Haunted Places in Hawthorne, Nevada



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    Bodie State Historic Park

    Bridgeport, California

    30.1 miles from Hawthorne, NV

    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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    Gold Canyon Steakhouse

    Dayton, Nevada

    71.5 miles from Hawthorne, 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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    Yosemite National Park

    Hawthorne, California

    73 miles from Hawthorne, NV

    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

    74.5 miles from Hawthorne, NV

    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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    Brewery Arts Center

    Carson City, Nevada

    75.8 miles from Hawthorne, 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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    Abraham Curry House

    Carson City, Nevada

    75.9 miles from Hawthorne, 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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    Carson City Mint - Nevada State Museum

    Carson City, Nevada

    75.9 miles from Hawthorne, 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

    76.1 miles from Hawthorne, 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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    Gold Hill Hotel

    Virginia City, Nevada

    76.8 miles from Hawthorne, 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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    Yellow Jacket Mine

    Silver City, Nevada

    76.9 miles from Hawthorne, 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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    St. Mary's Art Center

    Virginia City, Nevada

    77 miles from Hawthorne, 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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    Comstock Lodge

    Virginia City, Nevada

    77 miles from Hawthorne, 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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    Sugar Loaf Mountain Motel

    Virginia City, Nevada

    77.2 miles from Hawthorne, 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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    Mackay Mansion

    Virginia City, Nevada

    77.2 miles from Hawthorne, 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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    Old Washoe Club

    Virginia City, Nevada

    77.3 miles from Hawthorne, 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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    Silver Queen Hotel

    Virginia City, Nevada

    77.4 miles from Hawthorne, 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

    77.4 miles from Hawthorne, 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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    The Clown Motel

    Tonopah, Nevada

    81.4 miles from Hawthorne, NV

    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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    Mizpah Hotel

    Tonopah, Nevada

    81.9 miles from Hawthorne, NV

    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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    Kozy Corner Deli and Coffee Bar

    Tonopah, Nevada

    81.9 miles from Hawthorne, NV

    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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    Thunderbird Lodge Historical Site

    New Washoe City, Nevada

    83.5 miles from Hawthorne, 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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    Bowers Mansion

    New Washoe City, Nevada

    83.9 miles from Hawthorne, 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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    Yosemite View Lodge

    El Portal, California

    85.2 miles from Hawthorne, NV

    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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    Wawona Hotel and Restaurant

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California

    88.3 miles from Hawthorne, NV

    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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    Cal Neva Lodge and Casino

    Crystal Bay, Nevada

    88.6 miles from Hawthorne, 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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    Washoe County Courthouse

    Reno, Nevada

    94 miles from Hawthorne, 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

    94 miles from Hawthorne, 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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    Goldfield Hotel

    Goldfield, Nevada

    94.2 miles from Hawthorne, NV

    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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    Nye Hall - University of Nevada

    Reno, Nevada

    94.9 miles from Hawthorne, 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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    Sierra Springs Lodge

    Oakhurst, California

    96.5 miles from Hawthorne, NV

    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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    Scotty's Castle

    Hawthorne, California

    124.7 miles from Hawthorne, NV

    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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