The untold truth of Ghost Adventures

Whether you're a believer or a skeptic, you have to admit that Ghost Adventures is pretty darn entertaining. There's a whole lot more to this series than just investigating creepy, abandoned areas with extensive paranormal histories. We ain't afraid of no ghost, so let's investigate the untold truths behind the bros and phantasms of Ghost Adventures.

The EMF incident

The cast and crew of Ghost Adventures got quite a bit of flak following the October 30, 2009 episode of Ghost Adventures Live. Filmed at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, the special featured guest investigator Robert Bess, who claimed that a spirit violently knocked an electromagnetic field (EMF) meter out of his hand. Problem is, that's not what happened, and it was quickly debunked. Bess actually hurled the EMF meter himself. As a result of the online backlash, hosts Zak Bagans and Nick Groff said in the Nov. 6, 2009 episode of Ghost Adventures Live: Post-Mortem that there was, in fact, no "real" paranormal reason for the EMF to have been thrown. "After we've analyzed the video footage here at our office," host Zak Bagans said, "we've concluded in our professional opinion that…we do not believe at all that any paranormal activity had anything to do with this EMF detector leaving his hand."

Zak Bagans loves spooky stuff in real life, too

Whether you love or hate Zak Bagans' "bro" style, he puts his money where his paranormal-loving mouth is, whether cameras are rolling or not. In August 2015, Bagans plunked down $32,000 for a van that belonged to Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who notoriously assisted with suicide of 130 confirmed patients. Bagans says that he doesn't plan on using the vehicle for Ghost Adventures, but does intend on investigating the van. "I want to have it to show recognition to these people and the energy they had at the time of their death," he told The New York Daily News. "I can't wait to get it and see what I feel off of it…It called out to me." That's one heck of a collectible, bro.

The macabre extends to their real lives

Reality can be a lot scarier than any haunted/abandoned establishment. Paranormal investigators Mark and Debbie Constantino were featured on Ghost Adventures, and now may be featured posthumously on a true crime series. KRNV-TV reports that the couple had a long, dark history of domestic violence. That history came to a tragic head in September 2015 when Mark killed Debbie, as well as himself, after an extensive SWAT team lockdown. Another man connected to the Constantinos was killed prior to the couple's murder-suicide, but his name and relationship to the pair hasn't been released.

Some places are too scary, even for them

Bagans purchased a Gary, Indiana home in 2014 after reports that the family living within it were terrorized by demons. These reports were backed up by claims from child protective services who also witnessed the creepy activity. Problem was, the house was actually too scary, even for Bagans. TMZ reports that while filming a documentary in the home, Bagans felt "dark energy" and claimed "the demons were the real deal." Bagans tried exorcising the house but said his attempts failed. Believing the house was actually a portal to Hell, Bagans paid to have the house demolished in 2016, and even had the rubble stored in a sealed facility so no paranormal energy could escape from it and affect anyone nearby.