The San Francisco Bay area has a colorful, mysterious, controversial, and downright creepy history. There are hundreds of stories that range from reported ghosts and paranormal activity to mysterious disappearances and untimely deaths. There are creepy and haunted spots in the Bay Area that are not well known, so take note of these surprising destinations and proceed — if you dare. Watch out for these 10 creepy places around the Bay area that might surprise you.
1. Bay Bridge — San Francisco
The SF Bay Bridge may be surprisingly haunted by several ghosts, those most notably from accidents and even the 1989 earthquake. Drivers have complained of hearing knocking on their car windows. Others say that they saw a headless man, believed to be a victim of the 1989 earthquake, running next to their cars at the same speed. Another story involves a ghost of a man who broke down driving in 1948 on the San Francisco side of the bridge and was run over as he was walking to a phone booth.
2. Palace Hotel — 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco
3. Haight-Ashbury — San Francisco
Haight Street is San Francisco’s most haunted street after dark. According to the president of the San Francisco Ghost Society, Haight-Ashbury has housed many dark and sinister secrets.
4. San Remo Hotel — 2237 Mason Street, San Francisco
The San Remo Hotel has a long and storied history in San Francisco. In 1922, the name changed and has since seen several tragic suicides, deaths, and ghostly encounters. You may even spot a little girl wandering the hallway if you're so unlucky.
5. San Francisco National Cemetery — The Presidio, San Francisco
This cemetery is often overlooked as a haunted spot, but the remains of the former Letterman Army Hospital are located here. The haunted factor lies with the spooky stories of apparitions of American soldiers who died there.
6. Golden Gate Park — San Francisco
Outside of Stow lake, not many people know that Golden Gate Park has a haunted history. Park locations that attract droves of people have had ghosts like the ghost cop who has stopped people for speeding. The tales of recent lurid murders in the park still continue to haunt the park today as well.
7. Wyndham Garden Hotel — 1355 N 4th St., San Jose
The hotel — specifically Room 538 — is home to a haunting dating to 1979 or 1980 after the death of a tragic young woman. Since the death, guests have reported of elevators stopping on only one particular floor by themselves, faucets turning on and off, and a "woman in white" seen entering hotel rooms.
8. Moss Beach Distillery —140 Beach way, Moss Beach
There is a ghastly legend at Moss Beach Distillery, a restaurant near San Francisco. The legend is that of the Blue Lady, a ghost reportedly seen at the Moss Beach Distillery Cafe usually dressed all in blue. No one is sure where she came from.
9. Sutro Baths Tunnel — Sutro Baths, San Francisco
Another unlikely haunted spot around San Francisco is Sutro Baths. The tunnel that lies directly to the right of the old sunken building at Sutro Baths is reputedly haunted. Rumor has it that there have been haunted and unexplained activities or ghosts reenact the heyday of the Sutro Baths, most often at night.
10. Presidio Pet Cemetery — The Presidio, San Francisco
Hidden in a forgotten corner of the old Presidio is a pet cemetery with sad, tiny grave markers. The Fog often hangs over everything here adding to the haunted factor. Ghostly figures — mostly animals and military officers — have been spotted here.
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