Chasing Spirits: The Building of the

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


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Chasing Spirits: The Building of the "Ghost Adventures" Crew by Nick Groff, Jeff Belanger

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451413444
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Edition description: Original
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 236,742
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Near Death 9

Chapter 2 Making Television 19

Chapter 3 Finding Virginia City 26

Chapter 4 The Ghost Adventures Crew Comes Together 41

Chapter 5 Investigating Virginia City 51

Chapter 6 Investigating the Goldfield Hotel 70

Chapter 7 Editing and then Selling the Documentary 88

Chapter 8 Selling the Series 99

Chapter 9 The TV Adventure Begins 120

Chapter 10 What's a Ghost and How do we Find One? 147

Chapter 11 Possession in Savannah 160

Chapter 12 Favorite Cases 172

Chapter 13 Linda Vista Hospital: The Game Changer 199

Chapter 14 My Paranormal Life 217

Chapter 15 The Spiritual Journey 233

Paranormal Investigation Equipment 239

Appendix: Paranormal Resources 251

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Chasing Spirits: The Building of the Ghost Adventures Crew 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was not expecting such an insightful look into Nick Groff and the Ghost Adventures beginning when I first started this book, but that's exactly what I got. This book made me feel like I was getting to know Nick and understand how Ghost Adventures began. Getting to understand how Nick came to be where he is today and why makes watching Ghost Adventures on Firday nights even better. Also, I have to say that Nick going into detail about some of the lockdowns and how they shaped him truly touched me. I really hope people read this book. It really is a great read, even if you haven't watched Ghost Adventures before.
Deb3565 More than 1 year ago
Hey Nick....I finished reading your book. I Loved it!! You definitely have lived a Adventurous life from almost the very start. Once I started reading your book I honestly could not put it down...I wanted to know what happened next and by the time I reached the end of left me with wanting more!! I know this is a first book for you but reading it I felt as if I was reading a book by a author who had been writing books for year's...It was Awesome!!! a lot of celebrity's who have a book published tend to talk about what most people already know about them from television or didn't do brought parts of your life out into the open that the majority of us did not gave us a real insiders look at your life and how you reached were you are today. Your hard work and determination has paid off for you! The Q & A through out the book was great, I loved that! I really liked how you went into more detail about locations such as Linda Vista by doing so you allowed us (the readers) to live what happened to you through your eye's. If the book could be rated like the evps are I would definitely give it a Class A rating. I left a 5 star review for you on Amazon. Thank you so much for sharing with all of us about your life and allowing us to be a part of it and for all that you do. AWESOME WORK ON THE BOOK!!  Debbie R. Lexington KY
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book by one of the lead adventures of the travel channel show Ghost Adventures investigators Nick....he goes into awesome detail about everything from his childhood to his scariest lockdown....he answers questions most asked buy the fans and gives u a behind the scenes peek of pranks that Arron and him pull on Zak to the equipment used on the show. Very well written an personal he gives you a deeper look into the laid back guy he is on the show. He talks about his personal life and how the show has had an effect on him. This isnt your average guidline to show book. I really like how put himself in paper but he does go deeper on certain lockdowns including linda vista hospital and moon river brewery his most personal encounters. I got this book when it came out and read it in two nights. Very easy read and also interesting. If your of fan of GAC or just think hes hot I think this book is for you.....enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting 2 months to get this book and I finally have it! I haven't read it yet, but I can already tell it's going to be great! I love Ghost Adventures, and being able to go behind the scenes and get more personal with the stars is absolutley great!
Demert More than 1 year ago
Loved to read about Nick's life and what got him started in ghost hunting. Very good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! I could not read this book fast enough and didn't want it to end. Nick is a wonderful storyteller and I was drawn in from the start! I watch all the Ghost Adventure shows and getting to know more background about each location is awesome. I am so impressed with how hard he, Zak, and Aaron have worked to get this show to where it is now. Even I am not scared to tell my ghost stories now, because shows like this one make it more acceptable to talk about. If you are trying to decide what book to buy out of so many, buy this one! It is the best I've read ever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this. Nick Groff's behind the scenes telling of the show, Ghost Adventures, was fun and insightful. If you are a fan of the series, I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You have to read this book because you are looking to learn more about Nick Groff although he does mention some interesting thoughts/perspectives that could interest anyone.
andee2 More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Insightful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's Zak Bagans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have to say, this book is very well written whether by a ghost (haha) writer or helped by great editing. Sorry to say, far superior to either of Zak's books, as far as readability.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love you Nick and thank you for taking the time to wite this book for people and fans. And it was amazing!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was the best ghost book ever. I love Ghost Adventures!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have read in years. Nick is very up front and honest about his experiences and feelings. He seems like such a nice, gentle soul and that really comes through. This book should be longer, I was left wanting more of the story. It truly is a love story.
Book_Vampire More than 1 year ago
This book focused on Nick's background, how the Ghost Adventures Crew formed, and how they began the TV show. Nick also covers some of his favorite moments and shares some insights into the paranormal that he has learned along his personal journey. At the end, he goes over some of the paranormal devices used in investigations. It's not a guide to ghost-hunting, but it's definitely a great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book about how the group came together and worked their way to the top.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i thought this was a terrible book. the parts where fans ask questions were in random spots in the middle of a sentence/paragraph, he was repeating a lot of the same phrases and and explaining things more than once. i didn't think there was much thought put into this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Zak Nicm and Aaron are badass andi give them props! Yo i lov Zak soo much
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good and interesting read. Nick really gives you an exciting behind the scenes look at ghost hunting. Really enjoyed this book, wish it was longer as I wasn't ready to be done reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great i couldn't put it down . He tells you alot about his personal life and stuff behind Ghost Adventures we didn't know about . I would reccomend this to anyone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My sister got me hooked to ghost adventures and ever since i was watching it. I wait every week just to see ghost adventures on Fridays and Saturdays. Zak, Aaron and Nick ROCK!
TaraKGac More than 1 year ago
When first reading this book I found it hard to get into because I found all the beginning information to be repetitive. I am a huge Ghost Adventures fan and in the beginning I just found all the info things I already know about them.  If your not a huge fan I could see how you would find this stuff interesting. Once Nick gets into how the Ghost Adventures Crew Documentary came together and how they sold it to the Travel Channel I couldn't put the book down after that. I especially liked  all the secret behind the scenes shinanigans :) This book is two things, "well written, and heartfelt." Thank You Nick and Jeff.