The darkish aspect of “Tiger King” simply bought much more sinister.
The star of the TV present “Ghost Adventures” says he investigated Joe Unique’s former zoo — and located the stressed ghost of his tragic late husband, in line with a report.
Zak Bagans, who hosts the paranormal detectives sequence, told Entertainment Tonight he encountered the spirit of Travis Maldonado, who died of an unintended self-inflicted gunshot wound on the property throughout the hit Netflix docuseries.
”I one hundred pc imagine that Travis Maldonado’s spirit was there,” Bagans mentioned. “He’s making an attempt to ship messages out.”
Throughout a spooky investigation of the previous Higher Wynnewood Unique Animal Park, a monitoring device led ghost hunters to a phantom-like determine that exposed a startling discovery, he mentioned.
“We captured a determine on a tool that we use… and this determine was pointing at one thing in a closet. That directed us to go look in that closet. And once we appeared on the highest shelf we discovered an merchandise that belonged to Travis,” Bagans mentioned.
Bagans mentioned he believes Maldonado — who suffered from drug dependancy earlier than his dying at age 23 — has unfinished enterprise.
“Travis was not prepared to depart this earth. He was not prepared. This was an accident, and he nonetheless cares about a variety of the those that have been there, and he desires to talk. He desires to convey messages,” Bagans mentioned.
Whereas he was there, an total horrifying “vitality” swirled across the zoo on account of crime , scandals and dying — each human and animal — which have plagued it in recent times, he mentioned.
“It truly is a tragedy that occurred, already in a chaotic storm of vitality from the occasions that you simply and everyone that has watched Tiger King know of,” Bagans mentioned. “And let me inform you, going there, it was the identical factor.”
“I imagine that there’s an underlying residual vitality hooked up to this place, notably on this space known as the Again 40,” he mentioned — referring to a web site the place lifeless tigers have been as soon as buried. “That scared me.”
Bagans additionally urged Exotic’s rival Carole Baskin, whose husband went lacking mysteriously, to let him her look at her property.
“Carole Baskin, in case you are watching this… I ask you, please, allow us to come examine your property,” he mentioned.
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