Hollywood - Mann's Chinese Theater - The Ghost of actor Victor Killian, roams the sidewalk here, looking for the man who murdered him. According to Police reports, Killian met a man at a nearby bar in 1982. After a few drinks, Killian invited the man back up to his apartment. Killian's bludgeoned corpse was discovered the next morning. The killer has never been found.
Ventura - Bella Maggiore Hotel - Ghost of a prostitute who committed suicide haunts Room 17 - soft singing, strong smell of roses inside room and in adjacent hall, occasional mist near window.
Fremont - Lord Bradley's Bed & Breakfast Inn - Noises in the dead of night, heavy footsteps and apparitions. The former owner's daughter would see figures wearing victorian style clothing.
Hollywood - Radisson Hotel - reportedly James Dean has been seen there as well as Marilyn Monroe.
San Diego - The Hotel Del Coronado - Kate Morgan reportedly killed herself in room 302, which is now room 3312 and is seen there.
San Diego - The Whaley House - haunted by Thomas Whaley. This house was once the city's courtroom. The haunting extend beyond Thomas Whaley and to a man hanged just outside the house. He was hanged for stealing a boat. His name was Jim.
San Jose - Winchester House - It is a house that was owned by Winchester's wife, after her daughter and her husband died, a medium told her to move out west (she was living in Boston, MA), and to continue to build onto this ranch house in San Jose, California, to keep away the evil spirits of those who were killed by Winchester's guns. At one time the house had some 300 rooms, until it was partially destroyed and closed off after an earthquake. There are groups of 13 things in many of the rooms (windows, coat hooks, etc.) , stairs leading into the ceiling, and a door to nowhere, just to name a few. wild place! She died in the house, but was buried in New Haven, Connecticut.
Calabasas - Leonis Adobe - an old house/ranch from the1800's is said to be haunted by the original owner/builder of the house.
Colton - Agua Mansa Cemetery - Supposedly haunted by the ghost of a woman searching for her children.
Los Angeles - Los Angeles Pet Cemetery - This is where many Hollywood stars bury their pets. The Little Rascal's dog Petey, Hopalong Cassidy's Horse and Mary Pickford's dog are all interred here. However, the dead animal that does the most haunting here is Kabar, a Great Dane that belonged to Rudolf Valentino. The dog died in 1929 but it's playful phantom is still reported panting or licking people that wander near it's grave.
Berkeley - Faculty Club - room 219 is haunted by a ghost of an elderly man.
Beverly Hills - Barrymore Estate - ghosts of John, Lionel and Ethyl haunted the estate.
Georgetown - American River Inn - haunted by the ghost of an old miner.
Hollywood - Beachwood Drive Apartments - Ghost of an old man is seen walking the central staircase.
Oakland - Holmes Book Company - haunted by male ghost that throws books around.
Sacramento - The Record - ghost of a very old woman in victorian clothing is seen.
San Diego - El Fandango Restaurant - a woman in white appears at a dark table in the corner.
San Francisco - Haskell House - ghost of Senator Broderick pacing back and forth.
Hollywood - The Comedy Store - Was once a famous nightclub and restaurant in the 30's/40's and the basement is said to be haunted with an evil entity.
Sunnyvale - Toys R Us - Toys R Us is haunted supposedly by a young boy or man. Sylvia Brown appeared on National television and did a "walk through" at this "haunted Toys R Us." Apparently the activity is just as strong today as always, and employees can attest to finding toys in aisles when opening up the store in the morning, and balls rolling down aisles when nobody else is around. There also have been pictures taken of this ghost.
Geyserville - Warm Springs Fish Hatchery - It was supposedly built on Native American burial grounds. The main building was haunted by a ghost(woman) who called the employees names and changed the radio station. There were also four houses there which each had their own encounters with ghosts. The shower came on all times day or night in one house and it happened to more than one resident of the house. One of the other houses reportedly had a spirit of a child that climbed in the bed with you. Some visitors to the hatchery claimed to have seen an elderly Indian couple roaming the grounds. I had a number of my own experiences to it was pretty wild.
Orange - 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 .
Santa Clarita - Hart Mansion - The home of the silent film star Willaim S. Hart. Mr. Hart is scene by people that he recognizes and likes (namely docents). He and his sister (also a ghost) are the only people to have ever really lived in the home. The ghost of their nurse as well as Mr. Harts dogs are also seen. Coffee is often smelled in the museum.
South Pasadena - Penthouse Apartments - The ghost of a WWII soldier is still trying to get a message to his son.
Hollywood - Roosevelt Hotel - A stop at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is a must, as at least two famous, and several not so famous ghosts reside there. The hotel's most famous haunting concerns a mirror which sits outside the elevators on the hotel's lower level. Hundreds of tourists pass the full length mirror each day without knowing its strange history. The mirror originally was part of the furnishings in a room which was frequently used by Marilyn Monroe. Several people have reported seeing the tragic actress' image reflected in the glass of this particular mirror. Upon turning around, of course, no one was there.
Westwood - Westwood Memorial Cemetery - Marilyn Monroe's ghost has been spotted hovering near her tomb.
San Jose - Chuck-e-Cheese - haunted by a little girl on the third floor.
Santa Clara - Paramont's Great America - The ghost of a ten year old boy who was killed on an amusement park ride haunts the area where the ride once stood.
Beverly Hills - Pickfair Mansion - This was the home of Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. I had friends who owned the place for several years and have had the experience of seeing the ghost of a maid who was accidentally shot in the maids quarters. According to the previous owners, there were at least two other ghosts who haunted the place as well. In the beautiful entry way with it's hand painted murals on the wall was often seen a ghost who was thought to be Douglas Fairbanks. It is my understanding that when they sold the place, the new owner tore much of the original home down and rebuilt on a different site on the property.
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.
Hollywood - Wattles Mansion - There used to be a bus stop right in front of the property, but it had to be moved because there were too many complaints of screaming, and mysterious sounds of horses galloping and whinnying all night long. People grew too afraid to wait for the bus and the city finally complied and moved it down the block. An apparition of a woman has also been seen on the grounds at night by neighbors.
Sunnyvale - Homestead High School - is said to have a ghost walking the halls on the second floor. I've heard stories from many people including a teacher who worked there. Usually the spirit is only seen at night. It's been known to lock doors, open doors and it's presence can be felt. People have also said that they've seen it, and one teacher claims that the ghost tapped him on his shoulder.
Thousand Oaks - The
Stagecoach Inn - It is supposedly haunted by a man that was murdered
there and also by a woman. Perfume can be smelled in parts of the
Inn (which is
now a museum open to the public) and people have reported seeing "a tall stranger" in the corner of their eyes, but turn around to see no one.
Long Beach - The Queen Mary - It is said that a male ghost has been seen in the engine room where he was killed while the ship was still in service, there have also been reports of the sound of children playing in the pool. The most accessible haunted area is near door 13 in the engine room,where a young man was crushed trying to escape a fire. He was only 17 and had lied about his age in order to get the job. Another of the accessible haunting areas is the front desk of what is now the hotel portion of the ship. Sightings include a mysterious woman in white who will be sighted walking until blocked from view by a pillar and never coming out from behind. Also, a couple has been seen walking down the hall to either side of the main entry to the first class rooms, but are never seen in the hallways themselves. More info here
San Diego - NAS Miramar - Hangar 1 is haunted by the crew of a F-8 Crusader that crashed there in the late 60's.
Hollywood - Laurel Canyon - There have been numerous reports over the years regarding an intersection on Laurel Canyon. This is a canyon road transiting from Hollywood, CA and the San Fernando Valley. According to the reports, on several occasions at the intersection of Laurel Canyon and Lookout Mountain Dr. almost on the exact moment of midnight people have witnessed an old carriage pulled by white horses that seems to dart out onto the canyon road from Lookout Mountain as though the horses are at a full speed gallop. The carriage dissappears into the same nothingness from whence it came leaving even car accidents in its wake. Just down the road from this intersection lies the burned out ruins of what was Houdini's mansion. This entire area is frought with stories of hauntings and ghosts. It is a beautiful canyon drive with shade trees drooping over the road almost the entire way and it is filled with old mansions from Hollywood's early days. The old home of Tom Mix is there too.
Yorba Linda - The Yorba Family Cemetary - is haunted by "The Pink Lady." The origin of the pink lady is somewhat a mystery, but she appears on the night of June 15 every other year. On these occasions, curious locals can often be found keeping watch around the cemetary, hoping to catch a glimpse of her.
Ventura - The Olivas Adobe - is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a woman. She is reported to be seen standing in an upstairs window at night.
Disneyland - The ghost of a woman named
Dolly haunts the Matterhorn Mountain where
she was crushed to death after she fell out of her sled and was hit by the sled behind her. There is a ghost of a young man haunting the old PeopleMover ride. When it was operating, girls (especially those with long blonde hair) would sometimes feel an unseen someone pull visiously at thier hair. The boy died a few years ago on a Grad Night when he jumped out of the cabin of the PeopleMover, tripped, got caught and dragged underneath the car. He grabbed desprately at his girlfriends long blond hair to save himself, but to no avail. The ghost(s) of one or two people have been seen on Tom Sawyers Island. At least three boys (all Grad night victims) have drown in the Rivers of America. The "it's a small world" ride has three different ghosts. They are all people who worked there and they loved this attraction. Lights have turned themselves off/on by themselves, as well as the all the dolls moving without power.
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 ("Spectre" Ghost Hunting Society)
San Francisco - Alcatraz - is said to be haunted by the ghosts of many, many prisoners who died there, including the Bird Man, "Machine Gun" Kelly and Al Capone. 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.
Bakersfield - Bakersfield High School - One area of the bleachers at the BHS football area is haunted by a young couple, they look to be 16 to 18 years old. The girl is wearing a prom dress and the guy is wearing a football jacket with "BHS" imbroidered on the back. The area where they are seen has a strange chill to it, and one gets a stange feeling of being watched. Where they are seen is up near the top of the bleachers. The couple has yet to be indentified, and no one knows how they got there. They are usually seen during big games, either sitting there watching the game contently or making out (as a couple would most likely do).
Bakersfield - Garces Circle - One of the only circles in California, Garces Circle has a large stone statue of Father Garces, a missionary who was in the area a few hundred years ago. People have reported that right before a major car accident at the circle (there's been quite a few) people can either see the hands of the statue moving or they hear him muttering in prayer for them.
Bakersfield - Meledroma Theater - This rather popular theater is an old building, built quite a while ago. Before it became the theater it was a big toy store. The theater is said to be haunted by an employee who worked at the toy store who hung himself in the attic. Unexplainable things happen at the Meladroma where the attic used to be (the attic was removed and replaced with all the things a theater needs). Also, the women's dressing room seems to have stange occurences: the seaquin dresses on the clothesracks "rattle" on their own violation, and shadows can be seen where no one is standing.
Bakersfield - The Bakersfield Californian Newspaper Building - This old building is haunted by a few ghosts (one of whom I've had the pleasure of actually seeing..well..hearing, actually). One of them is a German Sheperd Dog who can be seen, waiting patiently for his master to come and pick him up. Another is an old security guard who can sometimes be seen in the lunch room. Finally, the former editor of the Californian can be sometimes (though rarely) seen walking through the hallways of the building.
Anaheim - Anaheim High School Theatre/Auditorium - Voices have been heard in the auditorium, erratic footsteps have been heard on the roof.
Ventura - The Santa Clara House -This restaurant, once a private Victorian home, is residence to a ghost of a young girl who killed herself after she had an affair with a salesman and got pregnant. She was married and didn't want to tell her husband but when she did, he left her. After that, she waited for the return of the salesman even though he never returned. She, in despair, hung herself in the attic. Now it is said that you can see her apparition looking out the window waiting for her lover to return for her.
Banta (Tracy) - The Banta Inn - Haunted by the former owner who died of a heart attack behind the bar in 1967. He likes to knock things off walls, stack the coins inside the cash register, open and close doors. The Banta Inn has appeared on the TV show "Sightings".
Modesto - Modesto High School - The spirit of a young man paces the balcony of the Modesto High Auditorium. Supposedly quite a few years ago, a young man had fallen from the balcony railing to the carpet-covered cement ramp below and was killed. 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.
Wilmington - Banning Residence Museum - Generals of the Civil War are seen in one room planning a strategic attack of some kind and serveral people that once lived their are also seen.
Santa Paula - The Glen Tavern Inn - There is a young boy who died there and is seen playing on the second floor and in the lobby. Also, the piano that is in the lobby plays by itself. There have been sightings of a person or apparition looking out of the window of Room 23.
Fairfax - Camp Bothin - It used to be an indian reservation, then early in the 1920s, became a hospital for tuberculosis patients. Now it is used as a girl scout camp, but it still has the original sinks from the hospital. You can hear a ghost of a nurse pushing her cart up and down the halls, moaning, screaming, appearances and disappearances and some ancient indians spirits too.
Mt. 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.
Boulder Creek - Brookdale Lodge - A girl in a formal dress runs across the lobby, then disappears into thin air. In an empty Mermaid Room, voices and music are softly heard. Hidden rooms and secret passages are mysterious vestiges of Brookdale Lodge's rich past.
Sutter Creek - The Sutter Creek Inn - is haunted by a former California senator and his wife. The Senator is heard pacing upstairs in the main house and his wife is sometimes seen in the hall way.
Huntington Park - St. Mathias Mission House - it use to be the home of an elderly couple who also died in here many years ago. Many people have seen an old person at the mirror in where their living room use to be. Alot of people including myself have herd footsteps ,weird moans and sounds, things fall and lights turn on and off when no one is in the room.
Hollywood - Vogue Theater - Built in 1935 and opened as an 800 seat movie theatre in 1936. Nine entities have been documented since August of 1997. Six children, an adult female and two adult males. Entities are extremely active and communicative.
Yucaipa - Yucaipa Highschool - On the second level there is an old abandoned cafeteria, there are voices and ladel scraping noises during the day, and during the nighttime you can here the old caferteria ladies talking( The school is very old) It is an enclosed area that feels very cold when you walk inside.
Los Angelos - Knott's Berry Farm - Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant a ghost in one of the empty, windowless back dining rooms. looked like an old woman and the busboy claimed it was simply a fog.
Yucaipa - Pendelton Rd. - Is haunted by a woman who died of a car accident there in the 1950`s.It is said she crawled out of the car to get out and get help ,police found her 1/2 a mile away dead in the street.She is also known as the red lady of Pendelton Rd.
Palmdale - Haunted Ponds - There's a place next to the California Aquaduct and 40th & 30th st East where a house used to be, around 40 years ago. legend has it that the woman that lived in the house was hung on a tree branch over a pond on the property by her jealous husband. It is said that on clear nights when the moon is bright you can see her hang from the tree & hear the sound of a woman weeping.
Sanger - Centerville - Snake Road - The street is called Channel, the twisting curves in the road have caused it to become known as "Snake Road." On top of that, it is close to a fast flowing river, Kings River. Apparently, many years ago, a woman was driving down Snake Road with her two daughters when she lost control of her car and drove off the the road crashing into the river. Trapped inside the car, she drowned. The two girls were tossed from the car and went down the river with the strong current. Not strong enough to swim to safety, they also drowned. But, they drowned several miles down the river. Therefore, every night, the mother's ghost can, on occasion, be seen walking along Snake Road, searching for her daughters. !Even calling out to them.
Columbia - Fallon House Theater & Hotel - Years and years ago it burned down. They rebuilt it into replica of the old one. Now there has been many reports of noises, voices, overwhelming stench of smoke, in one room you can smell whiskey, and in room 9 and 13 a female ghost is seen quite often. In the theater lights go on and off, and shadows of people are seen.
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.
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.
Los Angeles - Highland Park - Franklin High School - The ghost of a deceased student haunts the auditorium and the surrounding classrooms. The student had died in the 50's and continues to be heard and seen by faculty and students alike
South Pasadena - The Rialto Theater - The Rialto Theater is VERY old, I think 70 years old. Many people have died there. In the bathroom a girl slit her wrists and climbed up to the balcony and bled to death in the seats. It is also said that a man went crazy in the projector booth. The doors to the stalls in the girls bathroom shake. An apparition of an older man has been seen sitting in the seats. The older man has also been seen walking up and down the balcony stairs.
Palos Verdes Est. - Rocky Point - (3 miles S. of Redondo Beach.) Apparitions of dead skin divers, odd traveling lights, voices.
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.
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.
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.
Hollywood - Hollywood sign and Griffith observatory - Two people have committed suicide of the Hollywood sign and there have been many sightings of weird looking figures and lights by the sign late at night. From the Griffith observatory, you can see the sign very well and employees there have reported sightings of ghosts by the sign.
Gilroy - hwy 152(blood alley) - There have been numerous sightings of a woman searching for her child, hearing the sound of a stage coach and the snorting and breathing of horses, and a rumor that a woman was killed by a truck driver and she appears in the passenger seat of the truck, screams" and then vanishes.
Grass Valley - North Star Mine Lodge - Was converted into a Christian boarding school in the 1960's. It was shut down in the mid 80's. Doors opened and closed by themselves drastic temperature changes pictures flew off walls windows opening and shutting these events were witnessed by quite a few of the other students often by groups of us at one time the temperature changes and things flying off the walls seem to occur at the same time.
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.
This school has a young boy about 13 years old walking the halls at night. When the school was being rebuilt a few sections of the floor were missing and a boy went walking through and fell. It was deep and dark so he couldn't get out and the workers couldn't see him. They filled the hole with cement leaving a draining hole with which he breathed from. But sadly later they filled in the hole. His spirit roams around room 13 and when people are alone in there they get cold chills, hear knocking and scratching when no one was around.
There's a bomb shelter under the school from World War 2. You could here constant banging on the old locked steel door on certain nights usually after football games. Also the Huge auditorium is haunted. Deep laughter in the balcony Also the Red Cross building is right behind the football field fence and it is about as old as the school, and is also said to be haunted by the original caretaker.
It belongs to the Daughters of the American Revolution and after having purchased the residence in 1982 at their first monthly tea, they all reported having seen the apparition of a lady whom was a former resident, in the early 1910s'.
Laguna Woods (formerly Laguna Hills)
In Leisure World (a gate-guarded retirement community) there is an 834 seat theater which is well known to the staff there to be haunted. Footsteps are heard in the booth by staff in the offices below, especially when there is no one in the building. Technicians have reported someone looking over their shoulders during shows. Opinion has it that this is 'Bud', a former printer who moved to Leisure World in the mid 60's and worked in the theater as its first tech.
San Juan Capistrano-San
Juan Capistrano Mission
There was once this Indian girl that lived on the outskirts of the mission. She saw invaders coming to destroy the mission and she ran really hard to warn the people there, she ran so hard, that by the time that she got there and told the proper authorities, she died of exhaustion. the girl is seen by some at her memorial. They have 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. (1600 people in a cemetery about the size of an Olympic pool.)
At the end of Claire's street in the vicinity of Santa Cruz known as Capitola, a mansion built in the 20's by oil baron H. Rispin and occupied through the 50's by a group of nuns, it laid empty since the 60's occasionally occupied by transients and hippie communes, now being restored and turned into a bed and breakfast hotel. Upstairs is haunted by a woman in a Victorian black dress who is looking for a book probably her bible or diary she also opens doors even heavily locked and bolted or nailed ones and windows. Downstairs, a man with glasses is seen in the empty fireplace, and in the basement an angry dog, probably from when local police used the place for search dog training, haunts the stairway and front door. Also a man, who fell through the rotting floor later in the house's history and was injured and died before being found, ghost calls out for help from the basement. Secret rooms and passageways from the rum running days are part of the mansion's history.
Science Building, McCarthy Hall-
Has a service elevator that is haunted by a professor that was murdered in the basement, next to the elevator. On Sundays when there is no one around, the elevator will go down to the basement and hold the person there, even if a different floor has been selected. The ghost has also been photographed on the 4th floor.
Used to be an old bath house in the early 1900s. When someone drowned in the pool, they were forced to close it down. Now it is re-opened into as antique shop. People have said that they have felt cold spots where the china dolls are located. The spirit of the person who drowned in the pool has been seen roaming around in the basement area.
There was an outcaste, depressed teenager who had hung himself in a tree in the park. He is said to be seen hanging in the tree staring wide eyed into the distance. and there is said to be a cold chill in the air and a strong malicious presence.
A "White Witch" is said to appear trying to hitch a ride home. She supposedly died in a car crash on her Prom night back in the 20s? When she is picked up, she gives the address where she would like to go. When the driver gets there, she is gone. The driver asks the people who reside there if they know anything about it... She is related to them & has been dead for many
Grill-Corner of Garey & Holt. St
A large dinner house comprised of three levels, restaurant and bar, a banquet room and the third floor has a small number of rooms. 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.
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".
Footsteps have been heard in the back of the building and a telephone and carpet rolls have moved them selves a ghost of a man has also been seen he is reportedly named George
The Inn is the place rock star Gram Parson (The 1960s band, The Byrds) died. He overdosed in room 8 and visitors staying there say that he still haunts that room. Objects shake, move by themselves and sometimes disappear only to reappear later. Famed psychic Kenny Kingston stayed there in 1997 and could feel Parson's vibes. Friends of Gram also stole his body before it was to be shipped home to Louisiana and tried to cremate him near Joshua Tree. They were arrested and Parsons is buried in Louisiana.
Jr. High Auditorium-
It is said by students and locals that the dressing rooms directly below the stage are haunted by spirits of students who committed suicide there. Reports of doors opening and closing on their own, low moaning sounds emitted from empty rooms, and ropes hanging from a pipe in a bathroom stall (where a student allegedly hung himself). There has also been sightings of a glowing clown like apparition.
It is said that a ghost woman has been seen on the very top floor of this hotel in an all white night gown.
There have been sightings of two ghosts who walk near the piano after closing. These two men were known to work in the restaurant and were killed as they were held up by an armed robber, this occurred when the restaurant was called 'Don Pepe' back in the 1950's. The bar is also haunted by some unknown presence by the large mirror in the wall.
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.
It is believed that a young teenage girl was murdered and raped by her boyfriend and left dead at a bridge on Marsh road. When people pass by the bridge late at night, there have been witnesses who claim to have seen the ghost of the girl. As the driver looks at the back view mirror, she will appear in the reflection, but as you look back, she's gone. No one ever found her killer. She usually haunts couples that pass by the road.
There is known to be spirit of a young women and a teen boy to haunt the west hall. The way the haunt is by making the books in the A.P English room fall off the book racks and by opening and closing doors, and by making the bells go off in the go off in the west hall only and if your there enough you can hear the gun go off that they shot each other with.
The more interesting of the two apparitions is the one 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. One of the more credible witnesses to this was a process engineer who was able to share this information in great detail and an operator that had experienced some sort of haunting in the past.
Chimes Bath House circa 1888-
A murder was committed on the grounds of the bldg. And the effects can be anywhere from not being able to enter the treatment room seven though there are no doors. To having a sensation of having your ears plugged in the affected room.
Gilroy- Mt. Madonna
Mansion ruins and surrounding area are Haunted by Former owner Henry Miller and Daughter, Daughter has bees seen in open fields riding a horse, She was killed on site while riding a horse, she fell and broke her neck. There has been ghostly visions on horse back in mist seen floating in Hills for decades.
Haunted by Louis Plummer who the theatre was named after. Incidents include people being pushed violently against walls and chandilers swinging upward and stopping in mid swing. Still to this day a 'ghost light' is placed on its stage.
A Jack in The Box restaurant on Topanga Cyn, has been haunted. Numerous sightings of a man standing at the drive through window, wearing all red, the milkshake machines turning on for no reason, and furniture in the dinning area moving by themselves at night and the frozen food on the floor.
Hawthorne Blvd, Redondo Beach-General Cinema
Theater I (of 4) sits at the very back of the parking lot. It is no longer used. The stock room could not be kept clean; boxes would always be opened, overturned, and/or dumped on the floor. The faucet would turn on and off by itself. Behind the concession stand, you could feel someone brush past you and bump into you as you were working. The cabinets behind the concession stand would be padlocked at night and would be open in the morning, with the contents disheveled and strewn about.
A movie house-turned-opera and event site near the shores of Capitola Beach, has spooked set workers and construction workers especially in its conversion to an opera house in recent years. One late-night construction worker reported walking into the lobby of the theater and hearing voices and all kinds of racket going on in the theater as if there were a theater-going crowd. When he walked in, the sound "lifted." Another woman, thinking the seamstress was upstairs where projectors once were, took a call and called up the stairway. Hearing a low sultry woman voice say, "I'll get it," she attempted to transfer the call. She went to search for the seamstress. No one was upstairs. The voice was described with similarities to a former owner of the movie house, who died in 1997.
Its been reported that on Halloween every year there is said to be blood on the table found between the three marble chairs in the southeast part of the cemetery.
Jr. High School-
Inside old ROP building in the hallway footsteps were heard by the nightshift employees. Upon investigation no one was located in or around the area.
The Napa Cinadome is said to be haunted by two ghosts that look like a couple. There is one spot in the last theater room in the building that gets cold enough to shed ice over your coke, when you sit there you also feel like someone is watching you
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 event is being reenacted by the spirits involved.
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.
Famous hotel from the 20's that has been home to every legend from Howard Hughes, Marilyn Monroe, Boris Karloff, Jim Morrison and of course is famous for site of John Belushi's death. Every kind of phenomena has been witnessed here. So creepy it's considered one of the top haunted hotels in USA. Great book called "Life at the Marmont"
Santa Clara University-
At Santa Clara University, there have been countless reports of hauntings by the mission. The mission is the oldest in the United States. The oldest school west of the Mississippi River, had much of its campus built on ancient Indian Burial grounds. Students passing by the cemetery next to the mission claim to here eerie moans and locked doors to the O'Connor building swinging open and shut. In the bell tower reports of past Jesuits are seen praying.
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.
Stories that its haunted by the owners and their son. Also haunted by old guests that stayed there.
Whittier - Whittier High School Auditorium - A ghost named George who was supposedly hung by accident haunts the Auditorium. He is usually heard downstairs in the Green Room.
Universal Studios - Back to the future ride - Employees will clean the area and close doors to the ride rooms. A few minutes later they will go back to find candy wrappers on the floor and doors opened. Employees also experienced cold spots. An employee stated a little girl died on the ride due to an illness. Universal has brought in well- known medium's to try and remove the haunting.
Garden Grove -Garden Grove High School - The main building of the high school was built in the 20's. During an earthquake, a section of the ceiling fell off and crushed a female student. Her ghost has been seen wandering the main hall from time to time, and her face has been seen in the windows at night, and a disembodied voice heard. However, more volatile phenomenon has been observed in the very same location.
Los Angeles - Franklin High School - The ghost of a former student is haunting this school. It is said that in the school's early days, a girl committed suicide by jumping off the fourth floor. It is also said that when you go to the fourth floor and stand on the balcony overlooking the quad you could see a girl standing next to you also looking over the balcony.
Carmel - Blue Sky Lodge - The upper suites, very cold at night and feeling very uneasy in the master bedroom of the two bedrooms.
SAN MIGUEL - SAN MIGUEL MISSION - It has been said and even that a woman, 2 men and 2 children haunt the chapel of the mission. Apparently they went there to hide from men who were drunk and attempting to rob and murder them. Unfortunately they did not get away, and were indeed murdered. They have been said to relive the incident often.
Santa Ana - Fairhaven Cemetery Mausoleum - Lower Level - In the lower level, there is a wall of the crypts of children. Occasionally the faint sound of a child crying pierces the silence of the hallway down by this wall.
San Francisco - Washington High School - It has been said that the boy’s 3rd floor restroom, is haunted. It is said to be a young man, about 16 or 17. No one knows who it is, or why he has come there. But 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. One minute it would be there, and if you turn your head or look away for a moment, it will vanish.
Bakersfield - Kern County Museum - This museum founded in 1941 contains houses or building donated to the museum for public use. One building in question is the Norris School built in 1882 it served a neighborhood five miles northwest of the museum, and served 32 years as a school for student in the first eight grades. It was donated to the museum in 1958. One night a few years ago, a group of Cal State Bakersfield students were allowed to spend the night in the old schoolhouse. They reportedly heard the tapping of chalk on the chalkboard, but saw nothing.
Santa Cruz - Red, White and Blue Beach - A woman was killed at this beach by her boyfriend. Apparently, her ghost is seen haunting the beach.
Fontana - Foothill Boulevard -
This well-known boulevard, that was formerly route 66, is said to be haunted. Between the cross streets Cherry and Citrus, a young man will appear wearing a striped shirt and carrying a long stick. He then crosses the street right as cars approach. When the car hits its breaks, the man disappears. Witnesses also claim to see the ghost walking along the right side of the road. He has a black dog at his side.
East San Jose - Quimby Road -
This road is haunted by the Quimby Jogger. He is said to be the ghost of a jogger that only runs at midnight.
Seal Beach - US Naval Weapons Station -
The site covers about 10,000 square acres and was built sometime during World War II. The phenomenon occurring at the WPNS Station covers a variety of ghostly manifestations such as apparitions, knocking, footsteps, horrible ghastly moaning, laughter, animal spirits, water devas, and even poltergeist antics. The WPNS Station is built on ancient Indian burial grounds that could explain all the ghostly commotion. The Pacific Coast Highway cuts right through the southern end of the Station. Over a period of many years, numerous deaths have occurred from vehicle accidents near the station. This place seems to be a virtual beacon for spirit manifestations. One of the ammunition bunkers is haunted by thirteen sailors who were blown to pieces in an explosion occurring in 1949. The marine sentries hear horrible moans and beating on the heavy metal doors leading to the bunker late at night. Many employees that have worked at the station, seem to return after their deaths too.
Ravendale - Secret Valley Inn -
This old hotel was very popular back in the late 1800's and early 1900's. 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.
Torrance - Bishop Montgomery High -
Sightings of old nuns lurking around the third building hallway have been reported. Witnesses have also seen an old drama teacher in the drama lab and visions of blood in the hall ceiling.
Santa Cruz/San Jose - Highway 17 -
Highway 17 is a four lane highway that runs through the Santa Cruz mountains between Santa Cruz and San Jose. It is a very twisted road, and has been the site of numerous accidents. People have claimed to see the ghost of an old Indian man walking along the road. He is supposedly the cause of all the accidents.
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.
Redlands - Mariposa Elementary School -
There is a little boy that haunts this school by the name of Billy. He was hit by a bus and bled to death in the nurse's office. If you play in the swings, he will either play with you, or start to pick on you.
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.
Two Harbors at Catalina Island - The Banning
A specter dubbed the "White Lady" has been seen here as well as the smell of tobacco and fish from the spirit of a fisherman. Rumors of Natalie Wood’s ghost have also been talked about in the area where she drowned.
Lake Elsinore - The Abandoned Country Club
This place used to be a popular country club, but it is now abandoned. It is located directly across from Lake Elisnore. When driving up to the building, one gets the eerie feeling of not being welcome there. The place is in shambles on the inside and is always unusually cold in the hallway to the right of the foyer. The place was once rumored to be the location for Satanic rituals. People have also spoken of dead bodies being hidden in structure because of the blood smeared on the walls. There was talk at one time of the building being restored. The person who was removing some tiles during this short project, all of a sudden quit working on the place, not giving a reason why. Strange things are said to happen here frequently.
Anderson - City Hall -
The Anderson City Hall used to be a dance hall during the 1800's. An Indian woman and her child were murdered on the site. Workers have heard sounds of dance music and the cries of a child late at night.
Temecula - Stout Family Funeral Home -
A black spirit has been seen in the embalming room of this funeral home. Many other strange experiences have occurred such as lights turning on and off, knockings at doors and ghostly whispering.
Keyes - Single T Canal -
A mysterious lady with a bluish glow has been seen roaming the banks of this canal. She has even been known to chase people until they get off the canal bank. Legend has it that the woman died trying to save one of her children caught in one of the irrigation pipes. She is known to locals as The Blue Lady.
Ferndale - The Hart Theatre -
This theatre was built just after WW1, and is one of the first theatres ever built to show movies exclusively. There has also been vaudeville acts along with live theatre performed here for almost eighty years now. The ghost that haunts Hart Theatre is called Bertha and is often seen late at night. One report claims she takes the form of a phantom cat who strolls down the aisles during performances. Bertha also performs other tricks such as locking the bathroom door from the inside and answering the phone at night when no one is there.
Fullerton - AMC Fullerton 20 Theatre 2 -
Employees have reported hearing footsteps and someone behind the movie screen when they are cleaning the theatre. The air conditioning has even been known to turn itself on, causing the theatre to get extremely cold.
Soledad - Los Coches Inn -
A bizarre woman used to run this inn during the 1840's. When miners used to stop by for the night, she would creep up to their rooms and slit their throats. She would even steal their gold and valuables, then dump the bodies in an old well behind the inn. People have claimed you can sometimes hear the screams of miners coming from the abandoned well. There have also been eye witness accounts of an eccentric looking lady, wearing black, roaming the inn grounds.
Benicia - The Union Hotel -
During the 1800's, a young woman hanged herself in one of the rooms of this hotel. To this day, people report seeing her apparition in the window that faces the street. Other guests claim to see lights going on and off and someone talking or crying when no one is around.
Sunnyvale - Quality Inn Suites -
There have been many reports of one of the rooms in this hotel being haunted by a man. He apparently died there of a heartattack. Guests will often complain of noises coming from the haunted room. They become surprised when they find out the room is unoccupied. One incident included a couple that checked into the hotel. When they went to the room and opened the door, they found a man standing in the middle of the room with his back to them. The couple excused themselves and went back down to the lobby. They were rather angry that they had been given an occupied room. The manager on duty confirmed that the room was indeed vacant. He even went as far as to walk up to the room with them. When they went inside the room again, the man was gone.
Antioch - Black Diamond Mines -
These mines are haunted by the White Witch. In life, her name was Mary. She was a nanny in the 1800's when there was still coal mining in the mines. All of the children died of illnesses and she was accused of Witchcraft. Needless to say, she was executed. She guards the mines and when people see her, she is all white.
Burbank - Woodbury University -
Woodbury University was once a convent for nuns. Today the buildings are still named after the nuns who use to live there. One went by the name Mother Cabrini. Many students see her late at night still walking around the halls of the school. Nobody is really scared of her because they say she is there to watch over everybody.
Los Gatos - Opera House -
A ghost is known to haunt the Opera House in downtown Los Gatos. The ghost has been caught on camera and is known to pull instruments from musicians playing at weddings in the banquet hall.
El Toro - El Toro Cemetary -
There is a blue statue of the Virgin Mary in this cemetery. On any given night, a mysterious "Blue Lady" can be seen hovering around the statue.
Irvine - Balboa Island -
In 1993, two kids went swimming near the pier and were killed by a rip tide. At night, strange sounds are heard near the pier and flashes of light are seen under the water.
Burbank - Woodbury University -
This previous monastery is now a college. Mother Cabrini now haunts the campus. She was once one of the nuns that resided here. Her face is even sculpted into one of the buildings. The bell in the bell tower has been known to ring late in the night.
Vallejo - Naval Training Station -
The ghost of a W.W.II sailor has been seen by witnesses going down a ladder into the engine room. He then walks to a cubbyhole where there is only a desk and chair, and disappears.
Solvang - Big Yellow House Restaurant -
This restaurant is believed to be haunted by a ghostly lady. People have claimed to see a lonely looking woman standing around by herself. When they attempt to get a closer look, she disappears. Money has also been known to disappear from tables.
Vandenberg Village - Cabrillo High School Theater
The ghost of a girl has been seen in the spotlight room. Her voice can even be heard from behind locked doors. Drama students have also reported being locked in the dressing rooms. Supposedly, the girl fell off the indoor balcony and died.
Modesto - Dry Creek Running Trial -
Native Americans once lived along this creek many years ago. 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.
San Francisco - Washington High School -
It has been said that the boy’s 3rd floor restroom, is haunted. It is said to be a young man, about 16 or 17. No one knows who it is, or why he has come there. But 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. One minute it would be there, and if you turn your head or look away for a moment, it will vanish.
Bakersfield-Kern County Museum
This museum founded in 1941 contains houses or building donated to the museum for public use. One building in question is the Norris School built in 1882 it served a neighborhood five miles northwest of the museum, and served 32 years as a school for student in the first eight grades. It was donated to the museum in 1958. One night a few years ago, a group of Cal State Bakersfield students were allowed to spend the night in the old schoolhouse. They reportedly heard the tapping of chalk on the chalkboard, but saw nothing.
Santa Cruz- Red, White and Blue Beach:
A woman was killed at this beach by her boyfriend. Apparently, her ghost is seen haunting the beach.
Pittsburgh - Old Riverside elementary (unused
Believed to be at least 3 spirits here. A young girl with long blond hair, and
a flowery perfume smell. The second spirit is a woman with long brown
hair, and a strong lavender perfume. The third is spirit of 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.
Parker Dam - Intake Pump Plant, Metropolitan
Workers there today report hearing whistling and keys jingling when there is no one else around.
Saratoga - Small Antique Store on Big Basin
Small antique store used to have a sign out front describing it's history, including a notation about (2) ghosts. One is of an older man who was a former resident and one is of a young child. Some people report being tapped on the shoulder by the ghosts on the lower floor.
Sacred heart in Pasadena California
it is said that a nun and priest and the children that were molested and murdered still linger through this area and school. it is also been witnessed that there is a rope burn still embedded in the over pass on a bridge when you drive up towards the school .
Claremont - Botanical Garden Girl
In the Botanical Gardens of Claremont, there is said to be a small girl, maybe five to six years of age, who sits by a pond and watches the fish while crying. She is said to be wearing Native American clothing, most likely she is a Cauhillan, (pronounced Kaheeya), a tribe of Native Americans who once lived on that land. Incidences include, cold spots, sudden strong gusts of wind, and crying sounds.
Hatward - Southland General Cinema
A former employee named George is said to haunt the upstairs and theaters 4 and 5. He died climbing a ladder to get to the roof, fell and broke his neck. Children sometimes come out crying saying they saw someone when there was no one there. The theater is no longer open.
Los Angeles - Ambassador Hotel
Last year, during the filming of VH-1's "Random Play" several crewmembers reported seeing a ghostly figure appear in a fourth story window, lean and out and then disappear. Also, lights would inexplicably turn on and off. Strange cold spots were felt and "shooting lights" were seen in hallways.
Hollywood - Universal Studios, Hollywood
Sound stage 28 is supposedly haunted by Lon Chaney Sr. The stage was the original set where "The Phantom of the Opera" was filmed, the one that starred Chaney. His ghost is often seen running in the catwalks above the stage, he is often wearing a phantom-like cape. He usually lets his presence be known by opening and closing doors, flickering lights off and on. One strange event that happens is the tinkling of a chandelier that was removed from the set years ago, one of the original props from the movie.
Simi Valley - St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
An elderly Hispanic woman has been seen on several occasions, wearing a black lace veil as used to be the custom in catholic churches, a rosary in her hand, crying near an area in the back of the church where the baptismal used to be. But more often she is found kneeling in a pew, heard praying in Spanish and sobbing audibly. When approached by someone working in the church when they try to help her because of her extreme distress she dissolves into mist.
Modesto - Vintage Faire Mall
4 girls said to have been raped and murdered haunt a store in the mall.
Hollywood - All Star Cafe
There have been many sightings of sprits in the All Star Cafe. In the Ladies Vanity Room, there have been cold spots and lights flashing out of no where. There were also a few sightings of a little girl and boy running around the cafe and suddenly disappearing.
San Francisco - Trinity Episcopal Church
One worker was going up the steps to the hallway when he suddenly saw 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.
Groveland - The Groveland Hotel
The Bed & Breakfast is haunted by the ghost of an old miner named "Lyle". Lyle died in his sleep in his own room and hasn't left since. You can stay in "Lyle's room" at the Groveland and possibly have your makeup thrown off the dresser or the water faucet turning off & on mysteriously. Lyle does not like people, especially women, in his room.
Vandenberg AFB - Space Launch Complex 5 (SLICK
His ghost approaches a security policeman's guard post and asks about a fire and then disappears.
Claremont - Levitation Point
A woman is said to have been seen roaming these hills, and agonized screaming is said to have been heard by many people hiking or bike riding.
Brea - Brea Olinda High School's Performing
one student had been sweeping under the seats and by the time she had finished a row the two end seats would be down, and this happened in every row. Also one student said when she had been there late one night with only 3 other students that there had been a figure of a man standing on the stage staring at them. No one else was in the building. Many strange noises come about also during the later parts of the night, especially after a rehearsal or performance.
Belmont - Waterdog Lake
One day a little boy was walking up on Waterdog, alone, unprotected. He never returned home. People say the ghost of Waterdog killed him, others say the ghost is bogus. When they go on Waterdog to prove it...they don’t return either. Now people say they here screams & gun shots, they don't return...
Ojai - Ojai Valley Inn
Anyone that stays in room number 5 will hear banging in the closet, and a bad smell.
Malibu Lake (Agoura Hills) - Malibu
~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.
Huntington Beach - Bolsa Chica Wetlands
An apparition of a boy about 11 to 13 years old dressed in all white has been seen around a bomb shelter, and when spotted he will run around a corner and disappear.
Los Angeles, Westwood - Dykstra Hall
Supposedly there is a lively spirit still hovering over the third floor of the dormitory, where a couple of years ago a young student (overwhelmed by life) committed suicide by hanging himself in the dormitory closet. It is said that the kid killed himself across from one of the restrooms, where creepy noises can be heard during the night.
Eastlake, Chula Vista - Proctor Valley Road
Haunted by a ghostly figure of a woman wearing a long white dress is occasionally seen walking along the side of the road. People who have pulled over to offer a ride, look back to discover she has disappeared.
San Jacinto - Louis'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.
Los Angeles - Loyola Marymount University - The Strub Theatre,
Said to be haunted by an old lady who sits in the back of the house watching the stage. Several actors have seen her in the audience while performing on stage and stage managers, while locking up the theatre after rehearsals or productions. have reported seeing her staring intently at the stage.
Los Angeles - Loyola Marymount University
- Rains Hall (a dormitory)
students have reported seeing strange apparitions as well as the ghost of a girl who died there from heart complications in 1998.
Fullerton - Springfield Banquet Center
There is supposed to be a haunting where one of the rooms are haunted by a ghost that no one has yet identified.
San Francisco - Washington High School –
It has been said that the boys 3rd floor restroom, is haunted. It is said to be a young man, about 16 or 17. No one knows who it is, or why he has come there. But 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. One minute it would be there, and if you turn your head or look away for a moment, it will vanish.
WHITTIER-ROSE HILLS CEMETERY
HAUNTED BY CHILDREN WHO DIES IN A BUS ACCIDENT ON THE DIRT ROAD THAT CONNECTS TO THE CEMETERY...YOU CAN SEE THE CEMETERY FROM MILES AWAY BECAUSE ITS ON A HILL AND AT THE TOP OF THE HILL THERES A BIG FLORECENT SIGN THAT LIGHTS UP AT NIGHT THAT SAYS "ROSE HILLS"
Located north of Fresno area . There is a haunted (seasonal) fire station in the town. The station was closed and lights came on inside. A door that would constantly come open.
Beverly Hills-Doheny Mansion.
Night-shift groundskeepers will not stay employed, due to sounds, and screams inside the house. There are some sections that are gated and padlocked that have not been kept up in the home due to this.
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.
Gilroy. CAUSA. (Old Gilroy Hotel).
There are 2 ghosts that haunt this building. A woman in her 20's and a little girl. Story goes, when the building was a hotel a man went in and raped and killed 2 people. The woman is seen at the top of the stairs, and the little girl is seen in the hallway. footsteps are heard, the electric piano's keys are struck when it is not plugged in, lights go on and off, the little girl is sometimes seen looking out the window, one employee recalls being touched on the back of the neck by one of the ghosts. Doors rattle as though someone is locked inside and can't get out.
Paramount- Great America
A teenage boy who died trying to get his hat after he lost it on the ride top gun. He jumped the fence and got his head taken off By a young lady who was riding the ride in the front right seat. she died upon in packed. If you ride the ride you can see the young boy still looking for his hat every time. The young lady Is still in her seat waiting for the fun to begin. If you ride the ride you can see what happened to her and him. Every time you sit in the front you can see the boys head getting taken off by the lady and you can hear the painful screams that she still cries.
San Diego- Horton Grand Hotel
Located in downtown San Diego has 1 or more haunted rooms. Temperature changes and sightings
San Diego- 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.
Alhambra-Ramona Convent Secondary School -
This all girl school has been around for 110 years and there have been many ghost sightings since a terrible earthquake that left the school in ruins. Students have reported seeing a "white nun" roaming the library. Many girls have claimed to have heard the piano in one of the school buildings being played while no one is in the building. After a student drowned in the school pool stories surfaced of the victim tugging at the swimmers legs. Till this day some girls refuse to go into the pool.
Eureka - Eureka High School Auditorium
stories have been told of a two restless ghosts that wander the auditorium. The first is of a man who fell from the balcony during the buildings construction during the 20's and was decapitated. The second is of a young girl, who after losing the leading role in the school play of 1954, hung herself in the lighting booth in full view of the actress on stage. The actress took no notice of the wide eyed corpse in the balcony, and continued the show.
Hauntings have repeatedly been reported here at The Bastille Restaurant. It was once a jailhouse for criminals who have been seen in their striped uniforms, walking around. When The Bastille was made, about three jail cells were left and some people have seen past inmates roaming around and begging for freedom.
Pomona - Spadra Cemetery -
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 as well a Satanic Worship as evidenced by markings, burnt candles, etc… At night a male figure can sometimes be seen walking through the small cemetery disappearing into a headstone.
La Verne - Damien High School -
The story goes that the football field had once been the site of a now displaced Indian burial ground. Towards dusk a large, fast moving white mist-like cloud can be seen moving across campus in the direction of the football field. It has also been observed moving across the football field.
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.
Wilmington- Drum Barracks.
This is the last remaining building of Camp Drum, a 7,000-man Union Army outpost. Troops were maintained here during the Civil War to keep California, which had strong Confederate sympathies, in the Union. This is now a Civil War Museum. It is one of the more active & well-know hauntings in the LA area. The ghost is said to be the camp commander & appears with other soldiers in Union uniform in the museum. They engage in activities such as card playing. There is also a child present, who
bounces his ball on the upstairs walls & down the staircase... supposedly very annoying, but will stop when asked
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.
Altadena- Zane Grey Mansion.
The Zane Grey Mansion was built in 1907 by Arthur Woodward, a wealthy inventor from the Chicago area. The Woodward's lived in the house from 1907 to 1918 then sold the house to author Zane Grey. Zane Grey dies in the house on October 23, 1939 and the home remained occupied by the Grey family until 1970. After the home was sold, the new owners noticed that the house had very cold spots near the fireplaces, library, kitchen and pantry. The kitchen clock would cease working when certain people entered the kitchen. Cold air would blow in the pantry and in the butler's pantry. The owners, convinced that there was a draft coming from the floor removed all of the shelving in the areas and found no holes. The house is made of reinforced concrete with 18" thick walls. From time to time you can hear someone walking across the butler's pantry floor to the formal dining room.
Jackson -"The willows"
It was on sightings quite a few years back. It used to be a hotel until the top floor burned down. numerous sightings of "floating people" walking the halls and restaurant.
Burney - Black Ranch Road.
A little girl dressed in white will walk in front of a moving car if the driver has been drinking. Bartle House - roof glows green at night (check with the local fire department, they have responded to numerous calls of the house being on fire), cabinet doors open by themselves, lights and heaters turn on, figure of Mr. Bartle is seen in the hallway.
Long Beach-Edwards Cinema's 26
This movie theater was built upon an old Navy veteran's hospital. Some of the employees claim that sometimes in screen 1, they hear someone kicking the seats. From what I also heard, the morgue was where theater number 1 was built on. Also projectionists claim that theater 13 has paranormal activities going on and around the area. The vicinity of theater 13 is where most of the projection problems occur.
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.
Bakersfield- Kern County Museum
Founded in 1941 contains houses or building donated to the museum for public use. Some houses or buildings were transferred from their original Bakersfield locations or surrounding areas. One building in question, is the Norris School built in 1882 it served a neighborhood five miles northwest of the museum, and served 32 years as a school for student in the first eight grades. It was donated to the museum in 1958. One night a few years ago, a group of Cal State Bakersfield students were allowed to spend the night in the old schoolhouse.
They reportedly heard the tapping of chalk on the chalkboard, but saw
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.
Now a restaurant, the Irwin Street Inn is home to at least 3 ghosts. There are occasional slamming of windows, moving of bed sheets, switching on and off lamps. Sometimes ghosts can be seen in the dining area and on the second floor.
San Diego - Vagabond Motel near 5 Freeway &
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
In Space Mountain, both the ride itself and the women's (employee) locker rooms are haunted by the ghost of "Mr. One-Way", a guest who died on the Space Mountain ride back in the 1970's. On the ride, he is described as a large man with reddish hair and a red face, and has been seen by guests getting into a car with a lone rider, but he vanishes before the end of the ride.
Haunted Mansion is haunted, a girl was on the edge of the escalator, her father was holding on to her, the girl had a ball and dropped it down the empty space, which is 15 feet down from the top. She tried to get her ball, but she fell to her death. If you look down at the bottom, you can see her playing with her ball down there.
Fresno-Kearny mansion in Kearney park
The mansion is six miles west of downtown Fresno on Kearney Blvd. Reports of cold, motion of objects in rooms, and a disappearing pitcher seemingly replaced with plates. After dark the mansion is especially creepy.
Jamestown-The Willow Steak House.
The Willow Hotel reportedly has been haunted since the 1800s. Under the Hotel a old gold mine caved in and killed 23 miners, and now the hotel is haunted by these miners.
Now a bar, used to be a jail. People died in there and now tend to haunt the bar and frighten the cooks in the kitchen. New stairs leading to the bathroom become old and frail on occasions.
Redlands - The Ultimate Ghost Town -
Redlands is one of the oldest towns around and if you have ever been there before, you would know just by the architecture. 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 - The Gates of Hell -
There are two black iron gates standing along the roadside of Sunset street in Redlands. Story has it that many years ago, the gates lead to a long dirt path that then lead to an old house that was filled with Satanic worshippers. 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.
Redlands - Prospect Park -
Prospect Park in Redlands is known to be haunted by several different ghosts. The front of the park is completely covered by orange groves & supposedly an elderly ghost scares trespassers out at night. Prospect Park also has a long winding road that leads to a small theater in the middle of the park. This theater is still in use, only during the summer. In the winter, 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. Her body was found a week later stuffed between some of the old bamboo that grows in the older part of the park. People believe her ghost haunts the stage of the theater.
East Highland - The Bethany House
The Bethany House is an old abandoned Insane Asylum. Since it is far back in the orange groves, many teenagers used to use it as a place to party around the asylum but never inside. There have been many stories of hauntings there. One high school boy once went in to explore the asylum by himself & never came back out. A ghost of a middle-aged woman has been seen on numerous occasions. She is extremely violent & known to do harm to people that cross her path inside the insane
Canoga Park- Canoga High School-
The school was built in the early 60s and the auditorium is haunted by this girl who fell down the dressing room stairs while she was running to get on stage. When they put on a play she messes with the lights and audience.
Hanford - Old Mental Hospital on Irwin
This is one of the oldest mental hospitals in California. The ghost of the head nurse can be seen pacing on the front porch. If you sit on the front steps, she will come out and talk to you and then ask you to leave. There is no power going into the house, but a white light can be seen thru the front window and a red light thru the back porch window(these windows are not aligned, so it is not the same light).
Garden Grove High School-
When the earthquake of 1920 made the top of the school collapse, it collapsed on a girl nicknamed "Lizzy." Since then, people have claimed to see her at night, and some teachers have claimed to hear doors opening and closing by themselves at night.
A lady with the flowing robe seen wafting along the canal at dawn. A lifelong resident of this city was told the ghost belongs to a woman believed murdered. Her bones were found buried in the old foundry across from the park. The bones, discovered when the foundry's floor was torn up, had bullet holes in them.
Carson-At Del Amo Blvd. and Wilmington Blvd.
in the city of Carson it is rumored to be haunted by a man who had been hanged and robbed. It's also been told that he's dressed in the style of the 19th century.
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.
Southeast San Diego County-Highway 94.
strange lights on the road. They appear to be spherical and emanate an "electric blue" like light. Sometimes there is only one and at other times they are in pairs.
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 whirl pool 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.
Forest Falls - Fallsvale Elementary School
Many sightings of the "Ghost Children" have occurred over the years in the forest that surrounds the school and the fenced old school that remains on the same property. Most children who attend the school seem to accept their presence. It's not uncommon to hear the children address them by name. The old school a great historical landmark, is securely fenced and prohibits any public admission. Locals wonder if the fence is to keep something in or out??
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