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LA’s Most Famous Haunted Locations

By Caitlyn Trudnich

If you’re looking for a good scare this Halloween, Los Angeles is full of creepy and allegedly haunted locations.

From old celebrity dwellings, to film locations and more – here’s a few local spooky spots!

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Courtesy of Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images

RMS Queen Mary

Built in 1936, this retired ocean liner resides in the Port of Long Beach.  Often a location for large events, while also functioning as a hotel and museum, the ship is also alleged to be haunted.  The ship is known to especially be haunted by the spirits of fallen soldiers, during it’s time as a WWII transport ship.  In 2008, Time Magazine named it one of the top 10 most haunted places in America.  Check out the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor attraction – featuring mazes, entertainment, and more! 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach

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Couresty of Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

This glamorous Hollywood hotel has been a go-to for stars since it’s opening in 1927.  Since then, many of its past celebrity inhabitants have been rumored to have spirits residing in the hotel.  Notable sightings have included Montgomery Clift, Carol Lombard, and Marilyn Monroe. 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles

Rosenheim Mansion

This Los Angeles mansion is also known by American Horror Story fans as the “Murder House” from the first season of the scary television series.  Built in 1908 by architect Alfred Rosenheim, this home is actually not known to be haunted, and actually very gorgeous.  The home was also recently purchased for over $4 million! 1120 Westchester Pl., Los Angeles

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Courtesy of Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Boris Karloff’s Rose Garden

Legendary film actor Boris Karloff portrayed some of the most memorable horror film roles, including Frankenstein’s monster in 1931.  The late actor loved gardening, and would often visit his own rose garden.  Rumor has it that several of his friends willed their cremains to be buried there. 2320 Bowmont Dr., Beverly Hills

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Courtesy of Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Silent Movie Theatre

Founded in 1942 by John Hampton, this theatre frequently played several films from his own personal collection for movie-goers to enjoy.  Hampton personally preserved these films using toxic chemicals, which later caused his death from exposure in 1990.  In 1997, second owner Lawrence Austin was shot and killed in the lobby.  The theatre is still operational, and allegedly haunted by it’s two previous owners. 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles

The Spadena House aka The Witch’s House

This curious cottage looks as if it’s jumped out of a storybook, an into the heart of Beverly Hills!  Must’ve been a witch with good taste.  The home was designed in 1921 by Oscar-nominated Hollywood art director Harry Oliver.  Since then, it has gone through several owners and renovations.  In 1997, a realtor purchased the property and decided to restore the now beloved Beverly Hills landmark.  Although not haunted, it’s a great go-to for Halloween! 516 Walden Dr., Beverly Hills

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Courtesy of Valerie Macon/Getty Images

The Comedy Store

Before it was The Comedy Store, in the 1920’s the building was a happening restaurant and nightclub called Ciro’s.  At that time, the Sunset Strip was a mobster’s paradise!  Infamous gangster Mickey Cohen’s area of operation was allegedly here.  The legend goes that the building’s basement is where he and his lackeys would beat up and even murder their captured enemies.  Some possibly even buried beneath the building!  Members and visitors of The Comedy Club have seen what they believe to be ghosts of victims, and also of Cohen’s hit men. 8433 W Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood

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Courtesy of Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Hollywood Knickerbocker Apartments

Before it was renovated into a senior-living facility, this building was known as the Knickerbocker Hotel – a fancy hotel often used by Hollywood’s most glamorous celebrities.  Built in 1925, the location is said to have several strange occurrences throughout the years.  The spirits of movie stars like Rudolf Valentino and Marilyn Monroe are said to make appearances.  in 1926, shortly after legendary magician Harry Houdini died, his wife Bess would hold a seance every year on the roof, in the hopes his spirit would return.  1714 Ivar Ave., Los Angeles

Hollywood Tower

Originally called La Belle Tour, and built in 1928, this former apartment building inspired the famous Disney attraction, Tower Of Terror.  This once spectacular and opulent location was home to many prominent members of the entertainment industry, as well as celebs like Humphrey Bogart, Carmen Miranda, and Errol Flynn.  Although Disney’s legend of the lost elevator is fictitious, the tower is known to be visited by several spirits.   6200 Franklin Ave., Hollywood

 

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