Ghost Adventures is completely fake and staged, but there’s no denying it has a lot of audience and propelled the “Paranormal Investigation” career of many. There are a lot of reasons suggesting the Sci-Fi channel show’s Ghost Hunters was the first, but the real success came when Zak Bagans opened up the Travel Channel’s show stating he was a skeptic and that he never believed in ghosts… until something happened!
This show was Ghost Adventures.
Zak Bagans started by attracting the female paranormal fans with his looks and rock star attitude. However, the show started to be a little too far-fetched for many, and that arose suspicions, and good ones at that.
Let’s approach some reasons that point out Ghost Adventures may be completely staged and just another fake Reality TV show. Finally, we’ll add Aaron’s Confession!
The “Poveglia Island” Incident
This was a very cinematic show, being a special and adding some cool effects to the mix. Zak Bagans is said to be possessed in this one and to go rampant on Aaron, really venting out on him aggressively.
However, just seeing the episode made a lot of fans doubt, since Zak isn’t the finest actor out there… yikes!
EVP, Voices and Static:
EVP meters, voice recorders and all of those gadgets that capture the sound of spirits and departed souls. Viewers have to try to hear how the static forms a word, all static-filled and for the most part far-fetched.
That’s why the word gets repeated about 3 times, to really empower your suggestion sense. (Complete with a handy caption of course)
Time Brings the Party Down:
The initial attraction in Ghost Adventures was that it was a guy next door with some friends and a tiny camera just going on a ghost hunt, but as the show grew famous, you can now see that the editing team and camera men crew got bigger and carries around those big cameras the guys always took pride not to have.
Plus Zak now acts like such a VIP that he lost touch with his initial followers – this hasn’t got a lot to do with how the show is fake, but definitely proves that money speaks higher, and they betrayed their principle of “not carrying a big crew and camera around” in favor of better editing.
Paranormal activity isn’t fact, and if you carefully analyze the experts on these events (we mean the truly unexplained ones), then they mostly tell you spirits aren’t to be taunted.
The guys are always provoking and taunting the ghosts, even doing a “triple dog dare you” at one point.
If betraying principles, acting against what paranormal experts claim to be the best approach and getting farfetched sounds played over and over again isn’t enough – the real closer is the next paragraph.
Aaron Confesses and Spills the Beans
Aaron Goodwin came clean and said The Travel Channel’s producers mess with the EVP recordings (big shocker) and they even go as far as to coach the cast on how to better react to stuff. The Ghost Adventures Cast even have to repeat scenes and do multiple takes.
You know Aaron Goodwin, a key part of the show when it began, he confessed Ghost Adventures to be fake and the show runners simply denied it and FIRED him!