Haunted Places in Santa Ynez, California



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    Pea Soup Andersens

    Buellton, California

    6.4 miles from Santa Ynez, 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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    La Purisima Mission

    Lompoc, California

    19.8 miles from Santa Ynez, 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

    21.6 miles from Santa Ynez, 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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    Mission Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara, California

    24.1 miles from Santa Ynez, 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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    Hyatt Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara, California

    27 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    As an employee, I have witnessed many supernatural things. Whether it be footsteps or a gray shadow in the corner of my eye, there has been an occurrence every week or so for me. Around the times of 2:45-4:00 A.M, our security cameras have picked up motion sensor detection in ...


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    Santa Maria Inn

    Santa Maria, California

    30.4 miles from Santa Ynez, 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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    Far Western Tavern

    Guadalupe, California

    37.3 miles from Santa Ynez, 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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    Victorian Pitkin Conrow Estate

    Arroyo Grande, California

    44.3 miles from Santa Ynez, 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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    Nordhoff Cemetery

    Ojai, California

    48.1 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    Reports say that a ghost dog has been seen here. He may dart past noiselessly, or you may hear his growls.


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    Ojai Valley Inn

    Ojai, California

    48.5 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    Room 5 is allegedly haunted by a ghost who bangs on the closet door, from inside. People claim when they open the closet, after hearing the banging, they are greeted by a foul odor they didn't notice earlier. Some also claim to see a fancy dressed gentleman ghost ...


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    Charman of Ojai - Creek Road

    Ojai, California

    48.9 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    Creek Road is apparently a popular hangout for the spirit set. The most popular spook here may be the Charman. Some say he is the spirit of a firefighter pinned in by a 1948 forest fire, burned and disfigured; he ran into the woods never to be seen again. Others ...


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    Victorian House

    Ventura, California

    49.8 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    This nineteenth century private residence may no longer be haunted, but during the late twentieth century, a pair of elderly sisters lived there. They owned a set of two antique dolls, which were propped up against the attic windows to look out into the street. During the night, the ...


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    Ortega Adobe

    Ventura, California

    49.8 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    The Ortega Chili Company got its start here; some of those who helped to make the company what it is today may still be here. Voices speaking Spanish are heard, disembodied faces are seen through the window, and random cold sensations come out of nowhere. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Mission San Buenaventura

    Ventura, California

    50.1 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    At Mission Santa Buena Ventura, folks say you can feel a presence nearing you from the side as you leave the sanctuary through a side door to the garden. The presence seems to embrace you lightly and leave you feeling comforted. Also, some witnesses have heard the sounds of ghostly ...


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    Santa Clara House - Carlo Hahn House

    Ventura, California

    50.2 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    Locals have several names for it: Santa Clara House, Big Green House, Carlo Hahn House or the Candlelight Bar and Restaurant. Whatever you call it, it is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a former resident named Rosa. Rosa was an unhappy woman who was forced into marrying ...


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    Ventura City Hall

    Ventura, California

    50.4 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    A woman is said to haunt the third floor of this building. She is believed to have committed suicide by hanging herself in one of the jail cells. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Earle Stanley Gardner Building

    Ventura, California

    50.4 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    The notorious writer is the namesake of this historic building, as he worked here for many years at a law firm. Coincidentally, he also penned his first novel in the famous detective series on the premises. Nowadays, employees of various companies working in the building have reportedly heard screams ...


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    Bella Maggiore Inn

    Ventura, California

    50.4 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    Allegedly by the ghost of a prostitute who hanged herself in the 40's, the presence that haunts this Inn is called Sylvia. If you are looking for a haunted room, #17 is the one to try, reportedly the one in which she did the deed. She manifests as both ...


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    Elizabeth Bard Memorial Hospital

    Ventura, California

    50.5 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    It is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of Doctor Cephas Bard, the doctor who originally opened the hospital and who, when he died at the hospital, was cremated and his ashes placed inside a wall there. Although the building now houses offices, people claim to see the genial ...


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    Ventura Majestic Theater

    Ventura, California

    50.5 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    This 1920's theatre was formerly a speakeasy, and is rumoured to have some hauntings dating back to those days. The most common apparition is a gangster who was shot dead during a fight on the premises, and has been seen by theatre patrons and staff alike. The second apparition ...


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    Old Ventura Pier

    Ventura, California

    50.7 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    The old pier is supposed to be haunted by a man who was swept into the ocean and drowned during a squall. His ghost can be seen on the pier during stormy weather, signalling for them to leave before vanishing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Victorian Rose Bed and Breakfast

    Ventura, California

    50.7 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    This former church makes for a unique Bed and Breakfast. The Fleur-de-Lis room is allegedly haunted by a ghost who enjoys giving foot massages and the Emperor's room is reputed to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who fell or jumped to her death from the bell ...


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    Dudley House

    Ventura, California

    53.2 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    This 1892 Victorian-style manor house is supposed to be haunted by an ancestor of the original family. Visitors have reported a blue light that appeared in the kitchen, and a clock that hasn't worked for decades will occasionally ring out the hour, even when the time is completely wrong. (Submitted ...


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    Olivas Adobe

    Ventura, California

    54.2 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    A ghost known as the Black Lady haunts this site. She has been seen in the living room as well as on the balcony.


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    Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

    San Luis Obispo, California

    56.7 miles from Santa Ynez, 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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    Fallas Paredes

    Oxnard, California

    58.1 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    My aunt use to be manager there and she told me of strange things happening including a floating man in the stockroom that resembled a gang member who died there. (Submitted by Mark Anthony L)


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    Heritage Square Museum

    Oxnard, California

    59 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    There have been reports of a phantom in the church portion and spirit nicknamed Uncle Eddy in the Justin Petit House. EVPs are also picked up here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Oxnard Walmart

    Oxnard, California

    59 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    At this Wal-Mart's toy department, the ghost of a 7- to 9-year-old Mexican-American girl in a blue dress with braids is said to bounce balls, giggle, and smile at employees. Rumor has it that the little girl was murdered in the field where the Wal-Mart was later built.


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    Bard Mansion - Berylwood

    Port Hueneme, California

    59.4 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    California senator Thomas R. Bard's home, built in 1912, is also known as Berylwood. The house is said to be haunted by the senator's wife, whose apparition has been seen in photographic images. Senator Bard, his servants and some soldiers are believed to haunt the house as well. Witnesses describe ...


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    The Glen Tavern Inn

    Santa Paula, California

    60.7 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    There is a variety of ghostly activity reported at the Glen Tavern Inn. People claim to see full body apparitions, a ghost who likes to play the piano and assorted poltergeist activity that occurs. Some guests report that there belongings have been knocked off their dressers by unseen "presences". ...


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    White Lady of Highway 126

    Fillmore, California

    64.2 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    Near a sycamore tree just off of Highway 12,6 between Hall and Sycamore Roads, a ghostly White Lady is said to appear. According to different local legends, she was either hanged from the tree or she was killed in a car accident nearby.


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    Camarillo State Mental Hospital - CSU Channel Islands

    Camarillo, California

    66.8 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    Camarillo State Mental Hospital was built in 1936 and housed thousands of patients. Rumor has it that shock treatment and other inhumane practices were used here. As the years passed, compassion and scientific advences made treatments more humane. The hospital was in operaion until 1997. The building is said to ...


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    The Scary Dairy

    Camarillo, California

    67.1 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    Once the Camarillo State Hospital, Scary Dairy is a nickname for a said-to-be-haunted ruined building. Reports say the former mental hospital was either a dairy or a slaughterhouse, and it is rumored to have been the site of several murders.


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    Stagecoach Inn

    Thousand Oaks, California

    73.1 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    Said to be one of California's most haunted places, the historic inn is now a museum and gift shop reported to be open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m. A ghost named Pierre is said to live here, and docents say he plays pranks like rolling up the ...


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    California Lutheran University - Mount Clef Hall

    Thousand Oaks, California

    73.7 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    At California Lutheran University's Mount Clef Dorm, the apparition of a young boy is said to roam the upstairs 300 hall. Mud has appeared and then disappeared in beds, and pillows have been thrown across rooms after being yanked from under sleeping residents, followed by sounds of crying and whimpering. ...


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    Janss House

    Thousand Oaks, California

    73.9 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    The ghost of a former maid is thought to still reside here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Conejo Players Theatre

    Thousand Oaks, California

    75 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    A ghost named Albert is known to bang on the walls and move props around. He has been photographed before. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Gaslight Melodrama Theatre and Music Hall

    Bakersfield, California

    75.5 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    This former theater is said to be haunted by the former owner of a toy shop that this building once housed. The owner committed suicide here. Although haunting incidents don't occur as often now, in the 1980s props and stage settings were known to move by themselves and many witnesses ...


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    The Green Hotel

    Shafter, California

    76.4 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    The 1913 hotel is haunted by two spirits, believed to be linked with the past of the historic town. The first is a female ghost, perhaps the apparition of Marion Hitchcock, who has been observed parting the upstairs curtains and peering into the street. The second is a man ...


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    Paso Robles Inn

    Paso Robles, California

    78 miles from Santa Ynez, 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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    The Padre Hotel

    Bakersfield, California

    79.7 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    Believed to be haunted by people who died in a fire there decades ago, floor 7 is supposedly the hot spot of activity. Allegedly workers who were involved in a 2008 renovation reported numerous poltergeist/haunted activity including being touched, pushed and other sorts of mischief.


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    Bakersfield Californian Building

    Bakersfield, California

    79.7 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    The old newspaper building is said to be haunted by a phantom German shepherd, a former security guard, and the paper's former editor.


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    Sycamore Park

    Simi Valley, California

    79.9 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    A white, furry apparition that walks on all fours like a gorilla has been reported here, running, along with a flash of light. Floating apparitions have been seen as well, along with a white man who sits on rocks and glowing spots in the grass that make you appear to ...


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    Club Paradise

    Bakersfield, California

    80.2 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    At this former night club, folks say they have seen apparitions and objects that move on their own, and some reports say something unseen has locked employees in the storeroom from the outside. Customers inside also have been groped or pushed by something unseen.


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    Kern County Kids Shelter - Sinaloa Mexican

    Bakersfield, California

    80.2 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    Once the Kern County Kids Shelter, the Mexican restaurant Sinaloa's 100-plue-year-old building is said to be a hotspot for paranormal activity. The feelings experienced here are generally good ones, reports say.


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    Garces Memorial Circle

    Bakersfield, California

    80.3 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    There is a statue in the circle, and locals say its hands move or it can be heard muttering prayers right before a major car accident takes place here.


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    Central Park

    Bakersfield, California

    80.4 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    The apparition of a woman in a flowing gown has been seen along the canal near dawn, believed to be the spirit of a woman who was murdered nearby. Her bones were discovered in the foundry across from the park with bullet holes in them.


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    Kern County Museum

    Bakersfield, California

    80.6 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    Formerly the 1882 Norris School and now Kern County Museum, the place is said to be haunted. Witnesses have heard the mysterious tapping of chalk on the blackboard.


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    Reyes Adobe Historical Site

    Agoura Hills, California

    80.6 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    According to a psychic, someone was murdered in this location; a bandit attempting to rape a woman wound up shot and soon died from his injuries. Many people will report a sense of dread while exploring here; others have reported seeing faces in the windows. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Lake Malibou

    Agoura Hills, California

    83.2 miles from Santa Ynez, CA

    "The Lady of the Lake" is the nickname given to a woman who used to swim around here before her death at an old age. She is said to wear a swimming cap and is seen either swimming to, or on the island in the middle of the lake. Another ...


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