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Ghost Stories and Legends of Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland

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Ghost Stories and Legends of Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland

Karen Zimmerman

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Alameda, Oakland, and Berkeley, California (across the bay from San Francisco), don’t have much in common at first glance—until after dark. Visit with none-too-friendly ghosts of the Pardee Home Museum who, even now, still talk to visitors. Learn about the poltergeist in a medical office that levitates ashtrays and throws typewriters. Read about a threatening, smoky wraith that glides across the gym at the Alameda High School. Explore Mound Street, former Native American burial grounds, and the cemetery ghosts of Mills College. A psychic shares her impression of an Alameda restaurant. Find out how a dead neighbor communicated through a computer screen. Public buildings and private homes, and even a student co-op are not immune from spirits haunting Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland. To those of us who believe, ghosts are everywhere; these cities are no exception.

Size: 6″ x 9″ | 63 b/w photos | 128 pp
ISBN13: 9780764335761 | Binding: soft cover


Karen Zimmerman has had paranormal experiences since she was a child. She has owned a haunted bookstore and has been investigating hauntings since 1974. She lives in Alameda.