Haunted Places in Rainbow, California



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    Live Oak Park

    Fallbrook, California

    4.6 miles from Rainbow, CA

    According to locals, there are some large boulders in Live Oak Park that Native Americans in used long ago to grind acorns to make bread. The indentations worn into the rocks by the process can still be seen. Reports say that the local police department has received dozens of calls ...


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    Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery

    Fallbrook, California

    5.5 miles from Rainbow, CA

    Some witnesses have said that when they touched the trees in Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery, they felt a hot surge of energy.


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    Palomar Inn

    Temecula, California

    5.9 miles from Rainbow, CA

    Dating back to the 1920's, this historic inn formerly served as sleeping quarters for travellers between the major towns such as San Diego and Los Angeles. The hotel features a whole assortment of memorabilia, such as a phoenix totem hanging over the hotel entrance to bring good luck. Alas, this ...


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    Santa Margarita River Bridge

    Fallbrook, California

    6.7 miles from Rainbow, CA

    Local legend tells of many strange things that have happened nearby, perhaps the first being a small wagon train that was demolished during the California Gold Rush. Then in the 1900s when the Fallbrook Union High School was built nearby, three pairs of teens disappeared from their prom only to ...


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    KEA Grain Mill

    Murrieta, California

    10.7 miles from Rainbow, CA

    Legend has it that a teenage girl wearing a blue dress haunts the middle window at the top of the tower... A mysterious fire completely destroyed the inside and charred the outside of KEA milling..... (Submitted by Don S.)


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    Old Abandoned School House

    Murrieta, California

    10.7 miles from Rainbow, CA

    Creepy abandoned school house with lots of unusual activity after dark. (Submitted by Marsi)


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    Rancho Guajome Adobe

    Vista, California

    13.7 miles from Rainbow, 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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    Camp Pendleton - Area 41

    Oceanside, California

    18.7 miles from Rainbow, CA

    Area 41, they say, is haunted by a Marine who shot himself in distress when his fiancee left him. You may see him move objects around, or hear him hum the thinking tune from the TV show "Jeopardy."


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    Plaza Cinema 4 - Moviemax

    Carlsbad, California

    19.2 miles from Rainbow, CA

    Formerly Plaza Cinema 4 and now Moviemax, theater 3 is said to be haunted. A trashcan once rolled up the aisle for no apparent reason, and employees' names have been whispered by something unseen.


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    Olive Groves

    Lake Elsinore, California

    20 miles from Rainbow, CA

    These olive groves sit at the bottom of the Ortega mountains off of Grand Ave. There have been numerous sightings of a woman running away from someone or something and hiding behind olive trees. The place has been olive groves for many years but also a fire destroyed ...


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    Hunter Steakhouse

    Oceanside, California

    20.1 miles from Rainbow, CA

    Hunter Steakhouse was built on the site of the Buena Vista Cemetery, and rumor has it some spirits remained when their graves were moved. A female spirit is said to haunt the stairs to the bar area, and several others like the storage room above the lower dining area/entrance. On ...


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    North County Times

    Escondido, California

    20.1 miles from Rainbow, CA

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


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    1888 Bath House - Chime's Antiques

    Lake Elsinore, California

    20.7 miles from Rainbow, CA

    This circa 1888 former bath house now houses a quaint, old-fashioned antique's store which is rumoured to be haunted. Apparitions reported here include a drowning victim in the basement, a spirit who moves a set of china dolls and an entity that is believed to be a man who ...


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    Twin Inns Carlsbad Village

    Carlsbad, California

    20.9 miles from Rainbow, CA

    A little girl wearing out of date clothing is seen here, some even believe it may be a group of children. Unexplained noises are also frequent here. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Old Santa Fe Depot

    Carlsbad, California

    21 miles from Rainbow, CA

    Noises come from upstairs and someone is said to be seen moving at the corner of visitors' eyes. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Carlsbad Lagoon

    Carlsbad, California

    21 miles from Rainbow, CA

    This site used to be a cemetery between 1885 and 1906. Full-bodied apparitions are seen along the lagoon and sometimes mysterious voices are heard mumbling. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort

    Carlsbad, California

    21.1 miles from Rainbow, CA

    Guests and staff report feeling watched or as if someone if behind them. A shadow has been seen in the administrative office and an ecto mist is a common site in the courtyard. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Lake Elsinore Country Club

    Lake Elsinore, California

    21.5 miles from Rainbow, CA

    This country club is believed to have brunt down, but was abandoned for several years prior to this. Locals who ventured inside reported seeing strange figures following them around and hearing voices that called out to them. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve

    Escondido, California

    22.7 miles from Rainbow, 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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    Heaven's Gate Suicide House

    Rancho Santa Fe, California

    25.5 miles from Rainbow, 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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    Horse Thief Canyon

    Corona, California

    26.8 miles from Rainbow, CA

    Behind the neighborhood is a wooded area with a trail hidden somewhere among it. The trail supposedly leads to a water tower where shadows run around and ghostly footsteps can be heard. Another figure is known as the blonde lady who will pass by in the distance or follow you ...


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    Trabuco Creek Road

    Corona, California

    29.5 miles from Rainbow, CA

    An Acjachemen tribe still remains at this location watching over their territory, often trying to protect it from evil. They appear as shadows or figures in peripheral vision. While the orbs that appear in photographs could very well be dust, some contain unusual faces upon closer inspection. It is also ...


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    Mt. Woodson Castle

    Ramona, California

    29.6 miles from Rainbow, 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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    El Adobe de Capistrano

    San Juan Capistrano, California

    30.3 miles from Rainbow, CA

    This restaurant is set in a building that was once the 1797 home of Miguel Yorba as well as the town's court and jail, built in 1812. The former jail, in which currently stands the restaurant's wine cellar, is said to be haunted by a ghost. The apparition of a ...


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    Mission San Juan Capistrano

    San Juan Capistrano, California

    30.4 miles from Rainbow, CA

    Visitors here may catch a glimpse of any of three ghosts: a Native American girl, a bellringer, and a Spanish soldier who is missing his head.


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    Montanez Abode

    San Juan Capistrano, California

    30.4 miles from Rainbow, CA

    This 1794 abode, built for artisans and soldiers, is reputedly haunted by the original deed holder. Visitors have apparently been chased out of the building by a hovering white light, while others claim to have heard chanting coming from the building late at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Del Mar Racetrack

    Del Mar, California

    30.7 miles from Rainbow, 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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    Cara Way

    San Diego, California

    32.5 miles from Rainbow, 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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    452 AMDS Bldg 2300

    March Air Reserve Base, California

    34 miles from Rainbow, CA

    On several occasions I have personally experienced paranormal activity in our bldg. It used to be a tuberculosis ward for children. I am usually the last one to leave the bldg for the day and must ensure all the clinic doors are locked. One night I was locking up and ...


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    J.J. Live Oak Steakhouse - Rockefellas Bar

    Corona, California

    34.1 miles from Rainbow, CA

    Once J.J. Live Oak Steakhouse and El Cerrito Inn and now Rockefellas Bar, the place is said to be haunted. Local legend tells of a 1988 waitress who was strangled and left in the trunk of a car behind the inn. Her ghost is said to flush toilets near closing ...


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    Best Western - Quality Inn

    Lake Forest, California

    36 miles from Rainbow, CA

    Employees claim to feel "a presence" and cold spots.


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    McDonald's

    San Diego, California

    36.6 miles from Rainbow, 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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    Sunnyslope Cemetery

    Beaumont, California

    36.7 miles from Rainbow, CA

    At Sunnyslope Cemetery, witnesses have reported cold spots, strange noises, uneasy feelings, and touches from an unseen hand. Perhaps even more intriguing is a ghostly groundskeeper said to disappear into a shed.


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    Payless ShoeSource

    Banning, California

    37.3 miles from Rainbow, CA

    Some say the ghost of a little boy appears in the Payless breakroom. So his story goes, he badly wanted a pair of shoes but his mother said no. Upset, he ran out of the store and was struck by a car and died.


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    Hells Gate

    Corona, California

    37.9 miles from Rainbow, CA

    Up in the hills of corona on a dead end street there is an old signal tower. Past that, a small trail leads you to a walkway and a burn site. The story is... there was a house that stood there in the 80’s. Two parents lived there along ...


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    Castle Park

    Riverside, California

    38.7 miles from Rainbow, CA

    A ghostly lady in a white dress and another apparition on a balcony above the Plaza Café have been reported. Also, Native American apparitions have been seen near the railroad tracks and doors have been known to close by themselves. The apparition of a fire burning in one corner has ...


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    Julian Gold Rush Hotel

    Ramona, California

    39.1 miles from Rainbow, 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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    Brockton Villa Restaurant

    San Diego, California

    39.4 miles from Rainbow, 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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    Grande Colonial La Jolla

    San Diego, California

    39.6 miles from Rainbow, 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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    Herringbone

    San Diego, California

    39.6 miles from Rainbow, 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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    Black Star Canyon

    Silverado, California

    39.7 miles from Rainbow, CA

    There are reports of paranormal activity stemming from an Indian massacre that occurred here in 1831. There are also many other urban legends surrounding this canyon. Some are not paranormal but involve things such as a homeless man who will chase you away with a gun, and cults that perform ...


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    The Comedy Store - La Jolla

    San Diego, California

    40 miles from Rainbow, 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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    Marie Callender's

    Corona, California

    40.7 miles from Rainbow, CA

    Marie Callender's restaurant is believed to be haunted. Witnesses have described objects such as a metal pie cutter flying off a shelf and salt and pepper shakers that filled themselves. Strange sounds, floating orbs and electrical appliances turning on and off also have been reported. A worker shampooing the carpet ...


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    Windansea Beach

    San Diego, California

    40.8 miles from Rainbow, 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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    Riverside City College

    Riverside, California

    41 miles from Rainbow, CA

    Doors opening and closing on their own. Ghost of a man in a suit roaming the Quad building. Doors slamming and mysterious voices heard in the Theater. Ghosts in the parking garage and the ghost of a woman in the lower parking lot near the Automotive Building. Multiple Class ...


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    Mission Inn

    Riverside, California

    41.6 miles from Rainbow, CA

    This hotel is awesome. If you are interested in amazing architecture, stairways that descend to nowhere, towers, flying buttresses, and just a constant feeling of "this place was designed by a madman" the Mission Inn is definitely a place that you must visit. Quite probably one of the most interesting ...


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    Mount Rubidoux

    Riverside, California

    41.6 miles from Rainbow, CA

    Along this area, human-like shadows can be seen roaming the hills. (Submitted by Chris)


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    Evergreen Cemetery

    Riverside, California

    41.7 miles from Rainbow, CA

    A green, glowing mist is sometimes seen. Ghosts of those who died during the influenza epidemic of the early 20th century will manifest on camera or through EVP. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Irvine Katie Wheeler Library

    Irvine, California

    42.8 miles from Rainbow, CA

    A "lady in blue" is seen here. It is believed to be the daughter of the former property owner; she died while giving birth. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Oak Tree

    Yucaipa, California

    43 miles from Rainbow, CA

    This location has been a popular teen hangout spot for decades. Locals know it as "The Oak Tree." The tree covers some old stone ruins which are now heavily covered in graffiti and refuse. Mostly used for drinking and doing drugs, but several bodies have been discovered ...


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