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Documentary[edit]

Out of curiosity, is the special aired on the Travel Channel at the end of the first season at all different in content from the special aired before the first season over on the Scifi Channel?--JINZONINGEN 73 (talk) 07:08, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Though I have not seen the Sci Fi Channel's version, I think the only difference is Zak's address at the very beginning and end of the doc film. It re-aired as a pilot on the same day as and just before the season premiere on the Travel Channel. --66.74.131.74 (talk) 22:54, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Possible Bias?[edit]

The quotations around certain words in the Format section, such as "dark history" and "paranormal experts", seem a bit snide, and the use feels more mocking than emphasized. It gives the article a biased feel, like it was written by a skeptic.-Minako-chan27 (talk) 20:45, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback. I and someone else did it to quote terms and phrases said on the show, but I believe it is unbiased. I believe that ghosts exist myself, but try to remain neutral. Feel free to revise. --Twinsday 08:43, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

Future Member[edit]

I reverted the good-faith edit per WP:FUTURE. The copy-edited info is provided below for reference. --Twinsday 07:47, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

An unknown fourth permanent cast member was hinted about during the first hour of the March 7, 2010 broadcast of the paranormal radio show Darkness Radio.[1] Co-host Dave Schrader mentioned only that the new member "will have a very specific job on that show." The new member will be revealed at the Darkness Radio/Ghost Adventures Crew live event at the Mansfield Reformatory on September 9–12, 2010.[2]

References
  1. ^ Darkness Radio 03/07/10, 9PM broadcast. [1]
  2. ^ GAC and Darkness Radio Presents: After Life Without Parole Paracon. [2]

New Season[edit]

When does season 4 start on the travel channel? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.0.193.131 (talk) 01:47, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

I don't know—none of the official sites has yet announced the official date other than 2010; however, I expect summer—like last year. Please be sure to sign with 4 tildes (~~~~) --Twinsday 03:26, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
This just in: September 2010, says the Ghost Adventures Crew's new website. --Twinsday 14:25, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Awards and Accolades[edit]

Wouldn't it be better if the awards won by the film and the tv series are put under one subsection instead of putting it at the introduction? Syfuel (talk) 15:16, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

  • Good Question. It's okay to put it at the lead, but then you have to put that piece of information somewhere at the body of the article. You could make a subsection by "copying" the awards to there. Good luck! TheAustinMan (talk) 21:58, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from NickGroffGACLover2014, 2 September 2010[edit]

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NickGroffGACLover2014 (talk) 00:31, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

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Split request[edit]

Due to the article's length and upcoming editing traffic, should the episodes section be split to List of Ghost Adventures episodes? I'll split it myself, if that's okay with y'all. serioushat 06:03, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

I agree that it should be split due to the amount of specials and episodes, and considering season 4 is about to begin, it will just continue to length the page. F!ERCE (talk) 03:48, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
 Done Thank you for assisting.

Useful references[edit]

I've compiled some useful third-party published reputable sources to add and cite info to expand the article. serioushat 18:15, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

  1. ^ Meighan, Patrick (October 17, 2010). "Former Nashuan has successful TV series hunting ghosts". Nashua Telegraph. Nashua, New Hampshire: Telegraph Publishing Company. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Acosta, Ikam (September 1, 2010). "Seven Best Ghost and Paranormal Shows". TV Squad. AOL. 
  3. ^ "10 great haunted places across the USA". USA Today. August 12, 2010. 
  4. ^ Moye, David (July 26, 2010). "Haunted Hotel Spooks 'Ghost Adventures' Stars". AOL News. AOL. 
  5. ^ Lawrence, Christopher (October 10, 2010). "Life on the Couch: Paranormal encounters spook 'Ghost Adventures' trio". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Stephens Media. 

Disputed Authenticity (Revisited)[edit]

19/10/2015 the source that claims one of the hosts threw the EMF is just a YouTube video, that's not a reliable source. This should be properly sourced or deleted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 49.183.130.82 (talk) 13:45, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

I'm not saying that it IS fake, but you can't deny that its authenticity has been widely questioned and debated, so since its a widely discussed subject I think it should be included. Maybe as criticism? I'm going to go ahead and edit a section about it in there, edit or remove it if you wish. ItsWolfeh (talk) 01:40, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

I understand your intention, and I'm a big fan of it from Malaysia, and I am in no way against you, but if you really wish to put that section here, you need to provide with a better link(s), as one of them is a link to a forum. I want to remove that section, but I think that section should be given a chance to stay. I really need to absorb the "Be Bold" phrase. =_=" SyFuelIgniteBurned 05:19, 20 November 2010 (UTC)
I do agree with you, but there unfortunately aren't very reliable sources discussing it being fake, but it is still common knowledge that there are people out there who are going to believe its fake, so I don't know, does it really need a reference? I'll look around. I've seen a template before about information needing more reliable sources, perhaps we should add that to the section. I don't think a citation would really be appropriate for it since there is a refresher its just not the best. By the way, someone removed the section, why? Mind if I put it back on? Maybe its best not to, it does seem a bit iffy to me. But we still need to mention skepticism here. I see some places that could be replaced with "claims" or "it could have been the work of a demonic entity" instead of an absolute "was". Wikipedia:Neutral_point_of_view ItsWolfeh (talk) 01:10, 9 December 2010 (UTC)
I think the article does a "just-adequate" job of trying to present the extraordinary claims of this TV show (hauntings, demons, etc.) as claims rather than as facts. If anything, it may rely a bit too much on material sourced to the show and its producers rather than independent third parties such as TV reviewers, entertainment commentators, etc. Including critical reviews of the show in the article is advisable and required by WP:NPOV. Critique from sources such as this might be a good start. - LuckyLouie (talk) 03:14, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Protect Page[edit]

This article is heavily vandalized, sometimes on a daily basis. I have quite a number of article under my watchlist, but by far this is the most heavily vandalized. I wish someone to put a protection on this page as honestly and yes, sadly, I have no idea how to request for protection. =_=" SyFuelIgniteBurned 20:43, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Firefox makes it easy. If you have it, set your preferences with Twinkle, which will give you a tab option to request page protection. serioushat 00:12, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
I agree. I've never seen an article so consistently vandalized. Jerry Whitworth —Preceding undated comment added 05:24, 2 July 2011 (UTC).
The article has repeatedly been vandalized again and again and again. I would say almost once a day. Alucardbarnivous (talk) 21:34, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
I've requested the page be semi-protected. Alucardbarnivous (talk) 04:28, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

Disputed Authenticity V 3.0[edit]

For future information, "paranormal expert" should be avoided because that is not an academically recognized field, so even if you know a lot about the claims of believers, you don't have any credentials. Moving on to something more important, why are the claims of fraud stated factually, but without citations? All of these shows get accused of fraud, just like they all are claimed to have incredible evidence, hence these claims should only be elaborated on if the case is unusually strong. The way the page is now just confuses the reader about how certain the accusations of falsifying evidence are. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.206.20.58 (talk) 10:27, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

Please help. Does anyone expericence subconscious subdueing while they sleepJonestoy (talk) 00:31, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Just because something is not academically recognized does not mean people can not be an expert in that field. -anonymous, 9/21/2013 12:16 AM EST — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.161.204.228 (talk) 04:17, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

Why[edit]

Why is there only the section about Zak Bagens. Where is the summary, Nick Groff, Aaron Goodwin section of this artice. Alameda15 (talk) 23:47, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

I fixed it, its back the way it should be. Alameda15 (talk) 00:05, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

please cleanup lists[edit]

The lists of paranormal guests are not necessary, it looks too much like a directory of ghost hunters, might as well put a list of locations visited, their phone numbers, and other cruft. The celebrity guests can be summarized in a single paragraph, and be covered in detail by the episode summaries. Please trim down the "recurring" cast to those that have credited roles. And since there is crew, you can list them.

Also the introductory quote, if highly memorable or notable (like with Dragnet), should be in the summary, and not the cast member's profile. If the cast members have particular catchphrases and mannerisms for the show you can keep those in the profiles.

I know two of the main characters were merged back to this article, but their bios can be condensed to a paragraph or two, please see List of MythBusters cast members as an example. Consider spinning off Zak to his own article as he has produced a second show.

I've removed copyediting request for now. Once it's been reorganized, please submit again. AngusWOOF (talk) 19:59, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

Guests[edit]

Consider adding some of these back if they are notable. WP:NOTDIR

Paranormal investigators[edit]

Other investigators have appeared on the show:

  • Dave Schrader – Investigator, and host of Darkness Radio: Rolling Hills Asylum, Palmer House
  • Chris Fleming - Paranormal Sensitive from Dead Famous: Live
  • Robert Bess – Paranormal Engineer: Live/ Reported that a spirit knocked a piece of equipment out of his hand
  • Bill Chappell – Paranormal Engineer and Skeptic: Stanley Hotel, Cripple Creek
  • Midway Paranormal Society – Paranormal Investigating Group: Villisca Axe Murder House episode to decipher an EVP that reportedly states, "I Killed Six Kids"
  • Las Vegas Paranormal Investigators – Paranormal Investigating Group: Bonnie Springs Ranch
  • Beverly High School Paranormal Club – Paranormal Investigating Group member Max : Salem Witch House episode
  • Joshua Warren – Paranormal Engineer: Winchester Mystery House. Created an experiment similar to a "spirit phone call" for use in the Winchester investigation
  • Tri-State Paranormal of Northern Kentucky – Paranormal Investigating Group: Winchester Mystery House, stationed at Bobby Mackey's Music World for Joshua Warren's experiment
  • SHOCK Paranormal – Paranormal Investigating Group: Rocky Point Manor; supplied information on the manor and Perryville Battlefield to the GAC
  • Gary Galka – Paranormal Engineer: Galka House, seeking closure for the loss of his daughter Melissa in a car crash
  • Gracie - Zak's pet dog: Brookdale Lodge

Other Guests[edit]

  • Robert and Dakota Laden – Father and son, and also the winners of the Ghost Adventures Music Video Mashup: Old Charleston Jail
  • James Long – Pastor for a church in Louisville: Bobby Mackey's Music World, Return to Bobby Mackey's, Winchester Mystery House
  • Joni Eastley – Owner of the Castle House in Tonopah: The Beginning, Mizpah Hotel
  • Sarah Adamescu – Tour guide for the Mansfield Reformatory: Ohio State Reformatory
  • Kris Schave – Tour guide for the USS Hornet Museum: USS Hornet
  • Lynn Merechka – Former security guard for Fort Chaffee's prison center: Fort Chaffee
  • Daryl Learn – Docent at Old Fort Erie: Old Fort Erie
  • Roy Marshall – Author of Villisca and a former detective: Villisca Axe Murder House
  • Lonnie Anderson – Worker at the Old United Verde expansion: Jerome Grand Hotel
  • Old Town Music Group – Musicians and dancers around Old Town San Diego: Old Town San Diego
  • Liz Nowicki – Psychic/Sensitive: Lizzie Borden House
  • Eleanor Thibault – Lizzie Borden House tour guide: Lizzie Borden House
  • Wilson – Rose Hall security guard: Rose Hall
  • Thomas Noel – PhD and history professor at the University of Denver: Peaboby-Whitehead Mansion
  • Dining Group – Waiters, Waitresses, and Cooks that were requested by Zak to cook dinner during their investigation of the Peabody Mansion to create activity: Peabody-Whitehead Mansion
  • Kimber Chase – An ER/Flight nurse: Return to Linda Vista Hospital
  • Lady Snake – Pagan Ritualist: Ancient Ram Inn, Hell-Fire Caves
  • Fort Horsted Seance Group – A group Nick and Zak set up to create activity in Fort Horsted: Fort Horsted. Consists of Steve Moyle, Sean McMilan, Carl Hutchinson, Kym McMilan, and Daniel MacDonald
  • Dan Piotrowski - Owner of the Piotrowski House: Cripple Creek
  • Julie Nunez - Tour Guide of the Point Sur Lightstation: Point Sur Lighthouse
  • Tim Brazeal - Co-Owner of the Sedamsville Rectory: Sedamsville Rectory
  • Terrie Scott - Co-Owner of the Sedamsville Rectory: Sedamsville Rectory
  • Jim Sorgs - Terrie's father: Sedamsville Rectory
  • Father Ashcraft - Local exorcist of Cincinnati: Sedamsville Rectory

Heading levels[edit]

I've cleaned up a few of the heading levels including Zak's "Early Life" section, which was a second level heading despite it belonging further below. In the process of fixing the cast's heading levels, I removed the "Main Cast" heading, since it seemed redundant as there's only 3 Main cast and then a huge list of guests, so I've instead left "Guests" under their own heading and the main cast as their own level 3 headings under "Cast and crew". Hopefully this helps the flow of the article a little better --176.248.33.125 (talk) 20:00, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

Zak Bagan's Early Life[edit]

19:17, 25 January 2013 (UTC)24.5.53.47 (talk)(Zak has also been rumored to have made a "deal" with the demonic force that he has tattooed on his back for fame and fortune)19:17, 25 January 2013 (UTC)24.5.53.47 (talk)

Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). The tattoo on Zak's back is from his experience at Povaglia, Italy. It is what he believes he came into contact with at that site. He also believes that this entity followed him home.Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page).

Semi-protection?[edit]

Perhaps add a "few" semi-protection locks is requirement? 24.2.133.105 (talk) 00:30, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Mark and Debby Constantino's murder-suicide[edit]

I removed all mention of the incident, as it is not related to the show, except for their scant appearances on it. Had it occurred during filming or one of the three leads were involved, then it would bear mentioning here. While some people speculate that their paranormal investigating affected Mark's actions, that cannot be satisfactorily substantiated. If anyone feels strongly about them, feel free to create notable articles that discuss more than how they died. This is not the place. — Wyliepedia 03:29, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Completely disagree. The Constantinos had appeared on the show several times since its inception, and whether or not you feel that this is "the place" or not, this event is relevant to the article. Ghost Adventures is mentioned in literally every single article regarding their deaths. Wiping virtually any mention of them from this page borders on revisionist history. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.65.99.163 (talk) 02:56, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

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Deadly Possessions renamed?[edit]

Has Zak Bagans' related show (spinoff?), Deadly Possessions been renamed to Ghost Adventures: Artifacts? I'm watching it now, and the onscreen name is the latter, but it seems to be the same show (have never seen it under either name, but the descriptions on the article seem to match up. Charlotte Allison (Morriswa) (talk) 16:30, 19 January 2018 (UTC)