Zak Bagans is the host, lead investigator and an executive producer on Ghost Adventures. With his paranormal investigation team, Zak travels to domestic and international locations rumored to be haunted in search of evidence proving the existence of the supernatural.
After graduating from film school in Michigan, Zak moved to Nevada to pursue a career in documentary filmmaking. There, he met fellow Ghost Adventures investigator Aaron Goodwin. Their first paranormal investigations as a team took place all over Nevada, and the footage led to an award-winning, nationally-televised documentary, Ghost Adventures. Their concept was picked up by Travel Channel and commissioned as a series. Zak is also host and executive producer of Ghost Adventures: Aftershocks, where the team revisits past locations to follow up on their initial investigation, and Deadly Possessions, which features the stories behind haunted, iconic items from Bagans’ Las Vegas museum collection. He also served as an executive producer for Travel Channel’sParanormal Paparazzi, Paranormal Challenge and Netherworld. In 2004, Bagans founded the world's largest paranormal organization, The Ghost Adventures Crew, which consists of over 6,000 members.
Bagans recently executive produced a feature film entitled “Sympathy, Said the Shark,” which has landed a distribution deal soon to be announced. Bagans also directed and produced a documentary, “The Demon House,” where he investigates one of the most well-documented case of demonic possession in America. The film is projected for a 2016 release.
Bagans joined efforts with Lords of Acid’s Praga Khan on an 11-track album titledNecroFusion (launched in October 2012 and reached #1 on iTunes) that tells the story of a departed soul who has not moved on. Woven into each song is an actual message from the dead, captured from Bagans’ own paranormal investigations. Additionally, he’s penned two books with Kelly Crigger: I am Haunted: Living Life Through the Dead(Victory Belt, 2015) and Dark World: Into the Shadows with the Lead Investigator of the Ghost Adventures Crew (Victory Belt, 2011), which debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list at #18.
Zak currently resides in Las Vegas, NV.
Referred to by many as a teddy bear, or Zak's bait of choice, Aaron actually hates to be left alone in attics (or just about anywhere). You can also expect to hear him say "dude!" about 20 times per episode.
Always armed with a camera, Aaron travels around the world with the team to record what they experience in each haunted location.
An Oregon native, Aaron moved to Las Vegas where he fell in love with film and taught himself how to edit video and operate a camera. Aaron gained experience by working as a cameraman on numerous TV shows. He's worked on projects ranging from red-carpet movie premieres to sporting events.
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Having a solid background in audio editing and production software, Tolley was first intrigued by the paranormal after learning about electronic voice phenomena (EVP). With several years of experience in music and audio production, his curiosity led him to investigate and capture EVP’s for himself.
Tolley’s fascination with the paranormal field grew stronger, and in 2006, he founded a paranormal group with some friends – the Las Vegas Paranormal Investigations of Mysterious Phenomena Squad (LV PIMPS). He started sharing details of his audio captures with Zak Bagans joined the Ghost adventures series as one of the paranormal investigation team’s audio/visual technicians and EVP analyst.
Wasley started his filmmaking career in Philadelphia, Pa. as a director of photography and audio engineer. Since 2002, he has worked on dozens of feature films, documentaries, television shows, national commercials and music videos.
Wasley joined Ghost Adventures in season 4 as the paranormal investigation team’s sound mixer, and has since evolved into one of the show’s audio/visual technicians and cinematographers. Throughout the series, Wasley travels with the team to domestic and international locations rumored to be haunted in search of evidence proving the existence of the supernatural.
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