Saturday, September 11, 2010

'Ghost Adventures'' Crew Sharing Expertise At Mansfield Reformatory

They jump, they scream and they get scared -- but three guys from Las Vegas keep going back for more. For the past two years, viewers have watched with wide eyes as Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin, three paranormal investigators on "Ghost Adventures," have visited some of the most haunted places in North America. On Thursday, fans traveled from all over the country to the Ohio State Reformatory to meet the trio and crew, ask them questions and prepare for the weekend ahead. Today and Sunday, hundreds will spend the evening ghost hunting with the team. "Basically, we're going to show people that what happens on TV can happen right in front of their face," said Bagans, the show host and lead investigator. "They can bring their own equipment, and we show them that their stuff can work just as well as ours. "We have them ask the questions to the ghosts, so they get the response. This stuff changes lives and we want people to experience it."The OSR meet-and-greet allowed nearly 300 guests to gather in the intimate central guardroom. Sporting a wide variety of "Ghost Adventures" T-shirts, guests were fascinated to hear their stories. "I probably get the most scared," Goodwin admitted with a laugh. "But it's the rush of it all that keeps you coming back. It's like sky-diving without a parachute." "It's exciting to know there's something after life," Groff said. "We've all had our own personal experiences. For me, I saw a lady standing two feet in front of me. That experience is one that stays with you for the rest of your life." The guys say proof is not hard to find. "You can see them, hear them, touch them," Bagans said of the paranormal. "Even smell them," Goodwin added. For those who can't attend this weekend's hunts, the trio encourages fans to watch upcoming episodes on the Travel Channel. "You're going to see some of our scariest moments and best evidence so far," Bagans said. "This is our lives. We like being scared and frightened to the bone. We crave it."