Haunted Places in Pleasanton, California



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    Blue Agave Club and Restaurant

    Pleasanton, California

    This Mexican restaurant is housed in one of the oldest residence's in town, and is rumoured to be haunted by a variety of spirits. The building use to house offices, and workers would report desk chairs rolling around of their own accord and papers mysteriously going missing. A ...


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    The Rose Hotel

    Pleasanton, California

    Lights turning on and off, a full body apparition of a male ghost, heavy items being moved without explanation and other ghostly happenings make up the main features of this California haunted hotspot.


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    Prim Boutique

    Pleasanton, California

    Hi, my name is Sara White. I currently work at Prim Boutique in downtown Pleasanton. This past weekend we had a ghost walk (people walk around downtown and visit the shops/restaurants that are haunted & receive history on the ghost/ghost's story). Prim Boutique participated in the ghost walk because ...


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    Pleasanton Hotel

    Pleasanton, California

    This former hotel is now a restaurant with tenants living on top. It is not a functioning hotel. Reportedly haunted by a prostitute who was murdered there in the late 1800's.


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    Niles Canyon Road

    Fremont, California

    5.9 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    A woman in a white dress was ran over sometime in the 1920's. Some people have seen a woman in a bloddy white gown walking along this road and hikers using the secret sidewalk have supposedly gone missing trying to aid this woman. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Mission San José

    Fremont, California

    9.2 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    Mission San Jose was founded in 1797, and although it is now a museum and sightseeing site, it once suffered an earthquake. Witnesses have described various incidences of paranormal activity including unexplained sounds, cold spots, eerie feelings, and even apparitions of Native Americans.


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    Lord Bradley's Inn

    Fremont, California

    9.3 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    People claim to have seen apparitions in old-fashioned clothing throughout the building and hear footsteps and odd noises late at night.


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    Lone Tree Cemetery

    Hayward, California

    9.6 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    At this haunted cemetery, witnesses have reported faces that appear in the bushes, unexplained noises, objects that move on their own, flashes of light and chiming bells. Some folks have seen orbs, others have had them show up later in photographs.


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    Ohlone Burial Grounds

    Fremont, California

    9.6 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    Reports say these grounds just down the road from Mission San Jose are fenced off, but a plaque designates the site as an Ohlone burial ground. Here, witnesses say they have photographed orbs, believed to be spirits of Ohlone Indians who died at the mission and were buried here.


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    Morgan Territory Road

    Clayton, California

    10.7 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    Morgan Territory Road began as an old logging trail in the 1800s. Legend has is that Joaquin Murrieta, California bandit El Dorado, buried his stolen goods nearby under a oak tree. In the 1950s a woman and her husband saw an apparition next to a oak tree, but they didn't ...


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    Hayward Plunge

    Hayward, California

    11 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    According to reports, in the late 1960s a swimming coach led his students to the creek and later murdered them. Now, witnesses say they have felt cold spots and seen eerie shadows, and those who stop in a clearing will see children's footsteps all around them and hear laughter, running, ...


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    CineLux Chabot Cinema

    Castro Valley, California

    11.6 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    According to employees, the disembodied laughter of a man has been heard here, and shadows have been seen going up and down the aisles late at night.


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    Bronco Billy's Pizza

    Union City, California

    12.1 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    The building this branch of the local pizza restaurant is housed in is one of the oldest in town, and dates back to before the city was established. The back room of the place is supposedly where most of the supernatural activity is confined to. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Pinehurst and Redwood Road

    Oakland, California

    17.3 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    My girlfriend and I went out late at night on this road, as we tend to go on late night drives. However this night there were many cold spots, strange noises from outside of the car, an odd light caught on film followed by thumping against my car (which we ...


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    Byron Hotel

    Byron, California

    18.4 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    Once a grand hotel popular with celebrities in the early 1900s, Byron Hotel is now basically a ruin, but it is on private property so trespassing is frowned upon. Witnesses have reported apparitions of a man wearing white rags and a child running. The sounds of voices and dragging objects ...


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    Agnews Insane Asylum Site

    Santa Clara, California

    18.6 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    In the Great Earthquake of 1906, over 100 patients were killed and buried on this site. The hospital itself was said to be a place full of negative residual energy from shock treatment leaving the patients catatonic. Guests have been shoved and report the feeling of being watched. Objects have ...


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    Vic Stewart's Steakhouse

    Walnut Creek, California

    18.9 miles from Pleasanton, 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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    California's Great America

    Santa Clara, California

    19.1 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    At California's Great America, aka Paramount's Great America, a ghost of a boy who was killed on a ride is said to haunt the area where the ride once stood. Many other spots at this amusement park are also said to be haunted as well. For example, a man's ghost ...


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    Empire Mine Road - Slaughterhouse

    Antioch, California

    19.5 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    One of a series of "eerie" locations in and around Empire Mine Road. This "slaughterhouse", as it is most commonly referred to by locals (actually it is a granary), is said to be haunted by the ghost of an old groundskeeper. Strange noises are heard, clanking noises most ...


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    Empire Mine Road - Gates of Hell

    Antioch, California

    19.5 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    Another spooky spot along Empire Mine Road. There are a number of stories about the "Gates of Hell," but most commonly local kids tell each other than if you pass through these seemingly innocuous gates, you will die exactly one year later from mysterious causes. Others say there ...


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    Clayton Club Saloon

    Clayton, California

    19.5 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    Once the Eagle Saloon (now the Clayton Club), this building was brought upriver from San Francisco in the 1860s. Thought to be haunted by ghosts from its old saloon days, the club has been the site of mysteriously moving objects, lights that turn on or off by themselves, and cold ...


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    La Croquet Restaurant - Moresi's Chophouse

    Clayton, California

    19.6 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    The former La Croquet Restaurant, now Moresi's Chophouse, is housed in an 1857 building, is the centerpiece of a local legend that started in the 1800s. Rowdy miners were said to have gotten into a shootout, and the bullets went into a window, hitting a little girl in the street. ...


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    Pioneer Inn

    Clayton, California

    19.6 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    This building was a hotel from the 1860s to the 1990s, when it was turned into offices for a church. As of 2013, it was sold to the city of Clayton. Here the ghosts may be seen carrying objects around, and visitors have been touched by the spirits on their ...


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    Rengstorff House

    Mountain View, California

    19.7 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    Rengstorff House was originally built by German immigrant Henry Rengstorff on Stierlin Road in the 1860s, but was moved to its current location to be restored and turned into a museum. The 16-room mansion with beautiful period furnishings, a widow's walk and a garden was occupied by the Rengstorff family ...


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    Quality Inn and Suites Sunnyvale

    Sunnyvale, California

    20 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    The full body apparition of a man is reportedly seen throughout the hotel.


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    The Lafayette Park Hotel

    Lafayette, California

    20.4 miles from Pleasanton, 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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    Rose Hill Cemetery

    Pittsburg, California

    20.4 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    Rose Hill Cemetery was in use from around 1865 to 1954 and it suffered from rampant vandalism between the 1950s and 1970s. Folks ran over the graves with their vehicles and stole gravestones or knocked them off their bases. The cemetery is in the process of being restored, and headstones ...


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    Black Diamond Mines

    Antioch, California

    20.5 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    Two ghosts are said to reside here. One is called the White Witch. According to legend, she was executed for being a witch when the children she was caring for all died of illness. The second ghost is Sarah Norton, a woman who was said to have been run over ...


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    Quality Inn and Suites at NASA Ames

    Mountain View, California

    20.5 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    1.) During a trip in 2014, while almost asleep, something jumped on my bed. After rapidly turning on a light, no-one or anything was there. 2.) A colleague was staying at the same hotel (same year). While sitting on his room bed, he said he felt as if at least three ...


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    Mount Hamilton Grandview Restaurant

    Mount Hamilton, California

    21.4 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    The lights have been known to flicker or even come on by themselves at this restaurant, even when no one is in the building. Also, the ghost of a young girl has been reported standing on the balcony that looks out over Silicon Valley.


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    Kofman Auditorium

    Alameda, California

    21.5 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    Witnesses at Kofman Auditorium have reported unexplained noises and the apparition of a woman who walks around in the backstage area.


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    Sunnyvalle Toys 'R Us

    Sunnyvale, California

    22.1 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    This retail store is said to be haunted by a ghost of a man named Johnson, John, or Johann. Psychics who have investigated say he was an 1880s ranch hand and preacher who died of axe wounds while working in an orchard. Employees report that objects jump off the shelves ...


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    The Bordello

    Oakland, California

    22.2 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    Old house built in 1887, former saloon and brothel with very active paranormal activity. Everything from chairs being moved to figures of men and women sighted around the house. Not too bothersome but definitely present. History records suggest a bar fight leading to a stabbing in the saloon in the ...


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    Swell Bar

    Alameda, California

    22.4 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    The local establishment is haunted by the original bar owner. Reports from patrons and staff indicate that lights turn on and off by themselves, doors open and close of their own accord and pool balls roll across the table without being touched. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    1400 Bar and Grill

    Alameda, California

    23.2 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    A man dressed in period uniform has been seen here, accompanied by cold spots. Footsteps and other unexplained noises are also heard here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Quimby Road Jogger

    San Jose, California

    23.6 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    A ghostly jogger is said to run along Quimby Road at around midnight.


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    Winchester Mystery House

    San Jose, California

    24.1 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    The eccentric Sarah Winchester, builder of the Winchester Mystery House, is said to have built the rambling mansion to protect her from the ghosts of all the people who were were killed by her late husband's famous Winchester line of rifles. In a strange turn of events, is she who ...


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    Claremont Hotel Club and Spa

    Berkeley, California

    24.2 miles from Pleasanton, 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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    USS Hornet

    Alameda, California

    24.6 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    This retired aircraft carrier, historic landmark, and museum is said to be the most haunted warship in the world. It has been used as a setting on many movies and has been featured on several TV shows, including MTV's Fear, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures and Scariest Places on Earth.


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    The Faculty Club at UC Berkeley

    Berkeley, California

    25.4 miles from Pleasanton, 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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    Water Dog Lake

    Belmont, California

    26 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    The ghost of the water dog is a local legend. Some say the water dog killed a boy who was walking around the lake alone. Others don't believe it, and they say, according to a newspaper story, the boy was killed by a murderer who dumped the body at the ...


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    Banta Inn

    Tracy, California

    28.2 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    Folks that live around these parts say that since the 1930s, the Banta Inn has been haunted. The ghost of Tony Gallegos, the former of the inn who died of a heart attack in the building, has been seen. Poltergeist pranks also have occurred in the bar area.


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    St James Presbyterian Church

    San Francisco, California

    29.4 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    St. James Presbyterian Church is said to be haunted, as evidenced by footsteps heard walking up the stairs and doors that shut by themselves and are sometimes impossible to open again. The same doors will be found open later.


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    Lullaby Lane Baby Store - Baby World

    San Bruno, California

    29.5 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    The former Lullaby Lane Baby Store (now Baby World) has been in operation since the 1950s, and is believed to be haunted by a former employee named Jean Brown, who retired from the store in 1977 and died of lung cancer in 1980. Witnesses report unexplained noises, footsteps, moving chairs, ...


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    644 N Santa Cruz Avenue

    Los Gatos, California

    30.1 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    This office building that was once a private home is haunted by a ghost nicknamed Julius. He has been known to play with a calculator, roll a chair across the floor, open and close filing cabinets, and monkey with the phones. Cold spots have been felt here as well.


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    Vintage Court Hotel

    San Francisco, California

    30.5 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    I arrived very late at night, around 3am from my flight and had a really scary experience where I fell asleep for about 30 min to be woken up to noises in the bathroom. Now there was no window in the bathroom, so I was a bit puzzled and ...


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    Market Street Cinema

    San Francisco, California

    30.5 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    Market Street Cinema is reported to be haunted by ghosts of homeless folks who stay in the theater at night. Legend has it that a former employee named James used to rent space out to the homeless in the basement overnight. After they all died, including James, their spirits kept ...


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    Hotel Rex

    San Francisco, California

    30.5 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    The housekeepers always said that they saw the apparition of a Chinese man with a clever particularly on the 4th floor. They also reported that many guests also heard the sound of horseshoes in the alley behind the hotel when there was nothing there. The building once housed Chinese ...


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    Cameron House

    San Francisco, California

    30.5 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    Lady Cameron's former house contained a basement that was a refuge for Chinese immigrants rescued from prostitution and slavery. But angry townspeople got wind of what she was doing and set fire to her house, killing the immigrants. The restored Cameron House, now a church, has its basement doors marked ...


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    Nob Hill Inn

    San Francisco, California

    30.7 miles from Pleasanton, CA

    The fancy 1907 Nob Hill Inn is said to be home to at least 22 happy spirits with a sense of humor. Although they are said to be friendly and not harmful, they like to play pranks with electricity, appliances or doors, and hide people's personal objects from time to ...


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