ZAK BAGANS the HAUNTED MUSEUM

As you know, I am a flight attendant with a major airline, and through my travels I’ve had quite the paranormal experiences here in the US and abroad.

On Valentine’s this past week, I decided to treat myself. I had a nice long layover in Las Vegas and when I picked that trip up, my first thought was you have got to buy a ticket for Zak’s haunted museum!  

I have been investigating and researching the paranormal for 15 years, so this tour was definitely on my bucket list of paranormal things to do.  You guys, you guys, YOU GUYS!!!!  Go!  And don’t just buy a ticket, buy the RIP All Access ticket! This was one of the coolest experiences I have had in a while. So, let me tell you what happened without giving too much information. I’m not gonna tell you all about the tour, because you need to buy a ticket and go on the tour!  No spoilers here!!  But I did want to tell you about some of my personal experiences as I took the tour. Like I said, I have been investigating for quite a while and I know what it’s like to be touched by those on the other side. I recognize it when it happens.

For those of you that are paranormal investigators, do you know that experience you may have had during an investigation where you feel like you have to walk around someone as you say “excuse me” and then you realize no one is standing there? Yeah, it’s that kind of a tour.  It’s kinda crowded in the mansion, and I don’t mean by the living or the exhibits…

The museum is amazing.  It is scary.  It is creepy.  It is fun.  It has “all the things.”  It really is remarkable and flat out cool!  I was so impressed!  Zak, you really knocked it out of the ballpark.  The blood, sweat and tears of what is obviously a ton of hard work, research and dedication really shines through.  So much thought has gone into creating this museum.  It truly is wonderful and I really had a blast.  I loved every single part of the tour.  And your tour guides?  Talk about some really amazing and talented people!  Everyone who works at this museum, from the security guards all the way to the folks who work in the gift shop, you have some amazing employees. Major kudos! Yep, it’s one of the creepiest places I’ve been to with the best customer service ever.  Thank you so much and PLEASE thank your staff!!

So, we started off in the Oddities Room.  Right off the bat, someone or something is tugging on my right pinky. OK, so this tour is off to a great start already. Then you go towards the back of the room and into the small room filled with dolls.  Yep, DOLLS.  The creepiest dolls you will ever come across in your life. And while I was in there, one to the left of me moved. No, seriously it moved! It was a creepy looking doll with almost a gray, rotting type of face and she was holding a little doll. Thanks but no thanks…  I beat feet out of that room LOL. Yes, I am a paranormal investigator but I don’t like dolls, or clowns for that matter. We’re gonna have to talk about those mechanical clowns later in the tour in just a minute… There are different dolls and other objects that are mechanical and move. But I can promise you, not the this doll. She moved all on her own.  She is the stuff that nightmares are made out of.  Honestly, she creeped me out way more than Peggy.  Way more.  PS, be polite to Peggy.

Did you know that there was a room dedicated to serial killers? You didn’t? Well, there is…  Just be careful what you say in there when you’re looking at one of the displays. I said something to a photo of one of the serial killers in there and I don’t think he appreciated my statement. Something brushed the top of my head and I don’t think it was a “Oh, aren’t you cute” kind of pat on the head.

I was touched quite a few times while on the tour. I mentioned it a few times but not every single time because I didn’t want my fellow tour members or the tour guides to think I was crazy or just trying to get attention. This  mansion already had paranormal activity when it was purchased and the artifacts that have been brought in have heightened the activity.  So, yes, the museum is definitely haunted.   I am definitely coming back to do the Flashlight Ghost Tour.

For some reason, and I don’t know who the spirit could’ve been, but they really liked touching me on my left shoulder throughout the entire tour. Once, in front of the “secret room” someone took ahold of my right elbow.  But the creepiest experience of being touched was when we went into the room that houses the notorious dybbuk box.  

For those of you that watch the show Ghost Adventures, and watched their quarantine episodes, you know Kevorkian’s van is there.  Ugh.  When you first enter the exhibit, it’s sort of an office area and the next room has the van. But while you are in there watching the video of Zak telling you about the exhibit, there’s this weird swirling cold air around your legs. Now, it could have been the air conditioning system but I’m not sure. It was cold that day in Vegas so I don’t know if it was the AC or just air circulation. But it’s a very heavy feeling and it even gets heavier when you walk into the room with the van.

Sooooo, the dybbuk box.  Let’s face it, it’s creepy. It’s bad news. But what’s even creepier, yes I said creepier, is whatever is in the room with the dybbuk box.  There is something in the room with the dybbuk box you say? Something that you can’t actually see, you say? Yes, there is.  As I was walking around the box, something touched me on the outside part of my calf on my right leg. Now, that’s kind of a weird area to be touched. The only other time I’ve ever been touched on that part of my body was at an abandoned asylum, The Pollack Hospital.  One of the patients that is still there was crippled and she was known to pull herself along and pull on your pant leg. She did this to me when I was investigating there.  It’s the only way she can communicate.  Bless her.

This “touching me” on my calf was similar but not. It didn’t feel like a human spirit.  It felt…   wrong.   It reminded me of when I investigated a cemetery here in Georgia known as Hell’s Gate.  That night we saw these small black things running around the cemetery. That’s what it reminded me of. Nothing good I can guarantee you.  Is what touched me on my leg connected to the dybbuk box or is it something that the box attracts?  By the way, it creeped me out.  As I was standing there feeling this entity touch me, I was very grateful that I remembered to do all of my protections before I left my hotel room.  I will be honest, when it was time to leave the room I was more than ready to walk out the door.

Zak Bagans the Haunted Museum was a blast!   I really enjoyed my tour, it was a great experience.  The whole museum is truly brilliant. I encourage you, if you ever have the opportunity to take a tour there DO IT!  Get the RIP ticket so you can see his newest exhibit!  Seriously you guys, the tour is worth every penny! Not only do you get a cool lanyard but you get a free T-shirt with the RIP pass. Do it! You seriously won’t regret it!

PS.  Do clowns freak you out? Well hold onto your horses honey because you’re going to see some clowns. That’s all I’m gonna say. That’s the only heads up you’re going to get from me.  But you better look out for those clowns… I hate clowns. They freak me out…

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog and don’t forget to come fly with me next time you want a super cool paranormal experience!

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