Meet the ghosts of Calaveras

Meet the ghosts of Calaveras… With a rich history dating back to the 1800’s, it’s no wonder Calaveras County has a few resident ghosts that have been known to haunt some popular visitor spots.  Looking to have a paranormal experience?  Following are the top haunts in Calaveras and a little bit about the spirits that people have reported to encounter at each location.


Murphys Historic Hotel The Murphys Historic Hotel, which has been in continuous operation since 1856 and hosted well-known historical figures like Mark Twain, Ulysses S. Grant, Susan B. Anthony, and even Charles Bolton (a.k.a. Black Bart), has another longtime guest that doesn’t seem to be leaving anytime soon—the ghost of Eleanor.  A former maid at the hotel in the early 1860s, Eleanor most frequently haunts the kitchen and Mark Twain Ballroom by throwing things.   Eleanor may not be alone though.  Hotel staff and guests have also reported hearing children laughing, as well as seeing a gentleman ghost, which the staff refers to as John.  You might not want to read the guest log in your room before bed unless you want to see what encounters previous guests have experienced in the room you’re staying in.  For more on the Murphys Hotel’s haunted history, including a creepy recording taken by the American Paranormal Research Association at the hotel, check out this article from “I Slept with Mark Twain’s Ghost.”

Read more at: Calaveras Visitors Bureau