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Ghost Adventures Season 26 Review: The Best and Worst Episodes

Ghost Adventures Season 26: Did Zak Bagans Finally Lose His Marbles? (The Best and Worst Episodes)

Let’s be honest, fellow paranormal enthusiasts: Ghost Adventures is our guilty pleasure. It’s like that cheesy horror movie we know isn’t Oscar-worthy but we watch it anyway, clutching a pillow and yelling, “Don’t go in there!” at the screen. But Season 26… oh boy, it was a rollercoaster.

From Zak’s increasingly dramatic pronouncements to Aaron’s perpetually raised eyebrow, this season gave us plenty to talk about. So, grab your EMF readers, lock your doors, and let’s dive into the best (and most questionable) episodes of Ghost Adventures Season 26.

The Best of the Best:

  • #1. The Queen Mary: This one was a classic Ghost Adventures experience. The iconic, supposedly haunted ship delivered the goods: EVPs, disembodied voices, and Zak channeling a particularly sassy spirit. It felt like old-school Ghost Adventures, the kind that made us fall in love with the show in the first place.
    • Highlight: Zak’s dramatic reading of a letter supposedly dictated by a deceased crew member. Was it real? Who knows! Was it entertaining? Absolutely.
  • #2. The Washoe Club: This historic Nevada building has a reputation for being one of the most haunted places in America, and the Ghost Adventures crew did not disappoint. From shadow figures to unexplained noises, the Washoe Club provided a smorgasbord of spooky happenings.
    • Highlight: The team’s investigation of the building’s infamous “suicide table” was genuinely unsettling. Even Aaron looked genuinely spooked.
  • #3. The Clown Motel: Clowns are creepy enough on their own, so throw in some paranormal activity, and you’ve got a recipe for nightmare fuel. This episode was genuinely unsettling, with creepy clown dolls appearing to move on their own and Zak having a full-on meltdown in the presence of a particularly menacing clown painting.
    • Highlight: Zak’s clown-induced panic attack. You could almost hear viewers yelling, “He’s losing it!” at their screens.

The Questionable Choices:

  • #1. The Exorcist House: This one was divisive. Some viewers loved the intense, spiritual warfare vibe, while others felt it crossed a line into exploiting religious beliefs. The constant chanting and dramatic pronouncements from Zak felt a little over-the-top, even for him.
    • Lowlight: The entire exorcism sequence. It felt less like paranormal investigation and more like a scene from a bad horror movie.
  • #2. The Haunted Museum (Again): We get it, Zak loves his museum. But did we really need another episode dedicated to it? The investigations felt repetitive, and the “evidence” felt less convincing than in previous seasons.
    • Lowlight: The endless shots of Zak staring intensely at objects in the museum, as if willing them to come to life.

Final Thoughts:

Season 26 of Ghost Adventures was a mixed bag. There were genuinely creepy moments and classic GA investigations, but also some episodes that felt forced and over-the-top. Whether you think Zak is a true paranormal pioneer or a master of theatrics, one thing is certain: Ghost Adventures continues to be a captivating, entertaining, and often hilarious look into the world of the paranormal.

What were your favorite (and least favorite) episodes of Season 26? Let’s discuss in the comments!