Carmel Mission

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The mission was built directly adjacent to an ancient American Indian burial ground. There are several ghosts haunting the mission, including the ghost of a dog that is heard but not seen. The ghost of one of the of the original founder’s Father Serra can be seen walking around with a candle at night, and appearing inside the chapel on New Year’s Eve. The ghost of a young American Indian boy has also been seen, but little is known about him.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

3080 Rio Road
Carmel, CA
United States

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36.5426697, -121.91969069999999
Monterey County, California
Nearest Towns:
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA (0.9 mi.)
Del Monte Forest, CA (3.4 mi.)
Monterey, CA (4.2 mi.)
Pacific Grove, CA (5.2 mi.)
Del Rey Oaks, CA (5.9 mi.)
Seaside, CA (6.0 mi.)
Sand City, CA (6.5 mi.)
Carmel Valley Village, CA (8.9 mi.)
Marina, CA (11.8 mi.)
Spreckels, CA (16.1 mi.)


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  1. I was here on a 4th grade trip long time ago. Never had any experience with ghost but we heard of a story that was true about the trail be hind it. And also I had a weird feeling about it

  2. I was here on a trip with my elementary school along time ago and i heard of a baby crying and when this couple that was walking the trial went up to this baby that was crying it turned into like a evil presence. (Devil or demond)

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