Most Haunted Places in California

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    Bastille

    Hanford, California
    The Bastille, circa 1897, was a prison until 1964 when the old ceiling caved in. More recently it contained restaurants and night clubs, and, according to rumor, a few haunts. At restaurant kitchens, pots and pans would move on their own, and employees often described a heavy presence or a feeling...
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    EHP Rating: 91.8

    Chualar Road

    Salinas, California
    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 standing over him and staring at him....
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    EHP Rating: 91.7

    Stanley Ranch Museum

    Garden Grove, California
    The 1891 Stanley House at Stanley Ranch Museum in Heritage Park is said to be haunted. A former live-in caretaker woke up to a frank-speaking apparition of an older man next to his bed, who advised him "Don't take any bullsh--!" The caretaker also saw the ghost of an older man in period costume...
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    EHP Rating: 91.7

    452 AMDS Bldg 2300

    March Air Reserve Base, California
    On several occasions I have personally experienced paranormal activity in our bldg. It used to be a tuberculosis ward for children. I am usually the last one to leave the bldg for the day and must ensure all the clinic doors are locked. One night I was locking up and had gone into the restroom...
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    EHP Rating: 91.4

    Hotel del Coronado

    Coronado, California
    The tales of the Hotel del Coronado are remarkably consistent and their ghost has a name: Kate Morgan a young woman who checked in to the Hotel del Coronado and committed suicide with a gunshot wound to her head. There is no suspicion that it might have been a murder as she was seen to be...
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    EHP Rating: 91.3

    RMS Queen Mary

    Long Beach, California
    This retired ocean liner that once sailed for the Cunard Line is now a permanently docked museum ship. Inside are a hotel, several restaurants, and the ship museum. Her maiden voyage was in 1936, and she sailed until 1967. The historic attraction has hosted haunted houses for Halloween, complete...
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    EHP Rating: 91.1

    Wolfe Manor

    Clovis, California
    The historic Wolfe Manor, later known as Clovis Avenue Sanitarium, was built as a private residence in 1922. In 1935 it became the Hazelwood Sanitarium for treating those with terminal illnesses such as tuberculosis. In 1942 it became Clovis Avenue Sanitarium, treating those with mental illness,...
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    EHP Rating: 91.1

    Cherokee Cemetery

    Oroville, California
    Legend has it that in the 1800s, the town sweetheart was murdered, and as punishment, her murderer was burned alive in his house across from the cemetery. Witnesses visiting the cemetery have heard his loud heavy footsteps. Another legend says that those who place flowers at a certain child's...
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    EHP Rating: 90.9

    Hotel Del Monte - Herrmann Hall

    Monterey, California
    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 Herrmann Hall, and houses...
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    EHP Rating: 90.9

    The Glen Tavern Inn

    Santa Paula, California
    There is a variety of ghostly activity reported at the Glen Tavern Inn. People claim to see full body apparitions, a ghost who likes to play the piano and assorted poltergeist activity that occurs. Some guests report that there belongings have been knocked off their dressers by unseen "presences"....
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    EHP Rating: 90.4

    Alcatraz

    San Francisco, California
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 90.4

    Whaley House

    San Diego, California
    Built by Thomas Whaley in 1857, this home once included the town's courthouse, general store, granary, theater and morgue. It is now a National Historic Landmark and museum, and folks say it's haunted by the ghosts of Whaley family members and the spirit of another man who was reportedly hanged on...
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    EHP Rating: 90.0

    Amargosa Opera House and Hotel

    Death Valley, California
    If you wish to visit the haunted opera house you should be aware that it is apparently only open for very brief periods of time and there are no operating tours. Apparently it is rarely open except during performances done by the 70+ year old ballet dancer who owns the hotel. Reports of what...
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    Hotel La Rose

    Santa Rosa, California
    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 lady in...
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    Adelaida Cemetery

    Paso Robles, California
    At Adelaida Cemetery, locals say its ghostly inhabitants may swipe your car keys. It is said to be haunted by Charlotte Sitton, a minister's wife who committed suicide at age 19 in December 1890. She visits late Friday nights in a white nightgown to lay flowers on the grave of her child, who died...
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    Mount Lassen Hotel

    Susanville, California
    The historic 1926 hotel building and restaurant was the scene of a tragic murder at the turn of the recent century, and a beloved manager passed away. However, it appears that he hasn't left, as his ghost has been seen on several occasions throughout the establishment. Guests have heard ghostly...
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    Niles Canyon Road

    Fremont, California
    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...
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    The Scotia Inn

    Scotia, California
    Allegedly haunted by a ghost the employees call Frank, who occupies the top floor, there are reports of ghostly footsteps, noises and voices. People also claim that there is the ghost of a little boy playing with a ball that is occasionally seen....
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    Hotel Jeffery

    Coulterville, California
    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 plays up its haunted reputation and...
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    EHP Rating: 89.9

    Los Coches Adobe

    Soledad, California
    Here you may see a ghostly lady in black walking the grounds, and hear the screams of trapped miners coming from the old...
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    Suicide Bridge - Colorado Street Bridge

    Pasadena, California
    Colorado Street Bridge, constructed over the Arroyo Seco River in 1912, is also known as Suicide Bridge. The nickname was acquired because of the around 100 folks said to have committed suicide by jumping from it, starting in 1919. Reports say that almost 50 of the jumpers died during the Great...
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    EHP Rating: 89.5

    Sierra Nevada House

    Coloma, California
    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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    EHP Rating: 89.5

    Calvary Cemetery

    Hanford, California
    At Calvary Cemetery, legend has it that an apparition of an elderly lady appears in a white dress, and a certain mausoleum opens itself up every Friday...
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    EHP Rating: 89.3

    Linda Vista Community Hospital

    Los Angeles, California
    Seen on the TV show Ghost Adventures, the historic hospital is said to be haunted by many patients who died traumatically here. The site has been used as a setting for a great number of films including Outbreak, To Live and Die in L.A., and Day of the Dead 2: Contagium, as well as for many TV shows...
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    EHP Rating: 89.1

    Savannah Memorial Park Pioneer Cemetery

    Rosemead, California
    During the daylight hours, apparitions have been caught on photo. During the night, the sounds of people conversing can be heard. Children can be heard playing at night. This place is filled with the bodies of orphaned children. Their graves state "baby" or the child's first name only. A woman...
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    Julian Gold Rush Hotel

    Ramona, California
    The hotel was previously a restaurant in the 1880’s, until it was refurbished and commenced operations as a hotel in 1897. Evidently, its original owners are reluctant to leave, as Albert, with a pipe in his mouth, has been seen in mirrors. In the upstairs rooms, lace doilies and furniture is...
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    EHP Rating: 88.9

    John Sowden House

    Los Angeles, California
    The John Sowden House was the site of the murder of Black Dahlia, aka Elizabeth Short, found surgically cut in half and dumped on a lot. Suspect Dr. George Hill Hodel fled the country. Subsequent residents of the home have heard voices, footsteps, and the sound of heavy chains dragging, and seen...
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    EHP Rating: 88.9

    The Fallon Hotel

    Columbia, California
    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 you bring small toys, the ghost of the...
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    Dorothea Puente House

    Sacramento, California
    The Puente House was a boarding house for senior citizens, but owner Dorothea Puente was convicted of murdering her tenants and burying them in the yard so she could cash in their social security checks. Photographs taken of the house have shown anomalies and ectoplasm mist....
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    Irwin Street Inn

    Hanford, California
    The former inn, now a restaurant, is said to be visited by at least three ghosts. Witnesses report apparitions in the dining room and on the second floor as well as slamming windows, moving bedsheets and lamps that come on and...
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    Rancho Los Amigos Hospital

    Downey, California
    The Southern Campus here is abandoned, but was once a recovery center for people with the Spanish Flu. Victims were buried in a nearby field and said to still be as well as victims of polio, the 1933 Long Beach earthquake, a flood in the 1930's, and a secretary who jumped to her death. Full-bodied...
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    EHP Rating: 88.9

    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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    EHP Rating: 88.9

    Box Canyon

    Los Angeles, California
    Krishna Venta was the founder of the Wisdom, Knowledge, Faith, Love Fountain of the World, a cult from the mid 1950s. Two former members suspected Venta was engaging in sexual activity with their wives so, using dynamite, launched a suicide attack against the cult's headquarters (located nearby)....
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    Avalon Hollywood

    Los Angeles, California
    Avalon Hollywood, a former theater built in 1927, has also been called the Hollywood Playhouse and the Palace Theater over the years. It once featured Fanny Brice's radio show, the Baby Snooks Radio Show and Ken Murray's Blackouts Theater Revue, then became one of the earliest TV studios housing...
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    Kern County Kids Shelter - Sinaloa Mexican

    Bakersfield, California
    Once the Kern County Kids Shelter, the Mexican restaurant Sinaloa's 100-plue-year-old building is said to be a hotspot for paranormal activity. The feelings experienced here are generally good ones, reports...
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    EHP Rating: 88.2

    St. George Hotel

    Volcano, California
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 88.1

    Mount Madonna County Park

    Watsonville, California
    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 long white...
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    EHP Rating: 88.0

    East 8 Mile Road

    Stockton, California
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 87.8

    Byron Hotel

    Byron, California
    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 have been...
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    EHP Rating: 87.7

    Claremont Hotel Club and Spa

    Berkeley, California
    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 flickering lights and TVs...
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    EHP Rating: 87.7

    The Padre Hotel

    Bakersfield, California
    Believed to be haunted by people who died in a fire there decades ago, floor 7 is supposedly the hot spot of activity. Allegedly workers who were involved in a 2008 renovation reported numerous poltergeist/haunted activity including being touched, pushed and other sorts of mischief....
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    EHP Rating: 87.5

    Juvenile Ranch Facility

    Campo, California
    This used to be the site of Camp Lockett, an old military base; it is now a home for runaways and meant to give them skills for careers. The smell of smoke accompanies the spirit of a protective old man (said to prevent children from hurting themselves). He is heard walking around and will...
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    EHP Rating: 87.5

    William Heath Davis House Museum

    San Diego, California
    Furniture moves around by itself, shadows are seen all around, apparitions have been picked up on camera, and EVPs have also been recorded. (Submitted by Chris...
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    EHP Rating: 87.5

    National Exchange Hotel

    Nevada City, California
    This is considered to be the oldest operating hotel in California, and possibly all of the West. Established in 1856, it has been in continuous operation except for a brief period where it was closed down due to fire damage and repaired.  People have reported seeing full body apparitions of men...
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    Santa Clara House - Carlo Hahn House

    Ventura, California
    Locals have several names for it: Santa Clara House, Big Green House, Carlo Hahn House or the Candlelight Bar and Restaurant. Whatever you call it, it is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a former resident named Rosa. Rosa was an unhappy woman who was forced into marrying a man she didn't love....
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    EHP Rating: 87.5

    Fiddler's Green

    Modoc County, California
    According to legend, a pioneer woman was killed here by robbers while her husband was not at home. Her body was tossed down the well on the site. Her apparition has been seen walking near the lake's shore with a lantern, and the sound of her playing her fiddle has been heard as...
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    EHP Rating: 87.5

    PSA Flight 182 Crash Site

    San Diego, California
    In 1978, an airplane crashed into this neighborhood killing 144 people. A local highschool and airport hangar were temporary morgues after the accidents and are also said to house a weird feeling inside of them. Some people who live at the site complain about knocking sounds, objects disappearing,...
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    EHP Rating: 87.5

    Stevenson House

    Monterey, California
    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...
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    Wonderland Massacre Site

    Los Angeles, California
    Four people were murdered at this spot. Their voices are heard and are believed to haunt the site. (Submitted by Chris...
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    EHP Rating: 87.4

    The Scary Dairy

    Camarillo, California
    Once the Camarillo State Hospital, Scary Dairy is a nickname for a said-to-be-haunted ruined building. Reports say the former mental hospital was either a dairy or a slaughterhouse, and it is rumored to have been the site of several...
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    EHP Rating: 87.1

    Preston Castle

    Ione, California
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 87.0

    Rose Hill Cemetery

    Pittsburg, California
    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 discovered...
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    EHP Rating: 87.0

    Mission Inn

    Riverside, California
    This hotel is awesome. If you are interested in amazing architecture, stairways that descend to nowhere, towers, flying buttresses, and just a constant feeling of "this place was designed by a madman" the Mission Inn is definitely a place that you must visit. Quite probably one of the most...
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    EHP Rating: 86.8

    Camarillo State Mental Hospital - CSU Channel Islands

    Camarillo, California
    Camarillo State Mental Hospital was built in 1936 and housed thousands of patients. Rumor has it that shock treatment and other inhumane practices were used here. As the years passed, compassion and scientific advences made treatments more humane. The hospital was in operaion until 1997. The...
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    EHP Rating: 86.7

    Pinnacle Peak Steak House

    Colton, California
    Just before the entrance of the women's restroom, on the wall is a hand print believed to be of a young girl who would eat there in the early 70"s until her death in 1974.. employees have cleaned,sanded the hand print... once gone it reappears as if by magic. (Submitted by Jason...
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    EHP Rating: 86.7

    Agnews Insane Asylum Site

    Santa Clara, California
    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 also...
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    EHP Rating: 86.5

    Hollydale Insane Asylum

    Downey, California
    Abandoned decades ago, the Hollydale Mental Hospital was originally a facility for TB and polio patients. Many rumors surround the place, such as one that tells of a mental patient who slashed the throat of a priest in the building. According to witnesses, there are many unhappy spirits here, and...
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    EHP Rating: 86.1

    Calico Ghost town

    Barstow, California
    Allegedly the ghost is haunted with residual type hauntings. People claim to feel "presences" and cold spots throughout the town. ...
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    EHP Rating: 86.0

    Dogwood Road Ghost Girl

    El Centro, California
    A ghost girl, believed to be the spirit of a girl who was killed in a nearby car crash, is said to appear walking along the road after midnight. Rumor has it that if you give her a ride, she will eventually disappear from your car seat. And if you don't give her a ride, she will sit on your car...
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    EHP Rating: 85.9

    Agua Mansa Pioneer Cemetery

    Colton, California
    As locals it, many years ago a beautiful lady drowned her six children, and she now haunts the who stretch of the road around Agua Mansa Pioneer Cemetery. She is known in Hispanic legend as La Llorona, or the Weeping Woman, doomed to roam in search of the children she murdered. Also, locals say the...
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    EHP Rating: 85.7

    Grande Colonial La Jolla

    San Diego, California
    The staff will get phone calls coming from unoccupied rooms; on the other end of the phone is pure silence. Even when staff go to check on the rooms, they will still be empty. In the North Annex, footsteps, voices, and banging sounds are commonly heard despite no one else being...
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    EHP Rating: 85.7

    Stay on Main Hotel

    Los Angeles, California
    Formerly the Cecil Hotel, this location has been a site of murder, suicide, and once even housed serial killers Richard Ramirez and Jack Unterweger; the last infamous case involved that of Elisa Lam who was last seen on security cameras hiding from an unseen force in the elevator before her corpse...
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    EHP Rating: 85.7

    Vallejo Masonic Temple

    Vallejo, California
    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 was in...
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    EHP Rating: 85.7

    Hopland Inn

    Hopland, California
    This 1880's inn and saloon is now closed, but the third floor of the establishment used to be a bordello. The ghost rumoured to be haunting the place is the apparition of a woman in a white dress, who was supposedly jilted by a lover and committed suicide in an upstairs room. (Submitted by...
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    EHP Rating: 85.7

    Houdini Mansion

    Los Angeles, California
    Being Harry Houdini's former residence if not only for a brief period of time, it has since burned down and been rebuilt. People who explore these premises report seeing the ghost of Houdini himself wandering the grounds. Having also been used as a recording studio, some band members have reported...
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    EHP Rating: 85.7

    Casa de Mexicano

    Los Angeles, California
    According to a report from a caretaker, nine ghosts reside here. The witness has heard knocking and footsteps and seen lights turn on by themselves. Some witnesses have seen the apparition of a Mexican man in jeans, boots and a checkered shirt and felt cold...
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    EHP Rating: 85.7

    Hotel Niles

    Alturas, California
    This historic hotel began it's long and illustrious history back in 1908, when it was built for the many residents of the growing town. Since then, the hotel has narrowly escaped demolishment and is now one of the county icons. The third floor of the hotel is believed to have a resident ghost, who...
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    EHP Rating: 85.7

    Colton Hall

    Monterey, California
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 85.7

    Lake Elsinore Country Club

    Lake Elsinore, California
    This country club is believed to have brunt down, but was abandoned for several years prior to this. Locals who ventured inside reported seeing strange figures following them around and hearing voices that called out to them. (Submitted by Callum...
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    EHP Rating: 85.3

    Brea Canyon Road

    , California
    Nearly a dozen deaths have occurred along this stretch of Brea Canyon Road over the past 20 years. It is dark at night and somewhat winding. Many people claim to see "phantom hitchhikers" and other strange phenomena here while driving the area at...
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    EHP Rating: 85.0

    King Richard's Antique Center

    Whittier, California
    King Richards Antique Center is housed in a structure that was built in 1903 and was once an old citrus packing house. Two workers reportedly have died here: One who was closed into a freezer in the basement and another who was crushed by falling machinery. Witnesses have reported black figures,...
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    EHP Rating: 84.9

    Griswold's Old School House

    Claremont, California
    Although the building has been made into several shops, it once was Griswold's Old School House. The disembodied voices of ghost children have been heard, and a white mist has been reported as well. Doors will fly open for no apparent reason, and many witnesses have described a feeling that they...
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    EHP Rating: 84.9

    Garibaldi and Baldwin Intersection

    Temple City, California
    On the Southwest corner a couple years ago, a memorial stood for a Motorcycle crash. A young man died in this crash. We went to this corner with all of our gear and caught a few images of what appeared to be apparitions walking and standing on the corner by the candles left behind by mourners. The...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Leland Stanford Mansion

    Sacramento, California
    The 1800s Leland Stanford Mansion is 19,000 square feet in four stories, and was fully restored in 2005. It is a state park and a venue for upscale legislative functions. It is said to be haunted by Leland Stanford's 15-year-old son, Leland Stanford Jr., who died of typhoid fever while studying in...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Heaven's Gate Suicide House

    Rancho Santa Fe, California
    In this house, Marshall Applewhite convinced his followers to commit suicide in 1997. Years later, an eerie feeling lurks over here and some followers might be here as well. (Submitted by Chris...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Madame Tussauds Hollywood

    Los Angeles, California
    Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is said to be haunted by moving figures, a sign that turns on and off by itself, and unexplained music after closing time. Museum staff says the eyes move on the wax figure of Bette Davis, too. There's been speculation that the museum is haunted by Victor Killian, an...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Washoe House

    Petaluma, California
    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 a great tragedy....
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Molly's Souper

    Upland, California
    This old-fashioned establishment is located in a 1912 historic mansion, formerly owned by a local citrus grower and his wife. The apparition of a gentleman has been seen on the front porch of the building, and there are reports of poltergeist activity in the dining room and kitchen. (Submitted...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Hart Ranch and Museum

    Santa Clarita, California
    Silent film actor William S. Hart, who died in 1946, once owned Hart Mansion, and he, his sister and several of his dogs are said to live on here in spirit. Witnesses also have smelled fresh coffee brewing in the home. Rumor has it that Hart will only appear to those people he...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Keddie Resort

    Quincy, California
    Keddie Resort was reportedly the site of an unsolved murder of a family that occurred in Cabin 28. Ghost writing was said to show up on its walls, chairs moved by themselves, etc. The resort stood empty for a while, but since then, Cabin 28 is said to have been...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Stagecoach Inn

    Thousand Oaks, California
    Said to be one of California's most haunted places, the historic inn is now a museum and gift shop reported to be open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m. A ghost named Pierre is said to live here, and docents say he plays pranks like rolling up the rugs, stacking the library books on the...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Murphys Historic Hotel

    Murphys, California
    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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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Vineyard House

    Placerville, California
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 84.4

    Foothill Boulevard

    Fontana, California
    Once a part of Route 66, the boulevard is haunted by the ghost of a young man in a striped shirt carrying a long stick, thought by some to be a buggy whip. The ghost crosses the street as cars approach, and then disappears. He is sometimes accompanied by a black...
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    EHP Rating: 84.4

    Vanderlip Mansion

    Rancho Palos Verdes, California
    Vanderlip Mansion, in a private, gated community, is rumored to be haunted. One legend says it is haunted by a former resident, Mr. Vanderlip's daughter, who committed suicide after being prohibited from marrying her African-American lover. Mr. Vanderlip was said to have built an insane asylum and...
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    EHP Rating: 84.0

    Old Stage Road

    Salinas, California
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    La Quinta Resort and Club

    La Quinta, California
    A shaded apparition and ghostly voices and noises have been reported in several of the bungalows at this 1920’s resort. (Submitted by Callum...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Casa de Estudillo

    San Diego, California
    This historic house is said to be haunted by its namesake family, the Estudillos. The house has been featured on the TV show Ghost...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Hotel Leger

    Mokelumne Hill, California
    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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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Olivas Adobe

    Ventura, California
    A ghost known as the Black Lady haunts this site. She has been seen in the living room as well as on the...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Waterfront Comic Store

    Suisun City, California
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Los Angeles City Hall

    Los Angeles, California
    According to reports, the second, third, fourth, 27th and 28th floors of City Hall are haunted by ghosts who make themselves known during the overnight hours. On the second floor folks report noises and the feeling of being watched; on the third and fourth, an unseen presence follows you as you...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    La Croquet Restaurant - Moresi's Chophouse

    Clayton, California
    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. The girl was...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Manzanita Cemetery

    Lincoln, California
    Legend has it that a wildfire once skipped this 1800s cemetery, parting to burn completely around it. Dark shadows and strange noises have been reported...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Haunted Table 29 at Griffith Park

    Los Angeles, California
    A couple was crushed to death by a falling tree and had their ashes scattered here. A tree trimmer reportedly was chased out of here and then saw the phrase "Next you die" on his windshield. Another worker died of a heart attack; he could have been saved, but a radio malfunction prevented it....
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve

    Escondido, California
    A woman in white is most commonly seen floating along the trails. Native Americans that once inhabited this area are also said to roam these grounds, sometimes seen hanging in the trees. Mysterious voices heard in this area are also attributed to an asylum that is said to have burned down...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Anaheim White House Restaurant

    Anaheim, California
    The ghosts of several children are reported here. They are heard running around down empty halls. An older woman is also believed to be here, as well as a mother and her daughter who occupy the Blue Room. One incident here involved a waiter who attempted to enter a room, but was blocked by an...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Bayview Hotel Bed and Breakfast

    Aptos, California
    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 of perfume manifests out...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Far Western Tavern

    Guadalupe, California
    Rumored to no longer be in existence at this site, the old Far West Tavern was said to be haunted. Witnesses have heard the sound of footsteps with a peg-leg, said to be the ghost of a 1930s-era guest named Mr. Franconeti. According to the story, the man lost his leg in WWI and was caught in the...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Bard Mansion - Berylwood

    Port Hueneme, California
    California senator Thomas R. Bard's home, built in 1912, is also known as Berylwood. The house is said to be haunted by the senator's wife, whose apparition has been seen in photographic images. Senator Bard, his servants and some soldiers are believed to haunt the house as well. Witnesses describe...