Haunted Places in Susanville, California



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    Saint Francis Bar and Grill

    Susanville, California

    Housed in a historic landmark building, this bar and grill restaurant is rumoured to have a haunting. Staff closing up for the night have reportedly heard the sound of ghostly laughter and clinking glasses coming from the main dining room, but upon investigation, no one is there. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Mount Lassen Hotel

    Susanville, California

    The historic 1926 hotel building and restaurant was the scene of a tragic murder at the turn of the recent century, and a beloved manager passed away. However, it appears that he hasn't left, as his ghost has been seen on several occasions throughout the establishment. Guests have heard ...


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    Susanville Elk's Club

    Susanville, California

    This historic building sits on a hill overlooking the township. Locals claim that on stormy nights, people driving past have seen a figure in white looking out at the view. Upon investigation, the building is empty. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Keddie Resort

    Quincy, California

    32.1 miles from Susanville, CA

    Keddie Resort was reportedly the site of an unsolved murder of a family that occurred in Cabin 28. Ghost writing was said to show up on its walls, chairs moved by themselves, etc. The resort stood empty for a while, but since then, Cabin 28 is said to have been ...


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    Downieville River Inn and Resort

    Downieville, California

    59.9 miles from Susanville, CA

    Allegedly haunted, possibly by its former owner dating back from the goldrush days. Reports are that a ghost likes to climb into bed with you at night.


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    Black Ranch Road

    Burney, California

    63.4 miles from Susanville, CA

    The apparition of a little girl dressed in white is said to appear in the road in front of drivers who have been drinking.


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    Depot Cafe and Restaurant

    Magalia, California

    64.3 miles from Susanville, CA

    Magalia Depot, aka Depot Cafe and Restaurant, was a train depot before it became an eatery in 1977. Witnesses here have seen apparitions and heard voices and banging noises, and seen objects fall off shelves. Some employees have had their hair pulled or shoulder grabbed by something invisible, and a ...


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    Cherokee Cemetery

    Oroville, California

    70.9 miles from Susanville, CA

    Legend has it that in the 1800s, the town sweetheart was murdered, and as punishment, her murderer was burned alive in his house across from the cemetery. Witnesses visiting the cemetery have heard his loud heavy footsteps. Another legend says that those who place flowers at a certain child's grave, ...


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    Hotel Niles

    Alturas, California

    73.9 miles from Susanville, CA

    This historic hotel began it's long and illustrious history back in 1908, when it was built for the many residents of the growing town. Since then, the hotel has narrowly escaped demolishment and is now one of the county icons. The third floor of the hotel is believed to have ...


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    Nye Hall - University of Nevada

    Reno, Nevada

    75 miles from Susanville, CA

    Built on the site of an old graveyard, the whole building experiences some sort of paranormal activity, however it is concentrated on the first and sixth floors. On the first floor, voices are heard in the bathroom when no one is around. On the sixth floor, there is a ...


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    Lake Mansion

    Reno, Nevada

    76 miles from Susanville, CA

    The Lake Mansion was built in 1877 by W.J. Marsh, then sold to Myron and Jane Lake in 1879. The mansion has been the setting for some strange phenomena over the years.


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    Washoe County Courthouse

    Reno, Nevada

    76 miles from Susanville, CA

    The 1909 Washoe County Courthouse is believed to be haunted by unknown ghosts who have had unhappy dealings with the court system here. Apparitions have been seen moping around the grounds and witnesses have described cold spots and an overpowering feeling of sadness and despair.


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    Goodman House Bed and Breakfast

    Chico, California

    78.5 miles from Susanville, CA

    The former owner, George Vogelsang, fell down the stairs and died in the late 1950's. He has been reported here ever since. A psychic once picked up that there was the spirit of a kind man and a light presence of a woman; both are harmless. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Donner Memorial State Park

    Truckee, California

    78.7 miles from Susanville, CA

    The ghost of Tamsen Donner, one of the famed Donner Party who had to resort to cannibalism after becoming trapped here, is said to roam the grounds at night. Witnesses have seen her as a yellowish, glowing, female figure who hovers above the ground.


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    California State University - Laxson Auditorium

    Chico, California

    78.8 miles from Susanville, CA

    Laxson Auditorium at California State University is believed to be haunted by the spirit of an elderly theatergoer. Performers have noticed her apparition sitting in a balcony seat.


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    The Richardson House

    Truckee, California

    79.1 miles from Susanville, CA

    In Christine's Room (named after the woman who once occupied it), Christine can be seen standing by the window. She is usually very solemn and believed to be mourning her children. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Nevada County Hospital

    Nevada City, California

    81.5 miles from Susanville, CA

    This building has stood for 150 years, but in 2001, its foundation was rocked by a shooting spree which killed two. The building itself is full of asbestos, so if you would like to investigate, protect yourself. Those who were brought to the building's morgue are thought to still be ...


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    National Exchange Hotel

    Nevada City, California

    82 miles from Susanville, CA

    This is considered to be the oldest operating hotel in California, and possibly all of the West. Established in 1856, it has been in continuous operation except for a brief period where it was closed down due to fire damage and repaired.  People have reported seeing full body apparitions of ...


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    Stonehouse Brewery

    Nevada City, California

    82.1 miles from Susanville, CA

    The brewery tunnels underneath the Stonehouse Brewery are said to be haunted by Chinese immigrants who were killed there. The site and its spooky tunnels have been featured on the TV show Ghost Adventures.


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    Holbrooke Hotel

    Grass Valley, California

    85.5 miles from Susanville, CA

    The Holbrooke Hotel has a lot of history and a lot of famous former guests. From Ulysses S. Grant to Mark Twain this place did not suffer from a lack of swanky clientele. There are a variety of ghostly rumors that surround this place that was also home ...


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    Del Oro Theatre

    Grass Valley, California

    85.6 miles from Susanville, CA

    This theater is said to be haunted by several resident ghosts.


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    Cal Neva Lodge and Casino

    Crystal Bay, Nevada

    89.2 miles from Susanville, CA

    Cal Neva Lodge and Casino, reported to be temporarily closed for complete renovations, is said to be haunted by some famous spirits: Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe. Frank Sinatra owned the place in the 1960s and Marilyn Monroe stayed in a cabin here as well. Both Sinatra's and Monroe's cabins ...


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    Bowers Mansion

    New Washoe City, Nevada

    89.3 miles from Susanville, CA

    The Bowers Mansion is rumored to be full of spiritual activity, perhaps due to the fact that Sandy Bowers married Eilley Cowan, who liked to read fortunes with crystal balls and hold séances. After a string of bad luck, Sandy died and Eilley lost the mansion to foreclosure. She became ...


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    The Round Room

    Grass Valley, California

    91.6 miles from Susanville, CA

    See the map for the precise location of the Round Room: past the fairgrounds 5 miles to the dump, left on next road (Wolf Mountain) for 1/4 mile, and before the dead end at the top of the mountain, a sharp left on a short dirt driveway. Reported to be ...


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    Piper's Opera House

    Virginia City, Nevada

    93 miles from Susanville, CA

    Piper's Opera House is said to be haunted by many spirits, and even sells a DVD called Ghosts of Piper's on its website. Some of the ghosts are a man with a handlebar mustache, a young woman in a blue evening dress, several ghosts in the balcony seats, and a ...


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    Silver Queen Hotel

    Virginia City, Nevada

    93.1 miles from Susanville, CA

    The Silver Queen Hotel is said to be home to a ghostly 1800s prostitute named Rosie, who committed suicide in Room 11.


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    Old Washoe Club

    Virginia City, Nevada

    93.1 miles from Susanville, CA

    The Old Washoe Club, built in the 1870s and once called the Millionaire's Club, was a bar hangout for wealthy men. The upstairs area was a brothel. The ghosts here are believed to be a teenage girl who was killed in the basement, a blonde prostitute (her ghost is nicknamed ...


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    Mackay Mansion

    Virginia City, Nevada

    93.3 miles from Susanville, CA

    It is former residents who are said to linger here. The site has been featured on TV's The Dead Files.


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    Sugar Loaf Mountain Motel

    Virginia City, Nevada

    93.3 miles from Susanville, CA

    A ghost log is kept in the rooms so that guests can write down any unusual experiences. In the Doll Room, guests have reported unexplained heavy breathing, footsteps, laughter, and doors opening and closing. Other rooms have seen their share of strangeness, including the fact that digital alarm clocks never ...


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    St. Mary's Art Center

    Virginia City, Nevada

    93.4 miles from Susanville, CA

    St. Mary's Art Center, formerly the St. Mary Louise Hospital, is said to be visited by ghostly hospital staff from its old days. Witnesses describe apparitions inside the building and on the front lawn, plus heavy bootsteps in the halls and the sounds of rolling gurneys and ladies' voices. Shadow ...


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    Comstock Lodge

    Virginia City, Nevada

    93.6 miles from Susanville, CA

    One visitor was snapping photos (in room 8); a clear shadow manifested in one of these photos. The photographer theorized that it might have been the ghost Henry Comstock who killed himself and chose to return to this location. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Yellow Jacket Mine

    Silver City, Nevada

    93.8 miles from Susanville, CA

    An 1869 fire led to the hauntings at this mine. The enormous fire was impossible to contain by firefighters, and expanded into other mines. More than 35 miners were killed, and not all the bodies were recovered. Reports say 11 of them stayed behind in spirit form to haunt the ...


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    Gold Hill Hotel

    Virginia City, Nevada

    93.9 miles from Susanville, CA

    The 1859 Gold Hill Hotel is haunted by some miners who passed away in an accident nearby. Also, former owner William and housekeeper Rosie are said to linger here. William smells like cigar smoke and has dark hair, and redheaded Rosie smells of rosewater perfume.


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    Thunderbird Lodge Historical Site

    New Washoe City, Nevada

    94 miles from Susanville, CA

    Thunderbird Lodge, built in 1936, is haunted by the ghost of a workman who visits the pool room. The man was a painter, and he fell off of a ladder to his death. Other spooky spots are the cook and butler's house, the boathouse, and the lodge stairways, all reported ...


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    Century House Inn

    McCloud, California

    97.1 miles from Susanville, CA

    Built in 1907, the former county hospital is now a bed and breakfast inn. The current owners have reported the spirit of a man roaming the building, and a female guest felt an unseen, unwelcome guest climb into bed with her. The proprietors consulted a doctor who used to ...


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    Nevada Governor's Mansion

    Carson City, Nevada

    98.1 miles from Susanville, CA

    The mansion, first occupied in 1909 by the family of Governor Denver S. Dickerson, is said to be haunted. The ghosts have been identified as the governor's wife, Mrs. Una Dickerson, and their child, June, who was their only child to be born in the house.


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    Carson City Mint - Nevada State Museum

    Carson City, Nevada

    98.2 miles from Susanville, CA

    Carson City Mint - Nevada State Museum is a site believed to be haunted by spirits from its past. The mint opened in 1869, and in 1872, a worker named Osborne Parker was crushed to death in the basement when equipment fell on him. And Abraham Curry, a mint superintendent ...


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    Abraham Curry House

    Carson City, Nevada

    98.3 miles from Susanville, CA

    Allegedly haunted by the original owner, Abraham Curry. People say that his ghost is a full body apparition that is clear enough to be readily identified as the ghost and namesake of the house. This house is not open to the public and is a private office.


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    Brewery Arts Center

    Carson City, Nevada

    98.4 miles from Susanville, CA

    This 1874 theater was originally built by the Carson Brewing Company, producer of Tahoe Beer. It is rumored to be haunted by maintenance worker James P. Maar, who appears as a polite and eloquent gentleman in a brown-checked suit and yellow tie. His voice has been heard offering assistance in ...


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    Gold Canyon Steakhouse

    Dayton, Nevada

    99.1 miles from Susanville, CA

    Gold Canyon Steakhouse is said to be haunted by an apparition of a mustached man. The haunting is believed to stem from a gunfight held outside the door when the historic building that houses the restaurant was a boardinghouse.


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    Marysville Cemetery

    Marysville, California

    99.9 miles from Susanville, CA

    The cemetery here has a few ghosts, multiple have been picked up on EVP. Glowing lights have been picked up on photograph and mysterious figures have been seen roaming about. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Mary Aaron Museum

    Marysville, California

    101.1 miles from Susanville, CA

    Frank Aaron, who died here, is said to be found in his old room. Voices and footsteps can be heard and full-bodied figures have been seen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Silver Dollar

    Marysville, California

    101.5 miles from Susanville, CA

    Juan Corona, who killed 25 migrant workers near this area, once was associated this building and there's a belief his victims might, also. The building was also once a brothel and some of the former ladies who worked here have been spotted (usually in 19th century attire). (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Fiddler's Green

    Susanville, California

    106.8 miles from Susanville, CA

    According to legend, a pioneer woman was killed here by robbers while her husband was not at home. Her body was tossed down the well on the site. Her apparition has been seen walking near the lake's shore with a lantern, and the sound of her playing her fiddle has ...


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    Manzanita Cemetery

    Lincoln, California

    107.4 miles from Susanville, CA

    Legend has it that a wildfire once skipped this 1800s cemetery, parting to burn completely around it. Dark shadows and strange noises have been reported inside.


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