There are plenty of things to do in San Jose this weekend, but if you’re looking for a place to hunt a ghost or two, look no further than these ten gems located in the beautiful city. Whether you’re looking to explore a garden or an educational museum, these local attractions are also known to be notoriously haunted by one or more paranormal entities. So, if you’re interested in something spooky to do this coming weekend, be sure to check these places out.
But if a ghost follows you home, don't say we didn't warn you...
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10) San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
If you’re interested in natural beauty, you won’t want to miss this rose garden. Located right in the middle of the city, there are 189 varieties of roses on display here. The garden is a fantastic location for those who want to spend a quiet afternoon away from the chaos of city living.
Recently, visitors have reported seeing the apparition of a young woman dressed in white, walking amongst the flowers. When a man approached her and attempted to make conversation, he saw that blood oozed from her eyes shortly before she disappeared into thin air.
9) Winchester Mystery House
This historical estate offers extensive tours into the Winchester family and their businesses. Tours provide not only a glimpse into their business, but an interesting look into consumerism and the evolution of certain products. Rumor has it that visitors have seen the ghost of a woman walking through the walls of the house.
The woman’s sockets were said to be empty. Some believe it is the ghost of Sarah Winchester herself.
8) The Tech Museum of Innovation
This tech-centric museum offers exhibits that look at the evolution of technology and how it is utilized by mankind. From space exploration to the modernization of medical procedures, this museum has many interesting exhibits to see. It is also home to an angry spirit. The entity is known for tripping and pinching unsuspecting visitors.
7) Rotary PlayGarden
If you have kids, and are looking for things to do in San Jose this weekend, be sure to check out the Rotary PlayGarden. The park offers many different play structures, complete with giant slides. Occasionally kids who claim to make friends with a ghostly looking young boy who appears by the swings.
The children have described the boy as having strange looking clothing with a lot of black liquid on it.
6) Our House
Trying to join the organic food movement? This restaurant offers all organic, locally grown produce, compiled together to create unique and delicious sandwiches. Just try to avoid going to the ladies restroom by yourself.
A few women have recently reported seeing phantom hands by the stall beside them when they knew they were alone in the room.
5) Children’s Discovery Museum
This museum provides a ton of fun activities and exhibits for young children. Kids can experiment with water in the hands-on water room. Or they can take part in an archaeological dig in the mammoth room.
Rumor has it that the café in the museum is the home of a strange black mass that produces chronic insomnia in anyone that has accidentally come into contact with the terrifying specimen.
4) Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
Much as you might guess by the name, this educational museum offers a close up look at ancient Egypt. It even has a number of mummies on exhibit, including mummified remains of monkeys, cats and crocodiles. Some locals insist that the spirits of the animals haunt the museum.
Sometimes ghostly monkeys will leap out at passerby from darkened corners of the building.
3) The City Fish
Craving delicious but inexpensive seafood? This casual restaurant offer fish and chips in a relaxed, family friendly environment. Lately, guests have witnessed seeing dishes and drinking glasses move by themselves on the table.
When one diner verbally asked if a spirit was present, the entity jerked the person’s chair backward. The man suffered a severe concussion from the ghost’s attack.
2) Hellyer Park & Coyote Creek Trail
Hellyer Park has two extensive trails for all of your running and biking needs. Said trails circle around a lake, a children’s playground and benches perfect for an afternoon picnic. The park also has a basketball court that is known to be haunted.
The apparition of a young man has been seen crawling around on the asphalt. Those who have seen him have reported that he is missing both of his eyes.
1) Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
Happy Hollow is one of the things to do in San Jose this weekend that is perfect both for families and dates. Not only are various small animals here, but the zoo also offers a playground, puppet shows and contains a petting zoo. A few weeks ago a man saw a teenager walking in one of the exhibits. When he went to order the teen out, the young man screamed and lifted his own head clear off his body.
Have you been to any of these places in San Jose? What did you experience? Tell us in the comments below.