On Dec. 5, 1848, 11 people were murdered at Mission San Miguel: four men, two women, four children and one unborn baby. These murders are referred to as the 'Reed' murders, after William Reed, who owned Mission San Miguel at the time. Pictured above is the late Wally Ohles in 2003 inside the room at the mission where it's thought the murders occurred.  A man once told Ohles of seeing a ghost of a man wearing a navy pea coat. The ghost was thought to be William Reed, because he always wore his navy coat in the wintertime. Another time a lady who Ohles knew for 35 years was at the mission gift shop. She had her little granddaughter with her, who was about 3 at the time. The little girl came running to Grandma in an excited state. 'What's the matter?' asked the grandma. 'I saw a little Indian boy and he couldn't talk,' the girl said. She said that the little boy had 'an owie on his neck.' An ax, a cutlass and a knife had been used to kill members of the Reed family. Read more »
On Dec. 5, 1848, 11 people were murdered at Mission San Miguel: four men, two women, four children and one unborn baby. These murders are referred to as the 'Reed' murders, after William Reed, who owned Mission San Miguel at the time. Pictured above is the late Wally Ohles in 2003 inside the room at the mission where it's thought the murders occurred. A man once told Ohles of seeing a ghost of a man wearing a navy pea coat. The ghost was thought to be William Reed, because he always wore his navy coat in the wintertime. Another time a lady who Ohles knew for 35 years was at the mission gift shop. She had her little granddaughter with her, who was about 3 at the time. The little girl came running to Grandma in an excited state. 'What's the matter?' asked the grandma. 'I saw a little Indian boy and he couldn't talk,' the girl said. She said that the little boy had 'an owie on his neck.' An ax, a cutlass and a knife had been used to kill members of the Reed family. Read more » ldickinson@thetribunenews.com
On Dec. 5, 1848, 11 people were murdered at Mission San Miguel: four men, two women, four children and one unborn baby. These murders are referred to as the 'Reed' murders, after William Reed, who owned Mission San Miguel at the time. Pictured above is the late Wally Ohles in 2003 inside the room at the mission where it's thought the murders occurred. A man once told Ohles of seeing a ghost of a man wearing a navy pea coat. The ghost was thought to be William Reed, because he always wore his navy coat in the wintertime. Another time a lady who Ohles knew for 35 years was at the mission gift shop. She had her little granddaughter with her, who was about 3 at the time. The little girl came running to Grandma in an excited state. 'What's the matter?' asked the grandma. 'I saw a little Indian boy and he couldn't talk,' the girl said. She said that the little boy had 'an owie on his neck.' An ax, a cutlass and a knife had been used to kill members of the Reed family. Read more » ldickinson@thetribunenews.com

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