IMDB Rating: 7
Self-described as raw and extreme, the program originally began as an independent documentary television film, which was filmed by the crew in 2004 and produced by 4Reel Productions in 2006. The Sci-Fi Channel first presented 4Reels Ghost Adventures on July 25, 2007. The documentary centers on the trios investigation of alleged paranormal activity in and around Virginia City, Nevada, which the crew returned to on the fourth season of the series, and in Goldfield, Nevada in which the crew returned to in order to finish their lockdown at the Goldfield Hotel.
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Pandaloonie (19 May 2013)
I have to admit it - me, a long time "yeah, right, uh huh, whatever"gal loves these guys! Just don't tell my husband. Please.reeseslightning pretty much encapsulated the basic constructs of theirpersonalities. Their shear exuberance can be annoying at times but atleast they are limited in their annoyances. No huge long camera crews,no scipts, it is as it is and, oddly enough, GH is trying hard toemulate that.I admit I was a hardcore GH fan until I stumbled on this crew. I thinkI found their original episode by accident and since then I have beenhooked. Long live the GA crew!!!! They are funny, fun, scary and oddlyinformative. None of the internal histrionics that the GH crew had, nocrew changes (national versus internal - who the hell cares?) Justthree good ole boys, doing what they do. And I have to admit it, Iloved the Valentine's Day episodes too. Talk about look for love in allthe strange places. ::hahahaha::
dug_nichols (19 May 2013)
Ghost Adventures Â what can I say? I watch TV for entertainment and notfor reality. Why should Ghost Adventures be any different than anyother show? For this reason there is no reason to give this show a badgrade. Do I believe any of the stories Â no! Do I get a good laugh -yes! The job these guys have is so cool and they get paid for it. Ienvy what they do and truly enjoy watching them eat every little scrapof haunting up - like a four year-older eating candy on Halloween Âpardon the scary referenceÂ yikes! They need to adopt a motto like, 'My"I Believe Button" is Always Pushed Â No Skepticism Aloud.' When theseshows bring in E.M.I. (Electromagnetic Interference) sensing devices Ioften wonder what part of the E.M. spectrum they are looking at. Wherein the frequency spectrum are these ghosties hiding? To get a moreaccurate reading - I would suggest a hand-held spectrum analyzer with asmall directional antenna, instead of some cheap plastic box withflashing lights. Lend some credibility to the show - please. This wouldalso give 'researcher' Zak more chances to use key lines like: 'What inthe hell was that?', or 'Stop running!' or 'Did you hear that?' Thiskind of information would help with in new phrase development...nolonger would you hear over and over, 'DISEMBODIED VOICE'. They couldincorporate 'disembodied squiggly line on spectrum analyzer.' What theheck - sounds official to me. AnywaysÂ my skepticism drags me into therealm of negativity and I refuse to wander down that dark and stormypath. This is a very enjoyable program with a whole lot of fun stuffgoing on. Zak and his team are a true 'hoot'. Next time the show is on,pop some popcorn, turn off all the lights and get ready for the ride ofyour life. You may never get scared, but it is so funny andentertaining watching each of these characters scare each-other Â youmay end up spilling your popcorn. Keep up the good work and I enjoyevery minute. I have decided to come back and haunt something...mymaster plan
smjblessing (14 May 2013)
Zak Baggans,Nick Groff, and Aaron Goodwin are out on a quest to catchproof of paranormal evidence by going to some of the most hauntedplaces across the world from country music bars to abandoned insaneasylums. They go in first to learn about the place then they the threeare locked down inside for an entire night trying to catch ghosts onvideo and on audio. This show is really scary and really gets you towonder about the after-life. Of course one cannot help being skepticalat points in the shows, however they still do hold a very convincingtone to it. I think it tops all of those other ghost shows. Especiallythe god-awful Ghost Hunters. I think that's what it's called, but it'sthe one where its the group one thousand British people and all it doesis bore you rather than scare you. Watch them jump at barely audiblenoises, such as creaky floor boards and other non-scary stuff. Somecriticism arrives from the show, but the evidence that tries to revealthem as fakes holds very weak and makes me want to see these skepticslocked down in a place ridden with demons. What gives Ghost Adventuresa good scary edge is the taunting of evil spirits that mainly ZalBaggans does. In one episode he is physically attacked!! That issomething that never happens on other ghost shows. Some deniers claimthat they are actors. Well just to be honest, Zak and Nick have triedto become actors, however, that's complete B.S to bring up against thembecause a lot of people do stuff like that to get noticed. Likereporters who do stuff on purpose to get noticed or movie stars sayingoutrageous crap to get put in the headlines (example: Owen Wilson'ssuicidal thoughts. Angelina Jolie trying to become a lesbian.I could goon, but I don't think I will !!). Also to clear stuff up,I can safelysay that these three kids aren't the only ones behind the show. I'mpretty sure there are people responsible for selecting the locations,writing the show's narration, and traveling with them. The three do goin for lock downs by themselves though. They also probably have somesort of creative direction behind the show. These guys can't run aTravel Channel show completely!! No one can for any show!! Even if itis reality. This show is really great and can be funny at timeslistening to their "Woah.... dude, bro" reactions as well as Zak'sdelightful personality. For instance when they are in the HoughtonMansion in the Masonic Temple part, Aaron bumps into this small altarand Zak jokes, "Woah, dude , that thing might have powers.." And thinkthat's okay, because that's where this show gets it's charm from.
kssmyss (14 May 2013)
My first reaction upon seeing the commercial for the series premiere onthe Travel Channel was: "Oh, great. Not another ghost-hunting show!"Initially, I thought, "Okay, there's a cocky buff guy (perhaps onsteroids) with a big ego who wants publicity and likes to show off hisbiceps." But after a while, I feel that the ghost-hunting trio is moreentertaining and more worthy of being nationally televised and watchedthan either British women screaming (Most Haunted) or another boringgroup barely getting anything (Ghost Hunters).Obviously, the primary reason we viewers watch these paranormalprograms is to see to believe. Having seen these shows as well asmaterial posted on the Internet, I believe that ghosts/spirits of thedead (and thus the afterlife) are plausible. I am agnostic about theexistence of the afterlife and ghosts. With that said, I am alsouncertain that any of the unexplainable phenomena the crew captured onvideo (including full-bodied apparitions, shadow people, mists, movingobjects, and physical harm and possessions) are actual. On average, Isee two (2) visual phenomena captured per episode/investigation. But asalways, it's up to us to decide. As for the shallow and narrow-mindedskeptics, especially those hardcore and lazy ones, I highly recommend(as any paranormal enthusiast would) that they spend hours atreportedly haunted local places and experience whatever happens forthemselves. A Gallup poll conducted in 2005 shows that 3/4 of Americansbelieve in something paranormal; whereas, 1/3 (32%) believe in theexistence of ghosts, and 37% in haunted properties.All in all, their investigations seem rather fruitful in pursuingvisual and auditory "evidence" to prove that ghosts, and thus theafterlife, exist (and that witnesses aren't crazy). Being apparentlyenthusiastic and emotional, the crew experiences and documents more(apparently real) incidents than TAPS from Ghost Hunters and any othercompeting show that I know of, which have faulty camera crews andall-too-brief vigils that last only a few hours. Despite TAPS's more"professional" approach, TAPS rarely receives any evidence and is tooboring to watch; whereas, GAC is much more entertaining and capturesthe most phenomena, spending an entire night (10Â±2 hours) at eachplace. Indeed, Ghost Adventures got so much stuff that anti-AdventuresHunters fans find their evidence hard to believe and suspect that it'sfake. Moreover, their televised 2006 documentary filmed in 2004 (duringtheir amateur days) has received several awards, including the 2006Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the NYIIFVF. After the airingof the "walking apparition" and "flying brick" in the film, TAPS seemsto follow wherever GAC first went: the Old Washoe Club in VirginiaCity, NV and the Goldfield Hotel in Goldfield, NV. The trio may bescared more easily, but maybe fear increases paranormal activity.Having read feedback comments on various websites, including IMDb, Ifind that haters and hard-headed viewers are criticizing the show tooseriously. Ghost Adventures Live at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylumin Weston, West Virginia was the best live televised ghost hunt I'veever seen so far. For me, neither Most Haunted Live nor Ghost Hunters:Live Halloween Countdown even compare to GAL's higher level ofinteractivity. The trio has even publicly investigated some places withfans and enthusiasts alike. Those who seriously dislike this rarelyboring show really need to chill. They could have at least enjoyed(rather than overlook) the entertaining moments of spontaneous humor,such as their overreaction and three body types. Where else can you seea trio of buff, thin, and fat guys all in one show? The hatersshouldn't be taking it too seriously; there's no need to be allnegative. Geez, no sense of humor, which is very much needed.Sure, I do agree that ex-skeptic Zak (born 1977) can sometimes beannoying, irritating, obnoxious, overrated, cheesy, lame, egotistic,and verbally repetitive. Since he and Nick take part in the editing, heis responsible for making himself look that way. To me, the alpha maleis a better narrator than either a host or lead investigator. I thinkhe tries to act tough to make up for running from the brick in theGoldfield Hotel and from the Virginia City cemetery. But wouldn'tanyone be scared in a creepy, dark, haunted place? Zak was a DJÂmaybethat explains his attitude. Is it just me, or is married Nick (born1980) getting mellower since Season 1? The youngest member, he seems tobe the coolest and most mature. And who cannot love that Aaron (born1976)? The oldest member, he's so cuddly, bubbly, and funny. Is it justme, or is he losing a little weight and fear? Who would ever forget hisfright face after hearing the EVP in the miners' cabin? I can't helpbut say to myself, "Poor Aaron!" He cracks me up every time.FYI: Throughout the series, Zak and Nick keep incorrectly saying"(electronic voice) phenomenons" instead of "phenomena." Also, Zak andAaron like to say "dude," and Aaron gasps with a laughable facialexpression and often shouts, "Whoa, my God!" LOL!So far to me, Ghost Adventures is the most artistic, entertaining, andfruitful ghost-hunting TV series. Destination Truth (2007Âpresent) andGhost Adventures are my top two most entertaining paranormal TV shows.Scariest Places on Earth (2001Â06) looks and sounds like the mostoriginal paranormal reality TV series. Overall, I give the show 8/10(4/5) stars.
eacovelli (11 April 2013)
This show is incredible! It is by far one of the more believable onesthat are on TV and it makes you feel like you are there when they dothe interviews! It is easy to keep up with and the three guys areabsolutely hilarious! Every Friday night me and a group of friends goesout of the way in order to watch this show, we have a big party and wealways are just speechless at the end of the show! The guy in charge,Zak Bagans, is just really real and good at this he found what he wasmeant to do and he does it well! Nick Groff is the one who is able totake a step back and keep things in a clear picture for the audience!Aaron Goodwin is good because you know it is real by the way he reacts!The three of these guys have the most amazing chemistry and it makesfor an enjoyable show! If you haven't seen it you have to watch it andif you have you understand exactly what i am saying!!
raymond orosco (10 April 2013)
Ghost adventures is the show that can prove that ghosts exist. what ilike about this show is that they review their evidence and play itback. they also have the history on the places where they investigatethe most haunted places in the world like Waverly Hills, The StanleyHotel and the one place where ghost or spirits do harm is Bob MackeysMusic World. this show can really shake your nerves and really make youbelieve in something that you didn't even know exist. In the poll onthings that people do exist: ghosts is #1. In the words of Zac Bagans,the leader of their ghost adventures show, states that you are dealingwith people that lived a long time ago and they are trying to reachout. the best way is to listen, but if you don't believe in this,thatis your choice.
yllomsekao (10 April 2013)
I've seen a lot of ghost shows, and this is by FAR the best. It's rawand entertaining. It's funny and they don't waste time showing you themreview the evidence or talk about their social problems. Another thingI love about this is that they show you the evidence as it happens.They have way cooler devices like the spirit box (something that ghostscan use to say things). Whenever I watch the intro, I can't help butsmile at how goofy it is. Although the intro isn't trying to be funny,the show has a sense of humor. Them messing around and making Aaron goto the scariest place by himself every episode really makes it. All andall, it's a really great show that any ghost enthusiast can appreciate(and one of my favorites!).
harfordamanda (10 April 2013)
If Ghost Adventures had their own church, I would be there every Sundayand Wednesday service and more than likely every single pie pickin bakesale!! This show ROCKS!!!! Premise is simple: 12 hours, one hauntedplace and 3 tubular dudes with video cameras who are locked in fromdusk till dawn (sweet movie.) It can't get any better. Personally, Idon't doubt them one bit. Their not there to prove a haunting ordismiss it, they're just their to capture the legends on film. Thelocations are credible, you've probably even seen them on otherparanormal shows which even makes them more credible! As for theirevidence, they break it down immediately after it happens sometimesplaying it over a few times or at a slower pace and if they catchanything really spooky like a full apparition, it's analyzed to deathbecause ultimately that's the main goal is to show you that what theyget is REAL. It's also nice to have just 3 regular normal guysinteracting with you through the show than a bunch of pocket protectorscientists whom you can't even understand. Zak, Nick and Aaron are justlike you which makes the series even better. They do the exact samething my friends and I do on the weekends and it's so awesome to knowthat we're not the only ones who do that crazy crap!! I love them,can't get enough of them and hope it's on air forever!!
Akanesan80 (24 March 2013)
I basically only watch this show when I want to laugh at incompetentcowards. As a ghost hunter of many years, I cannot possibly tell youhow unprofessional these people are, or how they would never beaccepted by any real group based on their habit of screaming alone.Never mind the way Zak is rude to the ghosts and cusses way too much.Their "evidence" is almost always very weak and inconclusive. Ihonestly can't tell if they're actually trying or faking everything.I have no idea why they were picked up for a show and multiple seasons;these guys can be painful to watch. Well, except when they panic andrun away screaming. Then I end up laughing hysterically. They could beused as poster children of what not to do as or accept in a ghosthunter.
LAmitch (23 March 2013)
IMDb puts this program in the categories History / Sci-Fi / Thriller.My satellite TV guide refers to it as Paranormal Series. I wouldcategorize it as Sci-Fi / Supernatural / Sad attempt at Thriller. Inthe name of full disclosure, I've never seen a fake reality show ormovie that I liked, horror shows are not often my favoriteentertainment, but I occasionally do like horror films. I frequentlylike history, documentaries, Sci-Fi, science, and supernatural shows. I do give Ghost Adventures a bit of a pass because it is categorized asSci-Fi and Paranormal; by definition that means it is fictional, andoutside our human understanding of the natural world. On the up side, Ican see how some might be entertained by the silly antics the host, ZakBagans, and his team (Zak is handsome and has a great body, but wouldbe better looking if he'd just stop talking). I mean the guys seem tobelieve that every creaking board is a ghost, and every breeze is ademon. They also seems to think they can intimidate supernaturalentities by yelling at them, and calling them names. To see grown menacting like that is quite humorous, and intentionally so, because ifgrown men did actually believe that silliness, it would be just too sadto bear.The down side of Ghost Adventures is that it is filmed in the RealityTV style, and the guys are either fooling themselves or attempting tofool their audience into thinking they are collecting "evidence ofparanormal activity." As I've written in other program reviews, whenpeople mix Reality TV with Supernatural, the only possible outcomes aresilly humor, or significant boredom. Luckily, GH has a significanthumor quotient which helps to balance out the way big boredom.The most disturbing thing about Ghost Adventures is that shows likethis tend to fuel the magical thinking beliefs of people who posseslimited critical thinking skills. Many of the positive reviews of thisshow seem to support that assertion. In and of itself, I don't reallycare if people believe in ghosts; the problem is, when people believetrue that for which there is no evidence, that belief can effect howthat person understands other facets of reality. E.g. If a personbelieves he knows the will of "The one true God," and based on thatbelief in god's will, he judges some group of non-believers to be evil(non-believer being any people who do not share his particular beliefof god's will), and if he also believes the one true god rewards hisservants who kill evil people in his name, that person might be willingto kill many people who "offend" his concept of god. I admit that is anextreme example, but it's an example that has happened time and timeagain throughout recorded history, and still happens way too often formy liking. I have no expectation that my words here will change the mind of anyghost or magic true believers who like this show. If on the other handa reader is curious about how we humans come to believe many of thethings we do, one might want to consider doing an Internet search forMichael Shermer. He has written several good books which explain ourcurrent scientific knowledge of the human mind's inner workings. Hewrites his books in such a way that those without significantscientific education can still readily understand the subject matter.One of his more recent books is "The Believing Brain" which can befound online and at many traditional book stores. It's a veryinteresting read, but I will warn you that after reading it, you mightbe inclined to reconsider some of you long and deeply held beliefs.Even if it doesn't cause you to reconsider your old beliefs, it mightstill help you in selecting which future beliefs you come to hold.I do not sell books, and I do not make money from the sale of any bookon the market today. I have, however, just finished reading "TheBelieving Brain" and thought the book applies well to this subject.
drake34 (13 March 2013)
Zak Bagans, Nick Groff, and Aaron Goodwin are the kind of guys I wouldhang out with. LOVE this show...never miss an episode (I am sober foralmost 10 years now), so I never hit up the bars anymore. My onlyproblem with the show and shows like this one? PUT THE LIGHTS ON...ANDLOSE THE GHOST BOX. OMG...the ghost box is the most annoying noisyuseless thing. Paranormal eye witnesses DO NOT see apparitions in thedark. Put the lights on and film in higher quality. There is no reasonto have these three tripping over chairs and debris peeping at sometiny LCD screen. Think about it...you will be able to capture betterfootage and it will be just as scary.Seriously...the night vision looks like crap and there is NO proof thatit has to be dark during an investigation. NONE.I love the history and documentary pieces.Best part of the show is when Zak proved that Nick is a cheater on thegolf course.In all seriousness. I bet these 3 guys are the ones to once againcapture real apparition footage.I am sure it can be staged, but I like the show because of Zak Bagans,Nick Groff, and Aaron Goodwin...they seem like good people and they arefun to listen to. People like these 3 guys.How can you NOT love Aaron's laugh.
connie4235 (12 March 2013)
I think this show is better than Ghost Hunters. They have such moredetails for the places they check out. They keep the same guys all thetime, we like that. All 3 guys are great and Aaron is fun to watch. Myhusband and I are fans of the show. You also get instant satisfaction,they show you there findings as they find them. There is no loud musicplaying. Ghost Hunters does this and it is irritating. I recommend youwatch an episode or two if you are into this paranormal stuff and givethe show a chance. This may be considered a spoiler: one episode theydid bring a female in for a short time as bait, it was funny when Zaksaid to the Ghosts, they are sending her in alone and the Ghosts can dowhatever they want to her. They do not have extra camera men etc, sowhen they say they are alone they are. I have had several experienceswith entities myself and my family. When they talk to so many peopleand you hear them talk of there experiences it is very interesting tome. They interview old employees of the place they go to and set it upbefore they go. I am amazed at what went on in so many of these hauntedplaces around this country. I try to keep track of where they go, Iwould like to visit some of these towns, or hotels etc. There are manythough I would be to afraid to go to after watching them.
J_kotowicz (09 March 2013)
I don't understand how a buff, spray tanned, rhinestone wearinggentleman has any actual credentials to run a ghost hunting program.Blaring over-masculinity and lack of scientific know how aside, the manis a complete character of himself and profession.Perhaps, if his overwhelming sense of douche-baggery was not pairedwith poor, cheesy editing and splice-in's, the program could be not achore to watch. We were just watching the episode, Death ValleyJunction, and they laid an electrical tape X on the floor; thenproceeded to shake the frame to enhance the 'spookiness' of theexperience. also, lay off the Photoshop sepia as well.If there were any attempt at scientifically tackling the supernatural,such as TAPS, this show could be entertaining. Rather, with what ispresented, it is laughed at, not with. Kudos for the crew waking up dayafter day and butchering a subject I'm sure they love. And hell,they've done it for 7 seasons, that takes resolve.The show is not produced seriously, edited seriously, or presentedseriously. Recommended to watch with a shot of strong, bitter Booze anda loud gaggle of girls.
dug_nichols (09 March 2013)
Ghost Adventures Â what can I say? I watch TV for entertainment and notfor reality. Why should Ghost Adventures be any different than anyother show? For this reason there is no reason to give this show a badgrade. Do I believe any of the stories Â no! Do I get a good laugh -yes! The job these guys have is so cool and they get paid for it. Ienvy what they do and truly enjoy watching them eat every little scrapof haunting up like a four year-older eating candy on Halloween Âpardon the scary referenceÂ yikes! They need to adopt a motto like, 'MyI Believe Button is Always Pushed Â No Skepticism Aloud.' When theseshows bring in E.M.I. (Electromagnetic Interference) sensing devices Ioften wonder what part of the E.M. spectrum they are looking at. Wherein the frequency spectrum are these ghosties hiding? To get a moreaccurate reading - I would suggest a hand-held spectrum analyzer with asmall directional antenna, instead of some cheap plastic box withflashing lights. Lend some credibility to the show - please. This wouldalso give 'researcher' Zak more chances to use key lines like: 'What inthe hell was that?', or 'Stop running!' or 'Did you hear that?' Thiskind of information would help with in new phrase development...nolonger would you hear over and over, 'DISEMBODIED VOICE'. They couldincorporate 'disembodied squiggly line on spectrum analyzer.' What theheck - sounds official to me. AnywaysÂ my skepticism drags me into therealm of negativity and I refuse to wander down that dark and stormypath. This is a very enjoyable program with a whole lot of fun stuffgoing on. Zak and his team are a true 'hoot'. Next time the show is on,pop some popcorn, turn off all the lights and get ready for the ride ofyour life. You may never get scared, but it is so funny andentertaining watching each of these characters scare each-other Â youmay end up spilling your popcorn. Keep up the good work and I enjoyevery minute.
supadude2004 (08 March 2013)
"... I mean it was like a girl screaming. I'm getting it again. Andjust look at my heat sensor. I just got a blast of cold air. Wait aminute, what was that sound!? Oh my gosh - Did you hear it? Yeah, thatwas so freaky, dude, it sounded like a door... shutting. But we're theonly ones here. And my light didn't even move dude. I know it's dark inhere, I mean it feels dark in here. It's so bad. We shouldn't even bein here. I'm getting it again. The residuals... Wait - was thatfootsteps? Run the EVP's - let's a getta cap of that when we stoppedbeing locked down here." Etc.--The above quasi-dialogue is roughly typical of what may be said at somestage in any given episode of this frighteningly average "standardissue" ghost hunting show. Zzzzzz zzzzz.Basically a bunch of 'time-rich' mid-kids (+ the lead's pretty handsometo rope in the girls), got some cool cameras and a few other bits andpieces (Motion sensors, EVP & temp meters etc.) and decided it wasbetter to make a ghost hunting show, than get what is otherwisereferred to as: "real jobs". The economy sucks and all, anyway. Theplan being that if the show's successful it would then become theirreal job. So, next thing you know it's 2011, and whaddya know...another ghost hunting show became popular, owing to its usual plethoraof bumps, grunts, disembodied voices and disembowelled shadows whichmove through walls on cue. ("Disembowelled shadows"!!? lol ouch) Callme old, but these kind of shows get boring after you've watched acouple of disembodied episodes from one series, and this is nodifferent. "What was that!? Did you see that!?" It was like the sound of somethingor someone... I mean someone... changing the channel dude.
reeseslightning (07 March 2013)
Let me just start by saying that I love paranormal shows and this is byfar, the best one I've seen. If you don't like paranormal or don'tbelieve in it, then why are you watching it? For entertainment? Fine.You'll be entertained. Otherwise, what's the point of watching a showyou hate?Anyway, the reason I started watching GA was because of the ViscillaAxe Murder House. I was a little put off by the men's attitudes atfirst because that might be the most disturbing thing I've everresearched; it stays with you long after you hear about it and yet,none of the guys were showing any sign of sadness or sympathy for thevictims. Then I realized that's just the sensitive girl in me (theycan't walk around sobbing now can they? That's just unproductive) so Istopped and listened and before I knew it, I was completely hooked.Until I saw that episode, I was an avid Ghost Hunters fan. Yet,comparing the two (and you can't help but to compare them) I can seewhy so many people have switched to GA; their passion really drivestheir curiosity of the unknown while with GH, it just seems like ahobby. I could be totally wrong about that, but that's how it comesacross.One thing I really appreciate is that the camera crew are also thehosts- and there's only 3 of them! They don't have teams whichdecreases the chance of contamination, which makes their evidence moresolid. Often times during GH, I would wonder if it were the cameramenor sound guys making a sound and not admitting to it but with GA, youdon't have to guess because their cameras are often trained on eachother; Zak is talking to Nick's camera while Aaron is filming Nick. Theguys are quite the characters too.Aaron is the dramatic one. He can be over the top sometimes and iscertainly the most jumpy out of the 3. He can often break the intensityof the situation with a simple open mouth gasp and it can either beannoying or hysterical. He seems timid when in a group setting, likehe's more frightened by his co-hosts than the ghosts.Nick is the experimental one (he's also known as the "Runner" from myfriends because of his history of running when things got scary). Atthe risk of sounding childish, he's definitely my favorite one tolisten to. By that, I mean compared to Zak's forceful voice, his isquiet but confident and he can provoke the spirits just as well. Youcan tell he likes being by himself as it gives him the freedom ofhaving one on one contact with something paranormal-friendly or not.He's the perfect middle between Aaron's dramatics and Zak's ferocity;he's the calm between two storms essentially.Zak is the leader. Despite his tough exterior, Zak has shown on manyoccasions that he has quite the sense of humor (for proof, see theirValentine's Day special). He's also gotten extremely emotional duringsome experiences- not crying, thank God- but they certainly add tooverall effect of what I'm seeing. It wouldn't be the same if they havestoic faces during a terrifying EVP session or physical contact. He'sthe anchor of the show and without him and his tiny shirts, it justwouldn't be the same.Sure, these guys can sound like they stepped into Bill and Ted'sExcellent Adventure but in a way, it works. It tells me that these areaverage guys who have a passion for something and they followed it. Thelearn experience from on the job and watching their first documentaryto their latest episode, you can really tell how much they've grownfrom their experiences.Those things being said, there are 2 things that bug me: 1) they don'tshow much debunking. That doesn't mean they don't do it, because theytell you if it's something non paranormal but I wished they did moredebunking in general. Especially with banging and sounds. 2) Zak saidon one case, that they don't like to get religious on cases, which Icompletely understand, but if you're going to say something'sdemonic...that's religious; "holy" water will do as much good as anumbrella during a tidal wave.Of course, like any show that has the paranormal in it, you pretty muchhave to take their word for things. Are these guys trustworthy? If youdon't think so, then at least you can be entertained for an hour.
patherwill (01 March 2013)
Overall I have to say that I find the programme not only entertainingif that's the correct way of describing a show or series such as thisbut but also very interesting,reasonably professional in the approachby Zac Bagans and Co although I know that not everybody agrees with theaggressive, attacking manner in which he attempts to 'stir-up' hisentities and the ONLY question I have is this! WHY oh' WHY when theteam do hear or record an EVP, which the viewer can BARELY HEAR andwhich normally sounds as if the recorder is stood next to a running-tapto boot, WHY do they NOT take the recording somewhere, anywhere to haveALL the 'interference or other white noise' removed so the viewer canCLEARLY HEAR WHAT THE EVP has allegedly said???????????????????????
dorotka24 (01 March 2013)
I had sampled a number of reality haunted location shows in the past,such as Britain's "Most Haunted," and found them generally unappealing.Several of late have been more interesting, and "Ghost Adventures" isone of them.The formula for each show is similar - a team of paranormalinvestigators spends time in a purportedly haunted location in thehopes of capturing evidence of activity, whether audio, video,personal, or other experiences. Much infrared and night vision camerawork ensues, with many dramatic moments and even a few expletives.Afterwards their footage is reviewed and replayed to note any unusualanomalies, like EVPs, "orbs," noises, or occasional visual phenomenaincluding apparitions.Since I have a great interest in history, the highlight of the show forme is the fact that the crew visits a wide variety of localesthroughout the United States that have long and storied pasts. Most ofthem are unknown to me, boosting my interest substantially. The hostdoes a fine job of providing background for the locale and the purposesof the many rooms or buildings within, not to mention possible reasonsfor the hauntings. Some of the locales are buildings which have beenlong abandoned, and are private property not opened to the public. Muchof the furniture, layout, and years of dust are preserved for all tosee.The supernatural phenomena captured by the crew is fascinating, andoften disturbing. The show relies on the trust and belief of the viewerto convey the fear and drama, and unfortunately much of what we seecould be explained or reproduced with special effects technology. Buteven if the supernatural phenomena could be explained away, there is acertain ambiance to large, spooky, and historic buildings that is initself fear inspiring.There are a few flaws that sometimes detract from the experience. Theinvestigators themselves do not carry themselves as professionals, andare apparently amateurs. Although they are brave to spend the night insuch places, the show oftentimes reminds me of a juvenile dare, asopposed to a serious investigation. The host can often be downrightobnoxious, and his antics sometimes cut into the atmosphere of thesurroundings. The focus for the crew is to create tension, and theyclearly inject drama in an attempt to make the show more interesting tothe audience. This is all right, but for me further reduces theircredibility as investigators.In the end, though, the show's strong points make up for its flaws inmy opinion. I will always try to catch it whenever possible, and findit to be generally fascinating and terrifying.
(28 February 2013)
I have to say that I have watched Ghost Adventures before but I watchedthe Halloween special where they spent seven hours in a closed asylumat the Trans-Allegheny Asylum in Weston, Virginia. I have to say that Idon't see much because of the footage. Now, they film in the dark butthey use special lights. I don't like their attitudes towards theghosts. They seem to come across as aggressive rather than friendly.They come across arrogant at times when they should be moreunderstanding. They are too busy listening for a one sound or proof oftheir existence. I wished that they spent their time being productivein sending the ghosts home to the afterlife. It doesn't make sense tokeep them suspended in the earth and dealing with a trio of ghosthunters. Of course, the ghosts react aggressively and nasty towardstheir visitors. They are unwelcome in their habitat and don't make aneffort in sending them home to the light.
janettm (28 February 2013)
The title sums it all up: Three guys go on to experience ghostadventures. That said, let's talk about their methods. They get lockedinto a haunted site, set their cameras up in places where they expectsomething to happen and then roam the building for the rest of thenight. More often than not they actually catch something. Most of thetime it's "voices" that they categorize "unexplained". Sometimesthey're lucky and catch some video, too. Their methods don't seem to betoo professional. Especially the main guy annoys me a lot, because he'salways screaming around. You would think that a ghost also hears youwhen you speak in a normal voice. Most of their findings are "weirdfeelings" which have no scientific reason at all, if you ask me. Theyalways show you wishy-washy footage and claim it's paranormal, when inreality you hardly see anything. Well, I only watch this show because Iguess they have to be lucky sometime and catch something that can betaken as real proof. But really, after all is said and done, this isjust 45min of some guys running around with a camera and yelling andfeeling very important.
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