5 haunted spots in California

The Agua Mansa Pioneer Cemetery in Colton

This weed-covered cemetery on a hill overlooking the Santa Ana River is the oldest graveyard in San Bernardino County and has become legendary among local ghost hunters and amateur paranormal research groups. Locals claim to have seen headless wanderers and floating apparitions on the site. Because of its reputation, county officials have hired security guards and installed barbed wire fencing to keep thrill seekers out. The legend of the cemetery only grew in 2004 when the caretaker, who lived on the grounds for nearly a year, took his own life there.

2001 W. Agua Mansa Road, Colton . Click here for the website. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

— Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times staff writer
(Irfan Khan/ Los Angeles Times)

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