Today I’m welcoming producer, David Oman. Aside from his onscreen accomplishments, he’s also appeared on the television shows: Paranormal Witness, Ghost Hunters, My Ghost Story, Ghost Adventures and Haunted History. Thank you, David for stopping by!
This extraordinary interview was actually conducted via phone, a wonderful opportunity that helped me to better understand David’s views on the paranormal. At the beginning of our conversation it was already quite apparent that David Oman is an interesting individual with a great deal to tell. His stories were undoubtedly fascinating and the way he explained everything was expressed with such vivid imagery that it made me feel as if I was also a part of those experiences. There were several times he left me in stitches from the comical aspect he’d put on things. But there was also a very serious side to David that he was not shy to convey at all.
When I asked him to tell me a little about himself, David started off by saying, “I am an entrepreneur by trade” and “I take the opportunity to look at things with a greater perspective”. David said that prior to his career in filmmaking, he was a page for ABC then went into the business of private investigating where he did process serving and surveillance.
David’s latest film, House at the End of the Drive is actually about his very own house. He lives on Cielo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. A little down the street is where actress Sharon Tate, her unborn son and 4 others including Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Stephen Parent and Voychek Frykowski lost their lives to the members of the Charles Manson family forty-five years ago on August 8th-9th. The location where David lives is reportedly a hot spot for paranormal activity. I asked him about the source of the hauntings and David said he believes that they are due to a paranormal vortex that allows spirits access into the physical world. David’s house is a structure made of reinforced steel that has a foundation buried deep into the ground. Even his spiral staircase within the home is made with the same kind of steel that David believes acts as a magnetic force field that attracts the paranormal activity to his location.
The lovely spirit of Sharon Tate is seen more times than not at the Cielo house. David was told by a psychic medium that the reasoning behind this is because of David’s strong admiration for the 1960’s retro era and Sharon Tate feels very comfortable at his house. To put it simply, Sharon likes being around David and his outgoing, positive energy. Throughout the conversation, David expressed a highly regarded fondness for Sharon. He mentioned that he communicates with her quite often and in fact, that she was eavesdropping and was very pleased with how our interview was going. I must admit that being the empath that I am, even I could feel an immense amount of positive energy from the spiritual world.
Other ghostly visitors have found their way into David’s home as well. Spirits like Darren McGavin whose cigar smell can often be detected whenever he’s around. Then there are Jack Johnson (the boxer), Rudolph Valentino and Jay Sebring, all who have also made their presences known. Once, while David was walking through his residence with a psychic medium, the lady stopped and looked over at the bar. She proceeded to tell David that she saw a mixture of actors who had passed on socializing with the spirits of Native Americans who once called the land their own. When David glanced over at the bar, he could see no one that the medium was referring to, but she was very adamant about the spectral presences that were there.
I asked David if he ever thought about cleansing his home of the spirits and this was his response, “spirits go where they feel” and “we don’t have control over them”. He has had many people come in and cleanse the house but the energies still remain. He also told me that he has never felt threatened or anything malevolent from his ghostly guests. He feels safe just the same way that they do and he would never do anything to disrupt that. David is a strong believer in coexisting. He has a great deal of respect for those who have passed on. He’s not one to believe in provoking the spirits. His belief is that if one provokes the spirits and gets a negative reaction, then that person gets exactly what they asked for.
During our conversation, David spoke about an EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) that was captured when a team was investigating his home. The message was heard with a “whispery, breathy voice” and directed towards one of the team members. It said, “Let it go, Mija.” When asked about it, the member said she could tell it was her father conveying the very personal message. David said that because his house is a paranormal vortex, that the possibilities are endless to who might come through. Any living person can be at David’s home and if they’ve had a loved one who passed on, then the deceased person can quite possibly come through to make contact even if it is only for a brief moment.
I asked David if he ever caught any paranormal evidence on camera and he very happily told me about his Youtube channel that is full of exciting videos of things being mysteriously moved and figurines knocking over. Here’s the link so you can check it out, too! https://www.youtube.com/user/davidoman David also recommended Dr. Barry Taff’s, Cielo Drive Convergence that can be found here: http://barrytaff.net/2013/07/cielo-drive-convergence-the-ultimate-field-laboratory/
David even told me an interesting story that took place during the filming of House at the End of the Drive. The day was extremely busy and he was running around multitasking when he happened to enter a room (off scene) with a very relaxed Lance Henriksen sitting “Indian-style” in the middle of the floor. In front of Lance sat a couple of spiritual advisers who were there conducting a tarot reading. While David was telling me this, it was extremely evident to understand that regardless of how hectic shooting a film can be at the Cielo house, there is always time for one to get in touch with the otherworldly side.
David’s production, House at the End of the Drive has many familiar faces in it like James Oliver, Angela Jones, Ellen Geer and Lance Henriksen just to name a few. The film has reached completion and is now awaiting distribution. Here’s an exciting look at the trailer for House at the End of the Drive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gvL_BMo7jE
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