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Meet our Ghost Hosts

You can’t very well be expected to take a spine-tingling journey to the dark side without the aid of some very seasoned guides. Meet some of the guys and ghouls eager to regale you with tales of wandering spirits, malevolent forces and spooky souls that accompany you through the sinister streets and graveyards on your tour of the doomed. See you on the Other Side!

Portrait of San Diego ghost host wearing a top hat, suit and cape
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san diego ghosts host ace the gambler
Ace “The Gambler”
Ace came to San Diego in 1887 upon riding the Hell Bound Train. A confidence man is what they called him, what we today call a charlatan and con man. He was an all-star athlete in the world of playing cards. He frequented the area known as the Stingaree District, modern day Gaslamp Quarter. He played cards at one of Wyatt Earp’s gambling halls, winning every time and making enemies. He caught someone cheating at one of his games and he ended up chasing the guy down and killing him at gunpoint. A vigilante caught up with ace and shot him in the head a week later. Now he gives tours in San Diego looking for his killer to seek his revenge…
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san diego ghosts host ace the gambler
Ace “The Gambler”
Ace came to San Diego in 1887 upon riding the Hell Bound Train. A confidence man is what they called him, what we today call a charlatan and con man. He was an all-star athlete in the world of playing cards. He frequented the area known as the Stingaree District, modern day Gaslamp Quarter. He played cards at one of Wyatt Earp’s gambling halls, winning every time and making enemies. He caught someone cheating at one of his games and he ended up chasing the guy down and killing him at gunpoint. A vigilante caught up with ace and shot him in the head a week later. Now he gives tours in San Diego looking for his killer to seek his revenge…
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san diego ghosts host the professor
The Professor
The Professor is an ambitious lifelong learner consumed with curiosities of the Transcontinental Mosaic. His travels and research in cultural anthropology focus primarily on folklore, customs, music, and superstition, exploits in the paranormal, and things perceived yet unexplained prevail as well.
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san diego ghosts host wyatt earp
Wyatt Earp
I am Wyatt Earp and you know me from my gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. I arrived in San Diego during this city's "1880's Boom." I managed a couple of gambling halls, owned race horses, and on occasion refereed boxing matches. I experienced something else too... "Ghosts." As a lawman familiar with death and dying, let me share with you what it really means to be "Wanted Dead of Alive."
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backside of San Diego ghost host Kate Morgan wearing a suit and hat
Kate Morgan
On November 28, 1892, five days after checking in to the Hotel Del, Morgan was found dead on an exterior stairway leading to the beach. She had died of a gunshot wound to the head, and the San Diego County coroner ruled her death a suicide. However, a modern-day review of the bullet that killed Kate did not match her gun. Was it murder?
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San Diego ghost host El Charro holding a lantern
El Charro
El Charro embodies the history of the Californios - the people who built California and San Diego with guts and passion. His family originated in Mexico and came to Alta California to work on the rancheros. Just as early Californios did, he struggled and thrived in a constantly changing territory. Working as a vaquero for the well-known Bandini family in the 1840s, he spent much time in San Diego, where he crossed paths with many of the city's early pioneers. They have all passed on, but his soul lingers still, telling the legends and history of the dead, who can no longer speak for themselves.
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San Diego Ghost Host Gravedigger Dave
Gravedigger Dave
When you are no longer able to make your own bed, I am more than willing to do it for you. Just don’t be expecting “turn down” service. And if you are ever tempted to learn the dark secrets from beyond the grave, come pay me a visit. I’ve got the dirt on everyone. But only when you are ready. Until then, keep those between the buried and me.
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