Ghost Adventures: Serial Killer Spirits

From a house linked to Ted Bundy to the prison that held John Gacy, Zak and the crew visit locations across the United States teeming with dark energies of serial killers. Don't miss the premiere of Ghost Adventures: Serial Killer Spirits on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 9|8c.

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Serial Killer Spirits

Does evil linger? The crew locks down locations with ties to America’s most notorious serial killers with that very question in mind.

Join the Crew

Join Zak, Aaron, Billy and Jay as they investigate four infamous serial killers: H.H. Holmes, Ted Bundy, Jake Bird and John Wayne Gacy.

Serial Killer: H.H. Holmes

This small Irvington, Indiana, home was once rented by H.H. Holmes, one of the most prolific and horrific serial killers in American history.

Investigating Holmes

It’s believed Holmes murdered as many as 200 people, but he only confessed to 27. Holmes murdered his youngest victim, Howard Pitezel, inside this house.

Paranormal Activity

This is where Holmes attempted to burn the remains of the young boy after his murder. Remains of that boy are likely still buried on this land, which may explain why this house is haunted.

Dark Forces

Samantha, the current owner, believes dark and sinister forces have overtaken the property, leaving her vulnerable to possession.

"Born with the Devil in Me"

Holmes once wrote: "I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than a poet can help the inspiration to sing ... I was born with the Evil One standing as my sponsor beside the bed where I was ushered into the world, and he has been with me since."

Serial Killer: John Wayne Gacy

This massive prison in Joliet, Illinois, once housed one of the most notorious serial killers in history: John Wayne Gacy. Gacy confessed to killing 33 young men; he buried 26 of them underneath the crawlspace of his house. Once Gacy was caught and sentenced to death, he was first brought to the Old Joliet Prison to get processed into the Illinois State Prison system and on to death row. It was here in March of 1980 that Gacy would have known his end was near.

The Old Joliet Prison

Those who passed through the gates of the Old Joliet Prison rarely came out. Joliet was built by convict labor using limestone quarried from the site. The first 33 inmates arrived from Alton, Illinois, in May of 1858 to begin the construction, which was completed in 1860. During the Civil War, Joliet held state prisoners as well as Confederate prisoners of war. The prison has been shut down since 2002, but that doesn’t mean it’s empty. There are still dark forces here attacking some visitors.

Years of Decay

The once self-sustaining compound consists of 24 buildings, including guard towers, cell blocks, administration buildings, light industrial facilities, a hospital, laundry, cafeteria, chapel and gymnasium. After years of neglect and vandalism, many of the structures are severely deteriorated.

Meet Dr. Morrison

Dr. Helen Morrison was Gacy's psychiatrist during his years in prison from 1979 until his execution in 1994. She has Gacy’s brain in her basement, plus slices of the brain she’s willing to show us. She said scans of the dead brain tissue appear perfectly normal. No tumors, no abnormal growths or no signs of trauma or injury. But she says brain structure rarely defines a person’s behavior.

Confronting the Darkness

There’s a stain here that will never be washed away. We’re going to confront those dark forces and attempt to contact the evil spirit of John Wayne Gacy.

Serial Killer: Jake Bird

When it comes to serial killers, Jake Bird may not be a name you’ve heard of, but you should have. This man may have been responsible for up to 44 deaths. This jail is haunted, it’s creepy and during this investigation, the crew tries to contact the spirit of a serial killer.

Bird's Weapon of Choice

In November of 1928, Jake Bird entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stribling and hacked them both with an axe before robbing them. Fortunately, the couple survived the attack, and Bird was caught and charged with assault and attempted murder. He would be sentenced to 30 years for the crime and spent some of that time at Squirrel Cage Jail.

History of the Jail

The history of the Squirrel Cage Jail lines the walls inside this massive complex in Council Bluffs, Iowa. There are four known deaths here: One prisoner died of a heart attack, one in a three-story fall when trying to carve his name on the ceiling and one prisoner hanged himself in his cell.

Prisoners' Markings

Carvings created by former prisoners will send chills down your spine; it's as if you can feel their pain and torment through these markings.

Unforgettable Lockdown

The guys prepare themselves for one of the most intense prison investigations they've ever had.

Serial Killer: Ted Bundy

This abandoned house is an eyesore in an otherwise pleasant neighborhood. It’s one of the oldest homes in Bountiful, Utah, and it’s definitely the most haunted.

Connection to Bundy

On Nov. 8, 1974, Ted Bundy lured local girl Debra Kent from a high school parking lot just 500 feet away from this house and took her away. Though we’ll never know exactly what Bundy did with Kent, or where he did it, we know he ultimately dumped her body 100 miles south of here on a hillside in Fairview, Utah. A dark force is inside here, and it’s attacking those with access to the building.

Satanic Rituals

Inside this house, the residents have found pentagrams painted on the floor, the number 666 drawn on the wall and we believe there are other clues that tell us Satanic rituals were conducted here as far back as the 1970s. Could that evil have drawn in the evil that is Bundy?

Use Extreme Caution

From connections to Bundy to Satanic rituals taking place inside, the guys will have to use extreme caution during this intense lockdown.

Lucky to be Alive

In this final episode of the Serial Killer Spirits miniseries, Zak interviews a woman named Sue who was able to escape an abduction attempt by Bundy. She said she feels lucky to be alive.

All-New Miniseries

Don’t miss Ghost Adventures: Serial Killer Spirits every Saturday at 9|8c.

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