All posts in "Southern California"

Real-Life Nightmare: Evil Lurking at Mission San Buenaventura

For the lover of Spanish Missions in California, or for the devoutly religious – or for those who are both – it doesn’t get much better than Ventura, California’s Mission San Buenaventura. Built in the late eighteenth century, this mission has withstood the test of time, as well as many other tests throughout its long life. […]

Want To Be Terrified? Visit This Haunted Arcadia Intersection

Arcadia is the sort of town one would not associate with the darkness of stark terror. Tree-lined streets sport manicured lawns beneath a sky so blue it is almost painful – this is the sort of image Arcadia conjures up. At least, this is the image it conjures up during the day, and to those who […]

You Want Scary? The Real Ghost Of Foothill Boulevard

Do you remember how the old saying goes: get your kicks on Route 66? One of the most famous extant elements of Americana today is the historic highway, stretching out miles and miles across state after state, and boasting some of the most interesting and often unusual tourist sites along the way. So if you’re the type of […]

Molly’s Souper: The Most Haunted Place In Upland California?

For the person with a hankering for a little breakfast in Upland, California, it’s hard to beat a little place like Molly’s Souper. Open seven days a week for both breakfast and lunch (come for the breakfast, stay for the lunch could be their motto,) this little restaurant has a great menu, great prices, and great […]

Delano Hitchhiking Ghost: Evil Lurking On Browning Road

Delano, California is a small, uninteresting town that many may think twice before visiting. East of this town is an equally dreary road known as Browning Road. If you’re a paranormal enthusiast, you know that this is one road you shouldn’t dare travel alone. If this is news to you, know this: an evil hitchhiking ghost lurks here. […]

The Dead Refuse To Sleep At The Seal Beach Naval Base

The Seal Beach Naval Base, located in California, is a place where weapons and munitions are loaded. There’s a maintenance facility on the grounds, as well. There’s also a memorial at this location, serving as the West Coast home for the World War II National Submarine Memorial. In other words, thousands of people visit this Navy base […]

Ready to be Terrified? Beware the Haunted Ortega Highway

San Juan Capistrano, California boasts a lot of great qualities. Among them are the friendly people, the mild to hot weather, and – of course – the mountain passes. Ortega Highway, also known as Hwy 74 or route 74, which winds through the mountains like a spaghetti noodle, is one such destination for the kind of thrill-seeker […]

The Paranormal Activity At This California Park Will Scare The Life Out Of You

Griffith Park is located in the Santa Monica Mountains in Los Angeles, California. The park is absolutely huge, and is a very popular destination among tourists, nature lovers, and photographers. It’s so big, in fact, that it’s the second largest city park in California. Some refer to the park as being the “Central Park,” of Los Angeles, but […]

Haunted Arcadia: The Ghost of Taco Lita

It’s almost funny, until it isn’t. The idea that a portal to another world – or an Underworld – might exist in the bathroom of a Mexican fast food restaurant is the sort of stuff that jokes are made of. One could almost write the “bean burrito gives patron existential experience” lines in one’s sleep. But […]

Prepare To Be Terrified: Turnbull Canyon’s Eternal Hauntings

Tucked away in the sunny, chaparral-covered landscape of Puente Hills, CA is the area known as Turnbull Canyon. It’s a popular spot for outdoor fun. Plenty of hiking trails, roads suitable for mountain biking, and even some wide open areas for off road vehicles makes it a gift to the people of Puente Hills. The only […]

Want Nightmares? Paranormal Activity At The Salton Sea

The Salton Sea was originally viewed as a blessing, as it was created purely by accident back in the early 1900’s. The Colorado River erupted after the failure of enduring a heavy rain, and millions upon millions of gallons of water would burst into what was a dried out lake bed in the middle of nowhere […]

10 Scariest Haunted Roads In Southern California

We’ve all been out driving late at night at one point or another. The darkness, the fog, the road seemingly stretching on forever. Your sense of direction grows hazy and you begin to feel lost. You might grow paranoid, and start to feel scared for your life. Normally that would be letting your nerves get the better of […]

The Nightly Terrors at La Purisima Mission

The Spanish missions which dot the California coast have long been rumored to be filled with vengeful spirits of the peoples who were conquered in the European bid for control of the Pacific Coast of America. Lompoc’s La Purisima Mission itself has a long history of ghostly sightings and strange activity, particularly at night. The Chumash people […]

The Evils Lurking Around Proctor Valley Road

If you’re ever traveling between Chula Vista and Jamul in San Diego County, you’re bound to travel on the one lone dirt road passing through the large, dry and eerie area that’s Proctor Valley. Be forewarned – as tempting as the deserted places you drive across may seem or as fascinating as the scenery may be, […]

Splash with the Ghouls of Raging Waters San Dimas

With summer around the corner, attractions like Raging Waters San Dimas are definitely on everyone’s to-visit list. Located near the Anaheim Resort area in San Dimas, the 50-acre water park boasts some of the riskiest rides and slides, peaceful rivers and pools, and mild and wild kiddie attractions. However, if you need an extra reason to head […]

10 Most Haunted Hiking Trails in San Diego County

Hiking is one of those innocent pastimes you can enjoy on your own, with friends and your S/O, or the whole family. And it lends itself to wonderful wildlife photography. However, it can also plunge you into the heart of darkness if you’re so inclined. Explore certain areas at certain times and you may come […]

This Old Mental Ward In Highland Is So Scary That You May Go Insane

There is no worse hell than being trapped in a void for all eternity. The ghosts of the Bethany House in East Highland know it all too well. What you say, what you do; it doesn’t matter. Trapped between the world of the living and the dead, your thoughts are only concerned with that of one thing: Disturbing the […]

13 Insanely Haunted Places to Visit in Los Angeles

Looking for the most haunted places to visit in Los Angeles? You’ve come to the right place. Los Angeles is one of America’s shining jewels. Home to history, high finance, and of course Hollywood, there’s so much to see and do in the City of Angels. With the region’s story spanning back hundreds of years to the time of […]

Beware the Char-Man of Ojai California

Ojai California is an odd place. It’s a mix of rural country wisdom from long-time residents, and the glitz and glamor of Hollywood from the vacationing movie stars. Everything is set in the stunning natural splendor of the Ojai Valley, with beautiful orchards and hiking trails. The vast, untapped Sespe Wilderness runs right alongside. Like most […]

Paranormal Proof at Elsinore Naval Military Academy

We’ve been planning on doing an article on the abandoned Elsinore Naval Military Academy for some time but had been busy with other projects. However, on our Paranormal Facebook page, Angel Vemich posted, “If anyone’s looking for a real adventure check out the abandoned boys military school in Lake Elsinore, my kids went and had fun yet said […]

Insane Paranormal Activity at Linda Vista Mental Hospital

When it comes to exploring the dark corners of our world, where ghosts and ghouls may lurk, it’s hard to beat the Linda Vista mental hospital. Hospitals are places of healing, yes, but before healing comes sickness. Hospitals are concentrations of pain, suffering, and death. The volume of negative emotion that passes through a hospital builds […]

The Mystery of Arcadia’s Poltergeist

History is filled with numerous paranormal incidents that remain unsolved to this day. As much as you would love to travel back in time to revisit those moments, the only way to truly immerse in these is through words from yours truly and the people who went through them. One of such incidents is the Arcadia poltergeist […]

The Evil Residing in Ramona Convent School

Founded to educate well-rounded young women with spiritual depth, personal grace, and moral strength, Ramona Convent School welcomed its first batch of scholars in 1889. The private Catholic school in Alhambra, California has graduated over 8,300 students over the years and flaunts a strong program that goes beyond academics to teach girls about culture and service. […]

The Real Hauntings in Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion

One of the darker corners in the happiest place on earth, Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion in Anaheim has been known to send chills down visitors’ spines and even stop hearts (literally). However, the scary décor and props aren’t the only things that can scare you there. There are numerous poltergeist haunting the place, waiting for the living to […]

The Terrifying Mysteries of the Elfin Forest

The Elfin Forest. Questhaven. Harmony Grove. The names of these places sound like something out of a fantasy novel or a dream, but they’re real. Just southwest of Escondido in San Marcos lies this apparently peaceful bastion of suburbia. Filled with beautiful hiking trails and unspoiled campgrounds, it’s easy to see how these places got their names. Never […]

The Blood-Curdling Terrors of El Campo Santo Cemetery

Sitting on the outskirts of Old Town San Diego, El Campo Santo Cemetery holds many dark secrets. The cemetery was established in 1849 by the local Catholic community, and was very large with many hundreds of plots. Over the years, though, Campo Santo Cemetery became a victim of urban expansion. Bodies were unearthed and moved, […]

Is Black Star Canyon the Most Powerfully Haunted Spot in California?

Black Star Canyon, located in Orange County in the trail-filled Santa Ana mountains, has seen a lot of death. A lot of blood. And today, a lot of ghosts. Black Star Canyon is an important archaeological site, as the main source of artifacts of the local members of the Shoshone American Indian tribe. Back in the 1800s, though, […]

Would You Brave the Drowned Agua Mansa Cemetery?

There once was a town near Colton whose name meant ‘Gentle Water’, named for the feeling of safety the residents enjoyed. Then the waters betrayed them. Today, Agua Mansa is nothing but a cemetery, and the horrors that lurk within. Built on the usually tranquil Santa Ana River, Agua Mansa was the largest town in San Bernardino […]

The Scary Dairy of Camarillo Will Frighten You to the Core

Located near the current site of California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo’s so-called “Scary Dairy” was built with the best of intentions. Of course, you know what they say about good intentions. The road to Hell is paved with them. Visitors from out of the area may not know the sordid history of the beautiful CSUCI campus. Until […]

The Lost Souls of Rancho Los Amigos

Heed this advice if you care about your mental and physical well being. Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in Downey California might appear like another regular rehabilitation hospital. It is friendly enough looking, palm trees swaying in the foreground; very inviting. Rancho Los Amigos, which is Spanish for “Friends Ranch,” was even ranked as one of the country’s […]

The Ghostly Tragedy of the Altadena Gravity Hill

Passing through Altadena, CA? Here’s a trick for you. Drive to this hill in this idyllic little town, and stop the car right up on the slope. Now gather your thoughts for a moment, take a breath, and put the car in neutral. What the hell? Is the car rolling forward, up the hill? The Gravity Hill Phenomenon […]

Mysterious Ghost Sightings at the Yamashiro Restaurant

If you’re looking for a bite to eat in the Los Angeles area, Yamashiro restaurant is a good place to start. The 95 year old hotspot is famous for its Japanese cuisine, it’s breathtaking décor, having one of the most exquisite views of L.A., and of course for its frequent sighting of paranormal activity. This […]

The Nightly Visitors of Magic Mountain

Nestled in the small town of Valencia in Southern California, Six Flags Magic Mountain has been known for having some of the most thrilling rides on the West Coast. Stretched over 262 acres, it has been entertaining generations since it opened in 1971. Many of its visitors have remained faithful to it, in both life and death. […]

The Ghost of Kabar – A Heartwarming ‘Tail’

Dogs have always been known to be man’s best friend, but not all of them have been able to prove their love for their owners as Kabar did. Laid to rest at the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery alongside MGM’s lion Tawny and the bulldog from ‘The Little Rascals’ among other celebrity pets, the Doberman Pincer/Great […]

The Hair-Raising Stories of Pasadena’s Suicide Bridge

Driving on the 134 freeway while in Pasadena, California, you can’t but be amazed by the spectacular view of the Colorado Street Bridge. Curving over the river bed, it flaunts a very romantic and old charm. It’s even more irresistible at night as the lights make it appear more alive. However, once you’re on the bridge, you’ll […]

Famous Ghosts Haunting Hollywood

The horrors of Hollywood aren’t limited to the studios. Tinsel town has a dark side where ghosts of long-gone celebrities are yet to make their way into the light. If you love the world of cinema and are intrigued by the paranormal, drop by Hollywood and you’ll maybe see the following celebrity spooks. Elvis Presley Elvis is […]

5 Haunted Hiking Trails in Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County sits on the Southern California coastline about 100 miles north of Los Angeles. It’s a beautiful and scenic place, home to both amazing hiking trails and exquisite fine dining. It’s also home to a shocking array of ghosts and spirits. Here are five haunted hiking trails not to miss if you’d like to add a little […]

The Paranormal Entities Freaking Travelers on Creek Road

From ghosts to a charred creature and all the way to a European vampire, Creek Road in Ojai is a haunted ground like no other in California. Many travelers passing through have been terrorized by its resident paranormal entities, opting for longer routes the next time they travelled. If there was a next time, that is. If […]

The Curse of Bodie Ghost Town

Perched on the eastern side of the Sierras, north of Mono Lake, Bodie is California’s Official Ghost Town. Though it became renowned for having abundant gold reserves, it was equally infamous for its lawlessness as gamblers, stage robbers, and gun-fighters made their way to town. After a fire destroyed much of the town in 1932, Bodie lost […]

The Haunted Picnic Table #29 at Griffith Park

Stretched over 4,210 acres, Griffith Park is one of the largest urban parks in North America. It’s a paranormal enthusiast’s favorite exploring spot as it reportedly has a terrible curse, a number of ghosts, and a creature which witnesses described as a long humanoid that takes huge strides, has a bent back and long neck, and […]

Welcome (NOT) to the Whaley House

California has its share of haunted buildings, but none of them have as dark a past as the Whaley House. Located on 2476 San Diego Ave in San Diego, the Greek Revival style residence is a beauty, earning acclaim as the finest new brick block in Southern California when it was completed in 1857. However, it’s been […]

The Many Ghosts of the Queen Mary

The Queen Mary is world-renowned as one of the most haunted locations in California, if not the world. The decommissioned passenger liner is now owned by the City of Long Beach, and is permanently docked at the port there. The Queen Mary was drafted into service during World War II, where she was nicknamed ‘The Grey Ghost’, […]

The Horrifying Truth of Ventura’s Haunted Adobe

The Olivas Adobe is a historic site in beautiful Ventura, California. The adobe was the 19th century home of Raymundo Olivas and his family. Raymundo and his wife Senora Teodoro had an amazing 21 children, and today the site is well-known to be haunted by Teodoro’s ghost. Famous paranormal investigator Richard Senate makes his home in Ventura […]

Ghost Infested College in Camarillo

The campus of California state university Cal State Channel Islands is nestled in the foothills of Camarillo. It’s a beautiful place, set aside from the nearby city and surrounded by rolling farmlands. It also used to be the Camarillo State Mental Hospital, and thousands of patients were “treated” there with inhumane shock treatments and worse. A variety […]

10 Most Haunted Hollywood Landmarks

Hollywood! Who doesn’t get a thrill just hearing the name? As the movie capital of the world for nearly 100 years, would-be stars have made their way to Tinseltown from all corners of the globe. The glitz and glamour of the silver screen has a dark side, though. So much emotion from so many victories and defeats, […]

Disneyland – The Creepiest Place on Earth

The Haunted Mansion aside, Disneyland is home to a shockingly high number of ghosts, spirits, and other otherworldly entities. Ghost sightings have been nearly constant since the theme park’s opening in 1955. What’s the reason for this? Disneyland sees an enormous number of people coming in and out, day after day. Since opening day, over two […]

Ridgecrest Spirit in Need

Sometimes ghosts and spirits make themselves known in the most innocent of places. In the town of Ridgecrest, California, a local hotel is quite clearly haunted. There’s nothing special about the Carriage Inn, from a paranormal standpoint. As far as anyone knows, was never the site of a horrific unsolved murder, or a troubling missing […]

The Invisible Gang of Horsethief Canyon

As a major center of the Second California Gold Rush, Corona, CA is home to more than its fair share of ghost sightings and other paranormal activity. The drama and violence of the Old West was in full swing in this part of Southern California, and tempers often ran high. Murder and thievery was commonplace, and […]

3 Infamous Poltergeists of Calico Ghost Town

Nestled in the Mojave Desert region, San Bernardino County’s Calico was once a bustling mining town. Its 500 silver mines brought the population up to 1,200 residents within just two years by 1883. However, the charm of the town wore off very quickly. With the Silver Purchase Act of 1890 reducing the price of silver, Calico was […]

10 Most Haunted Hikes Near Los Angeles

Some consider the areas surrounding Los Angeles to be the most haunted regions of California. With plenty of frightfully delicious hiking trails that might just turn you into a fast runner. From grisly murders and mysterious disappearances, to ghostly creatures that haunt, and ones that seem to like hunting, each of these hikes has a dangerously exciting […]

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