Haunted Places in Walnut Creek, California



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    Vic Stewart's Steakhouse

    Walnut Creek, California

    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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    The Lafayette Park Hotel

    Lafayette, California

    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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    Pioneer Inn

    Clayton, California

    7.4 miles from Walnut Creek, 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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    Clayton Club Saloon

    Clayton, California

    7.5 miles from Walnut Creek, 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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    La Croquet Restaurant - Moresi's Chophouse

    Clayton, California

    7.5 miles from Walnut Creek, 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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    Pinehurst and Redwood Road

    Oakland, California

    8.5 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    My girlfriend and I went out late at night on this road, as we tend to go on late night drives. However this night there were many cold spots, strange noises from outside of the car, an odd light caught on film followed by thumping against my car (which we ...


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    Claremont Hotel Club and Spa

    Berkeley, California

    10.2 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    In the late 1800s, this site contained a castle-like home, but in 1901 it burned to the ground. The Claremont Hotel opened in 1915, and to this day, folks say they can smell smoke in their smoke-free rooms. On the fourth floor, said to be the most haunted, witnesses report ...


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    The Faculty Club at UC Berkeley

    Berkeley, California

    10.7 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    The Faculty Club has been around since 1902, and offers meeting facilities and lodging for University staff, alumni and prospective students/family. It is said that room 219 is haunted by the ghost of a long dead man, but there aren't any further details currently available. If you know ...


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    Captain Blythers - Sailor Jack's

    Benicia, California

    11 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    Sailor Jack's, formerly Captain Blythers, was a private home that was turned into a restaurant. Witnesses say pictures have "jumped" off the walls and alarms have gone off for no apparent reason.


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    Union Hotel

    Benicia, California

    11.1 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    There is one sole ghost reported being at this location: a woman who reportedly hanged herself in the 1800's and apparently appears to modern-day visitors peering through the windows of allegedly-vacant rooms.


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    Rose Hill Cemetery

    Pittsburg, California

    11.1 miles from Walnut Creek, 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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    Benicia Old Town Theatre

    Benicia, California

    11.3 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    At Benicia Old Town Theater / Portuguese Hall, witnesses have seen the apparition of an elderly woman, floating orbs and flashing lights. They also have heard footsteps and felt cold spots.


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    Mc Ewen Rd

    Port Costa, California

    11.4 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    Many deaths have occurred on this stretch of road. One of the deaths is said to be that of a lady who wears red. Some have reported her as a woman in a red hoodie, others as a reddish shadow, but usually, she is seen in the same span of ...


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    Black Diamond Mines

    Antioch, California

    11.6 miles from Walnut Creek, 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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    The Burlington Hotel

    Port Costa, California

    11.7 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    The Burlington has a reputation of being the oldest operating hotel in California, which could explain the invisible figure who taps guests on the shoulder. In its heyday, the building was known for the parties that were thrown on its grounds and is said to have been used as a ...


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    The Bordello

    Oakland, California

    12.9 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    Old house built in 1887, former saloon and brothel with very active paranormal activity. Everything from chairs being moved to figures of men and women sighted around the house. Not too bothersome but definitely present. History records suggest a bar fight leading to a stabbing in the saloon in the ...


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    Kofman Auditorium

    Alameda, California

    13.9 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    Witnesses at Kofman Auditorium have reported unexplained noises and the apparition of a woman who walks around in the backstage area.


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    Swell Bar

    Alameda, California

    14 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    The local establishment is haunted by the original bar owner. Reports from patrons and staff indicate that lights turn on and off by themselves, doors open and close of their own accord and pool balls roll across the table without being touched. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Empire Mine Road - Gates of Hell

    Antioch, California

    14.6 miles from Walnut Creek, 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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    CineLux Chabot Cinema

    Castro Valley, California

    14.6 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    According to employees, the disembodied laughter of a man has been heard here, and shadows have been seen going up and down the aisles late at night.


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    1400 Bar and Grill

    Alameda, California

    14.8 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    A man dressed in period uniform has been seen here, accompanied by cold spots. Footsteps and other unexplained noises are also heard here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Empire Mine Road - Slaughterhouse

    Antioch, California

    14.9 miles from Walnut Creek, 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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    Lone Tree Cemetery

    Hayward, California

    15.9 miles from Walnut Creek, 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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    USS Hornet

    Alameda, California

    15.9 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    This retired aircraft carrier, historic landmark, and museum is said to be the most haunted warship in the world. It has been used as a setting on many movies and has been featured on several TV shows, including MTV's Fear, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures and Scariest Places on Earth.


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    Hayward Plunge

    Hayward, California

    16.6 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    According to reports, in the late 1960s a swimming coach led his students to the creek and later murdered them. Now, witnesses say they have felt cold spots and seen eerie shadows, and those who stop in a clearing will see children's footsteps all around them and hear laughter, running, ...


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    IOOF Building

    Vallejo, California

    17.1 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    Teams of ghosts hunters have frequented the building an have found "evidence" of its Haunting. Several of the elderly members have said that they met ghosts downtown and believe there are at least 3 ghosts in the building. When a team came into the lodge they found activity on their ...


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    Vallejo Masonic Temple

    Vallejo, California

    17.1 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    The Vallejo Masonic Temple has been converted to a block of old-fashioned apartments, so please respect the fact that this is a series of private residence's. The fourth floor of the building is supposed to be haunted, as visitors have seen strange lights on this level when the building ...


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    Valleja Naval and Historical Museum

    Vallejo, California

    17.1 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    Witnesses at Vallejo Museum, formerly Vallejo Canteen, a meeting place in the early 1900s, have experienced hauntings here. Legend has it that in 1922, Rose Borgia suffocated in the attic. Her apparition has been seen in the museum singing with a friend, and with her comes a scent of gardenias, ...


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    Morgan Territory Road

    Clayton, California

    17.2 miles from Walnut Creek, 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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    The Mira Theatre Guild

    Vallejo, California

    18.4 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    Dating back to 1918, the historic theatre was formerly a schoolhouse for the children of workers at a nearby naval shipyard. During World War II, the building was converted for its use today, and has been entertaining the residents of the town for over fifty years. Theatre patrons and ...


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    Pleasanton Hotel

    Pleasanton, California

    19.7 miles from Walnut Creek, 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

    19.7 miles from Walnut Creek, 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

    19.8 miles from Walnut Creek, 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

    19.9 miles from Walnut Creek, 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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    San Remo Hotel

    San Francisco, California

    20.3 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    Room 33 and room 42 are apparently the rooms to get if you want a haunted room. The former is believed to be haunted by the former brothel owner who stayed there and the latter is apparently plagued by the ghost of a young girl who is repeatedly seen ...


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    Alcatraz

    San Francisco, California

    20.3 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    The former maximum-security prison set on an island is now a musuem and tourist attraction. Visitors and tour guides alike have reported unexplained screams, slamming cell doors, banjo music and footsteps. The site has been investigated by both Ghost Hunters and Ghost Labs.


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    Angel Island

    Belvedere Tiburon, California

    20.3 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    Angel Island is referred to as the "Ellis Island" of the west; immigrants wanting to head into the mainland were detained here until they were cleared to go through. Unfortunately, that process was devastating to some. Some people were shamed, humiliated, starved, and the horrific encounters would be documented (being ...


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    Cameron House

    San Francisco, California

    20.3 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    Lady Cameron's former house contained a basement that was a refuge for Chinese immigrants rescued from prostitution and slavery. But angry townspeople got wind of what she was doing and set fire to her house, killing the immigrants. The restored Cameron House, now a church, has its basement doors marked ...


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    Vintage Court Hotel

    San Francisco, California

    20.4 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    I arrived very late at night, around 3am from my flight and had a really scary experience where I fell asleep for about 30 min to be woken up to noises in the bathroom. Now there was no window in the bathroom, so I was a bit puzzled and ...


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    Hotel Rex

    San Francisco, California

    20.5 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    The housekeepers always said that they saw the apparition of a Chinese man with a clever particularly on the 4th floor. They also reported that many guests also heard the sound of horseshoes in the alley behind the hotel when there was nothing there. The building once housed Chinese ...


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    San Francisco Art Institute

    San Francisco, California

    20.5 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    This was built over the site of a cememtery and people have reported seeing a gray figure in the bathroom. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Nob Hill Inn

    San Francisco, California

    20.6 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    The fancy 1907 Nob Hill Inn is said to be home to at least 22 happy spirits with a sense of humor. Although they are said to be friendly and not harmful, they like to play pranks with electricity, appliances or doors, and hide people's personal objects from time to ...


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    Manrow House Site

    San Francisco, California

    20.7 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    J.P. Manrow built his dream house where these apartments now stand; his dream soon became a nightmare when he realized his house was haunted. Manrow, his family, and servants were all assaulted by an invisible known for having a very violent temper and throwing chairs at guests and residents. People ...


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    Market Street Cinema

    San Francisco, California

    20.8 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    Market Street Cinema is reported to be haunted by ghosts of homeless folks who stay in the theater at night. Legend has it that a former employee named James used to rent space out to the homeless in the basement overnight. After they all died, including James, their spirits kept ...


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    Haskell House

    San Francisco, California

    20.9 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    This is the location where senator David Broderick was shot and killed in a duel back in 1857. Broderick is said to have not moved on and is known for pacing back and forth or reported as a shadow. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Queen Anne Hotel

    San Francisco, California

    21.4 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    Alleged to be haunted by Mary Lake, the headmistress of the girls school that originally occupied the location. She is predominately felt in the room that bears her name, room 410. People claim to feel her presence and hear tapping and other noises associated with her haunting.


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    Bronco Billy's Pizza

    Union City, California

    21.4 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    The building this branch of the local pizza restaurant is housed in is one of the oldest in town, and dates back to before the city was established. The back room of the place is supposedly where most of the supernatural activity is confined to. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Mansions Hotel

    San Francisco, California

    21.5 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    No longer operating as a hotel, this building was said to have been split into two private homes, and neither family has noted any supernatural activity, reports say. The old hotel was said to be home to Claudia, the ghost of the original owner's daughter, and some say the lights ...


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    Presidio Officers Club

    San Francisco, California

    22.8 miles from Walnut Creek, CA

    Ghost hunters have said they saw, and captured on film, the apparition of an aristocratic woman in a flowing black dress gliding across the dance floor. The ghost was spotted during the daytime.


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    Niles Canyon Road

    Fremont, California

    22.8 miles from Walnut Creek, 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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