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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.

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 family.

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.

<>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

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 appearances.

Marina Del Rey - - 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 children.

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 occurred.”

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 getting ready.

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 passers-by.

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 arrested.

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 little teary.

Murrieta - Murrieta Valley High school - Apparitions of kids and equipment moves.

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 away from.

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 it.

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 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 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 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 Society)

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 seen.

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 Great too.

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 balcony.

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 restroom.

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 lockers.

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 ghosts.

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 every time.

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 stuff.

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 strange noise.

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 something.

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 seen.

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 vanishing.

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 lights, voices.

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 help.

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 hand.

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 others.

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 night gown.

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 and screaming.

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 building.

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 back!)

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 been visited.

Port Costa - Port Costa School - October 2007 - Has been removed.

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 been removed

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 clothes.

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 requests.

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 noting above

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 trespassers.-
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 hours.

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 then disappears.

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 worshippers.

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 tile.

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 footprints.

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 experience.

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 away.

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 misbehaving.

Riverside - Mission Inn - St. Francis Chapel Courtyard - strong presences experienced near left end of Flyer's Wall memorial.

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 Mary!

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 presence.

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 today.

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 600 buildings.

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 have taken.

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 rooms.

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 Library

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 hauntings.

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 investigation.

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 road.

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 being killed.

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 afternoon.

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 surfer.

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 restricted.

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 bumps.

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 there.

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 tutoring sessions

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 and search Questhaven.

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 alone.

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 the floor.

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 that room.

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 and keys.

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 disappear.

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 floor

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 encouraged.

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 pallet.

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 mystery.

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 vanish.

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 back.

San Jose - Boys and Girls club - in the gym there has been people bouncing the ball were a man named Henry died wile building the gym.

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 floor

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 bleachers.

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 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 ghosts.

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 & laughing.

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 same glow.

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 light.

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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