Zak Bagans Biography, Age, Family, Ghost Adventures And Net Worth.

Zak Bagans Biography

Zak Bagans is an American paranormal investigator, actor, television personality, and author. He’s the principal host of the Travel Channel series, Ghost Adventures.

Zak Bagans Age | Zak Bagans Birthday

Zac Bagans was born on 5th April 1977 in Washington, D.C (41 years as of 2018)

Zak Bagans Family

Zak Bagans (Zachary Alexander Bagans) was born in a middle-class family to an interior designer mother Nancy Knapp and her husband. He is the second born to his parents with an older sister Meredith. His parents later divorced and his mother remarried and gave birth to two more children, Sky and Phil.

Zak Bagans Education

Zak graduated from Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, in 1995 and later joined the Motion Picture Institute in Michigan. He moved to Las Vegas after graduating from Motion Picture Institute aspiring to film documentaries. He found work as a wedding disc jockey.

Zak has a passion for investigating paranormal which he says was as a result of an “a face-to-face encounter with the spirit of a suicidal woman” in a former apartment building in Trenton, Michigan.

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Zak Bagans Wife

Zak is not married and according to his Facebook page, he is not in a relationship.

Zak Bagans Children

Zac Bagans is not married nor does he have any children (as of 2018)

Zak Ghost Ghost Adventures

In 2004 Zak Bagans teamed up with Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin to produced a documentary-style film called Ghost Adventures which was to be presented in form of an independent film but due to lack of financies, it never saw the light of the day. Luckily in 2006 4Reel productions came on board and decided to produce it as a documentary.

In July 2007 the documentary started airing on Syfy channel. It followed the trio in haunted places in and around Nevada. The documentary received the Grand Jury prize at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival.

The show was later developed into a fully fledged series with the first season premiering in December 2008. Throughout the making of the series, the filming crew has faced paranormal experiences themselves for example during the shooting of the fourth season Zak suffered several scratch marks on his back which he says resulted from a confrontation with ‘bad spirits’.

Zak Bagans has also faced criticism from several paranormal enthusiasts citing that together with his team they use severe methods to deal with the ‘bad spirits’.

Zak, however, responded saying that his team doesn’t use these confrontational and provocative tactics on all the spirits, they only use them to provoke the bad spirits that harm human beings.

Zak Bagans Demon House

Demon House is a 2018 American documentary horror film directed and written by Zak Bagans. Starrings in the film includes Zak himself, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley. The film follows the Ammons haunting case and was released in the United States on March 16, 2018, by Freestyle Releasing.

Zak Bagans Dybbuk Box

The dybbuk box or dibbuk box is a wine box which is said to be haunted by a dybbuk (restless, usually malicious, spirit believed to be able to haunt and even possess the living). The box came into prominence after being auctioned on eBay with an accompanying horror story written by Kevin Mannis and is the original inspiration for the 2012 film The Possession.

Zak Bagans Paranormal

Zak Bagans began hosting the spin-off to ‘Ghost Adventures’ titled ‘Paranormal Challenge’ in 2011. In the show, the esteemed ghost hunters from across the United States faced each other head to head with each other in weekly adventures. The participants had to stay nights in haunted locations across the country. The show was a flop and was canceled after one season.

In 2012 Zak Bagans presented ‘Paranormal Paparazzi’ which was set in a newsroom where Zak interviewed several paranormal researchers as they recollect their experiences on haunting expeditions throughout the United States in the most haunted of places, the show was canceled after its first season.

In 2014 Zak Bagans presented ‘Ghost Adventures: Extra Pulses’, a TV show which showed the behind the scenes footage from ‘Ghost Adventures’ along with some other un-aired additional facts and scenes.

In the same year, he also hosted ‘Ghost Adventures: Aftershocks’ where he interviewed the former cast of the ‘Ghost Adventures’ as they talk about how those paranormal experiences have changed their lives.

In 2016 he began hosting ‘Deadly Possessions’, a tv series where he talks about his museum in Las Vegas and gives the viewers a tour through the museum which exhibits a collection of haunted artifacts.

Zak Bagans New Show

In 2008 Zak Bagans released a documentary film titled ‘Demon House’ which explored the popular ‘Ammons Haunting Case’ which was widely publicized by the US media in 2011. Zak had purchased the haunted house and recorded his experience with a crew. Strange things began happening to the crew as they progressed which led to them fearing for their lives.

Zak Bagans Haunted Museum

Zak Bagans decided to give other people a chance to experience the spine chilling feeling of the spirit world by initiating The Haunted Museum located in Las Vegas. It’s an 11,000 square feet property that was formerly owned by Cyril S. Wengert and was built in 1938.

Throughout the years, the house has been known to be haunted by spirits and it is believed they belonged to the former owners of the house and the spirits have been terrorizing other occupants of the house. Las Vegans claim that dark rituals took place in the houses’ basement during the 1970s.

People visiting The Haunted Museum go through creepy hallways and also secret passways into more than 30 rooms that resemble the rooms in Hollywood horror rooms set the stage for frightening facts.

Among the hundreds of terrifying possessions, museum-goers can even peek inside the VW death van in which Dr. Jack Kevorkian ended the suffering of terminally ill patients as well as get a close-up look at the “Propofol chair” from Michael Jackson’s death room.

Perhaps most unsettling, the original staircase from Indiana’s “Demon House,” notorious for powerful paranormal activity before being demolished in 2014. The wooden banister and creaky steps now stand in a lit corner, resting on a blanket of dirt from the location.

Following its installation, a group of construction workers walked off the job and refused to come back. Visitors to sign a waiver stating they understand the risks before entering.
Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to get into this facility. They can, however, learn all about the haunted collection filmed entirely at the museum in Ghost Adventures – Artifacts on Travel Channel.

Zak Bagans Books

  • 2015: I Am Haunted: Living Life Through the Dead
  • 2014: I Am Haunted
  • 2013: Darkness Optional: The Holy Truth
  • 2011: Dark World: Into the Shadows with the Lead Investigator of The Ghost Adventures Crew

Zak Bagans and Nick Groff

Zak Begins and Nick Groff were both crew members of ‘Ghost Adventures’ until Nick left. They were speculations that there was a fall out between them but due to Zak’s cryptic tweets after Nick debuted his show ‘Paranormal Lockdown’ on Destination America.

In the tweets, Zak accused unnamed character of shamelessly using the Ghost Adventurers brand to promote his own endeavors.

This may be or may not be true as other reports revealed that Nick had to leave the show as he was approached by Destination America network to host a show and the scheduling of both shows crashed which forced him to leave.

Zak Bagans House

In 2014 Zak Bagans bought a house on Carolina Street in Gary after the news hit the media that the house was haunted and the occupants had also been possessed. He bought the house through a phone call without even before seeing i.

Zak did a documentary about his own experiences in the house in which he claims he became so ill that he couldn’t leave his room for eight days. He said witnesses and experts were hospitalized. Crew members quit or were fired.

Zak Bagans Net Worth

Zak has an estimated net worth of  $1.5 million.

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