Old Town San Diego

Go behind the scenes of Zak, Nick and Aaron's multi-part lockdown in Old Town San Diego.

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Nick and Zak at Heritage Junction Historic Park
Nick and Zak at Heritage Junction Historic Park

Nick and Zak at Heritage Junction Historic Park

Nick Groff films Zak Bagans in front of an old steam engine on display at Heritage Junction in Santa Clarita Valley, CA, just outside of Los Angeles. 960 1280

  

Heritage Junction Historic Park

Heritage Junction Historic Park

A mannequin sits at a desk inside Heritage Junction Historic Park to give visitors an idea of what this building would have looked like back in its heyday. 960 1280

  

Zak at the Saugus Train Station

Zak at the Saugus Train Station

Zak stands in front of the Saugus Train Station, one of the buildings that makes up Heritage Junction. 960 1280

  

Aaron at Heritage Junction

Aaron at Heritage Junction

Aaron Goodwin sets up his shot. This station, along with the surrounding buildings, was relocated to county-owned land in order to preserve the history of the Santa Clarita Valley and prevent the structures from being demolished. 960 1280

  

Newhall Ranch House

Newhall Ranch House

In 1916, Margaret Rutledge was shot through the heart and found in her bedroom here in the Newhall Ranch House, part of the Heritage Junction Historic Park. 960 1280

  

Nick and Zak at Heritage Junction Historic Park

Nick and Zak at Heritage Junction Historic Park

Nick films Zak in front of the Saugus Train Station. 960 1280

  

Heritage Junction Historic Park

Heritage Junction Historic Park

This map of Heritage Junction shows each of the 7 buildings that make up the historic park, which encompasses 4 acres. 960 1280

  

The guys interview the Parrys

The guys interview the Parrys

The guys conduct an interview with the Parrys, psychics whom Zak invited to help investigate the Newhall Ranch House. 960 1280

  

Nick at Heritage Junction Historic Park

Nick at Heritage Junction Historic Park

Nick stands behind an old broken wagon. During the investigation, Nick is personally touched by information uncovered by the psychics. 960 1280

  

The Ramona Chapel

The Ramona Chapel

The Ramona Chapel on the grounds of Heritage Junction was built in the 1920s. It was moved here from Culver City, CA, in 1987 to make room for the Santa Monica Freeway. 960 1280

  

Ghost Adventures at Heritage Junction

Ghost Adventures at Heritage Junction

Will Zak, Nick and Aaron solve the mystery of Margaret Rutledge’s murder? Or will the evidence they discover only lead to more questions about the paranormal activity that abounds at Heritage Junction? 960 1280

  

Point Sur Lighthouse
Point Sur Lighthouse

Point Sur Lighthouse

Aaron being goofy on the boat trip the guys took to the various wreck sites in hopes of conjuring up more evidence. 960 1280

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The GAC takes a boat ride

The GAC takes a boat ride

The GAC risk the rocky seas before the lockdown. 960 1280

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Big Sur and Bixby Bridge

Big Sur and Bixby Bridge

A glimpse of Big Sur and Bixby Bridge from the boat. 960 1280

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Zak gets seasick

Zak gets seasick

The rocky waves are a bit too much for Zak. 960 1280

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Aaron goofs around

Aaron goofs around

Aaron takes a break from shooting on the boat deck. 960 1280

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Point Sur Lighthouse

Point Sur Lighthouse

Point Sur Lighthouse sits on a volcanic rock, nestled between the picturesque cities of Big Sur and Carmel. 960 1280

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Point Sur Lighthouse

Point Sur Lighthouse

The guys opted to begin the lockdown during the day. 960 1280

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Big Sur

Big Sur

The rocky coastline of Big Sur makes landing a ship risky, despite the powerful beam of the lighthouse, which still operates today. 960 1280

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Nick films Zak

Nick films Zak

Nick films Zak as he discusses the lighthouse’s history. 960 1280

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Big Sur seals

Big Sur seals

Seals catch their naps at the base of the lighthouse. The Point Sur State Marine Reserve and Marine Conservation Area is located offshore. 960 1280

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Point Sur Lighthouse

Point Sur Lighthouse

The spirits of those who perished in nearby shipwrecks are said to haunt the lighthouse and its surrounding buildings. 960 1280

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Point Sur Lighthouse

Point Sur Lighthouse

Point Sur Lighthouse was built in 1889 and is 270 feet above sea level. 960 1280

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Point Sur Lighthouse

Point Sur Lighthouse

One of the docents of the site, Julie Nunes, has had her own paranormal encounters, and takes the guys on a tour of where they happened. 960 1280

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Zak Bagans

Zak Bagans

Zak spots the various wreck sites along the coast while on the boat trip. 960 1280

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Point Sur Lighthouse

Point Sur Lighthouse

The lighthouse is still open to visitors -- if you’re brave enough. 960 1280

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Aaron makes a funny face

Aaron makes a funny face

Aaron makes a funny face as he shoots with his handheld camera and rides the carousel with Zak and Nick. 960 1280

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Aaron at at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Aaron at at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Aaron holds up his prize after playing the arcade games at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. 960 1280

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The guys on a water log ride

The guys on a water log ride

The guys at the end of a water log ride at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. 960 1280

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Zak and Aaron at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Zak and Aaron at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Aaron and Zak pose with a hammer in front of the High Striker at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. 960 1280

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Zak wins at the High Striker

Zak wins at the High Striker

Zak holds up his prize after winning at the High Striker at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. 960 1280

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk sign. 960 1280

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Zak and Nick

Zak and Nick

Zak and Nick stage their shot. 960 1280

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The guys take a break

The guys take a break

The guys take a break while filming. 960 1280

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Brookdale Lodge

Brookdale Lodge

A burnt-out section of the Brookdale Lodge. 960 1280

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Zak at the Brookdale Lodge

Zak at the Brookdale Lodge

Zak stands in front of the Brookdale Lodge. 960 1280

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Aaron with firefighters

Aaron with firefighters

Aaron shows the firefighters a few photos. 960 1280

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Brookdale Lodge

Brookdale Lodge

A broken stained-glass window at the Brookdale Lodge. 960 1280

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Zak and Gracie at Brookdale

Zak and Gracie at Brookdale

Zak and his dog, Gracie, pose on top of the bridge inside the Brookdale Lodge. 960 1280

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A stone wall at Brookdale

A stone wall at Brookdale

A face carved into a stone wall. 960 1280

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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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Zak Bagans at Fort MacArthur

Zak Bagans at Fort MacArthur

Zak Bagans films the exterior of Fort MacArthur, a former military base that’s now a museum in Southern California. 960 1280

  

Fort MacArthur

Fort MacArthur

Built in 1914, this coastal defense battery was put to the test after Pearl Harbor, when many feared that the Japanese would continue their invasion past Hawaii and onto California. 960 1280

  

Zak and Aaron at MacArthur Fort

Zak and Aaron at MacArthur Fort

Zak and Aaron discuss the investigation between filming shots. 960 1280

  

Fort MacArthur

Fort MacArthur

There has been much speculation surrounding the mysterious activity at Fort MacArthur, from paranormal investigators claiming to have made contact with a soldier to locals suggesting that there’s UFO activity in the area. 960 1280

  

Zak Bagans at Fort MacArthur

Zak Bagans at Fort MacArthur

Zak films 2 interview subjects outside the fort. 960 1280

  

Fort MacArthur

Fort MacArthur

An old electrical room inside Fort MacArthur. 960 1280

  

Ghost Adventures at Fort MacArthur

Ghost Adventures at Fort MacArthur

Aaron listens to a recording that Jay captured, while Zak and a witness to the paranormal activity at the fort wait to hear what was caught on tape. 960 1280

  

Fort MacArthur

Fort MacArthur

On the night of February 25th, 1942, 4 batteries along the coast fired close to 1,500 rounds of ammunition at what was believed to be a Japanese air invasion. Originally reported as a false alarm, some speculate that it was an extraterrestrial invasion. 960 1280

  

Ghost Adventures at Fort MacArthur

Ghost Adventures at Fort MacArthur

Zak, Aaron, Nick, Jay and Billy film on the road outside the fort. 960 1280

  

Fort MacArthur

Fort MacArthur

An Army Jeep sits outside the gate to Fort MacArthur. 960 1280

  

Zak Bagans at Fort MacArthur

Zak Bagans at Fort MacArthur

The fort today is a museum, but some parts of the historic establishment are overgrown and defaced with graffiti. 960 1280

  

Fort MacArthur

Fort MacArthur

While looking into the history of the fort, the GAC learn the story of a man who, in 2009, hiked 2.5 miles up the rocky coastline with a shotgun to commit suicide at the fort’s entrance. 960 1280

  

Fort MacArthur's tunnels

Fort MacArthur's tunnels

During the investigation, the guys learn about an amateur photographer who claims to have heard voices and seen lights in an extremely narrow transverse tunnel deep within the fortress. 960 1280

  

Ghost Adventures at Fort MacArthur

Ghost Adventures at Fort MacArthur

Could Fort MacArthur be a gateway for spirits of former soldiers to use to enter the world of the living? 960 1280

  

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