The Haunt

The ghost hunting experts

We're The Haunt

We are a team of passionate paranormal investigators and  storytellers, committed to sharing the thrilling, magical and eerie stories of those who have passed. 

We love sharing the macabre bits of history with travelers and locals alike, and work with corporate teams on unforgettable team builders too.

Come join us. It’ll be a haunt. 🙂

How It Began

Our co-founders Wes Leslie (also a musician) and Jordon Jo (also a musician) met at SF State in 2008, bonding over their interest in music and the unexplained.

The two moved to New Orleans, which is where they had their own paranormal encounters…

They returned to San Francisco, determined to unearth their hometown’s hauntings, doing countless hours of research in the library, historic newspaper collections, and interviewing old timers.

They launched The Haunt, and the company grew quickly and became San Francisco’s #1 attraction on TripAdvisor. 

Since then, the company has won accolades, appeared on TV shows and inflight magazines, and run team events for major tech companies in the Bay Area and beyond.

In 2022, Wes relocated to Los Angeles to expand the Haunt, launching the city’s first hands-on paranormal investigation tour.


Meet The Team

Our goal is to share the creepy and mysterious places and stories we’ve discovered, and make sure you fall in love with our haunted city too.

Aliya, San Francisco

Aliya is a California native with an interest in the paranormal gained from an early and unrestricted access to the History Channel. When not touring she is an actor, improvisor and theatre educator.

Rose, San Francisco

From Richmond Virginia, Rose inherits a ghost hunting lineage. She's entwining her passion for vintage art into a Museum Studies Master's at SF State. Beyond books, she prowls America's ghost towns, prying open their paranormal mysteries.

Caitlyn, Los Angeles

An actor, director, and theatre educator from Washington, Caitlyn moved to Los Angeles to pursue her craft. When not telling ghost stories, you will find her putting on murder mystery shows with The American Immersion Theatre Company, teaching performance classes at the Young Actors Theatre Camp, acting in various films, or spending time with her best friend and pet turtle Hercules.

Cindy, Solvang

A California Central Coast native, Cindy got her first deck of tarot cards at age 11, becoming a skilled reader. She has been studying occult and esoteric religions in depth for the past ten years, and frequents pagan conventions. By night, Cindy is somnambulant (staying aware when asleep), and has honed her skills as astral traveling. She is deeply connected to plants, spiders and snakes, and even more disturbingly? She's someone's mom.

Jamie, San Francisco

Jamie is a Bay Area native who studied history at San Francisco State University. Every paper he wrote was either about San Francisco or witches. In his free time he is pursuing screenwriting where he continues to write about demons, vampires and the like.

Geena, Temecula

Geena has had an interest in the paranormal since she was a child. She has always felt a sense of comfort from learning about spirits and ghosts. When she is not touring, Geena is working toward her elementary education degree and reading every book she can get her hands on.

Ryan, Solvang

Born in the foggy realms of Santa Barbara, Ryan's love for the eerie was kindled by horror films and vaudeville. He's a natural storyteller who thrives on the mysterious. and loves engaging with every wandering soul. Away from ghostly tales, he's often found juggling, playing music, or lost in the echoes of an audiobook.

Jordon Jo, cofounder

The man behind the curtain. Jordon helps design and refine our experiences, and has his own connections to New Orleans, spiritualism and the occult. Also a musician, fan of nature and family.

Trevor, Los Angeles

Trevor Kravits is an award-winning filmmaker and comedian from Chicago. He previously lived in New Orleans, where he produced variety shows, music videos and made friends with a handful of ghostly apparitions.

Wes Leslie, cofounder

Wes leads our LA tours -- he is a Bay Area native who became a ghost hunter after encountering residual impressions while living in New Orleans. Also an r&b musician and fan of cocktails.

Carey, Los Angeles

Producer of the LA Neo Noir Novel, Film & Script Festival, Carey is a former mortuary worker and fan of the macabre. He's an actor, and has appeared with Ryan Gosling in Blue Valentine, and on other movies and TV shows. Ask him anything about Steely Dan or Prince films, and look out for his forthcoming LA neo-noir comic book.

Work With Us

We are always accepting resumes for ghost hosts!

Click here to see our current jobs available.