Aftershocks: Bannack Ghost Town & Thornhaven Manor

Zak Bagans invites an investigator and his family from the ghost town of Bannack, MT, to discuss how a paranormal obsession has turned into a family crisis. Then, Zak discovers a disturbing, skull-like anomaly in a photo taken at Thornhaven Manor.

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Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN
Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN

Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN

Back in 1845, one of the richest and most influential men in Indiana, Simon T. Powell, built the biggest house in Henry County. 960 1280

  

Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN

Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN

Aaron, Zak and Nick find themselves in the Midwest for an investigation of Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN. 960 1280

  

Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN

Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN

Thornhaven Manor has been abandoned since the 1970s -- which explains the poor, rundown condition of the mansion. 960 1280

  

Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN

Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN

Zak does research on the manor’s history with the current owner of the house, Steve Miller. 960 1280

  

Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN

Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN

During their investigation, the guys uncover this artifact that documents Powell Stock Farms – owned by the original builder of the manor. 960 1280

  

Zak in Indiana

Zak in Indiana

Zak gets a wide shot of the manor from the side of the road. 960 1280

  

Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN

Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN

A light fixture hangs from the ceiling in Thornhaven Manor. 960 1280

  

Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN

Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN

Steve takes a look around Thornhaven Manor, finding a bird trapped inside the abandoned building. 960 1280

  

Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN

Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN

The GAC hope to find compelling evidence, in addition to that found by previous paranormal investigators, when they embark on the night's lockdown. 960 1280

  

Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN

Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN

In 1906, the long-time caretaker of the estate, Rueben Bailey, died after being poisoned by his son-in-law in the house. 960 1280

  

Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN

Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN

Sometimes, the most haunted places are the most isolated, and it doesn’t get much more isolated than the farmland of the Midwest. 960 1280

  

Zak, Nick and Aaron in Bannack, MT
Zak, Nick and Aaron in Bannack, MT

Zak, Nick and Aaron in Bannack, MT

Zak, Nick and Aaron walk out of a wooded area in Bannack, MT, with cameras in hand. In 1862, a group of prospectors uncovered a massive gold strike in Bannack, but as often was the case, the gold brought out the worst in people. 960 1280

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Hotel Meade in Bannack, MT

Hotel Meade in Bannack, MT

In 1890, this brick building was purchased by Dr. John Christian Meade for $1,250. He remodeled and turned the building into a plush hotel. 960 1280

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Zak in Bannack, MT

Zak in Bannack, MT

Zak stops in front of the town’s schoolhouse. Despite the violence, the town was home to hundreds of children. 960 1280

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Zak, Nick and Aaron in Bannack, MT

Zak, Nick and Aaron in Bannack, MT

Zak, Nick and Aaron shoot with John Phillips, an employee of the Bannack State Park, outside of Hotel Meade. 960 1280

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Bannack, MT

Bannack, MT

Located on Grasshopper Creek, Bannack was named after the local Bannock Native Americans. 960 1280

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Hotel Meade in Bannack, MT

Hotel Meade in Bannack, MT

A winding staircase in Hotel Meade, which operated off and on until the 1940s, reopening each time mining activity in the area revived. 960 1280

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Zak, Nick and Aaron in Bannack, MT

Zak, Nick and Aaron in Bannack, MT

Zak, Nick and Aaron shoot with John Phillips outside of an old saloon one of the more than 50 buildings still standing in the ghost town today. 960 1280

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Bannack, MT

Bannack, MT

Despite being more than 150 years old, many of the buildings in Bannack are still well preserved. 960 1280

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Zak, Nick and Aaron in Bannack, MT

Zak, Nick and Aaron in Bannack, MT

Zak, Nick and Aaron shoot with John Phillips around Bannack, discussing the town’s history and the legends that give the town its reputation for paranormal activity. 960 1280

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Hotel Meade in Bannack, MT

Hotel Meade in Bannack, MT

This furnace can be found inside the Hotel Meade, where each July, re-enactors bring the hotel’s boom days back to life. 960 1280

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Zak, Nick and Aaron in Bannack, MT

Zak, Nick and Aaron in Bannack, MT

Zak, Nick and Aaron walk the streets of Bannack. Will they connect with the spirits that continue to haunt this ghost town? 960 1280

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