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It’s the time of the year for all things spooky, scary, and haunted. So here is a list of the most (“reportedly”) haunted places in the Bay Area.
Warning: Many of the locations listed may require permission to visit or investigate. Many of the places are patrolled by the authorities and trespassers will be prosecuted. Make sure you get permission to investigate. Trespassing is a crime. You could get arrested or worse, hurt. Be smart, courteous, and be legal.
Many ghosts reported being seen by those who are caretakers of the old aircraft carrier. Ghosts of sailors who perished on board are well documented.
Haunted Insane Asylum
October 2007 – At the intersection of Marina Village Pkwy and Mariner Square Dr, turn left and go straight. Take the first right into an industrial parking lot and you’ll see the asylum straight ahead. Patients used to be tortured and killed there, and it’s abandoned now. At nighttime, stand out in the front and look at the fifth window from the right on the second story. The blinds open and close themselves. Sometimes when you walk inside, you’ll hear a loud scream the second you enter the door. Also, you get the chills and have the feeling that someone’s behind you. When you’re inside, you will hear screaming coming from a distant room in the house. Down in the basement there are ropes that people used to hang themselves with. Even during the day, if you take pictures occasionally there will be orbs or even a glowing, ghostly figure in the picture.
You can hear noises, and people have sighted a female ghost walking around backstage.
Washington Elementary School
There are reports that when people are alone in there they get cold chills, and hear knocking and scratching when no one was around. There is a ghosts of a young boy about 13 years old walking the halls at night.
Black Diamond Mines
These mines are haunted by the White Witch. In life, her name was Mary. She was a nanny in the 1800’s when there was still coal mining in the mines. All of the children died of illnesses and she was accused of Witchcraft, then executed. She guards the mines and when people see her, she is all white.
The Rosehill Cemetery
Haunted by Sarah Norton, also known as the “White Witch”. She was a midwife and on her way to deliver a baby her carriage fell over and she was crushed. She is seen in the graveyard floating around the tombstones. Sarah Norton was a midwife who died on the way to deliver a baby when her carriage over turned and killed her. Sarah was not a religious woman and told her kids that she did not want a funeral. So when she died the town s people of Somersville wanted to give her a funeral. The first time they went to give her a funeral a fierce storm struck up and cause the towns people to delay the funeral till the next day, the next time they tried to give her a funeral another storm came out of no where and the live stock started charging thru town, at that point the towns people stopped trying to give her a funeral and just brought her to Rosehill Cemetery, From that day her sprit has been seen around Somersville and the other locations where the mining towns use to be know as The Black Diamond Mines in eastern Contra Costa County and other locations off of m marsh creek rd. Her ghost has been known to be called the White Witch.
In the 1950’s a school bus was driving kids home from a field trip. It skidded into a wash and all the kids drowned. If you go there, put your car in neutral around the turn, you get pushed up the hill. It’s supposedly by the kids who died in the bus crash and they want to keep you from the same fate.
EMPIRE MINE ROAD:
Gates of Hell – Fair warning: no trespassing you will get fined or arrested. Possibly torn down
– In the middle of Empire Mine road, there is a Stucco wall with a bunch of spray paint on it. If you like to take hikes, this is the place to go. There is a rumor of an old Insane Asylum at the very end of this road. You will come to another gate then behind their lies this old decrepit Structure of a hospital. Many people were killed brutally in this place, and it is VERY haunted by not so nice spirits. Things have been thrown at people, they have been pushed and screams have been heard from the people being tortured by themselves or another. – October 2003 update: Reports of it being a golf course now.
Rail Road Mine – Fair warning: no trespassing you will get fined or arrested. Possibly torn down
– At the end of Empire mine road, there is an old railroad track tunnel that is pretty spooky inside. There are bats inside it and you can hear voices at the end of the tunnel.
Slaughterhouse – Fair warning: no trespassing you will get fined or arrested.
– An old slaughterhouse stands in the corner of the road after the first bend. It is haunted by an old man who walks the grounds and makes sure that everything is ok, and that no one gets hurt while there. Strange noises are heard inside the first building where they chopped up the meat. Clanking inside of the circle figured tubes towards the back of the property. Chains clank all around and you can hear footsteps behind you like someone is watching over you. Just remember to watch your step!
St. James Presbyterian Church
This old church, located on Leland Avenue in San Francisco has a history of hauntings. Late at night, footsteps can be heard walking up the stairs, doors shut, etc. Also, on more than one occasion, late at night, doors that normally open easily will be impossible to open, as if a ton of bricks is on the other side of the door. Later, the doors will be found wide open.
You can hear people if you get out of your car running around. breathing and invisible people is also reported. if you don’t feel like getting out of your car, it is scary just to drive through in the dark.
One day a little boy was walking up on Waterdog, alone, unprotected. He never returned home. People say the ghost of Waterdog killed him, others say the ghost is bogus. The story posted in the newspapers is a 12 year old boy was killed by a man that was convicted of the act and his body was dumped here. (the boy’s name is withheld out of respect for the family). When they go on Waterdog to prove it…they don’t return either. Now people say they here screams & gun shots, they don’t return.
The Union Hotel
During the 1800’s, a young woman hanged herself in one of the rooms of this hotel. To this day, people report seeing her apparition in the window that faces the street. Other guests claim to see lights going on and off and someone talking or crying when no one is around.
This is a very old home now a restaurant. The former owners have had picture jump off of the walls and alarms go off. The town’s police have even experienced this happening.
Benicia Old Town Theater/ Portuguese Hall
Reports of footsteps on the back stairs, a ball of fire that flies around, lights flashing, cold spots, & an apparition of an old woman.
The Faculty Club
Room 219 is reportedly haunted by a ghost of an elderly man.
Feeling of not being alone in the building after hours. Out of the corner of your eyes at night, you see something run down the hall and around the corner. Sometimes in the hallway where you see the figure, you get major chills and your hair stands on end. Also you can hear doors slamming in different areas of the first floor after it been closed.
Employees reportedly heard a man’s laughing and have seen shadows moving up and down the isle late at night.
Almost at the very end of Redwood Rd., there’s a haunted preschool. In the early 1980s, a man, with a knife, killed all the kids at the preschool. The building no longer remains. All that remains is a swing set and the foundation of the building. From time to time, you can hear the children playing or running around and you can see the swings actually moving by themselves.
Eagle Saloon / Clayton Club
The Eagle Saloon (now the Clayton Club) was a Building that was brought up river from San Francisco to the town of Clayton back in the 1860’s at that time this was one of the 5 saloons in the Town of Clayton and it was one of the places that holds the most history of hauntings in Clayton. Things have been know to move about, cold spots, glasses moving, and the lights to go on and off on there own.
The Keller house is a house built in the early 1920’s and was one of California oldest cattle ranches up to the 1970 s the house was built on a old Indian Grave yard. to this day you can still find bones if you are to dig around in the basement of the old house. It is said that the ghost of the Indians still haunt the old house and tend to move things around. the house is now Property of the city of Clayton in down town Clayton behind the library.
La Croquett Restaurant
The Restaurant has been around since the time the town was founded in 1857. The story goes is that during the day a miner from the black diamond mine area of Somersville was in Clayton and got into a argument in the old Eagle Saloon across the street. The argument turned into a shoot out and one of the bullets went thru the window and stuck a little girl on the street. The people on the street brought the little girl in to the restaurant where she died. In a pool of blood on the floor. to this day her sprit can be seen from time to time playing in the street, and the Blood stain can not be removed from the floor of the restaurant. Everything they do to remove it does not work and the stain returns to this day it is still there under the carpet.
Morgan Territory Road
Morgan Territory Rd is a old logging road that was built back in the 1800’s to bring wood from Santa Cruz to the Eastern Contra Costa County, the road cut thru between Livermore and Clayton, since this is a very isolated road there has been a lot that has happen on this road. one of the Legends is of Joaquin Murrieta California Bandit El Dorado, it is believed that Joaquin has buried his loot some where in the Morgan Territory area under a oak tree. and in the 1950’s a woman and her husband were on there way home from Livermore when they saw a spirit standing next to a oak tree off the side of the road, not knowing the story about the loot at the tree they just thought that they were just seeing things. Due to the darkens of the road and being tired. once they started letting the story out to there friends and family they found out the story about the loot of Joaquin Murri eta, from time to time people still report seeing the ghost on Morgan Territory Rd. but they can never find the spot again when they go back to look for the loot that is believed to be buried there.
Clayton Valley High School
B Hall – A few years ago four students met in a freshman English class and they all shared a love for music and formed a band. In their senior year the band was going to tour southern California. Heading south on I-5 the driver fell asleep and veered off road which resulted in the death of all band members. The band can now be heard on the first day of school at night where they met when they were freshman. The band plays on.
Mount Diablo High School
Reports of the apparition of a male teenager hanging by a noose from the roof, over a balcony from the second floor part of the English Building. Supposedly a depressed student who committed suicide there a long time ago. Also cold spots and voices and noises at night near the balcony and staircase where the student committed suicide.
Old Road Between Rodeo & Crockett
Every summer if you are driving on this Rodeo / Crockett old road late at night a woman in a white dress runs out into the middle of the road and tries to wave you down. But when you go to look in your rear view mirror, she is no longer there. It is said that her car broke down and she got hit by a car while trying to wave someone down.
Intersection of Skyline Blvd & Hickey Blvd
There are reported stories that a lady in white is seen at the intersection in their rear view mirrors when foggy.
Cold spots reported. There is a report of a police officer being killed there; possibly either right before the restaurant opened or right after the grand opening, there was a botched robbery and shoot out. – March 2004 addition: The Dublin police officer that was shot there on the night of Dec. 11, 1998 was named John Paul Monego. Please visit his memorial page. Three men from the San Joaquin valley, which is just over the Altamont hills to the east of the Tri-Valley where Dublin is located, robbed the newly-opened Outback Steakhouse and held patrons and employees hostage. Monego was responding to a 911 call made from employees at the Outback when he was shot several times by one of the three men upon entering the restaurant. A short while later he died on the scene. His murderers were arrested and tried for murder.
The door at the reception desk keeps unlocking it self when a button behind the front desk is needed to unlock it. The door also appears to have someone push against it trying to get in even when no body is there.
EAST SAN JOSE
Mount Hamilton Grandview Restaurant
This restaurant over look the entire Silicon Valley and has been known to light up on its own when nobody is there. Guest and employees have seen lights flicker on and off in the dining area and known to see a young girl standing out on the look out balcony.
East Quimby Road
This road is haunted by the Quimby Jogger. He is said to be the ghost of a jogger that only runs at midnight.
Has a chair that has had eerie happenings the lady that owns the inn has said that people had died mysteriously and not long after they had sat in the chair.
Green Acres Park
Witnesses report hearing humming like a person was singing they kept humming the same verse over and over several times on different nights They felt a strange chill.
The Gold Coast Hotel
3 people who work in the hotel’s bar area say that things like glasses have moved by themselves mysteriously.
The Grey Whale Inn – Formerly the Redwood Hospital
Is said to be haunted by a lady, often seen roaming around in the garden areas and there has been the sightings of a man who apparently appears in one of the windows.
Bonfante Gardens (Now called Gilroy Gardens)
At night after the park is closed, workers have seen a small carousel in Claudia’s Garden turn on all by itself. Lights, music, everything.
Chictactac-Adams Interpretive Park
Chitactac-Adams Interpretive Center, on Watsonville Road, is the site of an Indian burial grounds now buried under the asphalt parking lot, drivers have reported that at night while driving by, that their air conditioners in their cars will suddenly turn on & blast cold air upon them. There are trails to take through the park to see ancient rock carvings made by the once native Ohlone tribe. This was once the main village for the area.
Hwy 152 (Blood Alley)
There have been numerous sightings of a woman searching for her child, hearing the sound of a stage coach and the snorting and breathing of horses, and a rumor that a woman was killed by a truck driver and she appears in the passenger seat of the truck, screams” and then vanishes.
Mt. Madonna State Park
Mansion ruins and surrounding area are Haunted by Former owner Henry Miller and Daughter, Daughter has been seen in open fields riding a horse, She was killed on site while riding a horse, she fell and broke her neck. There has been ghostly visions on horse back in mist seen floating in Hills for decades. Also reported, an unidentified man called the kiask at the park to report this strange sighting to park employees. He stated that he and a companion were driving down Pole Line rode which runs through the park at about midnight, along side the wooded road a girl in a long white prom dress was walking.
Old Gilroy Hotel
There are 2 ghosts that haunt this building. A woman in her 20’s and a little girl. Story goes, when the building was a hotel a man went in and raped and killed 2 people. The woman is seen at the top of the stairs, and the little girl is seen in the hallway. footsteps are heard, the electric piano’s keys are struck when it is not plugged in, lights go on and off, the little girl is sometimes seen looking out the window, one employee recalls being touched on the back of the neck by one of the ghosts. Doors rattle as though someone is locked inside and can’t get out.
South Valley Jr. High School
Inside old ROP building in the hallway footsteps were heard by the nightshift employees. Upon investigation no one was located in or around the area.
When driving up 92(near Skyline Cemetery) at around 3:00 A.M you will feel a cold hand on your shoulder. When you look in your rearview mirror you’ll see a woman sitting in your back seat. It is said that she was killed in a automobile accident in the 70’s. They say she’s looking for a ride home.
In the late 1960’s a swim coach who taught at the indoor pool next to the memorial park kidnapped all of his kids that he was teaching and led them to this creek that is along side the trail in the back of this park and left them there, told them to wait that he’d be back. The kids stayed there all night until there were no more people around. The swim coach returned and murdered them in the woods and left their bodies in the creek. It is said that if you walk through the park at nighttime up the trail about 200 yards, you will witness many strange things. Mini- rockslides will occur in strange spots, you will find yourself in cold spots and see dark shadows, as you reach the circle clearing, stop and listen for a few minutes. You will hear the children’s footsteps all around you, some laughing and running, some crying and pleading for your help.
Cal State University
Ghosts are seen near Robinson Hall around 10pm. A male & female who are not shy. The female is said to wear a “little bo peep” costume.
Southland General Cinema
A former employee named George is said to haunt the upstairs and theaters 4 and 5. Children sometimes come out crying saying they saw someone when there was no one there. The theater is no longer Open.
March 2008 update: The theater has been torn down. 3 restaurants have recently been built on that location across from the mall.
Lone Tree Cemetery
Faces have been seen in the bushes. Strange noises heard inside the graveyard. Things have been moved from headstones to unexplainable places. Whispering and thumps heard when walking through the main part of the cemetery. Lights flash and bells chime. Strange movements and dark shadows in the distance. A few orbs have been seen with the naked eye. Many came out on the camera. Strange noises heard on the video when played back.
Vic Hubbard Speed & Marine
An employee was killed by a dropped engine block, some employee’s say he haunts the warehouse behind the shop. Haunting includes “clowning on ricers”, “stealing altezza lights”
This Victorian era hotel is the home of a ghost that lives in one of the ground floor rooms. A little girl does no harm and her history is unknown.
Lafayette Park Hotel
Guests complain about a little girl calling for her mommy and jumps on the beds. Apparitions, Pictures fall of the walls vending machines dispense soda on their own, cold spots & doors slam.
Supposedly, a class of children were taking a field trip. On the way, the bus broke down. Everyone got out of the bus and tried pushing it. The bus then rolled backwards and crushed all the students. Now, if you go to the marker(157) put your car in neutral the students try to push you. While they push you their finger prints appear on your car and you hear footsteps on the gravel beneath.
One night in 1789 a groundskeeper for the tuberculosis hospital went crazy and shot all the children. They are screams can be heard constantly.
Beaux Cheveaux Hair Salon
Located between North Santa Cruz Ave and Village Lane, Beaux Cheveaux Hair Salon has several reports of mirrors falling from walls.
Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad & Bill Mason Carousel
Noises have often been heard from inside the carousel building especially after hours. Employees have reported sounds of doors being shut, gates opening and closing, and lights being turned on and off. When employees have investigated such noises, no one was around. Most activity here is pretty docile and friendly however.
Green Valley Disposal Company
The ghost that inhabits this old house where there is now an office is named Julius. He has played with the electric calculator on one of the desks even while someone is sitting there. At night you can hear a chair rolling across a wooden floor upstairs and the upstairs is carpeted. There is also a cold spot in a room where things were stored and also the office downstairs was so cold you had to wear a coat and there was nothing wrong with the heating or cooling system. Also, upstairs, in the cold storage room the filing cabinets would open and shut very rapidly and then stop. At one time a new phone system was installed, and within a week it completely shut down, the engineers could not even explain it and while calls were being put on hold he would disconnect every call on hold!
A biker died on the road about several years ago and now he haunts the road. The ghost wears a trench coat and rolls around at night on a bike. The bike has no wheels and you cant see his face. You can only see him in your mirrors.
A ghost is known to haunt the Opera House in downtown Los Gatos. The ghost has been caught on camera and is known to pull instruments from musicians playing at weddings in the banquet hall.
The Summit of the Santa Cruz Mountains
On Old Santa Cruz highway, going toward Los Gatos, a young woman of about 17 or 18 roams around. She can be seen sitting on the side of the road, or walking at twilight.
The camp used to be an old tuberculosis Hospital and an Indian residence before it was made into a girl scout camp. It is said that at night you can hear and see the ghost of a nurse pushing her cart down the hallways and patients who died there moaning and groaning. It is also been said that Indian spirits have made appearances.
Coleman Mansion (Currently Peninsula Private School)
It is haunted by the ghost of the original owner’s wife who was accidentally shot by her husband. Students and faculty have seen her in the “Big Building”.
There is a woman in a trench coat, standing under an old-fashioned street lamp, that can be seen at night waiting for a ride. But if you look back, she disappears along with the street lamp.
Ed Levin Park Cemetery
The cemetery is now closed, but even in the daytime, electronics will shut off, start on own, loud moans can be heard, flashes of lights and car problems. Very cold in spots.
Robert Louis Stevenson House
The Lady in Black haunts the second floor of this boarding house where famous writer Robert Luis Stevenson lodged during his stay in Monterey. The Lady in Black is supposedly the proprietor of the establishment and haunts the nursery where her grandchildren died of cholera.
San Lucas – Salinas River
Every Halloween night there is a new report of the crying woman. She is mistaken as La Llarona. Each year the kids go on dares to walk the river past the bend. One year, the kid never came back. One year the first girl ever to do it was actually helped by the ghost. She was walking too close to the edge when the ghost pushed her away. If she would have fallen it was a 50-foot drop in about 2 feet of water.
Moss Beach Distillery
Unusually shaped building is the current home of the “Blue Lady”. Building used to be a speak-easy during the prohibition. A woman who worked at the establishment was married to a seaman, but had an affair with a piano player. When the husband returned from Alaska and found out, he then murdered her on the beach below. The Blue Lady is a friendly and mischievous spirit.
There are several building on the old Naval Base that are reported to be haunted. One is the old infirmary, which was built in the 1930’s. When the base was still operated by the Navy, Security Police Officers would check the building at night and reported seeing a little girl dressed in old style clothing inside staring at them.
Said to be haunted by two ghosts that look like a couple. There is one spat in the last theater room in the building that gets cold enough to shed ice aver your coke, when you sit there you also feel like someone is watching you.
In the TILT
The arcade doors won’t unlock and appear to be stuck. At night when workers used to turn off all the games in the brake rooms (there are two of them) some of them would switch back on when turned off no one else was there to do so. One of the workers spent the night there after working late one night and heard a little girl screaming in his ear. Always having the feeling of being watched when alone. Some of people that have been there say they have seen a little girl in the emergency exit door way and just disappears through it.
There is a ghost in the stockroom; it used to harass one of the female employees. It would push things over when she was in there alone. When in the office, we would hear loud crashes in the stock room, but when we would look on the camera, no one would be there. When in the stock room, you can hear the fitting room doors slamming shut when the area is empty. In the mornings, we would come in to hear the sensors beeping in the jean wall; we would dig through the piles, find the pair of jeans, and then turn the sensor off. Later on, the beeping would start up again, but in a completely different place on the wall.
Niles Canyon Road
A “White Witch” or “Niles Canyon Ghost” – A young woman who’s last name was Lowerey was on her way to a wedding possibly her own. Riding in a horse drawn carriage near the way stop of Scott’s Corners, (between Pleasanton and Sunol, CA. Area is now Highway 84/680) she was thrown from the carriage when the horses were spooked by the first of two oncoming horseless carriages (car). After she was thrown the 2nd car struck her. Miss Lowerey became the first person to ever be killed by an automobile in this area. Many have seen a woman in white by the cemetery and near by areas, accompanied with strange lights.
– November update: A paranormal researcher found there’s quite an extensive collection of newspaper clippings that was donated to the library by a journalist. The clippings go back to the turn of the 20th century, so they cover the period when the “accident” happened. According to the first journalist to report on the supposed haunting, about ten years after the date in the 1920’s when the woman was popularly held to have died, there was no mention of anyone dying in an accident in the canyon, and county records of the time listed no account of the body of anyone who had supposedly died in Niles Canyon.
There was, in the early 50’s, a young man who dressed in a white sheet and jumped out in front of motorists near one of the bridges on Halloween. He scared someone so bad that they immediately drove to the nearest phone and called the police, who arrived in force (owing to the legend of the white witch) and drew guns on what they thought was the ghost. The young man was almost shot, though he was not arrested, but he had to be taken to a coffee shop where it took him until 2am to calm down sufficiently to go home.
The supposed “white witch of Niles” actually follows the scenario of a common fake ghost story, that being the “hitchhiking ghost” story. The Niles ghost is most commonly said to hitchhike to one of the bridges in the area, where she disappears at the tollbooth. There is no cemetery that they know of in Sunol, which is at the top of Niles Canyon Rd. Similarly; there is no Morrison Canyon ghost. Morrison Canyon road is a primarily one-lane road that leads up to the 680 freeway. There’s even a radar-testing facility up there somewhere, complete with life-size wire models of helicopters and planes, mostly upside down.
Now, on the OTHER side of the coin, there ARE photographs of orbs in Mission San Jose’s church and in the graveyard, though the investigator does not own them. The church, the cemetery and the grounds are VERY active.
Holmes Book Company
Haunted by male ghost that throws books around.
– Ethal Moore Hall
The ghost of a young woman waiting at the steps of Orchard-Meadow hall. There is a ghost carriage haunting the road behind this residence hall as well as Mary Morse Hall. For more info go to http://www.artsfusion.com/millsghosts/main.html for a longer explanation.
– Lisser Hall
Lisser Hall is the campus theater, and said to be haunted by someone walking from one end of the stage to another. For more info go to http://www.artsfusion.com/millsghosts/main.html for a longer explanation.
– Mary Morse Hall
The ghost of a man in one of the rooms has been reported. There is a ghost carriage haunting the road behind this residence hall as well as Ethal Moore Hall. For more info go to http://www.artsfusion.com/millsghosts/main.html for a longer explanation.
– The Pardee Home
Located in California’s Preservation Park Historic District. This house was home to California’s Governor (George Pardee 1903-1907).Pictures showing orb’s have been taken, but no naked eye sightings. The rest of the park is also haunted with orb’s having been photographed. Pictures coming soon in the gallery courtesy of Tim Dennehy (“Specter” Ghost Hunting Society)
Many employees have seen an older woman in the pet crematory gardening. There is only one gardener employed at the O.S.P.C.A. and it is a man. However, the Real gardener states that he never has to do any gardening behind the gates of the crematory because it is always weed free. Many employees have asked who the lady is weeding in the crematory, when their supervisors are approached with this question they simply state. Its is a ghost. We don’t know why or how she came to garden at the crematory but are grateful that she does a wonderful upkeep of her area.
Oakland Hills – Joaquin Miller Park
There said to be a ghost that haunts the park at night. One foggy night, in the Oakland hills, a woman crossed the street and got hit by a truck. She died and her spirit did not rest. This very day, she haunts the park. Rumor is that the park made the spirit a hut and a model house. When it gets dark, people had reports that they had seen a ghost.
Seaview Twin Theaters
When the place is empty you can hear foot steps, things get moved around. Workers report being chased out by something. (Update: The theater has been torn down and a Walgreens has been built on the same spot)
JLS Middle School
At night in a garden there is figure of a young girl sitting on a bench. The bench was dedicated to her when she died. If you sit on the bench around midnight it is said that you can hear crying and soft whispering in your ear, also feelings of being watched but there is no one there. The girl was killed on a nearby train track when her bike got stuck in the tracks. At night in the bike racks you can see a blue cruiser bike that is totally wrecked and then it disappears.
The Phoenix Theater
This used to be a movie theater and was burned down mysteriously and then it was built as an opera house and it burned down with people in it but, it was yet again a mystery on how it burned down, for more info on it go to the phoenix theater history. Anyway today this place is a hangout for kids and bands play here, but people see weird things up in the balcony you see out of the corner of your eye a white figure or a really dark shadow, in the bathrooms you hear things in the bathroom, the balcony is locked so no one can go in there unless a big show. the basement it the worst, if you ask the owner about it he will tell you about the place and if you know the band AFI they have witnessed stuff to, so if you want to check it out go for it! it’s an awesome place to get scared in.
Old Riverside Elementary (unused site)
Reports of 3 spirits here. A young girl with long blond hair, a woman with long brown hair, and a male guessed to be about 5’10?. Also heard, a faint/deep voice when he is around. Lights on in the middle of the night, the alarm can seldom be set)reset at night, doors open/close, noises are frequently heard (voices, footsteps, doors, other movement), things get moved/fall over, and the local P.D. will not enter the building.
Pittsburg High School
A man student was shot 18 times in the head you can here him running and screaming for his life and gun shot firing. And apparently a young girl hung herself in the photography dark room. When your are in the dark room you get feel a presence and get cold chills up your neck and back.
Gay 90’s Pizza
This building was constructed in the 1800’s. A woman dressed in blue is reported walking around on the second floor of the building and the owner and his family claimed to have seen her too. She has written “Boo!Boo!” on the inside of the restroom mirror, every time it is replaced. A girl went into the basement to get boxes and was violently shoved from behind her when she turned around there was no one there. After hours when counting money, things have been moved, sodas move to opposite sides of the table. The license plates the line the ceiling move random ones not all of them just one or two. Strange things happen when the lights go out.
Most of the haunting happen in the bar area of this restaurant. The vintage light fixtures will go dim and then swing back and forth for a short period of time, then stop as abruptly as it started. A strong cold spot on the north edge of the dance floor. Most spooky however is when in the ladies room in a stall, a knocking will happen on the door when no one has entered. Also, in the mirror a gentleman with a decorated festive hat will be looking at you. When you turn to see if he is behind you he is gone. Employees have similar stories. The hotel has closed up tunnels under it that at one time connected to the local police department. The hotel was at one time a very active brothel.
Many people have taken the elevator in the learning center around 1:15 in the afternoon, and they have complaint that all of a sudden they smell dead dog. Also, In the parking lot, People can see a naked guy doing the spits and disappearing into thin air.
When you park your car at the bottom of the hill and put it in neutral you go backwards up the hill.
Salinas High School
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.
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.
Customers say that there are cold spots in the showroom area, and they feel that someone is watching them. At nighttime one time a customer saw the shadow of someone.
Queen Anne Hotel
Located at the corner of Sutter And Octavia (pictured), 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.
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.
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. Also Cold spots are felt in the Dining Hall.
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.
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.
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.
Corpus Christi Elementary School
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.
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…
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.
And in the Strawberry Hill/Stowe Lake area, 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.
Ghost of Senator Broderick has been seen pacing back and forth.
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.
Letterman Hospital (Now site of LucasFilm)
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.
– March 2008 update: The hospital was torn down, there are no new official reports since being owned by Lucasfilm. However, some past employees have felt cold spots in some of the new buildings.
MacAteer High School (Now School of the Arts High School)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Richmond’s Point Isabel Regional Shoreline Park
A young woman was seen in the area searching the shoreline for something and when approached faded out.
Safeway (Sunset District)
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 Arts Institute
Supposedly built on a cemetery in the early 1900 after an earthquake, it is haunted by a few restless spirits.
San Remo Hotel
The hotel was reportedly a brothel owned by a Madame. She reportedly haunts room 33. She has been known to knock on doors of the hallway the room is in, and when people open the doors after repeated knocks, no one is around. There is also reports of a little girl roaming the hallways and trying to get into room #42. It is actually an amazing hotel, and a great place to stay in with large groups of people (cheap too). There are always cold spots to be felt, and the sense of someone watching, it’s a calming feeling, not creepy at all!
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.
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.
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. A former student reported that when he and his friends would sit in the 3rd floor hallway nearest the back stairway that lead to a dead end wall. They would sometimes hear what would sound like a person whispering in that area.
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.
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.
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.
Boys and Girls club
In the gym there has been people bouncing the ball were a man named Henry died wile building the gym.
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.
Chuck-E-Cheese (Off of Tully Road)
Reportedly haunted by a little girl on the third floor.
Del Mar High School
In 1942 a boy was murdered by his best friend many people say At approx. 3:15am it is said that you can hear a boy screaming help in the football field where he was murdered. some people say you can even see him running down the bleachers.
Dotties Pond / Bernal
A little girl went to a party she got mad at her parents. She hung her parents in the barn. She then drowned herself in the pond so they could be together in heaven. Some people say that at night they can hear her scream for help because she didn’t really want to die.
Dove Hill Elementary School
It is said that at night, a boy with a name tag that says “Michael T.” appears. He is said to wear regular clothes and seems like a child. But his face is sad to be missing. Just flat skin. Teachers who work late usually say they see him at night walking on the basketball courts. One teacher noted that she approached him to ask him why he was here so late. She ran and called another teacher when this ghost turned around and appeared to have no face. A group of boys have also said that they say lights in the classrooms turn on and off, while they were at the school late at night. There have been no records of any students dying at this school. However, people still talk about this mysterious ghost who hangs out at the basketball courts named, “Michael T.”
El Rancho Verde Apartments
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.
Evergreen Valley College
It was said that in the middle of the school a young lady hung herself there, and sometimes at night when people get out of their night classes, people see her.
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.
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.
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.”
Notre Dame High School
It’s been said that 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.
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.
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.
Piedmont Hills High School
Spotted a girl in the hallway. Her parents died in a car crash and she was left in the school where she hung herself. Now is said that she walks around the halls opening and closing doors and also seen when walking alone.
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.
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.
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 Lorenzo High School
In D-Hall, it has been reported by many janitors and teachers that a little girl walks up and down D-Hall and the classes in it with her doll at hand. Some also say she moves vending machines, tosses chairs and desks. The story goes like this: Supposedly before the school was built it was an old cherry field, and the girls father worked there. One day she was playing in the fields and fell asleep while her father was working. The father then got in a tractor and started mowing the fields. He ran her over and killed her without noticing that the cherry stains on the tractor was actually blood. He later looked for her and found her dead cut up where D-Hall is now.
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.
– 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.
– 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.
– IMAX theatre – there are reports of lights turning on and off, and whispers.
– 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.
– 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.
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.
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.
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 Fruta and just before you go up the pass to the San Luis Reservoir, there is a man that is spotted by travelers while driving 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 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.
In February 2004, 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!
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.
Several workers complain to co-workers at seeing ghosts in the restaurants. One even attempted to contact a parapsychology institute nearby but nothing came of it. Although owners refute these claims, one waiter says restaurant hostesses, waiters and busboys have discussed the sightings among themselves. Historians, meanwhile, have said a murder occurred at the site of the restaurant near the turn of the century.
July 2005 Update: It is now a Chinese Restaurant.
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.
Red, White and Blue Beach
A woman was killed at this beach by her boyfriend. Apparently, her ghost is seen haunting the beach.
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.
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. there are several other ‘ghosts’ known to reside in the A building as well.
– “B” Building – 1st Floor – 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.
– “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.
– 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.
Cold spots felt. In the restroom the water has been known to turn on by itself – witnesses claim to even see the handle turning.
Antique Store on Big Basin Way
Some people report being tapped on the shoulder by the ghosts on the lower floor.
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.
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 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.
Roseland Air Field
Many of the business in the area report seeing unexplainable dark shadows on the walls, seeming to appear from out of nowhere. Many of the locals credit the existence of the shadows to the fatalities that occurred at the airport in the 1940’s.
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 (pictured).
Bishop Elementary School
The ghost of Mr. Bishop the school’s namesake is said the walk the halls and auditorium of the school.
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.
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.
Amore’s Pizza Place
Every time you eat there someone would always be taking the salt and pepper shakers.
This is a very old restaurant and bar where the workers claim at night after closing time the money in the cash register is found neatly stacked one night an ash tray was hurled through the air almost hitting a worker who was alone in there cleaning up and some say they have heard a woman’s laughter. This is all after closing time and the place is clear of people other then the person cleaning up.
There have been sightings of children running through the hills around the reservoir screaming. Rumor has it that in 1962 an alcoholic father took his 3 sons and 2 daughters on a fishing trip and went insane and hunted his kids down one by one.
It is an abandoned hotel that was once used by famous Hollywood actors who wanted to “get away” from the Hollywood life for awhile. It is now haunted by some of those Hollywood stars.
Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin (Bldg 100)
During the evening hours employees hear footsteps in the deserted mainframe room. There are only one or two employees on duty and all have confirmed the sounds. The water in the men’s room, adjacent to the mainframe area, is found to be running on occasion. It’s suspected that either one of three previous employees, who have died by terrible disease and suicides are the cause.
Bronco Billy’s Pizzeria
In Old Alvarado section of Union City there is a pizzeria called Bronco Billy’s pizza, it is a very old building built before Union City became a city, In the after hours it is said to be haunted , there are pictures of old cowboys from the area over a century old, the place is dark and gloomy, the reserved party room is heard to be the most supernatural activity.
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
The former location of the Vallejo Canteen.(A popular spot in the early 1900s for Society Members to gather) In 1922 Rose Borgia was to perform for Manuel the King of Portugual, she was his wife and somehow was left behind when she visited her nephew here in the United States. The person who served as her translator sold her to the Marche-Maher Family and they locked her up in the attic of Branciforte. She never was able to see her husband and after 2 years of practicing to Perform for him a Irish Song called “Smiling Through” She suffocated in the attic. Her ghost is often seen the in Vallejo Museum(formerly Vallejo Canteen)practicing singing with a friend (location upstairs)and later vanishes after the window opens then shuts. Some smell a scent of Gardenia, in which she use to wear in her hair.
Along the Highway Near Hiddenbook
The Children of Good Serpent Orphanage: During – “The Bad” Children were sent from all around the World to Good Serpent Continuation School and Orphanage. The ghosts here are the scariest of them all. Some of the bad Appalachian Experiment Children were sent here as well.(some of these children were born deformed and others with learning problems)Some of the children that are seen here sneaking out at night were so hideous that they changes the name from Good Servant to Good Serpent(referring to the Devil).It was never listed in the Phone Directories and was the Worst Case of Child Abuse ever recorded in History. The violent souls of the Good Serpent Orphanage are still seen only in this area.
Lake Herman Road
This is one of the places where the infamous “Zodiac” murdered a young lady and her boyfriend back in the fifties or sixties, the hangout of the Zodiac was supposedly on this road as well The road is nothing but abandoned ranches and utility buildings now but a strange mist hugs to the top of the hills to the left on most nights rather than sticking to the lake to the right . . . it is on the right side of the road where the Zodiac supposedly wrote taunting letters to the police. EVPs recorded picking up a strange heavy breathing that seemed to be from a woman, and a strange feeling of not being alone.
Naval Training Station
The ghost of a W.W.II sailor has been seen by witnesses going down a ladder into the engine room. He then walks to a cubbyhole where there is only a desk and chair, and disappears.
Raley’s Shopping Center
The ghosts of the 1897 trail derailment. In 1897 Vallejo welcomed the Royals of England with a train ride through the Napa Valley. It derailed and Princess Margaret and Princess Marie Elena died instantly as well as 100 of the passengers that accompanied them from the Ride from NY to Vallejo to the Napa Valley. The 100 passengers that traveled with them were the 100 servants of the Princesses of England.
This started when a man was accidentally shot on Rancho on a Monday night.. Now every Monday Night people here gunshots and the man screaming and yelling for his life… Some times blood is found on driveways that no one knows where it came from.
Richardson Drive & Old Marche-Maher Ranch Area (Now Borges Ranch)
“Little Boy Blue” the missing Royal of France. In 1980, the authentic painting of Little Boy Blue was found in a old wore down home on Richardson Drive. The people just bought the home and the neighborhood was being rebuilt. One of the Construction Workers came across the Painting. It was Prince Louis Bonaparte Delacroix Montenegro Hollanzder of France(1879).He was going to be King. He was kidnapped at 18 years old. Right after the Royal Court painted his picture. Some say he was murdered violently still wearing his Royal Outfit. He had a met another Royal who was also kidnapped and taken here and they became boyfriend and girlfriend. The description of the ghost: Prince Louis has short dark hair combed back. He is wearing a blue army/military suit with a white collar, he looks like a teenager, he is a bit thin. He has blue eyes. He loves women. Some people say he was killed on his way to meet his girlfriend who lived in the Marche Mansion.(Located on the present-day Angelina Way Street).*Some people say every night since 1879 the ghost of Prince Louis kisses any women who end up moving to this street, going house to house watching over them. (His ghost was the Inspiration to the Story Peter Pan) written in 1900.