Update: The Haunted Museum in Las Vegas Mar 25, 2018 20:34:36 GMT -5
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The Haunted Museum in Las Vegas
The Haunted Museum at 600 E. Charleston Blvd. in Las Vegas opened in October and is described as “a mecca of the macabre,” according to the news release. It sprang from the mind of Zak Bagans, host of Ghost Adventures.
“This is a year-round museum,” Bagans said of the 11,000-square-foot house just off Las Vegas Boulevard that he has stocked full of creepy stuff.
He unearthed much of his collection while filming episodes of the Travel Channel show. “While doing the show, we’ve come into contact with so many different objects that were the focal point of hauntings and triggers for activity,” he added. “These objects carry a lot of energy with them and really intrigued me to learn about objects that are cursed.”
Among the items on display are:
• The Volkswagen van (below) belonging to Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who assisted terminally ill individuals in ending their lives.
• The staircase from the “Demon House” in Gary, Indiana.
• The Dibbuk Box, a reportedly possessed wine cabinet.
• A mirror, purportedly with evil powers, from the Hollywood Hills house that once belonged to actor Bela Lugosi, who starred in the 1931 Dracula film.
“I’ve put some of the most haunted objects in the world inside this already-haunted building,” Bagans continued. “Since the mirror’s been at the museum, I’ve seen skeptics. I’ve seen people that are not familiar with the story,” he said. “I’ve seen a guy look into the mirror and provoke it and then literally drop and pass out on the wooden floor.”
The museum owner assures would-be visitors that, unlike haunted houses full of costumed characters and an overabundance of fake blood, the stories behind each of his artifacts are well-documented. “As a serious collector, I need to investigate an object before I obtain it and showcase it,” he explained. “I will personally fly in the people who have been affected by these objects and meet with them. I’ve interviewed thousands of people over the years.”
According to Bagans, the experience can be so terrifying that visitors are required to sign a release before entering. “I want them to sign that they understand that these objects can cause harm,” he said.
Admission is $34 and no one under 16 is admitted.
Source: Jay Jones, The Los Angeles Times, October 30, 2017.
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