The list of characters for the Travel Channel series Ghost Adventures and the spin-off Ghost Adventures: Aftershocks
The Leader of the Ghost Adventures Crew, he founded it alongside Nick in early 2004. He became interested in the paranormal after seeing the spirit of a suicidal woman in his Michigan apartment.
- The Ace: even though he is the most affected out of the three due to his hot blooded nature, he is this to the team.
- Acronym Confusion: At Fort Chaffee, when he has trouble naming what OB/GYN stands for due to the Arkansas heat
- Action Pet: His dog Gracie, first appeared in the Brookdale Lodge
- Adorkable: Has shades of this
- All Men Are Perverts: At the Birdcage Theater, he is extremely eager to capture the apparition of a naked woman seen by visitors
- Notably subverted on most other occasions, however. (Carrying on an entire interview without once looking at a nearby pole dancer, for example.)
- Aside Glance: Gives one of these after a little girl named Bailey tells him that she provokes the mean ghosts at the Stanley Hotel, after he said that the team doesn't provoke the mean ghostsZak: I was just being sarcastic.
- Berserk Button:
- Does not like violent ghosts harming people, especially harming children
- Also does not appreciate if the spirit in question was abusive to people in real life
- As shown in an episode where they stumbled upon a barber shop on location in Fort Chaffee, he does not like anybody touching his hair.
- The Bet: Makes these and takes some occasionally, with his mainly pertaining to something involving Aaron
- Big, Thin, Short Trio: The short to Aaron's big and Nick's skinny
- Birthday Episode: Not stated in the episode, but revealed on his Twitter that the Missouri State Peniteniary episode was this due to his birthday being on the day the investigation was.
- Butt-Monkey: Regularly gets joked about by talk show hosts after the Incubus incident at the Ancient Ram Inn
- "This is what we hunt for"
- "This is powerful stuff"
- "This is why we do this"
- Character Development: During the original Ghost Adventures documentary, he was shown to be more prone to be scared, if the brick incident in the Goldfield Hotel is any indication, now he is perfectly willing to use Ouija boards and outright taunt the evil entities while being cautious in order to not affect everybody around him
- Cool Shades: Begins donning some glasses starting with the Ashmore Estates episode
- Do Not Attempt: Zak has made some "questionable" choices that he discourages before doing them
- He picks up a wild snake during a hike up the ridge at the Idaho State Penitentiary
- He ventured down a deep mine outside Tombstone, Arizona in order to see the miner's conditions
- Lampshaded at the Jerome Grand Hotel when he voluntarily recreated the death of a worker who was crushed by an elevator, unlike other acts he has done, this almost ended his life.
- Lampshades it again at the Hales Bar Marina when he jumps over a deep puddle with a downed powerline and falls on his ass in front of a news crew
- Dreadful Musician: He sang Madonna's "Like A Prayer" at the Winchester Mystery House for no discernible reason. Also attempted tap dancing at the Amargosa Opera House.
- Eek, a Mouse!!: His reaction to seeing snakes on the ridge climb at the Idaho State Penitentiary
- Epic Fail:
Zak: Never lunge a donkey's ass
- Falling on his ass in front of a news crew at the Hales Bar Marina
- Slipping on ice and falling on his ass while reading poetry at the Longfellows Wayside Inn
- Getting startled by Spirit the Donkey (and also nearly getting kicked in the face for lunging towards its back) at the Yorktown Hospital while looking for the owner
- Invoking (albeit unknowingly) "Stranger Danger" at the Black Moon Manor
- Poking Nick and Aaron in the eye on accident at two completely different locations
- Getting caught in wires at the Nopeming Sanatarium, thinking it was a ghost until he gets Jay to immediately review his footage
- Friend to All Living Things: Apart from snakes, he shows this in many episodes, and on some of the Aaron's Vlogs and other GAC videos. He even regularly donates to the Nevada SPCA.
- Handicapped Badass: As revealed in the Demon House movie, he has permanent eye damage coming from the investigation, which requires him to wear prism glasses unless he opts for eye surgery, which could lead him to be blind.
- Humiliation Conga: At the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, when he accepted a challenge from Nick and Aaron to see who would be the first to get scared in the Horror Hall. He loses immediately. A montage is shown showing him jump from an animatronic zombie, a puppet, and at the end, Kurt, the man they were supposed to interview for his experience in the Horror Hall
- Ironic Fear: Snakes, which in religion, is symbolic of the devil and demons, and Zak is the one who regularly calls out demons
- Mr. Fanservice
- Gratuitous Foreign Language: He is the one more likely to speak in the foreign language of a location in order to get spirits to respond
- Gratuitous Italian: at Poveglia
- Spoke Romanian at their Transylvania locations
- He Who Fights Monsters: He is the one to regularly call out and provoke demonic entities in order to get answers out of them for the people they investigate for.
- Heroic BSoD: Has this at the Winchester Mystery House after feeling strange during the investigation, which is later the reveal of his grandmother's death at her apartment in Detroit at the same time
- Hidden Depths: Outside of the show, he is shown to regularly donate money to the Nevada SPCA, where he got his dog Gracie.
- Large and in Charge: He is the more muscular member of the GAC, and is the de-facto leader
- Large Ham: Especially when introducing locations. His narrations are (usually) more subdued.
- Loveable Rogue: He can be reckless and confrontational, but always apologizes immediately if he goes over the line.
- Mark of the Beast: Gets three pronounced scratches down his back at their first investigation at Bobby Mackey's Music World
- Never Live It Down: The Incubus incident at the Ancient Ram Inn
- Also becoming apparent with The Soup mocking him about farting in the Goldfield Ghost Town Mine to see if Bill Chappell's machine actually works
- No Indoor Voice: He is the loudest member of the Ghost Adventures Crew, perfect considering his voice is loud enough to wake the dead
- Ow, My Body Part!: States this in relation to stabbing himself with a rusty nail at the La Palazza Mansion in Las Vegas. This, however, got the spirits of the property to notice him and tell him "you broke in here"
- Professional Butt-Kisser:
- Has a moment of this in the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in order to gain access to the operations building that nobody is allowed in.
- Has another moment in order to get into the storage building at the Stanley Hotel, due to reports of people dying in their beds, and those beds ending up in storage.
- Played in full at the Wyoming Frontier Prison, in which he hears the story of the Garage Witch haunting a duplex a few blocks away from the prison. He first asks the realtors, who adamantly say no, since the 2 story portion is unoccupied, and then has a stakeout in front of the house to meet the owner of the adjoining property of the duplex to get permission to investigate her house, along with the garage, which she graciously agrees due to experiencing weird things in the house.
- Tries and fails at the Myrtles Plantation, due to the property managers denial of a voodoo ritual on the premises due to fear that if voodoo is performed on the property, the spirit of the executed voodoo priestess Cleo will come back and curse the property and land surrounding it.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Nick and Aaron's blue
- Secret Test of Character: An employee at the Moon River Brewing Co. put him through one to see if he could identify by feeling where the activity in the basement is, and where people have experienced things down there. He passed
- The Stoic: Has shades of this
- Not So Stoic: After the Winchester Mystery House episode, with the reveal of his grandmother's death, showing the viewers his caring side by showing all of the gifts he has given her, and stated that she had never missed an episode of the show.
- Sweet Tooth: Shown in the Sacramento Tunnels episode
- Tempting Fate:
- Had a black magic ritual done in the Ancient Ram Inn, and later received scratches on his face and neck after the investigation
- Laid down on the floor with an axe hanging above his head at the Villisca Axe Murder House, demanding the spirit knock it over
- Standing on a chair next to the third floor railing of the Excalibur Nightclub challenging the spirits to knock him over
- Too Much Information: His reaction to seeing "masturbation" as one of the reasons a prisoner died at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia
- Urine Trouble: He stated during the Winchester Mystery House episode that he would rather be locked down in a location with asbestos pouring out of the walls instead of being teased to use the bathrooms, twice.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Along with creepy dolls, clowns, cockroaches, sharks and heights, as Zak has shown in multiple investigations.
The original tech man of the Ghost Adventures Crew, he became fully interested in the paranormal during the groups first filming in Virginia City, Nevada, after hearing a voice ask about the devil.
- Animal Talk: He is the one who interacts with animals before investigations, if making seal noises at Monterey Bay was any indication
- Aside Glance: Often gives these when he is left in the active areas alone
- The Bait
- Better as Friends: Reveals in Return to Bobby Mackey's that he and his wife split up in order to keep her safe from any negative entities that follow him home, and reveals that they still talk
- Big Fun
- Big, Thin, Short Trio: The big to Nick's thin and Zak's short
- Butt-Monkey: A lot more often then Nick, considering he is more scared of the angrier spirits than Nick
- Doubles because he was born on April Fools Day
- Cloudcuckoolander: Has shades of this, most pronounced in the Tooele Hospital where he gets sidetracked from the investigation to "investigate" in a mirror maze
- Cluster F-Bomb: Tends to deliver these a lot when spooked
- Epic Fail: Quite a bit
- Getting sunscreen in his eyes at the Execution Rocks Lighthouse to Zak and Nick's enjoyment
- Tripping over multiple pipes at the Hill View Manor, along with getting smacked by a low hanging tree branch while driving a golf cart after an impromptu game
- Apparently speaking seal while leaving on a boat from Monterey Bay, which Zak points out is a mating call to the seals
- Fan Disservice: He wore a wig in the Stanley Hotel on Zak's suggestion in order to lure out the spirit that kisses women in their sleep
- Hidden Depths: He was originally credited as a tech person in the opening until Season 8, where he is now credited as an investigator.
- The Hyena
- Ironic Birthday: April 1, he's the April Fool of the team
- Kavorka Man: Lampshaded in the Fort Chaffee episode, him shirtless gets him confused for Bigfoot by Zak and Nick
- The Klutz: Trips over the same piece of debris twice an hour apart at Hill View Manor, which Zak incredulously points out.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: At Poveglia IslandAaron: Just in case, machete, gonna fuck something up
- Mark of the Beast: Gets three scratches down his calf at Preston Castle in Ione
- Pop-Cultural Osmosis: At the Pico House Hotel, he walks into a room full of pipes with Kane Hodder (Jason in Friday the 13th), and immediately states that this is the room that he will die in.Aaron: (walking into a room full of pipes) And this is a room where I'll be hacked up to death.Kane: (laughing) Hey, I got an alibi.Spirit Voice: Anything bad?
- Rapid-Fire "No!": Delivers one in the first Linda Vista Hospital episode after something unexplained happens behind him scares him
- Sweet Tooth
- Troll: Mimics the feel of a cockroach on Zak's neck to scare him at Johnny Cash's Cinnamon Hill Plantation House in Montego Bay
Originally an evidence reviewer, he was recruited in the Ghost Adventures Crew early 2010 for his technology skills. Before the Ghost Adventures Crew, he worked with P.I.M.P.S, a paranormal group centered around Las Vegas.
- Ascended Extra: He was originally a recurring cast member on the show. Over time, he started appearing more often, until starting to participate in the investigations regularly after Nick left.
- Do Not Attempt
- He, along with Nick, go down the mineshaft ladders at the Belle Mine outside of Goodsprings, where an archaeologist stated that he would not trust his life going down those ladders
- He was the one who volunteered going in a near-collapsing tunnel at the Nopeming Sanatarium, knowing of the dangers involved.
- The Driver: Becomes this after Nick's leave from the show
- The Music Meister: Before joining the crew, he was known around Las Vegas as DJ Inferno
- Promotion to Opening Titles: After Nick left.
Along with Billy Tolley's recruitment, Jay became an audio/video engineer for the Ghost Adventures Crew and helped Billy set up cameras and equipment around the locations. Reveals in the Zozo Demon episode that he became interested in the paranormal after Zozo came through a spirit board and possessed his friend to try and kill him.
- Ascended Extra: Much like Billy, he was originally a recurring cast member on the show. Over time, he started appearing more often, until starting to participate in the investigations regularly after Nick left.
- Messenger: He is usually the one to stay at base camp (sometimes with Billy before Nick's departure from the series) unless requested to investigate given a large location (Alcatraz, Bannack Ghost Town, etc). He is also the one to inform the crew of any activity in a location.
- Mission Control: He is usually the one staying at base camp in order to alert the crew of any activity in an area they are not at.
- Non-Action Guy: Is this unless he is needed as an extra in order to investigate a large location
- Promotion to Opening Titles: After Nick left.
The Ghost Adventures Crew historian, he usually finds locations nearby the site that can be investigated, and also uncovers historical information and local information for the crew to use in the investigation. First appeared in person at the Lizzie Borden House, and made many subsequent, vocal cameo's later
- The Ferryman: Acts as this when he sets up interviews and meeting points
- The Ghost: Only appears through phone calls to the crew at a location regarding information, and the very rare occasion of an interview if his time permits.
- Haunted House Historian: Gives the GAC information for investigations and sets up interviews with people to get more information and personal experiences.
Dakota is Robert Laden's son, both of whom appeared in the Old Charleston Jail episode after winning the GAC mashup contest. Zak announced in 2017 that Dakota has joined their team to assist with cameras during interviews.
- Adorkable: He has shades of this, if his posts on Snapchat are any indication.
- Ascended Fanboy: Started out making parody videos of the show on his YouTube account, later winning a contest alongside his dad to appear in the Old Charleston Jail episode, and now is a cameraman for the group he parodied.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He may be goofy as seen on Snapchat and some episodes, however, he is a very skilled cinematographer with a bunch of short films directed under his name.
- Guest-Star Party Member: His original appearance in the Old Charleston Jail, alongside with his father.
- Not officially investigating, but he was present during the Museum of Madness episode, where he helped monitor the museum's surveillance cameras, and after mentioning he was afraid (something Zak said he should not say), gets scratched on his neck when an energy radiates off of Father Sebastian and his consort.
- After joining the crew, his first proper investigation came during the investigation of the Kennedy and Argonaut mines in Jackson, CA
- The Heart: He shows shades of this if he is present during investigations or interviews, most notably comforting Anthony Mojica's girlfriend Anna during Anthony's exorcism in "Sin City Exorcism"
The owner and main person in charge of Digital Dousing, he appears in multiple episodes when testing his new equipment for the crew to use.
- Guest-Star Party Member: He appears as this for a few episodes, especially if the group has to be split up between locations. Examples of this include his appearance in the George Washington Ghost episode and the Demons in Seattle episode.
- Replacement Goldfish: He is this for Nick in Cripple Creek, due to Nick having to leave due to a family emergency.
- Mad Scientist: Some of his inventions need major electronic/technological skill to make, if the Kinect camera and the Structured Light Camera are any indications of his most complex work.
- Skeptic No Longer: He flip flops on this. He still holds to being skeptic, but when it comes to something he cannot explain, he will admit it is paranormal
The creator of the Mel Meter EMF Detector, he supplies equipment related to electromagnetic energy to the crew for use on investigations.
Host of Darkness Radio, he occasionally joins in with the Ghost Adventures Crew if needed. First appeared in the Rolling Hills Asylum episode
- Chekhov's Gunman: His appearance in the Rolling Hills Asylum episode granted the GAC widespread use with the official (albeit beta) spirit box, known as the hackshack. The spirit box was first introduced in the live special at the "Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum" when Chris Fleming was using one.
The co-founder of the Ghost Adventures Crew, he and Zak founded the group in early 2004. He became interested in the paranormal after a near death experience in his hometown of Nashua. He left the show in late 2014 in order to produce his new show on Destination America.
- Absentee Actor: Does not investigate in the Cripple Creek episode due to a family friend passing away, and also did not appear in the Island of the Dolls episode due to his daughter being born
- Despite being part of the GAC around the time Demon House was filmed, it is believed that his departure from the GAC had something to do with the house, and stayed for part of the filming in Season 10 due to contractual obligations with the Travel Channel.
- Action Dad: The only member of the Ghost Adventures Crew to have a wife and kids
- Berserk Button: As indicated in the Zozo Demon episode, having to conjure something up after getting the last things out from the previous conjuring
- Big, Thin, Short Trio: The skinny to Zak's short and Aaron's big
"Hate Nick""Zak, Nick, Coming, They're Scaring Me""Nick, Go Home"
- He was locked in a morgue slab at the Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital in New Jersey
- He is also hated by the Washoe Club ghosts, as seen in their return episode
- He was the primary person using Ouija boards when they come up (Exorcist House in St Louis, Zozo Demon in Oklahoma City), and was the primary person, along Jay and Darren Evans, using it at the Zozo Demon house
- Character Development: In the original Ghost Adventures documentary, he was prone to be jumpy. Now he is active, albeit laid back in the investigation, not as jumpy, and more provocative.
- Deadpan Snarker: Has his moments
- Do Not Attempt: The only instance is when he and Billy go down a shaft at the Belle Mine outside of Goodsprings, which was warned by an archaeologist who stated that he would not trust going down any ladders at the mine.
- The Driver: To many investigations before his leave from the show
- Epic Fail: Gets one when he tripped over a desk in the Pennhurst Hospital tunnels
- The Heart: The most likely to be visibly troubled if they uncover something upsetting.
- Out of Focus: Starting with the Bell Witch Cave episode
- Put on a Bus: Left the show to work on his show for Destination America
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Zak's Red
- Troll: He is usually the driver to any investigation, so during a pit stop at a clown motel near Goldfield, Nick puts a life-size clown doll in the driver seat to scare Zak.
- Gets a second one (leading to his picture caption) when Zak and a lady were talking about eggplants at the Casa de Estudillo, leading into him supposedly getting engaged by picking the largest eggplant from the garden. Nick kept his promise to the viewers, and this clip made it into the episode
Mark and Debby Constantino
A husband and wife team of paranormal investigators that were often called upon by the Ghost Adventures Crew. Mark is the more provocative member, while Debby is the more sensitive member. Sadly, on September 22, 2015, Debby was found shot dead by Mark, who later committed suicide to avoid confrontation from police after previous altercations with the police.
- Action Duo
- All Men Are Perverts: Mark briefly had this towards Debby under spiritual influences at the Mustang Ranch, which mind you, is a legal brothel outside of Reno.
- Artificial Family Member: As Zak stated in Demon House Debby was like a very close family member to him, and hearing the news about her and Mark devastated him.
- Back from the Dead: "Washoe Club: The Final Chapter" shows that Debby (and possibly Mark) is one of the spirits that call the Washoe Club home after Zak and Aaron caught an EVP with her voice in the crypt.
- Brains and Brawn: Debby is the brains while Mark is the brawn
- Chekhov's Gunman: Their investigation at the Goldfield Hotel with the Reno news crew after the original GAC documentary is what sealed the GAC's legitimacy as investigators when they captured the flying brick, as Mark and Debby captured an EVP in the same spot saying "Thank you but we've done it" in response to Debby's question about the brick.
- In a negative version of the trope, as Zak stated in Demon House, Debby trying to contact the entity of the home is potentially what caused Mark, her, and Debby's roommate to perish in 2015 in a double homicide and suicide incident.
- Haunted House: As shown in the Mustang Ranch episode when the GAC went to ask if they can join the investigation, their house is simulated to look like a stereotypical haunted house and horror attraction, with zombies coming out of the ground and gargoyles on their porch.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl
She was the still photographer for the Ghost Adventures Crew. She helped out with reenactments until her special investigative appearance in Return to Tombstone. She also joined the crew around the same time her husband Jay joined them. In October 2016, Zak revealed that she quit the GAC due to a traumatic experience during the investigations for the Route 666 Halloween Special
- The Bait: She was used as this in all her appearances. Being this during the Route 666 special at the Goatman's Bridge in Denton, Texas is what led to her quitting the GAC due to a severely negative experience (at a location noted for attacks on women)
- Determinator: She stayed during the Goatman's Bridge investigation for the Route 666 special, despite how negatively it had affected her before the lockdown.
- The Ghost: Played straight at first since she was a still photographer for the GAC, but later defied when Zak brings her into the investigation at the Bird Cage Theater, where he stated that she appears in some of the reenactments of locations.
- Non-Action Guy: Girl in this case, she does not participate in the investigations unless asked by Zak.
- The Quiet One: She does not speak while they are filming an episode. She currently has only spoken on camera with them when Zak asks her if she can be in the lockdown with them.
Appeared in the Season 3 Live episode, the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. He is a psychic-medium and sensitive, and is famous for his séance works around the country, and for his shows, Dead Famous on Living TV and Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal on A&E.
- The Cameo: He appeared in a video clip holding a séance at the Saint James Hotel during their investigation of the same location.
- Chekhov's Gunman: His appearance in the live episode introduced the GAC to the spirit box, but it isn't until Dave Schrader uses a custom beta version called the hackshack at the Rolling Hills Asylum that the GAC begin actively using it in investigations.
- Also warns Zak of the 12 foot demon in the Demon House, unaware that Zak had a nightmare involving it prior to receiving his text message.
- Guest-Star Party Member: Is this in the "Crisis in Oakdale" episode.
Appeared in the Season 3 Live episode, the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. He is an electrical engineer that designed the Parabot for the live investigation
- Mad Scientist
- Never Live It Down: He was called out by Zak and Nick on a special recap episode for allegedly faking evidence of getting his EMF Detector smacked out of his hand at the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.
- What Could Have Been: If not for his faking of evidence, there would have been the possibility of more live show specials from the GAC
Hollywood Ghost Hunters
- The Ace: Rick has this opinion of Kane due to an experience they had while filming at the Ohio State Reformatory, when instead of jumping from seeing a full bodied apparition down the hall, Kane charged it down and chased it around the building.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Kane Hodder delivers these
- Death Glare: Played for laughs before they get let in and Zak jokes with Nick asking if they really want Jason and Leatherface in the Pico House with them.
- Fearless Fool: All three of them to an extent. R.A. even admitted this to Zak during an interview, stating that he was like this as a kid, and slept with a dead body in its display case at a mortuary when it was raining and him and his friend were far from their homes.
- Hot-Blooded: Kane and R.A. display this, and lampshade it when they talk about their movies
- Implied Death Threat: Played for laughs along with the death glare from KaneKane: You're fucked
- The Leader: Rick Mc Callum
- Let Me at Him!: In his words during an interview with Zak, Kane states this as his worry during his filming of movies, because Jason has to kill, and Kane doesn't want to snap and actually kill the actor portraying the person. He also jumps to the occasion of getting Zak in a chokehold for a demonstration when he asks what its like when one of his personas has to kill somebody
- Similar Squad: Pointed out towards the end of the episode that they are this to the trio themselves. Zak and Kane are Hot-Blooded in nature, and are the most provocative, Aaron and R.A. are similar looking, and also are good with technical equipment, and Rick and Nick rhyme and can sense spiritual presences like no other
Appeared in the Season 5 episode, Old Charleston Jail
- Butt-Monkey: Robert was left in a jail cell for more than an hour recording EV Ps while his son got to investigate with the crew upstairs.
- Contest Winner Cameo: He and his son Dakota won the Ghost Adventures Music Video Mashup contest during the summer of 2011 and was rewarded with the chance to investigate with the crew
Appeared in the Season 6 episode, the Peabody Whitehead Mansion. He is a MMA fighter in the Denver area
- Fan Boy: Zak makes note of this before revealing him as a guest investigator, by saying that he is a fan of the show
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: For people that haven't seen any of his shows, Zak introduces him to the audience and investigation by stating that his character Ash died and came back as a ghost.
- Mark of the Beast: Gets three scratches after investigating in the Linda Vista Hospital mental ward building
Appeared in the Season 6 episode, the Riviera Hotel. He is the frontman of the band Mötley Crüe
Appeared in the Season 6 episode, the Riviera Hotel. He is a professional poker player and is known for winning the 2006 World Series of Poker event in Las Vegas
- The Bait: His purpose in the investigation was to be a form of entertainer for the party in order to simulate the parties Frank Sinatra had in his suite.
- The Stoic: Its a given since he is a professional poker player.
- The Voiceless: He does not speak during the investigation, or when introduced to the cameras.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: He was present during the first part of the investigation, but vanishes from the location without mention from Zak. Given that Bruce and some of Vince Neil's ladies left the investigation to get some sleep, Jamie most likely left with them.
Appeared in the Season 6 episode, the Riviera Hotel. He is Frank Sinatra's former pianist.
- The Bait: His purpose in the investigation was to play music like he did for Frank Sinatra when he was alive, and use that music to try and bring out Frank's spirit to speak to everybody.
- Elegant Classical Musician: A given, seeing as he played for Frank Sinatra
- Sharp-Dressed Man
ABC Nightline Crew
Appeared in the Season 7 episode, Sailors Snug Harbor
- Crossover: During their time in the investigation at the Sailor Snug Harbor, they also filmed live for the ABC Nightline Show
- Trailers Always Spoil: Not a trailer per-say, but their filming at the time of the investigation can count, as the Ghost Adventures Crew do not immediately reveal their episodes/evidence for a location until 2-3 weeks before the airdate, while the filming was done months prior
Appeared in the Season 7 episode, the Glen Tavern Inn. She is famous for her role as Debbie in True Blood
- Red Herring: During the tarot card reading, the family psychic of the owners of the Glen Tavern Inn said a woman will be scared from the location and abandon the lockdown, with Zak suspecting that she, Mimi, or Monica (a member of the owning family) would leave. Later, it is revealed that a maid that they interviewed earlier had an experience that startled her, and she called the family to tell Zak she wasn't coming because of it.
Appeared in the Season 7 episode, the Glen Tavern Inn. she is a musician and songwriter.
- Red Herring: During the tarot card reading, the family psychic of the owners of the Glen Tavern Inn said a woman will be scared from the location and abandon the lockdown, with Zak suspecting that she, Brit, or Monica (a member of the owning family) would leave. Later, it is revealed that a maid that they interviewed earlier had an experience that startled her, and she called the family to tell Zak she wasn't coming because of it.
Appeared in the Season 15 episode, The Slaughter House. He is a musician/rapper.
Michael and Marti Perry
First appeared in the season 9 episode, Heritage Junction. They are husband and wife psychic mediums.
First appeared in the Season 12 episode, Haunted Hollywood. She is a psychic medium.
First appeared in the Season 2 episode, Ancient Ram Inn. She is a witch.
"Bloody" Mary Millan
First appeared in the Season 2 episode, Magnolia Lane Plantation. She is a voodoo practitioner.
First appeared in the Netherworld special. He is an occult specialist.
The former caretaker to Bobby Mackey's Music World, he was the first person interviewed about the location due to an event he does not like going into depth about. Sadly, he died on January 26, 2012, and is believed to be among the number of spirits at Bobby Mackey's.
- Back from the Dead: As a ghost, as seen in the Sedamsville Rectory episode, the GAC is presented with an EVP of him saying "Look at the bandaid Mickey", in reference to a hunt after he died when an investigator cut his hand on his car door.
- Demonic Possession: A very famous case in the state of Kentucky, and can be found online
- In Memoriam: There is a small segment of the Sedamsville Rectory episode where they drive to Bobby Mackey's to visit his shrine in the gift shop as dedication from the Bobby Mackey's employee's, however, due to the prior experiences the crew had at the last investigation, they sent Billy in and parked on the other side of the street.
- My God, What Have I Done?: He believes he is the reason for the demonic activity at Bobby Mackey's for discovering and uncovering the well in the basement where Pearl Bryan's head was thrown down
Bishop James Long
The presiding Archbishop of St. Christopher's Old Catholic Church in Louisville, he is the one Zak went to in order to evaluate his experience at Bobby Mackey's. He also appeared in the Return to Bobby Mackey's episode, where it was his goal to exorcise the place.
- Badass Preacher
- The Cameo: He gets a brief speaking appearance in the Winchester Mystery House episode to inform Zak that after the investigation, Melissa from the Tri State Paranormal team was indeed having signs of demonic oppression.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He gave Zak the anointing oil in the original Bobby Mackey's episode, and Zak used it on Poveglia Island after becoming possessed
- Let's Get Dangerous!: He taunts the demons in the basement of Bobby Mackey's in order to lure them out into the open to prepare the exorcism of the basement
He is a close friend of the Ghost Adventures Crew after their initial investigation of the Birdcage Theater in Tombstone, Arizona. Tragically, he was murdered only 15 feet from the theater, and is believed to be among the number of spirits in the theater.
- Back from the Dead: Believed to be one of the new spirits in the Birdcage Theater after his death
- Badass Boast: Not for himself, but for the entire town of Tombstone. "Tombstone is a town too tough to die but you ain't too tough to die in"
- Badass Moustache
- Barbarian Long Hair
- Harsher in Hindsight: The interpretation of his quote implies this in relation to his death.
Country Music Star and owner of the haunted plantation in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, She appeared to give Zak and the crew the history she learned of the place, and also gave personal experiences to the crew to help her find answers for.
- As Herself
- Damsel in Distress: Not in distress per-se, but contacted the Ghost Adventures Crew in order to get answers about the hauntings on her property
- Haunted House Historian: She knows all the history surrounding her home in Hurricane Mills though experiencing the hauntings herself, from Civil War battles to the present day.
- The Music Meister: If the opening of the episode she is in is any indication, as Zak, Nick, and Aaron all do a ghost hunting variation cover of one of her songs during the intro.
- Skeptic No Longer: She stated in an interview with the GAC that she did not believe in ghosts until her experiences at her home.
A close friend of the GAC, he designed an experimental long-range spirit communicator at the Winchester Mystery House for the crew to use in order to replicate a channeling between the Winchester Mystery House (The GAC's Location), the Old Washoe Club (Mark and Debby's Location), and Bobby Mackey's (Tri-State Paranormal's Location) to bring spirits to talk similar to what Sarah Winchester did during the construction of the mansion.
- Badass Boast: As he is let in, he states "I'm ready to help you guys make history"
- Bald of Awesome
- Gadgeteer Genius: Zak described his invention at the Winchester Mystery House as a long distance telephone call for spirits, and stated that it can create portals
- Mad Scientist: Zak refers him to the exact title. "Mad Scientist of the Paranormal"
- Weekend Inventor
Founder of the Zozo Demon studies group, he appeared in the Zozo Demon episode in order to conjure up what he did before it scared him and his family away.
- Do Not Attempt: He specifically warns people, on his website and to the crew, to not conjure up anything on the Ouija Board, especially Zozo, unless you want your life ruined or in shambles.
- My God, What Have I Done?: As revealed in the Zozo Demon/Katie's Bar episode of Ghost Adventures: Aftershocks, He feels that him participating in the investigation is what sent him, Katie, and his daughter and other people connected to the house down the slippery slope. He also revealed that since the episode aired, Kate was arrested and looking into prison time due to Zozo's influence on her
- Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: He doesn't do this intentionally, but he has to leave the investigation part way to find Kate, who pulled this because of Zozo's influence on her during the lockdown.
- The Thing That Would Not Leave: In his reappearance at the Samaritan Cult House, it appears Zozo and also Mama (The entity Kate mentioned by name in a semi-possessed state in the Zozo Demon episode) are still attached to him, as they used a Ouija board to draw out the spirit of Linda Greene (known to Okies as "The Barcode Lady") and both entities, and Linda came through.
Locations that the GAC have investigated
The GAC has investigated many locations that are haunted, and tropes that can apply to them include
- Abandoned Area: Most of their locations
- Abandoned Hospital: Includes
- Essex County Hospital Center/Overbrook Hospital (not referred to by name in its episode due to privacy concerns) in Cedar Grove, NJ
- Pennhurst State School and Hospital in Spring City, PA
- Linda Vista Community Hospital (before its conversion to apartments as seen in the Aftershocks about it) in Los Angeles, CA
- Rolling Hills Asylum in East Bethany, NY
- Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, KY
- The Old Union Verde Hospital Building in Jerome, AZ
- Yorktown Hospital in Yorktown, TX
- Tooele Hospital/Asylum 48 in Tooele, UT
- Ashmore Estates in Ashmore, IL
- Letchworth Village in Haverstraw, NY
- Tuolumne General Hospital in Sonora, CA
- The Battle of Perryville Field Hospitals (John Dye House, HP Bottom House, Rocky Point Manor) in Perryville and Harrodsburg, KY
- Nopeming Sanatorium in Duluth, MN
- Edinburgh Manor in Scotch Grove, IA
- Old Lincoln County Hospital in Fayetteville, TN
- Oddfellows Asylum in Liberty, MO
- Abandoned Mine: Examples include
- Chollar Mine in Virginia City, NV
- Belle Mine near Goodsprings, NV
- Apache Junction/Goldfield Ghost Town in Apache Junction, AZ
- Bizarrchitecture: The Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA, and the Piotrowski House in Florrisant, CO, to some extent
- Dungeon: The Shanghai Tunnels in Portland, OR
- Ghost City: Jerome, AZ, is nicknamed as such due to the dead outnumbering the living in the city
- Ghost Town: Examples include
- Vulture Mine near Wickenburg, AZ
- Bannack Ghost Town near Dillon, MT
- Apache Junction/Goldfield Ghost Town in Apache Junction, AZ
- Ghost Ship: Examples include
- USS Hornet in Alameda, CA
- Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA
- Haunted Castle: Examples include
- Targoviste Ruins in Targoviste, Romania
- Hunedoara Castle in Hunedoara, Romania
- Leap Castle in Clareen, Ireland
- Preston Castle in Ione, CA
- Manresa Castle in Port Townsend, WA
- Haunted House: Examples include
- Loftus Hall in Duncannon, Ireland
- Houghton Mansion in North Adams, MA
- Riddle House in Royal Palm Beach, FL
- Ancient Ram Inn in Wotton-Under-Edge, England
- Prospect Place in Trinway, OH
- Wolfe Manor in Clovis, CA
- Jennie Wade House in Gettysburg, PA
- La Palazza Mansion in Las Vegas, NV
- Villisca Axe Murder House in Villisca, IA
- Witch House in Salem, MA
- Kentucky Slave House in Maysville, KY
- Loretta Lynn's Plantation House in Hurricane Mills, TN
- Castle House in Tonopah, NV
- Casa de Estudillo in San Diego, CA
- Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA
- Lizzie Borden House in Fall River, MA
- Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica
- Cinnamon Hill Plantation House in Montego Bay, Jamaica
- Peabody Whitehead Mansion in Denver, CO
- Oliver House in Bisbee, AZ
- The Galka Family Home in Granby, CT
- Black Moon Manor in Greenfield, IN
- Sedamsville Rectory in Cincinnati, OH
- The Piotrowski Home in Florissant, CO
- Tor House in Carmel, CA
- Dean/Summer Home in Rawlins, WY
- Bloody Mary's Home in New Orleans, LA
- Black Swan Inn in San Antonio, TX
- Pierce Mansion in Gardner, MA
- Exorcist House in Bel-Nor, MO
- Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, IN
- David Oman House in Los Angeles, CA
- Morris-Jumel Mansion in Manhattan, NY
- Fox Hollow Farm in Carmel, IN
- Sorrel Weed House in Savannah, GA
- Whaley House in San Diego, CA
- Misty's Home in Newark, OH
- Lemp Mansion in St Louis, MO
- Zozo Demon/Darren Evans former home in Oklahoma City, OK
- Drewry Bell Home in Adams, TN
- Sallie House in Atchinson, KS
- Keith Linder's Home in Bothell, WA
- Los Coches Adobe in Soledad, CA
- Hell Hotel: Examples include:
- Silver Queen Hotel in Virginia City, NV
- Yellow Jacket Miners Cabin (Part of the Gold Hill Hotel) in Gold Hill, NV
- Goldfield Hotel in Goldfield, NV
- Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO
- Amargosa Opera House and Hotel in Death Valley Junction, CA
- Pico House Hotel in Blue Diamond, NV
- Longfellow's Wayside Inn in Sudbury, MA
- Jerome Grand Hotel in Jerome, AZ
- Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah, NV
- Cosmopolitan Hotel in San Diego, CA
- Battery Carriage House Inn in Charleston, SC
- Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee, AZ
- National Hotel in Nevada City, CA
- The Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, NV
- Palmer House Hotel in Sauk Center, MN
- Brookdale Lodge in Brookdale, CA
- Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, TX
- Glen Tavern Inn in Santa Paula, CA
- Ritz Hotel in Santa Ana, CA
- St James Hotel in Cimarron, NM
- Overland Hotel in Pioche, NV
- Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA
- Magnolia Hotel in Seguin, TX
- Manresa Castle in Port Townsend, WA
- Castaneda Hotel in Las Vegas, NM
- Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, NM
- Nightmarish Factory: The Fear Factory in Salt Lake City, UT, as it is a Halloween attraction in an abandoned Portland Cement factory
- Not-So-Abandoned Building: The Tooele Hospital, due to half of it still being used as a nursing home
The GAC have also managed to make contact with multiple entities that are said to be tormenting the living, or watching over a place.
- Asshole Victim: Some spirits did have their death deserved after some acts they did in real life. Case in point in many of their old western or frontier town investigations (Tombstone, Bannack, etc)
- Barred from the Afterlife: A spirit/demon at Bobby Mackey's is apparently scared or banned from going into its basement, where the demonic activity is.Spirit: I can't go back in there.
- Bath Suicide: Any case in which the GAC hears stories of a person committing suicide in the bathtub, Rosie at the Silver Queen Hotel is an example
- Birthday Episode: Robinson Jeffers' ghost at the Tor House is an inversion, as the investigation is on the same day as his death. The Galka Family is a literal example, as they searched for Gary's daughter's spirit on her birthday on Valentine's Day
- Buried Alive: Some spirits at the Hales Bar Dam were killed by this, except replace the dirt with concrete
- Creepy Child: As stated by Zak on many episodes, demons will often mimic little girls. Some examples of this trope include the Sallie House demon, the Pennhurst Hospital child, and many others.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: A lot of the cases of hauntings result from this. including but not limited to: Poisoning, hanging, and being buried alive in concrete.
- Damsel in Distress: The ghost of the bloody patient at Linda Vista Hospital, according to Nick and guest investigator Kimber Chase in the return episode. Many other ghosts at other locations also fit the mold.
- The Doll Episode: The Island of the Doll's reputation of haunted/cursed dolls
- Even Evil Has Standards: A spirit voice captured from Bobby Mackey's at the Winchester Mystery House points this out about Aaron after he suddenly gets more provocative and angry after being affected by an intense spiritual energySpirit: Aaron, you're an ass.
- Eyeless Face: Some ghosts according to eyewitnesses at locations have this
- False Innocence Trick: Demons impersonate little girls this in order to lure people in to attack them. The Sallie House demon is the most notable
- Famous Last Words: Plenty of notable spirits have some according to historians, but the most notable is Lavinia Fisher's "If any of you have a message for the Devil, say it now, for I will be seeing him soon", which the GAC captured a part of during their investigation in the Old Charleston Jail
- Friendly Ghost: There are some locations the GAC have investigated that helped them gather evidence, and in one strange case at the Waverly Hills Sanatorium, even wished them luck
- Hell Is That Noise: The perception of some of the voices that try to communicate.
- Horny Devils: The Incubus and Succubus at the Ancient Ram Inn. Zozo is also this to some extent
- Implied Death Threat: Some spirit voices that they capture have this effect.
- Last Request: Some spirits that do come through have one of these. A spirit at the Kentucky Slave House requested Zak to bring a bible and a priest for some reason not specified by the spirit.
- Losing Your Head: The spirit of a headless man at Old Fort Erie after a cannonball blew it off, and the spirit of a prostitute at the Glen Tavern Inn after cutting her own head off
- Love Hurts: Most of the reported stories of apparitions involve either a man or woman being shot by a pursuer or a jealous person. Case in point, some examples include
- Don Vicente (Killed by Don Jorge) and Anita at La Purisima Mission
- The triple homicide in the Yorktown Hospital Basement
- The spirit of many prostitutes in the Birdcage Theater
- Johanna and her lover (killed by Johanna's father) at Bobby Mackey's
- One of the possible theories of why the Villisca Axe Murder's happened
- Elizabeth (Killed by John Wingfield) at the Goldfield Hotel
- The White Witch of Rose Hall and three of her husbands she murdered at the Rose Hall Great House
- The wife of a sheriff (killed by said sheriff) at the Oliver House
- Oscar Bonavena (shot by security guards) at the Mustang Ranch
- The caretaker (poisoned by his son-in-law) at the Thornhaven Manor
- The spirit of Margaret Ruthledge (suicide or shot by her husband) at Heritage Junction
- Mad Doctor: The spirit of a doctor at Linda Vista Hospital who attacks the living
- Orifice Invasion: The balls of light that the team usually capture disappear into their heads or backs
- Pedophile Priest: One of the reported spirits at the Sedamsville Rectory
- Pregnant Hostage: Elizabeth at the Goldfield Hotel, and Sharon Tate at the Oman House/Manson Murder Site
- Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Some spirits that are reported will show themselves to certain people, and not the GAC, case in point, the Yost Theater spirits were captured on film, but not by the GAC themselves, but by a security guard they sent in to use as a trigger object. The demon that is plaguing Keith Linder and his girlfriend in Bothell, however, is a pseudo-example, as no evidence was caught by the GAC on camera, but supposedly, Keith has been capturing the activity on his camera before the GAC showed up to investigate
- Serial Killer: Lavinia Fisher at the Old Charleston Jail and Herb Baumeister at the Fox Hollow Farm
- Squick: The spirits of nuns at the Yorktown Hospital have this reaction when Zak takes his shirt off to provoke them with his tattoos
- Unfinished Business: The main reason the GAC thinks that the spirits are still in their location
- Wham Line: Many voices that the crew captures can qualify, especially if it confirms events that happened in the location.Spirit Voice: I threw the brick, had to, don't worry, I love ______. -Goldfield Hotel: Redemption, in reference to the flying brick in the original documentarySpirit Voice: She was raped. -Peabody Whitehead Mansion (Note: This opened up a police investigation because there was a rumor of it happening, but nobody reported it to the police)Spirit Voice: I know. -Moon River Brewing Co. in response to Zak telling Nick something is behind him in his possessed stateSpirit Voice: I'm pregnant. -Jennie Wade House, GettysburgSpirit Voice: It's going down with the bishop. Return to Bobby Mackeys. In relation to the GAC bringing in Bishop James Long to exorcise the basement.Spirit Voice: Kill her. -La Palazza Mansion, in response to a former tenant stating that the spirits watched her showering making dirty comments about her.Spirit Voice: It was fun. -Amargosa Opera House, in response to Zak provoking a spirit that reportedly attacks women and possesses peopleSpirit Voice: I killed six kids? -Villisca Axe Murder HouseSpirit Voice: Thank you, but we've done it. -Goldfield, in response to Mark and Debby visiting after the GAC's original investigation and questioning about the brickSpirit Voice: It must be told, and I'll tell them you did it. -Yorktown Hospital, in relation to a triple homicide in the basement.Spirit Voice: I'm standing on wood. -Kentucky Slave House, in relation and told to by the GAC from the owner, that standing on wood is a symbol of strength and will, wood is from earth, we stand on earth, so we are as strong as woodSpirit Voice: Tell 'em about the girl. -Lizzie Borden House, in relation to the murder, implicating something secret about Lizzie BordenSpirit Voice: The devil. -Old Charleston Jail, in relation to Lavinia Fisher's final words before her hangingSpirit Voice: Miss you all. -The Galka Family, in relation to Melissa Galka's death.Spirit Voice: Momma. -Crazy Town, in which a little girl is said to be roaming the hotel looking for her motherSpirit Voice: Get out or we'll kill you. -Bloody Mary's Home, New Orleans, in relation to Bloody Mary stating that the energy around the NOLA area changing after Hurricane Katrina hit the stateSpirit Voice: Bossier. -Black Swan Inn, in response to Joanne asking her mom's spirit to come through and tell her their secret word.Spirit Voice: Come in Demon. -Exorcist House, in relation to the Exorcism of Roland Doe in 1949Spirit Voice: Herb did it. -Fox Hollow Farm, in relation to Herb Baumeister's serial killer streak and the bodies found on his property