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Giving Up the Ghosts

These spooky Orange County tales just won't die.

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El Adobe De Capistrano Restaurant in San Juan Capistrano
RALPH PALUMBO

To see more haunted places:
Haunted Fullerton Walking Tours
 714.738.6545
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Thar be ghosts out there, if you believe the stories told. Despite Orange County’s relative youth, we have our fair share of lingering spirits. There are dozens of places with spooky stories that just will not die. Here are a few as well as some groups that take you in search of ghosts. Decide for yourself how real they are, but what better way to celebrate Halloween than a trip to a few of these local spots.

Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton High School
201 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton
The spirit of former school superintendent Louis Plummer is said to cause lights to malfunction, fixtures to warp and could even be the floating spinning head that has been seen.

Los Rios Street
San Juan Capistrano
At a pepper tree near the railroad tracks, a lady with long dark hair and a white gown will stare at you. She could be a convicted killer, a witch, La Llorona the Mexican traveling spirit searching for her lost children, or someone once connected to the mission.

Villa Del Sol Plaza
305 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton
Doors close on their own, strange thumping sounds and falling objects have been among the things reported, attributed to a murder-suicide in the 1920s.

El Adobe De Capistrano Restaurant
31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano
200 years ago, it was a home, then a courthouse and jail, these days it’s a restaurant. A headless monk carrying an ax stalks what is now the wine cellar.

Yorba Cemetery
Woodgate Park in Yorba Linda
Closed since 1939, the grounds are haunted by a lady in pink every June 15 on even-numbered years.



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