Gunn House Hotel

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This 1850’s inn was formerly the county hospital and a boarding house, and is rumoured to be the most haunted place in town to stay. In Room #011, guests staying the night have awoken to find an unseen entity rearranging the furniture in the room, and have also heard a sound similar to the rattling of coins. In Room #010, a man was reportedly turfed out of bed by a violent entity, which had no intention of letting him stay the night. In other rooms, a ghost has been known to hop into bed with couples, while others have reportedly felt the sensation of being watched. However, the most haunted is Room #012, where guests have opened their door to a terrifying apparition and seen a man in an old-fashioned suit standing at the end of their four poster. However, if you thought the hauntings were confined to just guest suites, think again. The apparition of a matronly lady has materialised in the fireplace of the parlour room on several occasions, while a shadow apparition has been known to appear on the stairs.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

Address:
286 South Washington Street
Sonora, CA
United States

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GPS:
37.9812775, -120.38235650000001
County:
Tuolumne County, California
Nearest Towns:
Sonora, CA (0.2 mi.)
East Sonora, CA (1.2 mi.)
Jamestown, CA (2.9 mi.)
Columbia, CA (3.9 mi.)
Tuttletown, CA (4.3 mi.)
Mono Vista, CA (6.2 mi.)
Soulsbyville, CA (6.5 mi.)
Tuolumne City, CA (7.8 mi.)
Chinese Camp, CA (8.1 mi.)
Cedar Ridge, CA (8.2 mi.)

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  1. Melanie Refuerzo  |  

    One time i was at the hotel and on my first night i felt like this feeling of being watched.I was in room 17.The second night i felt better.

  2. Just stayed in Room #6, Nothing to really report. A breaker did blow up when I turned on the TV, but that was all. Although they do have a creepy old style wheel chair outside of the room laundry room.

  3. Patricia Ramirez  |  

    I was in town for work and stayed in room 12, the gentleman was honest and very friendly.
    I asked if the rooms were haunted and he said “people Have said they, however co worker and i still stayed in two different rooms. 10 and 12. Yes it is haunted. I heard a woman’s laugh and later felt a cold breeze. My windows were shut. I prayed and slept very comfortable. Will I stay there again. I don’t know.

  4. I try to look for an explanation on matters like this but I had an experience at the Gunn House in 2012. I was staying there for one night on a journey from Sth Lake Tahoe to Yosemite and arrived late in the afternoon. The person checking me in wasn’t rude or anything but there was something strange about it, I couldn’t put my finger on it but it didnt affect me and I had a rest in the room until I had a walk into town to have a look round. When I did I found the people I met had the same personalities…., I dont know how to explain it but it was like they were there but they couldnt see me. I sound daft I know but that’s how it felt. Anyway, at night getting ready for going to sleep, I rolled over and saw the bathroom door was open. This wouldnt normally bother me but due to the layout and location of the room it meant that people had to walk past my bathroom and bedroom windows and thus would probably wake me up. So I closed the bathroom door and it gave me a bit more protection against the noise or potential noise. This was on my mind, and I really felt I needed to close the door. Low and behold when I woke up at 7am I was surprised to see that the door was wide open! I tried numerous examples of how it happened but I couldnt not get it to open when closed, if anything its default setting was to close rather than to open.
    Anyway, something else took my time that day and I didnt get chance to think about it until a month or so later. I happened to be on my lunch hour and went onto Trip Advisor and read some reviews of some hotels I had stayed in on my trip. Remembering the Gunn House, I found it and read the reviews, there were lots and lots and I read them all 190 or so there was no mention of anything strange, but there was one review that described the people of the town in exactly the same way as I felt (albeit in far more eloquent terms than I could). It’s still there so you can find it.

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