The Haunt

Should You Dare Go Ghost Hunting in San Francisco?

Did you know that San Francisco is one of the best places to go ghost hunting in the United States?

Despite its charm and glamour, San Francisco (SF) is an incredibly eerie city with a troubled past that refuses to remain buried.

Every crime, every death, every tortured soul – all of it has left its mark on the streets of San Francisco. It is an aspiring ghost hunter’s paradise.

Why is Ghost Hunting in San Francisco Eerie?

San Francisco is a city that has been ravaged by fire, consumed by a plague of rats, devastated by one earthquake after another, and seen its residents mercilessly killed by ruthless criminals and terrifying epidemics alike.

It is said that for every living soul there are six dead ones wandering the streets of San Francisco.

Most of them still cannot find peace.

Some of the world’s most notorious criminals lived in San Francisco and it is no surprise their souls are still caught between worlds.

The infamous Zodiac killer once walked the streets of the Tenderloin district.

Jim Jones, the ruthless cult leader who massacred 918 people in a single night, was once a respected member of San Francisco’s political scene.

And Tessie Wall, the charming, yet the cold-blooded owner of San Francisco’s most notorious brothels once murdered her husband on these very cobblestones… Then walked away without the police even batting an eye.

Do you dare to come and meet them?

What to Look for on a Ghost Hunting Tour

There are different ways ghosts and other paranormal energies can manifest on a ghost hunting tour. Here is what to look for:

  • Residual impressions. A particularly intense emotion or experience can leave a mark on its surroundings. It can manifest in a couple of different ways: as a hologram being played on a loop, an inexplicable cold spot, or a sudden wave of emotion.
  • Poltergeists. These spirits like to cause mischief. They will slam doors, move objects around, and even break things. They are usually not malevolent, but watch out! Some of them have managed to really freak out the guests of our Haunted San Francisco Ghost Tour.
  • After-death active consciousness. These are ghosts in the more traditional sense of the word. They can appear like the misty figures you have seen in the movies, or they can look like a regular person.

Watch out for lonely strangers dressed in vintage clothes, and be careful talking to one! Some of these ghosts may not even know they have crossed over to the other side, and there is no telling what they will do if they find out.

The Haunt Experience

Our Haunted San Francisco Ghost Tour is not for the faint of heart.

We will walk the same streets San Francisco’s most notorious criminals once walked and explore some of the more sinister stories of San Francisco’s past.

After a more immersive paranormal experience? You can enter the San Remo Hotel in our Paranormal Investigation Tour. This is the only way you can access the San Remo Hotel as a non-guest. This hands-on tour uses modern ghost hunting equipment and expert ghost hunter guides.

Ready to discover the dark side of San Francisco?

Book a tour now.

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