All posts in "Northern California"

The Bloodthirsty Ghosts of Cherokee Cemetery

Most cemeteries are places where we leave the dead behind. Markers or stones are put up to signify the dead’s memories and legacies. Sometimes however those who have passed on don’t truly pass on. Bloodthirsty Ghosts Spotted at Cherokee Cemetery Updated 9/19/2019 – Some burial grounds are plagued by the spirits and ghosts of those […]

10 Most Haunted Campgrounds in Northern California

When camping in Northern California, getting scared out of your wits by haunted campgrounds is definitely not on the agenda for most people. Camping is supposed to be a serene, peaceful affair. Meet up with friends or family, or just go off alone, and enjoy nature. The mountains are beautiful, and the weather is crisp […]

The Heartbreaking Haunting of the Presidio Pet Cemetery

Tucked away in a forgotten corner of the old Presidio in San Francisco lies a secret place. A creepy place. A haunted place, you could say. It’s a pet cemetery. You’ve probably read a novel or seen a movie about such places, about what can lurk within. And as we all know, there’s a grain […]

Fear the Forbidden History of The Round Room

Down in Grass Valley, past the fairgrounds and the city dump, lies an abandoned old water tank. It’s known as the Round Room, since it is so, well, round and room-sized. The tank lies in the middle of a field at the base of Wolf Mountain, at the end of a short hike down a […]

Beware Colma: The Town of the Dead

It’s ironic how Colma welcomes guests with the motto “It’s great to be alive in Colma.” After all, the City of the Silent, as it has come to be called, is haunted by the meager 1,700 people living in it. Updated 9/19/2019 – Considering the fact that it’s home to 17 cemeteries and 1.5 million […]

The Mind-Shattering Mysteries of the Sutro Baths Ruins

On the west side of San Francisco lies something all but unknown in California. Ruins! Actual stone ruins. Crumbling stairs and decrepit old edifices the likes of which are almost never seen in the US. The ruins of the Sutro Baths look something you’d find on a Greek Isle or in the French countryside. They […]

The Angry Entities of the Santa Cruz Memorial

Nestled on Ocean Street, Santa Cruz Memorial Park is a serene land that offers many of its current residents the eternal peace they seek after death. Pass by it during day and you’ll feel a sense of calm thanks to the white tombstones and rich foliage. However, the cemetery transforms during night, sending chills down […]

Beware the Corn Masked Creature of Big Sur

As any ghost hunter knows, most hauntings are subtle. At the Fernwood Campground in Big Sur, that is not the case. Most spirits don’t just walk around in plain sight scaring people. It might be because of the difficulty of influencing the mortal plane, or they might just be shy. In Big Sur, though, there […]

Do You Dare Venture Into the Old Sacramento Tunnels?

Sacramento, the capital of California, has buried some dark secrets. Literally. The Old Sacramento Tunnels, as they are known, are home to history both mundane and bizarre. In 1861-1862, it suffered the worst rainstorm in the recorded history of the state. Updated 9/19/2019 – The state government fled the city for fear of drowning, and […]

Prepare to Be Insanely Terrified: The Antioch Gates of Hell

Along the isolated, deserted Empire Mine Road in Antioch, there is a haunted place known as the Gates of Hell. Yes, that’s right. There is a literal gate on the side of the road, and the locals call it the Gates of Hell. These are modern times, and it’s not quite the gargoyle encrusted stone […]

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