1888 Bath House - Chime's Antiques

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This circa 1888 former bath house now houses a quaint, old-fashioned antique’s store which is rumoured to be haunted. Apparitions reported here include a drowning victim in the basement, a spirit who moves a set of china dolls and an entity that is believed to be a man who was murdered while the baths were still in operation.

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Geographic Information

201 W Graham Avenue
Lake Elsinore, CA
United States

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33.6687248, -117.32913150000002
Riverside County, California
Nearest Towns:
Lake Elsinore, CA (0.1 mi.)
Lakeland Village, CA (2.2 mi.)
Sedco Hills, CA (2.9 mi.)
Canyon Lake, CA (3.4 mi.)
Quail Valley, CA (5.5 mi.)
Wildomar, CA (5.6 mi.)
Good Hope, CA (7.5 mi.)
Sun City, CA (8.1 mi.)
Perris, CA (9.8 mi.)
Romoland, CA (10.3 mi.)


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  1. The story I’ve always heard Is that a boy drown in the indoor pool and haunts the upstairs room to the left of the stairway. The pool is now filled in as a courtyard. Having been in the building many times it is very high on the creep factor; Especially that particular room. The building is now used as office space.

  2. Wheb it was an antique store, the back storage room was open to the public, I saw a baby cradle rocking. My daughter and I both tried to stop it from rocking and it would start up again on its own.
    Very very strange.

  3. This is interesting. I am the youngest Grand daughter of Lory and Wilma Watts who owned it for 32 years . The boy that drowned was the sheriff s son. The was taken into the therapy room , which is on the left where the barbershop chair use to be. The pool was enclosed in originally. I believe my Grandparents filled ot in as it was not repairable.
    There is no basement though.

    The girl that playes with dolls this is true and I have seen it. Her name is Cannonball, my Gramma called her, due to she started but moving the cannon balls off shelves. And yes moving the craddles was probably her.

    There is a man that is in a picture at a desk. He was seen numerous times in the left rooms at the front of the shop..

    My Gramma saw a pioneer looking mother with a young girl.

    I was not aware of someone dying in the bath areas. There was 10 at one time,

    The mineral eaters flowed freely from the ground in the back yard when I was young. But It was not running ad of the year before it sold.
    Thats for sharing this place holds a special place in my Families heart .

  4. Leslie A Martin  |  

    I knew your grandparents.Lori and wilma.your grandfather lori was the sweetest man ever.he knew me and my brother dean and my mom.he use to call me jo.the girl from the facts of life.said i looked like her.when i was down and out a few times.walking by the chimes he would walk to the back to a shed where a old car was.and hed give me 100.00 dollars.said it was his secret spot lol.then i moved away came back to find that he had had a stroke that left him unable to talk.i dont know what happened to them after that.but i met there .forgot his name.ive never experienced a ghost but that place was errrie

  5. There was probably a attempted murder here it’s actually been forensic files a show I should say I seen a show on cable that was about a woman who was also almost murdered in a antique store in this city if this antique store is near canyon lake there were people two people murdered close to or in 2003 there it’s very sad and the woman who ran this antique store was almost killed by the same woman that tragic day is probably the woman moving stuff in the antique store before the intruder came in the store she was proably moving China only she isn’t dead she survived the attack

  6. 2003 there was probably an attempted murder here because on forensic files they mention an antique store that a woman came into and tried to stangle to death a woman that worked in the antique store, she was the only one there that day, also there were murders in canyon lake that were related to the attempted murder at the antique store not sure if this is the exact same store or not but this all happened in 2003 and the murderer who killed two elderly women in Canyon Lake Ca it was on forensic files is locked up for the rest of her life!

  7. I experienced a evil demonic spirit with a very bad vibe that he does not want you there and feels like his watching you all the time a very uncomfortable very scary vibe and is very violent. He has big black eyes and black hair. He is possessed and try to go in you with this very heavy vibe.

  8. Cold spot in front of what was the “clock room”, the small room to the left in the main foyer.. 3 of us have experienced that. I’m sure that there are many more who have.

    3rd bath down on the left has several previously alive present. dressed in turn of the last century attire. You sense them & how they will look before you get to the room. They seems boisterous & joyful, like there’s a party going on. You just KNOW you will see them when you look in, but the room is empty.

    A gifted friend saw a very pregnant native American woman (the original owners of that little hot springs) being hacked open and her baby being ripped out, on the edge of the pool, with the blood running in the water of the now covered hot tub. Another friend has seen a flow of blood down the ramp out of that room. As she was seeing that, her friend with her said several times “I smell blood. Do you smell blood”. Except the one seeing blood & her friend smelling blood, all of these situation occurred independent of each other. It wasn’t until years afterwards. when we met each other through the WWW, that we started sharing our experiences.

    We were driving past the front of the chimes in a VW Baja bug one Sunday when they were closed. There was no traffic on the street and it was a warm, almost windless summer afternoon. The street was lined with sycamore trees fully leafed out. AS we puttered past the front door of The Chimes, SOMETHING hit the left front on the car with a solid “THUD”, as if we’d hit a person or a large dog even though were were going well below the speed limit there. The impact was sufficiently massive as to push the front of the car toward the curb, like a scene from a horror movie. Our first thought, since we’d seen nothing, was “Whirlwind”, which wouldn’t be unusual in that location and in those weather conditions. But the leaves on the Sycamores were still, there was no swirling of debris in the street and no dust. We looked at each other in shock. I told her “Nobody is inside so It is hunting out here in the street”. She said “yep”. We pulled to the curb up the street (away from The Chimes) to check the car for damage or maybe broken steering or a tire problem even though we KNEW what had hit us. When you have a gift, you don’t have to guess. There was no damage to the car, still no stirring of leaves, no swirling of fallen leaves and nothing corporeal in or on the street.

    I’ve not even been back into the town since then. I don’t fear the devil because fear is from the devil. But I admittedly sometimes fall short in my faith to do combat with his minions if we’re grossly outnumbered (like the crew in room 3) or if our “spidey sense” tells us, “Not this guy. You’re gonna need a bigger boat”. As Sun Tzu wrote in “The Art of War” ““So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.”

    We “avoided”.

    This was a battle that didn’t need to be fought, even though it had struck the first blow. We didn’t run in fear. We simply left at our pace & on our terms, as if its actions were of no consequence to us outside of checking the car, thereby leaving our wanna-be spiritual opponent without a victory, without a victim as powerless to force us to battle.. By its age, and it has been there a long time as it appears in Indian legends of the area, it is strong & arrogant. What we, & others, have experienced in there, tells us that he’s collected souls from the weak and evil down through the years. We were 2 that he didn’t get.

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