It is the mission of Santa Cruz Ghost Hunters to bring to the general public the unusual historical provenance of Santa Cruz County, stemming from legends, lore, historical facts and paranormal phenomenon.
The S.C.G.H team is comprised of several team members, who’s professional everyday lives compliment there investigative positions. Please see “Meet the Team” to learn more.
The Santa Cruz Ghost Hunters is a not for profit organization and will conduct free paranormal investigations of both commercial and residential qualifying locations within designated county areas, which are purported to have alleged paranormal activity. The objective while conducting said investigation is either to substantiate or demystify alleged claims.
Historical: Many areas in which we conduct these paranormal investigations-that are reported to have activity are in fact historical in nature. We at S.C.G.H are typically able to uncover many unusual historical facts that may otherwise be unknown to the occupant, by doing so we can corroborate potential experiences, sightings or other providing many peace of mind. Using equipment designed to measure electrical changes in the environment, temperature changes, and additional apparatus’s typical to the paranormal field we are able to establish if in fact the activity is more likely a natural phenomenon, as opposed to a supernatural phenomenon.
F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q:I don’t have a historical building, but I think I have paranormal activity going on at my location. Does my dwelling have to be historical for you to check it out?
A:NO. Although historical buildings give us a foundation to work with and research its history, paranormal activity is not primarily localized to a building itself, but to the land on which it is located.
Q: I am a business owner, and there have been many alleged reports by my employees of paranormal activity at my establishment, can you come out and conduct a free investigation and publicize this story if you do find something? I think it will add to my business.
A:YES! If we have individuals who have reported activity and they are willing to speak with us, we will be happy to conduct a free investigation, look up the history of the location, create a story and publicize our findings on our website, we also may mention the establishment in a detailed podcast and if we are on a local radio show, we will give your establishment a “shout out” –
Q:I have a historical building and it is definitely haunted, I am interested in publicizing it and having a story created on its historical provenance and haunted tales by you, do you think this will be bad for my business?
A:Absolutely not. We have found that many businesses or locations that have a historical provenance - and reported unusual goings on, of the haunted kind, actually only add to the charm of their establishment and can potentially significantly increase their clientele.
Q:I don’t really believe in paranormal activity and I am not sure if what I have been experiencing is paranormal or not, but it is starting to scare me or a family member. Am I going crazy – I am afraid my friends or family will think so.
A:You are not alone! This is a typical concern with many individuals who contact us. And many persons fear they are going crazy or will be judged by their loved ones. By providing us with your concerns and having us check out what you have been experiencing, we can provide some peace of mind, and either determine if this is more than likely a natural cause or perchance not.
Q:I have what is believed to be a haunted location and I would like you to come out and investigate it. Will you put your findings and create a story on your website?
A:If our findings warrant a place on our website and you would like us to do so, then yes, by all means we will. If you would like to have us publish your story but would like anonymity we can do this as well.
Q:I had a recent loss of a loved one, and I would like an investigation but I would like this to remain confidential – I keep seeing, smelling and feeling my loved one everywhere. Is this normal?
A:Yes! We do conduct private investigations for individuals / families who suffered either a natural or tragic loss and have claimed to have had experiences and if you desire this information to remain confidential, of course we will do so. We also help bring an understanding to what is going on. It is very common and many find solace or a sense of closure with their loss afterwards.
Q:I think this is all nonsense, and I do not believe in ghosts, can you prove to me that ghosts exist?
A: And we respect that. Although we do find the majority of individuals we encounter are open to the thought of spirits who still wander after death, it is not our mission to change anyone’s belief, but hope an individual will merely keep an open mind of the possibilities. Can we prove that ghosts exist, well that would be like me asking you to prove that we are in fact alone in the universe.
Q:Santa Cruz Ghost Hunters is a not for profit, does this mean Santa Cruz Haunted Tours is?
A:No. Santa Cruz Haunted Tours, is owned by S.C.G.H but it is a separate entity.
Q:How do I contact you for a consultation and maybe a paranormal investigation?
A:You can email us direct with a brief narrative of your concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the contact page on this site. You will receive an email response in less than 24 hours.