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The John Sowden House / Black Dahlia House

Check out our recent photos from the Sowden House, a Lloyd Wright creation, where Elizabeth Short (aka the ‘Black Dahlia’) was speculated to be killed by Dr. George Hodel.

Based on evidence gathered by Dr. George Hodel’s son, Steve Hodel, he strongly believes that his childhood home, the Sowden House, was the location where the Black Dahlia was tortured and killed by his father. Steve Hodel also brought forth evidence linking Dr. Hodel to the Lipstick Killer murders, due to the similarities and connections between them and the Black Dahlia murder. The Black Dahlia case remains unsolved to this day.

With special permission, we are the only non-televised paranormal team to ever be invited inside.  Designed by Lloyd Wright, it’s a beautiful location that’s completely restored and renovated from the way it looked when Dr. Hodel lived there.

Note: There have never been any paranormal accounts from any of the past owners and the current bathroom and bathtub were not there when Dr. Hodel was living there.

Didya know: Leonardo Dicaprio put this house and several more in escrow for his parents, they decided not to buy this one.

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5 Responses to “The John Sowden House / Black Dahlia House”

  1. Kim #

    It’s sad to think that Steve thinks his father was the one who killed Elizabeth Short and others there. I feel bad for him. I hope he gets real answers some day.

    January 17, 2013 at 12:41 pm Reply
    • ParanormalEXP #

      Thanks Kim. I hope one day we will be able to solve this horrible crime.

      January 17, 2013 at 7:24 pm Reply
  2. Mike #


    You should read Steve’s book, “Most Evil.” The evidence that lead him to that conclusion is overwhelming.

    March 31, 2013 at 6:53 pm Reply
  3. it is creepy- my team really wants to investigate there it is a great plase please e-mail me more paranormal evidence as i said before i have my own investigation team TAPS team also did a televised episode called Hollywood horror stories AKA season 9 ep. 1
    watch it

    March 4, 2014 at 11:07 am Reply
    • ParanormalEXP #

      Hey there, we investigated at the Sowden House before most TV shows investigated there. Most shows we have watched about the the paranormal at the house have gotten the layout information wrong. It is very hard location to investigate at due to the owners use it primary for photo or commercial shoots.

      March 4, 2014 at 11:40 pm Reply

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