Hauntings on Senter Road House in San Jose (continued)

In July we had a flurry of comments here from a post about the haunted house on Senter Road in San Jose. Recently I met again with some Silicon Valley ghosthunters, some of whom were familiar with it but at that time, no one had the address – though at least one knew where it was.

Today I was doing some surfing and found a site that claims to have more info on this apparently notorious place. The address was actually on Hellyer (not Senter) but it may be the same story. Looks like an exact address had, at one time, been posted and then removed.  And it’s for the best to not include the precise address, I think, because you don’t want to be guilty of stigmatizing a house or causing the owners trouble.

Right now I’m in a transaction for a darling old Spanish style home in San Jose’s Japantown (one of only three Japantowns left in the U.S.). I was in the home with my buyer and a worker, who was giving us an estimate on some work, when a creepy looking guy decided that the “for sale” sign in front constituted an invitation to saunter into the back yard and have a look. What is wrong with people?!

So it’s bad enough in the case of some real estate sales. With ghosthunting, you just don’t want to give people a reason to poke around uninvited. Some folks do not understand the concept of private property (haunted or not). You don’t go into someone’s private home or yard without permission – whether it’s for sale or haunted or anything else.

For that reason, I’ll not repeat the address I stumbled upon here and will ask participants to NOT give the precise address, but I would like more info in case the Hellyer Road addressed haunted house is the same as the Senter Road one.

Info, anyone?

3 Responses to Hauntings on Senter Road House in San Jose (continued)

  • Ramona says:

    Yes you are indeed talking about the same house and yes it is located on Hellyer Avenue. I’m not sure if I’m giving away too much detail since you said not to give the actual address, but I will mention that it is located on the corner of Hellyer and Senter (maybe this is why they refer to it as the Senter Road House). The house is a very nice looking single story home, and from the outside, you would think it’s actually habited, but it’s actually been vacant for quite some time. It was on the market for a while, and as I was told by third parties, that it was sold once or twice before, but the homeowners were FORCED to leave by whatever or whoever co-inhabits that property. I also learned that in order to help sell the property, the former house was completely torn down and rebuilt into what is now standing there, but obviously this didn’t do the trick. The house has been vacant and off the market (FOR THE OBVIOUS REASONS) for at least 1 year, AT LEAST. According to my source of information, there was a suicide committed there about 8 years ago(?). Other than this, I have no further information, but I would love to learn more, like for example: Where did you originally find out about the house on “Senter Road” a.k.a. “Hellyer Avenue”?

  • MQ says:

    This house is located at the corner of Hellyer Avenue and Senter Rd. It’s the corner house with the black gates around. My friends and I went there, noticed a bright light on… when approached closer, a second light appeared (probably sensored). Afterwards as we came nearer to the fence an alarm turned on and we left. I’m sure the alarm goes on because people are aware that kids come around trying to find some kind of paranormal experiences but yeah. If you do any investigation and find any further information please inform us on your website!

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