Lancaster Hotel - Western Hotel Museum

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Once the Lancaster Hotel, the Western Hotel Museum is the city’s oldest building and the home of several spirits. The sound of footsteps and old records can be heard at random times, and the smell of vanilla and old flowers also has been reported.

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557 W Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
United States

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34.698546, -118.13905999999997
Los Angeles County, California
Nearest Towns:
Lancaster, CA (0.1 mi.)
Quartz Hill, CA (5.8 mi.)
Desert View Highlands, CA (7.5 mi.)
Palmdale, CA (8.3 mi.)
Leona Valley, CA (10.1 mi.)
Rosamond, CA (11.5 mi.)
Vincent, CA (13.7 mi.)
Littlerock, CA (15.1 mi.)
Acton, CA (16.1 mi.)
Green Valley, CA (16.5 mi.)

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  1. Are the hauntings here in any way related to the prison that is such a negative vibe on the valley. I have had experiences with unexplained phenomenon around my cousins who are connected to the prison as guards. Footsteps being heard walking toards you clearly on the tile then carpet. Opening my eyes then seeing no one there or black shadows where there was clearly light pearing through the window from outside and it was blocking it. Then it was gone on the next blink. Can the prison be investigated by Ghost Adventures? Or a family home that I feel is under attack?

  2. I actually heard footsteps up stairs, but my friends and I just thought it was an old building, until something brushed past us, our instinct was getting out of there as fast as one can blink, it truly haunted and I ask anyone who does go in there, beware, For my friends and i we are never entering that place again!

  3. I visited there last year with my children, we did the whole tour. When the gentlemen left us upstairs we where in one of the rooms, where there’s animals. My kids were scared so we headed downstairs. As we went down, I of course was the last and heard the upstairs hallway door open. I then got goosebumps and felt like someone was right behind me. Nobody else was upstairs.
    We all where freaked out.

  4. My family is four generations deep into the Antelope Valley—(Really? Yes unfortunately….but…..meh….it is what it is right?) —I’m not sure if most people are aware of or even care but the Western hotel has a nasty tendency of setting itself on fire to my knowledge it is happened twice since its Restoration in 1988. Local for enforcement often responds to the alarm being triggered only to find that no one is on or anywhere near the premises, this happens at all hours both day and night. Sorry no ghost stories here just some random strange Antelope Valley facts.

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