Haunted Places in San Simeon, California



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    Adelaida Cemetery

    Paso Robles, California

    17.8 miles from San Simeon, CA

    At Adelaida Cemetery, locals say its ghostly inhabitants may swipe your car keys. It is said to be haunted by Charlotte Sitton, a minister's wife who committed suicide at age 19 in December 1890. She visits late Friday nights in a white nightgown to lay flowers on the grave of ...


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    Mission San Antonio De Padua

    Jolon, California

    25.9 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Mission San Antonio De Padua was built in 1771 and is believed to be haunted by many ghosts. One is a monk whose apparition holds a candle and walks in the courtyard; another is a 7-year-old girl with cancer who got permission to be buried under the Mission's arch (her ...


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    Paso Robles Inn

    Paso Robles, California

    28 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Room 1007 apparently has a ghost that likes to call the front desk and occasionally 911. Numerous people have reported unexplained phone calls coming from that room. Maintenance has not found a likely technical reason for the event. Some attribute the ghostly calls to a former employee ...


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    Mission San Miguel Arcángel

    San Miguel, California

    28.5 miles from San Simeon, CA

    According to legend, Mr. Reed bragged about having a hidden stash of gold underneath the mission. It was a fatal mistake, as British pirates killed the Reeds and others who were staying there to get at the gold. Their ghosts are said to linger here.


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    Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

    San Luis Obispo, California

    38.8 miles from San Simeon, CA

    There have been numerous brutal deaths in the history of this land, including massacres, accidents, and murders. A woman who was decapitated by a Native American tribe is said to be seen looking for her head and her lost baby. The Reed Family was viciously murdered by an axe in ...


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    Victorian Pitkin Conrow Estate

    Arroyo Grande, California

    50.6 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Now strictly a wedding venue, this site was formerly the Crystal Rose Inn and the Rose Victorian Inn. The ghost of a 9-year-old girl named Alice haunts the tower; you may see her or hear her laughter. Alice is said to be a friendly spirit who loves cats, many of ...


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    Los Coches Adobe

    Soledad, California

    53 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Here you may see a ghostly lady in black walking the grounds, and hear the screams of trapped miners coming from the old well.


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    Far Western Tavern

    Guadalupe, California

    58.1 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Rumored to no longer be in existence at this site, the old Far West Tavern was said to be haunted. Witnesses have heard the sound of footsteps with a peg-leg, said to be the ghost of a 1930s-era guest named Mr. Franconeti. According to the story, the man lost his ...


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    Point Sur Lighthouse

    Monterey, California

    60.4 miles from San Simeon, CA

    This lighthouse, which has been featured on the TV show Ghost Adventures, is said to be haunted by many victims of shipwrecks that have occurred off the coast over the years.


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    Santa Maria Inn

    Santa Maria, California

    64.4 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Once a major stopping over spot for celebrities on their way in and out of California, the Santa Maria Inn's main attraction is its former star power. However, some people claim that rooms 210 and 221 are both haunted by the ghosts of former residents. Haunted activity ...


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    Blue Sky Lodge

    Carmel Valley, California

    65 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Guests in the upper suites have said the rooms get very cold at night and they describe a feeling of uneasiness in the master bedrooms.


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    Chualar Road

    Salinas, California

    67 miles from San Simeon, CA

    At the end of Chualar Road at night, some say a ghostly woman walks along the roadside. She disappears as you drive past her. A report by a motorcyclist said he was thrown off the bike by something unseen, blacked out, and awoke to see a woman with black hair ...


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    Carmel Mission

    Carmel, California

    74.2 miles from San Simeon, CA

    The mission was built directly adjacent to an ancient American Indian burial ground. There are several ghosts haunting the mission, including the ghost of a dog that is heard but not seen. The ghost of one of the of the original founder's Father Serra can be seen walking around with ...


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    Tor House and Hawk Tower

    Carmel, California

    74.6 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Robinson Jeffers, poet and builder of the granite house and tower, is said to linger here. The site was featured on the TV show Ghost Adventures. The Tor House is open for tours by appointment on Fridays and Saturdays, but photos may be taken only once a year, at the ...


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    Old Stage Road

    Salinas, California

    75 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Old Stage Road is the center of a local legend about a woman who was walking along the road and was raped and decapitated by a man who stopped to offer her a ride. Her apparition is said to walk along the road holding her head.


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    La Playa Carmel

    Carmel, California

    75 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Alleged to be haunted either by the ghost of a family member who drowned in the bay or by one of the original mistresses. It is not known precisely who the ghost is but many claim to see her and feel her presence.


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    Hotel Del Monte - Herrmann Hall

    Monterey, California

    76.1 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Hotel Del Monte was a luxury resort hotel from 1880 until 1942, when it was leased to the Navy to be used as a school to train electronic technicians during World War II. After the war, the building became the Naval Postgraduate School, the main building of which is called ...


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    Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo

    Monterey, California

    76.5 miles from San Simeon, CA

    The Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, originally built in 1770, has been in operation for more than two centuries, but as legend has it, it wasn't haunted until the 1920s. According to witnesses, the Royal Presidio Chapel is home to some spirits: A priest's apparition has been seen, lighted candles ...


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    Stevenson House

    Monterey, California

    76.7 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Stevenson House museum was an 1800s boarding house where author Robert Louis Stevenson once stayed (and it's now named for him). It is believed to be haunted by Manuela Giradin, who owned and ran the establishment. In 1879, Manuela's husband died of typhoid fever, and her two grandchildren came down ...


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    Restaurant 1833 - Stoke's Adobe

    Monterey, California

    76.7 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Formerly Stokes Adobe and now Restaurant 1833, the adobe structure built by the Mexicans in the 1830s is said to be haunted. Said to happen in the early morning hours, footsteps walk through the upstairs when no one is there, and a child's cries ring out from the same area. ...


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    Colton Hall

    Monterey, California

    76.8 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Colton Hall, built by Navy Chaplain Walter Colton (later a mayor and a judge), was the first public building constructed under the American flag. It was the site of the 1849 California Constitutional Convention as well as an execution spot: Convicted criminals were hanged from the second-floor porch balcony. Perhaps ...


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    La Purisima Mission

    Lompoc, California

    80.2 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Visitors to this mission may catch a glimpse of the spirits of the Chumash Indians and Spanish soldiers who died during the 1820s Chumash uprising. The mission has been featured on TV's Ghost Adventures.


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    Lompoc Furniture Mart

    Lompoc, California

    80.9 miles from San Simeon, CA

    This building was formerly the town morgue, and the apparition of a woman in period clothing has been seen walking around the upper floor of the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Pea Soup Andersens

    Buellton, California

    90.8 miles from San Simeon, CA

    One of the former owners, Juliette Andersen, is thought to be here. She is said to move furniture around, play with lights, and shut doors. A family who all died nearby are also said to be here in the afterlife. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Veteran's Memorial Building

    Watsonville, California

    93.1 miles from San Simeon, CA

    This historic venue is rumoured to be haunted by the apparition of a little boy in antiquated clothes, who has been seen running across the main stage of the building during events. This spook has also been attributed to moving the curtains during performances, as well as bouncing a ...


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    Dusty Treasures Antiques and Collectibles

    Watsonville, California

    93.6 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Housed in an 1899 mansion, this old-fashioned antiques store is rumoured to be haunted. Visitors have reported the sound of keys being pressed on a typewriter when no one is around, as well as disembodied footsteps, ghostly laughter and doors slamming shut on the second floor. The apparition of ...


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    The Old Gilroy Hotel

    San Jose, California

    96.4 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Here you may catch a glimpse of a ghost or two. A young woman in her 20s and a little girl are said to haunt here. The woman is usually seen at the top of the stairs, while the little girl prefers the hallway. Many other strange sounds and electrical ...


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    Gilroy Gardens - Bonfante Gardens

    Gilroy, California

    97.2 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Formerly Bonfante Gardens but now called Gilroy Gardens, the garden-themed family amusement park is said to be haunted. Workers at this park say they have seen its carousel turn on and start running by itself at night. The carousel is located in Claudia's Garden.


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    Mount Madonna County Park

    Watsonville, California

    98.8 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Locals say that for decades, around the mansion ruins, the spirits of former owner Henry Miller and his daughter have been seen riding horseback. The daughter was killed when she broke her neck in a riding accident. A ghostly girl also has been reported walking in the night, wearing a ...


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    Chitactac-Adams County Park

    San Simeon, California

    99.2 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Said to be on the site of an ancient Native American burial ground, the park contains trails where visitors can view ancient rock carvings. Some folks have reported that when they drove past the park at night, their car air-conditioners suddenly turned on and blew a blast of cold air.


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    Bayview Hotel Bed and Breakfast

    Aptos, California

    100.3 miles from San Simeon, CA

    The former owner, his wife, and two of their friends are thought to be here after they all died in a car accident. Numerous apparitions are seen here (all of which wear out of date clothing), electric items turn on and off by themselves, footsteps are heard, and the smell ...


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    Rispin Mansion

    Capitola, California

    101.6 miles from San Simeon, CA

    The abandoned Rispin Mansion, originally built in 1922 by a real-estate baron, is the centerpiece for many local legends and ghost stories. Once grand, it has been burned, graffitied, and left to fall to ruin.


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    Surf Bistro and Bakery

    Santa Cruz, California

    102.1 miles from San Simeon, CA

    This bistro is haunted according to diners and staff. Activity reported here includes pictures being moved by unseen hands, a ghostly male voice and the apparition of a disheveled old man. The resident spook is believed to be a Canadian freight train hopper, who frequented a prior establishment on ...


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    Kearney Mansion

    Fresno, California

    102.9 miles from San Simeon, CA

    The mansion and the nearby railroad tracks are said to be haunted. The Kearney Witch is said to show up if you cross the tracks at night, wearing all white and begging cars to stop. And at Kearney Park, the laughter of children has been heard at 1:30 a.m.


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    Adolph's Restaurant - Fuji Restaurant

    Santa Cruz, California

    103.2 miles from San Simeon, CA

    The former Adolph's Restaurant, and now Fuji Restaurant, is said to be haunted. Workers have seen several apparitions, and some historians have supposed they may them stem from a murder that happened here around 1900.


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    Graham Hill Road Cemetery - Santa Cruz Memorial Cemetery

    Santa Cruz, California

    103.9 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Graham Hill Road Cemetery, aka Santa Cruz Memorial Cemetery, is said to be haunted by apparitions, faces in headstones, dark shadows, and orbs. Some reports say if see a white figure coming toward you, get out of the way, because this is not a friendly ghost.


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    UC Santa Cruz - Porter College

    Santa Cruz, California

    105.2 miles from San Simeon, CA

    University of California Santa Cruz - Porter College has several sites rumored to be haunted. In the A Building, the apparition of a student who committed suicide has been seen, as well as others. On the B Building's 1st Floor, there are strange noises and voices, objects that fly across ...


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    Meux Home Museum

    Fresno, California

    109.1 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Built around 1890, the Victorian Meux Home of Dr. Thomas Meux and his family is rumored to be haunted. Now a museum, the home is the setting for stories locals tell of children's ghostly laughter coming from the upstairs and doorknobs going missing on several of the doors overnight.


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    Brookdale Lodge - Brookdale Inn and Spa

    Brookdale, California

    113.3 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Reportedly haunted by the niece of the former proprietor who is alleged to have drowned in the creek that runs through the dining room. People claim to have seen her ghost running through the dining area, sitting by the fireplace crying and other times at various places. One ...


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    Chowchilla Library

    Chowchilla, California

    114.5 miles from San Simeon, CA

    The library is said to be haunted by a ghostly chef who used to work in the building long ago, when it was a bowling alley.


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    Save Mart

    Chowchilla, California

    115 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Employees have felt an eerie presence in store aisles and in the upstairs breakroom. Some claim to have seen an apparition or shadows walking in the store on Saturday nights after closing.


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    Wolfe Manor

    Clovis, California

    115.4 miles from San Simeon, CA

    The historic Wolfe Manor, later known as Clovis Avenue Sanitarium, was built as a private residence in 1922. In 1935 it became the Hazelwood Sanitarium for treating those with terminal illnesses such as tuberculosis. In 1942 it became Clovis Avenue Sanitarium, treating those with mental illness, and there, reports say, ...


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    Mission Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara, California

    118 miles from San Simeon, CA

    Mission Santa Barbara, established in 1786, has a graveyard that is the burial site of over 5,000 pioneers and Native Americans. Various apparitions have been seen roaming here.


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