Located in downtown Las Vegas, Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum is a historic downtown mansion built in 1938 that has been the home of a variety of haunted and vengeful spirits. It is also the home of the world-famous Dybbuk Box, a supposedly cursed box that inspired the movie The Possession. It is located at 600 E Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104.
Zak Bagans, a paranormal investigator and host of Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures, has been pursuing answers to the question of life after death for years. Using advanced technology in his career, Bagans is able to collect and display the paranormal objects he finds. The museum features hundreds of supposedly haunted objects from around the world.
The museum contains a variety of terrifying objects, including a VW death van owned by Dr. Jack Kevorkian. It also features artifacts from the life of serial killers and entertainers in Las Vegas. The museum’s original staircase is from Indiana’s “Demon House,” which was once notorious for its powerful paranormal activity.
Several employees and visitors have reported seeing a black-cloaked figure pass through the doors of an exhibit. Longtime Las Vegans have also claimed that dark rituals took place in the basement of the house in the 1970s.
Zak Bagans has a knack for collecting odd artifacts, including a Polaroid picture of actor Chris Farley, who died of a cocaine and morphine overdose at the age of 37. When Farley’s body was found, a police officer took a Polaroid of it. Bagans purchased the picture and included it in his collection.
The Dybbuk Box is considered to be the world’s most haunted object. Many people have reported seeing the figure, as well as being terrified. It is believed to have absorbed the energy of a brutal killing and is a threat to occupants. The Dybbuk Box is housed under a glass seal.
The museum features a large collection of antique porcelain mechanical dolls, including a human mummy. The room is also home to a puppet theatre and an array of haunted memorabilia. Many of the items are owned by Las Vegas residents.
The museum also has a propofol chair from Michael Jackson’s death room. Patrick Swayze’s tooth is also displayed. The museum is not open to children under the age of 16. A tour is conducted by a tour guide, who provides a background on the contents of each room. Visitors must sign a waiver prior to entering. Visitors should be aware that it is best to plan a trip to the museum during the daytime. The tour will last about two hours, and is subject to wait times. The museum is closed on Tuesdays and Sundays. Visitors can schedule a tour by calling the museum at 888-Haunted-Museum.
The museum also features a collection of artifacts from the lives of celebrities, including Patrick Swayze, Michael Jackson, and Truman Capote. In addition to the museum, Bagans owns Hellfire Media, a company he founded with his partner, Tim O’Reilly. The company is also the same company that produces the hit Travel Channel show, Ghost Adventures.