“Full of all the small details and little-known historical facts that make it hard to put down. A perfect read on those dark, lonely nights when only a golden ghost tale will do!”
—Jackie Ganiy, president and lead paranormal investigator of S.P.I.R.I.T. in Sonoma County
This handbook of the hauntings of California’s Gold Rush Highway, the historic stretch of land along State Route 49, provides a thrilling tour of the paranormal activity in some of the Golden State’s most historic and remarkable sites. Designed for locals, tourists, area newcomers, and paranormal enthusiasts, the book offers a unique way to experience the area’s past in the present.
From the serene Coloma Valley in the heart of the Sierra foothills to the lively capital city of Sacramento, the Gold Rush Country boasts an extraordinary history and is home to thousands of spirits, specters, and phantoms waiting to make their presence felt. Sightings reported in the book include a gathering of the spirits of more than twenty miners roaming the bar at the Willow Steakhouse in Jamestown, the haunting of the Leland Stanford Mansion in Sacramento, ghostly apparitions in the old Masonic Hall in North San Juan, and the captivating Lady in Gray, who haunts the Red Castle in the once wild Gold Rush town of Nevada City.
Cemeteries, theaters, mansions, hotels, courthouses, restaurants, abandoned mines, and parks are among the destination highlights. Addresses are included for each site, and guidelines and tips about organizing and conducting a ghost hunt encourage readers to seek out the ghostly specters themselves.