Barton Mansion

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The Barton Mansion, built by Dr. Ben Barton in the 1860s, is a location made infamous in a video shot by a group of paranormal investigators in the early 2000s. The video depicted a demon or ghost emerging from a room in the then abandoned building. Whether or not the video is real has been up for debate since it surfaced.

Though the video made it famous around the internet, the mansion has had a local reputation for many years. For decades the mansion was rumored to be a hot spot for Satan worshipers. There are also claims that it was built over an ancient Native American burial ground. Before its recent renovation, the mansion was a popular spot for paranormal investigators and teens looking for a good scare.

The is a wide range of different types of paranormal activity reported at the Barton mansion. The sound of disembodied footsteps are most common. Others have reported an intense feeling of being watched by a very unwelcoming source. There are even reports of people who have seen a demonic face watching them as they ascend the stair case. Disembodied voices have been heard and shadowy figures have been seen darting up and down the staircase. There appears to be no shortage of paranormal activity at the Barton Mansion.

(Submitted by Alex)

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Geographic Information

11210 Nevada St.
Redlands, CA
United States

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34.0497665379847, -117.21673992277829
San Bernardino County, California
Nearest Towns:
Redlands, CA (2.0 mi.)
Loma Linda, CA (2.5 mi.)
Mentone, CA (4.9 mi.)
Highland, CA (5.4 mi.)
Grand Terrace, CA (5.7 mi.)
Colton, CA (5.8 mi.)
San Bernardino, CA (5.8 mi.)
Highgrove, CA (7.1 mi.)
Moreno Valley, CA (7.8 mi.)
Rialto, CA (9.6 mi.)


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  1. My step kids mom used to pay rent at the property management spot down stairs to the right and have seen her cup of water move on its own with her sister while sitting and waiting.

  2. I remember when the Barton Mansion video brought a lot of attention. It was in early 2000’s. Around that time, I remember driving from Northern California to Southern California on work-related training. During my stay there, I made the drive to Redlands. Unfortunately, I couldn’t go inside because it was being rennovated, but it was cool looking at it in person. It’s located in an odd spot. You have to drive through an alley to see it. There was also talk about a “Smiley Woods” in the Barton Mansion forum (supposedly a hang out spot for satanic cults and no, the forum no longer exists). The I found out that was total BS.

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