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          Santa Ana Historical Society Halloween Fundraiser Event


Join author, historian and Haunted Orange County tour guide, Charles Spratley at the Historic Waffle Mansion for a perfect a two part presentation to usher in the weekend before All Hallows Eve. 

The evening will begin in the courtyard of the house with refreshments and a history of the location presented by the Santa Ana Historic Preservation Society. Next we gather in the front parlor and living room area for a two part presentation by local author & historian Charles Spratley.

The first part of this two-part lecture will celebrate ghostly legends and phenomena asscoiated with Latino culture and history. Starting with pre-columbian Mayan and Aztec beliefs and going to famous legends and lore. We work our way to the Chupacabra sightings in Puerto Rico and throughout the Southwest.  The second part of the lecture is a brief but detailed account of the history of Spiritualism. Starting with Swedenborg and Mesmer and creation of home circles and mediums, we go into the occult and the esoteric orders that arose out of the Victorians. 

Santa Ana native, TV personality and paranormal investigator, Ramiro Ramirez will be on hand to share some of the evidence captured while on a recent paranormal investigation of the Waffle house. 

Click here to learn more about the historic Waffle House of Santa Ana.


Guests should arrive at 7:00 p.m. Seating is limited and tickets should be purchased online before the event. 

Tickets are $25 per person with $15 of every ticket sold going directly to support the Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society.



The Waffle House is located at: 120 Civic Center Dr., West; Santa Ana, CA 92701

Metered street parking and parking lots are available in the surrounding neighborhood. 


About Charles Spratley:

Historian Charles Spratley is a San Diego native that has lived in Orange County for about a year. On the board for the restoration of the Villa Montezuma in San Diego, Charles understands and cares deeply for the welfare of small museums and their great contributions to local history and culture. A guest lecturer at University of San Diego in ancient and medieval warfare , a prominent guest speaker at Victoriana/Steampunk conventions as well as owning several touring companies insures a lively evening. An amateur magician and author on the paranormal, Charles has his first book, Piercing the Veil: Examining San Diego’s Haunted History, coming out this fall.