Bonnie Vent, researcher as San Diego Paranormal Research Project. Also, the host of "Conversations with the Dead."
The hotel loves playing up the whole we-have-a-hot-chick-ghost thing, so imagine the uproar that ensued when the ghost herself recently came forward and said "Uh, what the hell, people? I'm not Kate Morgan."
Bonnie Vent, a research medium in San Diego at the San Diego Paranormal Research Project, claims she had a little chit-chat with this Del Coronado spirit and according to her, the story we've been telling for over 100 years is totally bogus. Seriously. The ghost said so.
Using a new process called "Interdimensional Communication" (yeah we don't know either), this ghost was able to tell our friend Bonnie that she actually is Lottie Bernard. In other words, Lottie was the real person who died-- it wasn't Kate Morgan's fake name-- and we don't really know what happened to Kate Morgan. But we do know that this isn't her and this chick isn't as interesting as we thought Kate was.
Lottie went on to tell Bonnie how she's been kicking around for the last century just so she could tell her story to someone. When Bonnie came forward with the news, researchers humored her and took a second look at some old newspaper articles and eyewitness reports regarding Kate Morgan's death. Weirdly, the claims check out and it's possible that this isn't the ghost of Kate Morgan, after all. Logistically, Kate Morgan couldn't have possibly been in the Coronado area at the time of Lottie's stay at the Del.
They haven't looked much further into the matter, but the homemade press release from SD Paranormal says they need some funding to continue the investigation. Well shit, now this ghost is going to be REALLY pissed. She waited like 100-something years for someone to listen to her damn story and now that we know she's not Kate Morgan, people don't even care enough to fork over a few bucks to learn anything about her. Bummer.
You can read more about this whole thing here. The best part: Bonnie has posted a video of the actual conversation with the spirit and it totally made our Monday morning. Except for that nice friendly reminder that everyone is going to die.
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