Ghost Towns

Bodie California

Bodie is a ghost town in California. W.S. Bodie discovered gold here back in 1859. Unfortunately he died in a snow storm that winter and never saw the town that took on his name. Bodie was abandoned some years later when the gold mine played out. Bodie is now a cursed town, inhabited only by ghosts.

Bodie

The ghosts of Bodie guard against thieves and protect its treasures. It’s the Bodie Curse. If you take anything from this old ghost town – even a pebble, you will be cursed with bad luck. The only way to lift the curse is to return the stolen item. Every year, park rangers in Bodie receive packages sent by people who are returning stolen items to rid themselves of the Bodie Curse.

The J.S. Cain house is haunted by the ghost of a Chinese maid. People sleeping in the house wake in the middle of the night to find a fat Chinese woman sitting on them. Feeling suffocated, one woman fought so hard that she fell out of bed. Others have reported seeing the bedroom door opening and closing on its own.

The Gregory House is haunted by the ghost of an old woman. Guests and staff have reported seeing her sitting in a rocking chair, knitting an afghan. At other times, the rocking chair has been seen rocking on its own.

The Mendocini House is haunted by the ghost of Mrs. Mendocini who loved to cook Italian food. You can still smell the aroma of her cooking when you enter the house. Others have reported hearing strange sounds and the laughter of children coming from the house.

At the Dechambeau House, visitors have seen a ghostly woman peeking out an upstairs window even though the house is empty.

The ghost of a 3-year old girl haunts Bodie Cemetery. Locals call her β€œThe Angel of Bodie,” because her grave is mounted with a white marble angel. The poor little girl was accidentally killed when she was hit in the head by a pick-axe. One day, a man was visiting the cemetery with his young daughter. He turned his back for a second and his daughter went missing. He searched the entire graveyard and eventually found his daughter playing happily with an invisible friend. When he asked his daughter what she was doing, she told him she was playing with a little girl who had a hole in her head. The man grabbed his daughter and fled the cemetery.

There’s an old mine shaft up on the ridge overlooking Bodie, called the Lent Shaft. One night, some park rangers were patrolling the area. One of the rangers claims he threw a rock down the abandoned mine shaft and heard a voice calling out from down below. When he researched the history of Bodie, he discovered that there had been an explosion in this mine in 1879. Four miners were killed in the explosion and their bodies were never found. Could he have heard the voices of the dead miners, calling out from deep below?

5 Comments

  • Awww I would play happily with the little girl but then I would probably chicken out when I get there. That’s really cute though ^__^

  • You guys, be real. I mean, if you saw a little ghost with a hole in its head you wouldnt be all like.. “Oh cuuuute” Youd be like “hell no” and leave… or at least I would

  • I live near her my uncle is a park ranger thing person. I went to that cemetery that girl is lovely i met her shes is so playful i never realised she was dead till my uncle saw me talking adults can see her only children can my uncle said were you talking to a girl with a hole in her head. i said how u no he said shes died way before you were born like 3 years before then when i left with my uncle i saw her sitting on her grave stone looking at me with her blue eyes i could of cried. shes so cute and a lovely ghost.

  • I think the little girl part is soo cute! i mean a ghost who is playing with a child who accepted her and had a good time (:

  • Yep.that little girl bit is soo cute I know that she has a hole in her head but that doesn’t stop her from getting every chance to play with the living.nawwwwwwwwwπŸ˜πŸ˜„πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ƒβ˜ΊπŸ˜‰πŸ˜œπŸ˜πŸ˜‚

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