Chasing Spirits: The Building of the "Ghost Adventures" Crew

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Penguin, Oct 2, 2012 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 272 pages
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Take a look behind the scenes of the Travel Channel’s hit show Ghost Adventures with paranormal investigator Nick Groff as he shares his favorite explorations of the supernatural. From recording strange voices during his dusk-to-dawn lockdowns at “haunted” places to a face-to-face encounter with a spirit at Linda Vista Hospital in Los Angeles, Nick reveals an inside perspective of some of the most mind-blowing incidents caught on-camera, a closer look at some of the gadgets and gear used in the show, and the friendly and competitive camaraderie between the Ghost Adventures crew—on the set and off.

Chasing Spirits also invites you into Nick’s haunted past, where a childhood near-death experience, an energetic passion for life, and a love of movies fueled his imagination and curiosity about the afterlife and started him off on his paranormal path. That path combined his interests in a documentary on ghosts that would eventually launch the Ghost Adventures television series and phenomenon. Everything Nick has witnessed and done has convinced him of the reality of the hereafter and inspired him to improve his personal and professional relationships and to continue to learn what it means to be a human being on a spiritual journey.


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User Review  - Carol420 - LibraryThing

Parts of it were extremely interesting, others only so-so. I liked the questions from the fans. Mr. Groff claims to have been able to see ghosts since he was a child. I am not for one moment doubting ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lupita_Garza-Grande - LibraryThing

It was very well-written, and I loved how the book took us on a behind-the-scenes tour of how "Ghost Adventures" started. Short & sweet! Highly recommend it for GAC fans! Read full review


Near Death
Making Television
Finding Virginia City
The GhostAdventures Crew Comes Together
Investigating Virginia City
Investigating the Goldfield Hotel
The TV Adventure Begins
Whats a Ghost and How Do
Possession in Savannah
Favorite Cases
Linda Vista Hospital The Game
My Paranormal Life
The Spiritual Journey
Paranormal Resources

Editing and Then Selling the Documentary
Selling the Series

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About the author (2012)

In 2004, Nick Groff cowrote, coproduced, codirected, coedited, and costarred in Ghost Adventures: The Original Documentary. The film was a winner at the Los Angeles Film/Video Festival and was nominated for Best Feature Film at the Eerie Horror Film Festival. The documentary led to the creation of the television series Ghost Adventures, which airs on the Travel Channel. Groff is the executive producer, cohost and investigator for the series.

Jeff Belanger is the author of a dozen books on the paranormal. He’s the founder of, a popular destination for the paranormal, and the host of the weekly cable/Web talk show 30 Odd Minutes. Belanger is a series writer and researcher for Ghost Adventures.

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