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The Halloween season is here and Travel Channel has its fair share of creepy content to keep fans preoccupied through All Hallows’ Eve! If you’re looking for some spooky places to visit this month, check out Travel’s Best Halloween Attractions 2013.
Meet our panel of advisors — including Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and Ghost Adventures’ Nick Groff — and see which haunts our panel of advisors chose as the spookiest places to visit in the US, like Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls, The Haunting of Lemp Brewery and Disney’s Haunted Mansion. Make sure you check out a few fun photos of wicked pumpkin art by pro pumpkin carver Scott Cummins and watch Making Monsters’ Ed Edmunds as he counts down his favorite Halloween haunts.
And speaking of haunts, you don’t want to miss Ghost Adventures’ Transylvania special on Halloween night, Oct. 31, at 9|8c. Join paranormal investigators Zak, Nick and Aaron as they head to Romania for one of their biggest lockdowns ever to uncover the history behind Dracula’s castle.
Before the Halloween lockdown, fans can join the conversation on Ghost Adventures Fan Lair by using the #GAFanLair hashtag; submit fan art via Instagram; answer a GAC (Ghost Adventures Crew) question of the week and more! Don’t forget fans will be able to chat with the guys on the GA Fan Lair, LIVE, in a Google+ Hangout, on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 11|10c. Interact with fans and the Ghost Adventures Crew right after the Transylvania lockdown!
Still looking for more scary haunts? Our Haunted page encompasses all-things Halloween, with details including the Top 10 Vampire Locations, a Monster of the Day and tips on how to avoid ghosts or an alien abductions. It’s spooky travel news you can use!
This notorious island right off the coast of San Francisco was once thought to be cursed by Native Americans, who dubbed it “Evil Island.” Home to the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast, military fortifications and a rather large seabird colony, Alcatraz Island is most famous for the prison that held prisoners for 30 years and was thought to be inescapable. The island’s bloody and violent history came to a peak in 1946 when a failed escape attempt by 6 prisoners turned into the Battle of Alcatraz, which resulted in the gruesome deaths of 2 guards and 3 inmates.
Tonight, at 9|8c, the Ghost Adventures crew visits Alcatraz Island to see if those inmates and guards who spent their last hours inside the prison walls still linger among the cell blocks. While you watch, don’t forget to hangout with other GA fans in the Fan Lair and share your thoughts on the lockdown!
Want to take your own tour of Alcatraz Island? Plan a trip to San Francisco with the help of our travel guide, but before you go, see how the guys prepared for The Rock.
“To watch those 3 not just go a-hunting in pitch-blackness, but to do it for our entertainment, still amazes me. Since that time, I have been a hardcore fan of the show; they are as funny and quick-witted as they are fearless and stoic.”
-Dean Haglund, Actor, Ghost Adventures Live Host
For their 100th investigation, tonight at 9|8c, the Ghost Adventures crew visit St. Louis to lock down in the house where the event that inspired the movie, The Exorcist, happened in 1949, when a little boy was possessed by the devil.
On a beautiful, unassuming street in a quiet neighborhood in St. Louis, sits a brick house with a dark history, or as a fellow paranormal investigator called it, The House Where Satan Slept. The guys put themselves at risk and attempt to summon the demons that may still be lurking in this family home – what will they find?
Plan your own trip to St. Louis with the help of our travel guide – we even found a haunted walking tour of the city that includes the story of the famous exorcism, as well as a museum with artifacts from the movie.
And don’t miss what some famous friends of the GAC said about the guys to congratulate them on making it to such a huge milestone.
Where will you be lurking tonight? Be sure to hang out with the GAC family and the @GALairMaster in the Fan Lair!
This Orange County historic landmark was built in 1912 and has a rich history, full of stories about famous vaudeville entertainers. But it has also had its fair share of scandal, once serving as a jail for the drunks of Orange County. Not to mention, the songwriter Ernest Ball, famous for the song “When Irish Eyes are Smiling,” died backstage in the theatre’s dressing room.
One has to wonder, with more than 100 years of history, is the Yost Theatre haunted? Tonight at 9|8c, the Ghost Adventures guys find out in an all-new episode.
The Yost’s history lives on today, with the theatre hosting live music, club nights and sports events. Plan your own trip to the Yost Theatre to check out the activity (both human and paranormal) with help from our travel guide.
And don’t miss this sneak peek of tonight’s episode:
Right outside of Yosemite National Park, sits the now empty Tuolumne General Hospital in Sonora, CA. Sonora was a Gold Rush boomtown in the 1800s, and due to the often violent practices of desperate gold miners, Tuolumne Hospital was opened in 1849. But the hospital finally closed just a few years ago, and now sits abandoned save for the spirits of a few miners who still may be roaming the halls.
Tonight on an all-new episode of Ghost Adventures at 9|8c, the guys visit this hospital to determine who is lingering. And in an extended lockdown that yields some terrifying evidence, the guys leave the hospital feeling more than a little shaken up.
Pay your own visit to Sonora, CA, and learn about its rich gold mining history, with tips in our travel guide. And don’t miss tonight’s epic episode!
The ghosts at night are such a fright … *clap* *clap* *clap* … deep in the heart of Texas!
Tonight at 9|8c on an all-new Ghost Adventures, the guys investigate the Black Swan Inn in San Antonio, TX, on the banks of the Salado Creek. As the guys learn before the lockdown, these grounds were the site of a bloody battle.
After a long day of filming, the GAC took a stroll down the San Antonio River Walk to relax before the lockdown. To find out where they went and what you should see on your own visit to San Antonio, check out our travel guide. FYI: the guys ate their fill of Tex-Mex while in the Lone Star State.
And don’t forget to submit your own video shout out to the guys after tuning in for tonight’s episode, so you can tell them what you thought of the Black Swan Inn investigation!
Get ready for the lockdowns to return when the Ghost Adventures Crew heads to Goodsprings, NV – just outside of Las Vegas – to investigate the Pioneer Saloon on tonight’s season premiere at 9|8c!
The Pioneer Saloon is not only a historic landmark with over 100 years of history, but it also has ties to Hollywood. When Clark Gable’s wife, Carole Lombard, died in the 1942 plane crash on nearby Mount Potosi, he awaited the news of her death at the Pioneer Saloon. The saloon even has a wall of photos dedicated to the Hollywood couple. And the guys are here to find out: Does the spirit of Carole Lombard continue to haunt the Pioneer Saloon?
If you want to make your own trip to the haunted Pioneer Saloon, check out our travel guide for tips on where to stay and what to do when you hit the Nevada desert.
And if you have something you’d like to say to the guys, submit your shout-out video here and show your love for the GAC!
Throughout the month of June, we asked you to weigh in on the most memorable Ghost Adventures moments of all time, and today is the LAST day to vote! The guys want to know which moments are your favorites to help them celebrate their 100th episode coming this season.
So hurry over to TravelChannel.com and vote for your favorite moments in 5 categories: Scariest, Funniest, Terrifying Possessions, Memorable Trigger Objects and Best Experiments. Watch the moments, and then decide which one you think is unforgettable.
Then, tune in to the countdown special in September to see what you and your fellow fans picked as the very best moments – and to see what the guys consider their own favorite moments throughout the 5 years of Ghost Adventures.
We’re gearing up for the new season of Ghost Adventures, premiering at the end of the summer, and we need your help! To celebrate the 100th episode of GA happening this season, the guys will be counting down the 100 best moments in the series’ history – and we want YOUR input.
Now through July 5, you can vote for your favorite moments in 5 categories: Scariest, Funniest, Terrifying Possessions, Memorable Trigger Objects and Best Experiments. Watch the moments and then decide which one you think is unforgettable.
Then tune in to the countdown special in September to see what you and your fellow fans picked as the very best moments!
The guys make their first visit to Mississippi in tonight’s all-new episode of Ghost Adventures at 9|8c. The GAC investigates one of the oldest buildings in the Mississippi River city of Natchez: King’s Tavern.
The owner of the tavern, Richard King, had a mistress named Madeline, and the guys are on a mission to find out if her ghost is still roaming the stairwells of King’s Tavern over 300 years later. Another one of the legends surrounding the historical inn is the story of a bloody dagger that was found behind a fireplace during renovations. The guys attempt to track down the owner of this dagger and find out the history behind it.
Will the guys be able to prove these legends true with the evidence from the lockdown? Tune in tonight to find out.
And don’t miss these behind-the-scenes photos!