Haunted Places in Gerlach, Nevada



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    Saint Francis Bar and Grill

    Susanville, California

    70.4 miles from Gerlach, NV

    Housed in a historic landmark building, this bar and grill restaurant is rumoured to have a haunting. Staff closing up for the night have reportedly heard the sound of ghostly laughter and clinking glasses coming from the main dining room, but upon investigation, no one is there. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Mount Lassen Hotel

    Susanville, California

    70.5 miles from Gerlach, NV

    The historic 1926 hotel building and restaurant was the scene of a tragic murder at the turn of the recent century, and a beloved manager passed away. However, it appears that he hasn't left, as his ghost has been seen on several occasions throughout the establishment. Guests have heard ...


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    Susanville Elk's Club

    Susanville, California

    70.6 miles from Gerlach, NV

    This historic building sits on a hill overlooking the township. Locals claim that on stormy nights, people driving past have seen a figure in white looking out at the view. Upon investigation, the building is empty. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Nye Hall - University of Nevada

    Reno, Nevada

    80.7 miles from Gerlach, NV

    Built on the site of an old graveyard, the whole building experiences some sort of paranormal activity, however it is concentrated on the first and sixth floors. On the first floor, voices are heard in the bathroom when no one is around. On the sixth floor, there is a ...


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    Washoe County Courthouse

    Reno, Nevada

    81.6 miles from Gerlach, NV

    The 1909 Washoe County Courthouse is believed to be haunted by unknown ghosts who have had unhappy dealings with the court system here. Apparitions have been seen moping around the grounds and witnesses have described cold spots and an overpowering feeling of sadness and despair.


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    Lake Mansion

    Reno, Nevada

    81.7 miles from Gerlach, NV

    The Lake Mansion was built in 1877 by W.J. Marsh, then sold to Myron and Jane Lake in 1879. The mansion has been the setting for some strange phenomena over the years.


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    Hotel Niles

    Alturas, California

    84.4 miles from Gerlach, NV

    This historic hotel began it's long and illustrious history back in 1908, when it was built for the many residents of the growing town. Since then, the hotel has narrowly escaped demolishment and is now one of the county icons. The third floor of the hotel is believed to have ...


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    Silver Queen Hotel

    Virginia City, Nevada

    93.9 miles from Gerlach, NV

    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

    93.9 miles from Gerlach, NV

    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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    St. Mary's Art Center

    Virginia City, Nevada

    94 miles from Gerlach, NV

    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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    Old Washoe Club

    Virginia City, Nevada

    94 miles from Gerlach, NV

    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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    Mackay Mansion

    Virginia City, Nevada

    94.2 miles from Gerlach, NV

    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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    Sugar Loaf Mountain Motel

    Virginia City, Nevada

    94.4 miles from Gerlach, NV

    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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    Comstock Lodge

    Virginia City, Nevada

    94.7 miles from Gerlach, NV

    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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    Yellow Jacket Mine

    Silver City, Nevada

    95.2 miles from Gerlach, NV

    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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    Gold Hill Hotel

    Virginia City, Nevada

    95.3 miles from Gerlach, NV

    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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    Bowers Mansion

    New Washoe City, Nevada

    97.9 miles from Gerlach, NV

    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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    Gold Canyon Steakhouse

    Dayton, Nevada

    98.6 miles from Gerlach, NV

    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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    The Richardson House

    Truckee, California

    101.5 miles from Gerlach, NV

    In Christine's Room (named after the woman who once occupied it), Christine can be seen standing by the window. She is usually very solemn and believed to be mourning her children. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Donner Memorial State Park

    Truckee, California

    102.8 miles from Gerlach, NV

    The ghost of Tamsen Donner, one of the famed Donner Party who had to resort to cannibalism after becoming trapped here, is said to roam the grounds at night. Witnesses have seen her as a yellowish, glowing, female figure who hovers above the ground.


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    Cal Neva Lodge and Casino

    Crystal Bay, Nevada

    104.4 miles from Gerlach, NV

    Cal Neva Lodge and Casino, reported to be temporarily closed for complete renovations, is said to be haunted by some famous spirits: Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe. Frank Sinatra owned the place in the 1960s and Marilyn Monroe stayed in a cabin here as well. Both Sinatra's and Monroe's cabins ...


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    Carson City Mint - Nevada State Museum

    Carson City, Nevada

    104.8 miles from Gerlach, NV

    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

    104.9 miles from Gerlach, NV

    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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    Abraham Curry House

    Carson City, Nevada

    104.9 miles from Gerlach, NV

    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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    Brewery Arts Center

    Carson City, Nevada

    105.1 miles from Gerlach, NV

    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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    Thunderbird Lodge Historical Site

    New Washoe City, Nevada

    106.5 miles from Gerlach, NV

    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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    Downieville River Inn and Resort

    Downieville, California

    108.5 miles from Gerlach, NV

    Allegedly haunted, possibly by its former owner dating back from the goldrush days. Reports are that a ghost likes to climb into bed with you at night.


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