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Is “Deadly Possessions” Both a TV Show and Museum?

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I chanced upon a story simply titled “Zak Bagans announces new series.” on Paranormal Herald. It was about a press release DreadCentral.com had shared regarding “’Ghost Adventures’ star and host Zak Bagans getting set to unleash a whole new kind of spooky with his new series, ‘Deadly Possessions.'”

From the Press Release:
Zak Bagans is fulfilling a lifelong dream of opening a museum in downtown Las Vegas, full of the haunted, cursed objects he has been collecting through the years. Each episode of “Deadly Possessions” features three haunted, iconic items and their owners. They share stories of how these objects have terrorized them and, in some cases, even killed people. Bagans interviews the owners and works with them to get to the root of their “attachment,” so they can free themselves…or at least escape harm from these “deadly possessions.” Items featured in the series include the Dibbuk box, the most haunted object in the world; Robert, the killer doll that inspired the “Chucky” films; a secret possession implicated in the death of actress Natalie Wood; and more.

A Haunted, Cursed Objects Museum?

Did you catch the very first sentence? If not, let me repeat it here: Zak Bagans is fulfilling a lifelong dream of opening a museum in downtown Las Vegas, full of the haunted, cursed objects he has been collecting through the years.

Is it open yet? It must not be. Surely the buzz about it would’ve caught my eye at some point.

But it must be, because look at what DreadCentral.com posted about the debut episode:

“Robert the Doll/The Dibbuk Box” – Premieres Saturday, April 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
In this episode, Robert – the 100 year-old doll who inspired the “Chucky” films – arrives at Zak Bagans’ Las Vegas museum. The doll is said to have cursed hundreds of people, causing death and destruction to many. One of these victims, Bonnie Randolph, comes to Las Vegas to seek Bagans’ help. Bagans hopes Randolph’s emotional encounter with the doll will resolve the dangerous curse it has put on her. The Dibbuk box is one of the most iconic and deadly items in the world. Kevin Mannis, who bought the box from a Polish Holocaust survivor for his mother, is sure the box had a part in her subsequent death. The Dibbuk box, meaning “attachment” or evil entity that attaches itself to a human, was brought to the United States by a Holocaust survivor who ignored her ancestors’ warnings to never open it, and bury it when they passed on. It’s been haunting and killing innocent people ever since. Bagans’ concerns over the situation lead him to seek the help of a local rabbi.

A Mystery

It says Robert the Doll “arrives” at the museum, so…it must be open right?

Then why didn’t a Google search of Zak Bagans and a haunted or cursed objects museum in Las Vegas reveal anything except details about his show?

Hmmm….

Maybe it’s as simple an answer as the museum is not open to the public? Maybe the show will tell?

Trouble is, I don’t have cable. If Travel Channel posts the episode on its website and doesn’t require me to input a cable provider to watch, I’m golden. Or if by some miracle it’s available either on Amazon Instant Video or Hulu, I’ll get a chance to watch.

If not, and someone reading this watches, can you please tell me if they talk about the museum and whether or not it’s open to the public? Thanks!

“Deadly Possessions” Show Info

The first episode of “Deadly Possessions” will premier on April 2, 2016 at 9 pm|8 c on the Travel Channel.

http://www.travelchannel.com/shows/deadly-possessions

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Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her on a tennis court somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
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38 thoughts on “Is “Deadly Possessions” Both a TV Show and Museum?

  1. Totally not into the haunted/cursed objects stories. Maybe there is such a thing, but a museum full of them? Maybe Zak has been watching old episodes of “Friday 13th The Series” from the 80s. Wonder how many he’s picked up on ebay? There are always “haunted items” on auction! Oh, and I don’t have cable either so I’ll have to wait and see what happens with his show.

  2. Anyone who watched, if you heard Kevin recite that poem or play, can tell me if that was Shakespeare? I know I have heard that before and he wasn’t invoking a demon or using witchcraft because I am sure I have read that poem! maybe it was Edgar Allen Poe, I am not sure but would love to know! Thank you and please write here or email me! thecastro4@comcast.net

  3. The “museum façade” is totally fake. There is no such building in Las Vegas that looks like that. Not to mention the blatant resemblance to the Amityville house.

  4. I’ve loved GA since the beginning, though the love has waned since Nick left. But I wanted to give DP a chance. I’m so far 15 min into the first episode, and already see that the main problem so far is the that I have no sense of what would be called an ‘establishing shot.’ I have no idea where they are or that it even exists beyond a TV studio. And it’s dark so hard to get orientation. So far, I’m really not impressed. Sorry, Zak. This won’t work for me. It’s already getting boring.

  5. I’m in the museum field in Las Vegas. The house is real and in the process of getting added to the city registry of historic homes. My coworker drove by and said it definitely isn’t open from the looks of it and evidently it is supposed to open as a museum in the next couple months.

  6. I live in Las Vegas, downtown to to exact.nothing down here but Zappos and the mob museum and the Fremont Experience.

  7. Download the Travel Channel ap and you can watch the network live stream for free and past episodes. No cable needed.
    Where is this house Jillien?

  8. I watched the episode at 10 o’clock a.m. this morning where they went to England and there was two houses 21 mansion and then the one up on the hill and Erin got grab backwards by his ear he says with a cloth and was literally crying when him and Zack headed outside to go back down the hill to get away from it and somewhere in the woods a female voice said no after you said that just must be life it was a really good episode. I wish they would come to Pennsylvania and find a place.

  9. Here is a Web site to the city of Las Vegas with an address to the building he is going to use as the museum. It is in the old historic Wengert house at 600 E. Charleston Blvd. on the city’s Historic Property Register. This also has a nice story write up on the buildings history. It also is not owned by Zack the company Hellfire Media bought it and he is using it for his museum.
    http://cityoflasvegas.tumblr.com/post/139569614228/the-historic-wengert-house-designated-as-a

  10. I’m sure you’ve heard this overused idiom once or twice in yours years, Dan, but I can’t help myself. Dan, you’re the man! THANK YOU for sharing this info!!! Greatly appreciate you going to the trouble.

  11. I think Zak has lost his mind? Hes not the same guy that he was when I first started watching ghost adventures.

  12. Dan thank you for the article. It’s neat to see the building in daylight. On you Tube I found a channel called GhostGirlDiaries and the host Krystal has some great info about the museum.

  13. I’m a big fan of Ghost Adventures in spite of the way Zak treats Aaron, locking him in rooms and telling spirits and/or demons to attack him. I find it very entertaining.and sometimes interesting. So when Deadly Possessions started, I gave it a shot. I find it really interesting. So I will keep watching. ?

  14. Without your past partner-director, Nick Groff in now “DestAm.” t.v.series on tours ‘Paranormal-Locldown’ by his sole team. So onto your way now forward times more relaxing to tell stories off items!
    It ‘s been short 1st season but that caldron bowls too gorey to repeat.

  15. Without old team-director, N.Groff _”DestAm.” t.v.series on tours ‘Paranormal-Locldown’ by his sole team. It ‘s been short 1st season ,but gross that tale ‘caldron bowl’ to repeat sort of E.A.Poe in styles!

  16. I really liked it – sorry to be so late reporting back. Some of the eps were weaker than others, but over all, I enjoyed it and hope for a 2nd season.

  17. Hi Bast!!! Oh my goodness, you’re not late. I appreciate you remembering and taking the time to come back here and share your thoughts! I’m hoping Hulu or Netflix will stream the season at some point so I can watch since we’ve ditched cable. Love hearing that you like it enough you’d watch a Season 2!

  18. Don’t worry… Dan didn’t go through any trouble at all. He got the address from comment posted on another website, and simply googled the address where he found the linked article. The museum’s location has been known since 2015.

  19. Just another person gaining infamy with the cursed object museum. Like the Warren’s and their nephew (Who learned from the Warrens and it later led to him having his own TV show on Syfy) before him, this is nothing new. I question motive. Truely helping people, or flat out greed. May be interesting though, but hard to determine actual validity of the items. I remain sceptical. This is my new favorite site though, so much to read. Keep writing! Xoxo

  20. Hey T! THANK YOU so much for taking the time to leave your comment. Love it! And not just because you said you’re enjoying the site (which of course is always nice to hear), but because of what you had to say. Yes, I agree. Not sure how legit some of this cursed objects stuff is. Could be more for notoriety purposes. BUT I do love how a story can make seemingly simple or mundane objects come “alive.” Highlights the art of good story telling. lol Thanks so much for stopping by.

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