Sleeping With Ghosts in California
California. – Its long and rich history from Native Americans. to Spanish explorers, to the California Gold Rush. and the scandals of Hollywood. the Golden State has can’t help but to be haunted. Here, you will find dozens of hotels, inns, B&B’s and even some campgrounds where you can sleep with a ghost!
To see a spirit of California’s Gold Rush days, try the Sierra Nevada House in Coloma or the Groveland Hotel ; or if you’re looking for a celebrity ghost, spend a night at the Chateau Marmont or Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. On the other hand, if you’re looking for sheer numbers, try the Queen Mary in Long Beach, reportedly one of the most haunted hotels in the nation.
Union Hotel In the heart of historic Benicia, the gracious 1882 Union Hotel is reminiscent of California’s colorful past. During the late 1800s, a young woman allegedly hanged herself in one of the rooms of this historic hotel. Today, this unfortunate soul reportedly continues to be seen in a window that faces the street and others heard her talking or crying. Union Hotel. 401 First Street, PO Box 874. Benicia, California .
Beverly Hills Hotel Presiding majestically above Sunset Boulevard, the Beverly Hills Hotel has been welcoming royalty, legends, world leaders and luminaries to its luxurious accommodations since 1912. Its bungalos are said to be haunted by several ghosts including Rachmaninoff and Harpo Marx. Beverly Hills Hotel. 9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California .
Fernwood Campground – For many years this area was considered sacred by the Esalen Indians and today stands as a commercial campground. According to employees and guests the ghost of an Indian wearing a corn mask has been seen between 2:00 and 3:00 a.m. near the cabins. Fernwood Campground.
Brookdale Lodge Sitting beneath the stately giant redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Brookdale Lodge has been serving customers since 1890. In the early 1920’s, the beautiful dining room with the natural brook running through it was built and a feature of Ripley’s Believe It or Not served to make the Brookdale Lodge world famous. In the 1940s the lodge became home to a number of gangsters and other shady characters. At this time a number of secret passageways and hidden rooms were installed throughout the lodge. It was during this time that buried bodies under the floor began to circulate and a six year old girl drowned in the dining room creek. Today, this historic lodge is haunted by dozens of specters from the past as the little girl is seen running through the lobby, ethereal voices and music are heard throughout the lodge, the sounds of ghostly diners in an otherwise empty dining room, a ghostly woman seen walking over the brook as if supported by a bridge removed long ago, and more.