Sunday, 1 May 2011

Ghost Adventure !

Today i want share a bit about my fav. television series that is as u can see at the title^^,Ghost Adventure.Ghost Adventures is a weekly American paranormal television series that premiered on October 17, 2008 on the Travel Channel. Currently produced by MY-Tupelo Entertainment (amerger of MY Entertainment and Tupelo-Honey Productions),the program follows and starsghost hunters Zak Bagans, Nick Groff, and Aaron Goodwin, as they investigate locations that are reported to be haunted. Hosted and narrated by Bagans, the show initially airs new episodes on Fridays at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on the Travel Channel. The tagline of the series is: "Can you handle the lockdown?"
Self-considered "raw" and "extreme," the program originally began as an independentdocumentary television film, which was filmed by the crew in 2004 and produced by 4Reel Productions in 2006. The Sci-Fi Channel first presented 4Reel's Ghost Adventures on July 25, 2007. The documentary centers on the trio's investigation of alleged paranormal activity in and around Virginia City, Nevada, which the crew returned to on the third season of the series,and in Goldfield, Nevada in which the crew returned to in order to finish their lockdown at theGoldfield Hotel.

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Ghost Adventures
Created byZak Bagans
Nick Groff
Written byZak Bagans
Nick Groff
Directed byZak Bagans
Nick Groff
Presented byZak Bagans
Nick Groff
StarringZak Bagans
Nick Groff
Aaron Goodwin
Narrated byZak Bagans
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes49 plus 7 specials (List of episodes)
Executiveproducer(s)Zak Bagans
Nick Groff
Editor(s)Zak Bagans
Nick Groff
Location(s)United States
United Kingdom (2 episodes)
Italy (1 episode)
Canada (1 episode)
CinematographyZak Bagans
Nick Groff
Aaron Goodwin
Camera setupMultiple
Running time45 minutes
Productioncompany(s)4Reel Productions (documentary film)
MY Entertainment (season 1)
MY-Tupelo Entertainment (after season 1)
DistributorTravel Channel
Original channelTravel Channel
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runOctober 17, 2008 – present
Preceded byGhost Adventures (2006 documentary film)
Followed byGhost Adventures Live(2009)

Cast and crew

The permanent members of the cast and crew are Zak Bagans, Nick Groff, and Aaron Goodwin. All three of them studied film and say that something evil followed them home after investigating Bobby Mackey's Music World.
Aaron Goodwin, Zak Bagans, and Nick Groff (left to right) at Death Valley from the introduction of the series.

Zak Bagans

Zachary Alexander "Zak" Bagans (born on April 5, 1977, in Washington, D.C.) is the lead investigator and host of the series. Formerly working as a wedding DJ, he is also an executive producer and editor of the show. As of September 2010, GAC's membership consists of over 730 paranormal organizations.He currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also, he has a Yorkie named Ridley.
Being a former skeptic himself, Bagans says that his passion for investigating the paranormal resulted from a face-to-face encounter with the spirit of a suicidal woman who haunted his old apartment building in Trenton, Michigan in 2002.Afterward, his life-changing experience caused him to actively pursue capturing video evidence of the afterlife.In the introduction of each episode, Bagans states:
My name is Zak Bagans. I never believed in ghosts until I came face to face with one. So I set out on a quest to capture what I once saw onto video. With no big camera crews following us around, I am joined only by my fellow investigator Nick Groff and our equipment tech Aaron Goodwin. The three of us will travel to some of the most highly active paranormal locations, where we will spend an entire night, being locked down from dusk until dawn. Raw; extreme; these are our Ghost Adventures.
Using a self-described religious, scientific, and emotional approach,Bagans is known and criticized for his aggressive and confrontational methods used during investigations; however, he maintains that he respects the afterlife and only provokes evil entities in order to elicit responses. In a June 2009 interview with the Paranormal Underground magazine, he stated, "I don't want the public perceiving us as the taunting, provocative ghost hunters. We do that only to the bad spirits who we know are attacking the living."Bagans also mentions this concept in various interviews and episodes throughout the series.
In season 3, Bagans summarized his greatest fears while climbing an aged staircase inside a shot tower at the Remington Arms factory: "Heightssnakes, freakish dolls, and clowns... those are on Zak's top four I-don't-like list."Zak encountered situations involving these fears in the episodes at Sloss FurnacesIdaho State Penitentiary, and the Riddle House, respectively.
In a 2010 special, Bagans said his "scariest moments" (at his top three creepiest places he listed in a 2009 interview) include feeling a "burning" sensation on his back while being scratched by a demonic entity in the basement at Bobby Mackey's Music World,being partially possessed by a spirit at the Preston School of Industry,and being overwhelmed by "some dark energy" while on PovegliaIsland.

Nick Groff

Nicholas Jesse "Nick" Groff (born on April 19, 1980, in San Jose, California) is a co-investigator, co-host and cameraman on the series. He is also an executive producer and editor of the show. Groff is also the co-founder of the GAC. He and his wife, and baby daughter Annabelle currently reside in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Groff's family moved to Nashua, New Hampshire when he was 1. He spent the early years of his childhood in Nashua before his family moved to Salem, New Hampshire, and then later to Pelham.
Groff's fascination and curiosity of the paranormal began since childhood, during which he had experienced phenomena that he could not explain. When he was 8, he saw a figure on an old cul-de-sac on Lancaster Road in Salem, New Hampshire. After graduating from Pelham High School, Groff studied film at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he met his good friend Aaron Goodwin. Following college, Groff became a ghost hunter. After Groff met and befriended Bagans during Groff's wedding in Las Vegas, the two partnered with mutual interests to investigate the paranormal. Recently, Groff and his wife had a baby girl named Annabelle Groff.
One of Groff's most life-changing experiences was being apparently possessed by an entity at the Moon River Brewing Company inSavannah, Georgia.Another such experience, which startled him, was an alleged face-to-face encounter with a female spirit at the Linda Vista Community Hospital in Los Angeles, California.

Aaron Goodwin

Aaron Hilton Goodwin (born on April 1, 1976, in Eugene, Oregon) is an equipment techniciancamera operator, co-host and a co-investigator on the series. In need of a cameraman for their documentary, Groff introduced him to Bagans to assist them with primary filming and B-roll taping. Originally from Portland, Oregon, he currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Before joining Bagans and Groff, Goodwin had worked as a camera operator for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and several behind-the-scenes film premieres in Las Vegas.Before his experiences at Virginia City, Nevada,he "never really thought twice about ghosts." Goodwin looks perpetually terrified on the show and now considers himself "a 100 percent – no, a 1,000 percent – believer."Often left alone on "hotspots" within the locations under investigation, Goodwin has been portrayed as "bait" to attract supposed ghostly spirits.
At Preston Castle, the crew claimed that marks similar to those on Bagan's back appeared on Goodwin's left leg as he felt them.
In the episode "Return to Bobby Mackey's" of season 3, Bagans asked Goodwin if he believes that their first investigation of the nightclub in the first season affected his personal life. Goodwin answered that he was "80 percent" sure that the effects of the investigation ended his marriage.He said that he and his ex-wife had nightmares that were related to Bobby Mackey's Music World and spoke of how these nightmares affected their relationship. Aaron also had indicated that his former wife would report to him, that she was being attacked by something evil, while Aaron was on the road. According to that series of statements, Aaron indicated that while his ex-wife and he remain best friends, they did end their marriage in an effort to remove her from being affected.


Bagans, Groff, and Goodwin investigate reportedly haunted locations mostly in the United States, hoping to collect visual or auditory evidence of paranormal activity. Each episode begins with the trio touring the investigation site with its owners or caretakers. These introductions typically include Bagan's voice-overs of the "dark" histories of the places and interviews with people who claim to have witnessed paranormal phenomena at the location. The crew places X's with black or gray tape at the sites of alleged activity and later returns to set static night-visioncameras on these "hotspots."
After completing the walkthrough, the three men plan their strategy and then are "locked down" into the location by themselves ("to prevent any kind of audio contamination") for an overnight ("from dusk until dawn") investigation. During the "lockdown," they use a variety of equipment, including digital thermometersEMF meters, handheld digital video cameras, digital audio recorders, and infrared night-vision cameras in an effort to document evidence to support paranormal events. On some investigations, the members follow provocative techniques, such as using "trigger objects" and aggressive language, in an attempt to increase their chances of capturing such phenomena. At the end of some episodes, the investigators analyze their audio,photos, and video footage (often with the assistance of "paranormal experts") and present any unexplained phenomena that were captured.
Throughout the series, the crew claims to have captured and experienced various anomalousphenomena, some of which occurred almost simultaneously: equipment malfunction, like battery drainage; EMF spikes, or fluctuations in electromagnetic fields; sudden changes in temperature (increase, decrease, or both); unexplained noises; electronic voice phenomena (EVPs);apparitions,shadow people, mists, and orbs; physical contact and harm; moving objects;spirit possessions; and other phenomena, like responses in an Ovilus and drainage of an EM Pump.So far, the investigators believe to have experienced and filmed three apparent possessions. Bagans believes that he was possessed twice: first at the Preston School of Industry and second at Poveglia. Groff, who admitted that he had never believed in possessions, now claims that he was possessed once at the Moon River Brewing Company.
                            PICTURE OF THE CREW
Zak Bagans

Nick Groff
Aaron Goodwin

Series overview

18October 17, 2008December 5, 2008
28June 5, 2009July 24, 2009
310November 6, 2009January 8, 2010
423September 17, 2010{TBA}


The documentary film received several awards, including the 2006 Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF).Released on DVD on August 18, 2009, seasons 1 and 2 and the original documentary are currently available at
Occasionally conducting public investigations with fans and paranormal enthusiasts, the trio appeared and were interviewed on MauryFox 19NewsNBC's Today, and TV Guide Network's Hollywood 411.In 2009, the series won 3 International Paranormal Acknowledgement (IPA) Awards.In 2010, the program also won 2 Spooktalkular Parawards.

International broadcasts

The show currently airs on the W Channel.
The show currently airs on Canal 9.
The show currently airs on MTV3 Fakta.
The show currently airs on Syfy.
Hong Kong
The show currently airs on AXN.
The show currently airs on AXN and Animax.
The show aired on ntv7 until Season 3 and currently airs on AXN.
The show currently airs on AXN.
The show currently airs on AXN Sci-Fi.
The show currently airs on TV4 Fakta.
The show currently airs on TV4 Fakta.
The show currently airs on AXN Beyond and True x-Zyte.
United Kingdom
The show currently airs on Sky Living

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