Haunted Places in Rainier, Oregon



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    Kelso Theater Pub

    Kelso, Washington

    4 miles from Rainier, OR

    Reports differ as to when the theater was built, but it was sometime in the early 1900s. The identity of the haunts here is also a mystery, but some speculate it may be former employees, movie-loving former patrons, or even a man who was shot on the street outside many ...


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    Montgomery House

    Kalama, Washington

    7.2 miles from Rainier, OR

    This used to be a B&B and it was the subject of a documentary done by a psychic (who is apparently also an actress and "media personality"). Supposedly the land that this house was on was once Indian tribal land and in the documentary they claim they found loads of ...


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    Kinder Cemetery

    Deer Island, Oregon

    13.2 miles from Rainier, OR

    Kinder Cemetery is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of an old man name George, who has been known to push or slap visitors and cause the temperature to rise when he is especially angry.


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    Scaponia Park

    Scappoose, Oregon

    18.8 miles from Rainier, OR

    The apparition of a man and his dog have been seen in the park. Legend tells us that he is the ghost of a horse thief from the late 1800s. So the story goes, an angry mob caught the man in his cabin, located on the current park grounds. They ...


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    Clark County Historical Museum

    Vancouver, Washington

    34 miles from Rainier, OR

    The historical museum is haunted by the apparition of a young boy in old-fashioned clothing, who has been known to materialise in the basement. Voices are also heard when there is no one around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Slocum House

    Vancouver, Washington

    34.4 miles from Rainier, OR

    Dating back to 1867, the historic mansion is haunted by the wife of the original owner. Known as 'Laura', the spirit often appears to children, and is regarded as a motherly presence. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

    Vancouver, Washington

    34.7 miles from Rainier, OR

    The historic area, particularly some of the nearby houses in Officers' Row, is believed to be haunted. As one of them is a private home, trespassing is not permitted. The other 2 are businesses: one real estate office (850 Officers' Row) and the Grant House Art Center and Cafe (1101 ...


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    Falcon Apartments

    Portland, Oregon

    38.5 miles from Rainier, OR

    There are two, maybe three ghosts that haunt the apartment block on North Albina Avenue. Phenomenon includes knocking noises on doors when there's no on around late at night, rattling mailboxes and the sighting's of the apparition's of two old men in the corridor's of the apartment. Apartment 101 also ...


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    Fairmount Historic Apartments

    Portland, Oregon

    39.8 miles from Rainier, OR

    This building was constructed in 1905 for the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition. It was originally a grand hotel, but now is an apartment complex. Those living in the apartments have reported sighting various apparition's, and feeling an intimidating presence on the lower floor. The feeling is less intimidating on ...


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    McMenamins Grand Lodge

    Forest Grove, Oregon

    39.9 miles from Rainier, OR

    A portrait of an apparition seen by many employees is on prominent display in the 1922 Grand Lodge. The ghost is a white-haired woman in a print dress and slippers. One report says she bears a strong resemblence to Anna, a woman who lived in the building for many years ...


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    McMenamins White Eagle Hotel

    Portland, Oregon

    39.9 miles from Rainier, OR

    The 1905 White Eagle Saloon doubles as a concert venue; acts like ZZ Top, Robert Cray and The Isley Brothers are among those who have played here. History records say in its past days, it had a brothel upstairs and an opium den downstairs, connected to Portland's underground tunnels that ...


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    Theatre In the Grove

    Forest Grove, Oregon

    40.2 miles from Rainier, OR

    According to reports, the three ghosts who haunt this theater are a little girl who runs up and down the aisles, a backstage ghost who is sometimes heard talking in the changing room, and an angry ghost who tinkers with the spotlights and slams the door to the light room.


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    Pittock Mansion

    Portland, Oregon

    40.4 miles from Rainier, OR

    This historic French Renaissance chateau, rumored to be haunted, was a private home until the City of Portland bought it in 1964. It is currently restored and open for visitation, welcoming 80,000 sightseers per year. The mansion has been used as a setting in films such as First Love, The ...


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    The Crystal Ballroom

    Portland, Oregon

    40.9 miles from Rainier, OR

    When the building is closed for the night, large groups of people can be heard talking, but when investigated, there is no one around. Footsteps that follow people around the building are heard, as well as elevator's going up and down by themselves. Apparition's walk in and out of the ...


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    Shanghai Tunnels - Portland Underground

    Portland, Oregon

    41 miles from Rainier, OR

    These tunnels, once used to smuggle alcohol during prohibition and even people in an illicit slave trade, are part of an underground city beneath Old Chinatown. Because of their rich history in illegal activity, these tunnels are said to be active with spirits of all kinds.


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    Old Town Pizza and Brewing

    Portland, Oregon

    41 miles from Rainier, OR

    This restaurant sits on top of the Shanghai Tunnels in Portland OR where thousands disappeared. There was a lady that was a prostitute named Nina that was thrown down the elevator shaft and you can sit where the elevator used to be. There are places on the floor where ...


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    Hoodoo Antiques

    Portland, Oregon

    41.1 miles from Rainier, OR

    This historic antique shop is haunted by the apparition of a lady in period clothing and a lace bonnet, who has been seen floating near the rear of the store after closing hours. Staff and customers report occasionally objects will be pushed off shelves by an unseen force. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Benson Hotel

    Portland, Oregon

    41.1 miles from Rainier, OR

    The twelve story hotel was built in 1913, and has experienced haunting ever since then. The original owner of the hotel, Simon Benson, is often seen on the staircase, in the common room area and in the business offices on the lower levels of the hotel. The kindly ghost of ...


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    The Heathman Hotel

    Portland, Oregon

    41.4 miles from Rainier, OR

    The 1927 Heathman has a ghost who likes rooms with numbers that end in 03. Room 703 is a favorite of his. Guests have reported finding their clean towels used, their furniture rearranged, and glasses of water taken away. In Room 803, one guest reported an apparition at the end ...


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    Lotus Cafe and Cardroom

    Portland, Oregon

    41.5 miles from Rainier, OR

    Rumor has it that at this nightclub, something spooky lurks in the basement. It is believed to play pranks on the bartenders and other employees, frightening some of them quite badly.


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    Shilo Inn

    Portland, Oregon

    41.8 miles from Rainier, OR

    The areas said to be haunted here are the upstairs sports den and the Canyon Room. Folks have reported hearing disembodied footsteps and a conversation between a man and women. In addition, things such as cups and furniture have been known to move around on their own.


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    Rogue Ales Public House

    Astoria, Oregon

    41.9 miles from Rainier, OR

    This brew pub is located on the pier of a former cannery that employed children as labourers. A little girl once fell off the pier and drowned in an accident, and staff and patrons to the pub believe she still haunts the general area where she passed away. Around ...


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    Valley Theater

    Beaverton, Oregon

    42.4 miles from Rainier, OR

    Poltergeist activity has been reported at this theater for many years. During 1994 renovations, something unseen played pranks and frightened the workmen, causing several of them to quit. Employees and visitors still notice odd occurrences here.


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    Uppertown Firefighter's Museum

    Astoria, Oregon

    42.5 miles from Rainier, OR

    This historic building was built in 1896 as an original brewery, before being converted to the town fire station. The building is now a museum preserving the past of the towns firefighting history; and perhaps a few ghosts as well. The building is allegedly haunted by the apparition of a ...


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    Bagdad Theater

    Portland, Oregon

    42.6 miles from Rainier, OR

    This theater was built in 1927 by Universal Studios. It housed both moving pictures and vaudeville-type shows and plays. Now a cinema and pub, it is said to be the favorite haunt for a man who once hanged himself backstage and another haunt whose residence is said to be the ...


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    Liberty Theater

    Astoria, Oregon

    43.3 miles from Rainier, OR

    The historic 1925 theater has played host to the likes of Jack Benny, Guy Lombardo, Duke Ellington and Al Capone. It's home to a ghost nicknamed Handsome Paul, who appears suited up for a night out. The apparition of an elderly woman has been seen as well. The ghosts are ...


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    The Olympic Club Hotel

    Centralia, Washington

    43.4 miles from Rainier, OR

    Built in 1908, the historic hotel and saloon has had an eventful past history, and has been the scene of several murders. Staff have reported seeing and hearing apparitions throughout various parts of the establishment. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Flavel Mansion

    Astoria, Oregon

    43.6 miles from Rainier, OR

    There have been many reports of hauntings in this house ever since it was converted to a museum in 1951. Phantom music and voices have been heard on the first level of the house, believed to be from the to Flavel sisters who were gifted musicians. A strand, unhappy presence ...


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    Multnomah County Poor Farm - Edgefield

    Troutdale, Oregon

    45.8 miles from Rainier, OR

    If you are looking to stay in this haunted hotel, you need to search under its hotel name McMenamins which is the modern incarnation of the Poor Farm. This place was once an asylum for the old, disabled, and mentally challenged and people believe that many of its former ...


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    Tigard Evangelical Cemetery - Canterbury Hill Cemetery

    Tigard, Oregon

    47.1 miles from Rainier, OR

    At Tigard Evangelical Cemetery, aka Canterbury Hill Cemetery, witnesses have reported seeing apparitions and green balls of ghost lights as they drive by. Some folks who live nearby say they have heard howls and screams.


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    Rag & Bone Thrift Shop

    Seaside, Oregon

    47.5 miles from Rainier, OR

    This thrift shop is haunted by a playful spirit, who has been known to move objects around and tousle peoples hair. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Surfside Inn

    Seaside, Oregon

    48 miles from Rainier, OR

    This inn's only claim to fame is that it was once visited by a former president during a visit to the coast. Staff and guests complain of a spook that throws objects at guests in various rooms throughout the establishment. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Shilo Inn Suites

    Seaside, Oregon

    48.1 miles from Rainier, OR

    Apart from a stunning view of the sea, the hotel has much more to offer; including some ghost stories. Staff and guests have reported having their names called out when there is no one around, cold spots, running footsteps and an entity which has been known to push people around. (Submitted ...


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    Fort Stevens State Park

    Warrenton, Oregon

    49.7 miles from Rainier, OR

    At Stevens State Park, Battery Russell has a bike path said to be haunted by a man in his twenties who holds a flashlight and searches for enemy soldiers. Unexplained sounds also have been reported as well as cold spots and the apparition of a man in fatigues carrying a ...


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    View Point Inn

    Corbett, Oregon

    50.7 miles from Rainier, OR

    This historic house was built in 1925, and has seen many celebrities throughout its illustrious history as a hotel and inn. There are many stories of haunting's in the inn, including the apparition of a gentleman smoking a cigar and an elderly lady in a period dress. Other activity reported ...


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    Harmony House - Dean's Homestyle Cafe

    Clackamas, Oregon

    50.9 miles from Rainier, OR

    Formerly the Harmony House and now Dean's Homestyle Cafe, the restaurant is said to be home to at least a couple of haunts. Employees have reported being locked in a supply closet by something unseen, and folks have heard strange voices and sounds, such as a man clearing his throat ...


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    The Argonauta Inn Beach House

    Cannon Beach, Oregon

    51 miles from Rainier, OR

    Ghengis Hansel disappeared from here after the great storm of 1952. Some say his ghost still lingers in the house, giving guests an eerie feeling especially around its many secret doors.


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    Damascus Pioneer Cemetery

    Damascus, Oregon

    51.9 miles from Rainier, OR

    Visitors to this cemetery have reported unexplained sounds and shadows, and ghostly images have shown up in their photographs.


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    McLoughlin House

    Oregon City, Oregon

    53 miles from Rainier, OR

    City founder Dr. John McLoughlin's spirit is said to linger in his former home. Witnesses say late at night their shoulders have been touched or a shadowy figure has appeared going down the hall. Footsteps and the smell of tobacco also have been reported, and beds are found to look ...


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    Old Wheeler Hotel

    Wheeler, Oregon

    53.2 miles from Rainier, OR

    Here, folks have witnessed apparitions in reflections or from the corner of their eyes, and spirit orbs have appeared in photographs. Troubles during renovations were attributed to ghosts who weren't welcome to the change, but at last the spirits gave in and allowed the place to be restored.


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    Newberg Graphic

    Newberg, Oregon

    54.5 miles from Rainier, OR

    This small newspaper is housed in an extremely haunted location. Over the years, employees have experienced strange time lapses and sightings of many apparitions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hannan Playhouse

    Raymond, Washington

    56 miles from Rainier, OR

    The historic playhouse is rumoured to be haunted by up to four spirits. On the day of the grand reopening of the theatre, a member of the theatre company found a set of footprints in a layer of dust several inches thick on the main stage, despite the fact ...


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    The Lamplighter

    Seaview, Washington

    56.1 miles from Rainier, OR

    A ghost believed to be a former owner named Louie is rumored to haunt the bar area, mess with the pool balls during games, and tinker with the electricity. His ashes are reported to be kept in a container on the bar's mantle.


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    Shelburne Inn

    Seaview, Washington

    56.1 miles from Rainier, OR

    This historic inn was built at the turn of the nineteenth century as a boarding house and hotel. During the early twentieth century, a team of horses pulled the inn across the street to where it now resides today. And shortly after the inn began operations again, it became ...


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    Argyle Winery

    Dundee, Oregon

    56.1 miles from Rainier, OR

    The Argyle Winery is haunted by a female ghost, whose apparition is seen often. Employees report smelling flowery perfume in the house, laughter comes from empty rooms, lights turn on and off, footsteps can be heard upstairs when no one is there, and gusts of air blow through the house ...


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    Thunderbird Motel

    Long Beach, Washington

    56.5 miles from Rainier, OR

    It's been a while since this encounter(2005?), but as it was my first, I feel like I should share in hopes that someone out there may be able to validate this experience aside from me and my husband. My husband and I were traveling home from a family visit on the ...


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    Lighthouse Oceanfront Resort

    Long Beach, Washington

    57.4 miles from Rainier, OR

    The older cabins on the ridge are said to be haunted, and contain journals in which guests log the spooky things they've experienced there. Examples found in the logs include furniture that has been found completely rearranged in the morning, TVs that turn on and off, rocking chairs that rock ...


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    Lafayette Pioneer Cemetery

    Dayton, Oregon

    58.4 miles from Rainier, OR

    Locals say a woman who was hanged after being accused of being a witch haunts Lafayette Pioneer Cemetery. Her apparition has been seen standing or walking through the graveyard. Some have heard her laughing, and one person claims to have caught her voice on tape saying "Run Home!" Others say ...


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    Carson Hot Springs Golf and Spa Resort

    Carson, Washington

    60.1 miles from Rainier, OR

    This resort was originally the Hotel St. Martin, which was built in 1901. Original builder Isadore St. Martin was killed in 1910 on the grounds, and it's said that his wife Margaret died of loneliness a short time later. Witnesses have both seen and heard Margaret's ghost in the lobby ...


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    McMenamins Hotel Oregon

    McMinnville, Oregon

    62 miles from Rainier, OR

    Hotel Oregon is located in a building that opened in 1905 as Hotel Elberton. It was renovated in 1998 and hosts an annual UFO convention, and it is decorated with relics of the building's history and the town's famous 1950 UFO sighting. To top it all off, the hotel also ...


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