Haunted Places in Bethel Island, California



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    Empire Mine Road - Slaughterhouse

    Antioch, California

    10 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    One of a series of "eerie" locations in and around Empire Mine Road. This "slaughterhouse", as it is most commonly referred to by locals (actually it is a granary), is said to be haunted by the ghost of an old groundskeeper. Strange noises are heard, clanking noises most ...


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    Empire Mine Road - Gates of Hell

    Antioch, California

    10.2 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    Another spooky spot along Empire Mine Road. There are a number of stories about the "Gates of Hell," but most commonly local kids tell each other than if you pass through these seemingly innocuous gates, you will die exactly one year later from mysterious causes. Others say there ...


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    Byron Hotel

    Byron, California

    11.6 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    Once a grand hotel popular with celebrities in the early 1900s, Byron Hotel is now basically a ruin, but it is on private property so trespassing is frowned upon. Witnesses have reported apparitions of a man wearing white rags and a child running. The sounds of voices and dragging objects ...


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    Black Diamond Mines

    Antioch, California

    12.7 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    Two ghosts are said to reside here. One is called the White Witch. According to legend, she was executed for being a witch when the children she was caring for all died of illness. The second ghost is Sarah Norton, a woman who was said to have been run over ...


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    Rose Hill Cemetery

    Pittsburg, California

    13.2 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    Rose Hill Cemetery was in use from around 1865 to 1954 and it suffered from rampant vandalism between the 1950s and 1970s. Folks ran over the graves with their vehicles and stole gravestones or knocked them off their bases. The cemetery is in the process of being restored, and headstones ...


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    La Croquet Restaurant - Moresi's Chophouse

    Clayton, California

    16.8 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    The former La Croquet Restaurant, now Moresi's Chophouse, is housed in an 1857 building, is the centerpiece of a local legend that started in the 1800s. Rowdy miners were said to have gotten into a shootout, and the bullets went into a window, hitting a little girl in the street. ...


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    Clayton Club Saloon

    Clayton, California

    16.8 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    Once the Eagle Saloon (now the Clayton Club), this building was brought upriver from San Francisco in the 1860s. Thought to be haunted by ghosts from its old saloon days, the club has been the site of mysteriously moving objects, lights that turn on or off by themselves, and cold ...


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    Morgan Territory Road

    Clayton, California

    16.8 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    Morgan Territory Road began as an old logging trail in the 1800s. Legend has is that Joaquin Murrieta, California bandit El Dorado, buried his stolen goods nearby under a oak tree. In the 1950s a woman and her husband saw an apparition next to a oak tree, but they didn't ...


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    Pioneer Inn

    Clayton, California

    16.9 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    This building was a hotel from the 1860s to the 1990s, when it was turned into offices for a church. As of 2013, it was sold to the city of Clayton. Here the ghosts may be seen carrying objects around, and visitors have been touched by the spirits on their ...


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    Hotel Stockton

    Stockton, California

    19.6 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    There is a spirit heard every so often playing the piano on the 6th floor ballroom at night. It stops when someone goes up the stairs to the ballroom. A few people that hear it say it is probably a pianist that use to play here back in ...


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    Burlington Coat Factory

    Stockton, California

    20.2 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    There are reportedly a little ghost girl who haunts the kids clothes aisles and the kids toy section located in the back corner of the store. One night, around 11:30 pm, we were cleaning up and restacking shelves when all of a sudden-Working alone in my department which was ...


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    East 8 Mile Road

    Stockton, California

    22.3 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    Drivers at night claim to have seen a woman in white standing at the side of the road. Some say right after, the woman was seen in their rear-view mirror sitting in their car's back seat. The apparition of a Native American girl has been reported along the same stretch.


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    Banta Inn

    Tracy, California

    23.2 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    Folks that live around these parts say that since the 1930s, the Banta Inn has been haunted. The ghost of Tony Gallegos, the former of the inn who died of a heart attack in the building, has been seen. Poltergeist pranks also have occurred in the bar area.


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    Vic Stewart's Steakhouse

    Walnut Creek, California

    24.1 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    This vintage steakhouse is housed inside an 1893 railroad depot, and is furnished with antiques and train memorabilia to imitate the inside of a elegant train carriage. Diners at this location have reported smelling smoke emanating from no apparent source, while others have reported hearing the sound of a ...


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    The Lafayette Park Hotel

    Lafayette, California

    26.4 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    People claim to hear the ghost of a little girl calling for her mother as well as doors slamming shut and pictures falling off the walls. People also claim to feel cold spots.


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    Waterfront Comic Store

    Suisun City, California

    26.7 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    This comic store is housed in a historic building, and is especially haunted. Customers have reported encountering the apparition of a sixteen year-old boy named 'Robert', who was strangled after stumbling upon a scene he wasn't meant to see. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Wednesday Club

    Suisun City, California

    26.8 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    This historic women's club dates back to the turn of the twentieth century, and is housed in a building where live performances and ghost stories are the absolute norm. Musicians packing up after gigs when the club is empty have reported hearing women's laughter and conversation coming from the ...


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    Pleasanton Hotel

    Pleasanton, California

    27.4 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    This former hotel is now a restaurant with tenants living on top. It is not a functioning hotel. Reportedly haunted by a prostitute who was murdered there in the late 1800's.


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    The Rose Hotel

    Pleasanton, California

    27.4 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    Lights turning on and off, a full body apparition of a male ghost, heavy items being moved without explanation and other ghostly happenings make up the main features of this California haunted hotspot.


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    Blue Agave Club and Restaurant

    Pleasanton, California

    27.6 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    This Mexican restaurant is housed in one of the oldest residence's in town, and is rumoured to be haunted by a variety of spirits. The building use to house offices, and workers would report desk chairs rolling around of their own accord and papers mysteriously going missing. A ...


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    Kelley Brother's Brewery

    Manteca, California

    27.6 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    This former brewery is now a restaurant, but even before then there was a theatre that burnt down on the original site. It is believed that the ghosts of people who died in the inferno still haunt the building, including fire fighters and movie patrons in period clothing. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Prim Boutique

    Pleasanton, California

    27.6 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    Hi, my name is Sara White. I currently work at Prim Boutique in downtown Pleasanton. This past weekend we had a ghost walk (people walk around downtown and visit the shops/restaurants that are haunted & receive history on the ghost/ghost's story). Prim Boutique participated in the ghost walk because ...


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    Benicia Old Town Theatre

    Benicia, California

    28.3 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    At Benicia Old Town Theater / Portuguese Hall, witnesses have seen the apparition of an elderly woman, floating orbs and flashing lights. They also have heard footsteps and felt cold spots.


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    Union Hotel

    Benicia, California

    28.4 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    There is one sole ghost reported being at this location: a woman who reportedly hanged herself in the 1800's and apparently appears to modern-day visitors peering through the windows of allegedly-vacant rooms.


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    Captain Blythers - Sailor Jack's

    Benicia, California

    28.5 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    Sailor Jack's, formerly Captain Blythers, was a private home that was turned into a restaurant. Witnesses say pictures have "jumped" off the walls and alarms have gone off for no apparent reason.


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    The Burlington Hotel

    Port Costa, California

    29.6 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    The Burlington has a reputation of being the oldest operating hotel in California, which could explain the invisible figure who taps guests on the shoulder. In its heyday, the building was known for the parties that were thrown on its grounds and is said to have been used as a ...


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    Mc Ewen Rd

    Port Costa, California

    30.2 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    Many deaths have occurred on this stretch of road. One of the deaths is said to be that of a lady who wears red. Some have reported her as a woman in a red hoodie, others as a reddish shadow, but usually, she is seen in the same span of ...


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    Pinehurst and Redwood Road

    Oakland, California

    31.1 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    My girlfriend and I went out late at night on this road, as we tend to go on late night drives. However this night there were many cold spots, strange noises from outside of the car, an odd light caught on film followed by thumping against my car (which we ...


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    Lone Tree Cemetery

    Hayward, California

    32.3 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    At this haunted cemetery, witnesses have reported faces that appear in the bushes, unexplained noises, objects that move on their own, flashes of light and chiming bells. Some folks have seen orbs, others have had them show up later in photographs.


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    CineLux Chabot Cinema

    Castro Valley, California

    32.7 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    According to employees, the disembodied laughter of a man has been heard here, and shadows have been seen going up and down the aisles late at night.


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    Niles Canyon Road

    Fremont, California

    33.4 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    A woman in a white dress was ran over sometime in the 1920's. Some people have seen a woman in a bloddy white gown walking along this road and hikers using the secret sidewalk have supposedly gone missing trying to aid this woman. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Hayward Plunge

    Hayward, California

    33.8 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    According to reports, in the late 1960s a swimming coach led his students to the creek and later murdered them. Now, witnesses say they have felt cold spots and seen eerie shadows, and those who stop in a clearing will see children's footsteps all around them and hear laughter, running, ...


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    Valleja Naval and Historical Museum

    Vallejo, California

    34 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    Witnesses at Vallejo Museum, formerly Vallejo Canteen, a meeting place in the early 1900s, have experienced hauntings here. Legend has it that in 1922, Rose Borgia suffocated in the attic. Her apparition has been seen in the museum singing with a friend, and with her comes a scent of gardenias, ...


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    IOOF Building

    Vallejo, California

    34.1 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    Teams of ghosts hunters have frequented the building an have found "evidence" of its Haunting. Several of the elderly members have said that they met ghosts downtown and believe there are at least 3 ghosts in the building. When a team came into the lodge they found activity on their ...


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    Vallejo Masonic Temple

    Vallejo, California

    34.1 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    The Vallejo Masonic Temple has been converted to a block of old-fashioned apartments, so please respect the fact that this is a series of private residence's. The fourth floor of the building is supposed to be haunted, as visitors have seen strange lights on this level when the building ...


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    Claremont Hotel Club and Spa

    Berkeley, California

    34.5 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    In the late 1800s, this site contained a castle-like home, but in 1901 it burned to the ground. The Claremont Hotel opened in 1915, and to this day, folks say they can smell smoke in their smoke-free rooms. On the fourth floor, said to be the most haunted, witnesses report ...


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    The Faculty Club at UC Berkeley

    Berkeley, California

    35 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    The Faculty Club has been around since 1902, and offers meeting facilities and lodging for University staff, alumni and prospective students/family. It is said that room 219 is haunted by the ghost of a long dead man, but there aren't any further details currently available. If you know ...


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    The Mira Theatre Guild

    Vallejo, California

    35 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    Dating back to 1918, the historic theatre was formerly a schoolhouse for the children of workers at a nearby naval shipyard. During World War II, the building was converted for its use today, and has been entertaining the residents of the town for over fifty years. Theatre patrons and ...


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    Mission San José

    Fremont, California

    36.6 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    Mission San Jose was founded in 1797, and although it is now a museum and sightseeing site, it once suffered an earthquake. Witnesses have described various incidences of paranormal activity including unexplained sounds, cold spots, eerie feelings, and even apparitions of Native Americans.


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    The Bordello

    Oakland, California

    36.6 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    Old house built in 1887, former saloon and brothel with very active paranormal activity. Everything from chairs being moved to figures of men and women sighted around the house. Not too bothersome but definitely present. History records suggest a bar fight leading to a stabbing in the saloon in the ...


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    Lord Bradley's Inn

    Fremont, California

    36.6 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    People claim to have seen apparitions in old-fashioned clothing throughout the building and hear footsteps and odd noises late at night.


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    Old Davis City Hall

    Davis, California

    37 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    The old town hall dates back to 1938, and has been the scene of a recurring ghostly re-enactment in the women's restroom. Visitors using this bathroom have reportedly encountered the apparition of a redheaded woman, who vanishes once she reaches the second stall. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Ohlone Burial Grounds

    Fremont, California

    37.1 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    Reports say these grounds just down the road from Mission San Jose are fenced off, but a plaque designates the site as an Ohlone burial ground. Here, witnesses say they have photographed orbs, believed to be spirits of Ohlone Indians who died at the mission and were buried here.


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    Kofman Auditorium

    Alameda, California

    37.2 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    Witnesses at Kofman Auditorium have reported unexplained noises and the apparition of a woman who walks around in the backstage area.


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    Bronco Billy's Pizza

    Union City, California

    37.6 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    The building this branch of the local pizza restaurant is housed in is one of the oldest in town, and dates back to before the city was established. The back room of the place is supposedly where most of the supernatural activity is confined to. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Swell Bar

    Alameda, California

    37.6 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    The local establishment is haunted by the original bar owner. Reports from patrons and staff indicate that lights turn on and off by themselves, doors open and close of their own accord and pool balls roll across the table without being touched. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Sacramento City Cemetery

    Sacramento, California

    38.4 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    Reports say there are many ghosts and apparitions of all shapes and sizes at the Sacramento City Cemetery. Among them are a ghost girl seen playing near her headstone, a phantom pit bull who follows visitors and then simply disappears, and a couple wearing all black.


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    1400 Bar and Grill

    Alameda, California

    38.5 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    A man dressed in period uniform has been seen here, accompanied by cold spots. Footsteps and other unexplained noises are also heard here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Julia Morgan House

    Sacramento, California

    38.9 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    Co-workers at the time in the late 1990s heard children crying, images of a man in a top hat and concentrated areas where the smell of grilled onions would invade our sense of smell. This personally happened to me twice. A neighborhood cat would often accompany me into the building ...


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    Leland Stanford Mansion

    Sacramento, California

    39.5 miles from Bethel Island, CA

    The 1800s Leland Stanford Mansion is 19,000 square feet in four stories, and was fully restored in 2005. It is a state park and a venue for upscale legislative functions. It is said to be haunted by Leland Stanford's 15-year-old son, Leland Stanford Jr., who died of typhoid fever while ...


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