Sacramento - Crocker Art Museum - Reports of feeling a presence, hearing squeak of the floor boards, and seeing the apparition of a man. You can join Unsolved Mysteries and post your own mysteries or
Sacramento - Delta King River Boat - Theater - An old paddle wheel boat docked at Old Sacramento, now used as a theater and restaurant. The theater is haunted by the ghost of the original captain. Employees have seen him sitting in the balcony during productions, foot steps are heard above deck, a glass of water spilled by unseen force onto the sound board in the sound booth.
Sacramento - Florin Rd. - Burger King - A gunman walked in during a busy lunch hour and shot the store manager and turned the gun on himself. It is believed that on certain late night shifts the people working can hear gunshots and screams as if the event is being reenacted by the spirits involved.
Sacramento - Freeport Factory - It is said that the Freeport Factory is Haunted by workers that died on the job. If you are able to open a door into the factory make sure you hold on or the door will swing shut and lock on its own. You can also hear the laughter of little children as if they were playing in a playground.
Sacramento - Iceland - The original owner and builder of Sacramento's oldest ice skating rink still makes his rounds at night. "Pops" Kerth, father of Sacramento City Councilman, and mayoral hopeful, Rob Kerth, wanders the dark, cold rink at 4 a.m., just as he always did, making certain all is well.
Sacramento - Jackson and Bradshaw - The house was built Pre-Gold rush. Reports of children crying, screaming, whispering, items moving on their own, and various reports of shadows moving about the rooms.
Sacramento - Puente House - The Puente House is located on E St. in downtown Sacramento. In the 80's it was a boarding house for senior citizens. Dorothea Puente, the landlady, was subsequently found guilty of murdering her boarders and burying them in the backyard so that she could collect their social security checks. The house has been renovated and resold, but has an eerie quality about it. Photos taken in front of the house show anomalies and ectoplasm mist.
Sacramento - The Record - ghost of a very old woman in Victorian clothing is seen.
Sacramento - Sand Cove Park - Ghost lights appear from time to time. A woman's voice saying "Te papa" near the Sacramento River. Sight was probably an Indian Burial Ground or Mine Shafts.
Sacramento - Sacramento City Cemetery - Reports of several apparitions including a couple dressed in black, a pit bull who follows visitors around the cemetery and suddenly disappears (no animals are allowed inside the gates), and a little girl seen playing near the headstone of a deceased child. The cemetery is closed at night except for occasional guided tours and is well known for its numerous hauntings.
Sacramento - Sacramento Room of the Central Library - 2nd floor Sacramento Room - Sometimes it feels & sounds like someone is at the back of the room in the California section. The staff often hears the sound of Mylar rustling, most of the time it sounds like someone shelving or pulling out books. Also sounds like someone is in the copy room, when no is back there. There will be a staff member look for a book & they will not find it the shelf, then another staff person will look for it & the book will not be there, then another will look & it will be there. They have had up to four people looking, then someone will finally find it in its proper place, the exact place everyone else has looked several times! 2 witnesses heard & saw one of the glass doors[700s]close. The doors sometimes swing open naturally & but never close! One employee working in the office a little before 7 a.m. and heard the wooden shutters on the door leading into the copy machine area rattle. Thinking it was a custodian entering he initially paid it no mind until he realized he had not heard the front door, which was locked, open. Acquainted with the stories surrounding the Sacramento Room and having had prior experiences in the building he wasn't surprised to discover no one there. A complete walk through the room found it completely empty! Subsequent conversation with custodian Caroline revealed that no employee had been in that area at that time.
Sacramento - Sacramento Theater Company - Reported to be one of the most haunted buildings in Sacramento, this theater is home to at least five ghosts. The most well known specter, believed to be a former stagehand, has been affectionately dubbed "Pinky" because of the glowing pink aura that is often seen near hot spots. Disturbances include footsteps heard on the stage after hours, a man walking the hallways, lights flickering. The theater is currently under paranormal investigation.
Sacramento - Tunnels under Old Sacramento - There are a series of tunnels that run under Old Sacramento. These tunnels were originally the streets of Sacramento before the first 8 or so blocks next to the river were raised above sea level to avoid flooding. Apparently, the tunnels had served as opium dens, brothels and possibly for ritualistic activity at some point. Several business owners with access to the tunnels have reported an extremely menacing energy and strange noises coming from the tunnels, and went so far as to hire a paranormal investigator. Rumor is that the tunnels are now sealed off.
Salinas - old stage road - Old stage road has been known for many hauntings. It runs right outside of Salinas and goes through the back roads of King city. One of the most infamous stories that have been passed down was back in the late 1800's or early 1900's there was a woman that was walking along side the road and there was a man who asked her for a ride and she accepted it. After a couple of minutes passed by, he pulled over and savagely attacked and raped her. After this horrendous act he took the body out into the fields and decapitated her. Then he went out threw the head into the fields and left the body. After that there was sightings of a woman walking down the road holding her own head or you see a woman walking and if someone picks her up she'll sit there for a moment and then vanishes right where the crime occurred.
Salinas - Market Street House - An old woman is said to have committed suicide by hanging herself in the living room. She has been seen wearing a black dress. Reports of a feeling of choking, and a feeling of her trying to interact with different ones, especially children.
Salinas - Salinas High Bell Tower - It is reported from several students that a teenage girl from the age of 15-18 (believed to be named "Jennifer")has been seen and heard looking for her boyfriend by the name of Adrian. It has been said that she has asked students to tell him goodbye for her.... then disappears.
San Bernardino - Agua Mansa Cemetery - The whole stretch of road leading to this cemetery is said to be haunted by a beautiful lady that drowned her six children many years ago. According to Hispanic legend, she is known as La Llorona, or the Weeping Woman, and is doomed to roam the streets in search of the children she killed. Is she trying to reunite the family she destroyed so long ago? In addition to this otherworldly poltergeist, there have also been many unexplained fatal car crashes, as well as hauntings committed by two people that were murdered execution style on that road.
San Bernardino - Apartments on Marshall Blvd. - Abandoned - Reports of cold spots, an apparition of a little girl. - **Warning As with any of the places mentioned, please use caution when investigating these haunted places, some may be structurally unsafe, or not so nice people.
San Bernardino - Aquinas High School- A student from Aquinas hung himself on a beam between the stairways, his floating image can be see after dark in the library as well.
San Bernardino - Calico Ghost Town - People have claimed to see the ghost of Wyatt Euerp walk down the dust roads of calico tipping his at a them when he walks by . People have also said that the old mine tunnel is haunted by the men who have died while trying to seek there fortune, some employees have said that they have see a man with a pick ax warning them not to walk threw visitors have reported many different sightings
San Bernardino - Gravity hill - Go north on highway 18 towards Lake Arrowhead, turn right on "old Waterman Canyon road" drive until you get to the first small bridge, drive onto the bridge and stop, put your vehicle in neutral, on you will slowly begin to roll backwards uphill.
San Bernardino - Holy Rosary catholic school k-8 - Only one teacher opens up in the morning at 6am, because of the sightings of nuns walking the halls going to classrooms, school is really old, and back then we couldn’t get much out of the teacher that opened the place up because she wouldn’t tell anyone, but she told a few of the mature kids
San Bernardino - St Bernadine Hospital - A nun has been seen walking the halls in the oldest parts of the hospital for at least 30 years. She is seen mostly at night and on a few different floors. This part of the hospital is no longer used for patients and is empty at night. A convent is connected to this part of the hospital and a few nuns have died there.
San Bernardino - San Bernardino high auditorium - Doors close, lights go on by themselves. Stories heard by teachers that use to be students from the school have seen weird figures in the Auditorium. It was heard that one of the students were fixing the lights on the second floor balcony, they fell off it falling to the first fall dying. Cold spots have also been reported by students that head to the second floor balcony.
San Diego - Bonita - Bonita rd - Reports of an older man appears in the backseat of the witnesses’ cars. He is said to be the ghost of a man that was run over here.
San Diego - Bonita Vista High School - In the boys locker room, showers sometimes turn off and on by themselves. The boy's bathroom in the gym's front room has been reported to have loud whispering coming from it when no one is inside, and a malevolent force is often felt in the bathroom. In the gym, cold spots are often felt on the bleachers, and at times you can feel a hand grab your ankle or shoulder, even if you are alone.
San Diego - Brooklyn Elementary School - Janitors claim to see children running throw the hallways at night. and When the Janitors try to go home after there shift is over the doors wont open they say it feels like someone is on the other side pushing the door. They also say there’s cold spats and hear children crying
San Diego - El Cajon - One of the Mobil home spaces - In one of the spaces There is said to be an old man that appears occasionally in the house where 2 old people live; a women and a man. Once when the man who lived there was saying a prayer the ghost would get really mad and start throwing stuff off the shelf. Then when the man was out of the house the woman thought that he was back and she heard the doorknob starting to twist but not open so she went to look and no one was there. Another time was when the man was fixing up his car he saw the ghost and said hi because he thought that it was a person who lived in there park. He put his screwdriver down looked back at it and it wasn't there he looked down the street and up the street and the ghost was nowhere in sight. Still to this day they see the ghost he is very pale and you can only see his upper body.
San Diego - El Cajon - Rios Canyon - The ghosts of two cowboys can be seen at the back end of the canyon on the old dirt road. Some say "they’re looking for the lost gold".
San Diego - El Fandango Restaurant - a woman in white appears at a dark table in the corner.
San Diego - Horton Grand Hotel - Located in downtown San Diego has 1 or more haunted rooms. Temperature changes and sightings
San Diego - The Hotel Del Coronado - Kate Morgan reportedly killed herself. Her body was found on the steps leading to the beach. It was also thought it may have been murder. She is seen not only in her room, (which is now room 3312) but other areas of the hotel and grounds as well.
San Diego - Lake Morena Campground - Across from one of the campsites, in a wooded area, there appears the ghost of a young woman in a long white dress. There is a cold and eerie presence near the boulders that lie beneath the trees, and her apparition has been seen on two occasions by two different men. The first sighting occurred on a warm July night around 9:00 p.m. A group was setting up camp when one of the men ventured over to the dark area and found the young lady looking at him. He was startled and turned away. When he turned back, she had vanished but he could still feel her presence. The second sighting occurred around 3:00 a.m., a couple of days later. Another man from the same group of campers got out of his tent after being awakened from a deep sleep by an unknown presence. He looked over his tent and saw the lady pacing. She stopped, looked right at his face, then continued to pace as if she were waiting for someone. The man went to wake up his friends, but by the time he woke anyone she had vanished. Not being able to sleep after the sighting, he decided to stay awake with another camper and start a campfire. In the distance, they could hear the voice of a woman laughing and singing. There seemed to be no explanation for it at that time of the morning. On other occasions the same campers have heard heavy footsteps around their tents during the night that do not fade as if someone were walking away, but simply lift and disappear. In a photo taken of one of the campers in this area, there appears a large orb floating right next to him.
San Diego - McDonalds on Miramar Rd. - Strange things would happen during the dead of night while McDonald workers would be closing and preparing for the next day. Tubs of Mustard, straws, etc. would be thrown across and scattered the next morning. In one of the bathroom stalls, there would be a picture of the devil create from the wood grains of the stall door. The door has been replaced due to too many visitors wanting to see the "face".
San Diego - Mission Valley - Taco Bell - employees have reported whispers coming from the bathroom. Trash doors swinging one time at closing there was three closers one manager and two crew one of the crew members was washing dishes he seen some one who he thought was a employee walk behind him and go in the walk-in freezer" so the employee thought he would play a joke on the employee as he held the door tightly the door was moving like there was some one in there when three minutes went by then the employee let go of the door. he went to go see if the manager was coming but he was shocked to see both the manager and the employee was working he was really scared he had goose bumps.
San Diego - Montgomery High School - Floating lights can be seen late at night in the football stadium .Witnesses have heard screaming and then saw balls of floating lights came towards them. chasing them until they got to the front of school near the main office. Reports of voices in the bathrooms as well.
San Diego - Muirlans Middle School - The school was built in the early 50's. There was a girl that once went to the school in the 60's who died by bumping her head during a PE class. Ever since people have said of strange noises from behind them only to see that no one is there.
San Diego - NAS Miramar - Hangar 1 is haunted by the crew of a F-8 Crusader that crashed there in the late 60's.
San Diego - Nijiya Market - In this small Japanese grocery store an elderly customer suffered a heart attack and died in the store. Sometimes objects fall from the shelves on their own and with no explanation; one manager while there in the middle of the night heard strange noises and his name whispered several times.
San Diego - El Campo Santo Cemetery - Formerly posted as "Old Town Cemetery" - This was partially paved over with a road. It is said ghosts appear to be crossing that section of the road at night. - February 2004 Correction: The proper name of the "Old Town Cemetery" in San Diego is "El Campo Santo Cemetery." Among the numerous other spirits sighted at the location (including the paved portions under the adjacent sidewalk and streets), psychics claim that the site is to this day overseen by the spirit of the gravedigger whose own grave is near the cemetery's SE corner.
San Diego - Point Loma National Cemetary - just north of the city of san diego is a normandy-sized cemetary that was a favorite place for marines awaiting to leave for westpac ground forces.the marines used to go there on short liberties to lay amongst the grave stones,smoke and get drunk and near midnight witness souls rising from their graves to walk near the one thousand foot cliffs and look out over into the pacific ocean to see if their country was secure and then they would return to their graves.not to many young marines wanted to talk about this experience back at the old mainside of camp pendleton as the cemetary is the location of thousands of buried marines from the first and fifth marine divisions killed in action durring world war two.
San Diego - Presidio Hill (Old Town San Diego) - Locals call it witches tower. Its the "storage shed" in the parking lot adjacent to the mission. yet it has a huge pentagram built into cobblestones atop of this shed. Well the shed was used as a "cell" to hold prisoners. Visitors have seen apparitions such as, a guardian to the tower that looks like he is dressed in druidic clothing or a black cloak with glowing eyes. Reports of possession, & strange darting figures.
San Diego - Presidio Park - A little white dear can be seen running around but then it vanishes when it is spotted.
San Diego - Ramona High School - Students in the band room have reported instruments in cases being ejected out of lockers (locked with combination locks) And their cases being flung open during private tutoring sessions
San Diego - Screaming Tree - In the suburb of Lakeside, at the end of Willow Road, there is a narrow dirt road, down this road some distance (and after passing a slaughterhouse of some sort) there is a clearing with a tree, supposedly if one blasts one's car horn three times a ghost of a girl will start screaming. Mostly this area is a hangout for dubious characters so it may not be a good idea to go alone.
San Diego - The Whaley House - haunted by Thomas Whaley & it is believed there are others. This house was once the city's courtroom. The haunting extend beyond Thomas Whaley and to a man hanged just outside the house. He was hung for stealing a boat. One visitor strongly felt the presence of a woman while touring the house, in one of the upstairs bedrooms. “It was not frightening...the presence was actually welcoming. There are tours in this place.
San Diego - U.S Grant Hotel - This hotel was built in 1910, and apparently a man walks the hallways of the hotel, and at times goes into the rooms and makes noises.
San Diego - Vagabond Motel near 5 Freeway & Garnet - Tangible feeling of dread, oppression, and sadness in room 325 and nearby hallway. Occasional glimpses of spirit of "Amanda", a tall blonde or red-haired young woman. Apparently, she was a former beauty queen and model who, depressed over her inability to conquer a drug habit, slit her own throat in that room. Apparently, she wants your prayers praying replaces the air of dread with an air of calm and peace and scent of jasmine, and you can feel her saying "thank you".
San Diego - Villa Montezuma - On K Street, near Barrio Logan. Built in 1887 for a musician named Jesse Shepherd. The house has a very dark, heavy feeling. After Jesse Shepherd’s death, the house went through a succession of owner's, all of which claimed bad things happened to them while in possession of the house. Shepherd had once enjoyed wealth and fame, but at the end of his life, he was very poor and emotionally unstable. The house is said to be haunted by Shepherd himself and an elderly widow who previously owned the house. She is seen looking out of the window in one of the towers. Reason for Shephard's haunting said to be the fact that Shephard was known for being able to "channel" famous piano players while playing and was once reported to be playing Mozart with one hand and Chopin with the other. It is believed that while channeling the great composers, he channeled some negative energy into the house. Beautiful stained glass portraying pictures of famous composer, writers, and artists. In some of these, hair seems to be turning gray and beards seem to be growing. Strong presence is felt, and reports of seeing scenes the past (1800s some time). It feels like something was actually looking out the window, through your eyes. It was a very uncomfortable, evil feeling. There are tours in this place.
San Dimas - Raging Waters - Many employees have experienced in park phones ringing at all hours of the night. Most of the time they come from the Wave Cove attraction. The line is usually static and upon investigation security guards have found the phone hanging and swinging as if just dropped. Some guards have reported hearing the voice of a young girl asking for help. Night guards have also experienced their names being called while walking through the upper pavilion food court and heard footsteps as if someone is running up from behind them. Nothing has even been reported being seen but always audible. Several years ago a small girl drowned in the Wave Cove. This is believed to be the spirit that makes herself known.
San Dimas - Pinnacle Peaks Restaurant - Waitresses have seen a little girl with long hair who is to believe to be Indian has been seen walking in the restaurant with customers and also tricks get played on the servers glasses falling and people being tripped if you go into the restaurant at the bar on the wall on the west side you will see a old picture of a bunch of cowboys and sometimes you will see just on huge face in the picture when we see that face we knew we were in for a fun time with them . The building is very old was know as one of the original stagecoach stops.
San Dimas - The San Dimas Mansion - This mansion was built in 1887, as you can see it's very old. There have been reports of banging on windows, the doorbell ringing by itself, sounds of someone trying to pull open a locked door, and noises of things sliding across the floor.
San Francisco - Abandoned Army Hospital - Many soldiers died and their ghosts still haunt this hospital in Park Presidio. It is fenced off, but you can find ways either under the fence or over it. Many windows have been boarded up but a basement door towards the back of the building is open. Also, many windows are busted out and it is musty, graffiti-filled, and very spooky. You can hear footsteps, see reflections of light, and sometimes a cold draft. Even S.F.P.D. will not enter. - The police patrol the area and it is VERY possible you will get arrested or ticketed.
San Francisco - Abraham Lincoln High School - late at night, toilet paper can be heard unraveling in the girl's bathroom by the main office. also, in the girl's bathroom by the band room, feet can be seen in the stall when no one else is there and someone whispering "hi". And the room by the cafeteria is locked and no one is allowed in there because a girl was raped and murdered in that room.
San Francisco - Alcatraz - Voices in the former eating area as well as the cell blocks are heard when no one else is around. Footsteps and the sounds of cell doors opening and closing also echo throughout the corridors. People have reported feeling "cold spots" in certain areas and the feeling that they are not alone, even when they are.
San Francisco - Alcatraz – Dinning Hall Cold spots felt.
San Francisco - Bay Bridge - While driving on the lower deck at night towards Oakland direction, drivers would hear knocking on the windows. Some saying that they saw a headless man running next to their cars at the same speed of the cars. He was believed to be the victim of the 1989 earthquake.
San Francisco - Cameron House - Located on Sacramento St. in Chinatown, San Francisco. Once owned by Lady Cameron, the basement of the house was a refuge for Chinese immigrant from lives of prostitution and slavery, among the obvious discrimination and hell that was once Chinatown. She sealed the doors in the basement to protect the immigrants from inspections by the police. If she can't open the doors, they can't inspect and then arrest and possibly kill the rooms of people. However, the people were able to come in and out through a secret passageway. Apparently, rumors spread about her philanthropy and some people came and burned down the house. Everyone in the rooms died. Now, the restored Cameron House (turned church) sends chills up spines. The basement doors are still sealed, but every door contains a red charm and a gold charm to seal in the spirits, as well. Furthermore, the pipes that run along the ceiling run to the end of the hall forming an "X" over a door with the script: "do not enter." Photographs taken in the house have shown white figures in the background. Supposedly, these photos are nonchalantly mingled in with normal ones and kept in photo albums at the site. This possibly happened around the 1930's or so. It might be the late 1800's or the early 1900s. Most likely early 1900's.
San Francisco - Child Support Services - In the place, is a woman around 20-30 walking around, moving things. People always mistake her for a woman working there. She's always walking around after closing time, and when the janitors are trying to clean, she's always getting in front of the vacuum. She doesn't bother people, but she REALLY scares them and always misplaces workers badges and keys.
San Francisco - Corpus Christi Elementary School Part 2 - The back room in the Parish Hall. Some say they have seen ghosts walking around and playing in the room. There are pianos in the room, and some people claim to hear the pianos playing classical music. They say that people were murdered in the room and those spirits are the ones haunting the living.
San Francisco - CCS Elementary School - There is an urban legend of an elderly church-going woman who was murdered by being pushed from a steep staircase, and whose body was later disposed of in the nearby dumpster. It is said that when young girls use the bathroom near the staircase, you can hear her praying. Hail Mary...
San Francisco - Golden Gate Park - There's a police officer ghost that roams Golden Gate Park. People will get pulled over and get speeding tickets by this guy, but when they go to file it through the courts they'll find out that the officer listed doesn't exist. He's been dead for 10 years. Anyway, the story goes that if a cop in the park is trailing you, you need to go outside of the park first before you pull over. And once you do, the ghost cop will disappear.
San Francisco - Haskell House - ghost of Senator Broderick pacing back and forth.
San Francisco - James Denman Middle School - teachers & students have reported to see a dead girl walking up the stairs and haunts the 2nd floor girls bathroom she closes the door to the stalls and flushes the toilet....they say her name is Elizabeth. people also hear someone moving chains on the 3rd floor
San Francisco - Martin Luther King Middle School - The place in the school that is haunted is the boys restroom on the second floor by a boy named Johnny. The story is that he was a bad kid that loved to pick on students until one day he asked to go to the bathroom and when he didn't come back they sent someone up there to look. He wasn't there. It is said that if you are alone in the hall you can hear a knocking on the bathroom door. The teachers keep the bathroom door locked. and no one is allowed to go in.
San Francisco - Neptune Society Columbarium - Located at One Loraine Court, San Francisco. Originally part of the Odd Fellows Cemetery, the Columbarium still stands over Geary Boulevard near Stanyan Street. This repository of the dead is not only wonderful eye candy, but has been a place of ghostly sightings as well. One encounter included a visitor having felt a hand on her back. When the woman turned around, no one was there. But a eerie white handprint remained on her blouse. Now a registered city landmark, the Columbarium is open to the public. Donations are encouraged.
San Francisco - Ocean Beach Sutro Bath - The sutro baths have quite a history behind them, as well as the tunnel that lies directly to the right of the old sunken building. It has been said that many people have been sacrificed at the end of this tunnel, and if you go at night fall and light a candle at the end of the tunnel someone will come and pick it up and throw it into the water that rushes up just beyond the rocks.
San Francisco - Orchard Supply Hardware - There is a story of girl being murdered and raped in the warehouse area of the store 1 yr before it became Orchard. Employees have seen a figure walking and she is heard footsteps that seem to be the sound of high heels (No one wears high heels), screaming and laughing, as well as boxes moving. She likes to blow in men's ears and girls with long hair often feel a slight tug. One report of a worker that had just shrunk wrapped a pallet. The power went out and there is a 5 sec delay for the generator to kick on in that 5 sec something completely unwrapped the pallet.
San Francisco - Paso Robles Hotel - A 911 Operator got a call from Room 1007 in this hotel. When police investigated and found the room empty, the manager thought the call might have come from the ghost that haunts the room. The spirit is believed to be deceased night clerk who died when the former hotel on the site burned down on December 19, 1940. The current hotel was built with bricks from that hotel. Several of the hotel employees report getting calls from Room 1007 at the front desk, but when they investigate, the room is always empty.
San Francisco - Queen Anne Hotel - Located at the corner of Sutter And Octavia, the Queen Anne Hotel is an elegant Victorian style hotel, which dates back to the 1890's. With free access to all of the floors and some of the rooms, it's a great place to perform an investigation. If you want you can spend a night or so in Miss Mary Lakes Room. Before the hotel even was a hotel, it was a school for girls since few girls had access to schools back then. Miss Mary Lake was the teacher. She was dedicated to her work. But when the school was closed down she was heart broken and as she eventually died. Her spirit remained. Room 410 top floor is where you can find her room.
San Francisco - Quickly - Quickly is a drink store that has been reported as a haunted location. Located on Taraval and 21st ave, the store was once a candy store ran by frightened owners. Their supply room was reported haunted by a ghost that regularly throws supplies off the shelves the next morning. Previous owner reported that banging sounds and a light female scream occurs. Along with poor business, the store was sold to the big corporation (Quickly) and no weird encounters have been reported. The ghost was named Devinia by the previous owner, naming it after a suspicious note was found in the supply room with the name shown.
San Francisco - Safeway - Located in the middle of San Francisco, SAFEWAY between 17th avenue and Taraval. There were recent sightings by employees that a young boy was sighted in the empty hallways leading to the storage room. The time was around 12:00 am closing time. The employees, even a customer, saw a young male at the age around 7-10 walking slowly towards them, but from a distance. One of the employees claimed to see the young spirit sitting beside some crates with his head down, and his arms covering his knees. The customer simply believed that he saw someone standing on the corner at the end of the hallway facing against the wall. He wanted to use the nearby restroom before he saw the figure. All visions of his spirit were blurry because they said that there was lack of lighting inside the location. Rumors are that the building was once a motel in the mid 1900s until it was burnt down because the owner had money problems with local gang members; however, the presence of the young boy is still a mystery.
San Francisco - San Francisco Arts Institute - Supposedly built on a cemetery in the early 1900 after an earthquake, it is haunted by a few restless spirits.
San Francisco - School of the Arts High School - former site of MacAteer H.S. - singing can be heard in the 3rd floor bathroom when no one is around. also on the 3rd floor, knocking on the lockers and from inside locked classrooms can be heard.
San Francisco - Strawberry Hill - Stowe Lake Golden Gate Park - It has been said that in the 1920's or 30's a woman became pregnant & hide the pregnancy from her family. She disposed of the child and killed her self in the reservoir. At night if you’re at Stowe Lake you may see her walking around Strawberry Hill looking for her baby.
San Francisco - The Mansions Hotel- The ghost of the original owner's daughter, Claudia, can be seen and heard by staff and guests. She has also been known to communicate to "yes" and "no" answers.
San Francisco - Trinity Episcopal Church - Reports a gray figure coming out of the men's bathroom and disappear through the wall on the other side of the hall. Also experienced, strange drafts, 3 directional; shadow of a person, and an apparition in a white suite.
San Francisco - USCF Medical Center - Intensive Care Nursery haunted by women that have died in childbirth. Many children haunt Pediatric. 8th floor was so bad it had to be exorcised.
San Francisco - Washington High School - It has been said that the boy's 3rd floor restroom, is haunted. At night, or at later hours after school (when not as many people are around), people have reported seeing a figure standing by one of the stalls then vanish.
San Gabriel - Gabrielino High School - Less than 2 miles away from the San Gabriel Mission which houses a historical cemetary, it is rumored that the Gabrielino Site was built on a cemetary of the very same tribe of Indians from which it gets its name. There have been reports from sports teams coming home from away games at night hearing strange sounds such as children crying even when the campus is empty and the hazy apparition of a body that appears down hallways only to dissapear when approached.
San Gabriel - Red Cross Mansion - have been known to close doors softly if people leave them open, almost politely, sometimes you can hear soft voices whispering as if to not disturb anyone. Phone calls are made from rooms that are not occupied, including the underground tunnel, the basement and the attic. Kitchen has electricity go on and off for no reason. It is thought that the spirits are of servants who have passed on. Face of man has been seen in some windows after the last people leave.
San Gabriel - San Gabriel Civic Auditorium - The San Gabriel Civic Auditorium s past is very long and there are many stories of hauntings. Back was being built underground tunnels were built under the length of the building. They were built so that the owner (nicknamed Uncle John) could go from backstage to the foyer. When Uncle John died the tunnels went unused for years and when the depression came those tunnels were used as catacombs to house dead bodies. Once they were filled the catacombs were sealed. In the men s restroom in the front there is a door. When you open that door there is just a brick wall. When a crew tried to breach the wall they got five feet and there was still brick. Why would some one seal a tunnel in more than five feet of brick? No one will ever know unless the try to breach it again. Now to the stories. There is a drop that was preserved because it was the only remaining drop from the original stage. Some times during the Temple City High School musical that drop swings unintentionally. There is no wind and no one ever touched that drop. A psychic was brought in and they said they saw a man swing on the drop. Another story is that there are TV monitors on stage left that broadcast what is being shown on stage. In 2003 and there during the Music Man there was a person seen in the second story window on one of the houses. Many stage crew, tech crew, and actors saw this man on the TV monitor. Also many of the audience saw this man too. The problem with this is that there is no way for a man to be standing in the second story window because there is no ledge or anything for him to stand on. The man was later recognized as Uncle John. There are also stories of a little girl who roams the halls and a old stage manager who roams the halls at night.
San Gabriel - San Gabriel High School - A young student hung himself at the basketball courts. And 2 students died at the wash at the time of EL Nino Storm trying to skip school that day.
San Gabriel - San Gabriel Mission High School - Bathroom towel dispensers are heard being used and a girl is seeing dangling that had hung her self off of the library balcony.
San Gabriel - San Gabriel Mission - In the old church, very often it will suddenly get very cold, you can "sense" something there but when you look around there is nothing, for such a beautiful historic church the feeling of foreboding is amazing.
San Jacinto - Lauis's Pet Store - Feathers and Fur - Sounds and sightings. Shadows that appear in several different places and then disappearing. An occasional voice that sounds like somebody whispering. Also sighted, an old guy with a military type of uniform on who staggers through the walkways and seems to appear under certain situations usually at night.
San Jacinto - Vosburg Cafe/Hotel - Its been abandoned for many years now and has been boarded up but there have been reports of lights flickering on and off and a "presence" of some sort.
San Jose - AMC Saratoga 14 - Poltergeist/Presence very strong in this 14 screen multiplex. House Lights flicker on & off, muffled laughter/whispers, also arm rests lower & raise themselves up of their own accord, especially in theatre 5. Also Workers report in the projection booth a shadowy figure can be glimpsed, & lurks around projector number 5.
San Jose - Arbuckle Elementary - A boy was brutally murdered in the late 70s. He was stabbed many times in the back. People say when he they pass by it at night they can see him with the knife in his back.
San Jose - Burnett Academy Middle School - there’s a door in the girls locker room that leads to a classroom up stairs. A long time ago a girl was running up the stairs and she tripped and she died. it is said that when you are in the girls locker room at nigh you can hear things coming from the stair well like someone falling. it has mostly been heard by cheerleaders after a basketball game
San Jose - Chuck-e-Cheese - haunted by a little girl on the third floor
San Jose - El Rancho Verde Apts. - Legend has it, that in the early 70's a well known maintenance employee raped and killed two young high school girls in the apartments main garbage. It is said that when passing by, late at night, you could hear a distant torturous cry of a girl. Residents of the area are still spooked by the chills you get when passing through this area.
San Jose - Foxdale Apartments - at these apartments there have been sightings of ghosts. It is said that these apartments were build on top of an old cemetery and that there were still some graves. at one apartment a young woman hung herself because her family left her. there have been sightings of her after her death.
San Jose - Happy Hollow park - The Creek behind the baby zoo at the Happy hallow park, is haunted by a lady wearing a short red dress with a black belt and long black hair, she is believed to have been murdered there in the 70's.
San Jose - Independence High School - In the large theater there is a presence named "George". Legend has it he fell off one of the catwalks while working. Now his spirit haunts the theater. Lights switch on and off during presentations done for students, seats pull down and come up when no one is sitting next to you, and if alone in the theater practicing for a show, "George" loves to play lighting tricks on you. Fact is no one has ever died in that theatre. No Janitors are ever allowed to go up there nor do they have reason too. The history however, behind George is he has been ever present since the has been built. No one really knows where he comes from or what the history of the land is or anything...though there is a basic story that does float around. So far our George has three figures...The first being there was the business like man figure that was standing up against the wall. The second time George appeared, it was to the actors - [techs never saw him that night] however actors kept complaining about a little boy running around backstage trying to catch his toy ball. The last sighting that has happened was about a year ago witnessed by 2 people who where alone in the building. It was of a very large man and he sat down and filled up the aisle of the house ...which is about 2 and 1/2 to 3 feet wide. A week later after seeing this one of the witnesses was in the lighting booth. and reports, ”My friend and I were coming down the stairs of the lighting booth to go talk to our teacher, who was at the other end of the building...no where near the stage or house [where the audience sits], as we got half way down the whole booth started shaking violently. Us thinking it was an earthquake ran and got the heck out of there. We went to our teachers office, which is located in the same building, and asked her if she felt an earthquake or anything. She looked at us and said, "No, what are you talking about?" Since then...George has managed to become more violent here and there...he never harms anyone...however he still continues to play his usual tricks.”
San Jose - Notre Dame HS - A nun years back hung herself off the balcony because she was pregnant. It is now said to be haunted. Also the gym which is no longer in use has been reported to have ghosts.
San Jose - old horse stables It is said that the old owner of the stables haunts the old barns. These stables are located behind Yearba Buena HS. Many teens go to the old barns at night for a scare. They have reported voices and a ghostly figure of a man.
San Jose - Overfelt High School - There have been sightings of a janitor that pass in early 80s. Students say they hear his cart being pushed around during night time.
San Jose - San Jose State University (1857) - The old gym was used as a collection area for Japanese internees during WWII. Voices and crying can be heard here at night.
San Jose - Silver Creek high school - A young ghost Named Amy haunts the theatre of the high school. It is said she hung her self inside one of the bathrooms behind the stage.
San Jose - Slonaker Elementary School - it is said that many witnesses have heard the sound of children playing while students are in class. There was a child run over killed by his uncle.
San Jose - Winchester House - It is a house that was owned Sarah Winchester. It is believed to be haunted by Sarah and the spirits of those who were killed by Winchester's guns. Cold spots felt, an impression of someone lying in Sarah’s bed, apparitions, rocking chairs rocking, being pushed by unseen hands, disembodied talking & laughing.
San Juan Capistrano - Old Town San Jaun / Train Tracks - Train Caboose 1869 - This is a red caboose located in the parking lot to the right. It is a part of a restaurant made out of an old train set. The second window from the right, there is a faint light seen peering through the window, late at night. There are no other lights on in the empty caboose. If there were a light on in the caboose, the other windows would appear to have the same glow.
San Juan Capistrano - Old Town San Jaun / Train Tracks - Woman in White. Seen in park setting near a lone drinking fountain. It has been a personal experience of mine to see her kneeling and praying facing the fountain. She then rises slowly and advances towards you with a sense of urgency, flowing like a white handkerchief in the wind, even when there is no wind. She then dissipates.
San Juan Capistrano - San Juan Capistrano Mission - Reports of an Indian girl seen by some at her memorial. Also spotted shadows of people and heard children crying in the cemetery where a surprisingly large number of people were buried in a surprisingly small space.
San Lorenzo - Del Rey Park - This is an unusual park in kind of an odd place. If you take Hisperian road and make a left onto Bochman and then another left onto Bandoni and go to the end of the road where to your left there are dead ends... you will see a park inside there. If you go at night take a few people with you. People have been murdered in this park and their souls were never put to rest. Some roam the park at night and will bother you and tell you to leave if you are there for too long of a time. You can see orange and blue aura's coming toward you from a distance and sometimes you can hear voices all around you ... with a feeling of being surrounded. Walk around the duck pond and concentrate on how you feel and how you are breathing.
San Luis Obisbo - Oceano - Black Lake -Reports of an Old Spanish lady in a Black ruffled dress that walks around the lake at night. Witnesses report she has no face just a white glowing light.
San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles - Adelaide Cemetery - Look for "Charlotte’s Grave" and every Friday night (between 10-12 pm) there is a woman ghost who comes to lay flowers on her dead daughter's grave (Charlotte) She has been seen as a bright white light, & witnesses have seen a white human like figure near the gates to the cemetery.
San Marcos - Harmony Grove/Elfin Forest Heavily Guarded - NO TRESSPASSING - Once to be an insane asylum. Reports of seeing a white apparition accompanied with laughing. Apparitions of Native American bodies hanging from trees. There is also believed to be a circle of stones and if you walk through them time lapses.
San Marcos - Questhaven - The ghosts of former inhabitants have been spotted on the grounds.
San Miguel - San Miguel Mission - It has been said and even that a woman, 2 men and 2 children haunt the chapel of the mission. Apparently they went there to hide from men who were drunk and attempting to rob and murder them. Unfortunately they did not get away, and were indeed murdered. They have been said to relive the incident often.
San Miguel - San Miguel Mission - Adobe Compound - Purchased from the Mexican government by John Reed, the adobe compound was turned into an inn. In 1848, a gang of English pirates raided the inn due to a rumor that a treasure was buried on the property. When the raid was complete, 13 people were killed including reed, his family, and other guests staying at the inn. The treasure was never found, their ghosts are said to haunt the property.
San Rafael - Dominican University - There is a ghost dubbed 'blue boy' who supposedly drowned in a bathtub. Some students say they have seen wet footprints near the site of haunting.
Sanger - Acacia St. - In the mid 1900s a young orphan boy was caught trying to steal a pie cooling on the window sill of a farmers house. When the boy took off with the pie the farmer chased the boy to a developing street called "Acacia" The boy was shot and killed while begging for his life on the future site of 87 Acacia. People who have taken occupancy in this house have reported a young boy begging for his life in the hallway, and missing food.
Sanger - Centerville - Snake Road - The street is called Channel, the twisting curves in the road have caused it to become known as "Snake Road." On top of that, it is close to a fast flowing river, Kings River. An apparition of a woman searching for her 2 daughters has been seen on the road.
Sanger - Hobbs Grove - This is a popular place during Halloween when they have the haunted forest, hay rides, and haunted house tours. some people have seen real ghosts lurking around during the activities on Halloween. It seems the ghosts come out during the perfect time! If you decide to go to these activities during Halloween, make sure it's a real person or a ghost that's pulling tricks on you.
Sonoma - Mountain Cemetery - This old cemetery has the atmosphere of a horror movie as years of neglect leave the antique tombstones and Mausoleums in ruins. A single grave out of the way of the rest has a single name of "Lise" written on it. Teenagers who have come to the cemetery in a macabre curiosity report a sense of extreme dread, as well as a sighting of wraithlike spirits. Outside of the gated regions of the Cemetery in a woods-like area can be found dilapidated and broken graves. This "Abandoned" area has had sightings of strange lights, foul smells, and an overpowering sense of fear over it. As well as unaccountable cold spots.
Sonoma - Sebastianni Theatre - This old theatre houses the spirit of a young girl aged anywhere from 10 to 20 she wears a yellow dress from the eras of the thirties. The workers at the theatre call her Trixie, She tends to be seen in the women's washroom in the mirror standing behind a person when they are alone there, but when they turn around she is gone.. The dressing room's lights tend to turn on and off of their own accord to the sounds of a girl's laughter.
Sonoma - Sonoma State Hospital - this hospital for the mentally disabled once was an insane asylum which had mistreated the patients. Nowadays the main building of the State Hospital by night has the foreboding presence of this torture. Sounds of screams are heard through the night. And large looming shadows of people walking outside can be seen when no one is about. The fields near the hospital have sightings of "demonic beasts" as well as a mysterious hitchhiking woman in white.
Santa Ana - Costa Mesa High School- There is a ghost of a man that died in the boy's lockeroom
Santa Ana - Euclid corner Harzard - Popular to all of people around that area with a haunted house that has been torn off (99 out of 100 people in the city know about this area). This place has a lot of different stories, someone said this place used to be a coffee shop, some gangs came and shot each others made alot of people death and became haunted. Others said that the place used to be Indian cemetery so there are spirits appeared during the night and kicked people who lived there out.
Santa Ana - Fairhaven Cemetery Mausoleum - Lower Level - In the lower level, there is a wall of the crypts of children. Occasionally the faint sound of a child crying pierces the silence of the hallway down by this wall. UPDATE: "baby wall" no longer exists. Apparently the crypts have been moved (or disbursed), and a closed-circuit surveillance camera has been installed over the spot.
Santa Ana - Ralph's grocery CO. - The boiler room is a very active place in this location you can see a large men floating around, also the break room is very active.
Santa Ana - Santa Ana High School - A young teenage actress, named Alice, died in the auditorium before the opening Act. She was in the balcony looking to see if her parents were there, when she fell over to the first floor and died. It is said that if you go to the Attic of the auditorium you could here someone inside knocking and walking around. Once you go in there is no one there. Lead actors and actresses have also said that when an opening Act is about to start there is A "good luck " sign carved on the floor, once the play it's over the carving isn't there anymore.
Santa Barbara - La Cumbre junior high Theatre - A student by the name of Edwin was killed in the theatre in the 1950s when a counterweight sand bag fell from the cat walk and broke his neck. Students have sited him in the theatre and in the upper cat walk. The sand bag that killed him still exists but is not used anymore.
Santa Barbara - Lompoc - Lompoc Furniture on H St - The second floor of the building was the town morgue. A woman has been seen by many store patrons walking on the second floor landing. There are a series of furniture showrooms beyond the stairway landing on the second floor. The area is accessible; the back room to the right of the landing has spots, which are very cold.
Santa Clara - Agnews Insane Asylum - Built around 1918 after the original structure was destroyed in 1912. Workers have witnessed apparitions, strange laughter, screaming, cold spots and freezer doors flying open violently along with the ejection of the contents. - December 2003 Update: Agnews developmental center was torn down and became the new site of the SUN Microsystems Santa Clara Campus. Information about the site can be found rsconst.com
Santa Clara - Blood Tavern - In the north valley Baptist church, there was a mass cult suicide, where innocent children were slaughtered like cows for there meat. Their spirits have inhabited this church since the late 60's when it happened. There have been sightings of pentagrams on the floor and ceilings covered in blood. Witnesses have seen apparitions of mangled bodies and heard children's screams below through the halls. You can sometimes feel the children hitting you to get out.
Santa Clara - Merced - HWY 152 Gilroy to Los Banos - Pacheo Pass "The Green Man " - There are many stories of the horrible things that have happened along Pacheco Pass between Gilroy and the Casa de Fruta but after the Casa de Frusta and just before you go up the pass to the San Luis Reservoir, there is a man I had seen numerous times while traveling the road from 1975 - 1980. The man was always in a black cape, has a lime green face , bald headed and is very visible at night or day. He is always floating just above the ground next to the Southbound lanes with his arms folded and a stern look on his face.
Santa Clara - Paramount’s Great America - There have been stories of a young boy playing in the aisles after closing. The ghost of a ten-year-old boy who was killed on an amusement park ride haunts the area where the ride once stood.
Santa Clara - Paramount’s Great America - Big Arcade & Drop Zone - There is a story of a man that haunts the big arcade over by the drop zone. Security would see a man on the cameras but when they got there no one was there, but here's the catch. the guy watching the cameras kept telling the guys over the radio that the guy was behind them and then next to them.
Santa Clara - Paramount’s Great America - IMAX theatre - there are reports of lights turning on and off, and whispers.
Santa Clara - Paramount’s Great America - Paramount Theater - witnesses have seen a man walk across the stage and then disappear, experienced cold spots, odd noises and the feel of fingers on the back of their necks, tap their shoulder and speak their name.
Santa Clara - Paramount’s Great America - Roast Beef Shop - There was a man wearing a blue shirt that got locked up in the freezer and froze to death. Every night at exactly 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. when closing u can hear screams in the freezer of the man in the blue shirt.
Santa Clara - Santa Clara University - Students passing by the cemetery next to the mission claim to here eerie moans and locked doors to the O'Connor building swinging open and shut. In the bell tower reports of past Jesuits are seen praying.
Santa Clara - Sun Microsystems - February 2/20/04, around 10:00 PM, there were three Phone technicians working in one of the buildings. Two men and a woman. They were running new phone lines into a phone closet. Their was a door next to the closet. The woman heard a noise & opened it. Their was a little girl with her arms opened (as to give her a hug) & the woman jumped back & fell onto the guys. When the guys looked back to see what the heck was going on, they saw the ghost as well. Immediately, they took off running. The Building's power was off & just the two guy's had flash lights. They ran so fast, they left the woman behind to fend for herself. She really freaked out trying to find an exit in the dark. This was a VERY scary moment for all of them & when she finally made it out, security was there toassist her. Security had heard from the men once they arrived outside of a ghostly presence. When asked to finish their job by their employer, they "absolutely" refused to ever go back!
Santa Clara - Sun Microsystems - About two weeks ago February 2/20/04, around 10:00 PM, there were three Phone technicians working in one of the buildings. Two men and a woman. They were running new phone lines into a phone closet. Their was a door next to the closet. The woman heard a noise & opened it. Their was a little girl with her arms opened (as to give her a hug) & the woman jumped back & fell onto the guys. When the guys looked back to see what the heck was going on, they saw the ghost as well. Immediately, they took off running. The Building's power was off & just the two guy's had flash lights. They ran so fast, they left the woman behind to fend for herself. She really freaked out trying to find an exit in the dark. This was a VERY scary moment for all of them & when she finally made it out, security was there to assist her. Security had heard from the men once they arrived outside of a ghostly presence. When asked to finish their job by their employer, they "absolutely" refused to ever go back!
Santa Clarita - Space Ordnance Systems - Located off Highway 14, Sand Canyon exit turn right, go past housing developments to locked gate. Behind this gate is the old set for filming High Chapperal (an old TV series) and an old ordnance facility that used to mix explosives for devices used in the military. The lead azide was mixed in giant Kitchen Aide type mixers in concrete mixing bays. Over the years several of the mixing bays blew up. Witnesses say they saw and heard the men screaming as they ran across the field with only their belts and shoes on the charred bodies. The facility could not keep any night shift gaurds because of reported screaming and lights turning on and off in locked buildings. Many employees reported being saved before their mixing bay blew up. One employee even reported not being able to open a bathroom door with no lock until the mixing bay blew up.
Santa Clarita - The Cottage on Walnut - Next door to the Egg Plantation (also reportedly haunted). Both businesses converted from old homes. This is one of the oldest neighborhoods in LA County. Tags flap around as if someone walked by. Items heard shifting around. Steps sometimes heard. Loud objects clanging during morning pre-open hours. First hand accounts of ghostly apparitions in restaurant next door, including an angry cook.
Santa Clarita - The Egg Plantation - When sitting at the bar, people are constantly looking over their shoulders back at the front door, seeing things out of the peripheral vision.
Santa Clarita - Hart Mansion - The home of the silent film star William S. Hart. Mr. Hart is scene by people that he recognizes and likes (namely docents). He and his sister (also a ghost) are the only people to have ever really lived in the home. The ghost of their nurse as well as Mr. Hart's dogs are also seen. Coffee is often smelled in the museum.
Santa Clarita - Lake Elizabeth - Allegedly once occupied by sea serpent / monster and various demons. Once settled as a mining / farm community by Spaniards who reported dead cattle, sickness and ruined crops. Historical accounts of a terrible sulfuric smell pervading the surrounding area. The monster / creatures have not been seen recently, but the odor persists to this day, as well as an eerie presence in the town and homes there.
Santa Clarita - Sand Canyon Road - In the mid 80's a car load of kids going to prom wrecked their car at the intersection of Sand Canyon Road & Warm Springs Road. Reports of a young woman signaling for help, and then vanishing.
Santa Clarita - Six Flags California - Every night just a few hours after the park is free of all guests, the security base get a phone call from Goliath (caller identification) and when they answer, all they hear is static. After numerous calls, a few security guards investigated the matter. When the base got the call, they radioed two guards waiting on the exit ramp. When the guards ran up to the station, there was nobody around. They searched every part of the ride and found nothing but an empty feeling.
Santa Cruz - Grahm Hill Road Cemetery - There is a cemetery on the left hand side of the road when going up Grahm Hill road right off of Highway 17 in S.C. This cemetery is pretty strange there is a lot of action going on in here. You can see faces and things moving inside of the cemetery. If you pull into the driveway towards the end of the cemetery and shine your headlights you will see a white figure coming towards you. MOVE! This ghost is not friendly. There are many orbs that you can see with the naked eye and some strange noises heard from the East end of the Cemetery. Faces are seen in the headstones and Dark shadows above them.
Santa Cruz - Porter College - B Building - 3rd floor North of the B building - Over the years, a number of people residing on the hall have experienced waking up from a dead sleep and feeling as though they were being strangled and held to their bed as they tried to sit up. Eventually the feelings subsided. Also to clarify, there are several other 'ghosts' known to reside in the A building as well, some are known to wander the 2nd floor of A building, and the B-building's "Bermuda Triangle" still holds residents. The man's name who ended his life in the fourth floor of B building's name is David.
Santa Cruz - Red, White and Blue Beach - A woman was killed at this beach by her boyfriend. Apparently, her ghost is seen haunting the beach.
Santa Cruz - San Jose - Highway 17 - People have claimed to see the ghost of an old Indian man walking along the road. He is supposedly the cause of all the accidents.
Santa Cruz - The Rispin Mansion - Upstairs is haunted by a woman in a Victorian black dress who is looking for a book, she also opens doors even heavily locked and bolted or nailed ones and windows. Downstairs, a man with glasses is seen in the empty fireplace, and in the basement an angry dog, probably from when local police used the place for search dog training, haunts the stairway and front door. Also a heard calls out for help from the basement.
Santa Cruz - University of California Santa Cruz - Porter College - A Building - On the fifth floor of A building a student killed himself and is occasionally seen walking down the hall dressed as he was when he died.
Santa Cruz - University of California Santa Cruz - Porter College - B Building - On the first floor of B building three rooms are known as the "Bermuda Triangle" This hall is no longer occupied but when it was there were many reports of noises and voices heard, objects flying across the rooms and a feeling that there was something extremely malicious there. The malicious feeling persists for people just walking down the hall.
Santa Cruz - University of California Santa Cruz - Porter College - The Meadow - The third spirit is a transient named Lily that lived in the meadow near Porter in the 70s, she is seen walking around the meadow, either in rags or naked.
Santa Cruz - White Lady - In the back woods off of Grahm Hill Rd. Very creepy. Voices of a old woman. Sometimes see a white lady walking around.
Santa Fe springs - St. Paul high school - It is said that at night you can hear football players from the past practicing at night in the field. And in the 100 building you can see a girl in her prom dress and her date who hung himself in that building roaming the halls.
Sante Fe Springs - St. Paul High School - Building 500 - motion activated sinks and toilets in the boys bathroom have gone off with no one standing near them.
Santa Maria - CAMONLANE - COMPUTERS GO ON AND OFF OCASSIONALLY& PEOPLE FEEL SPIRITS. MANNY PEOPLE SEE THE SPIRITS TURN OFF AND ON THE LIGHTS
Santa Maria - Santa Maria Inn - In the historical section of the hotel scents of women's perfumes were smelled in a room at night. Also, the door mysteriously locked a guest out. Several items in room were moved around. Also reports of the elevator going to a certain floor and stopping for 15 minutes and starting up again, always at the same time of day.
Santa Paula - The Glenn Tavern Inn - There is a young boy who died there and is seen playing on the second floor and in the lobby. Also, the piano that is in the lobby plays by itself. There have been sightings of a person or apparition looking out of the window of Room 23. The rooms 305, 103, and 23 are all roamed by ghosts. On the second floor a child who died runs around after 1:00am at night. Also the ghost in 305 will walk through all the third floor doors and the lobby. The 103 ghosts just knocks little things down and looks in the window at you or whoever is staying there. It is said that the guy in 103 was shot in an illegal poker/gambling game and is looking for the money that he rightfully deserves.
Santa Paula - Wallace Theatres / Santa Paula 7 theaters Theater #6 - employees report feeling uneasy in the theatre while cleaning and when the lights are off in the theatre the darkness in theatre seems more dark then a normal dark. There are also reports of a man spotted sitting in one of the seats in number 6 and then he vanishes and reports of seeing apparitions appear in the projection booths upstairs especially near the projection booth to theater 6. As well as the sweet smell of perfume in the theatre.
Saratoga - Bella Saratoga - Cold spots felt. In the restroom the woter has been known to turn on by itself – witnesses claim to even see the handle turning.
Saratoga - Small Antique Store on Big Basin Way - Some people report being tapped on the shoulder by the ghosts on the lower floor.
Scotts Valley - Scotts Valley Cinemas - Reports of ghosts in theater #2 and an uneasy feeling when alone after hours and when in the theater alone, like someone is watching you. Defiantly a ghost, but not at all violent.
Seal Beach - US Naval Weapons Station - The phenomenon occurring at the WPNS Station covers a variety of ghostly manifestations such as apparitions, knocking, footsteps, horrible ghostly moaning, laughter, animal spirits, water devas, and even poltergeist antics.
Seaside - Cal. State Monterey Bay - Built on the old army base of Fort Ord, students have herd disembodied breathing or voices. The old army prison and Officers Mansion are said to be haunted as well.
Selma - Blockbuster Video - Employees have heard door of office shut. Keys rattling. Lights turn on at night. People talking in the office when no one is there. Shadows. And someone with you all the time.
Shingle Springs - La Casa Dr. - There is a strange mist that hovers at times, no matter the climate (no hot-springs present). Sounds of Native American drumming can be heard late at night or early in the morning (there are grinding stones in the area). My neighbor personally saw what looked like a ghostly form of a mountain lion enter the mist, and what looked to be the ghostly form of a Native American Warrior exit on the opposite side of the mist.
Silverlake - Edgewater terrace - sightings of a little girl crying behind a bush at really late hours of the night! Also the ghost of the midnight jogger has been seen around this area and next to the lake!
Simi Valley - Indian Hills - When the Indian Hills area was built there were, and still are, many hills which seemed perfect for skateboarding. It was said to be that a young boy anxious to skate down one of these hills called Maricopa. While skating down this steep hill without a helmet, he fell face first and tore up his face and arms and knees. To this day on some nights you can still see a small boy with a skateboard in his hand and his face and arms all scraped up. Many people have seen this mysterious boy still skating down all the hills. As soon as you start walking over to help him or see if he is real, he skates away at a seemingly impossible speed never to be seen again that night.
Simi Valley - Simi Hills Golf Course - Abandon barn were 3 people were killed. Street closed off. Said that a mom, her son and her daughter lived there and the son went crazy and killed them both and then killed him self on a chair. They say the chair is still there and they say that you can still see him sitting in his chair with his gun. - February 2004 Update: they are currently building now over there and they have demolished the barn itself, its gone. - May 2004 Update: the old barn was torn down over the summer of 2003, There have also been reports of orbs(balls of light) sighted in the areas around the inside of the barn where the murders took place. Also the old oak tree in front is now gone so there really isnt much place to be able to tell if the ghosts are still there, but the barn just got relocated, not demolished, there is no imformation on where it was relocated.
Simi Valley - St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church - It is supposedly haunted by a man that was murdered there and also by a woman. Perfume can be smelled in parts of the Inn (which is now a museum Open to the public) and people have reported seeing "a tall stranger" in the corner of their eyes, but turn around to see no one.
Simi Valley - Sycamore Park - at night, there is a figure that comes around every once and a while. This figure is white, and appears to be furry. This figure also seems to run on all fours, like a gorilla. There have been several eyewitnesses who have seen this running figure. This figure runs fast, and is almost like a sudden flash of light. There have also been sightings of floating apparitions that have flown from tree to tree at the blink of the eye. Many other people have said to have seen a white man sitting on rocks staring at you, then stands up after "he" sees you there. There have also been sightings of glowing spots in the grass. And when you walk into them, you seem to vanish from sight. Here are some links that you may be interested in http://www.sebar.com/haunted
Soledad - Los Coches Inn - People have claimed you can sometimes hear the screams of miners coming from the abandoned well. There have also been eye witness accounts of an eccentric looking lady, wearing black, roaming the inn grounds.
South Los Angeles - Kmart #7625 - There are reports of ghostly happenings in the stock rooms of this former Zody's. It is believed that a double murder/suicide took place somewhere in the upstairs stockroom. Apparently, a couple worked together for Zody's and the boyfriend caught his girlfriend in a compromising situation with another male employee. The enraged boyfriend located a box cutter and slashed the two to death. He then slashed his own wrists and carotid artery. After several reports from employees of unusual activity, Kmart headquarters in Michigan has admitted to hiring paranormal/paraphysical investigators to conduct investigations into the incident. The conclusion was that indeed the building was occupied by several spirits. The investigators concluded that four different spirits dwell throughout the building. The fourth has not been linked to any known incident that may have occurred and thus is unknown for its presence. Kmart has remained quiet on the findings of this investigation and resources revealed that employees of this store are not advised of this activity. Prior to changing over to Kmart, Zody's employees reported seeing a man walking about in the stockroom. A woman is also seen running and sometimes screams are heard. In one case, an overnight employee sustained a 7 inch laceration while working in the stockroom. Zody's management insisted that the incident was just an accident caused by falling boxes that were stacked too high, but resources close to the victim tell another tale. A paring knife mysteriously came across the room and cut the employee across the chest. No one was seen in the area. The victim survived his wounds, but obviously resigned from the company. Sightings and sounds have been reported throughout the years, but no one else has been physically attacked since.
South Pasadena - Penthouse Apartments - The ghost of a WWII soldier is still trying to get a message to his son.
South Pasadena - The Rialto Theater - The Rialto Theater is VERY old, possibly 70 years old. Many people have died there. In the bathroom a girl slit her wrists and climbed up to the balcony and bled to death in the seats. It is also said that a man went crazy in the projector booth. The doors to the stalls in the girl’s bathroom shake. An apparition of an older man has been seen sitting in the seats. The older man has also been seen walking up and down the balcony stairs.
Southeast San Diego County - Highway 94. - strange lights on the road. They appear to be spherical and emanate an "electric blue" like light. Sometimes there is only one and at other times they are in pairs.
Spreckles - old sugar beat storage silos - usually later at night a ghost can be heard singing and often screaming the source is not known any history on this would greatly help. It sounds like it most coming from an old brick warehouse that has been derelict for a long time
Springville - Scicon, School of Conservation - Reports of lights flickering and a rotting smell, children have been woken by floating lights. In another dwelling there are reports of a running ghost, doorknobs turn, footsteps heard, and an apparition of a man walking up a hill.
Springville - The Springville Inn - Is said to be haunted by the ghosts of a little girl, the history of her unknown. A young logger man who was reported as being quite a ladies man was shot for flirting with the wife of another man. He was shot in the street in front of the inn and carried into the inn where he died from the bullet wound. There is also the ghost an old man that haunts the inn but his history is also not known. People have reported feeling being watched as they walk to the bathroom in the restaurant bar area. One employee reported receiving a phone call from the manager’s office when the manager was not in the restaurant. One visitor to the restaurant/bar reported what she describes as a child with extremely cold hands grabbing hold of her hand as she walked to the ladies room. Another customer felt a cold touch on her shoulder and her back as she waited for drinks up at the bar. So far none of the ghosts have been photographed.
San Bernardino - California Theatre - Will Rogers made his last performance at the California Theatre, he died in a plane crash a few days later. It is said that he haunts a practice room in the theatre. It is continually cold in this room and sometimes you can see him in the room's small window.
Stanton - Stanton Industrial Complex - The haunting is subject to not only one place. There is not just one ghost there are many due to a portal. The poltergeist has ripped the metal foiling on the ceiling, punched a hole in one of the pictures in the of the units. It has also attack people by throwing plastic sheeting at a person. It has also attacked a lady in one of the units by throwing knifes that she had on the wall at her. Another thing that happens to her was that when she came in one morning she found her grandpa and grandma dolls mutilated. In same unit before the lady moved in there where sounds of a radio playing and sawing going on even though no one even rented it yet. Another accident was when a tenant's television flew off the wall and broke. Other happenings of televisions going on and off by themselves. Most recently a tenant opened a cabinet a glass cup flew out and shattered. Some of the time the poltergeist pulls on clothes.
Stevenson Ranch - Mettryville - Was once a little town located in the mountains. In the late 1800s a local dam broke and killed a lot of people from all over. A lot of people were found in the tall, old oak tress dead. You can see people dressed in very old western clothing, people in the oak tress, and you can hear people talking.
Stockton - County Courthouse - At night in the underground area where the holding cells are (where the inmates are kept waiting for their court appearances), at night shouting can be heard when the place is empty. The night guard also reports hearing the holding cell door on the second floor slamming closed, also when no one is there.
Stockton - San Joaquin Delta College.- it was an old mental hospital on California street. The Magnolia street entrance is for educational purposes for the severely learning impaired in down town Stockton that has been turned into a college located on a parcel of land between pacific avenue and Pershing Avenue. The students have told of hearing voices, when there is no one around, hearing footsteps and no one is coming, and other strange situations, such as chairs moving on their own and rooms that get very cold Extremely fast.
Stratford - Haunted Trees - On King Avenue between 18th and 17th avenue there are a group of trees that are isolated by a canal. Long time ago, the farmer that used to farm out there had a awful accident, the farmer was disking the ground and he fell off the tractor and got chopped up by the disc. To this day if anyone goes into those trees at night, you hear sounds of footsteps behind you and branches start breaking by themselves.
Summerland - Big Yellow House Restaurant - This restaurant is believed to be haunted by a ghostly lady. People have claimed to see a lonely looking woman standing around by herself. When they attempt to get a closer look, she disappears. Money has also been known to disappear from tables.
Sun Valley - Roscoe blvd - voices have been heard and a mysterious man lurks the hall and children’s room. He’s not malevolent unless you’re over 12 years old.
Sunnyvale - Bishop Elementary School - The ghost of Mr. Bishop the school's namesake is said the walk the halls and auditorium of the school.
Sunnyvale - Homestead High School - is said to have a ghost walking the halls on the second floor.. It's been known to lock doors, open doors and it's presence can be felt. People have also said that they've seen it, and one teacher claims that the ghost tapped him on his shoulder. One parent attending an orientation, felt a strong negative presence, as if it were saying, “Go home please.” They apologized out loud for intruding and left.
Sunnyvale - Quality Inn Suites - There have been many reports of one of the rooms in this hotel being haunted by a man. He apparently died there of a heart attack. Guests will often complain of noises coming from the unoccupied, haunted room. Apparitions seen.
Sunnyvale - Toys R Us - Toys R Us is haunted supposedly by a young boy or man, believed to be Jonny Jonson (pronounced Yonny Yonson), a farm worker. . Employees report finding toys in aisles when opening up the store in the morning, and balls rolling down aisles when nobody else is around, and bicycles being ridden around at night. There also have been pictures taken of this ghost.
Sutter Creek - The Sutter Creek Inn - is haunted by a former California senator and his wife. The Senator is heard pacing upstairs in the main house and his wife is sometimes seen in the hallway.
Sylmar - Lopez Canyon - Glen Haven Memorial Park - There is an alleged gravity hill and there is a statue next to the mortuary building that walks around at night.
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