Crew Spotlight

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Face Your Fears

Face Your Fears

Facing his coulrophobia (the clinical term for fear of clowns), Zak Bagans prepares to investigate the strange activity that has been happening at The Clown Motel in Tonopah, NV. 960 1280

  

The Clown Motel

The Clown Motel

Named because of the huge assortment of clown paraphernalia, The Clown Motel has experienced unusually high amounts of paranormal activity. 960 1280

  

The First Tonopah Cemetery

The First Tonopah Cemetery

The First Tonopah Cemetery is only a few feet from the Clown Motel and is most likely the source of the paranormal activity that people have experienced at the motel. 960 1280

  

14 miners (who were also some of Tonopah's pioneering residents) were laid to rest in the First Tonopah Cemetery due to the Tonopah-Belmont Mine Fire of February 23, 1911.  At the same time, the "Tonopah Plague" swept through town and caused over 66 deaths, many of whom were buried here, too. 960 1280

  

No Clowning Around

No Clowning Around

A housekeeper at The Clown Motel, Andrea Selig, says that she has experienced extreme anxiety in all of the motel's rooms before and has seen doors shut by themselves. 960 1280

  

Drones Overhead

Drones Overhead

Zak Bagans, Jay Wasley, and Billy Tolley film a drone shot over the Clown Hotel and the First Tonopah Cemetery. 960 1280

  

The Old Goldfield High School

The Old Goldfield High School

Established in 1907 yet closed for the past 60 years, the current caretaker at the old Goldfield High School (Lisa Pappalardo) has been experiencing so much paranormal activity that she decide to call the guys in to investigate. 960 1280

  

Youthful Spirits

Youthful Spirits

In a bathroom similar to this one, caretaker Lisa Pappalardo saw the apparitions of 2 students just as the Ghost Adventures crew was arriving at the high school. 960 1280

  

Burst EVP

Burst EVP

Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, and Jay Wasley come to the high school prepared and ready to film.  They first attempt a burst EVP session in the bathroom in the hopes that they can contact the spirits that Lisa saw.  960 1280

  

Young and Afraid

Young and Afraid

Inside of this girl's shower room, caretaker Lisa Pappalardo says she has seen a little 8 or 10 year-old girl before who appeared worried or upset. 3 dolls are placed in the room now. 960 1280

  

Sinister Principles

Sinister Principles

An old classroom in Goldfield High School. Zak believes that students' spirits could possibly be trapped in this school because of a domineering principle who once caused students threaten to walk out of class. 960 1280

  

Touring the Spirits

Touring the Spirits

Caretaker Lisa Pappalardo leads the crew through the high school, explaining her strange paranormal encounters. 960 1280

  

Young Celebrity Ghost Hunter

Young Celebrity Ghost Hunter

A newspaper cutout of Catherine Mizzi, the daughter of The Clown Motel's owner, who investigated the cemetery with Zak and Billy. 960 1280

  

A Moment of Peace

A Moment of Peace

Jay films a shot of Zak looking over the First Tonopah Cemetery as the sun sets. Zak and Billy will be staying to investigate The Clown Motel while Aaron and Jay will be at the Goldfield High School. 960 1280

  

Starting the Adventure

Starting the Adventure

The crew gets ready for their investigation of the Odd Fellows Asylum in Liberty, MO. 960 1280

  

Past Experiences

Past Experiences

The crew interviews Nick Spantgos, another paranormal investigator, outside of the Old Fellows orphanage. 960 1280

  

Abandoned Care

Abandoned Care

The exterior of the former nursery where several paranormal events have taken place. 960 1280

  

Inside the Nursery

Inside the Nursery

During an independent investigation, Nick Spantgos was standing here when he says a spirit grabbed him on his right arm. 960 1280

  

Details and Design

Details and Design

Zak prepares the camera for a shot on the second floor of the main building of the Odd Fellows Asylum. 960 1280

  

A Skeleton Named George

A Skeleton Named George

This skeleton belongs to a former member of the Odd Fellow's Secret Society, who sometimes would use their deceased member's body parts in rituals to represent human mortality. George asked that he remain in the building after he died. 960 1280

  

Red Tape

Red Tape

A run-down room in the old hospital of the Odd Fellows Asylum that has been taped off. 960 1280

  

Tearing Up the Past

Tearing Up the Past

Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, and Jay Wasley wear hazmat suits while they tear down the ceiling of the second floor of the orphanage.   960 1280

  

Fresh Air

Fresh Air

Zak Bagans, Billy Tolley, and Jay Wasley take a break and put down their respirator masks on the stairs from the first to the second floor. 960 1280

  

Times Past

Times Past

A container of things found in the walls of the Odd Fellows Orphanage by both building owner Jesse Leimkuehler and by the Ghost Adventures Crew. 960 1280

  

Odd Fellows Orphanage

Odd Fellows Orphanage

An ornate water fountain sits outside the orphanage. 960 1280

  

Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

A broken-down former schoolroom sits on the third floor of the Odd Fellows Home. 960 1280

  

Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace

The cemetery located next to the Odd Fellows Asylum was used by the orphanage. 960 1280

  

Run-In With a Shadow Creeper

Run-In With a Shadow Creeper

Julie Newport, whose grandmother was an orphan at the Odd Fellows Home, says that a 'shadow creeper' followed her up these stairs and later slapped her in the face. 960 1280

  

Shadow Figures Walked These Halls

Shadow Figures Walked These Halls

At the end of this hallway, Paranormal Investigator Nick Spantgos saw shadow figures here during the day on one of over 100 of his investigations of the property. 960 1280

  

Effects of Time

Effects of Time

The green paint in the medical center is wearing away after years without tending to. 960 1280

  

Gas chamber at Missouri State Penitentiary

Gas chamber at Missouri State Penitentiary

Nick retraces the steps of doomed prisoners in the gas chamber -- the site of 40 executions. 960 1280

  

Missouri State Penitentiary

Missouri State Penitentiary

Inmate photos hang on the walls of the Missouri State Penitentiary. 960 1280

  

Entrance to the Missouri State Penitentiary

Entrance to the Missouri State Penitentiary

The ominous facade of the Missouri State Penitentiary, once named “America's bloodiest 47 acres” by Time Magazine. 960 1280

  

Zak at the Missouri State Penitentiary

Zak at the Missouri State Penitentiary

Zak films outside the Missouri State Penitentiary. 960 1280

  

Missouri State Penitentiary

Missouri State Penitentiary

In 1954, the Missouri State Penitentiary was the site of a tragic prison riot. A group of inmates beat and murdered a fellow inmate with a hammer. 960 1280

  

Missouri State Penitentiary Dungeon

Missouri State Penitentiary Dungeon

It’s believed that many prisoners were tortured in the prison’s dungeon. 960 1280

  

Missouri State Penitentiary

Missouri State Penitentiary

Also known as “The Walls,” the Missouri State Penitentiary closed in 2004. 960 1280

  

Ghost Traps in the Missouri State Penitentiary

Ghost Traps in the Missouri State Penitentiary

During their investigation of the Missouri State Penitentiary, the guys use what they call "ghost traps” -- groups of trigger objects coupled with audio recording devices. 960 1280

  

Former Deputy Warden Mark Schreiber

Former Deputy Warden Mark Schreiber

Former Deputy Warden Mark Schreiber provides the GAC with some history of the prison. 960 1280

  

Missouri State Penitentiary

Missouri State Penitentiary

During the 1830s, prisoners at the Missouri State Penitentiary were employed in making bricks. 960 1280

  

Bars at Missouri State Penitentiary

Bars at Missouri State Penitentiary

Nick leans against the bars at the Missouri State Penitentiary, where notorious “Pretty Boy” Floyd and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassin served time. 960 1280

  

Zak at Missouri State Penitentiary

Zak at Missouri State Penitentiary

Billy films Zak outside the Missouri State Penitentiary. 960 1280

  

Missouri State Penitentiary

Missouri State Penitentiary

Aaron stands in front of the Missouri State Penitentiary complex, where the first execution by lethal injection took place. 960 1280

  

Missouri State Penitentiary

Missouri State Penitentiary

When it closed in 2004, the Missouri State Penitentiary had been the oldest operating prison west of the Mississippi River. 960 1280

  

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