One of the most popular paranormal-related TV shows of today is ‘Ghost Adventures,’ which premiered its first episode on October 17, 2008 on the Travel Channel. The program follows the exploits of a group of ghost hunters comprised of Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin. They visit haunted locations across the United States and world to investigate local legends. In this article, you will get to know more about the minds behind the madness.
Every episode of ‘Ghost Adventures’ shows paranormal investigator Zak Bagans and his team traveling to different locations to get to the bottom of supposed paranormal energy and ghost stories. Bagans hosts and narrates the show ”“ beginning episodes with the following monologue: “My name is Zak Bagans. I never believed in ghosts until I came face to face with one. So I set out on a quest to capture what I once saw onto video. With no big camera crews following us around, I am joined only by my fellow investigator Nick Groff and our equipment tech Aaron Goodwin. The three of us will travel to some of the most highly active paranormal locations, where we will spend an entire night being locked down from dusk until dawn. Raw; extreme; these are our Ghost Adventures.”
During the episodes, the ghost hunters interview the locals regarded the haunting in question before they explore the site for themselves ”“ in hopes of coming face to face with any supernatural entities on the property. In addition to the television shows that air, the crew has filmed specials, such as explorations conducted in England.
Types of Investigation Sites
While any location can have their own ghost tale, others possess an overwhelming or undeniable level of paranormal energy. Mansions are huge magnets for spirits and ghosts ”“ sometimes the former owners just don’t want to leave or a tragedy has taken place on the grounds. Hotels are common locations where suicides and murders have taken place ”“ leaving behind jilted lovers and vengeful spirits. Reformatories, jails and prisons are often haunted because of the criminal nature of the location. Insane asylums and old hospitals are places of great heartache and negative energy, which often becomes haunted with lost or restless souls.
The ‘Ghost Adventures’ crew has visited all of the above at some point in time, including the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, La Palazza Mansion in Las Vegas, Goldfield Hotel in Nevada, Peabody-Whitehead Mansion in Denver,The Copper Queen Hotel and The Oliver House in Arizona, and the Mizpah Hotel in Nevada.
To learn more about the investigators of ‘Ghost Adventures,’ read the article titled, “‘Ghost Adventures’ ”“ Meet the Investigators.” Highlights of seasons of the show, as well as some of the locations they visited is mentioned in the article titled, “Ghost Adventures’ ”“ A Sampling of Episodes.”