Tour Pasadena’s Heart of Darkness – by bus!

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(that’s studly John Whiteside Parsons, pre-blowup)

WHAT: Esotouric presents the Pasadena Confidential crime bus tour with
Crimebo the Clown and Cravens Mansion tour
WHEN: Saturday July 26, 11am-3pm
COST: $58, which includes snacks and beverages
WHERE: Departs from Fair Oaks and Arlington Street, South Pasadena.

Okay before you start yelling, this tour is so great you might (and I can understand if you find you just can’t) want to put aside your natural loathing of clowns and just get on board already.

What will you see?

Crime fiends will enjoy a four-hour guided luxury bus tour to the darkest
recesses of Pasadena history, with a vintage slide show to set the scene.
From celebrated cases like the RFK assassination, “Eraserhead” star Jack
Nance’s strange end, black magician/rocket scientist Jack Parsons’
death-by-misadventure and the 1926 Rose Parade grand stand collapse, to
fascinating obscurities, the tour’s multitude of murders, arsons,
kidnappings, robberies, suicides, auto wrecks and oddball happenings provide
a alternate history of Pasadena that’s as fascinating as it is creepy.

Crime Bus passengers will tour the old Millionaire’s Row on Orange Grove,
boggle at the shocking Sphinx Murder on the steps of the downtown Masonic
Hall, thrill to the misadventures of one very poorly-behaved (but
beautifully dressed!) chimpanzee and discover why people named Judd should
think twice before moving to Pasadena. They’ll also enjoy the offbeat charms
of Crimebo the Crime Clown as he leads passengers out onto Suicide Bridge
for a personal look down into the gorge that tempted dozens of tormented
souls to their demise.

Shit they had ME with the bridge alone!

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