The Padre Hotel

Bakersfield, CA   /   0 Reviews

1702 18th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA

The Haunted Padre Hotel in Bakersfield, CA

The paranormal activity of the haunted Padre Hotel in Bakersfield, California has long been a topic of conversation among locals and paranormal enthusiasts alike. This historic four-story hotel was built in 1928 as a luxurious destination for high-class guests who could escape from everyday life. However, over the years, many people claim to have experienced paranormal activity occurring within its walls.

Paranormal Reports at the Padre Hotel

Witnesses of paranormal phenomena at the Padre Hotel range from employees, guests, paranormal investigators, and local residents. Reports include strange sounds, voices, and music emanating from empty rooms, objects being moved around without explanation, crockery rattling with no one near it, doors opening and closing of their own volition, and more unusual events like furniture flying across the room.

There are even stories that tell of ghostly apparitions appearing in the hallways or stairwells, some more friendly than others such as a tall man dressed in black wearing a stovepipe hat walking through the halls late at night. Other stories tell of a female spirit who is seen peering out of windows or roaming certain areas of the hotel with an ominous presence before disappearing into thin air.

Is the Bakersfield Padre Hotel Haunted?

Some believe that spirits reside in the hotel and may be connected to former guests and employees who once lived there. A few theories suggest that it may also be linked to mysterious deaths that occurred within its walls either during or shortly after construction. It is also speculated that some of the paranormal activity could be from trauma of World War II since the hotel had been used as a temporary housing facility for soldiers.

Whatever the cause may be for this paranormal activity, the reported hauntings seem peaceful, yet spooky, especially at night! If you ever find yourself on a stay here keep an eye out – you never know what might experience.

Bakersfield Living

Often overshadowed by the lights and glamour of Hollywood and Los Angeles, Bakersfield has its own claims to fame. Dubbed “the country music capital of the West Coast,” Bakersfield has made a niche for itself as the home of many recording artists.  FrightFind was recently featured on Redfin’s “Most affordable suburbs of Bakersfield.”  If you find yourself in “Nashville West” stay a night at the old Padre Hotel and see if you find a few lost souls while you’re at it.

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