Northern California December 11, 2017
10 Horribly Creepy Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do In Northern California
Northern California has an incredibly rich history which has resulted in quite a few scary places where that history lingers. From abandoned ghost towns to haunted hotels and even a haunted mountain…there’s a lot of creepy things to do if you’re the type of person who loves a good scare. All of these places are the perfect place to have a thrilling adventure. Check them out, but they aren’t for the faint of heart.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Explore one of the most infamous ghost towns in Northern California.
Northern California is home to dozens of abandoned mining towns, but Bodie may just be the creepiest of them all. On its exterior, Bodie appears to be a classic Wild West town. However, a visit to this long abandoned town at night will prove that there are several spirits that still linger there. If you visit, be sure to not take anything with you when you leave. It's been said a curse will be put on anyone who takes anything that rightfully belongs to the town. For more information, check out our full article
2. Visit this creepy haunted lighthouse.
The Battery Point Lighthouse is located on the very northern end of California. Although it certainly looks beautiful and charming on the exterior, it's been said that something haunted lies within. Although it's an active lighthouse, it's one of the oldest in California. There have been various reports over the last 150 years of a ghost inhabiting the lighthouse, and several paranormal researchers have tried to figure out what, or who, exactly still lingers there in spirit. For more information, check out our full article
3. Drive down Northern California's most haunted road.
You'll definitely observe some beautiful scenery as you drive along Highway 299. However, this road has countless ghost stories associated with it. It's believed to be haunted in various locations, but it's the stretch from Old Shasta City to Whiskeytown Lake that's said to be the spookiest. There are tons of haunted places along the route to pull off and explore. For more information, check out our full article
4. Tour a haunted prison.
haunted prison. The Preston School of Industry was used as a correctional facility for over half a century. It remains open today for tours. Located in Amador county, it's been rumored to be haunted for decades. Previous inmates and staff have both reported unexplained happenings and the fact that the prison was home to many tragic deaths supports that this place is actually haunted. A tour of this place is certainly not for the faint of heart. For more information, check out our full article
5. Check out this haunted coal mine.
It's undeniable that California wouldn't be the state it is today without the thousands of miners who flocked to the state during the gold rush. Dozens of these boom towns cropped up in a short amount of time. However, many people in these towns suffered dismal fates. The mining town of Nortonville which is located near Antioch is said to be haunted by the wife of the man for whom the town is named. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, there's certainly a strange energy in this forgotten town. For more information, check out our full article
6. Take this road trip to Northern California's most abandoned places.
Although California is famously known for its largely populated cities, many people don't realize that our state, especially Northern California, is full of abandoned places. Many of these locations contain only remnants of the booming places they once were. Seeing what has been left behind at these places is definitely a hair-raising experience. What better way to see them than by taking our Most Abandoned Places In Northern California Road Trip? The road trip is full of the creepiest abandoned places in the state including Donner Pass, Point Reyes, and Old Shasta City. For more information, check out our full article
7. Check out one of these eight places to spot a ghost.
Our state is full of haunted spots. There are simply too many to count. However, we compiled a list of the eight best places to spot a ghost for those who love a good scare. Whether you're a believer of the supernatural or not, there's no denying that there is a certain thrill in "ghost hunting." The Holbrook Hotel, The Cary House in Placerville, and the Mission San Jose are all sure fire spots to see a ghost. For more information, check out our full article
8. Walk around the remnants of this creepy ghost town.
The sight of the forest taking over what once was the town of Falk is an unsettling one. The Falk lumber mill was a lively town until the Great Depression hit. The lumber mill closed in 1937 and the once-booming town is now only a distant memory. As you explore Falk's remnants, you can't help but feel the presence of the people who once lived and made this town their home. For more information, check out our full article
9. Get spooked in one of these haunted cemeteries.
Cemeteries are strange places. Sometimes, they can seem peaceful. Other times, you can't help but feel the haunted energy lurking in them. Northern California is full of eerily beautiful cemeteries with rich histories and countless stories to be discovered. Visit the Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma and you might just discover the resting place of Marilyn Monroe, or visit the Old City Cemetery in Sacramento where 600 victims of the cholera outbreak in 1850 lay in rest. Whether you stumble across a ghost or not, a walk through one of these incredible cemeteries is an experience you'll never forget. For our list of 13 Disturbing Cemeteries In Northern California, click
10. Learn the story behind Northern California's haunted mountain.
Mount Shasta is one of California's most well-known and beloved mountains. However, many people aren't aware that this mountain is rumored to be haunted. The legends of the tunnels and hidden cities beneath the mountain may seem ridiculous to most people, but the strange energy of Mount Shasta is undeniable. You might just find that you're a believer once you visit it. For more information, check out our full article
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