Season 8 begins with Zak, Nick and Aaron traveling to Goodsprings, Nev., to investigate the century-old Pioneer Saloon. Included: a dangerous descent into an abandoned mineshaft; the mystery behind a 1942 plane-crash victim.
Zak experiences mysterious stomach pains while he, Nick and Aaron tour the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, Mo. Their investigation includes the hallways, dungeons and gas chamber of the prison, which closed in 2004.
Zak, Nick and Aaron examine reports of strange and unusual happenings at the Yost Theater and the adjoining Ritz Hotel in Santa Ana, Cal. Their investigation leads them to a historical society that used to be the site of an illegal abortion clinic, and is believed by some to be haunted, a claim the guys look into while on lockdown.
Zak, Nick and Aaron learn about the history of Alcatraz during their investigation into the famous prison. Included: A former inmate recalls the famed 1962 escape. Also: The guys take a charter boat to the allegedly haunted Golden Gate Bridge.
The owner of Thornhaven Manor in New Castle, Ind., wants the guys to investigate strange occurrences, including darting shadows, phantom stomping and a disembodied scream, all of which he alleges witnessing since purchasing the property in 2012.
Season 8 concludes with the guys visiting the small town of Perryville, Ky., and investigating a Civil War battlefield that saw more than 7600 casualties. They also explore two locations that are allegedly haunted by the ghosts of soldiers: the John Dye House, which served as a military hospital; and the privately owned H.P. Bottom House.