Haunted Hotspots of Orange County (and Surrounding Cities!)

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In honor of Halloween the OC Weekly has compiled a list of haunted Orange County locations courtesy the database of haunted places on Shadowlands.net. So take some time and have a read.

Hey, even if you don't believe in ghosts, at least you can learn about some local legends.

Anaheim Fairfield Inn by the Marriott This motel is right next to a freeway and is said to be haunted by a couple that died in a car accident.

Anaheim High School
A WWII bomb shelter supposedly rests under the school, and people claim to hear constant banging on the old, locked steel door at night - usually after football games.

Anaheim High School Theater

Voices have been heard in the auditorium and deep laughter on the balcony.

Chain Reaction
Employees report hearing talking and laughing late at night in the back alley and in the bathrooms. Upon investigation, no one is there. A homeless man was found dead in the back alley several years ago. The venue has been converted from a biker bar - where there were many reported stabbings--into the club it is now. House of Blues, Anaheim
People have been brushed against, touched and pushed by something. But when they look, there is no one there. Woooo.

Kmart on Euclid
Employees have reported things falling off of shelves after closing. Some report seeing a girl. Her name is supposedly Isa or Isabel.

Red Cross House
It is supposedly haunted by the original caretaker. When you get to the room where the children once lived, people report feeling a strange presence and some report being pushed.

 Editor's Note: And don't forget Disneyland: Duh.

Flickr user Joe Penniston

Brea's Best
Employees have reported that during late hours, frozen food gets launched across the kitchen.


Knott's Berry Farm
The legend goes that in the early '80's, a young man, distraught over a recent heart break, jumped to his death from the top of the parachute ride. The ride is since gone, but the structure still stands. On several occasions, employees have had the experience of something large slamming into the ground "as if someone were to drop a sack of potatoes from high above on the structure," only to find nothing.

Costa Mesa, Back Bay High School
There are reports of a woman who screeches at the back of the school at night. When people go to check on her welfare, no one is there.

Costa Mesa High School
There have been sightings of a man-spirit rumored to have died in the boy's locker room.

Estancia High School

Faculty members have reported strange smells and being touched in the early morning when no one is around.


Cypress College, Photo Department
In the late '80s, a student brought in a human skull with a bullet hole in it to photograph in studio 3. After that day, the department chair reported that he heard a strange pounding on the stockroom door when he was there alone. The occurrences have never stopped.

Cypress High School, Performing Arts Building
It was said that a high school student was in the attic of the performing arts building getting something from the storage area, when she fell through the floor boards to her death. Now, there are reports of feeling that someone is watching you up in that room.


Diamond Bar/Brea Canyon Road
It is said that at night you can see hikers trying to get a ride, but when you stop, there is no one there.

Diamond Bar High School
Students have reported that when you walk through the hallways alone you will feel someone's hand on your shoulder, but when you look back, nothing is there.

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