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Ghost Adventures in Snug Harbor

On an all-new episode of Ghost Adventures, Zak, Nick and Aaron are joined by ABC’s Nightline crew to investigate a historic collection of buildings that were once used as a sanctuary for retired sailors. Any man that had served on a naval vessel under the US flag was welcome to live out his remaining years at Staten Island’s Snug Harbor, and at its peak, the campus was home to almost 1,000 retired seamen.

Sailors’ Snug Harbor has since been deemed a National Historic Landmark District, and is currently under the care of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden. But the impressive architecture and gorgeous gardens obscure the community’s dark past. Tales of gruesome murders at Snug Harbor arise from both urban legends and factual history. In the 1860s, a reverend and a resident sailor were involved in a gruesome murder-suicide, right on the steps of one of Snug Harbor’s buildings.

And rumor has it that a woman was stabbed to death in the Matron’s house by her mentally-challenged son … with a pair of scissors. Did this really happen? And does the spirit of the woman still haunt her former home? Find out tonight, Jan. 18 at 9|8c.

Steve and Amy are back with an all-new episode chock-full of paranormal activity. Their investigations lead to frightful findings at a family home in Parkersburg, WV, where a terrified mother worries about the safety of her 8 children.

While Steve uncovers the property’s tragic history, Amy encounters an evil entity intent on hurting the living.

Their client, Tisha, and her family have been seeing apparitions ever since they moved into their house 3 years ago. Tisha claims to hear loud, disturbing noises in the attic at night and some family members believe that they have actually been touched by this mysterious entity.

The family is deathly afraid and desperately wants this activity to stop. Will Steve and Amy combine their findings to help this horrified family find peace or will they continue to walk on egg shells in their own home?

Find out on an all-new episode of the Dead Files, tonight @ 10|9c.

Plus, check out exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from tonight’s episode, The Soul Collector.


The Dead Files is back with an all-new episode, and it seems as though they may have stumbled upon a little “Blood on the Tracks.”

Steve and Amy investigate paranormal activity at a newlyweds’ home in Garrett, IN. While Steve exposes the property’s history of scandal and death, Amy encounters a nightmarish entity lurking in the shadows.

As Steve questions family members and local historians, he unearths the tragic history of the former property owner — including a shocking family secret.  What could it be? Tune in tonight, Nov. 2 at 10|9c to find out.

Villisca Axe Murder House

Calling all Ghost Adventures fans! Tonight, starting at 7|6c, tune in to watch the top 5  episodes that YOU voted for.

First, join the crew as they get locked down in the Stanley Hotel, the house of horrors that inspired The Shining. Then, at 8|7c watch as the guys investigate the Ohio Reformatory, where more than 150,000 criminals were confined to towering cell blocks in the building’s 96-year history. Next, Zak, Nick and Aaron head to Ione, CA, to visit Preston Castle, a reformatory with a history of tragic deaths. At 10|9c, learn about the tormented souls of students who linger at Pennhurst State, a school for the developmentally disabled. READ MORE

Creepy Crypts and Catacombs

Last week, our Pinterest account  lit up with likes and re-pins of one of  our creepiest photo galleries — Creepy Crypts and Catacombs Worldwide — making it the very first winner of our Most Popular Pin of the Week. Apparently, our fellow pinners are in a serious halloween mood. Learn more about some of the world’s most haunting burial grounds and then check out the photo gallery. Warning: you may get the chills.

For more spooky treats and destinations, check out our shared Pinterest board Let’s Celebrate: Halloween.

Catacomb

Forget haunted hayrides and corn mazes. Halloween is more than a day of imaginary spooks. Discover the truly haunting realm of the dead in a tour of the world’s most mesmerizing catacombs and crypts. READ MORE

What do Paris Hilton, Justin Bieber, Marilyn Manson and our own Zak Bagans all have in common? Apparently, a penchant for the truly horrific. All 3 have already visited horror movie director Eli Roth’s (of Hostel and Grindhouse) Goretorium – a brand-new year-round horror attraction that Paris Hilton has already declared “the scariest haunted house on Earth,” according to the Las Vegas Sun.

Las Vegas Goretorium

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We’re not exactly sure that Ms. Hilton is the world’s leading authority on haunted houses, but it certainly does sound pretty gore-riffic. The attraction, which opened on Thursday right on the Las Vegas Strip near CityCenter, is designed to be a 1960s hotel run by serial-killer owners who perform strange, sadistic, bloody, tortuous acts on unsuspecting Vegas travelers — all this before killing them, putting them through a giant “meat grinder” and feeding them to other unsuspecting hotel guests. READ MORE

The guys are back tonight at 9|8c with an all-new episode of Ghost Adventures. Zak, Nick and Aaron make their return as the first and only investigators to visit the recently-closed Central Unit Prison in Sugar Land, TX.

Our Haunted Destination of the Week, Central Unit Prison has a history of violent inmates and brutal disciplinary practices –- in fact, the father of a former inmate tells Zak that it was the worst place his son had ever been.

The GAC also stops by the Texas Prison Museum where they find Bonnie Parker’s pistol among the museum’s creepy collection, and attempt to communicate with any spirits that may be lingering around the museum’s prized possession — an electric chair named Old Sparky.

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This week’s Haunted Destination of the Week is Amargosa Opera House. Learn why »

Photograph by Ken Lund, flickr

This week’s Haunted Destination of the Week is the Tower of London. Find out why »

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