Haunted Places in Mountain Ranch, California



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    Oddfellow's Hall

    Murphys, California

    7.5 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    This 1901 meeting hall is now a hardware store, but is rumoured to be haunted by victims of a past cholera epidemic that struck the township many years ago. Employees have reported seeing apparitions, hearing voices and witnessing objects move around without being touched. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Murphys Historic Hotel

    Murphys, California

    7.5 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    Boasting an entry in the national registry of historic places, this hotel has hosted many famous names throughout its days. Some believe that some guests checked in, but never checked out as there are reports of at least three different ghostly entities haunting the inn. People claim a ...


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    Murphy's Motorcycle Company

    Murphys, California

    7.5 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    This store used to belong to a boot maker, but now produces and sells motorcycle clothing and memorabilia. Employees have reported feeling the sensation of sudden coldness, and the lights have been known to turn on and off of their own accord. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hotel Leger

    Mokelumne Hill, California

    10.3 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    Sightings of George Leger who died in 1879 have been reported. He has been seen walking the halls throughout the hotel. People also claim to hear a woman crying and there have been some sightings of a young girl ghost sitting by the fireplace.


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    National Hotel

    Jackson, California

    15.1 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    Although there are many different ghost stories associated with the hotel, if you wish a haunted room you should apparently aim for rooms 45, 47 or 61. Apparitions, doors slamming, lights that flicker on and off, and other evidence of ghostly activity is often claimed to by numerous guests ...


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    The Dorrington Hotel

    Murphys, California

    15.2 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    Believed to be haunted by the ghost of Rebecca Dorrington Gardner the original mistress of the hotel. People say that she roams the hallways of the hotel turning lights on and off, opening and closing doors and moving items. People also believe there are other ghosts, including the ghosts ...


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    The Fallon Hotel

    Columbia, California

    15.4 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    There are conflicting reports of who or what is haunting the Fallon. Some claim it is the ghost of a young woman, other that it is the ghost of a young mischievous boy who likes pulling pranks and playing with the guests' children. Some people say that if ...


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    St. George Hotel

    Volcano, California

    15.5 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    This hotel boasts a couple of ghosts: a young girl who appears dressed all in white, and a well-dressed gentleman with a cane. Other strange happenings reported here include lights that fade in and out, beds that become rumpled in a minute, and noises at night.


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    Sutter Creek Inn

    Sutter Creek, California

    18.3 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    The former owner of the inn, who has since passed on herself, used to see and even speak to the ghosts that are alleged to haunt the inn. It is claimed that there is a male and female ghost who have both been seen throughout the inn.


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    The Sonora Inn

    Sonora, California

    19 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    This 1896 hotel is haunted by a ghostly girl who has been since bouncing a ball in various parts of the building. The elevator is also haunted, and has been known to move from floor to floor of its own accord. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Sonora Dome Building

    Sonora, California

    19.1 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    This 1909 building is believed to be haunted. Visitors have reportedly encountered the apparition of a sobbing woman on the second floor, who vanishes when they try to console her. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Gunn House Hotel

    Sonora, California

    19.1 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    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 ...


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    Toulumne General Hospital

    Sonora, California

    19.7 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    Now abandoned, miners from the Gold Rush are reportedly here. They are said throw things around, talk, and sometimes appear to visitors. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    1859 Historic National Hotel

    Jamestown, California

    20.1 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    Guests here may meet a ghost named Flo. Her apparition has been seen in most rooms throughout the hotel, and she has been known to cause lights to flicker, doors to slam, and suitcases to overturn. She has also been heard sobbing during the night. Flo, aka Flora, was a ...


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    Mine House Inn

    Amador City, California

    20.2 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    Now closed, people once reported the ghosts of an elderly couple bickering. Also said to be here is a little girl who occupied what was once the Director's Room and might be responsible for turning faucets on. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Imperial Hotel

    Amador City, California

    20.3 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    The ghost of a waitress is said to take orders and then disappear much to the guests' surprise. People report feeling watched, objects disappear and reappear, and lights turn on and off by themselves. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Ione Hotel

    Ione, California

    23 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    Room 13 is said to be haunted by a drunken ghost named George, who pulls the covers from the bed and tells startled guests "You cannot sleep here." He tends to prefer women over men, and has been known to pour phantom pitchers of water over male guests' heads before ...


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    Preston Castle

    Ione, California

    23.4 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    Preston Castle, a majestic building done in Romanesque Revival architecture, is also known as the Preston School of Industry. Founded in 1894 as a reform school, it became the Preston Youth Correctional Facility in 1999. Operations ceased in 2011, and the historic building is now open to the public for ...


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    The Groveland Hotel

    Groveland, California

    31.8 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    The ghost of an former guest that the hotel has dubbed "Lyle" is said to have permanent occupancy of Room 15. "Lyle" has been reported to clear "his" dresser of items he doesn't want on it, especially women's cosmetics. He is also blamed for the lights in the building ...


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    Cozmic Cafe

    Placerville, California

    37.2 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    Formerly the Placerville Soda Works, the café is the local hub for arts, fine food and ghost stories. Lore tells of a young boy who was crushed by a hydraulic lift and appears to staff, while others say a tunnel that runs beneath the building is haunted by a ...


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    El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce

    Placerville, California

    37.3 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    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 ...


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    Cary House

    Placerville, California

    37.3 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    The ghost of a man is said to haunt the lobby and some people claim a cat is haunting room 220. It is said there are four separate ghosts in the building, but specifics are hard to come by so you'll just have to go check it out and ...


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    Gothic Rose Antiques

    Placerville, California

    37.4 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    At this circa 1872 antiques store, the apparition of a bearded man known as 'Tom' has appeared to a tarot card reader on several occasions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Placerville, California

    37.5 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    This 1902 historic house was formerly the private residence of the town mayor, and is now a delightful bed and breakfast inn. It is believed that the ghost that haunts the inn is a former owner and builder, who has been seen standing at the foot of guests beds. ...


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    The Seasons Bed and Breakfast

    Placerville, California

    37.6 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    The historic inn dates back to 1859, when the property was a stamp mill during the gold rush era. Guests and staff nowadays have reported a friendly female apparition known as 'Martha', who has been known to rearrange furniture and sundry items in rooms to her specific taste. (Submitted by ...


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    Union Cemetery

    Placerville, California

    37.6 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    A man in red will follow people around. Guests will see him in the corner of their eyes and sometimes start to feel unwelcomed. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Sequoia Restaurant

    Placerville, California

    37.7 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    This 1853 former private residence is now an antique-furnished restaurant, serving up delightful local cuisine and a variety of ghost stories. Rumour has it that a ghostly child has been seen playing in the garden and that a former owner, Colonel Bee, has been seen in the dining room ...


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    East 8 Mile Road

    Stockton, California

    39.5 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    Drivers at night claim to have seen a woman in white standing at the side of the road. Some say right after, the woman was seen in their rear-view mirror sitting in their car's back seat. The apparition of a Native American girl has been reported along the same stretch.


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    Hotel Jeffery

    Coulterville, California

    40.3 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    If you are looking for a haunted room, then room 22 in the Hotel Jeffery is apparently the room to get. Reportedly haunted by an old miner from the hotel's gold rush days, this man is just one of the many ghosts reportedly spied at the hotel. The hotel ...


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    Bass Lake Road

    Rescue, California

    40.4 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    Two ghosts have been reported along Bass Lake Road. One is a girl in a white gown who has been seen near the reservoir at the bend. The other is an old man who appears, smiling, sitting on a bench that was dedicated to him.


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    Burlington Coat Factory

    Stockton, California

    42.1 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    There are reportedly a little ghost girl who haunts the kids clothes aisles and the kids toy section located in the back corner of the store. One night, around 11:30 pm, we were cleaning up and restacking shelves when all of a sudden-Working alone in my department which was ...


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    Vineyard House

    Placerville, California

    43.4 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    The Vineyard House is rumored to be haunted by its original owners, Robert and Louisa Chalmers. So the famous story goes, Robert Chalmers began to display signs of mental illness, so Louisa chained him up in the basement where he starved to death. Apparitions, strange sounds, screams and clanging have ...


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    Pioneer Cemetery

    Placerville, California

    43.4 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    At Pioneer Cemetery, witnesses say an apparition of a lady in a burgundy dress with her hair in a bun comes to, as legend has it, watch over the Schieffer family. She also has been seen by the roadside, beckoning for passersby to come to the cemetery for a visit.


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    Marshall's Monument

    Placerville, California

    43.7 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    The Gold Rush started on June 24, 1848, when James Marshall found 2 gold nuggets caught in the waterwheel at the logging mill he operated with John Sutter. From then on, he was followed wherever he went by desperate men who wanted to follow in his footsteps and strike it ...


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    Robert Bell's General Store

    Coloma, California

    43.7 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    The 1849 brick store building accommodated a large community of gold miners around Sutter's Mill. Many witnesses have reported hearing the phantom sound of a long-gone bell, which some speculate was once an indicator that a customer had come in.


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    Marshall Gold Discovery Park - Wah Hop Store

    Placerville, California

    43.9 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    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' ...


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    Fuddruckers

    Modesto, California

    44.3 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    At Fuddrucker’s restaurant, formerly a Blockbuster Video, a haunt is rumored to reside. When it was Blockbuster, the ghost was rumored to activate battery-powered toys, turn lights on and off, open doors, and speak over the sound system, saying things like "shh... listen," and "you've been bad." Blockbuster Video was ...


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    Sierra Nevada House

    Coloma, California

    44.5 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    A variety of haunted activity is reported at the Sierra Nevada House. People claim moving objects, electrical items being turned on and off, and ghostly voices and footsteps.


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    Dry Creek Running Trail

    Modesto, California

    44.6 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    The apparition of a Native American man has been seen near the creek, believed to be watching over the joggers who run here or protecting his sacred land. Some say another spirit resides here as well, a young man who haunts the bridge on Clause Road. He allegedly jumped from ...


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    Hotel Stockton

    Stockton, California

    44.9 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    There is a spirit heard every so often playing the piano on the 6th floor ballroom at night. It stops when someone goes up the stairs to the ballroom. A few people that hear it say it is probably a pianist that use to play here back in ...


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    Former Ambulance Call Center

    Modesto, California

    45.9 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    I was told about this location from someone who either used to work at this former ambulance call center or knew someone who worked there, but it used to be a home that was haunted before it became an ambulance call center. You can still make out where the ...


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    Prospectors Road

    Garden Valley, California

    46 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    According to legend, miners who boasted about striking it rich would walk along this road only to be ambushed. Hikers have reported seeing a phantom miner who points his finger and stalks the living until they are off of the road. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Acacia Cemetery

    Modesto, California

    46.8 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    This cemetery is 4 or 5 cemeteries in one: Acacia (Masonic), Longfellow, Pioneer, Pauper's Field and St. Stanislaus. Many accidents/deaths have occurred along Scenic Ave along with young, stupid gang bangers who've toppled tombstones and columns over the years. The old hospital across the street is also haunted. Acacia has ...


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    Red Lion Hotel - Clarion Inn

    Modesto, California

    47.1 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    People claim to hear people talking when no one else is present. Also people believe the kitchen is haunted. Looking for a haunted night's stay? Supposedly rooms 152, 206, and 420 are the ones to try.


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    Kelley Brother's Brewery

    Manteca, California

    47.3 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    This former brewery is now a restaurant, but even before then there was a theatre that burnt down on the original site. It is believed that the ghosts of people who died in the inferno still haunt the building, including fire fighters and movie patrons in period clothing. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Sailor Bar

    Fair Oaks, California

    47.4 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    Sailor Bar is a historic park that was named as such because the area was originally settled by gold-seeking sailors. Now visitors can go rafting, fishing and horseback riding here or else just check out the site's natural beauty. It is said that the park has a ghost, as well: ...


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    Daydreams and Nightmares

    Modesto, California

    47.7 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    This is a costume store in the back of a small shopping center on 1408 N. Carpenter Rd. in SW Modesto, CA. I've talked to the owner of this store before and she showed me a great full body apparition caught on camera. I've also watched video clips of a ...


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    Georgetown Hotel

    Georgetown, California

    49.5 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    Reportedly haunted by the ghost of the former owner. He is often seen throughout the hotel and has a particular affinity for Room 13. Many people claim to have been woken up in the middle of the night when staying in that room.


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    Georgetown Fire Department - Station 61

    Georgetown, California

    49.6 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    A ghost has been caught on camera at this fire station. Appearing to be someone who once lived during the town's mining days, he stood near the building, smiled, and pointed at the map while the firefighters were practicing drills.


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    American River Inn

    Georgetown, California

    49.6 miles from Mountain Ranch, CA

    Host to a long history, this inn is rumored to be situated near the site of a mine shaft that claimed the lives of several miners back in the gold rush days. The inn itself however is believed to be haunted by the ghost of another miner, one who ...


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