In September 1932 Lillian Millicent “Peg” Entwhistle climbed up to the top of the Hollywood Sign. She then jumped off the letter ‘H’ to the ground below killing herself instantly.
Peg was an aspiring actress, and had gone through a tough divorce. She had only one notable film credit, a supporting part in the film Thirteen Women. This was the 1932 version, not the one R. Kelly made in his apartment.
Peg left a suicide note that shed a little light into her depression, but of course, no one knows exactly what she was thinking as she jumped.
Still, she did achieve immortality, and the most SPECTACTULAR SUICIDE EVER (that is until 1985 when pro wrestler Adolf ‘The Wet Hand’ Sizzor leaped to his death from the top of Andre the Giant.)
If Peg did indeed jump because of her lack of success in Hollywood, she tragically jumped just a little early. A day after she jumped, it is reported, that she received a letter offering her the lead in a show about a woman who COMMITS SUICIDE!
Some may call that ‘irony’, others would call it ‘type casting’, and still others would call it a ‘homonym.’
Those people are just stupid.
But, that is not the end of the story, after all I promised you a GHOST, not just a depressing story about suicide!
After Peg’s death hikers and park rangers in the area of the Sign have reported sightings of a woman dressed in 1930’s clothing who would disappear before their eyes!
She has been described as a very attractive, blond woman, who seems very sad.
Could this be Peg’s ghost?
Or, just a woman who is sad because her clothes are hopelessly out of style?
Also, people have reported smelling gardenia perfume in the area, the same perfume Peg would wear!!! WOW, that is some long lasting perfume! I have to put on my cologne every day! This lady has perfume that has lasted about 75 years! On top of which, it can cover the awful odor of decomposing flesh!
I don’t blame you if you are skeptical of THAT claim. Why would someone report smelling perfume to anyone?
911: What is your emergency?
MAN: Help! I smell Old Spice!
911: What is your location?
MAN: I am outside a Pottery Barn in San Jose.
911: We will send someone to investigate that, sir.
Ironically the man outside the Pottery Barn was later offered the lead in a commercial about a man WHO WEARS COLOGNE!!!!
Over the years, there have been many other sightings of Peg.
Adolf ‘The Wet Hand’ Sizzor was never thought of again.
Coming soon: Alterations of the Hollywood Sign!