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HAUNTED PLACES IN CALIFORNIA: RIALTO - RUBIDOUX

  Author:  55408  Category:(Hauntings) Created:(9/28/2004 10:04:00 PM)
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Rialto - Rialto high school - The story is said that a boy who had shot himself on campus because of depression and died before graduation is seen wandering around the C,E, and G buildings late at night. You can hear footsteps going up the stairs to the top of the halls. Janitors and faculty members have also said that when the school is closed at night and they are working late you can see an image of a boy walking around looking lost. it is also said that the C building, where the theater is located, is usually the coldest building and where unexpected things take place such as flickering lights, cold spots and more footsteps.

Rancho Cucamonga - Joseph Filippi Winery - The winery is supposed to be haunted by Joseph Filippi, who died in the 1970's. In the tasting room of the winery you can hear low, eerie laughter and the sound of glass breaking. In the souvenir shop, you can hear a ghostly piano playing when in reality there isn't any piano inside the souvenir shop. Also in the souvenir shop door open and close by themselves and lights flicker on and off. A woman who was working in the shop in the late 1980's heard these noises so frequently that it drove her to the brink of insanity. Even after she quit she could hear the sound of laughter and piano playing. She was eventually committed.

Rancho Cucamonga - The Sycamore Inn - The sycamore inn, now a great steak house along the old route 66, was established in 1848 but the original inn burned down and was rebuilt across the street. Apparitions of a man dressed in cowboy style clothes. www.thesycamoreinn.com

Rancho Palos Verdes - Pt. Vincente Lighthouse - Typical lighthouse story of a waiting woman. It has been detailed on the news & maybe on Unsolved Mysteries. There were always stories about the Coast Guard being unable to keep the place staffed - lots of transfer requests.

Rancho Palos Verdes - Spike - Spike is a vacant lot at the end of Lunada bay. It is surrounded by houses. But the lot remains vacant, even though they have tried to build on it several times. When you go near there you start to feel like you want to vomit. Also cars have been known to stop dead in front of the lot. Urban Legend has it that a teenager went crazy and killed his family with a axe. Also legend states that on certain nights you can hear screams and see a ghostly house through the thick fog. There used to be an iron gate that had sharp black spikes sticking out of it. However this was long ago and has since been dismantled. this is a local legend, kind of like the Vanderlip house.

Ravendale - Secret Valley Inn - It is located off the main highway used by truckers. Legend states that a woman was murdered in one of the bathtubs. Howls and footsteps can be heard when no one is around. The whole building seems to creek too.

Redlands - Barton Road Mansion - A sinister prescience is felt, on third and fourth floor most activity occurs. Closet doors push open cold temps, when exiting a figure can be seen watching you walk down stairs from third floor. On video a demonic face can be seen coming from a closet that suddenly opened. At certain points in mansion you feel watched, and not welcome.

Redlands - The Fox Theatre - The Fox Theatre is very haunted. The presence that resides there is sometimes violent. It's been boarded up for about 10 years and now it's is being renovated. The building it's connected to was once an opera house when Redlands was first founded. Maybe one of the jealous actresses is still wandering?

Redlands - Harris department store - in the women’s dressing room you here women talking when the store is closed the dressing room doors slam and heavy foot steps above the roof when there noting above

Redlands - Hillside Cemetery - Hillside Cemetery is a very old cemetery with interments dating back to the mid-late 1800's. Many people have reported strange happenings such as car horns honking by themselves, balls being thrown back over the walls after somebody has thrown them in.

Redlands - House of 1,000 Stairs - a large house with 100 stairs `outside and 900 stairs inside. it is said nuns haunt the place, it once was a convent. People live there today, unlucky for them they’re not the only ones.

Redlands - Mariposa Elementary - In the late 50's or early 60's, a little boy named Billy was hit by a school bus. He was immediately taken to the nurse's office where he died. As he was dying, he expressed his desire to get back to school. Legend says that if you knock on the nurse's door, he will knock back or you will hear him walking in the room. Sometimes he will want you to play with him on the playground, but if you refuse, he will pick on you. We hopped the fence and searched for the office. When we found it, we knocked, only to hear a very loud shuffling sound emanate from the room. Whether it was a ghost or custodian, we didn't care. We booked it back to the car and took a quick picture in front of the school sign that read, " Welcome to Mariposa Elementary, Where All Our Children Grow." - The police will be called if the neighbors see trespassers.

Redlands - Morey Mansion - This lovely mansion was once a bed and breakfast, but it is now under private ownership. There have been reports of several apparitions including a little girl, an old man (once a caretaker for the mansion) and a young boy has been seen. Most sightings are friendly in nature.

Redlands - Prospect Park - Prospect Park in Redlands is known to be haunted by several different ghosts. many people have sighted ghostly figures upon the stage. Years ago, a teenage girl that performed in one of the plays, was raped & murdered after theater hours.

Redlands - Redlands East Valley High School - An apparition a boy believed to be a senior who was killed the night before graduation. He has been seen around the school area.

Redlands - Redlands High School - Theater - Believed to be haunted by many spirits. Particularly, it is haunted by a teenage presence who lost his girlfriend in a car accident. He was so distraught by her death that he would climb up into the theatre's air ducts and write poems about her. He died in an accident in the theatre coincidently and he now haunts the theatre at all hours. The poems were painted over in most places, but he still resides here.

Redlands - The Gates of Hell - There are two black iron gates standing along the roadside of Sunset street in Redlands. Extremely unusual things are supposed to happen after crossing these gates, such as, a ghost with a headless cat comes running after you, a bloody bull's head rolls down the drive-way, and so on. The black iron gates are still sitting on the road, but the trail leading to the house has been hidden by bushes and trees. Update: Has been torn down and built over.

Redlands - The Ultimate Ghost Town - The majority of the houses are very old and Victorian, especially on the far South side. There are many stories of haunted houses and ghost there. Redlands is also supposed to be one of the highest ranking cities for devil worshippers.

Redlands - University of Redlands - Merriam Hall - The ghost of a man in army clothing wanders the halls of Merriam, a dormitory. He is known for sitting in the bathroom stall next to yours late at night. Many have reported seeing boots in the next stall when in fact; there was no one in there but them. At night, when some girls are brushing their hair in the mirror, they see the reflection of a man wearing army clothing.

Redondo Beach - Redondo Union High School - There have been many sightings of a ghost named Jake in the High schools Auditorium, he died there in the 1940's. There are also footsteps that are supposed to be from Jake walking up the wall. There have been loud knocks on the walls when no one is on the other side of them, lights turning on and off, and sightings and sounds from a staircase leading up to the sound booth. Some other happenings in the auditorium are paper airplanes falling from the catwalk and landing directly center stage. Students experienced cold chills in one of the staircases leading up to the sound/light booth. Keys that had been lost several years before at some other high school had fallen from nowhere next to the owner of them at RUHS. Another guy has died in that auditorium about a year ago when he had a heart attack while visiting the bathroom. No known experiences have occurred in the men’s bathroom yet except that his blood is still stained into the grommet of the tile.

Redwood City - Canada College - Many people have taken the elevator in the learning center around 1:15 in the afternoon, and they have complaint that all of a sudden they smell dead dog. Also, In the parking lot, People can see a naked guy doing the spits and disappearing into thin air.

Rialto - Blockbuster Video - After hours, the power has gone out in the store while neighboring businesses remain unaffected. Drop box doors have swung open by themselves and the sound of someone walking has been heard when no one is around. The specter even leaves footprints.

Rialto - Rialto Public Pool - An older man and a young pregnant woman in 20s clothing wanders the office area and pool deck. They have been known to walk straight across the pool (right above the water) and fling papers and chairs around in the office area. Many of the lifeguards and faculty refuse to be there alone after dark.

Richmond - Steamy Hills - If you take highway-580 towards San Rafael, take the last exit right before the toll booth to drive on the bridge, follow the road and in the 3-way junction, follow the middle road and keep going all the way until you get to military base houses. This place used to be a military base back in the 60's. Soldiers resided in these white chapel-like houses until one mysterious chemical was released into the air, which caused lung cancer to humans. Since then it has been partially abandoned and not many people go there. There has been many sightings of a crew ship in the waters, others have said that while driving at night, a big deer (buck) might appear to be crossing the road leaving blood trail marks on the floor, others have seen a black cat run across the road and when that happens, their car turns off and will not work no more, you may sometimes see someone peeking through the window of a house if you drive by those houses. all these things only happen at night since nobody is there at night

Richmond - Salesian High School - Reports of a ghost that haunts the third floor...students sense his presence when walking the halls after hours.

Richmond - Steamy HIlls - If you take highway-580 towards San Rafael, take the last exit right before the toll booth to drive on the bridge, follow the road and in the 3-way junction, follow the middle road and keep going all the way until you get to some military base houses....This place used to be a military base back in the 60's...soldiers resided in these white chapel-like houses until one mysterious chemical was released into the air which caused lung cancer to humans....Since then it has been partially abandoned and not many people go there....There has been many sightings of a crew ship in the waters, others have said that while driving, a big deer (buck) might appear to be crossing the road leaving blood trail marks on the floor, others have seen a black cat run across the road and when that happens, their car turns off and will not work no more, you may sometimes see someone peeking through the window of a house if you drive by those houses...all these things only happen at night since nobody is there at night

Ridgecrest - Burroughs High School Lecture Center - There are two ghosts in the lecture center. One man died when he fell off some scaffold and dropped 100 feet on his head during the building of the auditorium. The second man was an actor in a play by the school's drama club. A scene where the main character was shot was tragically ended when another member of the club put a live bullet in the prop gun for the play. Custodians in the building report lights being turned back on after several attempts to turn them off. And a seat on the left side has cold areas noticed by anyone who sits there. During plays where a scene is very sad, the left curtain blows when there is no draft.

Riverside - California Baptist University - Catacombs - Before the old mission style buildings were a college campus, they housed an insane asylum. In the early 1900's through the 1950's mentally insane patients walked the halls of the 4 story building. Under the building was a network of catacombs that allowed hospital workers to enter and exit the hospital once all the doors were locked. It is rumored that sometimes bad patients were taken down into the catacombs to be tortured. The basement of the college now holds offices, but also is where the entrance to the catacombs are located. Throughout the campus there are entrances to the catacombs as well. At night, one can hear knocking on the door to the catacombs in the basement and will feel a very cold presence. At random times the secret entrances will be found open with freezing cold air coming out of them. Students have reported going into the catacombs and seeing the spirits of the patients from the asylum walking through the catacombs.

Riverside - Castle Park - Many employees have reported seeing a "lady in a white dress" in the ride park as well as one employee being physically pushed inside the Big Top restaurant. Sightings also include a spirit standing on the balcony above the Plaza Cafe. This spirit reportedly flew across to the trees when the employee looked up at it. The last experience was inside the arcade after hours. Reportedly an unseen spirit opened and closed the door by prize counter several times when there was no one around. This incident was heard and not seen. Strangely enough all sightings and experiences are by males and the spirits are reportedly female. No actual harm was done by the spirits. This area of land from the Tyler Mall to La Sierra Blvd was an old Indian Burial Ground. - In addition to what you already know about the park, a former employee also had an experience in the railroad tracks tunnel in the park. After hours when all the guests are gone the cafe would close. when any of the employees would be sent to toss away the trash in the far end of the parking lot, they would have to go in pairs. Reason being is because when you cross the tracks near the cafe you can see the silhouettes of Indian women walking around. Sometimes you can also see what appears to be a fire burning in the far corner, but when you go to check it out it dims away.

Riverside - Indian Hills - The Avilas House - The Avilas House is an old mansion located in Indian Hills. At night, there have been sightings of an old woman walking the hallways and knocking on the door to the laundry room.

Riverside - Mission Inn - The Mission Inn is an older, semi-spooky (yet extremely classy and pricey) hotel. While guests of the Inn may enjoy modern amenities such as an outdoor Olympic sized pool and fitness center, the catacombs that run underneath the building heading in the direction of Mt. Rubidoux are now closed. As one current employee of the Inn remembers, an older gentleman was once given a room in one of the upper stories of the building, as there were no lower floor rooms available due to construction. The next morning, when the gentleman was asked if his accommodations were adequate, he replied, "All was fine, especially the woman singing beautifully in the next room." He was the only tenant on that floor. This place is haunted by the Millers. The Mission Inn Hotel was originally a 12 room cottage where the pool now sits. The existing structure of the hotel was begun in 1900 and completed in approximately 1947. Owned first by C.C. Miller and sold to his son, Frank, in 1900. Frank's sister, Alice, managed the hotel until her death in the late '40s.

Riverside - Mission Inn - 215 - reports of blue lights the size of a bowling ball has been reported inside room 215.

Riverside - Mission Inn - Alice Miller's ('Aunt Alice'> room - 4th floor, south east corner. This two-level room is very active. Reports of cold spots, touches, apparitions. Strong presence of Alice.

Riverside - Mission Inn - Bridal/Honeymoon Suite - Across from Alice Miller's room. Multiple reports of being pushed down the spiral staircase of this two-level room. In 1993, a couple on their honeymoon night checked out of the room just after midnight after reportedly being pushed on the stairwell.

Riverside - Mission Inn - Catacombs - Once an underground museum, this area was closed to the public when the hotel was re-opened in 1992. There was an enormous amount of activity in the area of the foyer during the years immediately following the hotel's re-opening. The hotel's comptroller at re-opening resigned after seeing someone in this area late one evening.

Riverside - Mission Inn - Frank Miller's Room - 4th floor, north east corner. One of the only rooms not restored during the closure of the hotel from 1985 to 1992. Possibly now a banquet room at the end of Author's Row. Strong presence of Mr. Miller.

Riverside - Mission Inn - Hallways - numerous sightings of vanishing guests along hallways throughout hotel, particularly along Author's Row, covered hallway near Alice Miller's room, 2nd and 4th floor hallways (east-to-west) parallel to pool, service area hallway behind Mission dining room.

Riverside - Mission Inn - Mission Dining Room (a.k.a. 'Spanish Dining Room'> - Apparition seen traveling near ceiling from entrance wall, near the patio, to the far back wall (south to north).

Riverside - Mission Inn - Rotunda - limited sightings. Area was closed to public after re-opening but has since opened to retail space around 1997 or 1998.

Riverside - Mission Inn - Spanish Patio - strong presences felt throughout, particularly in north-east cloister near the Lincoln bust. Mission-themed Glockenspiel was designed by Alice Miller who died just before it was completed. The clock is notorious for misbehaving.

Riverside - Mission Inn - St. Francis Chapel Courtyard - strong presences experienced near left end of Flyer's Wall memorial.

Riverside - Mission Inn - Storage Building behind hotel (north side) - Attached by a small bridge to the main structure of the hotel, this small building has been closed to the public since re-opening with limited employee access. Numerous accounts of sightings and unexplained noises. A construction worker reportedly lost his life during reconstruction in the late '80s in this building.

Riverside - Mount Rubidoux - If you ever take the time to visit this location, it is said that late at night, old spirits can be seen walking the tops of the rough terrain. In your ramblings across the area, you are also likely to find a tiny picture encased in the jagged rock of Mt. Rubidoux, which appears to be a portrait of Jesus Christ. Not strange enough for you? It used to appear as the Mother Mary!

Riverside - The Press Enterprise - Reports of an old lady walking in the hallway near the old pressroom, and disappears as she passes by. Doors of the Restroom stalls slam shut then lock by there self as you watch. and tapping on the right shoulder then instantly feeling very cold.

Riverside - Riverside Bridge - Supposedly, the now dry riverbed used to house a green "monster." This "monster" was reportedly seen on one occasion when it came up on the bridge and attacked the passenger of a car. Green residue was the only evidence left behind on this meet-and-greet with civilization.

Riverside - Riverside Cemetery - This cemetery is an extremely old burial site that is now owned by Riverside Parks and Recreation. The grounds are run down and not well kept, complete with fallen headstones that lie haphazardly amongst the final resting places of the dead. Residents of the area (breathing, flesh and blood residents, that is) live a mere 50 feet from the graveyard! Add to this creepy scene the irony of a "One Way" sign situated across from the cemetery that glows eerily without the aid of streetlights.

Riverside - Riverside Municipal Auditorium - Like many theaters, the Riverside Municipal Auditorium decided to put on a production of "The Nutcracker." An old man who had longed to see the show for years, bought admission to the show, but is said to have died of "natural causes" during the play. To this day, people claim to see him there on many occasions. Does he come back to see the end of the show he missed so long ago?

Riverside - University of California Rivera Library - Most of the very large Rivera Library was remodeled during 2000-2001. Parts of it were left untouched however, upon entering the main entrance turn left, it will be clear which parts are older. It is said a female ghost haunts these parts, on the first and second floors, mainly at night and after patrons have left and in the early morning hours. Janitors working after midnight have reported sounds and cold spots. Short lasting obnoxious odors have been smelled in the basement. A great time to go would be during finals week as the library is open until 2am.

Riverside - Victoria And Dufferin - People have said to have seen many "Black Blurs" wondering the area, and have heard screeching cries that sound like children being tortured.

Riverside - Victoria and Van Buren - In 1979 a girl was murdered just off this corner while walking to the local High School, and her body left in the small stand of orange groves. The murderer taunted the police with phone calls and led them on a crazy goose chase to find the body of Susan. He was caught later. As you drive down Van Buren, which is usually at a fast clip, you can sometimes see a girl looking out from the small grove of Orange trees still there. If you walk or ride a bike in the area you can feel like someone is watching you and it is cooler there. Van Buren is a very busy street, but sometimes the signals change for cross traffic even though may be no one there. Also, on those early mornings, just before the sun comes up, this area (which is not too far from the Duffrin events) is colder and foggier than the areas around, even though the fog in areas around it may have already dissipated.

Rocklin - Finn Hall - Finn Hall is a playhouse and the ghosts of old play writers about 20 yrs. old still haunt the halls today.

Rocklin - Rocklin high school theater - A ghost named "Billy" is believed to haunt the school's theater. There have been many incidents such as when after school two students helping the teacher touchup paint on the walls of the theater saw "help" mysteriously written on the unpainted part of the wall. Another time, a cell phone was found after school and put in a locked cupboard for three days. When it stared ringing on the third day, a student unlocked the cubored to answer it and couldn't reach it in time. So he dialed *69. A graduated student that was visiting cell phone rang. the first student asked her why she was calling that phone and she said that that number had called her the day before. And she didn’t call the phone at all. The interesting thing is that the phone had been locked up all weekend long. Only the teacher had keys to the lock.

Rohnert Park - Gravity Hill - When you park your car at the bottom of the hill and put it in neutral you go backwards up the hill.

Rosemead - Don Bosco Tech - A student who shot himself in the parking lot is still seen at night in the front parking lot. also student have heard people crying in the restrooms of the 400 and 600 buildings.

Rosemead - Richard Garvey Intermediate - Teachers been knowing that the 500 building is haunted. Sometimes the janitor have been touch on the sholder while cleaning up. Many teachers told the student to not hang around there, but they always say "its a tradition for the 8th graders" students from 2001 reported that they are being watch at all times.

Rosemead - Corner of Rush and San Gabriel BLVD - a few years ago an MTA bus crashed into a small car unfortunately killing one of the passengers. The wreckage scar still remains. People say that a shadowy figure can be seen standing underneath the tree as if waiting for something. People say that they hear, or feel someone when waiting at the crosswalk where the accident occurred.

Roseville - Woodcreek High School - A ghost by the name of Mac haunts the theatre. He is known for dropping lights from the ceiling. Locking doors in the theatre...and tripping actors backstage

Rowland Heights - Rowland High School - One of the faculty members died in a car accident right in front of the school. Since then, at night students have been reporting a lady wearing torn up clothes and scars through her face standing in the middle of the road.

Rubidoux - Mount Rubidoux - between the hours of 1-3am on the east end of the mountain. Strange figures have been seen running and hiding as if playing a game, in groups of three. They have been described as elves/little people. They are known to throw small rocks in your direction, and stack small piles of rocks in a path you just have taken.

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