Haunted Places in Alta, California



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    Nevada County Hospital

    Nevada City, California

    11.3 miles from Alta, CA

    This building has stood for 150 years, but in 2001, its foundation was rocked by a shooting spree which killed two. The building itself is full of asbestos, so if you would like to investigate, protect yourself. Those who were brought to the building's morgue are thought to still be ...


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    Stonehouse Brewery

    Nevada City, California

    11.6 miles from Alta, CA

    The brewery tunnels underneath the Stonehouse Brewery are said to be haunted by Chinese immigrants who were killed there. The site and its spooky tunnels have been featured on the TV show Ghost Adventures.


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    National Exchange Hotel

    Nevada City, California

    11.7 miles from Alta, CA

    This is considered to be the oldest operating hotel in California, and possibly all of the West. Established in 1856, it has been in continuous operation except for a brief period where it was closed down due to fire damage and repaired.  People have reported seeing full body apparitions of ...


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    Del Oro Theatre

    Grass Valley, California

    13.5 miles from Alta, CA

    This theater is said to be haunted by several resident ghosts.


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    Holbrooke Hotel

    Grass Valley, California

    13.5 miles from Alta, CA

    The Holbrooke Hotel has a lot of history and a lot of famous former guests. From Ulysses S. Grant to Mark Twain this place did not suffer from a lack of swanky clientele. There are a variety of ghostly rumors that surround this place that was also home ...


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    The Round Room

    Grass Valley, California

    16.2 miles from Alta, CA

    See the map for the precise location of the Round Room: past the fairgrounds 5 miles to the dump, left on next road (Wolf Mountain) for 1/4 mile, and before the dead end at the top of the mountain, a sharp left on a short dirt driveway. Reported to be ...


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    American River Inn

    Georgetown, California

    20.7 miles from Alta, CA

    Host to a long history, this inn is rumored to be situated near the site of a mine shaft that claimed the lives of several miners back in the gold rush days. The inn itself however is believed to be haunted by the ghost of another miner, one who ...


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    Georgetown Fire Department - Station 61

    Georgetown, California

    20.8 miles from Alta, CA

    A ghost has been caught on camera at this fire station. Appearing to be someone who once lived during the town's mining days, he stood near the building, smiled, and pointed at the map while the firefighters were practicing drills.


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    Georgetown Hotel

    Georgetown, California

    20.8 miles from Alta, CA

    Reportedly haunted by the ghost of the former owner. He is often seen throughout the hotel and has a particular affinity for Room 13. Many people claim to have been woken up in the middle of the night when staying in that room.


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    Downieville River Inn and Resort

    Downieville, California

    24.4 miles from Alta, CA

    Allegedly haunted, possibly by its former owner dating back from the goldrush days. Reports are that a ghost likes to climb into bed with you at night.


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    Latitudes Restaurant Site

    Auburn, California

    25.7 miles from Alta, CA

    While it was open, people used to report walking past a table where a hooded figure was seated, only to vanish when people did a double-take. It could possibly be the ghost of a teenager who lost her daughter and then would sit in that same exact spot for the ...


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    Prospectors Road

    Garden Valley, California

    26.2 miles from Alta, CA

    According to legend, miners who boasted about striking it rich would walk along this road only to be ambushed. Hikers have reported seeing a phantom miner who points his finger and stalks the living until they are off of the road. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Sierra Nevada House

    Coloma, California

    27.9 miles from Alta, CA

    A variety of haunted activity is reported at the Sierra Nevada House. People claim moving objects, electrical items being turned on and off, and ghostly voices and footsteps.


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    Marshall Gold Discovery Park - Wah Hop Store

    Placerville, California

    28.3 miles from Alta, CA

    At Marshall Gold Discovery Park, the Wah Hop and Man Lee Stores, visitors can see exhibits of the remains of a Chinese colony including mining methods, tools and household articles. Reports say phantom sounds abound here, including murmuring voices and the sound of a meat cleaver chopping on a butchers' ...


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    Robert Bell's General Store

    Coloma, California

    28.4 miles from Alta, CA

    The 1849 brick store building accommodated a large community of gold miners around Sutter's Mill. Many witnesses have reported hearing the phantom sound of a long-gone bell, which some speculate was once an indicator that a customer had come in.


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    Marshall's Monument

    Placerville, California

    28.7 miles from Alta, CA

    The Gold Rush started on June 24, 1848, when James Marshall found 2 gold nuggets caught in the waterwheel at the logging mill he operated with John Sutter. From then on, he was followed wherever he went by desperate men who wanted to follow in his footsteps and strike it ...


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    Pioneer Cemetery

    Placerville, California

    28.8 miles from Alta, CA

    At Pioneer Cemetery, witnesses say an apparition of a lady in a burgundy dress with her hair in a bun comes to, as legend has it, watch over the Schieffer family. She also has been seen by the roadside, beckoning for passersby to come to the cemetery for a visit.


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    Vineyard House

    Placerville, California

    28.8 miles from Alta, CA

    The Vineyard House is rumored to be haunted by its original owners, Robert and Louisa Chalmers. So the famous story goes, Robert Chalmers began to display signs of mental illness, so Louisa chained him up in the basement where he starved to death. Apparitions, strange sounds, screams and clanging have ...


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    Manzanita Cemetery

    Lincoln, California

    32 miles from Alta, CA

    Legend has it that a wildfire once skipped this 1800s cemetery, parting to burn completely around it. Dark shadows and strange noises have been reported inside.


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    Donner Memorial State Park

    Truckee, California

    32.1 miles from Alta, CA

    The ghost of Tamsen Donner, one of the famed Donner Party who had to resort to cannibalism after becoming trapped here, is said to roam the grounds at night. Witnesses have seen her as a yellowish, glowing, female figure who hovers above the ground.


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    The Seasons Bed and Breakfast

    Placerville, California

    32.7 miles from Alta, CA

    The historic inn dates back to 1859, when the property was a stamp mill during the gold rush era. Guests and staff nowadays have reported a friendly female apparition known as 'Martha', who has been known to rearrange furniture and sundry items in rooms to her specific taste. (Submitted by ...


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    Sequoia Restaurant

    Placerville, California

    32.8 miles from Alta, CA

    This 1853 former private residence is now an antique-furnished restaurant, serving up delightful local cuisine and a variety of ghost stories. Rumour has it that a ghostly child has been seen playing in the garden and that a former owner, Colonel Bee, has been seen in the dining room ...


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    Union Cemetery

    Placerville, California

    32.9 miles from Alta, CA

    A man in red will follow people around. Guests will see him in the corner of their eyes and sometimes start to feel unwelcomed. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Placerville, California

    32.9 miles from Alta, CA

    This 1902 historic house was formerly the private residence of the town mayor, and is now a delightful bed and breakfast inn. It is believed that the ghost that haunts the inn is a former owner and builder, who has been seen standing at the foot of guests beds. ...


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    Gothic Rose Antiques

    Placerville, California

    33 miles from Alta, CA

    At this circa 1872 antiques store, the apparition of a bearded man known as 'Tom' has appeared to a tarot card reader on several occasions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce

    Placerville, California

    33 miles from Alta, CA

    This site of this 1923 building was formerly the location of a hangman's tree, and is rumoured to be one of the creepiest places in town. Staff working in the building have reported encountering a bearded man dressed in black peering over the staircase, and staring down into the ...


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    Cozmic Cafe

    Placerville, California

    33 miles from Alta, CA

    Formerly the Placerville Soda Works, the café is the local hub for arts, fine food and ghost stories. Lore tells of a young boy who was crushed by a hydraulic lift and appears to staff, while others say a tunnel that runs beneath the building is haunted by a ...


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    Cary House

    Placerville, California

    33.1 miles from Alta, CA

    The ghost of a man is said to haunt the lobby and some people claim a cat is haunting room 220. It is said there are four separate ghosts in the building, but specifics are hard to come by so you'll just have to go check it out and ...


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    The Richardson House

    Truckee, California

    34.4 miles from Alta, CA

    In Christine's Room (named after the woman who once occupied it), Christine can be seen standing by the window. She is usually very solemn and believed to be mourning her children. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bass Lake Road

    Rescue, California

    38.3 miles from Alta, CA

    Two ghosts have been reported along Bass Lake Road. One is a girl in a white gown who has been seen near the reservoir at the bend. The other is an old man who appears, smiling, sitting on a bench that was dedicated to him.


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    Marysville Cemetery

    Marysville, California

    41.8 miles from Alta, CA

    The cemetery here has a few ghosts, multiple have been picked up on EVP. Glowing lights have been picked up on photograph and mysterious figures have been seen roaming about. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Silver Dollar

    Marysville, California

    41.9 miles from Alta, CA

    Juan Corona, who killed 25 migrant workers near this area, once was associated this building and there's a belief his victims might, also. The building was also once a brothel and some of the former ladies who worked here have been spotted (usually in 19th century attire). (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Mary Aaron Museum

    Marysville, California

    41.9 miles from Alta, CA

    Frank Aaron, who died here, is said to be found in his old room. Voices and footsteps can be heard and full-bodied figures have been seen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Cal Neva Lodge and Casino

    Crystal Bay, Nevada

    43.2 miles from Alta, CA

    Cal Neva Lodge and Casino, reported to be temporarily closed for complete renovations, is said to be haunted by some famous spirits: Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe. Frank Sinatra owned the place in the 1960s and Marilyn Monroe stayed in a cabin here as well. Both Sinatra's and Monroe's cabins ...


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    Sailor Bar

    Fair Oaks, California

    45.8 miles from Alta, CA

    Sailor Bar is a historic park that was named as such because the area was originally settled by gold-seeking sailors. Now visitors can go rafting, fishing and horseback riding here or else just check out the site's natural beauty. It is said that the park has a ghost, as well: ...


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    Thunderbird Lodge Historical Site

    New Washoe City, Nevada

    47.1 miles from Alta, CA

    Thunderbird Lodge, built in 1936, is haunted by the ghost of a workman who visits the pool room. The man was a painter, and he fell off of a ladder to his death. Other spooky spots are the cook and butler's house, the boathouse, and the lodge stairways, all reported ...


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    Cherokee Cemetery

    Oroville, California

    48.8 miles from Alta, CA

    Legend has it that in the 1800s, the town sweetheart was murdered, and as punishment, her murderer was burned alive in his house across from the cemetery. Witnesses visiting the cemetery have heard his loud heavy footsteps. Another legend says that those who place flowers at a certain child's grave, ...


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    Bowers Mansion

    New Washoe City, Nevada

    52.2 miles from Alta, CA

    The Bowers Mansion is rumored to be full of spiritual activity, perhaps due to the fact that Sandy Bowers married Eilley Cowan, who liked to read fortunes with crystal balls and hold séances. After a string of bad luck, Sandy died and Eilley lost the mansion to foreclosure. She became ...


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    St. George Hotel

    Volcano, California

    53.7 miles from Alta, CA

    This hotel boasts a couple of ghosts: a young girl who appears dressed all in white, and a well-dressed gentleman with a cane. Other strange happenings reported here include lights that fade in and out, beds that become rumpled in a minute, and noises at night.


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    Iceland Ice-Skating Rink

    Sacramento, California

    54.2 miles from Alta, CA

    Sacramento's oldest ice skating rink is said to be haunted by the ghost of "Pops" Kerth, who was the father of Sacramento city councilman and mayoral candidate Rob Kerth. Witnesses say Pops makes his rounds at around 4 a.m.


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    Imperial Hotel

    Amador City, California

    54.4 miles from Alta, CA

    The ghost of a waitress is said to take orders and then disappear much to the guests' surprise. People report feeling watched, objects disappear and reappear, and lights turn on and off by themselves. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Mine House Inn

    Amador City, California

    54.5 miles from Alta, CA

    Now closed, people once reported the ghosts of an elderly couple bickering. Also said to be here is a little girl who occupied what was once the Director's Room and might be responsible for turning faucets on. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Nevada Governor's Mansion

    Carson City, Nevada

    55.6 miles from Alta, CA

    The mansion, first occupied in 1909 by the family of Governor Denver S. Dickerson, is said to be haunted. The ghosts have been identified as the governor's wife, Mrs. Una Dickerson, and their child, June, who was their only child to be born in the house.


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    Brewery Arts Center

    Carson City, Nevada

    55.8 miles from Alta, CA

    This 1874 theater was originally built by the Carson Brewing Company, producer of Tahoe Beer. It is rumored to be haunted by maintenance worker James P. Maar, who appears as a polite and eloquent gentleman in a brown-checked suit and yellow tie. His voice has been heard offering assistance in ...


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    Abraham Curry House

    Carson City, Nevada

    55.9 miles from Alta, CA

    Allegedly haunted by the original owner, Abraham Curry. People say that his ghost is a full body apparition that is clear enough to be readily identified as the ghost and namesake of the house. This house is not open to the public and is a private office.


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    Carson City Mint - Nevada State Museum

    Carson City, Nevada

    56 miles from Alta, CA

    Carson City Mint - Nevada State Museum is a site believed to be haunted by spirits from its past. The mint opened in 1869, and in 1872, a worker named Osborne Parker was crushed to death in the basement when equipment fell on him. And Abraham Curry, a mint superintendent ...


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    Dorothea Puente House

    Sacramento, California

    56.1 miles from Alta, CA

    The Puente House was a boarding house for senior citizens, but owner Dorothea Puente was convicted of murdering her tenants and burying them in the yard so she could cash in their social security checks. Photographs taken of the house have shown anomalies and ectoplasm mist.


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    Sutter Creek Inn

    Sutter Creek, California

    56.1 miles from Alta, CA

    The former owner of the inn, who has since passed on herself, used to see and even speak to the ghosts that are alleged to haunt the inn. It is claimed that there is a male and female ghost who have both been seen throughout the inn.


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    The Martinez House

    Sacramento, California

    56.2 miles from Alta, CA

    The Martinez House was the site of a mass murder committed by a man killed everyone in the house: family all the way down to his grandchildren, house staff, even the cat. When the Martinez family bought the house in 1976, they reported seeing apparitions of an Asian man in ...


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    Sacramento Theatre Company

    Sacramento, California

    56.4 miles from Alta, CA

    Five ghosts, maybe more, are said to reside at the Sacramento Theater Company. Pinky, a former stagehand, is the most famous. He was granted this nickname because his apparition has a pinkish glow. Witnesses also have noted footsteps on stage after closing, the figure of a man walking the halls, ...


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