Tonight, my special guest is author and researcher Richard Estep who's here to discuss one of the most haunted asylums in the world.
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Everybody loves a good scare at Halloween, but visitors to most "haunted houses" know the most frightening things are just actors in monster makeup and spooky special effects. Deep down, we all know that the ghostly inhabitants are fake...
...except at Asylum 49.
This unassuming former medical facility outside Salt Lake City stands next to a graveyard and is home to a full-contact Halloween haunt with a difference: the ghosts are all too real, and they are very willing to interact with the living. Hundreds of staff members, customers, and ghost hunters have encountered them firsthand over the years.
Join paranormal investigator Richard Estep and Asylum 49 owner Cami Andersen for a behind-the-scenes insider tour of one of the world's most haunted hospitals. Meet the ghostly children who like to tease unsuspecting visitors and the angry ER doctor who insists on things being done his way...or else. Explore the maze, home to a malicious dark entity named "The Guardian," and meet Jeremy, who died of severe burns and whose appearances are heralded by the smell of lingering smoke. These and the many other restless spirits have their own stories to tell, their own reasons for continuing to haunt the darkened rooms and shadowy hallways.
Welcome to my website! I’m Richard Estep, author, paranormal investigator, and D-list TV personality. You might have seen me on TV’s Haunted Case Files (Paranormal Investigators in the UK) Haunted Hospitals, and Paranormal 911.
My love of all things ghostly began at a very young age, fed by staying in my grandparents’ haunted house in England and by a constant stream of binge reading at my local library (Syston Library, you’re the best!) I didn’t begin to actually investigate hauntings until the mid-nineties, but when I started, the bug bit me and hasn’t let go ever since. I took this passion with me when I moved to the United States in 1999, and finally formed the Boulder County Paranormal Research Society in 2006. It is still going strong today.
I started to write about my experiences in 2013, and now have a number of books that are either on the market or contracted to be released in the near future. I make my living as a paramedic and clinical educator for a private ambulance company. When I’m not doing that, I teach EMT and paramedic students at two different medical taining establishments, and occasionally give tours at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.
In the tiny amount of free time that does not involve paranormal investigation and writing about it, I am an unabashed geek, with a particular bias towards all things Star Wars. I have a Lego problem that may eventually require professional counseling if it gets any further out of hand. Perhaps above all else, I am a collector and reader of books.
I live in Colorado with my wife and a menagerie of rescued cats and dogs.