Haunted Places in Paradise, California



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    Depot Cafe and Restaurant

    Magalia, California

    4.3 miles from Paradise, CA

    Magalia Depot, aka Depot Cafe and Restaurant, was a train depot before it became an eatery in 1977. Witnesses here have seen apparitions and heard voices and banging noises, and seen objects fall off shelves. Some employees have had their hair pulled or shoulder grabbed by something invisible, and a ...


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    Cherokee Cemetery

    Oroville, California

    9.4 miles from Paradise, CA

    Legend has it that in the 1800s, the town sweetheart was murdered, and as punishment, her murderer was burned alive in his house across from the cemetery. Witnesses visiting the cemetery have heard his loud heavy footsteps. Another legend says that those who place flowers at a certain child's grave, ...


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    California State University - Laxson Auditorium

    Chico, California

    11.9 miles from Paradise, CA

    Laxson Auditorium at California State University is believed to be haunted by the spirit of an elderly theatergoer. Performers have noticed her apparition sitting in a balcony seat.


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    Goodman House Bed and Breakfast

    Chico, California

    12 miles from Paradise, CA

    The former owner, George Vogelsang, fell down the stairs and died in the late 1950's. He has been reported here ever since. A psychic once picked up that there was the spirit of a kind man and a light presence of a woman; both are harmless. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    True Brew

    Corning, California

    31.9 miles from Paradise, CA

    I used to live there... it used to be a brothel and its the sister hotel to french gulch the building burned down 3 different times one of the times causing the great fire of corning which burned down the entire city.I was in the kitchen at 2:30 am when ...


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    Keddie Resort

    Quincy, California

    39.2 miles from Paradise, CA

    Keddie Resort was reportedly the site of an unsolved murder of a family that occurred in Cabin 28. Ghost writing was said to show up on its walls, chairs moved by themselves, etc. The resort stood empty for a while, but since then, Cabin 28 is said to have been ...


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    Marysville Cemetery

    Marysville, California

    41.3 miles from Paradise, CA

    The cemetery here has a few ghosts, multiple have been picked up on EVP. Glowing lights have been picked up on photograph and mysterious figures have been seen roaming about. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Mary Aaron Museum

    Marysville, California

    42.7 miles from Paradise, CA

    Frank Aaron, who died here, is said to be found in his old room. Voices and footsteps can be heard and full-bodied figures have been seen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Silver Dollar

    Marysville, California

    43.1 miles from Paradise, CA

    Juan Corona, who killed 25 migrant workers near this area, once was associated this building and there's a belief his victims might, also. The building was also once a brothel and some of the former ladies who worked here have been spotted (usually in 19th century attire). (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Walbridge St

    Red Bluff, California

    44.2 miles from Paradise, CA

    Many people have seen a little boy in white walking down the road. Many of the homes on the street are old houses used for the Japanese American Internment Camps during world war 2. (Submitted by John W)


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    Downieville River Inn and Resort

    Downieville, California

    44.3 miles from Paradise, CA

    Allegedly haunted, possibly by its former owner dating back from the goldrush days. Reports are that a ghost likes to climb into bed with you at night.


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    National Exchange Hotel

    Nevada City, California

    47.1 miles from Paradise, CA

    This is considered to be the oldest operating hotel in California, and possibly all of the West. Established in 1856, it has been in continuous operation except for a brief period where it was closed down due to fire damage and repaired.  People have reported seeing full body apparitions of ...


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    Stonehouse Brewery

    Nevada City, California

    47.2 miles from Paradise, CA

    The brewery tunnels underneath the Stonehouse Brewery are said to be haunted by Chinese immigrants who were killed there. The site and its spooky tunnels have been featured on the TV show Ghost Adventures.


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    Nevada County Hospital

    Nevada City, California

    47.2 miles from Paradise, CA

    This building has stood for 150 years, but in 2001, its foundation was rocked by a shooting spree which killed two. The building itself is full of asbestos, so if you would like to investigate, protect yourself. Those who were brought to the building's morgue are thought to still be ...


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    Holbrooke Hotel

    Grass Valley, California

    47.8 miles from Paradise, CA

    The Holbrooke Hotel has a lot of history and a lot of famous former guests. From Ulysses S. Grant to Mark Twain this place did not suffer from a lack of swanky clientele. There are a variety of ghostly rumors that surround this place that was also home ...


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    Del Oro Theatre

    Grass Valley, California

    47.9 miles from Paradise, CA

    This theater is said to be haunted by several resident ghosts.


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    The Round Room

    Grass Valley, California

    51.3 miles from Paradise, CA

    See the map for the precise location of the Round Room: past the fairgrounds 5 miles to the dump, left on next road (Wolf Mountain) for 1/4 mile, and before the dead end at the top of the mountain, a sharp left on a short dirt driveway. Reported to be ...


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    Manzanita Cemetery

    Lincoln, California

    58.8 miles from Paradise, CA

    Legend has it that a wildfire once skipped this 1800s cemetery, parting to burn completely around it. Dark shadows and strange noises have been reported inside.


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    Anderson City Hall

    Anderson, California

    59.5 miles from Paradise, 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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    Latitudes Restaurant Site

    Auburn, California

    66.3 miles from Paradise, CA

    While it was open, people used to report walking past a table where a hooded figure was seated, only to vanish when people did a double-take. It could possibly be the ghost of a teenager who lost her daughter and then would sit in that same exact spot for the ...


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    Susanville Elk's Club

    Susanville, California

    68.1 miles from Paradise, CA

    This historic building sits on a hill overlooking the township. Locals claim that on stormy nights, people driving past have seen a figure in white looking out at the view. Upon investigation, the building is empty. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Mount Lassen Hotel

    Susanville, California

    68.2 miles from Paradise, CA

    The historic 1926 hotel building and restaurant was the scene of a tragic murder at the turn of the recent century, and a beloved manager passed away. However, it appears that he hasn't left, as his ghost has been seen on several occasions throughout the establishment. Guests have heard ...


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    Saint Francis Bar and Grill

    Susanville, California

    68.2 miles from Paradise, CA

    Housed in a historic landmark building, this bar and grill restaurant is rumoured to have a haunting. Staff closing up for the night have reportedly heard the sound of ghostly laughter and clinking glasses coming from the main dining room, but upon investigation, no one is there. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Cascade Theater

    Redding, California

    69.8 miles from Paradise, 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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    Georgetown Fire Department - Station 61

    Georgetown, California

    72.3 miles from Paradise, CA

    A ghost has been caught on camera at this fire station. Appearing to be someone who once lived during the town's mining days, he stood near the building, smiled, and pointed at the map while the firefighters were practicing drills.


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    American River Inn

    Georgetown, California

    72.3 miles from Paradise, CA

    Host to a long history, this inn is rumored to be situated near the site of a mine shaft that claimed the lives of several miners back in the gold rush days. The inn itself however is believed to be haunted by the ghost of another miner, one who ...


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    Georgetown Hotel

    Georgetown, California

    72.3 miles from Paradise, CA

    Reportedly haunted by the ghost of the former owner. He is often seen throughout the hotel and has a particular affinity for Room 13. Many people claim to have been woken up in the middle of the night when staying in that room.


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    Prospectors Road

    Garden Valley, California

    74.9 miles from Paradise, CA

    According to legend, miners who boasted about striking it rich would walk along this road only to be ambushed. Hikers have reported seeing a phantom miner who points his finger and stalks the living until they are off of the road. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Woodland Opera House

    Woodland, California

    75.2 miles from Paradise, CA

    The original opera house on the site burnt down in 1892, and was rebuilt three years later in 1895. It is from the fire, however, that the building's resident ghost is believed to have stemmed. Theatre patrons have reported seen the apparition of a disgruntled fireman who died in ...


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    Porter Building

    Woodland, California

    75.2 miles from Paradise, CA

    This historic building is rumoured to be haunted, according to a band of musicians who used to practise on the second floor in the early hours of morning. The group would hear knocks on the doors and walls, running footsteps in the hallways and childish giggling, but the source ...


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    Sierra Nevada House

    Coloma, California

    76.2 miles from Paradise, CA

    A variety of haunted activity is reported at the Sierra Nevada House. People claim moving objects, electrical items being turned on and off, and ghostly voices and footsteps.


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    Marshall Gold Discovery Park - Wah Hop Store

    Placerville, California

    76.8 miles from Paradise, CA

    At Marshall Gold Discovery Park, the Wah Hop and Man Lee Stores, visitors can see exhibits of the remains of a Chinese colony including mining methods, tools and household articles. Reports say phantom sounds abound here, including murmuring voices and the sound of a meat cleaver chopping on a butchers' ...


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    Robert Bell's General Store

    Coloma, California

    77 miles from Paradise, CA

    The 1849 brick store building accommodated a large community of gold miners around Sutter's Mill. Many witnesses have reported hearing the phantom sound of a long-gone bell, which some speculate was once an indicator that a customer had come in.


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    Marshall's Monument

    Placerville, California

    77.1 miles from Paradise, CA

    The Gold Rush started on June 24, 1848, when James Marshall found 2 gold nuggets caught in the waterwheel at the logging mill he operated with John Sutter. From then on, he was followed wherever he went by desperate men who wanted to follow in his footsteps and strike it ...


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    Pioneer Cemetery

    Placerville, California

    77.3 miles from Paradise, CA

    At Pioneer Cemetery, witnesses say an apparition of a lady in a burgundy dress with her hair in a bun comes to, as legend has it, watch over the Schieffer family. She also has been seen by the roadside, beckoning for passersby to come to the cemetery for a visit.


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    Vineyard House

    Placerville, California

    77.3 miles from Paradise, CA

    The Vineyard House is rumored to be haunted by its original owners, Robert and Louisa Chalmers. So the famous story goes, Robert Chalmers began to display signs of mental illness, so Louisa chained him up in the basement where he starved to death. Apparitions, strange sounds, screams and clanging have ...


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    Featherbed Railroad Bed and Breakfast

    Upper Lake, California

    79.3 miles from Paradise, CA

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


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    Donner Memorial State Park

    Truckee, California

    80 miles from Paradise, CA

    The ghost of Tamsen Donner, one of the famed Donner Party who had to resort to cannibalism after becoming trapped here, is said to roam the grounds at night. Witnesses have seen her as a yellowish, glowing, female figure who hovers above the ground.


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    Sailor Bar

    Fair Oaks, California

    80.2 miles from Paradise, CA

    Sailor Bar is a historic park that was named as such because the area was originally settled by gold-seeking sailors. Now visitors can go rafting, fishing and horseback riding here or else just check out the site's natural beauty. It is said that the park has a ghost, as well: ...


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    Iceland Ice-Skating Rink

    Sacramento, California

    80.2 miles from Paradise, CA

    Sacramento's oldest ice skating rink is said to be haunted by the ghost of "Pops" Kerth, who was the father of Sacramento city councilman and mayoral candidate Rob Kerth. Witnesses say Pops makes his rounds at around 4 a.m.


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    Sand Cove Park

    Sacramento, California

    80.3 miles from Paradise, CA

    Ghost lights have been spotted at Sand Cove Park as well as the voice of a woman saying "te papa" in a place near the Sacramento River. Some surmise that the site once held a mine shaft where someone passed away or was an ancient burial ground.


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    Old Sacramento Tunnels

    Sacramento, California

    81.4 miles from Paradise, CA

    Reports tell us that the series of tunnels under Old Sacramento were the town's original streets before they were raised above sea level against flooding. Legend has it that the tunnels became establishments of ill repute, such as opium dens, brothels and occult practitioners' hideouts, and witnesses have felt a ...


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    Bass Lake Road

    Rescue, California

    81.5 miles from Paradise, CA

    Two ghosts have been reported along Bass Lake Road. One is a girl in a white gown who has been seen near the reservoir at the bend. The other is an old man who appears, smiling, sitting on a bench that was dedicated to him.


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    Old Sacramento State Historic Park

    Sacramento, California

    81.5 miles from Paradise, CA

    This busy tourist attraction, museum complex and festival site is full of historic buildings, and therefore, a favorite spot for the spirits of those who lived there long ago. The park is visited by more than 5 million people a year - and that doesn't count the many spirits of ...


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    Sacramento City Library

    Sacramento, California

    81.7 miles from Paradise, CA

    The Sacramento City Library is haunted by an unseen presence, as its employees will tell you. In the library's Sacramento Room, witnesses have described the sound of Mylar rustling or the sound of shelving or pulling out books when no one is there. Books on the library shelves seem to ...


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    Sacramento Theatre Company

    Sacramento, California

    81.8 miles from Paradise, CA

    Five ghosts, maybe more, are said to reside at the Sacramento Theater Company. Pinky, a former stagehand, is the most famous. He was granted this nickname because his apparition has a pinkish glow. Witnesses also have noted footsteps on stage after closing, the figure of a man walking the halls, ...


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    Dorothea Puente House

    Sacramento, California

    81.8 miles from Paradise, CA

    The Puente House was a boarding house for senior citizens, but owner Dorothea Puente was convicted of murdering her tenants and burying them in the yard so she could cash in their social security checks. Photographs taken of the house have shown anomalies and ectoplasm mist.


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    The Martinez House

    Sacramento, California

    82 miles from Paradise, CA

    The Martinez House was the site of a mass murder committed by a man killed everyone in the house: family all the way down to his grandchildren, house staff, even the cat. When the Martinez family bought the house in 1976, they reported seeing apparitions of an Asian man in ...


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    The Richardson House

    Truckee, California

    82 miles from Paradise, CA

    In Christine's Room (named after the woman who once occupied it), Christine can be seen standing by the window. She is usually very solemn and believed to be mourning her children. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Leland Stanford Mansion

    Sacramento, California

    82 miles from Paradise, CA

    The 1800s Leland Stanford Mansion is 19,000 square feet in four stories, and was fully restored in 2005. It is a state park and a venue for upscale legislative functions. It is said to be haunted by Leland Stanford's 15-year-old son, Leland Stanford Jr., who died of typhoid fever while ...


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