The following is an excerpt from my website regarding secrets and little know facts about the Palos Verdes Peninsula (see http://maureenmegowan.com/PageManager/Default.aspx/PageID=1824011&NF=1 )
"There are persistent rumors that the Vanderlip mansion is haunted. Two untrue stories have been circulated on the internet that the wife of Frank Vanderlip went crazy there, or that a daugher of Frank Vanderlip had an illicit affair and was put into an insane asylum across the street, but the stories still appear on several websites devoted to haunted places. John Vanderlip and his wife Narcissa had 6 children, all of whom led normal lives.
Villa Narcissa (The Vanderlip Mansion in Rancho Palos Verdes
This is a picture of "The Cottage" which is the first home built on the Palos Verdes Peninsula by Frank Vanderlip in 1016:
For more about the history of Rancho Palos Verdes go to my website at: http://www.maureenmegowan.com/PageManager/Default.aspx/PageID=1471638&NF=1
For more information about Palos Verdes and South Bay Real Estate and buying and selling a home on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, visit my website at http://www.maureenmegowan.com . I try to make this the best real estate web blog in the South Bay Los Angeles and the Palos Verdes Peninsula. I would love to hear your comments or suggestions.