Brea Canyon Road

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Nearly a dozen deaths have occurred along this stretch of Brea Canyon Road over the past 20 years. It is dark at night and somewhat winding. Many people claim to see “phantom hitchhikers” and other strange phenomena here while driving the area at night.

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Address:
Brea Canyon Road
Diamond Bar, CA
United States

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GPS:
33.949717657022575, -117.86785411764868
Nearest Towns:
Rowland Heights, CA (2.8 mi.)
Brea, CA (2.9 mi.)
La Habra, CA (4.7 mi.)
La Habra Heights, CA (4.8 mi.)
South San Jose Hills, CA (4.8 mi.)
Walnut, CA (4.9 mi.)
Yorba Linda, CA (5.3 mi.)
Placentia, CA (5.4 mi.)
Diamond Bar, CA (6.4 mi.)
Fullerton, CA (6.4 mi.)

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  1. It’s not haunted. There is a lot of car accidents there cause its pitch black with only the highway lights visible. The hitch hiking thing maybe from all the gifts and memorials on the side of the road. I’ve driven on it countless times while attending CSUF, coming from Chino Hills. I’ve driven there on dust and late at night to either have a quiet drive or the freeway is some how congested.
    When its too congested for me to use the freeway I used this or the other dark and windy road, Carbon Canyon. Now, that road is a long, spooky drive at night. The only thing scary though are newbies driving through that as well. Some people think they can drive 50 mph all there way, but there are several sharp curves there that make even driving 10-20 mph too much for them to stay on the road.

  2. A very long haired gentleman I met while at Cal State Fullerton died in Brea Canyon between 1969 and 1970. Rumor had it that he was driving a large amount of very strong alcohol used to make Hashish oil and also some of the drug as well, and that he was too loaded to be driving–particularly with the alcohol vapors from the poorly sealed bottles.. I never knew where the exact site was, but i can confirm the death and the circumstances as related in the paper and also from people at school. If such a ghost is seen, it may have been him!

    • I was up in the san gabriel mountains in june 2014. My first time on a hike and my friend took my thru the mountains that had no real trail, but it was a trail fr the fire fighters that thy made when thyd do hikes, n i swear i heard a mans voice ill nvr frgt it, i felt like i was being watched. I just wanted to gt out of there. A sense of fear came over me of not wanting to go up further i just wanted to leave. My friend also told me when thyd go on their hikes they actually found a body of a dead woman.

      • Headless Unicorn Guy  |  

        Isolated stretches of road like Brea Canyon are favorite places to dump the bodies of murder victims. (Too far from the desert.) Ortega Highway between San Juan Capistrano and Lake Elsinore is probably the main illegal dump site in the county — from hazmat to murder victims.

  3. I was driving through Brea Canyon Road and a pair of red eyes flashed very quickly at me but I was driving so fast I will never know what it was!

  4. It’s not haunted, at least to the driver passing through. It’s a fairly short road from Diamond Bar to Brea (or vice versa). Sure it’s dark at night and it has some curves, but I have driven Brea Canyon Road for over twenty years in all sorts of light and weather. I’ve driven past about a dozen car accidents (into the hills, off the ravines, into other cars, etc.). I’ve had a police officer stop me right as I got to Canyon Country Road into Brea, telling me I had to turn around because there was a man with a gun in the area. I drove by the trash can with the body in it numerous times that week. My barber at the time (Felix) was found shot in the back of his head in his Jeep on this road. With all of these experiences I know of and have driven through, I have not once seen anything paranormal on Brea Canyon Road; trust me, I have driven it A LOT. Now Carbon Canyon Road, that is a different story for a different time.

  5. Headless Unicorn Guy  |  

    From 1976 to 1980, I drove Brea Canyon around once a week, heading to Saturday Night D&D games at Cal State Fullerton. Heaviest time was 1977-78 when I lived in the dorms at Cal Poly Pomona on the other end of the canyon.

    The only weirdness I experienced was that my Mustang’s fan belt would start squeaking as I drove through. This happened only in Brea Canyon. My dorm roomie also had his VW break down a couple times in the canyon. The strangeness was that both of these only happened in the canyon.

  6. This happened today Aug 31, 2017
    I was driving to work taking the usual way to get there by going north on brea Canyon. As I passed the entry to get on the 57 south I noticed something outside on the side walking. I saw what I think still not sure was a ghost covered in bed sheets that were messy or a woman with a large night gown. That place has to be haunted. It was always cold in the morning and at night.

  7. Thus happened about 2 hours ago, and I found this page looking for explanations or like experiences. Driving north on the 57 in slow lane just past the tonner canyon exit (dark, clear weather, about 50mph, another car about 4 lengths behind) a humanoid figure rushed toward the a-pillar of my car. I could make out an arm outstretched over the passenger side of the car. I seriously thought I was about to hit a person. My 11-year old in front passenger seat just about jumps in my lap. I swerve within my lane. Something taps the side of the car near the mirror. Then gone. He saw it. I saw it. No reacti on from cars behind us.

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