There are certianly older parts of the city than the Haight-Ashbury. It was not part of the Gold rRush of 1849. Part of the underdeveloped Western part of the city, it was a place that you would bury your dead. It once had many cemeteries but they were removed due to the city wanting to expand. The Haight-Ashbury district started as a middle class neighborhood around 1890. Golden gate park was commisioned in 1870 and within 20 years it was a huge success for San Francisco. People wanted a more quiet place to raise their children away from the busier parts of the city.
Access to Golden Gate Park allowed homes to start being built in this part of the city once thought of as "too cold to inhabit." This once called "Wastelands" was now becoming quite popular as a sort of suburbia area of San Francisco. The area grew and certianly had its share of tragedies. Later, by the 1960's it became a place of love and peace for the hippy generation and had it's share of famous rock stars like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and bands like Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead.
The "Summer of Love" was a wonderful idea but there was a sinister side to that time too. Drugs played a key role in a lot of the tragedy that took place there at the time. The area had way too many runaways looking for a part in the incredible era. The neighborhood could not substain all those new people and several ened up on the streets and were murdered, committed suicide or overdosed.
The 1970's was a time people referred to the area as "The HATE." I have uncovered countless articles of murders, suicides and overdoses there. These intense energies have lingered in the Haight and several ghost stories have developed because of them. We hope you may consider joining us on of our Haunted SF San Francisco tours here in The Haunted Haight Walking Tour. We would love to spend the evening with you on your very own San Francisco SF Ghost Hunting Excursion Adventure Tour!
I was happy to see that they did an article about the tour. I wish they would have talked a bit more about the ghost hunting tools we used but I am not going to complain about free press. It has been exciting investigating all these cases of ghosts and more and more are coming in. I think I may need more volunteers to handle the many San Francisco ghost hunts we have been up to. Please read the article by clicking here. If you'd like to come on The Haunted Haight Walking Tour we would love to show you all those ghost tools and do some San Francisco Ghost Hunting.
San Francisco Ghost Society was featured on CNET. Thanks to member Sharon Leong for going over some of the San Francisco Ghost Hunter tools with CNET. Sharon is our Media expert and really knows a lot about The Haunt of San Francisco equipment. Great job and so exciting. Here is a link if you want to read the article.
Well this is the new blog of The Haunted Haight Walking Tour. I have been bringing people to the Haight and showing them ghost hunting and I though I better start a blog on the many adventures that are ahead. I was asked to come on the Darkness Radio show with Dave Shrader and had a blast. He is a great guy. I hope you will take the time to listen to it.
You can listen to it here on DARKNESS RADIO