Silver City Ghost Town

Silver City Ghost Town Historic Silver City Ghost Town Bodfish California
Now open year round (weather permitting) 7 days Historic Silver City Ghost Town Bodfish California
Now open year round (weather permitting) 7 days per week 10 AM-4 PM, (5 PM Saturdays)

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10/18/2020

Silver City Ghost Town's cover photo

Ghost Watch Paranormal
05/21/2020

Ghost Watch Paranormal

Is the Kern River Valley suffering from a curse because of the sins of our grandfathers?
10/11/2019
DeadLands

Is the Kern River Valley suffering from a curse because of the sins of our grandfathers?

Independent filmmaker Christopher Garetano searches for evidence of cursed lands. His journey for answers leads him to a town tormented by spirits of the past and an abandoned amusement park with a horrific legacy of death and unexplained accidents.

10/04/2019

Live Paranormal Investigation History-Mystery Guided Lantern Tours and special guest paranormal investigators. Oct 19th, 26th, and Halloween the 31st. Private October tours also available so get yer'posse together and pay by credit card by calling 1-760-379-5146

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08/02/2019

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YALL COME BACK SOON!
04/21/2019

YALL COME BACK SOON!

We did a whole lot of road tripping over spring break. My favorite thing to use is the Roadside America app which uses location settings to give you the off-the-beaten-path places close by. This was one of the stops we had to make. It’s a pretty cool historical site, museum, and antique store.

12/25/2018

Merry Christmas! We will be open again tommorow 12/26 see you soon!

Silver City Ghost Town
10/24/2018

Silver City Ghost Town

Silver City Ghost Town's cover photo
10/24/2018

Silver City Ghost Town's cover photo

Here is the up to date Halloween Press Release with bios of all guest hosts and more news...Where better to spend most o...
10/24/2018

Here is the up to date Halloween Press Release with bios of all guest hosts and more news...Where better to spend most of Hall;owenDon't miss these events! There will be a raffle Saturday Oct.26th for a buck a ticket could win a basket containing one or two brand new 3 in 1 Ghost Meter Plus devices donated by guest co-hosts Joe & Vici Joe Ruffulo Just press continue below to see all details. Halloween night events Proceeds to the sites operating cost.

HALLOWEEN GHOST HUNT EVENTS SATURDAY OCTOBER 27th & HALLOWEEN NIGHT WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31st! Join us for our last two public History/Mystery Lantern Tours & Live Paranormal Investigations of 2018! Help us and a stellar cast of paranormal investigators celebrate our 30th year of operations! and Izzy's facebook.com/izzytheghosttowncat 10th birthday!

The Facts::
When: Each night gates open 8:30 pm tickets available 8 pm on site or prepay by phone.760 379 5146
Where: Silver City Ghost Town 3829 Lake Isabella Blvd. Bodfish, CA 93205
Cost: $15.00 per person (all ages). All proceeds go to museum operations.
Payment methods Cash only accepted at gate or prepay,by credit card by phone prior to event.
Questions or purchase advance tickets contact: 760-379-5146

More Facts:
Official website for these events: facebook.com/silvercityghosttown
Official website for overview: silvercityghosttown.org
Email: [email protected]
Other days/hours: Open daily 10 am to 4 pm (5 pm Saturdays).
General (self-guided tour) day admission : 13 & up $5.50, ages 6 to 12 $4.50, FREE for kids 5 & under.

The Details:
These acclaimed History/Mystery Lantern Light Tours & Live Paranormal Investigations all feature MC & guide J Paul Corlew as seen on Bio HD's paranormal series "My Ghost Story" and online show "Haunted Discoveries". Corlew is also founder of GRIT Paranormal. These events are both lantern tours & interactive paranormal investigations with advice, tips & demonstrations from Corlew and guest investigators see below for list of co-hosts and bios..

Izzy the ghost town cat will be here too and we will be celebrating his 10th birthday and 8th year of having mysteriously appeared here on Halloween 2010. In no time he began to give guided tours and claimed his lifetime positron as CEO (Cat Executive Officer) shortly there after.
said Corlew who added "Izzy has appeared (or has been featured) on Bio HD, Bakersfield Fox News , NBClosangeles.com the cover of the Kern River Courier Newspaper and more. Izzy most recently appears as himself in a feature film “The Retribution of the Wolf". Available at Vendio and be sure to friend and follow him at facebook.com/izzytheghossttowncat

GRIT team members will be at every event. GRIT is an acronym for Ghost Research/Rescue Investigation/Intervention Team. According to their page the group was founded "To promote Paranormal RESEARCH and education, to RESCUE trapped families and spirits, and to conduct ethical and scientific INVESTIGATIONS and INTERVENTIONS where warranted". Check them out and "Like" on facebook.com/GritParanormal

During previous investigations at Silver City (GRIT members have investigated many times) they have captured startling paranormal evidence. Watch an amazing video of them in action at a local cabin on Vimeo with this link: w.w.w://vimeo.com/81070754 During and after Corlew’s History/Mystery Lantern Tour GRIT members will show evidence, demonstrate techniques and teach members of the public basic ethical paranormal investigative protocol. The group will be conducting a live interactive paranormal investigation & demonstrate tips & techniques. Guests will get hands on experience in a real live paranormal investigation. The GRIT team will show how to use digital recorders to capture EVP’s (Electronic Voice Phenomenon), EMF meters (they can register electronic spikes), IR (infrared) and full spectrum video and still cameras as well as working with the iOvilus and other gear.

Over the last 40 plus years the Ghost Town has been the location of dozens of alleged sightings of ghostly apparitions & other paranormal activity by visitors & staff alike. It is ranked the 6th most haunted site in America by PBS' perennial series "This Old House" online.

Silver City has also been investigated by dozens of paranormal groups. Many reportedly captured evidence of poltergeists; Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP's), paranormal photographs & some groups have had physical encounters & captured anomalous videos. During the lantern tours Corlew (who has lived on site for 30 years) will recount the eerie legends of the valley & focus on the numerous controversial paranormal events & sightings which have reportedly occurred at Silver City...
Robert and Bridget Honings are a married independent team that have been investigating the paranormal for about a decade throughout the Southern California area. They specialize in the collection of audio and video evidence including E.V.P. (electronic voice phenomenon). They have worked closely with Planet Paranormal as well as other paranormal groups focusing on contact with spirit on board the world famous Queen Mary in Long Beach Ca., California Historical State Landmarks, sacred Native American burial sites as well as many other haunted locations. They have been featured on local radio and will be appearing at Silver City Ghost Town in Bodfish Ca. Saturday Oct. 27th for the fifth year in a row along side renowned psychic and paranormal investigators....

Also did you see them on Ghost adventures? We welcome back another veteran para-couple Joe & Viccii Ruffulo who will be here on the 27th and team with over 10 years of paranormal investigative experience. Investigations they have conducted include: The Queen Mary, The Armargosa Hotel & Opera House, Goldfield, Glen Tavern Inn & many more. Vici is emphatic and her sensitive abilities allow her to feel the emotions of spirits that make themselves known to her. They are donating two brand new Three in one Ghost Meter Plus devices for a fund raising raffle to be held Saturday night. All proceeds These are invaluable tools and GRIT Paranormal has them for many investigations.

Author Brian Clune co-founder of Planet Paranormal is also a published author at Schiffer Publishing and History Press with the following titles:
California's Historic Haunts (Silver City has the longest chapter in the
great guide!) Haunted RMS Queen Mary, Haunted San Pedro, Hollywood Obscura, Haunted Universal Studios., Frank Sumption: Thinking Outside of the Box.will be here Halloween night. Ask him about his run in chasing a ghost here a couple of years ago. https://www.facebook.com/PlanetParanormal1/?ref=hovercard Brian has promised to bring some of his books for the Halloween night raffle

All proceeds will go to Silver City to assist in the preservation of this historic site.
If you have ever wanted to be part of a paranormal investigation or simply want to learn the fascinating history of the Kern River Valley you will love these unique events. Attendees are welcome to bring cameras & their own ghost hunting gear & join in or they can just observe & enjoy the unique presentation & live investigation. What historic figure had his grave dug up after his passing & why? What event, witnessed by dozens of individuals during a night tour caused Silver City to be listed as one of the top 15 most haunted sites in the U.S.A.? What is a little girl’s apparition doing in the jail? These & many other questions will be addressed during the LIVE investigation & guided tour.

Advance tickets for the lantern tours are available at shops out front shops or by credit card purchase by telephone (760-379-5146) or purchased at the Trading Post (cash or credit) prior to event. They will also be on sale at 8:00 pm the night of each event at the front gate by cash only). The tour will be from 8:30 to 10:30 PM Sometimes a little over, with time after for individual exploration of the site & face time with the experts. The cost is only $15.00 per person (all ages). All proceeds from admissions & these special events are utilized (as they have for 28 years) for continuing operations costs on site. No public funds or tax dollars are utilized to operate Silver City. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a paid adult. All updates announced on Facebook hit "LIKE" or 'FOLLOW' to get the news feed. "Don’t miss these events!” said Corlew.

10/24/2018
Silver City Ghost Town's cover photo
10/24/2018

Silver City Ghost Town's cover photo

This Saturday Live NIGHT paranormal investigation...don't miss this event!
09/14/2018

This Saturday Live NIGHT paranormal investigation...don't miss this event!

HALLOWEEN GHOST HUNT EVENTS SATURDAY OCTOBER 27th & HALLOWEEN NIGHT WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31st! Join us for our last two public History/Mystery Lantern Tours & Live Paranormal Investigations of 2018! Help us and a stellar cast of paranormal investigators celebrate our 30th year of operations! and Izzy's facebook.com/izzytheghosttowncat 10th birthday!

The Facts::
When: Each night gates open 8:30 pm tickets available 8 pm on site or prepay by phone.760 379 5146
Where: Silver City Ghost Town 3829 Lake Isabella Blvd. Bodfish, CA 93205
Cost: $15.00 per person (all ages). All proceeds go to museum operations.
Payment methods Cash only accepted at gate or prepay,by credit card by phone prior to event.
Questions or purchase advance tickets contact: 760-379-5146

More Facts:
Official website for these events: facebook.com/silvercityghosttown
Official website for overview: silvercityghosttown.org
Email: [email protected]
Other days/hours: Open daily 10 am to 4 pm (5 pm Saturdays).
General (self-guided tour) day admission : 13 & up $5.50, ages 6 to 12 $4.50, FREE for kids 5 & under.

The Details:
These acclaimed History/Mystery Lantern Light Tours & Live Paranormal Investigations all feature MC & guide J Paul Corlew as seen on Bio HD's paranormal series "My Ghost Story" and online show "Haunted Discoveries". Corlew is also founder of GRIT Paranormal. These events are both lantern tours & interactive paranormal investigations with advice, tips & demonstrations from Corlew and guest investigators see below for list of co-hosts and bios..

Izzy the ghost town cat will be here too and we will be celebrating his 10th birthday and 8th year of having mysteriously appeared here on Halloween 2010. In no time he began to give guided tours and claimed his lifetime positron as CEO (Cat Executive Officer) shortly there after.
said Corlew who added "Izzy has appeared (or has been featured) on Bio HD, Bakersfield Fox News , NBClosangeles.com the cover of the Kern River Courier Newspaper and more. Izzy most recently appears as himself in a feature film “The Retribution of the Wolf". Available at Vendio and be sure to friend and follow him at facebook.com/izzytheghossttowncat

GRIT team members will be at every event. GRIT is an acronym for Ghost Research/Rescue Investigation/Intervention Team. According to their page the group was founded "To promote Paranormal RESEARCH and education, to RESCUE trapped families and spirits, and to conduct ethical and scientific INVESTIGATIONS and INTERVENTIONS where warranted". Check them out and "Like" on facebook.com/GritParanormal

During previous investigations at Silver City (GRIT members have investigated many times) they have captured startling paranormal evidence. Watch an amazing video of them in action at a local cabin on Vimeo with this link: w.w.w://vimeo.com/81070754 During and after Corlew’s History/Mystery Lantern Tour GRIT members will show evidence, demonstrate techniques and teach members of the public basic ethical paranormal investigative protocol. The group will be conducting a live interactive paranormal investigation & demonstrate tips & techniques. Guests will get hands on experience in a real live paranormal investigation. The GRIT team will show how to use digital recorders to capture EVP’s (Electronic Voice Phenomenon), EMF meters (they can register electronic spikes), IR (infrared) and full spectrum video and still cameras as well as working with the iOvilus and other gear.

Over the last 40 plus years the Ghost Town has been the location of dozens of alleged sightings of ghostly apparitions & other paranormal activity by visitors & staff alike. It is ranked the 6th most haunted site in America by PBS' perennial series "This Old House" online.

Silver City has also been investigated by dozens of paranormal groups. Many reportedly captured evidence of poltergeists; Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP's), paranormal photographs & some groups have had physical encounters & captured anomalous videos. During the lantern tours Corlew (who has lived on site for 30 years) will recount the eerie legends of the valley & focus on the numerous controversial paranormal events & sightings which have reportedly occurred at Silver City...
Robert and Bridget Honings are a married independent team that have been investigating the paranormal for about a decade throughout the Southern California area. They specialize in the collection of audio and video evidence including E.V.P. (electronic voice phenomenon). They have worked closely with Planet Paranormal as well as other paranormal groups focusing on contact with spirit on board the world famous Queen Mary in Long Beach Ca., California Historical State Landmarks, sacred Native American burial sites as well as many other haunted locations. They have been featured on local radio and will be appearing at Silver City Ghost Town in Bodfish Ca. Saturday Oct. 27th for the fifth year in a row along side renowned psychic and paranormal investigators....

Also did you see them on Ghost adventures? We welcome back another veteran para-couple Joe & Viccii Ruffulo who will be here on the 27th and team with over 10 years of paranormal investigative experience. Investigations they have conducted include: The Queen Mary, The Armargosa Hotel & Opera House, Goldfield, Glen Tavern Inn & many more. Vici is emphatic and her sensitive abilities allow her to feel the emotions of spirits that make themselves known to her. They are donating two brand new Three in one Ghost Meter Plus devices for a fund raising raffle to be held Saturday night. All proceeds These are invaluable tools and GRIT Paranormal has them for many investigations.

Author Brian Clune co-founder of Planet Paranormal is also a published author at Schiffer Publishing and History Press with the following titles:
California's Historic Haunts (Silver City has the longest chapter in the
great guide!) Haunted RMS Queen Mary, Haunted San Pedro, Hollywood Obscura, Haunted Universal Studios., Frank Sumption: Thinking Outside of the Box.will be here Halloween night. Ask him about his run in chasing a ghost here a couple of years ago. https://www.facebook.com/PlanetParanormal1/?ref=hovercard Brian has promised to bring some of his books for the Halloween night raffle

All proceeds will go to Silver City to assist in the preservation of this historic site.
If you have ever wanted to be part of a paranormal investigation or simply want to learn the fascinating history of the Kern River Valley you will love these unique events. Attendees are welcome to bring cameras & their own ghost hunting gear & join in or they can just observe & enjoy the unique presentation & live investigation. What historic figure had his grave dug up after his passing & why? What event, witnessed by dozens of individuals during a night tour caused Silver City to be listed as one of the top 15 most haunted sites in the U.S.A.? What is a little girl’s apparition doing in the jail? These & many other questions will be addressed during the LIVE investigation & guided tour.

Advance tickets for the lantern tours are available at shops out front shops or by credit card purchase by telephone (760-379-5146) or purchased at the Trading Post (cash or credit) prior to event. They will also be on sale at 8:00 pm the night of each event at the front gate by cash only). The tour will be from 8:30 to 10:30 PM Sometimes a little over, with time after for individual exploration of the site & face time with the experts. The cost is only $15.00 per person (all ages). All proceeds from admissions & these special events are utilized (as they have for 28 years) for continuing operations costs on site. No public funds or tax dollars are utilized to operate Silver City. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a paid adult. All updates announced on Facebook hit "LIKE" or 'FOLLOW' to get the news feed. "Don’t miss these events!” said Corlew.

Address

3829 Lake Isabella Blvd
Bodfish, CA
93205

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

+17603795146

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We would like to plan a day trip. Is the ghost town currently open to the public due to Covid restrictions?
My family visited Silver City Ghost Town yesterday, we had fun walking through and I caught a little something that I didn't expect, when I was filming it I didn't hear the noise, it wasn't until later while reviewing it...
Is anything happening for Halloween?
Had a blast at Silver City Ghost Town !!!
#izzytheghosttowncat
Hi, this is Kat Owen, lead investigator to Lake Isabella Paranormal Society. I had the honors of investigating Silver City Ghost Town again last year 2019 by myself. No lights on in total darkness. Of course I arrived before sunset, but ghosts are active at all times. This EVP I captured was inside the jail. I knew I wasn't in there alone, and was able to collect a Class A EVP of a spirit responding to me. You will hear my voice, then you will hear a disembodied voice respond by saying "Who Me?" Jay was in the house, nobody was physically out there with me, accept my spirit friends. Enjoy!! I did
Hi I know it's early but we are trying to plan a trip . Do you happen to know the dates are for July's tours on saturdays
There are gremlins in the posting code?
Wow??? I posted news about traveling to Bodfish and it disappeared??? Spooky! Would that be a good omen or bad??
Hello Fellow Silver City Ghost Towners! My family clan of eight are traveling from Meridian Idaho to Bodfish for the sole purpose of experiencing the famous Silver City Ghost Town History Mystery Tour! I plan on coming in period clothing in hopes of enticing some ghostly encounters. I hope to see some fellow enthusiasts ready to be astounded. I'll see you there September 23rd, 2019. Oh, come in period clothing too, I bet we will definitely make the local apparitions want to come out and play!💀👻👀👽👍👋
Hello... I'm interested in coming out to the ghost town. Is it open everyday..... If so what are the hours. Thanks for your time!
Hi, this is an original watercolor painting done in 2017 I donated to the Silver City Ghost Town today. It posted on line and was well received in England and Germany with the watercolor community. Silver City Ghost Town is a unique and awesome piece of American history, not to mention spooky.