Friday, May 28, 2010

Video - If you're ready to see it.

[Original post: 05/28/2010 09:50am ]
Recently, I was downtown in San Mateo, and recorded a video.
(by the way, court date for next criminal hearing was checked yesterday. No change so far.)

WARNING: This video shows the old office of william hamilton ayres in San Mateo. Do not watch it if you can not handle it. I thought I was ready, but was not, but did OK.

There is an 8 second bailout warning message at the front of the video.

This is a video taken starting out walking from the sidewalk in front of 215 N San Mateo Drive, in San Mateo County, up the stairs in the FRONT of the building and coming around the corner to look at #5. The video halts with #5 in full view, and holds for about 10 seconds and then ends. 

Note that youtube did not let me select the "warning" screen as the thumbnail for this video, it automatically picked a view of the first office on the top floor (not #5.) I selected a different thumbnail, but it may be a few hours before it changes. If you don't even want to see the office building DON'T scroll down below this text. 

ayres' name does not appear anywhere on any of the placards anymore, and the video does NOT include going up or down the stairs in the back, to the parking lot. If you feel the need to see video of the back stairs and are ready for it, let me know. I can't promise anything, but I'll consider trying to get back there and take that video. When I took this video, I didn't think to do the back steps, because I always went up the front steps. I did occur to me once I got to the top, but there were people hanging around, and so I just left.

The video also does NOT include any of the inside of the office or attempt to peek through the window. It does look like the inside door was open, as light was streaming through. An unusual sight, to say the least.

For those who don't know: #5 was the office of william hamilton ayres, a "child psychiatrist" who molested his patients in the guise of giving medical exams.

Please don't watch unless you're pretty sure you're ready for it:


  1. DS,

    Any indication who occupys #5 now? I know the sign out front has barely any members of the old "PPA", isn't Jeffrey Weiner there now?

  2. No name on the door. Looks to perhaps be empty. The building has a "For Lease" sign out front. There was sunlight visible through the opaque glass waiting room window.

    There was an "air lock" waiting room/hallway/office setup, so that would mean that both sets of doors were open, and from the angle/appearance of the light, I think that it was exactly that. (As opposed to some kind of large-scale remodel opening the whole thing up. )

    I can't imagine any tenant staying there for very long, once they knew what took place there.

  3. I was wondering why you put that warning there at first, but once I watched that video I had a serious flashback and now am really creeped out.

  4. Aononymous at June 1, 2010 6:40 PM:

    Yep... I wasn't just whistlin' Dixie when I put that warning there.

    It was the first time I've been there in many, many years, and it was very difficult. But afterwards, I felt a little bit like I'd made a step forward. And you should too for braving watching it.

    Take a deep breath and let a small victory wash over you!