Hayward Plunge

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According to reports, in the late 1960s a swimming coach led his students to the creek and later murdered them. Now, witnesses say they have felt cold spots and seen eerie shadows, and those who stop in a clearing will see children’s footsteps all around them and hear laughter, running, crying and pleas for help.

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24176 Mission Blvd
Hayward, CA 94544
United States

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37.66627439615721, -122.07553732390807
Alameda County, California
Nearest Towns:
Hayward, CA (0.3 mi.)
Cherryland, CA (1.8 mi.)
Fairview, CA (1.8 mi.)
Castro Valley, CA (2.0 mi.)
San Lorenzo, CA (2.9 mi.)
Ashland, CA (2.9 mi.)
Union City, CA (5.8 mi.)
San Leandro, CA (6.0 mi.)
Dublin, CA (8.0 mi.)
Fremont, CA (9.4 mi.)


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  1. the trails behind the Hayward plunge are definitely haunted but I have walked all through the Hayward hills and lived in them and there are very haunted places. when I was young we had to have our house blessed by nuns I was about 8 years old on Cotati street off Hayward boulevard. v

  2. Domine Umbram  |  

    The trails are obviously haunted. Been back there for investigation in late 2014. Tried an amateur EVP session with my phone and my iPod, got faint whispers.

  3. I worked at the Hayward plunge in the 1960’s and was on the swim team and nothing like that ever occurred. There were no hauntings, or ghost stories, or murders associated with the Hayward Plunge. I lived right up the street from it from the age 4-19 and there were no ghost stories, or kidnappings, or murders that happened. My whole child hood I went down the trail all the way to the waterfalls and the only thing going on was poison oak. Not a true story

  4. Something lives and creeps around in the hills of hayward humaniod type very fast mimics what you’ve said multiple accounts from different circles

  5. The Plunge is Full of Spirits, keep in mind the Abandoned Cemetery next to it with tombstones dating back to the early 1800’s.

    Pay attention to the Shape Shifters, there’s a man in a trench coat that hangs out there sometimes, well pay close attention to him. I was with a group of friends and he was running and in a blink of an eye he was a deer! ( Yes, a damn Bambi) I didn’t say anything until the next day and we all thought we were crazy, until other people and neighbors in the area told us we were right.

    There’s also another “Thing” at that park… I was really into the whole paranormal investigations and such, before that night… The night me and my old roommate saw Him/It… After the sun starts to set I always leave now. The cemetery and park would drain me so bad that my Family and spiritual cleansing lady told me to stay away from there at night.

    Be safe, there’s also a lot of Mountain Lions in the area!

  6. 2016 – I currently live in the Hayward Hills off Kelly Street. Myself and 2 other neighbors that I know about so far have seen a ghost of a man with long salt and pepper hair with a hat on that dates back to 1860’s. When I saw him one time from a side view I noticed his nose was very large. He seems to float around the land and at times enters our homes. In the past 6 years, I have only seen him twice but believe me that is enough:-)

  7. My friends and I went there at dusk and heard laughter and children talking, but there is an apartment complex very very nearby. figured the noise was just from that

  8. Joanna Lobato  |  

    Oh my God yes! It was here in Hayward California at this place called The Plunge on Mission Boulevard. It was a few years ago and I was with an ex-boyfriend of mine. We were about to leave so I started walking away and then I heard little pitter patter running towards me behind me and thinking it was him I turned around to look and he was still putting stuff in his backpack on the little wall at the park. Just recently found out that a group of kids were taken years years years ago by their swimming coach to the creek and he murdered them all

  9. The place is now a public swimming pool but theres a trail in the back and if you walk up back there you can start too feel things and hear things.

  10. Those bold enough to venture up the Memorial park trail after dark will indeed encounter strange things. Mostly due to the fact that many of Hayward’s psychotic homeless live there. They taunt and terrorize anyone even in broad daylight.

  11. I don’t want to go into details,but the murders are true.They were hushed up. I went out on the trail late one night to investigate the ghost story.What happened that night will haunt me until my dying day.People thought I was crazy when I told them.I was even put in a psych evaluation on a 51-50.72 hour hold.DO NOT GO THERE AT NIGHT.

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