Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Status: Open as a bed and breakfast
Built by Englishman John Wells Snowball in 1877, the Snowball Mansion belonged to the Snowball family until 1944. The mansion was built for Lucy Knight Snowball, John’s wife, and everything was happy up until one fateful night. Lucy had gone to check on their only child and discovered that it wasn’t breathing, and had died of unknown causes.
Lucy fell into a heavy depression, and never fully recovered from the event. The two-story Snowball Mansion houses her ghost. It is said that she walks the long halls after dark, rings the doorbell at odd hours, rattles the windows, turns lights on and off, and she has been seen walking through the bedroom door. The mansion now serves as a bed and breakfast.