Is Google trying to start a haunting legend?

December 26th, 2009

I recently wanted to find out how long a nearby walking trail is, so I pulled up Google maps and put in directions from the approximate start to the approximate end. Although the trail “7th Ave”, the walking directions call it “Haunted Trail”:


I’ve lived in San Diego my whole life but I’ve never heard it called this. I wondered if I was missing out on some sort of thrilling ghost story, so I googled it, but all I got were results for the seasonal haunted house by the same name that takes place a few blocks further south in Balboa park. I’m not sure if Google somehow mixed these two up or if there’s a local legend I haven’t heard yet.

You can see for yourself here.

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2 Responses to “Is Google trying to start a haunting legend?”


  1. Louis II says:

    it’s teh boi scouts… they did et!

    • KJ Coop says:

      When if first saw this, I read it as a random snarky remark toward the boy scouts, but once I thought about it, it made sense that an area just off limits would get incorporated into campfire stories as having some kind of supernatural significance. I don’t know if that’s how you meant it, but that’s how I read it on my second pass.

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