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Any places listed in the Haunted Places requires
permission to visit or investigate. Many of the places are patrolled by
the authorities, trespassers will be prosecuted.
Magalia - Magalia Depot - This location
used to be a train depot, but has been a restaurant since 1977. In the
past owners have seen apparitions and heard voices through vents and
banging on the walls. A former employee reports things fell off of
shelves without explanation, their hair was pulled and their shoulder
grabbed by an unseen force, they saw a floating head atop a freezer in
the lower level bakery, one of the other coworkers entered the restroom
and the faucet turned on by itself and the toilet flushed, while
searching for the light switch on her first day working, the lights
mysteriously turned on by themselves, while setting tables all the
dinner forks had been turned on their sides, one night a woman working
stepped inside the cooler and when she walked back out all the chairs
had been pulled out from under the tables. According to past stories
from previous owners there are three ghosts. A small child, a woman in
a housecoat a conductor. The woman is the only one to ever have been
seen and seems to be the one most often heard/sensed by anyone.
<>Manteca - Sequoia elementary - Tthere
have been may reports of children playing in the hallways. A night
janitors hear the intercom turn on and hear children talking on it but
when they go to room 9 nothing is there. There has also been a report
of swings swinging on there swinging by the gymnasium
Malibu - Moonshadows
Restaurant - In the women's restroom, the water
faucets have been known to turn on by themselves.
Malibu Lake (Agoura Hills) - Malibu Lake Island - The Lady
of the Lake - Believed to be haunted by Margaret Hersh Robertson.
Margaret (1907-1993). Every morning, as was known by many lake
residents, Margaret would swim out to the island. She did this early
every morning. She has been sighted numerous times, after her passing,
swimming seemingly along side a startled couple in a canoe. Her figure
was just below the surface of the water in a bathing cap.
Manteca - Cinema 10 - The last theater in the hall way on the left of the
cinema is haunted by 2 ghosts, a young boy and an elderly man. A fire
broke out supposedly when the place was a drug store in the late
1950's, killing at least 3 people. late night workers hear voices and
tapping on the upper level of the theater.
Manteca - El Rey Theatre,
Brewery - The old El Rey theatre in Manteca
burned down some decades ago the night "The Towering Inferno" opened,
owners renovated it and turned it into the Kelley Brothers Brewing Co.
it is said that there are still hot spots from the fire, and ghosts of
dead firefighters and movie patrons are said to wander the restaurant
looking for a way out.
Manteca - Home Depot - An apparition of a girl has been seen twice by
employees working graveyard shift .Some nights after closing, music and
laughter has been heard. When workers go to check it out the music and
voices stop. December Update: The details of
the story behind the murder have been removed out of respect for the
Manteca - Psycho home - There was a home that every one called it the Psycho
home because the old lady that lived there was Psycho. She had 13 dogs
and 13 cats. If one cat dies then all the cats die's. Then after she
killed them all she made a home for them. She kept all the body's. If
someone came on her grass she would go get a died cat a scare you. Now
if you walk in the home you hear the died dog's. and cat's.
Marin - Camp Bothin - The camp used to be an old tuberculosis Hospital and
an Indian residence before it was made into a girl scout camp. It is
said that at night you can hear and see the ghost of a nurse pushing
her cart down the hallways and patients who died there moaning and
groaning. It is also been said that Indian spirits have made
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- The ghost of a man is seen walking around the
3rd floor, stairs & roof. Rumor has it that the man was murdered
several years ago by a jealous lover.
Menlo Park - Ravenswood - There is a woman in a trench coat, standing under an
old-fashioned street lamp, that can be seen at night waiting for a
ride. But if you look back, she disappears along with the street lamp.
Menlo Park - Coleman
Mansion currently Peninsula private school - It
is haunted by the ghost of the original owner's wife who was
accidentally shot by her husband. Students and faculty have seen her in
the "Big Building".
Merced - Applegate Skate
Park - Reports of a headless skater appearing.
The skater is said to have tried a trick and fallen on his head and he
broke his neck
Merced - Girl Scouts
Island, Yosemite Lake - a lady and her daughter
went out on a small boat ride while the other girl scouts were
sleeping. The daughter had fallen into a whirlpool and the suction
pulled the boat under leaving the mother behind. After the mother died
after grieving years, it is said she goes into the girls tents now and
look for her daughter and sings to the girls and strokes there hair.
Merced - The Tower Theater
- The Tower Theater is said to be haunted by the
ghost of a young women said to have killed herself by jumping off the
tower peak after being notified that her fiancé had been killed
in the war. People have said they have seen the women in the theater
asking if they have seen "Johnny".
Merced - Yosemite Lake at
the tower - The story is told that in the 1970s
at the boat tower. A mother had taken her two kids swimming and were
jumping off the tower. The kids had drowned from hitting shallow
waters. The bodies were never found. Every night the mother would drive
her car out there and would look for her kids. She had past away and
still to this day you will see a car drive out there and see a woman in
a long flowing gown with her arms out crying and calling her for her
Milpitas - Ed Levin Park
Cemetery - The cemetery is now closed, but even
in the daytime, electronics will shut off, start on own, loud moans can
be heard, flashes of lights and car problems. Very cold in spots.
Mission Hills - San
Fernando Mission - Apparition of a lady in a
white dress with a white scarf on her head praying at the front row of
the chapel that vanishes.
Modesto - Acacia Cemetery
- A very old cemetery, many people have heard a
very mournful crying/screaming while driving through the cemetery even
in daylight hours. Also, a very horrible feeling of foreboding often
comes with hearing these cries and screams. One couple, just using the
cemetery as a short cut, heard & felt it, ”The sound and
feelings were very alarming in the fact that they seemed to be all
around us, as if inside the vehicle with us. It was a very frightening
experience due to the fact that it was indeed broad daylight when this
Modesto - Ambulance
Station on Granger - The building that now
houses workers of a local 24 hour ambulance service also holds the
ghosts of former residents. It is said that back in the 60's two
parents killed their three children in the house. Also, as recently as
the early 90's, an old Indian man died in the house alone while praying
to a religious alter. This room, where the old man died is avoided by
the current occupants due to cold and ominous feelings of dread. The
employees of the ambulance service have witnessed; doors and windows
opening and closing at will, objects moving across the room, the shower
turning off and on, the sound of voices and children playing in the
house, the sound of footsteps, and recently while one employee showered
she heard a voice yell "Get out!" This sent the employee out of the
bathroom, out of the house, and onto the front lawn where she stood
trembling under a wet towel. The house is not hard to find, it's at the
corner of McHenry and Granger right next door to a skateboard shop.
Modesto - Dry Creek
Running Trial - Joggers have claimed to see the
figure of an Indian man when running near this creek. Some say that the
spirit of the Indian is watching over the joggers who run the trail.
Others believe he is protecting the sacred land. There is also the
spirit of a young man who haunts the bridge on Clause Road. It was
reported that he jumped off the bridge into the shallow creek and died.
Joggers have reported that while they are running in the early morning
or late at night, they can hear a shallow yell or scream along with a
splash. - October 2003 Update: This bridge is at
the intersection of Claus Road and Scenic Drive. About 1/4 mile north
of Johanson High School.
Modesto - Fuddrucker’s
Restaurant - Formerly listed as Blockbuster
Video - most employees from the Blockbuster have
witnessed this entity. It seems to be male and has a desire to make
contact with the living. After closing, he will activate battery
operated toys that are sold in the store, open and close the locked
bathroom door, turn the lights off and on and then off again, and most
frightening of all, he speaks to the employees through the store sound
system. When all trailer tapes have stopped running and the satellite
TV display has been shut off, the ghost has been known to say things
such as... "shh... listen," and "you've been bad..." Another incident
that took place was after midnight when a manager and another employee
went into the office momentarily only to return finding over
thirty-movie cover boxes stacked neatly on top of each other in the
floor. This scared both people so much that they didn't investigate
until the next day. The boxes were stacked in a corner of the store
that the security cameras had no coverage of, so their story to their
co-workers the next day was not taken seriously. - June 2008 Update/Additional Information: The
Blockbuster Video was demolished last year and is now a Fuddrucker's
restaurant. before Blockbuster Video was on that site, the land was
home to a Beno's department store and a skate park. In the early
1980's, a young boy broke his neck at the skate park and died from his
injuries. This could be related to the "haunting" of the site.
Modesto - Modesto High
School - The spirit of a young man paces the
balcony of the Modesto High Auditorium. There are also reports of
knocking noises heard in the main hallway---where the floor slopes by
the sewing room---that are coming from the tunnels that used to run
under the school.
Modesto - Red Lion Hotel
(formerly Holiday Inn) - Sounds of people
talking loudly in kitchen when no one is in there. Loud crashing of
plates and trays has also been heard. According to an employee who has
been with the hotel for 27 years a woman was killed in the kitchen by
an enraged boyfriend. There are also rumors of more than one person
killing themselves in the kitchen. Also while on in the parking lot
patrol security has heard the sound of breaking glass as near as two
cars away-upon investigation there is no cause for the sound. Rooms
420, 206, and 152 are also all reported by guests and employees to be
haunted. Especially in room 152 where all the electrical equipment in
the room turns on and off by itself. The room has been checked many
times for electrical problems and none can be found.
Modesto - Vintage Faire
Mall - 4 girls said to have been raped and
murdered haunt a store in the mall.
Mokelumne Hill - Hotel
Leger - Hotel owned by George Leger in 1880, He
met an untimely death, shot in gambling argument. Anyway odor of fresh
cigar smoke is still smelled in his upstairs room. Owners always happy
to give a tour.
Monrovia - Azteca Building
- Supposed noises are heard there, and an
apparition of a lady in gray white (not too clear, on that) is said to
haunt the place. This place is located on Foothill Blvd. near the
corner of Myrtle.
Monrovia - Clifton Middle
School - Band Room - its been known that
a ghost walks the band room late at night while the chorus girls are
Monrovia - Monrovia high
school - janitors and teachers have said that
during the night in the second floor of the main hallway you always
feel like your being watched and it sounds like someone is sneaking up
behind when you are alone.
Montebello - AMC
Montebello 10 Theatres - This theatre is haunted
by a spirit who was stabbed and later died when the theatre first
opened. Most of the activity occurs around theatres 8 and 9. Theatre 9
is always eerily cold, even with the heaters on. Upstairs in the
projection booth above #9, lights turned off by employees sometimes
mysteriously come back on. It is also said you can see a figure's
shadow when movies are on against the wall in theatre #6.
Montebello - Bluff Road - Near the intersection of Washington and Bluff Road, at
the site of the Battle of the Rio San Gabriel that took place in 1847.
Spanish soldiers have been seen walking around and sometimes follow
Montebello - Cantwell High
School - while working on the second floor of
the main building for homecoming week. fellow students were working
late on decorations with a teacher. the intercom makes three beeping
sounds to let the room know that a message is going to be relayed
through the front office. the three beeping sounds were made and know
one was working the front office. the students heard whispering noises
and went downstairs to check it out. one of them saw a balloon in the
middle of the hall and popped it. right when she popped it the lights
went out and screaming was going off all over the place.
Montebello - DoubleTree
Hotel -If you turn off the lights in the room
before going to sleep, you may find the lights back on in the middle of
the night when you wake up to use the restroom.
Montebello - Montebello
Parks and Recreation Office - Anytime of the day
or night, you can hear footsteps and voices coming from the hallways
and men's restroom. Many employees claim when they are working at the
office late into the evening, they hear voices and footsteps, the
problem is that they are the only ones at the office. Park Rangers have
reported hearing voices coming from the men's restroom. The source of
the haunting has not been determined, but two parks and recreation
employees have passed away in the last 10 years. The office was once
home to a doctors office. Do not attempt to trespass, you will be
Montebello - Rosemead -
Whittier Narrows Park - The figure of a Spanish
conquistador on horseback can be seen occasionally around the
intersection of San Gabriel Blvd and Lincoln Ave. It is said he drowned
here looking for his gold buried near the river's beach. Mysterious
fogs roll in and out here a lot as well.
Montebello - Temple B'Nai
Emet - The halls of this building are virtually
covered by darkness for most of the time during services. Three
children have been known to cross the hallways from one door to another
that are completely adjacent to each other. It was once said that three
children were taken into a restroom stall by their father, and each
were killed by slitting their throats because their father was
extremely sorrowful over the death of his wife, and murdered his
children to eliminate his memory of his love.
Monterey - California's
first theater- originally built as a boarding
house for whalers in the early 18th century, it was converted into a
theater, the only theater in California long before we became a state.
is said to be haunted by the ghost of JACK SWAN. his voice can be heard
calling down from the attic where all the costumes and props are kept.
the voice has an electro magnetic effect as if it were on an intercom
or crackling speaker system. loud enough to startle several troupers,
ushers, bartenders, etc...they say it is JACK SWAN who built the old
wooden pews in the 19th century. he wants to compliment all the actors
on what a fine job they did with the show! they were really whooping it
up or something.
Monterey - Robert Luis
Stevenson House - The Lady in Black haunts the
second floor of this boarding house where famous writer Robert Luis
Stevenson lodged during his stay in Monterey. The Lady in Black is
supposedly the proprietor of the establishment and haunts the nursery
where her grandchildren died of cholera.
Monterey County - San
Lucas - Salinas River - Every Halloween night
there is a new report of the crying woman. She is mistaken as La
Llarona. Each year the kids go on dares to walk the river past the
bend. One year, the kid never came back. One year the first girl ever
to do it was actually helped by the ghost. She was walking too close to
the edge when the ghost pushed her away. If she would have fallen it
was a 50-foot drop in about 2 feet of water.
Moorpark - Gravity Hill - after the road dips down a small hill, if you stop and
put your car in neutral at the bottom of the hill, your car will slowly
drift backwards uphill! It's supposedly because ghost of children
killed there in a wagon accident are pushing your car.
Moreno Valley - Nason
Street - Years ago, a bus occupied with children
supposedly broke down and was hit by a large diesel truck, pushing them
over the freeway overpass. There were no survivors. It is now said that
when a car visits this site, when shut off and put in neutral, the
spirits of the deceased children will push the car UP over the
overpass. This only works when going South. In addition, baby powder
sprinkled/poured on the back of the vehicle will allow handprints and
footprints of the children to be visible. Sometimes laughter and
footsteps can be heard late at night.
Moreno Valley - Old
Hospital/Elementary School - In Moreno Valley,
off of Nason, there is the old hospital. When the new hospital was
built, the old one was turned into a small school for only the lower
grades. The story goes that a deranged man came into the school with a
gun where he took the students and teachers hostage. In the back, there
is 2 sheds, one big and one small. It is said that he took his hostages
here and killed many of them and then turned the gun on himself. The
old school is now closed and many have been inside since. Inside,
people have said they see figures of children and hear the cries.
Moreno Valley - Priest
Hill - if you put your car in neutral on 'Priest
Hill' the priest who had broke down on the road, he will push your car
up the hill, with your foot not on the pedal. if you put flour on the
back of your car, you will see the handprints.
Morro Bay - Morro Bay High
School - have been reports of strange
occurrences in both the "old" gym and "new gym" lights turning on and
off, cold spots, etc. supposedly a young boy died while falling off the
bleachers in the old gym and is said to haunt it.
Morro Bay - Pirate Ship
Playground - Reports of two boys playing on the
pirate ship in the playground late at night.
Moss Beach - The Moss
Beach Distillery - Unusually shaped building is
the current home of the "Blue Lady". Building used to be a speak- easy
during the prohibition. A woman who worked at the establishment was
married to a seaman, but had an affair with a piano player. When the
husband returned from Alaska and found out, he then murdered her on the
beach below. The Blue Lady is a friendly and mischievous spirit.
Mount Baldy - Ski Lifts - has a ghost of a man wearing all white. He seems to be
from back in the mining days. He is wearing a white suit, with a white
hat. He has a mustache as well.
Montebello - Montebello
high school - back in the late 80's a woman was
hung in the c building. Now if you walk by C building late at night it
is said that you can hear a woman struggling. In the auditorium when
the lights are turned off and you are by yourself you can hear people
laughing at you and hear mysterious footsteps.
Mountain View - Moffett
Field - There are several building on the old
Naval Base that are reported to be haunted. One is the old infirmary,
which was built in the 1930's. When the base was still operated by the
Navy, Security Police Officers would check the building at night and
reported seeing a little girl dressed in old style clothing inside
staring at them.
Murrieta - French Valley -
Boston Scientific Company - Witnesses report a
ghost of a young girl around the office area between the cubicles.
There are no kids allowed or anyone allowed in those spaces would have
to officially check in the front office area. Also, in the woman's
restroom next to the lunchroom, people have sighted the faucet turning
on and off on it's own. If you are there alone in the restroom, you can
hear in the last stall someone unrolling the toilet paper. In the clean
room, items coming out of the bio machine have been thrown straight
across the room and you can also feel someone blowing in your ear.
Murrieta - KEA Milling - March 2005 Update/Correction: This has been boarded up
due to vandalism. It is also belived this is turning into an urben
legend. There is no proof of any certain trauma at this this place.- All the windows and doors on ground level are cemented
up, so you cannot enter the building, and there are no stairs inside.
On some nights you can see a girl about 15-18yrs old sitting on the
ledge of the middle top window wearing a light blue dress. If you look
up at her a feeling of sadness comes over you and your eyes get a
Murrieta - Murrieta Valley
High school - Apparitions of kids and equipment
Napa - The Napa Cinadome -
is said to be haunted by two ghosts that look
like a couple. There is one spat in the last theater room in the
building that gets cold enough to shed ice aver your coke, when you sit
there you also feel like someone is watching you
Nevada City - The National
Hotel - Apparent hauntings occur here. Built in
the late 1800's the building was restored recently with the exception
of the left wing. Lights flicker, cold spots and creepy feeling in this
wing of the building. The hotel has hosted miners and tourists who come
looking for hauntings.
Newberry Park - Stage
Coach Inn - The Stagecoach Inn is an original
stage stop and hotel. Pierre was killed in the original Inn. When the
Inn burned to the ground in 1969, or so, it was re-built in another
location using the original blueprints. It seems Pierre moved with the
Inn. Pierre's room is colder than the rest of the upstairs, the docents
have opened the Inn in the morning to find the upstairs runner rugs
rolled up, the books in the upstairs library stacked on the floor, the
sound of someone walking upstairs can be heard downstairs when no one
is on the upper level. Several docents refuse to work upstairs; they
feel like they are being stared at. A man has been seen several times
looking out of an upstairs windows. There have been several reports of
conversations with an older, oddly dressed man who vanishes when turned
Newberry Springs - Mojave
dry river bottom from Minneola Rd to Harvard Rd -
The spirit of the "hatchet lady" is said to roam the river bottom at
night with hatchet in hand. It is said she is the cause for many
people's disappearances when they walked near the river bottom at night
Newark - Newpark Mall - In the TILT arcade doors won't unlock and appear to be
stuck. At night when workers used to turn off all the games in the
brake rooms (there are two of them) some of them would switch back on
when turned off no one else was there to do so. One of the workers
spent the night there after working late one night and heard a little
girl screaming in his ear. Always having the feeling of being watched
when alone. Some of people that have been there say they have seen a
little girl in the emergency exit door way and just disappears through
Newark - Newpark Mall -
Anchor Blue - There is a ghost in the stockroom;
it used to harass one of the female employees. It would push things
over when she was in there alone. When in the office, we would hear
loud crashes in the stock room, but when we would look on the camera,
no one would be there. When in the stock room, you can hear the fitting
room doors slamming shut when the area is empty. In the mornings, we
would come in to hear the sensors beeping in the jean wall; we would
dig through the piles, find the pair of jeans, and then turn the sensor
off. Later on, the beeping would start up again, but in a completely
different place on the wall.
Newport Beach - Balboa
Island - In 1993, two kids went swimming &
were killed by a rip tide. At night, strange sounds are heard and
flashes of light are seen under the water.
Newport Beach - Coronado
Apartments - An apartment on the first floor of
the M building is haunted by the spirit of a woman. Muffled voices are
heard, phantom music emanating from the kitchen, lights turned on and
off, cabinet doors opened, and she has appeared as a full apparition.
Apparently there was a death in the apartment that could contribute to
this, but the woman's apparel seems to be from a time predating the
apartment complex's construction.
Newport Beach - Newport
Harbor High School - Robins Hall - In
Robins hall the voice of two boys is sometimes heard if someone is
there at night calling "where is he? is he here?" ten years ago three
boys snuck into robins hall at night while they were drunk, three of
the boys went on the stage and two of them fell off and were killed by
landing on their heads. The third boy left without telling anyone and
the police found the other two boys a week later. One can experience
cold winds when the windows are shut and voice heard.
Newport Beach - Wild
Goose - John Wayne's boat docked in Newport
Harbor is said to be haunted by the Duke himself. Several maintenance
workers, passers by, and Mrs. Wayne have seen the spirit if the actor
walking the decks of his beloved yacht, or waving from the top deck.
Niles - Niles Canyon Road-
A "White Witch" or "Niles Canyon Ghost" - A
young woman who's last name was Lowerey was on her way to a wedding
possibly her own. Riding in a horse drawn carriage near the way stop of
Scott's Corners, (between Pleasanton and Sunol, CA. Area is now Highway
84/680) she was thrown from the carriage when the horses were spooked
by the first of two oncoming horseless carriages (car). After she was
thrown the 2nd car struck her. Miss Lowerey became the first person to
ever be killed by an automobile in this area. Many have seen a woman in
white by the cemetery and near by areas, accompanied with strange
lights. - November update: A paranormal
researcher found there's quite an extensive collection of newspaper
clippings that was donated to the library by a journalist. The
clippings go back to the turn of the 20th century, so they cover the
period when the "accident" happened. According to the first journalist
to report on the supposed haunting, about ten years after the date in
the 1920's when the woman was popularly held to have died, there was no
mention of anyone dying in an accident in the canyon, and county
records of the time listed no account of the body of anyone who had
supposedly died in Niles Canyon. There was, in the early 50's, a young
man who dressed in a white sheet and jumped out in front of motorists
near one of the bridges on Halloween. He scared someone so bad that
they immediately drove to the nearest phone and called the police, who
arrived in force (owing to the legend of the white witch) and drew guns
on what they thought was the ghost. The young man was almost shot,
though he was not arrested, but he had to be taken to a coffee shop
where it took him until 2am to calm down sufficiently to go home. The
supposed "white witch of Niles" actually follows the scenario of a
common fake ghost story, that being the "hitchhiking ghost" story. The
Niles ghost is most commonly said to hitchhike to one of the bridges in
the area, where she disappears at the tollbooth. There is no cemetery
that they know of in Sunol, which is at the top of Niles Canyon Rd.
Similarly; there is no Morrison Canyon ghost. Morrison Canyon road is a
primarily one-lane road that leads up to the 680 freeway. There's even
a radar-testing facility up there somewhere, complete with life-size
wire models of helicopters and planes, mostly upside down. Now, on the
OTHER side of the coin, there ARE photographs of orbs in Mission San
Jose's church and in the graveyard, though the investigator does not
own them. The church, the cemetery and the grounds are VERY active.
Narth fork - the old
church - built in the mid 1800. The town was
once the stop for the Yosemite stagecoach. The church sets on a hill
overlooking the town. At night you can see a light in the bell tower
and the bell rings. This has been happening for so long the residents
consider it normal. The only problem is the bell hasn't been in the
church for 100 years and it has never had electricity. It still
continues to this day.
North Hills - James
Monroe High School - Witnesses have heard
loud footsteps and opening and closing of doors when the halls are
lonely. The girls gym room is haunted students have heard lockers open
and close when no one is present.
Norwalk - Chavez
Elementary School - Inside the main
school, it is known that a former Principal and possibly a child haunts
this school. From balloons passing down the halls, door knobs
attempting to turn by themselves, slamming doors, and a cry or screams
of a child somewhere inside the hallways of the building. The alarms go
off in the building for unknown reasons late at night.
Norwalk - Metropolitan
State Hospital - There have been
sightings of ghosts in one of the occupied buildings. A woman was seen
walking threw a wall and another time was spotted standing by the
shower room. Dark figures have been seen in office areas and noise
comes from the kitchen when no one is in there. A mist was seen
floating knee high down the hall then disappearing into thin air. This
activity has happened between 2003-2004. There has been talk of things
prior to this but nothing spcific.
Norwalk - Norwalk
high school - A boy in the 1980's at the
age of 15 was working out by him self in the weight room when a bar
fell on his on his head while bench pressing , crushing his head and
bled to death he lied there on the floor till the janitor found him
dead. It is know that you could here him still working out at night.
Oakland - Holmes
Book Company - haunted by male ghost that
throws books around.
Oakland - Mills
College - Ethal Moore Hall - The
ghost of a young woman waiting at the steps of Orchard-Meadow hall.
There is a ghost carriage haunting the road behind this residence hall
as well as Mary Morse Hall. For more info go to http://www.artsfusion.com/millsghosts/main.html
for a longer explanation.
Oakland - Mills
College - Lisser Hall - Lisser
Hall is the campus theater, and said to be haunted by someone walking
from one end of the stage to another. For more info go to http://www.artsfusion.com/millsghosts/main.html
for a longer explanation.
Oakland - Mills
College - Mary Morse Hall - the
ghost of a man in one of the rooms has been reported. There is a ghost
carriage haunting the road behind this residence hall as well as Ethal
Moore Hall. For more info go to http://www.artsfusion.com/millsghosts/main.html
for a longer explanation.
Oakland - The
Pardee Home - located in California's
Preservation Park Historic District. This house was home to
California's Governor (George Pardee 1903-1907).Pictures showing orb's
have been taken, but no naked eye sightings. The rest of the park is
also haunted with orb's having been photographed. Pictures coming soon
in the gallery courtesy of Tim Dennehy ("Specter" Ghost Hunting
Oakland - Oakland
S.P.C.A. - Many employees have seen an
older woman in the pet crematory gardening. There is only one gardener
employed at the O.S.P.C.A. and it is a man. However, the Real gardener
states that he never has to do any gardening behind the gates of the
crematory because it is always weed free. Many employees have asked who
the lady is weeding in the crematory, when their supervisors are
approached with this question they simply state. Its is a ghost. We
don't know why or how she came to garden at the crematory but are
grateful that she does a wonderful upkeep of her area.
Oakland Hill - Jouquin Miller - There
said to be a ghost that haunts the park at night. One foggy night, in
the Oakland hills, a woman crossed the street and got hit by a truck.
She died and her spirit did not rest. This very day, she haunts the
park. Rumor is that the park made the spirit a hut and a model house.
When it gets dark, people had reports that they had seen a ghost.
Oceanside - El
Camino High School - Sometimes the image
of a student who hung himself on a tree by the 400 building in 1990 is
Oceanside - Hunter
Steakhouse - The Hunter Steakhouse in
Oceanside, California sits on a hill above the Buena Vista Lagoon. The
land it sits on was originally the site of the Buena Vista Cemetery,
and it seems that not all the spirits followed when the graves were
moved. Patrons and employees have constantly reported incidents. The
stairwell to the bar area appears to be the home of a female spirit.
There is a storage room above the lower dining area and entrance. The
room is constantly locked and hardly used. But for some reason the
spirits prefer this location when the restaurant gets busy. There are
three windows up there, and although they can't be opened, people feel
drawn to gaze at these windows. Also from the second floor an
apparition has been reported moving across the room from the fireplace
in mid-air. Several people have heard there names called by both male
and female voices. Like many other locations of hauntings, objects
moving and power surges have been reported as well. The submitter of
this haunted places reports seeing a face of a male form out of the
chimney, ever so briefly, but it felt welcoming. a former police
officer has written about this. He patrolled this area in the 1980's,
while working for the Oceanside Police Department. But the food is
Ojai - Creek
Road - There's 4 ghosts here that roam
this road. One is a guy they call "Chairman" because he is burnt to a
crisp. They say he stalks the road seeking revenge on who ever killed
him. The 2nd ghost is a woman who rides her horse down the road
recklessly till she comes to the curve where the horse rears up &
she falls, breaks her neck & dies instantly. This is on the
anniversary of her death & the scene replays till daybreak. The 3rd
is a woman hitch hiking down the road in her blood soaked wedding
dress. No one knows who she is or why she was killed on her wedding day
or why she hitch hikes this road. The final ghost is of a motorcyclist
who rides down the windy road at break neck speeds & navigates
wonderfully considering he's headless.
Ojai - Ojai
Valley Inn - Anyone that stays in room
number 5 will hear banging in the closet, and a bad smell.
Ontario - Antique
Underground - This is a fairly new
antique store on Euclid Ave. in Downtown Ontario. If you look real
closely in one of the old mirrors you can see the ghost of a young
girl, maybe six or seven years old. She is smiling at you and giggling.
Also, in the underground portion of the store you can hear glass
shattering and a woman's frustrated screams but when you go look to see
what's going on, nobody's there and no glass has been shattered.
Ontario - Bon
View Park - Center - A little girl about
7 or 8 years old was raped and killed there. Sightings of her occur
after 10:00 p.m. Where she hides behind trees, people say its because
she wants to play Hide-and-seek with you.
Ontario - Chaffey
High School - When in the auditorium the
lights go on an off by themselves and if you are going under the
auditorium in the old bomb shelters where props are kept a green light
is following you. It is said that it is a student who one night was in
the auditorium on the stage and fell into the pit. Also up in the light
room a girl haunts after committing suicide in the auditorium off the
Ontario - Field
between airport and freeway - There is a
tree that grew up in a big open field where the bodies of an airline
crash were laid. The tree grew twisted and has a depth to it. As you
approach the tree you will hear the ruffling of thousands of crows on
branches but you cannot see them.
Ontario - Hotel
Beverly - hearing foot steps on the 2nd
floor when no one there. seeing shadows in the southwest 2nd floor
corner window. glancing up at the 3rd floor south corner window. and
certain areas of the basement cold spots. lights flickering, fire
alarms being set off all happening all times of the day. all witness by
neighbors, staff at the old hotel and passer.
Ontario - Kmart
on 4th st. - In the ladies room back in
the lay-away dept. if you are in the restroom alone. once you are in
the stall the other stall door will slam shut with no one else in the
Ontario - Vince's
Spaghetti - When you are alone at night
you will hear footsteps like someone else is in the restaurant.
Sometimes when your on the other side of the ice machine ice will fling
over at you and no one is there. A ghost waitress was seen
walking into the back of the new room. Also there have been
reports of hearing her talking to customers when no one was there. If
you go into the restroom alone and sit in the middle stall the other
doors on the stalls will open and close very rapidly. Also, if
you are sitting in there someone will flush the toilets and turn on the
water. Like someone is washing their hands. Then you hear
the door open when no one was there. In the banquet room if you
are cleaning tables alone you can hear thumping and scratching coming
from the roof. People have also been pushed in the kitchen by the
Orange - Seal
Beach - Boeing Co. site adjacent to Naval Weapons Station- apparitions doors opening and closing, behind security
personnel as they make their patrols. strange breezes that blow inside
of bldgs, a feeling of being watched by unseen forces, strange
footsteps that just fade away upon approach, disembodied voices, guard
vehicle, lights turn off, as well as prior running engines, when guard
is out of the vehicle. strange balloons that appear in the parking lots
at night, which take on a life of their own, then mysteriously vanish,
this was the prior Rockwell site, also built over burial grounds of the
ancient Indians. many similar haunting phenomena being so close to the
Naval Weapons Station. Even Seal Beach Police Dept is aware of the
Orange - Seal
Beach - U.S. Naval Weapons Station - Built
over ancient Indian burial grounds, also built over Orange County
historical site, known as Anaheim Landing. Anaheim landing was an early
seaport circa 1849. At the turn of the century, it was the main beach
for people to use, it had a boardwalk area for shopping, food and
refreshments. the Bolsa Chica wetlands and marsh areas merge into its
boundaries. PHENOMENA; Strange shadows that move about at night, Ghosts
of Indians have been seen, footsteps follow security personnel around
at night. whispering voices have been heard, throughout the complex.
lights go on and off in buildings. spirits knock on the vehicle doors
of security officers at night. nature spirits, have been perceived, as
well as a spirit called a water diva ,have been seen. Various different
ghosts have been seen throughout the weapons station, blood chilling
screams, and spine tingl ing moans have frightened many night time
security personnel. The location vibrates with history, and some
hauntings are residual, other ghosts interact with the living. It is an
area ,which should be investigated by parapsychologists, many people
have died in car accidents on Pacific Coast Highway, which runs thru
the beach area, or south end of the Naval Station.
Orange County - Black Star Canyon - The
site of multiple Indian massacres dating back to the time of Spanish
occupation, Blackstar Canyon is home to many strange phenomena. Indians
said to have been spotted both roaming the ridges on horseback and
walking the creek for a few steps before disappearing completely. Many
night hikers report the feeling of being watched, and the sounds of an
invisible presence pacing them shortly off the trail. Screams and howls
haunt the night along with the faint chants of an age and people long
past. Note: If you are planning an
expedition to Blackstar Canyon, travel in groups as it is a very
dangerous place, and pay no mind to the homemade "Private Property"
signs. The Orange County Sheriffs Office has confirmed that all of the
trail is in fact open to the public, and those signs were hung some
time ago by squatters attempting to keep people off the lan d.
Orange County - Fountain Valley - James H. Cox elementary school - past 9:00 ANY night you can go to the school and you
will hear dogs barking such as German Shepards and pit bulls, you will
also find that dead cats suddenly appear out of no where and figments
of hanging cats on walls, you will also see figures in the shape of a
person in the windows and close to the school you will hear
interference on all forms of communication such as cell phones, radio's
and also all though out the school you will feel as though you are
being watched or followed. Sometimes noises and lights are noticeable.
Orange County - Holy Sepulcher Cemetery - There
is said to be a woman in white roaming the cemetery. She usually rests
in one place. People have witnessed a candle burning at all hours of
the night, even when the wind picks up. The candle flame appears to
change color and shape, not actually flickering, but changing shapes.
It will go from being a complete circle, to a half circle with a
defined edge to being tear shaped. This light is in the same place
Orange County - LaVeta Train tracks - There
is a ghost of a male in his late teens early 20's who died a tragic
death in the late 1940's next to these tracks. This spirit seems to be
very hostile. Reported by people walking by the tracks that have no
knowledge of the "legend" and hear distinct whispering (one such
incident, the entity whispered "I see you") as well as feeling strange
rushes of air, as if someone is running past them. Cold spots , the
feeling of not being welcomed are also felt. Those that have seen this
entity describe it as a male, between the ages of 18-22, that is
dressed in garments from the late 40's/early 50's. The spirit seems
very territorial, and resides in a small area between/in a small gap in
between 2 buildings and a moveable dumpster about 20" to the right of
the gap. "He" (by those that have seen him) generally appears to be a
full-body apparition and stays stationary until "his space" is
disturbed. He tends to show is dislike by slamming the lid of the
dumpster. 1 witness reports, "It was completely `pen (folded along the
back of the dumpster). As we all turned our backs to the dumpster, the
lid slammed closed with incredible force. There was absolutely no wind
and no one in the area besides us. Whoever this spirit is, he does not
take kindly to strangers."
Orange County - Las Flores - In Las
Flores there has been some witch craft going on and it has been
terrible. People or ghosts have been tearing down street lights, lamp
poses, etc. It has to be haunted if its not than who is doing all this
Orange County - Olive Hotel - There are
several ghosts and ghost stories. The one that sticks out is the one
about (the ghost in the closet) People have rented this room and opened
a closet door only to find a mans body hanging by the neck. This is a
man who committed suicide more than 50 years ago .
Orange County - Orange High School - Teens
at Orange High School claims that a young girl(age 15-18 yrs) from
about 20 to 30 years ago committed suicide, in the girls bathroom in
the Theatre. Sometimes the lights in the theatre turns on and off. When
you are by yourself in the theatre you can feel the air get thick and a
strong feel of coldness of wind come toward you. The bathroom door to
the girls bathroom, starts closing slow but then the door slams hard.
Orange County - Reports of a young lady in a long flowing white gown
or wedding dress. She was always seen back in the service area behind a
manufacturing area sitting on an electrical transformer housing. As she
was approached she just disappeared.
Oxnard - Los
Arbolitos Apartments - Lamps would be on
after the residents had turned them off in the morning, reports of a
glass slowly edged its way into the sink and shattered as if someone
pushed it. Often times while there alone the scent of lavender would
waft passed our noses for 2 seconds. It is a rumor that the place is
built a top a cemetery that was moved down the street; only the bodies
are rumored to still be in the ground.
Oxnard - Old
St Johns Hospital- it is said that you
can see spirits of some sort staring down at you form the top windows,
if you are walking on the sidewalk near the hospital you can hear
Oxnard - Performing
Arts Center - In the dressing rooms of
the theater the doors will not stay closed (over night) and the lights
will not stay off so they don't bother turning them off anymore. Some
have reported feeling coldness there and talking in the green room.
Oxnard - Rose
Ave - Passing Central Avenue - This road
is said to be haunted by a female who was killed in a car accident.
Many years ago a drunk driver hit and killed a female as she was
walking down the road, dragged her body with his car hood and hit a
tree, cutting her in half. It is said she asks for rides and as soon as
you past her up she's in your back seat.
Oxnard - Rose
Shopping Center - Wal-Mart - the toy
department of Wal-Mart is haunted by the ghost of a 7- 9 year old
Mexican American girl, wearing a blue dress, with two pig tail braids,
some say she looks to have been from the fifties or late sixties.
Workers at night have heard and seen balls bouncing around by
themselves, or cold spats. The girl herself has been seen by a number
of people who say sometimes she is seen in a full apparition form
(solid) or at times misty with half body visible. The ghost is playful
often giggling, and smiling to workers who close up at night and come
across her. Before Wal-Mart was erected it was all field and from
elders around town the little girl may have been the victim of an
accident since at night it was fairly treacherous to pass because it
was pitch black and a number of people have been killed in accidents
or, victims of random homicides. the whole complex where Wal-Mart is
located (the rose shopping center) may in fact be haunted because of
all that has happened over the years.
Oxnard - Santa
Clara High School - Santa H was
established in 1901. there have been many reports of numerous
hauntings. nuns used to live on the premises and there have been a
number a reports of people seeing a hooded figure in the hallways
floating. there have also been voices and chanting coming from the old
chapel that is no longer used. the most popular ghost at Santa Clara is
named Joey. Joey was a student at the school in the early 50s, when he
was killed in a car accident on his way to a basketball game. there
have been several reports from teachers and students of hearing a
basketball in the gym late at night and locker doors slamming after the
room has been locked up.
Pacifica - Eaview
twin theaters - Update: Now Closed down
- When the place is empty you can hear
font steps, things get moved around. Workers report being chased out by
Pacoima - Charles
Maclay middle school - girls locker room - Witnesses
report cold spots, also feel a presence around you of a little girl
that runs around the locker room when you're alone. Others have
reported an Aztec Indian in full dress at the school.
Palmdale - Behind
Joshua Elementary School - The train
tracks behind Joshua Tree Elementary School. A black figure has been
Palmdale - Lake
Una - Sierra Highway and Ave S - Ghost of
a fisherman has been reported to lash out, slurring viciously, ordering
them to leave, also tales of black figures climbing into the trees and
Palo Alto - JLS
middle School - At night in a garden
there is figure of a young girl sitting on a bench. The bench was
dedicated to her when she died. If you sit on the bench around midnight
it is said that you can hear crying and soft whispering in your ear,
also feelings of being watched but there is no one there. The girl was
killed on a nearby train track when her bike got stuck in the tracks.
At night in the bike racks you can see a blue cruiser bike that is
totally wrecked and then it disappears.
Palos Verdes - Wayfarer's Chapel - Formerly
listed as Glass Chapel - The site where
Marilyn Monroe & Joe DiMaggio where married. The only strange thing
about this place is problems with cell phones. Cell Phones signals are
hard to receive in this area.
Palos Verdes - Light House - It was
something to do with a lady and her baby. Possibly, they used to be the
keepers of the lighthouse. Rumor is she killed her baby then committed
suicide. People say that if you go there at night you can either see
her or hear a woman screaming.
Palos Verdes - Rancho Palos Verdes - Wayfarers Chapel - The Wayfarers' Chapel was designed by Frank Lloyd
Wright Jr. and overlooks the cliffs and ocean. The garden behind the
church has had much activity including indistinct wispy fog shapes at
night. A giant white owl that appears and then disappears. Voices that
call people by name. An old Indian man that appears off in the distance
weeding or tending the plants who vanishes when approached. Behind the
church, up in the hills, is rumored to be a small cemetery that might
be the source for some hauntings.
Palos Verdes - Rocky Point - (3 miles S. of Redondo Beach.) Apparitions of dead skin divers, odd traveling
Palos Verdes - Vanderlip Mansion - the
wealthy Vanderlip family lived in a mansion in PV, one day the wife
went crazy and chopped up her family and buried them in the walls of
the house. She also killed her two dogs and then hung herself from a
wooden beam in the living room ceiling. The dogs reportedly haunt the
yard and scare away trespassers. The woman and her family still haunt
the house itself. Sightings of glowing dogs have been reported and
members of the murdered family have been seen in the windows of the
abandon house. Sometimes at night you can hear the children crying for
Panorama City - Optometry - when alone
in the office you hear people talking in the lobby after closing hours.
Some employees have said when alone they feel someone behind them and
when they turn around, there is no one there, also in exam rooms you
hear a little boy laughing and caresses your hair.
Panorama City - Rose's Beauty Salon - There
is a cold spot in the lobby by the cashier. In the restroom you can
here a little boy crying.
Pomona - Ganesha
High - When it is in the night you could
hear the wind and you suddenly feel like someone is watching and its a
shape of a girl with red eyes.
Parker Dam - Intake
Pump Plant, Metropolitan Water District - Workers
there today report hearing whistling and keys jingling when there is no
one else around.
Pasadena - abandoned
asylum - Off of Green St. Located right
under suicide bridge. people have reported hearing voices, seeing orbs,
and feelings of anger and feel very unwelcome. Doors have been reported
to move on their own. Woman rumored to have killed herself unable to
handle the voices after being at the asylum.
Pasadena - Angeles
Crest - Old Hotel - On Lake St. where it
ends near the mountains of Angeles Crest, there use to be a old hotel
on the mountain, people have numerous things around the old ruins and
around Echo mountain in Angeles Crest, where the hotel use to be.
Pasadena - the
bridge of Fair Oaks Exit - A murder has
occurred there, if you look carefully you can see a woman and her
husband either dancing or fighting. Also at the front yard a girl has
been seen about the age of 2 or 3 running around with a doll in her
Pasadena - The
Castle Green - There have been door knobs
that turned when no one was in the hall, shadows passing under the
doors, footsteps heard, faucets turned on in some apartments, heavy
perfume smells, chains rattling. Some apartments are more haunted than
Pasadena - Green
Street Hotel - It is said that a ghost
woman has been seen on the very top floor of this hotel in an all white
Pasadena - haunted
forest - Strange noises, and people
following you can be heard there is a haunted house on the hills to and
a mental hospital
Pasadena - The
haunted mansion - nestled in the hills
overlooking the Colorado bridge ( suicide bridge ) a old run down
mansion zigzagged with caution tape and broken and boarded up windows
reveals a lurky layer of ghost / ghost of wild animals and even voices
Pasadena - Rose
Bowl parking lot - Around midnight a lady
wearing a white wedding dress was seen walking towards visitors in the
parking lot then disappears.
Pasadena - The
Colorado St. and Scoville Bridges - Heard
galloping horses; seen spirit coyotes surrounding a particular figure
with some sort of head dress; and apparitions.
Pasadena - The
Historic State Landmark Theater - Was
once a College of the Performing Arts, and it has been reputedly
haunted by the benevolent spirit of its founder, Gilmore Brown. Long
after his death, and when the college was still operating; the elevator
in the classroom tower building would often stop without command on the
floor where Mr. Brown's office was located. Many actors and technicians
have felt a spirit watching the proceedings and one evening.
Pasadena - The
Pasadena Playhouse - Once a school of
theater arts and now a state historic landmark theater, is said to be
haunted by the spirit of its founder, Gilmore Brown. The elevator
mysteriously stopped and started, and often stopped for no reason on
the floor of Mr. Brown's offices. Hear a distinct male voice saying
"hello," but there is no one in the room.
Pasadena - The
Ritz Carlton - Two guest were staying in
a room sleeping. In the middle of the night, the women felt someone
grab her leg from the end of the bed.
Paso Robles - Adelaide
- Adelaide cemetery - it's been said that
a young woman walks the cemetery looking for her children. All of them
died after first settling in the area. Her husband then died later.
Supposedly every Friday night around midnight a glowing figure walks
the cemetery crying out for her child, and after about 15 minutes
vanishes into the darkness.
Paso Robles - Indian
Burial Ground - There's an old Indian
cemetery out near the airport. At night, every night, lights can be
seen and voices heard in the natives' tongue.
Paso Robles - Paso
Robles Inn - The original Paso Robles Inn
caught on fire many years ago, the date is unknown to me. Because there
was no 911 then, one male resident stayed behind. From a telephone
inside the Inn, he dialed every room to make sure everyone got out. He
ended up dying from a heart attack while still warning other customers.
The new Inn was built using some of the original bricks. It is said
that that in one room, a ghost calls 9-1-1. It was thought of as a
prank at first but when the calls were traced, there were all traced
back to this one room. No one had checked into the room and it was
locked. It is believed that the resident is still tying to save others
from the fire, not knowing that everyone got out except him.
Paramount - Paramount
West Campus High School - it is said that
in the school auditorium lights flicker on and off and screams of a
girl are heard. and a deep laughter is heard. a flute has also been
heard when no one is actually there. in the hallways connecting to the
from the auditorium to the music room there are shadows seen of a young
girl and a flute is always misplaced.
Paramount - Paramount
High School - You can hear a girl
screaming for help. That occurs like around midnight. Some people have
witnessed the murder of the girl repeat itself time after time. You can
see the girl being thrown inside the shower after her bloody murder..
Petaluma - the
phoenix theater - this used to be a movie
theater and was burned down mysteriously and then it was built as an
opera house and it burned down with people in it but, it was yet again
a mystery on how it burned down, for more info on it go to the phoenix
theater history. Anyway today this place is a hangout for kids and
bands play here, but people see weird things up in the balcony you see
out of the corner of your eye a white figure or a really dark shadow,
in the bathrooms you hear things in the bathroom, the balcony is locked
so no one can go in there unless a big show. the basement it the worst,
if you ask the owner about it he will tell you about the place and if
you know the band AFI they have witnessed stuff to, so if you want to
check it out go for it! it's an awesome place to get scared in.
Pico Rivera - El
Rancho High School (Drama room) - The
Little Theater (aka the Drama Room) is supposedly haunted by a former
teacher named Mr. Letty. His wake was held (with a portrait rather than
his actual body in casket) in the school, but his spirit never seemed
to have left the room. Costumes have been known to have mysteriously
come off their racks and scattered on the floor. Doors are unlocked and
opened on their own. Lights begin to dim and turn on & off by
themselves. Mysterious noises are heard late at night. One student saw
the apparition's face peek through a curtain in the Little Theater's
office during drama class. And one teacher even claimed that when he
once tried to sit in one of the theater seats, it was very, very hot.
Pico Rivera - Rio
Hondo Riverbed - Reports of musket fire
Pico Rivera - St.
Hillary School - In room 9, reports of an
apparition of a boy doing school work, believed to be a boy that died
in a horrible car accident.
Pittsburg - Old
Riverside Elementary (unused site) - Reports
of 3 spirits here. A young girl with long blond hair, a woman with long
brown hair, and a male guessed to be about 5'10". Also heard, a
faint/deep voice when he is around. Lights on in the middle of the
night, the alarm can seldom be set)reset at night, doors open/close,
noises are frequently heard (voices, footsteps, doors, other movement),
things get moved/fall over, and the local P.D. will not enter the
Pittsburg - Pittsburg
High School - A man student was shot 18
times in the head you can here him running and screaming for his life
and gun shot firing.
Pittsburg - Pittsburg
high ( photo room) - apparently a young
girl hung herself in the dark room. when your are in the dark room you
get feel a presence and get cold chills up your neck and back.
Placentia - Crook
Park - in the park the girls bathroom is
haunted by a girl who was raped here and the killer has never been
found still on this day every afternoon the girls bathroom will be
doing strange things like lights turning off and on when no one is
around and screaming.
Placentia - Tri-City
Park - It has been heard by the late
night joggers that footsteps have been seen in the pond water and an
old lady's voice screaming for her lost children.
Placer - Camp
Far West Lake - Indian Burial Grounds - Near
the Camp Far West Lake Recreational Area lies an Indian Burial Grounds
which now lies within the boundary lines of private property because of
the ever encroachment of people to the area. As with most Indian Burial
Grounds the sinister power is quite strong after several generations.
The recent generation has faired much better than those previous whose
family members appeared to all go mad, become plagued with unexplained
deaths, murders and suicides, and grave numerous grave misfortunes.
This generation has the strength to withstand the drawing sinister
energy by not venturing into it's realm - So far (Know what you're
really dealing with before you play with something you cannot put
Placerville - Cary
House Hotel - the Cary House Hotel is one
of Placervilles most haunted sites where visitors often come to
investigate the supernatural. Room 212 is said to be the most haunted.
Placerville - Chamber
of Commerce Bldg. - The ghost of a
bearded man wearing a top hat has been spotted on the mezzanine of this
old landmark. Employees summoned police several times over the last 15
years in attempts to rid the bldg of his presence. They say he
resembles descriptions of the towns official hangman seen in old
pictures taken nearly 150 years ago when the town was know as Hangtown.
Most of the hangings took place on the property where the Chamber of
Commerce Bldg is now located. 542 Main Street.
Placerville - Empire
Antiques - formerly posted as Empire
Theater - May 2004 Update -The theater has since closed down. There have been reports of ghosts walking up and down
the isles, and in the bathroom, & cold spots.
Placerville - Hangman's
Tree Cafe - The ghost of claim jumpers
and outlaws, many sentenced to hang from an old oak tree here are said
to harass patrons and employees of this small restaurant. Several
drivers have reported seeing the apparitions while passing by in their
automobiles. 305 Main Street
Placerville - The
Soda Works - Coffee Shop/Saloon is
located near the end of Main Street. The owner can't seem to let go.
There is an unfinished mine, where supplies were kept and in the summer
heat served as a morgue before refrigeration. He likes to turn on the
bathroom taps and open and close doors. He also likes to hang out at
the upstairs bar. Has ever called the new owner on cellular phone. No
one was on the line, but the caller ID kept reading the phone number to
the Soda Works. And if she wasn't there then who was making that call.
Pleasanton - Gay
90's Pizza - This building was
constructed in the 1800's. A woman dressed in blue is reported walking
around on the second floor of the building and the owner and his family
claimed to have seen her too. She has written “Boo!Boo!” on the inside
of the restroom mirror, every time it is replaced. A girl went into the
basement to get boxes and was violently shoved from behind her when she
turned around there was no one there. After hours when counting money,
things have been moved, sodas move to opposite sides of the table. The
license plates the line the ceiling move random ones not all of them
just one or two. Strange things happen when the lights go out.
Pleasanton - Pleasanton
Hotel - Most of the haunting happen in
the bar area of this restaurant. The vintage light fixtures will go dim
and then swing back and forth for a short period of time, then stop as
abruptly as it started. A strong cold spot on the north edge of the
dance floor. Most spooky however is when in the ladies room in a stall,
a knocking will happen on the door when no one has entered. Also, in
the mirror a gentleman with a decorated festive hat will be looking at
you. When you turn to see if he is behind you he is gone. Employees
have similar stories. The hotel has closed up tunnels under it that at
one time connected to the local police department. The hotel was at one
time a very active brothel.
Pollock Pines - Logging Roads on Ghost Mountain - Reports of seeing strange lights or "orbs."
Pomona - Charles
Grill - Corner of Garey & Holt. St -
Multiple entities, footsteps, slamming doors, arguments, apparitions,
physical phenomena such as potted trees whose tops touch the floor for
a few minutes and then spring to original position. Whatever is there
does definitely like to share the space with the living.
Pomona - Lanterman
Developmental Center - The acute building
at the developmental center is thought to be the place with the most
hauntings and activity, with a morgue in the basement for clients that
pass. All through out the center, doors suddenly lock and unlock
themselves. Keys spin around in the locks. Footsteps and voices can be
heard on the residences. Figures can be seen going down the halls,
washing there hands, or just playing with staff.
Pomona - Pomona
High School - in the band room there are
2 ghosts. One of them haunts the closet, when someone is changing by
themselves they have a feeling of being watched. The other haunts the
back (front) left door, when there is no wind at all the door either
swings open or slams shut all of a sudden and sometimes it refuses to
open even if you pull/push on it. - April
Update: Located behind the school is an empty lot, which is what
remains of Palomares Cemetery. Many believe this is why there are
disturbances at the school. The only sign that the cemetery was there
is a very small park (the size of a bathroom) and plaque located on the
east side of the school.
Pomona - Spadra
Cemetery - Update: This cemetery is now
closed to the public, because of vandalism the police will be called. -
This cemetery was the original Old
Settler's cemetery from the Mid 1800's. It's been the site of a lot of
vandalism over the years. At night a male figure can sometimes be seen
walking through the small cemetery disappearing into a headstone. The
cemetery will be very still and quiet, strangely quiet considering it
is under a freeway. If respect is given, it will remain quiet, but as
soon as anyone starts messing around, a hot wind picks up out of
nowhere. It can only be felt in the cemetery. Items have been reported
to disappear and reappear in other parts of the cemetery that had not
Port Costa - Port
Costa School - October 2007 - Has been
Port Hueneme - Bard Mansion - The Bard
Mansion, which resides inside the Port Hueneme Navy Base was originally
built in 1876 on Senator Thomas Bard's Estate named "Berylwood." In
1911, the enlarged second home was torn down to clear the site for the
construction of the present Thomas Bard House. It's rumored by many
that the mansion is haunted by the late Senator's wife, Mrs. Bard. Her
figure can often be seen walking the grounds, perhaps making sure
everything is in order.
Porterville - Ed
Trays Hill - There was a white man killed
by a few black men when the KKK was still at large. He was hung from a
tree, his head buried beneath him. To this day, you still can hear fo`t
steps, rocks being kicked, and laughter of what sounds like older men.
Even a few say that scratches appear on their arms!
Prundale - Highway
101 - On Highway 101 there is this group
of trees on your way to San Juan Bautista. It is said that when you are
driving at night, if you flash your lights and you will see the local
'witch' and all of her horrors. You will see bodies hanging from the
trees, children standing on the side of the road with their eyes
bleeding. You will see animal corpses alongside the road and last but
not least you will see the witch herself standing in the middle of the
road. There have been many accidents on this road because of people
swerving to not hit her.
Rialto - Rialto
high school - The story is said that a
boy who had shot himself on campus because of depression and died
before graduation is seen wandering around the C,E, and G buildings
late at night. You can hear footsteps going up the stairs to the top of
the halls. Janitors and faculty members have also said that when the
school is closed at night and they are working late you can see an
image of a boy walking around looking lost. it is also said that the C
building, where the theater is located, is usually the coldest building
and where unexpected things take place such as flickering lights, cold
spots and more footsteps.
Rancho Cucamonga - Joseph Filippi Winery - Has
Rancho Cucamonga - Red Hill Park - The
men's restroom in Red Hill Park by the Auditorium is very real. When
being inside, you will see a corpse of a dead dog dripping with blood
and then it will disappear. This happens between the hours of 3 am and
345 am. Also a little boy is caught scraping his knees and he slides
across the bathroom floor.
Rancho Cucamonga - The Sycamore Inn - The
sycamore inn, now a great steak house along the old route 66, was
established in 1848 but the original inn burned down and was rebuilt
across the street. Apparitions of a man dressed in cowboy style
Rancho Palos Verdes - Pt. Vincente Lighthouse - Typical
lighthouse story of a waiting woman. It has been detailed on the news
& maybe on Unsolved Mysteries. There were always stories about the
Coast Guard being unable to keep the place staffed - lots of transfer
Rancho Palos Verdes - Spike - Spike is a
vacant lot at the end of Lunada bay. It is surrounded by houses. But
the lot remains vacant, even though they have tried to build on it
several times. When you go near there you start to feel like you want
to vomit. Also cars have been known to stop dead in front of the lot. Urban
Legend has it that a teenager went crazy and killed his family with
a axe. Also legend states that on certain nights you can hear screams
and see a ghostly house through the thick fog. There used to be an iron
gate that had sharp black spikes sticking out of it. However this was
long ago and has since been dismantled. this is a local legend, kind of
like the Vanderlip house.
Ravendale - Secret
Valley Inn - It is located off the main
highway used by truckers. Legend states that a woman was murdered in
one of the bathtubs. Howls and footsteps can be heard when no one is
around. The whole building seems to creek too.
Redlands - The
Fox Theatre - The Fox Theatre is very
haunted. The presence that resides there is sometimes violent. It's
been boarded up for about 10 years and now it's is being renovated. The
building it's connected to was once an opera house when Redlands was
first founded. Maybe one of the jealous actresses is still wandering?
Redlands - Harris
department store - in the women's
dressing room you here women talking when the store is closed the
dressing room doors slam and heavy foot steps above the roof when there
Redlands - Hillside
Cemetery - Hillside Cemetery is a very
old cemetery with interments dating back to the mid-late 1800's. Many
people have reported strange happenings such as car horns honking by
themselves, balls being thrown back over the walls after somebody has
thrown them in.
Redlands - House
of 1,000 Stairs - a large house with 100
stairs `outside and 900 stairs inside. it is said nuns haunt the place,
it once was a convent. People live there today, unlucky for them
they're not the only ones.
Redlands - Kimberly
Crest - It has been said if you go to
Kimberly Crest after hours, you can see a woman in the top floor window
sitting in a rocking chair. Perhaps Kimberly herself?
Redlands - Mariposa
Elementary - September 2004 Update -
reported as an Urban Myth - In the late
50's or early 60's, a little boy named Billy was hit by a school bus.
He was immediately taken to the nurse's office where he died. As he was
dying, he expressed his desire to get back to school. Legend says that
if you knock on the nurse's door, he will knock back or you will hear
him walking in the room. Sometimes he will want you to play with him on
the playground, but if you refuse, he will pick on you. We hopped the
fence and searched for the office. When we found it, we knocked, only
to hear a very loud shuffling sound emanate from the room. Whether it
was a ghost or custodian, we didn't care. We booked it back to the car
and took a quick picture in front of the school sign that read, "
Welcome to Mariposa Elementary, Where All Our Children Grow." - The police will be called if the neighbors see
June 2008 Additional information - The noise you're hearing is a time
clock that makes a loud clunking noise on a regular basis. It's located
near the door, so it's easily heard. If you knock on the door, you're
eventually hear the noise just by coincidence.
Redlands - Morey
Mansion - This lovely mansion was once a
bed and breakfast, but it is now under private ownership. There have
been reports of several apparitions including a little girl, an old man
(once a caretaker for the mansion) and a young boy has been seen. Most
sightings are friendly in nature.
Redlands - Prospect
Park - Prospect Park in Redlands is known
to be haunted by several different ghosts. many people have sighted
ghostly figures upon the stage. Years ago, a teenage girl that
performed in one of the plays, was raped & murdered after theater
Redlands - Redlands
East Valley High School - An apparition a
boy believed to be a senior who was killed the night before graduation.
He has been seen around the school area.
Redlands - Redlands
High School - Theater - Believed
to be haunted by many spirits. Particularly, it is haunted by a teenage
presence who lost his girlfriend in a car accident. He was so
distraught by her death that he would climb up into the theatre's air
ducts and write poems about her. He died in an accident in the theatre
coincidently and he now haunts the theatre at all hours. The poems were
painted over in most places, but he still resides here.
Redlands - sacred
heart church/school - late at night
during rainy nights on fourth St. there will be immense fog and you can
see multiple transparent figures wandering, when the fog clears on
figure of a woman remains surrounded by fog, walks towards the church
Redlands - The
Gates of Hell - There are two black iron
gates standing along the roadside of Sunset street in Redlands.
Extremely unusual things are supposed to happen after crossing these
gates, such as, a ghost with a headless cat comes running after you, a
bloody bull's head rolls down the drive-way, and so on. The black iron
gates are still sitting on the road, but the trail leading to the house
has been hidden by bushes and trees.
Update: Has been torn down and built over.
Redlands - The
Ultimate Ghost Town - The majority of the
houses are very old and Victorian, especially on the far South side.
There are many stories of haunted houses and ghost there. Redlands is
also supposed to be one of the highest ranking cities for devil
Redlands - University
of Redlands - Merriam Hall - The
ghost of a man in army clothing wanders the halls of Merriam, a
dormitory. He is known for sitting in the bathroom stall next to yours
late at night. Many have reported seeing boots in the next stall when
in fact; there was no one in there but them. At night, when some girls
are brushing their hair in the mirror, they see the reflection of a man
wearing army clothing.
Redondo Beach - Redondo Union High School - There have been many sightings of a ghost named Jake
in the High schools Auditorium, he died there in the 1940's. There are
also footsteps that are supposed to be from Jake walking up the wall.
There have been loud knocks on the walls when no one is on the other
side of them, lights turning on and off, and sightings and sounds from
a staircase leading up to the sound booth. Some other happenings in the
auditorium are paper airplanes falling from the catwalk and landing
directly center stage. Students experienced cold chills in one of the
staircases leading up to the sound/light booth. Keys that had been lost
several years before at some other high school had fallen from nowhere
next to the owner of them at RUHS. Another guy has died in that
auditorium about a year ago when he had a heart attack while visiting
the bathroom. No known experiences have occurred in the men's bathroom
yet except that his blood is still stained into the grommet of the
Redwood City - Canada College - Many
people have taken the elevator in the learning center around 1:15 in
the afternoon, and they have complaint that all of a sudden they smell
dead dog. Also, In the parking lot, People can see a naked guy doing
the spits and disappearing into thin air.
Reedley - Old
Opera House - She has been named Jessica.
She moves things, turns lights on and off. Opens and closes doors. The
balcony has cold spots. If you question her presents she will show you
by moving something. You don't see it move but you hear it land. If
your alone you can hear voices in another part of the building. And
don't be surprised if you get a pat on your head for doing a good job.
Rialto - Blockbuster
Video - After hours, the power has gone
out in the store while neighboring businesses remain unaffected. Drop
box doors have swung open by themselves and the sound of someone
walking has been heard when no one is around. The specter even leaves
Rialto - Rialto
Public Pool - An older man and a young
pregnant woman in 20s clothing wanders the office area and pool deck.
They have been known to walk straight across the pool (right above the
water) and fling papers and chairs around in the office area. Many of
the lifeguards and faculty refuse to be there alone after dark.
Richmond - Salesian
High School - Reports of a ghost that
haunts the third floor...students sense his presence when walking the
halls after hours.
Ridgecrest - Burroughs
High School Lecture Center - There are
two ghosts in the lecture center. One man died when he fell off some
scaffold and dropped 100 feet on his head during the building of the
auditorium. The second man was an actor in a play by the school's drama
club. A scene where the main character was shot was tragically ended
when another member of the club put a live bullet in the prop gun for
the play. Custodians in the building report lights being turned back on
after several attempts to turn them off. And a seat on the left side
has cold areas noticed by anyone who sits there. During plays where a
scene is very sad, the left curtain blows when there is no draft.
Riverside - Alta
Vista Convalescing - Call light turning
on in room after patient passed away. Heavy medication door closing by
itself on station 3.Many reports by staff of seeing a ghostly figure of
a man who killed himself years ago on station 3.
Riverside - At
the Villa - Just one block north of the
Mission Inn at 3563 Main Street is an antiques store called At The
Villa. It is housed in an old building circa 1890, which was the
original mercantile for Riverside. Objects move on their own accord and
sometimes disappear only to reappear later in a different spot. There
is sometimes a strong scent of perfume. A lady who had a shop at this
location died violently in a car jacking in the mid 1990's and some say
that it is her spirit, although it is an old building. When asked about
this the staff will usually laugh a bit and tell you of a personal
Riverside - California
Baptist University - Catacombs - Before
the old mission style buildings were a college campus, they housed an
insane asylum. In the early 1900's through the 1950's mentally insane
patients walked the halls of the 4 story building. Under the building
was a network of catacombs that allowed hospital workers to enter and
exit the hospital once all the doors were locked. It is rumored that
sometimes bad patients were taken down into the catacombs to be
tortured. The basement of the college now holds offices, but also is
where the entrance to the catacombs are located. Throughout the campus
there are entrances to the catacombs as well. At night, one can hear
knocking on the door to the catacombs in the basement and will feel a
very cold presence. At random times the secret entrances will be found
open with freezing cold air coming out of them. Students have reported
going into th e catacombs and seeing the spirits of the patients from
the asylum walking through the catacombs.
Riverside - Castle
Park - Many employees have reported
seeing a "lady in a white dress" in the ride park as well as one
employee being physically pushed inside the Big Top restaurant.
Sightings also include a spirit standing on the balcony above the Plaza
Cafe. This spirit reportedly flew across to the trees when the employee
looked up at it. The last experience was inside the arcade after hours.
Reportedly an unseen spirit opened and closed the door by prize counter
several times when there was no one around. This incident was heard and
not seen. Strangely enough all sightings and experiences are by males
and the spirits are reportedly female. No actual harm was done by the
spirits. This area of land from the Tyler Mall to La Sierra Blvd was an
old Indian Burial Ground. - In addition
to what you already know about the park, a former employee also had an
experience in the railroad trac ks tunnel in the park. After hours when
all the guests are gone the cafe would close. when any of the employees
would be sent to toss away the trash in the far end of the parking lot,
they would have to go in pairs. Reason being is because when you cross
the tracks near the cafe you can see the silhouettes of Indian women
walking around. Sometimes you can also see what appears to be a fire
burning in the far corner, but when you go to check it out it dims
Riverside - Indian
Hills - The Avilas House - The Avilas
House is an old mansion located in Indian Hills. At night, there have
been sightings of an old woman walking the hallways and knocking on the
door to the laundry room.
Riverside - Mission
Inn - The Mission Inn is an older,
semi-spooky (yet extremely classy and pricey) hotel. While guests of
the Inn may enjoy modern amenities such as an outdoor Olympic sized
pool and fitness center, the catacombs that run underneath the building
heading in the direction of Mt. Rubidoux are now closed. As one current
employee of the Inn remembers, an older gentleman was once given a room
in one of the upper stories of the building, as there were no lower
floor rooms available due to construction. The next morning, when the
gentleman was asked if his accommodations were adequate, he replied,
"All was fine, especially the woman singing beautifully in the next
room." He was the only tenant on that floor. This place is haunted by
the Millers. The Mission Inn Hotel was originally a 12 room cottage
where the pool now sits. The existing structure of the hotel was begun
in 1900 and completed in a pproximately 1947. Owned first by C.C.
Miller and sold to his son, Frank, in 1900. Frank's sister, Alice,
managed the hotel until her death in the late '40s.
Riverside - Mission
Inn - 215 - reports of blue
lights the size of a bowling ball has been reported inside room 215.
Riverside - Mission
Inn - Alice Miller's ('Aunt Alice') room - 4th floor, south east corner. This two-level room is
very active. Reports of cold spots, touches, apparitions. Strong
presence of Alice.
Riverside - Mission
Inn - Bridal/Honeymoon Suite -
Across from Alice Miller's room. Multiple reports of being pushed down
the spiral staircase of this two-level room. In 1993, a couple on their
honeymoon night checked out of the room just after midnight after
reportedly being pushed on the stairwell.
Riverside - Mission
Inn - Catacombs - Once an
underground museum, this area was closed to the public when the hotel
was re-opened in 1992. There was an enormous amount of activity in the
area of the foyer during the years immediately following the hotel's
re-opening. The hotel's comptroller at re-opening resigned after seeing
someone in this area late one evening.
Riverside - Mission
Inn - Frank Miller's Room - 4th
floor, north east corner. One of the only rooms not restored during the
closure of the hotel from 1985 to 1992. Possibly now a banquet room at
the end of Author's Row. Strong presence of Mr. Miller.
Riverside - Mission
Inn - Hallways - numerous
sightings of vanishing guests along hallways throughout hotel,
particularly along Author's Row, covered hallway near Alice Miller's
room, 2nd and 4th floor hallways (east-to-west) parallel to pool,
service area hallway behind Mission dining room.
Riverside - Mission
Inn - Mission Dining Room (a.k.a. 'Spanish Dining Room')
- Apparition seen traveling near ceiling from
entrance wall, near the patio, to the far back wall (south to north).
Riverside - Mission
Inn - Rotunda - limited
sightings. Area was closed to public after re-opening but has since
opened to retail space around 1997 or 1998.
Riverside - Mission
Inn - Spanish Patio - strong
presences felt throughout, particularly in north-east cloister near the
Lincoln bust. Mission-themed Glockenspiel was designed by Alice Miller
who died just before it was completed. The clock is notorious for
Riverside - Mission
Inn - St. Francis Chapel Courtyard - strong presences experienced near left end of Flyer's
Riverside - Mission
Inn - Storage Building behind hotel (north side) - Attached by a small bridge to the main structure of
the hotel, this small building has been closed to the public since
re-opening with limited employee access. Numerous accounts of sightings
and unexplained noises. A construction worker reportedly lost his life
during reconstruction in the late '80s in this building.
Riverside - Mount
Rubidoux - If you ever take the time to
visit this location, it is said that late at night, old spirits can be
seen walking the tops of the rough terrain. In your ramblings across
the area, you are also likely to find a tiny picture encased in the
jagged rock of Mt. Rubidoux, which appears to be a portrait of Jesus
Christ. Not strange enough for you? It used to appear as the Mother
Riverside - Palm
Desert - Palm Desert High School - It is
reported of a young girl walking around at night around the pool. it
was said that she drowned in 1990 and has never left her school hoping
to one day swim on a team again.
Riverside - The
Press Enterprise - Reports of an old lady
walking in the hallway near the old pressroom, and disappears as she
passes by. Doors of the Restroom stalls slam shut then lock by there
self as you watch. and tapping on the right shoulder then instantly
feeling very cold.
Riverside - Riverside
Bridge - Supposedly, the now dry riverbed
used to house a green "monster." This "monster" was reportedly seen on
one occasion when it came up on the bridge and attacked the passenger
of a car. Green residue was the only evidence left behind on this
meet-and-greet with civilization.
Riverside - Riverside
Cemetery - This cemetery is an extremely
old burial site that is now owned by Riverside Parks and Recreation.
The grounds are run down and not well kept, complete with fallen
headstones that lie haphazardly amongst the final resting places of the
dead. Residents of the area (breathing, flesh and blood residents, that
is) live a mere 50 feet from the graveyard! Add to this creepy scene
the irony of a "One Way" sign situated across from the cemetery that
glows eerily without the aid of streetlights.
Riverside - Riverside
Municipal Auditorium - Like many
theaters, the Riverside Municipal Auditorium decided to put on a
production of "The Nutcracker." An old man who had longed to see the
show for years, bought admission to the show, but is said to have died
of "natural causes" during the play. To this day, people claim to see
him there on many occasions. Does he come back to see the end of the
show he missed so long ago?
Riverside - UCR
Lothian Dining services - Custodial and
late-night staff have complained of feeling cold drafts and "spots" at
nights. Some doors have been said to close unexpectedly, and plates and
silverware have been found to be missing or re-arranged. In spring
2006, a student unfortunately hung himself in the Lothian dormitory
late at night.. there have been stories of people seeing or feeling his
Riverside - University
of California Rivera Library - Most of
the very large Rivera Library was remodeled during 2000-2001. Parts of
it were left untouched however, upon entering the main entrance turn
left, it will be clear which parts are older. It is said a female ghost
haunts these parts, on the first and second floors, mainly at night and
after patrons have left and in the early morning hours. Janitors
working after midnight have reported sounds and cold spots. Short
lasting obnoxious odors have been smelled in the basement. A great time
to go would be during finals week as the library is open until 2am.
Riverside - Victoria
And Dufferin - People have said to have
seen many "Black Blurs" wondering the area, and have heard screeching
cries that sound like children being tortured.
Rocklin - Finn
Hall - Finn Hall is a playhouse and the
ghosts of old play writers about 20 yrs. old still haunt the halls
Rocklin - Rocklin
high school theater - A ghost named
"Billy" is believed to haunt the school's theater. There have been many
incidents such as when after school two students helping the teacher
touchup paint on the walls of the theater saw "help" mysteriously
written on the unpainted part of the wall. Another time, a cell phone
was found after school and put in a locked cupboard for three days.
When it stared ringing on the third day, a student unlocked the
cupboard to answer it and couldn't reach it in time. So he dialed *69.
A graduated student that was visiting cell phone rang. the first
student asked her why she was calling that phone and she said that that
number had called her the day before. And she didn't call the phone at
all. The interesting thing is that the phone had been locked up all
weekend long. Only the teacher had keys to the lock.
Rohnert Park - Gravity Hill - When you
park your car at the bottom of the hill and put it in neutral you go
backwards up the hill.
Rosemead - Don
Bosco Tech - A student who shot himself
in the parking lot is still seen at night in the front parking lot.
also student have heard people crying in the restrooms of the 400 and
Rosemead - Richard
Garvey Intermediate - Teachers been
knowing that the 500 building is haunted. Sometimes the janitor have
been touch on the shoulder while cleaning up. Many teachers told the
student to not hang around there, but they always say "its a tradition
for the 8th graders" students from 2001 reported that they are being
watch at all times.
Rosemead - Corner
of Rush and San Gabriel BLVD - a few
years ago an MTA bus crashed into a small car unfortunately killing one
of the passengers. The wreckage scar still remains. People say that a
shadowy figure can be seen standing underneath the tree as if waiting
for something. People say that they hear, or feel someone when waiting
at the crosswalk where the accident occurred.
Roseville - Woodcreek
High School - A ghost by the name of Mac
haunts the theatre. He is known for dropping lights from the ceiling.
Locking doors in the theatre...and tripping actors backstage
Rowland Heights - Rowland High School - One
of the faculty members died in a car accident right in front of the
school. Since then, at night students have been reporting a lady
wearing torn up clothes and scars through her face standing in the
middle of the road.
Rubidoux - Mount
Rubidoux - between the hours of 1-3am on
the east end of the mountain. Strange figures have been seen running
and hiding as if playing a game, in groups of three. They have been
described as elves/little people. They are known to throw small rocks
in your direction, and stack small piles of rocks in a path you just
Sacremento - Ashford
Park Apartments - apparition of a child
has been reported.
Sacramento - Crocker
Art Museum - Reports of feeling a
presence, hearing squeak of the floor boards, and seeing the apparition
of a man.
Sacramento - Delta
King River Boat - Theater - An old paddle
wheel boat docked at Old Sacramento, now used as a theater and
restaurant. The theater is haunted by the ghost of the original
captain. Employees have seen him sitting in the balcony during
productions; footsteps are heard above deck, a glass of water spilled
by unseen force onto the soundboard in the sound booth.
Sacramento - Florin
Rd. - Burger King - A gunman walked in
during a busy lunch hour and shot the store manager and turned the gun
on himself. It is believed that on certain late night shifts the people
working can hear gunshots and screams as if the spirits involved are
reenacting the event.
Sacramento - Freeport
Factory - It is said that the Freeport
Factory is Haunted by workers that died on the job. If you are able to
open a door into the factory make sure you hold on or the door will
swing shut and lock on its own. You can also hear the laughter of
little children as if they were playing in a playground.
Sacramento - Iceland
- The original owner and builder of
Sacramento's oldest ice skating rink still makes his rounds at night.
"Pops" Kerth, father of Sacramento City Councilman, and mayoral
hopeful, Rob Kerth, wanders the dark, cold rink at 4 a.m., just as he
always did, making certain all is well.
Sacramento - Jackson
and Bradshaw - The house was built
Pre-Gold rush. Reports of children crying, screaming, whispering, items
moving on their own, and various reports of shadows moving about the
Sacramento - The
Martinez House - Located on H and 22nd
St. in Sacramento, this two story stone structure complete with a
creepy attic, palm tree and two gargoyles with lions heads was the site
of a huge murder. It is said that Dr. Arden Hart (who founded Sutter
hospitals) gifted this house to the patriarch of his family who
apparently suffered from some form of dementia, where he one day
murdered everyone in the house including all his house staff,
grandchildren and even the family cat. House was sold on the cheap to
the Martinez family in 1976 who then started reporting struggles going
on in the kitchen in the middle of the night, apparitions of a panting
presence that would visualize of an oriental man in a white lab coat, a
woman in a flower print dress, the grandchildren and the gray and white
cat. House has been abandoned since 2000 when the grandson of the
family lived there briefly but was scared out by "something" changing
the radio stations constantly. House has been under paranormal
investigation along with the Sacramento Theatre Company not too far
from it. - As with any site submitted to
The Shadowlands, always make sure you have permission to visit any
site. Trespassing is not tolerated.
Sacramento - Puente
House - The Puente House is located on F
St. in downtown Sacramento. In the 80's it was a boarding house for
senior citizens. Dorothea Puente, the landlady, was subsequently found
guilty of murdering her boarders and burying them in the backyard so
that she could collect their social security checks. The house has been
renovated and resold, but has an eerie quality about it. Photos taken
in front of the house show anomalies and ectoplasm mist. - January 2007 Correction: Formerly listed on E Street.
Interesting Link: Crime
Sacramento - The
Record - ghost of a very old woman in
Victorian clothing is seen.
Sacramento - Sand
Cove Park - Ghost lights appear from time
to time. A woman's voice saying "Te papa" near the Sacramento River.
Sight was probably an Indian Burial Ground or Mine Shafts.
Sacramento - Sacramento
City Cemetery - Reports of several
apparitions including a couple dressed in black, a pit bull who follows
visitors around the cemetery and suddenly disappears (no animals are
allowed inside the gates), and a little girl seen playing near the
headstone of a deceased child. The cemetery is closed at night except
for occasional guided tours and is well known for its numerous
Sacramento - Sacramento
Room of the Central Library - 2nd floor
Sacramento Room - Sometimes it feels & sounds like someone is at
the back of the room in the California section. The staff often hears
the sound of Mylar rustling, most of the time it sounds like someone
shelving or pulling out books. Also sounds like someone is in the copy
room, when no is back there. There will be a staff member look for a
book & they will not find it the shelf, then another staff person
will look for it & the book will not be there, then another will
look & it will be there. They have had up to four people looking,
then someone will finally find it in its proper place, the exact place
everyone else has looked several times! 2 witnesses heard & saw one
of the glass doors [700s] close. The doors sometimes swing open
naturally & but never close! One employee working in the office a
little before 7 a.m. and heard the wooden shutters on the door leading
into the copy machine area rattle. Thinking it was a custodian entering
he initially paid it no mind until he realized he had not heard the
front door, which was locked, open. Acquainted with the stories
surrounding the Sacramento Room and having had prior experiences in the
building he wasn't surprised to discover no one there. A complete walk
through the room found it completely empty! Subsequent conversation
with custodian Caroline revealed that no employee had been in that area
at that time.
Sacramento - Sacramento
Theater Company - Reported to be one of
the most haunted buildings in Sacramento, this theater is home to at
least five ghosts. The most well known specter, believed to be a former
stagehand, has been affectionately dubbed "Pinky" because of the
glowing pink aura that is often seen near hot spots. Disturbances
include footsteps heard on the stage after hours, a man walking the
hallways, lights flickering. The theater is currently under paranormal
Sacramento - Sutter
Middle School - Sometimes at night there
have been reports of doors slamming and items being moved around. It
was built on top of an Indian burial ground.
Sacramento - Tunnels
under Old Sacramento - There are a series
of tunnels that run under Old Sacramento. These tunnels were originally
the streets of Sacramento before the first 8 or so blocks next to the
river were raised above sea level to avoid flooding. Apparently, the
tunnels had served as opium dens, brothels and possibly for ritualistic
activity at some point. Several business owners with access to the
tunnels have reported an extremely menacing energy and strange noises
coming from the tunnels, and went so far as to hire a paranormal
investigator. Rumor is that the tunnels are now sealed off. - August 2005: A visitor to our site reports that the
rumor is FALSE - people can still enter the old tunnels through
basements of the older buildings in Old Town Sacramento, as long as
they have the property owner's permission or are in the company of the
property's owner. It is reported everything is still preserved.
Salinas - old
stage road - Old stage road has been
known for many hauntings. It runs right outside of Salinas and goes
through the back roads of King city. One of the most infamous stories
that have been passed down was back in the late 1800's or early 1900's
there was a woman that was walking along side the road and there was a
man who asked her for a ride and she accepted it. After a couple of
minutes passed by, he pulled over and savagely attacked and raped her.
After this horrendous act he took the body out into the fields and
decapitated her. Then he went out threw the head into the fields and
left the body. After that there was sightings of a woman walking down
the road holding her own head or you see a woman walking and if someone
picks her up she'll sit there for a moment and then vanishes right
where the crime occurred.
Salinas - Market
Street House - An old woman is said to
have committed suicide by hanging herself in the living room. She has
been seen wearing a black dress. Children and other witnesses have
reported of a feeling of choking, and a feeling of her trying to
interact with different ones.
Salinas - Salinas
High Bell Tower - It is reported from
several students that a teenage girl from the age of 15-18 (believed to
be named "Jennifer")has been seen and heard looking for her boyfriend
by the name of Adrian. It has been said that she has asked students to
tell him goodbye for her.... then disappears.
San Bernardino - Agua Mansa Cemetery - The
whole stretch of road leading to this cemetery is said to be haunted by
a beautiful lady that drowned her six children many years ago.
According to Hispanic legend, she is known as La Llorona, or the
Weeping Woman, and is doomed to roam the streets in search of the
children she killed. Is she trying to reunite the family she destroyed
so long ago? In addition to this otherworldly poltergeist, there have
also been many unexplained fatal car crashes, as well as hauntings
committed by two people that were murdered execution style on that
San Bernardino - Apartments on Marshall Blvd. - Abandoned - Reports of
cold spots, an apparition of a little girl. - **Warning
As with any of the places
mentioned, please use caution when investigating these haunted places,
some may be structurally unsafe, or not so nice people.
San Bernardino - Aquinas
High School- A student from Aquinas hung
himself on a beam between the stairways, his floating image can be see
after dark in the library as well.
San Bernardino - Calico Ghost Town - People
have claimed to see the ghost of Wyatt Earp walk down the dust roads of
calico tipping his at a them when he walks by . People have also said
that the old mine tunnel is haunted by the men who have died while
trying to seek there fortune, some employees have said that they have
see a man with a pick ax warning them not to walk threw visitors have
reported many different sightings
San Bernardino - California Theater - Reports
of a presence felt and seeing movement in your peripheral vision.
San Bernardino - Gravity hill - Go north
on highway 18 towards Lake Arrowhead, turn right on "old Waterman
Canyon road" drive until you get to the first small bridge, drive onto
the bridge and stop, put your vehicle in neutral, on you will slowly
begin to roll backwards uphill.
San Bernardino - Holy Rosary catholic school k-8 - Only one teacher opens up in the morning at 6am,
because of the sightings of nuns walking the halls going to classrooms,
school is really old, and back then we couldn't get much out of the
teacher that opened the place up because she wouldn't tell anyone, but
she told a few of the mature kids
San Bernardino - St Bernadine Hospital - A
nun has been seen walking the halls in the oldest parts of the hospital
for at least 30 years. She is seen mostly at night and on a few
different floors. This part of the hospital is no longer used for
patients and is empty at night. A convent is connected to this part of
the hospital and a few nuns have died there.
San Bernardino - San Bernardino high auditorium - Doors close, lights go on by themselves. Stories heard
by teachers that use to be students from the school have seen weird
figures in the Auditorium. It was heard that one of the students were
fixing the lights on the second floor balcony, they fell off it falling
to the first fall dying. Cold spots have also been reported by students
that head to the second floor balcony.
San Bruno - chuck
e cheese - customers say that there are
cold spots in the showroom area, and they feel that someone is watching
them. At nighttime one time a customer saw the shadow of someone.
San Clemente - Shorecliffs Golf Course - Sewer
pipes running through the Shorecliffs golf course have images of
children floating through the walls and sometimes walking in the
tunnels. Laughter and crying are often heard with no explanation. Also
growling animals are heard snarling and whimpering as if in combat and
San Clemente - Talega golf course, hole two (par 5 uphill) - an Indian woman has been seen in the brush filled
savannah between the tee and fairway apron. Generally a very faint
image of the native American appears in the morning and very late
San Clemente - Train Tracks near Cottons - blood will sometimes appear on the train tracks near
Cottons where a surfer was killed while attempting to cross the railway
to the water. His ghost has also been ‘alleged’ to have actually saved
other surfers from harms way in the general area… ghost of the lost
San Diego - Bonita
- Bonita rd - Reports of an older man
appears in the backseat of the witnesses' cars. He is said to be the
ghost of a man that was run over here.
San Diego - Bonita
Vista High School - In the boys locker
room, showers sometimes turn off and on by themselves. The boy's
bathroom in the gym's front room has been reported to have loud
whispering coming from it when no one is inside, and a malevolent force
is often felt in the bathroom. In the gym, cold spots are often felt on
the bleachers, and at times you can feel a hand grab your ankle or
shoulder, even if you are alone.
San Diego - Brooklyn
Elementary School - Janitors claim to see
children running throw the hallways at night. and When the Janitors try
to go home after there shift is over the doors wont open they say it
feels like someone is on the other side pushing the door. They also say
there's cold spats and hear children crying
San Diego - Chula
Vista - Procter Valley - park in dirt
parking next to fence you'll see a lady in white floating across the
field and glowing you'll often here somebody throwing rocks at you too.
San Diego - Downtown
- Solar Turbines - Harbor Drive near San
Diego Airport and Kearny Mesa on Ruffin Rd: Global power company built
in the 1880's. Apparitions have been seen in the engineering factory
areas. These apparitions are said to be devoted workers who have long
since passed on but will never "retire." Office areas have been
reported to have unintelligible whispers, elevators moving with no one
pushing a call button, sounds of doors opening/closing, etc. NOTE: This is a secure industrial facility. Access is
San Diego - El
Cajon - One of the Mobil home spaces - In
one of the spaces There is said to be an old man that appears
occasionally in the house where 2 old people live; a women and a man.
Once when the man who lived there was saying a prayer the ghost would
get really mad and start throwing stuff off the shelf. Then when the
man was out of the house the woman thought that he was back and she
heard the doorknob starting to twist but not open so she went to look
and no one was there. Another time was when the man was fixing up his
car he saw the ghost and said hi because he thought that it was a
person who lived in there park. He put his screwdriver down looked back
at it and it wasn't there he looked down the street and up the street
and the ghost was nowhere in sight. Still to this day they see the
ghost he is very pale and you can only see his upper body.
San Diego - El
Cajon - Rios Canyon - The ghosts of two
cowboys can be seen at the back end of the canyon on the old dirt road.
Some say "they're looking for the lost gold".
San Diego - El
Fandango Restaurant - a woman in white
appears at a dark table in the corner.
San Diego - Horton
Grand Hotel - Located in downtown San
Diego has 1 or more haunted rooms. Temperature changes and sightings
San Diego - The
Hotel Del Coronado - Kate Morgan
reportedly killed herself. Her body was found on the steps leading to
the beach. It was also thought it may have been murder. She is seen not
only in her room, (which is now room 3312) but other areas of the hotel
and grounds as well.
San Diego - Lake
Morena Campground - Across from one of
the campsites, in a wooded area, there appears the ghost of a young
woman in a long white dress. There is a cold and eerie presence near
the boulders that lie beneath the trees, and her apparition has been
seen on two occasions by two different men. The first sighting occurred
on a warm July night around 9:00 p.m. A group was setting up camp when
one of the men ventured over to the dark area and found the young lady
looking at him. He was startled and turned away. When he turned back,
she had vanished but he could still feel her presence. The second
sighting occurred around 3:00 a.m., a couple of days later. Another man
from the same group of campers got out of his tent after being awakened
from a deep sleep by an unknown presence. He looked over his tent and
saw the lady pacing. She stopped, looked right at his face, then
continued to pace as if she were waiting for someone. The man went to
wake up his friends, but by the time he woke anyone she had vanished.
Not being able to sleep after the sighting, he decided to stay awake
with another camper and start a campfire. In the distance, they could
hear the voice of a woman laughing and singing. There seemed to be no
explanation for it at that time of the morning. On other occasions the
same campers have heard heavy footsteps around their tents during the
night that do not fade as if someone were walking away, but simply lift
and disappear. In a photo taken of one of the campers in this area,
there appears a large orb floating right next to him.
San Diego - McDonalds
on Miramar Rd. - Strange things would
happen during the dead of night while McDonald workers would be closing
and preparing for the next day. Tubs of Mustard, straws, etc. would be
thrown across and scattered the next morning. In one of the bathroom
stalls, there would be a picture of the devil create from the wood
grains of the stall door. The door has been replaced due to too many
visitors wanting to see the "face".
San Diego - Mission
Valley - Taco Bell - employees have
reported whispers coming from the bathroom. Trash doors swinging one
time at closing there was three closers one manager and two crew one of
the crew members was washing dishes he seen some one who he thought was
a employee walk behind him and go in the walk-in freezer" so the
employee thought he would play a joke on the employee as he held the
door tightly the door was moving like there was some one in there when
three minutes went by then the employee let go of the door. he went to
go see if the manager was coming but he was shocked to see both the
manager and the employee was working he was really scared he had goose
San Diego - Montgomery
High School - Floating lights can be seen
late at night in the football stadium .Witnesses have heard screaming
and then saw balls of floating lights came towards them. chasing them
until they got to the front of school near the main office. Reports of
voices in the bathrooms as well.
San Diego - Muirlans
Middle School - The school was built in
the early 50's. There was a girl that once went to the school in the
60's who died by bumping her head during a PE class. Ever since people
have said of strange noises from behind them only to see that no one is
San Diego - NAS
Miramar - Hangar 1 is haunted by the crew
of a F-8 Crusader that crashed there in the late 60's.
San Diego - Nijiya
Market - In this small Japanese grocery
store an elderly customer suffered a heart attack and died in the
store. Sometimes objects fall from the shelves on their own and with no
explanation; one manager while there in the middle of the night heard
strange noises and his name whispered several times.
San Diego - El
Campo Santo Cemetery - Formerly posted as
"Old Town Cemetery" - This was partially
paved over with a road. It is said ghosts appear to be crossing that
section of the road at night. - February
2004 Correction: The proper name of the "Old Town Cemetery" in San
Diego is "El Campo Santo Cemetery." Among the numerous other spirits
sighted at the location (including the paved portions under the
adjacent sidewalk and streets), psychics claim that the site is to this
day overseen by the spirit of the gravedigger whose own grave is near
the cemetery's SE corner.
San Diego - Point
Loma National Cemetery - just north of
the city of San Diego is a Normandy-sized cemetery that was a favorite
place for marines awaiting to leave for westpac ground forces. The
marines used to go there on short liberties to lay amongst the grave
stones, smoke and get drunk and near midnight witness souls rising from
their graves to walk near the one thousand foot cliffs and look out
over into the pacific ocean to see if their country was secure and then
they would return to their graves. Not to many young marines wanted to
talk about this experience back at the old main side of camp Pendleton
as the cemetery is the location of thousands of buried marines from the
first and fifth marine divisions killed in action during world war two.
San Diego - Presidio
Park - A little white dear can be seen
running around but then it vanishes when it is spotted.
San Diego - Ramona
High School - Students in the band room
have reported instruments in cases being ejected out of lockers (locked
with combination locks) And their cases being flung open during private
San Diego - San
Marcos/Elfin Forest – Questhaven Asylum - Reports
of orbs and an apparition of a man with a missing arm standing behind
the gates. IF you want to see the video go to Youtube.com and search
San Diego - Screaming
Tree - In the suburb of Lakeside, at the
end of Willow Road, there is a narrow dirt road, down this road some
distance (and after passing a slaughterhouse of some sort) there is a
clearing with a tree, supposedly if one blasts one's car horn three
times a ghost of a girl will start screaming. Mostly this area is a
hangout for dubious characters so it may not be a good idea to go
San Diego - The
Whaley House - haunted by Thomas Whaley
& it is believed there are others. This house was once the city's
courtroom. The haunting extens beyond Thomas Whaley and to a man hanged
just outside the house. He was hung for stealing a boat. One visitor
strongly felt the presence of a woman while touring the house, in one
of the upstairs bedrooms. “It was not frightening...the
presence was actually welcoming. There are tours in this place.
San Diego - U.S
Grant Hotel - This hotel was built in
1910, and apparently a man walks the hallways of the hotel, and at
times goes into the rooms and makes noises.
San Diego - Vagabond
Motel near 5 Freeway & Garnet - Tangible
feeling of dread, oppression, and sadness in room 325 and nearby
hallway. Occasional glimpses of spirit of "Amanda", a tall blonde or
red-haired young woman. Apparently, she was a former beauty queen and
model who, depressed over her inability to conquer a drug habit, slit
her own throat in that room. Apparently, she wants your prayers praying
replaces the air of dread with an air of calm and peace and scent of
jasmine, and you can feel her saying "thank you".
San Diego - Villa
Montezuma - On K Street, near Barrio
Logan. Built in 1887 for a musician named Jesse Shepherd. The house has
a very dark, heavy feeling. After Jesse Shepherd's death, the house
went through a succession of owner's, all of which claimed bad things
happened to them while in possession of the house. Shepherd had once
enjoyed wealth and fame, but at the end of his life, he was very poor
and emotionally unstable. The house is said to be haunted by Shepherd
himself and an elderly widow who previously owned the house. She is
seen looking out of the window in one of the towers. Reason for
Shepherd’s haunting said to be the fact that Shepherd was known for
being able to "channel" famous piano players while playing and was once
reported to be playing Mozart with one hand and Chopin with the other.
It is believed that while channeling the great composers, he channeled
some negative energy into the house. Beautiful stained glass portraying
pictures of famous composer, writers, and artists. In some of these,
hair seems to be turning gray and beards seem to be growing. Strong
presence is felt, and reports of seeing scenes the past (1800s some
time). It feels like something was actually looking out the window,
through your eyes. It was a very uncomfortable, evil feeling. There are
tours in this place.
San Dimas - Extended
Stay Hotel - The first floor is haunted
primarily by the guest who killed himself in room 130. It is said that
a man who was very depressed decided to commit suicide by slitting his
wrists and making his way from the bedroom to the bathroom where he was
found by the maintenance engineer. To moment you enter the room you are
greeted with a presence of this man. Its almost impossible to sleep in
this room although its been renovated completely. Many guests have
asked to move due to having the feeling that someone is watching. The
hotel will rarely rent this room out just to avoid scares.
San Dimas - Raging
Waters - Many employees have experienced
in park phones ringing at all hours of the night. Most of the time they
come from the Wave Cove attraction. The line is usually static and upon
investigation security guards have found the phone hanging and swinging
as if just dropped. Some guards have reported hearing the voice of a
young girl asking for help. Night guards have also experienced their
names being called while walking through the upper pavilion food court
and heard footsteps as if someone is running up from behind them.
Nothing has even been reported being seen but always audible. Several
years ago a small girl drowned in the Wave Cove. This is believed to be
the spirit that makes herself known. - September
2004 correction: A little girl drowned in the Wave Pool (many others
also did, that is why you cannot go out swimming in it unless you have
a tube), and she was sent to first aide. Where the freezer storage for
the lower plaza food area is happens to be where first aide used to be
located. This place is called "The Dungeon". People say that they have
seen a girl in there, and they are afraid to go back there.
San Dimas - Pinnacle
Peaks Restaurant - Waitresses have seen a
little girl with long hair who is to believe to be Indian has been seen
walking in the restaurant with customers and also tricks get played on
the servers glasses falling and people being tripped if you go into the
restaurant at the bar on the wall on the west side you will see a old
picture of a bunch of cowboys and sometimes you will see just on huge
face in the picture when we see that face we knew we were in for a fun
time with them . The building is very old was know as one of the
original stagecoach stops.
San Dimas - The
San Dimas Mansion - This mansion was
built in 1887, as you can see it's very old. There have been reports of
banging on windows, the doorbell ringing by itself, sounds of someone
trying to pull open a locked door, and noises of things sliding across
San Francisco - Abraham Lincoln High School - late at night, toilet paper can be heard unraveling in
the girl's bathroom by the main office. also, in the girl's bathroom by
the band room, feet can be seen in the stall when no one else is there
and someone whispering "hi". And the room by the cafeteria is locked
and no one is allowed in there because a girl was raped and murdered in
San Francisco - Alcatraz - Voices in the
former eating area as well as the cell blocks are heard when no one
else is around. Footsteps and the sounds of cell doors opening and
closing also echo throughout the corridors. People have reported
feeling "cold spots" in certain areas and the feeling that they are not
alone, even when they are.
San Francisco - Alcatraz – Dinning Hall - Cold spots felt.
San Francisco - Bay Bridge - While
driving on the lower deck at night towards Oakland direction, drivers
would hear knocking on the windows. Some saying that they saw a
headless man running next to their cars at the same speed of the cars.
He was believed to be the victim of the 1989 earthquake.
San Francisco - Cameron House - Located
on Sacramento St. in Chinatown, San Francisco. Once owned by Lady
Cameron, the basement of the house was a refuge for Chinese immigrant
from lives of prostitution and slavery, among the obvious
discrimination and hell that was once Chinatown. She sealed the doors
in the basement to protect the immigrants from inspections by the
police. If she can't open the doors, they can't inspect and then arrest
and possibly kill the rooms of people. However, the people were able to
come in and out through a secret passageway. Apparently, rumors spread
about her philanthropy and some people came and burned down the house.
Everyone in the rooms died. Now, the restored Cameron House (turned
church) sends chills up spines. The basement doors are still sealed,
but every door contains a red charm and a gold charm to seal in the
spirits, as well. Furthermore, the pipes that run along the ceiling run
to the end of the hall forming an "X" over a door with the script: "do
not enter." Photographs taken in the house have shown white figures in
the background. Supposedly, these photos are nonchalantly mingled in
with normal ones and kept in photo albums at the site. This possibly
happened around the 1930's or so. It might be the late 1800's or the
early 1900s. Most likely early 1900's.
San Francisco - Child Support Services - In
the place, is a woman around 20-30 walking around, moving things.
People always mistake her for a woman working there. She's always
walking around after closing time, and when the janitors are trying to
clean, she's always getting in front of the vacuum. She doesn't bother
people, but she REALLY scares them and always misplaces workers badges
San Francisco - Corpus Christi Elementary School Part 2 - The back room in the Parish Hall. Some say they have
seen ghosts walking around and playing in the room. There are pianos in
the room, and some people claim to hear the pianos playing classical
music. They say that people were murdered in the room and those spirits
are the ones haunting the living.
San Francisco - CCS Elementary School - There
is an urban legend of an elderly church-going woman who was murdered by
being pushed from a steep staircase, and whose body was later disposed
of in the nearby dumpster. It is said that when young girls use the
bathroom near the staircase, you can hear her praying. Hail Mary...
San Francisco - Golden Gate Park - There's
a police officer ghost that roams Golden Gate Park. People will get
pulled over and get speeding tickets by this guy, but when they go to
file it through the courts they'll find out that the officer listed
doesn't exist. He's been dead for 10 years. Anyway, the story goes that
if a cop in the park is trailing you, you need to go outside of the
park first before you pull over. And once you do, the ghost cop will
San Francisco - Haskell House - ghost of
Senator Broderick pacing back and forth.
San Francisco - James Denman Middle School - teachers & students have reported to see a dead
girl walking up the stairs and haunts the 2nd floor girls bathroom she
closes the door to the stalls and flushes the toilet....they say her
name is Elizabeth. people also hear someone moving chains on the 3rd
San Francisco - Lucas Film - Formerly
Listed as Abandoned Army Hospital - Many
soldiers died and their ghosts still haunt this hospital in Park
Presidio. It is fenced off, but you can find ways either under the
fence or over it. Many windows have been boarded up but a basement door
towards the back of the building is open. Also, many windows are busted
out and it is musty, graffiti-filled, and very spooky. You can hear
footsteps, see reflections of light, and sometimes a cold draft. Even
S.F.P.D. will not enter. - The police
patrol the area and it is VERY possible you will get arrested or
ticketed. - March 2008 update: Was torn
down, there are no new reports since being owned by Lucas Film.
San Francisco - Martin Luther King Middle School - The place in the school that is haunted is the boys
restroom on the second floor by a boy named Johnny. The story is that
he was a bad kid that loved to pick on students until one day he asked
to go to the bathroom and when he didn't come back they sent someone up
there to look. He wasn't there. It is said that if you are alone in the
hall you can hear a knocking on the bathroom door. The teachers keep
the bathroom door locked. and no one is allowed to go in.
San Francisco - Neptune Society Columbarium - Located at One Loraine Court, San Francisco.
Originally part of the Odd Fellows Cemetery, the Columbarium still
stands over Geary Boulevard near Stanyan Street. This repository of the
dead is not only wonderful eye candy, but has been a place of ghostly
sightings as well. One encounter included a visitor having felt a hand
on her back. When the woman turned around, no one was there. But a
eerie white handprint remained on her blouse. Now a registered city
landmark, the Columbarium is open to the public. Donations are
San Francisco - Ocean Beach Sutro Bath - The
sutro baths have quite a history behind them, as well as the tunnel
that lies directly to the right of the old sunken building. It has been
said that many people have been sacrificed at the end of this tunnel,
and if you go at night fall and light a candle at the end of the tunnel
someone will come and pick it up and throw it into the water that
rushes up just beyond the rocks.
San Francisco - Orchard Supply Hardware - There
is a story of girl being murdered and raped in the warehouse area of
the store 1 yr before it became Orchard. Employees have seen a figure
walking and she is heard footsteps that seem to be the sound of high
heels (No one wears high heels), screaming and laughing, as well as
boxes moving. She likes to blow in men's ears and girls with long hair
often feel a slight tug. One report of a worker that had just shrunk
wrapped a pallet. The power went out and there is a 5 sec delay for the
generator to kick on in that 5 sec something completely unwrapped the
San Francisco - Paso Robles Hotel - A
911 Operator got a call from Room 1007 in this hotel. When police
investigated and found the room empty, the manager thought the call
might have come from the ghost that haunts the room. The spirit is
believed to be deceased night clerk who died when the former hotel on
the site burned down on December 19, 1940. The current hotel was built
with bricks from that hotel. Several of the hotel employees report
getting calls from Room 1007 at the front desk, but when they
investigate, the room is always empty.
San Francisco - Queen Anne Hotel - Located
at the corner of Sutter And Octavia, the Queen Anne Hotel is an elegant
Victorian style hotel, which dates back to the 1890's. With free access
to all of the floors and some of the rooms, it's a great place to
perform an investigation. If you want you can spend a night or so in
Miss Mary Lakes Room. Before the hotel even was a hotel, it was a
school for girls since few girls had access to schools back then. Miss
Mary Lake was the teacher. She was dedicated to her work. But when the
school was closed down she was heart broken and as she eventually died.
Her spirit remained. Room 410 top floor is where you can find her room.
San Francisco - Richmond's Point Isabel Regional Shoreline park - A young woman was seen in the area searching the
shoreline for something and when approached faded out.
San Francisco - Safeway - Located in the
middle of San Francisco, SAFEWAY between 17th avenue and Taraval. There
were recent sightings by employees that a young boy was sighted in the
empty hallways leading to the storage room. The time was around 12:00
am closing time. The employees, even a customer, saw a young male at
the age around 7-10 walking slowly towards them, but from a distance.
One of the employees claimed to see the young spirit sitting beside
some crates with his head down, and his arms covering his knees. The
customer simply believed that he saw someone standing on the corner at
the end of the hallway facing against the wall. He wanted to use the
nearby restroom before he saw the figure. All visions of his spirit
were blurry because they said that there was lack of lighting inside
the location. Rumors are that the building was once a motel in the mid
1900s until it was burnt down because the owner had money problems with
local gang members; however, the presence of the young boy is still a
San Francisco - San Francisco Arts Institute - Supposedly built on a cemetery in the early 1900 after
an earthquake, it is haunted by a few restless spirits.
San Francisco - San Remo Hotel - The
Hotel was reportedly a brothel owned by a Madame. She reportedly haunts
room 33. She has been known to knock on doors of the hallway the room
is in, and when people open the doors after repeated knocks, no one is
around. There is also reports of a little girl roaming the hallways and
trying to get into room #42. It is actually an amazing hotel, and a
great place to stay in with large groups of people (cheap too). There
are always cold spots to be felt, and the sense of someone watching,
it's a calming feeling, not creepy at all!
San Francisco - School of the Arts High School - former site of
MacAteer H.S. - singing can be heard in
the 3rd floor bathroom when no one is around. Also on the 3rd floor,
knocking on the lockers and from inside locked classrooms can be heard.
San Francisco - Strawberry Hill - Stowe Lake Golden Gate Park - It has been said that in the 1920's or 30's a woman
became pregnant & hide the pregnancy from her family. She disposed
of the child and killed her self in the reservoir. At night if you're
at Stowe Lake you may see her walking around Strawberry Hill looking
for her baby.
San Francisco - The Mansions Hotel- The
ghost of the original owner's daughter, Claudia, can be seen and heard
by staff and guests. She has also been known to communicate to "yes"
and "no" answers.
San Francisco - Trinity Episcopal Church - Reports a gray figure coming out of the men's bathroom
and disappear through the wall on the other side of the hall. Also
experienced, strange drafts, 3 directional; shadow of a person, and an
apparition in a white suite.
San Francisco - USCF Medical Center - Intensive
Care Nursery haunted by women that have died in childbirth. Many
children haunt Pediatric. 8th floor was so bad it had to be exorcised.
San Francisco - Washington High School - It
has been said that the boy's 3rd floor restroom, is haunted. At night,
or at later hours after school (when not as many people are around),
people have reported seeing a figure standing by one of the stalls then
San Gabriel - Gabrielino
High School - Less than 2 miles away from
the San Gabriel Mission which houses a historical cemetery, it is
rumored that the Gabrielino Site was built on a cemetery of the very
same tribe of Indians from which it gets its name. There have been
reports from sports teams coming home from away games at night hearing
strange sounds such as children crying even when the campus is empty
and the hazy apparition of a body that appears down hallways only to
disappear when approached.
San Gabriel - Red
Cross Mansion - have been known to close
doors softly if people leave them open, almost politely, sometimes you
can hear soft voices whispering as if to not disturb anyone. Phone
calls are made from rooms that are not occupied, including the
underground tunnel, the basement and the attic. Kitchen has electricity
go on and off for no reason. It is thought that the spirits are of
servants who have passed on. Face of man has been seen in some windows
after the last people leave.
San Gabriel - San
Gabriel Civic Auditorium - The San
Gabriel Civic Auditorium s past is very long and there are many stories
of hauntings. Back was being built underground tunnels were built under
the length of the building. They were built so that the owner
(nicknamed Uncle John) could go from backstage to the foyer. When Uncle
John died the tunnels went unused for years and when the depression
came those tunnels were used as catacombs to house dead bodies. Once
they were filled the catacombs were sealed. In the men s restroom in
the front there is a door. When you open that door there is just a
brick wall. When a crew tried to breach the wall they got five feet and
there was still brick. Why would some one seal a tunnel in more than
five feet of brick? No one will ever know unless the try to breach it
again. Now to the stories. There is a drop that was preserved because
it was the only remaining drop from the original stage. Some times
during the Temple City High School musical that drop swings
unintentionally. There is no wind and no one ever touched that drop. A
psychic was brought in and they said they saw a man swing on the drop.
Another story is that there are TV monitors on stage left that
broadcast what is being shown on stage. In 2003 and there during the
Music Man there was a person seen in the second story window on one of
the houses. Many stage crew, tech crew, and actors saw this man on the
TV monitor. Also many of the audience saw this man too. The problem
with this is that there is no way for a man to be standing in the
second story window because there is no ledge or anything for him to
stand on. The man was later recognized as Uncle John. There are also
stories of a little girl who roams the halls and a old stage manager
who roams the halls at night.
San Gabriel - San
Gabriel High School - A young student
hung himself at the basketball courts. And 2 students died at the wash
at the time of EL Nino Storm trying to skip school that day.
San Gabriel - San
Gabriel Mission High School - Bathroom
towel dispensers are heard being used and a girl is seeing dangling
that had hung her self off of the library balcony.
San Gabriel - San
Gabriel Mission - In the old church, very
often it will suddenly get very cold, you can "sense" something there
but when you look around there is nothing, for such a beautiful
historic church the feeling of foreboding is amazing.
San Jacinto - Lauis's
Pet Store - Feathers and Fur - Sounds and
sightings. Shadows that appear in several different places and then
disappearing. An occasional voice that sounds like somebody whispering.
Also sighted, an old guy with a military type of uniform on who
staggers through the walkways and seems to appear under certain
situations usually at night.
San Jacinto - Vosburg
Cafe/Hotel - Its been abandoned for many
years now and has been boarded up but there have been reports of lights
flickering on and off and a "presence" of some sort.
San Jose - AMC
Saratoga 14 - Poltergeist/Presence very
strong in this 14 screen multiplex. House Lights flicker on & off,
muffled laughter/whispers, also arm rests lower & raise themselves
up of their own accord, especially in theatre 5. Also Workers report in
the projection booth a shadowy figure can be glimpsed, & lurks
around projector number 5.
San Jose - Arbuckle
Elementary - A boy was brutally murdered
in the late 70s. He was stabbed many times in the back. People say when
he they pass by it at night they can see him with the knife in his
San Jose - Boys
and Girls club - in the gym there has
been people bouncing the ball were a man named Henry died wile building
San Jose - Burnett
Academy Middle School - there's a door
in the girls locker room that leads to a classroom up stairs. A long
time ago a girl was running up the stairs and she tripped and she died.
it is said that when you are in the girls locker room at nigh you can
hear things coming from the stair well like someone falling. it has
mostly been heard by cheerleaders after a basketball game
San Jose - Chuck-e-Cheese
- haunted by a little girl on the third
San Jose - Del
Mar High School - in 1942 a boy was
murdered by his best friend many people say At approx. 3:15am it is
said that you can hear a boy screaming help in the football field where
he was murdered. some people say you can even see him running down the
San Jose - Dotties
Pond / Bernal - A little girl went to a
party she got mad at her parents. She hung her parents in the barn. She
then drowned herself in the pond so they could be together in heaven.
Some people say that at night they can hear her scream for help because
she didn't really want to die.
San Jose - Dove
Hill Elementary School - It is said that
at night, a boy with a name tag that says "Michael T." appears. He is
said to wear regular clothes and seems like a child. But his face is
sad to be missing. Just flat skin. Teachers who work late usually say
they see him at night walking on the basketball courts. One teacher
noted that she approached him to ask him why he was here so late. She
ran and called another teacher when this ghost turned around and
appeared to have no face. A group of boys have also said that they say
lights in the classrooms turn on and off, while they were at the school
late at night. There have been no records of any students dying at this
school. However, people still talk about this mysterious ghost who
hangs out at the basketball courts named, "Michael T."
San Jose - El
Rancho Verde Apts. - Legend has it, that
in the early 70's a well known maintenance employee raped and killed
two young high school girls in the apartments main garbage. It is said
that when passing by, late at night, you could hear a distant torturous
cry of a girl. Residents of the area are still spooked by the chills
you get when passing through this area.
San Jose - Evergreen
Valley College - it was said that in the
middle of the school a young lady hung herself there, and sometimes at
night when people get out of their night classes, people see her.
San Jose - Foxdale
Apartments - at these apartments there
have been sightings of ghosts. It is said that these apartments were
build on top of an old cemetery and that there were still some graves.
at one apartment a young woman hung herself because her family left
her. there have been sightings of her after her death.
San Jose - Happy
Hollow park - The Creek behind the baby
zoo at the Happy hallow park, is haunted by a lady wearing a short red
dress with a black belt and long black hair, she is believed to have
been murdered there in the 70's.
San Jose - Independence
High School - In the large theater there
is a presence named "George". Legend has it he fell off one of the
catwalks while working. Now his spirit haunts the theater. Lights
switch on and off during presentations done for students, seats pull
down and come up when no one is sitting next to you, and if alone in
the theater practicing for a show, "George" loves to play lighting
tricks on you. Fact is no one has ever died in that theatre. No
Janitors are ever allowed to go up there nor do they have reason too.
The history however, behind George is he has been ever present since
the has been built. No one really knows where he comes from or what the
history of the land is or anything...though there is a basic story that
does float around. So far our George has three figures...The first
being there was the business like man figure that was standing up
against the wall. The second time George appeared, it was to the actors
- [techs never saw him that night] however actors kept complaining
about a little boy running around backstage trying to catch his toy
ball. The last sighting that has happened was about a year ago
witnessed by 2 people who where alone in the building. It was of a very
large man and he sat down and filled up the aisle of the house ...which
is about 2 and 1/2 to 3 feet wide. A week later after seeing this one
of the witnesses was in the lighting booth. and reports, ”My
friend and I were coming down the stairs of the lighting booth to go
talk to our teacher, who was at the other end of the building...no
where near the stage or house [where the audience sits], as we got half
way down the whole booth started shaking violently. Us thinking it was
an earthquake ran and got the heck out of there. We went to our
teachers office, which is located in the same building, and asked her
if she felt an earthquake or anything. She looked at us and said, "No,
what are you talking about?" Since then...George has managed to become
more violent here and there...he never harms anyone...however he still
continues to play his usual tricks.”
San Jose - Notre
Dame HS - A nun years back hung herself
off the balcony because she was pregnant. It is now said to be haunted.
Also the gym which is no longer in use has been reported to have
San Jose - old
horse stables It is said that the old
owner of the stables haunts the old barns. These stables are located
behind Yearba Buena HS. Many teens go to the old barns at night for a
scare. They have reported voices and a ghostly figure of a man.
San Jose - Overfelt
High School - There have been sightings
of a janitor that pass in early 80s. Students say they hear his cart
being pushed around during night time.
San Jose - Piedmont
Hills High School - Spotted a girl in
the hallway. Her parents died in a car crash and she was left in the
school where she hung herself. Now is said that she walks around the
halls opening and closing doors and also seen when walking alone.
San Jose - San
Jose State University (1857) - The old
gym was used as a collection area for Japanese internees during WWII.
Voices and crying can be heard here at night.
San Jose - Silver
Creek high school - A young ghost Named
Amy haunts the theatre of the high school. It is said she hung her self
inside one of the bathrooms behind the stage.
San Jose - Slonaker
Elementary School - it is said that many
witnesses have heard the sound of children playing while students are
in class. There was a child run over killed by his uncle.
San Jose - Winchester
House - It is a house that was owned
Sarah Winchester. It is believed to be haunted by Sarah and the spirits
of those who were killed by Winchester's guns. Cold spots felt, an
impression of someone lying in Sarah's bed, apparitions, rocking chairs
rocking, being pushed by unseen hands, disembodied talking &
San Juan Capistrano - Old Town San Jaun / Train Tracks - Train
Caboose 1869 - This is a red
caboose located in the parking lot to the right. It is a part of a
restaurant made out of an old train set. The second window from the
right, there is a faint light seen peering through the window, late at
night. There are no other lights on in the empty caboose. If there were
a light on in the caboose, the other windows would appear to have the
San Juan Capistrano - Old Town San Jaun / Train Tracks -
Woman in White. Seen in park
setting near a lone drinking fountain. It has been a personal
experience of mine to see her kneeling and praying facing the fountain.
She then rises slowly and advances towards you with a sense of urgency,
flowing like a white handkerchief in the wind, even when there is no
wind. She then dissipates.
San Juan Capistrano - San Juan Capistrano Mission - Reports of an Indian girl seen by some at her
memorial. Also spotted shadows of people and heard children crying in
the cemetery where a surprisingly large number of people were buried in
a surprisingly small space.
San Lorenzo - San
Lorenzo High School -D-Hall - It
has been reported by many janitors and teachers that a little girl
walks up and down D-Hall and the classes in it with her doll at hand.
Some also say she moves vending machines, tosses chairs and desks. The
story goes like this: Supposedly before the school was built it was an
old cherry field, and the girls father worked there. One day she was
playing in the fields and fell asleep while her father was working. The
father then got in a tractor and started mowing the fields. He ran her
over and killed her without noticing that the cherry stains on the
tractor was actually blood. He later looked for her and found her dead
cut up where D-Hall is now.
San Luis Obisbo - Oceano - Black Lake -Reports
of an Old Spanish lady in a Black ruffled dress that walks around the
lake at night. Witnesses report she has no face just a white glowing
San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles - Adelaide Cemetery - Look for "Charlotte's Grave" and every Friday night
(between 10-12 pm) there is a woman ghost who comes to lay flowers on
her dead daughter's grave (Charlotte) She has been seen as a bright
white light, & witnesses have seen a white human like figure near
the gates to the cemetery.
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