Haunted Places in Derby Acres, California



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    The Green Hotel

    Shafter, California

    25.2 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    The 1913 hotel is haunted by two spirits, believed to be linked with the past of the historic town. The first is a female ghost, perhaps the apparition of Marion Hitchcock, who has been observed parting the upstairs curtains and peering into the street. The second is a man ...


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    Gaslight Melodrama Theatre and Music Hall

    Bakersfield, California

    27.3 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    This former theater is said to be haunted by the former owner of a toy shop that this building once housed. The owner committed suicide here. Although haunting incidents don't occur as often now, in the 1980s props and stage settings were known to move by themselves and many witnesses ...


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    The Padre Hotel

    Bakersfield, California

    33.5 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    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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    Bakersfield Californian Building

    Bakersfield, California

    33.6 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    The old newspaper building is said to be haunted by a phantom German shepherd, a former security guard, and the paper's former editor.


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    Garces Memorial Circle

    Bakersfield, California

    33.9 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    There is a statue in the circle, and locals say its hands move or it can be heard muttering prayers right before a major car accident takes place here.


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    Kern County Museum

    Bakersfield, California

    34 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    Formerly the 1882 Norris School and now Kern County Museum, the place is said to be haunted. Witnesses have heard the mysterious tapping of chalk on the blackboard.


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    Club Paradise

    Bakersfield, California

    34.1 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    At this former night club, folks say they have seen apparitions and objects that move on their own, and some reports say something unseen has locked employees in the storeroom from the outside. Customers inside also have been groped or pushed by something unseen.


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    Kern County Kids Shelter - Sinaloa Mexican

    Bakersfield, California

    34.1 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    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 say.


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    Central Park

    Bakersfield, California

    34.3 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    The apparition of a woman in a flowing gown has been seen along the canal near dawn, believed to be the spirit of a woman who was murdered nearby. Her bones were discovered in the foundry across from the park with bullet holes in them.


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    Santa Maria Inn

    Santa Maria, California

    51.9 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    Once a major stopping over spot for celebrities on their way in and out of California, the Santa Maria Inn's main attraction is its former star power. However, some people claim that rooms 210 and 221 are both haunted by the ghosts of former residents. Haunted activity ...


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    Pea Soup Andersens

    Buellton, California

    55.3 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    One of the former owners, Juliette Andersen, is thought to be here. She is said to move furniture around, play with lights, and shut doors. A family who all died nearby are also said to be here in the afterlife. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Mission Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara, California

    56.3 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    Mission Santa Barbara, established in 1786, has a graveyard that is the burial site of over 5,000 pioneers and Native Americans. Various apparitions have been seen roaming here.


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    Victorian Pitkin Conrow Estate

    Arroyo Grande, California

    56.5 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    Now strictly a wedding venue, this site was formerly the Crystal Rose Inn and the Rose Victorian Inn. The ghost of a 9-year-old girl named Alice haunts the tower; you may see her or hear her laughter. Alice is said to be a friendly spirit who loves cats, many of ...


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    Hyatt Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara, California

    57.5 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    As an employee, I have witnessed many supernatural things. Whether it be footsteps or a gray shadow in the corner of my eye, there has been an occurrence every week or so for me. Around the times of 2:45-4:00 A.M, our security cameras have picked up motion sensor detection in ...


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    Far Western Tavern

    Guadalupe, California

    58.5 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    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 ...


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    National Chavez Center

    Keene, California

    58.5 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    This location used to be a hospital for people suffering from TB. Before it was renovated, curious visitors would be scared off by the sounds of children laughing, EVPs also being common. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Nordhoff Cemetery

    Ojai, California

    58.5 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    Reports say that a ghost dog has been seen here. He may dart past noiselessly, or you may hear his growls.


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    Ojai Valley Inn

    Ojai, California

    59.2 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    Room 5 is allegedly haunted by a ghost who bangs on the closet door, from inside. People claim when they open the closet, after hearing the banging, they are greeted by a foul odor they didn't notice earlier. Some also claim to see a fancy dressed gentleman ghost ...


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    Charman of Ojai - Creek Road

    Ojai, California

    59.5 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    Creek Road is apparently a popular hangout for the spirit set. The most popular spook here may be the Charman. Some say he is the spirit of a firefighter pinned in by a 1948 forest fire, burned and disfigured; he ran into the woods never to be seen again. Others ...


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    Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

    San Luis Obispo, California

    60.4 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    There have been numerous brutal deaths in the history of this land, including massacres, accidents, and murders. A woman who was decapitated by a Native American tribe is said to be seen looking for her head and her lost baby. The Reed Family was viciously murdered by an axe in ...


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    La Purisima Mission

    Lompoc, California

    61.5 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    Visitors to this mission may catch a glimpse of the spirits of the Chumash Indians and Spanish soldiers who died during the 1820s Chumash uprising. The mission has been featured on TV's Ghost Adventures.


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    Lompoc Furniture Mart

    Lompoc, California

    64.5 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    This building was formerly the town morgue, and the apparition of a woman in period clothing has been seen walking around the upper floor of the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Paso Robles Inn

    Paso Robles, California

    67 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    Room 1007 apparently has a ghost that likes to call the front desk and occasionally 911. Numerous people have reported unexplained phone calls coming from that room. Maintenance has not found a likely technical reason for the event. Some attribute the ghostly calls to a former employee ...


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    Hillman Healthcare Center

    Tulare, California

    67 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    At Hillman Health Clinic, formerly Tulare County General Hospital, the elevator is said to run by itself, and heavy footsteps have been reported on the stairs.


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    Victorian House

    Ventura, California

    68.2 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    This nineteenth century private residence may no longer be haunted, but during the late twentieth century, a pair of elderly sisters lived there. They owned a set of two antique dolls, which were propped up against the attic windows to look out into the street. During the night, the ...


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    The Glen Tavern Inn

    Santa Paula, California

    68.7 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    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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    Ortega Adobe

    Ventura, California

    68.7 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    The Ortega Chili Company got its start here; some of those who helped to make the company what it is today may still be here. Voices speaking Spanish are heard, disembodied faces are seen through the window, and random cold sensations come out of nowhere. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Ventura City Hall

    Ventura, California

    68.8 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    A woman is said to haunt the third floor of this building. She is believed to have committed suicide by hanging herself in one of the jail cells. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Mission San Buenaventura

    Ventura, California

    68.8 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    At Mission Santa Buena Ventura, folks say you can feel a presence nearing you from the side as you leave the sanctuary through a side door to the garden. The presence seems to embrace you lightly and leave you feeling comforted. Also, some witnesses have heard the sounds of ghostly ...


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    Elizabeth Bard Memorial Hospital

    Ventura, California

    68.9 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    It is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of Doctor Cephas Bard, the doctor who originally opened the hospital and who, when he died at the hospital, was cremated and his ashes placed inside a wall there. Although the building now houses offices, people claim to see the genial ...


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    Santa Clara House - Carlo Hahn House

    Ventura, California

    68.9 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    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 ...


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    Earle Stanley Gardner Building

    Ventura, California

    68.9 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    The notorious writer is the namesake of this historic building, as he worked here for many years at a law firm. Coincidentally, he also penned his first novel in the famous detective series on the premises. Nowadays, employees of various companies working in the building have reportedly heard screams ...


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    Ventura Majestic Theater

    Ventura, California

    69 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    This 1920's theatre was formerly a speakeasy, and is rumoured to have some hauntings dating back to those days. The most common apparition is a gangster who was shot dead during a fight on the premises, and has been seen by theatre patrons and staff alike. The second apparition ...


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    Bella Maggiore Inn

    Ventura, California

    69 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    Allegedly by the ghost of a prostitute who hanged herself in the 40's, the presence that haunts this Inn is called Sylvia. If you are looking for a haunted room, #17 is the one to try, reportedly the one in which she did the deed. She manifests as both ...


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    Victorian Rose Bed and Breakfast

    Ventura, California

    69 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    This former church makes for a unique Bed and Breakfast. The Fleur-de-Lis room is allegedly haunted by a ghost who enjoys giving foot massages and the Emperor's room is reputed to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who fell or jumped to her death from the bell ...


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    White Lady of Highway 126

    Fillmore, California

    69.1 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    Near a sycamore tree just off of Highway 12,6 between Hall and Sycamore Roads, a ghostly White Lady is said to appear. According to different local legends, she was either hanged from the tree or she was killed in a car accident nearby.


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    Old Ventura Pier

    Ventura, California

    69.5 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    The old pier is supposed to be haunted by a man who was swept into the ocean and drowned during a squall. His ghost can be seen on the pier during stormy weather, signalling for them to leave before vanishing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Dudley House

    Ventura, California

    70 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    This 1892 Victorian-style manor house is supposed to be haunted by an ancestor of the original family. Visitors have reported a blue light that appeared in the kitchen, and a clock that hasn't worked for decades will occasionally ring out the hour, even when the time is completely wrong. (Submitted ...


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    Mission San Miguel Arcángel

    San Miguel, California

    70.9 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    According to legend, Mr. Reed bragged about having a hidden stash of gold underneath the mission. It was a fatal mistake, as British pirates killed the Reeds and others who were staying there to get at the gold. Their ghosts are said to linger here.


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    Olivas Adobe

    Ventura, California

    72.2 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    A ghost known as the Black Lady haunts this site. She has been seen in the living room as well as on the balcony.


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    Calvary Cemetery

    Hanford, California

    72.9 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    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 night.


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    Cinema 1-2-3 Site

    Visalia, California

    74.4 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    Three boys were usually seen here, all of which were transparent. One boy was apparently thrown off of the roof and sometimes, people would see a shadow being tossed off of the roof. The site has since been demolished, but the activity could possibly remain there. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bastille

    Hanford, California

    74.8 miles from Derby Acres, 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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    Hanford Civic Auditorium

    Hanford, California

    74.8 miles from Derby Acres, 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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    Irwin Street Inn

    Hanford, California

    74.9 miles from Derby Acres, 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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    The Springville Inn

    Springville, California

    75 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    Four ghosts are believed to haunt the original structure around which the Springville Inn's modern amenities were built. Employees have cleverly named these ghosts "Little Girl", "Old Man". "Young Man" and "The Woman". It's a complete set! You are less likely to see the Old Man as ...


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    Oxnard Walmart

    Oxnard, California

    75.1 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    At this Wal-Mart's toy department, the ghost of a 7- to 9-year-old Mexican-American girl in a blue dress with braids is said to bounce balls, giggle, and smile at employees. Rumor has it that the little girl was murdered in the field where the Wal-Mart was later built.


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    Sequoia Dawn - Old TB Sanitarium

    Springville, California

    75.2 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    Formerly an old TB Sanitarium, Sequoia Dawn Apartments are said to be haunted. At the nearby cemetery, a witness says something unseen pulled his hat off his head and disembodied voices were heard. Inside the apartments, folks have reported strange voices, cold spots, and the apparition of a woman in ...


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    Fallas Paredes

    Oxnard, California

    76 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    My aunt use to be manager there and she told me of strange things happening including a floating man in the stockroom that resembled a gang member who died there. (Submitted by Mark Anthony L)


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    Heritage Square Museum

    Oxnard, California

    76.5 miles from Derby Acres, CA

    There have been reports of a phantom in the church portion and spirit nicknamed Uncle Eddy in the Justin Petit House. EVPs are also picked up here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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