Alex Matsuo

Alex Matsuo is a paranormal researcher, singer, and author. She is the founder of the Association of Paranormal Study and runs the blog and YouTube channel, “The Spooky Stuff.” If it’s weird, spooky, unusual, scary, macabre, or haunted, she wants to write and talk about it!
Alex was recently seen on the third season of Haunted Hospitals in Episode 12 titled, “It Followed Me Home.” The episode can be seen on Discovery Plus!. She has also been seen on Travel Channel’s “Most Terrifying Places in America.” In addition, she is the host of the podcast, The Spooky Stuff, which is dedicated to spotlighting members of marginalized groups in the paranormal community. Alex has written several books about the paranormal including, One Bed Over: A Hospital Haunting, The Brave Mortal’s Guide to Ghost Hunting, The Haunting of the Tenth Avenue Theatre, More than Ghosts: A Guide to Working Residential Cases in the Paranormal Field, and The Haunted Actor.
Alex holds an MA in theatre from San Diego State University and currently resides in Arlington, Virginia. She has been featured on KPBS – San Diego, Fox News, and The Washington Post for her various endeavors. Finally, Alex is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution through her ancestor, Joseph Toler.

Social media and website:, @thespookystuff (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok)

TV Credits and Appearances: “Haunted Hospitals”, Season 3, Episode 12

“Most Terrifying Places in America”, Cursed Towns

Speaker Topic: Empathetic Ghost Hunting
How can you create a safer space for spirit communication that’s inclusive to all walks of life? In this talk, Alex Matsuo will share some of her investigation techniques and show real examples of the effectiveness of empathetic ghost hunting.