In each episode of GHOST ADVENTURES, Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin, along with A/V techs Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley, travel to a different haunted destination where they meet with locals, eyewitnesses and experts in an attempt to piece together the haunted history of each site. They then begin their “lockdown” investigation, using the latest scientific gadgets and technology in an effort to obtain physical evidence of the paranormal and uncover the truth behind each haunted mystery.
Zak Bagans is the host, lead investigator and an executive producer of Travel Channel’s popular long-running series, “Ghost Adventures.” With his paranormal investigation team, including Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley, Bagans travels to locations rumored to be haunted in search of evidence proving the existence of the supernatural.
After graduating from film school in Michigan, Bagans moved to Nevada to pursue a career in documentary filmmaking. There, he met fellow “Ghost Adventures” investigator Aaron Goodwin. Their first paranormal investigations as a team took place all over Nevada, and the footage led to an award-winning, nationally televised documentary, Ghost Adventures, which aired in 2009. The concept was picked up by Travel Channel and commissioned as a series. The team has filmed over 200 episodes, and counting, in the most haunted locations.
In 2004, Bagans founded the world’s largest paranormal organization, The Ghost Adventures Crew, which consists of over 10,000 members. He has also served as host and executive producer of “Ghost Adventures: Aftershocks,” “Ghost Adventures: Screaming Room,” “Netherworld” and “Deadly Possessions,” as well as an executive producer on various other projects including “Destination Fear,” “Paranormal Paparazzi” and “Paranormal Challenge.”
Along with his television credits, Bagans has directed, produced and starred in the documentary Demon House, where he investigates one of the most well-documented case of demonic possession in America. The film had a theatrical release and hit #1 on iTunes’ documentary and horror charts. He has also served as an executive producer on the feature film, Sympathy, Said the Shark.
In 2017 Bagans opened The Haunted Museum in Las Vegas, an award-winning attraction. The Museum contains thousands of haunted artifacts inside a 14,000-square-foot historic mansion with more than 30 themed rooms and exhibits. It has been touted as “a truly amazing attraction” by Las Vegas Weekly and has received multiple accolades, including the Las Vegas Mayor’s Urban Design Award, Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best Museum” winner three years in a row and it was voted as the #1 Best Haunted Destination in America by USA Today. The museum attracts more than 7,000 visitors per month.
In 2012, Bagans joined efforts with Lords of Acid’s Praga Khan on an 11-track album titled NecroFusion (reached #1 on iTunes) that incorporates audio captured from Bagans’ own paranormal investigations. Additionally, he’s penned two books with Kelly Crigger: I am Haunted: Living Life Through the Dead (Victory Belt, 2015) and Dark World: Into the Shadows with the Lead Investigator of the Ghost Adventures Crew (Victory Belt, 2011), which debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list at #18.
Bagans currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Aaron Goodwin is a paranormal investigator and cameraman on Travel Channel’s popular long-running series, “Ghost Adventures.” Alongside paranormal investigator Zak Bagans and AV tech/investigators, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley, Goodwin travels to locations rumored to be haunted in search of evidence proving the existence of the supernatural.
Goodwin first fell in love with film in high school. To gauge if his technique was correct, Goodwin would sneak into classes and film seminars at the local university. He moved from Oregon to Nevada when he turned 21, where he taught himself how to edit and operate a camera. He continued to work in production, gaining experience as a cameraman on numerous television and film projects.
While in Nevada, he met fellow “Ghost Adventures” investigator Zak Bagans. Their first paranormal investigations as a team took place all over Nevada, and the footage they captured led to an award-winning, nationally televised documentary, Ghost Adventures, which aired in 2009. Goodwin’s personal paranormal experience from this documentary forever changed him. Shortly thereafter, the Ghost Adventures concept was picked up by Travel Channel and commissioned as a series. The team has filmed over 200 episodes, and counting, in the most haunted locations.
Goodwin currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada and is always armed with a camera.
Jay Wasley is an AV tech and paranormal investigator on Travel Channel’s popular long-running series, “Ghost Adventures.” Alongside lead paranormal investigators Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin and fellow AV tech/investigator, Billy Tolley, Wasley travels to locations rumored to be haunted in search of evidence proving the existence of the supernatural.
Jay Wasley started his filmmaking career in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a director of photography and audio engineer. Since 2002, he has worked on dozens of feature films, documentaries and television shows including Amy, Zak Bagans’ The Demon House, The Quiet Ones, BET’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” Lifetime’s “Big Women: Big Love,” MTV’s “Punk’D,” TLC’s “Wreck Chasers,” VH1’s “The Jenny McCarthy Show” and more. He’s worked on commercials for corporations from Wendy’s to AOL, and on music videos for such artists as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Lisa Loeb, Margot Price and Dan Auerbach.
Wasley joined Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures” in season four as the paranormal investigation team’s sound mixer and has since evolved into one of the show’s audio/visual technicians, investigators and cinematographers. He has also worked as a camera operator on Travel Channel’s “Paranormal Challenge,” “Netherworld” and “Game On, America.”
Wasley has spoken about independent filmmaking at various conferences and given lectures on the same topic to local New Jersey schools, where he also hails from. He plays guitar, bass, drums, percussion and piano. He’s recorded and toured with bands including The Wooden Owls, Bodhi Groove, Colors of Sound and Total Breakdown. He is also the founder and owner of Simple Equations Media, a video production company and recording studio in Las Vegas.
Wasley currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Billy Tolley is an AV tech and paranormal investigator on Travel Channel’s popular long-running series, “Ghost Adventures.” Alongside lead paranormal investigators Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin and fellow AV tech/investigator, Jay Wasley, Tolley travels to locations rumored to be haunted in search of evidence proving the existence of the supernatural.
Tolley started his career as a professional club DJ working as “DJ Inferno.” Having a solid understanding of computers, he developed a strong background in audio editing and production software. He was first intrigued by the paranormal after learning about electronic voice phenomena (EVP). With several years of experience in music and of sound in general, his curiosity led him to investigate and capture EVPs for himself.
Tolley’s fascination with the paranormal field grew stronger, and in 2006, he founded a paranormal group with some friends – the Las Vegas Paranormal Investigations of Mysterious Phenomena Squad (LV PIMPS). He shared details of his audio captures with paranormal investigator and “Ghost Adventures” host Zak Bagans, who then invited Tolley to review some audio evidence for the show. Soon after, Tolley joined the “Ghost Adventures” team as an EVP analyst and audio/video technician. He also serves as a paranormal investigator, on the series and handles a multitude of tasks from gear preparation to evidence review, both behind and in front of the camera.
Tolley currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Episode 1 – “The Great Saltair Curse” – Begins Streaming Thursday, July 22
The Ghost Adventures crew is on the banks of Utah’s Great Salt Lake to investigate The Great Saltair, a century-old music venue that is host to terrifying hauntings, and plagued by misfortune, disaster and even death. Many believe the property is haunted by Saltair Sally, a woman whose body was found on the property in 2000, and evidence suggests the surrounding land is cursed, amplifying the hostile paranormal energy. During their investigation, the team is plagued by intense physical afflictions, disembodied voices, unexplained figures and an array of frightening anomalies.
Episode 2 – “Terror at the Toy Shop” – Begins Streaming Thursday, July 29
Zak Bagans and the crew encounter some of the most incredible poltergeist activity ever at Hollywood Toys and Costumes, a haunted costume shop in Hollywood, California. Riddled with darkness and tragedy, the supernaturally charged building takes the guys on a ride they will never forget during an incredibly dynamic investigation.
Episode 3 – “Haunting in the Hills” – Begins Streaming Thursday, August 5
The Ghost Adventures crew investigate the Hollywood Hills home of model and television personality Holly Madison. She is experiencing disturbing paranormal activity, including demonic growls, and suspects that whatever haunts the property is preying on her fear.
Episode 4 – “Territorial Enterprise” – Begins Streaming Thursday, August 12
Zak Bagans and the team open a terrifying new chapter in Virginia City, Nevada, a haunted town that’s kept the crew coming back again and again. This time, they are focusing on two places in town, the Territory Enterprise Building and the Knights of Pythias building. Locals suspect the town’s connection to a secret society may have opened a portal to the netherworld.
Episode 5 – “Emergency in Elk Grove” – Begins Streaming Thursday, August 19
The crew is called to Elk Grove, California, to help a grieving woman who believes she is being terrorized by a demon and fears for her safety. The case takes an even more twisted turn when she reveals that the dark presence haunting her may be responsible for her father’s death.
Episode 6 – “Carbon County Chaos” – Begins Streaming Thursday, August 26
When the small town of Helper, Utah, is under siege by dark forces, the mayor calls on the Ghost Adventures crew for help. She suspects that recent renovations to two historic buildings may be behind the surge in paranormal activity.