Travel Hosts Exposed, Week of Nov 17, 2010

The Ghost Adventures crew visit Scarefest and Adam Richman continues his first book tour.

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Zak, Nick and Aaron in Bannack, MT
Zak, Nick and Aaron in Bannack, MT

Zak, Nick and Aaron in Bannack, MT

Zak, Nick and Aaron walk out of a wooded area in Bannack, MT, with cameras in hand. In 1862, a group of prospectors uncovered a massive gold strike in Bannack, but as often was the case, the gold brought out the worst in people. 960 1280

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Hotel Meade in Bannack, MT

Hotel Meade in Bannack, MT

In 1890, this brick building was purchased by Dr. John Christian Meade for $1,250. He remodeled and turned the building into a plush hotel. 960 1280

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Zak in Bannack, MT

Zak in Bannack, MT

Zak stops in front of the town’s schoolhouse. Despite the violence, the town was home to hundreds of children. 960 1280

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Zak, Nick and Aaron in Bannack, MT

Zak, Nick and Aaron in Bannack, MT

Zak, Nick and Aaron shoot with John Phillips, an employee of the Bannack State Park, outside of Hotel Meade. 960 1280

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Bannack, MT

Bannack, MT

Located on Grasshopper Creek, Bannack was named after the local Bannock Native Americans. 960 1280

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Hotel Meade in Bannack, MT

Hotel Meade in Bannack, MT

A winding staircase in Hotel Meade, which operated off and on until the 1940s, reopening each time mining activity in the area revived. 960 1280

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Zak, Nick and Aaron in Bannack, MT

Zak, Nick and Aaron in Bannack, MT

Zak, Nick and Aaron shoot with John Phillips outside of an old saloon one of the more than 50 buildings still standing in the ghost town today. 960 1280

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Bannack, MT

Bannack, MT

Despite being more than 150 years old, many of the buildings in Bannack are still well preserved. 960 1280

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Zak, Nick and Aaron in Bannack, MT

Zak, Nick and Aaron in Bannack, MT

Zak, Nick and Aaron shoot with John Phillips around Bannack, discussing the town’s history and the legends that give the town its reputation for paranormal activity. 960 1280

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Hotel Meade in Bannack, MT

Hotel Meade in Bannack, MT

This furnace can be found inside the Hotel Meade, where each July, re-enactors bring the hotel’s boom days back to life. 960 1280

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Zak, Nick and Aaron in Bannack, MT

Zak, Nick and Aaron in Bannack, MT

Zak, Nick and Aaron walk the streets of Bannack. Will they connect with the spirits that continue to haunt this ghost town? 960 1280

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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

  

Photos

"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