Though generally a peaceful coastal city,
the dark stains from Santa Cruz’s past still linger. A former Spanish Mission, Holy Cross Catholic Church harbors a dark history of a brutal revolt of native Ohlone Indians that killed the cruel Father Andres Quintana. Frequented by mobsters and celebrities in its heyday, the famous Brookdale Lodges most talked-about guest is the ghost of a little girl who died nearby in 1892 after nearly drowning. Terrorized by three different serial killers during the 1970’s, the city earned the nickname of “the Murder Capital of the World.” Local resident Alfred Hitchcock derived inspiration for his iconic film Psycho from the haunted mid-nineteenth –century Hotel Mc’Ray. Tracing the city’s eeriest incidents back to their roots, historical researcher and paranormal investigator Maryanne Porter details these and many more stories of local legend and lore.
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PROMOTIONAL VIDEO / SHOCK FEST FILM FESTIVAL
Santa Cruz Ghost Hunters Official Nominees 2019
SANTA CRUZ GHOST HUNTERS - INTRODUCTION VIDEO
SANTA CRUZ GHOST HUNTERS
Is expanding the adventures and exploring out of the area.....
Introducing...our new name & logo...
Paranormal Research & Investigations
A new expansion into other realms of the paranormal...taking this local team on adventures further into the unknown...
2021 Paranormal Investigators & Law Enforcement Team UP!
Santa Cruz Ghost Hunters visits "The Nevada State Prison"
Three teams come together - for one investigation! Retired sheriff and former radio show host of Ghost's & Grub, Paul Tashiro, along with two additional 'former' Santa Cruz County Sheriff crime scene investigators, and Stockton team, 'Lingering Souls Paranormal' featuring Cherie & Rick Pruitt along with sensitive Mykensie Klein -together we join forces to explore and investigate the haunted Nevada State Prison...2021
Lft to Right} Sgt. Sheriff P. Tashiro, M. Porter, Crime Invest. J. Mata, Gage M., Kyle P; DA Invest, J Grey, R. Pruitt, C. Pruitt, M. Klein.
2022 - Santa Cruz Ghost Hunters - Once again teams up with Lingering Souls Paranormal - this time at the haunted Preston Castle / Reformatory for boys, in Ione California.