Ghost Hunting, Paranormal Sensory Experiences, Ghost Walks, Wine Tasting, Creepy Cocktail Crawl.

Are you ready to interact with those things that go bump in the night?

There are specific points in the El Pueblo Viejo Historic District of Downtown Santa Barbara that have paranormal phenomena. Think that old buildings are the only reason Santa Barbara is such a paranormal hot spot? Let’s start with something called a Corpse Road. This was a path taken by a funerary procession to move the dead to its burial place. Any route a coffin was carried along automatically became a public right of way. Spirits of the dead moved through the physical landscape along these special routes on a direct course close to the ground in a straight line. The paths ended or originated at a cemetery. These Corpse Roads often ran along ancient Ley lines.

Ley lines make paranormal activity more intense and buildings really haunted.  So much so, the founder of a large Spiritualist community who lived in Santa Barbara, purchased 1,050 acres right here along the sea for his fellow spiritualists from around the country to join him and his family in regular communion with their dearly departed.

Piqued your curiosity yet? Let’s begin your paranormal adventure!

Our Tours & Experiences

What to Expect.

Ghost stories told around a campfire typically begin with “It was a dark and stormy night…” Then the plot unravels to reveal a paranormal entity that is the cause of the haunting. But a burning question that remains is, what type of paranormal entity is it?

What makes our tours different than other ghost tours, is that we tell you the type of paranormal entity it is for every ghost story. We have identified three paranormal types: 1) Intelligent, 2) Residual and 3) Inhuman.

Another thing that makes our tours different than other ghost tours is that our stories are curated content from first-hand accounts and told through the lens of a paranormal investigator. Each story/experience is unique and each tour is designed to be done independently. In addition, you will use authentic ghost hunting equipment as well as engage in paranormal sensory experiences.

Ghost Walk

1hr 30min, $55/person

Unique set of ghost stories, 6 pieces of equipment in some locations, 2 paranormal sensory experiences

Fridays

Creepy Cocktail Crawl

1hr 15min, $50/person

2hrs, $75/person

Bar crawl with 2 stops or 3 stops to hear creepy tales told over cocktails.

Fridays

Age: 21+

Ghost Hunt

1hr 30min, $55/person

Unique set of ghost stories, 8 pieces of equipment in all locations, 3 paranormal sensory experiences.

Saturdays

Postmortem Paranormal Nightcap

1hr, $35/person

Paranormal debrief over a cocktail in a haunted restaurant.

Saturdays

Age: 21+

Wine Pair-a-Normal

1hr 45min, $75/person

Five glass wine tasting, unique set of ghost stories and use 6 pieces of equipment in some locations.

Sundays

Age: 21+

Spooky Stroll

1hr 30min, $55/person

Unique set of ghost stories plus bonus story and paranormal investigation, use of 8 pieces of equipment.

Sundays

About Your Tour Guide

Joseph Soltis
Owner & Guide

Joseph is a Scorpio born on Halloween. In the zodiac, the power of Halloween is represented by the sign Scorpio, a water sign. Water is a natural conductor of paranormal energy. Scorpios are also the descendants of the keepers of the Samhain rites held sacred by the ancient world. The true occult power of Scorpio lies in its ability to connect with the invisible dimensions of life, celebrated so long ago at Samhain.

Joseph specializes in the paranormal and has identified specific points in the El Pueblo Viejo Historic District of Downtown Santa Barbara that have paranormal phenomena.

Private Group Tours & Corporate Events

Don’t see the tour or experience you are looking for?

We can customize the perfect evening for you in Santa Barbara with a private tour or experience. For more information about our offerings, please email us at: hello@paranormalsb.com.

What Our Clients Say

Joseph was very passionate and asked us questions to help us be involved. When back in town, will definitely look into another one.
Patricia M.
The entire tour was memorable. My daughter and I had a great time and learned so much from our guide.

Sheryl M.

Excellent tour! Our tour guide was very experienced in the paranormal and kept us highly engaged throughout the tour.
Roberto R.
We had a great experience! Joseph was amazing! He is a great story teller! We are so glad that we did this! We look to do it again.

Troy F.

Joseph was wonderful! He really made the experience great for us believers! He added to the experience with history.

Becky M.

The history of the town in fun and interesting stories rather than just “facts”. Our guide was well versed and took time to engage us rather than just recite a rehearsed script.

Eric C.

Neither of us have ever been to Santa Barbara. The tour was AMAZING!!! Full of history, ghostly tales, and even first hand paranormal experiences!!! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and learned so much. We’re so glad we chose this ghost tour and highly recommended it and our AMAZING tour guide. We had so much fun!
Joanie M.
Mine and my husbands tour guide was Joseph! He was wonderful and very descriptive! We aren’t from California so he made sure we new more than the average Californian while explaining certain things! Spooky stories and even caught something on camera. It was a nice foggy night too. So much fun and learned so much. I recommend ANYONE! I’m so sensitive to energy and my husband really isn’t or so I thought. It’s impossible going on this tour without feeling anything. Thanks so much!!!
Jasmine B.
I loved the knowledgeable guide Joseph who provided a comprehensive history of the area as well as the paranormal happenings over the years. He was so great that we hung out after the tour and asked him tons of questions, which he seemed happy to answer. He has a true passion for the paranormal and it was infectious!
Gibbster L.
My dad and I came out to the ghost tours with Joseph as our tour guide and had a great time. There was tons of great history as well as pretty spooky encounters. Super fun!
Brayden B.

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