Times Past

Mass murder and shadowy figures along the road — SLO County has its own ghostly history

Take a look inside Sunny Acres, the abandoned building that’s rumored to be haunted

Opened as an orphanage and abandoned as a juvenile hall in the 1970s, Sunny Acres is rumored to be haunted. But really, the old brick building will soon be renovated and open again in 2019 to provide affordable housing for adults who receive menta
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Opened as an orphanage and abandoned as a juvenile hall in the 1970s, Sunny Acres is rumored to be haunted. But really, the old brick building will soon be renovated and open again in 2019 to provide affordable housing for adults who receive menta

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Dan Krieger is professor of history emeritus at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo. He is past president of the California Mission Studies Association, now part of the California Missions Foundation. He can be reached at slohistory@gmail.com.

The 10th annual Cambria Scarecrow Festival is underway in October 2018. Hundreds of scarecrows line the streets of the northern San Luis Obispo County, California, town.

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