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Dr. Barry Taff earned his doctorate in psychophysiology with a minor in biomedical engineering from UCLA. He holds six medical patents. From 1969 through 1978 he worked out of the former parapsychology laboratory at UCLA's Neuro-psychiatric Institute as a research associate where he studied telepathy, precognition, and remote viewing. Dr. Taff has consulted for the Department of Defense, the CIA, NSA, FBI and other agencies vital to national security and is to this day bound by a national security agreement. With regard to paranormal research, Taff investigated more than 4000 cases, spanning 40 plus years, of alleged poltergeists, UFO’s, doppelgangers demonic possession and haunting. His most famous case became the best selling book and motion picture, “The Entity”.

One of the cases Dr. Taft investigated in 1974 gained international fame as the book and motion picture, The Entity, staring Barbara Hershey, released by Fox in 1983. Dr. Taft served as technical director on The Entity as well as being represented in the film by the character, “Gene Kraft”. What’s unknown by themedia is the fact that, in real life, The Entity followed its femalevictim for quite some time after our initial investigation,continuing its vociferous nature. The victims current whereaboutsor condition is unknown.

Dr. Taft has appeared on numerous TV and radio programsincluding CBS News, KNBC News, Strange Universe, Unsolved Mysteries, The Joan River’s Show, A current Affair, Hard Copy,Sightings, Judge for Yourself, The Extraordinary, The Montel Williams Show, The Wil Shriner Show, The Suzanne Somers Show, was a recurring guest on NBC’s The Other Side, Haunted History, Mysteries & Scandals, ABC’s World’s Scariest Ghosts Caught on Tape, The Girls Next Door and most recently the Sci-Fi Channel’s An Unknown Encounter & California’s Most Haunted (highest rated shows in Sc-Fi’s history) for which Dr. Taft also served as creative consultant and technical advisor. Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Joshua P. Warren has lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains his entire life. At the age of 13, he wrote his First published book. Since then, he has had nine more books published, including the regional best-seller, Haunted Asheville, and How to Hunt Ghosts (released by Simon and Schuster), and is the president of his multimedia productions company, Shadowbox Enterprises, LLC. His articles have been published internationally, and he has been covered by such mainstream media as CNN, Fox News, Southern Living, Delta Sky, FATE, New Woman, The New York Times, FHM and Something About the Author; and made the cover of the science journal, Electric Space Craft. A winner of the University ofNorth Carolina Thomas Wolfe Award for Fiction, he wrote columns for the Asheville Citizen-Times from 1992 to 1995. His first novel, The Evil in Asheville, was released in 2000.

He has consulted for government, business, and law enforcement, including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Language Institute (DLI), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the FBI, Interpol, LAPD, California Highway Patrol, Santa Barbara Sherriff’s Department, and the Westminster Police Department. He has served as a technical advisor or script doctor on the films Logan’s Run, Demon Seed, Altered States, Poltergeist, and the Entity. Dr. Taft has written numerous articles for magazines and journals, and has been featured in many books on the paranormal subjects ranging for precognition to UFO’s.


Richard Senate's Top Thirteen Haunted Places in Southern California and where you can spot a ghost!

Richard Senate

Richard Senate, Ghost Hunter
"Pioneer of the Classical Ghost Hunters"

Richard Senate is one of the top ghost investigators of our generation. He is an "Historian And Ghost Stalker" author of several prominent books on ghosts and paranormal phenomenon, and has appeared on just about every paranormal television and radio show there is.

California-based author and lecturer.
I have a web site at www.ghost-stalker.com I have e-mail at HaintHunter@aol.com. Author of Ghost Stalker's Guide To Haunted California (Mass Market Paperback) by Richard Senate (Author), Jane E. Gilbert (Editor, Photographer), John Whyman (Author) I am also researching for a new book on the subject of ghosts in Mexico at this time and hope to lead a group to Baja to investigate the notorious Hotel California in Todos Santos.

Richard 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 photo

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 open.

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 town.

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.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

This 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.

This Santa 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.

The old 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 great.

5. Olivas Adobe

Olivas Adobe  is very Haunted!

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.

Now 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.

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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 a knot!

The Ghosts of Hotel California, Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico
by Richard Senate

Haunted  Caliornia

The old hotel is impressive from the outside, standing near the square of the dusty town of Todos Santos in Baja, California. I took a breath and walked though the front door into the dim lobby. As I crossed the threshold I felt prickly fingers dance like ice down my spine as the hairs stood up on the back of my neck. I had felt this before but only in places infested with ghosts. I knew at once that the stories of spirits in the hotel were real. The lobby was graced with a lofty chandelier and a tiled floor. It reminded me of a Spanish Mission without the saints. I walked over to the beautiful Latina behind the ancient desk and tried to speak with her. I discovered her English was worse than my Spanish. We were reduced to conversing in sign language and a few commonly understood terms. Yes, she nodded when I spoke of Espitius and Muertas. I could see the spark of understanding in her eyes. When I mentioned room five (Cinco) her face changed to one of fear and she glanced up where I assumed the haunted room was located. The room was haunted by a phantom woman who may, or may not have been the daughter of a former owner, who may or may not have been murdered there. She seemed unable to tell me more. I continued my wanders finding a cook in the restaurant that is attached to the hotel who said he always felt a presence there. Others told of shadowy figures. A tour guide named “Vickie” said that the hotel was the subject of an investigation done by a team from Mexico City. They brought all sorts of gear along and picked up some strange readings. They were convinced the old place was haunted. Some believe that room 15 is almost as haunted as room 5. . The place is the Hotel California. It is rumored to be the inspiration for the 1976 song, “Hotel California.” Research indicates that there isn’t a single link to the singing group and they never set foot in the hotel. Still, the legend persists—but, the idea that it might be haunted seems to have more validity.

"Hotel California" is the title song from the Eagles' album of the same name, and was released as a single in early 1977 in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur. It is one of the best-known songs of the album-oriented rock era. Writing credits for the song are shared by Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Don Felder.

The lyrics of the song describe the title establishment, a hotel where "you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave." On the surface, the song is a tale of a weary traveler who becomes trapped in a nightmarish hotel that at first appeared tempting. There are many urban legends about the meaning of this metaphor (see Lyrics Interpretations below). The song is generally thought to be about the hedonism and self-destruction in the Hollywood music industry; the idea is that Hollywood is likened to a luxury hotel which is initially welcoming, but which ends up trapping its residents through their own self-destructive wiles ("we are all just prisoners here of our own device").

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night

There she stood in the doorway; I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself this could be heaven or this could be hell
Then she lit up a candle, and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor, I thought I heard them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place, such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (any time of year) you can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany twisted, she got the Mercedes bends
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys that she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

So I called up the captain; please bring me my wine
We haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty-nine
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night, just to hear them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place, such a lovely face
They livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise) bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling, the pink champagne on ice
And she said we are all just prisoners here of our own device
And in the master's chambers, they gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives but they just can't kill the beast

Last thing I remember I was running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
Relax said the nightman We are programmed to receive
You can check out anytime you like but you can never leave


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Jack Rourke



Jack Rourke is a psi researcher and respected psychic consultant specializing in remote viewing. He is the first and only psychic to ever conduct field research with internationally acclaimed parapsychologist Dr. Barry E. Taff. Before meeting Dr. Taff Jack had himself already consulted on or investigated more than 250 complaints of alleged paranormal events including poltergeist, supposed demonic attack, possession and house haunting. Currently Mr. Rourke is co author of the 21C-international psi survey with Dr. Taff and Dr. Andrew Nichols of the American Institute of Parapsychology. As a psychic, Jack maintains an office in the upscale Brentwood section of Los Angeles where he offers service to business, private persons and law enforcement. Mr. Rourke has worked on criminal and missing person’s cases domestically and abroad; successfully providing information on targets as far away as the Philippines, Japan and the former Soviet Union.


ABC-TV affiliate interviewing Jack Rouke during his North American press tour for the featue film PUSH.

Erika Frost




Erika Frost is a paranormal media personality and psychic. She has been seen on such TV shows as the Sci Fi Channel's "Ghost Hunters," the Travel Channel's "Most Haunted," KCAL Channel 9's "Lisa's It List," "Tyra Banks," LifeTime's "Gay,Straight or Taken," and National Geographic and Discovery's "Haunted Ships". More recently she has been heard on international radio on "Coast to Coast AM With George Norry" and has been featured in various newspaper and magazine articles.

Frost has always been intrigued by the paranormal world. As a young child, she was able to make contact with the Other World. As she grew, she had an increasing sense of her gift and started a journey into the astral realm through astral projection. Through meditation she has developed a strong connection and understanding of the beautiful world of angels and fairies, in which she communicates with through card readings.

Erika is now using her gift aboard the Queen Mary to make contact with the ghosts that inhabit the ocean liner via Friday and Saturday "Dinner and a Ghost Tour" events. Through this tour you will learn first hand how to acknowledge and communicate with the many different spirits aboard, as well as, developing an understanding of the science behind the dead.

A Ghost Hunters Guide To Night Tours of Alcatraz

Alcatraz Prison is now a popular tourist attraction in San Francisco. But from 1934 to 1963 it housed the most dangerous prisoners in the United States. And it's Haunted or so they say!

Alcatraz Prison is now a popular tourist attraction in San Francisco. But from 1934 to 1963 it housed the most dangerous prisoners in the United States. And it's Haunted or so they say!

by Tommy Netzband

Tommy Netzband is the creator of the Haunted Haight Walking Tour and Founder and President of The San
Francisco Ghost Society. He frequently lectures on the paranormal throughout San Francisco.


When you think of a trip to San Francisco, the first place a ghost hunter or ghost enthusiast imagines is Alcatraz. I have always been the type of ghost researcher that really enjoys the historical aspects of a haunted location. I enjoy the research that goes into explaining the paranormal activity, through its history. Alcatraz is one of those places that is so submerged in rich layers of the past, you could literally spend a lifetime researching every aspect of its many layers. The island has served several purposes over its active years. The National Park Service does an excellent job trying to preserve and celebrate that history. Some of those historical layers are a gold fort, a military prison, a federal prison and it was even reclaimed and inhabited by a group of Native American tribes for over a year. I've had a never ending fascination with the island of Alcatraz and visit it any chance I can get. Friends and family that visit me in San Francisco never leave without the offer to go on a tour to the lonely island.

Alcatraz Prison is now a popular tourist attraction in San Francisco. But from 1934 to 1963 it housed the most dangerous prisoners in the United States. And it's Haunted or so they say!

Last year, one of my biggest dreams came true. I received an invitation to spend the whole night on Alcatraz with a group of paranormal researchers. I did not end up sleeping at all that night! It was an amazing evening and we were able to validate several of the ghost stories that are told of the island. There were a total of thirty five ghost hunters from all over the United States who participated in this occasion. Some old friends were present and several people I was honored to just meet, came together on that wet and chilly evening.

There was a private ferry ride to “The Rock” and you can imagine how we felt when the ferry announcer blasted over the speaker system to a waiting crowd, “Hey everyone, these folks will be spending the night on the island tonight” he blasted! The crowd sighed with envy and then began to cheer for us.

Aprivate ferry ride to “The Rock”

Once we departed the boat for the dock, we made our way to a covered section tucked away in the corner. We were met by our personal National Park Service ranger for the overnight stay. He was stern and serious, a clean shaven guy in his forties in green uniform and matching hat. His deep voice loudly welcomed the group to the island. He followed his speech by explaining the many rules that we must follow on our overnight stay. No smoking, no food in the cell house and absolutely no going in restricted areas. These restricted places were off limits for safety concerns. The National Park Service invests a lot of money to maintain the weather beaten and corroded buildings that still remain on the island. There is constant construction that takes place to keep up with the aging of the areas. Our overnight ranger informed us that we would all spend the night in solitary confinement cells. My eyes widened and I smiled, because it is the notoriously haunted Cell Block D section of the prison. This infamous solitary confinement area was known to have its share of ghostly activity. During the Federal prison operation, it's said that an inmate could be locked in the pitch black cells and would be kept there for several days. The last three cells...12, 13 and 14 are known to have the most spirit activity. I was very lucky to secure Cell 12 that evening.

My dear friend and colleague, psychic/medium Annalisa Bastiani would be my cell mate for the evening. Annalisa arrived on the island with great anticipation. She ended up being so energy drained early in the evening that she turned in and the next morning explained vivid dreams of 1940's show girls. I suppose many inmates would have had those dreams during a long sentence on Alcatraz in that era.

A Real Alcatraz Ghost Photo?

Alcatraz Ghost Photo

This was taken in June of 2007. I took this picture at the morgue at Alcatraz without thinking there was a ghost of any sort there. The picture was taken by a digital camera and there was no glass in front of the camera when I took the picture. I found out recently that Alcatraz is riddled with haunts. Photo submitted by Mark Wolo.

I was able to validate what I have known about cell 12, through my research. There are many reports of feelings of nausea in the cell. My first thought was to look for any environmental factors that could cause this, like mold, high EMF fields, slants in the floor, etc. There was nothing unusual that evening. I do know through my own personal experiences in ghost research, that nausea is common when experiencing a residual haunting. So to validate this claim, I sought people who were not aware of the tales told of cell 12. I invited them to spend some time in there and let me know what impressions they felt. All participants felt the nausea when staying in the solitary cell. I found this truly amazing and a good validation of the stories.

We were also able to capture some class A EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) in the infirmary area of the prison that same night. The hospital is considered one of the most active areas of the prison. We certainly had our share of doors slamming behind us, dark shadows darting across the hall and foul phantom smells. However, some tales told of the island were impossible to verify...like the apparitions in the Warden's house. Unfortunately, all that remains of the Warden's house is a couple walls that stand like a skeleton in the area that it once towered over. You can learn more about that night we spent on Alcatraz, by hearing the San Francisco Ghost Society's Live Podcast from the over night stay.

Please go to URL: http://www.sfghostsociety.org/html/webcast.html

I do realize that most people cannot be fortunate enough to spend a full overnight stay on Alcatraz, but most visitors don't realize that you can visit the island on a night tour. This is the next best thing to staying overnight. When folks visit San Francisco, they find out about these tours once they are here. They are usually disappointed to hear that it is too late to get tickets because all spaces are sold out weeks in advance. This is especially true during San Francisco's high summer season.

The goal of this article is to help you have the most enjoyable adventure on Alcatraz. You will do this by just following the few valuable tips that are contained here. You will avoid most of the tourist traps that are offered by vendors and be able to concentrate on the areas where most paranormal evidence is captured.

So, if you plan on visiting San Francisco, it is best to handle a night tour to the island in advance. The best way to book your tour is by going to the National Park Service web site directly at www.alcatrazcruises.com. They also offer discounts for kids and seniors.

When you are booked and ready to visit the island make sure you bring a jacket because the evenings can be very chilly in San Francisco's Bay. It never hurts to have some good walking shoes when you visit Alcatraz. There are a few inclines you'll have to climb on your way up to the cell house. They usually stop at every incline to discuss the history of the island. This also allows you a bit of a rest.

Once you arrive at the cell house, you should go directly to the tour desk. Your admission to Alcatraz allows you to take free tours that are only offered on the evening excursion. These tours include highly active places like the citadel and Infirmary. There is limited space on these tours and they do go very fast. You can do a hard hat tour of the Citadel portion of the island first. This was the original layer that was once a fort and is often called “the dungeon,” because it contains several cubby holes that prisoners were shackled in by their arms and legs, then left for weeks in complete and total darkness. There are many rumors of screams and crying in the Citadel and it is an exciting tour to see. Make sure you bring a good flashlight.

Is it a real Alcatraz Ghost?

Is it a real Alcatraz Ghost Photo? Alcatraz Ghosts: This reported as real Ghost Photo was sent to us by Glenn Shelton. He believes he has captured a real Alcatraz Ghost on film. Shelton says he blieves this proves that Alcatraz is the" Most Haunted Federal Prison" In the world.

Alcatraz Ghosts: This reported as real Ghost Photo was sent to us by Glenn Shelton. He believes he has captured a real Alcatraz Ghost on film. Shelton says he believes this proves that Alcatraz is the" Most Haunted Federal Prison" In the world.

The other tour of the infirmary is very exciting too. They do not offer this tour on any of the day excursions, so it is a must! There is plenty of activity in this section of the prison and many psychics and paranormal researchers have talked about the spirits that still haunt the hospital section of Alcatraz. Some of our best evidence of that evening was caught in this area of the prison and is talked about on our live podcast. During the night we had asked the spirits if there was anything needed to communicate with them. When reviewing our audio we discovered an EVP that clearly answers us by stating, “The dark is power.” It was a unforgettable evening and I hope you too will go and validate the many ghosts of Alcatraz.

About Tommy Netzband

"Tommy Netzband The Most Haunted Man in California"

Tommy Netzband is the creator of the Haunted Haight Walking Tour and Founder and President of The San
Francisco Ghost Society. He frequently lectures on the paranormal throughout San Francisco.

Tommy Netzband is the creator and host of the Haunted Haight Walking Tour www.hauntedhaight.com. He also in the founder and President of the San Francisco Ghost Society, a paranormal group that researches claims on of the supernatural in the city of San Francisco. Tommy is often called a "ghost historian" for his passion for researching the history of ghosts. Come discover the macabre history of San Francisco and learn all about the ghosts of Haight-Ashbury .Email: hauntedhaight@yahoo.com. Also see: Tommy Netsband info here!

Tommy Netzband is the founder of the San Francisco Ghost Society and has a deep passion for the paranormal. He has appeared on paranormal radio shows and is the owner and creator of the Haunted Haight Walking Tour, winner of the San Francisco Bay Guardian's coveted "Best of the Bay" award. He is often called a "ghost historian" because of his research on hauntings. He is currently co-hosting a podcast called Supernatural San Francisco and is writing a book based on his award winning tour. He has presented several lectures for the SFGS events.

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The San Francisco Ghost Society was founded by Tommy Netzband as a small all volunteer organization, devoted to the research and investigation of the city and county of San Francisco's ghosts and paranormal occurrences. We conduct FREE, professional and discreet investigations of locations where there have been reports of paranormal activity or unexplained occurrences. Our approach is one of flexible skepticism; we seek to remain unconvinced by the end of the investigation, as opposed to embracing every speck of dust caught on camera as proof positive of a haunting. To this end we conduct extensive research about a prospective site, to understand its history, architecture, infrastructure and location. We utilize a broad spectrum of equipment and technology to record and analyze the course of the investigation. Our team members are all responsible, knowledgeable and professional individuals from the San Francisco area, who contribute their diverse interests, talents and time to each investigation. Please click visit to learn more about our services.

Tommy Netzband is the creator and host of the Haunted Haight Walking Tour www.hauntedhaight.com. He also in the founder and President of the San Francisco Ghost Society, a paranormal group that researches claims on of the supernatural in the city of San Francisco. Tommy is often called a "ghost historian" for his passion for researching the history of ghosts. Come discover the macabre history of San Francisco and learn all about the ghosts of Haight-Ashbury .Email: hauntedhaight@yahoo.com. Also see: Tommy Netsband info here!

Haunted Haight Walking Tour www.hauntedhaight.com. Tommy is often called a "ghost historian" for his passion for researching the history of ghosts. Come discover the macabre history of San Francisco and learn all about the ghosts of Haight-Ashbury

Tommy Netzband Top Ten Most Haunted List

Real Places in San Francisco to see real ghosts!

1. Alcatraz

This island has many layers of history and once was a fort, a military prison, a federal penitentiary and then seized and occupied by Native Americans who retook the island in 1969. The layers of history and intense emotion make this place the #1 most haunted spot in San Francisco. People hear voices, walking, cells slamming and there is a supposed evil presence in Block D of the main prison house. Many cold spots can be felt in the mess hall. See our short documentary "Secrets of Alcatraz" at www.sfghostsociety.org/html/cases.


2. Golden Gate Park's Stow Lake

The Japanese tea garden at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California, an immensely popular feature, was originally built as part of a sprawling World's Fair, the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894. This is a section of Golden Gate Park. For more than 20 years San Francisco Parks Trusts' Park Guides have given free tours providing context and history for this historic japanese-style garden.

Many people have seen the woman of Stow Lake. She is always described in a white dress, long hair and glowing .Read more about the Stow Lake Ghost Story and of it's haunting here: www.hauntedamericatours.com/ghoststories/hauntedhaight.

In the center of the city of San Francisco is a large park known all over the globe, called Golden Gate Park. It is the largest manmade park in the world! The park is larger than Central Park in New York City by a couple hundred acres! The park was commissioned in the 1870’s and has become one of the most beloved gems of the city by the bay. People from all over the world visit San Francisco to see the many attractions that Golden Gate Park has to offer. The De Young museum, Japanese Tea Garden and Flower Conservatory are only a few of the many reasons people are drawn to this park.


3. Haskell House (Fort Mason)

The Haskell Residence, built in 1851, the home was built for Leonides Haskell, a fur trader and it was his private residence. US Senator David C. Broderick died here after losing a gun duel to former Judge David Terry. Broderick died 16 September 1859, four days after David S. Terry shot him. It is said Senator Broderick paced back and forth all night before the duel that took his life and it may have created a residual haunting. People claim to hear his footsteps and even tapping on the windows!

4. Columbarium

Built in 1898, this beautiful building use to part of a removed secret society cemetery called "The Odd Fellows." The building is reportedly haunted according to the caretaker, Emmit Watson and he speaks of a ghostly little girl who haunts the building near the "niche" (or what Emmit calls "condo or apartments") where this little girl's ashes are sealed in a urn behind glass.

The Columbarium of San Francisco is a mausoleum for human ashes built in 1898 by architect Bernard J.S. Cahill. A beautiful example of Victorian architecture, the copper-domed Columbarium holds the remains of some of San Francisco's most prominent founding families, and such notable individuals as Harvey Milk. It is the only burial place remaining available in the City. In disrepair for much of the 20th century, it has been largely restored by caretaker Emmitt Watson and the Neptune Society.

The Columbarium is at 1 Loraine Court, near the intersection of Stanyan and Anza Streets, just north of Golden Gate Park. It is open to the public.

The Columbarium is a combination of Greek and Roman design. Cahill was probably inspired by the Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago. The diameter, from the entrance to the stained glass window opposite, is 64 feet. The width of the rotunda within the Inner circle is 29 feet and the rotunda reaches a height of about 45 feet.

Each of the rooms on the ground floor bears the mythological name of a wind. The first floor rooms are named after constellations. The second and third floors are simpler in design.

The ground floor contains approximately 2,400 niches, the first floor 2,500, and the second and third floors approximately 1,800 each.

There are seven windows on the ground floor, of which six are stained glass, with biblical themes. The seventh window, of two torches, was stolen in 1980. On the left as you enter the building is a window depicting three angels in flight, which is thought to be designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany or by John LaFarge. The Notus room has a stained glass window of Christ with his arms extended.

5. Presidio Officers' Club

People claim to have seen men in old war uniforms and sounds of loud knockings coming from deserted rooms at this former Army post that is now run by the National Park Service as a visitor center for the San Francisco's Presidio.

6. Cameron House

Named after philanthropist Donaldina Cameron. She was best known for hiding and protecting young Chinese immigrant women who were often sold into prostitutio,
by hiding them in this home. Police raids were frequent, so she hid immigrants in the basement and sealed the doors so police could not enter. It is said, there were secret underground tunnels so people could come in and out. Over the years people have heard voices and seen moving lights. It was said that some of the immigrants died in the great fire and earthquake of 1906 and are still bound to this place. The original building was destroyed in the great fire og 1906 , but soon after she had it rebuilt.

Cameron House is a Chinatown-based multi-service agency serving Asian communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Motivated by our Christian commitment to promote healthy communities, we have served individuals, immigrant families and youth since 1874.

7. San Francisco Art Institute

800 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA Founded in 1871, The ground underneath this heralded school was a graveyard until it was moved; rumor has it some spirits stuck around. It is said to have been built over an old graveyard and there are many people who claim the tower of the building is very haunted and screams and noises are heard there all the time.

The San Francisco Art Association (SFAA) was founded in 1871 and it opened the San Francisco School of Design in February 1874 under the direction of landscape painter Virgil Macey Williams. In 1893 the name was changed to California School of Design and the association affiliated with the University of California and inherited the mansion of Mark Hopkins on Nob Hill. Its museum functions continued under the title of the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art.

The fire following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake destroyed both the mansion and the school. A year later, the school was rebuilt on the site of the old mansion and renamed the San Francisco Institute of Art. In 1916 the SFAA merged with the San Francisco Society of Artists and assumed directorship of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, then located in the Palace of Fine Arts, a relic of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The school was also renamed the California School of Fine Arts (CSFA). In 1926 the school was moved to its present location at 800 Chestnut Street in San Francisco. In 1961 the school was finally renamed to its modern name, the San Francisco Art Institute.

In 1969, a new addition to the building by Paffard Keatinge Clay added 22,500 sq. feet of studio space, a large theater/lecture hall, outdoor amphitheater, galleries, and cafe.

8.Queen Anne Hotel

The Mary Lake Suite is reportedly haunted by Miss Mary Lake the head mistress of the girls school that once occupied the building in the early 1900's. Reports are that she tucks you in tightly at night if you spend the night in her suite. She is also known to roam the hotel and appear in the mirrors in the halls and lobby.

Built in 1890 by Comstock silver king Senator James G. Fair, this landmark building started out as Miss Mary Lake’s School for girls, and narrowly escaped destruction by the famous 1906 quake. Thankfully it survived as one of San Francisco’s best examples of Victorian splendor, and became an award-winning B&B hotel. Teacher Mary Lake is said to permanently haunt room 410 at this former school for girls.

Many of the Queen Anne’s notable architectural features have endured, and except for contemporary elements like telephones, high-speed internet, elevators and luxurious bathrooms, not much has changed over the last hundred years. In 1980 the structure was carefully restored, retaining as much of the original as possible: marble sinks, crown moldings, leaded-glass windows, inlaid parquet floors and wood-burning fireplaces.

9. Angel Island

Often referred to as the "Ellis Island" of the West, many Chinese immigrants were processed here. There are many stories in the old buildings about footsteps, cries and apparitions of Chinese men and women.

Angel Island is an island in San Francisco Bay that offers spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline, the Marin County Headlands and Mount Tamalpais. It is a California state park, Angel Island State Park. The highest point on the island, almost exactly at its center, is Mount Livermore at 788 ft. (240 m).

Until about ten thousand years ago, Angel Island was connected to the mainland; it was cut off by the rise in sea levels due to the end of the ice age. From about two thousand years ago the island was a fishing and hunting site for Coast Miwok Native Americans. In 1775 the Spanish naval vessel San Carlos made the first European entry to the San Francisco Bay under the command of Juan de Ayala. Ayala anchored off Angel Island, and gave it its modern name (Isla de los Angeles); the bay where he anchored is now known as Ayala Cove.

Like much of the California coast, Angel Island was subsequently used for cattle ranching; this destroyed most of the native oak woodland and brush cover. In 1863, during the American Civil War, the U.S. Army established a camp on the island (now known as Camp Reynolds or the West Garrison), and it subsequently became an infantry garrison during the US campaigns against Native American peoples in the West. In the later nineteenth century, the army designated the entire island as "Fort McDowell" and developed further facilities there, including what is now called the East Garrison or Camp McDowell. During the Spanish-American War the island served as a discharge depot for returning troops. It continued to serve as a transit station throughout the first half of the twentieth century, with troops engaged in the First and Second World Wars embarking and returning there. During World War II, Japanese, and German POWs were also held on the island. The army abandoned the island in 1946, but returned in the 1950s when a Nike missile base was constructed; this was decommissioned as obsolete in 1962.


10. Curran Theater

A tragedy took place in the 1920's as a ticket booth worker was murdered in a robbery attempt. Many people over the years claim to have seen him in the theatre as an apparition in the mirror that hangs in the lobby.

The historic Curran Theatre opened in 1922 and has been one of California’s most successful Broadway theaters ever since. Its roots go back to New York City and the famous Shubert brothers, who were looking to expand their holdings across the country and break the monopoly of the Theatrical Syndicate, which at the time controlled most of the bookings and theatrical productions. So the Shuberts teamed with Homer Curran and helped raise nearly $1 million to build a Broadway-quality theater in San Francisco. The result was smashing success and the theater has hosted top shows and actors like Katharine Hepburn, Vincent Price and Carol Channing. Get your Curran Theatre tickets from Gotickets.

The Curran Theatre underwent a massive restoration project in 1993 in preparation for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, which played at the theater for five years.

The Haunted Haight Walking Tour

Get the most out of your visit to Haunted San Fransisco, Take The Haunted Haight Ghost Tour!

Starts In Front Of Coffee To The People
1206 Masonic Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94117

Website www.hauntedhaight.com

Accept no imitations!

More Haunted San Fransisco Hot Spots

Sutro Baths
Point Lobos Ave and the Great Highway, San Francisco, CA
The baths are purported to be frequented by ghosts who throw lit candles into the rocky waters below.

San Remo Hotel
2237 Mason St, San Francisco, CA
Legend has it that this historic, elegant hotel was once a brothel, and the Madame still holds court in Room 33.

Safeway Park
2300 16th St, San Francisco, CA
The apparitions of baseball players wander the aisles of this supermarket, located on the site of the old Seals Stadium.

Hotel Union Square
114 Powell St, San Francisco, CA
Famed playwright Lillian Hellman is allegedly the mischievous ghost who haunts room 207.

Empire Plush Room Cabaret
940 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA
Piano player Lester tickled the ivories during the Roaring '20s; since then, staff has reported hearing piano tunes in the empty lounge.

Moss Beach Distillery Restaurant
140 Beach Way, Moss Beach, CA
This restaurant and former speakeasy may play up its haunted reputation, but the bloody lady in blue is supposedly genuine.

Some of these Top 100 Most allegedly haunted places are known for their haunted cemeteries, houses, buildings, Roads, hotels, & battlefields and churches. And in some cases a city may be listed and in other spots a haunted hot spot. Please feel free to use this as a Paranormal Travel Guide when planning your next haunted destination ghost hunt or vacation. There are literally thousands of haunted places around the world, and this list only compiles a small number of them.



The Top Ten Best Ghost Tours In California

Ghosts are everywhere in California. From haunted mansions and hotel accommodations with ghosts provided free of charge, it’s the perfect time to venture out and experience haunted California.




Queen Mary Dinner and Ghost Tour Long Beach, CA
Reservations: (562) 499-1657

take a tour of the Queen

Come aboard the legendary Queen Mary. Book the Behind the Scenes Guided Tour of the historic ocean liner and World War II troopship, and see restored areas that have been under wraps since the final voyage in 1967, including the Isolation Wards and the aft Machine Rooms.

Ghosts & Legends Show

The first-class swimming pool is a popular spot for ghost sightings and is part of the Ghosts & Legends show, a daily, special effects, walk-through show created aboard the ship that dramatizes actual paranormal and historic events that have been reported over the years. Wet footprints mysteriously appear - and there is not a drop of water in the pool. Women in vintage bathing suits visit for a leisurely swim. Although the pool has been closed for more than 30 years. Is it real, or is it your imagination at work? Testimonials from passengers and crew members continue to be reported and documented, all of them wanting answers to what they've experienced. Do ghosts really exist aboard the Queen Mary?

Ghosts & Legends of the Queen Mary encompasses a 25,000-square-foot area and takes guests through locations not accessible to the public, blurring the line between reality and imaginati

Paranormal Shipwalk Tour

Experience the darker side of the Queen Mary in this guided tour. Embark on an authentic ghost exploration, where you visit all of the "Paranormal Hot Spots" not accessible to the general public. Prepare for the unexpected - visitors have often reported forms of unnatural activity, including audible sounds, smells, temperature changes and occasionally, visual activity. The tour lasts about two hours.

Price: $50 per person*

Thursday, Friday & Sunday Only - Tour starts at 8 p.m.

Availability limited. Children 12 and under and infants are not permitted on the tour. Comfortable attire is recommended due to the considerable amount of walking and standing. Guests are encouraged to bring flashlighs and cameras (still photography only). Video or digital recording cameras are not permitted.

Paranormal Investigation Tour

Personally hunt ghosts using the "tools of the trade" in this tour designed for those who want a chance to delve deeper into the paranormal world. Guests, led by Beyond Investigations founder Pat Wheelock, will be taught how to use the professional paranormal ghost hunting tools to help unlock and locate the haunted mysteries on board the Queen Mary. The tour is approximately 2 hours in duration including ghost hunting devices instruction and explanation time.

Price: $75 per person*

Every Friday at Midnight

Availability limited. Children 12 and under and infants are not permitted on the tour. Comfortable attire is recommended due to the considerable amount of walking and standing. Guests are encouraged to bring flashlighs and cameras (still photography only). Video or digital recording cameras are not permitted.

Dining with the Spirits

The Queen Mary is proud to present her fascinating Dinner and Ghost Tour experience.

Following dinner, the group is led on a ghost exploration to reknown "Paranormal Hot Spots" of ship, not ordinarily accessible to the general public. Expect the unexpected - visitors have often reported forms of unnatural activity including audible sounds, smells, temperature changes and occasionally, visual activity.

Dining with the Spirits is offered Saturday evenings beginning at 7:00pm.

Price of $109.00 per person includes dinner, tour, tax, gratuity and parking fees. Alcoholic beverages are sold separately.

A Special Hotel rate is offered to Dining with the Spirits attendees, please contact our reservations department at (800)437-2934 and mention promo code HAUNTED.

Space is limited for each event and reservations are required. For reservations, please Dining with the Spirits email us here or call Restaurant Reservations at (562) 499-1657.

The daily Queen Mary Ghosts and Legends Tour includes admission to a special Ghosts and Legends exhibit and a self-guided tour to other places where ghosts have been sighted.

Twilight Historical Tour

See the Queen Mary like you've never seen it before with the classic historical tour, now offered at nightfall. On this tour, guests will be given a unique look at the history of the ship.

Price: $12 per person*

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Tour starts at 6:45 p.m.

Availability limited. Comfortable attire is recommended due to the considerable amount of walking and standing.


2. The Haunted Haight Ghost Tour



"Tommy Netzband The Most Haunted Man in California"

Come explore with Haunted Haight Walking Tours the many ghosts Stories , urban legends and macabre history that San Francisco's most famous most haunted district has to offer.

The Haunted Haight Walking Tour

Get the most out of your vacation to Haunted San Fransisco, Take The Haunted Haight Ghost Tour!

Dates From January 10, 2009 7:00 PM
Through November 01, 2009 7:00 PM

Starts In Front Of Coffee To The People
1206 Masonic Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94117 [map it!]

Info Line 415-863-1416
Website http://www.hauntedhaight.com

Contact Tommy Netzband
Starts In Front Of Coffee To The People
1206 Masonic Avenue
San Francisco , CA 94117


The tour starts in the front of Coffee To The People @ 1206 Masonic Avenue. WE MUST LEAVE ON TIME...Tour goes out Rain or Shine! Tickets Are Non Refundable.

The Haunted Haight Walking tour is an award winning San Francisco ghost tour. The tour is a evening journey through the local hauntings of San Francsico's famous Haight-Ashbury district. Your host, a long time resident, ghost hunter & ghost historian, founder of The San Francisco Ghost Society will lead you on this two hour walking tour and lets you discover the many ghosts, and macabre history of Haight-Ashbury. Come learn all about ghost hunting and everything to do with parapsychology! See over 150 victorian homes and learn history and architecture with a real local ghost hunter. Price includes a detailed guidebook with map and a chance to win fun and "spooky" prizes! Come join this unique tour and learn all about The Haight-Ashbury like never before!

PLEASE NOTE - We will not go into any personal resident's homes on this tour, however the tour does end at a haunted pub! Please bring a jacket and comfortable shoes. The fog rolls in and it can get chilly...Please arrive on time. Tour leaves at 7pm Sharp! We Must Leave On Time This tour is usually not recommended for children under 13 years of age because it deals with several terms used in parapsychology and tragic events used to explain these real hauntings. However, the Haunted Haight Walking Tour does leave it solely to the discretion of the parent or guardian to allow children under 13 to attend. TOUR GOES OUT RAIN OR SHINE! Tickets are non-refundable

All Tickets Are WILL CALL...Please be prepared to show a valid State ID, PRINTED CONFIRMATION and the credit card used for your purchase when checking in at the tour. TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE & NO EXCHANGES. ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. ALL SALES ARE FINAL..


Disclaimer: By purchasing ticket(s) and participating in this tour the attendee(s) waive(s) all claims of liability against Haunted Haight Walking Tour and its owner for any illness/injury to anyone on this tour and/or loss/damage/theft to any walker's property while they are participating in the Haunted Haight Walking Tour. All participants walk at their own risk and waive any liability claims against Haunted Haight Walking Tour or its owner and/or any supplier and/or business associated with Haunted Haight Walking Tour.



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4. Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, California


All houses wherein men have lived and died are haunted houses ...Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sarah Winchester built a home that is an architectural marvel. Unlike most homes of its era, this 160-room Victorian mansion had modern heating and sewer systems, gas lights that operated by pressing a button, three working elevators, and 47 fireplaces. From rambling roofs and exquisite hand inlaid parquet floors to the gold and silver chandeliers and Tiffany art glass windows, you will be impressed by the staggering amount of creativity, energy, and expense poured into each and every detail.

Winchester Mystery House, San Jose

Winchester Mystery House
525 South Winchester Blvd
San Jose, CA
Website www.winchestermysteryhouse.com

  • Hours: Open for tours daily, except Christmas day
  • Reservations: Not required, except for special tours
  • Location: San Jose, just off I-280
  • How Long: Allow a couple of hours
  • Best Time to Visit: Any time. Special flashlight tours are held on Friday the 13th and just before Halloween
  • Winchester A very Haunted House

    In 1884, a wealthy widow named Sarah L. Winchester began a construction project of such magnitude that it was to occupy the lives of carpenters and craftsmen until her death thirty-eight years later. The Victorian mansion, designed and built by the Winchester Rifle heiress, is filled with so many unexplained oddities, that it has come to be known as the Winchester Mystery House.

    Sarah Winchester built a home that is an architectural marvel. Unlike most homes of its era, this 160-room Victorian mansion had modern heating and sewer systems, gas lights that operated by pressing a button, three working elevators, and 47 fireplaces. From rambling roofs and exquisite hand inlaid parquet floors to the gold and silver chandeliers and Tiffany art glass windows, you will be impressed by the staggering amount of creativity, energy, and expense poured into each and every detail.

    Strange and  many unexplained oddities, that it has come to be known as the Winchester Mystery House.

    Mrs. Winchester was understandably distressed and, as one did in those days, she consulted a spiritualist. Much to her horror, she was told that the spirit world was full of the ghosts of people (and doubtless buffalo) killed by her husband's rifles. They were very angry with her, and things were going to get bad. Her only chance, the spiritualist said, was to build a house, and keep building it. For if the house was never finished, no ghost could settle into it, and she could never be haunted.

    And so we have a warren-like structure in suburban San José that makes a fortune from those who believe in ghosts. There are many features in the house supposedly designed to confuse (or possibly trap) unwary spirits: doors that are very small or lead nowhere; long, winding staircases with very shallow risers; windows that look into other parts of the house; pillars installed upside down and the number 13 found everywhere.

    Winchesters Stairway to nowhere. some call it the stair way to heaven.

    Stairs to nowhere? These stairs that lead to the ceiling are just one of the many bizarre features that Mrs. Winchester designed and had built

    The Mystery House is especially busy at Halloween. They do special tours in the middle of the night in which bold ghost hunters get to wander the spooky hallways in the dark, armed only with a special Mystery House flashlight (which you get to keep afterwards). As for the dead, the place is so popular that this year Elvis is haunting there. I have a photo of his ghostly white limo to prove it.

    That, of course, is the commercial front, and very successful it is too. The reality is rather different. The description of the house is correct, but most of the anomalies can be put down to the continual building and to much less bizarre aspects of Mrs. Wimchester's life. The shallow stairs were a result of severe arthritis that prevented her from raising her feet very far. Everything was built small because she was only 4' 10" and designed the house around herself. She was a very distrusting person and used internal windows to keep an eye on her staff.

    Winchester House Ghosts haunte every room or so they say...

    What is more, if you take the "Behind the Scenes" tour you discover that Mrs. W. was actually very smart. The house is full of the latest (for Victorian times) technological marvels. It has gas lighting in every room, it recycles rainwater in case of drought, and it was one of the first buildings in the area to be earthquake-proofed.

    Number of rooms: 160

    Cost: $5,500,000

    Date of Construction: 1884 - September 5, 1922 (38 continuous years!)

    Number of stories: Prior to 1906 Earthquake - 7; presently 4

    Number of acres: Originally 161.919; presently 4

    Number of basements: 2

    Heating: Steam, forced air, fireplaces

    Number of windows: Frames 1,257; panes approx. 10,000

    Number of doors: Doorways 467, doors approx. 950 not including cabinet doors.

    Number of fireplaces: 47 (gas, wood, or coal burning)

    Number of chimneys: Presently 17 with evidence of 2 others

    Number of cars at her death: 2 (a 1917 Pierce Arrow Limousine & a 1916 4 cyl. Buick truck)

    Number of bedrooms: Approx. 40

    Number of kitchens: 5 or 6

    Number of staircases: 40, total of stair steps - 367

    Number of skylights: Approx. 52

    Number of gallons of paint required to paint entire home: Over 20,000

    Number of ballrooms: 2 (one nearly complete, and one under construction)

    Blueprints available: None, Mrs. Winchester never had a master set of blueprints, but did sketch out individual rooms on paper and even tablecloths.

    Sarah Winchester was the first to report ghost in the house. Often, she spoke to them nightly, ringing a bell at midnight to summon them. A second bell run at 2:00 a.m. told them it was time to leave. However, it seems that someone might need to ring a bell around the place again.

    The unusual goings-on reported in the Winchester House include organ music in the Blue Room where Sarah died, a couple lingering in the corner of a bedroom, cold spots in Sarah's bedroom, and apparitions of Sarah. Perhaps one of the oddest is the smell of chicken soup coming from a long-unused kitchen.

    Since Sarah Winchester's death, several psychics have reported feeling cold spots and seeing red balls of light that fade and explode.

    Besides their normal tours, Winchester Mystery House offers special flashlights tours every Friday the thirteenth and at Christmas.


5. Whaley House

"Some Say Whaley House is the Most Haunted In America!"

The Whaley House
The Whaley House


Located at 2476 San Diego Avenue in historic Old Town San Diego, the Whaley House stands today as a classic example of mid-nineteenth century Greek Revival architecture. Formally dedicated as a historic house museum on May 25, 1960 and open to the public ever since, it is one of southern California's most popular visitor destinations. Over 100,000 people visit the Whaley House annually, with guests traveling from across the globe to experience this world-renowned museum. It is owned by the County of San Diego and since September of 2000 Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) has managed and operated the property. SOHO, a non-profit advocacy organization, has lead the community as a powerful catalyst for historic preservation by raising awareness and appreciation of our region's architectural and cultural heritage since 1969.

lease arrive at least 30 minutes before closing to allow enough time to tour the house. All tours are self-guided, but docents are always available to answer questions and provide additional information. No advance reservations are necessary for groups of less than 15.

All tickets are sold at the SOHO Museum Shop, right next door to the Whaley House. The SOHO Museum Shop also carries a selection of Whaley House souvenirs, such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, shot glasses, coffee and beer mugs, and postcards, as well as books about San Diego history and the supernatural.

Please note hours are seasonal

Regular Hours
(September 2, 2008-May 24, 2009)

Sunday - Tuesday 10am-5pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday - Saturday 10am-10pm
(Sunday, May 4, 2008 10am-5pm)
Summer Hours
(May 25, 2009-September 7, 2009)

Open Daily 10am-10pm

Winter Break Hours
(December 22, 2008-January 4, 2009)

Open Regular Hours except
Christmas Eve 10am-4pm
New Year's Eve 10am-5pm
Closed Christmas day
Spring Break Hours
(April 6-10, 2009)

Open Daily 10am-10pm

Daytime Admission

$6 for adults
$5 for seniors, age 55 and over
$4 for children, ages 3-12
Free for children 2 and under
  • Includes admission to the
    Old Adobe Chapel Museum
    3963 Conde Street
    (10am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday only)
  • Evening Admission
    (5-10pm, Thursday-Sunday only)

    $10 for adults
    $5 for children (3-12)
    Free for children 2 and under

    Private After Hours Tours of the Whaley House (after 10pm)
    · 2 person minimum
    · $75 per person for one hour
    · $50 per person each additional hour
    · Tour is limited to 3 hours total
    · Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance
    · Tickets must be paid for at time reservation is made
    · Dates & times based on docent availability
    · Private tours are not offered during the last week of October

    The Whaley House is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. www.whaleyhouse.org

    6. Ghost Trolley of Old Monterey


    Ghost Trolley of Old Monterey

    Ghost Trolley of Old Monterey

    Phone: 831.624.1700


    Ghost Walk of Old Monterey
    P.O. Box 1201
    Monterey, CA 93942


    Tour Route
    The tour begins at some of Monterey's most notoriously haunted buildings. Soon you will be winding in and out of the path of history in the Ghost Trolley of Old Monterey, visiting locations of recent and historical sightings. Along the way, you will visit the oldest church in California, Monterey's historic cemetery and old legendary adobes to relive the stories of their inhabitants.

    Meeting Place
    1 Portola Plaza Monterey CA (by the fountain)

    Coming from the north On Highway 1, Take exit 402B to merge onto Del Monte Ave toward Pacific Grove - 1.9 Miles. Slight left to stay on Del Monte Ave 0.1 Mile - Turn right at Alvarado St into Portola Plaza.

    $28 Adults - $9 Children 12 & Under - Please no children under 5.

    8:00 PM Tours - Friday & Saturday Nights

    Bring warm clothes and your cameras! If we have under 10 participants per evening, we may use a VAN instead of the TROLLEY.

    7. Vampire Tour of San Francisco

    San Francisco's Nob Hill has been the home of the rich and famous for over a century. Railroad barons built their mansions here. Some of the city's most upscale hotels and restaurants perch atop the hill today. But beneath all this wealth and opulence lies a secret: vampires live in tunnels below here. That's according to Mina Harker, a 127-year-old vampire who sleeps during the day in a Nob Hill church. Mina is the main character and guide of the San Francisco Vampire Tour. Created and played by playwright Kitty Burns, Mina guides visitors on a two-hour nighttime adventure that combines Nob Hill history with vampire fantasy.

    The tour begins at the corner of California and Taylor Streets, where Mina relates her creation as a vampire. Having been a vegetarian, she was plenty mad at first and had to be force fed on her way to San Francisco's Barbary Coast. When she arrived, the Barbary Coast was so bad that even vampires were afraid to come out, and she stayed underground for a long time. When Mina did venture out, though, she seems to have met all the most famous characters and she spins tales and tells all, from how a millionaire made his way from his home to his mistress across the street to how vampires helped build the Bay Area Rapid Transit System. http://sfvampiretour.com/index.html

    8. The Deluxe Haunted Ghost Tour

    The Deluxe Haunted Ghost tour keeps San Diego History Alive...One Ghost Story at a time. Enjoy the best of both worlds - a two-hour combined Riding and Walking tour! Learn the history of San Diego with a Special Haunted Twist.

    Aboard the "Coffin-on-Wheels," guests are transported in Spooky Style to 5 sites throughout San Diego. At each site you disembark the Ghost Bus and, on-foot, get up-close visits to documented haunted locations. Learn the tales of who lived there, who died there and who's still said to haunt there today!

    This tour is the perfect blend of rich San Diego history, suspenseful haunted tales and spooky fun guaranteed to raise your spirits! http://www.sandiegotours.us/

    9. Gold Rush Mines Tours & History, Ghost Town Tours

    Gold Mine and Ghost Town Tours take you on California backroads to explore hidden historic sites that swarmed with activity when Gold Fever swept California! Gold Rush history comes alive at ghost towns and mining sites-- not just in the Gold Country, but in gold and quicksilver (mercury) mine areas all over California!

    Gold Rush History Buffs, arrange a custom tour!

    10. San Francisco Chinatown Ghost Tours - A Delightfuly Ghostly Experience - Fun walking tours explore the hidden Chinatown

    Let San Francisco's Chinatown Ghost Tours bring to life the tales of San Francisco Chinatown's supernatural past and present, as we lead you on a ghostly tour of Chinatown's historic and mysterious streets and alleyways.

    Chinatown "Ghost Tour" - Evening Walking Tours - SF Chinatown Ghost Tours

    The mystical folklore of this spirited San Francisco enclave will keep you on edge, as you drink in the chilling experiences of the Chinatown inhabitants of both yesterday and today.

    San Francisco Chinatown is the oldest Chinese community in the United States.

    It has been a popular shopping, dining and sightseeing destination for over a century. Yet most outsiders have never experienced the extrasensory realm of vintage Chinatown after dark.

    San Francisco Chinatown Ghost Tours extends to you a chillingly open invitation to personally experience the unearthly side of Chinatown you never even knew existed.
    Location: ChinaTown: 731 Grant Avenue, San Francisco CA 94108
    Schedule: January - December: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm





    1. The San Francisco Ghost Society

    ince 2005, The San Francisco Ghost Society has been the most trusted group of paranormal investigators in San Francisco. We have dedicated ourselves to helping the local community understand and document its paranormal occurrences. We continue to offer free and confidential investigations to local individuals and business owners, utilizing the latest technology, in order to capture video and audio evidence of paranormal events. We are a FREE service and caution you against groups that suggest, or directly ask for compensation for their services. Our oganization has been featured by C/Net, The San Francisco Chronicle, SF Weekly and recently awarded, "Best Paranormal Sleuths" in the Bay Guardian's Best of the Bay issue. We also offer our popular free lectures on the paranormal and produce an exciting local webcast called Supernatural San Francisco, to further educate the public about the paranormal. http://www.sfghostsociety.org/

    2. Paranormal Investigation Los Angeles, CA

    3. Bay Area Paranormal Investigations

    4. Southern California Paranormal Investigators

    The SCPI is the brain child of Gina & Erik Huprich. They have been involved with paranormal investigation for several years now and feel that with the SCPI they can give back to the community through investigation and research. http://scpi1.tripod.com/

    5. The Southern California Paranormal Research Society - SOCALPRS

    The Southern California Paranormal Research Society Team is led by Sandi and Dan Mewhinney. They work with and utilize a number of individuals as investigators selected from some of the best Paranormal Teams in the Southern California area. This allows a rapid response to emergency situations in all areas of Riverside, Orange, an LA county. Each team member has his or her unique talents and abilities that help ensure every investigation performed is of the highest caliber. Each of our team members is equipped with the hands on training for all equipment used for the documentation of data. Each member was chosen for their additional skills and abilities to form one of the most solid investigation teams on the west coast. Below you will find more information specific to the SOCALPRS team of investigators. Some of our investigators prefer to remain anonmymous to publicity and the public eye. Their focus in on helping and assisting those in need and we are so grateful that they assist us. http://www.socalprs.com/

    6. Central California Paranormal Investigators

    7. H.P.I. Paranormal International

    8. Northern California Paranormal Society

    We are a team of paranormal investigators in the northern california area, here to conduct research and share our findings with the world in hopes to gain a new perspective on the unknown and unexplained. Although we ghost hunt, we do not "ghost bust" or exercise spirits-- we are only here to simply document and record. I hope you'll stick around, we have such sights to show you.... www.ncpsociety.com/

    9. Southern California Ghost Hunters Society

    H.P.I. Paranormal International


    Top 10 Most Haunted Places in California
    By Shannon McCabe, President of H.P.I.

    (Haunted and Paranormal Investigations)

    Tommy Netzband is a licensed tour guide and President and Founder of the San Francsico Ghost



    Top 10 Most Haunted Places in California
    By Shannon McCabe, President of H.P.I. (Haunted and Paranormal Investigations)


    10. Golden Gate Park, Stowe Lake. San Francisco, CA

    – The Lady of Stowe Lake.... She glides along the pathways near the lake. She can manifest into an orange light or into a Palm tree like shape. A good friend of mine actually picked her up on camera... Amazing!

    Also see: HAUNTED HAIGHT, The Lady of Stow Lake HauntedAmericaTours.com. There is a lake inside Golden gate Park called Stow Lake. Many people boat on this lake and it has been a popular pastime since the Victorian era.

    Stow Lake

    • Location: Stow Lake Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
    • Neighborhood: Richmond/Golden Gate Park/Presidio Hts
    • Phone: 415.752.0347
    • Hours: 10am-4pm
    • Ages: 5 and up
    • Cost: $13/hour row boats; $17/hour paddle boats (Cash only)

    Best Antidote to Hippie Nostalgia
    "If there’s one neighborhood of San Francisco that everyone thinks they know all about, it’s the Haight- Ashbury. We’ve all heard ad infinitum about the tie dye, the drugs, the whole Summer-of-freakin’- Love trip. Fortunately, licensed tour guide Tommy Netzband has found a fresh spin on the old hood for his Haunted Haight Walking Tour."

    San Francisco Bay Guardian



    Read about Tommy Netzband is the founder of the San Francisco Ghost Society and has been studying the paranormal for over 12 years. He is the owner and creator of the Haunted Haight Walking Tour, winner of the San Francisco Bay Guardian's coveted "Best of the Bay" award in 2005. Often called a "ghost historian", Tommy's encyclopedic knowledge has brought him into the spotlight in many articles, most recently in "Ghost Magazine", and at the World Horror Convention's 2006 "Ghost Discussion Panel" where he met his long time mentor, parapsychologist Lloyd Auerbach. < More Here >

    Tommy Netzband
    Founder, San Francisco Ghost Society, Haight-Ashbury resident and licensed tour guide Tommy Netzband is the creator of the Haunted Haight Walking Tour

    9. Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA

    The ship is an amazing piece of work. As you drive up the 405 freeway you can see it looming in the Long Beach Harbor. Many specters have been seen in the first class swimming pool area and roaming the promenade deck.

    People have reported hearing doors slam shut, cold spots, wet footprints. The Queen Mary has capitalized on these hauntings and now has a daily tour geared toward the paranormal enthusiast.


    built by John Brown Clydebank,
    Yard No 534
    Engines by John Brown & Co Clydebank

    Last Name: QUEEN MARY
    Port of Registry: Liverpool
    Propulsion: Steam turbine x 16 | 160,000hp | Cruising speed 28.5 knots (55.17 km/hr) | Boilers x 27 | Fuel consumption 13ft/gal (1m/l)
    Launched: Wednesday, 26 September 1934
    Built: 1936
    Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
    Ship's Role: Commercial Enterprise
    Tonnage: 81237grt | 33073nrt | 15901dwt
    Length: 1019.5ft (310.74m)
    Breadth: 118ft (35.97m)
    Draught: 39ft 4~9/16in (12.00m)
    Owner History:
    Cunard Steamship Co., Liverpool
    Status: Static Role - 09/12/1967
    The Blue Riband was awarded to the ship that made the fastest transatlantic crossing. Queen Mary was awarded the Blue Riband in 1936 and from 1938 until 1952. The Queen Mary now has a static role at Long Beach, California.

    8. Placerville, CA-

    Placerville is located in the foothills of Sacramento, CA. It is an old gold mining town with tons of incredible history. There are so many haunted locations on Main street that you can practically walk into any store or bar and get a ghost story.

    Some of the places include The Cary House Hotel at 300 Main street, Hangman's Tree Bar at 305 Main Street, Hidden Passages Bookstore at 352 Main Street, Pearson's Soda Works or the Cozmic Cafe at 594 Main Street., and many many more! Off the beaten path about a mile away is the beautiful Sequoia House Restaurant at 643 Bee Street. Certainly worth the trip to this quaint little town!

    Placerville is the county seat of El Dorado County, California. Prior to the discovery of gold in nearby Coloma, California by James W. Marshall in 1848 sparking the California Gold Rush, the small town now known as Placerville was known as Dry Diggins after the manner in which the miners moved cartloads of dry soil to running water to separate the gold from the soil. Later in 1849, the town earned its most common historical name, Hangtown, due to the numerous hangings that had taken place there. By 1850, the temperance league and a few local churches had begun to request that a more friendly name be bestowed upon the town. The name was not changed until 1854 when the City of Placerville was incorporated. At its incorporation Placerville was the third largest town in California. In 1857 the county seat was then moved from Coloma to Placerville, where it remains today.

    Placerville was a central hub for the Mother Lode region's mining operations[4]. The town had many services, including transportation (of people and goods), lodging, banking, and had a market and general store. The history of hard-rock mining is evidenced by an open and accessible Gold Bug Park & Mine, now a museum with tours and books.

    The Southern Pacific Railroad once had a branch line that extended from Sacramento to Placerville. The track was abandoned in the 1980s. The Camino, Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railroad (now abandoned) also operated an 8-mile shortline that operated between Camino, California and Placerville until June 17, 1986. As of March 29, 2007, 52 miles of the right-of-way have been purchased by the city of Folsom, and eighteen miles of track have been restored. Plans are under consideration for a tourist excursion train along the route.

    Placerville is nicknamed "Old Hangtown" (due to the fact that many people were hanged in the late 1800s).

    7. Disneyland, Anaheim,Ca

    One of my favorite places on earth just so happens to be haunted! Space Mountain the ride, and the women's employee locker rooms are haunted by the ghost of "Mr. One-Way", a guest who died on the Space Mountain ride back in the 1970's.

    It is also said that the Christmas Shop on Main street holds a specter or two. Also, Tom Sawyer's Island, The old People Mover Ride and in Tomorrow Land there have been reported apparitions after the park is closed. I cannot wait to get down there with H.P.I. And do an investigation!

    6. Georgetown Hotel, Georgetown,CA

    The Georgetown Hotel is a quaint little 1800's saloon style hotel. It's located in the middle of Highway 49 between Auburn, CA and Placerville, CA. I just happened to be in the area at a friends home one night and thought, “that looks like a happening little joint, let's check it out”.

    Courtesy of The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.

    The place was really fun with Karaoke in the evening and ghosts all around. I never got any EVP's but the bartender told me they've had plenty of experiences there! Some of the employees saw a female apparition in the upstairs rooms and walking down the hallway. They have also reported cold spots and footsteps. I think it would be great to stay there and hang out with the looming lady all night long....

    The very haunted Georgetown Hotel is located at 6260 Main Street Georgetown, CA 95634

    5. Queen Anne Hotel, San Francisco, CA

    Located on the corner of Sutter and Octavia Streets. It is a beautiful Victorian Hotel that dates back to the 1890's. Miss Mary Lake's Room, room 410, is reported to be the most haunted in the hotel. She has been seen walking about the hotel and has even scared a few H.P.I.'ers over the years.

    One of our investigators, stayed in room 410 last summer (2006) and reported that he could not open the door to room 410 for some time. He unlocked it, shook the handle but could not enter. Then the door just easily gave way and he could enter. Was it Miss Mary Lakes that didn't want him in her room? Maybe you should stay there and find out for yourself!

    4. Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CA

    One of our investigators, Mike Henderson, was lucky enough to go and stay on this island alone one night! I don't know about you, but I am not sure I could do it! He did not experience anything on this night, luckily, but there have been plenty of other people that have.


    Reports of cold spots, sounds of chains clanking, footsteps, screaming you name it!

    The history of the island includes military use as a fort, an army prison camp, a Native American peace community, and the location of America's most dangerous criminals. The prison held Al Scarface Capone and Robert "The Birdman" Stroud. The island was featured in movies including Escape from Alcatraz with Clint Eastwood and The Rock with Sean Connery. For prisoners, the worst torture was how close, but unattainable, was life in San Francisco. At night, prisoners could even hear parties and laughter across the bay.

    The island is also a wildlife sanctuary with birds, and tide pools filled with crabs and sea-stars. Western gull and black-crowned heron colonies are prevalent. Roses still grow by the old Warden's house.

    3. The National Hotel, Jackson, CA

    The National hotel is an amazing piece of architecture. Even if I didn't find any ghosts I would have been happy just to hang out there. Lucky for me, I did find several ghosts! H.P.I. Was able to pick up an EVP, with the help of a psychic, that said “Chill, Chill”.. Speaking of Chills... One of my investigators, Carol was alone up in room 74 when she repeatedly had cold chills up her back. It was a warm night.. Room 74 is reported to be the most haunted room in the hotel.

    We also got a lot of great pictures with orbs and even some on video. The place is creepy and wonderful at the same time. I highly recommend staying in the “Bordello Room” if you are ever in Jackson, CA

    NATIONAL HOTEL Jackson, California Built in 1862, this 33 room hotel is the longest continuously operating hotel in California. Located in the heart of the Gold Country near Highways 49 and 88

    2.Private Residence, in West Sacramento

    The owners of this home want to remain anonymous but their spirits do not.. The homeowners have come to grips with the fact that they have some permanent ”house guests.” This makes for a great H.P.I. investigation!


    H.P.I GhostWriter and Paranormal investigator Paul Dale Roberts with ghostly faces and orb


    I have been to the home numerous times and have seen a white light fly by me in the hallway, I've heard some pretty unbelievable EVP's, and have seen some amazing video footage taken. (while I was there). What is so great about this home is that we've come to learn that each entity has a personality, one EVP even shows they have a sense of humor!


    The entity says “Wanna hear a fart?” and then you hear a child laughing.. it is truly amazing! You can be just sitting around having coffee, turn on your voice recorder and almost always get an EVP! All the EVP's and videos can be seen or heard at www.HPIparanormal.net

    1. Brookdale Lodge, Brookdale, CA

    My number one favorite haunted location! The Brookdale is also home of the H.P.I. Northern CA Paranormal Conference, (May 2008). We have so much ghostly evidence from the Brookdale, that one of the workers, Roger, is making a book out of it! The lodge is truly amazing with a babbling brook running right through the center of the “Brook Room”, it is the only building of it's kind.

    Ripley's Believe it or Not even did a show there. We captured some great EVP's on the bridge over the indoor brook, saw some glorious orb pictures with movement, and even had one conference guest, Maria, write about her crazy night at the séance with Nancy Bradley. The story is called “A Long Day At the Brookdale Lodge”.

    There are secret passageways and hidden rooms, it is so much fun to explore this lodge. There is even a room called the “Mermaid Room” where you can look into the bottom of the swimming pool through a glass window! It is said that the mobsters that resided here long ago, used to have “Mermaid” prostitutes. They would swim near the glass window for the mobsters to select them as dates for the evening. I love this place so much it is just an incredible get-away and I cannot wait to get back for the next conference!

    Also see: A Long Day At Brookdale Lodge

    And: HPI PARANORMAL CONFERENCE 2007 At The Brookdale Lodge


    1. Queen Mary in Long Beach

    The vessel that holds the record for transporting the largest number of humans in the world has become a hot spot for paranormal activity. Nightly reports of ghost sightings and odd sounds have made the ship once credited for helping win World War II one of the best places to encounter souls from the other side. Besides being a hotel and tourist stop, the Queen Mary offers a set of ghost tours that illuminate the site’s most famous apparitions. Try not to be shocked if you see someone floating through the halls.

    “Vortex of souls”: According to paranormal experts, there is a gateway for the undead that lies just below the pool’s back wall. This may account for the repeated ghost sightings near the spot. Guide Lee Fox, left, has had two eerie encounters there.

    The “little girl”: Countless sightings of an eternal preteen dressed in white have been reported. The almost see-through figure stands with her arms outstretched, as if she wants a hug. Then, when the spirit is approached, she slowly fades into nothing with every advancing step.

    “Engineer from Door 13”: A bearded crewman who was crushed to death by a hydraulic door in the engine room is said to haunt the ships’ long hallways.

    “Shipwreck, the Queen Mary’s 13th annual Halloween Terrorfest” runs 7 p.m. to midnight on selected October dates (see the website). $35 per mortal and $15 per car.

    2. Alcatraz National Park in San Francisco Bay

    Alcatraz Night Tours, almost three hours long, Thursday through Monday. $46.50 for adults ($41.50 for online buys). Call (800) 761-1907 http://www.alcatraztickets.com/

    3. Haight Ashbury

    Come explore with Haunted Haight Walking Tours the many ghosts Stories , urban legends and macabre history that San Francisco's most famous most haunted district has to offer.

    The Haunted Haight Walking Tour

    Get the most out of your vacation to Haunted San Fransisco, Take The Haunted Haight Ghost Tour!


    4. The Agua Mansa Pioneer Cemetery in Colton

    This weed-covered cemetery on a hill overlooking the Santa Ana River is the oldest graveyard in San Bernardino County and has become legendary among local ghost hunters and amateur paranormal research groups. Locals claim to have seen headless wanderers and floating apparitions on the site. Because of its reputation, county officials have hired security guards and installed barbed wire fencing to keep thrill seekers out. The legend of the cemetery only grew in 2004 when the caretaker, who lived on the grounds for nearly a year, took his own life there.

    2001 W. Agua Mansa Road, Colton . Click here for the website. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.


    5. Winchester Mystery House

    Winchester Mystery House, San Jose

    Winchester Mystery House
    525 South Winchester Blvd
    San Jose, CA
    Website www.winchestermysteryhouse.com

    6. The Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz

    Parents take note: One day, you’ll succumb to visiting the Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz — a spookalicious must-see for the under 10 crowd that’s a whole lot cheaper than Knott’s Scary Farm. Yes, the room tilts and the floors slope (or is it just me?), but you’re never really let loose to thoroughly explore this gravity-defying site. All visitors are escorted by a guide (mine was more carnival barker than scaremeister) who attempts to describe the strangeness at hand. Is this a magma vortex or merely a hole in the ozone layer? Whatever, the deep woodsy setting is just beautiful.

    Mystery Spot, 465 Mystery Spot Road, Santa Cruz; (831) 423-8897, Click here for the Mystery Spot website $5 per person plus $5 to park (credit cards not accepted); children younger than 3 go free. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in winter.


    The Celebrities Psychic

    Of Sacremento, California


    For more information please go to: WWW.GOLDRUSHGHOSTS.COM and

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    KMAX (GOOD DAY SACRAMENTO # 31, ~second Friday morning of every month). NANCY is also on the midday show with KELLY SYMONE on 101.9 The Wolf in Sacramento on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 11:00 am. You can also listen live on their website at www.1019thewolf.com where they stream live. Call (916)766-wolf (9653) to have your questions answered live on the air with NANCY. NANCY was recently featured with a 6 page color spread in SACRAMENTO MAGAZINE, HAUNTED AMERICA TIMES, and many other magazines and newspapers, as well as a polished popular radio guest, NANCY is one of the foremost leaders in the world of the paranormal today. Besides being a popular guest on TV and RADIO, she also has two of her own television shows, "THE PSYCHIC HOUR WITH NANCY BRADLEY" and "INVESTIGATING THE UNKNOWN WITH GOLD RUSH GHOSTS PARANORMAL INVESTIGATIONS." NANCY teaches a Friday night Psychic Development Class, and gives Psychic and Life Path Seminars across the world where she helps people to be happy and achieve their wants and goals. She is the author of three best sellers, "Incredible World of Gold Rush Ghosts the Big Picture" ( in its 4th printing, it is about the many uncanny accounts of ghosts and spirits in the Gold Rush Country of California) and "The World According to Nancy", which is considered the foremost book on personal psychic development on the market. Her third book is "Bizarre & Ghostly Tales for the Campfire."

    NANCY has been appointed to a governing committee to expose phony psychics and their practices, and to put regulations on those that wish to be in the business, something that is well over due. "If you hear a psychic badmouthing me" BRADLEY says smiling, "You can be relatively sure that we have either exposed them as a fraud, or they are guilty and afraid we are about to." NANCY is considered the finest Psychic, Healer, Life Coach and Counselor around, and yet her goal is to keep her prices affordable to everyone, which is why it sometimes takes months to get an appointment with her unless you have an immediate need for which she will make special accommodations. A great animal lover, NANCY tithes all events where animals are concerned, and runs her own animal rescue as well, (The BANDIT/BEARDOG RESCUE) named after two of her beloved dogs. The organization raises funds to help animals of abuse and abandonment. NANCY has an extremely large Celebrity following and that is why she is called the CELEBRITIES PSYCHIC. Although she will not out of integrity release the names of any of her clients, she is willing to discuss her work with other celebrities to benefit and save animals during disasters. NANCY gives tirelessly to people in stress and charities, as well as working with police and families that are victims of crimes around the world. This is the 16th year that NANCY has been honored by being listed as one of the top ten psychics in the world. Her husband ROBERT REPPERT is a noted Hypnotist specializing in pain management and addiction, and he founded and runs GOLD RUSH GHOSTS PARANORMAL INVESTIGATIONS, the original, largest, and oldest, paranormal investigative organization in the U.S., where they maintain over one million dollars worth of the most up to date, state-of-the-art paranormal equipment in the world. They are called on to go all over the world to investigate the strange and unknown. Together they run TRUTH CENTER where only TRUTH IN PSYCHIC WORK IS ACCEPTED. NANCY conducts Psychic Home Parties and Ghost Tours as well. Besides all of the above and doing at least 12 Reading and Past Life Regressions most days, NANCY is currently involved in a pilot for National Television.


    (Class Schedule)

    Everyone WELCOME!

    Classes with Nancy Bradley are ongoing from September through July ... every Friday night at 7:00 p.m.

    PLACE: our new large classroom at NANCY'S office:
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    CHARGE: $30.00 per person per class ... $20.00 when you subscribe to the
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    NANCY has opened her Friday Night class to answer ONE PERSONAL QUESTION

    for you when you bring at least one case of wet dog or cat food, or one LARGE bag of dog or cat food for her animal rescue. You must attend the class for your question to be answered.   Food must be brought the night you want her to answer your question, and only one question per person will be answered per class.

    Class Schedule

    NANCY is a MASTER TEACHER. This is by far your best of all bets to take your power back, learn
    who you are, and advance your own personal psychic ability

    All Classes Include: Psychic and Spiritual knowledge, Channeling, General Questions Answered, Open Forum, Personal Empowerment, Healing Circle, Grief Placement, Self-Awakening, and your Animal Totem



    Upcoming Classes are as follows:


    Fri. Sept. 4th


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    Enjoy experiencing a life you had before.  It answers many questions for you.

    Fri. Sept. 25th




    Fri. Oct.  2nd      

    AURAS –

    Understanding Auras around people and how their colors affect us.        

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    The event happens on the Friday before Halloween Night Saturday the 30th

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    Vastly Visible Voyeurs


    When you enter the fog of Coloma, California, in the heart of the gold rush country of the 1800’s, anyone with any psychic ability can feel the tingling of lingering spirits. You know with certainty that the hauntings here are real, and that your imagination is not playing a part in the stories and accounts that you have been told and feel. A walk down the path of yesterday is certainly one of goose-bumps and exceptional recounts, and such is the history of the VINEYARD HOUSE in COLOMA. The Celebrities Psychic NANCY BRADLEY along with Paranormal Investigator SHANNON MCCABE know this more than anyone. They have experienced the energy. MORE....


    NorCal Paranormal Investigators

    NorCal Paranormal Investigators Inc. believes that the possibilities of ghost, spirits, entities good and bad
    exists among the world we share. Our mission at NorCal Paranormal Investigators Inc. is to protect, investigate, explore, document, educate, understand and help others who believe they are experiencing a
    haunting. We also believe it's our obligation to assist
    hose in the afterlife who need our help to move on.

    NPI is a professional group of caring, respectful people who have come together and bonded to
    experience and face the unknown. "We're here to help" people understand what they are experiencing
    and conquer their fears. We respect and protect our client’s rights of confidentiality and privacy.


    Douglas M Carnahan

    Douglas M Carnahan
    NorCal Paranormal Investigators, Inc.

    Douglas M. Carnahan is the founder and president of the San Francisco Bay Area based NorCal Paranormal Investigators, Inc. (NPI for short) www.norcalghosthunters.com. A life long resident of the Bay Area, Doug grew up in the town of Livermore, California 40 miles east of San Francisco. “Growing up in the small town of Livermore, California in the 60’s - 70’s was a wonderful experience. It was an explorers dream with the endless hills, hidden lakes and abandoned mines. Every town has its mysteries and legends and my home town was no different. It peaked an interest in me then, that still grows today.” Along with running and over seeing NPI, Doug also hosts a weekly radio show "NorCal Ghost Talk" with co-host and cofounder of NPI, Shane 'The Wingman' Thornton on BlogTalkRadio Sundays at6-7 pm pst.

    Since the early 80's when Doug was physically touch and attacked numerous times in his home over a 5 month period, he has been actively seeking answers to the questions no one could answer. "When I was attacked in my own home by an unknown and unseen spirit or entity I wanted to know what was going on and why. It didn't take very long for me to find out I had to get the answers myself." At that moment a paranormal investigator was born.

    Today, NorCal Paranormal Investigators, Inc. is comprised of a very close-knit team of paranormal investigators. Each one bringing their own special insight into the group forming a unique combination of old style common sense, science and psychic abilities. Not your typical Ghost Hunters. Doug said, "We understand the fears and concerns that people have, as we have also experienced what they are going through. We're here to help people understand what they are experiencing and conquer their fears." If you feel you may be a victim from a troubled or restless ghost, spirit or entity and would like our help, please take a moment check out our web-site and contact NPI direct for an interview and on-site investigation.

    , NorCal Paranormal Investigators, Inc.

    Npi Team Mebers are: Cat Guillermo Case/Corporate Manager, Doug Carnahan Founder/President-Lead Investigator, Shane Thornton Lead Investigator, Alberto De La Cruz Investigator/Tech Manager, Deborah Bondoc Sensitive-Investigator, Lisa Carmody Researcher/Investigator in Trainning, Teresa Dell Psychic Medium, Bridget LaFont Paranormal Investigator.



    Website: www.norcalghosthunters.com
    Email: norcalghosthunters@yahoo.com
    Phone: 510-592-1639
    MySpace: myspace.com/norcalparanormal
    wwwBlogTalkRadio.com “NorCal Ghost Talk”

    Shane Thornton - Co-Founder/Lead Investigator

    Shane Thornton

    My name is Shane Thornton and I’m originally from the inland Empire in Southern California. I have now found  a new home here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve  always had a strong interest in the unknown and the  paranormal. Being part of NorCal Paranormal Investigators Inc. is a godsend for me. I have the opportunity to do two things I love. 1.) Investigate and explore the unknown and 2.) Have a chance to help people.

    At a very young age I was intrigued with the strange and unknown. I also started experiencing different things like dark shadows going down the hallway.I can’t count how many times I’ve woken up in the middle of the night feeling a strange presence hovering over me and then disappearing. I was too young to understand then, but my desire to learn and know what was happening lead me to studying paranormal psychologyin college. This also connected me closer to other family members who I learned were also sensitive to the paranormal and had the same thirst for knowledge. In addition to the paranormal I also have a keen interest in the special effects industry. I found it valuable when investigating a case to have the knowledge of how special effects works when debunking a haunting or certain situations.

    I have a passion and compassion for helping and understanding people. I’m so excited about my involvement in NorCal Paranormal Investigators Inc. There’s a big need for a group like ours and I look forward to assisting you with your special needs.


    American Paranormal Investigations

    Dave Bender grew up in Montana surrounded by his Native American background. He studied traditional ceremonies and medicine from his uncle. Dave's family has always discussed and embraced the paranormal. He moved to California and started American Paranormal Investigations, in part to assist others with their struggles surrounding the paranormal, but also to provide others with the opportunity to learn more about the paranormal. He works in the Social Services field by day and by night monitors the group¢s nonprofit status, as well as coordinates and organizes the investigations.

    Dave is 36 years old. We are an official TAPS Family Member for Northern California. located in Sacramento, CA. Our contact phone number is (916) 600-9497. web site is www.ap-investigations.com Email is admin@ap-investigations.com

    American Paranormal Investigations

    20 Questions Dave Bender

    1. Where do you see ghost hunting and paranormal groups, web sites or ghost information, tours and books being in contact with ghosts like your own in 10 years?

    I think that these areas will continue to grow and develop. We see a lot of groups, conferences, and tours sprouting up all over the place in the last 5 years. With all of the new television shows coming out, the public continues to desire this field, it will continue to grow.

    2. What would you personally consider to be the definitive proof that ghosts are real?

    It's hard to say if anyone has definitive proof of ghosts. I think that up to this point, only the personal experiences that people have had can be called definitive proof, at least to that individual. You will always have individuals who debunk or claim that evidence is not true.

    3. What is the most real evidence you personally have uncovered so far?

    I would say that some of the best evidence we have collected came in the form of EVP. They were quite audible and everyone in the room heard them at the same time. That for me was more credible than the orb photos we have seen.
    4. Are you skeptical of the claims others make of their findings?

    I think that there's always a certain degree of skepticism in other's findings, but at the same time if I was not there to experience it, I can't necessarily claim that the individual did not capture or experience the phenomena they state.

    5. If you could investigate your "Dream Haunted Hot Spot" where would it be?
    I would have to say Dracula's Castle. So much energy and emotion captured in one area. It would be intense!

    6. What was your first paranormal encounter?

    My first experience occurred when I was participating in a Native American ceremony. I remember opening my eyes and being in a different place. I could see the area very clearly. It was quite amazing to me. Other spirits would come down and observe what we were doing.

    7. What scares you about Ghost Hunting or Paranormal Investigations?

    The investigations that involve children that are either frightening them or causing them physical harm.

    8. If you could work side by side with one of the Paranormal Investigator greats, who would it be?

    I would enjoy working with Loyd Auerbach. He is such a wealth of information and knowledge and really seems willing to share his knowledge with others.

    9. Read any good Paranormal Books lately?

    I have not had any time lately to read any books. We have been busy with investigations.

    10. What Question do people ask you most when you tell them you're a paranormal investigator, writer?

    Are you serious?

    11. In your opinion, where is the most Haunted city in America?

    New Orleans, Louisiana.


    12. Do you feel more people should get involved with Ghost hunting or Paranormal Investigation?

    I think that if they have a sincere passion for it and want to make a difference then yes, they should.

    13. What does the future hold for you?

    We will be doing more media events to bring more attention to the paranormal community. We will also be working on a documentary as well.

    14. Paranormal Conventions do you see them growing? And which ones are the Must go to ones?

    Yes, as the field grows, I believe that conventions will continue to develop all over the place. The ones I believe are good to go to are the
    ones that offer informational workshops on techniques. Inviting some well-known investigators helps draw people.

    15. What is your most favored tool of the trade?

    I believe that the individual investigators are the most important tool of the trade. They are the people who will gather the most information
    about a location.

    16. Tell us about your best moment in investigating or conference attending for you?

    I presented at a conference several years ago in San Francisco. I met some very interesting people and conducted a workshop about blessings and cleansing. I enjoy the workshops where people are willing to learn more about other cultures and investigation techniques.

    17. What is the hardest part about being a real paranormal celebrity?

    I don¢t consider myself a paranormal celebrity, although some consider me as one.

    18. How do you document your investigations?

    We utilize cameras, camcorders, digital recorders, and pen and paper to document our investigations. We utilize as many different media as we can.

    19. Have you ever taken a ghost Tour other than your own? And, What about it did you not like?

    I took a ghost tour in San Francisco and it was quite interesting. The thing I didn't like about it is the expectations that people have when they think that they will encounter paranormal activity while on the walking tour.

    20. What in the field of ghost hunting and Paranormal Investigating needs the most attention?

    I believe that the families and individuals that are requesting investigations need to have their needs met. Often we are contacted by a
    family who wants specific answers or issues resolved. Many groups will go in and simply tell them yes or no if their place is haunted and then leave. We owe it to the places we go to to provide them with some answers or reassurance so that the experience was worth it for everyone involved.

    We are a paranormal investigation and research team that focuses on helping people understand and live with possible paranormal activity. Through investigation and reseach we (our team and the public) can become educated and informed about the other world we may be living with in our homes and communities.

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    Groveland Hotel at Yosemite
    18767 Main Street
    Groveland, CA 95321
    Phone: 800-273-3314 209-962-4000
    Home to Lyle, our resident ghost. He's very quite and doesn't really bother anyone, but he has been seen on many occasions. Lyle, while working on the Hetch Hetchy Water Project, died of mysterious circumstances in this room. Mirrored English armoire, marble topped night table, Queen size French bed, private bath. Hotel Lyle's Room #15

    Hotel Roosevelt
    7000 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, CA
    Phone: (800) 950-7667
    Ask for Room 928, where Montgomery Clift stayed during the making of "From Here to Eternity." Rumor has it you can still hear Montgomery Clift play his bugle. Cabana 246 is where Marilyn Monroe lived on and off. Her personal mirror is in the lobby of the hotel, where some say they still see her image gazing back from time to time.

    Queen Mary
    1126 Queens Hwy
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    Phone: 800-437-2934 562-435-3511
    From its beautiful Art Deco salons to the depths of its darkest corridors, The Queen Mary has been a constant source for stories, articles and documentaries about supernatural sightings and other unexplained activity aboard the historic ship. Even as this piece is being written, testimonials from passengers and crew members continue to be reported and documented, all of them wanting answers to what they've experienced. Do ghosts really exist aboard the Queen Mary?



    International Society for Paranormal Research

    Since its founding in 1972 the International Society for Paranormal Research or ISPR, has continually impacted the science of Parapsychology. Dismissing the mindset and practices of those in scientific and academic circles and associations of the early 1970s, founding Parapsychologist, Dr. Larry Montz, was the first field Parapsychologist to take studies of Psi abilities (psychic abilities) out of a controlled environment (lab) and create varying levels of clairvoyant testing in the field. Montz was the first Parapsychologist to work professionally in the field and to employ those with enhanced Psi abilities (clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairgustus, Remote Viewing or RV, psychometry, energy manipulation, physical mediumship, empathy, etc.) and create the 'Team' concept combining both scientific and clairvoyant methodologies, leading to the development of Enhanced Field Parapsychology or EFP. As a result, the professional ISPR Team has maintained a proven 95% accuracy rate in field investigations, both paranormal and criminal. http://www.ispr.net/


    Omega Paranormal Society


    The Omega Paranormal Society investigates paranormal events including reports involving ghosts, apparitions, hauntings, poltergeists and similar paranormal phenomena. We do not charge for any of our services and only look to advance our knowledge of the paranormal and assist others. We utilize video and audio recorders along with data logging instruments, and although do not have psychics or mediums on staff, we will leverage personal experiences as a guide.

    The Omega Paranormal Society is based out of Walnut Creek, CA. We focus on serving the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, although when needed we've conducted investigations as far away as Baltimore, MD. We are professional in our approach, including providing for each investigation a report detailing the work conducted, specific research conducted and any evidence found. We also provide copies of any credible evidence that is found.

    For assistance with events that you may be experiencing give us a call or contact us via email.


    The Ten Most Haunted Places in Sacramento, California
    By Paul Dale Roberts

    Paul Dale Roberts

    "California, Here I Come"
    -- written in 1924 by Bud De Sylva and Joseph Meyer

    Also see: Paul Dale Roberts Top Ten Most Haunted Places around the world

    Paul Dale Roberts Top Ten Most Haunted List


    Paul dale Roberts hunting ghosts

    This is only my opinion, but I will give you the list of what I regard as the ten most haunted areas of Sacramento, California. Some of these areas, you may have never heard of. A lot of haunted areas in Sacramento are known for their haunted activities such as the Old Broadway Cemetery to the old Governor's Mansion. But, let me give you a list of my favorite ten and a small description of each one. -- Paul Dale Roberts

    1. The Record Store on K Street Mall
    Briefing: An old woman in Victorian clothing appears to patrons and disappears. She is known to go up to a noisy patron and told him to keep the noise down. It is rumored she haunts the basement.

    2. Old Sacramento Tunnels
    Briefing: Old Sacramento was rebuilt over the original town. There are tunnels and a hidden town underneath, buried because of the rising waters of the Sacramento River. It is rumored that the underground area of Old Sacramento is so haunted that the transients don't like sleeping down there. One transient said that besides the ghosts of the tunnels, the red beady eyes of rats in the night scared the hell out of him, he would never go back!

    3. California State Library
    Briefing: It is rumored that some sections of the California State Library are haunted in what is called the California Section. In the California Section, there has been seen an old man with glasses looking over old books. It is also said that there is a tunnel that goes from the California State Library to the Capitol and those tunnels might be haunted.

    4. Pocket Area Homes
    Briefing: These new homes were built over a Portuguese cemetery. Residents have complained that they have seen spirits in their new homes.

    5. Richard Trenton Chase aka The Vampire of Sacramento Victim's Homes
    Briefing: Richard Trenton Chase also known as The Vampire of Sacramento committed some grisly murders in Sacramento. He was a serial killer that dabbled in drinking the blood of his victims and cannibalism. As a child he mutilated animals. It appears that at some of his victim's homes, there may be some residual hauntings, the reenactment of murder plays over and over again.

    6. Paradise Beach
    Briefing: A man is sometimes seen walking the beach, he seems depressed. It is said that this man was a drowning victim.

    7. A House on Parkshore Circle - Greenhaven
    Briefing: The people that lived in this house had a white rabbit. One day, the occupant of the home tied the white rabbit named Bugs to a long rope, so he could play in the backyard and not escape, since Bugs was the family pet. Bugs got entangled in the bushes by the rope and broke his neck. Passerbys walking in Seymour Park see a white rabbit in the front lawn playing and as they watch, the white rabbit dissipates into thin air.

    8. Sacramento River - Greenhaven Area - Gloria Drive
    Briefing: Late at night as you walk down the enbankment of the Sacramento River, you can see a campfire going. As you approach the campfire, the campfire disappears. It is rumored that a transient drowned in this area and the campfire you see is the campfire he would make on his cold nights camping along the river. This could be a residual haunting. Also, on another note, 2 men from SMUD and a dog walker once saw a Sea Serpent, or what appeared to be a Sea Serpent in the same area of the Sacramento River, making loud thumping noises in the water. The dog walker said the sighting of the Sea Serpent occurred at 3:00 a.m.

    9. Freeway exit to San Francisco off W Street
    Briefing: In the 70s a woman was hitchhiking off this exit and she was murdered. Her murder was never solved. Some people say that ever once in a while, they see a ghostly image of a woman hitchhiking in the same area at night.

    10. A House in Antelope
    Briefing: This 1998 house was built on a Japanese Internment Camp of WWII. The occupants of the house, an Asian family claim they see a woman without a head that scares their 6 children that reside in that house. They also see a ghostly figure of a man in white t-shirt and white shorts. There is piano music that plays that can be heard from a distance. Sometimes objects are moved around the house and placed in inappropriate places.


    Sacramento has many haunted places, I tried to give you a few that you may have never heard of. For more information on H.P.I. (Haunted and Paranormal Investigations of Northern California), see their website at: www.hpiparanormal.net



    Mary Ellen Pleasant, The Other Voodoo Queen

    CALIFORNIA VOODOO QUEEN: Mary Ellen Pleasant


    She has been called the "Mother of Civil Rights", a Bordello Madam, a Voodoo Queen, and even a murderer. Mary Ellen Pleasant was black, and a mistress, lover, or consort to wealthy banker Thomas Bell. Her nemesis, Teresa Bell claimed she was held voodoo orgies at the Bell mansion. Others claimed she was one of the first civil rights crusaders. She was mysterious, wealthy and controversial.

    Mary Ellen Pleasant (died January 4, 1904) was a 19th Century female entrepreneur of partial African descent who used her fortune to further abolition. She worked on the Underground Railroad across many states and then helped bring it to California during the Gold Rush Era. She was a friend and financial supporter of John Brown and well known in abolitionist circles. After the Civil War she took her battles to the courts and won several civil rights victories, one of which was cited and upheld in the 1980’s and resulted in her being called, “The Mother of Human Rights in California”

    Mary Ellen Pleasant was born a slave around 1814, on a plantation near Augusta, Georgia. In her own memoir, she claimed that her mother was a voodoo priestess, descended from a long line of “voodoo queens” of Santo Domingo. She said that her father was John H. Pleasance, the White son of a governor of Virginia.

    Mary Ellen was said to practice her powerful voodoo to control people, and people claimed she had “hypnotic powers”. She ran a boardinghouse for her young female “protégés” who socialized with the wealthy and powerful men who knew Pleasant through business dealings; some accounts referred to her as a madam. Rumors circulated regarding mysterious deaths of several people connected with her, but she was never charged with a crime. In 1935 a San Francisco newspaper reported that a family acquaintance of Thomas Bell, the banker, swore before he died that Pleasant had given Bell drugged wine and pushed him over a banister to his death. Afterwards, Bell’s house was said to be haunted.

    In any case, Mary Ellen Pleasant was one of the most influential women in San Francisco’s early history. She increased her fortune through speculation on mining ventures and investment in other businesses. Pleasant died in San Francisco at the age of 89. While accounts of her life are full of controversy, there is no question that she was a major force in San Francisco’s early days, and was the first powerful person to fight for the civil rights of Black Californians.

    Story John Johnson


    Mary Ellen Pleasant often made contradictory claims about her early years. Her birthday is known to be August 19; the year is unknown but may be between 1814-1817. In the mostly likely version of her memoirs dictated to her god-daughter, Charlotte Downs, she claimed she was born a slave to a Voodoo (her word: Vodoun was not in use at the time) priestess and the youngest offspring of a Virginia governor, John Hampden Pleasants. In any case she showed up in Nantucket circa 1827 as a 10-13 year old bonded servant to store keeper, “Grandma” Hussey and worked out her bondage, then became a family member and lifelong friend to Grandma's granddaughter Phoebe Hussey Gardner. The Husseys were involved in Abolition and it is known that Mary Ellen met most of the famous luminaries of the movement during her youth on Nantucket.

    Mary Ellen Pleasant
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    The history of Mammy Pleasant and her hold on Thomas and Teresa Bell will perhaps always be shrouded in secrecy. For although she had been offered $50,000 tell what she knew after the death of Mr. Bell and her grim rift with Teresa Bell over a property settlement in 1899, loyalty was one of Mammy’s virtues.

    People said she was a blackmailer, a procuress, a thief, a horsewhipper of children—who was also capable of generosity and infinite gentleness—and that she had been a New Orleans slave whose master had freed her for “certain reasons.”

    Around 1850, the Pleasants traveled to Nantucket to hide out for a while, and then continued to New Orleans where she became acquainted with a “Voodoo Queen,” Marie LaVeaux, who was an influential figure in New Orleans society. Mary Ellen remained in New Orleans for some time, studying voodoo with LaVeaux. Her primary interest was said to be methods of manipulating rich people to benefit the poor and oppressed. Her husband continued west to see if San Francisco would be a good place for a new start.

    CALIFORNIA VOODOO QUEEN: Mary Ellen Pleasant

    The reason she is not better known today is probably because of the scandals of the late 19th century which began by dragging her name through the mud in the courts over another person’s dishonored marriage contract. This court battle between Sarah Althea Hill and William Sharon smeared Mary Ellen badly, but the job was finished later when Teresa Bell, Thomas Bell’s widow, sued Mary Ellen over Thomas’ estate. The house Mary Ellen had designed for Thomas Bell and herself became known as the “House of Mystery” and the peculiar arrangements with Thomas’ farce of a “marriage” were exposed and paraded through the courts though they had nothing to do with the battle at hand. It does show you what a black woman and a white man thought they had to do in that time and place to have a life under the same roof.

    The Hill/Sharon battle and Sharon’s newspaper allies, publicly named Mary Ellen as a Voodoo priestess (which she may have been) but went on to say that she was a baby stealer, a baby eater, a multiple murderess, a madam, a lying, conniving, cunning, schemer, and maybe, worst of all, hung the epithet of “Mammy” upon her. All the press from the 1880’s and beyond was extremely negative to an aging Mary Ellen. She was quoted on more than one occasion as saying, “DON’T call me Mammy!”, a request too often ignored by friend and foe alike.

    It is said by certain writers that Mary Ellen Pleasant made herself the "Voodoo Queen of San Francisco," that she conducted voodoo ceremonies in her homes and in the home of Thomas Bell and that she used her voodoo skills to entice, entrap and overawe several Whites, including former Senator Sharon who died, one writer said, after she "willed him to death."

    She died on January 4, 1904.

    Although some fiction was written that included Mary Ellen in various guises, it was not until the 1998 that another writer and researcher, Susheel Bibbs, who had done accurate historical research on Mary Ellen’s life began to publish a series of monographs available through MEP Productions, SF. http://www.mepleasant.com/ Susheel’s work on Mary Ellen is recognized by the California Humanities Council. http://hometown.aol.com/mepleasant/myhomepage/resume.htm

    It was common legend that Mammy was in league with Blind Bill, the Bell butler. When Thomas Bell died from a fall over the banisters of his own house and his son Fred was the victim of a mysterious assault in the house, tongues clacked unrestrainedly.

    Before he died, Tom S. Burns, who was Teresa Bell’s old notary public, swore he knew Mammy had killed Thomas Bell by giving him drugged port wine and pushing him over the banister. Little wonder when mammy died in 1904 at the age of 89, and Teresa Bell sold the “House of Mystery,” which subsequently became a select boarding house, that folks labeled the place haunted.

    Today the Green Eye Hospital stands on the site and the last evidence of the Bell mansion has vanished before the hosts of progress.

    The San Francisco News
    October 14, 1935

    At 1661 Octavia Street you will find a plaque honoring African-American Mary Ellen Pleasant.

    1661 Octavia Street plaque honoring African-American Mary Ellen Pleasant.

    A biographer notes that her mother brought her up in the Voodoo religion, and that Mary herself was perceived to have the powers associated with a priestess. Whether she had supernatural powers or not, she certainly amassed a fortune in San Francisco - which was reportedly worth $30,000,000 at its height.

    There is now a park and memorial plaque at the corner of Bush & Octavia streets, where her grand mansion once stood. She received the most wealthy and influential people of the town at her home, and it was said that Mary used hidden peepholes and passages to spy on her guests' conversations while she was out of the room. That gathering of confidential information could have been one way that she contributed to her fortune.

    The legends of her Voodoo prowess abound to this day, however, and there have been many strange occurrences that have taken place in the park. People who say bad things about her in the park have had objects dropped on their head, or fallen suddenly as if pushed. The sudden appearance of a crow seems to herald Mary's presence, and she has even taken her human form and walked among the trees and bushes. If you make a respectful request of the Voodoo priestess on that corner, and find favor with Mary, it is said that your request will come true.

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