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Folks that live around these parts say that since the 1930s, the Banta Inn has been haunted. The ghost of Tony Gallegos, the former of the inn who died of a heart attack in the building, has been seen. Poltergeist pranks also have occurred in the bar area.

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    Geographic Information

    22563 7th St
    Banta, CA 95304
    United States

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    37.7538038, -121.37255010000001
    San Joaquin County, California
    Nearest Towns:
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    1. This place is definitely haunted, I saw shadow figures everywhere, we got voices and word responses on our ghost radar apps and spirit boxes. The staff had great stories to tell and were very friendly and allowed us to use our equipment. After leaving the place it would seem I brought home a spirit, because my app was talking about a possible prostitute “she lack(s) church” buy the name of Ann, which name was repeated a few times, it said she was shot on the ground in public and she was “fifteen”….idk if that’s verifiable but I’m getting spooked.

    2. The roommate & I used to go here for dinner. One evening we were sitting at our table in the dining room just talking when suddenly the pepper shaker moved several inches of it’s own accord. I looked up at the roommate and asked, “…did you just see that?…”. He confirmed he saw the activity as well. We asked the waitress if there were any reports of ghosts or the like and she just looked at us like we were crazy.

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