There’ll at all times be tales which are just too unusual to be false, so wild they cannot be made up. When Tiger King premiered on Netflix in March, it epitomized this phrase and blew each different ‘loopy story’ out of the water. After rabidly binging the collection, many viewers have been left with unanswered questions. Others by no means needed the saga to finish. And now, because of the Ghost Adventures crew, extra chapters will likely be added to the epic that’s Joe Unique and The Higher Wynnewood Unique Animal Park.
It is not surprising for the crew to go greater and bolder for his or her annual Halloween particular, however their investigation of this park will go away viewers with chills which will by no means settle. It turns the sunshine away from the brilliant madness of Tiger King, and exhibits us that probably the most terrifying installment of this story might not function the dwelling.
Ghost Adventures: Horror at Joe Exotic Zoo follows the Ghost Adventures crew; Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, and Jay Wasley, as they conduct a number of the greatest experiments they’ve ever undertaken and seek for proof of suspected foul play, in addition to the spirit of Joe Unique’s late husband, Travis Maldonado. The particular itself is about as predictable as the unique collection— briefly, by no means. Followers of the present will simply marvel on the unassailable proof collected right here, but additionally discover consolation within the tried and true humanity that the hosts deliver to each investigation. Even calculated skeptics with a share of perception needs to be absolutely satisfied of a magical world by the top of it.
All in all, Ghost Adventures: Horror at Joe Unique Zoo perpetuates why this crew is the shining pinnacle in the case of paranormal investigations. TV Information talked to Zak Bagans and Jay Wasley concerning the investigation, the proof that quickly put it on pause, and whether or not or not the spirit world adheres to social distancing pointers.
How did this chance come about to analyze Joe Unique’s park?
Zak Bagans: I, like many others when this entire pandemic began, received hooked on watching [Tiger King]. I could not imagine what number of loopy issues have been simply occurring at this place with all of those folks nonstop. So I received hooked to it. And I at all times questioned if there was an power on these grounds that was affecting all these folks. After which I noticed this text come out on TMZ about how Jeff [Lowe] needed to flip over the zoo to Carole Baskin. And the headline mentioned that she will be able to have the zoo and all of the ghosts that go together with it. And I instantly was like— did he actually imply literal ghosts? As a result of I had this thought earlier than I even noticed this text… is that this place haunted? And I ended up speaking to Jeff… and after I talked to him, I used to be like, that is meant to be as a result of I noticed myself going to this place and investigating it. It was meant to occur.
And he mentioned, sure, him, others that you might have acknowledged—Eric Cowie and Allen [Glover]— all these folks have had paranormal experiences on the property. They usually’ve additionally seen the apparition of Travis Maldonado at nice size. And it was very surprising to listen to these tales after we have been there. It is a complete new form of chapter for this zoo.
Wynnewood Park isn’t a small location, how did the crew put together to tackle such an investigation?
Jay Wasley: We had a variety of floor cowl and a variety of components we needed to deal with. So we form of narrowed down a number of hotspots that we might focus somewhat extra on. Actually, simply shifting anyplace by that zoo at night time— particularly at night time— there actually have been tigers there you, which was terrifying sufficient, however you could possibly really feel the power round. It is not simply in single spots. We might exit in numerous areas simply to ensure we cowl all our bases, however I imply, the hotspots didn’t disappoint. A few of the proof we even received throughout the investigations with a number of the those that have been truly making the claims.That was fairly spectacular…when it occurs proper on the spot and we’re not even attempting.
Bagans: There’s an space of the park lots of people do not find out about referred to as the Again 40. And Jeff mentioned that even [he] and his dad don’t love to return there at night time. And we have been to some haunted forests. I imply, I have been in probably the most haunted forest on the planet, the Hoia-Baciu forest in Romania. I used to be extra fearful on this Again 40 than I used to be in Hoia-Baciu.
I do know you’ll be able to’t spoil a complete bunch, however are you able to give us a teaser of a number of the proof you may’ve picked up at this location?
Wasley: Zak and I, after we have been investigating the reward store— and I do not wish to say what it’s— however there was a sure piece of proof we received there that was fairly spectacular to me. It was simply nonstop. One of many issues I keep in mind… we have been interviewing Allen and he noticed any person whereas we have been filming with him. And I feel, I imagine you noticed him too… an apparition.
Bagans: [We brought in] Invoice Chapel, who’s a extremely regarded electrical engineer, and he is additionally identified for being a full-blown skeptic. He invents a variety of unimaginable gear. He is, I’d say, the main electrical engineer on the planet in the case of paranormal gear. And he constructed the deep echo experiment, which was principally a containment chamber to document EVP in an exterior setting. And there have been a number of totally different tubes the place he inserted several types of microphones. After which in one other tube, he crammed it with water and put an underwater microphone in there. So he tried all these totally different experimentations with these microphones and he captured a male voice on this contraption that was completely unimaginable to elucidate. And I feel it was some of the unimaginable items of audio proof that he is ever heard. I did not know what to anticipate, going to a zoo and getting proof like this.
Wasley: And I feel too, It is nice to get a single piece of proof, however there was a second when Zak, Aaron, and myself have been investigating and there was a collection of occasions that occurred. I want I might let you know, it was unimaginable. However this whole collection of occasions led us by this mini journey of this proof that simply painted us in numerous instructions. And what we captured on the finish there, we have been actually leaping up and down. We have been so enthusiastic about it.
Through the investigation, a cadaver canine discovered stays that have been at one level believed to be human. Are you able to clarify how that scenario unfolded?
Bagans: So we heard unproven claims that there could also be our bodies buried on the property, however, these have been simply claims that have been advised to us. As investigators we have introduced in ground-penetrating radar earlier than, we have used steel detection units, we have executed all types of issues. So I simply thought, you already know what, let’s usher in cadaver canine and see in the event that they decide up something. These cadaver canine are extremely skilled. And after we introduced them in, two of those canine gave an alert and the cadaver canine trainers firmly believed that they have been selecting up the scent of human stays. That is when our entire investigation got here to a halt.
And the police got here in, the [Oklahoma] FBI got here in and so they started digging. They didn’t uncover any human stays. However after they left, the cadaver canine folks firmly believed that their canine have been nonetheless selecting up the scent of human stays. They usually got here again, I feel twice? After which they introduced in 4 canine and apparently all 4 canine picked up the scent. So, going onto that property we actually left with some nice proof, however we additionally left with a variety of questions that also have but to be answered.
A few of the gadgets from the park are actually at your museum in Las Vegas. Was there a rhyme and a motive behind which gadgets could be within the exhibit?
Bagans: So, they got to me by Jeff Lowe. Each investigation that I do if it is actually iconic— or if we get proof that is like stage 10— I at all times attempt to take one thing if it is given to me or if I can purchase it, to essentially let me keep in mind the investigation and the interplay that I had with the spirits. And Jeff Lowe simply began donating all of these items to my museum. And a few of them have been gross. A few of them have been related with non secular exercise. After which only in the near past he gave me each of the indicators from the park… the signal that was on the reward store the place Travis by chance dedicated suicide after which additionally the unique animal park signal. So I ended up making an exhibit to recollect such an iconic investigation.
With the pandemic, how is the crew nonetheless carrying on investigations? Do you imagine this has affected the paranormal world?
Bagans: The measures that we’re taking over the investigations are identical to anyone else. I imply, sporting masks and social distancing. But it surely has additionally allowed us to analyze some areas that we by no means would have had entry to as a result of they’re shut down. So, there may be that aspect of it. We’re nonetheless going robust and we’re investigating and seeing how the spirit world reacts to a world pandemic. I feel it is arduous for us to cease, truthfully. It is not only a present, we actually love what we do.
Wasley: Once we get residence, there’s a number of days the place it is good to be residence, however then we’re able to get again on the market. And when the pandemic first hit and we did not know if we have been getting shut down, Zak talked concerning the concept of simply the 4 of us quarantining on the museum. I used to be like, sure. It is simply one thing that we might simply like to do. And when you’ll be able to’t do this, it hurts. We have been lucky sufficient and we’re taking all of the precautions essential to hold everybody secure and we’re nonetheless doing it. I am so grateful and so comfortable we’re in a position to hold going.
Bagans: However we have realized that the spirits don’t abide by social distance and so they nonetheless contact us and assault us and issues like that.
Wasley: It is simply such an attention-grabbing time on the planet the place there’s a lot concern and stress and anxiousness amongst folks in society that I feel that is enjoying into the paranormal world and nearly strengthening it on the unfavorable aspect. A few of the darkish energies, a number of the hauntings, have gotten extra intense. This entire yr, it is form of an experiment in itself with the impact on that world.
What do you each hope the viewers takes away from this particular?
Wasley: I used to be so excited to go there. You recognize, I used to be an enormous fan of the collection and it did simply grasp you, and I feel it grasped all people that watched it. So I feel this can be a new chapter. It is form of exploring extra that the collection did not discover. And simply the proof we received and the experiences we had, I feel followers of our present will clearly adore it as a result of they get pleasure from what we do. However I feel even followers of [Tiger King] will get pleasure from it too. As a result of it simply asks extra questions. It is this loopy story that simply retains going and you’ll’t look away. I am excited to observe it once more. I can not wait to see it myself.
Bagans: Past something, followers of our present, every other present, any skeptics in any respect, they’re actually going to be blown away by proof we captured there. As a result of like Jay mentioned, I do not know what number of instances now we have all simply began leaping up and down and hugging one another. I do not suppose we have ever executed that. So I feel that may converse to a number of the surprising moments that we captured and it is fairly mind-blowing, it truly is.
Ghost Adventures: Horror at Joe Unique Zoo premieres Thursday, October 29 at 9/8c.