Travel Hosts Exposed, Week of Dec 22, 2010

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The Jerome Grand Hotel is the most haunted structure in Jerome, Arizona, a town known as "Ghost City." Originally built in 1926, an estimated 9,000 people died on the premises. 960 1280

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The Mizpah Hotel was a storied hotel and casino during the Nevada Gold Rush. While in the basement, Aaron witnessed a broken elevator's doors open and close in front of his eyes. 960 1280

  

In a multi-part lockdown at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Old Town San Diego, California, the guys investigated the raucous spirits from wild parties dating back almost 2 centuries ago. 960 1280

  

The crew returned to Virginia City, Nevada, to investigate the Silver Queen Hotel where they recorded their first visual evidence in their 2004 documentary. Zak entered Room 11 to reconnect with Rosie, a prostitute who committed suicide. 960 1280

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The guys experienced terrifying paranormal activity in the Stanley Hotel, the inspiration for the Stephen King horror classic "The Shinning." 960 1280

John Lloyd  

They caught mind-blowing evidence at the Goldfield Hotel in Nevada, the old ghost town that launched their careers. 960 1280

  

Since it opened in 1827 as the Genesee County Poor Farm, the Rolling Hills Asylum has had many faces. Some unfortunates never escaped the place, dead or alive and it's haunted to this day. 960 1280

  

High atop Louisville, Kentucky, sits a structure which bared witness to one of the most horrific diseases known to man: Tuberculosis. The guys investigated Waverly Hills Sanatorium, the final destination for many who were without hope. 960 1280

Lindsay Cameron  

The GA team investigated an abandoned hospital in Yorktown, Texas where the ghosts of nearly 2,000 people who died there still linger. 960 1280

  

Zak, Nick & Aaron traveled to Letchworth Village, an abandoned mental institution complex in Haverstraw, NY, to reveal a powerful and addictive force that compels locals to persistently revisit the haunted grounds. During the lockdown Zak felt a force clinging to him. 960 1280

  

GA investigated a former hospital turned haunted house in Salt Lake City, Utah, where a spirit called Zak out by name. 960 1280

  

On 63,000 square feet in New Castle, Pennsylvania, lies the massive edifice called the Hill View Manor -- where spirits seep out of walls, a cemetery full of souls wander its soil, and our Ghost Adventures Crew spent the night listening to the voices of many of them cry out from the "other side." 960 1280

  

Zak, Nick and Aaron walk down one of Hill View Manor's decrepit hallways. 960 1280

  

A view of the front entrance to Hill View Manor, home to countless tormented souls. 960 1280

  

Aaron readies a camera for the lockdown. 960 1280

  

The current owner of Hill View Manor, Candy Braniff, has reported seeing a large "dark mass" in one of its hallways. 960 1280

  

The guys prepare a stationary camera before the lockdown. 960 1280

  

Zak interviews an expert in one of the many deteriorating rooms of Hill View Manor. 960 1280

  

Someone had fun decorating a bedroom in Hill View Manor. 960 1280

  

Aaron finds a gopher golf club cover. 960 1280

  

The guys play a round of "haunted golf" on a nearby course built over the former Hill View cemetery. 960 1280

  

Zak, Nick, Aaron and their caddy review the scorecard. 960 1280

  

Zak shows decent form teeing off during the "GAC Invitational." 960 1280

  

Hill View Manor  11 Photos

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"Finally time to go hunt. Heading out for next lockdown." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"Quick stop and flight change. Look it's snowing. It's wicked awesome. I don't see snow that often." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"I'm here ghosty ghost. Lets have a talk." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"To all my big steppin peeps. U rock. Hell even if u don't do big steppin u rock." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"Story time with Goodwin about my haunts." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"This is the ice that nearly broke my neck. Im gonna take some salt on dat bastard." - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

"The view from my bed this morning made me feel like I was Robert Langdon." - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"I had an absolute blast today." - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"Georgia swears this is a picture of her, her sister, & me...NOT her, a midget, & Randy the Macho Man Savage." - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

Skateboarder

Skateboarder

Aaron Goodwin captured this shot of a skateboarder in a massive drainage ditch in Henderson, NV. Aaron shot with a Canon EOS 7D.
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skateboarders in a tunnel

skateboarders in a tunnel

When shooting in a tunnel, change your setting to AV (Aperture Priority), which allows you to change your F-Stop that controls your shutter speed. Your shutter speed will slow down as it gets darker. 960 1280

  

Selfie of Aaron Goodwin

Selfie of Aaron Goodwin

In this image, Aaron used a remote trigger with his iPhone to position the camera away from him and out of reach in order to get the perfect shot. 960 1280

  

underneath shot of a skateboarders board

underneath shot of a skateboarders board

When you're shooting your subject, focus on the shadow and not the person. Here, Aaron took shots from different angles to enhance the overall quality of the photo. 960 1280

  

Selfie of Aaron Goodwin

Selfie of Aaron Goodwin

Spinning on a chair creates the perfect selfie with a motion blur background. 960 1280

  

aaron goodwin captures a selfie standing next to an RV

aaron goodwin captures a selfie standing next to an RV

Aaron shoots a reflecting selfie off the side of an Airstream RV in Las Vegas. 960 1280

  

Red Rock Canyon sunset

Red Rock Canyon sunset

Aaron captures a low shot of the cactus and the sun setting over the Red Rock Canyon. 960 1280

  

Panoramic picture of Red Rock Canyon sunset

Panoramic picture of Red Rock Canyon sunset

Using a Sony Alpha NEX-7, Aaron captures a beautiful shot of the sun setting behind the Red Rock Canyon Mountains in Nevada. Originally a full-size photo, this shot was cropped into a panoramic. 960 1280

  

BLT sanwich from Hash House A Go Go

BLT sanwich from Hash House A Go Go

Aaron shoots with a Sony DSC-RX100 to capture a high shot of a classic but extremely delicious shot of a BLT sandwich at Hash House a Go Go. 960 1280

  

Chicken and waffle at Hash House A Go Go

Chicken and waffle at Hash House A Go Go

Using natural light and different angels, Aaron captures a tasty shot of Hash House A Go Go’s Chicken and Waffles. Be creative when you shoot (i.e. from the side, at an angle). The shot doesn’t always have to be head-on. 960 1280

  

Chicken and Waffles with a colorful drink

Chicken and Waffles with a colorful drink

Adding color to a muted photo -- in this case, a colorful drink -- accentuates the photo. 960 1280

  

Lou Ruvo building in Nevada

Lou Ruvo building in Nevada

Using a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Aaron takes the perfect shot of Lou Ruvo. When taking architectural shots, take advantage of the sun setting to capture a cool sun flare on the building. Aaron chooses to focus on the various lines on the outside of the building, rather than the entire building. 960 1280

  

Vertical shot of the inside of Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Vertical shot of the inside of Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

A vertical shot of Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, designed by Frank Gehry. While shooting, Aaron used a series of settings. In post/edit mode, the 3 shots were merged together to create the perfect shot, as pictured here. 960 1280

  

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