Haunted Places in Bear Valley, California



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    Hotel Jeffery

    Coulterville, California

    10.7 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    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 ...


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    The Groveland Hotel

    Groveland, California

    19.6 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    The ghost of an former guest that the hotel has dubbed "Lyle" is said to have permanent occupancy of Room 15. "Lyle" has been reported to clear "his" dresser of items he doesn't want on it, especially women's cosmetics. He is also blamed for the lights in the building ...


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    Yosemite View Lodge

    El Portal, California

    20.8 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    Numerous guests have reported waking up to see a shadowy apparition in their rooms, who disappear when they attempt to seek help. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Wawona Hotel and Restaurant

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California

    25.5 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    The 1876 hotel and restaurant is rumoured to be haunted by a ghostly airman, whose plane crashed on the grounds during the 1920's. Staff have reported seeing his apparition, dressed in a leather jacket, pilot’s cap, goggles, and a white silk scarf. The spirit appears to be mainly confined ...


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    Castle Air Museum

    Atwater, California

    28.8 miles from Bear Valley, 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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    Sierra Springs Lodge

    Oakhurst, California

    30.4 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    The place was a pleasant place to stay, and the price for two nights was oddly $666. We're not very superstitious people so we didn't think much of other people mentioning the history the place has with witches and Native American spirits. The stay was comfortable, but there were some odd ...


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    Minturn Cemetery

    Chowchilla, California

    31 miles from Bear Valley, 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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    1859 Historic National Hotel

    Jamestown, California

    31.3 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    Guests here may meet a ghost named Flo. Her apparition has been seen in most rooms throughout the hotel, and she has been known to cause lights to flicker, doors to slam, and suitcases to overturn. She has also been heard sobbing during the night. Flo, aka Flora, was a ...


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    Toulumne General Hospital

    Sonora, California

    31.4 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    Now abandoned, miners from the Gold Rush are reportedly here. They are said throw things around, talk, and sometimes appear to visitors. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Save Mart

    Chowchilla, California

    31.4 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    Employees have felt an eerie presence in store aisles and in the upstairs breakroom. Some claim to have seen an apparition or shadows walking in the store on Saturday nights after closing.


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    Chowchilla Library

    Chowchilla, California

    31.8 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    The library is said to be haunted by a ghostly chef who used to work in the building long ago, when it was a bowling alley.


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    Gunn House Hotel

    Sonora, California

    31.9 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    This 1850's inn was formerly the county hospital and a boarding house, and is rumoured to be the most haunted place in town to stay. In Room #011, guests staying the night have awoken to find an unseen entity rearranging the furniture in the room, and have also heard ...


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    Sonora Dome Building

    Sonora, California

    31.9 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    This 1909 building is believed to be haunted. Visitors have reportedly encountered the apparition of a sobbing woman on the second floor, who vanishes when they try to console her. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Sonora Inn

    Sonora, California

    32 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    This 1896 hotel is haunted by a ghostly girl who has been since bouncing a ball in various parts of the building. The elevator is also haunted, and has been known to move from floor to floor of its own accord. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Ahwahnee Hotel

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California

    32.2 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    People believe the 6th floor is haunted by the ghost of Mary Curry Tressider who died there in 1970. At the time, the sixth floor was converted living quarters where she had resided for many years. People believe to see her ghost roaming throughout the floor to this ...


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    Yosemite National Park

    Bear Valley, California

    34.3 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    Miwok Indians believed that an evil spirit named Po-ho-no would lure hikers near the edge of cliffs before pushing them off. The fallen hikers themselves are thought to be here. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    The Fallon Hotel

    Columbia, California

    35.6 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    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 ...


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    Moose Lodge

    Turlock, California

    43.2 miles from Bear Valley, 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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    Murphy's Motorcycle Company

    Murphys, California

    43.6 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    This store used to belong to a boot maker, but now produces and sells motorcycle clothing and memorabilia. Employees have reported feeling the sensation of sudden coldness, and the lights have been known to turn on and off of their own accord. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Murphys Historic Hotel

    Murphys, California

    43.6 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    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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    Oddfellow's Hall

    Murphys, California

    43.6 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    This 1901 meeting hall is now a hardware store, but is rumoured to be haunted by victims of a past cholera epidemic that struck the township many years ago. Employees have reported seeing apparitions, hearing voices and witnessing objects move around without being touched. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Dry Creek Running Trail

    Modesto, California

    44.3 miles from Bear Valley, 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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    Acacia Cemetery

    Modesto, California

    47.6 miles from Bear Valley, 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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    Former Ambulance Call Center

    Modesto, California

    48.3 miles from Bear Valley, 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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    Fuddruckers

    Modesto, California

    48.6 miles from Bear Valley, 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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    Daydreams and Nightmares

    Modesto, California

    50.2 miles from Bear Valley, 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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    Red Lion Hotel - Clarion Inn

    Modesto, California

    50.6 miles from Bear Valley, 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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    The Dorrington Hotel

    Murphys, California

    51.3 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    Believed to be haunted by the ghost of Rebecca Dorrington Gardner the original mistress of the hotel. People say that she roams the hallways of the hotel turning lights on and off, opening and closing doors and moving items. People also believe there are other ghosts, including the ghosts ...


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    Wolfe Manor

    Clovis, California

    57.7 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    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, and there, reports say, ...


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    Kearney Mansion

    Fresno, California

    59.4 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    The mansion and the nearby railroad tracks are said to be haunted. The Kearney Witch is said to show up if you cross the tracks at night, wearing all white and begging cars to stop. And at Kearney Park, the laughter of children has been heard at 1:30 a.m.


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    Hotel Leger

    Mokelumne Hill, California

    59.8 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    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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    Meux Home Museum

    Fresno, California

    60.2 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    Built around 1890, the Victorian Meux Home of Dr. Thomas Meux and his family is rumored to be haunted. Now a museum, the home is the setting for stories locals tell of children's ghostly laughter coming from the upstairs and doorknobs going missing on several of the doors overnight.


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    Kelley Brother's Brewery

    Manteca, California

    62 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    This former brewery is now a restaurant, but even before then there was a theatre that burnt down on the original site. It is believed that the ghosts of people who died in the inferno still haunt the building, including fire fighters and movie patrons in period clothing. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    National Hotel

    Jackson, California

    64.5 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    Although there are many different ghost stories associated with the hotel, if you wish a haunted room you should apparently aim for rooms 45, 47 or 61. Apparitions, doors slamming, lights that flicker on and off, and other evidence of ghostly activity is often claimed to by numerous guests ...


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    St. George Hotel

    Volcano, California

    66.4 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    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 night.


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    Sutter Creek Inn

    Sutter Creek, California

    68.1 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    The former owner of the inn, who has since passed on herself, used to see and even speak to the ghosts that are alleged to haunt the inn. It is claimed that there is a male and female ghost who have both been seen throughout the inn.


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    Del Rey Cemetery - Prairie Cemetery

    Del Rey, California

    68.7 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    Shadowed figures, whispering voices, and a strange glowing headstone are among the mysterious things you may experience here.


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    Hotel Stockton

    Stockton, California

    69.2 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    There is a spirit heard every so often playing the piano on the 6th floor ballroom at night. It stops when someone goes up the stairs to the ballroom. A few people that hear it say it is probably a pianist that use to play here back in ...


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    East 8 Mile Road

    Stockton, California

    69.6 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    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 stretch.


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    Banta Inn

    Tracy, California

    69.7 miles from Bear Valley, 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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    Ione Hotel

    Ione, California

    70 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    Room 13 is said to be haunted by a drunken ghost named George, who pulls the covers from the bed and tells startled guests "You cannot sleep here." He tends to prefer women over men, and has been known to pour phantom pitchers of water over male guests' heads before ...


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    Mine House Inn

    Amador City, California

    70.1 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    Now closed, people once reported the ghosts of an elderly couple bickering. Also said to be here is a little girl who occupied what was once the Director's Room and might be responsible for turning faucets on. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Burlington Coat Factory

    Stockton, California

    70.1 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    There are reportedly a little ghost girl who haunts the kids clothes aisles and the kids toy section located in the back corner of the store. One night, around 11:30 pm, we were cleaning up and restacking shelves when all of a sudden-Working alone in my department which was ...


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    Imperial Hotel

    Amador City, California

    70.2 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    The ghost of a waitress is said to take orders and then disappear much to the guests' surprise. People report feeling watched, objects disappear and reappear, and lights turn on and off by themselves. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Preston Castle

    Ione, California

    70.6 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    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 for ...


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    Bodie State Historic Park

    Bridgeport, California

    75 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    This onetime ghost town was turned into a preserved historic park in 1962 and is visited by about 200,000 people a year. The town has been preserved in its state of arrested decay, meaning the buildings are kept to look like a ghost town. It looks much like it did ...


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    Dunlap Cemetery

    Dunlap, California

    80.4 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    A number of spooky occurrences have been reported at this cemetery: Three tall shadow figures that stand near some oak trees, a chanting voice that seems to say "Leave us alone," cold spots near unmarked graves, and footsteps that seem to follow visitors.


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    Cozmic Cafe

    Placerville, California

    88.2 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    Formerly the Placerville Soda Works, the café is the local hub for arts, fine food and ghost stories. Lore tells of a young boy who was crushed by a hydraulic lift and appears to staff, while others say a tunnel that runs beneath the building is haunted by a ...


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    El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce

    Placerville, California

    88.2 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    This site of this 1923 building was formerly the location of a hangman's tree, and is rumoured to be one of the creepiest places in town. Staff working in the building have reported encountering a bearded man dressed in black peering over the staircase, and staring down into the ...


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    Cary House

    Placerville, California

    88.3 miles from Bear Valley, CA

    The ghost of a man is said to haunt the lobby and some people claim a cat is haunting room 220. It is said there are four separate ghosts in the building, but specifics are hard to come by so you'll just have to go check it out and ...


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