Central Coast Paranormal Investigators

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Central Coast Paranormal Investigators

Ghost Hunters

Talking with Mitch Flores, Owner of Central Coast Paranormal Investigators

Thursday, October 25, 2012
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When there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? If you’re in Santa Barbara County, try Central Coast Paranormal Investigators.

Founded in 2007 by Nipomo resident Mitch Flores, the five-member ghost-hunting crew searches out specters from Paso Robles to Ventura, with such spooky haunts as the Santa Maria Inn, the old Far Western Tavern in Guadalupe, and the abandoned Barnsdale gas station in Ellwood under their belts. “We try to disprove people’s claims, looking first for alternative explanations,” said Flores. “If we can’t, we turn to investigating it as paranormal.” That includes monitoring electronic voice phenomenon (EVP), the use of high-tech video surveillance systems, and honed techniques like provocation, in which spirits are challenged to present themselves — and often do.

One such recent occurrence was at the Lompoc Chamber of Commerce headquarters, which was built in 1892 as a mortuary and has been notorious for freakiness, especially in the room where they used to drop off the coffins.

Flores and his crew were called in to investigate the things that went bump in the night. When Flores’s associate asked the ghost to suck his human energy and come forth, the man went sickly white, and then footsteps could be heard scrambling above and coming down the stairs at the pair. “We started yelling, ‘Who’s up there?’” said Flores, but the rest of the team hadn’t budged. The footsteps abruptly stopped and the associate recovered, so they provoked the ghost again. “The steps came closer and stopped between me and him,” said Flores, who was sitting about five feet from his buddy. “Then all we heard is a deep breath exhaling right out. Our jaws dropped. It’s all caught on audio and video. That was one of our most memorable ones.”

Perhaps best of all, if you got a ghoul, the team works for free, so long as it’s within the Central Coast.


Independent Discussion Guidelines

There was a class offered at the Ventura Community College on Parapsychology during the 90's where the class would go out to haunted sites and either dispell or prove the validity of the locals claims of ghosts. This often require research and the use of technical equipment, Medium, and objective/analytical perspective as a scientist over a believer of paranaormal activity. Unfortunately, those classes are no longer offered.

dou4now (anonymous profile)
October 25, 2012 at 11:46 a.m. (Suggest removal)

How funny SB have a "ghost-hunter" right here in town, a Chumash guy who I`ve gone with to investigate paranormal activity in town.
No "EVP" monitors or fancy equip. needed either.
Once, a stone was tossed to us, a wolf howled from behind a bush 10 feet away[there was nothing there]a woman floated past us with no legs,colored balls of light surrounded us one time...& freakiest of all...the Chumash guy`s eye`s turned orange while talking to us!!!

PeterPeli (anonymous profile)
October 25, 2012 at 12:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)


billclausen (anonymous profile)
October 25, 2012 at 8:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Cheeses Price, what an incredible load of malarkey. Once again the Indy displays its immunity to rational thought.

SezMe (anonymous profile)
October 26, 2012 at 1:40 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Have to agree w SezMe here although such things, like the absolutely priceless "Pet Psychic," are pretty amusing to read sometimes.
For the article above, this line is worth the price of admission for sure:
"When Flores’s associate asked the ghost to suck his human energy and come forth,..."

Hey, is that inappropriate ??

zappa (anonymous profile)
October 26, 2012 at 11:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Look at this motley bunch of dark dressed scumbags
They look like they would rob your house! Then run away with your valuables! If you have a ghost, call in a priest. Not a bunch of greasy tattooed idiots in black. See what t.v. Has done to people. All these ghostbusting groups out there are people on crack feeding on the crazy!!! Halloween is over already!!! What a bunch of idiots.

JMcHanahan (anonymous profile)
November 2, 2012 at 11:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Gangbanger biker wannabes .... Look at them.

JMcHanahan (anonymous profile)
November 2, 2012 at 11:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)

These people are far scarier than ghosts.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
November 3, 2012 at 1:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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