Travel to the Most Haunted Cities in America – Part 2 San Francisco

Part 2 of our 4-part series on renting a timeshare in the most haunted cities in America, takes us to San Francisco. This beautiful City by the Bay has lovely scenery of a rippling blue ocean, craggy cliffs, vintage downtown architecture, and cable cars - the most fun public transportation around.

This city also has a hidden secret - it's haunted. What a perfect place to have a vacation destination in the Halloween month of October.

The haunted hot spot in San Francisco is Alcatraz Prison (see photo). This maximum-security prison was run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons for 30 years. It was known as The Rock, and was considered escape-proof as it sat out in the middle of the Bay surrounded by freezing waters and strong currents. Thirty-six prisoners were involved in 14 escape attempts - 23 were caught, six were shot and killed during their escape, and three were lost at sea and never found.

In 1972 the island was designated an historic site and today is operated by the National Park Service and is open to tours. People who go on the tours say they have heard the sounds of the tortured souls of the prisoners as ghostly footsteps echo down the hallways, and abandoned cell doors clang shut. Several visitors have reported hearing moans, agonized cries and chains rattling in cell blocks A, B, and particularly C, and ghostly banjo music emanating from the cell that had been occupied by Al Capone.

Famous Russian Hill is another of San Francisco's haunted places. This area was once a cemetery before the gravestones were removed to make way for the building of new homes and fancy office buildings. The displaced spirits are angry and have been heard moaning and whaling, and ghostly apparitions have even been seen slipping in and out of the houses and buildings built over their graves.

The tower of the San Francisco Art Institute seems to have attracted a number of spirits. Night watchmen have reported hearing the locked front doors open and footsteps climb heavily up the stairways. Eerie lights are said to flicker in the tower at night.

In the 1800s, the clipper ship Tennessee disappeared into the dense fog of Golden Gate Strait and went down with a full crew. The phantom ship is still sighted by many, often seen passing below the Golden Gate Bridge. The Bridge itself has been the site of over 1000 suicides, and many ghostly forms have been seen along the bridge.

From your San Francisco timeshare rental we suggest you take the Haunted Haight Walking Tour. Led by a paranormal investigator, this tour will show you the ghostly haunts of the infamous Haight-Ashbury district - up close and personal.

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