Valley of the Moon Saloon

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This old saloon is now a private residence, and on a lighter note, the current owner says his children have scared away most of the ghostly activity. In it’s glory days, the saloon was haunted by a male spirit who opened and closed doors, rearranged furniture, turned lights on and off and changed the jukebox to play his own personal preference of music.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

Address:
17154 Sonoma Highway
Sonoma, CA
United States

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GPS:
38.3234421, -122.48752919999998
County:
Sonoma County, California
Nearest Towns:
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El Verano, CA (1.8 mi.)
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Sonoma, CA (2.7 mi.)
Glen Ellen, CA (3.4 mi.)
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Kenwood, CA (7.0 mi.)
Yountville, CA (8.7 mi.)
Oakville, CA (9.1 mi.)

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  1. I actually had an experience their with my Brother and another female patron. I use to play music there on open mic nights, and we would always play pool in the back room. Thats when the bar was down stairs and an apartment upstairs. Well we were playing pool and Vince lived up in the apartment. It was my shot and i was on the far side of the table with my back to the door that led up the back stairway to the apartment. As I was getting ready to shoot. The door slowly creeked open behind me. So i stoped and turned around waiting for Vince to jump out and scare me, but before he could I pushed the door closed and leaned my back against the door. Trapping Vince in the dark stairwell. Me, my brother and the un named female patron all started laughing, and i kept banging on the door with my elbows when the Owner Cathern came out from behind the bar and into the pool room and asked me ” What the hell are you doing ?” I told her Vince came down the back stairwell and opened the door and tried to scare me. She looked at me and said this door opened and pointed at the door. I said yeah we all saw it, and i pushed it back closed. She got a real blank look on her face and said it just opened and you pushed it close, i laughed and said yeah, she told me to see if it was still open son I grabbed the door handle and tried to turn the nob, but the door was locked. So i said ” No Vince must have locked it ” Then she looked at all three of us and said ” That door is always locked and I dont know where the let is.” I said well Vince must have found it ” Then she said ” Thats impossible because the door upstairs is walled up and there is No way he can even get in there.” We all kind of looked at each other and said how weird and tried opening the door but we couldnt get it to open back up. There were other times when we would helped Andy close up the bar ( since we live on the corner) we put all the stools on the bar and the chairs on the table and cleaned the floors. Then we all went outside and smoked ciggaretts and joked for a bit, When Andy walked up to the door to lock it up, he called us up and said look inside, When we did , all the chairs and stools were back on the floor. We went back in cause we figured someone was playing a joke so we searched the place, but no one was there. Andy had gotten in trouble before because when Catheren came in one morning all the chairs were down and that ment Andy didnt mop the fools before he left. But we did clean the floors and put up the chairs, After we told her we were there she realized it was our ghost. I have had many experiences in Glen ellen and Sonoma from when i was very young. Once I was home alone waiting for my family to come home one night. I was in our front room and I heard noise in the kitchen. When i walked into the kitchen all the cupboard doors were bouncing open and closed. And tjen i heard foot steps run across the roof. Well I was young and I ran straight out the front door and sat rigjt in the middle of the street under the street light. Our neighbors across the street came around the corner in there truck and almost hit me. I told them what i saw and the Dad told me it was ok, sometimes that stuff just happens. That whole area from Vallejo , Napa, Sonoma, Petaluma, Santa Rosa all the way to the Russian river has haunted spots every where. Im actually suprised not one of these ghost hunting shows have ever investigated those areas.

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