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Haunted San Diego

San Diego is famous for its beautiful weather, the fabulous beaches, the thriving tourism industry, and the high tech industry; but did you know there's a darker side to "American's Finest" city? San Diego has its fair share of haunts and paranormal activities.

What makes for a good scare? Abandoned cemeteries, old creaky houses, a couple of murders and suicides - yes - San Diego has plenty of those! Scroll below for real haunted places or click here to read about scary attractions (staged for entertainment purposes).

The Whaley House in Old Town is probably the most famous of San Diego's haunts. This Greek-Revival style house has had so many paranormal activity that it earns the title of "Most Haunted House in America". Read more...

The Hotel Del Coronado: San Diego's second most famous haunt is in the exquisite, high-end, luxury hotel, the Hotel Del Coronado. This hotel caters to the rich and famous such as movie stars, Presidents, and European Royalty. Oh, by the way, it also has a resident ghost. Read more...

The Villa Montezuma is an elaborate Queen Anne style Victorian home. It has a build-up of spiritual auras accumulated from the many seances hosted there. To start, this ornate house was built for Jesse Shepard, a musician who derived his inspiration from dead composers. Read more...

Horton Grand Hotel: Back in the 1880's, San Diego's "New Town" had turned a bit wild with gambling halls, brothels, & saloons - and the characters who frequented such places. It is said that one such ruffian haunts the Horton Grand. He's not angry though - just hanging around. Read more...

Cabrillo Bridge: Those driving along highway 163 can't help but gaze up at the beautiful white arches of the Cabrillo Bridge. Cabrillo Bridge... also known as Suicide Bridge. How many people have plunged to their death from this bridge and how many still haunt it? Read more...

The Casa de Estudillo is said to be haunted though no one knows by whom. Visitors to this hacienda claim to feel icy cold spots, sometimes they detect the smell freshly baked bread, and once, someone heard a man yell "Get Out" even though there was no one there. Read more...

Lucy of Presidio Park: not all hauntings are of dead people. Presidio Park which rises above Old Town is said to be haunted by a white doe named Lucy. Read more...
Wells Fargo Bank Building: not all haunted places are old and coated with colorful stories of tiimes past. The 8th floor of the Wells Fargo Builing in downtown San Diego is said to be haunted. Read more...

More San Diego Haunts: There are many other haunts in the city of San Diego and its surrounding areas. Some stories have a distinct "urban legend" quality to them. While others are unmistakable haunted places. Check these two books for more information:
  • San Diego's Spirits: Ghosts & Hauntings in America's Southwest Corner by Richard L. Carrico here
  • Haunted San Diego: A Historic Guide to San Diego's Favorite Haunts by Gail White here.

If you have arrived on this web page then you must have an affinity to the macabre and unexplained. Please be aware that the information in these few pages are not fabricated by this web site owner. Rather the stories are extracted from:
    - published books on haunted San Diego,
    - research on the internet,
    - talk on the street, and
    - personal site visits.

That being said, readers please be aware that information regarding ghosts and ghosts sightings are always prone to hoaxes. In other words, take what you will and leave the rest; don't believe everything you read; and if you can, go for a visit and check it out for yourself.   All rights reserved
Information is accurate at time of publication but can change without notice.