Haunted Places in Madera, California



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    Save Mart

    Chowchilla, California

    15.3 miles from Madera, CA

    Employees have felt an eerie presence in store aisles and in the upstairs breakroom. Some claim to have seen an apparition or shadows walking in the store on Saturday nights after closing.


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    Chowchilla Library

    Chowchilla, California

    15.7 miles from Madera, CA

    The library is said to be haunted by a ghostly chef who used to work in the building long ago, when it was a bowling alley.


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    Kearney Mansion

    Fresno, California

    18.2 miles from Madera, CA

    The mansion and the nearby railroad tracks are said to be haunted. The Kearney Witch is said to show up if you cross the tracks at night, wearing all white and begging cars to stop. And at Kearney Park, the laughter of children has been heard at 1:30 a.m.


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    Minturn Cemetery

    Chowchilla, California

    18.3 miles from Madera, CA

    Witnesses say apparitions chase cars down the dirt road past the cemetery; some have seen a woman screaming, children crying or laughing, and a man picking up trash around the graves. The cemetery is on private property, so please use common sense and courtesy.


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    Meux Home Museum

    Fresno, California

    21.7 miles from Madera, CA

    Built around 1890, the Victorian Meux Home of Dr. Thomas Meux and his family is rumored to be haunted. Now a museum, the home is the setting for stories locals tell of children's ghostly laughter coming from the upstairs and doorknobs going missing on several of the doors overnight.


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    Wolfe Manor

    Clovis, California

    22.7 miles from Madera, CA

    The historic Wolfe Manor, later known as Clovis Avenue Sanitarium, was built as a private residence in 1922. In 1935 it became the Hazelwood Sanitarium for treating those with terminal illnesses such as tuberculosis. In 1942 it became Clovis Avenue Sanitarium, treating those with mental illness, and there, reports say, ...


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    Del Rey Cemetery - Prairie Cemetery

    Del Rey, California

    32.4 miles from Madera, CA

    Shadowed figures, whispering voices, and a strange glowing headstone are among the mysterious things you may experience here.


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    Sierra Springs Lodge

    Oakhurst, California

    37.2 miles from Madera, CA

    The place was a pleasant place to stay, and the price for two nights was oddly $666. We're not very superstitious people so we didn't think much of other people mentioning the history the place has with witches and Native American spirits. The stay was comfortable, but there were some odd ...


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    Castle Air Museum

    Atwater, California

    39.8 miles from Madera, CA

    Once a part of Castle Air Force Base, Castle Air Museum contains a large collection of aircraft, one of which is said to be haunted. The old B-29's landing lights turn on and off and the propellers turn, reportedly the signs of a ghostly crew member who died when a ...


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    Wawona Hotel and Restaurant

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California

    45.6 miles from Madera, CA

    The 1876 hotel and restaurant is rumoured to be haunted by a ghostly airman, whose plane crashed on the grounds during the 1920's. Staff have reported seeing his apparition, dressed in a leather jacket, pilot’s cap, goggles, and a white silk scarf. The spirit appears to be mainly confined ...


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    Irwin Street Inn

    Hanford, California

    49.2 miles from Madera, CA

    The former inn, now a restaurant, is said to be visited by at least three ghosts. Witnesses report apparitions in the dining room and on the second floor as well as slamming windows, moving bedsheets and lamps that come on and off.


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    Hanford Civic Auditorium

    Hanford, California

    49.4 miles from Madera, CA

    Built in 1924, this historic hall is said to be haunted by a few ghosts. Apparitions have been witnessed, including one man dressed in a 1940s suit and another who appears on the balcony as if watching a show. He applauds, then vanishes. And if you visit the men's restroom, ...


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    Bastille

    Hanford, California

    49.4 miles from Madera, CA

    The Bastille, circa 1897, was a prison until 1964 when the old ceiling caved in. More recently it contained restaurants and night clubs, and, according to rumor, a few haunts. At restaurant kitchens, pots and pans would move on their own, and employees often described a heavy presence or a ...


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    Calvary Cemetery

    Hanford, California

    51.2 miles from Madera, CA

    At Calvary Cemetery, legend has it that an apparition of an elderly lady appears in a white dress, and a certain mausoleum opens itself up every Friday night.


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    Yosemite View Lodge

    El Portal, California

    52.1 miles from Madera, CA

    Numerous guests have reported waking up to see a shadowy apparition in their rooms, who disappear when they attempt to seek help. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hotel Jeffery

    Coulterville, California

    52.3 miles from Madera, CA

    If you are looking for a haunted room, then room 22 in the Hotel Jeffery is apparently the room to get. Reportedly haunted by an old miner from the hotel's gold rush days, this man is just one of the many ghosts reportedly spied at the hotel. The hotel ...


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    Dunlap Cemetery

    Dunlap, California

    54.1 miles from Madera, CA

    A number of spooky occurrences have been reported at this cemetery: Three tall shadow figures that stand near some oak trees, a chanting voice that seems to say "Leave us alone," cold spots near unmarked graves, and footsteps that seem to follow visitors.


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    Moose Lodge

    Turlock, California

    59.1 miles from Madera, CA

    This fraternity lodge is supposedly haunted by a long-dead member known as 'Dapper Don'. Visitors report only occasional instances of paranormal activity, such as strange noises and objects moving around of their own accord. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Ahwahnee Hotel

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California

    60.4 miles from Madera, CA

    People believe the 6th floor is haunted by the ghost of Mary Curry Tressider who died there in 1970. At the time, the sixth floor was converted living quarters where she had resided for many years. People believe to see her ghost roaming throughout the floor to this ...


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    LJ Williams Community Theater

    Visalia, California

    60.6 miles from Madera, CA

    This 1930's theatre is usually used for school productions, and is reportedly haunted by actors and theatre patrons who loved the building so much that they refused to leave. Visitors have seen a pair of ghostly children in various parts of the building and a teenage girl who hanged ...


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    Fox Theater

    Visalia, California

    60.8 miles from Madera, CA

    The balcony at this historic theatre is supposed to be haunted. Visitors have reported feeling an eerie presence accompanied by a temperature drop, while others have sworn they've seen a figure sitting in the wings after closing hours when the building is empty. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Groveland Hotel

    Groveland, California

    61.4 miles from Madera, CA

    The ghost of an former guest that the hotel has dubbed "Lyle" is said to have permanent occupancy of Room 15. "Lyle" has been reported to clear "his" dresser of items he doesn't want on it, especially women's cosmetics. He is also blamed for the lights in the building ...


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    Yosemite National Park

    Madera, California

    61.5 miles from Madera, CA

    Miwok Indians believed that an evil spirit named Po-ho-no would lure hikers near the edge of cliffs before pushing them off. The fallen hikers themselves are thought to be here. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Cinema 1-2-3 Site

    Visalia, California

    61.6 miles from Madera, CA

    Three boys were usually seen here, all of which were transparent. One boy was apparently thrown off of the roof and sometimes, people would see a shadow being tossed off of the roof. The site has since been demolished, but the activity could possibly remain there. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Hillman Healthcare Center

    Tulare, California

    66.2 miles from Madera, CA

    At Hillman Health Clinic, formerly Tulare County General Hospital, the elevator is said to run by itself, and heavy footsteps have been reported on the stairs.


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    Dry Creek Running Trail

    Modesto, California

    67.4 miles from Madera, CA

    The apparition of a Native American man has been seen near the creek, believed to be watching over the joggers who run here or protecting his sacred land. Some say another spirit resides here as well, a young man who haunts the bridge on Clause Road. He allegedly jumped from ...


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    Acacia Cemetery

    Modesto, California

    69.5 miles from Madera, CA

    This cemetery is 4 or 5 cemeteries in one: Acacia (Masonic), Longfellow, Pioneer, Pauper's Field and St. Stanislaus. Many accidents/deaths have occurred along Scenic Ave along with young, stupid gang bangers who've toppled tombstones and columns over the years. The old hospital across the street is also haunted. Acacia has ...


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    Former Ambulance Call Center

    Modesto, California

    70.7 miles from Madera, CA

    I was told about this location from someone who either used to work at this former ambulance call center or knew someone who worked there, but it used to be a home that was haunted before it became an ambulance call center. You can still make out where the ...


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    1859 Historic National Hotel

    Jamestown, California

    71.3 miles from Madera, CA

    Guests here may meet a ghost named Flo. Her apparition has been seen in most rooms throughout the hotel, and she has been known to cause lights to flicker, doors to slam, and suitcases to overturn. She has also been heard sobbing during the night. Flo, aka Flora, was a ...


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    Daydreams and Nightmares

    Modesto, California

    71.7 miles from Madera, CA

    This is a costume store in the back of a small shopping center on 1408 N. Carpenter Rd. in SW Modesto, CA. I've talked to the owner of this store before and she showed me a great full body apparition caught on camera. I've also watched video clips of a ...


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    Fuddruckers

    Modesto, California

    72 miles from Madera, CA

    At Fuddrucker’s restaurant, formerly a Blockbuster Video, a haunt is rumored to reside. When it was Blockbuster, the ghost was rumored to activate battery-powered toys, turn lights on and off, open doors, and speak over the sound system, saying things like "shh... listen," and "you've been bad." Blockbuster Video was ...


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    Toulumne General Hospital

    Sonora, California

    72.1 miles from Madera, CA

    Now abandoned, miners from the Gold Rush are reportedly here. They are said throw things around, talk, and sometimes appear to visitors. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Red Lion Hotel - Clarion Inn

    Modesto, California

    72.5 miles from Madera, CA

    People claim to hear people talking when no one else is present. Also people believe the kitchen is haunted. Looking for a haunted night's stay? Supposedly rooms 152, 206, and 420 are the ones to try.


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    Gunn House Hotel

    Sonora, California

    72.6 miles from Madera, CA

    This 1850's inn was formerly the county hospital and a boarding house, and is rumoured to be the most haunted place in town to stay. In Room #011, guests staying the night have awoken to find an unseen entity rearranging the furniture in the room, and have also heard ...


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    Sonora Dome Building

    Sonora, California

    72.7 miles from Madera, CA

    This 1909 building is believed to be haunted. Visitors have reportedly encountered the apparition of a sobbing woman on the second floor, who vanishes when they try to console her. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Sonora Inn

    Sonora, California

    72.8 miles from Madera, CA

    This 1896 hotel is haunted by a ghostly girl who has been since bouncing a ball in various parts of the building. The elevator is also haunted, and has been known to move from floor to floor of its own accord. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Fallon Hotel

    Columbia, California

    76.4 miles from Madera, 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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    Los Coches Adobe

    Soledad, California

    79.6 miles from Madera, CA

    Here you may see a ghostly lady in black walking the grounds, and hear the screams of trapped miners coming from the old well.


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    Chualar Road

    Salinas, California

    83.8 miles from Madera, CA

    At the end of Chualar Road at night, some say a ghostly woman walks along the roadside. She disappears as you drive past her. A report by a motorcyclist said he was thrown off the bike by something unseen, blacked out, and awoke to see a woman with black hair ...


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    Murphy's Motorcycle Company

    Murphys, California

    84.2 miles from Madera, 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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    Murphys Historic Hotel

    Murphys, California

    84.2 miles from Madera, 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

    84.2 miles from Madera, 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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    Kelley Brother's Brewery

    Manteca, California

    85.8 miles from Madera, CA

    This former brewery is now a restaurant, but even before then there was a theatre that burnt down on the original site. It is believed that the ghosts of people who died in the inferno still haunt the building, including fire fighters and movie patrons in period clothing. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Sequoia Dawn - Old TB Sanitarium

    Springville, California

    89.7 miles from Madera, 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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    The Springville Inn

    Springville, California

    89.7 miles from Madera, 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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    Banta Inn

    Tracy, California

    90.5 miles from Madera, CA

    Folks that live around these parts say that since the 1930s, the Banta Inn has been haunted. The ghost of Tony Gallegos, the former of the inn who died of a heart attack in the building, has been seen. Poltergeist pranks also have occurred in the bar area.


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    Mission San Miguel Arcángel

    San Miguel, California

    91.2 miles from Madera, CA

    According to legend, Mr. Reed bragged about having a hidden stash of gold underneath the mission. It was a fatal mistake, as British pirates killed the Reeds and others who were staying there to get at the gold. Their ghosts are said to linger here.


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    Mission San Antonio De Padua

    Jolon, California

    92.9 miles from Madera, CA

    Mission San Antonio De Padua was built in 1771 and is believed to be haunted by many ghosts. One is a monk whose apparition holds a candle and walks in the courtyard; another is a 7-year-old girl with cancer who got permission to be buried under the Mission's arch (her ...


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    The Dorrington Hotel

    Murphys, California

    93.3 miles from Madera, 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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    Hotel Stockton

    Stockton, California

    96.2 miles from Madera, CA

    There is a spirit heard every so often playing the piano on the 6th floor ballroom at night. It stops when someone goes up the stairs to the ballroom. A few people that hear it say it is probably a pianist that use to play here back in ...


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