Top Haunted Spots

Who you gonna call? Even skeptics can enjoy these local haunted haunts, where visitors have a hard time explaining icy patches of air, floating figures and mysterious noises.

Updated: September 17, 2004

Spooky Spaces

San Remo Hotel

2237 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94133

Legend has it that this historic, elegant hotel was once a brothel, and the Madame still holds court in Room 33.


2300 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

The apparitions of baseball players wander the aisles of this supermarket, located on the site of the old Seals Stadium.

Hotel Union Square

114 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Famed playwright Lillian Hellman is allegedly the mischievous ghost who haunts room 207.

Empire Plush Room

940 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Piano player Lester tickled the ivories during the Roaring '20s; since then, staff has reported hearing piano tunes in the empty lounge.

Curran Theatre

445 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

In the '30s, a ticket-taker was killed in a botched robbery. Ever since, patrons report seeing his reflection in the large entry mirror.

Alcatraz Island

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94123

Legend has it that spirits of former inmates still occupy this famous jail.

Queen Anne Hotel

1590 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Teacher Mary Lake is said to permanently haunt room 410 at this former school for girls.

Moss Beach Distillery

140 Beach Way, Moss Beach, CA 94038

This restaurant and former speakeasy may play up its haunted reputation, but the bloody lady in blue is supposedly genuine.