5 Haunted Places in Los Angeles That’ll Give You Chills


Bryana Sirisute-Popejoy, Social-Media-manager

There are many places in LA that are haunted, from ghost sightings to odd noises due to seeing things or faulty activity in one’s brain.

Paranormal activities, or events, are phenomenons that are described in culture, folk and non-scientific bodies of knowledge. For example, people could sometimes hear noises like screams or just footsteps in some places. Another thing is that people have seen ghost sightings. This usually occurs because people could sometimes be seeing things, or just faulty activity in one’s brain. The paranormal can best be thought of as a pseudoscience, or collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method, although it isn’t. Now, here are five haunted places in LA that will give you scares, or will just give you chills.

The first haunted place would be Hotel Roosevelt. Hotel Roosevelt is a 4.4 star hotel located on 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Being named after Teddy Roosevelt, the hotel was built for the rich and famous celebrities. This hotel had opened back in 1927 on the 15th of May, and to this day it’s still open. Some celebrities that have came to stay at the hotel include Marilyn Monroe, who is an american actress, and Montgomery Clift, who was also an american actor. To get onto the hauntings, some people would say that Monroe would haunt the full length mirrors in her suite, and Clift would ‘move’ some people’s luggage as well as haunting the room 918. However, the most haunted room in the hotel would be room 213. Many of the people who have stayed in that room would usually check out in the middle of the night, and a bunch of those who had reported that they saw a headless apparition coming towards them, and others have said that the sink and tv would turn off all of a sudden.

An outside view of the hotel

The second haunted place is The Queen Mary. The RMS Queen Mary is a retired British ocean liner, or ship, that sailed primarily on the North Atlantic ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard line, also known as the Cunard White Star Line when the vessel had entered service. Now, it’s located at 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802. Not only is it haunted, but it was dubbed one of the top ten most haunted places on earth. These haunted encounters and reports even date back to 1967 on the final ocean voyage. The most haunted room in the queen mary would be Stateroom B340, since the room has a large volume of recorded paranormal activity as well as many stories of haunted encounters. These encounters and reports even date back to 1967 on the final ocean voyage. The most haunted room in the queen mary would be Stateroom B340, since the room has a large volume of recorded paranormal activity as well as many haunted stories of paranormal encounters.

Some complaints from guests who’ve stayed in the room heard knocking on the door in the middle of the night. Other complaints include bathroom lights turning off by themselves, and unexplained bathroom doors shutting. “Lots of people are drawn to the Queen Mary because of its reported hauntings and ghosts,” quoted Sonia Sotello, who is a communications assistant who works at the Queen Mary. “Rather than hiding these stories, we try to shed some light on them in an effort to inform and, at the same time, entertain people who visit us in search of that.”

The Queen Mary also receives about 1.5 million visitors annually and 75,000 visitors during the Halloween season. Of these visitors, there are many reports of ghost sightings. “We have hundreds, if not thousands, of reports from guests and employees,” Sotello had also quoted.

A picture of room b340

The third haunted place is the Cobb Estate, also known as the ‘Haunted Forest’, is a 107-acre property and historical place that’s located in Altadena, CA 91001 and owned by the U.S. Forest Service. The estate is home to the Sam Merrill Trail, which is a hiking route. Some reports of hauntings at the estate are common, some people would report negative feelings, like being “watched” or even touched. Strange lights can also be seen, and laughter and screams could be heard.

A part of the Estate

The fourth haunted place is The Culver Studio, located in 9336 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232. Filmmaker Thomas Ince founded what was back then called Thomas H. Ince Studios in 1918 (But it’s now known as Culver Studios!) Later in 1924, he had died aboard William Randolph Hearst’s (who is an american businessman) yacht under some very mysterious circumstances. It was said that he was probably shot by him, thinking that he was another person. It’s also said that Thomas haunts his old studio.

The outside of the studio.

The fifth and final haunted place is the Silent Movie Theater, located in 611 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Sadly, the theater has now been permanently closed. John Hampton opened the Silent Movie Theatre in 1942, 15 years after motion-picture sound had been introduced in Hollywood. He had started the theater with his own personal collection of silent films and then collect and restore the silent classics during a time when other studios were destroying their silent movie tapes. Hampton had preserved thousands and thousands of the films using toxic chemicals in his bathroom tub above the theater as well as in film labs around the Hollywood area. From saving many of these, Hampton had exposed himself to dangerous toxins. In the 1970s, Hampton announced he had contracted cancer from saving many of these movies. Hampton died in 1990.

        Later in 1991, the theater opened up again with a new owner, Lawrence Austin. But it wasn’t long until tragedy had struck one again. In 1996, Austin had become the target of a murder plot, which was made by one of his companion and theater projectionist James Van Sickle, also a inheritor of the theater corporation. Austin was shot and killed in 1997 in the lobby by a 19-year-old who was a gun-for-hire named Christian Rodriguez during a screening. Rodriguez and Van Sickle were both convicted and sentenced to life in prison. It is said that the two owners haunt the theater. Hampton would haunt the upstairs lounge, while the owner, Austin, could sometimes be heard stomping around some areas.

To finish up, these five places have all been haunted and have all had reports on paranormal activities. If you would want, you could probably go and visit these places and check them out.