Haunted Places in Colma, California



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    St James Presbyterian Church

    San Francisco, California

    3.8 miles from Colma, CA

    St. James Presbyterian Church is said to be haunted, as evidenced by footsteps heard walking up the stairs and doors that shut by themselves and are sometimes impossible to open again. The same doors will be found open later.


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    Lullaby Lane Baby Store - Baby World

    San Bruno, California

    4.4 miles from Colma, CA

    The former Lullaby Lane Baby Store (now Baby World) has been in operation since the 1950s, and is believed to be haunted by a former employee named Jean Brown, who retired from the store in 1977 and died of lung cancer in 1980. Witnesses report unexplained noises, footsteps, moving chairs, ...


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    Safeway

    San Francisco, California

    4.7 miles from Colma, CA

    The ghost of a young boy has been seen in the halls leading to the storage room around closing time, or sitting beside crates with his head down and his arms around his knees. Some say the building was a motel in the mid 1900s but local gang members burned ...


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    Stow Lake Ghost

    San Francisco, California

    6.4 miles from Colma, CA

    This story has been around for over a century. In Golden Gate park, a lady was walking her baby in a stroller. As she sat on a bench to rest, she didn't notice that the stroller had rolled into the lake. She asked everyone she saw if they had seen ...


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    Golden Gate Park

    San Francisco, California

    6.6 miles from Colma, CA

    A ghost cop is said to haunt Golden Gate Park, even giving people speeding tickets. When they go to pay the ticket, the court will say it doesn't exist. Reports say once you are outside the park grounds, the ghost cop disappears.


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    The Neptune Society San Francisco Columbarium

    San Francisco, California

    7.2 miles from Colma, CA

    Once part of the Odd Fellows Cemetery, the Columbarium has been the site of some eerie happenings. A visitor once felt the sensation of a hand on her back, but no one was there. Afterward, a white handprint remained on her blouse.


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    Market Street Cinema

    San Francisco, California

    7.6 miles from Colma, CA

    Market Street Cinema is reported to be haunted by ghosts of homeless folks who stay in the theater at night. Legend has it that a former employee named James used to rent space out to the homeless in the basement overnight. After they all died, including James, their spirits kept ...


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    Queen Anne Hotel

    San Francisco, California

    7.8 miles from Colma, CA

    Alleged to be haunted by Mary Lake, the headmistress of the girls school that originally occupied the location. She is predominately felt in the room that bears her name, room 410. People claim to feel her presence and hear tapping and other noises associated with her haunting.


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    Mansions Hotel

    San Francisco, California

    8 miles from Colma, CA

    No longer operating as a hotel, this building was said to have been split into two private homes, and neither family has noted any supernatural activity, reports say. The old hotel was said to be home to Claudia, the ghost of the original owner's daughter, and some say the lights ...


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    Hotel Rex

    San Francisco, California

    8.2 miles from Colma, CA

    The housekeepers always said that they saw the apparition of a Chinese man with a clever particularly on the 4th floor. They also reported that many guests also heard the sound of horseshoes in the alley behind the hotel when there was nothing there. The building once housed Chinese ...


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    Nob Hill Inn

    San Francisco, California

    8.3 miles from Colma, CA

    The fancy 1907 Nob Hill Inn is said to be home to at least 22 happy spirits with a sense of humor. Although they are said to be friendly and not harmful, they like to play pranks with electricity, appliances or doors, and hide people's personal objects from time to ...


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    Presidio Officers Club

    San Francisco, California

    8.3 miles from Colma, CA

    Ghost hunters have said they saw, and captured on film, the apparition of an aristocratic woman in a flowing black dress gliding across the dance floor. The ghost was spotted during the daytime.


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    Vintage Court Hotel

    San Francisco, California

    8.3 miles from Colma, CA

    I arrived very late at night, around 3am from my flight and had a really scary experience where I fell asleep for about 30 min to be woken up to noises in the bathroom. Now there was no window in the bathroom, so I was a bit puzzled and ...


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    Cameron House

    San Francisco, California

    8.5 miles from Colma, CA

    Lady Cameron's former house contained a basement that was a refuge for Chinese immigrants rescued from prostitution and slavery. But angry townspeople got wind of what she was doing and set fire to her house, killing the immigrants. The restored Cameron House, now a church, has its basement doors marked ...


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    Manrow House Site

    San Francisco, California

    9 miles from Colma, CA

    J.P. Manrow built his dream house where these apartments now stand; his dream soon became a nightmare when he realized his house was haunted. Manrow, his family, and servants were all assaulted by an invisible known for having a very violent temper and throwing chairs at guests and residents. People ...


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    San Francisco Art Institute

    San Francisco, California

    9.1 miles from Colma, CA

    This was built over the site of a cememtery and people have reported seeing a gray figure in the bathroom. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    San Remo Hotel

    San Francisco, California

    9.2 miles from Colma, CA

    Room 33 and room 42 are apparently the rooms to get if you want a haunted room. The former is believed to be haunted by the former brothel owner who stayed there and the latter is apparently plagued by the ghost of a young girl who is repeatedly seen ...


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    Haskell House

    San Francisco, California

    9.2 miles from Colma, CA

    This is the location where senator David Broderick was shot and killed in a duel back in 1857. Broderick is said to have not moved on and is known for pacing back and forth or reported as a shadow. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Ocean View Inn

    Montara, California

    9.8 miles from Colma, CA

    My girlfriend and I spend the night there recently. We went in with a lot of happiness to stay so close to the beautiful beaches. The woman working there was unfriendly and seemed to be very distant, but I let it go thinking she may have been having just ...


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    The Golden Gate Bridge

    San Francisco, California

    9.9 miles from Colma, CA

    This is the number one suicide location in the United States, with an average of 25 deaths per year (more than a thousand since construction). While the ghostly jumpers might still be there, another lessen known entity has been spotted in this vincinity. In 1853, the SS Tennessee sank in ...


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    Alcatraz

    San Francisco, California

    10.5 miles from Colma, CA

    The former maximum-security prison set on an island is now a musuem and tourist attraction. Visitors and tour guides alike have reported unexplained screams, slamming cell doors, banjo music and footsteps. The site has been investigated by both Ghost Hunters and Ghost Labs.


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    USS Hornet

    Alameda, California

    10.8 miles from Colma, CA

    This retired aircraft carrier, historic landmark, and museum is said to be the most haunted warship in the world. It has been used as a setting on many movies and has been featured on several TV shows, including MTV's Fear, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures and Scariest Places on Earth.


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    HI Marin Headlands Hostel / Marin Headlands

    Sausalito, California

    11 miles from Colma, CA

    The land here was originally that of the Miwoks; however, by 1907, the land belonged to the U.S. military seeing as the grounds were a perfect point to thwart a surprise attack. Now a hostel for visitors, some of the spots here are said to be pure evil. One man ...


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    Moss Beach Distillery

    Moss Beach, California

    11.4 miles from Colma, CA

    This restaurant on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean was originally built in 1927 as a speakeasy, but turned into a restaurant in 1933. It is said to be haunted by the Blue Lady, who folks say died near the restaurant. The story has been seen on TV's Unsolved Mysteries. ...


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    Boccardo John / Sally Stanford’s Valhalla Inn

    Sausalito, California

    11.9 miles from Colma, CA

    Before it became Boccardo John, Sally Stanford's Valhalla Inn was made famous by an appearance in Orson Welles' The Lady from Shanghai. It's said that Sally Stanford is seen outside of her former inn, as well as several other women (dressed out of date). (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    1400 Bar and Grill

    Alameda, California

    12 miles from Colma, 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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    Angel Island

    Belvedere Tiburon, California

    12.8 miles from Colma, CA

    Angel Island is referred to as the "Ellis Island" of the west; immigrants wanting to head into the mainland were detained here until they were cleared to go through. Unfortunately, that process was devastating to some. Some people were shamed, humiliated, starved, and the horrific encounters would be documented (being ...


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    Swell Bar

    Alameda, California

    12.9 miles from Colma, 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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    Kofman Auditorium

    Alameda, California

    13.2 miles from Colma, 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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    The Bordello

    Oakland, California

    13.9 miles from Colma, 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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    Water Dog Lake

    Belmont, California

    14.2 miles from Colma, CA

    The ghost of the water dog is a local legend. Some say the water dog killed a boy who was walking around the lake alone. Others don't believe it, and they say, according to a newspaper story, the boy was killed by a murderer who dumped the body at the ...


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    Fireside Motel

    Mill Valley, California

    14.4 miles from Colma, CA

    Once a speakeasy, the Fireside has had a long history of strange activity, leading to a seance. It is believed that all disturbances within the motel are attributed to Miwok Indians that were buried underneath the site and have been disturbed. Unaccountable sounds have been reported since the mid-1950's when ...


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    Zaballa House

    Half Moon Bay, California

    14.7 miles from Colma, CA

    People claim that room 6 is haunted with strange noises and alarms going off. Guests on review websites claim the walls are thin which could explain the "haunting" reports.


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    Lyford House

    Belvedere Tiburon, California

    15.2 miles from Colma, CA

    John Thomas Reed, who founded the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, had a mistress named Rosie Verrall. Guests have awoken to her or seen her in passing long after her death in 1964. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Claremont Hotel Club and Spa

    Berkeley, California

    17.3 miles from Colma, 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

    17.5 miles from Colma, 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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    Easkoot House

    Stinson Beach, California

    18.4 miles from Colma, CA

    This private home is said to be haunted by a former owner who stomps outside at 2 a.m. to search on the beach for a missing golden hook. Also reported is a burglar alarm that rang out for over 10 minutes, although the alarm was completely disconnected. Please respect the ...


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    Easkoot House

    Stinson Beach, California

    18.4 miles from Colma, CA

    This private home is said to be haunted by a former owner who stomps outside at 2 a.m. to search on the beach for a missing golden hook. Also reported is a burglar alarm that rang out for over 10 minutes, although the alarm was completely disconnected. Please respect the ...


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    Pinehurst and Redwood Road

    Oakland, California

    19.3 miles from Colma, 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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    Ross Valley Players

    Ross, California

    20.5 miles from Colma, CA

    A woman was said to have died here after being kicked in the head by a horse. Those who come here will sometimes see her. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    CineLux Chabot Cinema

    Castro Valley, California

    20.6 miles from Colma, 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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    Falkirk Cultural Center

    San Rafael, California

    21 miles from Colma, CA

    The ghost of a woman named Ella Nichols Park is seen looking out the windows. A boy with bushy hair has also been reported in the garden. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Hayward Plunge

    Hayward, California

    21 miles from Colma, 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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    Bronco Billy's Pizza

    Union City, California

    21.5 miles from Colma, 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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    Lone Tree Cemetery

    Hayward, California

    22.5 miles from Colma, 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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    Bothin Youth Center

    Fairfax, California

    24.2 miles from Colma, CA

    This land once held a Native American reservation, then a hospital building for tuberculosis patients. It is now a Girl Scouts camp. Reports say that the ghost of a nurse has been seen pushing a cart in the hallways. Native American apparitions and screams and moans have been witnessed as ...


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    The Lafayette Park Hotel

    Lafayette, California

    24.8 miles from Colma, 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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    Rengstorff House

    Mountain View, California

    26.5 miles from Colma, CA

    Rengstorff House was originally built by German immigrant Henry Rengstorff on Stierlin Road in the 1860s, but was moved to its current location to be restored and turned into a museum. The 16-room mansion with beautiful period furnishings, a widow's walk and a garden was occupied by the Rengstorff family ...


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    Vic Stewart's Steakhouse

    Walnut Creek, California

    26.7 miles from Colma, 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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    Quality Inn and Suites at NASA Ames

    Mountain View, California

    28.6 miles from Colma, CA

    1.) During a trip in 2014, while almost asleep, something jumped on my bed. After rapidly turning on a light, no-one or anything was there. 2.) A colleague was staying at the same hotel (same year). While sitting on his room bed, he said he felt as if at least three ...


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