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David Douglas Park

David Douglas Park

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  • Date Posted: May 2, 2014
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  • Address: David Douglas Park, 1016 North Garrison Road, Vancouver, WA 98664, USA

Vancouver, Washington

Ghosts and the Paranormal at David Douglas Park in Vancouver, Washington:

The ghosts of two young boys reportedly haunt David Douglas Park in Vancouver, Washington. The two male ghosts purportedly have been observed primarily within the wooded areas of the park. Some visitors have reported hearing disembodied footsteps at this location.

Two young boys were murdered at David Douglas Park in 1989. Cole and William (Billy) Neer were kidnapped and killed in a wooded area near David Douglas Park. Dodd simply stopped the boys one evening as they hurriedly made their way through the wooded area at David Douglas Park on bicycles. He had staked out the area for quite some time looking for young victims, but each time he sited one, they were under the watch of an adult. These two boys were late for dinner, but Dodd had stepped out into the path and told them to stop and to “come with him.” They complied, not understanding why Dodd had stopped them. They were nice boys, aged 10 and 11 years of age. Two teenagers walked by and Dodd told them to be silent and the two boys stayed silent. He took them into a heavily wooded area and tied their hands together and told one of them to pull his pants down. They thought perhaps that if they did what he asked, that he would then let them go home. One of the boys kept asking, “why, why?” Dodd ended up stabbing the boys and then leaving them to bleed to death in the woods near David Douglas Park. One of them tried to run away after Dodd stabbed the first boy. When Dodd caught up to him, he apologized saying, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry!” and then Dodd stabbed him too. After the incident Vancouver parents rallied to keep watch over paths used by children and urged the young to stay out of isolated places. So the story has become legendary and people report feeling uneasy, particularly in the wooded areas that were so carefully and strategically mapped by Dodd.

David Douglas Park is a fairly large park. Be watchful and vigilant when visiting this location at night. Get permission from local authorities before visiting this location after dark.


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