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Hey Area: Was Lake Merritt’s Necklace of Lights installed because of ghosts?

Geraldine Ah-Sue


Lake Merritt is often referred to as the Jewel of Oakland. By day, you can see fitness enthusiasts running and birds splashing in the water. But as the sun begins to set, the crowd thins out, and a string of 3,400 pearly light bulbs begin to glow. 

Although you can still see people at the lake after hours, rumor has it that there’s another kind of visitor that likes to come out at night.

Listener Robert Weiner asked Hey Area whether it's true that Lake Merritt’s Necklace of Lights was installed because of complaints about ghosts. Click the player above to hear reporter Geraldine Ah-Sue find the answer.

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