Zak Bagans, the host of Ghost Adventures, doesn’t just seek out the paranormal on television; he hunts down creepy collectibles and stashes them in his museum in Las Vegas, Nevada. Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum is one of the few places where fans of dark entertainment can see haunted items and paintings made by serial killers under one roof. However, the museum isn’t for the faint of heart.
The attractions at the Haunted Museum are meant to give visitors the chills. Each room in the two-story house is dedicated to a different facet of the macabre, whether it’s the paranormal or true crime, and Bagans is adamant that, no matter what his guests are into, they’ll leave with a story.
Visitors have exited the creepy museum with tales of shadowy figures walking the halls and brushes with something that’s not from this world. Some guests have even claimed that the spirits in the Haunted Museum followed them home. If you’re brave enough, stop by the Haunted Museum to check out these items the next time you’re in Las Vegas.
Of all the haunted items in Bagans' museum, the Dybbuk Box is the piece with the most sordid history. Not only is the box considered to bring bad luck and ill will to people who come in contact with it, it's also said to hold the evil spirit of a demon that possesses those who open it. While no one who has visited the museum has taken a demon home, rapper Post Malone did have a string of bad luck after his encounter with the box.
In addition to signing a waiver before entering the building, visitors must also give verbal consent before entering the room that holds the Dybbuk Box. Bagans doesn't want to take any chances when it comes to the paranormal.
You've heard of Annabelle, but the creepiest demonic doll is named Peggy, and she'll supposedly haunt the dreams of anyone who visits her in Las Vegas. Peggy is said to be possessed by the spirit of a woman who passed from asthma in London, although it's unclear who's actually inhabiting the doll.
People who visit Peggy have reported experiencing intense headaches, chest pains, and seeing the doll in their dreams. The doll has been known to say the names of visitors and mention things that are actually happening in the room.
There are some pieces in Bagans' collection of spooky items that have proved to be just too haunted for the ghost adventurer to keep in public. One such item is a haunted rocking chair formerly owned by paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Before the chair came to the Warrens, it belonged to David Glatzel, a man who was said to suffer from demonic possession. After the Warrens exorcised his demon, it supposedly attached itself to Arne Cheyenne Johnson, who went on to slay his landlord.
Today, the chair is said to be bound to that same demonic presence. According to Bagans, the chair caused physical and emotional trauma in visitors to his museum, with six different people breaking down in tears following the opening of the exhibit. One person collapsed after passing directly above the chair on the second story. Bagans told Newsweek the chair disturbed him as well:
Me and a friend felt an evil presence move between us as we were sitting down in my living room, which then caused my dog to growl. I then became very affected, began speaking strange things about God and Satan with my head down, and then my friend began to cry uncontrollably and literally ran outta my house.
For those visitors who want to get the most demonic bang for their buck at Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum, the ghost adventurer has placed the actual staircase from a haunted house in his museum. The steps lead visitors into the museum's basement, where it's believed pagan rituals once occurred.
The staircase was taken from the "Demon House" of Gary, Indiana, a home said to be haunted by 200 demons. Bagans bought the property and, after searching it for ghosts, developed a sudden case of diplopia, or double vision. Bagans claims his condition was so bad that his physician gave him two options: undergo surgery that could leave him blind or wear prism glasses for the rest of his life. He opted for the glasses.
The haunted staircase may not make visitors lose their vision, but it should definitely make them feel ill at ease.