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Real Haunts in California- Paranormal CA

Did you know California is home to dozens of REAL Haunted Places? From haunted roadways and buildings where the dearly departed still lurk among us, to burial grounds and sacred places that are haunted by spirits who seemingly want to stay in this world, California has some truly eerie landmarks and historical sites that are hot spots for paranormal activity. California's Real Haunts are home to ghosts and spirits year-round - they're not your average Halloween Haunt. Find out all about California's Haunted History, and learn all about haunted places across the state that are plagued with REAL ghosts, ghouls, apparitions, and things that go bump in the night!
 
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  •   Griffith Park Los Angeles, CA
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    Griffith Park is a well-known spot for both locals and tourists and is one of the largest urban parks in the country. It is where the Griffith Park Observatory is and where the famous Hollywood sign sits. It is also believed to be haunted. The park is supposedly cursed by Dona Petrenilla, niece of the person that was in charge of the land, who was enraged after not being part of the... Read More

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  •   Witch of Cobb Mountain Altadena, CA
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    This area is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of Crystal Calhoon, also known as the Wicked Witch of the West by locals. She is said to linger the area with her small dog and has been seen vacuuming feverishly. Witnesses have said that when they have come in contact with her, they end up missing something shiny that they had on them. Read More

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  •   The Glen Tavern Inn Santa Paula, CA
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    This inn is home to a variety of ghostly activity. Witnesses here have reported full body apparitions, a ghost who enjoys playing the piano and assorted poltergeist activity. Some guests have claimed their belongings have been knocked off their dressers by unseen presences. Room #307 is said to be the room with the most activity. Read More

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  •   Fiddler's Green Modoc County, CA
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    Stories say that a pioneer woman was killed here by robbers while her husband wasn't home. Her body was thrown down the well on site and her apparition has been spotted wandering near the lake's shore with a lantern in hand. The sound of her playing the fiddle has also been heard here. Read More

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  •   Clayton Club Saloon Clayton, CA
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    This club was once known as the Eagle Saloon and was brought upriver from San Francisco in the 1860's. The building is believed to be haunted by ghosts from back in its old saloon days. Reports here include lights that turn on and off by themselves, cold spots and moving objects. Read More

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  •   Mount Madonna County Park Watsonville, CA
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    The spirit of former owner, Henry Miller, and his daughter are said to appear riding horseback around the ruins of this mansion. The daughter was killed when she broke her neck in a riding accident. A ghostly girl wearing a long white dress has also been spotted walking during the night. Read More

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    At this cemetery, apparitions have been captured in photos during the daylight hours and the sounds of people talking can be heard during the night. There are a ton of orphan children buried here and it has been said that you can hear them playing at night. Their tombstones read "baby" or just their first name. EVP's have been captured along with eerie paranormal photos. Read More

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  •   The Grey Whale Inn Fort Bragg, CA
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    This inn is housed inside a building that was once a hospital and is believed to be haunted. A male and female ghost have both been spotted around the premises and looking out the windows. Read More

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  •   Vineyard House Coloma, CA
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    This property is said to be haunted by its original owners, Robert and Louisa Chalmers. Stories say that Robert began to show signs of mental illness, so Louisa chained him up in the basement where he eventually starved to death. Paranormal occurrences here include strange sounds, screams, apparitions and clanging heard from inside. Read More

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  •   The Padre Hotel Bakersfield, CA
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    This hotel is rumored to be haunted by people who died here a few decades ago in a fire. The 7th floor is said to have the most paranormal activity. Stories say workers were renovating in 2008 and they reported numerous poltergeist/haunted activity including being touched, pushed and other sorts of mischief. Read More

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  •   Stagecoach Inn Thousand Oaks, CA
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    This historic inn now operates as a museum and is rumored to be an extremely haunted California location. Pierre is the name of the ghost that is said to reside here, and witnesses say he likes to play pranks like rolling up the rugs, stacking the library books on the floor, and causing the upstairs to get very cold. Footsteps have been heard here, and a face has been spotted looking... Read More

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  •   Hotel Niles Alturas, CA
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    This historic hotel dates back to 1908 when it was originally built for residents of the growing town. The hotel has narrowly escaped demolishment and is believed to be one of California's haunted locations. The hotel is said to have a resident ghost who is believed to be a former prostitute who was murdered at the hotel. She has been spotted wandering around the upper floors and has... Read More

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  •   Foothill Boulevard Fontana, CA
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    This road was once part of Route 66 and is said to be haunted by a young man's ghost wearing a striped shirt and carrying a long stick, thought to be a buggy whip. His ghost crosses the street as cars approach and then vanishes. He is said to sometimes be accompanied by a black dog. Read More

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  •   East 8 Mile Road Stockton, CA
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    Some that have driven along this road at night have claimed to see a woman in white standing at the side of the road. After the woman is seen, folks have looked in their rear-view mirror to find her sitting in their car's back seat. A Native American girl's apparition has also been spotted along this road. Read More

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  •   St. George Hotel Volcano, CA
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    This hotel is rumored to be haunted by a couple of ghosts. One is that of a young girl who is dressed in white, and another is that of a well-dressed man with a cane. Strange happenings here include lights that fade in and out, noises at night and beds that become rumpled in a minute. Read More

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  •   Julian Gold Rush Hotel Julian, CA
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    In the 1880's, this building served as a restaurant until it was refurbished and began operating as a hotel in 1897. The building is said to be haunted by its original owners. Albert has been spotted with a pipe in his mouth and has been seen in mirrors. In the rooms upstairs, lace dollies and furniture is frequently found rearranged. Read More

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  • Union Hotel Benicia, CA
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    This hotel is said to be haunted by a ghostly woman who reportedly hanged herself here in the 1800's. She is said to appear to modern-day visitors looking through the windows of allegedly-vacant rooms. Read More

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  •   Amargosa Opera House and Hotel Death Valley Junction, CA
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    This opera house is apparently only open for brief periods of time and there are no official operating hours. It is said to only be open during performances done by the 70+ year old ballet dancer who owns the place. The location is rumored to be haunted but the identities of those who linger are said to be unknown. Read More

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  •   The Scotia Inn Scotia, CA
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    This hotel is said to be haunted by a ghost that witnesses have named Frank. He occupies the top floor where reports of noises, voices and ghostly footsteps have occurred. A ghostly little boy has also appeared playing with a ball. Read More

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  •   Herringbone La Jolla, CA
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    This restaurant is said to be haunted by former owner, C. Arnholt Smith, also known as "Mr. San Diego." Smith was a businessman and the first owner of the San Diego Padres. He utilized the businesses as a car dealership and wine business that was run by his son in the 1970's. The building then became vacant for years and was finally purchased in 2010. It was then that it was determined... Read More

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  •   Hotel del Coronado Coronado, CA
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    Kate Morgan is the ghost that is said to haunt this hotel. She was a young woman who checked in to the hotel and committed suicide by shooting herself in the head. There was no suspicion that the incident could have been murder because she had been seen in town purchasing the gun herself. She is known to haunt the room she stayed in (formerly Room #302, now numbered 3312), her presence... Read More

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  •   Vanderlip Mansion Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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    This mansion is situated inside a private, gated community located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and is rumored to be haunted. Stories say that the former owner, Mr. Vanderlip's daughter, who committed suicide after being told she could not marry her African American lover, built an insane asylum and locked his daughter inside. He then killed her, her lover and their baby. Another story... Read More

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    This once historic hospital was featured on TV's Ghost Adventures and is said to be haunted by the patients who traumatically died here. The site has been used for a number of films as a setting, including Outbreak, To Live and Die in L.A., and Day of the Dead 2: Contagium, as well as for many music videos and TV shows. Read More

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  •   Hotel Jeffery Coulterville, CA
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    A ghostly old miner is said to haunt Room #22 at this hotel. Other spirits are rumored to linger here as well and the hotel apparently rents out "ghost detecting kits" that you can reserve with your stay. Read More

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  •   Depot Cafe and Restaurant Magalia, CA
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    Before it became a restaurant in 1977, Magalia Depot was a train depot. Witnesses have reported seeing apparitions here and have heard voices and banging noises. Objects have also been said to fall off shelves on their own. Some have reported having their hair pulled or their shoulder grabbed by something unseen and it has been said that a floating head has appeared over a freezer in... Read More

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  •   Yosemite View Lodge El Portal, CA
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    This hotel is said to be haunted by shadowy apparitions that appear in guest rooms, only to disappear when approached. Read More

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  •   San Gabriel Mission Playhouse San Gabriel, CA
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    This playhouse, which is also known as the San Gabriel Civic Auditorium, supposedly has underground tunnels that are believed to be haunted. The tunnels were created so the owner, Uncle John, could quickly go from backstage to the foyer. During the Depression, it has been said that the tunnels were used to store dead bodies, and when they became full, the tunnels were sealed shut.... Read More

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  •   Elysian Park Los Angeles, CA
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    The ghost that is said to haunt this park is called "The White Lady." The ghostly woman apparently drowned her children in the river and she now wanders the park crying. In some versions of her story, headless dogs appear along with her apparition. Some stories say apparitions have been spotted entering the tunnels at one end, never coming out the other side. Read More

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  •   Pleasanton Hotel Pleasanton, CA
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    Once a hotel, this restaurant is reportedly haunted by a prostitute who was murdered here in the late 1800's. Read More

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  •   The Old Gilroy Hotel Gilroy, CA
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    This hotel is no longer in operation but was said to be haunted by a young woman in her twenties and a ghostly little girl. The woman usually appeared at the top of the stairs, while the little girl would be spotted in the hallway. Many eerie noises and electrical disturbances have been reported here as well. Read More

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  •   Wolfe Manor Clovis, CA
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    This manor was originally known as The Andrews Estate in 1922 and later was the Hazelwood Sanitarium in 1935 and the Clovis Avenue Sanitarium in 1942. At Hazelwood, patients were treated with terminal illnesses such as tuberculosis and at Clovis Avenue, patients were treated with mental illness, and reports say the conditions were quite terrible. The sanitarium closed down shortly after... Read More

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  •   Los Coches Adobe Soledad, CA
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    In this area, witnesses have reported seeing a ghostly lady wearing black wandering around and have heard the screams of trapped miners coming from the old well. Read More

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  •   Wonderland Massacre Site Los Angeles, CA
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    In July, 1981, four murders took place at this spot, known as the Wonderland Murders, or the Four on the Floor Murders. The attack had supposedly been thought up by organized crime figure and nightclub owner, Eddie Nash. At this spot, it has been said that you can hear the voices of the victims that are said to linger the area. Read More

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  •   Stevenson House Monterey, CA
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    This museum once operated as an 1800's boarding house that has seen the likes of author Robert Louis Stevenson, who the house was named after. The home is rumored to be haunted by a former owner, Manuela Giradin. In 1879, her husband died of typhoid fever, and her two grandchildren came down with the disease as well. After being so exhausted trying to care for the children, she caught... Read More

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  •   Calvary Cemetery Hanford, CA
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    An elderly lady's apparition has been seen at this cemetery wearing a white dress. There's also said to be a specific mausoleum that opens itself up every Friday night. Read More

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  •   Yorba Cemetery - Pink Lady Yorba Linda, CA
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    This cemetery is believed to be haunted by The Pink Lady, a ghost who appears at night on June 15th each year. Stories say that on her prom night, she and her boyfriend were killed by a train nearby. She was apparently wearing a pink dress that night, which led to her nickname. Read More

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  •   Whaley House San Diego, CA
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    This home was built in 1857 by Thomas Whaley and once included the town's courthouse, granary, general store, theater and morgue. It now operates as a museum and is a Natonal Historic Landmark and is believed to be haunted. Those that linger here are said to be the ghosts of Whaley family members and a man's spirit who reportedly hanged himself on the site before the house was built. Read More

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  •   Stanley Ranch Museum Garden Grove, CA
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    The Stanley House at the Stanley Ranch Museum dates back to 1891 and is rumored to be haunted. A former live-in caretaker reported waking up to a frank-speaking apparition of an older man next to his bed, who advised him "Don't take any bullsh**!" The caretaker also spotted an older man's ghost wearing period clothing sitting at the Heritage Barn Theater, watching the rehearsals. At the... Read More

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    The Southern Campus of this rehabilitation center is now abandoned but was once a recovery center for those with the Spanish Flu. Victims were buried nearby in a field along with victims of Polio, the 1933 Long Beach earthquake, a 1930's flood, and a secretary who jumped to her death. Full-bodied apparitions have been spotted in this area. Read More

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    This historic park has been rumored to be haunted for decades. Paranormal reports here include the sound of heavy objects being dragged across the floor in the middle of the night and a post commander's apparition that has been spotted looking out one of the windows at the old hospital building. Stories say he died in 1859 of malaria. Read More

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    Locals tell the story of a beautiful woman who drowned her six children years ago, and that she now haunts the area around this cemetery. She is known in Hispanic Legend as La Llorona, or the Weeping Woman, doomed to roam in search of the children she murdered. Two people were apparently killed execution-style on this road and their spirits have been seen and have also caused fatal car... Read More

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  •   Adelaida Cemetery Paso Robles, CA
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    Stories say that the ghosts who haunt this cemetery may swipe your car keys. The area is rumored to be haunted by Charlotte Sitton, a minister's wife who committed suicide in 1890 when she was just 19 years old. Her spirit is said to visit late Friday nights wearing a white nightgown. She lays flowers on the grave of her child, who died of diphtheria. In some versions of the story,... Read More

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  •   Chualar Road Salinas, CA
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    Stories ay that if you are on this road at night, a ghostly woman walks along the side of the road. As you drive past her, she vanishes. One report states that a motorcyclist was thrown off his bike by something unseen, blacked out and woke up to see a woman with black hair standing over him. When he blinked, she was gone. Read More

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    This restaurant was once known as Stokes Adobe, which was built by the Mexicans in the 1830's and is now believed to be haunted. Reports say that in the early hours of morning, footsteps can be heard walking around upstairs when no one is up there. A child's cries have also been heard in the same area. Stories say that employees who lock up for the night and turn the lights off before... Read More

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  •   California Theatre San Bernardino, CA
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    Will Rogers made his last performance at this theater before he died in a plane crash. His ghost is said to haunt the theater's practice room, where it always feel cold and his apparition has been spotted through its small window. Read More

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    This mental hospital was originally a facility for TB and Polio patients. There are many stories surrounding the place, including that it is haunted. One story states there was a mental patient who slashed a priest's throat in the building. Witnesses have claimed there are many unhappy spirits that linger here and that lights have been known to turn on and off by themselves. The... Read More

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  •   Houdini Mansion Los Angeles, CA
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    The mansion that stood here belonged to Harry Houdini but burned down and has since been rebuilt. Those that have explored the premises have reported seeing Houdini's ghost wandering around. The mansion has also been used as a recording studio and some artists have reported strange activity including photographic evidence, temperature fluctuations and being touched. Read More

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  •   The Fallon Hotel Columbia, CA
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    This hotel is said to be haunted but there are conflicting reports as to who or what is doing the hauntings. Some say a ghostly young woman lingers the place while others say that the ghost of a young mischievous boy plays with the guests' children and likes to pull pranks. Some say that if you bring small toys, the little boys ghost will move them as he plays. Read More

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  • Rose Hill Cemetery Pittsburg, CA
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    This cemetery originally operated from 1865-1954 and suffered a ton of vandalism between the 1950's and 1970's. People have ran over graves and have stolen gravestones or knocked them off their bases. After being restored, headstones have been discovered and replaced in their proper spots. The grounds are said to be haunted by Sarah, the wife of town founder, Noah Nortan, and a midwife... Read More

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  •   Green Street Hotel Pasadena, CA
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    This location is no longer a hotel and operates as an apartment building that is rumored to be haunted by a resident ghost. Reports say that when the site was still a hotel, people would see her wandering the top floor wearing her white nightgown. It is unclear if she has appeared ever since the place was transformed into apartments. Read More

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    The Santa Clara House has a couple of names attached to it. It is also known as the Big Green House, Carlo Hahn House or The Tavern, which it operates as now. Rosa is the name of the resident ghost that is rumored to haunt the place. Rosa was an unhappy woman who got forced into marrying a man she didn't love. She started to have an affair with an Italian man who ended up leaving her... Read More

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    This bridge was built over the Arroyo Seco River in 1912 and is also known as the Suicide Bridge. The nickname came about after around 100 people were said to have jumped to their deaths from the bridge, starting in 1919. Reports say that during the Great Depression, there were almost 50 people that jumped. One legend says blames the bridge’s troubled past on a worker who fell and... Read More

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  •   Veterans Memorial Park Commerce, CA
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    This park is said to be haunted by a ghost that goes by the name Martin. When he was alive, he worked as a janitor at the park. Witnesses say that they've called the park before opening hours and spoke to a man who answered the phone, and his name was Martin. Lights are known to turn on and off and doors open and close by themelves. The radio station has also been said to change to a... Read More

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  •   La Quinta Resort and Club La Quinta, CA
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    This 1920's resort is said to be haunted by a shaded apparition and ghostly voices and noises that have been reported in several of the bungalows. Read More

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  •   Sierra Nevada House Coloma, CA
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    At this restaurant, there have been reports of electrical items being turned on and off, ghostly voices, moving objects and footsteps. Read More

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    This restaurant was once the Kern County Kids Shelter and it is said to be a hot spot for paranormal activity. Reports say that the eerie feelings here are not necessarily bad ones. Read More

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  • Irwin Street Inn Hanford, CA
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    This former inn now operates as a restaurant and is said to be haunted by at least three ghosts. Witnesses have spotted apparitions in the dining room and on the second floor and have reported moving bedsheets, slamming windows and lamps that turn on and off by themselves. Read More

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    A young man once died in a motorcycle accident on the Southwest corner of this intersection. A memorial stood at the location for him and witnesses reported seeing what appeared to be an apparition walking and standing by the corner near the candles. Read More

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  •   Mount Lassen Hotel Susanville, CA
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    This historic hotel dates back to 1926 and was once the scene of a tragic murder at the turn of the recent century, and a beloved manager passed away. His ghost is said to linger the building and has been spotted all throughout the hotel. Witnesses have reported hearing ghostly voices in some of the rooms and disembodied footsteps. This hotel is no longer in operation. Read More

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    This hotel is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a man who committed suicide here. He killed himself in Room #130, which is where reports of hauntings occur. Read More

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  •   Casa de Mexicano Los Angeles, CA
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    According to stories, this restaurant is said to be haunted by nine different ghosts. Witnesses have heard knocking and footsteps and have seen lights turn on and off by themselves. A Mexican man's apparition has also beens potted wearing jeans, boots and a checkered shirt. Cold spots have also been reported here. Read More

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  •   Brea Canyon Road Diamond Bar, CA
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    Over the past 20 years, there have been nearly a dozen deaths that have occurred along this stretch of Brea Canyon Road. The road is somewhat winding and is extremely dark at night. Many witnesses have claimed to see "phantom hitchhikers" and other eerie phenomena in the area during the night. Read More

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  •   Santa Margarita River Bridge Fallbrook, CA
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    Stories say there have been a number of strange things to happen nearby this bridge, which may be why many believe it is haunted. A small wagon train was demolished during the California Gold Rush and in the 1900's, three pairs of teens disappeared from their prom at the school that was built nearby. Their bodies later turned up drowned in the river. Read More

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    This site once contained a castle-like home in the late 1800's but it burned down in 1901. The hotel opened up in 1915 and it is believed to be haunted. People say they can smell smoke in their smoke-free rooms and on the fourth floor, which is said to be the most haunted, witnesses have reported flickering lights and TV's that turn on by themselves. A ghostly little girl is said to be... Read More

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  •   Dogwood Road Ghost Girl El Centro, CA
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    The ghostly girl that is said to haunt this area is that of a girl who was killed in a car accident nearby. She is said to appear along the road after midnight. Stories say that if you give her a ride, she will eventually vanish from your car. And if you decide not to give her a ride, it has been said that she will sit on your car hood and try to cause an accident. Read More

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  •   Cherokee Cemetery Cherokee, CA
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    The story surrounding this cemetery says that in the 1800's, the town sweetheart was murdered and as punishment, her killer was burned alive in his home located across from the cemetery. Witnesses have reported loud, heavy footsteps in the cemetery. Another story states that if you place flowers on a certain child's grave, one who died on the same day as his father, the child's ghost... Read More

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    Room #5 at this hotel is rumored to be haunted by a ghost that likes to bang on the closet door from the inside. Witnesses have claimed that when they open the closet door, after hearing the banging, they are greeted by a foul odor they didn't notice earlier. Some have also spotted a ghostly man inthe lobby wearing fancy clothing. Read More

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  •   RMS Queen Mary Long Beach, CA
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    Once an ocean liner that sailed for the Cunard Line, this ship is now permanently docked and houses a hotel, several restaurants and a ship museum. She sailed from 1936-1967 before becoming an historic attraction. The ship has hosted haunted houses for Halloween, which is the perfect spot for this since many believe the ship is haunted by real ghosts. In Cabin B340, a resident ghost of... Read More

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  •   Sand Canyon Road Santa Clarita, CA
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    The story surrounding this said-to-be haunted road states that some teenagers crashed their car on prom night in the mid-1980's near the intersection of Warm Springs Road and Sand Canyon Road. A teenage female ghost has been spotted here, trying to find help for her injured friends. Read More

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  •   National Exchange Hotel Nevada City, CA
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    The National Exchange Hotel is said to be the oldest operating hotel in California, and possibly all of the West. It was established in 1856, and has continued operation except for a brief period of time when it closed down due to fire damage. Witnesses here have reported seeing full body apparitions of men wearing old-fashioned style clothing sitting in the lobby and smoking cigars.... Read More

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  •   Hotel La Rose Santa Rosa, CA
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    This historic hotel dates back to 1907 and was once the sleeping quarters for railroad passengers who stayed the night in town. It is reportedly haunted and stories are associated with its colorful past. A pair of ghostly children are said to haunt the building in search of their parents, along with a ghostly woman wearing a nightgown who has been spotted drifting through closed doors. Read More

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  •   Ahwahnee Hotel Yosemite National Park, CA
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    The 6th floor of this hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of Mary Curry Tressider who passed away here in 1970. At the time, the 6th floor was converted into living quarters where she resided for years. Witnesses have spotted her ghost roaming throughout the floor. Read More

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  • Mission Inn Riverside, CA
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    This gorgeous inn is rumored to be haunted, and even has some haunted rooms you can stay in. Reports here include cold spots, apparitions that vanish when you get too close and even touching. In the Bridal Suite, some have reported being pushed while trying to walk down the spiral staircase that is located inside the suite. The hotel is also said to be situated on a network of catacombs... Read More

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  •   Preston Castle Ione, CA
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    Also known as the Preston School of Industry, this majestic building was founded in 1894 as a reform school. It then became the Preston Youth Correctional Facility in 1999 before ceasing operations in 2011. The historic building is now open to the public for tours and is believed to be haunted by former wards and a housekeeper named Anna Corbin. Anna was bludgeoned to death at the... Read More

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