A “Haunted Museum” With an Element of “Mystery”

Tim O'Day

On September 15, Walter Magnuson, General Manager of Winchester Mystery House, received a sneak preview of Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum, set to open on Monday, October 2, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The occasion was to not only get an early look at an incredible new Las Vegas destination but also to see the area specifically dedicated to the legend and lore of the Winchester Mystery House.

“We donated quite a collection of wax heads from our former wax museum, plus other artifacts from the house,” states Magnuson. “The display is unnerving and fits perfectly within the impressive collection of paranormal related items Zak has acquired from around the world.”

Bagans’ is no stranger to the Winchester Mystery House where he has filmed two episodes of his highly popular Travel Channel show, Ghost Adventures. “Zak has been a good friend and supporter of the Winchester Mystery House and we’re very happy and proud to have contributed to this terrific new addition to the line-up of wonderful Las Vegas attractions,” adds Magnuson.

The museum has been painstakingly created within 30 rooms of the historic Wengert mansion in Las Vegas. It is filled with such disturbing items as Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s “Death Van,” the “Propofol Chair” from the room where Michael Jackson died and many other paranormal and allegedly possessed items. Guests under 16 years old aren’t allowed inside The Haunted Museum and all entrants must sign a waiver stating they understand the risks before entering.

Sneak Peek

Michael Taffe (Senior Operations Manager, Winchester Mystery House), Walter Magnuson (General Manager of Winchester Mystery House) explore Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum with Zak Bagans himself.

Put Your Heads Together

Pulled from a former vintage wax museum display at the Winchester Mystery House, this collection of wax heads (many of which formerly belonged to famous historic figures) now resides inside Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada.