Haunted Places in Kirkwood, California



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    The Dorrington Hotel

    Murphys, California

    29.9 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    Believed to be haunted by the ghost of Rebecca Dorrington Gardner the original mistress of the hotel. People say that she roams the hallways of the hotel turning lights on and off, opening and closing doors and moving items. People also believe there are other ghosts, including the ghosts ...


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    Thunderbird Lodge Historical Site

    New Washoe City, Nevada

    33.5 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    Thunderbird Lodge, built in 1936, is haunted by the ghost of a workman who visits the pool room. The man was a painter, and he fell off of a ladder to his death. Other spooky spots are the cook and butler's house, the boathouse, and the lodge stairways, all reported ...


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    St. George Hotel

    Volcano, California

    35.1 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    This hotel boasts a couple of ghosts: a young girl who appears dressed all in white, and a well-dressed gentleman with a cane. Other strange happenings reported here include lights that fade in and out, beds that become rumpled in a minute, and noises at night.


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    Brewery Arts Center

    Carson City, Nevada

    35.8 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    This 1874 theater was originally built by the Carson Brewing Company, producer of Tahoe Beer. It is rumored to be haunted by maintenance worker James P. Maar, who appears as a polite and eloquent gentleman in a brown-checked suit and yellow tie. His voice has been heard offering assistance in ...


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    Nevada Governor's Mansion

    Carson City, Nevada

    35.9 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    The mansion, first occupied in 1909 by the family of Governor Denver S. Dickerson, is said to be haunted. The ghosts have been identified as the governor's wife, Mrs. Una Dickerson, and their child, June, who was their only child to be born in the house.


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    Abraham Curry House

    Carson City, Nevada

    35.9 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    Allegedly haunted by the original owner, Abraham Curry. People say that his ghost is a full body apparition that is clear enough to be readily identified as the ghost and namesake of the house. This house is not open to the public and is a private office.


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    Carson City Mint - Nevada State Museum

    Carson City, Nevada

    36.1 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    Carson City Mint - Nevada State Museum is a site believed to be haunted by spirits from its past. The mint opened in 1869, and in 1872, a worker named Osborne Parker was crushed to death in the basement when equipment fell on him. And Abraham Curry, a mint superintendent ...


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    Cal Neva Lodge and Casino

    Crystal Bay, Nevada

    36.2 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    Cal Neva Lodge and Casino, reported to be temporarily closed for complete renovations, is said to be haunted by some famous spirits: Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe. Frank Sinatra owned the place in the 1960s and Marilyn Monroe stayed in a cabin here as well. Both Sinatra's and Monroe's cabins ...


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    Cozmic Cafe

    Placerville, California

    39.1 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    Formerly the Placerville Soda Works, the café is the local hub for arts, fine food and ghost stories. Lore tells of a young boy who was crushed by a hydraulic lift and appears to staff, while others say a tunnel that runs beneath the building is haunted by a ...


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    El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce

    Placerville, California

    39.2 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    This site of this 1923 building was formerly the location of a hangman's tree, and is rumoured to be one of the creepiest places in town. Staff working in the building have reported encountering a bearded man dressed in black peering over the staircase, and staring down into the ...


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    The Seasons Bed and Breakfast

    Placerville, California

    39.2 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    The historic inn dates back to 1859, when the property was a stamp mill during the gold rush era. Guests and staff nowadays have reported a friendly female apparition known as 'Martha', who has been known to rearrange furniture and sundry items in rooms to her specific taste. (Submitted by ...


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    Gothic Rose Antiques

    Placerville, California

    39.2 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    At this circa 1872 antiques store, the apparition of a bearded man known as 'Tom' has appeared to a tarot card reader on several occasions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Cary House

    Placerville, California

    39.4 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    The ghost of a man is said to haunt the lobby and some people claim a cat is haunting room 220. It is said there are four separate ghosts in the building, but specifics are hard to come by so you'll just have to go check it out and ...


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    Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Placerville, California

    39.5 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    This 1902 historic house was formerly the private residence of the town mayor, and is now a delightful bed and breakfast inn. It is believed that the ghost that haunts the inn is a former owner and builder, who has been seen standing at the foot of guests beds. ...


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    Union Cemetery

    Placerville, California

    39.7 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    A man in red will follow people around. Guests will see him in the corner of their eyes and sometimes start to feel unwelcomed. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Sequoia Restaurant

    Placerville, California

    39.7 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    This 1853 former private residence is now an antique-furnished restaurant, serving up delightful local cuisine and a variety of ghost stories. Rumour has it that a ghostly child has been seen playing in the garden and that a former owner, Colonel Bee, has been seen in the dining room ...


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    Bowers Mansion

    New Washoe City, Nevada

    42.1 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    The Bowers Mansion is rumored to be full of spiritual activity, perhaps due to the fact that Sandy Bowers married Eilley Cowan, who liked to read fortunes with crystal balls and hold séances. After a string of bad luck, Sandy died and Eilley lost the mansion to foreclosure. She became ...


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    American River Inn

    Georgetown, California

    43.6 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    Host to a long history, this inn is rumored to be situated near the site of a mine shaft that claimed the lives of several miners back in the gold rush days. The inn itself however is believed to be haunted by the ghost of another miner, one who ...


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    Georgetown Hotel

    Georgetown, California

    43.6 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    Reportedly haunted by the ghost of the former owner. He is often seen throughout the hotel and has a particular affinity for Room 13. Many people claim to have been woken up in the middle of the night when staying in that room.


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    Georgetown Fire Department - Station 61

    Georgetown, California

    43.6 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    A ghost has been caught on camera at this fire station. Appearing to be someone who once lived during the town's mining days, he stood near the building, smiled, and pointed at the map while the firefighters were practicing drills.


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    The Richardson House

    Truckee, California

    43.7 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    In Christine's Room (named after the woman who once occupied it), Christine can be seen standing by the window. She is usually very solemn and believed to be mourning her children. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Donner Memorial State Park

    Truckee, California

    43.7 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    The ghost of Tamsen Donner, one of the famed Donner Party who had to resort to cannibalism after becoming trapped here, is said to roam the grounds at night. Witnesses have seen her as a yellowish, glowing, female figure who hovers above the ground.


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    Hotel Leger

    Mokelumne Hill, California

    44.1 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    Sightings of George Leger who died in 1879 have been reported. He has been seen walking the halls throughout the hotel. People also claim to hear a woman crying and there have been some sightings of a young girl ghost sitting by the fireplace.


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    Murphy's Motorcycle Company

    Murphys, California

    44.4 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    This store used to belong to a boot maker, but now produces and sells motorcycle clothing and memorabilia. Employees have reported feeling the sensation of sudden coldness, and the lights have been known to turn on and off of their own accord. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Pioneer Cemetery

    Placerville, California

    44.4 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    At Pioneer Cemetery, witnesses say an apparition of a lady in a burgundy dress with her hair in a bun comes to, as legend has it, watch over the Schieffer family. She also has been seen by the roadside, beckoning for passersby to come to the cemetery for a visit.


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    Murphys Historic Hotel

    Murphys, California

    44.4 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    Boasting an entry in the national registry of historic places, this hotel has hosted many famous names throughout its days. Some believe that some guests checked in, but never checked out as there are reports of at least three different ghostly entities haunting the inn. People claim a ...


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    Oddfellow's Hall

    Murphys, California

    44.5 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    This 1901 meeting hall is now a hardware store, but is rumoured to be haunted by victims of a past cholera epidemic that struck the township many years ago. Employees have reported seeing apparitions, hearing voices and witnessing objects move around without being touched. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Vineyard House

    Placerville, California

    44.5 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    The Vineyard House is rumored to be haunted by its original owners, Robert and Louisa Chalmers. So the famous story goes, Robert Chalmers began to display signs of mental illness, so Louisa chained him up in the basement where he starved to death. Apparitions, strange sounds, screams and clanging have ...


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    Robert Bell's General Store

    Coloma, California

    44.5 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    The 1849 brick store building accommodated a large community of gold miners around Sutter's Mill. Many witnesses have reported hearing the phantom sound of a long-gone bell, which some speculate was once an indicator that a customer had come in.


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    Marshall Gold Discovery Park - Wah Hop Store

    Placerville, California

    44.7 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    At Marshall Gold Discovery Park, the Wah Hop and Man Lee Stores, visitors can see exhibits of the remains of a Chinese colony including mining methods, tools and household articles. Reports say phantom sounds abound here, including murmuring voices and the sound of a meat cleaver chopping on a butchers' ...


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    Marshall's Monument

    Placerville, California

    44.7 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    The Gold Rush started on June 24, 1848, when James Marshall found 2 gold nuggets caught in the waterwheel at the logging mill he operated with John Sutter. From then on, he was followed wherever he went by desperate men who wanted to follow in his footsteps and strike it ...


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    Sutter Creek Inn

    Sutter Creek, California

    44.9 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    The former owner of the inn, who has since passed on herself, used to see and even speak to the ghosts that are alleged to haunt the inn. It is claimed that there is a male and female ghost who have both been seen throughout the inn.


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    Gold Canyon Steakhouse

    Dayton, Nevada

    45 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    Gold Canyon Steakhouse is said to be haunted by an apparition of a mustached man. The haunting is believed to stem from a gunfight held outside the door when the historic building that houses the restaurant was a boardinghouse.


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    Imperial Hotel

    Amador City, California

    45.1 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    The ghost of a waitress is said to take orders and then disappear much to the guests' surprise. People report feeling watched, objects disappear and reappear, and lights turn on and off by themselves. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    National Hotel

    Jackson, California

    45.1 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    Although there are many different ghost stories associated with the hotel, if you wish a haunted room you should apparently aim for rooms 45, 47 or 61. Apparitions, doors slamming, lights that flicker on and off, and other evidence of ghostly activity is often claimed to by numerous guests ...


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    Mine House Inn

    Amador City, California

    45.1 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    Now closed, people once reported the ghosts of an elderly couple bickering. Also said to be here is a little girl who occupied what was once the Director's Room and might be responsible for turning faucets on. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Sierra Nevada House

    Coloma, California

    45.2 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    A variety of haunted activity is reported at the Sierra Nevada House. People claim moving objects, electrical items being turned on and off, and ghostly voices and footsteps.


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    Prospectors Road

    Garden Valley, California

    45.3 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    According to legend, miners who boasted about striking it rich would walk along this road only to be ambushed. Hikers have reported seeing a phantom miner who points his finger and stalks the living until they are off of the road. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Yellow Jacket Mine

    Silver City, Nevada

    46.4 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    An 1869 fire led to the hauntings at this mine. The enormous fire was impossible to contain by firefighters, and expanded into other mines. More than 35 miners were killed, and not all the bodies were recovered. Reports say 11 of them stayed behind in spirit form to haunt the ...


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    Gold Hill Hotel

    Virginia City, Nevada

    46.4 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    The 1859 Gold Hill Hotel is haunted by some miners who passed away in an accident nearby. Also, former owner William and housekeeper Rosie are said to linger here. William smells like cigar smoke and has dark hair, and redheaded Rosie smells of rosewater perfume.


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    Comstock Lodge

    Virginia City, Nevada

    47 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    One visitor was snapping photos (in room 8); a clear shadow manifested in one of these photos. The photographer theorized that it might have been the ghost Henry Comstock who killed himself and chose to return to this location. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Sugar Loaf Mountain Motel

    Virginia City, Nevada

    47.3 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    A ghost log is kept in the rooms so that guests can write down any unusual experiences. In the Doll Room, guests have reported unexplained heavy breathing, footsteps, laughter, and doors opening and closing. Other rooms have seen their share of strangeness, including the fact that digital alarm clocks never ...


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    Mackay Mansion

    Virginia City, Nevada

    47.5 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    It is former residents who are said to linger here. The site has been featured on TV's The Dead Files.


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    Old Washoe Club

    Virginia City, Nevada

    47.7 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    The Old Washoe Club, built in the 1870s and once called the Millionaire's Club, was a bar hangout for wealthy men. The upstairs area was a brothel. The ghosts here are believed to be a teenage girl who was killed in the basement, a blonde prostitute (her ghost is nicknamed ...


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    Piper's Opera House

    Virginia City, Nevada

    47.8 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    Piper's Opera House is said to be haunted by many spirits, and even sells a DVD called Ghosts of Piper's on its website. Some of the ghosts are a man with a handlebar mustache, a young woman in a blue evening dress, several ghosts in the balcony seats, and a ...


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    Silver Queen Hotel

    Virginia City, Nevada

    47.8 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    The Silver Queen Hotel is said to be home to a ghostly 1800s prostitute named Rosie, who committed suicide in Room 11.


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    St. Mary's Art Center

    Virginia City, Nevada

    47.9 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    St. Mary's Art Center, formerly the St. Mary Louise Hospital, is said to be visited by ghostly hospital staff from its old days. Witnesses describe apparitions inside the building and on the front lawn, plus heavy bootsteps in the halls and the sounds of rolling gurneys and ladies' voices. Shadow ...


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    The Fallon Hotel

    Columbia, California

    49.5 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    There are conflicting reports of who or what is haunting the Fallon. Some claim it is the ghost of a young woman, other that it is the ghost of a young mischievous boy who likes pulling pranks and playing with the guests' children. Some people say that if ...


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    Bass Lake Road

    Rescue, California

    51.1 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    Two ghosts have been reported along Bass Lake Road. One is a girl in a white gown who has been seen near the reservoir at the bend. The other is an old man who appears, smiling, sitting on a bench that was dedicated to him.


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    Preston Castle

    Ione, California

    52.3 miles from Kirkwood, CA

    Preston Castle, a majestic building done in Romanesque Revival architecture, is also known as the Preston School of Industry. Founded in 1894 as a reform school, it became the Preston Youth Correctional Facility in 1999. Operations ceased in 2011, and the historic building is now open to the public for ...


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