Haunted Places in Benton, California



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    Bodie State Historic Park

    Bridgeport, California

    39.8 miles from Benton, 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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    Yosemite National Park

    Benton, California

    57.9 miles from Benton, 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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    Ahwahnee Hotel

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California

    60.2 miles from Benton, 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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    Wawona Hotel and Restaurant

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California

    67.3 miles from Benton, 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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    Goldfield Hotel

    Goldfield, Nevada

    68.2 miles from Benton, CA

    TV's Ghost Adventures, Ghost Hunters and other programs have featured this historic hotel, which is said to be rich with paranormal activity.


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    The Clown Motel

    Tonopah, Nevada

    69.7 miles from Benton, CA

    As if a clown themed motel wasn't scary enough, this motel is located right in front of an old cemetery. Guests not only feel intimidated because of the clown theme, but also because of a weird presence which they cannot see. EMF meters spike inside (despite no source of electromagnetic ...


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    Sierra Springs Lodge

    Oakhurst, California

    70 miles from Benton, 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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    Kozy Corner Deli and Coffee Bar

    Tonopah, Nevada

    70 miles from Benton, CA

    Food has been thrown by itself and the bell is said to ring itself. It is believed that the owner's father may be responsible. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Mizpah Hotel

    Tonopah, Nevada

    70 miles from Benton, CA

    The five-story Victorian Mizpah Hotel, built in 1907, is believed to be haunted by a few of the prostitutes from its early days. A Lady in Red may be the most famous, known to touch men's hair or brush against them. According to the stories told here, she was beaten ...


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    Yosemite View Lodge

    El Portal, California

    71.1 miles from Benton, 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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    Scotty's Castle

    Benton, California

    82.7 miles from Benton, CA

    This historic mansion was built for actor Walter Scott back in 1922, and when he passes away in 1954, he and his beloved dog were buried in the foothills behind the building. Workers claim to hear disembodied footsteps walking across the driveway at night, and claim to hear the barks ...


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    Dunlap Cemetery

    Dunlap, California

    84.7 miles from Benton, 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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    Best Western Plus Frontier Motel

    Lone Pine, California

    87.8 miles from Benton, CA

    The bizarre apparition of a vanishing man in a cowboy hat has been seen in several rooms of the hotel in the early hours of morning. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Belshaw House - Cerro Gordo Ghost Town

    Benton, California

    96.2 miles from Benton, CA

    Built in 1868 and once the home of Mortimer Belshaw, one of California's Bullion Kings, the small house within the Cerro Gordo Ghost Town is believed to be haunted. The area is closed to visitors at this time.


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    Wolfe Manor

    Clovis, California

    97.2 miles from Benton, 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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    Del Rey Cemetery - Prairie Cemetery

    Del Rey, California

    101.4 miles from Benton, CA

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


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    Meux Home Museum

    Fresno, California

    103.5 miles from Benton, 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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    Kearney Mansion

    Fresno, California

    109.6 miles from Benton, 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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    Fox Theater

    Visalia, California

    112.3 miles from Benton, CA

    The balcony at this historic theatre is supposed to be haunted. Visitors have reported feeling an eerie presence accompanied by a temperature drop, while others have sworn they've seen a figure sitting in the wings after closing hours when the building is empty. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    LJ Williams Community Theater

    Visalia, California

    112.5 miles from Benton, CA

    This 1930's theatre is usually used for school productions, and is reportedly haunted by actors and theatre patrons who loved the building so much that they refused to leave. Visitors have seen a pair of ghostly children in various parts of the building and a teenage girl who hanged ...


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    Gold Canyon Steakhouse

    Dayton, Nevada

    115 miles from Benton, CA

    Gold Canyon Steakhouse is said to be haunted by an apparition of a mustached man. The haunting is believed to stem from a gunfight held outside the door when the historic building that houses the restaurant was a boardinghouse.


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    Brewery Arts Center

    Carson City, Nevada

    116.3 miles from Benton, CA

    This 1874 theater was originally built by the Carson Brewing Company, producer of Tahoe Beer. It is rumored to be haunted by maintenance worker James P. Maar, who appears as a polite and eloquent gentleman in a brown-checked suit and yellow tie. His voice has been heard offering assistance in ...


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    Abraham Curry House

    Carson City, Nevada

    116.4 miles from Benton, CA

    Allegedly haunted by the original owner, Abraham Curry. People say that his ghost is a full body apparition that is clear enough to be readily identified as the ghost and namesake of the house. This house is not open to the public and is a private office.


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    Carson City Mint - Nevada State Museum

    Carson City, Nevada

    116.4 miles from Benton, CA

    Carson City Mint - Nevada State Museum is a site believed to be haunted by spirits from its past. The mint opened in 1869, and in 1872, a worker named Osborne Parker was crushed to death in the basement when equipment fell on him. And Abraham Curry, a mint superintendent ...


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    Nevada Governor's Mansion

    Carson City, Nevada

    116.6 miles from Benton, CA

    The mansion, first occupied in 1909 by the family of Governor Denver S. Dickerson, is said to be haunted. The ghosts have been identified as the governor's wife, Mrs. Una Dickerson, and their child, June, who was their only child to be born in the house.


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    Gold Hill Hotel

    Virginia City, Nevada

    120.1 miles from Benton, CA

    The 1859 Gold Hill Hotel is haunted by some miners who passed away in an accident nearby. Also, former owner William and housekeeper Rosie are said to linger here. William smells like cigar smoke and has dark hair, and redheaded Rosie smells of rosewater perfume.


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    Yellow Jacket Mine

    Silver City, Nevada

    120.2 miles from Benton, CA

    An 1869 fire led to the hauntings at this mine. The enormous fire was impossible to contain by firefighters, and expanded into other mines. More than 35 miners were killed, and not all the bodies were recovered. Reports say 11 of them stayed behind in spirit form to haunt the ...


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    Skidoo

    Benton, California

    120.4 miles from Benton, CA

    Skidoo is just like Bodie or Calico in terms of its reputation as a classic American ghost town, and just like the others, it too has a reputation for the dead lurking around. A barkeeper named Joe "Hooch" Simpson was responsible for the murder of the town banker. Joe met ...


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    Comstock Lodge

    Virginia City, Nevada

    120.4 miles from Benton, CA

    One visitor was snapping photos (in room 8); a clear shadow manifested in one of these photos. The photographer theorized that it might have been the ghost Henry Comstock who killed himself and chose to return to this location. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    St. Mary's Art Center

    Virginia City, Nevada

    120.7 miles from Benton, CA

    St. Mary's Art Center, formerly the St. Mary Louise Hospital, is said to be visited by ghostly hospital staff from its old days. Witnesses describe apparitions inside the building and on the front lawn, plus heavy bootsteps in the halls and the sounds of rolling gurneys and ladies' voices. Shadow ...


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    Sugar Loaf Mountain Motel

    Virginia City, Nevada

    120.7 miles from Benton, CA

    A ghost log is kept in the rooms so that guests can write down any unusual experiences. In the Doll Room, guests have reported unexplained heavy breathing, footsteps, laughter, and doors opening and closing. Other rooms have seen their share of strangeness, including the fact that digital alarm clocks never ...


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    Mackay Mansion

    Virginia City, Nevada

    120.7 miles from Benton, CA

    It is former residents who are said to linger here. The site has been featured on TV's The Dead Files.


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    Old Washoe Club

    Virginia City, Nevada

    120.9 miles from Benton, CA

    The Old Washoe Club, built in the 1870s and once called the Millionaire's Club, was a bar hangout for wealthy men. The upstairs area was a brothel. The ghosts here are believed to be a teenage girl who was killed in the basement, a blonde prostitute (her ghost is nicknamed ...


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    Silver Queen Hotel

    Virginia City, Nevada

    121 miles from Benton, CA

    The Silver Queen Hotel is said to be home to a ghostly 1800s prostitute named Rosie, who committed suicide in Room 11.


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    Piper's Opera House

    Virginia City, Nevada

    121 miles from Benton, CA

    Piper's Opera House is said to be haunted by many spirits, and even sells a DVD called Ghosts of Piper's on its website. Some of the ghosts are a man with a handlebar mustache, a young woman in a blue evening dress, several ghosts in the balcony seats, and a ...


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    Irwin Street Inn

    Hanford, California

    121.4 miles from Benton, CA

    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 off.


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    Hanford Civic Auditorium

    Hanford, California

    121.5 miles from Benton, CA

    Built in 1924, this historic hall is said to be haunted by a few ghosts. Apparitions have been witnessed, including one man dressed in a 1940s suit and another who appears on the balcony as if watching a show. He applauds, then vanishes. And if you visit the men's restroom, ...


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    Bastille

    Hanford, California

    121.5 miles from Benton, CA

    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 ...


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    Thunderbird Lodge Historical Site

    New Washoe City, Nevada

    122.3 miles from Benton, CA

    Thunderbird Lodge, built in 1936, is haunted by the ghost of a workman who visits the pool room. The man was a painter, and he fell off of a ladder to his death. Other spooky spots are the cook and butler's house, the boathouse, and the lodge stairways, all reported ...


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    Bowers Mansion

    New Washoe City, Nevada

    125.2 miles from Benton, CA

    The Bowers Mansion is rumored to be full of spiritual activity, perhaps due to the fact that Sandy Bowers married Eilley Cowan, who liked to read fortunes with crystal balls and hold séances. After a string of bad luck, Sandy died and Eilley lost the mansion to foreclosure. She became ...


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