Juvenile Ranch Facility

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This used to be the site of Camp Lockett, an old military base; it is now a home for runaways and meant to give them skills for careers. The smell of smoke accompanies the spirit of a protective old man (said to prevent children from hurting themselves). He is heard walking around and will sometimes turn off the lights. A soldier who killed himself is sometimes seen staring out of the window somewhere by the dayroom. Other sightings include former soldiers walking up and down the pathways and a child who was said to have fallen to his death from a nearby cliff.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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957 Forrest Gate Road
Campo, CA 91906
United States

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32.608563906964356, -116.47346216435835
San Diego County, California
Nearest Towns:
Campo, CA (0.3 mi.)
Potrero, CA (8.1 mi.)
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Jacumba, CA (16.5 mi.)
Mount Laguna, CA (18.5 mi.)
Descanso, CA (18.8 mi.)
Alpine, CA (23.1 mi.)
Jamul, CA (24.6 mi.)
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  1. Macedonio Orozco  |  

    I can’t believe that having used Coachella in the title that you left out C.V.High School. I retired from the local school district in 2019 after 24 years of employment. About 9 of those years working at C.V.High. I had many experiences to include having a 24 ounce cup of coffee rise up and fly 14 feet away. One principal heard a disembodied voice repeatedly. I’ve contributed to other publications in the past.

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