The Haunted History Of This Southern California Canyon Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine

Black Star Canyon, a remote hiking area located in Orange County in the Santa Ana mountains, has a haunted history that will make you think twice about doing this hike alone, especially after dark, as the canyon is rumored to be one of the most haunted places in all of Southern California. In addition to all of the haunted stories you’re about to hear, the canyon is also known for its extreme sound fluctuations that go from long periods of eerie silence to sudden gusts of howling wind that sound like otherworldly spirits screeching in the distance.

Some say these stories of hauntings are only urban legend, but just as many say they are quite true based on the paranormal encounters people have experienced firsthand while out on the trail. Either way, there’s no question that Black Star Canyon has been the site of more murders, terror and bloodshed than any other canyon in the Santa Ana Mountains. So is Black Star Canyon really haunted? Gather a group of friends and experience the hike for yourself — I’ll let you decide.