Could there be a supernatural spin to the wild tale of zookeeper/promoter Joe Exotic? The Ghost Adventures team of Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley think so, as they have been called to investigate, breaking new ground with the first-ever paranormal investigation inside the Oklahoma park.
“This investigation was wild from beginning to end. We went into it thinking we knew a little about this story already, but there were so many surprises at every turn,” said Bagans. “It’s a super-charged location and it felt surreal to be there. This special has all the drama, characters and twists that you would expect in any Joe Exotic story. But just when you think you’ve seen and heard it all, there’s more.”
Something sinister lurks in the shadows of this park. In exclusive interviews, Jeff and Lauren Lowe, who purchased the zoo from Joe Exotic in 2016, reveal rumors and stories about the notorious grounds, including allegations of murder. Employees also believe the spirit of Travis Maldonado, who tragically and accidentally killed himself inside the park, still lingers and appears in the form of a dark mist. As Bagans and the crew speak with park staff – including Erik Cowie and Allen Glover, well-known characters from the documentary – they learn new details about the park’s story, and experience unexplained encounters that creep even these guys out: apparitions, shadow figures, voices and mysterious light phenomena.
Travel Channel’s two-hour special, Ghost Adventures: Horror at Joe Exotic Zoo, premieres Thursday, October 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more frights from the Ghost Adventures crew.