Executive Director & Lead Investigator
Cris grew up fascinated, yet frightened of all thing’s paranormal in nature. Anything from Ghosts to Extraterrestrials or simply anything unexplained. A self proclaimed ‘open minded skeptic’ and being the contradiction that he is, he would ultimately end up leading a paranormal research team and operating Orange County’s premiere haunted tour & event organization.
In spring of 2011 after meeting former OCGL co-operator Matthew Harvey, the two of them began their quest to build a name for themselves as OC’s ‘go to’ paranormal researchers. They lived and breathed ‘ghosts and legends.’ The two of them had the privilege to investigate multiple high profile and ‘untouched’ locations as well as assisting families in need who were terrified to sleep in their own beds at night.
In a sudden shift of events, Harvey stepped down from his role as co-operator and lead investigator in early summer of 2014. Even though Cris and Matt dissolved their business partnership, Matt is still a friend and ally to Cris and OCGL. Since this split in summer of 2014, Cris has taken leaps in creating substantial growth and exposure for OC Ghosts and Legends publicly and professionally.
Cris has been featured on two major network TV shows: Travel Channel’s ‘Ghost Adventures’ for the Grand Canyon Caverns as a consultant behind the scenes and as an eyewitness. As well as ‘Mysteries of The Outdoors’; an episode featuring OCGL’s signature Black Star Canyon.
Cris is also participating, appearing and providing support for various other TV series in development.
Cris had partaken in his own research as well as visiting and studying the history of various haunted locations several years prior to that chance meeting with Matt Harvey in 2011.
Cris has a non-secular Bachelor’s Degree for the study of Metaphysical Humanistic Science and Anomalous Research while leading his team on paranormal investigations and running haunted tours & events. Cris is also a public speaker and conducts speaking engagements upon request.
” I want to believe – I just haven’t found the proof yet.” – Agent Fox Mulder ( The X-Files)
– LOCAL HERO
“By day Cris August helps LGBTQ teens. By night he’s a paranormal detective. The theme that flows through Cris August’s life, whether in the darkness of a haunted house or a well-lit office, is about education.”
“It’s eliminating the stigma,” says August, “of any of it.”