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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Welcome –May 7th 2021 : To the Ghosts & Grub Show. Tune in-to KSCO Radio 1080 AM from 9 -10 pm. As Maryanne Porter joins Ghosts & Grub Host, Paul Tashiro, to talk about Ghosts.....and Grub!
UPDATES: HAUNTED TOURS - EVENTS!
Due to the impact of businesses as a result of Covid-19 shutdowns, & impacts from the CZU Fires in SLV. SC Haunted Tours was also forced to shutter their doors. However, now that our county is starting to reopen, its time for businesses to create new public interests for patrons & the community. Currently we are seeking locations with a haunted history in Santa Cruz, to hold monthly events for Santa Cruz Haunted Tours. Restaurant & hotel locations specifically! Please use the contacts portal to inquire about your haunted location and lets hold an event at your establishment!
We offer Private Paranormal Investigations! And we are currently seeking residential or commercial locations whose occupants or patrons, may think they have paranormal activity. We do local investigations at no charge to the client. You can either have our investigative findings publicized on our site in a video format, should we find any ghostly goings on - or choose to remain undisclosed and keep your ghostly goings on to yourself. Contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org link, or through our contact portal.