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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 street at night. Other reports indicate that staff and visitors have suffered asthmatic attacks despite having no previous history of the illness and that sightings of a man in green overalls accompanied by cold spots have occurred on several occasions.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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542 Main Street
Placerville, CA
United States

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38.7292309, -120.7982111
El Dorado County, California
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  1. Actually Hangman’s Tree bar is directly on top of Hangman’s tree. You can tell by the tree stump in the basement and the historic plaque on the front of the building.

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