Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum Will Scare You Silly
It’s only fitting that we dish out something spooky on this glorious holiday. Yeah, Halloween is a holiday and TBH it’s should be mandated that no one has to work, so we can all prance around in unicorn onesies, stuff ourselves full of candy, and get into some mischief. Like maybe take a trip to Nevada to visit Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum.
The museum officially opened this month, and let’s just say that it does not look like something for the faint of heart. For those who aren’t familiar with Zak Bagans, he the host of “Ghost Adventures” on The Travel Channel. So needless to say your experience will be as legit as it gets. In fact, guests are encouraged to bring their paranormal hunting gear on their tour!
Photo via Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum
The museum is located inside the Historic Wengert Mansion. It’s just as creepy as it sounds. The home has been rumored to house hostile spirits who love to torture their tenants. There’s even speculation that dark rituals took place in the basement during the 1970’s.
Your tour will take you through the homes dark hallways, and hidden passageways into about 30 different rooms, all with something sinister in them. Some examples of objects you may encounter are a wine cabinet that inspired the movie “The Possession” and the original staircase from Indiana’s “Demon House”.
Photo via Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum (yelp)
If that isn’t enough to pique your interest, then you may want to take into consideration that the museum makes guests sign a waiver before entering. You know, just in case you encounter something truly traumatizing. It sounds laughable, but some of these quotes from Facebook reviews might convince you otherwise:
“The Cauldron room was the worst for me. It began to spin, and moved like a wave. Pressure on my arms and my vision was blurred. The energy was very intense…I could feel the changes in how my body was sensing things in each room.”
“I was in one of the rooms and out of nowhere I got extremely lightheaded. To the point where I had to move my right foot back to keep myself from falling over. Then at this point I couldn’t move. Everything in my body went numb. Then my heart started racing. I was able to move my arm enough to look at my FitBit and noticed my heart rate was 128, by doing nothing but standing there still. It felt like this was happening forever, but in reality it was probably only a few seconds. When we were leaving the room, that lightheaded stiff feeling disappeared, like throwing a blanket off of you.”
“I’ve never experienced such heaviness on my chest and i got a headache towards the back of neck. Times I felt nauseous and other times I felt like I wanted to cry. I would suggest taking this place seriously. It’s no joke.”
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