Urban Legends Uncovered

By Sable Stevens

Urban legends provide minds with popular hearsay, bending
the line between fact and fiction

Stable of the dead

Cal Poly’s urban legends involves one of its prized attractions,
the Arabian horses.According to the visitor and information
centers, W.K. Kellogg supposedly buried his precious stallions in
the Rose Garden, under the gazebo, he had built for his wife in
December of 1926. The rumor around campus is one can hear the hoof
sounds and neighing of the horses.

The Arabian horse burial ground legend has not been
verified.

Although, according to the university archives, Kellogg’s
grandson, Norman Williamson, has said, “Around or under the garden
are perhaps more than one Arabian horse that have been buried in
that location.” Records to verify the accurate amount of horses
buried near the garden could not be obtained.

Ghosts of Spadra

Not too far from Cal Poly is the closed-down Spadra Cemetery,
containing bodies from the mid-1800s. Legends have said a male
figure can be seen at night walking through and disappearing into a
headstone. Items have been reported to disappear and reappear in
different parts of the cemetery that were not visited.

Cooper House

Stepping a ways out of Pomona to Chino Hills. The “Cooper House”
is where 8-year-old Joshua Ryen survived Kevin Cooper’s hatchet
massacre in 1983 in which his parents, sister and friend were
killed. The house still has blood prints on it, and according to
local rumors, ghosts stalk the property.

Wingate Park Tunnel

Legend has it that in the 1900s, a teenage girl named Zelda was
kidnapped by a cult. They took her to a tunnel in Wingate Park
located in Covina and she was then sacrificed. The length of the
tunnels is undetermined, but if visitors reach the end, they will
be met by Zelda and sacrificed.

The entrances are all gated off, yet manageable to squeeze
through. Deep growls and moans can be heard coming from
within.

Urban Legends Uncovered

Pedro Corona/Poly Post

Urban Legends Uncovered

Urban Legends Uncovered

Paul Rosales/Poly Post

Urban Legends Uncovered

Urban Legends Uncovered

Paul Rosales/Poly Post

Urban Legends Uncovered

Urban Legends Uncovered

Paul Rosales/Poly Post

Urban Legends Uncovered

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

College of Engineering hosts lecture series

By Guadalupe Pinedo The College of Engineering has been committed to providing students with ...

Red Folder an opportunity to help students

By Daniel Flores The Red Folder, an informational guide given to faculty and staff ...

Faculty and staff attend diversity workshop

By Jessica Wang Cal Poly Pomona faculty gathered for a talk by a prominent ...