Monday, July 5, 2010

Ghost of Lizard King haunts Mexican restaurant

Jim Morrison's ghost really gets around. Last October, news broke that music historian Brett Meisner caught the possible ghost of the Lizard King at his Parisian grave in Père Lachaise back in 1997.

Now comes word, on the 39th anniversary of Morrison's death on July 3, that The Doors frontman is hanging out in a West Hollywood Mexican restaurant. AOL News contributor Chris Epting reports the location was once known as "The Doors Workshop," "an office space/crash pad/recording studio used by the band in the late 1960s and early 1970s."

Opened by chef - and Doors fan - Larry Nicola, the restaurant Mexico was known for its history and the locale continues to honor the band's legacy.

"His presence hangs very heavy here," general manager Christina Arena says. "It gets eerie sometimes." She also says the unisex bathroom, which served as a vocal booth where Morrison recorded "L.A. Women," has the strongest energy.

"Jim Morrison is definitely still here," office manager Christine Chilcote agrees. "Funky things happen all the time we can't explain. Lights popping on and off at weird times. But when that bathroom door handle jiggles by itself, that's the weirdest sign. It's totally inexplicable."

So instead of spending all his afterlife in the city of the dead in Paris, it seems Morrison's ghost likes to "Love Me Two Times" and split his spiritual time with good food and fans in sunny California. Strange Days indeed


Courtney Mroch said...

Funny! I've always wondered when I hear about ghosts inhabiting 2 or more places how they do it. And if it's possible or just hype/hopefulness. Still, if I'm ever back on the West Coast I'd like to check out this spot. If I don't see Jim's ghost maybe I'll get some good Mexican food!