Bust in Top Hat

Allow me to welcome you to my official Richard Senate website!

As you may know, I have many decades of experience as a world-renowned paranormal investigator and ghost storyteller, as well as an established historian/lecturer specializing in early California history & more locally the history of the establishment of the cities of
Ventura & Ojai, Ca., and the founding of Ventura County, Ca.

On this site you’ll enjoy a look at some of my many history lectures, ghost hunts & creative storytelling, and updates about my personal health and recovery from my recent open-heart surgery.

So sit tight while my producer & website designer Ghostmaster Bob works diligently through the night to develop a wonderful, informative & entertaining site for all to enjoy!

Thank you for visiting my site, and if you can’t make a tour or lecture in person, please stop by my Gift Store, where you can purchase my books, audio CDs, DVDs of my history tours & ghost hunts, and downloadable media as well.

Richard Senate

To arrange for a lecture or tour, please feel free to contact me at richardsenate@outlook.com.


Richard Senate is pleased tp present his newest book The Ghosts of Santa Barbara: Haunted places in Santa Barbara County. Available  on Amazon.com.  It can be purchased on Kindle form or paperback.

The Ghosts of Santa Barbara: Haunted places in Santa Barbara County contains many stories never before published. Ideal for ghost hunters and folklorists found all over Santa Barbara County. Ghostly monks are encountered at each of the Spanish Missions  in Santa Barbara County–one might be linked to an unrecognized saint!  One Fr. Francisco Sanchez  was recognized as a “living saint” in his lifetime by Native People, Latinos and even Yankee Protestants!   Check out this important work on this haunted corner of California.

History of California, Ghost Hunting, Storytelling