Prior to this show airing some of the locals in Tombstone had told me they didn’t much care for the three young men on Ghost Adventures, and now that I’ve seen it I can certainly understand why. If fact, I personally am appalled by their behavior.
The Bird Cage Theater is a museum. It houses priceless historical artifacts. I personally know the staff at the Bird Cage, and I simply can not believe that they would have ever given Zak permission to fire a gun inside the building, even if it was loaded with blanks. By firing that gun he could have easily damaged some of the artifacts, and they are irreplaceable.
Even more appalling was when Zak pointed the gun at himself and dared the spirits to fire it at him. BLANKS CAN KILL.
I’m a member of the Tombstone Vigilantes, and Old West reenactment group that performs every other Sunday on Allen Street. We are very safety conscience. With every performance we include a demonstration of how blanks can kill by firing one close range at a beer can. The beer can explodes. So not only could Zak have become the next spirit resident at the Bird Cage himself, the people watching the show at home have now been lead to believe that a gun loaded with blanks is merely a toy. That is inexcusable and unforgivable.
Zak is a prime candidate for a Darwin Award.