Top Haunted Places in Southern & Central California


Richard Senate, ghost author, stands on the stairs of Ventura County Courthouse, one of his favorite places to discuss the “Perry Mason” creator, Erle Stanley Gardner, who got his inspiration for novels at this very courthouse. Ventura is one of Senate’s favorite haunted places (

Are you looking for a good scare, or maybe a reality check this Halloween season? Ghost expert Richard Senate, author of numerous books about haunted places in California and elsewhere, is leading tours of the Olivas Adobe in October 2011 through the City of Ventura special events line-up. Cameras and video recorders are invited! This location is one of Senate’s favorite spots for paranormal experiences.

Here is Senate’s Top 13 List:

1. The RMS Queen Mary
2. Creek Road, Oak View to Ojai
3. La Purisima Mission, Lompoc
4. The Big Yellow House
5. Olivas Adobe
6. Landmark 78, Ventura
7. The Stagecoach Inn
8. Leonis Adobe, Calabassas
9. The Glen Tavern Inn
10. Hollywood Forever Cemetery
11. Aramagosa Hotel, Armagosa ghost town
12. Mission San Juan Capistrano
13. The Whaley House in Old Town San Diego

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