We’ve been waiting for a while now to learn the opening date of Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, and finally our patience has been rewarded! The doors of the spooky shelter for haunted objects open on Monday, October 2nd; and tickets are already on sale.
Along with the “dibbuk box” that spawned the movie The Possession, Zak’s massive museum will also hold such oddities as an actual mummy, Peggy the Doll, Michael Jackson’s death scene chair, Ed Gein’s cauldron, Dr. Jack Kervorkian’s van, a throng of working antique mechanical dolls, the original staircase from Indiana’s “Demon House,” and much more.
Check out The Haunted Museum’s announcement tweet plus a video from Vegas’ KTNV below, and then head over to thehauntedmuseum.com for tickets. It’s housed in a historical structure located at 600 E. Charleston Blvd,. a block from the Strip.
— The Haunted Museum (@hauntedmuseum) September 19, 2017
Along with the items displayed, the building itself is said to be quite haunted, and some of the people working there walked off the job and refused to come back.
Per the station: The museum is built inside a mansion owned by Cyril S. Wengert, a prominent businessman in Vegas’ history. “The Wengerts, who lived here, were instrumental in really helping Vegas turn into a city,” Zak explained. “The hauntings that came along with it… is just that extra bonus.”
Museum staff claim that dark rituals were rumored to take place in the mansion’s basement in the 1970s. They also say that hostile spirits terrorized previous occupants. “This place was meant for me. Literally. It wasn’t my decision,” Zak said. “I think the spirits that are around me and in this [building] guided me here to own this place.”