Haunted Places in Johannesburg, California



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    Barstow Harvey House

    Barstow, California

    47.3 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    While the building does not use the word "haunted" to describe itself, it hosts ghost tours and tells visitors to expect rapid temperature changes, disembodied voices, and shadows and apparitions walking throughout. Photography and EVP recording are highly encouraged with the chance of picking up a woman who is reported ...


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    Calico Ghost town

    Barstow, California

    52.5 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Allegedly the ghost is haunted with residual type hauntings. People claim to feel "presences" and cold spots throughout the town.


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    National Chavez Center

    Keene, California

    53.1 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    This location used to be a hospital for people suffering from TB. Before it was renovated, curious visitors would be scared off by the sounds of children laughing, EVPs also being common. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Fort Irwin National Training Center

    Fort Irwin, California

    53.8 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Families living in the base housing have reported objects moving and disappearing, hearing the sounds of stomping and footsteps, locked doors unlocking themselves, seeing shadowy figures, and sometimes there are reports of ghostly animals. It's said that there have been many suicides within the base which could account for some ...


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    Lancaster Hotel - Western Hotel Museum

    Lancaster, California

    54.6 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    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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    George Air Force Base

    Victorville, California

    56.1 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Once an air force base from World War II to the early 1990's, the area has since been abandoned. Curious investigators should wear masks considering this place contains many toxic materials around, but many EVPs are captured here as well as strange figures on video and camera. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Rosamond Insane Asylum Ruins

    Lancaster, California

    56.9 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Once the "Rosamond Insane Asylum" stood here, but it was demolished years and years ago. Now only some ruins remain, but locals swear that the souls of those who died here also linger. Extreme temperature differences and eerie feelings abound. Some claim to have found evidence of ...


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    El Evado Road

    Victorville, California

    59.4 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Along this stretch of road, dozens of people have lost their lives. One of the most famous cases along this road involves a little girl who is seen walking around. Other cases involve people walking or standing around who immediately vanish. One team of investigators picked up an EVP of ...


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    Jicarilla Road

    Apple Valley, California

    64.7 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Some say the shape of a man can be running across Jicarilla Road very quickly. It may start chasing witnesses, and then suddenly vanish.


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    Elizabeth Lake

    Elizabeth Lake, California

    65.5 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Elizabeth Lake is famous for its creature that is said to live in its depths and come out at night to feast on local livestock and crops. The legend comes from as far back as the Spaniards' first settlement here. Witnesses describe a sulfurous smell and eerie feelings when they ...


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    South Mount Hawkins

    Azusa, California

    74 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Occultists started a fire on this mountain back in 2002. Animals that were sacrificed are said to be seen here, but evil spirits from another realm could have also been brought here through ritual. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    St. Francis Dam Site

    Santa Clarita, California

    75.8 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    William Mulholland oversaw what would be his last major project be completed in 1926. His career ended 3 years later when the dam collapsed and kill somewhere between 200 and 500 people. A cemetery located somewhere nearby wound up being the burial site for many of the victims; some of ...


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    Central Park

    Bakersfield, California

    77.3 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    The apparition of a woman in a flowing gown has been seen along the canal near dawn, believed to be the spirit of a woman who was murdered nearby. Her bones were discovered in the foundry across from the park with bullet holes in them.


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    Club Paradise

    Bakersfield, California

    77.6 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    At this former night club, folks say they have seen apparitions and objects that move on their own, and some reports say something unseen has locked employees in the storeroom from the outside. Customers inside also have been groped or pushed by something unseen.


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    Kern County Kids Shelter - Sinaloa Mexican

    Bakersfield, California

    77.6 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Once the Kern County Kids Shelter, the Mexican restaurant Sinaloa's 100-plue-year-old building is said to be a hotspot for paranormal activity. The feelings experienced here are generally good ones, reports say.


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    Garces Memorial Circle

    Bakersfield, California

    78 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    There is a statue in the circle, and locals say its hands move or it can be heard muttering prayers right before a major car accident takes place here.


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    Kern County Museum

    Bakersfield, California

    78 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Formerly the 1882 Norris School and now Kern County Museum, the place is said to be haunted. Witnesses have heard the mysterious tapping of chalk on the blackboard.


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    Bakersfield Californian Building

    Bakersfield, California

    78.1 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    The old newspaper building is said to be haunted by a phantom German shepherd, a former security guard, and the paper's former editor.


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    The Padre Hotel

    Bakersfield, California

    78.1 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Believed to be haunted by people who died in a fire there decades ago, floor 7 is supposedly the hot spot of activity. Allegedly workers who were involved in a 2008 renovation reported numerous poltergeist/haunted activity including being touched, pushed and other sorts of mischief.


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    Skidoo

    Johannesburg, California

    78.3 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Skidoo is just like Bodie or Calico in terms of its reputation as a classic American ghost town, and just like the others, it too has a reputation for the dead lurking around. A barkeeper named Joe "Hooch" Simpson was responsible for the murder of the town banker. Joe met ...


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    Ruiz Family Cemetery

    Santa Clarita, California

    79.8 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    The Ruiz family, as well as others who were victim to the St. Francis Dam, are said to be seen here. The cemetery itself is located on the hill behind the houses. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Devore Gravity Hill

    San Bernardino, California

    80.7 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    To get to this gravity hill, follow Glen Helen Road until you pass two consecutive railroad tracks. When you pass a third set, go past the stop sign that's about 100 hundred feet ahead and stop on the line. If you put the car in neutral, it should roll uphill, ...


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    Belshaw House - Cerro Gordo Ghost Town

    Johannesburg, California

    81 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Built in 1868 and once the home of Mortimer Belshaw, one of California's Bullion Kings, the small house within the Cerro Gordo Ghost Town is believed to be haunted. The area is closed to visitors at this time.


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    Sand Canyon Road

    Santa Clarita, California

    81 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    The legend told about Sand Canyon Road involves some teens who crashed their car in the mid-1980s near the intersection of Warm Springs Road and Sand Canyon Road on their prom night. A female ghost teen has been seen, trying to rustle up assistance for her injured friends.


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    Saddleback Inn

    Lake Arrowhead, California

    81.7 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    An 8 year-old girl named Hanna died here and is said to be found in Room 33. She plays with electrical obejcts (lights, TV, etc.), flush toilets, and move objects around. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bracken Fern Manor

    Lake Arrowhead, California

    82.4 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Bugsy Siegel used to stay here back when the building was still relatively new. Along with him were many prostitutes, gamblers, and other people with crime connections. It's said that some of those people still remain and can be found upstairs or in the tunnel connecting it to the Tudor ...


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    The Springville Inn

    Springville, California

    84.5 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Four ghosts are believed to haunt the original structure around which the Springville Inn's modern amenities were built. Employees have cleverly named these ghosts "Little Girl", "Old Man". "Young Man" and "The Woman". It's a complete set! You are less likely to see the Old Man as ...


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    Sequoia Dawn - Old TB Sanitarium

    Springville, California

    84.5 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Formerly an old TB Sanitarium, Sequoia Dawn Apartments are said to be haunted. At the nearby cemetery, a witness says something unseen pulled his hat off his head and disembodied voices were heard. Inside the apartments, folks have reported strange voices, cold spots, and the apparition of a woman in ...


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    Los Angeles National Forest - Gravity Hill

    Johannesburg, California

    84.7 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    A tragic accident happened near the Glen Memorial Park cemetery back in the 1990s. A bus driver lost control of the bus tipping it down the Gravity Hill killing all the students onboard. Legend has said that not only if you place your car out of gear it would move ...


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    Six Flags Magic Mountain

    Johannesburg, California

    85.2 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    The apparition of a child in a striped shirt has been seen at night running underneath Colossus. Cold spots and an eerie presences have been felt here as well, as well as the sounds of rides and machinery working when the park is closed. Rumor has it that a roller ...


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    Egg Plantation

    Santa Clarita, California

    85.3 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Egg Plantation has a ghost locals call "menacing." It manifests as a movement from the corner of one's eye, seen by patrons seated at the bar. When they look directly at the spot from where the movement comes, nothing is there.


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    Hart Ranch and Museum

    Santa Clarita, California

    85.4 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Silent film actor William S. Hart, who died in 1946, once owned Hart Mansion, and he, his sister and several of his dogs are said to live on here in spirit. Witnesses also have smelled fresh coffee brewing in the home. Rumor has it that Hart will only appear to ...


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    Witch of Cobb Mountain

    Altadena, California

    85.5 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    The spirit of Crystal Calhoon, called the Wicked Witch of the West by locals, is said to haunt the area with her small dog. She has been seen vacuuming feverishly, and witnesses often note that after an encounter with her, they are missing something shiny that they had on their ...


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    Loma Alta Street - Gravity Hill

    Altadena, California

    85.6 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Face downhill in your car and place the car in neutral, and you travel upthe hill backwards. Some say fingerprints will be found on your car afterward, belonging to the ghost of a teen who took her parents' car and lost control of it on this hill, killing herself and ...


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    Thompson Creek Trail

    Claremont, California

    86.1 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Thompson Creek Trail is said to be haunted. Visitors say they have seen shadowy figures following them and heard the crackling of branches, footsteps, and scratching noises. It is also reported that the clouds above seem to form the shapes of skulls. Some witnesses have seen bizarre visions that include ...


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    Bennett Home

    Glendora, California

    86.2 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    The Bennett Home was purchased by the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) in 1982. Rumor has it that the apparition of a woman appeared at the DAR's first monthly tea in the house. The ghost was determined to be a former resident who lived in the home around 1910.


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    Furnace Creek Inn and Resort

    DEATH VALLEY, California

    86.3 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    The kitchen and dining room are reportedly haunted by a ghost that makes random banging sounds.


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    Zane Grey Estate

    Altadena, California

    86.6 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    At the Zane Grey Mansion, cold spots have been detected near the fireplaces as well as in the library, kitchen and pantry. The kitchen clock has been known to stop when certain people walk into the room, and footsteps have been heard walking across the butler's pantry floor toward the ...


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    Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse

    San Dimas, California

    86.7 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    The ghost who reaides at this eatery is said to be a little girl, possibly Native American, who grabs servers' trays and knocks over glasses and other objects.


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    Rockhaven

    Glendale, California

    87.2 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Rockhaven Sanitarium is a refreshing take to the "haunted asylum" location. Unlike other plces where abuse and malpractice was common, Rockhaven was a calm location. The patients here were never viewed as being insane; they were all female, treated with respect, and allowed to recover at their own pace. Likewise, ...


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    Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

    Claremont, California

    87.3 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    The ghost of a young Native American girl is said to sit by a pond, crying and watching the fish. Cold spots and sudden gusts of wind also have been reported in the area.


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    Griswold's Old School House

    Claremont, California

    87.5 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Although the building has been made into several shops, it once was Griswold's Old School House. The disembodied voices of ghost children have been heard, and a white mist has been reported as well. Doors will fly open for no apparent reason, and many witnesses have described a feeling that ...


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    Best Western Plus Frontier Motel

    Lone Pine, California

    87.6 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    The bizarre apparition of a vanishing man in a cowboy hat has been seen in several rooms of the hotel in the early hours of morning. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Old Spaghetti Factory

    Duarte, California

    87.6 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Reports (and an emblem on the building's front) say that this strucure housed a high school in the early 1900s, and employees say they have heard the ghostly sounds of children playing in the basement and in the restrooms. Dishes also have been known to fall on the floor for ...


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    The Derby

    Arcadia, California

    88 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Famous jockey George Woolf, aka "The Iceman," bought the Derby Restaurant in 1938 but died 8 years later when he was thrown off a horse. Employees say they feel Woolf's presence and hear his footsteps heading up the stairs to his living quarters above the restaurant.


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    Foothill Boulevard

    Fontana, California

    88 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Once a part of Route 66, the boulevard is haunted by the ghost of a young man in a striped shirt carrying a long stick, thought by some to be a buggy whip. The ghost crosses the street as cars approach, and then disappears. He is sometimes accompanied by a ...


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    San Dimas - Extended Stay Hotel

    San Dimas, California

    88 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    Rumor has it that room 130 is haunted by the ghost of a man who committed suicide there.


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    Molly's Souper

    Upland, California

    88.1 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    This old-fashioned establishment is located in a 1912 historic mansion, formerly owned by a local citrus grower and his wife. The apparition of a gentleman has been seen on the front porch of the building, and there are reports of poltergeist activity in the dining room and kitchen. (Submitted by ...


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    Taco Lita

    Arcadia, California

    88.7 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    At Taco Lita, witnesses have seen the apparition of an elderly man in a yellow sweater walk in the men's restroom door. No one inside the restroom has seen him, as he seems to vanish after walking in.


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    Captain's Anchorage

    Big Bear Lake, California

    88.8 miles from Johannesburg, CA

    The ghost of a man named George has been seen here; it is said he was an embezzler who either killed himself or was murdered. Other than George, three other ghosts are said to be here. The activity includes full-bodied apparitions, beer bottles being thrown, lights flickering, footsteps, and other ...


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