Zachary “Zak” Bagans
Zachary Alexander (Zak) Bagans was born on April 5, 1977 in Washington, DC and currently lives in Las Vegas. He is the lead investigator and co-founder of the "Ghost Adventures Crew" organization, one of the largest worldwide network of professional paranormal investigators and is mostly known as the host and lead investigator for the reality TV series on The Travel Channel's "Ghost Adventures", which is currently in its ninth season .
As a former skeptic, Zak says that his passion for investigating the paranormal resulted from a face-to-face encounter with the spirit of a suicidal woman in his apartment building in Trenton, MI, in 2002.
This passion has certainly kept him busy. Outside of his busy schedule of filming and producing "Ghost Adventures" since its beginning in 2008, he has been involved in numerous other projects. In 2011, Zak hosted and produced the show “Paranormal Challenge” which aired on the Travel Channel. The Travel Channel special “Ultimate Travel: Legends of the Parks”, about paranormal activity in national parks was also narrated by him. Then, in 2011, to share an even more in-depth experience with his fans and skeptics, Zak wrote a book with Kelly Crigger titled “Dark World: Into the Shadows with the Lead Investigator of the Ghost Adventures Crew”. The book was a great success as it debuted at number 18 on the New York Times Best Seller list on September 23, 2011.