Haunted Places in Ladera Ranch, California



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    Mission San Juan Capistrano

    San Juan Capistrano, California

    5 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    Visitors here may catch a glimpse of any of three ghosts: a Native American girl, a bellringer, and a Spanish soldier who is missing his head.


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    Montanez Abode

    San Juan Capistrano, California

    5.1 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    This 1794 abode, built for artisans and soldiers, is reputedly haunted by the original deed holder. Visitors have apparently been chased out of the building by a hovering white light, while others claim to have heard chanting coming from the building late at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    El Adobe de Capistrano

    San Juan Capistrano, California

    5.2 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    This restaurant is set in a building that was once the 1797 home of Miguel Yorba as well as the town's court and jail, built in 1812. The former jail, in which currently stands the restaurant's wine cellar, is said to be haunted by a ghost. The apparition of a ...


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    Best Western - Quality Inn

    Lake Forest, California

    6.1 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    Employees claim to feel "a presence" and cold spots.


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    Trabuco Creek Road

    Corona, California

    8.5 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    An Acjachemen tribe still remains at this location watching over their territory, often trying to protect it from evil. They appear as shadows or figures in peripheral vision. While the orbs that appear in photographs could very well be dust, some contain unusual faces upon closer inspection. It is also ...


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    Irvine Katie Wheeler Library

    Irvine, California

    14 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    A "lady in blue" is seen here. It is believed to be the daughter of the former property owner; she died while giving birth. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Black Star Canyon

    Silverado, California

    14.2 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    There are reports of paranormal activity stemming from an Indian massacre that occurred here in 1831. There are also many other urban legends surrounding this canyon. Some are not paranormal but involve things such as a homeless man who will chase you away with a gun, and cults that perform ...


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    Horse Thief Canyon

    Corona, California

    15.4 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    Behind the neighborhood is a wooded area with a trail hidden somewhere among it. The trail supposedly leads to a water tower where shadows run around and ghostly footsteps can be heard. Another figure is known as the blonde lady who will pass by in the distance or follow you ...


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    Lake Elsinore Country Club

    Lake Elsinore, California

    16.2 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    This country club is believed to have brunt down, but was abandoned for several years prior to this. Locals who ventured inside reported seeing strange figures following them around and hearing voices that called out to them. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Olive Groves

    Lake Elsinore, California

    16.9 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    These olive groves sit at the bottom of the Ortega mountains off of Grand Ave. There have been numerous sightings of a woman running away from someone or something and hiding behind olive trees. The place has been olive groves for many years but also a fire destroyed ...


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    John Wayne’s "Wild Goose" Yacht

    Newport Beach, California

    17.2 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    John Wayne's very own ghost has been reported on his former yacht. He can be heard laughing, walking around, and sometimes he plays with the lights or locks on doors. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Hells Gate

    Corona, California

    17.8 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    Up in the hills of corona on a dead end street there is an old signal tower. Past that, a small trail leads you to a walkway and a burn site. The story is... there was a house that stood there in the 80’s. Two parents lived there along ...


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    Cemetery of the Holy Sepulcher

    Orange, California

    17.8 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    A woman in white is seen wandering the grounds at night. No one knows who she is or why she is still here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    J.J. Live Oak Steakhouse - Rockefellas Bar

    Corona, California

    17.8 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    Once J.J. Live Oak Steakhouse and El Cerrito Inn and now Rockefellas Bar, the place is said to be haunted. Local legend tells of a 1988 waitress who was strangled and left in the trunk of a car behind the inn. Her ghost is said to flush toilets near closing ...


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    Yost Theater

    Santa Ana, California

    18 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    Opened since 1913, a presence is sensed here. Singer Ernest Ball died here in 1927 and is believed to remain here since. Another ghost named Molly has been seen here by stagehands and security. The Green Room is said to have much activity as well. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Frida Cinema

    Santa Ana, California

    18 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    I used to volunteer here and all of the experience I had involved theater 2, on the right. Even when the lights are on, the room feels unpleasant and you get the sensation that you're being watched or followed. Occasionally, I'd peripherally see a shadow walk into the theater, or ...


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    Villa Park Dam

    Orange, California

    18.4 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    A headless man is said to wander around here. One person said that, when he encountered the spirit, he heard footsteps and moaning. The ghost is said to be around six feet tall and apprehensive towards everyone. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    1888 Bath House - Chime's Antiques

    Lake Elsinore, California

    18.9 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    This circa 1888 former bath house now houses a quaint, old-fashioned antique's store which is rumoured to be haunted. Apparitions reported here include a drowning victim in the basement, a spirit who moves a set of china dolls and an entity that is believed to be a man who ...


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    The Victorian Manor Tea House

    Orange, California

    19.7 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    This building is now closed, but once was said to house many ghosts. Psychics, mediums, and sensitives reported felt that there were numerous children here, a Confederate soldier who moved out to California after falling in love with a local, a man who died after falling down the stairs, and ...


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    Rutabegorz

    Orange, California

    19.7 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    The original owners as well as two children are thought to be here. Employees have reported objects falling off of the walls, electronic objects malfunctioning, and doors slamming shut. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Anaheim Performing Arts Center

    Santa Ana, California

    21.1 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    People feel like they are being followed on the second floor, as well as feel cold spots. Footsteps and whistling have also been heard here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Huntington Beach Pier

    Huntington Beach, California

    21.9 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    Psychics report activity from people who used to love the area when they were alive returning for permanent stay. It also said that victims of suicide, murders, and accidents roam around here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Yorba Regional Park

    Anaheim, California

    21.9 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    I never would've suspected this area of being haunted. It's a shady area at nighttime. There's a lot of shadow that follow you; sometimes they're living, other times they aren't. When I was part of a ghost hunting team, we had nothing to do one night so we went here; ...


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    Yorba Cemetery - Pink Lady

    Yorba Linda, California

    22 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    The Pink Lady at Yorba Family Cemetery is a ghost who is believed to appear at night on June 15 every other year. Legend has it that on her prom night, she and her boyfriend were killed nearby by a train. She is said to have been wearing a pink ...


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    Marie Callender's

    Corona, California

    22.2 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    Marie Callender's restaurant is believed to be haunted. Witnesses have described objects such as a metal pie cutter flying off a shelf and salt and pepper shakers that filled themselves. Strange sounds, floating orbs and electrical appliances turning on and off also have been reported. A worker shampooing the carpet ...


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    Camp Pendleton - Area 41

    Oceanside, California

    22.5 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    Area 41, they say, is haunted by a Marine who shot himself in distress when his fiancee left him. You may see him move objects around, or hear him hum the thinking tune from the TV show "Jeopardy."


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    Stanley Ranch Museum

    Garden Grove, California

    22.9 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    The 1891 Stanley House at Stanley Ranch Museum in Heritage Park is said to be haunted. A former live-in caretaker woke up to a frank-speaking apparition of an older man next to his bed, who advised him "Don't take any bullsh--!" The caretaker also saw the ghost of an older ...


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    Fairfield Inn Anaheim

    Anaheim, California

    23.1 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    "They" say that this hotel is haunted by the ghost of a couple who died on the nearby highway. Because, really, who wants to die and haunt a freeway? Much better to haunt the nearby place with television.


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    Yorba Linda Tunnels

    Yorba Linda, California

    23.3 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    The sewer system here has a reputation for its eerie vibe. People who wander in it will see shadows, see faces, or hear odd voices. Enter this place at your own risk because if caught, you will be fined for trespassing. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    House of Blues

    Anaheim, California

    23.3 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    Legend has it that a spirit resides in the area behind the mosh pit. Witnesses say something unseen has brushed against, touched or pushed them.


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    Disneyland

    Anaheim, California

    23.4 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    Walt Disney's first park is said to be haunted by the man himself, seen in or near his old apartment near the Main Street fire station. It is also said that the park is haunted by the spirits of park guests who have died on the Anaheim theme park's premises. ...


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    Anaheim White House Restaurant

    Anaheim, California

    23.5 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    The ghosts of several children are reported here. They are heard running around down empty halls. An older woman is also believed to be here, as well as a mother and her daughter who occupy the Blue Room. One incident here involved a waiter who attempted to enter a room, ...


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    K-Mart

    Anaheim, California

    23.8 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    A girl named Isabella is thought to be responsible for objects flying off of shelves. Some workers have even claimed to see her. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    SpringHill Suites Anaheim Maingate

    Anaheim, California

    23.9 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    This area used to be the site of the Paris Restaurant, since replaced by a hotel. Two people have died in this spot; the first being a woman who had a heart attack, the second being a man who choked to death. A chandelier was known to swing around by ...


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    KEA Grain Mill

    Murrieta, California

    24 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    Legend has it that a teenage girl wearing a blue dress haunts the middle window at the top of the tower... A mysterious fire completely destroyed the inside and charred the outside of KEA milling..... (Submitted by Don S.)


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    Old Abandoned School House

    Murrieta, California

    24.1 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    Creepy abandoned school house with lots of unusual activity after dark. (Submitted by Marsi)


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    Midnight Adult Book and Video

    Garden Grove, California

    24.3 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    Rumor has it that back when this property used to be a night club, a man was stabbed to death here in a drug deal gone wrong. Employees have reported seeing the ghost of a man in a cowboy hat, hearing unexplained noises, and noticing things fall off shelves for ...


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    First Baptist Church of Yorba Linda

    Yorba Linda, California

    24.4 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    Supposedly, there are some children here that play around. Cold spots have been detected, the sense of being watched while being alone comes up at times, and EVP recordings have been captured. (Submitted by Chris)


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    Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace

    Yorba Linda, California

    24.4 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    Richard Nixon himself is thought to be here. After his death, guards reported green mist over Nixon's headstone. Later, a figure was seen entering the Nixon house despite the fact that it was locked. Pat Nixon, who died shortly after her husband, Richard, is also sometimes seen here. Another unknown ...


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    Santa Margarita River Bridge

    Fallbrook, California

    24.6 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    Local legend tells of many strange things that have happened nearby, perhaps the first being a small wagon train that was demolished during the California Gold Rush. Then in the 1900s when the Fallbrook Union High School was built nearby, three pairs of teens disappeared from their prom only to ...


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    Red Cross House - The Stoffel House

    Anaheim, California

    24.9 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    The 1894 Red Cross House, aka the Stoffel House or the Woelke-Stoffel House, was built by John Woelke and purchased by the Stoffel Family in 1907. The house was moved to Founder's Park and is now on display. It is rumored to be haunted by the original caretaker, whose eyes ...


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    Castle Park

    Riverside, California

    24.9 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    A ghostly lady in a white dress and another apparition on a balcony above the Plaza Café have been reported. Also, Native American apparitions have been seen near the railroad tracks and doors have been known to close by themselves. The apparition of a fire burning in one corner has ...


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    Chain Reaction

    Anaheim, California

    25.1 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    Chain Reaction is in a building that has been a biker bar, a club, and a Mexican restaurant. Reports say a homeless person was found dead in the back alley, and disembodied talking and laughing has been heard there at night and in the bathrooms.


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    Cal State Fullerton

    Fullerton, California

    25.8 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    In 1976, a gunman opened fire on the campus library killing seven people; then, between 1977 and 1982, multiple suicide jumpers off of the Humanities Building prompted the school to make a surrounding to ensure no other people would kill themselves. Some of the bathrooms experience sensor activated paper towel ...


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    Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery

    Fallbrook, California

    25.9 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    Some witnesses have said that when they touched the trees in Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery, they felt a hot surge of energy.


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    Spadra Ristorante

    Fullerton, California

    26.5 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    While it was open, guests and employees would here muffled conversations coming from empty rooms. Some people have also seen a man in period clothing walking around in front, but would vanish when people did a double-take. Faucets would also turn on, lights would flicker, and glasses were broken. (Submitted by ...


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    The Continental Room

    Fullerton, California

    26.5 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    Scenes from the Prohibition Era are said to have been imprinted here. Other than cold spots and unexplained sounds, two bodygaurds from the 1930's have been felt here as well as two women from around the same time. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Melody Inn

    Fullerton, California

    26.5 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    Although the inn burned down in 1989, there is still a ghost who frequents the corner where it once stood. Folks say here, on the southeast corner of Harbor and Commonwealth, the apparition of Mr. Melody, the former owner’s father, appears holding a box of matches. The ghost has even ...


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    The Schumacher Building

    Fullerton, California

    26.6 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    Peter Schumacher was one of the main pioneers to the city of Fullerton; he was a real estate genius as well as having made a fortune in citrus and nuts. However, at the end of his life, he was gravely and decided to hang himself at the age of 90. ...


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    The Cellar - Villa del Sol

    Fullerton, California

    26.7 miles from Ladera Ranch, CA

    A paranormal investigation at the Villa del Sol building's The Cellar, a fine-dining spot rumored to be haunted, turned up some mysterious findings. According to the investigators, one of them was touched by hand that came out of a wall, electronic voice phenomena were recorded in the men's restroom, and ...


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