La Purisima Mission

Ghost Adventures investigate La Purisima Mission, where the Chumash Indians found religion, disease and death.

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Nick and Aaron film Zak

Nick and Aaron film Zak

Nick and Aaron film Zak at the cemetery as he reads a poem by Robinson Jeffers, the former owner of Tor House. 960 1280

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Zak talking to Aaron

Zak talking to Aaron

Zak talking to Aaron outside Tor House in Carmel, CA. 960 1280

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Jeffers named Tor House for the "tor" that it stands on

Jeffers named Tor House for the "tor" that it stands on

Jeffers named Tor House for the craggy peak, or “tor,” that it stands on, south of California’s Monterey peninsula. 960 1280

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Zak, Nick and Aaron

Zak, Nick and Aaron

Zak, Nick and Aaron sit on the stairs of Tor House. 960 1280

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The guys learn Jeffers' story from Vince Huth

The guys learn Jeffers' story from Vince Huth

The guys learn Jeffers' story from Tor House Foundation President, Vince Huth. Vince educates them on Robinson's early life, his family and his construction of the Tor House. 960 1280

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Zak, Nick and Aaron

Zak, Nick and Aaron

Zak, Nick and Aaron prepare for the lockdown. 960 1280

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Hawk Tower at Tor House

Hawk Tower at Tor House

Zak, Nick and Aaron film from the top of Hawk Tower at Tor House, where Jeffers' wife, Una, supposedly conducted séances. 960 1280

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Zak and Aaron

Zak and Aaron

Zak and Aaron look at the picture outside Tor House while they gather more background information on the house. 960 1280

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Zak films Aaron

Zak films Aaron

Zak films Aaron reciting one of Jeffers’ poems. 960 1280

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Zak, Nick and Aaron

Zak, Nick and Aaron

Zak, Nick and Aaron take a break at the top of Tor House. 960 1280

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Tuolumne Hospital

Tuolumne Hospital

Aaron prepares for the lockdown in the Tuolumne Hospital. 960 1280

  

Tuolumne Hospital

Tuolumne Hospital

Nick and Aaron film Zak as he walks towards the main entrance of the hospital with audio tech Jay Wasley following them. 960 1280

  

Tuolumne Hospital

Tuolumne Hospital

Built in 1967, the hospital shut down due to a lack of county funds in 2011. 960 1280

  

Tuolumne Hospital

Tuolumne Hospital

As Sonora was the epicenter of the California Gold Rush of 1849, plenty of miners passed through the doors of this hospital. 960 1280

  

Billy sets up a special “mapping” camera

Billy sets up a special “mapping” camera

Billy sets up a special “mapping” camera that helps map the movement of spirits that cannot be seen by the naked eye. 960 1280

  

The hospital's caretaker

The hospital's caretaker

A longtime caretaker of the building gives the guys a tour and tells them about the spirit that he calls Ed. 960 1280

  

Edward Sampson

Edward Sampson

Edward Sampson was the hospital’s caretaker for 18 years. 960 1280

  

Tuolumne Hospital

Tuolumne Hospital

Will the guys encounter the spirit that the caretaker has named Ed ... or someone more sinister? 960 1280

  

Tuolumne Hospital

Tuolumne Hospital

The grounds of Tuolumne Hospital consist of the men's health facility, as well as the county's still-operational psychiatric center. 960 1280

  

Sonora, CA

Sonora, CA

During the Gold Rush, the competition to get rich quick led to gruesome violence, making the Tuolumne Hospital necessary for the quickly expanding town of Sonora. 960 1280

  

Sonora, CA

Sonora, CA

Full of beautiful wildlife and nature, Sonora is the closest city to Yosemite National Park. 960 1280

  

Sonora, CA

Sonora, CA

Aaron and Nick film Zak as he discusses the history of Tuolumne County. 960 1280

  

Queen Mary in Long Beach California

Queen Mary in Long Beach California

The 1,019-foot-long Queen Mary ocean liner. With the popularity of air travel on the rise, Cunard made the decision to retire several of its vessels, including the legendary Queen Mary. It made its final voyage on Oct. 31, 1967, from Southampton, England, to Long Beach, CA, arriving on Dec. 9, 1967.
See how the Queen Mary stacked up to Titanic.
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Queen Mary ocean liner

Queen Mary ocean liner

During the tour aboard the Queen Mary, visitors get an up-close and personal look at the otherwise hidden propeller from the ship's balcony. 960 1280

  

Queen Mary promenade.

Queen Mary promenade.

A serene perspective of the Queen Mary's promenade. 960 1280

  

Queen funnels

Queen funnels

An impressive view of the funnels aboard the Queen Mary and its lifeboats. 960 1280

  

Zak, Nick and Aaron in Queen Mary engine room

Zak, Nick and Aaron in Queen Mary engine room

Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin tour the Queen Mary’s engine room, where a seaman was crushed by watertight door No. 13. Later that night, Zak, Nick and Aaron conduct their first lockdown investigation. 960 1280

  

Queen Mary hallway to Staterooms and Suites

Queen Mary hallway to Staterooms and Suites

One of many hallways leading to the Queen Mary's staterooms. The ocean liner offers 346 original first-class staterooms and 9 suites. 960 1280

  

Zak, Nick and Aaron aboard Queen Mary

Zak, Nick and Aaron aboard Queen Mary

Nick, Zak and Aaron prepare themselves for their much-anticipated lockdown aboard the Queen Mary. 960 1280

  

Queen Mary lifeboat

Queen Mary lifeboat

One lifeboat aboard the Queen Mary had a capacity of 145 people, a stark comparison to the 65 allowed on Titanic’s lifeboats. 960 1280

  

Zak Bagans, Queen Mary Commodore Everette Hoard and Capt. Will Kayne

Zak Bagans, Queen Mary Commodore Everette Hoard and Capt. Will Kayne

The Ghost Adventures crew films Zak Bagans speaking with Queen Mary Commodore Everette Hoard and Capt. Will Kayne about their belief in the haunted ocean liner. 960 1280

  

Zak Bagans on board Queen Mary

Zak Bagans on board Queen Mary

Zak interviews Gian and Sophia Temperilli, friends of the late Peter James, a psychic who claimed he heard voices from "Jackie" aboard the Queen Mary 20 years ago. 960 1280

  

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