Haunted Places in Ocotillo, California



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    Crest Theatre

    El Centro, California

    25.5 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    Folks who work at Crest Theatre say they have heard disembodied voices talking to them at night, or music blasting from the sound system when it had already been turned off for the night. Cold spots have been reported as well.


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    Fox Theater

    El Centro, California

    25.6 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    Rumored to stem from a man who died inside the theater, folks say eerie cold spots can be felt here, usually around Aisle 8.


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    Imperial Valley Arts Council

    El Centro, California

    25.8 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    Employees working at the art council in this 1920's building have reportedly seen doors slam shut of their own accord and have heard the incessant thrashing of the keys of an invisible typewriter. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Vallecito Stage Station County Park

    Julian, California

    26.6 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    A weakly woman on her way to Sacramento died here mid-trip. A woman is seen in a white dress and it is believed to be this woman. Many other ghosts are said to be on this trail ranging from a phantom stagecoach, the ghost of a horse, and mysterious lights. Submitted ...


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    Dogwood Road Ghost Girl

    El Centro, California

    26.7 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    A ghost girl, believed to be the spirit of a girl who was killed in a nearby car crash, is said to appear walking along the road after midnight. Rumor has it that if you give her a ride, she will eventually disappear from your car seat. And if you ...


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    Juvenile Ranch Facility

    Campo, California

    29.3 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    This used to be the site of Camp Lockett, an old military base; it is now a home for runaways and meant to give them skills for careers. The smell of smoke accompanies the spirit of a protective old man (said to prevent children from hurting themselves). He is heard ...


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    Lake Morena Campground

    Campo, California

    30.7 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    Rumor has it that in a wooded area near Lake Morena Campground, the ghost of a young woman in a long white dress appears. Some have also heard a woman's voice laughing and singing or footsteps around their tents at night. An orb has shown up in a photograph taken ...


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    Palm Street

    Brawley, California

    32 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    Along this road, a white orb is said to follow people. Some people have reported that it has a demonic face. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Yaqui Well

    Julian, California

    35.9 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    Three men died in this area shortly after discovering gold. It is said that on some nights, the three are seen holding hands, circling the well in excitement. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Julian Gold Rush Hotel

    Ramona, California

    42.3 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    The hotel was previously a restaurant in the 1880’s, until it was refurbished and commenced operations as a hotel in 1897. Evidently, its original owners are reluctant to leave, as Albert, with a pipe in his mouth, has been seen in mirrors. In the upstairs rooms, lace doilies and ...


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    Proctor Valley Road

    Chula Vista, California

    54 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    If you follow this road, it becomes more and more desolate. There are four stories about the cases of paranormal activity you'll possibly encounter. The first two involve women, one being a woman in blue who is seen crying for help, and the other is said to be a banshee ...


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    Mt. Helix Park

    La Mesa, California

    57.5 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    A woman in a Victorian dress has been seen and heard crying before she disappears. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Mt. Woodson Castle

    Ramona, California

    58.9 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    A woman named Amy Strong finished this building in 1921. Since her death (in 1950), she is thought to still be here, as is a builder who is heard scratching on rocks outside. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bonita Road

    Bonita, California

    61.1 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    An elderly man (believed to be a hit and run victim) manifests in the backseats of people's car while they travel down this road. Once off of it, he is gone. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Las Americas Premium Outlets

    San Diego, California

    62.5 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    This was built over the site of a flood that killed 80 people in 1916. Guests have been pulled and staff have sometimes felt a presence that isn't there. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Otay Valley Regional Park

    San Diego, California

    63.6 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    Locals say that an evil entity is here. It manifests as a dark shadow and is a very intimidating being. One explanation is that it is something that was summoned by an occult gathering. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    PSA Flight 182 Crash Site

    San Diego, California

    65.4 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    In 1978, an airplane crashed into this neighborhood killing 144 people. A local highschool and airport hangar were temporary morgues after the accidents and are also said to house a weird feeling inside of them. Some people who live at the site complain about knocking sounds, objects disappearing, and voices ...


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    San Diego Job Corps

    Imperial Beach, California

    65.6 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    Ghosts are said to live in the dorms here; they grab the feet of those who are fast asleep, open doors, can be heard talking in empty spaces, and one incident involved the ghost of a little girl appearing at someone's bedside. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Cara Way

    San Diego, California

    66.2 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    Cara Knott was a bright and beloved woman murdered by a corrupt police officer named Craig Alan Peyer. Since her death, a memorial has been started parallel to the 15 Freeway with many markers for other tragic deaths. A very high psychic energy is felt here and EVP's and high ...


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    Villa Montezuma

    San Diego, California

    67 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    Villa Montezuma was built in 1887 for musician Jesse Shepherd, who is believed to still linger here in spirit. Shepherd was known for an ability to "channel" the spirits of deceased musicians while playing, and some believe this has pulled negative energy into the house. At one time, Shepherd reportedly ...


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    El Cortez

    San Diego, California

    67.7 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    This building once was residence to homeless people and drug addicts; it is said that several deaths have occurred here. A ghostly little boy and a woman (believed to be his mother) have both been seen here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    William Heath Davis House Museum

    San Diego, California

    67.8 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    Furniture moves around by itself, shadows are seen all around, apparitions have been picked up on camera, and EVPs have also been recorded. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    U.S. Grant Hotel

    San Diego, California

    67.9 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    An apparition has apparently been seen walking the hallways. Maids also report that items will move of their own volition, often seeming to move in an instant when your back is turned.


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    Horton Grand Hotel

    San Diego, California

    67.9 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    Room 309 is allegedly haunted by a ghost they call Roger Whitaker. Although the hotel has been relocated, and it is not claimed that "Roger" actually died in the hotel or in that room, people claim there is an unearthly presence that causes the wardrobe doors to open of ...


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    La Quinta Resort and Club

    La Quinta, California

    68.1 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    A shaded apparition and ghostly voices and noises have been reported in several of the bungalows at this 1920’s resort. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    McDonald's

    San Diego, California

    68.4 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    At this McDonald's, employees say strange things happened after closing time. Tubs of mustard and straws were thrown across the room, and a depiction of Satan was said to have been made in the wood of a bathroom stall door. The door has since been replaced.


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    North County Times

    Escondido, California

    68.4 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    A little girl and glowing lights have been seen in this building. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Star of India

    San Diego, California

    68.6 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    Star of India, originally the Euterpe, is a restored historic 1863 sailing ship with more than a few mysteries under its sails. Its fascinating history is detailed at its docking place, the Maritime Museum of San Diego. It is thought to be haunted by many ghosts, including John Campbell, a ...


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    USS Midway

    San Diego, California

    68.7 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    Over 30 ghosts are said to be here. Some of the crew has experienced or seen the spirits said to be on here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Pioneer Park

    San Diego, California

    68.8 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    4,000 people are buried here, but the headstones have since been removed for the most part. One of them was a woman who would walk around at night. People also report feeling watched when they are here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Hotel del Coronado

    Coronado, California

    69 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    The tales of the Hotel del Coronado are remarkably consistent and their ghost has a name: Kate Morgan a young woman who checked in to the Hotel del Coronado and committed suicide with a gunshot wound to her head. There is no suspicion that it might have been ...


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    Presidio Park

    San Diego, California

    69.7 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    The ghost of a deer named Lucy is reported here. It is also said that this location was used for Satanic rituals and ghosts of hooded figures have been seen near the walls. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Whaley House

    San Diego, California

    69.8 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    Built by Thomas Whaley in 1857, this home once included the town's courthouse, general store, granary, theater and morgue. It is now a National Historic Landmark and museum, and folks say it's haunted by the ghosts of Whaley family members and the spirit of another man who was reportedly hanged ...


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    Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant

    San Diego, California

    69.9 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    Featured on TV's Ghost Adventures, the 1827 building that houses the Cosmopolitan is said to be haunted. It was originally built by Juan Lorenzo Bandini, his young daughter died in the home, and her bed and rocking chair remain in the house. The chair has been known to rock by ...


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    El Fandango Restaurant

    San Diego, California

    69.9 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    El Fandango's building is relatively new, but the land on which it sits was the site of the Machado family mansion, which was destroyed by fire in 1858. It is believed that the ghost who was once seen here may have had something to do with the area's past. The ...


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    Casa de Estudillo

    San Diego, California

    69.9 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    This historic house is said to be haunted by its namesake family, the Estudillos. The house has been featured on the TV show Ghost Adventures.


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    Robinson Rose House

    San Diego, California

    70 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    Robinson Rose House was built in 1853 by Judge James W. Robinson, and the building was later used as a newspaper office, a railroad office, and other such offices. By 1987 nothing was left of the original building, so it was rebuilt using records and photos to look as it ...


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    Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve

    Escondido, California

    70.1 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    A woman in white is most commonly seen floating along the trails. Native Americans that once inhabited this area are also said to roam these grounds, sometimes seen hanging in the trees. Mysterious voices heard in this area are also attributed to an asylum that is said to have burned ...


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    Old Point Loma Lighthouse

    San Diego, California

    72.6 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    People have reported the footsteps and moaning of the former lighthouse keeper. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

    San Diego, California

    72.8 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, aka Point Loma National Cemetery, is rumored to be haunted by apparitions of soldiers who come out of their graves to look out over the cliffs and make sure their country is secure before returning to their graves.


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    Heaven's Gate Suicide House

    Rancho Santa Fe, California

    73.3 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    In this house, Marshall Applewhite convinced his followers to commit suicide in 1997. Years later, an eerie feeling lurks over here and some followers might be here as well. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Brockton Villa Restaurant

    San Diego, California

    74.6 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    It is believed that Dr. Joseph Rhodes, a physician who died in a boating accident, is still here. Objects commonly disappear and reappear in other places throughout the building. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Herringbone

    San Diego, California

    74.6 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    Former owner C. Arnholt Smith, aka "Mr. San Diego," is believed to haunt Herringbone. Smith was a businessman and the first owner of the San Diego Padres. He used this property as a car dealership and then a wine business run by his son in the 1970s, but the building ...


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    The Comedy Store - La Jolla

    San Diego, California

    74.6 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    A dark and possibly sinister shadow is seen, cold spots are felt, and sometimes, objects move by themselves. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Grande Colonial La Jolla

    San Diego, California

    74.8 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    The staff will get phone calls coming from unoccupied rooms; on the other end of the phone is pure silence. Even when staff go to check on the rooms, they will still be empty. In the North Annex, footsteps, voices, and banging sounds are commonly heard despite no one else ...


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    Windansea Beach

    San Diego, California

    75 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    Two surfer ghosts are reported here. Bob Simmons, known for redesigning the surfboard to its current form, died while catching some waves. Chris O'Rourke, another surfer, died of cancer and was scattered in the ocean. Both of them are seen or felt surfing, usually giving off a very pleasant feeling. (Submitted ...


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    Del Mar Racetrack

    Del Mar, California

    75.4 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    Most people report seeing a ball of light that travels through doors. Other activity here include shadows (which are also caught on camera), disembodied voices, cold spots, and lights flickering. The fifth floor is said to be the most active. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Lee Hotel

    Yuma, Arizona

    80 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    Three different female ghosts are said to haunt the Lee Hotel. People believe that one of the ghosts is the original owner of the hotel and she is believed to knock on the doors of rooms in the hotel.


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    Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

    Yuma, Arizona

    80.2 miles from Ocotillo, CA

    The prison apparently hosts a ghosts that's prone to pinching. Supposedly it is more likely to pinch children and people wearing the color red. In addition the museum portion of the park is said to be haunted by at least two spirits, one of whom is reported to ...


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    Rancho Guajome Adobe

    Vista, California

    80.6 miles from Ocotillo, 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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