Marshall Gold Discovery Park - Wah Hop Store

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At Marshall Gold Discovery Park, the Wah Hop and Man Lee Stores, visitors can see exhibits of the remains of a Chinese colony including mining methods, tools and household articles. Reports say phantom sounds abound here, including murmuring voices and the sound of a meat cleaver chopping on a butchers’ block.

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Near Coloma Rd and Mt Murphy Road
Coloma, CA
United States

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38.80133606194249, -120.89255726336887
El Dorado County, California
Nearest Towns:
Coloma, CA (0.2 mi.)
Cold Springs, CA (4.3 mi.)
Placerville, CA (7.1 mi.)
Georgetown, CA (7.8 mi.)
Auburn Lake Trails, CA (8.4 mi.)
Diamond Springs, CA (8.5 mi.)
Deer Park, CA (9.1 mi.)
Shingle Springs, CA (9.5 mi.)
Cameron Park, CA (10.5 mi.)
Auburn, CA (11.9 mi.)


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  1. My family visited Coloma a couple of summers ago. I had the “ghost radar” app on my phone and was excited to try it out in the Chinese shops. I turned it on when we first parked and got very little activity. When I got to the Chinese shops and pulled my phone from my pocket, it completely froze, and then turned off. I could not get it to turn back on and had to pull out the battery. By the time I got it back on, my kids were already running off to the next sight. Coincidence?

  2. I was camping in the park, across the bridge from this spot. My cousin and I decided to sneak out in the night, to visit the Wah Hop store and see if it was haunted. My cousin and I quietly crossed the bridge to the dark store, and asked a few questions. Yes, I heard the rise and fall of several people speaking in the distance…but we were across the river from a camp site. However, we both heard a woman humming behind our backs, while we were facing the entrance of the store. That one I couldn’t explain. It wasn’t scary. It just sort of ‘was’. It just happened, and then it was gone.

  3. When I was younger, we went on a field trip here and while we were here, my group- about four people- could here what sounded like a lady singing softly but the other groups had moved on to the next building and we were the only ones left at the time. It could have been someone goofing off but it was very unnerving.

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