Haunted Places in Desert Center, California



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    Palm Street

    Brawley, California

    51.2 miles from Desert Center, CA

    Along this road, a white orb is said to follow people. Some people have reported that it has a demonic face. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    La Quinta Resort and Club

    La Quinta, California

    52.2 miles from Desert Center, CA

    A shaded apparition and ghostly voices and noises have been reported in several of the bungalows at this 1920’s resort. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Lost Lake Road

    Blythe, California

    56.8 miles from Desert Center, CA

    Somewhere around the intersection of the 95 and Lost Lake Road, people have driven by what they have described as an Indian chief in full garb (head-dress, vest, old cowboy clothes). He is older with grayish black hair and a very wrinkled face. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Joshua Tree Inn

    Joshua Tree, California

    60.5 miles from Desert Center, CA

    Some people believe that the ghost of Gram Parsons, father of country rock, inhabits room 8, which is where he died of a drug overdose in the early 70's. He will allegedly move or relocate small items such as earrings and will move the mirror that hangs on the ...


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    Crest Theatre

    El Centro, California

    64.2 miles from Desert Center, CA

    Folks who work at Crest Theatre say they have heard disembodied voices talking to them at night, or music blasting from the sound system when it had already been turned off for the night. Cold spots have been reported as well.


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    Fox Theater

    El Centro, California

    64.2 miles from Desert Center, CA

    Rumored to stem from a man who died inside the theater, folks say eerie cold spots can be felt here, usually around Aisle 8.


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    Imperial Valley Arts Council

    El Centro, California

    64.3 miles from Desert Center, CA

    Employees working at the art council in this 1920's building have reportedly seen doors slam shut of their own accord and have heard the incessant thrashing of the keys of an invisible typewriter. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Dogwood Road Ghost Girl

    El Centro, California

    66.5 miles from Desert Center, CA

    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 ...


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    Yaqui Well

    Julian, California

    69.3 miles from Desert Center, CA

    Three men died in this area shortly after discovering gold. It is said that on some nights, the three are seen holding hands, circling the well in excitement. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Vallecito Stage Station County Park

    Julian, California

    75 miles from Desert Center, CA

    A weakly woman on her way to Sacramento died here mid-trip. A woman is seen in a white dress and it is believed to be this woman. Many other ghosts are said to be on this trail ranging from a phantom stagecoach, the ghost of a horse, and mysterious lights. Submitted ...


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    Julian Gold Rush Hotel

    Ramona, California

    81.9 miles from Desert Center, CA

    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 ...


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    Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

    Yuma, Arizona

    81.9 miles from Desert Center, CA

    The prison apparently hosts a ghosts that's prone to pinching. Supposedly it is more likely to pinch children and people wearing the color red. In addition the museum portion of the park is said to be haunted by at least two spirits, one of whom is reported to ...


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    Lee Hotel

    Yuma, Arizona

    82.1 miles from Desert Center, CA

    Three different female ghosts are said to haunt the Lee Hotel. People believe that one of the ghosts is the original owner of the hotel and she is believed to knock on the doors of rooms in the hotel.


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    Kelso Depot

    Kelso, California

    90.9 miles from Desert Center, CA

    This historic villa sat abandoned for many years, and a man hung himself in what was Room #006 of the former hotel. People have reported seeing him walking around the upper floor of the building, and looking down into the street. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Captain's Anchorage

    Big Bear Lake, California

    92.5 miles from Desert Center, CA

    The ghost of a man named George has been seen here; it is said he was an embezzler who either killed himself or was murdered. Other than George, three other ghosts are said to be here. The activity includes full-bodied apparitions, beer bottles being thrown, lights flickering, footsteps, and other ...


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    Lake Morena Campground

    Campo, California

    96 miles from Desert Center, CA

    Rumor has it that in a wooded area near Lake Morena Campground, the ghost of a young woman in a long white dress appears. Some have also heard a woman's voice laughing and singing or footsteps around their tents at night. An orb has shown up in a photograph taken ...


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    Juvenile Ranch Facility

    Campo, California

    98.3 miles from Desert Center, CA

    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 ...


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    City Hall - Bullhead City

    Bullhead City, Arizona

    106.2 miles from Desert Center, CA

    Locals say City Hall was built on haunted grounds, and that strange phenomena are occasionally observed within.


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    Oatman Hotel

    Desert Center, Arizona

    107.8 miles from Desert Center, CA

    This place not only has ghosts, but famous ones at that! The Oatman is reported to be haunted by the ghosts of none other than Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, so if you go ghost hunting, be sure to bring your autograph book as well. Of course the history ...


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    Calico Ghost town

    Barstow, California

    119.4 miles from Desert Center, CA

    Allegedly the ghost is haunted with residual type hauntings. People claim to feel "presences" and cold spots throughout the town.


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    Brunswick Hotel

    Kingman, Arizona

    127.7 miles from Desert Center, CA

    Numerous apparitions, ghostly voices and physical contact with the guests...the ghosts at the Brunswick are apparently active. As of this writing (MArch 2013) it appears the Brunswick has closed its doors, but check back and let us know if it ever re-opens.


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    Bonelli House

    Kingman, Arizona

    127.9 miles from Desert Center, CA

    Passers-by to this historic 1915 mansion claim to have seen a shadowy apparition staring down into the street. Visitors to the house have also reportedly photographed orbs on many occasions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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