The San Diego Ghost Hunters are an intimate team of paranormal investigators that specializes in assisting historical landmark owners, discover or confirm occupants and events that have passed from our mortal plane but still exist in spirit form.

sdGH principals include family and friends who together have been unlocking history for over forty years. Their investigations combine tools and skills ranging from intuitive to high technology. Collected evidence is researched using genealogy and historical societies, and when required, sdGH’s association of archaeologists and published historians.

sdGH is proud of its premium reputation. So impressed with its respectful investigation protocol, the fully insured team is regularly re-invited to investigate invaluable landmarks and has been tapped by San Diego’s infamous Whaley House Museum, long considered to be one of America’s most haunted, and the William Heath Davis House Museum to conduct monthly public paranormal investigation tours. The Whaley House’s reputation has been recognized by the US Commerce Department.

With the team’s unique investigation techniques and many media appearances including television’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The San Diego Ghost Hunters have become the go-to group for all things paranormal throughout historical San Diego and Southern California.


founder and lead investigator

Maritza Skandunas – Maritza is the founder and lead investigator of the San Diego Ghost Hunters in San Diego, California. Having experienced the paranormal all her life, Maritza founded the San Diego Ghost Hunters as an outlet to officially investigate life’s mysteries. Maritza recognized that in order to fully embrace the paranormal, she had to educate herself in all aspects of different cultural beliefs and religions. She has studied with some of the most affluent teachers working with energy. She is a Reiki Master, and loves to work with Angel Energy. Maritza is currently finishing her studies in Akashic Records practice and meditation, Shamanism, and has a vast knowledge of the spirit world since the age of five. She brings her leadership, intuitive gifts, education and research experience to the team.


A Genealogist with over 40 years of experience, Maritza has assisted numerous individuals and organizations in discovering their past. Major projects include; teaming with Richard Milligan and John Miles of the Linn County historical and state historical societies of Oregon, from 1980 to 1990. Assisting Evergreen Production Studios Inc.; Mr. Larry Reaney; for a television production focusing on pioneers of Oregon, Maritza assisted with the movie script development support with a member of the Harden families history. Maritza has also worked on a video with actor Tom Green, leading a paranormal investigation at the Whaley House Museum, which was shown on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Halloween night of 2006. Additional appearances include the TV series, My Ghost Stories and Most Terrifying Places in America and Paranormal Survivor Maritza’s most recent appearance was on the TV series, Ghost Adventures, sharing the team’s evidence and experiences of the Whaley House Museum.


Currently, Maritza is working with the famously haunted San Diego Whaley House Museum, the William Heath Davis House Museum, the historical department of the Hotel Del Coronado, and spearheading, the San Diego Ghost Hunters’ investigation agenda.


Maritza embraces her life’s work of the spirit world and is compassionate and respectful when connecting with those that have crossed over to have a better understanding of life on the other side. Solving cold case murders and researching other aspects of the paranormal world is also a lifelong journey.


Associate Investigator

Paranormal Investigator, Technical Specialist, Writer/Author, and Public Figure. Jack is a member of two paranormal teams, S.P.I.R.I.T.S. of New England(TM) based in Winthrop, MA and San Diego Ghost Hunters based in San Diego, CA. Born in Troy, New York in January 1963, Jack grew up in an area rich in history, legends, documented haunted graveyards, historical buildings and Revolutionary War Battlefields. Jack’s interest in the paranormal started at a very young age. This was driven by the fact that his mother had many experiences of her own which she often discussed with him. The home he grew up in, and now raises his own family in, also helped to peak his interest in the paranormal, in addition to his wife and their seven children it is also home to what he refers to as a friendly spirit which seems to keep an eye out for the family and the home. In 2004 his interest in the paranormal was rekindled by the TV series Ghost Hunters and the scientific investigation methods utilized by TAPS. These methods are very similar to the type of engineering and scientific methods that Jack has been using on a daily basis for the past thirty plus years in his career as a Senior Engineering Technician and project leader for the U.S. Department of the Army. In 2009 he was made a full member of the paranormal team S.P.I.R.I.T.S. of New England based in Winthrop, MA which was founded his friends Ms. Ellen MacNeil, Beck Gann and Sharon Koogler. Beyond his technical expertise, Jack brings to his team his video and audio skills from six years of running his own part-time videography business, as well as his computer and website design skills from seven years of running his own part-time computer repair, training and web design business. Since 2011 Jack has also been writing paranormal articles and stories for Paranormal Underground Magazine as a regular contributor. Jack is also working on his first book about the investigations of his east coast team S.P.I.R.I.T.S. of New England, as well as a comic book series also based on the team and their investigations. In 2014 he first appeared on episode 106, When Spirits Talk, of the new television reality series Paranormal Survivor produced by Our House Media (OHM) located in Toronto, Canada, and which premiered in the summer of 2015 on U.S. cable network Destination America. Jack also appeared in numerous episodes of Season 2 in which another client case of S.P.I.R.I.T.S. of New England was featured and as one of the shows Paranormal Experts. Jack is also one of the series leads for the new OHM produced paranormal series Haunted Case Files, which premiered on 28 August 2016 on cable network Destination America.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Jack Kenna


Associate Investigator


Associate Investigator


Associate Investigator

My name is Gerald S. Reynolds and I love the world of the paranormal and ghosts.  I am fascinated by them in fact. What I hope to do with this page is share my experiences and possibly have my associates share some of theirs as well.  This is a new venture for me and this site may go through several metamorphosis.   Hopefully I’ll never be satisfied with it because I want to build the best website I can for you the readers and viewers who are as enthusiastic and interested in paranormal research as I am.

My first experience with the paranormal which I can recall took place while I was in middle school.  Junior High School to some of you older readers from the 1960s and 70s.  I was laying in a bedroom  watching television.  I rolled on my side facing the wall as I was feeling tired and considering taking a nap.  Next thing I know is I feel the bed behind me depress as if someone was climbing on the bed and then I felt what can only be described as the back of another person flush up against mine.  Startled, I turned around immediately to look and saw nobody there.

Since this experience there have been many others which I will relay to you here within the pages of this site.  I also hope to have you share some of your experiences with me and other readers. .