• Ghosts in Machines? Is that possible?

    Do you believe in ghosts? Not the spooky kind that haunt old mansions and cemeteries, but the ones that live inside machines. Yes, you heard me right. Machines can have ghosts too. And I'm not talking about artificial intelligence or software glitches. I'm talking about something more mysterious and fascinating. Something that defies logic and reason.

    In this blog post, I will share with you some of the most intriguing and eerie stories of ghosts in machines. Stories that will make you wonder if there is more to technology than meets the eye. Stories that will challenge your perception of reality and make you question your own sanity.

    Let's start with the case of the haunted printer. This is a supposed true story that happened to a witness who works in an office. He claimed that one day, he was printing some documents when he noticed something strange. The printer started to print out pages that he did not send to it. Pages that had nothing to do with his work. Pages that contained messages like "Help me" and "I'm trapped". He thought it was a prank at first, but then he realized that no one else was in the office at that time. He checked the printer settings and found out that the printer was not connected to any network or device. It was printing on its own.

    He freaked out and unplugged the printer, hoping that it would stop. But it didn't. The printer kept on printing even without power. It printed until it ran out of paper and ink. He threw away the printer and never used it again.

    What was going on? Was there a ghost trapped inside the printer? Was it trying to communicate with him? Or was it just a malfunctioning machine?

    Another story is about the possessed car. This is a story that I read online from a person who claimed to have experienced it firsthand. He said that he bought a used car from a dealer who told him that the previous owner had died in a car accident. He didn't think much of it until he started driving the car.

    He said that the car had a mind of its own. It would accelerate or brake without him touching the pedals. It would turn left or right without him steering the wheel. It would play music or change stations without him touching the radio. It would lock or unlock the doors without him using the keys. It would even talk to him through the speakers, saying things like "I'm sorry" and "Please don't leave me".

    He said that he tried to get rid of the car, but it wouldn't let him. It would follow him wherever he went, even when he parked it somewhere else. It would start itself and drive to his location, honking its horn and flashing its lights. It would even call his phone number using its Bluetooth system, begging him to come back.

    He said that he was terrified of the car and felt like it was haunted by the spirit of the dead owner. He said that he didn't know what to do and asked for help online.

    What do you think? Was there a ghost in the car? Was it attached to the car because of its tragic death? Or was it just a faulty car?

    The last story is about the cursed computer. This is a story that I heard from a colleague who works in IT. He told me that he was hired by a company to fix their computer system, which had been acting up lately. He said that he arrived at the company and met with the manager, who showed him to the server room.

    He said that as soon as he entered the room, he felt a chill down his spine. He said that there was something wrong with the atmosphere in there. He said that he saw dozens of computers lined up on racks, all connected by wires and cables. He said that they were all turned on, but none of them had any display on their monitors. They were all blank.

    He said that he approached one of the computers and tried to reboot it, but nothing happened. He said that he checked the power supply and found out that it was unplugged. He said that he plugged it back in and turned on the computer, but still nothing happened.

    He said that he moved on to another computer and found out that it had the same problem. He said that he checked all of them and realized that none of them were working properly.

    He said that he was puzzled and decided to call his boss for advice. He said that he took out his phone and dialed his number, but before he could speak, he heard a voice coming from his phone.

    A voice that sounded like a child.

    A voice that said "Hello".

    He said that he was shocked and looked at his phone screen, but there was no call in progress. There was no signal either.

    He said that he hung up his phone and tried to call again, but there was no dial tone.

    He said that he looked around and noticed something else.

    All the computers in the room had turned on their monitors.

    All of them had the same message on their screens.

    A message that said "Hello".

    He said that he felt a surge of fear and ran out of the room, leaving his phone behind.

    He said that he never went back to that company and never found out what was wrong with their computers.

    What do you think? Was there a ghost in the computer system? Was it trying to reach out to him? Or was it just a virus or a hacker?

    These are just some of the stories of ghosts in machines that I have heard or read. There are many more out there, some more believable than others. Some may have logical explanations, some may not. Some may be true, some may be false.

    But one thing is certain.

    There is something fascinating and terrifying about the idea of ghosts in machines. Something that makes us wonder if there is more to technology than we know. Something that makes us question our own reality and sanity.

    Do you believe in ghosts in machines?

    I do.

  • Haunted Haight the book! Now Available! Get your copy today!

    Are you a fan of spooky stories and haunted places? Do you love to explore the history and mystery of San Francisco's most famous neighborhood? If so, you're in for a treat with the new book Haunted Haight: Ghost and True Crime Tales from Haight-Ashbury and Beyond.  by Tommy Netzband.

    This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about the ghosts, legends, and lore of the Haight. You'll discover the stories behind some of the most haunted houses, parks, and sidewalks in the area. You'll also get to know the people who lived and died there, from famous rock stars and hippies to serial killers and cult leaders.

    Haunted Haight is not just a book, it's also a tour. Tommy Netzband is the founder and host of the Haunted Haight Walking Tour, the original ghost gear tour in San Francisco since 2004. This award winning popular attraction takes visitors on a two-hour journey through the dark side of the neighborhood. He's been featured on TV shows like MysteryQuest on the History Channel and Legends of on the Travel Channel, and he's an expert on all things paranormal. In his book, he shares his personal experiences and insights, as well as tips on how to investigate and communicate with "spirits."

    If you're looking for a thrilling and informative read that will make you see the Haight in a whole new light, you can't go wrong with Haunted Haight. It's available now on Amazon, so grab your copy today and get ready for some spine-tingling fun!  Come on a tour and he will autograph your book! Get the book here or scan the QR code. 

    Amazon.com: Haunted Haight™: Ghost and True Crime Tales from Haight-Ashbury and Beyond


  • Quartz and Limestone - Recording Minerals for Hauntings?

    Didier Descouens, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

    Have you ever wondered why some places seem to be more haunted than others? Well, some paranormal researchers believe that the answer lies in the rocks. Specifically, limestone and quartz.

    Limestone and quartz are two common types of rocks that are found in many buildings and natural formations. They are also known as recording minerals, meaning that they can store energy and information from their surroundings. Some people think that this energy and information can include the emotions, thoughts, and events of the past, especially if they were intense or traumatic.

    According to this theory, limestone and quartz can act like natural tape recorders, capturing the vibrations of the living and the dead. When certain conditions are met, such as changes in temperature, humidity, or electromagnetic fields, these rocks can replay the stored energy and information, creating what we perceive as ghostly phenomena.

    This could explain why some locations, such as old castles, churches, caves, and battlefields, are more likely to be haunted than others. They may have a higher concentration of limestone and quartz in their structures or surroundings, making them more prone to record and replay the echoes of history.

    Of course, this theory is not widely accepted by mainstream science, and there are many skeptics who doubt the validity of paranormal investigations. However, for those who are interested in exploring the mysteries of the unknown, limestone and quartz may offer a fascinating clue to the nature of hauntings.

  • Hologram or Ghost??

    Hello, dear readers! Today I'm going to explain the hologram principle and how it relates to ghosts. Sounds spooky, right? Well, don't worry, it's actually very fascinating and fun to learn about. Let's dive in!

    The hologram principle is a concept in physics that says that the information contained in a volume of space can be encoded on a lower-dimensional boundary to the region. In other words, it's like a hologram: a three-dimensional image that is projected from a two-dimensional surface. The idea is that our universe might be like a giant hologram, where everything we see and experience is actually encoded on the edge of the cosmos.

    But what does this have to do with ghosts? Well, some paranormal investigators speculate that ghosts might be holographic projections of people who have died, or of events that have happened in the past. The theory is that the information of these people or events is somehow stored on the boundary of our universe, and sometimes leaks into our reality as ghostly apparitions. This would explain why some ghosts seem to repeat the same actions over and over, or why they appear in places that are connected to their lives or deaths.


    Of course, this is just theory, but it appears to be promising and shows how the hologram principle can open up new ways of thinking about our world and ourselves. Maybe we are all holograms, living in a holographic universe. Maybe we are more than we think we are. Maybe there is more to life than meets the eye.

    What do you think? Do you believe in ghosts? Do you find the hologram principle fascinating or frightening? Let me know in the comments below. And don't forget to subscribe to my blog for more amazing posts like this one. Thanks for reading!

  • Ghost Tours of Alcatraz?

    Everyone who comes to San Francisco or visits me on the Haunted Haight™ Walking Tour always asks me about Alcatraz and if there are ghosts on the island. Tourists are fascinated with the ghosts of Alcatraz.  Everyone wants a Ghost Tour of Alcatraz.  This is federal land and they do not like to talk about the ghosts on the island.

    I can confirm the island IS very haunted. I have spent the night there with the History Channel and starred in a television program called Mystery Quest. Here is a link to the show if you’d like to learn more about it.


    Here are some of the haunted areas to visit THe Ghosts of Alcatraz island. 

    Mess Hall - People have been tapped on the shoulder.

    Cell Block D - Some of the last solitary confinement cells are reportedly haunted.

    Times Square: Prison gaurd ghost has been seen. 

    Barracks: Documented murder of a cadet happened in there. 

    Hospital:  Probably the most haunted area of the prison. 

    In 2009, we discovered lots of evidence for the television show. In fact, San Francisco Ghost Society’s™ Vice President Anthony Anderson, was a volunteer docent on Alcatraz for many years. We can say with confidence, we know the ghosts of Alcatraz are REAL.

    Sadly, there are no official ghost tours on the island. You can visit the island by going to the National Park Service website and getting tickets on the official ferry.


    Do not get tickets to the island from ANYONE but the link on the official site above.

    The National Park Service does sometimes offer night tours on Alcatraz island. They sell out very quickly. I would recommend buying them in advance.  Consider coming on the Haunted Haight™ Walking Tour before you take a trip to the island. We would love to share all our insider tips and tell you where all the ghosts are! Happy Hauntings!