• 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!

  • Why Does Haunted Haight Walking Tour Continue To Be The BEST Ghost Tour and True Crime Experience in SF?

    This has been a busy and amazing summer for the Haunted Haighttm Walking tour and Haunted Haighttm Pub Crawl.  We have more tours coming too! 

     I ask people on every tour, what made them choose my tour over the others? Most people tell me my credentials and that I am a real ghost hunter with television shows that I starred in.  Not just some appearance on someone's show. Not to mention that my book is coming out this Fall. I cannot wait for the book tour, 

    People know authenticity. They know that my stories are researched and investigated by me, not taken off the internet or swiped from other people's research. 

    I appreciate that people DO understand that just about anything and everything is claimed on the internet.  Just because it says something on the internet, doesn’t make it true. People do really understand that.

    My  credentials allow me the greatest edge over my competition, and it really seems to show this year.  People seem to know that an authentic experience can only be obtained with a real paranormal investigator and not just hype.  I am so glad that people are not fooled by internet SEO manipulation. 

    Tour guests love my authentic experience because NO other tour has that real experience with the supernatural like we do.

    We also have smaller intimate tours. The ghost hunting tour has a maximum of 14 people. We don't go out with a huge group. We limit our tours, and this is most appreciated by people.  

    We have been doing lots of private tours and corporate event tours too.  It is not about how much money we can make. It is about giving you a paranomal experience like no other tour.  Good luck experiencing the paranormal with 30 people on your tour. LOL   Thank you everyone, this summer has been incredible. You are all the reason we have been in business for 19 years. Keep those private tours coming folks. We love what we do! Integrity and honesty is everything and thank you for noticing our commitment to excellence. Get tickets at hauntedhaight.com

  • Why You Need To Do A Ghost Tour Investigation These Days?

    I really appreciate all the San Francisco Ghost Tours that we now have in the city. The SF Ghost Hunt Walkng Tour was the first Ghost Tales Walking Tour here, it is a fun and entertaining tour. It opened in the 1990's. Our tour the Haunted Haight Walking Tour was the second tour in San Francisco. However, we were the first to ghost hunt with real ghost huntin g tools used by professional ghost hunters. We opened in 2004. 

     If we didn't have space or a tour date available,  we would advise people to to try the other tours. Back then we worked together to promote other people's SF Ghosts Tours. We always felt that there were enough tourists and guests for everyone to get some business and recommend the other tours. San Francisco is a small city and word gets around. 

     Fast forward to 2021 and that is just not the case anymore. 

    I started noticing other tours making damaging and outrageous claims about being the "ONLY REAL GHOST TOUR" and the "ORIGINAL GHOST HUNTING TOUR."  I was shocked to read that a fellow San Francisco Ghost Tour would think it was okay to slander and insult all of the ghost tours in San Francisco. The nerve to make such untrue claims. I have spent 20+ years researching and contributing to the acceptance of the supernatural.

    How dare you say this and try to discredit my life's work, Are you that greedy for bodies on your tour to risk a slander suit?

    I was not expecting this since they came on my ghost tour and learned about ghost hunting tools and how to use them from us!  Then they proceeded to post all my copyrighted tales on their own blog and never mentioned my tour if you were in the Haight. I of course contacted them right away and had them remove my copyrighted materials from their blog.

    I even asked them, "Why would you publish all my stories?" I got no answer. It was a clear intention to take business off my web traffic and direct it to their tour.  I was hurt and disappointed that this is what San Francisco small businesses were doing now...acting like corporate giants competing with each other. 

    I noticed another new tour not only publish one of my stories they even used my name as a source, when they never interviewed me and just pulled the story off my website video. This tour isn't even a local tour. It is national company doing ghost tours in several major cities.

    They claim even to be the #1 RATED Ghost Tour and if you look at Google, they pay for a bunch of ads and are actually the least favorably rated out of all the ghost tours in San Francisco. You even have to rent ghost gear. Um, I'll bring my own, but thanks. The only thing I could do to make sure the truth got out there was to revamp my website telling the truth. I had to make my private blog now public. I had to now offer tours on TripAdvisor's Viator when I was perfectly happy doing my own bookings. They dominate the web and if you don't use them they have these "BEST TOURS ADS" and it is only tours that work with them.  This is business in 2020's.  As a consumer, don't be fooled. Do your research on ghost tours. Look at the people hosting and running them. 

    The internet allows you to say anything you want on the web. Notice the tag lines of San Francisco ghost tours these days. You will see, "#1 Rated Ghost Tour," "Best Ghost Tour," "Only Real Ghost Tour."  Don't even get me started on how these internet giants make us troll for rating even if they are fake. Look at who is rating and how many other things have they rated.  Don't believe everything you see on the Internet at face vaIue. You will see the truth. It is just crazy what misinformation and bold lies that the internet breeds. 

    I can only believe and hope that people don't take any ghost tour claims and actually do a little research on your next Ghost Hunting Tour in San Francisco. It is one of the reasons I use  Authentic San Francisco Ghost Hunting Tour." I tell people, Google my name Tommy Netzband and then Google the other so called "Only REAL Ghost Tour" tour guide's names and see how much they have contributed to the paranormal field. I think you will see for yourself. Enough is Enough. 

    I don't understand why ghost tours have to do all this? Why do we have to be the Coke and Pepsi of Ghost Tours. I can only suspect more ghost tours are coming. I never got into this tour to make a ton a money, I am a paranormal organization that does ghost tours. These ghost tours revenues help me investigate claims of the paranormal in San Francisco for FREE. 

     I am not a tour company that does all kinds of tours and then decided the only one that was popular was the ghost tour so now I am going to be the ONLY REAL ghost tour. It's shameful and not necessary. I feel tours should promote each other. I have lived in San Francisco for almost three decades. I have shared booths at festivals with other tours in the past, linked each other and sent them business. Nowadays, you have to be careful. You open your tour and it turns out to be copycatted. I have to say, I miss the old days of Ghost Tours where we worked together. They can be Coke and Pepsi and we are going to be a San Francisco Ghost Hunter who continues to  do professional and awesome San Francisco Haunted Ghost Hunting Tours.  I am known as the "Ghost Guy" and there is a reason for that. Do your research, please.