Knott's Berry Farm

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At Knott’s Berry Farm, many places are rumored to be haunted. At Camp Snoopy, Peanuts Playhouse is rumored to be haunted. Employees have reported chills, voices, lights that go on and off when the power is off, and the felling of someone following them. Also, the Kingdom of the Dinosaurs ride is believed to be haunted by a maintenance worker who died here in a fire years ago, and the apparition of a young boy has been seen there as well. There was once a parachute ride that is no longer in operation and is said to be haunted by a man who jumped to his death from it in the 1980s. And on Virginia’s Gift Shop’s second floor, the employee breakroom, witnesses have heard unexplained noises and felt cold breezes, and doors are said to open on their own.

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Geographic Information

Address:
8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, CA 90620
United States

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GPS:
33.8431087, -117.9982106
County:
Orange County, California
Nearest Towns:
Buena Park, CA (1.7 mi.)
La Palma, CA (2.8 mi.)
Stanton, CA (2.8 mi.)
Cypress, CA (2.9 mi.)
Cerritos, CA (4.0 mi.)
Hawaiian Gardens, CA (4.4 mi.)
Fullerton, CA (4.6 mi.)
Anaheim, CA (4.8 mi.)
Los Alamitos, CA (5.1 mi.)
Artesia, CA (5.1 mi.)

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Web:
https://www.knotts.com/

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  1. In high school we sang @ Knotts. My friend & I got stuck, in the dark, on Kingdom of the Dinosaurs. We kept feeling touched & thinking we heard people coming to help but no one came. Finally we just got our of our car & went out an exit door. We decided not to tell our friends or teachers about our creepy encounter.

    • At night the silver bullet ride after me and my friends closed the ride, the ride started by itself and we saw what looked like a person inside the booth

  2. i worked at knotts in the mid 1970’s (for a few years) and before that (from the late 1950’s thru the 1970’s), my grandmother lived across the street (on Grand and Crescent) – so we would go all the time…….i have to tell you though, having worked there “after hours” sometimes until 2 or 3 in the morning – and, as a child…….NEVER having an experience (other than the fake ghost that used to fly across the graveyard in ghost town) – I wouldn’t doubt that MANY of the buildings are indeed haunted (especially considering the fact that Walter brought many of them from other ghost towns in the West and had them “re-assembled” when he expanded the park from it’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant and Preserves business…….).
    GMB

  3. I currently work here. I work in the only store in Fiesta Village that has an upstairs stockroom. It was a late and I was the only person in the store. I heard a thump upstairs then what continued to be footsteps walking over me. Every time I moved somewhere downstairs, the footsteps would follow upstairs. A coworker of mine was closing a different night and heard a little kid laugh underneath one of the registers after another late night. She too was alone in the store.

  4. I used to be a Major security officer their and we and some of the people working for Jerry Shumard and Roland “the midget” Reyes would be told to “scare” employees by pretending to be ghosts and spirits. Man we had a great time making them pee their pants LOL!

  5. I worked at Knott’s from 2004 to 20011 in bulding maintenance and I have been in every creepy crack or room basements roofs secret rooms by my self late at night and have never seen or heard one thing. Sorry but I had full reign of that place and never felt threatened

  6. I was an employee between 1998 and 2002. The train tracks surrounding the park and the switch house are haunted. They were before this incident, but we lost an employee one year who was crushed between two of the train cars afterhours when the train was being “parked” for the night. I and a fellow employee were using the tracks as a shortcut out one night (against regulations), and uncannily during a discussion of the place being haunted heard what sounded like someone banging a hammer on the tracks several feet from us: We happened to be exactly where you can see from one end of the park to the other down the tracks, and there was no one there. We could hear it loud and clear. This was before the train employee lost his life. I personally have heard noises like someone stocking shelves coming from the otherwise empty second floor stockroom of the Casa California gift shop, or typing on the computer if I was stocking. I would investigate, carefully, and I WAS the only living being up there. The very heavy rolling door (Not automated) to the same shop has been said to move on its own. Closed registers have made noises like transactions being rung up. Voices, laughter, and other noises can be heard and the feeling of someone there when you know you’re alone… You wouldn’t feel threatened since this was such a fun place to work or visit: They are just enjoying the environment.

  7. My first time there was on 9/11/2016 and I couldn’t handle the feeling of many spirits at knotts. I got the worse headache from it taking so much of my energy I had to leave. When I got home I fell asleep from being so tired I was only there 3 hours but I was drained from so many spirits. I really have to do research these spirits are from late 20″s 30″s. I will do more research but I have a feeling it was people who worked on that ground @ knotts !

  8. As a former employee, I can verify that Knott’s is extremely haunted. No just the rides, but the restaurants, shops, back lots, parking areas, picnic area, hotel; all of it! They should do a ghost hunters there or something with all of the activity. There are former guests, employees, and older people who probably died on the land before the park was built. An good old Walter Knott is seen in the back lot by his old living area. If your a sensitive or above, don’t go unless you want to be slammed with spirits!

  9. I use to work at Knott’s for about 4 years from 2011 to 2014. I so are I had one Strange ghost in counter at Camp snoopy during Halloween haunt. I did my last Park service clean up in restrooms from the fiesta to camp snoopy. As I got the back restroom in camp snoopy.. near the boat ride is now at.. As I was taking out the trash in the restroom I heard a child crying. . I was alone and it was dark- having in mind that Knott’s just close. So I dropped when bag and walked out. While I was standing near the door I heard a little boy saying ” Mom” as his voice sound as if he is walking further away. So I was like ” hello” are u lost” while I was falling his voice to the dark area of where the camp snoopy boat ends. I couldn’t see him but I can hear him crying for his mom. I then rushed to a near by phone and called security. Once they got there I said I heard a child crying and I think he is lost”. Two security check the area and said that they can’t find anyone. Than he said tell me exactly what u hear.. so I did after he said what I heard was a ghost. He also said that a little boy died while walking a bring and fell in between the wood to his death. That people will hear him cry for his mom. I guess I was one of those people too

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