Discover Haunted Bay Area

May 10, 2012 1:44 PM

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Discover some of the Bay Area’s most haunted places and follow a team of investigators as they search for paranormal activity at a hotel that’s so much fun, the guests continue to come back, perhaps even from beyond the grave. Take a tour and see for yourself, some of the Bay Area’s most haunted hot spots.

U.S.S. Hornet
U.S.S. Hornet Museum
707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3
Alameda, CA 94501
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This World War II-era Naval ship is said to be one of the most haunted places in America. Since 1943, over 300 people have lost their lives on the USS Hornet, many rumored to be suicides. Tools move, massive doors open and close and long, lost soldiers roam the narrow hallways.

If you’re brave enough, why not take the ‘History Mystery Tour’, which starts at 10pm. Bring your own flashlight, as the lights are OUT on this spooky tour through the depths of this haunted ship. These tours happen about once a month, and cost $35. Check the website for official dates and times. Be warned: guests have reported hearing footsteps, and a voice warning them to “Get out.” Yikes!

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Sebastiani Therater
476 1st Street East
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 996-9756

Built in 1933, the Sebastiani Theater is said to be haunted by a former stage manager who fell from one of the overhead walkways and died on stage. Many employees report having “experiences” with this vintage theater.

Brookdale Inn & Spa
11570 Hwy 9
Brookdale, CA 95007
(831) 338-1300

Many of the staff at the Brooksale Inn report ghostly activity, particularly with the hotel’s appliances. Blenders in the kitchen somehow turn on overnight, frighting the morning kitchen staff. And occasionally, televisions in unoccupied hotel rooms flick on, to fuzz and white noise.

Paranormal Zone TV

Researches from Paranormal Zone TV have come to the Brookdale to investigate, and seem to think of of the ghostly presences might be Sarah Logan. The daughter of a local judge, she reportedly fell in the nearby creek, hit her head on a rock, and drowned. They report, however, that Sarah seems to be a friendly ghost.

Ryde Hotel
14340 Hwy 160
Walnut Grove, CA 95690
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The famous Ryde Hotel was build on the ruins of a fire in 1926. A popular spot on the ferry route to San Francisco, the Ryde Hotel was home to some serious parties, both in the swinging 20’s and 30’s, and also, the drug-fuled 1970’s. Staff have reported numerous sightings, including the ghostly guest who seems fond of Room 212.

California Delta Paranormal
(415) 690-5365

Donna Raymond

Along with “paranormal sensitive” Donna Raymond, the investigators of California Delta Paranormal detected some serious ghostly presences in the Ryde. Specifically, a very confident spirit known as “Sir” holds court in the downstairs speakeasy/bar.

SF Ghost Hunt
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 922-5590
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Have a ghostly experience in the heart of San Francisco on this spooky three-hour walking tour through Pacific Heights. Guides say that usually, at least one person on each tour has some sort of paranormal interaction. A cold breath or a gush of wind? No reservations are necessary, and the Ghost Tours costs $20 for adults, and $10 for kids under 16.

Queen Anne Hotel
1590 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 441-2828
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The SF Ghost Tour begins and ends at the historic Queen Anne Hotel. Six nights a week with your Ghost Tour ticket, you can explore this landmark, which is said to be haunted. Ask the friendly staff at the front desk to see an album of actual guest photos featuring unexplainable “orbs.” Wander the parlor, check out some of the glassy-eyed dolls on display, and if you dare, spend the night.

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