Just a few of the many haunted locations in Los Angeles
Los Angeles – Bancroft Middle school – Late at night or in the
morning, teachers and even some students claim that in the main building
on the third floor they hear whispers and footsteps behind them and
when they look back there is no one there. Also, in the gym during
physical education the lights suddenly go on and off. Besides that, the
janitor claims that all of a sudden the ropes to climb will move by
itself and the volleyball nets outside shake very hard.
Los Angeles – Bell Gardens – Suva Intermediate School – A Janitor who
committed suicide is said to haunt the 2 story building also one the
art class there are many cold spots and out of the corner of your eye
you can see someone standing
Los Angeles – Belmont High School – The spirit of a young girl by the
name of “Arabella” haunts the Belmont auditorium. She has reported to
follow actors and crew around the stage during rehearsals, flickering
lights, moving curtains, turning on and off the faucets in the dressing
rooms, and occasionally is heard opening and shutting doors. Legend has
it, she is the spirit of a young girl who attended the once “Private
Belmont School for Girls” during the 1900s and died there shortly after a
fire destroyed the school.
Los Angeles – Birmingham High School – It was a hospital in WWII. Reports include voices at night and cold spots.
Los Angeles – Boyle Heights – Roosevelt High School – R Building –
biggest from all the rest and the building is 3 stories high and it
long, a couple decades ago the building wasn’t 3 stories high it was
four and it was to believe that there was a fire and some student
died…here’s the story, three students were in a class room and it was a
dance night in Roosevelt and one of the students was spying on his
girlfriend because he believed that she was cheating on him, so he was
just looking out the window down into the other students, and his other
friends the one’s inside the classroom with him left and one of them was
smoking a cigarette and when he was going out the door he threw the
cigarette in the trash and the whole floor burned and one student died
the one that was looking out the window and that’s what people believe
that cause the fire…now to this day teachers claim that when they stay
late at night in the 3rd floor of the “R” building they will hear
footsteps, doors opening and closing and TV’s turning on and off by
themselves and the same with the auditorium it’s apart of the “R”
building as well…some students will say that they’ll hear claps and
whispers when trying to skip classes eventually run out of there.
Los Angeles – Cal State L.A. Phase II – In the phase two section of
the dorms at CSULA, there is a storage room that is haunted. Once a room
till the year 1999 it is has been known to emanate loud moans and
screams, as well as residents in that dorm and the dorm next door, being
disturbed at all hours of the day and night by persistent knocking and
voices. The ghost of a blonde lady has been seen in the area and has
been known to ask residents of “her” dorm “Do you think I would not
know.” The story goes that she came in to find her roommate sleeping
with her boyfriend, distraught and emotionally exhausted from midterms
she hanged herself in the hallway directly outside her roommates room
for an eerie surprise.
Los Angeles – Cathedral High School – The Cold spots near the senior
patio. In the Yearbook/Newspaper room, the staff has heard noises on
floor above them, even though they were the only ones on campus. The
yearbook newspaper room used to be a chapel (still has the stained glass
windows), said to have a negative energy in the room. School was built
over a graveyard. Coffin nails are still being found in the football
field. When it rains, there is a spot on the field that never gets wet.
Strange occurrences during theatre productions held in the gym have also
been reported, including a chair flying across the floor.
Los Angeles – Cypress Park Branch Library – This library opened in
1924,Over the years several ghost sightings have been witnessed by
numerous people. A ex worker there once spotted a translucent male
floating near the old fireplace. Ghostly whispers can sometimes be heard
in the men’s room. Cold spots can be felt near the occult section and
Los Angeles – Fairfax high School – in the rotunda shadows have been
seen and cold spots have been felt. A number of students felt the urge
to jump off the 3rd floor balcony “when I walked past the entrance to
the 3rd floor balcony, I felt the sudden urge to brake through the gate
and jump off”. two people killed by hanging themselves and jumping off.
Cold spots have also been felt and light flicker in the auditorium. One
person died falling off fixing lights.
Los Angeles – Figueroa hotel – Sometimes the elevator will stop on
certain floors for no reason. When the doors open no one is there.
Strange sounds throughout the hallways and in the rooms. Televisions
turn on in the middle of the night by them selves and will not shut off.
Los Angeles – Franklin High School – This school is haunted by a
former student who died when she fell off a balcony on the fourth floor
overlooking the quad. Some students claim that if you go to the balcony
today and look down on the quad, you will feel the presence of someone
standing next to you. If you look over quickly, you will catch a glimpse
of the dead girl staring down–before she disappears.
Los Angeles – Fremont High School – The stage in the auditorium. – Strange shadows and feelings.
Los Angeles – Griffith park – this old park known to a lot of people
is known for its tragedy history. History has it that previous owners of
the park were dying mysteriously. Today the parks camp road has been
closed because of strange happenings. Some people report to see
sacrifices and other witch like ceremonies been held there. but when
they go the next day they would find no sign of such happenings.
Los Angeles – Highland Park – Franklin High School – The ghost of a
deceased student haunts the auditorium and the surrounding classrooms.
The student had died in the 50′s and continues to be heard and seen by
faculty and students alike. loud unexplained noises are heard.
Los Angeles – Houdini’s Mansion – It is a abandoned Mansion of the
magician Houdini. Many people say it is haunted and have heard footsteps
on the large stairs of Houdini’s Mansion. Many apparitions of a man
walking also is seen through pictures.
Los Angeles – I. Magnun/Bullocks building – On Wilshire Boulevard
near Vermont. Now part of the Southwest Law School, the old department
store built in 1929 was converted into a law library. A security guard
working there during its renovation could hear a little girl’s voice
crying from the elevator shaft. It was rumored that a man had pushed the
girl into the elevator shaft, killing her back in the 1930′s. Other
strange happenings observed were lights coming on and off, windows and
shades being open and closed with no one in the building, and footsteps
being heard on the stairway. Some construction workers reported finding
secret passageways that lead from Mr. Bullock’s penthouse in the
building. Several construction workers had quit during remodeling due to
unexplained phenomena taking place in the building’s clock tower.
Los Angeles – J.F.K. Library Third – Floor South – The story is that
some people who had been getting stoned in the third floor bathroom,
experimented with some laced substances. Resulting in a loss of their
sanity and the bludgeoning of one of them and at least one other. On the
evenings near closing time, after hours, and in the early morning the
faucets turn themselves on and off, as well as locked doors being forced
open. There have also been reports of cold spots in the restroom and in
the area surrounding the bathroom. There is an eerie feeling in that
area and sometimes you can hear stoned laughter.
Los Angeles – John Marshall High School – Students believe the fourth
floor is haunted because of it being restricted. any info please email
Haunted Places- April 2005 Correction – The rumor is that a boy was
murdered up there in the 4th floor. On the 3rd floor witnesses would
hear noises down the hallway, as if someone was touching the lockers.
Like someone was trying to open the locker type noise. When the
submitter of this update would go to the 3rd floor they always wondered
why the stairs that lead to the 4th floor would be caged shut. While
they attended that school, not once had they ever seen the stairs that
lead to the 4th floor ever cleaned. The 3 yrs they attended the same
filth would be there. The school was built sometime in 1936.
Los Angeles – LA County – Walnut – City Of Indusry – St. Mary’s
Catholic School – Since the school doubled as an orphanedge, the kids
also lived there.When the school was running,kids played in the small
field behind the school.One night, a couple of kids (unknown how many)
snuck out of their beds and went outside to play. Then the next day the
nuns found the kids dead outside. No one knows how they died (or some
make up stories) But if you go there at night you can hear running
inside the building and the sounds of swings and other children’s toys
moving. The are also devil worshipers who write anti-christ slurrs on
the walls in blood which can be found through out the school. There is
also a story that someone was killed in the bathroom facillities behind
the school either by gang members or devil worshipers.You can see the
handprints in blood and other stains in side the backrooms.
Los Angeles – Le Lycee Francias (up hill campus) – in the uphill
campus for the boys locker room is haunted. The lights go on and of then
turn of. The door goes slam and is look but from the inside. Some times
the locker open and close by themselves. Last seen in yr 2001-2002.
Los Angeles – Lincoln Heights – Lincoln High School – Underneath the
school there are tunnels where they used in case of bombs in the early
1900′s. In the 1960′s a mother of one of the black panthers hid her
black panther son there for 3 years. In those tunnels there is an
abandoned shooting range and you hear those guns going off during school
hours. And early in the morning around 6:30 when the hall lights are
off you see student apparitions in the distance of the oldest building
Los Angeles – Los Angeles Airport Marriott – Many strange occurrences
have been reported over the years. Apparitions of different beings show
up in the lounge on the 18th floor & in the parking garage
accompanied by feelings of terror, strange smells & sounds. Rumor is
that the front office is curse – 6 suicides of people who worked in the
front office since the hotel opened in 1972.
Los Angeles – Los Angeles City Hall – Security Officers report of
Haunting on the 2,3,4,27 and 28th floors. The 2nd floor is the scariest;
the whole floor is in marble. There are noises coming from many
directions and there always feels like someone is watching you. Security
Officers have reported seeing apparitions in this area. The 3rd and 4th
floor always seem as though someone is with you as you walk. The 27th
floor “Tom Bradley Room” has paintings of all the Former Mayors of Los
Angeles. There is one painting located in the back Hallway that is
really eerie. The painting was done in the late 1800 to early 1900. This
painting looks like a regular photograph and the man in side the
painting seems to watch you with his eyes. This painting is extremely
life like. On the 28th floor, there seems to be lot of energy. CCTV
cameras have picked up human figure images. It has been believed the at
one time or another that City Hall housed a morgue. All occurrences have
happened between the hours of 0130-0500 am, but be advised the building
is closed to the public at these hours.
Los Angeles – Los Angeles Senior High School – There is a man who
sings to Frank Sinatra songs wandering the theatre, sometimes he opens
and closes the elevator door or sits in the audience section clapping
unexpectedly. Usually he is around, students and teachers have said to
feel his presence moving around.
Los Angeles – Loyola High School – Reported noises and movement at
night in the field house. A classroom, which used to be a dormitory for
students in the 60′s, is haunted by a student who killed himself in a
trap door located on the ceiling of the room. Students and even the
teacher who uses the room report an eerie presence there. The living
quarters for the Jesuits is reportedly visited by an apparition of a
nun. The school itself is over 150 years old.
Los Angeles – Loyola Marymount University – The Strub Theatre – Said
to be haunted by an old lady who sits in the back of the house watching
the stage. Several actors have seen her in the audience while performing
on stage and stage managers, while locking up the theatre after
rehearsals or productions. have reported seeing her staring intently at
Los Angeles – Loyola Marymount University – Rains Hall students have
reported seeing strange apparitions as well as the ghost of a girl who
died there from heart complications in 1998.
Los Angeles – Manual Arts High School – The school’s print shop
believed to be haunted by the ghost of its first print shop teacher who
worked there for over 40 years. Students have felt someone looking over
their shoulder as they worked developing film in the darkroom. Witnesses
have seen a man out of the corner of their eye, standing outside the
darkroom near the film drying area.
Los Angeles – Norwalk – AMC theater 20 – Little children and screams have been reported.
Los Angeles – Neutrogena, Johnson & Johnson Corporation – There
is a total of three ghosts here at Neutrogena. The original founders
wife was shot execution style here and so was his son. Workers and
security officers working late nights will see a woman in a white dress
walking around, a child playing in the factory and running (there are no
children allowed in the buildings due to the hazards), and a strange
Los Angeles – Occidental College – Erdman Hall – A room in the
center, front side of the of the 2nd floor of the Erdman Residence Hall
at Occidental College is haunted by two spirits. One of a young person,
who plays friendly tricks on the living in order to solicit their
attention and friendship. The playful spirit has been known to turn the
water faucets on and off (not a plumbing problem – the knobs have been
seen turning on their own), the lights are tuned on and off, the chain
on the door is taken on and off, and written messages are found on the
walls. The other spirit is a dark and heavy presence that resides in one
of the room’s two closets. This dark being can be felt late at night
typically when a person is trying to sleep – it has been described as a
large dark man who stands by the door and watches as you sleep. It is
clearly not friendly, but it does no more than make its presence felt.
No explanation has been offered as to the source of these spirits, but
they are accompanied by a few other manifestations in other parts of the
building (but are concentrated in this particular room).
Los Angeles – Occidental College – Newcomb Hall – Years ago, a
student who had been having problems being away from home sank into a
deep depression. She hung herself inside the dorm on the second floor.
Strange things setting of alarms and presence felt.
Los Angeles – Our Lady of Loretto Elementary – There have been
reports of a woman with red heels walking down an empty hall on the 2nd
floor. Students get the urge to climb the roof stairs and jump off the
roof; a 5th grader did this in the 70s. Lights turn on and off
inexplicably, and laughter is heard in the auditorium girls’ bathroom.
Los Angeles – Renaissance Los Angeles Airport – Mostly strange sounds
in the rooms and the feeling of being followed and watched.
Los Angeles – Roosevelt High School – “R” Building – Most of the
staff members and student have reported that strange noises can be heard
in the a auditorium and lights go off and on when no one is there!
Los Angeles – The Dodger Stadium – Ghost seen sitting in the seats.
Los Angeles – The over pass over Pasadena Free way – Reports of a
residual scene of a murder happening – A woman running, a man running
after her, when they reach the edge of the over pass he grabs her to
strangle her and throws her over.
Los Angeles – University of Judaism – When the school was first being
built, and there, kids and students use to come and hang out at night
on the soccer field that was there. A girl was raped, her tongue cut out
and murdered. It is said on nights in September and October, she has
been seen her wandering the soccer field, trying to scream and call gut
the names of her attackers, and that if any males wander down to the
filed on nights she is out, they will go mute while on the field.
Los Angeles – Virgil Jr. High Auditorium – Reports of doors opening
and closing on their own, low moaning sounds emitted from empty rooms,
and ropes hanging from a pipe in a bathroom stall (where a student
allegedly hung himself). There has also been sightings of a glowing
clown like apparition.
Los Angeles – Walnut – Lemon Ave – The Lady was killed by car
accident you can see her crossing the street by 9:00PM through 3:00 AM.
Los Angeles – Westchester High School – It is said that 3 ghost haunt
the school. There is a young man believed to be 16-18 haunting the
school. Back in the 70′s the boy was playing basketball for his PE
class, as he went up for a shot someone took his legs out from under him
and he crushed his skull and broke his neck. Late at night after hours
you can hear the young man playing and you can encounter a ghostly
figure walk up to you and ask ” Do u got game “? then laugh and
disappear. The other two ghosts seem to be a couple. They are seen all
over the school every now and then. They will disappear when see by
other people. The couple will follow and mess with you until you leave.
Los Angeles – Westwood – Dykstra Hall – Supposedly there is a lively
spirit still hovering over the third floor of the dormitory, where a
couple of years ago a young student (overwhelmed by life) committed
suicide by hanging himself in the dormitory closet. It is said that the
kid killed himself across from one of the restrooms, where creepy noises
can be heard during the night.
Los Angeles – Wilson High School – A running figure can be seen along
the track of the high school. This person was said to be running at a
time late at night when some gang members saw him, and chased him with
their car, killing him. Now this runner haunts the track. Another
haunting at Wilson is in one of the dark rooms in the photography class,
reports of being pushed around and even locked in the room. Also, a
figure of a football player sitting on the bar near the docks can be
seen, it has been said that after a game, he was sitting there, and fell
back about 8 feet, hitting his head and killing him. Reports of the
apparition of a boy seen sitting from a window he was pushed from.
Los Angeles – University of California – Dykstra Hall – Dykstra 10th
floor showers turn on by themselves. Not a drip, but a full force
shower, when no one’s in the shower area. Residents will turn them off,
and they’ll turn back on. RAs have been sent to investigate and the
problems were reported to Facilities who didn’t find anything wrong with
Los Angeles – Venice – Venice high school – it has been said that
auditorium lights and sound turn on by themselves sometimes while events
are taking place also screams being heard in the control room also the
place gets very cold sometimes the auditorium and the school itself has a
long past history of many events and the decor itself of the auditorium
is very eerie old style just a weird feeling when you walk in there
when empty it has been said that in fact there is an entity haunting the
Los Angeles – Venice Beach – Westminster Ave. Apartment Bldg. –
Charlie Chaplin used to own several of the large buildings that sit near
or along the famous Venice Beach Boardwalk in Los Angeles. In the day,
these buildings were commonly used as bath houses or lodging for wealthy
vacationers. Today, these buildings have been converted to apartment
buildings for the local artists, musicians, and other creative types
that now inhabit Venice Beach. Incidentally these buildings cradle
around the famous Building Number 26 on Westminster Ave. It has been
documented in print as well as Chaplin’s films that during the early
1900′s he did much of his filming in and around these properties on
Westminster Avenue. In 1915, during the filming of “By the Sea”
Chaplin’s stunt double mysteriously disappeared from the film set.
Production was put on hold for three days and a full on man-hunt was
instated. After turning up empty-handed, it was assumed that the long
time friend of Chaplin’s must have quit and left on his on recognizance.
The studios that were financially backing the film, were losing money.
Under haste, Chaplin was forced to replace his stunt double and continue
production of the film. On the seventh day after the disappearance,
Chaplin returned to his dressing room after a day of shooting. His
dressing room was located in the basement of the now famous Building
number 26 on Westminster. It is documented that Chaplin, while
accompanied by an entourage, entered the room to discover his stunt
double and long time friend lying dead on the floor, wet and covered in
seaweed. The man appeared to have been deceased for several days. How he
had ended up on the floor of Chaplin’s dressing room after missing for
almost an entire week, is still to this day a complete mystery. The
“now” inhabitants of the famous building claim to still hear strange
noises emanating from the walls of somebody walking through shallow
water. Other noises include moaning, and sounds of someone distantly
crying for help. In addition to the assortment of disturbing sounds,
there have been several sightings of what appears to be an apparition of
a man bound by the hands and feet standing in luminous corners of the
large building. Quite possibly the most blood curdling detail of all
these sightings is what the man is seen wearing. He’s dressed the same
way he was the day he disappeared. A Chaplin-esque tuxedo coat with
tails and the proverbial black derby hat.
Los Angeles – Vista Linda hospital – the elevators, operate by
themselves… there are terrible odors in the third floor, the smell of
sick people. cold spots, and sudden chills. In the crematory there’s
lack of air, its very dry and eerie when you walk in.