California's Great America

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At California’s Great America, aka Paramount’s Great America, a ghost of a boy who was killed on a ride is said to haunt the area where the ride once stood. Many other spots at this amusement park are also said to be haunted as well. For example, a man’s ghost has been spotted at the Big Arcade & Drop Zone. He shows up on security cameras right next to living security guards, but the living guards can’t seem him. And at the Paramount Theater, the ghost of a man walks across the stage, and witnesses have reported cold spots, unexplained noises, their names being called, taps on the shoulder and unseen fingers on the back of their necks. Rumor has it that at the Roast Beef Shop, a man once froze to death after being trapped in a walk-in freezer. His ghost, wearing a blue shirt, is said to appear nightly from 10 to midnight, screaming inside the freezer. The IMAX Theatre may be haunted too: Folks have heard whispers and seen the lights go on and off without cause.

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Geographic Information

Address:
4701 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
United States

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GPS:
37.3979464, -121.97429360000001
County:
Santa Clara County, California
Nearest Towns:
Santa Clara, CA (3.2 mi.)
Sunnyvale, CA (4.0 mi.)
Milpitas, CA (4.3 mi.)
Burbank, CA (5.7 mi.)
San Jose, CA (5.9 mi.)
Mountain View, CA (6.1 mi.)
Cupertino, CA (6.1 mi.)
Buena Vista, CA (6.2 mi.)
Fruitdale, CA (6.4 mi.)
Loyola, CA (7.6 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
https://www.cagreatamerica.com/

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  1. I worked here over the summer and it is haunted i worked park services and we would hear noises coming from the kidsville also during halloween haunt we would stay to clean till around three am and we would hear screaming coming from drop zone

  2. I presently work here, and about 2 nights ago I was working closing for the action theater. Well I was alone in the theater when all of a sudden from the back-right I hear, “Fire! Fire! Get out!”. Needless to say I’m never working closing again or going to be alone in there.

  3. I was working at the theater and it was close and when i was cleaning the seats and the lights started flickering and a voice said get out get out and one of sprits tap my shoulders and saw a ghost ran pass the stage and i ran so far. Eever since then im afaird to be alone when i clean. And my gf to me she saw the samething i bielive that great america haunted

  4. I worked here the summer of 2009, it was my first job, and also my first paranormal experience. I worked in Merchandise in the water park area. I was closing up one of the stands by the entrance of the water park, it was maybe 10pm or so, and I was with one other coworker. I looked down the other end of the park, where the wave pool would be, and I saw a smokey dark figure in the distance, in a human like shape, bending over slowly, and rising back up again. It kept doing this repeatly, it was a very unsettling motion. I looked around to see maybe if it was the wind possibly moving something, but the flags around me were still, there was no wind that night. It was maybe 4 to 5 feet tall. My coworker and I didn’t know what to make of it so we ran and booked it out of there. I worked there for a couple more months after this occurrence, and I never saw it again. This place is most definitely haunted. I’ll never forget seeing that dark ominous figure.

  5. I’m not technically a psychic, per say, but I have advanced knowledge in the realm of the paranormal and our existence in the universe in the theoretical scientific scope of a multiverse (one universe amongst infinite universes).

    I originally never heard of Great America being haunted, but I am able to detect something unusual there that I’ve never been able to explain. I had never seen apparitions (low level visible ghosts). I had never experienced poltergeists (high level ghosts capable of making sounds and moving things). But I was more concerned with independent sentient spirits that could attach to people and screw up their lives. This is an advanced topic that is not easily humanly explainable.

    One general advise I do have is for one to NEVER travel within Great America alone. ALAWYS BE WITH someone close by and communicating with. Ghosts typically never display themselves or take action on groups of two or more people. Individual people, by themselves, with nobody in contact within physical proximity becomes fair game for whatever spirits want to do.

    But it’s nice to know a place being haunted decades before reading about the place being haunted. Thanks to people for informing, which is equal to informing me before one may have even been born. 🙂
    (Time is my playground)

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