By Jeff Pfeiffer
Following in the tradition of shows like Ghost Hunters and Most Haunted, the Travel Channel series Ghost Adventures will be embarking on its first live investigation this Halloween season.
Airing live Oct. 30 from 8pm-3am ET, the special features the Ghost Adventures team of Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin as they voluntarily lock themselves inside one of America’s most haunted locations — the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia — to examine the reported ghostly activity at the landmark.
Built during the Civil War, the asylum is the second-largest hand-cut stone building in the world. For decades, its walls housed the insane, the neglected and the unwanted. Inmates were often subjected to brutal medical procedures. In 1994, it was shut down permanently, and the place has remained vacant.
The team will have unprecedented access to the entire asylum, from the seclusion cells to the medical center where primitive “ice-pick” lobotomies were often performed. Incorporating an interactive element, the investigation will also allow viewers to visit the Ghost Adventures website to help participate in the investigation directly. Viewers will also be able to e-mail, text, IM and fax the guys to share what they see, and offer advice on what they should do next.