Within its walls, Falcon Lair housed Hollywood sex symbols, socialites and heiresses haunted by self destruction and ghosts of the past.
The story of Falcon Lair is filled with legends, oddities, potential hauntings (by a dog too!) and a shady history of unresolved death. Hollywood actor and legend Rudolph Valentino’s dark history sets the stage for the trifecta of hauntings, legends, and true crime in the hills of Hollywood.
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