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When you catch one episode of Ghost Adventures, you're bound to call it - at first sight - fake. "The orbs they catch are bugs or dust." "The voices that are recorded are fake." Or that Zak is psychotic. (If you see any of his brilliant over-the-top monologues, you'd agree he really just like catching evidence of ghosts.) I'll agree with only the latter.
I never happened to believe in ghosts nor entirely deny the existence of the supernatural..but the biggest skeptics will find themselves in love with the investigations of asbestos infested and abandoned historical sites. I happened to catch the show one afternoon on a fourth of July weekend, my sister denounced it fake, I forced her to keep watching, and now we've been avid fans for three or four years strong. As another Halloween season is coming, I just couldn't pass by an opportunity to spotlight my ten favorite episodes. These are our Ghost Adventures!
The investigation at The Riddle House started with a psychic who had no previous knowledge of the building bringing to light some of the terrible crimes that took place in the attic - a gentleman who had hanged himself or was hung by a round of poker buddies he used to play with. The episode escalates with objects that move on their own accord like the bird cage up against the wall that suddenly falls. Definitely one of the most active evenings we've ever seen!
Bob Mackeys Music World. As Zak, Nick and Aaron are proncing around this haunted location we caught something startling and loudly banging on the walls and someone brutally scratching Zaks' back. My favorite moments happen to bring us some of the best quotes by the hosts ever like "I swear on my mother!!..." and "Did someone just scratch me?!?!". And did I mention the rare appearance of Zak's back muscles as he lifts up his shirt?....There's that too.
While exploring the location, Ghost Adventures capture not only evidence at night during their regular lockdowns but also during the day. The events of their investigation include an eyewitness seeing someone moving curtains that are attached to the windows, a desk being thrown across a hallway, and Zak being hit with a deftly heavy coat hanger after being warned it would happen through a PX device. It's one of many locations that though long inhabited by residents still has signs of life inside.