Abandoned All-Boys Military School

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All Boys Military School

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Originally, the building was constructed in the late 1920s as part of the Southern California Athletic and Country Club, but the club never opened because of financial troubles. It is said that it was once a luxury resort for Old Hollywood's Elite, who would fly in on their seaplanes to the lake nearby. Upon closing it became an elite military academy.

In 1933, the military school for boys in grades 1-12 opened. It averaged 150 to 200 students until it closed in 1977.  Sons of wealthy parents, including foreign dictators, attended the school, as did the son of actor Bela Lugosi, who played Count Dracula€ on Broadway.

 Originally designed to contain 300 sleeping rooms, it was reduced to 40 rooms with the finest appointments money could buy. Although the facilities were completed, the Country Club never opened due to financial problems and the coming Depression. Nine years later, it was purchased by Major Glen Conklin and Captain P.A. Jones and eventually given what name as it is known by today?

There have been many paranormal investigators that have gone here and done their investigations. Here is what one of them had to say:

"I made a quick trip to the building, after getting permission from the grounds keepers to investigate the property. I quickly sat out with all my gadgets that are required to contact the spirits. Upon entering the building we made it a point to get ourselves familiar with the grounds, and let me say this place is adventurous to a paranormal team. 

I started filming in night vision and doing some evp work. I heard a very clear voice of a man what sounded like kicking rocks and mumbling. But when we charged the sound we found nothing, in the basement i was pulled back while walking than my arm was grabbed, and one of the cameras I had recording mysteriously fell off the shelve. Some of the evps revealed a woman communication with me, when I said "You don't have to be afraid of me." The female spirit replied " I know ".


On the second part of my investigation I was in a large room where there were two big fireplaces on either side of the room. I heard a large bang on one of the boarded up doors, and I began feeling very light headed almost nauseous."


Personal Experience: Well this spot instantly goes down as one of my top adventures of all time.  We explored this a week or so after Halloween, after we had really immersed ourselves in the Halloween spirit playing horror video games and watching a ton of horror movies.  It couldn't have been better timing to really screw with our psyche as the setting of this place looks like the beginning of a true horror story.

This spot is a literal palace with beautiful remnants still remaining so keep your eyes peeled!  We went in the day and it's still almost pitch black in many of the locations so make sure to bring a flashlight.

One floor is almost completely dedicated to the dorm rooms.  We found kitchens and freezers, offices, the super-creepy basement, an attic that we did not attempt to go in because it is NOT safe, the mess hall and so much more.

Despite the obvious destruction from God knows what, there was very little graffiti or litter which is exactly how the place should remain.  Help preserve this beautiful, historical spot as it is brimming with stories. 

Check out some vintage shots below (click to enlarge):

 We recently teamed up with filmer Aaron Eudaley for a video promo of my partner's latest album.  The video was shot at the military school.  Check it out!

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Let's go in!

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This was a scary moment:

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We came across a Ouija board:

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My favorite part of the trip was this room.  What the heck:

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Here are close-ups of the wall.  Stunning!

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I tried to take photos of all the different wallpapers throughout the school

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This room was so weird.  This was being projected onto the wall, but I didn't see where it was being projected from, nor is there any electricity inside:

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When you flip the photo over, it's a view of the lake.  Weird!

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Thank you for an awesome adventure!

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