Haunted Scouting Locations
By Paul Dale Roberts, HPI General Manager
These 2 ladies, showed us a few haunted sites! Thank you!
Shannon ‘Ms. Macabre’ McCabe – Former Owner of HPI and I, Paul Dale Roberts aka the Demon Warrior – Former HPI General Manager and now HPI Owner have been to many haunted locations. If you want to go ghost hunting, we will share with you some haunted places we have visited.
Some places we only drove by and did a lookie loo, some places we actually stopped at and did a semi-investigation. Some places I will only mention, because we only did the lookie loo thing and other places I may talk about, because we interviewed witnesses who gave us their impression or stories about the haunted location in question.
Now let’s look at the list:
Port Costa is a town on the Carquenez Straights by Crockett, Rodeo. The road that is legend/myth is Port Costa Road off Highway 4 in Contra Costa County. Google Ghost of Port Costa there is great info there.
Reputed haunted locations are as follows:
The Falkirk Mansion – San Rafael. The bushy haired boy ghost is seen walking around the garden area. Legendary Ghost: Bushy Haired Boy Ghost.
Wright’s Station – Wrights, CA – Information at this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrights,_California
Dutch Flat Hotel – Dutch Flat, CA – Coat Tail Man is sometimes seen. A male ghost with black jacket and coat tails. Legendary Ghost: Coat Tail Man.
Jeffrey Hotel – Coulterville – Creature with red eyes is sometimes seen crawling on the rooftop of the hotel. Legendary Ghost: Red Eyed Roof Crawler.
Mormon Emigrant Trail Road – Old Iron Mountain Road. Ghostly settlers are seen walking the trail.
Legendary Ghosts: Ghosts of Settlers.
Town of Locke – I sent a scouting party to this location and we got some unusual orb activity. There are many stories in the town of Locke, like the Bok Bok Man (a ghost that makes tapping sounds during certain hours of the night). Legendary Ghost: Bok Bok Man.
Town of Buena Vista – This whole town is haunted. Lady in a long pink dress is sometimes seen in and around Buena Vista. Legendary Ghost: Lady in Pink.
Folsom Powerhouse – See information at the link below:
Potter School – Sonoma County – This is where Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds movie was filmed at and Potter School is reputed to be haunted. The laughter of school children is sometimes heard in the late evening hours. Legendary Ghosts: Laughing School Children.
Ralston Hall Mansion – Notre Dame de Namur University. Ghostly black Doberman pincher has been seen. Legendary Ghost: The Doberman.
Pinky’s Bar and Grill: Nancy Bradley and Gold Rush Ghosts investigated this haunted location. Nancy wrote about it and her story starts off like this: “The weather could not have been more frightful, terrible, unaccommodating and spooky, the night of December 1, 2008 as we approached our destination, Pinky’s Bar and Grill. Located at the Verona Village Resort on the beautiful Sacramento River a few miles north of Sacramento, California, we had been told the place had stories to tell. Nestled directly on the water in a little hamlet called Nicolas, it should not have been a chore to get there from our Gold Rush Ghosts Paranormal Headquarters in Placerville, about 30 miles away in the heart of the Gold Rush Country. But this day was different.”
Murphy’s Hotel in Murphy’s CA (gold country): http://www.legendsofamerica.com/CA-HauntedHotels4.html
Also see http://www.murphyshotel.com/events.html
Nevada City – Many locations are haunted in Nevada City. The ghostly fireman is sometimes seen. When he appears he acts like he is looking at the rooftops of buildings. Legendary Ghost: The Fireman Ghost.
Crockett – many locations of this town are haunted. A ghostly white horse is sometimes seen galloping through the main street of Crockett. Legendary Ghost: The White Horse of Crockett.
Michigan Bluff – Chinese immigrant workers in the 1800s fell off a cliff and are said to haunt a certain hillside at Michigan Bluff. Legendary Ghosts: Chinese Immigrant Workers.
Opera House – Montague: Ghost of woman opera singer is sometimes seen on stage. Legendary Ghost: Opera Singer Ghost.
Joseph Grant Park, on Alum Rock 6 miles from the summit/Lick observatory on Mt. Hamilton. Haunted by hippie girl that was murdered there. Legendary Ghost: Joseph Grant Park Hippie Girl.
Alameda Insane Asylum – Extreme haunting activity.
Keddie Resort – Plumas County – Brutal murders took place in Cabin #28. See link:
Andleberry Estate & Sanatorium – 2604 Clovis Avenue, Clovis, CA 93613. Extreme haunting activity.
Columbia Hotel in Columbia: Old time cowboy gambler seen at hotel, dropping cards to the floor. The cards will dissipate when they touch the floor. Legendary Ghost: The Cowboy Gambler.
A Fan Writes:
“I was reading your HPI web page and some of your investigations, and I am curious to know if you’ve ever investigated the Vineyard House on Cold Springs Rd in Coloma, CA. I was employed as a security patrol officer in the mid-90′s and the vacant (at that time) Vineyard House was on my route. I experienced many strange goings-on both inside and outside while patrolling the grounds there. The Coloma Pioneer cemetery is directly across Cold Springs Rd from the house and has been documented to be very haunted, was even investigated by the psychic Sylvia Brown some years back. The whole area, according to the owners of the market down the road from the Vineyard House, has more than its fair share of hauntings. Might be good practice for you to check out some of them.”
Answer: Yes, we have been to the Vineyard House in Coloma. Captured a lot of orbs in our photos and of course, that is not proof of the paranormal. We did not get any EVPs. I have heard a lot of great stories about this place, but was disappointed that I didn’t get better evidence.
Highway 152 (Blood Alley)
There have been numerous sightings of a woman searching for her child, hearing the sound of a stage coach and the snorting and breathing of horses, and a rumor that a woman was killed by a truck driver and she appears in the passenger seat of a truck, screams, and then vanishes.
Mt. Madonna State Park, 7850 Pole Line Rd.
Mansion ruins and surrounding areas are haunted by former owner Henry Miller and his daughter. The daughter has been seen in open fields riding a horse. She was killed on site when she fell off of a horse and broke her neck. There have been ghostly visions on horse back in mist seen floating in the Hills for decades.
South Valley Jr. High School, 385 IOOF Ave.
Inside the old ROP building, footsteps were heard in the hallway by the nightshift employees. Upon investigation, no one was located in or around the area.
Joshua Tree Inn, 61259 Twenty-nine Palms Highway
The Inn is the place rock star Gram Parsons (of the 1960s band, The Byrds) died. He overdosed in room 8 and visitors staying there say that he still haunts that room. Objects shake, move by themselves and sometimes disappear only to reappear later. Famed psychic Kenny Kingston stayed there in 1997 and could feel Parsons vibes. Friends of Gram also stole his body before it was to be shipped home to Louisiana and tried to cremate him near Joshua Tree. They were arrested and Parson is buried in Louisiana.
Modesto High School, At the intersection of 1st St. and H St.
The spirit of a young man paces the balcony of the auditorium. Supposedly, quite a few years ago, a young man had fallen from the balcony railing to the carpet-covered cement ramp below and was killed. There are also reports of knocking noises heard in the main hallway, where the floor slopes by the sewing room, that are coming from the tunnels that used to run under the school.
Napa Cinedome, 825 Pearl St.
The Napa Cinedome is said to be haunted by two ghosts that look like a couple. There is one spot in the last theater room in the building that gets cold enough to shed ice over your coke, when you sit there you also feel like someone is watching you.
Holmes Book Company, 274 Fourteenth St.
Haunted by a male ghost that will throw books around.
Pardee Home, 672 Eleventh St.
Located in California’s Preservation Park Historic District, this house was home to California’s Governor (George Pardee 1903-1907). Pictures showing orbs have been taken, but no naked eye sightings. The rest of the park is also haunted with orbs having been photographed.
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