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California Ghosts Come in Many Shapes and Forms

Published on: October 19, 2013

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CELEBRATE GHOSTS — If you’re looking for ghosts this Halloween, look no further than California. Ghosts are everywhere!   While you may bump into something and let out a screech, the majority of “ghosts” are fascinating artifacts not to be feared.

  • Calico Ghost Town (calicotown.com) hosts SLEEPY HOLLOW, an annual ghost-themed Halloween event. This year the dates are October 18-20 & 25-27, 2013. The event includes the Headless Horseman, Haunted Mazes – Hideaway & Fear Shack, Saturday Night Ghost Walks, Monster Mash Dance, Costume Contest and more. Cost: $10-15. Location: Near Barstow

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  • Ghost Towns  – There are many towns and gold mines that have been abandoned in California.  In fact, there are several hundred ghost towns hanging around. The best known include Bodie Ghost Town State Historic Park, Calico Ghost Town near Yermo, Knott’s Ghost Town in Buena Park,  and Manzanar in Inyo County.
  • Ghost Tree – Along the drive of twisted oaks and gnarled Monterey pines along 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach a point of interest called the Ghost Tree.
  • Ghost Ship – It would be easy enough to dismiss the tales of those who swear the Queen Mary in Long Beach is haunted. It’s a fact that many have died on the ocean-liner, which was used to transport soldiers during the end of  WWII. But it IS called the Ghost Ship for a reason. There are other ghost ships in California that have are considered such because they’ve been abandoned, much like California’s ghost towns.
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