House of 1,000 Stairs in Redlands

But then, when is a ghost not wanting to haunt you one might ask. The Redlands area is one of those still small communities that seem to hold that small town charm except when it comes to being haunted. In that respect, the community is over populated.

Among the more famous Haunted homes is the Barton Road Mansion. A sinister looking place with a sinister prescience, usually on the third and fourth floors seems to be where most activity occurs. Closet doors push open cold temps wash over you, and when exiting the Mansion, a figure can be seen watching you walk down stairs from the third floor. Some visitors have witnessed a demonic face watching them and can be seen coming from a closet that suddenly opens. At certain points in Barton Road Mansion you feel watched, and not welcome and you feel most relieved to leave

According to some, the Fox Theater is also very haunted. The presence that resides there is reportedly a very violent one. The building has been boarded up for about 10 years and now it's being renovated. The building it's connected to was once an opera house when Redlands was first founded. Maybe one of the jealous actresses is still wandering about. Perhaps a jilted lover?

Redlands House of 1000 Stairs might look like thisHarris department store? Yes, even Harris is reportedly haunted. In the women’s dressing room, it is said that patrons while changing clothes have heard women talking and late at night just as the store is closing, heavy footsteps can be heard on the roof. Reportedly, a security guard was sent up to the roof to check for peepers, but found nothing.

At the Redlands Hillside Cemetery, which is the oldest cemetery in the area with interments dating back to the mid late 1800's. Many people have reported strange happenings such as car horns honking by themselves, lights blinking and even balls being thrown back over the walls after somebody has thrown them in. You have to be brave to do that. At least I would.

The House of 1,000 Stairs

There is a home in Redlands called the House of 1,000 Stairs. It is a large house with 100 stairs`outside and 900 stairs inside. The stories say that nuns haunt the place, as it was once a convent. A new family has moved in after remodeling and I guess they have not felt or heard anything unusual in the house. Of course after walking up all of those stairs I would be to tired to care if I heard anything or not.

At Redlands Mariposa Elementary school, back in the late 50's or early 60's, a little boy named Billy was hit by a school bus. He was immediately taken to the nurse's office where he died. As he was dying, he expressed his desire to get back to school. Legend says that if you knock on the nurse's door, he will knock back or you will hear him walking in the room. Sometimes he will want you to play with him on the playground, but if you refuse, he will pick on you. Morey Mansion in Redlands: This lovely mansion was once a bed and breakfast, but it is now under private ownership. Apparently for good reason as many of the visitors to the Bed and Bread complained to the then owners of several apparitions including a little girl, an old man, who was once a caretaker for the mansion and a young boy has been seen. and although most sightings seemed friendly in nature they still scarred off most of the clientele At Prospect Park on the outskirts of Redlands is reputed to be haunted by several different ghosts. Many people have sighted ghostly figures up on the stage and behind the stage area. Years ago, a teenage girl that performed in one of the plays, was raped & murdered after theater hours in the exact place that her appreration is reportedly seen. Redlands, is considered by many to be the ultimate modern Ghost Town. The majority of the houses in Redlands are very old and Victorian in architecture, especially on the far South side of the city. There are many stories of haunted houses and ghost there. Redlands is also supposed to be one of the highest ranking cities for devil worshipers. Just what we need. Devil Worshipers and Ghost Hunters all in one small community.


live down the street from Prospect Park and we get all sorts of people at all hours of the night parking on our street to go see the "haunted park" Frankly I am sick of it. Notice, if you park on my street, the cops will be called. The park IS NOT haunted and closes at dark. Don't come around the residents are sick of all you people!!!! You people come here leave your trash all over and vandalize the vehicles, just go home, we don't want you here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just let them learn the HARD way and have the cops called on them or just let them just go and explore this so called haunted park. Probably majority of the people going are kids just looking for a little adventure. Can't blame them either everyone goes throught it. So if you don't want them there SUCK A DICK!!!!

Which street is it ok to park on cause I'm still going down there no matter what.

half the pepole hat go there go ther 2 get drunk or 2 go get a way from all the bullshit...if someone vandalize ur shit do somethin but juzt because there goin 2 park there and go 2 the park doeznt mean there goin 2 fuck with ur shit i go there late at nite 2 go after work 2 drink a 12 pk with my homie and we pick r shit up we leave no trash we have respect 4 r surroundinz u ignorant fuck stop sterotypin but mabey 80% of the pepole that go there at nite r the same way az me growz some ballz tell them 2 leave dnt call the copz

looks like someone failed elementary

just wanted to point out your spelling seems to be pretty darn ignorant you jack ass! Drinking a 12 pack at the park late at night seems like something that should be on the north end of Redlands. If you had any real respect you would drink your MGD (mexicans getting drunk) at home with your "Homie" you homo.

Funny, you critique that person's spelling, yet you type 'darn' as opposed to 'darned' and you insult Mexicans racially and you insult homosexuals. You seem pretty useless yourself. Stop breathing important people's air.

Wow, all of these racial comments regarding Mexicans getting drunk is completely unnecessary. This was intended for entertainment purposes for those interested in haunted locations. Those of you who took this opportunity to bash on other races need to reevaluate yourselves. Get a life, get an education, and above all get some commons sense. Ignorant fools.

I think that the person who wrote this is a bigot of the worse kind. Dead or alive, people should be treated with the utmost respect. You seem to have NO RESPECT for the living or the dead.

Regardless if your group 'pick r shit up we leave no trash and have respect 4 surroundinz' (sic), please have respect for those who drive and do your drinking at home.

With a comment like yours, I say they should "call the cops" (with an "s", not a "z", child!).

Shut the f@#k up

Lovely....just lovely. You must be one of the litterers and vandals. SHOW SOME RESPECT!!!!

sir with all due respect you can not stop people from having free will is kind of why this country was founded to get away from the tyranny of the English government and to be able to do what you want when you want as long as abide by the laws the state as well as the federal government now most people who are considered devil worshipers are fakes and they think they're going to see the Dark Lord if it goes somewhere and sacrifice a goat when in fact 9 times out of 10 nothing ever happens and these kids are just stupid now when it comes to ghost hunting is actually a scientific studies that supports a ghost hunting to be a valid source if I wanted to go to a haunted house that has been reported I can legally go to obtain any evidence that a spirit truly resides at that area.
there are actual arguments by scholars that spirits and ghosts do not exist but the more faithful of people want to prove them wrong by presenting evidence so how about you lay off the cop calling and let me quote unquote ghost hunters do what they wish to do they aren't hurting anybody

This is a bunch of crap. No girl was murdered in Prospect Park. I have lived in Redlands for ten years, taken local history classes, and talked to many residents about the information listed above. It is BALONEY!

Maybe it happened before your time...or you are part of a cover up. No one opens up or admit to such heinous crimes especially if they were committed under mysterious occultic circumstances. Such facts are usually suppressed. The fact that you did not learn of it in local history class does not mean it didn't occur. The fact was probably just kept out of "prying eyes." Such gruesome stories does not speak well of a community aspiring for growth.

This is how I think the story got started. I used to live only a couple of blocks from the Park and I was always warned never to ride my bike out towards there because it was dangerous, my grandmother would tell me that a girl was murdered once in that area. Well I did heed her warnings and never went there unless I had adult supervision. But as I got older I started hearing stories about the Prospect Park Haunting. And cynical me had to find out how this story got started. I started going through old Redlands Daily Facts archives, and found a murder that had happened back in 1952 or 1953. It made the headlines for quite awhile. It seemed that a young girl by the name of Katie Knodel who lived on Alvarado St (which I believe is not to far from Prospect Park) was abducted from her residence by an uncle who raped and murdered her. She was not killed in that area but somewhere off towards Yucaipa and her body was found I believe in the Palm Springs area. The uncle was even a suspect in the Black Dahlia killing. But anyways the Facts described her as a talented young lady who loved to sing and dance. So in my theory that is how the story got started.

i have lived on cajon for 18 years, and i go to prospect park all the time. there is truth to the cult behavior. there are definately people that worship the devil there late at night. but the ghosts are not true. i have gone there high and drunk and i still havent seen any ghosts.

I've been in the house of a 1000 stairs,my friends use to live there i've seen pics of ghosts standing in the sitting room.. there is a small cemetery in the back yard i have heard many stories on what happens in that house it is very haunted and scary, now about the hillside cemetery i use to go there when i was a teen never seen or heard anything there but it was a scary place to be late at nite and about the Devil Worshippers they are there, thier house is by prospect park it's a gray 2 story house with a long driveway.. and they had big black dogs to scare you away i have seen them through the window they were wearing black hooded cloaks and had candles in thier hands walking down the stairs. there is another house kind of by the hillside cemetery i've seen a ghost standing there looking out the top story window... i grow up in redlands been all over snob hill cuz thats what we use to do for fun... this stuff is really true

...I've been in Redlands from the daze of when orange groves covered most of the city. I have stumbled upon these devil dick worshippers not only in the groves that were near the wash before the city of e. highland just north of Pioneer ave. But also in the bamboo forest in prospect. I've seen an aerial picture of the Redlands loma linda bryn mawr yucaipa basin and it has 5 peaks that connect to an exact pentagram. but who cares, its still the oasis of san bernardino. devil worshippers or not, its the thugs and other roaches from adjacent cities that we need to get rid and worry about.

i went to house of 1000 stairs last nite and the park and cemetery.the park there was loud speakers that said exit the park the cops are on there way that was the only actual scary thing the cemetery was creepy because its a cemetery but nothing happened there was alot of newly barried ppl there and i didnt wanna be stumbling on them and the house i didnt go up the stairs but not scary if u wanna find something haunted u are going to have to go to bumb fucked egypt to a abandoned house or try the boys military home in elisinore

This comment has been moved here: Murder in Prospect Park.

I am a Resident Artist with the Redlands Theatre Festival, which performs repertory theatre in Prospect Park every summer. FYI, the Redlands Police Department has now installed surveillance cameras throughout Prospect Park. If trespassers are spotted in the park after park hours are over, the RPD will come over a P.A. system and ask you to leave. If you hassle them, they will come find you. I would not advise hanging out in Prospect Park after hours.

Also, I have never heard of any actress (or anyone else) in the Redlands Theatre Festival who was murdered...and I know the Executive Producer and founder of the Festival personally. This is an urban legend.


I go there quite often on my walks with my dog and never felt creeped out. It is a beautiful place but after dark I wouldn't try to go there due to the fact that it is closed and they have cameras all over the place. It is true that Redlands has a ton of homes that are haunted. I used to have a student that I visited off of Olive street on the south side and my young daughter went with me. She was eight at the time. There was a stair well leading up to the second story of my friends old victorian home. My daughter was staring at the stair well and asked,"Why are THEY walking up and down the stairs Mom?" Both my friend and I heard creaking but saw nothing and we didn't want to alarm my daughter. Hmmm... haunted? Definately!

Regarding a teen performer being raped and murdered behind the stage at Prospect Park...NONSENSE! There isn't any evidence to support this rumor. In the 70s, this event occurred in Redlands, but no where near the park.

So, the vibes you felt have nothing to do with that event, but is just your mind projecting the vibes.

I'm more likely to believe that either homeless or adventurous teens wander into the bamboo "forests". But the rustling in the bushes? Have you considered the wildlife? There are tons of resident grey squirrels there as they love the treats of oranges from the orange groves.

We visit Prospect Park often, even after dark, and watch children play on the stage, and have never experienced anything that couldn't be debunked.

Is this stuff real? Im doing research to find truly haunted places in Redlands.

If you are doing real research, then you should probably have already figured out that there is no such thing as haunted houses or ghosts..

PS: leprechauns and fairies aren't real either!

Your certainty that paranormal activity does not occur is as appalling as those who are certain there are places called heaven and hell for people once they die. Wouldn't it be wiser to say that there are things that cannot be explained?

Another location in Redlands that is presumed to be haunted is the A.K. Smiley Library. When current employees (2012) were asked a direct question as to if the library is haunted, the three who were present acknowledged an understanding that it is. When asked what has been witnessed, they simultaneously remarked, "A man". Interestingly, one employee who believes in ghosts has never seen or heard anything unusual, but other employees who are considered skeptics have had experiences of a man who roams the basement, a man in a flannel shirt (same?) who walks behind the primary desk in the lobby, and of books shuffling from shelves when no one is present other than a single employee closing.

You will believe that until you meet one face to face

I do believe in ghosts
are there any ghost stories in san Bernardino or Fontana or something like that i would love to know

Read thru these as a start: Ghost Stories in the Inland Empire

I want to visit this place just because it has a cool name!!!

The demonic face in the closet of the Barton Rd. Mansion isn't a demon at all. It's my Ex-girlfriend !!!  Bhahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I want to know about that 5 year old boy. Can someone or somebody tell me?

Does anyone know if the house of 1,000 stairs is still there? I want to see if it si really haunted.

It Is It's The Burrage Mansion

You said The Burrage Mansion is open to the public? We just did a photoshoot there at the very end of the stairs near the street. I would have loved to go in. We also did a shoot at Hillside Cemetery 3 times in the past month. First time i lost my keys in the dark in the middle of the cemetery, i wasnt worried bout the ghosts i was more worried bout my car and keys. Luckily we found them! On our last shoot we did at HILLSIDE I went home to do the editing and i saw something in the far background of my picture so i zoomed in and i promise u it is 2 FREAKIN FIGURES!!!!  The pictures are posted here: Picture of a ghost at Hillside Cemetery

You can post images while editing by clicking the "switch to rich text editor" just below the text window ..if you are already in the rich text editor (it wil say "switch to plain text editor" dont do anything) .. THEN, click the Insert Image button at the top of the text-editing window.

alternatly, just email the photo to [email protected] and we can post it for you!

Ok great thanks!!! Its an awesome and Crazy and insane lol i dont even know how to describe it!! I will be sending a few shots. One is the regular one and the other will be zoomed in! I am totally a beliver now that ghosts exsist and that Hillside Cemetery IS HAUNTED!!!

Really? I recently went on a ghost tour on Catalina Island and took pictures of everything they recommended that were known spots for ghosts. One particular photo came back interesting, but since I'm a skeptic, I reasoned the image away as pareidolia, much the way you see images in clouds, stucco or burnt toast.

Ever since librarians at A.K. Smiley told me about an extra person seen after closing in the basement and the adult book section, I wander those sections sometimes after checking out my books. So far..nothing yet.

Send in your pics! I just sent mine! Im even more interested that ever!


Hi...I have family visiting from out of town, and since it happens to be Halloween time, I wanted to take them on an actual ghost tour in Redlands, or tour of an authentically haunted venue, like the Burrage Mansion, but these places aren't exactly advertised online.

Any ideas of this or other venues?

I recommend looking up Haunted Redlands and it will tell you of all the places that are "Haunted" Most of the places are in the same area, not to far apart from eachother! I dont know if you seen the pics ghost pics of Hillside Cemetary that were posted?! I TOTALLY RECOMMEND for you to go there!! =)After i caught in on camera Im scared to go back lol but really want to

i just went their tonight and its still there i took pictures of it with my friends and while we were taking pictures we heard foot steps and the battery of my camera got drain fast :(

House of 1,000 Stairs is the Burrage Mansion? Is it open to the public?

I don't understand! I called the Micah House who uses the Burrage Mansion for children's activities and they told me that it's NOT open to the public. How did anyone here get INSIDE?

Every day I get an email saying that a new comment has been posted here, and that to view the comment, I need to click on the link which brings me here, but I can't seem to find the NEW comments!?

Where's the NEW comment for today, yesterday, the day before, the day before that...and so on?

ME TOOOO!!!!!!! >;(


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