Ghost Hunting Tour in Chinatown with a Paranormal Investigator | San Francisco

1 hour 30 minute in-person event

Event short description

Hosted by The Haunt Ghost Tours

Brave San Francisco’s dark and ghostly past on The Haunt, a real ghost hunt through old Chinatown and Gold Rush alleys. You’ll use modern ghost hunting gear, including a Spirit Box, dowsing rods, and your own EMF detector during the tour, to attempt contact with spirits.

After meeting below the Transamerica Pyramid, a local guide escorts you down haunted alleys, through mysterious neighborhoods, and around historic street corners. Stand atop old Gold Rush cemeteries, learn of paranormal activity following mysterious deaths, visit the site of an infamous massacre, hear about Gold Rush–era hauntings and ghosts who still linger.

In-person event

Your guests will need to travel to the host's location to attend the event.
See Location details below for more information.

Group size

This event supports 4 - 26 participants.

Group participation level

Medium - Guests will be sent a kit or prompted to participate in this event.

Event duration

1 hour 30 minutes

Full details

How it works

Meet us on the edge of the Jackson Square Historic District -- a little-known Gold Rush-era neighborhood with eerie, well-preserved Victorian architecture. Your tour guide will outfit everyone with an EMF meter that you'll use throughout the paranormal investigation, and explain the types of hauntings and ghosts that we encounter in San Francisco.

From there we'll enter the old neighborhood, hearing about the forgotten graves and ships buried beneath us. Down quiet alleyways, we'll learn of the destruction of the Great Earthquake of 1906, and the residual hauntings that still plague the neighborhood. At any point, we might detect EMF activity, and we'll investigate further using tools such as dowsing rods and a Spirit Box.

In Chinatown, we'll learn of the tragedies that mark the neighborhood's past, including the true crimes whose energies still linger, from a mysterious death in a historic theatre, to the city's biggest massacre at the Golden Dragon. We'll end the investigation with a ceremony to honor whatever spirits joined us, with a ritual to ensure that nothing follows you home.

Things you'll need

Each guest will need to supply the items below to participate fully in this event.

  • A Warm Jacket
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes

Location details

Your guests will need to travel to the host's location to attend the event.

Newspaper Kiosk at the corner of Montgomery and Clay Streets
598 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 US

Street parking is limited. Public transportation or ride-share is encouraged.

Our paranormal investigation will start at the big round newspaper kiosk at the corner of Montgomery and Clay streets (at the foot of the Transamerica Pyramid). The closest street address for Uber would be 598 Clay Street.