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None other than Will Rogers is believed to haunt California Theatre. Why? It’s the venue where he made his last performance before he died in a plane crash. Those in the know say Rogers’ ghost haunts a practice room that’s always cold, and his apparition has been seen through its tiny window.

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562 W 4th St
San Bernardino, CA 92401
United States

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34.106814, -117.29544900000002
San Bernardino County, California
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  1. I was at this theater and it was always cold i had to put on my sweater but it was still cold.And I did see a guy in a tiny window. I was so scared but I was on a field trip and I couldn’t leave when I wanted!!:|

  2. A friend and I went to the California theater to see Evita, quite a few years ago.
    Well, during an intermission, I felt giddy from the wonderful performance, and the beauty of the place, but all of a sudden, I felt something there, a presence.and as I was looking around,I saw what looked like someone’s silhouette on a upper balcony, behind some kind of decorative screen that was metal ( or appeared to be metal ) with open areas in it. and she moved and seemed to peek around the screen, I saw more clearly. she was a dark, Foggy figure and looked to be dressed in the costume of a Spanish dancer. ( Lace,Vail and everything) another one of the patrons in the Lodges, asked me what I was staring at so intently, and I told him, and he testily exclaimed “it was just one of the actors up on a cat walk or something!” then as the other man walked away from me, ( probably thinking I was Nuts ), another man came up to me who must of overheard and said “You saw her?” and I replied “Yes! she is still there.and he looked over and told me “Don’t make a big deal out of this,I Don’t want to make a scene here, But I see her too!”. the song Hotel California popped into my head and I started to sing it. she just seemed to stay there and listen intently as I stared at her. I paused for a moment,and he said “she seems to like it! ” this experience stuck in my mind. if It hadn’t been for the second man, I would have thought I had been hallucinating, or I WAS indeed “Nuts”

  3. I have worked inside the California threatre. It’s the second floor that I have heard and felt things up there. I was in the bathroom on a break. I went to the bathroom and the other toilet flushed and I heard the door open I said hello and no one answered. I was the only female in the threatre. I always feel like someone is always watching me I refuse to use the bathroom on the second floor

  4. I worked there over 20 years ago, When up in the balcony alone. Walking down the right side. The hairs on my arm would always stand up. I never felt alone.

    • I have no idea but they really need too on the balcony area on the second floor there is A lot of weird activity.the a scariest thing about it is it’s so cold in there and u can actually feel some following u

  5. I used to preform maintenance on the HVAC equipment here. I would usually be the only one on site, and I always felt like I was being watched. A few times I would swear that I saw someone and then have a rush of cold come over me.

    • I’m terribly terrified of this place u are not alone on the 2nd floor it is extra cold and alway feels like ur being followed. I was in the womens restroom on the second and when the toilet and door opened and I realized no one else was there I quit I got too scare to work there

  6. So I’ve always been afraid to go to this theatre because my relative was responsible for the plane crash that killed will Rogers and him…he was the pilot. I just know I’d see or feel something hopefully nothing malicious

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