30 Best Ghost Adventures Episodes Ranked

Zak Bagans

Zak Bagans, host and lead investigator on Travel Channel's deathless series "Ghost Adventures," is a great big scaredy cat. Which isn't a knock on Bagans or a criticism of the show, but rather a cornerstone of its appeal. 

For nearly 14 years and 300 episodes, Bagans and his team of paranormal researchers (known simply enough as the Ghost Adventures Crew, or GAC) have traveled to remote, possibly haunted locations around the country, learned a little local history, then locked themselves in overnight to get scared silly by every cold spot and bump in the dark they encounter. It's a tried-and-true formula, as reliably entertaining as trying to conjure Bloody Mary at a sleepover; whether there is anything spooking them — other than their own imaginations — is beside the point.

But that's not to say that every episode can be so easily explained away; the series has had its share of genuinely eerie moments. Even when a spectral encounter is less than convincing, an episode can be buoyed by a compelling history, colorful locals, or the frat house camaraderie between Bagans and his bro-ish co-stars. Whether you're a longtime fan up for a debate or a newbie wondering where to jump in, here are the top 30 episodes of "Ghost Adventures," counted down.

Goodwin Home Invasion (Season 20 Episode 5)

The spirits hit close to home in this Season 20 episode, as the GAC investigates a haunting in the Las Vegas home of crew member Aaron Goodwin's father Don. 

Aaron calls out to the presences — the apparition of a little girl, and a "witch" with no eyes or mouth — and asks probing questions such as, "What's with the no eyes or mouth?" Zak, meanwhile, grows unexpectedly (perhaps supernaturally) lethargic, collapsing first on the stairs and later on a bed, as their motion sensors and EMFs (electromagnetic field meters) go haywire elsewhere in the house. The family connection between GAC and the haunted party makes up for the fact that the location is a somewhat boring suburban house.

Painted Lady Brothel (Season 21 Episode 3)

When a New Mexico man purchases a former saloon and brothel to make into his new home, a former client makes his displeasure known.

Owner Jesse Herron feels a dark presence pressing down on him as he sleeps, and later his dog is left with a bloody wound on his neck. At first, he suspects it might be the ghostly remnants of a woman who was murdered within the brothel by a jealous husband, but a neighbor (who also claims to be a psychic medium) informs him that it is an angry, male energy that haunts the property. When the GAC gets pushed around by this angry frontier spirit (whom the episode would love us to believe is Billy the Kid), they enlist this psychic neighbor to enter the house and protect its owner from further harm.

Lost Souls of the Berkeley (Season 21 Episode 12)

The Berkeley, a restored ferry from the 1800s, was already thought to be haunted. But after months without visitors, thanks to COVID-19 shutdowns, its employees believe the hauntings have intensified in isolation. 

Zak and the GAC investigate the mysterious sound of footsteps on metal and cold spots, and record two notable instances of EVP, or electronic voice phenomenon, where a recording picks up voices and sounds that can't be otherwise heard. In the first, GAC's digital recorder picks up a high pitched scream that no one had heard in the moment. Next, in response to Zak's question of what the spirits might want, a voice is heard saying, "Cake." Same, friend, same.

Twin Bridges Orphanage (Season 13 Episode 8)

This episode benefits from a genuinely upsetting location, an abandoned state-run children's home in Montana. 

Its crumbling walls and exposed hallways would be spooky enough, without knowing that the facility has a disturbing history of abuse. The GAC, along with psychic Deanna Jaxine Stinson, hole up on a particularly cold night, armed with motion detectors and a device called an Ovilus, which allows spirits to communicate via a word database (sort of like an electronic Ouija board). 

When Deanna's Ovilus spits out two women's names — Harriet and Ann — it begs the question whether these were workers at the orphanage, or students.

McPike Mansion (Season 17 Episode 11)

Alton, IL, just across the river from St. Louis, has a reputation as one of the most haunted towns in the world . That reputation is largely built on McPike Mansion, a Victorian-style mansion with a checkered past that Zak Bagans describes as "a house of chaos." 

After a preliminary visit sends every GAC member scrambling to get out of the house, and suffering from bad dreams all night, Bagans and company regroup to enter the house again the next evening. The discovery of a broken-apart crypt on the property blows the investigation wide open; could this disturbed burial plot be the cause of all this spiritual turbulence?

St Ignatius Hospital (Season 18 Episode 8)

St. Ignatius Hospital in Washington state has been abandoned since the year 2000, and the local chamber of commerce hosted guided tours through its famously haunted walls until 2018, when they suddenly stopped. Was it because the hospital ghosts had become too aggressive? 

The GAC certainly thinks so, as they initially stick together while inside, rather than splitting up to explore, for safety reasons. After Bagans records an EVP seemingly calling him by name, the crew is beset upon by a "demonic" presence that wraps itself around Bagans and GAC member Billy Tolley with cold, ghostly tentacles.

Union Hotel (Season 18 Episode 11)

The Union Hotel near San Francisco has been open for 170 years — through earthquakes, epidemics, two world wars, and various eras when its clientele was not the most savory (or legal), so any number of entities could be haunting its halls. 

The GAC is called in by two long-time employees who have felt attacked and even stalked outside of the hotel by a presence in one of the rooms. Can Zak and company uncover what's disturbing these spirits before more employees suffer scratches and nosebleeds?

Cerro Gordo Ghost Town (Season 19 Episode 6)

A visit to a famous California ghost town gives Zak Bagans the opportunity to cowboy up in flannel and a wide-brimmed hat as he scours the ground with a metal detector looking for old weapons; he finds a nail. 

Many miners lost their lives down Cerro Gordo's nearly 1,200 foot-deep mine shaft; as the GAC lowers a camera and tape recorder down the shaft to try to coax any restless spirits into identifying themselves, an unseen force pulls at the camera, thoroughly freaking out Billy and the entire crew.

Pasadena Ritual House (Season 19 Episode 7)

The GAC heads to the Victorian-style Pasadena home of occultist Richard Lael Lillard to participate in a seance at the start of their lockdown. Lillard is upfront about his beliefs as a Satanist, and that the rituals he performs can lead down some dark, dangerous paths. 

As worries mount about the sinister, possibly satanic force they could be unleashing, a presence seems to attach itself to Aaron Goodwin, trying to communicate. A turn at the Ouija board confirms that Aaron is indeed the target of the spirit's intentions. Even for "Ghost Adventures," there are perhaps some forces that should not be tested.

The Comedy Store (Season 21 Episode 4)

Los Angeles' famed comedy club The Comedy Store gets the GAC treatment, as rumors have persisted for years that the building hosted illegal abortions, torture, and murder before it hosted stand-up comics. 

A journey down to the basement, where the bodies of victims may have been once buried, uncovers voices speaking Zak's name, a mysterious white mist that appears in a picture but not on camera, and nothing less than a portal to the other side. The episode is most notable for capturing the series' first ever murder — as Zak is roasted alive by comedian Jeff Ross.

Old Lincoln County Hospital (Season 11 Episode 4)

This abandoned facility in Fayetteville, TN has become a mecca for ghost hunters and fans of the paranormal, with its history as a hospital for the mentally ill giving it an enhanced aura of pain and malevolence. Nearly everyone in Fayetteville has a connection to the hospital, as it was a main employer in town for almost 70 years. 

The GAC encounters what they believe to be the spirit of a young girl in the hallways. Trying to communicate with the spirit, Aaron turns to perhaps the most tried and true way of getting kids to follow directions: Bribe them with candy.

Haunted Harvey House (Season 11 Episode 5)

The Castaneda Hotel in Las Vegas was originally opened in the 1890s by southwestern hotel magnate Fred Harvey. In the decades since its closing in the 1940s, the building has fallen into disrepair, occupied only by the disenchanted spirits of its former residents and workers, the famous "Harvey Girls." 

Zak and the GAC lock themselves in to see if they can make contact with anyone still occupying the space. In the still-operating Plaza Hotel down the street, the GAC stops by to follow the trail of a spectral child looking for her grandmother; Zak attempts to bribe her with a teddy bear.

Upper Fruitland Curse (Season 14 Episode 8)

The apparition of a young boy with no face haunts a Navajo family living on a New Mexico reservation. The members of the Harris family have each had an eerie, invasive encounter, and when the GAC set up surveillance cameras around the house, they pick up what certainly looks like a four-legged shadow appearing from the ground and disappearing into the night. It is one of the most compelling pieces of video evidence the show has ever produced, even if Zak tries a little too hard to make a connection to Navajo cultural beliefs.

The Washoe Club: Final Chapter (Season 16 Episode 7)

Zak Bagans returns to the Old Washoe Club in Virginia City, NV — the site of the 2004 "Ghost Adventures" documentary that inspired the series — for the third and final time. Bagans claims that he has not come back just for fun, but that he has been receiving visions and dreams compelling him to return for some unknown purpose. 

Along with the requisite strange bumps and voices, the episode serves as a fitting tribute to late paranormal investigators Debby and Mark Constantino, who appeared in those first two visits to the haunted hotel.

Lewis Flats School (Season 16 Episode 8)

There are many spirits in this episode, and many sources. Despite its title, the epicenter of the hauntings is the many, many macabre tchotchkes on display at the Adobe Deli Steakhouse, located where the rebuilt Lewis Flats School once stood (the original school burned down in the 1940s). The steakhouse employees have reported many strange experiences revolving around the animal heads mounted on the restaurant walls, its collection of Native American pottery, and the owner's collectibles from nearby notable crimes. On top of all that, the land was the site of many violent skirmishes between white colonizers and Apache war parties during the years before New Mexico was part of the Union. How could a place like this not be haunted?

Crescent Hotel (Season 18 Episode 7)

The waters of Eureka Springs, AR were rumored to have healing properties, and people flocked there throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries to be cured of their ailments. The Crescent Hotel is a monument to this era in Ozark history, and known as one of the most haunted hotels in America. 

There's an unexpected poignancy to the episode, courtesy of Zak Bagans, surprisingly, whose father died of cancer shortly before filming. In between staged moments like asking random passersby in the middle of town where the hotel is, and tracking down "Michael," the hotel's most famous haunting, he wonders aloud that his father wasn't so different from those people who came to Eureka Springs a century before, hoping for a miracle. The search for healing and the search for the dead, it seems, are in many ways the same impulse.

Idaho State Tuberculosis Hospital (Season 18 Episode 12)

A family of 12 has rehabbed the former Idaho State Tuberculosis Hospital into an inn, but now they and their staff are being terrorized by an angry male presence seemingly left over from the site's more gruesome days. 

The GAC interviews a housekeeper who came face to face with this spectral man, and the memory of his violent energy brings her to tears. As with their other former and/or abandoned hospital episode, there is also an element of child spirits in the mix, alongside some surprisingly legible (and unsettling) EVP recordings of the male presence they seek. Plus, an ill-timed sneeze from Billy sends Zak out of his skin.

Curse of the Harrisville Farmhouse (Season 19 Halloween Special)

This two-hour Halloween special takes a look inside the farmhouse that inspired James Wan's "The Conjuring." 

The 300-year-old farmhouse has been the (alleged) site of murders and suicides, and many ghost hunters have investigated the house over the last 50 years, including the famous Ed and Lorraine Warren. As for the GAC, Zak Bagans hypes up the episode as containing the most compelling evidence of ghostly activity that they had ever found, and while that reveal is a perfectly predictable bust, the episode does score a coup by bringing in Keith and Karl Johnson, paranormal investigators who (while not as famous as the Warrens) were actually the first team to investigate the Harrisville Farmhouse.

Ghost Train of Ely (Season 21 Episode 1)

It's a lockdown on wheels as Zak and the GAC investigate reports of terrifying visions involving a 100-year-old steam train traveling the historic Nevada Northern Railway. 

While walking through the railway depot, Zak and Aaron are scared breathless, first by a cat that ran past, and then by literally their own shadows — which seems appropriately childlike, given their excitement to jump on a steam train and ride the rails. But when the current railway foreman informs them that eighteen people have died on the train over the last century, their anxiety begins to make sense, and as their investigation takes them out to literal frontier ghost towns, there is soon more than shadows and cats to frighten them.

Mayhem in Millville (Season 21 Episode 10)

This home in Utah once housed a polygamist sect, but now its tenants report ghostly activity centered around the basement. 

Notably, Zak elects not to go into the house with the rest of GAC, citing an upper respiratory infection. He stays behind in the production van, AKA the "nerve center," communicating via walkie-talkie and watching the action on monitors. But just because he is not in the house doesn't mean that he is free from demonic intimidation. As the GAC prepares to enter, Bagan's Ovilus spits out the words EVIL, CENT, and TABLE (just like the one Bagan is sitting on), and later on, the more alarming ABORT, UNHOLY, and CHILLS.

Bensin Grist Mill (Season 21 Episode 11)

A 19th-century Utah grist mill has been inoperative since the 1940s, but the spirits inside are very busy, and of such variety that there is something for everyone. 

Echoes of the West's genocidal past can be found in a Native American shadow figure seen on the grounds, while a ghostly couple in white tours the main building. Poltergeist activity in the old school building is thought to be brought on by a young girl's death in the nearby pond. While Zak's crew strains to attribute every creak and groan inside a 150-year old wood mill to supernatural sources, a sudden moan captured via EVP literally knocks Jay off his seat.

Hell Hole Prison (Season 12 Episode 8)

Yuma Territorial Prison in California earned the nickname "Hell Hole" due to its extreme temperatures and the even more extreme punishments visited upon its prisoners. Conditions are perfect for a run of the mill investigation for the GAC, and for most of the episode that's what it is, but toward the end of the episode Zak and crew become interested in the history of the Yuma prison band. 

The faint sound of music compels them towards a stage, where their heat sensitive equipment captures several prison band-shaped anomalies, seemingly performing for their guests. It's one of the show's most memorable moments, a perfect coming together of the show's one-ghost-fits-all methodology and a site's specific history.

Industrial District of the Damned (Season 20 Episode 9)

Salt Lake City's industrial district would not seem a likely hotbed of ghostly activity, but when a recent break-in to a century-old building reveals the evidence of a possible dark ritual having been performed in its basement, who you gonna call? 

Zak Bagans, of course — and soon enough the GAC is down in the basement, tempting a female spirit known as the Old Hag. A disembodied voice laughs at Billy as the crew picks up something passing through an old mirror and bouncing around the room. If the evidence presented is perhaps a little dubious, in comparison to the outsized reaction of the investigators? Well, otherwise it wouldn't be an episode of "Ghost Adventures."

Horror at Joe Exotic Zoo (Season 21 Special)

This Halloween special rides the coattails of the 2020 Netflix hit documentary "Tiger King," following the GAC's investigation of the animal park formerly owned by incarcerated big game collector Joe Exotic. 

While they are nominally on hand to investigate a purported haunting by Travis Maldonado (whose off-screen death by accidental gunshot was a key sequence in "Tiger King"), the crew doesn't capture much more than the incredible bad vibes of the filthy, overrun compound. At a certain point Joe Exotic's former zookeeper Erik Cowie, who has been guiding Bagans and crew around the area, can't take it much more and excuses himself from the room; Cowie would be found dead less than a year after this special aired.

Stone Lion Inn (Season 14 Episode 1)

A polite poltergeist in a Satanist's haunted hotel is a rare thing indeed, but that's just what the GAC uncovers at the Stone Lion Inn in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Current owner Becky Luker operates the inn as a bed and breakfast, performing a regular murder mystery show at a local cemetery, where some believe that the rituals she performs as part of the show are in fact actual wiccan and/or satanic rites. As the GAC investigates the Inn, a door mysteriously opens on its own. 

For most episodes of "Ghost Adventures," that would be enough meat for a month, but then Zak asks if whatever force opened the door could please close it. Amazingly, the force complies and the door slams shut — throwing the entire crew into a justified frenzy.

Disturbed in Wickenburg (Season 21 Episode 8)

The GAC had previously visited Vulture City, Arizona for an episode in 2010. At the time, the town's mining operations had not been operational for years. But now it is 2021, things are back up and running, and the local spirits do not seem pleased. 

When the attendees of a local paranormal convention suffer from mysterious ailments, some requiring hospitalization, Zak Bagans investigates the cause. Dark energy is felt around a tree that had been used for lynchings at one point, and it is presumed that much of the ghostly activity has its roots in the frontier violence between white miners and Native American tribes. These conflicts are often the historical subtexts of "Ghost Adventures" episodes taking place out west, but rarely is it so explicit or central to the investigation as it is here.

Ireland's Celtic Demons (Season 10 Halloween Special)

The GAC travels across the pond in this two-hour Halloween special, headed to Ireland to investigate the country's rich supernatural folklore, tour haunted castles, and squeeze in a quick portal to hell if time allows. 

The true appeal of this special is the gorgeous footage of the Irish landscape, which even the show's notoriously fuzzy nighttime photography can't fully diminish. The Irish locale allows Zak and company to practice their schtick with a different set of paranormal tropes, and there's the feeling here — as when they consult a "pagan witch" to cast a welcoming spell to explore Krohne Cave (the aforementioned portal to hell) — that they are merely tourists getting taken for a ride.

Curse of Ranch Island (Season 21 Episode 7)

Ranch Island is a commune outside of Las Vegas, where the spirit of a man who hanged himself may be trapped. As the GAC investigates, Zak is overcome with dark energy and believes himself to be in contact, if not outright possessed, by this shackled spirit. 

Jay Wasley rigs up an experimental energy circle with a Tesla coil, as the spirit presses down on his shoulders and envelops the crew in cold spots. "We're here to help you!" Aaron exclaims into the darkness. "We don't want anything else!" While that last part isn't necessarily true, the first part is surprisingly sincere. It's a rare thing when the GAC is here to help the living, more so than the dead.

Route 666 (Season 13 Halloween Special)

This two-hour Halloween special from 2016 is "Ghost Adventures" at its finest, showcasing the ultimate expression of the show's rustic Americana aesthetic, Route 66 — renamed Route 666 here for maximum cheese — in another example of the show firing on all cylinders. 

Traveling across Texas to investigate a trio of haunted sites — the De Soto Hotel, Concordia Cemetery, and Goatman's Bridge — the GAC confront spirits and each other, as supernatural bad vibes (or perhaps just the bad vibes that can creep up during a long car trip) threaten to tip over into violence. On Goatman's Bridge, Aaron Goodwin males the ill-advised move of breaking away from the group, only to be thrown to the ground by an invisible force. 

"I'm bleeding everywhere, dude," he says as he examines a wound on his arm, despite no evidence of any blood anywhere — perhaps the most "Ghost Adventures" moment of them all.

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27 best ghost adventures episodes ranked.

Paranormal reality show Ghost Adventures is pretty polarizing in terms of believability, but the best episodes always deliver the thrills and chills.

  • Ghost Adventures has gradually improved over the seasons, focusing more on collecting evidence and garnering better ratings.
  • Some of the best episodes feature crossover events or investigations at infamous locations like the Joe Exotic zoo and the Cerro Gordo ghost town.
  • The show offers a mix of horror and investigative evidence, captivating viewers with creepy visuals and audio, but not all episodes live up to the same level of scares.

Paranormal reality show Ghost Adventures is definitely polarizing, but some of the best Ghost Adventures episodes feature a balance of what audiences love, and what they hate. Viewers tend to either laugh at the sometimes theatrical character of ghost hunter and show creator Zak Bagans and the questionable validity of some of the paranormal evidence, or they appreciate the show for what it is and suspend their disbelief for a moment. As the seasons progress, Ghost Adventures gradually shed its more embarrassing habits and focused primarily on collecting evidence, garnering better and better ratings.

It’s left to viewers to decide upon the legitimacy of said evidence. This is a niche genre in company with other great paranormal TV shows Sightings and Paranormal Witness . But for believers and casual viewers alike, Ghost Adventures is well-received and worth the watch. The best Ghost Adventures episodes have stuck with fans for years and are likely to haunt them for years to come. Though the ratings that fans give the episodes may change over time, the scariest parts of Ghost Adventures show just how engaging the series can get.

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27 Halloween Special: Horror At Joe Exotic Zoo — Wynnewood, Oklahoma

One of the best Ghost Adventures episodes crossed over with a 2020 docuseries hit. Tiger King, the entertaining and horrifying Netflix documentary about Joe Exotic and exotic animal zoos in America, went completely viral early in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Netflix series showcased some of the worst things Joe Exotic ever did , including animal cruelty and setting up a hit on rival Carole Baskin. For the 2020 Halloween special, it was fitting that Bagans and his team traveled to the infamous Oklahoma location.

They were even able to interview Jeff and Lauren Lowe and employees who were also featured in the documentary. A large part of the investigation and interviews centered around Travis Maldonado, who tragically died on the property. A team of cadaver dogs picked up the scent of human remains in a body of water, and the overnight investigation featured a deep echo tube experiment headed by Bill Chappell. The results, however, were less than stellar.

26 Curse Of Ranch Island — Las Vegas, Nevada

Back in Bagans' hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada, the Ghost Adventures team sets up shop in a communal compound named "Ranch Island" in the excellent paranormal reality show . Following a tragedy on the property the year before, residents started experiencing paranormal activity. During the beginning of the overnight investigation, Bagans begins to feel sick and dizzy and takes off in his car.

In an interesting EVP session on the rooftop lounge area, the team tells the spirit that they're there to listen to it, and it calls back, " Sure, got it. " As the episode progresses, Bagans continues to be affected by a negative energy, even having to lie down. Stark cold spots and more male voices being heard on devices develop over the course of the night. While not one of the very top Ghost Adventures episodes, the EVP work proved fruitful, but it wasn't quite as scary as other installments.

25 Cerro Gordo Ghost Town — Cerro Gordo, California

In one of the best Ghost Adventures episodes, which first debuted in November 2019, the gang investigates a mysterious and supposedly haunted old mining town. The name Cerro Gordo loosely translates to "Fat Hill," and it's a ghost town located in the Inyo Mountains of California. While the area has a lurid history, the sprawling town proved to be difficult to explore fully.

Fittingly, it is located close to Death Valley, and it's not easy to get to since it is hidden away in the cliffs. Many murders occurred there as it was a classic "Old West" town complete with shootouts, mining accidents, and more. The town had brothels, gambling houses, and saloons, but no sheriff or church to speak of.

24 Upper Fruitland Curse — Upper Fruitland, New Mexico

One of the best Ghost Adventures episodes takes the group to Upper Fruitland, New Mexico where they help a family investigate an ominous haunting that includes the spectral appearance of a faceless young boy. One reason this episode is so popular is that it features horrifying video footage of a chair seemingly moving of its own accord.

There is further investigative evidence of something being amiss inside the house when the video captures strange figures on tape, and snarling sounds are picked up on the devices. Even Jay begins to feel sick while inside the home. However, the haunted house isn't quite as famous as other houses the team has explored in the past.

23 Lewis Flats School — Deming, New Mexico

This investigation is set at a school that burned down and became a taxidermy-filled steakhouse. One of the best Ghost Adventures episodes almost immediately gets straight to the evidence, rather than the typical half-interview formula. It’s pretty intriguing, with EMF spikes, intelligent audio responses, and even the classic horror staple of fluctuating lights.

The most alarming moment is the extraordinarily distinct shadow behind a doorway, which is clear enough to suggest a living intruder who apparently left some animal bones. That kind of threat is equally disconcerting as any alleged ghost. Still, after a couple of thrown objects, Aaron Goodwin is left by himself. He’s scared out of his mind by some strange sounds, later jumping at his own reflection which is both compelling and pretty amusing. However, Goodwin's reactions are a bit too exaggerated.

22 The Washoe Club: Final Chapter — Virgin City, Nevada

This place was featured in the original Ghost Adventures documentary from 2004 and is one of the creepiest locations the Ghost Adventures crew has visited. That history is inherently appealing for longtime fans. It’s especially moving that two people who helped with the previous Washoe investigation have since passed on. And according to some strangely coincidental and intelligent communication, the team believes those friends are reaching out.

It’s one of the more personal investigations, with intriguing visual and audio evidence, making it one of the best Ghost Adventures episodes. Audiences see a strange SLS figure, the full spectrum camera captures an odd mist, and there’s a long sequence of alleged footsteps. Also, a brief visit to a candy shop provides some surprisingly good humor, which rarely works on this show. Mist and footsteps are enough to make this one of the best installments ever.

21 Mayhem In Millville — Millville, Utah

In the ghost-hunting paranormal reality show , the Ghost Adventures crew visited the home of a descendant of the infamous Jessop polygamist cult in Utah that had over 200 family members—leader Joe Jessop had five wives and 239 grandchildren. Bagans and his team investigated one of the oldest homes in Millville, Utah, owned by Cindy Lou Hensen in one of the best Ghost Adventures episodes. To start, there's a voice that can be heard telling them to "get out" during their tour of the house.

Later on, they capture a shot of light coming out from a closet that had been nailed closed for 40 years. Suffering from an upper respiratory infection, Bagans headed the investigation via walkie-talkie from a van outside. When he asked the malevolent force about Jesus, it answered back, " Let God thank ." One of the greatest pieces of evidence in Ghost Adventures is when he asked what the spirit wanted, it said " James, " which is the name of the tenant who had been greatly affected by the house and even burst into tears upon entering it. That said, vocal evidence was about the only evidence found.

20 Twin Bridges Orphanage — Twin Bridges, Montana

The GAC visits the town of Twin Bridges, Montana in one of the best Ghost Adventures episodes. They were reportedly the first paranormal team to investigate the old Twin Bridges Orphanage, which was supposedly haunted by hundreds of spirits. However, evidence was somewhat scant in this episode, which is why it's not considered the best.

Since the orphanage first opened its doors in 1894 it supposedly had several strange deaths of children and while locked inside, the crew tried to make contact with them and the old matrons. In any paranormal TV show, child spirits are easily some of the eeriest spectators the crew could come up against, and it doesn't get much scarier than a spooky old orphanage.

19 Old Lincoln County Hospital — Fayetteville, Tennessee

In one of the best Ghost Adventures episodes, the crew travels to Tennessee to investigate an abandoned hospital. That’s simply an innately creepy setting, anywhere. But this episode has a fascinating turn of events—the police get involved. Briefly, while attempting an interview, the police arrive at the scene of filming.

A local commander in the police department describes the potential paranormal activity, which can’t be a more welcome testimony. Still, a single piece of evidence can make all the difference in fan appreciation. The presence of a potential shadow figure is a compelling piece of footage. There’s a reason some of the best horror movies are set in hospitals. The episode is paced well, and the crew also uses some interesting new gear. Despite this, a shadow figure alone isn't enough to make it the very best Ghost Adventures episode.

18 McPike Mansion — Alton, Illinois

The McPike Mansion is a rather legendary old residence tucked away in Alton, Illinois. It is considered to be one of the scariest places in America and has been featured on multiple television shows in addition to being one of the best Ghost Adventures episodes. However, the evidence simply wasn't compelling enough to make it the best but it remains a great installment.

The old Victorian mansion has a very long history of strange activity and reported paranormal phenomena. A few members of the crew thought that satanic worship might have taken place on the property at some point, but that was never proven. It is supposedly haunted by its former owner and domestic servant.

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17 Benson Grist Mill — Stansbury Park, Utah

Whether the ghost-hunting paranormal show is real or fake , another stop in Utah for the team was the 150-year-old Benson Grist Mill in Stansbury Park. Built under the direction of Brigham Young, the famous Mormon for which the university is named, the mill was the site of the drowning of a young girl. Outside of EVP activity, however, there wasn't much evidence.

Upon entering the Booth barn on the property, some members of the crew have a negative and nauseous feeling. Eyewitnesses reported a man dressed in black in the upstairs part of the mill. During the night, Bagans collects a Class A EVP of a man's voice in the mill saying " bicycle ." When he asks the spirit why he said that word, it answers, "I was thinkin' about it."

16 Stone Lion Inn — Guthrie, Oklahoma

The adventurers travel to Oklahoma in one of the best Ghost Adventures episodes to investigate a small bed and breakfast that was once used as a mortuary. Now, the owner runs a murder mystery show there and is purportedly enacting genuine satanic rituals. Besides this silliness, there’s some really interesting history. The episode recounts the true story of a train robber’s corpse ending up as a mummified tourist attraction for decades.

It’s fairly disturbing, with real photos of the remains on display. However, this episode also compiles some pretty incredible evidence, including alleged poltergeist activity. Doors apparently move on their own, and a camera’s tripod is completely knocked over. Poltergeist footage is the crown jewel of such investigations and prompts entertaining discussion between viewers. Though the history itself is interesting, some of the episode's sillier moments detracted from the overall story.

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15 Petrified In Pahrump — Pahrump, Nevada

The Ghost Adventures series' team heads out to rural Nevada to investigate a winery plagued by paranormal phenomena in one of the best Ghost Adventures episodes. Reportedly constructed atop an old burial site, strange accidents and rumors of a curse have the staff on edge.

While most spirit sightings on Ghost Adventures are blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments, this episode was full of obvious scares. In particular, the crew saw a lot of activity in a second-floor apartment. There, they captured various loud and unexplained crashes and bangs, a TV turned on by itself, and what may have been a being crawling across a wall. This was easily among the scariest of the paranormal series' more recent outings.

14 Disturbed In Wickenburg — Vulture City, Arizona

After a paranormal conference, attendees reported a dark energy in the town of Vulture City, Arizona in one of the best Ghost Adventures episodes. The crew made its second trip back to the Vulture City to investigate what may be going on. A previously abandoned mine where many people died that was recently reopened looks like it may be the culprit, according to local Native Americans that the crew consulted.

During a ceremony by the Navajo being filmed by the crew, Bagans captures a very clear shadow of a soldier in the background of a picture. In lockdown, the team gets an SLS shot of a spirit shooting through Jay Wasley. Soon after, Bagans feels a sharp pain in his shoulder and a feeling of pure rage, prompting him to pause and tell the energy that it does not have permission to enter him. Al this drama ranks the episode relatively high.

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13 Industrial District Of The Damned — Salt Lake City, Utah

In one of the best Ghost Adventures episodes, a break-in led the owners of a 120-year-old building in Salt Lake City, Utah, to discover an apparent ritual that took place in the basement. Oddly enough, nothing was stolen, but the contents of the building were in disarray. Although the ritual included a pentagram made of sticks and flowers, which is traditionally Pagan and not evil in nature, as they incorrectly assume on the show, most of their investigation is about the spirit that was already in the building previously.

Many of the workers in the building claimed that things had attached to them and followed them home. The crew searches for evidence of a supposed "old hag" spirit in the basement and captures the voices of other spirits upstairs. While the evidence wasn't as compelling as in other episodes, the setting itself was arguably more terrifying than other entries.

12 Haunted Harvey House — Las Vegas, New Mexico

It’s always interesting when the crew is the first team allowed to officially investigate an establishment, which is why this is one of the best Ghost Adventures episodes. At the very least, it adds some credibility to them, given that certain locations have particular reputations at stake. This episode features two very old buildings in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

And once again, apparent shadow figures are the most alarming and memorable encounters in the episode. Two dark, fleeting shadows whoosh past a doorway. It’s some pretty startling footage, akin to anything in a Paranormal Activity movie. But the GAC also collects a wide range of numerous voices, and they utilize a good range of tech.

11 Halloween Special: Curse Of The Harrisville Farmhouse — Burrillville, Rhode Island

After the very successful first Halloween special, GA continued the tradition with one of the best Ghost Adventures episodes. This 2019 special episode involved Bagans and the crew traveling to the infamous Harrisville Farmhouse to investigate the Perron family haunting. The name and subject matter may be familiar to viewers because the 300-year-old farmhouse served as the basis for The Conjuring films.

The farmhouse is just one of many real-life haunted places that have inspired movies. The Perron family was formerly the subject of an investigation by famed demonologists, Lorraine and Ed Warren. The case is as famous for the pair as other notable hauntings such as Amityville and Annabelle the doll. The fact that the area attracted the attention of the Warrens is one of the many reasons why this episode is so good.

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10 Steinbeck House Haunting — Salinas, California

In a 2022 episode of Ghost Adventures , the team heads to the birthplace of famed author John Steinbeck, who had, decades prior, claimed to feel a dark presence in the home. Paranormal activity seems to have been present for quite some time, and the crew takes an interest in a psychomanteum that was apparently powerful enough to shut off one of their cameras.

In one of the most iconic Ghost Adventures locations , their equipment also picks up some fairly chatty spirits, one of which seemed to relate the residents to Steinbeck and claimed that the presence of a witch could still be felt in the area. Spooky happenings combined with the famous location itself made this a special episode.

9 Panic On Pine Street — Paso Robles, California

Hauntings at the Paso Robles saloon in California have reached such an extent that the staff is terrified to remain in the building for extended periods, and their palpable terror makes this one of the best Ghost Adventures episodes. The crew is called in to investigate and is met with shadowy figures and some surprisingly talkative spirits.

The highlight of the episode arguably comes when the Ghost Adventures team picks up a string of words on the polterpod. They hear a male voice apparently greeting them with the word " Howdy, " as well as a woman saying " no, no " and a very clear pronunciation of the name " Lincoln. "

8 Ireland's Celtic Demons — Ireland

This two-hour special and one of the best Ghost Adventures episodes appropriately travels to the birthplace of Halloween and tells a brief origin of the holiday. It’s a fun way to get in the mood for spooky season and an inviting time to watch the show. The team undergoes an entry ritual to appease an old Celtic goddess, and there’s a story about a demonic cat. It’s all a bit stylized, but the specials usually are.

The Irish setting is fascinating, and although the first half doesn’t offer much beyond an EVP scream, Loftus Hall, built in 1350, delivers much more interesting activity. The team captures a white mist in a doorway, and they also get an extensive SLS figure apparently standing on Aaron’s shoulders. The evidence, combined with the intriguing location, is why this episode is so great.

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Ghost Adventures is one of the longest-running paranormal investigation shows to date. Here are the 10 best episodes of Ghost Adventures, ranked.

With the surge of paranormal investigation shows in the early 2000s, it's no wonder Ghost Adventures became a household name when it comes to ghost-hunting series. The show stars Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, and Jay Wasley as the main investigative team, though Nick Groff was also a main cast member for ten seasons through 2014.

Each episode has two portions: an investigation, where the location's backstory is covered, and the lockdown, where the team spends a night documenting their experience in the space. They have traveled across the US and internationally to determine whether these locations are actually haunted.

Ghost Adventures premiered in 2008 and now has over 250 episodes, including Halloween specials, unique spin-offs, and celebrity guest stars. While some question the validity of the evidence or of the supernatural altogether, the show has an excellent balance of humor, paranormal evidence, and a consistent cast viewers can connect with. Here are the top 10 episodes of Ghost Adventures , ranked.

10 Upper Fruitland Curse (Season 14, Episode 8)

Season 14 of Ghost Adventures brought us Episode 8, titled "Upper Fruitland Curse." This investigation takes place in Upper Fruitland, New Mexico, where the Harris family is experiencing paranormal activity from the ghost of a faceless young boy. The lockdown location is in the Navajo Nation, where the team captured an impressive amount of evidence during their investigation. One piece of evidence viewers found terrifying was from the Harris family, who captured a black mass on their home footage.

During the investigation, Zak learns how animals have been attacked on the property and how crops struggle to grow. He experiences an intense amount of energy while examining the family's trailer and banging on the side of the van. The lockdown proves to be just as extreme, as the team catches a chair moving on its own and a strange EVP.

9 Return to Bobby Mackey’s (Season 4, Episode 3)

"Return to Bobby Mackey's" from Season 4 of Ghost Adventures is one of the most iconic episodes of the show. The location in Kentucky is a repeat visit for the crew and is referred to as a "gateway to hell." Bobby Mackey's Music World is a former slaughterhouse turned country nightclub that is believed to have had satanic rituals performed on the land. Their first visit to Bobby Mackey's was the Season 1 series premiere, where they encountered physical scratches and spirits that followed them home.

In the Ghost Adventures return to the honky-tonk nightclub, there are numerous instances of evidence and unsettling activity. There are apparitions, spirits communicating messages through EVPs, and a possession that causes Zak to seek an exorcism after the visit. With how deeply each of the crew was affected, "Return to Bobby Mackey's" remains one of the scariest episodes so far.

8 Fear in Flagstaff (Season 24, Episode 4)

One of the show's newer episodes that ranks best among the series is Season 24, Episode 4, "Fear in Flagstaff." It first debuted in June 2023 and follows as the Ghost Adventures crew visit the Weatherford Hotel in Flagstaff, Arizona.

The historic hotel dates back to the late 1800s, though today, it has most of the staff and guests dealing with terrifying paranormal experiences. The hotel staff share their decade-long experiences during the investigation, which adds another layer of mystery to this location.

There is a good amount of evidence collected during this episode, but the best part is the game the crew plays to determine who will investigate the basement alone. Viewers see Aaron and Zak too scared to go into the basement, along with their fluctuating emotions during this lockdown. It's not the scariest episode of the show, but it brings back a classic, authentic feel from the early seasons.

7 Hell Hole Prison (Season 12, Episode 8)

Season 12, Episode 8 of Ghost Adventures is "Hell Hole Prison," an investigation that takes Zak, Aaron, Billy, and Jay to Yuma, Arizona. Here, they visit the Yuma Territorial Prison, which dates back to 1876 and is known for being a historic park and graveyard where over 100 prisoners are laid to rest. The prison gained the nickname "hell hole" due to the terrible treatment many inmates received and the extreme heat that plagues the Arizona desert.

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What makes this one of the best Ghost Adventures episodes is the unique evidence captured at the prison. While these types of locations are known to be paranormal hot spots, this lockdown had the team interacting with some friendly spirits. The most impressive evidence captured is with their SLS camera, which shows several figures on the stage who appear to be putting on a musical performance for the team.

6 Panic on Pine Street (Season 25, Episode 11)

Season 25's "Panic on Pine Street" takes the crew to Paso Robles, California, where the team visits a historic saloon that is said to be haunted by a spirit known as "The Old Hag." Zak and the team learn during their investigation that many of the saloon's staff members are uncomfortable being in the building alone, and the tension throughout the episode is easy to pick up on. The owner's security footage is particularly creepy, as well as the audio evidence captured in their lockdown.

"Panic on Pine Street" is a very active location that provides a great deal of evidence for the Ghost Adventures team. The polterpod device picks up several clear voices that say hello and clearly state the name "Lincoln." There wasn't much evidence of "The Old Hag" entity specifically, but the team seems certain her spirit is not at rest and determines she is still a threat to those in the saloon.

5 Island of the Dolls (Season 10, Episode 4)

"Island of the Dolls" is from season ten of Ghost Adventures and takes place in Mexico at a tourist attraction known as the 'Island of Dolls.' This location is desolate and weaves through the canals where hundreds of decrepit baby dolls are hung from the trees.

The site is not only creepy from its appearance, but it was also the site where a little girl is rumored to have drowned sometime around the 1950s. A recluse man named Don Juan lived on the tiny island and felt he was being haunted by the little girl's spirit. He began hanging dolls around the canals as an offering to her but ended up becoming obsessed with the shrine.

This episode is not only creepy because of the dolls but also because viewers get to watch as Zak tries to overcome his fear of dolls. However, this proves to be difficult when dolls start laughing on their own, and a fire ignites with no one around. There's also evidence of a figure walking across the bridge captured, voices on the spirit box, and thermal apparitions in one of the haunted dolls, making this an episode to remember.

4 Curse of the Harrisville Farmhouse (Season 22, Episode 1)

In the Season 22 Halloween special, "Curse of Harrisville Farmhouse," the Ghost Adventures crew travels to Burriville, Rhode Island, to investigate the infamous house that inspired The Conjuring franchise . The colonial farmhouse is over 250 years old and sits on a secluded road in the Ocean State, with a history rich in supernatural activity and unfortunate events. Most of the evidence and attention over the years was garnered from the Perron family, who lived in the home during the 1970s and eventually sought help from Ed and Lorraine Warren.

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It's clear from the beginning of this episode that the Harrisville farmhouse has a dark energy that immediately starts to affect the crew. Both Aaron and Zak experience physical symptoms ranging from chest pain and dizziness to extreme emotional distress, which is terrifying for viewers to watch them go through.

They also capture a dark apparition in a window while working with demonologists Carl and Keith Johnson, two brothers who investigated the property even before the Warrens' involvement . One of the Perron children who grew up in the house, Andrea, is also a part of the episode.

3 Ireland’s Celtic Demons (Season 10 Halloween Special)

The Season 10 Halloween special "Ireland's Celtic Demons" is a two-hour episode that takes the team on an international investigation to Leap Castle, one of the most haunted castles in the country. Zak and the team dive into the history of Halloween and learn about the legends surrounding an ancient Celtic goddess before diving into a lockdown, where the team splits up and gains a wealth of paranormal evidence. They get to visit several different locations, but their time at Loftus Hall proves to be one of the most active.

During their time in the 1300s home in Wexford, Ireland, rumored to be haunted by the devil, the Ghost Adventures crew does capture a few different strange occurrences. These include a floating white mist, a voice saying "Help me" through the spirit box, and a figure messing with Aaron. Things only intensify during this episode when Aaron becomes violently ill after his encounter with the spirit.

2 Route 666 (Season 13 Halloween Special)

Another Ghost Adventures Halloween special that ranks as one of the best episodes is "Route 666." This two-part episode follows the team as they travel on their own route 666 across Texas. They stop at three different haunted locations: the De Soto Hotel, the Concordia Cemetery, and Goatman's Bridge.

Each of these spots is believed to be riddled with demonic activity and proves to be one of the most intense investigations the crew has had to date. The Concordia Cemetery is filled with apparitions and leads Billy to encounter three dark figures walking in the area. The figures are so realistic Billy ends up calling the police to check the grounds for intruders.

While the De Soto Hotel and Concordia Cemetery had numerous pieces of unsettling evidence, the most terrifying was, without a doubt, at Goatman's Bridge. Nearly every person on this investigation had a violent, overpowering experience, especially Jay Wasley's wife, Ashley. The demonic presence at the bridge seemed to take over Ashley, and ultimately, the experience caused her to quit the show altogether. The sheer amount of evidence combined with how intense this episode is makes it one of the series' best.

1 Poveglia Island (Season 3, Episode 3)

One of the best Ghost Adventures episodes is Season 3, Episode 3, "Poveglia Island." Poveglia Island is located off the coast of Venice, Italy, and is believed to be a prime spot for paranormal activity.

The site has a rich history filled with death and despair, as it's where many criminals and those suffering from the plague were sent to live their final days. This episode is filled with not only a mountain of evidence, but also Zak becomes possessed by an entity that makes him turn on Aaron and Nick. He has little control over his emotions and continues to get more and more aggressive as the episode goes on.

It's disturbing to see Zak in the plague doctor mask trying to entice the spirits only to be overtaken by an unseen force so quickly. In addition to the possession, the Ghost Adventures crew captures EVPs of a girl's voice that causes their equipment to malfunction and a creepy figure that knocks over one of their cameras. The raw emotions, along with the different types of evidence captured on Poveglia Island, make it the best Ghost Adventures episode to date.

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List of the best Ghost Adventures episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. Paranormal reality fans will also enjoy the best Ghost Hunters episodes and the creepiest A Haunting episodes . With over 15 seasons under its belt, there really are a lot of scary episodes of Ghost Adventures that are worth watching. It's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Ghost Adventures episodes of all time are, which is why we want you to vote for your favorite adventures from Zak, Nick, and Aaron. Fans of Ghost Adventures are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is. Featuring the scariest Ghost Adventures episodes filmed in the most haunted locations, this list has it all, including the best episodes that are available on Hulu. 

This list is made up of a variety of episodes, including everything from "Bobby Mackey's Music World" to "Lizzie Borden House." What is the best Ghost Adventures episode of all time? Vote below and let your voice be heard. Consider this your guide to the most awesome and scariest episode of Ghost Adventures . And when you're done, check out these other great paranormal shows .

Bobby Mackey's Music World

Bobby Mackey's Music World

This spine-tingling episode focuses on the haunted honky-tonk, infamous for its supposed portal to hell. The team uncovers disturbing stories of murder and satanic rituals while experiencing unexplained phenomena throughout the night.

Poveglia Island

Poveglia Island

The team ventures to Italy's cursed island filled with dark history, from torture to mass burials of plague victims. With such a sinister past, it's no wonder the island is teeming with chilling encounters throughout the investigation.

Waverly Hills

Waverly Hills

Set in one of the most haunted places in America, this eerie exploration takes them through the former tuberculosis hospital. As they uncover its tragic past, both patients and staff alike appear to make their presence known in unsettling ways.

Return to Mackey's

Return to Mackey's

Back for round two, the team revisits the notorious haunt, delving deeper into the chilling tales of possession and malevolent spirits. This time around, they confront the evil forces head-on, resulting in a truly unforgettable investigation.

Linda Vista Hospital

Linda Vista Hospital

Once a bustling medical facility, now a decaying shell with morbid secrets, the team delves into the crumbling corridors. They experience heart-stopping encounters with spirits that call the abandoned hospital home.

Pennhurst State School and Hospital

Pennhurst State School and Hospital

Focusing on the tragic tales of abuse suffered by countless patients, the investigation turns intensely emotional. The team discovers harrowing echoes of suffering that still linger in this former asylum's walls.

Villisca Axe Murder House

Villisca Axe Murder House

The team explores the site of one of the most brutal unsolved murder cases in history. As they search for answers, they are confronted with dark forces that continue to haunt this gruesome crime scene.

Ancient Rams Inn

Ancient Rams Inn

An investigation in the depths of the notoriously haunted 12th-century inn unearths spine-chilling tales of human sacrifices and demonic activity. The team's experiences become increasingly sinister as they unravel the inn's gruesome history.

Former Psychiatric Hospital - Northern, NJ

Former Psychiatric Hospital - Northern, NJ

Delving into a once-thriving psychiatric institution, the team encounters the troubled spirits of tormented patients. As they peer into the facility's darkest corners, the chilling stories of abuse and mistreatment reveal themselves.

Edinburgh Vaults - Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Vaults - Edinburgh, Scotland

Set beneath the bustling streets of Edinburgh, the vaults are a labyrinth of darkness and despair. As they explore the haunted passageways, the team encounters the restless spirits still lurking within.

Preston Castle

Preston Castle

This grandiose former reform school is filled with sorrowful spirits that continue to haunt its imposing walls. The team grapples with inexplicable phenomena and encounters the relentless spirits trapped within the castle's confines.

Old Washoe Club and Chollar Mine

Old Washoe Club and Chollar Mine

The historic Washoe Club and nearby Chollar Mine hold a wealth of ghostly activity. As they delve into these haunted locations, the team uncovers the tragic stories of those who perished within the walls and underground tunnels.

Moon River Brewery

Moon River Brewery

The team investigates the Savannah hotspot notorious for its violent spirits and unexplained phenomena. As they uncover the brewery's dark past, the line between history and the paranormal becomes blurred.

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Exploring the crumbling ruins of America's most historic prison, the team comes face-to-face with the restless spirits of hardened criminals. The chilling stories of murder and cruelty come alive within these haunted walls.

Tuolumne General Hospital

Tuolumne General Hospital

Tales of disembodied voices and ghostly apparitions draw the team to this abandoned hospital. As they delve deeper into its tragic past, they come face-to-face with its tortured souls.

Rolling Hills Asylum

Rolling Hills Asylum

This former sanatorium and poorhouse provides a perfect backdrop for an unsettling investigation. The team encounters the spirits of former patients and staff, still roaming the corridors of the eerie asylum.

The Riddle House

The Riddle House

The mysterious mansion is notorious for its tales of suicide and tragedy. The team's investigation reveals an unsettling encounter with the ghosts of those who perished within the house.

Gettysburg

In the heart of one of America's bloodiest battlegrounds, the spirits of those who fought and died there still linger. The team delves into the haunted fields and buildings, uncovering the sorrowful echoes of the Civil War.

Winchester Mystery House

Winchester Mystery House

This sprawling mansion, famous for its seemingly endless maze-like halls, holds a wealth of ghostly activity. As they unravel the tragic tale of its owner, the team stumbles upon eerie evidence of spirits still dwelling within the house.

Tooele Hospital

Tooele Hospital

This abandoned hospital provides a chilling setting for an investigation filled with otherworldly encounters. The team's search for answers uncovers the tragic past of the countless souls who never left the building.

Letchworth Village

Letchworth Village

The team delves into the grim history of this forgotten asylum, uncovering tales of mistreatment and abuse. As they encounter the restless spirits that still linger, the line between the past and the present begins to blur.

Sloss Furnace---Birmingham, AL

Sloss Furnace---Birmingham, AL

These ominous iron furnaces hold a dark history of death and injury. The team confronts paranormal forces as they explore the haunted grounds and encounter the spirits of the workers who met their untimely demise.

Stanley Hotel

Stanley Hotel

The iconic hotel that inspired The Shining proves to be a hotbed of paranormal activity. The investigation provides heart-stopping evidence of the otherworldly forces haunting its halls.

Moundsville Penitentiary - Moundsville, WV

Moundsville Penitentiary - Moundsville, WV

Venturing through the decaying ruins of a once-thriving prison, the team discovers a hotbed of paranormal activity. The chilling encounters with tormented spirits offer evidence of the suffering that took place within its walls.

Ohio Reformatory

Ohio Reformatory

Once a notorious hub of crime and punishment, the team explores the haunted prison, uncovering chilling stories of murder and mistreatment. The restless spirits of inmates and guards alike make their presence known in terrifying ways.

Yorktown Hospital

Yorktown Hospital

This abandoned hospital is teeming with otherworldly activity. The team's investigation uncovers a wealth of ghostly encounters and tales of tragic deaths that continue to haunt the building.

The Washoe Club: Final Chapter

The Washoe Club: Final Chapter

Returning to the notorious site, the team sets out to answer lingering questions surrounding the club's mysterious hauntings. The truth behind its sinister past becomes all too evident as they encounter powerful forces lurking within.

Skinwalker Canyon

Skinwalker Canyon

Set in the heart of Navajo Nation, the canyon holds a treasure trove of mystery and supernatural phenomena. The team encounters shape-shifters and malevolent forces as they delve into the area's chilling folklore.

The Myrtles Plantation

The Myrtles Plantation

The team ventures to one of the most haunted locations in America, teeming with dark stories of murder and betrayal. As they delve into the plantation's sinister past, the spirits of past residents make their presence known in spine-chilling ways.

Lava Hot Springs Inn

Lava Hot Springs Inn

This Idaho hotspot proves to be fertile ground for a hair-raising investigation. As they uncover stories of murder and betrayal, the team is confronted by the spirits that still roam the property.

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Zak and the crew travel to Yuma, AZ, to investigate a series of mysterious attacks inside a former casino with a shady past. The intense lockdown reveals a childlike entity with a dark, sinister presence roaming the building.

Melrose Hotel

Zak and the crew investigate a historic hotel plagued by dark spirits in Grand Junction, CO. The vicious entities seem to target only men and may have even been responsible for a brutal murder involving the hotel's previous owners.

Binion's Hotel and Casino

Zak and crew investigate two historic hotels inside an infamous Las Vegas casino with a dark and violent history. The long-abandoned hotels, sealed off and left frozen in time, have created a paranormal pressure cooker just waiting to explode.

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Zak and the crew investigate the aggressive spirits who roam a 130-year-old estate in Altadena, CA, that's been used as a location for various films and TV shows.

Panic in Amarillo

Zak and the crew rush to a private home in Amarillo, TX, where a family is reaching its breaking point with an aggressive entity. It's the guys' most complex and challenging investigation yet as they search for the truth.

Crescent Hotel

Zak and the crew investigate a historic hotel plagued by restless spirits in Eureka Springs, AR. They capture a curtain moving on its own and make contact with Michael, the hotel's most active and notorious ghost.

Mount Wilson Ranch

Zak and the crew land outside of Pioche, Nevada, to investigate a mysterious ranch known for its concentration of supernatural energy and countless reports of extraterrestrial activity.

A Haunting in Scottsdale

Zak and the crew investigate an Arizona home sitting on land once occupied by a Native American tribe. The owner claims he's been affected by a dark, aggressive energy and believes an ancient entity is haunting his property.

Union Hotel

Zak and the crew travel to the Bay Area to investigate aggressive paranormal activity at a historic hotel that has endured the brutal California Gold Rush, a smallpox epidemic and a period as a seedy flophouse.

St. Ignatius Hospital

Zak and the crew stick together as they investigate a 127-year-old hospital in Colfax, Washington. The building may be abandoned, but it's far from quiet with reports of visitors hearing strange growls and being attacked by unseen hands.

Idaho State Tuberculosis Hospital

Zak and the crew investigate a former tuberculosis hospital in Gooding, Idaho, that's been converted into an inn. The owners and their staff have been terrorized by whispering voices, ghostly children and the spirit of an angry old man.

Albion Castle

Zak and the crew are in San Francisco investigating a mysterious castle built on top of sacred caverns said to be a haunted by a female apparition. The current owners claim to be plagued by paranormal activity in almost every corner of the property.

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Zak and the crew trek a treacherous cliffside trail to investigate a former mining town haunted by the lost souls of its former residents.

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The 15 best ‘Ghost Adventures’ episodes

Whether it's the haunted history of the Stanley Hotel or the mysterious goings-on on Poveglia Island, viewers are in for a fright.

Ghost Adventures

Now in its 25th season, the reality TV show  Ghost Adventures  has featured several creepy interactions and terrifying episodes since its premiere on October 17, 2008, making it the longest-running ghost-focused paranormal series.

Originally airing on the Travel Channel, the series moved to Discovery+ in 2021, where viewers continue to follow ghost hunters Zak Bagans , Nick Groff (seasons 1–10), Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, and Jay Wasley as they explore some of the world’s most horrific and haunting sites. 

The show’s unique blend of historical accuracy, supernatural tension, and interdepartmental friendship has captivated viewers worldwide. Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, and Jay Wasley care deeply about what they do on the show. When investigating, they put all of themselves into it and show genuine anxiety, excitement, or empathy. This honesty strikes a chord with viewers, increasing their interest in and credibility of the investigations. 

The ‘lockdown’ method used by  Ghost Adventures  is also noteworthy. The cast and crew stay the night in supposedly haunted locales to get the full effect, raising the stakes and increasing the excitement of the investigations. Let’s dive into the top ten unforgettable episodes that viewers and reviewers agree are the most compelling and terrifying.

15. “Waverly Hills Sanatorium” (season 4, episode 4)

In this episode, the crew goes to Louisville, Kentucky to explore the Waverly Hills Sanatorium. This was a former hospital that treated thousands of tuberculosis patients in the early 1900s. Visitors to the hospital claimed that they heard anguished screams, spooky footsteps, and slams while there by themselves.

The horrific backdrop of the episode, coupled with the crew hearing the voice of a young child, made this episode extra spooky. Their equipment kept going off, and it felt like one of the most heart-racing episodes of the entire show.

14. “The Harrisville Farmhouse” (season 22, episode 1)

With this being the Halloween episode of an already scary show, it’s no surprise that this is a good episode. In it, Zac and the ghost hunters go to Rhode Island to find out more about the Perron family haunting that supposedly takes place at the Harrisville farmhouse. This actually was the spot featured in the horrifying film, The Conjuring .

While there, Zac began to feel ill. He was dizzy and felt anxious and panicky. He says that he never “felt possessed, but like something was drawing the life out of me. Seeing him so freaked out added to the scariness and appeal of the episode.

13. “Stone Lion Inn” (season 14, episode 1)

One of the best episodes of Ghost Adventures Is when the crew went over to Oklahoma to explore a bed and breakfast that was once a mortuary. The owner there ran a murder mystery show and performed satanic rituals, reminding guests of the inn’s spooky past.

In the episode, we hear the true story of a train robber’s corpse that became a tourist attraction. While unbelievably creepy, this episode is definitely one of the most memorable.

12. “Old Lincoln County Hospital” (season 11, episode 4)

In this episode, the gang takes a visit to an abandoned hospital in Fayetteville, Tennessee. The nurses who had worked there said that dying patients were being stalked by the Angel of Death, and Ghost Adventures wanted to check it for themselves.

This episode is one of the most fascinating due to how creepy the idea of an abandoned hospital is. Police also get involved while the crew is filming, adding an extra layer of drama. An officer described the potential of paranormal activity at the scene, and there is new equipment introduced in the episode, making it interesting all around.

11. “The Washoe Club: Final Chapter” (season 16, episode 7)

“The Washoe Club: Final Chapter” marked the second time that Ghost Adventures was exploring the club in Virgin City, Nevada. It was featured in the 2004 Ghost Adventures documentary and is nicknamed “The Millionaires Club” because it was where newly rich people came to blow off steam and live out their fantasies. It is rumored that one of the rooms in the building was used to hold dead bodies while gravediggers waited for the ground to thaw during colder days.

The episode turns emotional, as there is highly personal communication with the spirits. Seeing the impact it had on the crew makes it a standout episode.

10. “Bobby Mackey’s Music World” (season 1, episode 1)

“Bobby Mackey’s Music World” marked the beginning of  Ghost Adventures’  fascinating exploration of the supernatural. The pilot aired on October 17, 2008, introducing viewers to Zak Bagans, Nick Groff, Aaron Goodwin, and their investigative team. Considered one of the most haunted places in the United States — Bobby Mackey’s Music World in Wilder, Kentucky — the establishment’s past contains stories of murder, suicide, and Satanic rituals. The area is notorious for the ‘well to hell,’ a doorway where evil spirits are said to gather. 

The crew did their trademark lockdown and executed several experiments during the inquiry to collect proof of the supernatural. In this episode, Zak’s horrific encounter was the most exciting part. He said something invisible scratched his back and attacked him bodily. As a result, the rest of the show would be just as intense and often as physically confronting for the cast and crew. This episode set the bar high for the rest of the season with its excellent blend of suspense, horror, human reactions, and potential evidence.

9. “Cecil Hotel” (season 21, episode 5)

The Cecil Hotel, a scene of several tragedies and mysterious occurrences, was the site of one of  Ghost Adventures’  most disturbing investigations. There have been several suicides, murders, acts of devil worship, and even the home of notorious serial killers at the Cecil Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Due to its sinister past and the mysterious circumstances surrounding Elisa Lam’s death in 2013, this episode from January 4, 2021 — the first-ever paranormal investigation at the Cecil Hotel — stands out as a scary excursion into the unknown. 

In this 1-hour and 23-minute episode, Zak Bagans and company explore the dark past of Cecil, looking for the hotel’s ghosts in the rooms they feel are most active. The crew uses various investigational techniques to search the haunted corridors and empty chambers for proof of the paranormal.  IMDb  users gave the episode about the Cecil Hotel 8.5 stars, a testament to the episode’s popularity.

8. “Eastern State Penitentiary” (season 2, episode 6)

In an episode originally broadcast on July 10, 2009, the  Ghost Adventures  crew visited the Eastern State Penitentiary, one of the United States’ oldest correctional facilities still in operation. Built in 1829, Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is steeped in a colorful and gruesome history. In 1971, after 142 years of service as a jail, this massive building was closed and is now recognized as a National Historic Landmark. It is said to be one of the most haunted places in the United States, and its spooky, crumbling structure is a chilling emblem of the American criminal justice system of yesteryear. 

In a thrilling 43 minutes, the crew explores the boundaries of the prison, giving viewers a close look at the place’s disturbing atmosphere. The task force aimed to learn the prison’s sinister history and look into the countless accounts of supernatural occurrences behind its ancient walls. The group’s attempts to establish contact with the departed inmates who had lived and possibly died in these halls are disturbing to watch.

7. “Route 666” (season 16, episode 6)

Season 16’s “Route 666” episode is riveting because it focuses on the paranormal investigation of the notorious “Devil’s Highway,” also known as Route 666. The highway’s reputation as a haunted place provides a spooky backdrop for the team’s work. There are countless stories of supernatural occurrences and mysterious incidents along this highway that passes across four states: Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. 

The crew interviews residents and former passengers who describe their terrifying experiences while traveling along Route 666. Stories of skinwalkers — a horrifying creature from Navajo legend — are included in this episode alongside those of ghosts, hitchhikers from the afterlife, and groups of hell hounds. 

6. “Preston Castle” (season 2, episode 1)

This episode of  Ghost Adventures , filmed at the magnificent Preston Castle, provides a disturbing look at one of California’s most haunted places. Preston Castle, in Ione, California, was a reform school from 1894 to 1960 under the name Preston School of Industry. The castle’s bloody past of mistreatment and murder gives it a reputation as a hub for supernatural occurrences. Zak, Nick, and Aaron investigate the shady history of the castle, hearing tales of misfortunate inmates and ruthless personnel. 

They talk about how the school’s housekeeper — Anna Corbin — was found brutally killed in the basement, and nobody ever caught her killer. Using their high-tech equipment, they make their way through the dark, silent halls, the eerie atmosphere only heightened by the lack of noise. The team captures strange voices and sounds during their EVP sessions, with Zak attributing a response to the spirit of Anna Corbin. 

5. “Villisca Axe Murder House” (season 4, episode 6)

In search of answers about one of the most heinous unsolved murders in American history, Zak Bagans, Nick Groff, and Aaron Goodwin travel to the sleepy village of Villisca, Iowa. Here, an unidentified intruder brutally murdered the Moore family and their two houseguests on June 10, 1912. The horrifying backstory of the axe murders provides an eerie undercurrent throughout the program. 

The team experiences what they take to be paranormal occurrences, such as temperature swings, mysterious noises, and unseen people in the shadows. Adding terrible depth to the research is a touching scene in which the crew supposedly makes contact with the spirits of the Moore children. 

4. “Poveglia Island” (season 3, episode 3)

One of the best  Ghost Adventures  episodes occurs on Poveglia Island, an Italian island in the Venetian Lagoon. The island’s sad history as a refuge for those suffering from the plague, a mental institution, and reported mass burials makes it an eerie setting for paranormal researchers. Zak’s abrupt, unexplainable surge of emotions while touring the hospital ruins is one of the episode’s most riveting moments. 

The usually unflappable investigator seems to lose his composure under the weight of his melancholy. As a result of this unanticipated display of weakness, the incident gains an added dose of credibility, as it becomes clear that whatever haunts Poveglia Island can affect even the most seasoned paranormal investigators. 

3. “The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum” (season 4, episode 1)

When the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia opened in 1864, it could hold 250 inmates. Despite this, by the 1950s, it had become grossly congested, with over 2,400 patients forced to endure deplorable conditions. The facility’s past is rife with accounts of patient torture, neglect, and death, creating a somber environment that the  Ghost Adventures  crew is eager to explore. 

The team sees shadow people and other inexplicable events all through the night. During the episode’s most unnerving scene, Zak reportedly uses an EVP session to communicate with the spirit of a patient named Ruth, who was allegedly housed in the room. The session purportedly records a female voice confirming her presence in answer to Zak’s inquiries. 

2. “The Stanley Hotel” (season 4, episode 5)

The Stanley Hotel, located in the Colorado Rockies, is a breathtaking architectural masterpiece with a supposedly haunted past. The episode is tense, mysterious, and full of paranormal encounters because the paranormal investigative team gets into the hotel’s history and riddles. Staying at the Stanley Hotel is credited as inspiring the best-selling novel  The Shining  by author Stephen King. 

For decades, guests and staff have reported seeing ghosts, hearing unusual noises, and experiencing other paranormal activity at this hotel. An ominous tone permeates the show as the team investigates these rumors and the hotel’s past. Personal testimony to the site’s history is enriched by interviews with hotel employees, guests, and local specialists. 

1. “Island of the Dolls” (season 9, episode 6)

In the canals south of Mexico City, Zak Bagans, Nick Groff, and Aaron Goodwin visit an island famous for its unnerving display of hundreds of dolls hanging from trees. There is a tragic past to the Island of the Doll. The lone resident of the island — Don Julian Santana — allegedly discovered the body of a young girl who had drowned under unexplained circumstances. A doll, perhaps the girl’s, was lying nearby. 

To honor her memory and appease her restless spirit, Santana began amassing and draping dolls all over the island. He carried on this odd ritual for over half a century, eventually dying in the same canal where the girl had perished. Several vital moments increase the episode’s suspense. In a disturbing scene, Zak offers the ghost of the drowned girl a doll and asks her to make it move. The group appears shaken after the doll’s arm suddenly moves, presumably on its own. 

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S1.E1 ∙ Bobby Mackey's Music World

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S1.E2 ∙ Houghton Mansion

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S1.E3 ∙ Moundsville Penitentiary

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S1.E4 ∙ Riddle House

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S1.E5 ∙ Sloss Furnace

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S1.E6 ∙ Former Psychiatric Hospital: Northern NJ

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S1.E7 ∙ Edinburgh Vaults

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S1.E8 ∙ Old Idaho Penitentiary

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10 best Ghost Adventures episodes as rated by the fans of the show

There are numerous intense TV shows out there, but very few can come close to the epic level of Ghost Adventures . The show is currently in its 25th season and follows Zak Bagan and his team as they try to collect evidence of paranormal activity in abandoned buildings. The best Ghost Adventures episodes have the perfect balance of suspense, humour and amazing storylines. At times, the buildings in question have scary histories that make for amazing viewing.

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With 25 seasons under its belt, Ghost Adventures has had its fair share of hilarious, scary, and downright shocking episodes.

The best Ghost Adventures episodes of all time

Here is a look at the ten best episodes of Ghost Adventures.

10. Idaho State Tuberculosis Hospital (Season 18, Episode 12)

This one is shot at an inn housed in a building that was formerly a TB hospital. The backstory itself is already scary enough. The inn's owners have tragically lost two children, something Bagan and his team believe has to do with ghosts and spirits.

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Besides the scary story, what makes this one of the best Ghost Adventures episodes of all time is the way it deals with loss and grief. The crew later suggests that one of the deceased children is reaching out. The scariest part of the episode is when a recorder captures a screaming sound.

9. McPike Mansion (Season 20, Episode 17)

The McPike Mansion is an abandoned building located in Alton, Illinois. It is widely considered one of the scariest places in America. Besides Ghost Adventures , the mansion has also been featured in numerous other televisions shows.

The Victorian-style mansion has a deep history of paranormal activity and strange happenings. Some people posit that some cultic rituals took place in the mansion at some point.

8. Twin Bridges Orphanage (Season 13, Episode 8)

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In this episode, the Ghost Adventures crew heads to Montana to investigate an abandoned orphanage. During the nighttime lockdown, one of the crew members sees a strange light moving across the room as another one attempts to communicate with a little girl's spirit.

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Since the orphanage opened its doors in 1884, there have been numerous strange deaths of little children.

7. Haunted Harvey House (Season 11, Episode 5)

It is always fascinating when the investigative team is allowed to investigate a creepy establishment. Haunted Harvey House features two well-known buildings in New Mexico. Like in other episodes , the apparent shadows moving across rooms make for some pretty scary viewing.

As the crew records, two shadowy figures whoosh across the room in one of the scariest episodes of ghost adventures. Additionally, the crew collects evidence of numerous voices in the room.

6. The Washoe Club: Final Chapter (Season 16, Episode 7)

The Washoe Club was originally featured in a 2004 Ghost Adventures documentary. Since then, two people involved in the original investigation have passed on, a fact that makes this episode creepier. The episode has intriguing audio evidence and some all too real visuals. A brief visit to a nearby candy shop provides some much-needed comic relief to the episode.

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5. Old Lincoln County Hospital (Season 11, Episode 4)

When the crew begins filming, the police arrive at the scene. One of the police commanders describes his account of paranormal activities at the building, a fact that makes the episode downright scary. This is one of the top Ghost Adventures episodes due to its excellent pace and storyline.

The crew also manages to capture the precise movements of a shadowy figure inside the building, making it one of the scariest ghost adventures episodes.

4. Lewis Flats School (Season 16, Episode 8)

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The investigators visit a school that burned down years ago. The team then goes straight to collecting evidence; a mix of audio spikes, intelligent responses and the classic staple of horror movies, the flickering lights.

The scariest moment is when the crew records a distinct shadowy figure behind one of the building's doorways. The team then leaves Aaron by himself in the building, where he is scared out of his wits by some recurring strange sounds.

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The scene of Aaron alone in the building makes Lewis Flat School one of the funniest Ghost Adventures episodes of all time.

3. Ireland's Celtic Demons (Season 10, Episode 5)

This two-hour Ghost Adventures special tells the story of Halloween's birthplace and even touches on the history of the hugely popular holiday. The team undergoes an entry ritual apparently designed to appease an ancient Celtic goddess.

The rich Irish heritage in this episode's setting makes for amazing viewing . Bagan and his team then record the image of a ghost in a doorway, lightly obstructed by whitish mist. They also get a shot of an SLS figure apparently resting on Aaron's shoulder.

2. Cerro Gordo Ghost Town (Season 22, Episode 03)

The team investigates a supposedly haunted and mysterious mining town known as Cerro Gordo . The name loosely translates to 'Fat Hill.' This 'ghost town' is located in the Inyo Mountains of California. Many murders happened in the town since it was a classic Old West location, complete with the mining accidents and high noon shootouts.

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1. Hell Hole Prison (Season 12, Episode 8)

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Prisons have always been somewhat scary, purported paranormal activity or not. Guards and prisoners have been known to perpetrate violence inside prison walls, the perfect starting point of ghost stories. In Hell Hole Prison , a group of ghosts appear to be performing on stage and even respond intelligently to the team's communication.

The footage is profoundly strange and scary in an impressive kind of way. If you are a fan of paranormal television shows and films, you can understand why this is top on the best Ghost Adventures episodes list.

The best Ghost Adventures episodes from each season

Here is a look at the most intense episodes from each season of the hugely popular show.

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  • Yorktown Hospital (S4, E12)
  • Letchworth Village (S5, E10)
  • Rocky Point Manor (S6, E06)
  • Copper Queen and Oliver House (S7, E03)
  • Brookdale Lodge (S8, E07)
  • Tuolumne Hospital (S9, E03)
  • Hour 4 (S10, E04)
  • The Myrtles Plantation (S11, E02)
  • Lemp Mansion and Brewery (S12, E02)
  • Texas Horror Hotel (S13, E07)
  • Old Montana State Prison (S14, E02)
  • Return to the Riviera (S15, E04)
  • Twin Bridges Orphanage (S16, E09)
  • Silent Movie Theater (S17, E05)
  • Upper Fruitland Curse (S08, E02)
  • Cerro Gordo Ghost Town (S19, E06)
  • McPike Mansion (S20, E17)
  • Palomino Club (S21, E02)
  • Cerro Gordo Ghost Town (S22, E03)
  • Nightmare in Antelope (S23, E04)
  • Painted Lady Brothel (S24, E03)
  • Territorial Enterprise (S25, E04)

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The best Ghost Adventures episodes can leave you downright scared and somehow impressed at the feats the investigative crew achieves. Paranormal TV shows and films have long been criticised for being staged. However, the Ghost Adventures show makes for amazing viewing whether or not the viewer believes the happenings on the show.

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#12 - Horror in Biggs (Season 20 - Episode 1)

The crew investigates a demonic entity terrorizing a small California town.

The episode was rated 7.31 from 61 votes.

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#11 - District of the Dammed (Season 20 - Episode 9)

Investigating a 120-year-old building in Salt Lake City's industrial district; local business owners claim paranormal activity has recently ramped up after a break-in revealed remnants of a dark ritual in the basement.

The episode was rated 7.45 from 20 votes.

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#10 - London Bridge (Season 20 - Episode 10)

The crew heads to Arizona to investigate the world-famous London Bridge.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 17 votes.

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#9 - The Graber Farm Entity (Season 20 - Episode 11)

The crew investigates a farm ripe with paranormal activity in California.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 16 votes.

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#8 - Franklin Castle (Season 20 - Episode 2)

Zak and the crew investigate the most-haunted residence in Ohio.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 54 votes.

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#7 - Beneath the Bonanza (Season 20 - Episode 8)

A saloon in Virginia City, Nev., where staff are being violently attacked by an entity that inhabits the basement; a haunted artifact known as the Suicide Table may be responsible for the aggressive activity.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 14 votes.

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#6 - Haunted Hollow Forest (Season 20 - Episode 6)

Zak and the crew investigate reports of a mysterious gray entity haunting an ancient plot of land in West Haven, Utah. They uncover compelling evidence that suggests the paranormal creature originated with a shaman's curse.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 23 votes.

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#5 - Union Brewery of Death (Season 20 - Episode 3)

The crew is back in Virginia City, NV, to investigate a haunted brewery.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 47 votes.

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#4 - Nightmare in Antelope (Season 20 - Episode 4)

Zak and the crew travel to the Antelope Valley in Sacramento, California, to confront a demonic entity that's tearing a family apart. Zak believes an exorcism may be the only way to save them from the dark and powerful forces plaguing their home.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 32 votes.

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#3 - Bloodshed in the Bordello (Season 20 - Episode 12)

The crew investigates the dark energy surrounding an Arizona bordello.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 18 votes.

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#2 - The Chinatown Poltergeist (Season 20 - Episode 7)

Zak and the crew investigate claims of poltergeist activity at a Las Vegas tiki bar. The staff believes a horrendous shooting on the property in 1995 may be responsible for recent sightings of moving objects, flying shadow figures and a ghost girl.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 23 votes.

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#1 - Goodwin Home Invasion (Season 20 - Episode 5)

Aaron's father, Don, calls Zak and the crew to his Las Vegas home to investigate threatening paranormal activity. The terrifying apparition of a little girl and a dark, powerful presence a neighbor believes is a witch has left Don scared for his life.

The episode was rated 8.39 from 33 votes.

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    By Kate Cusson Published Oct 12, 2023 Ghost Adventures is one of the longest-running paranormal investigation shows to date. Here are the 10 best episodes of Ghost Adventures, ranked....

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  5. Ghost Adventures: Top 10 (TV Mini Series 2021)

    S1.E6 ∙ Top 10: Evil Attacks. Mon, Jan 4, 2021. Zak Bagans counts down the crew's most memorable evil attacks as voted on by the fans. From chokings to scratches and even punches, Zak recounts the most heinous paranormal assaults in Ghost Adventures' history, proving that violence lives on after death. Rate.

  6. 27 Best Ghost Adventures Episodes Ranked

    Some of the best episodes feature crossover events or investigations at infamous locations like the Joe Exotic zoo and the Cerro Gordo ghost town. The show offers a mix of horror and investigative evidence, captivating viewers with creepy visuals and audio, but not all episodes live up to the same level of scares. Where to Watch Powered by

  7. The 15 Best 'Ghost Adventures' Episodes

    YouTube/Travel Channel The 15 Best 'Ghost Adventures' Episodes by — Tobias Handke Published on April 28, 2022 Updated on April 24, 2022 Anyone with a love for the paranormal knows about Ghost Adventures. Based on a documentary film of the same name, this long-running series focuses on all things supernatural.

  8. Episodes

    Season 16, Episode 1 Lutes Casino Zak and the crew travel to Yuma, AZ, to investigate a series of mysterious attacks inside a former casino with a shady past. The intense lockdown reveals a childlike entity with a dark ... Season 16, Episode 2 Melrose Hotel Zak and the crew investigate a historic hotel plagued by dark spirits in Grand Junction, CO.

  9. Ghost Adventures

    Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, and Jay Wasley, travel to the scariest places in the world. Watch every Saturday at 9 E/P.

  10. Ghost Adventures (TV Series 2008- )

    Fri, Jan 1, 2021 Fear and laughter go hand in hand as the crew stirs up spirits at LA's Comedy Store. The building that has collected so many laughs is shadowed by tragedy and violence, creating a paranormal energy unlike any other during the star-studded investigation. 8.8/10 (63) Rate S21.E5 ∙ Cecil Hotel Mon, Jan 4, 2021

  11. List of best Ghost Adventures episodes [Ranked from best to worst]

    List of best Ghost Adventures episodes [Ranked from best to worst] After having 2 weeks off work & lots of time to spare, i decided to binge watch Ghost Adventures from Season 1 all the way up to the current season and for some reason, rank them in a spreadsheet from best to worst in terms of activity, evidence and enjoyment.

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    The crew investigates the Houghton Mansion, which is said to be one of the most haunted locations in New England .The Ghost Adventures crew come across some shadows and members of the Houghton family and beyond during this episode. "Moundsville Penitentiary" Moundsville, West Virginia, US October 31, 2008 1.03 [1]

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    Here is a list of the new and upcoming Ghost Adventures episodes, where they are set in, and when they will premiere. Episode 6: "Hotel San Carlos" | Phoenix, Arizona, US | ...

  14. Ghost Adventures

    Shows 26 Seasons Watch on or Use your tv provider Zak Bagans and his crew investigate the most haunted places in the world. During the dusk-to-dawn lockdown, key evidence is documented to uncover the truth behind paranormal activity. Watch Ghost Adventures Wednesdays at 10p ET on Discovery. Seasons Episode 1 Sutro Ghost Town Episode 2 Ghost Island

  15. The 15 best 'Ghost Adventures' episodes

    Originally airing on the Travel Channel, the series moved to Discovery+ in 2021, where viewers continue to follow ghost hunters Zak Bagans, Nick Groff (seasons 1-10), Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley,...

  16. Ghost Adventures (TV Series 2008- )

    Sat, Oct 29, 2016 Halloween Special: Route 666 In this two-hour Halloween event, the Ghost Adventure crew travels across Texas on a personal Route 666. First they investigate the De Soto Hotel and Concordia Cemetery, both known for Satan worship. Then they head to Goatman's Bridge where a demon has attacked three women. 9.0 /10 Rate Top-rated

  17. I want to know the best episodes that are eerie and scary that ...

    A community for all thing Ghost Adventures! Episode discussion, locations, memes! We're super friendly, but we're not interested in your blog posts or paranormal encounters unless it's relevant to GA. Please abide by the rules, and don't be a wanker. Creepy stalker fan-girls will be removed.

  18. Ghost Adventures (TV Series 2008- )

    Fri, Oct 17, 2008. Zak Baggans, Nick Groff, and Aaron Goodwin of the Ghost Adventures Crew (G.A.C.) embark on their quest of the supernatural with their paranormal investigation of Bobby Mackey's Music World in Wilder, Kentucky. 7.9 /10 (265) Rate. Watch options.

  19. 10 Best Episodes of Ghost Adventures

    10 Best Episodes of Ghost Adventures - Season 9. Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans and his crew, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin, search for haunted locations both domestically and internationally. During their investigations, Zak and crew acquaint themselves with the general area; interview locals about the hauntings; and go face-to-face with ...

  20. 10 best Ghost Adventures episodes as rated by the fans of the show

    10. Idaho State Tuberculosis Hospital (Season 18, Episode 12) This one is shot at an inn housed in a building that was formerly a TB hospital. The backstory itself is already scary enough. The inn's owners have tragically lost two children, something Bagan and his team believe has to do with ghosts and spirits. Read also

  21. 10 Best Episodes of Ghost Adventures

    Aaron's father, Don, calls Zak and the crew to his Las Vegas home to investigate threatening paranormal activity. The terrifying apparition of a little girl and a dark, powerful presence a neighbor believes is a witch has left Don scared for his life. The episode was rated 8.39 from 33 votes. Series with Sophie is the premier destination for ...

  22. List of all Ghost Adventures Episodes, Specials, etc

    There are 3 Goldfield episodes. S04E15 - Goldfield AKA Return to Goldfield Hotel - 2011 -- Unavailable on Max, discovery+ & Amazon Prime for purchase. S08E15 - Goldfield Hotel: Redemption - 2013. Goldfield Hotel special - 2021.

  23. Ghost Adventures (Full Episodes)

    Episodes of the Travel Channel Favourite 'Ghost Adventures'. Nearly every episode is here!