Scotty's Castle

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This historic mansion was built for actor Walter Scott back in 1922, and when he passes away in 1954, he and his beloved dog were buried in the foothills behind the building. Workers claim to hear disembodied footsteps walking across the driveway at night, and claim to hear the barks of a dog. One of the most haunted rooms is the Fireplace Room, where a misty apparition has been seen, accompanied by an eerie presence. And on the grand staircase leading to the upper floor of the building, a shadowy figure is often seen watching visitors before fading away.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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123 Scotty's Castle Road
Death Valley, CA
United States

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37.0317145, -117.34181560000002
Inyo County, California
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  1. I remember visiting this place in the early 70’s. As I was doing the tour, it felt like all the exposed skin on my hands and arms were covered in wood splinters… a prickly sensation everywhere that would not go away until I actually exited to the outdoors. I thought it was caused by static electricity from the booties they made us wear over our shoes, but nobody else who accompanied me encountered this phenomena. I have never felt anything like this since, and the encounter has stayed with me all these years… who knows?

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