Banta Inn has Halloween thrills year-round

Just in time for Halloween, The Oakland Tribune ran a feature on the Banta Inn, a saloon along the Lincoln Highway in the small town of Banta, near Tracy, California.


Here’s one story:

“One morning about 1:30 a.m. I saw what looked like a young woman float across the hallway from one wall into another,” said Banta Inn owner Dave Colli. “Other people have seen a little blond-haired girl, about 8 or 9, peeking in the dining room window. Even our cook has had a few encounters. One night he opened the oven and the pan came flying out at him.”…

“Something is definitely here,” Colli said. “We have had recurring dark shadows appear and then disappear. Most sightings have taken place in the evening to early-morning hours. Not only have the employees been witness to this, but we’ve also had reports from our guests.”

Stop by Saturday 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. for a Halloween party at the saloon or learn more at

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One Response to “Banta Inn has Halloween thrills year-round”

  1. Desiree Says:

    My mom worked about 20 years ago. One night we unplugged everything went to the back to help her stock beer. Out of no where the pinball machine starts making sounds and its being played. Look down it was plugged back in. Even though we walked out there to look you could see the buttons being pushed we finished stocking locked up and went home. Growing up in Banta we know Tony was playing the game.

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