Local Silicon Valley Haunts

Articles on our favorite local haunts! These are haunted places in or near San Jose, Silicon Valley, Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Los Gatos has a rich & spirited history, and Saratoga does too.
LGWT Article on Ghosts: Opera House (LG), Bella Saratoga (Saratoga) 
I’d love to know more about these:
LGWT Article: Ghosts of Village Lane, LG (former cemetery area) 
This is where my “ghostorian” hobby got started, as an icy wind blew across my back (with no one near) during brunch one Sunday:
Saratoga News: The Ghost of Bella Saratoga 
This is one of my favorite churches anywhere in the world. It is a lovely place to spend some time and is not in the slightest bit scary – so don’t let the idea of spirits hanging around bother you. My family often went to Mass here when I was small and we lived a few blocks away. The student chapel next door burned to the ground many years ago, and in fact my great aunt and her husband were the last ones married there before it was destroyed. Such a lovely church and campus, no wonder some folks would want to stick around!
Photos: Mission Santa Clara with orbs 
“The Blue Lady” ghost is so famous that NBC did an episode of Unsolved Mysteries on her. If you go to the website there’s a video on the phenomena as well. What a spirited place!
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Moss Beach Distillery’s Blue Lady 
Haunted Restaurant, Spectacular Views of Pacific Ocean for sale. Moss Beach Distillery, offered at $6,500,000. Great food, service, views and a little “something extra”.
Moss Beach Distillery for Sale – mult pics 
A benevolent and nurturing ghost, Mary Lake, watches over her guests’ comfort, especially in room 410! She is known for tucking guests in, putting away clothes from the suitcase, and in an incident not reported in this article, reassuring the mother of a sick child that the little girl would be fine….
San Francisco’s Queen Anne Hotel 
Mount Madonna park has a ghost or two, you may have heard. But there are also sightings of spirits in Gilroy, San Juan Bautista, and elsewhere! This article from the Gilroy Dispatch covers several locations (though notably missing are the odd goings-on at the Pacheco Pass Highway).
South County Ghost Sightings 
Forget the weird architecture, this place really IS haunted. They do a tour at Halloween with flashlights. Do you dare???
The Winchester Mystery House 
An interesting article about some local folks’ experience with unseen housemates.
Ghosts in Palo Alto and Mountain View 
Located at 3rd and Mission in downtown San Jose. Sounds fascinating!
The Mission Ale House in Downtown San Jose 
Wild history here! The basement housed overflow prisoners and the building was a brothel at one time. Located close to where hangings occured. Click on the link to learn more.
Trial’s Pub at N. 1st and Devine 

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