San Francisco October 29, 2017
10 Haunted And Historical Places Around San Francisco That Will Make Your Skin Crawl
Time to explore around San Francisco and see the dark side. These places around the city have history, mysterious stories and more. Learn more about these spooky sites:
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1. Haskell House: Fort Mason, San Francisco
The Haskell house is where U.S. Senator David Broderick died from a gunshot wound in 1859. Over the years, many people staying at the house have experienced hauntings. This is a house with a history of paranormal activity and city drama.
2. Stow Lake: Golden Gate Park
There are reports of mysterious sightings related to a lady of the lake. This notorious ghost story is of a woman who drowned in Stowe Lake, dubbed the lady of the lake, after her toddler son fell overboard during a boat ride. The Lady of Stow Lake continues to haunt the area asking people if they’ve seen her son.
3. Queen Anne Hotel: 1590 Sutter Street, San Francisco
The Queen Anne hotel may seem quaint but the background and history is dark. This hotel claimed to have a ghostly inhabitant that haunts and scares from to time to time. While the hotel may seem haunted, the main locations within the hotel; rooms 410 and 414 are the most spooky.
4. Whittier Mansion: Jackson & Laguna, San Francisco
The Whittier Mansion is haunted because people have seen shadowy outlines and felt an ice cold presences. There is the story of the ghost of William Whittier who is still roaming the house and causing a lot of paranormal activity.
5. Moss Beach Distillery: 140 Beach Way, Moss Beach
There is a legend at Moss Beach Distillery, a restaurant near San Francisco. The legend is of the Blue Lady, who is a ghost of a woman. This ghost was reportedly seen at the Moss Beach Distillery Cafe usually dressed all in blue.
6. Mission Dolores Cemetery: 3321 16th St., San Francisco
The longstanding and historical cemetery has had many burials here of dark characters in San Francisco's history. Moreover, the creepy factor is high all throughout the cemetery, and even in nearby Dolores Park, the popular park for locals was also built on a cemetery!
Alcatraz has many stories especially in the former warden's house. The history of criminals and abuse here is legendary. In terms of hauntings, several guards have reported seeing ghosts at random times.
8. San Francisco Art Institute: Russian Hill, San Francisco
San Francisco art institute is built on the remains of San Francisco's earliest residents. Over the school's existence, many stories of eerie flickering lights, tools mysteriously turning on and off, and near fatal incidents have been commonplace and mysterious.
9. Buena Vista Park: Buena Vista Avenue, Haight Ashbury, San Francisco
There have been claims of ghosts from the Gold Rush era at Buena Vista park. People have felt a vague feeling of unease and fear on these trails too.
10. Sutro Baths: San Francisco
Go beyond the Sutro Baths and explore the nearby tunnel at these ruins. There are claims of hauntings, past sacrifices, strange sightings, and unknown elements in its network of subterranean passages.
Have you been to any of these places? Let us know your opinions. If you’re interested in more spooky fun then check out
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