Haunted Places in Salton Sea Beach, California



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    Yaqui Well

    Julian, California

    27.1 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    La Quinta Resort and Club

    La Quinta, California

    27.7 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Vallecito Stage Station County Park

    Julian, California

    34 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Palm Street

    Brawley, California

    39.4 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Julian Gold Rush Hotel

    Ramona, California

    39.8 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Crest Theatre

    El Centro, California

    48 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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

    48.1 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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

    48.2 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Dogwood Road Ghost Girl

    El Centro, California

    50.9 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Joshua Tree Inn

    Joshua Tree, California

    55.5 miles from Salton Sea Beach, CA

    Some people believe that the ghost of Gram Parsons, father of country rock, inhabits room 8, which is where he died of a drug overdose in the early 70's. He will allegedly move or relocate small items such as earrings and will move the mirror that hangs on the ...


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    Lake Morena Campground

    Campo, California

    56.1 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Juvenile Ranch Facility

    Campo, California

    59.3 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Mt. Woodson Castle

    Ramona, California

    60 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    North County Times

    Escondido, California

    64.1 miles from Salton Sea Beach, CA

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


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    Payless ShoeSource

    Banning, California

    65.7 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Palomar Inn

    Temecula, California

    66.2 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Sunnyslope Cemetery

    Beaumont, California

    66.5 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve

    Escondido, California

    67.9 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Live Oak Park

    Fallbrook, California

    68.8 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    The Oak Tree

    Yucaipa, California

    69.4 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Cara Way

    San Diego, California

    70.2 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Mt. Helix Park

    La Mesa, California

    70.2 miles from Salton Sea Beach, CA

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


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    Old Abandoned School House

    Murrieta, California

    70.6 miles from Salton Sea Beach, CA

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


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    KEA Grain Mill

    Murrieta, California

    70.7 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery

    Fallbrook, California

    70.9 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Proctor Valley Road

    Chula Vista, California

    71.5 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Santa Margarita River Bridge

    Fallbrook, California

    72.2 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Rancho Guajome Adobe

    Vista, California

    72.4 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Heaven's Gate Suicide House

    Rancho Santa Fe, California

    72.6 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    McDonald's

    San Diego, California

    74.7 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Plaza Cinema 4 - Moviemax

    Carlsbad, California

    77.2 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Del Mar Racetrack

    Del Mar, California

    77.4 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Bonita Road

    Bonita, California

    77.5 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    PSA Flight 182 Crash Site

    San Diego, California

    77.6 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Carlsbad Lagoon

    Carlsbad, California

    77.9 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Captain's Anchorage

    Big Bear Lake, California

    78.2 miles from Salton Sea Beach, CA

    The ghost of a man named George has been seen here; it is said he was an embezzler who either killed himself or was murdered. Other than George, three other ghosts are said to be here. The activity includes full-bodied apparitions, beer bottles being thrown, lights flickering, footsteps, and other ...


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    Old Santa Fe Depot

    Carlsbad, California

    78.4 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    1888 Bath House - Chime's Antiques

    Lake Elsinore, California

    78.5 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Hunter Steakhouse

    Oceanside, California

    78.7 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Twin Inns Carlsbad Village

    Carlsbad, California

    78.8 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort

    Carlsbad, California

    78.8 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Olive Groves

    Lake Elsinore, California

    79.5 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    452 AMDS Bldg 2300

    March Air Reserve Base, California

    80 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Pioneer Park

    San Diego, California

    80.2 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Villa Montezuma

    San Diego, California

    80.2 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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

    80.3 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Presidio Park

    San Diego, California

    80.5 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    U.S. Grant Hotel

    San Diego, California

    80.7 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    Lake Elsinore Country Club

    Lake Elsinore, California

    80.8 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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    William Heath Davis House Museum

    San Diego, California

    80.8 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 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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