In Canoga Park, you will find Canoga High School, where reports swirl regarding a ghost who seems to enjoy playing with the lights about the school grounds. In this article, you will encounter an assortment of haunted high schools in the California area.
Carson High School located in the city by the same name has odd happenings unfolding at the track field when the clock strikes midnight, as a ghostly boy is sometimes spotted running around the track. If you are brave enough to draw closer, you will find that he disappears without a trace.
The Chowchilla Union High School in Chowchilla has seen the unfortunate passing of a handful of their students. Reports started to surface in recent years that odd occurrences started to take place. This includes ghostly visions of the deceased roaming the hallways, going to their old lockers, playing in the gym, eating in the cafeteria, and attending classes. Some students get the creepy feeling that they are constantly being watched. One particularly active ghost is called “Michelle” and is identified by her blond hair.
In San Gabriel, the high school by the same name is the site where a young student committed suicide by hanging himself at the basketball courts. Two other students are said to haunt the school, as they picked a fine time to skip school on the day that the El Nino Storm hit town and took their lives. At the San Gabriel Mission High School, the bathroom towel dispensers are sometimes heard being used when no one is in sight. Some, who have seen her body close to the library balcony, has spotted the ghost of a girl.
In San Jose, the Del Mar High School is the site of a haunting that dates back to 1942, which was the year that a boy was murdered. It was suspected that his best friend had something to do with his death. Anyways, many say that around 3:15 am, you can hear the screams of the boy, who is trying to call out for help. All of this takes place on the football field, which is the location where his life was taken. Rumor has it that his ghost will even run down the bleachers in the middle of the night.
The Costa Mesa High School is Santa Ana is home to the ghost of a man that lost his life in the boy’s locker room. The city is also home to the Santa Ana High School, where the auditorium served as the haunting grounds for a young teen actress by the name of Alice, who died just before the opening act. As she was in the balcony (trying to catch sight of her parents), she accidentally fell over the railing and landed on the first floor. She died and now , legend has it that if you go into the attic of the auditorium, you will encounter her ghost.
Still want more haunted tales of Californian high schools with a little extra history attached? Look out for the second installment, which takes a look at the haunting at Claremont High School in Claremont, and the ghosts roaming about Pomona High School in Pomona.