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Ghost Adventures

Ghost Adventures

Photo Credit:  Travel Channel
  • Premiered: 
    October 17, 2008
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  • Network: Travel
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 2006 documentary (Ghost Adventures: The Documentary Film) 
  • Subject Matter: Supernatural/Paranormal
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Plot Synopsis

Paranormal investigators Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin document supernatural activity at haunted locations, both domestic and international. During their investigations -- which included Nick Groff for the first 10 seasons -- the crew learns about the area, interviews locals about hauntings, and gets up close and personal with the spirits reportedly inhabiting these locations. Armed with night vision cameras, digital recording equipment and unique provoking techniques, the crew readies themselves for an overnight investigation. While being locked down from dusk til dawn, the Ghost Adventures crew investigates each location's paranormal activity. At the end of each episode, an independent, third-party team of paranormal specialists conducts a scientific analysis to decipher and analyze the evidence caught on camera. In Season 7 (Fall 2012), the crew travels to new locations including Sugar Lands, TX to investigate the Central Unit Prison and Point Sur, CA's historic Point Sur Lighthouse. The group also explores the 150-year-old Black Moon Manor mansion in Greenfield, IN, the haunted happenings at Sauk Centre, MN's Palmer House Hotel, and the paranormal activity at the Excalibur Nightclub. The 13-episode eighth season of GHOST ADVENTURES premieres on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT on Travel Channel, as Zak, Nick and Aaron explore unexplained paranormal activity all over the world in their never-ending quest to understand ghostly phenomena. Plus, Season 8 features the show's 100th episode (Friday, October 4) and a one-hour retrospective special, "Ghost Adventures: Up Close & Personal," on Friday, September 27 at 9pm ET/PT, during which the team looks back on 100 of their most unforgettable moments. In addition, this season also features a special two-hour Halloween episode that takes viewers to Transylvania, where the team will explore the truth behind the legend of Count Dracula, as they investigate the most terrifying haunted castles in this intriguing and historical Romanian province. Other lockdown locations include the 150-year-old Black Swan Inn in San Antonio, TX; the Tuolumne General Hospital in the old mining town of Sonora, CA; the notoriously violent Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, MO; the Yost Theater and Ritz Hotel in Santa Ana, CA; a haunted century-old Victorian Mansion just outside of Boston, and more. Moving to a new night of the week, GHOST ADVENTURES returned for its ninth season on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT on Travel Channel. In the Season 9 premiere, Zak, Nick and Aaron explored the Oman House -- a Los Angeles home ridden with paranormal activity believed to be directly related to the infamous Sharon Tate murders, which took place just 200 feet from the property by Charles Manson and his cult of followers in 1969. Other Season 9 locations include: Bannack, MT, a lawless, Old West mining-turned-ghost-town with a gruesome, violent past; New York City's Morris-Jumel Mansion, a historic haunt rich with American history and soap opera drama; Katie's Bar in Long Island, NY, a local pub with paranormal activity that is frightening employees; the Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, LA, a 215 year-old property that is one of America's most famous haunted locations; a former cement factory with a dark past in Salt Lake City, UT, which now houses a Halloween fun house with real-life frights; and more. GHOST ADVENTURES returned for its tenth season on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT on Travel Channel. This season launches with lockdown investigations in five iconic locations airing throughout the month of October, including a two-hour Halloween special which investigates the ancient Celtic demons that make up the country's haunted Halloween history. Season 10 is comprised of thirteen hour-long episodes and one two-hour special. "We're going big this season," said Zak Bagans, lead investigator. "From the massive Queen Mary ship in California to Ireland's Leap Castle and Mexico's Island of the Dolls, each location is embedded with layers of paranormal activity to explore. As Nick, Aaron and I dig deeper to capture compelling evidence, we're instituting a variety of new investigation tactics, experiments and equipment." Season 10 locations include: The Queen Mary (Long Beach, CA); Lemp Mansion (St. Louis, MO); Zozo Demon (Oklahoma City, OK); Island of the Dolls (Xochimico, Mexico); and Ireland: Celtic Demons -- Leap Castle, Hell Fire Club, Loftus Hall (Ireland). GHOST ADVENTURES returned for its 11th season on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT on Travel Channel, with 11 hour-long episodes and one two-hour special in the new season. Zak and Aaron, along with A/V techs Billy and Jay, explore America's most haunted hot spots in pursuit of answers to the ghostly mysteries that lie within. In the season premiere, the team travels to Scotch Grove, Iowa to investigate the 150-year-old Edinburgh Manor. The manor once housed the incurably insane and has documented over 100 deaths within its walls. A menacing dark entity known as "The Joker" terrorizes those who enter, inflicting physical harm. Inexplicable technical issues plague the team from the start. As they make their way to the basement -- the center of the Joker's attacks -- Bagans and Goodwin experience intense uncomfortable feelings, and Bagans decides to leave before the dangerous energy completely overwhelms him. But the investigation takes a frightening physical turn when Tolley makes contact with an active presence. Season 12 of GHOST ADVENTURES premiered on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT on Travel Channel. In the season opener, "Black Dahlia House," Zak travels to the haunted Los Feliz mansion in Los Angeles to investigate one of the most iconic murder mysteries, The Black Dahlia. Members of the team experience negative energy, and audio and visual recordings give the team clues about the murder. Later in the season, Zak and the crew stay on the West Coast to investigate a secret Scientology Lab (La Canada-Flintridge, CA), the Bracken Fern Manor & Tudor House (Lake Arrowhead, CA), the Riviera Hotel & Casino for a second time (Las Vegas, NV), the Chinese town of Locke (near Walnut Grove in California's Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta), and more. Season 13 of GHOST ADVENTURES premiered on Saturday, September 23, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT on Travel Channel. In the season opener, "Colorado Gold Mine," the crew is in Idaho Springs, Colorado, traveling deep into the Phoenix Gold Mine. Zak learns about a heinous murder that haunts the mine and the entire crew makes contact with a tiny, malicious spirit known as a Tommyknocker. In subsequent episodes, the team explore Mackay Mansion (Virginia City, NV); Palace Saloon (Prescott, AZ); a home in Reseda, CA; Dorothea Puente Murder House (Sacramento, CA); and more. The crew also investigates the Stone Lion Inn in Guthrie, Oklahoma, where it is said the owner performs satanic rituals in the local cemetery. Zak also uncovers the truth about what happened to the famous outlaw Elmer McCurdy after his death. Other destinations this season include: the Freak Show Murder House in Los Angeles' Chatsworth neighborhood; the Samaritan Cult House, an abandoned prison in Guthrie, Oklahoma, which in the 1990s served as the headquarters for the Samaritan Foundation; the Double Eagle Restaurant and the Dona Ana County Courthouse in New Mexico; the infamous Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles; and more. Travel Channel premiered the fourteenth season of GHOST ADVENTURES on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT. In the season opener, "Golden Ghost Town," Zak and the crew travels to a sinister ghost town near Wolf Creek, Oregon. During the investigation, Zak is overtaken by an aggressive entity, Aaron is incapacitated by a dark force, eerie figures appear and a voice warns of a demonic presence. On Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 9pm ET/PT, GHOST ADVENTURES returned for a new season. In the season opener, "Ghost Train of Ely," Zak and the crew hop aboard a 100-year-old steam engine for a lockdown they will never forget. It's a paranormal-packed ride as the guys investigate reports of apparitions and strange anomalies along the historic Nevada Northern Railway.

On Monday, January 4, 2021, discovery+ releases "Cecil Hotel," an 82-minute GHOST ADVENTURES special, on the day the streaming service debuts. Stationed along downtown Los Angeles' Main Street stands the infamous Cecil Hotel with a checkered past, beset by multiple suicides, murders, devil worshipping and serial killers. Riddled with stories of paranormal activity, the historic building is the epitome of creepy -- an inspiration for books, films and even a season of the AMERICAN HORROR STORY series. Now, for the first time ever, the Cecil Hotel is allowing cameras inside for an investigation of ghostly proportions in this two-hour special. In 2013, it was the site of one of the most chilling mysteries of the 21st century, when the body of college student Elisa Lam was found in one of the hotel's rooftop water tanks. The only clue was disturbing security camera footage of Lam exhibiting odd behavior inside the hotel elevator right before her untimely disappearance and death. The incident remains a mystery and questions linger about how Lam got in the tank -- and whether it was a person, or a darker force, that drew her there. The GHOST ADVENTURES team -- Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley -- begin their investigation by retracing the steps of Elisa Lam. Calling in psychic mediums Michael and Marti Parry for assistance, they investigate the room she was staying in, the water tower where she was found and even the elevator where she was last seen. They're convinced there's more to this property, and it might be because of one of its most famous former inhabitants -- killer Richard Ramirez. Could it be that Ramirez's devil worshipping rituals opened up the Cecil Hotel to a demonic infestation that could have affected Lam? As the crew explore Ramirez's old room, they make startling connections with what may be his dark energy. But the list of figures who could be contributing to the hotel's hauntings extends beyond just Lam and Ramirez. As they go deeper into their investigation, the team experience physical afflictions, including unexplained scratches, and some of the most frightening and compelling audio and visual evidence they've ever captured -- leading them to believe that the many dark forces at this hotel are still very much alive.

On Thursday, July 22, 2021 the 25th season of GHOST ADVENTURES dropped on discovery+, as the streaming service released the first episode of the show's milestone season. In the season opener, "The Great Saltair Curse," Zak and the crew are on the banks at Utah's Great Salt Lake to investigate a century-old music venue plagued by misfortune, disaster, and even death. Evidence suggests the surrounding land is cursed, amplifying the hostile paranormal energy. After a 6.5-month break, GHOST ADVENTURES returned with new Season 25 episodes on Thursday, March 10, 2022 on discovery+. In the mid-season debut, "Montecito Mansion of Mystery," Zak Bagans senses a historic mansion with a tragic and mysterious past in Montecito, California, has called to him. When the crew attempts to re-create a seance in the home's majestic main hall, they capture some of their most compelling evidence to date.

In the 26th season of GHOST ADVENTURES, which launched on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 10pm ET/PT on Travel Channel and discovery+, Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley push their boundaries to the max as they tackle their most powerful and high-stakes paranormal investigations to date. In the season premiere, "Henderson Hell House," Zak and the crew rush to help a Nevada family who claim paranormal activity sent one parent to the hospital, and fear their young daughter is next. The team works urgently to uncover the dark source of the psychological attacks hiding inside the home. The team continue their haunted journey to search for evidence of the afterlife in a two-hour "Ghostober" special, GHOST ADVENTURES: DEVIL'S DEN, premiering Thursday, September 29 at 9pm ET/PT on Travel Channel and discovery+. Bagans, Goodwin, Tolley and Wasley go behind the barbed wire of the shuttered Los Padrinos Juvenile Detention Center in Downey, California, a facility given the ominous designation "Devil's Den" by both guards and inmates. During their petrifying lockdown, the crew explore the presence of a lingering dark and disturbing energy that still resides inside the building's eerie halls, seeking to uncover whether it is from the real-life horrors of detention, or worse -- the devil itself. In a two-part episode airing on Thursday, October 20 and Thursday, October 27, the crew are the first to investigate inside Los Angeles' infamous Los Feliz Murder House, a home with a gruesome and violent history that has been closed off for years. The team are quickly caught in the grip of a dark and dangerous presence that incites unsettling behavioral reactions and mind-blowing evidence. The scares culminate on Halloween night with a tale of terror like no other as Bagans and filmmaker Eli Roth team up once again to produce the scripted two-hour special film, THE HAUNTED MUSEUM: 3 RING INFERNO, airing Monday, October 31 at 9pm ET/PT on Travel Channel and discovery+. Based off the concept of THE HAUNTED MUSEUM horror film anthology series that presents frightening and hellish tales inspired by the spooky relics on display in Zak Bagans' Las Vegas museum, 3 RING INFERNO features the terrifying story of a boy and his father who steal an old suitcase from an antique market and soon discover a weathered tent inside that opens a portal to a cursed circus world from the past. In this mysterious and haunted place, they encounter a terrifying entity that will stop at nothing to capture their souls.

On Wednesday, May 31, 2023 from 10pm-Midnight ET/PT, GHOST ADVENTURES moved to its new home on Discovery Channel to kick off a new season. In this two-hour episode, "Lake of Death," Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley investigate the deadly secrets along the Hoover Dam's Lake Mead to kick-off the newest season of the series. Along the sprawling shores of Lake Mead, an attack by an anxiety-inducing spirit brings Bagans to his knees and fearing for his life. Other stories this season include the team's investigations of paranormal evidence at locations such as Los Angeles' Barclay Hotel, whose grisly history rivals that of the infamous Hotel Cecil; California's first oil boomtown, Mentryville, which is teeming with paranormal chaos; The Commercial Casino and Hotel in Elko, Nevada with a lawless history that now fuels a malevolent energy; and Los Angeles' peculiar Longfellow-Hastings Octagon House that's brimming with poltergeist activity.

On Wednesday, October 11, 2023 from 9-10pm ET/PT, Discovery Channel premiered a new season of GHOST ADVENTURES, following last week's two-hour special. In the season opener, "Sutro Ghost Town," Zak and the crew delve into the darkness that surrounds the historic town of Sutro, NV; the team suspects a mining tunnel is fueling the abandoned settlement's ominous aura as they uncover numerous deaths, disasters and mysterious fires. Later this season, Zak and crew brave a brutal winter blizzard, the team will also confront an aggressive presence at an isolated, former ranch off the coast of Utah's Great Salt Lake. Venturing into California, the team attempts to unravel the mysteries of supernatural activity haunting Scotty's Castle in Death Valley, Orcutt Ranch in Los Angeles, and a family residence in Northridge.
On Wednesday, November 8, 2023 from 9-10pm ET/PT, Discovery Channel premiered "Nightmare in Northridge," the season finale of GHOST ADVENTURES. Zak and the crew don their spiritual armor to battle a dark, invasive energy in a California home; fearing a demonic attachment, the team calls in an exorcist to help dissipate the evil cloud that overshadows the religious family who lives there.


Other Titles

  • Previously known as Extreme Ghost Adventures

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by My Tupelo Entertainment