Zak Bagans Talks Ghost Adventures - Part 3: What's Next and Fan Questions
Here we are. Finally at the conclusion of our in-depth interview with "Ghost Adventures" frontman Zak Bagans (read Part One here and read Part Two here). Closing things out, Zak talks about what's next for him, shares his dream investigations, and answers some of YOUR questions.
Having been to and investigated so many different haunted areas across the world, Zak waxed on about what would be his ultimate ghost adventure ... "I’d like to kind of get a break from American history and American spirits. Go deeper. I’m so interested in how certain cultures, thousands and thousands of years ago, had the beliefs that they did. How they were able to build the way they did. They lived on a different planet, man. They didn’t live on Earth. Or Earth as we perceive it today. As far as I’m concerned they were like different beings. They knew things then that would end up having such a big effect on us today. How did they know these things? It’s so mysterious. In the present day we look at different stories and the story of Christ. How he died for our sins. It’s based upon these handed down stories and what not. Then on the other hand you have these cultures like the Mayans and the Egyptians. What they did and were able to accomplish ... it’s just so fascinating to me. In our investigations we sometimes go back in history about a hundred years to come to our conclusion. That's what we’re doing now, but can you imagine going back 2,000 years, or 3,000 years, or 5,000 years, trying to capture voices or evidence of their spiritual beings or where they’re at? Just to see. You know what I mean?"
Bagans continues, "The spirits who we investigate nowadays died 100, 200, 300 years ago. We’ve got evidence of that. I really want to see if we can get evidence of human beings that lived three or four thousand years ago. They had so many spiritual thoughts, their hieroglyphics ... everything, Their whole culture was based on spirits and gods. Like the American Indians. I want to know how they came up with this. How did they know? Without any technology, no transportation, no history, no nothing. They just existed. Their history was prehistoric. How’d they come up with these pictures? How’d they come up with their language? Where’d they get that from? I just want to try and get evidence that they’re still there. If I can’t get evidence that they’re still places where they dwell, then I know that they knew something that we don't. If they are at a different place; their spirits are in a different world somewhere. Look at the spirits of those that are now trapped. You can see how our culture has caused us, living people, to be trapped in our own lives. There is so much bullshit out there right now. It causes our souls to be trapped. It would be kind of be cool to see how the ancient past would compare to more of a modern day past."
But what of caveman ghosts... Could they possibly exist?
"I’m sure they're out there. *laughs* That would be cool, you never know who’s coming through. I haven’t heard any grunting lately. The caveman ghost is Aaron's. *laughs* He’s our caveman investigator; he would be the best to communicate with them dudes."
With that it was time for some fan questions. We weeded out the three hundred or so asking if he was single, if he had a girlfriend, or would he be interested in ... well ... let's just leave that right there. You guys are wonderfully sick. We love you.
Q: Will there ever be a day when you retire from ghost hunting.
Zak: "There will never be a day that I retire from it because I don’t have to leave my house to hunt for ghosts anymore. The friggin' things live with me now. I built them a dungeon. They are in my house, ya know. It’s probably two or three nights a week that I’ll communicate with them there. Last we spoke was just a few weeks ago. I’m doing a new project now with spirit communication, and there’s some nasty ones here that said they wanted to kill me and shit. I think now they are starting to say, 'Hell, this guy’s crazier than we are; let’s just leave him alone.' *laughs* It’s weird in my house; I can feel them here and usually in a couple weeks they’re, like, gone. Yeah, I’ll never stop investigating. I love it."
Q: What's your all time favorite location that you’ve investigated?
Zak: "All time favorite location? I liked the underground vaults in Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Ancient Ram Inn in England. I just love the era of medieval Renaissance time periods. Going there for an investigation is like traveling back in time and hopefully communicating with the spirits. It was awesome. Guys like watching the movies Gladiator or Braveheart; for me it was going there and transporting back to that time. Like I said, just having all my senses be in that time. It was awesome. I loved it."
More questions are on the next page along with other interesting tidbits.