UC Santa Cruz - Porter College

You are here Home  > Colleges and Universities >  UC Santa Cruz - Porter College

University of California Santa Cruz – Porter College has several sites rumored to be haunted. In the A Building, the apparition of a student who committed suicide has been seen, as well as others. On the B Building’s 1st Floor, there are strange noises and voices, objects that fly across rooms and a feeling of a malicious presence. On the B Building’s 3rd Floor, students have described waking up from a dead sleep feeling as if they were being strangled. And in the Meadow, the apparition of a transient woman named Lily has been seen naked or wearing rags.

If you've had a paranormal experience here, or have any additional information about this location, please let us know!

Rate this Haunted Place

What do you think? Is this place really haunted? Voice your opinion here! Click "thumbs up" if you think its haunted, or "thumbs down" if you think its all just a tall tale.

Geographic Information

Porter-Kresge Rd
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
United States

Get Directions »
36.99432823893136, -122.06542396510486
Santa Cruz County, California
Nearest Towns:
Paradise Park, CA (1.6 mi.)
Pasatiempo, CA (2.3 mi.)
Santa Cruz, CA (2.4 mi.)
Mount Hermon, CA (3.9 mi.)
Felton, CA (4.0 mi.)
Twin Lakes, CA (4.2 mi.)
Live Oak, CA (4.7 mi.)
Scotts Valley, CA (4.8 mi.)
Bonny Doon, CA (5.7 mi.)
Soquel, CA (6.0 mi.)

Contact Information



Please note: It is your responsibility to acquire appropriate permissions before investigating any location listed on this site. Private property should be respected at all times, as should all posted signs concerning trespassing, hours of operation and other local regulations. Many "ghost hunters" have been arrested because they failed to contact property owners and/or local authorities ahead of time.

Share Your Experiences

Close Comments

Comments (3)

  1. That’s really interesting – when I lived there in early 90’s, 1st floor A dorm….I had a number of goth friends that lived in 1st floor B dorm….they loved it and called it the ‘bat caves.’ Never described any poltergeists though.

  2. As someone who worked there as a CA (RA for non-Porter people) and lived there for four years, nothing paranormal was ever reported from anyone on staff or any of the residents. The A building has been completely redone in the past few years and no one has reported anything strange. B1 or the “bat caves” can be a bit creepy but that’s mostly because of how the floor was planned out (the rooms are HUGE but the bathrooms are small, especially the one closest to the laundry room, and the hall is split in two separate corridors divided by the bike racks) I also wouldn’t trust any ghost sightings occurring in the meadow.

  3. I remember strange noises and things flying, as well as things taped to walls and weird people in the meadow, but that wasn’t ghosts, that was the average Porter student.

Share Your Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a photograph taken from this location? Use the "Browse" or "Choose File" button below to select an image to upload along with your comment.


Disclaimer: The stories posted here are user-submitted and are, in the nature of "ghost stories," largely unverifiable. HauntedPlaces.org makes no claims that any of the statements posted here are factually accurate. The vast majority of information provided on this web site is anecdotal, and as such, should be viewed in the same light as local folklore and urban legends.