Return to Virginia City

Go behind the scenes as Zak, Nick & Aaron revisit Virginia City, Nevada, to reexamine the site of the 2004 documentary that started Ghost Adventures.

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Zak, Nick and Aaron started their "ghost adventures" careers by driving right through this town. 960 1280

  

Story has it 2 miners stole gold. Their bodies were found dead underneath the steel-lined money vault with no money. 960 1280

Thomas U. Knapp  

The Mizpah Hotel built in 1908, is a storied hotel and casino during the Nevada Gold Rush. 960 1280

  

Zak fools around for the camera. 960 1280

Thomas U. Knapp  

However, the search for gold transformed the hotel into a place of corruption and disaster. 960 1280

  

Zak runs out of a mining tunnel fearing it may collapse. 960 1280

  

The Club House saloon, Tonopah Liquor Co. and The Hock Shop in town. 960 1280

  

Zak interviews a man and woman inside of a coffee bar. 960 1280

Thomas U. Knapp  

Before getting locked down, the guys take a stool down memory lane to the Castle house, the site of their first investigation. 960 1280

  

One of Mizpah's mysteries is the infamous "Lady in Red," who was stabbed to death in the hotel. Years later, a stain spontaneously appeared in the hallway where she was found dead many years before. 960 1280

  

Senator Key Pittman's demise in the hotel. It is said that he was found dead in a tub full of ice at Mizpah Hotel. 960 1280

  

Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin at Overland Hotel

Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin at Overland Hotel

Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin take a moment to talk things over at the Overland Hotel & Saloon, where a Navy Seal was reported to have been attacked in Room 10. 960 1280

  

Overland Hotel in Pioche, Nevada

Overland Hotel in Pioche, Nevada

The Overland Hotel & Saloon rests just off Main Street in this high desert ghost town. 960 1280

  

Nick Groff in the hallway of Overland Hotel

Nick Groff in the hallway of Overland Hotel

Nick looks at some of the Overland Hotel & Saloon history that lines the wall. 960 1280

  

Overland Saloon

Overland Saloon

The Overland Saloon in its current state. 960 1280

  

Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin

Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin

Zak Bagans, Nick and Aaron hang out in front of the Overland Hotel & Saloon. 960 1280

  

Overland Hotel room 10

Overland Hotel room 10

The highly active Room 10 at the Overland Hotel. 960 1280

  

Nick Groff at Boot Hill Cemetery

Nick Groff at Boot Hill Cemetery

Nick films at Pioche?s Boot Hill Cemetery, where 72 murder victims were buried before anyone died of natural causes. 960 1280

  

Zak Bagans Boot Hill Cemetery

Zak Bagans Boot Hill Cemetery

Zak is filmed walking through the Boot Hill Cemetery. 960 1280

  

Boots and flowers

Boots and flowers

Boots and flowers were left in memory of John Bass, one of the inmates killed by corrupt jailers at The Million Dollar Courthouse jail. 960 1280

  

The Million Dollar Courhouse in Pioche Nevada

The Million Dollar Courhouse in Pioche Nevada

The Million Dollar Courthouse is aptly named for the amount of bribes and debt that bloated the cost of its construction. 960 1280

  

Zak Bagans in front of The Million Dollar Courthouse

Zak Bagans in front of The Million Dollar Courthouse

Zak takes a moment in front of the courthouse. 960 1280

  

The Million Dollar courthouse

The Million Dollar courthouse

The hallway inside the courthouse. 960 1280

  

Aaron Goodwin

Aaron Goodwin

Aaron captures footage of the jail cell, where prisoners were trapped in their cells ? and murdered -- by corrupt jailers. 960 1280

  

The National Hotel is a historic landmark, and it is one of the longest continually run hotels west of the Rocky Mountains. 960 1280

  

Zak and Aaron interview two police officers outside the hotel where a suicide took place in 2007. 960 1280

  

Kevin, a local drug dealer, took his life when local police came to arrest him. 960 1280

  

Nick taking a break from filming in front of the National Hotel. 960 1280

  

Zak talks to some local townspeople around the National Hotel. Former hotel guests have report seeing several different apparitions, the most notorious being one of a little girl who plays in the hallways. 960 1280

  

While learning about the National Hotel, the guys hear that the town's underground tunnels and caves have a great deal of paranormal activity as well. 960 1280

  

The bar inside the National Hotel showcases some of the hotel's historic artifacts. 960 1280

  

Zak enters the mining cavern under the Old Brewery. 960 1280

  

These shafts are the final resting place for many Chinese workers, who died inside these caves during the times of the Gold Rush. 960 1280

  

Zak shows off his dance moves with a Nevada City local. 960 1280

  

Aaron gets pranked for falling asleep on the job. 960 1280

  

Zak and Nick set up a shot in a local Spirit House shop in town. 960 1280

  

The guys hope to contact the spirit of Kevin in Room 80 where he took his life. 960 1280

  

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