We were trying to get into the Halloween spirit with Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures trio – Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin as they reveal highlights from their upcoming new season. which is part of Travel Channel’s Weekends to Die For. Check out the preview below.
Downright Creepy: Hey, guys would you like to talk a little bit about the upcoming season on the Travel Channel?
Zak Bagans: Sure. I’m just going to talk real quick about some of these upcoming episodes, Point Sur Lighthouse, the Sedamsville Rectory, the Palmer House. The Point Sur Lighthouse was really awesome, it was just south of Monterrey and California and there was about eight different buildings perched upon this rock that looked like Dracula’s castle – it was insane.
And there was about two dozen shipwrecks right there on those rocks and about half of those saw mass tragedies. And this is one of the only locations that we ever investigated where these people are obtaining Class A EVPs as clear as I’m talking to you right now, that is how good the EVPs are that they are getting. And the voices that they’re getting are talking in Swedish – or Scandinavian accents, it’s really crazy and some of the accents are from some of the people that were documented that stayed there from that country.
So they’re matching those voice up to the people that actually stayed there and were the lighthouse keepers. When we investigated there, not only did we capture EVPs of a little girl who we think is a little girl that we found out died in the Los Angeles ship wreck right there on shore. And she told us that’s she sick, we heard her singing and we also captured an apparition on our thermal imaging camera at Point Sur Lighthouse.
And we tried to debunk it and we couldn’t, there was nobody else out there but us and later after we showed this thermal imaging apparition to the lady in charge there, she told us that that apparition was captured in an area now that you can’t even stand – it was on a side of a rock about a frickin 90 degree grade and that’s where they used to bring supplies up back in the late 1800’s early 1900’s and now you can’t even stand in that area where this apparition was captured.
Not only that, but we captured a voice that said admiral after I saw a man that looked like – in uniform. And then we also found out from her that an admiral type person of that ranking retired was there with his family that watched those buildings. And so it was one of the most impressive lockdowns we’ve done in awhile.
Nick Groff: Yes so there, you know, as criminal investigators we go into locations, we learn the background, the history, we talk to the eye witness accounts, we listen to them prior to us investigating, but there’s certain locations like the Sedamsville Rectory in Cincinnati, the Palmer House Hotel which is going to be airing very soon.
We go in there and we listen to these owners, these owners are crying out for help – they sit there, they talk to Zak during interviews. You know, they listen – Aaron and I are listening to this as it’s going on and they’re telling us how they’re being harmed, how they’re being tormented by these spirits – this evil presence at these locations. And they’re very harm, you know, they’re harmful for their lives, so our jobs as criminal investigators, we listen to them then we dig deep on the history, what the building was.
You know, what the actual (criminal) eye-witness accounts have happened there besides the owner’s telling us their effects that have happened to them. You know, taunting is a dangerous tool to use, but we used it for our tactics besides using other paranormal equipment and stuff when we go into these locations – because what’s haunting this evil presence that’s there to try to validate to the owner what’s actually happening so we’ll entice these spirits – these evil spirits and try to get (unintelligible).
Zak Bagans: It’s the Sedamsville Rectory and I’ll talk about that real quick, about the details of that one – at the Sedamsville Rectory these two people – this – I think they’re boyfriend, girlfriend, I don’t know – they’re trying to renovate this rectory right next to an abandoned church. And this rectory is where they sent priests that go in trouble and it is documented that at the Sedamsville Rectory they sent a priest that was convicted of child molestation and there was also dog fighting – illegal dog fighting that took place at the rectory as so claimed.
And, you know, for God he says that some of the most defenseless things that He’s created, children and animals, you know, if you harm those two things, you are a man of evil. And so that rectory has been cursed by some kind of demonic curse and a demonic presence and these two people that we go to help, they were being harmed. The lady’s father is 70-years-old, retired Air Force and received the scratches to blood on his back – they’ve been attacked. There’s been over a dozen cases of attacks with scratches on their backs and instead of doing a regular investigation, this now turned into an exorcism.
And we called upon a priest, Father Ashcraft who was trained by the Exorcist, you know, the actual Exorcist’s themselves – what were they called Nick – the…
Yes and right and we had to call this exorcist to come in and exorcise the location and while that happened, the guy was overtaken by a dark energy and it became very, very scary as he wanted to do harm to the priest and it just flipped everything in a different gear. And while that was happening, even the priest saw a dark shadow moving, a lot of unexplained events started going on, we captured them all on camera.
And then in our lockdown investigation we did capture an EVP and what appears to be some very creepy thing captured on full-spectrum camera – what we think may be the actual demonic entity that is responsible for this.
Rick Gomes: Nick, Aaron, you want to talk about Palmer House – the details?
Nick Groff: Yes the Palmer House – Aaron, you had a craze experience in the basement there, Zak and I were upstairs. That was a literally interesting location because the – what was the name Zak? The owner there, she was basically crying for help.
Zak Bagans: Kelly.
Nick Groff: Yes Kelly, she was crying out for help to us, I mean we’re interviewing – she had tears in her eyes, she’s like this is tormenting my life. She owns a (filled in), you know, she goes home and she’s taking basically these (spare tone) with her at the same time with living her everyday job at this location and I mean that’s a scary thing.
So we’re sitting there listening to her and not only that, but we’re actually capturing evidence during the day while we’re talking to her on our equipment. So that just started off the location and, you know, that’s a good tactic that we’re talking about when we go in there and we’re taunting these, you know, evil entities. But not even – we’re not going in full-blast just disrupting that – all spirits there, I mean there are good and there are bad.
We’re going after both and we actually document some amazing evidence, I mean it was so mind-blowing the stuff that we captured at Palmer House that we were just like, wow this location is (in optic) for us – I mean (way queue) evidence that we captured is amazing.
Rick Gomes: Aaron do you want to talk about what happened to you in Palmer House in the basement when…
Aaron Goodwin: Yes that was pretty scary, they left – well this is kind of like – she was having all these experiences – one of these people we interviewed down there and so we kind of went down there and I kind – they left me down there and I kind of – I don’t know, I was kind of provoked in trying to get some evidence and then the atmosphere just changed and you could just feel this crazy like dark cloud vibe coming through and it was just like foam.
And then all of a sudden this broom that had been sitting in the hallway for like – I don’t know, we captured our cameras sitting there still and then we heard some bam hit the ground and like something just took this thing and moved it over and threw it across the hall. And it landed right – like probably like three, four feet away from where it was originally and that’s like a poltergeist activity.
And so when you’re down there alone and all hell’s breaking loose and stuff like that’s happening, it’s just kind of scary – real scary.
Zak Bagans: Yes, she was in tears – Kelly was in tears and, you know, when she started – when we were interviewing in the basement she started crying and at the same time she cried, we documented spikes on her (male meter) to validate that there was an energy around her and at the same exact time we captured two Class A EVPs, very chilling telling her person information and you could see that – just like her and those two people at Sedamsville Rectory, people can get – they can be owned by spirits.
They can be dominated by them and they can be puppeteered by them, you know, their energy consumes them and they can manipulate them and that’s – they’re victims. So these two cases are us helping, you know, these people, so it was pretty crazy.
Downright Creepy: All of you can answer this, I was just wondering like sense you guys deal with the paranormal a lot more than the average person, can you guys even launch like paranormal (horror) movies anymore, or all the inureanchories) and fictionalizations that just drives you nuts?
Aaron Goodwin: I watch paranormal activity and I mean yes, you know, its funny – it’s okay (gooey). There’s things in there, not all of it but there’s moments in there that I’ve had something happen in my house and obviously that scared me. Scary movies don’t really scare me too much because I, you know, I know there’s some blood and (unintelligible) and they do it again, you know, so it’s kind of like I put myself through (them), I’ve been doing films for awhile so it’s like I know but that movie kind of spooked the crap out of me – just moments of it, not all of it.
Nick Groff: (Unintelligible) for me personally, it sounds like Exorcist that actually got under my skin now that I didn’t think was that scary when I was little, but obviously not the, you know, all that stuff that’s fictional – half the stuff, like possession and, you know, just stuff that can take dramatic effects in your lives.
I mean, we’ve experienced some of the lighter side effects to that, you know, but the paranormal activities and – I’ve been to the day where you remember what was in the movie and it was a fictional movie, but they’re based on actual events and some of these events that are creating these movies actually happen with us in real life – with real evidence that we’re capturing, so…
Zak Bagans: Yes, people take our real events and then they make fake movies about them – like Crazy Encounters, you know. It’s like, you know, you’re seeing the real stuff go down with us and then people want to make these movies about us and stuff and, you know, it’s quite funny actually – to flatter, whatever.
Nick Groff: We just had my part wrong, I’m the male model – sorry, literally.
Downright Creepy: Just one more thing that I was wondering on the logistical level that I’ve never really seen explained and I was always curious about is why – what’s the benefit logistically of holding an investigation in complete darkness?
Zak Bagans: You got to understand there’s different spectrums of light and that a lot of things that people just don’t understand because they don’t know about it and if you don’t know about something then you scrutinize it. So the thing is is let’s talk about the visible light spectrum – our eyes see a fraction of that spectrum. You go to the left, you’ve got your infrared light spectrum, you go to your right – or you go to your left you’ve got your UV spectrum, you go to your right, you’ve got your infrared spectrum.
The infrared spectrum of lift is a very important spectrum of light, it is the – why – because it is a spectrum of light. Why can’t we see ghosts all the time, why can’t we see the thing that causes us to give us the goose bumps? Why can’t we see the entity that’s speaking to us – why can’t we see that energy that makes our body react that way? If our body can react to it, why can’t we see it – why, why, why, why?
Infrared light can only be seen in total darkness by using a infrared camera and when using infrared cameras, there’s a lot of things within that spectrum that are hidden to us – shadows that we wouldn’t be able to see with our own eyes because it’s too dark. These different balls of energy that we know are made up of energy because we’ve documented some lights on our millimeters – our electromagnetic detectors, when these balls appear.
When these balls appear with Nick in particularly, just like on the Colorado Central Unit investigation, is it just coincidence that when Nick started feeling like this and I can only count really one other investigation in the last six years that he’s felt like this, that a ball of light appears in front of his face, does a really weird movement and disappears in his head – at the same exact time he’s feeling sick and emotional? No, it’s not a coincidence because that is what was causing him to feel that way.
And again in a world where so much is unexplained and unproven, we make our stand and we really don’t care what other people think because we know that our beliefs are based upon fact, experiences and evidence and chain of events and chains of events are very important. So using, you know, investigating in the nighttime, you know, we’re able to document a lot of that visual type evidence and at nighttime a lot of things happen at night – a lot of tragic events.
You know, the Valisca murders just came out in the morning time so, you know, a lot of stuff happened in and around the immediate time of night and dusk and down because that energy can really show itself. At night and the rest of the world sleeps at night – it’s a lot more quieter, there’s birds not chirping, there’s construction crews not out there working, there’s cars – not as many during the daytime, so at that time we reduce a lot of the contamination elements.
Downright Creepy: Alright, well thanks for the time guys. Looking forward to the new season.