2015 Halloween: Where are haunted places in California?
Halloween is nearly here, and there are plenty of fun-filled activities that you can take part in to bring out your ghoulish nature, such as carve a pumpkin, take the kid’s trick-or-treating and dress up in a crazy costume. However, if you really want to muster up some courage and truly get in the Halloween spirt, you can head to one of these haunted places in California.
Alcatraz • San Francisco, CA: One of the most famous prisons in the U.S., Alcatraz is set on an island in the San Francisco Bay and is now a museum and tourist attraction. The site has been investigated by both Ghost Hunters and Ghost Labs and visitors and tourists alike have reported unexplained footsteps, screams, slamming cell doors and banjo music.
RMS Queen Mary • Long Beach, CA: This massive ocean liner was in service from 1936-1967, and is now permanently docked as a museum ship and tourist attraction. The historic ship has hosted haunted houses for Halloween, complete with real spirits who are said to linger on the ship. Ghostly children have been heard playing in the nursery, the engine room is haunted by a sailor that was killed there and an unidentified Lady in White has been seen roaming throughout the ship.
Cherokee Cemetery • Cherokee, CA: Numerous ghostly sightings have occurred at this cemetery. One of the ghosts is of a murderer who was burned alive in his house across from the cemetery. Also, word is that if you leave flowers at a certain child’s grave, the ghostly child will visit that evening to show you his appreciation.
St. George Hotel • Volcano, CA: This quaint hotel is home to a couple of ghosts: a well-dressed gentleman with a cane and a young girl who appears dressed all in white. Additionally, noises at night, lights that fade in and out and beds that mysteriously become rumpled are among the strange happenings that have been reported here.
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