Craig Owens first fell in love with history and the paranormal in 1972. At that time, he was a seven-year-old boy playing on the grounds of a Southern plantation known as Waverley, located outside of West Point, Mississippi. Although Craig never encountered any ghosts in his youth, the beauty and history of Waverley stayed with him long after his family moved back to his birthplace, Odessa, Texas.
Growing up in Odessa, Craig mostly focused on athletics, grades, and his love of movies. Following high school, he attended college, graduating from Southern Methodist University with a B.F.A. in Communications.
In 2009, Craig began staging vintage-style photo shoots at haunted hotels as an idea for an Old Hollywood-themed project. While on location, he saw what appeared to be a “ghost.” This left him wondering if his photo shoots were somehow triggering paranormal activity. The following year, he started his Facebook blog, Bizarre Los Angeles, a page dedicated to Los Angeles’ forgotten history. He also continued to hold vintage photo shoots at haunted locations, this time with a book project in mind.
In 2023, he joined former A&E Ghost Hunters alumni Brandon Alvis and Mustafa Gatollari on a brand new TV series called Haunted Discoveries: Family Spirits.
Today, Craig remains one of Los Angeles’ top tour guides for haunted historic locations and has helped numerous investigators, property owners, and historians separate facts from urban legends.