Prospect Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Redlands CA. The land was given to the city as an 80th birthday present. It was originally owned by 2 of Redlands co-founders in the 1800’s. The park owes its name to a small hotel that was built on the property that no longer exists.
Many rumors exist claiming the park is haunted. Its been said that the park was a popular dumping ground for dead bodies due to its dense foliage. Homeless people often take refuge in the bamboo patches in the park and it has been said that some of them have even died there. The park is a very popular place for Satan worshipers to gather. At night they can be seen in the park sitting in circles, chanting and lighting fires. In the theater area, footsteps are often heard running across the stage. Sounds of the seats in the theater folding up are also heard. Many visitors have claimed to see shadow people throughout the park.
An unsupported rumor has circulated claiming that a teenage girl was killed behind the theater stage. This supposedly being the reason there is so much activity in the theater.