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Behind Every Cloud is a Kindred Spirit (BECKS)I lost my grandfather when I was 17. I had a VERY difficult time getting over it. How could I still communicate with him? I loved him so much I didn't think I could live without him. I read everything I could get my hands on to do with the "afterlife" and that started it all...the love of Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal. I have been researching the paranormal for over 37 years!! It is my way of staying in touch with my grandfather. Being a Ghost Hunter is not always as exciting as it seems on TV. Many nights I have sat in the dark and not a thing happened. BUT it is those times you DO get that one voice, that one explainable picture or have an experience that sends chills down your back that makes it sooo worth it all!!! My purpose of this blog is not to make people believe in ghosts but maybe to open their minds just a little bit... I LOVE this crazy thing called Ghost Hunting. It is as much a part of me as breathing. I am just a girl that refuses to accept we can't still contact our loved ones after they die. My grandfather won't let me.



Zak Bagans-The Haunted Museum

"What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."  Right?   Or at least you hope!  That is why you have to sign a wavier before you ever go into Zak Bagans Haunted Museum in Las Vegas stating they will not be responsible for anything that you experience or becomes attached.  Man, doesn't that set the mood? LOL 

Ghost Adventures is the number one paranormal show on TV and it's host Zak Bagans, Lead Investigator and an executive producer is no stranger to the "stranger things" in life.  With millions of fans watching weekly as Zak and the crew search for demonic entities and paranormal activity, Zak has came up with a way that you too could get up close and personal with haunted objects and have a chance to experience the paranormal all in one place for yourself.....a Haunted Museum. 

Now, anyone who has watched Ghost Adventures knows there is A LOT of "questionable" things that happened to Zak and the crew.  Is it fake?  Is it staged?  Look, if it keeps you watching for whatever reason it's great ENTERTAINMENT and I love any "ghost shows" of any kind!!!  My DVR is full of nothing but shows to do with the paranormal, strange, weird, mysteries.....wait.....I think I see a pattern here?????? LOL  I think I might be a "paranormal junkie".  Lol  Oh, back to Zak.  I am not going to sit here and "dog" the show or say I believe EVERYTHING you see in their investigations is real, but what I will say is......his museum was awesome!!!

Ever since I heard Zak opened a Haunted Museum I have been dying to go!  But I have to be honest, I was wondering how "corny" was it going to be or even was it really worth "all the hype" and money?  You know, I had my doubts.  Well, last month I got the chance to go when my boyfriend, Deak surprised me with a weekend in Vegas!  I had know idea!  He told me he wanted to do something special on our anniversary and he showed up at my house and we drove straight to the airport, and off we went.  I know, right??? 

Now, when you first pull up to the museum it looks like a normal big house.  Not a lot of flashy lights or anything like that, just a simple sign saying Zak Bagans The Haunted Museum.  There is a very narrow driveway not at all like you would think. It is definitely a bit of a problem getting in and out.   I guess I was thinking that you would pull up and it would be a huge parking lot or something with big flashy lights.....you know.....a little bit like Zak....the center of attention.  LOL  Well not at all.  Anyway, there is an employee standing outside the museum having you sign a waiver before going in.  When you first go in, you are stopped in a very small dark room with a video of Zak and the guys playing on a small tv screen and there are tons of haunted dolls lining the walls.  I thought it was really cool and sat the mood for what was to come.  

Now, I am not going to tell you everything about the museum and the way the tour is run, because that would ruin it for those of you who have not been yet.  First, let me say, it is very cramped inside the mansion and it seems you are a bit "rushed through" on the tour.  I think it is probably because there are so many rooms to see in a short time and also they are trying to get as many people through the museum as fast as they can.  I believe the mansion has like 33 rooms and you go through 25 of them I think that is what we were told.  Here's the problem, there is SOOOOOO MANY things crammed in such small spaces, and it is all really weird, bizarre and cool stuff you want to see, but you just don't get enough time to really check it all out.

And guess what?  You can't take pictures!!!!!!  I know right?  Here you are among some of the MOST HAUNTED OBJECTS in the world and you can't take pictures.  The very first room you come in, is kinda the waiting room before the tours start and has all the walls lined with haunted dolls.  This is the ONLY room you can take pictures in so take a bunch!!!   

Different rooms have different theme like objects.  Like Hollywood horror film stuff and the Dybbuk Box supposedly being the most haunted object in the world!!!! Just super creepy stuff EVERYWHERE!!!  And I will tell you, we had some people on our tour that was scared to death of different rooms and I wasn't sure they were going to be able to finish the tour but they did.  Good for them.  Before you go into each room, your tour guide will tell you a little about what you are about to see in the room and ask if you would like to "go in" or "not".?  So, if you are uncomfortable with seeing any of the objects in the rooms, you don't have to go in.  The tour guide will then step aside and let you go inside and I'm going to guess about 10-15 people at a time in the room and you have about 5-10mins in each room.  Ok.  Listen ya'll, if you are going to take the time, spend the money (And I do think it is a little pricey for the tour) on the tour .....don't NOT go in all the rooms!!!!!  Your there to see all the cool, weird haunted stuff, right?  So be brave when the tour guide is definitely trying to make you uncomfortable and freak you out a little bit or scare you before going into the rooms.....go see EVERYTHING!!!!!  Even the smallest of the creepy stuff is cool.  

One of the rooms is filled with circus stuff and like this really large miniature circus display all made of wood.  Of course, it is very old and I thought it was pretty cool.  Not super creepy but I liked it. Unusual.  There are lots of small hallways with crazy stuff all over the walls for you to look at. Stuffed animals, mannequins, dolls, skeletons, chairs, tables you name it, it's there.  Let me tell you, there is NOT an empty space on the walls or lining the halls.  This place is FULL of creepy, weird and haunted objects no doubt about it!!!!

So, let's talk about the Dybbuk Box.  One of the most haunted objects in the museum that most people want to see.  Before you go in they really build this one up. Of course, there is a lot of hype about the Dybbuk Box.  A Dybbuk Box is a wine  cabinet which is said to be haunted by a Dybbuk.  A Dybbuk is usually a restless, usually malicious spirit that is believed to be able to haunt or even possess the living.  The box gained notoriety when it was auctioned off on eBay with an accompanying horror story written by Kevin Mannis, an is the original inspiration for the 2012 film The Possession.  Ok. The tour guide kinda leads you to believe that something "bad" could happen to you JUST for looking at the Dybbuk Box.  For me, I couldn't WAIT to get inside!!!!  Are you kidding me????? The WORLD'S MOST HAUNTED OBJECT is just a few steps in front of me behind a door.....OH HELL NO!!!!!  I'M GOING IN!!!!!!!!!!!!  They have the Box in a glass case in a pretty dark room. I can tell you, it looks just like a box in a glass case.  LOL  Now, did I feel scared or creeped out??? Feel a BAD ENERGY around???  No.  Actually I thought I felt a bit more uneasy but I just didn't. I was a bit disappointed.....I thought for sure.....I would feel something bad or evil around.  Nope.  Not a thing.

Zak has done a good job at trying to make this an interesting tour when all you are doing is just walking from room to room in a very small space.  I can tell you, there are a few surprises that will make you jump or scream!!!  Just ask Deak!!! LOL  

There is a room with a doll named Peggy.  Now, Peggy supposed to be haunted and will move her head and talk to you.  They have a spirit box set up so that you can try to communicate with Peggy.  We tried to talk with her and asked if she could see us and we did get a response...."yes" but that was about all.

There's the stairs from the famous Demon House with dirt from that location and there is famous Jack Kevorkian's van where he would assist in suicides.  There is a chair that sat beside Michele Jackson's bed when he died (ok....that's just creepy that you would even want that, but to each their own right .LOL).  Charles Masions bloody handprint.  This place just has to many things to mention.

The cursed objects and the energy of the house is definitely "different." With all this haunted stuff in one place how could there not be a weird vibe?  I will tell you the place that I felt the most uncomfortable was at the staircase leading to the basement.  As we were walking from room to room, we walked by a staircase that led to the basement or bottom floor.  We weren't allowed to go down there but Zak had sat a doll on a chair in a doorway below.  The tour said that its head moves and the eyes blink.  For some reason, this doll just gave me the creeps!  And we weren't even close to her, we could just look down at her from the second floor.  But I swear I saw her blink!!!  Like a couple of times.  I didn't say anything because I was trying to figure out if I REALLY saw that or not. hhhuuumm  As we were leaving, they take you to the gift shop which doesn't have a ton of things because it is in a pretty small room but as I was looking around Deak whispered in my ear..."I swear...I saw that doll down stairs blink!!!"   I was like "no-way" and he said "yes I did"  I DID SEE HER EYES BLINK I knew it!!!!  He saw it to!!!!  HOW COOL IS THAT!!!!!!!

So, should you go see the museum?  Again, I didn't know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. It has some super weird and bizarre things in it.  Some things you just have to ask yourself why?"  LOL  Hands down I would say MOST DEFINITELY go check it out!!!!!!!!!!  It is something to see!!!  And it is just a fun time if nothing else. :)   

The video below shows the inside of the museum.  It gives you a good look at some of the bizarre objects inside the mansion.

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