HAUNTED CALIFORNIA SPACES WORTH SEEING
California is known for its clear skies and year round sunshine but, as it turns out there is a slew of “Haunted” places to visit. This past summer my buddies and I mapped out four California destinations we wanted to visit that are said to be “Haunted” West Coast destinations. Needless to say we kind of failed after a few mimosas at our first stop; The Hotel Del Coronado but, below is our itinerary of haunted spaces we thought might be worth seeing.
The Whaley House | San Diego
It may look like an ordinary, old-fashioned brick house, but the Whaley House is anything but. In its history, it served as the town courthouse, a general store, a theater, a morgue and a granary. It was also home to Thomas Whaley and his family, many of whom are said to be haunting the old mansion since their demise. Whether it was the gruesome suicide of the Whaley daughter, Violet, or the many hangings that occurred on the property’s grounds before the family bought it, visitors allege to hearing heavy footsteps moving about the house when no one was in sight. Otherstrange events include sightings of Thomas Whaley standing at the top of the stairs and a floating apparition in the downstairs rooms among other events.
Battery Point Lighthouse | Crescent City
This iconic lighthouse in Crescent City, California was built in 1856 and although it survived the tsunami of 1964 that devastated this northern California city, there’s been numerous reports of strange and eerie occurrences.
Lighthouse workers and guests say that they have heard what sounded like someone wearing large boots stomping around. There have also been reports of items moving, cold spots and the feeling that someone was touching them when no one was there.