8 Haunted Places in Marin


Camp Bothin, Fairfax

The camp used to be an old tuberculosis Hospital and an Indian residence before it was made into a girl scout camp. It's said that the Stone House at night you can hear and see the ghost of a nurse pushing her cart down the hallways and patients who died there moaning and groaning. It is also been said that Indian spirits have made appearances.

Dominican University, San Rafael

There is a ghost dubbed โ€˜blue boyโ€™ who supposedly drowned in a bathtub. Some students say they have seen wet footprints near the site of haunting.

Fireside Motel, Mill Valley

Once a speakeasy, the Fireside has had a long history of strange activity, leading to a seance. It is believed that all disturbances within the motel are attributed to Miwok Indians that were buried underneath the site and have been disturbed. Unaccountable sounds have been reported since the mid-1950โ€™s when two skeletons were first discovered under the floorboards.

Lyford House, Tiburon

John Thomas Reed, who founded the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, had a mistress named Rosie Verrall. Guests have awoken to her or seen her in passing long after her death in 1964. 

Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael

The ghost of a woman named Ella Nichols Park is seen looking out the windows. A boy with bushy hair has also been reported in the garden. 

Boccardo John / Sally Stanfordโ€™s Valhalla Inn, Sausalito

Before it became Boccardo John, Sally Stanford's Valhalla Inn was made famous by an appearance in Orson Welles' The Lady from Shanghai. It's said that Sally Stanford is seen outside of her former inn, as well as several other women (dressed out of date). 

Marin Headlands Hostel / Marin Headlands, Sausalito

The land here was originally that of the Miwoks; however, by 1907, the land belonged to the U.S. military seeing as the grounds were a perfect point to thwart a surprise attack. Now a hostel for visitors, some of the spots here are said to be pure evil. One man reported to ghostvillage.com his account of being in the presence of one of the possibly many vicious entities in this area. As he described, he felt incredible chest pain, severe dizziness, weakness, and confusion. Other visitors have described the feeling of not being alone, seeing strange figures, and hearing odd voices....  

Angel Island, Belvedere Tiburon, California

Angel Island is referred to as the โ€œEllis Islandโ€ of the west; immigrants wanting to head into the mainland were detained here until they were cleared to go through. Unfortunately, that process was devastating to some. Some people were shamed, humiliated, starved, and the horrific encounters would be documented (being carved into the walls in Chinese). Some people died before making it through either by disease, or in some cases, suicide. One girl who hung herself is said to have a presence that can be felt by anyone. Some people have been attacked by an invisible assailant or have seen the wandering souls of deceased immigrants.

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