Ex-Client of ‘Ghost Adventures’ Says Bagans is “Mafia-esque” in the Paranormal Industry
We have been following this story ever since the YouTube channel Lainey and Ben started covering it a few weeks back. Ben Hubbard has used his channel to call out Ghost Adventures host Zak Bagans in a bevy of accusations about his conduct and the sway he has over Travel Channel and other paranormal investigative series. These allegations have been backed up by some investigators who worked with Bagans.
But, we are only getting half the story since Bagans himself has not addressed the claims and has been radio silent ever since they came forth. From a public relations standpoint, accusations such as these are harmful, and the host should have made a statement by now. It doesn’t help that, according to some disparaging comments on social media, Bagans’ popularity rating is dropping quicker than his f-bombs.
Now, an actual client of Ghost Adventures has come forward with his own experience, and the story is quite disturbing. Keith Linder, participated in the show back in 2015 as a victim of a haunting in his house. The Ghost Adventures episode in which they investigate Linder’s house is titled Demon in Seattle (Season 10, Ep. 10).
In a nutshell (you can watch Linder explain it in his own words below), Linder says that the Ghost Adventures team came to his house to inspect the property after he and Tina, his girlfriend at the time, were experiencing poltergeist activity.
Zak’s team did as they normally do, but this time they found no evidence of a haunting and left the residence empty-handed. Linder says after the episode aired that’s when the online hate started. “We were attacked,” he says, “we were attacked and viewed by many as wasting Ghost Adventures’ time.”
It should be noted that other respectable investigators who came to explore the house actually captured evidence of a haunting since then.
Linder says that Tina took the brunt of the online hatred and had to suffer through “caricatures” of herself, and as Linder says, “racial epithets.” He goes on to say that he reached out to the production company of Ghost Adventures in hopes they would release a statement to quell the social media attacks, but he says they did nothing.
Fanning the flames even further, Linder says his episode was edited in such a way that made him look suspicious and nefarious, or that he was creating a hoax even though the Ghost Adventures team already knew of the home’s previous occupant’s reports of paranormal activities. As stated before, other investigators have substantiated Linder’s claims of a haunting.
That aside, Linder then goes into the recent allegations against Bagans about using clout to cancel other paranormal investigative shows on Travel Channel. He says Bagans plays, and these are his words, “a mafia-esque type role within the paranormal entertainment industry.”
Linder says that after meeting Zak, he, personally, “never viewed Zak as a real, true, ghost or paranormal researcher…he’s a ghost hunter.”
With the accusations mounting and 15 reality shows streaming on the Travel Channel that carry the Bagans name, it is no wonder why people are questioning his dominance over the genre.
And in case you are wondering if you can watch Linder’s Ghost Adventures episode, that season is missing from the line-up on Travel Channel’s menu.
You can watch Linder’s entire video below:
Lainey and Ben:
*Images are from IMDb
Spirit Halloween Unveils ‘Horror Babies’ Including Ghostface, Pennywise, and More
Spirit Halloween is unveiling the goods a bit earlier than usual this year. For example, these little horror babies that give us infantile versions of Ghostface, Leatherface, Pennywise and Sam from Trick r’ Treat. We were already excited when they announced all-new Killer Klowns From Outer Space items, but these horror babies are making sure that they bring the goods even earlier.
The breakdown of Spirt Halloween Horror Babies goes like this:
- Trick’ r Treat Sam Horror Baby: Equipped with his signature lollipop, this Sam baby will never get fussy – as long as his new family follows the rules of Halloween.
- Scream Ghost Face Horror Baby: Perfect for classic slasher fans, this sweet Ghost Face baby comes equipped with a prop bloody knife for a baby so cute he’s to die for.
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre Leatherface Horror Baby: Featuring his signature mallets, fans will need to be careful to pacify this Leatherface baby if they want to avoid getting whacked.
- IT Pennywise Horror Baby: Straight from the sewers of Derry, this Pennywise baby is sure to give any guests a sweet scare.
Horror Babies are looking fantastic and bring that very cool bit of nostalgia with them. From Ghostface to Pennywise the lineup is looking fantastic.
Each of these hauntingly adorable Horror Baby is available for purchase for $49.99 on SpiritHalloween.com, now while supplies last.
‘Talk to Me’ A24 Trailer is Chilling Us to the Bone With New Approach to Possession
The very chilling, Talk to Me reinvents the possession genre by turning the entire genre on its ear and dropping the beat on the terror. Each moment spent in the trailer is very intense and full of atmosphere.
There is a bit of Breakfast Club combined with this intensely moody possession thriller.
The synopsis for Talk to Me goes like this
When a group of friends discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand, they become hooked on the new thrill, until one of them goes too far and unleashes terrifying supernatural forces.
The film stars Sophie Wilde, Miranda Otto, Alexandra Jensen, Joe Bird, Otis Dhanji, Zoe Terakes, and Chris Alosio.
Talk to Me arrives July 28, 2023.
Nicolas Cage Plays a Very Wicked Devil in ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ Trailer
Joel Kinnaman plays alongside the very wicked Nicolas Cage! Why so wicked you ask? Well cause this time around he is playing none other than the devil himself and he is bringing all of his wicked charm and red hair with it. That’s right, the first trailer for the very off the wall Sympathy for the Devil is here.
Okay, is he really the devil? Well, you are going to have to watch to find out. But, it doesn’t change the fact that this whole thing looks like its a blast out of hell and a ton of fun.
The synopsis for Sympathy for the Devil goes like this:
After being forced to drive a mysterious passenger (Nicolas Cage) at gunpoint, a man (Joel Kinnaman) finds himself in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse where it becomes clear that not everything is as it seems.
Sympathy for the Devil arrives July 28, 2023!