The Barton Mansion

In September of 2001 four people entered the Barton Mansion, which is billed as being one of the most haunted houses in California (it's in Redlands, east of LA). What happened to them is described in great detail on the Barton Mansion website that they created a couple of years later. Included is a videoclip of their supposed encounter with a ghost (the clip looks staged to me). I'm not sure what the purpose behind the creation of the site was. They do sell a Barton Mansion dvd, but they're only asking $9 for it, so they can't make a huge amount of money from it. Maybe they're just big fans of the supernatural, or they're amateur storytellers hoping to create a Blair-Witch style mystery.


Posted on Wed Aug 03, 2005


While it might be a hoax, the house is OLD so it might have some activity, so who knows what kind of paranormal activity might be happening there, since people have reported all these weird things from outside the house. Imagine a paranormal investigating group getting the rights to investigate the house.. like TAPS, i wanna see what kind of experiences Jason and Grant might get!
Posted by mike  on  Thu Jun 26, 2008  at  03:39 AM
I watched the video nearly frame by frame. In a frame there is the form of a alien mask. If it's just the lighting, it's doubtful. I think that it is a joke that someone thought they had a chance to be famous, and guess what, they were for a while, huh. All kinds of people are still talking about it. Good job on selling it gentlemen.
Posted by jazzy jeff  on  Fri Aug 22, 2008  at  10:57 AM
Personally I don't believe it. And the site seems to be taken down, so I can't see what everyone's talking about. Either or, people believe in something different because it's fun. They made us think, no matter how fake it is, they still deserve props for scaring so many. I'm a weenie when it comes to things like this, but honestly it wasn't that scary.

I did read the story. They said they video taped the day before when they went in. I'm sure it's on that DVD, but I'd love to see that said "bodily organ" that was found. Or the DIE scratched into the wall that they said was there.

So what's going on with the place now? I know of it being remodeled, but as it still being haunted? I have no clue. Update me if you know. XD
Posted by India.  in  In a wall.  on  Sat Aug 30, 2008  at  07:35 PM
Hey here is a recent update from the mansion
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Posted by Robert Laughery  in  USA  on  Wed Oct 01, 2008  at  08:57 PM
I grew up in Redlands and like every other kid who lived there we have been to the Barton house, Mariposa School, Hillside cemetery, and many other haunted places. The fact is Redlands is Haunted it self and has been for quit sometime thanks to the level of demonic worshipers in that area. The Orange groves all over the city have been host to many events, from murders to rituals, to even finding mutilated new born babies Barton house is in fact Haunted by many evil sprits, and not a place to dwell it is a matter of time for the Doctors offices to leave the Barton house, many times has that place been set fire to
Posted by Chris  in  Redlands  on  Sun Oct 26, 2008  at  07:56 AM
This is a link to Dr. Bartons resting place,

Posted by Chris  in  Redlands  on  Sun Oct 26, 2008  at  02:01 PM
Posted by Christopher  in  canton, GA  on  Sun Nov 16, 2008  at  09:12 AM
I went here when I was a teenager several times with friends, though I cant say that I have been past the first floor. Something is definatly odd about this place, not sure if ghost are real but if they are then this place is for sures haunted.
Posted by BT  in  Costa Mesa  on  Wed Feb 11, 2009  at  01:24 PM
The mansion is pretty cool.Almost every week i pass by it.It looks old and boring but i'm sure its crazy haunted.I would love to spend the night there and just experience whatever.An awesome place for anyone who loves the supernatural should visit Hillside Cemetery.Omg - I absolutely love that place,i have had so many different experiences there.
Posted by Vicki  in  Redlands,Ca  on  Thu Apr 09, 2009  at  01:47 AM
All you doubters are full of shit, that place has some bad things in it, If its a hoax, then I'm a fool, I dont think thats a hoax, I think thats something you dont want a piece of, unless you have nerves of complete, cold steele.
Posted by John Haney  in  Austin Tx  on  Wed Jun 17, 2009  at  04:47 AM
To the people who claim to have photographs of things they've seen in the mansion, please upload your photos to ImageShack and paste a link to it. Let's see just how real it is. If you don't, it will be assumed you are a liar.
Posted by StarSplitter  in  City of Dis  on  Sun Sep 13, 2009  at  06:58 AM
Hey, I have to admit... it's arguable at best. However, what IS true (as far as I'm concerned) is that it's one of VERY FEW videos online that caused me to back the video up. In this case I did it five times! So, regardless... harmless scare. With regards to the DVD issue, how many do you think they've sold, forcryin'outloud?! The damn video is all over the internet for free! They SHOULD have done t-shirts!
Posted by Baldylocks  in  Atlanta, Ga  on  Fri Oct 23, 2009  at  12:11 PM
I have lived here in Loma Linda for over 40 years close and have been to the Barton house many times in the 40 years....there ues to be a gentleman the ran horseback riding stables there in the 60-70's my friends and I would go there...I go there now once in a while because my daughter works in a realestate office on the third floor...she many times is there by herself late at night...and NOTHING has ever happened and she has NEVER heard anything...There are several different kinds of offices in side now...I have ment a talked with the Project Manager and City Inspector when it was being remodled. They NEVER hear and NEVER saw anything in side or outside and they were there late at night many days...When it was built it was build by a man that was a Christian...with love in his heart for his family and friends...There were many children raised in that home with lots of love and laughter..So if any thing was in there it would be children laughing and running up and down the is am amasing home inside!! so beautiful they did a great job redmodeling it....Much of the origional wood work is still there...the only thing you notice when you first go in is the old musty smell that many of the old homes have...which has to do with the wood....
November 27, 2009
Posted by Lynn  in  Loma Linda  on  Fri Nov 27, 2009  at  09:21 PM
What I can't figure out is that if this place is so haunted, why is there no actually history on the place? I can't find any records, only videos, photo shopped pictures, and personal stories.
Posted by Fox  in  Portland  on  Sun Feb 07, 2010  at  11:15 AM
I went to that house 20 plus years ago with about 10 other people. We broke in through the back porch. We were probably not the first to do this, but the house was vacant and VERY boarded up. We went into the living room and saw a blue light emminating from an unknown source. We then went into the basement, saw nothing, and on our way up we heard steps behind us. Thinking it was a homeless person, we didn't rush from the house. Instead, we waited for the 'person' to catch up with us. Well, it wasn't a person at all. It was more of a force or spirit of some sort. There was nothing there, just a differently pressured air, denser than the air around us. It did not touch us. THEN: outside as we were leaving, this man who everyone describes, attacked the car that I was in. We pulled out as quickly as we could and never went back. Two or three of the people who were with us were in a catatonic state for several days after. As they say: believe it or not.
Posted by Nation  in  Portland  on  Sun Mar 28, 2010  at  04:12 PM
maybe, the "ghost" was another guy exploring the mansion with a flashlight.
Posted by Prospero  in  San Antonio  on  Tue May 18, 2010  at  04:50 AM
smirk Hello i am in aggeement with a lot of you that it must be a set up.. think about it why take the video of the ceiling and as someone mentioned something that looks like a ball on the floor and then the vid cam pans round to the door where this so called apparition appears, well if that was me and it was really real i would probably drop the vid cam in the process etc that is what i think it is all a funny prank on some freinds also why were there no gasps or noises from the lads that did the video i would sure make some kind of noise if it was really real.
soz it has failed to make me believe in the ghost theory......... excaim
Posted by polly  in  GB  on  Wed Jun 22, 2011  at  03:25 AM
Well, my brother is actually really close friends with the man who filmed this. I have met him and he told me the story about it. He said to him and his friends it also didnt look very real and they were even hesitant to put it online because of that reason but everyone one that they showed that video to told him to just put it online. It became a big hit because people liked the video and i have even had people ask me were the barton mansion is because they wanted to go there because of the video. You all may believe its fake, but others like to believe its real. I dont blame you for thinking its fake, but hey, im convinced, plus i live right down the street from there and ive heard plenty of other stories and videos from that place.
Posted by Alexis  in  Redlands  on  Thu Aug 09, 2012  at  02:07 PM
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