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Ghost Adventures – Black Moon Manor – S07E05

The guys head out to Buck Creek Township, Indiana to the Black Moon Manor, the oldest house in the town, where the owner has called them to get to the bottom of mysterious events. The house has been witness to the smallpox epidemic, a disease that may have brought to the area by the same doctor who came to treat it. Did the death toll really rise to over 200 people? There are also reports of a girl jumping to her death as she threw herself into the 70 foot well that’s under the very floor boards of the house. There is even the report of a young girl dying on the property and her spirit still plays with the rocking horse.

Matt and his girlfriend have stories of being pushed and grabbed when they first got to the home. An investigator says it’s the only place she’s been scared to investigate. She saw shadows going in and out of the bathroom. She could feel the floor vibrate with the sound of footsteps. All this occurred as they tried to provoke Doctor Harvey, the man who treated the smallpox and may be the one who introduced it. They also interview one of the previous residence and he claims he heard voices and footsteps all the time.

But as is so common with an old house like this, what is fact, and what is simply legend? It’s a real treat to hear Zak saying they need to separate the fact from the fiction. Matt has been given the names of hundreds of people who died there. But it’s simply a list of names, and doesn’t necessarily connect itself to the house. Considering the age of the place, that many deaths would almost be normal. Or is this simply a list of the family history? There is very little evidence to support these claims, but Zak wants to dig deeper.It sounds like he’s almost to the point of doubting Matt and his claims.

After checking the records and talking with some historians they conclude a lot of the stories as simply that, stories. They aren’t based in fact and don’t have evidence to support them. They do find evidence of Doctor Harvey, but he was simply a doctor treating smallpox. He lost around 5 patients, not the 200 that are claimed. And there is nothing to suggest his presence in the town was sinister in nature.

With some of the history sorted out, they begin the investigation to try and answer some of the questions about why people are being touched and shoved. Is there really something to this home or are imaginations running wild based on all the stories?

They first send in Aaron who hears footsteps and a voice saying, "Come up here", which may have turned out to be, "no one’s up there". There is also the possible sound of someone crying.

Zak joins in with the Spirit Box and they get the word, "evil" come through. Zak then notices the temperature on the Mel Meter is at 66.6 degrees. There is also the word "demon". When asked what color the lights on the meter are, they get the word, "green". Does this indicate there is an evil presence in the house that is keenly aware that Zak and Aaron are there? Are they really interacting with a dark force? When asked if the entity is making the probe read 66.6 degrees, the answer is, "yes". It seems they have something interesting on the hook.

In conjunction with the voices, both Zak and Nick feel drained and tired as they walk through the house. Surprisingly, Aaron doesn’t have the same reaction. He feels the place is creepy as $%#@, but it doesn’t seem to affect him physically. Is Aaron simply less vulnerable or are Zak and Nick working themselves into a frenzy?

The final piece of evidence for the night is a supposed rock or object that gets thrown. Zak definitely reacts to something, but what was it? Was something really thrown at him? Was the spirit he spoke to earlier taking a shot at him? Was it simply a loose piece of ceiling in an old building falling down?

There are many things to consider about a place like this. There is far more legend than fact surrounding this house. This can certainly get expectations up and cause people to think something is happening. None of the team experienced the forceful touch the owner’s girlfriend claimed. Did she bump into something or have a skin reaction? If an entity that forceful was in there, wouldn’t it have gone after the guys? Is there really an evil spirit inside because it says it’s evil? 666 is nothing more than a number in my opinion. It’s a common temperature for a house with no electricity. Does that mean that all houses with a temp of 66 degrees are on the verge of being evil? And let’s think about the footsteps. It’s an old house, wouldn’t it make more sense for the source of the noise to be animals or creaking boards? We know it was a warm day from the sunshine. And we know it was a cool night from the 66.6 reading. Wouldn’t it make more sense for footsteps to be the sound of boards popping and settling from the temperature changes? I’m sure that house flexes like crazy on a daily basis.

To me, when you boil it all down, there are the words, "evil" and "demon" that the whole investigation rests on, from a device I don’t much care for. For a moment, let’s say they are real. Where does that leave us? This dark force doesn’t seem to be doing much. Perhaps it did attack the girlfriend, but there was no sign of force when it had three other victims at the ready. There was no abuse or threats. Did they really get the words right? Was the spirit trying to say something else?

I have no doubt there is a lot more to the story of that house, but on the surface it appears to be nothing more than an old house that needs to be restored before it falls over. So what do we think, is this house supernaturally charged with a demonic entity?

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Ghost Adventures – Palmer House Hotel – S07E04

The guys head out to Minnesota at the request of a hotel owner who wants to try and get some answers about the activity she keeps experiencing. This is a little different since Zak and the crew normally aren’t asked to come out to investigate. But after an explanation of the events it seems Kelly is somewhat desperate for some help.

Kelly explains there have been sightings of shadow figures, apparitions and feelings of a dark force in the place. Right as they begin the interview the experiences start with the Mel Meter going off and unsavory feelings such as tightness in the chest. Kelly explains that a woman said she got a vision of a man who said his story needed to be told. Kelly was then instructed to dig in the basement under the stairs to find the body. Low and behold she finds bones, what she thinks were rib bones. However, before they could be analyzed further, the disappeared. That’s right, they vanished.

Further evidence is shown as a woman named Chris seems to be possessed while down in the basement. She says she needs to take care of the dogs. She might be referring to the same red-eyed demonic sounding dog that Kelly was referring to earlier. When Zak interviews Chris, he notices that the Mel Meter goes off frantically when it’s brought near her. When she actually holds it, it like it’s about to explode. Is she a lightning rod of energy?

Before the lights go out things are getting odd. Zak comes back to reveal that he got some EVPs saying, "they’re going to get her" and "I’m following her". But there’s more. Dave Schrader shows up on the scene and he’s been to this place before. When in Lucy’s room asking if anyone is in danger in the house, a voice comes through saying, "Zak". Zak happens to be downstairs digging in the hole where the bones were found. Dave says he’s seen an apparition of a face down by that hole. Dave is firmly convinced there is something in this location.

To add to the mystery and sinister nature of the hotel, the original site burned down in the 1900’s. They weren’t able to determine the cause of the original fire. It’s believed several people died in what is now the basement. Not only that, there was supposedly a hanging in the 50’s which Mr. Palmer reported himself. Additionally, footsteps are said to be heard in room 13. In a statement he gave, Mr. Palmer wrote, I know there is something up there but I can’t explain it." It appears there are plenty of odd events surrounding this hotel.

As the investigation gets started, Zak starts to draw a lot of parallels to Bobby Mackey’s Music World. There is the activity in the basement, the hole or "portal" that was dug, the sinister nature, demonic spirits running around mimicking voices.

Unfortunately, neither Dave Schrader nor Chris stick around for the full on investigation. It seems Chris has had enough experiences down in the basement.

The investigation starts in Lucy’s room where very little happens until Zak starts trashing the place. Then they start to get the word, "Aaron", "spirit", a growl, and perhaps even the word, "Goodwin". Zak also feels something on the back of his neck. The Rem Pod is going crazy with activity when all of a sudden Aaron rushes out of the room thinking he hears footsteps. Right then, all the activity stops. Were those the footsteps from room 13?

When the head to the basement they feel lethargic and unable to focus. As Zak says, they act like they’re victims of a gas leak. He also states these are the same feelings he had when they were at Bobby Mackey’s. The press on and hear the sound of something scraping on the concrete, the sound of glasses clinking, a cord hanging from the ceiling begins to swing and the Rem Pod is acting up again. Zak gets pinched, they pick up an EVP of "make sure they go" and while Aaron is continuing the investigation on his own a broom falls right in his path. This is right in the same place where Kelly had her feelings earlier in the day.

Even Billy Tolley who we don’t normally see, has some things going on. He hears footsteps and movement right outside the door where he’s supervising the video footage. There are also a couple of video glitches where the camera flakes out right before something happens in the same spot.

Pretty much from start to finish there are some odd things going on in this place. The house doesn’t necessarily have a dark past, but there are some things that need to be answered. What were the source of the bones? Where they animal or human? Were they actually stolen or did someone just throw them away because they thought they were disgusting? What about Chris and her ability to make the Mel Meter go off? It was making a ton of noise, but it looked like it had a reading of 0.0 while it was around her. What information does that give us? I know there were several EVPs, but as usual, they sound more garbled and staticky than anything else. If they did indeed capture all of that, it does sound like something pretty ugly is there. So what do they plan to do? What does Kelly feel about all this? Is she going to come to terms with the strange events or pack her bags and head for the hills? Did Zak actually get touched two times? Was there a pinch from an unseen force? Was it done with malicious intent?

It looks like they have quite a place on their hands. Is this really indeed another place of dark energy like the suspect Bobby Mackey’s to be? Are there really sinister spirits roaming the halls? They weren’t attacked and I wouldn’t go so far as to say they were harmed by anything. Was something trying to get their attention? They did seem to capture some threatening words, but were they really directed at Kelly? Was the "warning" from Lucy’s room in regard to Zak and him getting pinched?

They have a real gem on their hands and hopefully they’ll be heading back to see what else they can find. I’m not sure how I feel about this place. It doesn’t really come across as demonic, but something is amiss…

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Chasing Spirits: The Building of the "Ghost Adventures" Crew

Take a look behind the scenes of the Travel Channel’s hit show Ghost Adventures with paranormal investigator Nick Groff as he shares his favorite explorations of the supernatural. From recording strange voices during his dusk-to-dawn lockdowns at “haunted” places to a face-to-face encounter with a spirit at Linda Vista Hospital in Los Angeles, Nick reveals an inside perspective of some of the most mind-blowing incidents caught on-camera, a closer look at some of the gadgets and gear used in the show, and the friendly and competitive camaraderie between the Ghost Adventures crew—on the set and off.

Chasing Spirits also invites you into Nick’s haunted past, where a childhood near-death experience, an energetic passion for life, and a love of movies fueled his imagination and curiosity about the afterlife and started him off on his paranormal path. That path combined his interests in a documentary on ghosts that would eventually launch the Ghost Adventures television series and phenomenon. Everything Nick has witnessed and done has convinced him of the reality of the hereafter and inspired him to improve his personal and professional relationships and to continue to learn what it means to be a human being on a spiritual journey.

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Ghost Adventures – Point Sur California – S07E03

image I like investigations involving lighthouses. There is something lonely, mysterious, peaceful and haunting about them. That loneliness can lead to desperation. The sea can turn ugly and take lives. We have lots of stories about shipwrecks and figures still guarding the light. Does Point Sur still have a mad on watch?

The guys meet up with Julie Nunes, a tour guide for Point Sur, who claims to have dozens of EVPs from her own investigations. But these don’t sound like you’re average comments, it sounds like these spirits might be in the throws of passion and may be on the verge of getting caught. There could be comments such as, "you liar, you kissed her", "take off your shirt", "don’t grab me, he’s right here".

Julie reveals that there was indeed more than one family living in the lighthouse and that there was a supposed love affair going on. The details are pretty vague, but if there was indeed more than one couple or even just multiple people out there in the seclusion of the see, passion and jilted lovers would certainly be possible. Is there some dark energy out there because of love gone wrong and infidelity?

Besides these somewhat salacious EVPs, the other activity includes boards dropping in front of people (which doesn’t seem all that surprising since the roof is coming apart) and a girl singing. It doesn’t seem like anything nefarious or treacherous is going on out there though. Not the usual "dark energy" Zak seems to go after.

But during the investigation they do hear what sounds like a girl singing. They aren’t able to find the source, but it’s not an EVP as everyone on the crew heard it. Additionally, they capture what seems to be a figure walking along the coastline. It’s later revealed that may not be the coastline at all, but perhaps the old tracks used for delivering supplies.

Unfortunately, they don’t capture any more of the love affair. Rather they get what might be a girl crying and the words, "Michael" and "Admiral". Were the lighthouse keepers in their time? Are they attached to the place? And was that indeed a little girl crying?

I think the most compelling piece was the figure walking. Is that really a ghostly figure? Could it have just been one of the local residents? Was it perhaps just an animal walking along that path? Unfortunately, the guys didn’t go down to the spot or at least photograph it from a distance. Is there no way for it to be an animal or person? A tiny bit of debunking would have gone a long way on that one. I’d really like to know what the hell that was.

So is Point Sur haunted? Does it hold some restless and amorous spirits? Is there more to this story? Was there a love triangle going there? Did it lead to something more sinister? Or are these voices being captured from elsewhere? Is the wind picking up conversations from somewhere else? Are these phone conversations or radio communications? It’s intriguing stuff that’s for sure. If there are spirits at the lighthouse, they seem to be having a pretty good time.

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