Dorothea Puente House

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The Puente House was a boarding house for senior citizens, but owner Dorothea Puente was convicted of murdering her tenants and burying them in the yard so she could cash in their social security checks. Photographs taken of the house have shown anomalies and ectoplasm mist.

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2100 F Street
Sacramento, CA
United States

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38.5804339, -121.47641099999998
Sacramento County, California
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  1. I did a remodel on the back of the house sometime in the late 90’s the neighbors house catch fire and it burned the back corner of the house . My bosses were with me , Paul and Steve is what I will give . Anyway I had to go in and unbolt these wood covers on the doors and windows , so they pried open one of the panels for me to slip in . Being in there alone I heard thing fall over and a couple things banging together , so I yelled I was inside and had a weapon so if it was a person , you better call out . Well nothing was found in the home after we entered to do repairs . Not sure what was even making the sounds since nothing was made of the materials to make the sounds . It did have a different feeling in the house , that we all noticed . So really don’t know what made the noise , but we fixed the house and got out of there as fast as we could .Oh my name is Eric

    • In 2004 – My son, my dad, my uncle, and I all lived in the lower level next to this house (the house that caught on fire) … when we signed the lease agreement my son, who at the time was four years old, was playing in the room that he and I would share. When my dad and I went to the room he was playing in the closet. We sat down and watched him play, all of a sudden my son stopped playing, looked at the floor in the closet, turned around and looked at both my dad and I … and in a strong assertive voice he said, “we have to hurry up and clean up this blood before this place burns down” … he’s turned around and then resumed plyimg as if nothing had happened. We didn’t learned about the house fire until months later when we were experiencing some plumbing issues … the landlord mentioned it to us.

      In this house my son would see what he called “pink grandpas” … he would say they would sit next to him and watch TV.

      When my son and I Would he alone in the house … I would hear, doors opening and closing … as well as the cabinets in the kitchen …

      • Roses_That_Bloom_  |  

        Yikes! That IS terrifying to hear. Knowing that some places would be haunted, I never knew that there would be blood when there was a fire months ago before you moved in… When your son stopped playing and then continued to play, I had a feeling that he was possessed but for only a little bit. Be careful since children can get easily possessed by spirits lingering around. BTW I´m Rose.

  2. It was closed to the public but we walked up to it out of curiosity around 3am since we were in midtown already. They found 9 bodies but many more were rumored to still be buried on the property. We felt a cold mass in the front yard, right of the stairs near the front fence. Felt like a lost soul. Creeepy. We came home and then my boyfriend confessed to feeling absolutely drained after touching the cold spot. Spooooky. Turns out the remains of a woman named Penny were found in that spot & then an orb appeared in 2 photos i had taken out of at least 7, weird. Definitely not going back!

  3. My mom knew Dorothea Puente, as a young mom of 2 kids she lived close by because housing was cheap. My mom told me about how she was such a fragile old lady and she was kind and sweet if she was sitting in her chair on the porch or by the stairs. But every time my mom got interested in Dorothea’s roses, my mom’s middle name being rose, she would get yelled at or sprayed with by Dorothea with the hose, or especially when Dorothea was gardening, she didn’t like people on her yard.

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