Haunted Places in Ridgemark, California



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    Old Stage Road

    Salinas, California

    14 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    Old Stage Road is the center of a local legend about a woman who was walking along the road and was raped and decapitated by a man who stopped to offer her a ride. Her apparition is said to walk along the road holding her head.


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    The Old Gilroy Hotel

    San Jose, California

    17.4 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    Here you may catch a glimpse of a ghost or two. A young woman in her 20s and a little girl are said to haunt here. The woman is usually seen at the top of the stairs, while the little girl prefers the hallway. Many other strange sounds and electrical ...


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    Chualar Road

    Salinas, California

    17.6 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    At the end of Chualar Road at night, some say a ghostly woman walks along the roadside. She disappears as you drive past her. A report by a motorcyclist said he was thrown off the bike by something unseen, blacked out, and awoke to see a woman with black hair ...


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    Gilroy Gardens - Bonfante Gardens

    Gilroy, California

    19.7 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    Formerly Bonfante Gardens but now called Gilroy Gardens, the garden-themed family amusement park is said to be haunted. Workers at this park say they have seen its carousel turn on and start running by itself at night. The carousel is located in Claudia's Garden.


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    Chitactac-Adams County Park

    Ridgemark, California

    22 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    Said to be on the site of an ancient Native American burial ground, the park contains trails where visitors can view ancient rock carvings. Some folks have reported that when they drove past the park at night, their car air-conditioners suddenly turned on and blew a blast of cold air.


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    Dusty Treasures Antiques and Collectibles

    Watsonville, California

    22.4 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    Housed in an 1899 mansion, this old-fashioned antiques store is rumoured to be haunted. Visitors have reported the sound of keys being pressed on a typewriter when no one is around, as well as disembodied footsteps, ghostly laughter and doors slamming shut on the second floor. The apparition of ...


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    Veteran's Memorial Building

    Watsonville, California

    22.6 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    This historic venue is rumoured to be haunted by the apparition of a little boy in antiquated clothes, who has been seen running across the main stage of the building during events. This spook has also been attributed to moving the curtains during performances, as well as bouncing a ...


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    Mount Madonna County Park

    Watsonville, California

    23.4 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    Locals say that for decades, around the mansion ruins, the spirits of former owner Henry Miller and his daughter have been seen riding horseback. The daughter was killed when she broke her neck in a riding accident. A ghostly girl also has been reported walking in the night, wearing a ...


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    Los Coches Adobe

    Soledad, California

    28.3 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    Here you may see a ghostly lady in black walking the grounds, and hear the screams of trapped miners coming from the old well.


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    Blue Sky Lodge

    Carmel Valley, California

    30.6 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    Guests in the upper suites have said the rooms get very cold at night and they describe a feeling of uneasiness in the master bedrooms.


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    Bayview Hotel Bed and Breakfast

    Aptos, California

    31.7 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    The former owner, his wife, and two of their friends are thought to be here after they all died in a car accident. Numerous apparitions are seen here (all of which wear out of date clothing), electric items turn on and off by themselves, footsteps are heard, and the smell ...


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    Hotel Del Monte - Herrmann Hall

    Monterey, California

    31.9 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    Hotel Del Monte was a luxury resort hotel from 1880 until 1942, when it was leased to the Navy to be used as a school to train electronic technicians during World War II. After the war, the building became the Naval Postgraduate School, the main building of which is called ...


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    Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo

    Monterey, California

    32.7 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    The Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, originally built in 1770, has been in operation for more than two centuries, but as legend has it, it wasn't haunted until the 1920s. According to witnesses, the Royal Presidio Chapel is home to some spirits: A priest's apparition has been seen, lighted candles ...


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    Stevenson House

    Monterey, California

    32.8 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    Stevenson House museum was an 1800s boarding house where author Robert Louis Stevenson once stayed (and it's now named for him). It is believed to be haunted by Manuela Giradin, who owned and ran the establishment. In 1879, Manuela's husband died of typhoid fever, and her two grandchildren came down ...


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    Restaurant 1833 - Stoke's Adobe

    Monterey, California

    33 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    Formerly Stokes Adobe and now Restaurant 1833, the adobe structure built by the Mexicans in the 1830s is said to be haunted. Said to happen in the early morning hours, footsteps walk through the upstairs when no one is there, and a child's cries ring out from the same area. ...


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    Colton Hall

    Monterey, California

    33 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    Colton Hall, built by Navy Chaplain Walter Colton (later a mayor and a judge), was the first public building constructed under the American flag. It was the site of the 1849 California Constitutional Convention as well as an execution spot: Convicted criminals were hanged from the second-floor porch balcony. Perhaps ...


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    Rispin Mansion

    Capitola, California

    34.6 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    The abandoned Rispin Mansion, originally built in 1922 by a real-estate baron, is the centerpiece for many local legends and ghost stories. Once grand, it has been burned, graffitied, and left to fall to ruin.


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    La Playa Carmel

    Carmel, California

    35.9 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    Alleged to be haunted either by the ghost of a family member who drowned in the bay or by one of the original mistresses. It is not known precisely who the ghost is but many claim to see her and feel her presence.


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    Carmel Mission

    Carmel, California

    35.9 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    The mission was built directly adjacent to an ancient American Indian burial ground. There are several ghosts haunting the mission, including the ghost of a dog that is heard but not seen. The ghost of one of the of the original founder's Father Serra can be seen walking around with ...


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    Tor House and Hawk Tower

    Carmel, California

    36.5 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    Robinson Jeffers, poet and builder of the granite house and tower, is said to linger here. The site was featured on the TV show Ghost Adventures. The Tor House is open for tours by appointment on Fridays and Saturdays, but photos may be taken only once a year, at the ...


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    Surf Bistro and Bakery

    Santa Cruz, California

    37.1 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    This bistro is haunted according to diners and staff. Activity reported here includes pictures being moved by unseen hands, a ghostly male voice and the apparition of a disheveled old man. The resident spook is believed to be a Canadian freight train hopper, who frequented a prior establishment on ...


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    Adolph's Restaurant - Fuji Restaurant

    Santa Cruz, California

    37.9 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    The former Adolph's Restaurant, and now Fuji Restaurant, is said to be haunted. Workers have seen several apparitions, and some historians have supposed they may them stem from a murder that happened here around 1900.


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    Graham Hill Road Cemetery - Santa Cruz Memorial Cemetery

    Santa Cruz, California

    38.5 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    Graham Hill Road Cemetery, aka Santa Cruz Memorial Cemetery, is said to be haunted by apparitions, faces in headstones, dark shadows, and orbs. Some reports say if see a white figure coming toward you, get out of the way, because this is not a friendly ghost.


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    UC Santa Cruz - Porter College

    Santa Cruz, California

    40.6 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    University of California Santa Cruz - Porter College has several sites rumored to be haunted. In the A Building, the apparition of a student who committed suicide has been seen, as well as others. On the B Building's 1st Floor, there are strange noises and voices, objects that fly across ...


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    Quimby Road Jogger

    San Jose, California

    42 miles from Ridgemark, CA

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


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    Mount Hamilton Grandview Restaurant

    Mount Hamilton, California

    44 miles from Ridgemark, 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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    644 N Santa Cruz Avenue

    Los Gatos, California

    44.6 miles from Ridgemark, 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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    Brookdale Lodge - Brookdale Inn and Spa

    Brookdale, California

    45.8 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    Reportedly haunted by the niece of the former proprietor who is alleged to have drowned in the creek that runs through the dining room. People claim to have seen her ghost running through the dining area, sitting by the fireplace crying and other times at various places. One ...


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    Point Sur Lighthouse

    Monterey, California

    45.9 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    This lighthouse, which has been featured on the TV show Ghost Adventures, is said to be haunted by many victims of shipwrecks that have occurred off the coast over the years.


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    Winchester Mystery House

    San Jose, California

    47.6 miles from Ridgemark, 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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    Agnews Insane Asylum Site

    Santa Clara, California

    52 miles from Ridgemark, 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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    California's Great America

    Santa Clara, California

    52.5 miles from Ridgemark, 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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    Sunnyvalle Toys 'R Us

    Sunnyvale, California

    53.1 miles from Ridgemark, 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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    Moose Lodge

    Turlock, California

    53.5 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    This fraternity lodge is supposedly haunted by a long-dead member known as 'Dapper Don'. Visitors report only occasional instances of paranormal activity, such as strange noises and objects moving around of their own accord. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Quality Inn and Suites Sunnyvale

    Sunnyvale, California

    54.5 miles from Ridgemark, CA

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


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    Mission San Antonio De Padua

    Jolon, California

    55.5 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    Mission San Antonio De Padua was built in 1771 and is believed to be haunted by many ghosts. One is a monk whose apparition holds a candle and walks in the courtyard; another is a 7-year-old girl with cancer who got permission to be buried under the Mission's arch (her ...


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    Quality Inn and Suites at NASA Ames

    Mountain View, California

    56.3 miles from Ridgemark, 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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    Castle Air Museum

    Atwater, California

    57.8 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    Once a part of Castle Air Force Base, Castle Air Museum contains a large collection of aircraft, one of which is said to be haunted. The old B-29's landing lights turn on and off and the propellers turn, reportedly the signs of a ghostly crew member who died when a ...


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    Lord Bradley's Inn

    Fremont, California

    58.4 miles from Ridgemark, 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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    Rengstorff House

    Mountain View, California

    58.4 miles from Ridgemark, 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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    Mission San José

    Fremont, California

    58.4 miles from Ridgemark, 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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    Ohlone Burial Grounds

    Fremont, California

    58.8 miles from Ridgemark, 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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    Daydreams and Nightmares

    Modesto, California

    61.1 miles from Ridgemark, 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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    Acacia Cemetery

    Modesto, California

    61.4 miles from Ridgemark, 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

    61.9 miles from Ridgemark, 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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    Niles Canyon Road

    Fremont, California

    62.4 miles from Ridgemark, 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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    Former Ambulance Call Center

    Modesto, California

    62.5 miles from Ridgemark, 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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    Minturn Cemetery

    Chowchilla, California

    63.1 miles from Ridgemark, CA

    Witnesses say apparitions chase cars down the dirt road past the cemetery; some have seen a woman screaming, children crying or laughing, and a man picking up trash around the graves. The cemetery is on private property, so please use common sense and courtesy.


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    Dry Creek Running Trail

    Modesto, California

    63.3 miles from Ridgemark, 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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    Fuddruckers

    Modesto, California

    64.3 miles from Ridgemark, 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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