ‘fancy imagination you have,’” Foster said.

The electrical wiring in the house was checked, but the occurrences continued to happen and Foster started having dreams.

“I was having specific, detailed dreams where I was seeing someone being tortured,” she said. “I dreamed of a mountainous location where a girl was taken and buried.”

When Foster would wake from these dreams the lights would be going on and off, she said. She began to think she was crazy and had friends come stay at the house who would experience the same occurrences.

Foster moved into a different apartment in the same complex in 2000 and tried to forget the incident, until she talked to a man who had lived in the haunted apartment before her. He told Foster about the Marie Elizabeth Spannhake case.

Spannhake, a Chico State student, had lived in the apartment and had gone missing in 1976, Foster said. In 1977, a couple was charged with abducting a woman from Paradise, and keeping her as a sex slave for seven years. The

Mary Spannhake

Mary Spannhake

circumstances were similar to the Spannhake case and the couple was allegedly connected to Spannhake’s disappearance.

Another coincidence involves drawings made by Foster’s daughter. She would draw the woman she saw in the house.

Foster began researching the case and came across articles in the Chico Enterprise-Record. These articles included photographs of the couple and Spannhake, who Foster thought resembled her daughter’s drawings.

Foster has recently been called by management because new tenants are experiencing odd activity, she said.

“The ghost is afraid that if she rests right now justice won’t be served, so she keeps trying to get someone’s attention,” Foster said.

In the four years Jim McLaughlin has been a manager for the complex, he has not witnessed any events, but has heard about them from his tenants.

“I moved this girl in there and never thought nothing about it,” McLaughlin said. “She called me that night, hysterical.”

The people who have reported similar paranormal incidents in the apartment didn’t know each other, McLaughlin said.

“I’m not a believer in ghosts, until now,” McLaughlin said.

Odd occurrences have not been limited to that one apartment, either. Idalmis Herrera lives in the same complex and has experienced paranormal activities, as well.

“I had my place blessed because I couldn’t sleep anymore,” Herrera said. “I would feel like someone was around me.”

Herrera hasn’t seen any of the occurrences in Foster’s apartment, but has heard about it from other tenants.

In 2007, Foster went to the police and was able to provide them with information to the unsolved case.

“They did believe me when I contacted them,” Foster said. “I had way too much information.”

After going to the police with information, Foster decided to write about her experiences. “The Perfect Miracle” was scheduled to come out this Halloween. However, because of the nature of some of the content, it was postponed until the end of January, which will be around the time Spannhake went missing.

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I'm a writer, a runner, and a hell of a coffee drinker residing in Los Angeles. I'm currently working on a book about Doris Bither and her terrifying account of a haunting in Culver City, California. The case was dubbed "The Entity" and it stands to be one of the most controversial cases ever to be studied by parapsychologists.

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  • Nikki Trivette

    When I read this on another site, I thought they were talking about Jodie Foster, the actress…lol…(and the name “Cameron Hooker” was pretty bizarre too!)

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    she stole and lied about everything:-) have her take a lie detector test:-) she tried to rape and hunt me down:-) ask her who i am:-)

  • lindsay

    ….wtf

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    yep…she stole research from 1976 and the original det on case, who is alive and my friend. As well as the writer who works on case still. And no, no one will talk to her. She had me counsel her for years then became Me! I will tell it soon, she can keep doing evil and it will pile up when the truth comes out how she attacked numerous people while writing the book, call Chico PD, many reports. And sexual attack as well, by her meth boyfriend who hung himself during the writing of the book from knowing she was lying the whole time and using meth money from him to write it.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    she is obsessed with the real jodi foster and keeps writing her to be in her movie! What movie? I am a Producer of film, now she is a Producer! Crazy does not know they are crazy. Watch and learn about psychic addiction thru her.

  • Kelle Walker

    so many false psychics out there, attacking others…and claiming things like they have degrees that they don’t. totally verifiable. CSUC!

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    That was your final stalk. Federal protection is very real. Keep drinking.

  • Kelle Walker

    and, still waiting.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    good. no one wants you near them.

  • Kelle Walker

    who is No one…u? U r No one. a nothing.

  • Kelle Walker

    Actually, everyone wants me near them, it is u no one wants!

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    csuc is federal, this is a federal site. we have the youtube attack recorded and earthdance attack also. if you think that because someone works on murder cases, that they will treat you the same, you area wrong. this was your final show. get a life, lossssser like you always have been.

  • Kelle Walker

    it is not federal, it is a state university. this is not a federal site. it is the internet.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    All campuses are federally protected. Like when your English Professor warned to drop u for campus stalking of me and is recorded. Chico police are coming to report and know about Sandys house and break ins.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    Looks like you need attention again.

  • Kelle Walker

    Kelly Have you made this thread public to your friends? I have because I have nothing to hide. how about you. can you expose yourself….

  • Kelle Walker

    Kelly u r a sad person. BYE.

  • Kelle Walker

    Kelly…seriously, go get help. ur sick.

  • Kelle Walker

    like in a 5150 sorta way….

  • Kelle Walker

    Keep drinking that Kool-aid of yours Kelly…

  • Kelle Walker

    I think Chico Pd has better things to do than concerns themselves about the rantings of a psychotic individual. Keep playing that tune.

  • Kelle Walker

    funny, because your Professor Bankhead is the one that told me to report you to Judicial Affairs…LOL!!! I have a BA in English. you never finished your Math Classes to earn your BA. can I see your hardcopy.

  • Kelle Walker

    I never have claimed to earn a Masters. it only states on my bio that I started one.I don’t lie about my resume like you.

  • Kelle Walker

    Can’t break in to house that you pay rent on, but then you would never know that because you leech off everyone else.

  • Kelle Walker

    when you can type a coherent thought, get back to me.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    They have calls reported from 3 years ago and have u profiled. A Mother! You are obsessed with me.

  • Kelle Walker

    Kelly I am not afraid of you or your miniscule threats. I know my family loves me. I know my friends love me, just tired of you moving into my neighborhood. U r the stalker, your posts prove it. UI am not hiding behind any veil. take your accusations to the CPS, PD, and whoever you think may listen to your rants.

  • Kelle Walker

    PS i HAVE MADE ALL THESE POSTS PUBLIC. FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    CPS.

  • Kelle Walker

    ABC

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    No, CPS.

  • Kelle Walker

    okay crazy…

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    Good…show them who u r. Makes restrain very easy. Irresponsible parenting for the kids entire life.

  • Kelle Walker

    Kelly my child goes to public school. It is obvious how sick and out of touch you are with reality….again, go back to your cave.

  • Kelle Walker

    seriously Kelly, u r the one sealing your fate here.

  • Kelle Walker

    can’t wait to file the reverse charges…..It works both ways Kelly.

  • Kelle Walker

    Kelly you claim everyone from your past is a stalker, methinks she doth protest too much!

  • Kelle Walker

    Kelly I have contacted Jeff Bryant and Jodi Foster.Thank you for your help.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    Expect police. Your time is over. All your calls were reported. I am verified. You are nuts.

  • Kelle Walker

    still waiting.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    Taz will verify stalkings and court case you lost.

  • Kelle Walker

    waiting, you know where I live because u r the stalker.

  • Kelle Walker

    Whip.

  • Kelle Walker

    Butler. Cullins. our entire clan…hmmm….Coulombe, Christi, Jess, my sister. Sean, Kevin, Mark….any of these names ring a bell……

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    Good…u know how sick ur.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    Will put their names in the 13 year theft and stalking. Dora knows.

  • Kelle Walker

    Okay Vanessa……?

  • Kelle Walker

    Keep grasping at those straws.

  • Kelle Walker

    Dora knows…what? that ur sick in the head….and the child of a broken destructive family who wished they had the love that my family gave me and my sister and my good friend Shiela….u r an outsider and a fringe dweller. Go back to your cave.

  • Kelle Walker

    wow, 13 year theft….Kelly. Seriously. Do you think anyone is buying what u r selling here? It must be everyone else, and not u? HMM? there is this new invention called a mirror. I suggest you look at yourself long and hard. I doubt you will like what you see.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    all recorded….clepto.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    everyone knows how big of a thief you are, always have from Ventura all the way up here. You are very sad, very.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    Still creepy, still invading bedrooms? Still stealing from laptops…Ruby has info.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    Physical threat…patrick pape will verify thefts.

  • Kelle Walker

    Really???

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    Chico State will verify protection in am. You have several police reports for 13 years…why when you have a child. CPS.

  • Kelle Walker

    How much do you owe them now…CSUC?

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    Csuc and chico police are coordinating reports.

  • Kelle Walker

    I am sure they are…they will get right on that!

  • Kelle Walker

    waiting with bated breath and clenched fists….ooh.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    They know long history of stalkings and stalking me for working on this case. Very unwise for 43. U will have 3 year restrain. Since physical now…it will be expedited.

  • Kelle Walker

    okay nut job… keep them coming.

  • Kelle Walker

    physical… dude you r whacked!

  • Kelle Walker

    the only thing happening here is you making a case for your lack of mental health…so sorry, post me when you are aware and not delusional.

  • Kelle Walker

    Kelly does you mom now how mentally ill you are? this has got to be crazy for her, i bet she weeps for you every night.

  • Kelle Walker

    well than u must know I have a case filed against you right? i mean if you are so buddy buddy with Chico Pd and Federalities …okay…

  • Kelle Walker

    Kelly you are a joke and everyone knows it…this is a public thread not a federal site… and your lack of intellect lets me know where u stand…

  • Kelle Walker

    If you had an order against me Kelly, I would have to meet you in Court. Serve me the papers. I will gladly appear.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    U will be judged.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    They cannot wait. U have no life. Trisha can verify not allowed in her home. And cleptomaniacs are consider emotionally unstable.

  • Kelle Walker

    wow, your childhood must have really sucked to be this evil in your adult life.

  • Kelle Walker

    really Trisha…so scared…..biting nails pissing pants….hahaha you are such a freaking liar. it is sick u r SICK>.. Kelly get help Sicko.

  • Kelle Walker

    again…who are they……I am always worried about them and the others…..

  • Kelle Walker

    Kelly I was the one that went to Judicial Affairs about you…..

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    Nope.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    Andre will email or call them about campus stalkings and how crazy you are.

  • Kelle Walker

    who is andre? you’re only friend?

  • Kelle Walker

    i am so certain Chico Pd has better things to do than make calls for a nut job…PS, my neighbors son works for Chico PD…he has never ever heard of you, aside from your false reports that you made against me and Jen Klishes…and the multiple reports of you trying to get money from us…which was never warranted because the court deemed your claims as FALSE….

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    You never got a Masters. Calling your Father.

  • Kelle Walker

    ok, he’s waiting.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    He knows how man6 reports u have…remember why u got fired from Outback Steakhouse…Chico does.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    I can find him easily.

  • Kelle Walker

    your ghost friend? again…

  • Kelle Walker

    Kelly we have nothing to hide, my family. But U. your family. enough now just stop. why can’t you leave people alone you are so sick and destructive. you have never been in anything other than a diaper commercial claiming you got out of some acting pedophile ring like Corey Feldman. you are a Troll that makes up lies and stories….that is a disease or a dis-ease of personality.

  • Kelle Walker

    HMMM. no retort for that….truth hurts huh!

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    You followed me psycho, on here, youtube, facebook, alll the letters are ready. You are even willing to lose your child…because you are one.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    Still talking to yourself in public after drinking all day…bet you have never worked a day.

  • Kelle Walker

    want me to give you his number, he will laugh at you like everyone else does, like your mother does!

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    My Mom said that if you ever come near us, you will regret it. You are so crazy that you think other parents favor you…bipolar most likely. That is what Mom said, and she is writing a statement of everything you did, so is Vanessa. Creep.

  • Kelle Walker

    threat#2. thanks for proving My case.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    and leave women’s sexual lives alone, Taz said that!

  • Kelle Walker

    kelly you gotta be kidding me..lol! we r all laughing at u!

  • Kelle Walker

    keep them coming this is hilarious!

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    Your life is sad, not funny how you abuse people your whole life and think somehow it is going to work out…all of this is being recorded, now the police have a profile. I have a court case that I won over you, remember that.

  • Kelle Walker

    True you tried to sue me for money. That is your pattern. That is why the case was thrown out. Apparently an individual can file a certain amount of law suits within a given time. You exceeded that amount of suits /claims against myself and others. None of which you won.

  • Kelle Walker

    who is he? your ghost friend?

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    The guy who dumped you – then you got fired for stalking him at work. Wow, denial is easy for liars.

  • Kelle Walker

    hahahaha!!!!!

  • Kelle Walker

    you are sick,mental, and vindictive. U say I will be judged. Your history of harassment is chronicled on public search engines. nothing is private. I never stalked you. Kelly Maureen Desmore. all anyone needs to do is Google your name to verify your falsehoods. We have a comic night every Friday, this Friday We looked at your “RESUME” Oh it is hilarious, not only did we pick apart your resume by date and time, it seems you are quite a magician, and a LIAR.

  • Kelle Walker

    PSYco talk!

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    Reported again…tell everyone how stalker walker got her name. Police and restrain…jealousy is scary.

  • Kelle Walker

    okay Kelly….We all know you.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    All 7 of your personality splits.

  • Kelle Walker

    are you speaking from experience Sybil?

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    your years of abuse are over.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    we have your address, expect the worst.

  • Kelle Walker

    Threat #1. thanks.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    Kelle Leigh Walker is a predator. Do not engage or she will follow you in Chico for years. We never talked to her and she calls 20 times in one day. Why? We have no idea. But FBI does.

  • Kelle Walker

    this is libel. thanks for making my case against you easier.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    Already filed. You are on candid camera. Already lost.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    Hi Kelly Maureen Desmore,You have a new follower on Disqus. …proof u stalked.

  • Kelle Walker

    Dear Moderator, Do you Realize that what Kelly Desmore is posting is considered a threat and libel.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    13 years of police reports are gathered.

  • Kelle Walker

    Against you. They(Chico PD) even have the papers I served our landlords when I had to abandon the Lease because your erratic behavior. I have the E-mail from Prof.Bankhead in The Music Dept. He is the one that told me to take you to Judicial Affairs at Chico State so you would stop harassing me. I love how you try to turn the table on people. you did the same thing to Jeff and Jodi.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    Cops are turning it in now. Got your address for lifetime restrain. Not good for a Parent.

  • Kelle Walker

    it obvious by your reply that you are ignorant to Due Process and Law.

  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    Hi Kelly Maureen Desmore,You have a new follower on Disqus.

  • Kelle Walker
  • Kelly Maureen Desmore

    Good…I will take your money when I win.

  • Kelle Walker

    Jeff Bryant. Jodi Foster. Hignell and Hignell associates. Chico State Judicial Affairs. Christi Collins. Jenny Coulombe. Jen Butler. Shiela Cullins. Jennifer Knox. My previous Chico PD file on you given to them last year.

  • Kelle Walker

    There is no money to be won here. Is that what u are looking for again. This is a civil harassment suit. I do not want money. I want you to stop stalking and harassing me. Following me and moving within a mile of my residence and then stalking my neighborhood.

  • Kelle Walker

    The veil will be lifted….wink wink!