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Zak and the guys join close friend Gary Galka and his family in Connecticut to help them find closure after a tragic loss. 960 1280

  

On September 25, 2004, Gary's 17-year-old daughter Melissa struck a tree with her car and died 3 days later. 960 1280

  

A painting of Mel's prom dress that fellow students made for her. 960 1280

  

Since Melissa's death, Gary has become an award winning paranormal investigator and he started a company that produces some of the equipment Ghost Adventures uses. 960 1280

  

An employee at Gary's workshop building Mel Meters. 960 1280

  

The family puts a wreath on Mel's grave on her birthday each year. 960 1280

  

Aaron and Nick filming above a waterfall in Connecticut. 960 1280

  

The guys said a prayer for Melissa and the Galka family inside this church. 960 1280

  

Zak interviews Gary inside his workshop where RT EVP Detectors are also created. 960 1280

  

Zak and Aaron first learned about the Galkas' birthday tradition in the car. 960 1280

  

The guys visited Mel's high school before the investigation. 960 1280

  

Mel's old room is still exactly the way she left it except for the photos from friends on her bed. 960 1280

  

Zak, Nick and Aaron check out new gear at Gary's workshop. 960 1280

  

Sauk Centre
Sauk Centre

Sauk Centre

Aaron sets up his camera on the shoot in Sauk Centre, MN. 960 1280

  

Palmer House Hotel

Palmer House Hotel

Zak talks to some guests who have stayed at the Palmer House Hotel and experienced strange paranormal phenomena there. 960 1280

  

Palmer House Hotel

Palmer House Hotel

Zak, Nick and Aaron film outside the Palmer House Hotel. The hotel opened in 1901, after the Sauk Centre House – another hotel that stood on the property – burned down in 1900. It’s rumored that those who died in the blaze still linger at the hotel. 960 1280

  

Digging for bones

Digging for bones

Zak gets suited up to go digging for bones in the basement of the hotel. 960 1280

  

Room 11 Palmer House Hotel

Room 11 Palmer House Hotel

The hotel’s owner, Kelly Freese, holds the key to room 11 – one of the most haunted rooms in the hotel. 960 1280

  

digging for bones

digging for bones

Zak’s ready to go dig for bones in the basement. 960 1280

  

Palmer House Hotel

Palmer House Hotel

After reports of a strange energy in the basement of the Palmer House Hotel, the guys decide to spend some time down there. 960 1280

  

Palmer House Hotel

Palmer House Hotel

Zak and Nick shoot the show intro in front of the Palmer House Hotel. 960 1280

  

Palmer House Hotel

Palmer House Hotel

Memorabilia line the walls of the historic hotel. 960 1280

  

Palmer House

Palmer House

The guys capture an incredible number of EVPs during their investigation of the Palmer House. 960 1280

  

Historical society

Historical society

Zak stops by the historical society to do some research. He learns that a man hung himself in the hotel bar by jumping off the pool table. 960 1280

  

Zak checks his Mel Meter

Zak checks his Mel Meter

Zak checks his Mel Meter. 960 1280

  

Palmer House Hotel

Palmer House Hotel

The boys are ready to investigate the Palmer House Hotel. 960 1280

  

Nick in Cincinnati
Nick in Cincinnati

Nick in Cincinnati

Nick and the guys head to the small Cincinnati neighborhood of Sedamsville to investigate the Sedamsville Rectory – one of 4 buildings that once belonged to the Our Lady of Perpetual Help church. 960 1280

  

Sedamsville Rectory

Sedamsville Rectory

After touring the rectory and hearing stories of a dark, demonic force from the owners of the building, the guys call in reinforcements, inviting Father Ashcraft – a local priest – back to the rectory to perform an exorcism. 960 1280

  

Sedamsville Rectory

Sedamsville Rectory

Aaron and Zak set up a shot at the Sedamsville Rectory. 960 1280

  

Zak Bagans

Zak Bagans

Zak shows off some bling. 960 1280

  

Exorcism at Sedamsville

Exorcism at Sedamsville

As night falls, the guys gather in the rectory with the owners and Father Ashcraft, where he performs an exorcism. 960 1280

  

Zak Bagans

Zak Bagans

Zak meets a new 4-legged friend. 960 1280

  

Sedamsville Rectory

Sedamsville Rectory

The following night, Zak, Nick and Aaron prepare for a lockdown. 960 1280

  

Sedamsville Rectory

Sedamsville Rectory

The Sedamsville Rectory was built over 120 years ago and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 960 1280

  

Scratches st Sedamsville

Scratches st Sedamsville

Before the lockdown, the boys discuss the series of creepy occurrences that the owners have experienced. Here, they look over photos of scratches. 960 1280

  

Exorcism at the rectory

Exorcism at the rectory

Father Ashcraft is ready to perform an exorcism in the rectory. 960 1280

  

Aaron explores the rectory grounds

Aaron explores the rectory grounds

Aaron explores the grounds of the rectory. 960 1280

  

Zak and Aaron film at the rectory

Zak and Aaron film at the rectory

Zak and Aaron film outside the rectory. 960 1280

  

The owner of Sedamsville

The owner of Sedamsville

Terrie Scott, co-owner of the rectory, waits to tell her story. The GA guys learn that she was shoved by an invisible force just 2 days before their investigation. 960 1280

  

Sedamsville rectory

Sedamsville rectory

Zak, Nick and Aaron discuss all the strange paranormal activity that the owners have witnessed inside the rectory. 960 1280

  

Nick at the rectory

Nick at the rectory

Nick films on the front steps of the rectory. 960 1280

  

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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

  

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

  

11 Photos

Zak heading to the boat for their first trip to Execution Rocks Island. 960 1280

  

Zak, Nick and Aaron planning the shoot as they head out to Execution Rocks Island. 960 1280

  

Nick readies his equipment as the crew heads out to Execution Rocks Island. 960 1280

  

Aaron shooting his vlog with Nick as they near Execution Rocks Island. 960 1280

  

A view of Execution Rocks Island from the boat. 960 1280

  

The interior of Execution Lighthouse. 960 1280

  

Former Lightkeeper Hector Barsali on the staircase leading up to lighthouse. 960 1280

  

Zak, Nick and Aaron interviewing Hector Barsali, former lightkeeper. 960 1280

  

Execution Lighthouse's light. 960 1280

  

Zak, Nick and Aaron outside Execution Lighthouse. 960 1280

  

Sunrise at Execution Island the morning after the lockdown. 960 1280

  

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