Weird California
Weird California
Weird California - By Joe Parzanese

Addresses

Adelaida Cemetery Map
9899 Chimney Rock Rd
Paso Robles, California 93446

Captain Cass's House Map
222 N Ocean Avenue
Cayucos, California 93430

Coffee Rice House Map
Between 25th and Elm Off Route 1
Oceano, California 93445

Frog and Peach Pub Map
728 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, California 93401

Hearst Castle Map
750 Hearst Castle Rd
San Simeon, California 93452

James Dean Memorial and Jack Ranch Cafe Map
19215 California 46
Cholame, California 93461

Kaleidoscope Inn Map
130 East Dana Street
Nipomo, California 93444

Legends Map
899 Main Street
Morro Bay, California 93442

Lincoln Adelaida School Map
9001 Chimney Rock Rd
Paso Robles, California 93446

Mission Prep High School Map
682 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, California 93401

Mission San Luis Obispo Map
941 Chorro
San Luis Obispo, California 93401

Mission San Miguel Map
775 Mission Street
San Miguel, California 93451

Oddfellows Cemetery Map
2890 S Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, California 93401

Paso Robles Inn Map
1103 Spring Street
Paso Robles, California 93447

Piedras Blancas Lighthouse Map
15950 Cabrillo Highway
San Simeon, California 93452

Pitkin-Conrow House Map
789 Valley Rd
Arroyo Grande, California 93420

Sunny Acres Map
Bishop Street
San Luis Obispo, California 93401

The Lady of Black Lake Map
Black Lake Highway 1
Oceano, California 93420

The Lady of Callender Road Map
Highway 1 and Callender Road
Oceano, California 93420

This Ole House Map
740 W Foothill Blvd
San Luis Obispo, California 93405

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Ghosts and buried treasure lurk at Mission San Miguel
Ghosts and buried treasure lurk at Mission San Miguel

San Luis Obispo County Ghosts


San Luis Obispo County is filled with ghosts and ghouls! From haunted cemeteries to spirit filled restaurants to haunted schools to ghostly cars, the county has it all. Here's a list of 21 different haunts throughout the county.


  • This Ole House - the ghost of John Vittey who died in a fire in the building still haunts this former restaurant. Other specters also lurk within the walls.

  • Frog and Peach Pub - the ghost of a murder victim lurks in the basement

  • Mission Prep High School - a ghost nun closes doors throughout the building.

  • Dorn Pyramid - Dorn Pyramid is a "knocking grave". On Halloween at midnight, knock 12 times on the door, and you should hear a thirteenth knock from inside the monument

  • Mission San Luis Obispo - a faceless monk, seen mostly in the gardens on full moon nights, haunts the mission. Additionally disembodied chants in Spanish have been heard inside the church.

  • Sunny Acres - a former juvenile hall, known for cramming too many children into its dungeon like cells, it was shut down in 1974. Now screams have been heard from inside along with the sounds of children laughing, doors being slammed, footsteps, etc. It is called "Hell's Acres".

  • Mission Prep High School in San Luis Obispo
    Mission Prep High School in San Luis Obispo
    Do you dare knock on the door to the Dorn Pyramid?
    Do you dare knock on the door to the Dorn Pyramid?
    Sunny Acres in San Luis Obispo
    Sunny Acres in San Luis Obispo
  • Cuesta College's Interact Theater - formerly an old chapel, now the theater is haunted by strange sounds, strange lights, a piano playing on its own and disembodied voices.

  • Legends in Morro Bay
    Legends in Morro Bay
  • Legends at the Circle Inn - this bar in Morro Bay is now haunted by the ghost of old regular who passed away in the bar. When he died he dropped his pint glass; it shattering on the floor. The ghostly sounds of the ghostly pint glass can still be heard by the patrons.

  • Mission San Miguel - Mission San Miguel is haunted by the ghosts of William Reed and his family who were horribly massacred in the mission.

  • The gate to Adelaida Cemetery
    The gate to Adelaida Cemetery
  • Adelaida Cemetery - the ghost of Charlotte Sitton, wanders every Friday night from 10pm to midnight. She was the young wife of a minister who committed suicide in 1890 after her children died of diphtheria. She shows up in a long white nightgown and leaves flowers on her children's graves. The cemetery also has a caretaker ghost and a bleeding tree. The ghosts are known to steal car keys.

  • Lincoln Adelaida School - the teacher's fiance died in the mercury mines, and distraught over his death, she committed suicide hanging herself in the school. Her body wasn't discovered until the children showed up for school that day. Also later a fire killed several of the children. The ghosts of the school also cause engines to stall as frightened teenagers attempt to flee the site in the middle of the night.

  • Black Lake - The ghost of Agnes appears around midnight and walks across the surface of Black Lake. Agnes has no face, just eerie white light emanating from where her face should be.

  • Captain Cass's House - the ghost of the good captain still listens to music in the former music room.

  • Coffee Rice House - this former sanatorium still has the ghosts of its patients lurking within its walls. Oh and horrible blood stains that always return, no matter how hard you clean.

  • Pitkin Conroe House - the ghost of a nine year old girl still haunts the tower of this mansion.

  • The Coffee Rice House
    The Coffee Rice House
    The Tower of the Pitkin Conroe House
    The Tower of the Pitkin Conroe House
    Kaleidoscope Inn
    Kaleidoscope Inn
  • Kaleidoscope Inn - in Nipomo this Inn has a few ghostly occurrences happening within it ranging from a woman dressed in a robe walking through a closed door before sitting down on the bed. Also beds have been found rumpled with distinct imprints on them and lights have been found still on after they were turned off.

  • Paso Robles Inn - the ghost of a man who suffered from a heart attack during a fire back in 1940 still calls from one of the hotel's rooms. He has called both the front desk and even 911.

  • Avila Beach Spirit - the ghost of a boy rumored to be named Mikey wanders around a cave at Pirate's Cove. He appears on full moon nights and it looks as if he can't leave the cave area. He often smiles at people, and then fades away before being able to speak. Legend states that he fell off the cliff.

  • Hearst Castle - the staff and tour guides refuse to talk about the castle's ghosts and will change the conversation if asked, denying their existence, but sometimes you can get them to spill when they're not at work, specifically how the security dogs have acted over the years to certain areas of the castle.

  • Piedras Blancas Lighthouse - white translucent figures are rumored to stand near the cliffs next to the lighthouse and gaze out to sea.

  • James Dean - James Dean's car (sometimes with James Dean himself) has been seen rocketing ghostly down Highway 46

  • Piedras Blancas Lighthouse
    Piedras Blancas Lighthouse
    The intersection of 46 and 41 is also the location of James Dean's crash.
    The intersection of 46 and 41 is also the location of James Dean's crash.
    Adelaida Cemetery Avila Beach Spirit Black Lake Captain Cass's House Coffee Rice House Frog and Peach Pub James Dean Memorial Lincoln Adelaida School Mission San Miguel Pitkin-Conrow House Pyramid Mausoleums Sunny Acres This Ole House

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