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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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!

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

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.

looks like someone failed elementary

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

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.

...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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Shut the f@#k up


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!

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 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!

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

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.


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