Haunted Places in Lake Elsinore, California



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    1888 Bath House - Chime's Antiques

    Lake Elsinore, California

    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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    Olive Groves

    Lake Elsinore, California

    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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    Lake Elsinore Country Club

    Lake Elsinore, California

    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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    Horse Thief Canyon

    Corona, California

    7 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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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    KEA Grain Mill

    Murrieta, California

    10.1 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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

    10.1 miles from Lake Elsinore, CA

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


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    Trabuco Creek Road

    Corona, California

    12.9 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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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    J.J. Live Oak Steakhouse - Rockefellas Bar

    Corona, California

    13.9 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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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    Palomar Inn

    Temecula, California

    15.7 miles from Lake Elsinore, CA

    Dating back to the 1920's, this historic inn formerly served as sleeping quarters for travellers between the major towns such as San Diego and Los Angeles. The hotel features a whole assortment of memorabilia, such as a phoenix totem hanging over the hotel entrance to bring good luck. Alas, this ...


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    452 AMDS Bldg 2300

    March Air Reserve Base, California

    16.2 miles from Lake Elsinore, CA

    On several occasions I have personally experienced paranormal activity in our bldg. It used to be a tuberculosis ward for children. I am usually the last one to leave the bldg for the day and must ensure all the clinic doors are locked. One night I was locking up and ...


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    Castle Park

    Riverside, California

    18.1 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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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    Hells Gate

    Corona, California

    18.1 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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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    Santa Margarita River Bridge

    Fallbrook, California

    19 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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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    Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery

    Fallbrook, California

    19.7 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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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    Marie Callender's

    Corona, California

    20.3 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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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    Riverside City College

    Riverside, California

    21.2 miles from Lake Elsinore, CA

    Doors opening and closing on their own. Ghost of a man in a suit roaming the Quad building. Doors slamming and mysterious voices heard in the Theater. Ghosts in the parking garage and the ghost of a woman in the lower parking lot near the Automotive Building. Multiple Class ...


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    Black Star Canyon

    Silverado, California

    21.7 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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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    Evergreen Cemetery

    Riverside, California

    21.8 miles from Lake Elsinore, CA

    A green, glowing mist is sometimes seen. Ghosts of those who died during the influenza epidemic of the early 20th century will manifest on camera or through EVP. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Mount Rubidoux

    Riverside, California

    21.9 miles from Lake Elsinore, CA

    Along this area, human-like shadows can be seen roaming the hills. (Submitted by Chris)


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    Mission Inn

    Riverside, California

    21.9 miles from Lake Elsinore, CA

    This hotel is awesome. If you are interested in amazing architecture, stairways that descend to nowhere, towers, flying buttresses, and just a constant feeling of "this place was designed by a madman" the Mission Inn is definitely a place that you must visit. Quite probably one of the most interesting ...


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    Live Oak Park

    Fallbrook, California

    22.2 miles from Lake Elsinore, CA

    According to locals, there are some large boulders in Live Oak Park that Native Americans in used long ago to grind acorns to make bread. The indentations worn into the rocks by the process can still be seen. Reports say that the local police department has received dozens of calls ...


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    Mission San Juan Capistrano

    San Juan Capistrano, California

    22.5 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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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    El Adobe de Capistrano

    San Juan Capistrano, California

    22.5 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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

    22.5 miles from Lake Elsinore, CA

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


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    Montanez Abode

    San Juan Capistrano, California

    22.6 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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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    Pinnacle Peak Steak House

    Colton, California

    24.8 miles from Lake Elsinore, CA

    Just before the entrance of the women's restroom, on the wall is a hand print believed to be of a young girl who would eat there in the early 70"s until her death in 1974.. employees have cleaned,sanded the hand print... once gone it reappears as if by magic. (Submitted by ...


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    Green Acres Cemetery

    Bloomington, California

    25.9 miles from Lake Elsinore, CA

    Legend has it that on Halloween every year, blood appears on the table between the three marble chairs in the graveyard's southeast part.


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    Agua Mansa Pioneer Cemetery

    Colton, California

    25.9 miles from Lake Elsinore, CA

    As locals it, many years ago a beautiful lady drowned her six children, and she now haunts the who stretch of the road around Agua Mansa Pioneer Cemetery. She is known in Hispanic legend as La Llorona, or the Weeping Woman, doomed to roam in search of the children she ...


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    Morey Mansion

    Redlands, California

    26.5 miles from Lake Elsinore, CA

    The Morey Mansion was built in 1890 by David and Sarah Morey, and it is said that both of them remain in the house today. Reports say Sarah died a tragic death and her husband committed suicide shortly thereafter, in 1901. The house became a bed-and-breakfast in 1985. Ghost-hunting teams ...


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    Irvine Katie Wheeler Library

    Irvine, California

    26.7 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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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    Fieldmoore Estate

    Redlands, California

    26.8 miles from Lake Elsinore, CA

    Built in 1906 in the middle of Mira Flores Park by builder Davis Donald for Mr. and Mrs. Kirke Field. Both had moved West due to suffering from 'Consumption' (Tuberculosis). They met at a sanitarium in Colorado and were friends of Doc Holiday. Mrs. Field died shortly after the mansion ...


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    Camp Pendleton - Area 41

    Oceanside, California

    26.9 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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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    Cemetery of the Holy Sepulcher

    Orange, California

    27.1 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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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    Prospect Park

    Redlands, California

    27.1 miles from Lake Elsinore, CA

    Prospect Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Redlands CA. The land was given to the city as an 80th birthday present. It was originally owned by 2 of Redlands co-founders in the 1800's. The park owes its name to a small hotel that was built on ...


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    Sunnyslope Cemetery

    Beaumont, California

    27.1 miles from Lake Elsinore, CA

    At Sunnyslope Cemetery, witnesses have reported cold spots, strange noises, uneasy feelings, and touches from an unseen hand. Perhaps even more intriguing is a ghostly groundskeeper said to disappear into a shed.


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    Barton Mansion

    Redlands, California

    27.1 miles from Lake Elsinore, CA

    The Barton Mansion, built by Dr. Ben Barton in the 1860s, is a location made infamous in a video shot by a group of paranormal investigators in the early 2000s. The video depicted a demon or ghost emerging from a room in the then abandoned building. Whether or not the ...


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    Villa Park Dam

    Orange, California

    27.1 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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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    Payless ShoeSource

    Banning, California

    28.1 miles from Lake Elsinore, CA

    Some say the ghost of a little boy appears in the Payless breakroom. So his story goes, he badly wanted a pair of shoes but his mother said no. Upset, he ran out of the store and was struck by a car and died.


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    Yorba Regional Park

    Anaheim, California

    28.8 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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

    29.5 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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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    Rialto Historical Society

    Rialto, California

    30.1 miles from Lake Elsinore, CA

    Back when the building served as a schoolhouse, the ashes of a little girl was buried there. She has been seen on several occasions on the second floor of the building, looking out of the windows into the street. The ghost a woman in a white dress frequents the stairway, ...


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    Rancho Guajome Adobe

    Vista, California

    30.3 miles from Lake Elsinore, CA

    One of the former owners, Ysidora, is said to be here and could possibly be the reason people hear crying the chapel. A male figure has also been seen on the grounds and might possibly have been the skeleton discovered hidden within these walls during a renovation in the 1970's. Submitted ...


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    California Theatre

    San Bernardino, California

    30.4 miles from Lake Elsinore, CA

    None other than Will Rogers is believed to haunt California Theatre. Why? It's the venue where he made his last performance before he died in a plane crash. Those in the know say Rogers' ghost haunts a practice room that's always cold, and his apparition has been seen through its ...


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    Yorba Linda Tunnels

    Yorba Linda, California

    30.8 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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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    Chino Hills Aerojet Facility

    Chino Hills, California

    31 miles from Lake Elsinore, CA

    Many people have reported a green mist near this empty facility. Another person took a photograph around this area only to have a little girl show up when the photographer was alone. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Rutabegorz

    Orange, California

    31.4 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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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    Yost Theater

    Santa Ana, California

    31.4 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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

    31.4 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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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    Foothill Boulevard

    Fontana, California

    31.4 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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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    The Victorian Manor Tea House

    Orange, California

    31.4 miles from Lake Elsinore, 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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