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  • Chloe Starke, 9, helps her grandmother Kathy Starke paint Dia de los Muertos skeleton on the window of Jacqueline’s Home Décor last week in the Claremont Village. The pair spent two days creating the scene that showed skeletons playing music.

    Chloe Starke, 9, helps her grandmother Kathy Starke paint Dia de...

  • Claremont artist Kathy Starke paints musical notes recently while decorating a store window in the Village.

    Claremont artist Kathy Starke paints musical notes recently whil...

  • A guitar-playing skeleton created by Claremont artist Kathy Starke graces the front window Jacqueline’s Home Décor in the Claremont Village.

    A guitar-playing skeleton created by Claremont artist Kathy Star...

  • Brian D’Ambrosia-Donner gave the introduction to the recent Ghost Walk tour of haunted locations in the Claremont Village.

    Brian D’Ambrosia-Donner gave the introduction to the recent Gh...

  • The Claremont Depot, which was restored 20 years ago, is haunted by a former railroad worker who worked there in the early 20th century.

    The Claremont Depot, which was restored 20 years ago, is haunted...

  • The Claremont Depot, which was restored 20 years ago, is haunted by a former railroad worker who worked there in the early 20th century.

    The Claremont Depot, which was restored 20 years ago, is haunted...

  • Pomona College’s first building was the former Claremont hotel that the college renamed Sumner Hall. The structure was moved to its current location on the corner of Fourth Street and College Way in 1921 and completely remodeled.

    Pomona College’s first building was the former Claremont hotel...

  • Seaver House on College Avenue is reported to be haunted by a ghost named Manila Seaver who died in the house in 1979 at age 80. She apparently lives in the attic and likes to turn lights on and open the balcony door.

    Seaver House on College Avenue is reported to be haunted by a gh...

  • Several ghosts, including one name Walter, reportedly haunt Bridges Auditorium where workers have seen many odd phenomenon including mysterious footprints and the strange silhouette of a woman.

    Several ghosts, including one name Walter, reportedly haunt Brid...

  • Silhouette that appears like a woman which was found behind lockers in the usher’s room and a girly magazine dated February 1961 at Bridges Auditorium.

    Silhouette that appears like a woman which was found behind lock...

  • An apparition named Walter appears in a hallway in the basement of Bridges Auditorium.

    An apparition named Walter appears in a hallway in the basement ...

  • Human footprints that go in a circle appeared in front of the lockers in the usher’s room at Bridges Auditorium.

    Human footprints that go in a circle appeared in front of the lo...

  • Early file photo of the Claremont Hotel which later was given to Pomona College and became their first building named Sumner Hall. The structure was moved and completely remodeled in 1921.

    Early file photo of the Claremont Hotel which later was given to...