The Pico House, built back in 1869 and 1870, was a three-story luxury hotel ordered by Pio Pico. Pico was the last Mexican Governor of Alta California, as well as being a successful businessman. The Pico House sits in an area called El Pueblo de Los Angeles.
Although the hotel was a place of luxury, tremendous violence and tragedies occurred in the areas surrounding it. Many ghosts were killed in the Chinese massacre of 1871, and other people killed by other violent offenses continue to haunt the area.
It is not uncommon to hear footsteps, hear the cries of murder victims, and see the ghosts of people hung from trees in the area.