Haunted Places in Stockton, California



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    Hotel Stockton

    Stockton, California

    0.3 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    There is a spirit heard every so often playing the piano on the 6th floor ballroom at night. It stops when someone goes up the stairs to the ballroom. A few people that hear it say it is probably a pianist that use to play here back in ...


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    Burlington Coat Factory

    Stockton, California

    4.5 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    There are reportedly a little ghost girl who haunts the kids clothes aisles and the kids toy section located in the back corner of the store. One night, around 11:30 pm, we were cleaning up and restacking shelves when all of a sudden-Working alone in my department which was ...


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    East 8 Mile Road

    Stockton, California

    7.6 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    Drivers at night claim to have seen a woman in white standing at the side of the road. Some say right after, the woman was seen in their rear-view mirror sitting in their car's back seat. The apparition of a Native American girl has been reported along the same stretch.


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    Kelley Brother's Brewery

    Manteca, California

    11.8 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    This former brewery is now a restaurant, but even before then there was a theatre that burnt down on the original site. It is believed that the ghosts of people who died in the inferno still haunt the building, including fire fighters and movie patrons in period clothing. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Banta Inn

    Tracy, California

    14.8 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    Folks that live around these parts say that since the 1930s, the Banta Inn has been haunted. The ghost of Tony Gallegos, the former of the inn who died of a heart attack in the building, has been seen. Poltergeist pranks also have occurred in the bar area.


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    Byron Hotel

    Byron, California

    20.2 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    Once a grand hotel popular with celebrities in the early 1900s, Byron Hotel is now basically a ruin, but it is on private property so trespassing is frowned upon. Witnesses have reported apparitions of a man wearing white rags and a child running. The sounds of voices and dragging objects ...


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    Red Lion Hotel - Clarion Inn

    Modesto, California

    24.4 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    People claim to hear people talking when no one else is present. Also people believe the kitchen is haunted. Looking for a haunted night's stay? Supposedly rooms 152, 206, and 420 are the ones to try.


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    Fuddruckers

    Modesto, California

    24.4 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    At Fuddrucker’s restaurant, formerly a Blockbuster Video, a haunt is rumored to reside. When it was Blockbuster, the ghost was rumored to activate battery-powered toys, turn lights on and off, open doors, and speak over the sound system, saying things like "shh... listen," and "you've been bad." Blockbuster Video was ...


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    Daydreams and Nightmares

    Modesto, California

    25.3 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    This is a costume store in the back of a small shopping center on 1408 N. Carpenter Rd. in SW Modesto, CA. I've talked to the owner of this store before and she showed me a great full body apparition caught on camera. I've also watched video clips of a ...


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    Former Ambulance Call Center

    Modesto, California

    25.9 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    I was told about this location from someone who either used to work at this former ambulance call center or knew someone who worked there, but it used to be a home that was haunted before it became an ambulance call center. You can still make out where the ...


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    Acacia Cemetery

    Modesto, California

    27.2 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    This cemetery is 4 or 5 cemeteries in one: Acacia (Masonic), Longfellow, Pioneer, Pauper's Field and St. Stanislaus. Many accidents/deaths have occurred along Scenic Ave along with young, stupid gang bangers who've toppled tombstones and columns over the years. The old hospital across the street is also haunted. Acacia has ...


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    Empire Mine Road - Slaughterhouse

    Antioch, California

    27.5 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    One of a series of "eerie" locations in and around Empire Mine Road. This "slaughterhouse", as it is most commonly referred to by locals (actually it is a granary), is said to be haunted by the ghost of an old groundskeeper. Strange noises are heard, clanking noises most ...


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    Empire Mine Road - Gates of Hell

    Antioch, California

    27.8 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    Another spooky spot along Empire Mine Road. There are a number of stories about the "Gates of Hell," but most commonly local kids tell each other than if you pass through these seemingly innocuous gates, you will die exactly one year later from mysterious causes. Others say there ...


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    Morgan Territory Road

    Clayton, California

    28.9 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    Morgan Territory Road began as an old logging trail in the 1800s. Legend has is that Joaquin Murrieta, California bandit El Dorado, buried his stolen goods nearby under a oak tree. In the 1950s a woman and her husband saw an apparition next to a oak tree, but they didn't ...


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    Dry Creek Running Trail

    Modesto, California

    29 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    The apparition of a Native American man has been seen near the creek, believed to be watching over the joggers who run here or protecting his sacred land. Some say another spirit resides here as well, a young man who haunts the bridge on Clause Road. He allegedly jumped from ...


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    Black Diamond Mines

    Antioch, California

    31.2 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    Two ghosts are said to reside here. One is called the White Witch. According to legend, she was executed for being a witch when the children she was caring for all died of illness. The second ghost is Sarah Norton, a woman who was said to have been run over ...


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    Rose Hill Cemetery

    Pittsburg, California

    31.6 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    Rose Hill Cemetery was in use from around 1865 to 1954 and it suffered from rampant vandalism between the 1950s and 1970s. Folks ran over the graves with their vehicles and stole gravestones or knocked them off their bases. The cemetery is in the process of being restored, and headstones ...


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    Ione Hotel

    Ione, California

    33.5 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    Room 13 is said to be haunted by a drunken ghost named George, who pulls the covers from the bed and tells startled guests "You cannot sleep here." He tends to prefer women over men, and has been known to pour phantom pitchers of water over male guests' heads before ...


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    Preston Castle

    Ione, California

    33.9 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    Preston Castle, a majestic building done in Romanesque Revival architecture, is also known as the Preston School of Industry. Founded in 1894 as a reform school, it became the Preston Youth Correctional Facility in 1999. Operations ceased in 2011, and the historic building is now open to the public for ...


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    La Croquet Restaurant - Moresi's Chophouse

    Clayton, California

    35.1 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    The former La Croquet Restaurant, now Moresi's Chophouse, is housed in an 1857 building, is the centerpiece of a local legend that started in the 1800s. Rowdy miners were said to have gotten into a shootout, and the bullets went into a window, hitting a little girl in the street. ...


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    Clayton Club Saloon

    Clayton, California

    35.1 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    Once the Eagle Saloon (now the Clayton Club), this building was brought upriver from San Francisco in the 1860s. Thought to be haunted by ghosts from its old saloon days, the club has been the site of mysteriously moving objects, lights that turn on or off by themselves, and cold ...


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    Pioneer Inn

    Clayton, California

    35.2 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    This building was a hotel from the 1860s to the 1990s, when it was turned into offices for a church. As of 2013, it was sold to the city of Clayton. Here the ghosts may be seen carrying objects around, and visitors have been touched by the spirits on their ...


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    Pleasanton Hotel

    Pleasanton, California

    37.8 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    This former hotel is now a restaurant with tenants living on top. It is not a functioning hotel. Reportedly haunted by a prostitute who was murdered there in the late 1800's.


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    The Rose Hotel

    Pleasanton, California

    37.8 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    Lights turning on and off, a full body apparition of a male ghost, heavy items being moved without explanation and other ghostly happenings make up the main features of this California haunted hotspot.


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    Blue Agave Club and Restaurant

    Pleasanton, California

    37.9 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    This Mexican restaurant is housed in one of the oldest residence's in town, and is rumoured to be haunted by a variety of spirits. The building use to house offices, and workers would report desk chairs rolling around of their own accord and papers mysteriously going missing. A ...


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    Prim Boutique

    Pleasanton, California

    37.9 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    Hi, my name is Sara White. I currently work at Prim Boutique in downtown Pleasanton. This past weekend we had a ghost walk (people walk around downtown and visit the shops/restaurants that are haunted & receive history on the ghost/ghost's story). Prim Boutique participated in the ghost walk because ...


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    Moose Lodge

    Turlock, California

    38.5 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    This fraternity lodge is supposedly haunted by a long-dead member known as 'Dapper Don'. Visitors report only occasional instances of paranormal activity, such as strange noises and objects moving around of their own accord. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    National Hotel

    Jackson, California

    39 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    Although there are many different ghost stories associated with the hotel, if you wish a haunted room you should apparently aim for rooms 45, 47 or 61. Apparitions, doors slamming, lights that flicker on and off, and other evidence of ghostly activity is often claimed to by numerous guests ...


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    Hotel Leger

    Mokelumne Hill, California

    39.7 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    Sightings of George Leger who died in 1879 have been reported. He has been seen walking the halls throughout the hotel. People also claim to hear a woman crying and there have been some sightings of a young girl ghost sitting by the fireplace.


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    Sutter Creek Inn

    Sutter Creek, California

    40.1 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    The former owner of the inn, who has since passed on herself, used to see and even speak to the ghosts that are alleged to haunt the inn. It is claimed that there is a male and female ghost who have both been seen throughout the inn.


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    Mine House Inn

    Amador City, California

    40.6 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    Now closed, people once reported the ghosts of an elderly couple bickering. Also said to be here is a little girl who occupied what was once the Director's Room and might be responsible for turning faucets on. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Imperial Hotel

    Amador City, California

    40.7 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    The ghost of a waitress is said to take orders and then disappear much to the guests' surprise. People report feeling watched, objects disappear and reappear, and lights turn on and off by themselves. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Vic Stewart's Steakhouse

    Walnut Creek, California

    41.9 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    This vintage steakhouse is housed inside an 1893 railroad depot, and is furnished with antiques and train memorabilia to imitate the inside of a elegant train carriage. Diners at this location have reported smelling smoke emanating from no apparent source, while others have reported hearing the sound of a ...


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    Julia Morgan House

    Sacramento, California

    42.6 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    Co-workers at the time in the late 1990s heard children crying, images of a man in a top hat and concentrated areas where the smell of grilled onions would invade our sense of smell. This personally happened to me twice. A neighborhood cat would often accompany me into the building ...


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    Sacramento City Cemetery

    Sacramento, California

    43.2 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    Reports say there are many ghosts and apparitions of all shapes and sizes at the Sacramento City Cemetery. Among them are a ghost girl seen playing near her headstone, a phantom pit bull who follows visitors and then simply disappears, and a couple wearing all black.


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    Niles Canyon Road

    Fremont, California

    43.4 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    A woman in a white dress was ran over sometime in the 1920's. Some people have seen a woman in a bloddy white gown walking along this road and hikers using the secret sidewalk have supposedly gone missing trying to aid this woman. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    The Martinez House

    Sacramento, California

    44.1 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    The Martinez House was the site of a mass murder committed by a man killed everyone in the house: family all the way down to his grandchildren, house staff, even the cat. When the Martinez family bought the house in 1976, they reported seeing apparitions of an Asian man in ...


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    Leland Stanford Mansion

    Sacramento, California

    44.2 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    The 1800s Leland Stanford Mansion is 19,000 square feet in four stories, and was fully restored in 2005. It is a state park and a venue for upscale legislative functions. It is said to be haunted by Leland Stanford's 15-year-old son, Leland Stanford Jr., who died of typhoid fever while ...


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    Dorothea Puente House

    Sacramento, California

    44.2 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    The Puente House was a boarding house for senior citizens, but owner Dorothea Puente was convicted of murdering her tenants and burying them in the yard so she could cash in their social security checks. Photographs taken of the house have shown anomalies and ectoplasm mist.


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    Sacramento Theatre Company

    Sacramento, California

    44.3 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    Five ghosts, maybe more, are said to reside at the Sacramento Theater Company. Pinky, a former stagehand, is the most famous. He was granted this nickname because his apparition has a pinkish glow. Witnesses also have noted footsteps on stage after closing, the figure of a man walking the halls, ...


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    The Lafayette Park Hotel

    Lafayette, California

    44.4 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    People claim to hear the ghost of a little girl calling for her mother as well as doors slamming shut and pictures falling off the walls. People also claim to feel cold spots.


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    Sacramento City Library

    Sacramento, California

    44.5 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    The Sacramento City Library is haunted by an unseen presence, as its employees will tell you. In the library's Sacramento Room, witnesses have described the sound of Mylar rustling or the sound of shelving or pulling out books when no one is there. Books on the library shelves seem to ...


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    Old Sacramento State Historic Park

    Sacramento, California

    44.7 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    This busy tourist attraction, museum complex and festival site is full of historic buildings, and therefore, a favorite spot for the spirits of those who lived there long ago. The park is visited by more than 5 million people a year - and that doesn't count the many spirits of ...


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    Old Sacramento Tunnels

    Sacramento, California

    44.9 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    Reports tell us that the series of tunnels under Old Sacramento were the town's original streets before they were raised above sea level against flooding. Legend has it that the tunnels became establishments of ill repute, such as opium dens, brothels and occult practitioners' hideouts, and witnesses have felt a ...


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    Mission San José

    Fremont, California

    45.2 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    Mission San Jose was founded in 1797, and although it is now a museum and sightseeing site, it once suffered an earthquake. Witnesses have described various incidences of paranormal activity including unexplained sounds, cold spots, eerie feelings, and even apparitions of Native Americans.


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    Waterfront Comic Store

    Suisun City, California

    45.2 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    This comic store is housed in a historic building, and is especially haunted. Customers have reported encountering the apparition of a sixteen year-old boy named 'Robert', who was strangled after stumbling upon a scene he wasn't meant to see. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Lord Bradley's Inn

    Fremont, California

    45.2 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    People claim to have seen apparitions in old-fashioned clothing throughout the building and hear footsteps and odd noises late at night.


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    Wednesday Club

    Suisun City, California

    45.3 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    This historic women's club dates back to the turn of the twentieth century, and is housed in a building where live performances and ghost stories are the absolute norm. Musicians packing up after gigs when the club is empty have reported hearing women's laughter and conversation coming from the ...


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    Iceland Ice-Skating Rink

    Sacramento, California

    45.7 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    Sacramento's oldest ice skating rink is said to be haunted by the ghost of "Pops" Kerth, who was the father of Sacramento city councilman and mayoral candidate Rob Kerth. Witnesses say Pops makes his rounds at around 4 a.m.


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    Lone Tree Cemetery

    Hayward, California

    45.7 miles from the center of Stockton, CA

    At this haunted cemetery, witnesses have reported faces that appear in the bushes, unexplained noises, objects that move on their own, flashes of light and chiming bells. Some folks have seen orbs, others have had them show up later in photographs.


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