Haunted Places in Franklin, California



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    Julia Morgan House

    Sacramento, California

    12.5 miles from Franklin, CA

    Co-workers at the time in the late 1990s heard children crying, images of a man in a top hat and concentrated areas where the smell of grilled onions would invade our sense of smell. This personally happened to me twice. A neighborhood cat would often accompany me into the building ...


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    Sacramento City Cemetery

    Sacramento, California

    12.8 miles from Franklin, CA

    Reports say there are many ghosts and apparitions of all shapes and sizes at the Sacramento City Cemetery. Among them are a ghost girl seen playing near her headstone, a phantom pit bull who follows visitors and then simply disappears, and a couple wearing all black.


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    Leland Stanford Mansion

    Sacramento, California

    13.8 miles from Franklin, CA

    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 ...


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    The Martinez House

    Sacramento, California

    13.8 miles from Franklin, CA

    The Martinez House was the site of a mass murder committed by a man killed everyone in the house: family all the way down to his grandchildren, house staff, even the cat. When the Martinez family bought the house in 1976, they reported seeing apparitions of an Asian man in ...


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    Dorothea Puente House

    Sacramento, California

    14 miles from Franklin, CA

    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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    Sacramento Theatre Company

    Sacramento, California

    14.1 miles from Franklin, CA

    Five ghosts, maybe more, are said to reside at the Sacramento Theater Company. Pinky, a former stagehand, is the most famous. He was granted this nickname because his apparition has a pinkish glow. Witnesses also have noted footsteps on stage after closing, the figure of a man walking the halls, ...


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    Sacramento City Library

    Sacramento, California

    14.2 miles from Franklin, CA

    The Sacramento City Library is haunted by an unseen presence, as its employees will tell you. In the library's Sacramento Room, witnesses have described the sound of Mylar rustling or the sound of shelving or pulling out books when no one is there. Books on the library shelves seem to ...


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    Old Sacramento State Historic Park

    Sacramento, California

    14.3 miles from Franklin, CA

    This busy tourist attraction, museum complex and festival site is full of historic buildings, and therefore, a favorite spot for the spirits of those who lived there long ago. The park is visited by more than 5 million people a year - and that doesn't count the many spirits of ...


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    Old Sacramento Tunnels

    Sacramento, California

    14.5 miles from Franklin, CA

    Reports tell us that the series of tunnels under Old Sacramento were the town's original streets before they were raised above sea level against flooding. Legend has it that the tunnels became establishments of ill repute, such as opium dens, brothels and occult practitioners' hideouts, and witnesses have felt a ...


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    Iceland Ice-Skating Rink

    Sacramento, California

    15.6 miles from Franklin, CA

    Sacramento's oldest ice skating rink is said to be haunted by the ghost of "Pops" Kerth, who was the father of Sacramento city councilman and mayoral candidate Rob Kerth. Witnesses say Pops makes his rounds at around 4 a.m.


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    Sand Cove Park

    Sacramento, California

    15.9 miles from Franklin, CA

    Ghost lights have been spotted at Sand Cove Park as well as the voice of a woman saying "te papa" in a place near the Sacramento River. Some surmise that the site once held a mine shaft where someone passed away or was an ancient burial ground.


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    Old Davis City Hall

    Davis, California

    19.2 miles from Franklin, CA

    The old town hall dates back to 1938, and has been the scene of a recurring ghostly re-enactment in the women's restroom. Visitors using this bathroom have reportedly encountered the apparition of a redheaded woman, who vanishes once she reaches the second stall. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Sailor Bar

    Fair Oaks, California

    21.1 miles from Franklin, CA

    Sailor Bar is a historic park that was named as such because the area was originally settled by gold-seeking sailors. Now visitors can go rafting, fishing and horseback riding here or else just check out the site's natural beauty. It is said that the park has a ghost, as well: ...


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    East 8 Mile Road

    Stockton, California

    25.2 miles from Franklin, 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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    Burlington Coat Factory

    Stockton, California

    26.7 miles from Franklin, 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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    Woodland Opera House

    Woodland, California

    26.9 miles from Franklin, CA

    The original opera house on the site burnt down in 1892, and was rebuilt three years later in 1895. It is from the fire, however, that the building's resident ghost is believed to have stemmed. Theatre patrons have reported seen the apparition of a disgruntled fireman who died in ...


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    Porter Building

    Woodland, California

    26.9 miles from Franklin, CA

    This historic building is rumoured to be haunted, according to a band of musicians who used to practise on the second floor in the early hours of morning. The group would hear knocks on the doors and walls, running footsteps in the hallways and childish giggling, but the source ...


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    Preston Castle

    Ione, California

    28 miles from Franklin, 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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    Ione Hotel

    Ione, California

    28.2 miles from Franklin, 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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    Hotel Stockton

    Stockton, California

    30.7 miles from Franklin, 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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    Bass Lake Road

    Rescue, California

    31.2 miles from Franklin, CA

    Two ghosts have been reported along Bass Lake Road. One is a girl in a white gown who has been seen near the reservoir at the bend. The other is an old man who appears, smiling, sitting on a bench that was dedicated to him.


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    Waterfront Comic Store

    Suisun City, California

    33.2 miles from Franklin, CA

    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 Swift)


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    Wednesday Club

    Suisun City, California

    33.3 miles from Franklin, CA

    This historic women's club dates back to the turn of the twentieth century, and is housed in a building where live performances and ghost stories are the absolute norm. Musicians packing up after gigs when the club is empty have reported hearing women's laughter and conversation coming from the ...


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    Imperial Hotel

    Amador City, California

    34.2 miles from Franklin, 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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    Mine House Inn

    Amador City, California

    34.2 miles from Franklin, 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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    Sutter Creek Inn

    Sutter Creek, California

    35.3 miles from Franklin, 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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    Empire Mine Road - Slaughterhouse

    Antioch, California

    35.7 miles from Franklin, CA

    One of a series of "eerie" locations in and around Empire Mine Road. This "slaughterhouse", as it is most commonly referred to by locals (actually it is a granary), is said to be haunted by the ghost of an old groundskeeper. Strange noises are heard, clanking noises most ...


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    Empire Mine Road - Gates of Hell

    Antioch, California

    35.8 miles from Franklin, CA

    Another spooky spot along Empire Mine Road. There are a number of stories about the "Gates of Hell," but most commonly local kids tell each other than if you pass through these seemingly innocuous gates, you will die exactly one year later from mysterious causes. Others say there ...


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    Black Diamond Mines

    Antioch, California

    36.6 miles from Franklin, CA

    Two ghosts are said to reside here. One is called the White Witch. According to legend, she was executed for being a witch when the children she was caring for all died of illness. The second ghost is Sarah Norton, a woman who was said to have been run over ...


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    Rose Hill Cemetery

    Pittsburg, California

    36.9 miles from Franklin, CA

    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 ...


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    National Hotel

    Jackson, California

    37 miles from Franklin, 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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    Byron Hotel

    Byron, California

    38 miles from Franklin, CA

    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 ...


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    Manzanita Cemetery

    Lincoln, California

    39.9 miles from Franklin, CA

    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 inside.


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    La Croquet Restaurant - Moresi's Chophouse

    Clayton, California

    39.9 miles from Franklin, CA

    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. ...


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    Clayton Club Saloon

    Clayton, California

    40 miles from Franklin, CA

    Once the Eagle Saloon (now the Clayton Club), this building was brought upriver from San Francisco in the 1860s. Thought to be haunted by ghosts from its old saloon days, the club has been the site of mysteriously moving objects, lights that turn on or off by themselves, and cold ...


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    Pioneer Inn

    Clayton, California

    40 miles from Franklin, CA

    This building was a hotel from the 1860s to the 1990s, when it was turned into offices for a church. As of 2013, it was sold to the city of Clayton. Here the ghosts may be seen carrying objects around, and visitors have been touched by the spirits on their ...


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    Hotel Leger

    Mokelumne Hill, California

    40.9 miles from Franklin, 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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    Latitudes Restaurant Site

    Auburn, California

    41.2 miles from Franklin, CA

    While it was open, people used to report walking past a table where a hooded figure was seated, only to vanish when people did a double-take. It could possibly be the ghost of a teenager who lost her daughter and then would sit in that same exact spot for the ...


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    Marshall's Monument

    Placerville, California

    41.8 miles from Franklin, CA

    The Gold Rush started on June 24, 1848, when James Marshall found 2 gold nuggets caught in the waterwheel at the logging mill he operated with John Sutter. From then on, he was followed wherever he went by desperate men who wanted to follow in his footsteps and strike it ...


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    Vineyard House

    Placerville, California

    41.8 miles from Franklin, CA

    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 have ...


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    Pioneer Cemetery

    Placerville, California

    41.9 miles from Franklin, CA

    At Pioneer Cemetery, witnesses say an apparition of a lady in a burgundy dress with her hair in a bun comes to, as legend has it, watch over the Schieffer family. She also has been seen by the roadside, beckoning for passersby to come to the cemetery for a visit.


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    Marshall Gold Discovery Park - Wah Hop Store

    Placerville, California

    42.1 miles from Franklin, CA

    At Marshall Gold Discovery Park, the Wah Hop and Man Lee Stores, visitors can see exhibits of the remains of a Chinese colony including mining methods, tools and household articles. Reports say phantom sounds abound here, including murmuring voices and the sound of a meat cleaver chopping on a butchers' ...


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    Robert Bell's General Store

    Coloma, California

    42.1 miles from Franklin, CA

    The 1849 brick store building accommodated a large community of gold miners around Sutter's Mill. Many witnesses have reported hearing the phantom sound of a long-gone bell, which some speculate was once an indicator that a customer had come in.


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    Sierra Nevada House

    Coloma, California

    42.2 miles from Franklin, CA

    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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    Kelley Brother's Brewery

    Manteca, California

    42.3 miles from Franklin, 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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    Union Cemetery

    Placerville, California

    42.6 miles from Franklin, CA

    A man in red will follow people around. Guests will see him in the corner of their eyes and sometimes start to feel unwelcomed. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Sequoia Restaurant

    Placerville, California

    42.6 miles from Franklin, CA

    This 1853 former private residence is now an antique-furnished restaurant, serving up delightful local cuisine and a variety of ghost stories. Rumour has it that a ghostly child has been seen playing in the garden and that a former owner, Colonel Bee, has been seen in the dining room ...


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    Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Placerville, California

    42.7 miles from Franklin, CA

    This 1902 historic house was formerly the private residence of the town mayor, and is now a delightful bed and breakfast inn. It is believed that the ghost that haunts the inn is a former owner and builder, who has been seen standing at the foot of guests beds. ...


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    Cary House

    Placerville, California

    42.7 miles from Franklin, 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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    Gothic Rose Antiques

    Placerville, California

    42.9 miles from Franklin, CA

    At this circa 1872 antiques store, the apparition of a bearded man known as 'Tom' has appeared to a tarot card reader on several occasions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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