Haunted Places in Yolo, California



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    Porter Building

    Woodland, California

    4.2 miles from Yolo, CA

    This historic building is rumoured to be haunted, according to a band of musicians who used to practise on the second floor in the early hours of morning. The group would hear knocks on the doors and walls, running footsteps in the hallways and childish giggling, but the source ...


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    Woodland Opera House

    Woodland, California

    4.2 miles from Yolo, CA

    The original opera house on the site burnt down in 1892, and was rebuilt three years later in 1895. It is from the fire, however, that the building's resident ghost is believed to have stemmed. Theatre patrons have reported seen the apparition of a disgruntled fireman who died in ...


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    Old Davis City Hall

    Davis, California

    13.5 miles from Yolo, CA

    The old town hall dates back to 1938, and has been the scene of a recurring ghostly re-enactment in the women's restroom. Visitors using this bathroom have reportedly encountered the apparition of a redheaded woman, who vanishes once she reaches the second stall. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Sand Cove Park

    Sacramento, California

    17 miles from Yolo, CA

    Ghost lights have been spotted at Sand Cove Park as well as the voice of a woman saying "te papa" in a place near the Sacramento River. Some surmise that the site once held a mine shaft where someone passed away or was an ancient burial ground.


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    Old Sacramento Tunnels

    Sacramento, California

    19.3 miles from Yolo, 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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    Old Sacramento State Historic Park

    Sacramento, California

    19.3 miles from Yolo, 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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    Sacramento City Library

    Sacramento, California

    19.8 miles from Yolo, 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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    Leland Stanford Mansion

    Sacramento, California

    19.9 miles from Yolo, 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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    Sacramento Theatre Company

    Sacramento, California

    20.3 miles from Yolo, 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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    Sacramento City Cemetery

    Sacramento, California

    20.3 miles from Yolo, 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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    Iceland Ice-Skating Rink

    Sacramento, California

    20.7 miles from Yolo, 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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    Dorothea Puente House

    Sacramento, California

    20.7 miles from Yolo, 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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    The Martinez House

    Sacramento, California

    20.8 miles from Yolo, 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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    Julia Morgan House

    Sacramento, California

    22.2 miles from Yolo, 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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    Silver Dollar

    Marysville, California

    30.3 miles from Yolo, 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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    Mary Aaron Museum

    Marysville, California

    30.7 miles from Yolo, 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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    Manzanita Cemetery

    Lincoln, California

    30.8 miles from Yolo, 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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    Sailor Bar

    Fair Oaks, California

    31 miles from Yolo, CA

    Sailor Bar is a historic park that was named as such because the area was originally settled by gold-seeking sailors. Now visitors can go rafting, fishing and horseback riding here or else just check out the site's natural beauty. It is said that the park has a ghost, as well: ...


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    Marysville Cemetery

    Marysville, California

    32 miles from Yolo, 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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    Waterfront Comic Store

    Suisun City, California

    36.3 miles from Yolo, 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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    Wednesday Club

    Suisun City, California

    36.3 miles from Yolo, 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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    Napa Cinedome

    Napa, California

    39.4 miles from Yolo, CA

    Moviegoers may see more than just movies here; the theater is said to be haunted by restless spirits.


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    Napa River Inn

    Napa, California

    39.6 miles from Yolo, CA

    The building dates back to 1885, and was once a working mill. Captain Albert Hatt, Jr. hung himself in what is now a bakery, back in 1912. His wife, who also died there, has been seen roaming the hallways above. And a story in the local newspaper reports that a ...


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    Hop Creek Tavern

    Napa, California

    40.8 miles from Yolo, CA

    Last night three of us witnessed a set of silverware wrapped in a napkin lift and propel from a basket in was sitting in about a foot towards us then crash to the ground. It was unbelievable! I wouldn't have believed my own eyes were it not corroborated ...


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    Latitudes Restaurant Site

    Auburn, California

    41 miles from Yolo, CA

    While it was open, people used to report walking past a table where a hooded figure was seated, only to vanish when people did a double-take. It could possibly be the ghost of a teenager who lost her daughter and then would sit in that same exact spot for the ...


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    Bass Lake Road

    Rescue, California

    42.7 miles from Yolo, CA

    Two ghosts have been reported along Bass Lake Road. One is a girl in a white gown who has been seen near the reservoir at the bend. The other is an old man who appears, smiling, sitting on a bench that was dedicated to him.


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    The Elms Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Calistoga, California

    43 miles from Yolo, CA

    Now permanently closed, a psychic reported that the ghost of a former servant awoke her and told her to leave. It is believed that this ghost is named Ruby and she once lived on this premise. She (or someone else) is also said to manipulate electronic items. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Mountain Cemetery

    Sonoma, California

    46 miles from Yolo, CA

    Curiosity surrounds an isolated grave bearing only the name "Lise." In an abandoned, older section of the graveyard, witnesses have described wraithlike spirits, strange lights, foul odors, cold spots and a strong sense of fear.


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    Valley of the Moon Saloon

    Sonoma, California

    46.3 miles from Yolo, CA

    This old saloon is now a private residence, and on a lighter note, the current owner says his children have scared away most of the ghostly activity. In it's glory days, the saloon was haunted by a male spirit who opened and closed doors, rearranged furniture, turned lights on ...


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    The Castro House

    Sonoma, California

    46.3 miles from Yolo, CA

    This historic abode belonged to a government official and his family, and is rumoured to be haunted by a ghostly maid. Current residents have reported hearing sobbing noises coming from the old servants quarters, which are generally attributed to this spirit. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Sebastiani Theatre

    Sonoma, California

    46.4 miles from Yolo, CA

    At Sebastiani Theatre, the ghost of a young girl in a yellow 1930s dress has been reflected in the women's restroom mirror. Her laughter has been heard in the dressing room and the lights go on and off by themselves. Theater workers call the ghost Trixie.


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    Sonoma Hotel

    Sonoma, California

    46.4 miles from Yolo, CA

    This 1879 hotel has been the site of several odd occurrences over the years, which are usually attributed to a poltergeist at work. Doors are known to open and close of their own accord, and strange noises are heard during the night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Inn at Sonoma

    Sonoma, California

    46.6 miles from Yolo, CA

    There is the ghost of a Chinese maintenance man who roams the upstairs hallway still apparently working and trying to help guests. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Cinnamon Bear Creekside Inn

    Sonoma, California

    47.1 miles from Yolo, CA

    This century-old inn was built on top of an ancient burial ground, and is rumoured to be haunted. The ghosts are believed to be American Indians, and only show themselves to people of native blood. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Round Room

    Grass Valley, California

    47.2 miles from Yolo, 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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    Wolf House

    Glen Ellen, California

    47.4 miles from Yolo, CA

    The home of Jack London, famed author of The Call of the Wild and White Fang, is said to be haunted. Witnesses have described feelings of dread and visions of the house in flames, with voices crying out for help.


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    Sierra Nevada House

    Coloma, California

    49.2 miles from Yolo, CA

    A variety of haunted activity is reported at the Sierra Nevada House. People claim moving objects, electrical items being turned on and off, and ghostly voices and footsteps.


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    The Mira Theatre Guild

    Vallejo, California

    49.3 miles from Yolo, 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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    Marshall's Monument

    Placerville, California

    49.4 miles from Yolo, CA

    The Gold Rush started on June 24, 1848, when James Marshall found 2 gold nuggets caught in the waterwheel at the logging mill he operated with John Sutter. From then on, he was followed wherever he went by desperate men who wanted to follow in his footsteps and strike it ...


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    Marshall Gold Discovery Park - Wah Hop Store

    Placerville, California

    49.5 miles from Yolo, CA

    At Marshall Gold Discovery Park, the Wah Hop and Man Lee Stores, visitors can see exhibits of the remains of a Chinese colony including mining methods, tools and household articles. Reports say phantom sounds abound here, including murmuring voices and the sound of a meat cleaver chopping on a butchers' ...


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    Prospectors Road

    Garden Valley, California

    49.6 miles from Yolo, CA

    According to legend, miners who boasted about striking it rich would walk along this road only to be ambushed. Hikers have reported seeing a phantom miner who points his finger and stalks the living until they are off of the road. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Vineyard House

    Placerville, California

    49.6 miles from Yolo, CA

    The Vineyard House is rumored to be haunted by its original owners, Robert and Louisa Chalmers. So the famous story goes, Robert Chalmers began to display signs of mental illness, so Louisa chained him up in the basement where he starved to death. Apparitions, strange sounds, screams and clanging have ...


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    Robert Bell's General Store

    Coloma, California

    49.7 miles from Yolo, CA

    The 1849 brick store building accommodated a large community of gold miners around Sutter's Mill. Many witnesses have reported hearing the phantom sound of a long-gone bell, which some speculate was once an indicator that a customer had come in.


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    Pioneer Cemetery

    Placerville, California

    49.7 miles from Yolo, CA

    At Pioneer Cemetery, witnesses say an apparition of a lady in a burgundy dress with her hair in a bun comes to, as legend has it, watch over the Schieffer family. She also has been seen by the roadside, beckoning for passersby to come to the cemetery for a visit.


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    Valleja Naval and Historical Museum

    Vallejo, California

    49.8 miles from Yolo, 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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    Vallejo Masonic Temple

    Vallejo, California

    49.8 miles from Yolo, 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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    IOOF Building

    Vallejo, California

    49.9 miles from Yolo, 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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    Benicia Old Town Theatre

    Benicia, California

    50.6 miles from Yolo, 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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    Union Hotel

    Benicia, California

    51 miles from Yolo, 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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    Captain Blythers - Sailor Jack's

    Benicia, California

    51.1 miles from Yolo, 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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