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. Frequently purchased at Amazon Get your copy here today
SANTA CRUZ HAUNTED TOURS - COMING SOON!
A hauntingly historical~ paranormal investigative tour which is available to the public, S.C Haunted Tours will allow you to explore the paranormal first hand and utilize actual equipment during a mini-paranormal investigation. Owned and operated by Santa Cruz Ghost
Welcome – To the NEW Santa Cruz Ghost Hunters website. If you like the darker side of history, complete with legends, enigma’s and the paranormal, then you will love what we have in store for you! Join us as we take you on a journey of selective paranormal portals and on a trip back in time….Welcome to Santa Cruz Ghost Hunters. Please note- this site is still being edited and new stories added.