California is known for some truly impressive tourists vistas, including Hollywood and Silicon Valley. Unfortunately, like most major states within America, California has a dark side, too. The atmosphere in the sunny state attracts some terrifying cults, such as the Manson Family. California is also home to more serial killers than any other state in the entire nation – besides Texas, of course. That being said, there are numerous bizarre, unsolved mysteries that have baffled authorities for many decades now, and some may never be solved. Here are ten of the most bizarre mysteries of California.
James Gilmore Jr.
James Gilmore Jr. was a young, 14-year-old boy out of Baldwin Park. He was known as the schoolyard bully, and ran with a teen motorcycle gang. While home with his younger brother, the boy ended up disappearing. Two decades later, his remains were found underneath the house, and it’s still unclear what happened to him.
Michelle Von Emster
On April 15, 1994, a nude woman was discovered floating along the beach in San Diego. The deceased body belonged to Michelle Von Emster, a 25-year-old drifter who lived in the area. Her neck had been broken, and multiple ribs, too. It’s unclear what happened to the young woman and whether she was murdered or her death was an accident.