Haunted Places in Oakville, California



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    Valley of the Moon Saloon

    Sonoma, California

    9.1 miles from Oakville, CA

    This old saloon is now a private residence, and on a lighter note, the current owner says his children have scared away most of the ghostly activity. In it's glory days, the saloon was haunted by a male spirit who opened and closed doors, rearranged furniture, turned lights on ...


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    Wolf House

    Glen Ellen, California

    9.4 miles from Oakville, CA

    The home of Jack London, famed author of The Call of the Wild and White Fang, is said to be haunted. Witnesses have described feelings of dread and visions of the house in flames, with voices crying out for help.


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    Mountain Cemetery

    Sonoma, California

    9.9 miles from Oakville, CA

    Curiosity surrounds an isolated grave bearing only the name "Lise." In an abandoned, older section of the graveyard, witnesses have described wraithlike spirits, strange lights, foul odors, cold spots and a strong sense of fear.


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    Hop Creek Tavern

    Napa, California

    10 miles from Oakville, CA

    Last night three of us witnessed a set of silverware wrapped in a napkin lift and propel from a basket in was sitting in about a foot towards us then crash to the ground. It was unbelievable! I wouldn't have believed my own eyes were it not corroborated ...


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    Sonoma Hotel

    Sonoma, California

    10.3 miles from Oakville, CA

    This 1879 hotel has been the site of several odd occurrences over the years, which are usually attributed to a poltergeist at work. Doors are known to open and close of their own accord, and strange noises are heard during the night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Castro House

    Sonoma, California

    10.4 miles from Oakville, CA

    This historic abode belonged to a government official and his family, and is rumoured to be haunted by a ghostly maid. Current residents have reported hearing sobbing noises coming from the old servants quarters, which are generally attributed to this spirit. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Sebastiani Theatre

    Sonoma, California

    10.4 miles from Oakville, CA

    At Sebastiani Theatre, the ghost of a young girl in a yellow 1930s dress has been reflected in the women's restroom mirror. Her laughter has been heard in the dressing room and the lights go on and off by themselves. Theater workers call the ghost Trixie.


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    Cinnamon Bear Creekside Inn

    Sonoma, California

    10.6 miles from Oakville, CA

    This century-old inn was built on top of an ancient burial ground, and is rumoured to be haunted. The ghosts are believed to be American Indians, and only show themselves to people of native blood. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Inn at Sonoma

    Sonoma, California

    10.6 miles from Oakville, CA

    There is the ghost of a Chinese maintenance man who roams the upstairs hallway still apparently working and trying to help guests. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Napa Cinedome

    Napa, California

    11.3 miles from Oakville, CA

    Moviegoers may see more than just movies here; the theater is said to be haunted by restless spirits.


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    Napa River Inn

    Napa, California

    11.7 miles from Oakville, CA

    The building dates back to 1885, and was once a working mill. Captain Albert Hatt, Jr. hung himself in what is now a bakery, back in 1912. His wife, who also died there, has been seen roaming the hallways above. And a story in the local newspaper reports that a ...


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    The Elms Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Calistoga, California

    13.7 miles from Oakville, CA

    Now permanently closed, a psychic reported that the ghost of a former servant awoke her and told her to leave. It is believed that this ghost is named Ruby and she once lived on this premise. She (or someone else) is also said to manipulate electronic items. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery

    Santa Rosa, California

    16.4 miles from Oakville, CA

    I have captured many class-A EVPs here. Many spirits are said to roam the grounds, including a friendly spirit known as Mr. Lemon. (Submitted by Aaron F.)


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    Hotel La Rose

    Santa Rosa, California

    17.2 miles from Oakville, CA

    This 1907 historic hotel was formerly sleeping quarters for railroad passengers staying the night in town, and is supposed to have a few ghost stories associated with its colourful past. The building is allegedly haunted by a pair of ghostly children looking for their parents, as well as a ...


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    Phoenix Theatre

    Petaluma, California

    19.1 miles from Oakville, CA

    Witnesses claim to see apparitions in the balcony, hear strange sounds in the bathroom, and more eerie happenings at this concert venue and teen hangout.


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    Washoe House

    Petaluma, California

    19.9 miles from Oakville, CA

    This 1859 historic roadhouse was the site of 'The Battle of Washoe House', when marching soldiers intent on wreaking havoc in nearby towns stopped for a drink at the tavern, before turning back in the direction they came. This lead to a peaceful resolution of what could have been ...


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    The Mira Theatre Guild

    Vallejo, California

    23.2 miles from Oakville, CA

    Dating back to 1918, the historic theatre was formerly a schoolhouse for the children of workers at a nearby naval shipyard. During World War II, the building was converted for its use today, and has been entertaining the residents of the town for over fifty years. Theatre patrons and ...


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    Wednesday Club

    Suisun City, California

    23.8 miles from Oakville, CA

    This historic women's club dates back to the turn of the twentieth century, and is housed in a building where live performances and ghost stories are the absolute norm. Musicians packing up after gigs when the club is empty have reported hearing women's laughter and conversation coming from the ...


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    Waterfront Comic Store

    Suisun City, California

    23.9 miles from Oakville, CA

    This comic store is housed in a historic building, and is especially haunted. Customers have reported encountering the apparition of a sixteen year-old boy named 'Robert', who was strangled after stumbling upon a scene he wasn't meant to see. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Valleja Naval and Historical Museum

    Vallejo, California

    24.4 miles from Oakville, CA

    Witnesses at Vallejo Museum, formerly Vallejo Canteen, a meeting place in the early 1900s, have experienced hauntings here. Legend has it that in 1922, Rose Borgia suffocated in the attic. Her apparition has been seen in the museum singing with a friend, and with her comes a scent of gardenias, ...


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    Vallejo Masonic Temple

    Vallejo, California

    24.4 miles from Oakville, CA

    The Vallejo Masonic Temple has been converted to a block of old-fashioned apartments, so please respect the fact that this is a series of private residence's. The fourth floor of the building is supposed to be haunted, as visitors have seen strange lights on this level when the building ...


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    IOOF Building

    Vallejo, California

    24.5 miles from Oakville, CA

    Teams of ghosts hunters have frequented the building an have found "evidence" of its Haunting. Several of the elderly members have said that they met ghosts downtown and believe there are at least 3 ghosts in the building. When a team came into the lodge they found activity on their ...


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    Grape Leaf Inn

    Healdsburg, California

    28.1 miles from Oakville, CA

    This Queen-Anne style bed and breakfast inn is believed to have a friendly female ghost known as 'Lily'. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Madrona Manor

    Healdsburg, California

    28.6 miles from Oakville, CA

    Alleged to be haunted by the ghost of an older lady dressed in black (possibly the original owner) and the ghost of a young girl whose origin is unknown. Guests claim that there belongings are often moved and many report feeling a presence. Some claim that Room 101 ...


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    The Burlington Hotel

    Port Costa, California

    29.5 miles from Oakville, CA

    The Burlington has a reputation of being the oldest operating hotel in California, which could explain the invisible figure who taps guests on the shoulder. In its heyday, the building was known for the parties that were thrown on its grounds and is said to have been used as a ...


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    Benicia Old Town Theatre

    Benicia, California

    29.7 miles from Oakville, CA

    At Benicia Old Town Theater / Portuguese Hall, witnesses have seen the apparition of an elderly woman, floating orbs and flashing lights. They also have heard footsteps and felt cold spots.


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    Union Hotel

    Benicia, California

    29.9 miles from Oakville, CA

    There is one sole ghost reported being at this location: a woman who reportedly hanged herself in the 1800's and apparently appears to modern-day visitors peering through the windows of allegedly-vacant rooms.


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    Mc Ewen Rd

    Port Costa, California

    29.9 miles from Oakville, CA

    Many deaths have occurred on this stretch of road. One of the deaths is said to be that of a lady who wears red. Some have reported her as a woman in a red hoodie, others as a reddish shadow, but usually, she is seen in the same span of ...


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    Captain Blythers - Sailor Jack's

    Benicia, California

    30 miles from Oakville, CA

    Sailor Jack's, formerly Captain Blythers, was a private home that was turned into a restaurant. Witnesses say pictures have "jumped" off the walls and alarms have gone off for no apparent reason.


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    Mays Canyon Road

    Guerneville, California

    31.3 miles from Oakville, CA

    Legend has it that along Mays Canyon Road in 1991, the apparition of a woman appeared in the middle of the road and a man drove right through her. Other exchanges with the woman's apparition have been reported here; she is said to be the ghost of a woman who ...


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    Potter School House

    Bodega, California

    31.5 miles from Oakville, CA

    Alfred Hitchcock used this location while filming The Birds. Most of the cast seemed paranoid on set and felt like they weren't alone in the building. The school house has been abandoned for quite some time, but apparitions of a woman have appeared in photograph. She's usually dressed in Victorian ...


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    Bothin Youth Center

    Fairfax, California

    32.2 miles from Oakville, CA

    This land once held a Native American reservation, then a hospital building for tuberculosis patients. It is now a Girl Scouts camp. Reports say that the ghost of a nurse has been seen pushing a cart in the hallways. Native American apparitions and screams and moans have been witnessed as ...


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    Falkirk Cultural Center

    San Rafael, California

    32.6 miles from Oakville, CA

    The ghost of a woman named Ella Nichols Park is seen looking out the windows. A boy with bushy hair has also been reported in the garden. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Ross Valley Players

    Ross, California

    33.8 miles from Oakville, CA

    A woman was said to have died here after being kicked in the head by a horse. Those who come here will sometimes see her. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Old Davis City Hall

    Davis, California

    36.6 miles from Oakville, CA

    The old town hall dates back to 1938, and has been the scene of a recurring ghostly re-enactment in the women's restroom. Visitors using this bathroom have reportedly encountered the apparition of a redheaded woman, who vanishes once she reaches the second stall. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery

    Geyserville, California

    37.7 miles from Oakville, CA

    At Warm Springs Fish Hatchery, visitors have seen the apparition of an elderly Native American couple on the premises. In addition, the main building is said to be haunted by a female ghost who was known to speak the names of the staff and change the radio station. A shower ...


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    Porter Building

    Woodland, California

    37.8 miles from Oakville, CA

    This historic building is rumoured to be haunted, according to a band of musicians who used to practise on the second floor in the early hours of morning. The group would hear knocks on the doors and walls, running footsteps in the hallways and childish giggling, but the source ...


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    Lyford House

    Belvedere Tiburon, California

    37.8 miles from Oakville, CA

    John Thomas Reed, who founded the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, had a mistress named Rosie Verrall. Guests have awoken to her or seen her in passing long after her death in 1964. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Woodland Opera House

    Woodland, California

    37.9 miles from Oakville, CA

    The original opera house on the site burnt down in 1892, and was rebuilt three years later in 1895. It is from the fire, however, that the building's resident ghost is believed to have stemmed. Theatre patrons have reported seen the apparition of a disgruntled fireman who died in ...


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    Fireside Motel

    Mill Valley, California

    39 miles from Oakville, CA

    Once a speakeasy, the Fireside has had a long history of strange activity, leading to a seance. It is believed that all disturbances within the motel are attributed to Miwok Indians that were buried underneath the site and have been disturbed. Unaccountable sounds have been reported since the mid-1950's when ...


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    Easkoot House

    Stinson Beach, California

    39.3 miles from Oakville, CA

    This private home is said to be haunted by a former owner who stomps outside at 2 a.m. to search on the beach for a missing golden hook. Also reported is a burglar alarm that rang out for over 10 minutes, although the alarm was completely disconnected. Please respect the ...


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    Easkoot House

    Stinson Beach, California

    39.3 miles from Oakville, CA

    This private home is said to be haunted by a former owner who stomps outside at 2 a.m. to search on the beach for a missing golden hook. Also reported is a burglar alarm that rang out for over 10 minutes, although the alarm was completely disconnected. Please respect the ...


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    Angel Island

    Belvedere Tiburon, California

    39.8 miles from Oakville, CA

    Angel Island is referred to as the "Ellis Island" of the west; immigrants wanting to head into the mainland were detained here until they were cleared to go through. Unfortunately, that process was devastating to some. Some people were shamed, humiliated, starved, and the horrific encounters would be documented (being ...


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    The Faculty Club at UC Berkeley

    Berkeley, California

    39.8 miles from Oakville, CA

    The Faculty Club has been around since 1902, and offers meeting facilities and lodging for University staff, alumni and prospective students/family. It is said that room 219 is haunted by the ghost of a long dead man, but there aren't any further details currently available. If you know ...


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    The Lafayette Park Hotel

    Lafayette, California

    40.8 miles from Oakville, CA

    People claim to hear the ghost of a little girl calling for her mother as well as doors slamming shut and pictures falling off the walls. People also claim to feel cold spots.


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    Boccardo John / Sally Stanford’s Valhalla Inn

    Sausalito, California

    40.8 miles from Oakville, CA

    Before it became Boccardo John, Sally Stanford's Valhalla Inn was made famous by an appearance in Orson Welles' The Lady from Shanghai. It's said that Sally Stanford is seen outside of her former inn, as well as several other women (dressed out of date). (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Claremont Hotel Club and Spa

    Berkeley, California

    40.9 miles from Oakville, CA

    In the late 1800s, this site contained a castle-like home, but in 1901 it burned to the ground. The Claremont Hotel opened in 1915, and to this day, folks say they can smell smoke in their smoke-free rooms. On the fourth floor, said to be the most haunted, witnesses report ...


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    Vic Stewart's Steakhouse

    Walnut Creek, California

    41.9 miles from Oakville, CA

    This vintage steakhouse is housed inside an 1893 railroad depot, and is furnished with antiques and train memorabilia to imitate the inside of a elegant train carriage. Diners at this location have reported smelling smoke emanating from no apparent source, while others have reported hearing the sound of a ...


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    Alcatraz

    San Francisco, California

    42.2 miles from Oakville, CA

    The former maximum-security prison set on an island is now a musuem and tourist attraction. Visitors and tour guides alike have reported unexplained screams, slamming cell doors, banjo music and footsteps. The site has been investigated by both Ghost Hunters and Ghost Labs.


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    HI Marin Headlands Hostel / Marin Headlands

    Sausalito, California

    42.5 miles from Oakville, CA

    The land here was originally that of the Miwoks; however, by 1907, the land belonged to the U.S. military seeing as the grounds were a perfect point to thwart a surprise attack. Now a hostel for visitors, some of the spots here are said to be pure evil. One man ...


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