Haunted Places in Mendocino, California



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    MacCallum House Inn

    Mendocino, California

    This 1882 residence is now a quaint bed and breakfast inn, which comes with a haunting attached. The resident ghost is meant to be the son of the original owner. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites

    Mendocino, California

    Originally built in 1878,the old hotel is visited by the playful ghost of a Victorian woman who is said to visit guest rooms and haunt tables 6 and 8 in the restaurant. She can be seen reflected in the mirror.


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    Fensalden Inn

    Albion, California

    7.4 miles from Mendocino, CA

    The ghost of a heartbroken woman named Elizabeth is reported in the Hawthorne Suite. She is said to be very playful and move objects around; she can also be heard walking around in empty rooms. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Georgia Pacific Haul Road Bridge

    Fort Bragg, California

    8.7 miles from Mendocino, CA

    A man was attacked on the bridge,tortured murdered and his body was left hanging from a tree. He was an angry man in life and his vengeful spirit haunts the bridge and trees. The spirit has been known to push people and scratch them. Dogs whimper and try to ...


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    The Grey Whale Inn

    Fort Bragg, California

    9.7 miles from Mendocino, CA

    Located in a former hospital The Grey Whale Inn is reportedly haunted by both a male and female ghosts whose apparitions are seen about the grounds and peering out of windows.


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    Glass Beach Inn

    Fort Bragg, California

    9.8 miles from Mendocino, CA

    The urban legend that surrounds this place states it has a haunted chair and many people have died after sitting it. Huh, you think they'd get rid of a chair that murders people, go figure.


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    Boonville Hotel

    Boonville, California

    31 miles from Mendocino, CA

    This nineteenth-century inn is allegedly haunted. Guests staying on the upper floor have reportedly heard loud footsteps in the hallway, but upon investigation, no one is there. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hopland Inn

    Hopland, California

    43.3 miles from Mendocino, CA

    This 1880's inn and saloon is now closed, but the third floor of the establishment used to be a bordello. The ghost rumoured to be haunting the place is the apparition of a woman in a white dress, who was supposedly jilted by a lover and committed suicide in ...


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    Featherbed Railroad Bed and Breakfast

    Upper Lake, California

    52 miles from Mendocino, CA

    Allegedly haunted by the ghost of a former railroad worker who remains attached to the caboose room.


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    Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery

    Geyserville, California

    59.1 miles from Mendocino, CA

    At Warm Springs Fish Hatchery, visitors have seen the apparition of an elderly Native American couple on the premises. In addition, the main building is said to be haunted by a female ghost who was known to speak the names of the staff and change the radio station. A shower ...


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    Madrona Manor

    Healdsburg, California

    69 miles from Mendocino, CA

    Alleged to be haunted by the ghost of an older lady dressed in black (possibly the original owner) and the ghost of a young girl whose origin is unknown. Guests claim that there belongings are often moved and many report feeling a presence. Some claim that Room 101 ...


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    Grape Leaf Inn

    Healdsburg, California

    69.1 miles from Mendocino, CA

    This Queen-Anne style bed and breakfast inn is believed to have a friendly female ghost known as 'Lily'. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Mays Canyon Road

    Guerneville, California

    72 miles from Mendocino, CA

    Legend has it that along Mays Canyon Road in 1991, the apparition of a woman appeared in the middle of the road and a man drove right through her. Other exchanges with the woman's apparition have been reported here; she is said to be the ghost of a woman who ...


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    Potter School House

    Bodega, California

    80 miles from Mendocino, CA

    Alfred Hitchcock used this location while filming The Birds. Most of the cast seemed paranoid on set and felt like they weren't alone in the building. The school house has been abandoned for quite some time, but apparitions of a woman have appeared in photograph. She's usually dressed in Victorian ...


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    The Elms Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Calistoga, California

    82.7 miles from Mendocino, CA

    Now permanently closed, a psychic reported that the ghost of a former servant awoke her and told her to leave. It is believed that this ghost is named Ruby and she once lived on this premise. She (or someone else) is also said to manipulate electronic items. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Scotia Inn

    Scotia, California

    82.9 miles from Mendocino, CA

    Allegedly haunted by a ghost the employees call Frank, who occupies the top floor, there are reports of ghostly footsteps, noises and voices. People also claim that there is the ghost of a little boy playing with a ball that is occasionally seen.


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    Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery

    Santa Rosa, California

    83.3 miles from Mendocino, CA

    I have captured many class-A EVPs here. Many spirits are said to roam the grounds, including a friendly spirit known as Mr. Lemon. (Submitted by Aaron F.)


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    Hotel La Rose

    Santa Rosa, California

    83.5 miles from Mendocino, CA

    This 1907 historic hotel was formerly sleeping quarters for railroad passengers staying the night in town, and is supposed to have a few ghost stories associated with its colourful past. The building is allegedly haunted by a pair of ghostly children looking for their parents, as well as a ...


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    Washoe House

    Petaluma, California

    89.4 miles from Mendocino, CA

    This 1859 historic roadhouse was the site of 'The Battle of Washoe House', when marching soldiers intent on wreaking havoc in nearby towns stopped for a drink at the tavern, before turning back in the direction they came. This lead to a peaceful resolution of what could have been ...


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    Ferndale Repertory Theatre - Hart Theatre

    Ferndale, California

    91.1 miles from Mendocino, CA

    Bertha, the theater's ghost, is said to appear late at night, often taking the form of a ghost cat. The cat has been seen walking in the aisles during performances. Bertha also has been known to lock the bathroom door from the inside and answer the phone at night when ...


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    Wolf House

    Glen Ellen, California

    94.8 miles from Mendocino, CA

    The home of Jack London, famed author of The Call of the Wild and White Fang, is said to be haunted. Witnesses have described feelings of dread and visions of the house in flames, with voices crying out for help.


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    Phoenix Theatre

    Petaluma, California

    96.8 miles from Mendocino, CA

    Witnesses claim to see apparitions in the balcony, hear strange sounds in the bathroom, and more eerie happenings at this concert venue and teen hangout.


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    Valley of the Moon Saloon

    Sonoma, California

    98 miles from Mendocino, CA

    This old saloon is now a private residence, and on a lighter note, the current owner says his children have scared away most of the ghostly activity. In it's glory days, the saloon was haunted by a male spirit who opened and closed doors, rearranged furniture, turned lights on ...


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    Cinnamon Bear Creekside Inn

    Sonoma, California

    99.9 miles from Mendocino, CA

    This century-old inn was built on top of an ancient burial ground, and is rumoured to be haunted. The ghosts are believed to be American Indians, and only show themselves to people of native blood. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Mountain Cemetery

    Sonoma, California

    100.4 miles from Mendocino, CA

    Curiosity surrounds an isolated grave bearing only the name "Lise." In an abandoned, older section of the graveyard, witnesses have described wraithlike spirits, strange lights, foul odors, cold spots and a strong sense of fear.


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    Sonoma Hotel

    Sonoma, California

    100.6 miles from Mendocino, CA

    This 1879 hotel has been the site of several odd occurrences over the years, which are usually attributed to a poltergeist at work. Doors are known to open and close of their own accord, and strange noises are heard during the night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Sebastiani Theatre

    Sonoma, California

    100.7 miles from Mendocino, CA

    At Sebastiani Theatre, the ghost of a young girl in a yellow 1930s dress has been reflected in the women's restroom mirror. Her laughter has been heard in the dressing room and the lights go on and off by themselves. Theater workers call the ghost Trixie.


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    The Castro House

    Sonoma, California

    100.8 miles from Mendocino, CA

    This historic abode belonged to a government official and his family, and is rumoured to be haunted by a ghostly maid. Current residents have reported hearing sobbing noises coming from the old servants quarters, which are generally attributed to this spirit. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Inn at Sonoma

    Sonoma, California

    100.8 miles from Mendocino, CA

    There is the ghost of a Chinese maintenance man who roams the upstairs hallway still apparently working and trying to help guests. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Fort Humboldt State Historic Park

    Eureka, California

    103.6 miles from Mendocino, CA

    Fort Humboldt State Historic Park has been considered haunted for decades. Among the eerie things experienced here are the sound of heavy objects being dragged across the floor in the night and the apparition of a post commander who died of malaria in 1859, seen looking out the window at ...


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    Abigail's Elegant Victorian Mansion

    Eureka, California

    104.5 miles from Mendocino, CA

    Allegedly haunted by a ghost who loves Jazz music and people have reported hearing music playing late at night.


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    Hop Creek Tavern

    Napa, California

    105.2 miles from Mendocino, CA

    Last night three of us witnessed a set of silverware wrapped in a napkin lift and propel from a basket in was sitting in about a foot towards us then crash to the ground. It was unbelievable! I wouldn't have believed my own eyes were it not corroborated ...


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    Bothin Youth Center

    Fairfax, California

    110.3 miles from Mendocino, CA

    This land once held a Native American reservation, then a hospital building for tuberculosis patients. It is now a Girl Scouts camp. Reports say that the ghost of a nurse has been seen pushing a cart in the hallways. Native American apparitions and screams and moans have been witnessed as ...


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    Anderson City Hall

    Anderson, California

    111.9 miles from Mendocino, CA

    Once an 1800s dance hall, the building that houses Anderson City Hall is said to be haunted by the spirit of a Native American woman and her child, who were murdered on the site long ago. Witnesses have heard residual dancing music and the cries of a child.


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    Ross Valley Players

    Ross, California

    114.6 miles from Mendocino, CA

    A woman was said to have died here after being kicked in the head by a horse. Those who come here will sometimes see her. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Falkirk Cultural Center

    San Rafael, California

    114.7 miles from Mendocino, CA

    The ghost of a woman named Ella Nichols Park is seen looking out the windows. A boy with bushy hair has also been reported in the garden. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Cascade Theater

    Redding, California

    115.4 miles from Mendocino, CA

    The historic theater is rumoured to be haunted by a man in an old-fashioned suit smoking a cigar. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Easkoot House

    Stinson Beach, California

    115.6 miles from Mendocino, CA

    This private home is said to be haunted by a former owner who stomps outside at 2 a.m. to search on the beach for a missing golden hook. Also reported is a burglar alarm that rang out for over 10 minutes, although the alarm was completely disconnected. Please respect the ...


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    Easkoot House

    Stinson Beach, California

    115.6 miles from Mendocino, CA

    This private home is said to be haunted by a former owner who stomps outside at 2 a.m. to search on the beach for a missing golden hook. Also reported is a burglar alarm that rang out for over 10 minutes, although the alarm was completely disconnected. Please respect the ...


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    Lyford House

    Belvedere Tiburon, California

    120.3 miles from Mendocino, CA

    John Thomas Reed, who founded the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, had a mistress named Rosie Verrall. Guests have awoken to her or seen her in passing long after her death in 1964. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Fireside Motel

    Mill Valley, California

    120.5 miles from Mendocino, CA

    Once a speakeasy, the Fireside has had a long history of strange activity, leading to a seance. It is believed that all disturbances within the motel are attributed to Miwok Indians that were buried underneath the site and have been disturbed. Unaccountable sounds have been reported since the mid-1950's when ...


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    HI Marin Headlands Hostel / Marin Headlands

    Sausalito, California

    123.3 miles from Mendocino, CA

    The land here was originally that of the Miwoks; however, by 1907, the land belonged to the U.S. military seeing as the grounds were a perfect point to thwart a surprise attack. Now a hostel for visitors, some of the spots here are said to be pure evil. One man ...


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    Boccardo John / Sally Stanford’s Valhalla Inn

    Sausalito, California

    123.4 miles from Mendocino, CA

    Before it became Boccardo John, Sally Stanford's Valhalla Inn was made famous by an appearance in Orson Welles' The Lady from Shanghai. It's said that Sally Stanford is seen outside of her former inn, as well as several other women (dressed out of date). (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Angel Island

    Belvedere Tiburon, California

    124.3 miles from Mendocino, CA

    Angel Island is referred to as the "Ellis Island" of the west; immigrants wanting to head into the mainland were detained here until they were cleared to go through. Unfortunately, that process was devastating to some. Some people were shamed, humiliated, starved, and the horrific encounters would be documented (being ...


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    The Golden Gate Bridge

    San Francisco, California

    125.1 miles from Mendocino, CA

    This is the number one suicide location in the United States, with an average of 25 deaths per year (more than a thousand since construction). While the ghostly jumpers might still be there, another lessen known entity has been spotted in this vincinity. In 1853, the SS Tennessee sank in ...


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    Alcatraz

    San Francisco, California

    126.5 miles from Mendocino, CA

    The former maximum-security prison set on an island is now a musuem and tourist attraction. Visitors and tour guides alike have reported unexplained screams, slamming cell doors, banjo music and footsteps. The site has been investigated by both Ghost Hunters and Ghost Labs.


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