Celebrity paranormal investigator Bridget Marquardt (Star of E!’s The Girls Next Door) embarks on an exploration of self-described ghost magnets and the spirits, poltergeists and pookas they attract. When, where and how did they realize that they had this spiritual magnetism? What’s it like living with the specters of the dead? Bridget investigates all that and more in her weekly podcast.
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Civil War Haunts, A Ouija Fire & A House Telling You To Move
This week’s episode features stories from Holly LIndblom, Erin Peile and Chiwan Choi. This is our new series “DEAD TIME STORIES,” your true life tales of the paranormal. These people were brave enough to talk about it are you brave enough to listen?
From true crime to haunted castles to Texas ghost stories, travel the world one ghost at a time! Greg Lawson is a paranormal explorer, researcher, and international lecturer that discusses various paranormal investigative topics and specific cases to bring to light the true nature of the events.
Admit it, we’ve all experienced it. A sound that stops you dead in your tracks… an unexplained movement out of the corner of your eye… the unshakable feeling of being watched. Or maybe it was something more. Maybe it’s a story that would have the most seasoned paranormal investigator shook. This is our new series “DEAD TIME STORIES,” your true life tales of the paranormal. This week’s episode features stories from Tierney Levering, Amanda Bacharach and Ashleigh Marie Thornton.
Bridget Marquardt, The Girls Next Door, E!, Ghost Hunting, Ghost Paranormal, Playboy Mansion, Playboy, Los Angeles, Lisa Morton, Ghost Magnet, Andrea Perron, House of Darkness House of Light, the Conjuring, Roger & Carolyn Perron, Cory Heinzen, haunted Rhode Island, the farmhouse, horror movie, Ed and Lorraine Warren
If you love ghost stories like we do, you’ll know the name Jim Harold and his paranormal podcasts. For years Jim has been telling creepy TRUE stories of paranormal phenomena of all types. Ghost stories, UFO, cryptids and more! This feed reflects the last 90 days of content, Jim Harold's Campfire has been in production since 2009 with over 390 episodes. True ghost stories, hauntings, life after death stories and more.
This is the Disney episode you've been waiting for with the great Sue Romano! Sue is a Wedding consultant, in hospitality/entertainment industry for 30 years, and making magic at Disney for 25yrs, although they have had two seasons of Disney’s Fairy Tale Wedding show. But she's got some ghost stories to share about the happiest place on earth!
Join Ghost Magnet Bridget in her witchiest episode ever with the fantastic Zachariah The Witch! Zachariah is the Leader of The Los Angeles Black Hat Society and has tons of creepy stories. He’s conducted over 35 séances, and a number of paranormal investigations from the east coast to west coast. So pour yourself your favorite potion and put on your favorite hat and get ready to for a brood awaking.
Imagine exploring the same haunted location more than 100 times? Join Bridget and her special guest Ashleigh Marie Thornton the former tour guide at the west coasts most haunted hospital, the legendary Linda Vista! You’ll also hear of Ashleigh’s ghost hunts of The Queen Mary, Glen Tavern Inn, The SS Lane Victory and more! Get ready to get your ghost on this week’s epic episode!
What's it like to be quarantined in The House on Cielo Drive, considered to be one of the MOST haunted houses in the US? We asked David Oman @theomanhouse in the special episode of "Ghost Magnet presents 'The Quarantine Chronicles." #GhostMagnet#BridgetMarquardt #SharonTate #CieloDrive #DavidOman#OnceUponATimeInHollywood #HauntedHouse
WTF is going on at Jai Rodriquez’s place? Find out on this episode of Ghost Magnet. Join Bridget and her special guests Jai Rodriquez from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Find out Jai’s paranormal past and you may meet the ghost in his house! Can’t wait to go ghost hunting again!!
Hi Guys! We have a special new segment for all of you #GhostMagent fans!
The premiere episode features Cory and Jennifer Heinzen the current owners and residents of The Conjuring House..they tell us what has been going on in their house and about a very special event coming up that you might not want to miss!
May the 4th be with you! Let’s have some fun with Aaron Sagers, you’ll know him from practically every paranormal show on TV! What happened at the Kreischer mansion? Do animals see the paranormal? What’s it like exploring Dracula’s Castle! All this and much more!
Join Bridget as she welcomes best selling author Jeff Belanger to Ghost Magnet. How does Jeff know Bridget? Find out! Jeff Belanger is one of the most visible and prolific researchers of folklore and legends today. He’s the award-winning, Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of the New England Legends series on PBS and Amazon Prime, and is the author of over a dozen books on the paranormal. He also hosts the New England Legends weekly podcast which has garnered over 2 million downloads.
What’s it like being one of the only French ghost hunters in the world? This week on Ghost Magnet we journey via Skype to Paris, France to meet Sandy Lakdar one of the paranormal investigators featured on the UK TV show “Help! My House is Haunted!” created and produced by Zak Bagans.
Recorded prior to the 2020 Corona Virus shutdown, Bridget and friends decided to do a haunted slumber party at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. The set the mood, they called historian Hadley Meares. Hadley is a historical journalist who focuses primarily on Los Angeles history. She writes regularly for outlets including Curbed LA, LAist, KCET, the History Channel and The Hollywood Reporter. She also leads history tours around LA for both Atlas Obscura and Cartwheel Art.
Join Bridget and super producer Robin Keats as he shares his amazing stories on everything from cryptids, to finding Bela Lugosi’s mirror for Zak to filming Charles Manson’s Funeral! Keats has written and produced for such series as Ghost Stories, Paranormal Paparazzi, Dead Files, Ghost Adventures, various Ghost Adventures’ Halloween specials and mini-series and Deadly Possessions.
Can’t wait until new episodes of Ghost Hunters starting April 8th? Please enjoy the interview we did Ghost Hunter’s own Daryl Marston. He’s got some amazing stories! Over the past few weeks Bridget has gotten unique access to “Ghost Hunters” ahead of their season premier. We’ve had Brandon Alvis, Brian Murray, Richel Stratton and now Daryl Marston. We’re looking to get Grant Wilson once the seasons starts airing because everything we’ve heard about it so far is groundbreaking!
“Ghost Hunters” The Richel Stratton Episode. Looking for a distraction during trying times? Please enjoy the interview we did Ghost Hunter’s own Richel Stratton. I can’t tell you how excited we are to see the new episodes on A&E starting April 8th.
Over the past few weeks Bridget has gotten unique access to members of both the “Ghost Hunters” and “Ghost Adventures” extended teams. This week get to know Michael and Marti Parry a uniquely gifted married couple you’ve seen on “Ghost Adventures.” Michael & Marti Parry are amazing as they combine the mediumistic abilities of Michael with the rare abilities of psychic artistry of his wife Marti.
The new season of Ghost Hunters starts April 8th and we at Ghost Magnet cannot wait! They say it’s all new locations and they have more proof than ever! Join Bridget Marquardt as she tries to pry loose the paranormal secrets from Ghost Hunters Brian Murray as they discuss his love of the paranormal and scariest cases ever!
Get ready for ROZ! Roz Drezfalez (she/they) is a post-gender standup comedian and is the host of the hit paranormal comedy podcast “Ghosted! by Roz Drezfalez.” “Ghosted!” has been featured in publications like People, Vulture, NewNowNext and previous guests of “Ghosted!” include Nicole Byer, Cassandra Peterson, Margaret Cho, Bridget Marquardt, and Kim Chi of Rupaul’s Drag Race. Get ready to laugh your way through the funniest episode of Ghost Magnet ever!
What do realty stars do with their winnings? if you’re Susie Meister from MTVs Road Rules, you get a Ph.D. in Religious Studies and take on the world! Join Bridget and Dr. Susie Meister as they talk ghosts, cryptos and reality tv.
From The Addams Family to Satanism, we’ve got you covered. Recorded live on location with Gentleman Psychic Richard-Lael Lillard . You may remember Richard-Lael and his home on a recent episode of Ghost Adventures. Get ready to go way beyond! He has traveled across the United States and Europe on a mystic tour, learning, teaching and growing. He believes that together we can build a brighter future, and he wants to create a better tomorrow by understanding the past and the present.
Photographer Shannon Taggart became aware of spiritualism as a teenager when her cousin received a message from a medium that revealed details about her grandfather's death. In 2001, while working as a photojournalist, she began photographing where that message was received―Lily Dale, New York, home to the world's largest spiritualist community. She chronicles her journey in her new book "Séance."
From Cryptozoology to haunted houses Dave Spinks has seen a thing or two…or three…or a gazillion! Actually, WTF is going on is West Virginia and Indiana!? Join Ghost Magnet Bridget Marquardt as she learns that there’s more out there in the world that just hauntings and spirits.
What if the object of your curiosity in that creepy, old antique store comes with its own haunted past? A victorian oil lamp? Letters from a haunted asylum? A shelf that mysteriously crashes? Meet Christian Marcus whose collection of quirky curios can be found at his shop Diehl Marcus & Co. or on the walls and halls of some of Los Angele's hippest bars and nightclubs.
Is there a connection between ghosts and aliens? Dr. Barry Taff thinks so. Join Bridget as she talks with Dr. Taft about everything from astral projections to ufo abductions and everything in-between. When you’ve been studying the strange and unusual for over 50 years you’re going to see a thing or two!
From Rudolph Valentino and Judy Garland to The Ramones, Chris Cornell and even Nicholas Cage? Everyone’s dying to get into Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Join #GhostMagnet Bridget Marquardt and her guest Cemetery Guide Mark Masek and get the story behind the stones on this week’s episode of Ghost Magnet.
In this 2020 episode of Ghost Magnet we’re going to learn the differences between Ghosts and Demons from a man who’s spent his career fighting them. Meet Sean Austin of Ghost Loop. Sean’s a demon hunter, or as he likes to call it, shadow chaser. Join Bridget and Sean as they talk about his scariest cases.
Charlie Chaplin lives here. Or lived here? We’re going to find out! Join Ghost Magnet Bridget Marquardt as she investigates the hauntings at The Acting Academy Theater located on the Chaplin Studio properties along with Tammie Merheb-Chavez and Brice Mitchell Williams of Hollyweird Paranormal.
Get ready for the Ghost Magnet Holiday Special! Recorded live at Dearly Departed Tour & Artifact Museum in Hollywood! Join Bridget and her all star guests: Naomi Grossman, Katie Burr, Patti Negri, Scott Michaels, Helen Larimore, David Oman, Tammie Merheb-Chavez, Craig Owens, Mark Marinaccio, Father Sebastiaan, Robyn Snodgrass and more as they catch up on their crazy years. Happy Holiday from all of your friends at Ghost Magnet!
Grab your broom and potions kit because today’s guest Susan Slaughter is not only one of the most famous female ghost hunters on TV, but she’s also a witch! Join Bridget Marquardt as she delves into Susan’s amazing paranormal history and the things that still frightener her today on this episode of Ghost Magnet!
Get ready for your real life X-Files! For fans of show do we have a treat for you! Meet Dean Haglund, actor, comedian, inventor AND a downtown Los Angeles theater district aficionado! Prior to the show Dean took us on one of his signature tours from VERY SCARY ghost of the Hotel Cecil, The Bradbury, the Hotel Alexandria and many of DTLA’s varied theaters. In this episode Dean takes us on a deep dive of the creepy Los Angeles.
Bridget’s back from the Bermuda Triangle and ready for more! Join Bridget and Ghost Hunter’s tech master of Brandon Alvis as they explore explore The Glen Tavern Inn…The Stanley Hotel’s mini me.
Brandon has always had interests and questions about the paranormal. Over the years he has spoken at historical locations across the United States. You have seen him on Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, The Unexplained Files and Haunted Discoveries.
Hi everyone. This week Bridget’s on vacation in Miami, which means ghost hunting! David Pierce Rodriguez, the founder of Paranormal Research & Investigative Studies Miami (PRISM) and artist Joe Chirichigno, were kind enough to get us inside this legendary Villa Paula Mansion where Paula Milord — the wife of Cuban consul Domingo Milord, for whom the building was named —is know to haunt. Does she make an appearance? You decide!
What could go wrong on Bridgets cruise through the notorious Bermuda Triangle? Find out on this episode of Ghost Magnet.
Join Bridget and her special guest best selling author and former Intelligence analyst, Alma Katsu (The Hunger, The Taker, The Reckoning, and The Descent) as they get try to the bottom of this mysterious region.
This week we are LIVE from Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Hollywood! There have been many reports of this busy tourist attraction being haunted! So, of course, the first thing I wanted to do was to come here after the attraction was closed, hear all of the spooky ghost stories from the marketing manager Helen Larimore and staff, plus some history on the location from our very own Lisa Morton!
Did you listen to the Seance? Find out what Happened next! Be a ghost on the wall and listen in on our roundtable conversation immediately following the seance. What did you hear? Find out more about Mary O’Connor, Captain Bob, Hef and more!
Imagine someone crazy enough to let themselves be locked inside the PennHurst Asylum for a week? Meet Katie Burr who appears on A&E’s “World's Biggest Ghost Hunt.” But for someone who grew up in a house where the paranormal was, normal. Meet Katie Burr. Recorded LIVE at the haunted HD Buttercup, the current home to the “I Like Scary Movies Experience,” Katie shares stories about investigating the subbasements of Alcatraz on “Ghost Lab,” Hill View Manor, and hanging out in graveyards.
Meet Father Sebastiaan, Fang Smith, Fang Daddy, Impresario. He’s got a lot today. And, with Bridget getting fitted with a new set of FANGS, Father Sebastiaan gets to talking. Recorded LIVE at Memento Mori’s in Hollywood, join Ghost Magnet Bridget Marquardt as she takes through the myths, histories and adventures of Modern Day Vampires. But there’s lots more dirt to dig.
Recorded LIVE at The Wolves in the haunted Hotel Alexandria!
When in the city of Angeles you can’t help but look for ghosts at some of LA’s legendary hotels, especially the notorious Alexandria Hotel, Mission Inn and Hotel Cecil. Craig Owens is an LA-based writer and photographer who began staging vintage style photo shoots at haunted hotels as an idea for an Old Hollywood themed project. Little did he know that while on location, he he would catch his first ghost on film.
This week we have another special episode because I am recording live from the infamous Queen Mary in Long Beach, California! In this episode we’ll talk to Queen Mary Commodore Everett about its haunted history and his personal experiences with the QE2’s ghostly guests. And I’ll also speak with Steve Sheldon, Executive Producer of the Queen Mary Dark Harbor experience.
Welcome to Ghost Business! Meet Ernie Alonzo (Haunted OC) and Charles Spratley (Haunted OC, author, Piercing the Veil: Examining San Diego's Haunted History). When it comes to the So. Cal. ghosts, these guys know where all of the bodies are buried! In this on location episode we’ll travel to the haunted “Howe-Waffle House and Medical Museum” in Santa Ana, California. The home of Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle – the first female doctor in Orange Country – the are some old patients who refuse to leave!
Recorded Live from the World famous Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California, Bridget special guest is the GM of the worlds most unusual mansion, Walter Magnuson. From it's haunted history to its #Unhinged experience, you'll get lost in this episode of Ghost Magnet.
Join Bridget and Ray as he shares his wide world of ghost stories. From The Handsel Sisters in Grovely Wood, Jack the Ripper, past-life regression, as well as ghost hunting in Monterey, Mexico, The Pig & Whistle in Hollywood, and why an encounter in the Ararat Lunatic Asylum in Australia was the most frightening moments of his life!
Bridget is DYING to go the super haunted Eloise Asylum in Westland Michigan and Todd Bonner of the Detroit Paranormal Expedition is ready to take her there! Join Bridget as she preps for her paranormal road trip in Michigan! Learn what ghost equipment the TSA lets you take on the plane (and what you should pack), along with finding out the Motor City most haunted hot spots.
Did the devil make them do it?…Or is it just a convenient excuse? In this special episode retired FBI Profiler Jim Clemente gives his insight into famous unsolved murders (The Black Dahlia, Jack the Ripper), the nature of evil, the psychosis of some serial killers, the importance of remembering victims…and the science of fear.
Jackie Barrett says the practice of communicating with the spirit world has been in her family for more than 500 years. Not a gift, but rather an inheritance and a way of life. A child psychic, by age sixteen she was using her skills to assist in police investigations. Since then she's conducted hundreds of paranormal investigations around the world, as well as holding seances in a very unique way.
Looking for things to do in Denver when you’re dead, er, alive, Join Ghost Magnet Bridget Marquard and her guest, “Dark Side of Denver” ghost tour guide BROOK LEE as they talk about the vast conspiracies and stories that surround the Denver Airport, the mysteries of Cheeseman Park and of course the crown jewel of Colorado’s paranormal world: The Stanley Hotel! PLUS Lisa Morton on Ghost Tourism. All that and more on Ghost Magnet!
Meet producer Mark Marinaccio. You may not know his name, but you know his work on such hit shows as Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International, Cursed, Dead Files and soon The World’s Greatest Ghost Hunt coming soon to A&E. Join Bridget as we find out what REALLY haunts this experienced producer.
Meet Cory Heinzen, against better judgement and despite all the evidence, he and his wife have taken on the responsibility for caring for one of the most haunted house in the world: The Conjuring House! After his first ghost encounter on a civil war battlefield, Cory’s been fascinated by the spirit world.
Meet Psychic-Medium and "Good Witch" Patti Negri best known for her recurring role on the Travel Channel's #1 show GHOST ADVENTURES, but today she’s all Bridget’s … and there’s lots to talk about! From seances at Marilyn Manson’s to possessed dolls (you know the one!) to spells you can try at home! Really! Oh yeah, don’t look up Spectrophilia at work… probably. Enjoy!
Meet Keith Scales who’s the supernatural caretaker and historian and he’s got a story or two! The Crescent, NOW at hotel, you see, was once a “cancer curing hospital” run by a charlatan named named Norman Baker. Want proof? Wait until you hear what an archeological team found buried in the hotel’s parking lot…
What’s it like growing up in a haunted house? Meeting Voodoo priests? Talking to Charles freaking Manson!? Meet Director Jude Prest and he’s got a few stories he lived to tell about! Join Bridget Marquardt and Jude as they talk ghosts of New Orleans and some of his strangest experiences filming paranormal documentaries.
Recorded on location in the mysterious Black Rabbit Rose nightclub in the basement of a haunted apartment building, Bridget’s got ghosts on her mind as always.
Joined by master magicians Gary Fitzgerald and Rob Zabrecky, topics include haunted sightings at Black Rabbit Rose, The Magic Castle, The Harry Houdini Seance, Blackhawk Hotel and more! Plus Bridget’s got one more story from Zak Baggins Haunted Museum she forgot to tell you about…
This is the episode you’ve been waiting for! The Girls are back! Join Bridget Marquardt, her IRL BFF Holly Madison and her adorable rescue dog “Ghost” in this extra special edition of Ghost Magnet! Find out what supernatural experience made Holly a believer? More haunted stories of the Playboy Mansion to what to do when the house you’re looking to buy is possessed! Enjoy with your favorite Boo!
It’s not often you see tattooed tough guys faint then go run screaming to the parking lot, but that’s exactly what happened at Zak Bagans’ infamous Haunted Museum in Las Vegas!!! Join Bridget as she interviews ghost guide Staysha (in her evil clown makeup!) about the museums haunted holdings including the haunted rocking chair, the Dybbuk Box and some of the world’s most haunted objects.
What DIES in Vegas stays in Vegas! Join Bridget Marquardt and Paul W. Papa author of “Haunted Las Vegas” as they talk spooky LV! From evil spirts at the famed HELL HOUSE to Mob Ghosts in secret murder rooms to Bugsy Siegal’s ghost at The Flamingo, you’ll get the 411 on every WTF Las Vegas haunting you ever wanted to learn about. Recorded LIVE at The Artisan Hotel Boutique in Las Vegas.
Join Bridget Marquardt and “Beast Within” actor Paul Day Clemens (The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon) as they also talk about their previous ghost hunting experience together…THE PLAYBOY MANSION. Is the Mansion haunted or is Bridget the Ghost Magnet?
Meet McKenzie Westmore, host of SyFy’s FaceOff who’s also faced off with her own ghosts and demons growing up in family’s Sherman Oak’s haunted house. With The Westmore star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, her famous family spent 4 generations working with legends of hollywood, but these days, it’s McKenzie (aka Sheridan Crane from NBC’s daytime Passions) who’s keeping the family’s spirt past alive!
Meet Tony Brueski the host of two of the world’s most popular paranormal podcasts: Real Ghost Stories Online and The Grave Talks. Join Bridget and Tony Brueski as they talk Tony’s shadow people, the ghost stories he’s heard that still haunt him, and his conclusions about the most haunted states in the union based upon his interviews. Is it your state? Find out! But it’ll be the Zombie Ghost Clown Story that people will be taking about!
In 1999, David started helping his father build ‘the house’ on Cielo Drive, next to the infamous Sharon Tate Murders aka the Manson Murders – after 2 years of living in the house, Oman created a story based upon his experiences called “House at the End of the Drive." Every floor and every room has spirits and visitors...and some have said that it's almost like a giant spirit party.
You may remember Bridget’s mortician brother Eddie Sandmeier from his guest appearances on E!’s The Girls Next Door. Now hear a whole different side of their family history as Bridget Bridget and her bro share family ghost stories with each other for the first time.
Meet Robyn Snodgrass. She trusts her intuition, and she thinks you should too.
For Robyn Snodgrass & Maximillian, the visionaries behind the pop-up experience “I Like Scary Movies Experience,” the supernatural is a world they both work in and live with.
But that’s not where Robyn’s brushes with the spirit world end. She also sees the dead who give her messages from the beyond…and they’ve got a lot to say. You gotta hear this!
"When I was attacked in my own home by an unknown and unseen spirit entity I wanted to know what was going on and why. It didn't take very long for me to find out I had to get the answers myself." At that moment a paranormal investigator was born. Join Bridget with her very special legendary paranormal investigator Douglas M. Carnahan. Get ready for an all new episode of GHOST MAGNET!
By confronting people’s worst fears head on, Bob Magill hopes to help people overcome their supernatural demons in his new Travel Channel show “Ghost Bait.” What scares Bob? Bridget will find out as Bob shares some his more shocking cases as well more bad visits from the Ouija Board. Get ready for an all new episode of GHOST MAGNET!
What happens when you open the portal to the super natural? Join Bridget and her guest Professor Darryl Caterine (The Paranormal and Popular Culture, Haunted Ground: Journeys through a Paranormal America) as they talk Ghosts, Angels, Mediums and other unexplained phenomena. Learn about the strange town of Lily Dale, New York – a town of full of MEDIUMS – where people from all over the world come to talk to the dead.
A funeral home and crematorium turned costume shop, Modesto’s Daydreams & Nightmares is a hotbed of paranormal activity. In this special on-location episode of GHOST MAGNET, Bridget, along with store owner Dana Walters, expert Eva Foreman, and Emily and James Rogers from Calaveras Paranormal, speaks for the living… but who is speaking for the dead? You’ll be the judge. And make sure you listen until the very end for one of our spookiest moments yet!
Welcome to GHOST MAGNET!
Join celebrity paranormal investigator, Bridget Marquardt with her special guest Naomi Grossman (“Pepper” American Horror Story: Asylum & American Horror Story: Freak Show) as they translate Naomi’s secret Playboy past and explore her ghostly experiences around the world. Also featuring Lisa Morton’s weekly “Ghost Report.”
Episode 3 – Shanna Moakler: Ghost Magnet
Join celebrity paranormal investigator, Bridget Marquardt with her special guest Shanna Moakler (“Meet The Barkers,” “The Wedding Singer”) whose haunted history has been featured on “Celebrity Ghost Stories.” Plus an update of the Playboy Mansion story and expert Lisa Morton’s weekly “Ghost Report.”
Join celebrity paranormal investigator, Bridget Marquardt, as she explores the hauntings, orbs and mysteries of Manson, murder and suicide epicenter Benedict Canyon with her special guest Scott Michaels (Owner/Operator of "Dearly Departed Tour and Artifact Museum") and features expert Lisa Morton’s “Ghost Report.”
Join celebrity paranormal investigator, Bridget Marquardt, as she explores the hauntings, spirits and mysteries of the Playboy Mansion with her special guest Brian Olea (“The Girl’s Next Door” on E! and “Mansion Mayhem” on SiriusXM) and dig into its shocking secret history with apparition expert Lisa Morton’s “Ghost Report.”
Bridget Marquardt introduces her brand new paranormal podcast and the upcoming episode, Ghosts of The Playboy Mansion. You knew the mansion was full of skeletons, now we'll find out if there are any ghosts!