As far as ghost hunting shows go, i would say Ghost Adventures is my favorite. Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin take you on an hour long thrill ride to some of the most haunted places in the world. I particularly like the fact there isn’t a huge TV crew following them around and it is just the three of them during the investigation, or the ‘Lockdown’ as they call it.
The first 15 – 20 minutes of the show delves into the history of the location,i find the longer the history part of the show – the less evidence they manage to capture, but that’s just my opinion. You can tell they are really passionate about each location they visit, and it isn’t just about capturing a cool EVP, its about learning what the spirits had went through while they were alive.
One main reason why i love Ghost Adventures is that they actively try to debunk any audio or visual abnormalities and they do not patronise the audience by going ‘Oh my god a noise, that was definitely a ghost’. They do not feel the need to exaggerate evidence or create anything fake to excite the audience, if they don’t capture much evidence they will flat out say ‘we didn’t capture much’. This just validates the evidence when they DO capture something.
Sometimes the re-enacted scenes can be cheesy sure, sometimes the history portion of the show can drag but it just shows they are trying to be informative as well as entertaining and this just makes me have more respect for them. Personally, i love Aarons scared face, someone should make a GIF of all Aarons :O moments haha.
I have nearly watched every episode of Ghost Adventures and i would personally recommend it to everyone. The Edinburgh vaults episode was a shocker, and the Bob Mackeys bar is just terrifying. These guys make ghosts seem cool, and after watching the show, the only three guys you would want with you on a ghost hunt is Zac, Nick and Aaron.