Senate's Top Thirteen Haunted Places
in Southern California and where you
can spot a ghost.
13. The Whaley House in Old Town San Diego.
Whaley house ghost photos happen all the time!
The very haunted Whaley House is located in Old Town
San Diego. This 1850s brick house
has long been listed as a haunted
spot and it lives up to its ghostly
reputation. Both the inside and out
is haunted so even if you don't get
to go inside a trip to the place to
walk the grounds. Besides that there
is a great Mexican Restaurant across
the street with hand made tortillas.
Just down the street is the old San
Diego Cemetery called the Campo Santo
where a number of people have seen
ghosts. At the Whaley House bring
a tape recorder for stray ESP and
a good nose for the scent of cigars
that is found in the place. Keep a
good eye out in the court room and
the stairway were many people feel
a choaking around the neck. The Music
Room and the old master bedroom has
many accounts of ghost sightings.
Thomas Whaley in his frock coat haunts
as does his wife and daughter. There
is a curious apparition of a little
scotty dog seen inside and out by
ghost hunters. A great place to spend
the afternoon. Best time to vist--just
before they close or when they first
12. Mission San Juan Capistrano.
There are much more than swallows
here at the old Spanish Mission. The
place was the scene of a massive earthquake
in 1812. The shaker hit right in the
middle of Mass, causing the stone
church to cave in. The Padres said
it was angelic intervention that resulted
in only 42 deaths. But, the ghosts
are still there. A ghost woman has
been seen in the gift shop and in
the chapel. The cemetery is also haunted
with many reports of EVP --some in
English, some in Spanish. Even the
bells are haunted and are said to
ring by themselves when a member of
the local Native American Tribe (all
good Catholics) dies.
11. Aramagosa Hotel, Armagosa ghost
This tiny community has many
stories of ghosts and the old hotel
has several stories that will cause
a shiver or two. Recently the focus
of the TV show Mind Freak, it is at
last getting the recognition it deserves.
Its in the middle of the Mojave Desert
and a quieter place you can't find
but, be warned, they do not have air
conditioning so visit in early Spring
or Fall. The theater is also haunted.
10. Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
cemetery is the final resting place
for the greats of Hollywood's Golden
Age. A few are still around, so it
seems. Rudolph Valentino has been
seen near his cript as well as the
ghost of Clifton Webb. Other sightings,
cold spots etc.. are found all over.
Pay attention to the grave of forgotten
actress Virginia Rappe where a sad
ghost has been seen weeping. You can
pick up a map of the stars graves
at the flower shop at the entrance
to the cemetery. Buy a rose for your
favorite Star and place it upon his
or her burial site.
9. The Glen Tavern Inn.
Paula Hotel and restaurant is well
documented as being haunted and can
provide visitors a chance to sleep
with a ghost. Over the years many
stars came to the Inn. Even Harry
Houdini spent a night at the place.
The best known ghost was a member
of a silent movie western company
who wears a beard and buckskin jacket.
He was shot in the Inn in the mid
1929s. He likes to hang out in the
ladies bathroom off the lobby and
the staircase. Room 222 and 224 have
ghosts as well. Phantom children are
seen and heard as well as a French
Perfume lady who died here suddenly.
She is detected by her sweet scent.
8. Leonis Adobe, Calabassas
Leonis Adobe, Calabassas is now
a modern town but for years it was
just a gas station and a restaurant.
The restaurant is still there are
serves great food. Next door is the
historic Leonis Adobe, now a house
museum. It has several ghosts in the
old two-story building and grounds.
Miguel Leonis haunts the bedroom where
he died and his widow, Espiritu, haunts
the balcony all dressed in Black.
7. The Stagecoach Inn
The Stagecoach Inn, now a museum
in Newbury Park, next to Thousand
Oaks, has a persistent ghostly man.
He was identified by Hans Holzer and
Sybil Leek as a basque sheepman named
Pierre Duvon. Legend says he was shot
down in the inn by angry cowboys who
hated all things conected to sheep.
Pay close attention to the second
floor and the family bedroom. There
is a haunted crib where odd things
happen and a haunted mirror.
6. Landmark 78, Ventura.
Victorian Carlo Hain House is now
a popular steak house now but, since
1969 people have seen a ghost woman
here. She is called Rosa and is said
to have taken her own life in what
is now the ladies bathroom. Many of
the witnesses are women naturally.
She is seen on the stairs as well
as next to the old fireplace. She
wears a pink dress sometimes and other
times green and blue. Many comment
that her neck is very long. It is
reported she hanged herself. Very
active ghost and the food here is
5. Olivas Adobe
Olivas Adobe. 4200 Olivas Park
Drive, in Ventura. This 1847 hacienda
is a hot bed of supernatural activity.
I believe its one of the most haunted
places in the state. The sightings
TV show did a program on the place
and deemed it as well haunted. A ghostly
lady, perhaps Rebecca Olivas, walks
the place all in black. She is joined
by a little girl in a white nightdress
in the children's room. Many orbs
taken here. Keep an eye on the children's
swing in the kitchen. Some have seen
it swing all by itself. A ghostly
Indian servant is also seen at the
house. Please also see: Ghost Lady Walks Olivas Adobe --Richard Senate
4. The Big Yellow House
The Big Yellow House, Summerland,
California was founded by spiritualists
as a colony. The largest home is now
a restaurant and it has several ghosts.
The best known in Hector who haunts
the basement and the upstairs library.
There is also a ghost lady in 19th
Century dress in the woman's bathroom
on the first floor. Do try for EVP
here and I must recomend the breakfasts
here. All of Summerland has stories
of ghosts. For years locals called
the town "Spookville".
3. La Prisima Mission, Lompoc.
a restored complex of adobe buildings
it is called the "Williamsburg
of the West." It is well haunted
with at least nine ghosts, if not
more, haunting here. Many may well
be linked to the 1824 battle that
pitted Spanish/Mexican Troops againts
Native American Rebels. The priests
quarters are reported haunted by a
phantom padre. There are reports of
ghost dogs, lean greyhounds, as well
as a classic women in white. The best
place for ghost hunting is the old
church and the weaving room. Many
EVP sounds picked up here including
a specteral flute.
2. Creek Road, Oak View to Ojai
This road has no fewer than 12 ghosts
here, maybe even 13. The best known
of the ghosts are: A black garbed
headless horseman, A Ghost school
bus from 1930s, Three floating lights,
a headless motorcyclist (new take
on an old story) and Char-Man! Char-Man
died in a fire set by teens in the
1950s and now walks Creek Road (a
lover lane) where he frightens and
attacks teenagers. He hated Rock and
Roll music and such toons from the
1950s will bring him out. Many of
the sightings take place on or near
the bridge at Camp Comfort.
(saved the best for last)
1. The RMS Queen Mary
The RMS Queen Mary, in Long Beach,
California. For my money the best
place in the USA to see a ghost. Spend
a night on the old ship and walk her
decks between the hours of 2 to 4
am. Ghosts seem almost natural. Do
check out the fantail (stern) medical
rooms and the old pool room. The ghost
of John Pender haunts the engine room
where he died in a freak accident.
The forward lounge is also haunted
as is the bow where the ship rammed
another craft in World War Two. Many
of the haunted cabins are on "M"
Deck. Try to go mid-week if you can.
The ghosts only come out when its
quiet. Try for orbs here as well but
be warned! once something jerked a
camera out of my hand here and smashed
it. My wristwatch broke at the same
time--the spring inside twisted into
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Montgomery - Tutwiler Hotel
Skagway - Golden North Hotel
Eureka Springs - Crescent Hotel
Flagstaff - Monte Vista Hotel
Douglas - Gadsden Hotel
Phoenix - Hotel San Carlos
Prescott - Hotel Vendome; Hassayampa
Scottsdale - The Hermosa Inn
Carmel-by-the-Sea - La Playa Hotel
Coloma - Sierra Nevada House
Coronado - Hotel del Coronado
Grass Valley - Holbrooke Hotel
Groveland - Groveland Hotel
Healdsburg - Madrona Manor
Hollywood - Hollywood Roosevelt
La Jolla - Grande Colonial Hotel
Long Beach - Queen Mary Hotel
Mendocino - Mendocino Hotel and
Napa - Napa River Inn
San Jose - Hyatt Hotel St. Claire
Mendocino's Sea Rock Inn
San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles Inn
Santa Monica - Georgian Hotel
Ventura - Pierpont Inn
Denver - Brown Palace Hotel
Estes Park - Stanley Hotel
Griswald - Homespun Farm
New London - Lighthouse Inn
St. Augustine - Casa de la Paz
Tampa/St. Petersburg - Don Cesar
Beach Resort and Spa
Augusta - The Partridge Inn
Jekyll Island - Jekyll Island Club
St. Charles - Hotel Baker
Bentonsport - Mason House Inn
New Orleans - 1891 Castle Inn; Hotel
Maison de Ville; Le Pavilion; Delta
St. Francisville - Myrtles Plantation
Boston - The Omni Parker House
Salem - The Hawthorne Hotel
Marquette - The Landmark Inn
Natchez - Monmouth Plantation
Bolton Landing - The Sagamore
Grand Island - Holiday Inn
Asheville - Grove Park Inn Resort
Chapel Hill - Carolina Inn
Cincinnati - Hilton Cincinnati Netherland
Portland - The Heathman Hotel
Bethlehem - Hotel Bethlehem
Gettysburg - Farnsworth House Inn
San Antonio - Menger Hotel
Galvez Hotel - Galveston
Manchester Village - The Equinox
San Juan Islands - Rosario Resort
Omni Shoreham Hotel; Hay-Adams Hotel;
Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
Fond du Lac - Ramada Plaza Hotel
Milwaukee - Pfister Hotel
Casper - Ivy House Inn
Cheyenne - The Plains Hotel
Jackon Hole - The Wort Hotel
Real Haunted Cities
New Orleans, Louisiana
Key West, Florida
Charleston, South Carolina
San Francisco, California
San Antonio, Texas
New York city
St Augustine, Florida
San Diego, CA
Santa Fe, NM
Key West, FLorida
San Antonio, Texas
Mountain Home, Tennessee
Salt Lake City, Utah
Albuquerque, New Mexico
West Palm Beach, Florida