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There’s A Little Known Haunted Coal Mine In Northern California And It’s Terrifying

Once a booming coal mine in the late 1800s, the Black Diamond Mines began churning out tons of low-grade coal for local use. Five towns were in the mining district and many lived hard and happy lives. The town of Nortonville is where our ghost story begins. It was one of the five small towns that popped up during this boon. Located just outside of modern-day Pittsburgh and Antioch, it was named after Noah Norton whose wife Sarah is said to haunt this land. Some refer to her as the “White Witch.”

When you come to the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve make sure to keep your eyes and ears peeled. Stay alert but be respectful of the historical cemetery. Sarah is still there and you wouldn’t want to mess with a white witch.

Joanne Kraft
Joanne is a fourth-generation Northern Californian. She knows good sour dough bread when she tastes it and understands the best parts of the Golden State are nowhere near Los Angeles.