Travel Hosts Exposed, Week of Jan 5, 2011

Steven Rinella's son Jim gets a taste of the Wild, Andrew Zimmern celebrates the New Year in Maui and more.

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Aaron heads down to the main exhibition hall at the San Diego Convention Center. 960 1280

  

Nick, Zak and Aaron explore San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. 960 1280

  

The GA crew signed and personalized hundreds of autograph sheets over the 3 days at Comic-Con. 960 1280

  

Costumed fans flock to the autograph booth to meet their favorite Ghost Adventures guys. 960 1280

  

Fans of the supernatural decorated their eyes with color contacts. 960 1280

  

Die-hard fans showed up with their video cameras to compare notes with Aaron. 960 1280

  

Zak hugs a fan who handcrafted a scrapbook for the GA guys. 960 1280

  

A 1980s Ghost Busters fan meets a real 21st-century ghost buster. 960 1280

  

Nick takes time to personalize an autograph sheet. 960 1280

  

Expert Richard Senate takes Zak on a tour of the chapel. 960 1280

  

Zak and Nick trudge up a hill for a better view of the mission. 960 1280

  

Aaron prepares to mark the next hot spot while Nick films in the chapel. 960 1280

  

The large vestibule inside the Padre's Quarters at La Purisima Mission. 960 1280

  

Aaron films Zak during the initial walk-through of the mission. 960 1280

  

Sunset at La Purisima Mission. 960 1280

  

Nick gets footage of the courtyard at the mission. 960 1280

  

Aaron waits for the next shot in the Cuartel. 960 1280

  

Zak explores a thatched dwelling in the Chumash tribal village. 960 1280

  

Nick films Zak as they investigate the infirmary. 960 1280

  

Aaron gets footage of the chapel during the lockdown. 960 1280

  

Nick provokes the spirits while filming in the Cuartel. 960 1280

  

Aaron Goodwin in the Hellfire Caves

Aaron Goodwin in the Hellfire Caves

In 1790, a secret society known as the Hellfire Club would meet in the caves. Rumored to indulge in pagan rituals and orgies, its members included many of Great Britain's leaders and politicians, led by Sir Francis Dashwood. 960 1280

  

Sir Edward Dashwood

Sir Edward Dashwood

Sir Edward Dashwood, a relative of Sir Francis Dashwood, shares more about the storied history of the Hellfire Club. 960 1280

  

Zak and Lady Snake

Zak and Lady Snake

With a little help from "Lady Snake," Zak and the guys carry out a pagan ritual deep in the caves. 960 1280

  

Hellfire Caves

Hellfire Caves

Another famous member was Paul Whitehead, who served as secretary to the Hellfire Club. After his death, he left his heart in an urn to Sir Francis Dashwood who put it in the caves. 960 1280

  

Zak Bagans in London

Zak Bagans in London

Zak learns that former and present employees of the caves swear they've seen the spirit of Paul Whitehead wander around in the catacombs. 960 1280

  

St. Lawrence Church

St. Lawrence Church

The tunnels bury directly below the St. Lawrence Church. 960 1280

  

Pagan ritual

Pagan ritual

Pagan rituals where believed to include sacrifices and animal head masks. 960 1280

  

Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin in London

Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin in London

The guys toured London's Whitechapel neighborhood, the place where Jack the Ripper committed his murders. 960 1280

  

Walls of the Hellfire Caves

Walls of the Hellfire Caves

People have claimed to hear demonic growls while inside the caves. 960 1280

  

Tunnels in the Hellfire Caves

Tunnels in the Hellfire Caves

Some think the caves were meant to be "tunnels to hell." 960 1280

  

The guys interview a local bar patron. 960 1280

  

Nick Groff filming the Hellfire Caves

Nick Groff filming the Hellfire Caves

Nick and the guys learn of a girl named Sukie who was murdered in the caves. 960 1280

  

Some people claim to see a woman in a white dress roam the caves, and they believe it's Sukie's spirit. 960 1280

  

Pagan monument

Pagan monument

There are pagan monuments throughout the cave, including its Inner Temple. 960 1280

  

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