Travel Hosts Exposed, Week of Dec 1, 2010

Bert Kreischer visits the Tampa Improv, Andrew Zimmern has a mouth-watering feast in China and more.

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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

  

21 Photos

Zak snaps a group shot before touring a nearby gold mine. 960 1280

  

Zak stands in a Preston Castle doorway during the team's initial tour. 960 1280

  

The crew shoots inside Preston Castle. 960 1280

  

Zak and a new miner friend outside the gold mine. 960 1280

  

Zak sits on an old hospital bed in a room that was once used as the infirmary. 960 1280

  

Nick, Aaron and Zak (outside Preston Castle) prepare to investigate. 960 1280

  

Aaron, Nick and Zak on the front steps of Preston Castle. 960 1280

  

Zak waits for the best light to begin his intro. 960 1280

  

Nick and the production crew. 960 1280

  

Aaron and Nick tape inside Preston Castle. 960 1280

  

Zak welcomes you to Preston Castle. 960 1280

  

Zak examines the headstone of Samuel Goins, a young inmate that was shot trying to escape the castle. 960 1280

  

Nick and Aaron film Zak's interview with Gloria Young on the steps of Preston Castle. 960 1280

  

Aaron films Zak outside Preston Castle. 960 1280

  

An old infirmary bed and scattered dead roses left behind in Preston Castle. 960 1280

  

Aaron reviews some footage inside Preston Castle. 960 1280

  

One of the larger, more dilapidated rooms inside Preston Castle. 960 1280

  

A view of the top/roof of Preston Castle from a broken window. 960 1280

  

Aaron is following Zak and guide down a castle hallway when something catches his eye. 960 1280

  

Nick takes a cautious look around Preston Castle during the lockdown. 960 1280

  

Zak, Aaron and Nick each grab a bed and wait for the spirits to present themselves during the Preston Castle lockdown. 960 1280

  

Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania, Romania

“Cool shot of Hunedoara Castle -- so pumped to investigate here tomorrow night.” - Zak 960 1280

  

Sighisoara, Romania

Sighisoara, Romania

Zak poses with a bust of Vlad Tepes in Sighisoara, Romania. 960 1280

  

Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania, Romania

“At a roadside homemade cheese and honey stand. OMG this is the best cheese, she keeps giving me samples.” - Zak 960 1280

  

Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania, Romania

“A #Transylvania #sunset -- looks fitting I think. ;)” -Aaron 960 1280

  

Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania, Romania

“Chilling in a town called #sibiu in #romania for a bite to eat. So cool here.” – Aaron 960 1280

  

Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania, Romania

Zak snaps a selfie in front of Vlad’s castle. 960 1280

  

Aaron in Bucharest, Romania

Aaron in Bucharest, Romania

“Just #bigsteppin in #Bucharest #Romania for a few days. This city is amazing.” –Aaron 960 1280

  

Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania, Romania

Aaron finds a postcard in Romania that’s pretty fitting for their trip to Transylvania. 960 1280

  

Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania, Romania

“We are in Romania hunting the spots of VLAD Dracula for a Halloween special. :) It's so awesome.” - Aaron 960 1280

  

Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania, Romania

“Connecting a lot here with the history. Loving it. Just wait til you see where we are investigating!” - Zak 960 1280

  

Aaron in Transylvania

Aaron in Transylvania

“Bored at 4am playing around with my souvenirs.” - Aaron 960 1280

  

Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania, Romania

“Been here learning to speak Romanian for a very big investigation tomorrow night to talk to the spirits.” - Zak 960 1280

  

Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania, Romania

“What a awesome place here in #Romania following #vlads past history at Hunedoara #Castle.” - Aaron 960 1280

  

Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania, Romania

“3 a.m. in the Knight's Hall -- awesome evidence so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” - Zak 960 1280

  

Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania, Romania

“Me and you ... tonight.” - Zak 960 1280

  

Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania, Romania

“Climbing down inside Vlad Dracula's cell at Hunedoara Castle.” - Zak 960 1280

  

Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania, Romania

“Was just surprised with a last minute interview with iconic parapsychologist Dr. Adrian Patrut before I go into the forest!” - Zak 960 1280

  

Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania, Romania

“Memorial fountain where Vlad was killed. 11:30 p.m. in Romania.” - Aaron 960 1280

  

Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania, Romania

“More torture chamber rooms through here.” -Aaron 960 1280

  

Hoia Baciu Forest

Hoia Baciu Forest

“Just made it to the edge of Hoia Baciu Forest... Just spoke to some villagers whose stories were INSANE!! OMG.” -Zak 960 1280

  

Souvenir from Transylvania

Souvenir from Transylvania

One of Aaron’s souvenirs from Transylvania: Dracula in a bottle. 960 1280

  

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