Mill Creek is haunted by the spirit of a young man named Anthony Garcia. One day, he was out walking his dogs, and one of them turned on him. Dragging him in the water by the neck, Anthony screamed out the name of his lover, David, shortly before he died. Now, his ghost has been known to yell out the name “David” along the creek.
Pendleton Road is haunted by the “Red Lady”. During the 1950s, she was killed in a car accident. The story goes that she had crawled out of her vehicle to find help. Police later found her dead body half a mile away from the crash.
Wildwood Highlands in Yucaipa, California is an enormous mansion where four sisters lived. Fredrico, the pool boy, became extremely jealous when the oldest sister began dating the gardener, Pedro. One night, he snapped and decided to stab each of the four sisters. He then proceeded to throw them from the top bedroom window into pool located below.
The Turner and Stevens Mortuary is haunted by the spirits of a mean elderly woman, the little boy she is after, and the man protecting the boy. Activity includes slamming doors, books flying across rooms, and disembodied footsteps. Sometimes, when people walk by the mirrors in the hallway, the apparition of the woman or the man appear in the reflection, only to disappear.
The Haunted Mansion in Disneyland is haunted by more than the 999 ghosts it is said to have. The ride holds the world record for the most visited dark ride. It took seven years to finish the ride: beginning in 1962, halted in 1966 because of Walt Disney’s death, and opening in 1969. Rumor had it that the ride was being re-designed because it was so scary that it caused a man to have a heart attack; it is unknown if it is true or not.
Around the turn of the century, Adolph’s Restaurant was the site of a murder that caused its paranormal activity. Many of the restaurants employees complain about the apparitions that make their appearance at Adolph’s; however, owners refuse to accept the claims as true, even despite all of the encounters. Today, the building is a Chinese restaurant called Fuji Restaurant.
The Linda Vista Community Hospital opened in 1904, and it featured its own miniature “farm” of cows, chickens, and a garden in order to provide the patients with fresh butter, milk, eggs, poultry, fruits, and vegetables. The original building was designed by Charles Whittlesy and opened under the name Santa Fe Coast Lines Hospital. It was razed and rebuilt in 1924, and, in 1937, was renamed the Linda Vista Community Hospital.
Fort Humboldt is haunted by a former post commander who died of malaria in 1859. His apparition can be seen looking out the window of the fort’s hospital. Activity includes large, heavy objects being moved across the floor at night, lights turning on and off, objects and falling. Such occurrences started being reported during the 1950s, and began happening on a regular basis after 1993.
Saint John’s Catholic School’s rectory was haunted by the ghost of Sister Irenita, a nun who died in 1931. For five years following her death, both students and nuns alike saw her spirit every night. Her appearances occurred up until a special mass was held in order to put her to rest. Vandals dug up her coffin and exposed her corpse, which Monsignor Cullen of the parish said was in perfect condition, being soft to the touch, even despite the fact she had been buried for over five years and had a tree root break into her coffin.
The Washington Elementary School is haunted by the ghost of a 13-year-old boy who walks around in the halls at night. Other activity includes cold spots, the sound of knocking, and scratching sounds, even when no one is around. It is unknown how the boy died, or if he is the only spirit at the school.
The Wild Goose was a yacht that belonged to Hollywood legend John Wayne for over twenty-five years. Only a month before Wayne’s death, he sold it off to make sure that it found the right home. The new owner, Lynn Hutchins, saw the apparition of a tall, smiling man on the boat. It is thought to be the spirit of John Wayne, as he started appearing in August 1979 shortly after his death.
The Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California is regarded as one of America’s most haunted locations. It belonged to Sarah Winchester, widow of William Wirt Winchester, who was the man behind the Winchester Rifle. For thirty-six years, the house was continuously worked on.