Paranormal phenomena reported in the Yuba-Sutter area are quite diverse. Ghosts are most commonly reported in Marysville, which contains many of the most storied historic buildings in the area.

Allegedly Haunted Places in Marysville

Allegedly Haunted Places Elsewhere

Other Ghost Stories

A story called "Milk Bottles," published in the book Spooky California: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore, retold by S. E. Schlosser, is set in Yuba City. It tells of "a small, thin woman with dark hair, a narrow face, and faded blue eyes" who kept asking a local merchant for milk during the Great Depression and then taking the milk without paying for it. On the third day, the merchant followed the woman, who went to the city cemetery and then vanished into a grave. A baby's cry emanated from the grave. The merchant called the police, who dug up the grave and found the woman dead in her coffin, holding two full milk bottles and a still-living baby, whom the merchant then adopted.

UFO Sightings

The Yuba-Sutter area is in the center of an area called "Triangle Alley," extending from Redding through Sacramento and south to Sonora. It is said that triangle-shaped UFOs are regularly reported in the sky above Triangle Alley. An episode of UFO Hunters on the History Channel described the reported sightings.

Paranormal Investigators


"Marysville's Haunted History" by Nancy Pasternack, Appeal-Democrat, October 31, 2008
Serial Killer Juan Vallejo Corona and His Connection to the Silver Dollar Saloon
The Jolly Spirit at Pinky's Bar and Grill (Investigation)
Pinky's on the River—River Tales to Tell by Nancy Bradley, Sacramento Press, January 22, 2009
A Frightening Moment in Marysville by Paul Dale Roberts