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Brookdale, California: Haunted Brookdale Lodge (Closed)

The mumbling you hear may be more than the stream running through the lodge's dining room. It may be ghosts!

Brookdale Lodge. North of Santa Cruz on Hwy 9 in the center of Brookdale.
June 2012: Reported closed since April 2012.

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Haunted Brookdale Lodge

Set under giant redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Brookdale Lodge has a long history of entertaining celebrities, politicians and mobsters during the 1950s. Famous visitors include James Dean and Marilyn Monroe. One of the more unusual aspects of the lodge is the beautiful dining room with the natural brook running through it. Of course the reason why most people like to visit the lodge is for the rumors of ghosts. Witnesses have sworn to seeing the ghost of a little girl in a formal dress run through the lobby and then disappear into thin air. Other folks have claimed to hear strange voices in empty rooms - such as the Mermaid Room where you can spy on swimmers from an aquarium view of the pool.

[Bonnie Burton, 08/29/2001]

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