Haunted Places in Paynes Creek, California



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    Walbridge St

    Red Bluff, California

    20.6 miles from Paynes Creek, 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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    Anderson City Hall

    Anderson, California

    21.7 miles from Paynes Creek, 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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    Cascade Theater

    Redding, California

    30.2 miles from Paynes Creek, 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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    True Brew

    Corning, California

    31.5 miles from Paynes Creek, 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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    Depot Cafe and Restaurant

    Magalia, California

    40.3 miles from Paynes Creek, 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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    Goodman House Bed and Breakfast

    Chico, California

    41.2 miles from Paynes Creek, 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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    California State University - Laxson Auditorium

    Chico, California

    42 miles from Paynes Creek, 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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    Black Ranch Road

    Burney, California

    44.6 miles from Paynes Creek, CA

    The apparition of a little girl dressed in white is said to appear in the road in front of drivers who have been drinking.


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    Cherokee Cemetery

    Oroville, California

    52 miles from Paynes Creek, 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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    Keddie Resort

    Quincy, California

    54.9 miles from Paynes Creek, 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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    The Old Mortuary Inn

    Dunsmuir, California

    63.1 miles from Paynes Creek, CA

    A series of books have been written about this location's reputation. The inn was once a mortuary; the mortician's wife claimed that the building was haunted and became a recluse until her death. Doors have slammed themselves and local lore still holds true that the ghosts that once terrorized the ...


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    California Theatre

    Dunsmuir, California

    63.3 miles from Paynes Creek, CA

    A man and a little girl have been seen here. Employees and theater-goers sometimes get an eerie feeling when they are here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Century House Inn

    McCloud, California

    64.7 miles from Paynes Creek, CA

    Built in 1907, the former county hospital is now a bed and breakfast inn. The current owners have reported the spirit of a man roaming the building, and a female guest felt an unseen, unwelcome guest climb into bed with her. The proprietors consulted a doctor who used to ...


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    Susanville Elk's Club

    Susanville, California

    66.1 miles from Paynes Creek, 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

    66.2 miles from Paynes Creek, 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

    66.3 miles from Paynes Creek, 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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    Downieville River Inn and Resort

    Downieville, California

    78.6 miles from Paynes Creek, 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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    Weed Palace Theatre - Radio Star Studios

    Weed, California

    79.1 miles from Paynes Creek, CA

    Built in 1933, the theatre stands on the site of the original building that burnt to the ground during the 1920's. Currently a recording studio owned by music producer Sylvia Massy, various singers and songwriters who have played and sung there have reported encountering paranormal activity. A pop singer ...


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    Black Butte Saloon

    Weed, California

    79.1 miles from Paynes Creek, CA

    The Black Butte Saloon dates back to 1917, when it was founded by bordello madam Georgia Clark. The place is now rumoured to be haunted by a man who died after being pushed down the staircase, along with a prostitute who was beaten to death in a closet in ...


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    Marysville Cemetery

    Marysville, California

    82.9 miles from Paynes Creek, 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

    84.2 miles from Paynes Creek, 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

    84.7 miles from Paynes Creek, 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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    National Exchange Hotel

    Nevada City, California

    88.1 miles from Paynes Creek, 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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    Nevada County Hospital

    Nevada City, California

    88.1 miles from Paynes Creek, 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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    Stonehouse Brewery

    Nevada City, California

    88.2 miles from Paynes Creek, 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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    Holbrooke Hotel

    Grass Valley, California

    89.4 miles from Paynes Creek, 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

    89.5 miles from Paynes Creek, CA

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


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    The Round Room

    Grass Valley, California

    93.5 miles from Paynes Creek, 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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    Featherbed Railroad Bed and Breakfast

    Upper Lake, California

    97.7 miles from Paynes Creek, CA

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


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    Manzanita Cemetery

    Lincoln, California

    101.5 miles from Paynes Creek, 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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    The Log Cabin

    Yreka, California

    103.5 miles from Paynes Creek, CA

    This tavern was the site of many fights during the gold rush era, and there are recorded stating that a man was stabbed to death during an argument. Staff and patrons have reported a malicious male presence haunting the building, and have heard shouting coming from empty rooms. (Submitted by ...


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    Franco American Hotel

    Yreka, California

    103.6 miles from Paynes Creek, CA

    The hotel building dates back to 1855, however the business is no longer in operation. Visitors to the edifice have reported the apparition of a black-caped man with a cane roaming the second floor. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    String's Italian Cafe

    Yreka, California

    103.6 miles from Paynes Creek, CA

    This small town restaurant is located in the historic district, and serves delicious authentic Italian cuisine. Staff have reported strange occurrences in the café at night, and it is a common experience to find that tables that are set for the following day have been packed up at night ...


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    H.B Gillis House

    Yreka, California

    103.7 miles from Paynes Creek, CA

    According to former residents, this 1895 historic residence is haunted. Witnesses say the apparition is that of Hudson B. Gillis, former owner and builder of the property. Others have reported being slapped, feeling cold spots and hearing disembodied footsteps on the main staircase. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hotel Niles

    Alturas, California

    106.9 miles from Paynes Creek, CA

    This historic hotel began it's long and illustrious history back in 1908, when it was built for the many residents of the growing town. Since then, the hotel has narrowly escaped demolishment and is now one of the county icons. The third floor of the hotel is believed to have ...


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    Latitudes Restaurant Site

    Auburn, California

    108.9 miles from Paynes Creek, 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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    Hopland Inn

    Hopland, California

    113.8 miles from Paynes Creek, 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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    Georgetown Fire Department - Station 61

    Georgetown, California

    114.1 miles from Paynes Creek, 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

    114.1 miles from Paynes Creek, 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

    114.2 miles from Paynes Creek, 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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    Boonville Hotel

    Boonville, California

    119.9 miles from Paynes Creek, 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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