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  1. SteelOnTarget


    Saat əvvəl

    Oh man, city boys. If you live out in the country in the woods, owls are a regular sound. Where I live, there's great horned owls, barred owls, eastern screech owls, saw whet owls, barn owls, etc so I hear them hooting all the time. I just love Ryan's reaction & him trying to figure out what it was.

  2. Robert Hastings

    Robert Hastings

    4 saat əvvəl

    Ryan: "Is there anyone here rn?" Ghost: "nO" Ryan: *In his head* screw off that's not funny

  3. Morgan


    9 saat əvvəl

    Dr. Fear sounds like a cool name until you realize that fear (pronounce far) in Irish Gaelic means man according to the scariest creature; the duolingo owl Doctor man 😂

  4. D4WNRiD3R


    11 saat əvvəl

    Shane is a twat

  5. Janua Piaña

    Janua Piaña

    17 saat əvvəl

    the amount of trust i have on the editors of this show that i don't get scared when the music becomes tense & scary, cos they could've just put a jumpscare anytime.

  6. mega noya simp

    mega noya simp

    18 saat əvvəl

    good to know that back in the day i would've been thrown in there for my abundance of mental illnesses and my neurodivergence.

  7. Maggie


    Gün əvvəl

    bri and jeff: a love story

  8. shut up navel disaster

    shut up navel disaster

    Gün əvvəl

    gives me huge Outlast vibes...

  9. Alisha Archuleta

    Alisha Archuleta

    Gün əvvəl

    Psychic medium here. I've thought of this subject again and again. We still do that though! Throw people into institutions because they're gifted. If you for sure want to meet someone super gifted, walk into an insane asylum. Or a jail. I promise you this still goes on today in abundance.

  10. nya0n


    Gün əvvəl

    the only reason ryan is doing this is probably shane is there with him to protecc

  11. Marcus


    Gün əvvəl

    So pennhurts is basically mount massive asylum lol

  12. ZeX


    2 gün əvvəl

    That's kinda disrespectful

  13. Star-Cream


    2 gün əvvəl

    pp art

  14. Dial Up

    Dial Up

    3 gün əvvəl

    15:14 WTF is that in the window!!! The cameraman is holding the cam and the other two are there what is that?

    • Dial Up

      Dial Up

      3 gün əvvəl

      Oh lol never mind at 16:30 there humans lol

  15. bball933


    3 gün əvvəl

    WUGMDS by Shane 😉

  16. bball933


    3 gün əvvəl

    ayo get this 13k likes so I can be viral :)(:)

  17. cheesonalcheese


    3 gün əvvəl

    Bri and Jeff actually seemed really chill, their presence would possibly have actually calmed me a bit.

  18. Jennifer Carr

    Jennifer Carr

    3 gün əvvəl

    On this video, did anyone catch the ghost between 15:00 minutes to 15:20 mins in?? It passes by the window they are standing in front of??? Was this for editing effects or did they know??? And I already missed this commented ??

    • Jennifer Carr

      Jennifer Carr

      3 gün əvvəl

      Nevermind, saw other people already commented lol

  19. Rod


    4 gün əvvəl

    15:15 something behind them just passing by

    • shut up navel disaster

      shut up navel disaster

      Gün əvvəl


  20. Gabriela V

    Gabriela V

    4 gün əvvəl

    10 of November of 2017, date when Ryan had an ACTUAL interaction with 'goshts'

  21. Arcanine-Espeon


    5 gün əvvəl

    18:56 Ryan talking to the camera about Shane makes this feel like a ghost hunting spinoff of the Office.

  22. Arcanine-Espeon


    5 gün əvvəl

    5:46 might be my new favorite graffiti I've seen *Phantom Is A ▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇ LEARN TO SPELL*

  23. Lisa Sayeau

    Lisa Sayeau

    5 gün əvvəl

    Ryan and Shane I love you guys and Ryan you kill me how big your eyes get...Baha I love it just how scared you get is way too funny! The same as you Shane I love your attitude, and the way you look at things complements Ryan's coping skills. Ryan I will come and cuddle you so you feel safe lol I send loads of love from Ontario, Canada...!

  24. Nathan Wall

    Nathan Wall

    6 gün əvvəl

    15:14 in the mirror!

  25. Attakrus


    6 gün əvvəl

    The “Please, Jeff” sounded like Ryan interrupting something... 😳

  26. Alexey Pavo

    Alexey Pavo

    6 gün əvvəl

    At 15:15 😀

  27. Kit SUiam

    Kit SUiam

    6 gün əvvəl

    Wtf is that 15:15 ....someone or something is jus walking at the back on the

  28. Trudi Hall

    Trudi Hall

    7 gün əvvəl

    At 15.16 on the video what that moved past you in the background?

    • violet dukowitz

      violet dukowitz

      7 gün əvvəl


  29. The weird clown

    The weird clown

    7 gün əvvəl

    ghost: jeff me: MAH NAMES JEFF

  30. Amber Thomas

    Amber Thomas

    7 gün əvvəl

    I have said it once and I will say it again. Shane is a demon, trying to not let Ryan get in contact with the ghosts. I can imagine the pep talks he gives the ghosts, for almost getting them caught, afterwards. XD

  31. Kitty Squad

    Kitty Squad

    8 gün əvvəl

    Wow I’m soooo impressed😒😒😒 I think this is fake😒😒😒

  32. dornye easton

    dornye easton

    8 gün əvvəl

    Look in the window a t about 15.12 ;0 ;0

  33. A Hippy

    A Hippy

    8 gün əvvəl

    Rods won’t move because they want you to stay there forever! Mwaaahahaha 👻💀🥶☠️

  34. A Hippy

    A Hippy

    8 gün əvvəl

    Your friend is the biggest sceptical person I have seen on ghost films this is better than Mulder and Scully

  35. A Hippy

    A Hippy

    8 gün əvvəl

    Break howies plane. I dare you!

  36. A Hippy

    A Hippy

    8 gün əvvəl

    But who is true crazy the ones hospitalised against their will or the penis graffiti artists who broke IN to this hell hole then risked the wrath of demons by painting D***S everywhere

  37. FlorBunbury


    9 gün əvvəl

    Definitely haunted 👀

  38. DaLlama Master

    DaLlama Master

    9 gün əvvəl

    9:39 someone drew a PP on the wall-

  39. TheLubbiGunn


    9 gün əvvəl

    Love your supernatural videos but I think you go way to quick through these possibly haunted places like this place. The boys should have gone back to that room where Ryan got some radio activity.

  40. Zaaina Mahvish Jammeh

    Zaaina Mahvish Jammeh

    10 gün əvvəl


  41. TGPot


    10 gün əvvəl

    Ryan: Who's in here with me Ghost: My name is Jeff

  42. Minatozaki Nayumi

    Minatozaki Nayumi

    11 gün əvvəl

    Howie wanna play with shane LoL

  43. Katy Hall

    Katy Hall

    11 gün əvvəl

    Dr. Fear murdered C.C. Tinsley by injecting him with something to make him get locked up in Pennhurst. Then driving Tinsley crazy so there would be a reason to keep him there. (I don't know I could actually see this making an interesting story with more detail)

  44. Cue Cou

    Cue Cou

    11 gün əvvəl

    I think that when they screamed when shane says I'm here might be cause of DR fear.

  45. Anushka Choudhary

    Anushka Choudhary

    11 gün əvvəl

    8:20 Me eating noodles at that time:🙍🤢🤮

  46. Walter White

    Walter White

    12 gün əvvəl


  47. Oludotun Oyebolu

    Oludotun Oyebolu

    12 gün əvvəl

    These guys are really brave!!!

  48. Pikachoo Jelly

    Pikachoo Jelly

    12 gün əvvəl


  49. Dani Roy

    Dani Roy

    13 gün əvvəl

    Did anyone else see the child in the bottom right at 15:15?

  50. Explosive Muffin

    Explosive Muffin

    13 gün əvvəl

    19:06 looks like a shot from The Office

  51. Coco Gimmelli

    Coco Gimmelli

    13 gün əvvəl

    This scary but entertaining

    • Coco Gimmelli

      Coco Gimmelli

      13 gün əvvəl


  52. ScumBag


    13 gün əvvəl

    Episode 2 in *ryan gets scared by wildlife*

  53. Bleed Blue&Green

    Bleed Blue&Green

    14 gün əvvəl


  54. Mila Barrientos

    Mila Barrientos

    14 gün əvvəl

    can someone please edit the bit where Shane asks Ryan if he'll ever have a psychic break and cut to Ryan having a meltdown in the old city jail?

  55. molly


    14 gün əvvəl

    i'm terrified watching this during the day, i can't imagine how scared ryan would've been there at night ahh

  56. Nishka Dave

    Nishka Dave

    14 gün əvvəl

    DUDE between 15:15 and15:16 when you were standing there was a window where the girl went omg JEEEEEEEZ DUDE I HOPE YOU ALL THAT IT WAS NOT AN EDIT!!!!!!!!!1

    • Dani Roy

      Dani Roy

      13 gün əvvəl


  57. tieu quyt

    tieu quyt

    15 gün əvvəl

    Be Careful 🤣 Do you want to try 🦉🦉🦉

  58. Drafter


    15 gün əvvəl

    I do enjoy this series and have been binging. However, I had to skip this one. As a parent with a little girl with Down syndrome, it's too heartbreaking to think of a place like this.

    • violet dukowitz

      violet dukowitz

      7 gün əvvəl

      bless you and your little girl



    15 gün əvvəl

    At 15min 10secs or about that who runs behind you in the mirror or window when yall are talking about the scream that doesn't sound like the owl..

  60. Angelina Daddario

    Angelina Daddario

    15 gün əvvəl

    How does one step into a career like this? I WANT IN! My laundry room is haunted. Turns out it was an addition to tbe house and while they were building it, one of the carpenters had a heart attack and died. Now my washer starts itself on its own, my furnace shuts itself off (had an oil company come out and theres nothing qrong with it as its a brand new unit), and random hand prints in the wet paint when i was painting the door. Like prints much larger than mine or anyone in my households. Ooooooo creepyyyyyy. Now we're buds. His name is Ted. He's harmless. He enjoys hanging out with me on the couch in the next room over to smoke some pot.

  61. langdon's corner

    langdon's corner

    15 gün əvvəl

    Y'all the person that walked behind them through the window at 15:15 scared me so bad.

  62. satanic pickle God

    satanic pickle God

    15 gün əvvəl

    They should wear heat goggles That will be cool.😂

  63. Maniacal Blueberry

    Maniacal Blueberry

    15 gün əvvəl

    I love the idea that ghost only want to talk to ryan because he's so scared. When they see shane, they are the ones that are scared lol

  64. Ryan Slone

    Ryan Slone

    15 gün əvvəl

    Talk about feeding look up the sheriff in Arizona he say it cost more to feed his dog than his prisoners wtf nobody deserves that

  65. Zero Is Null

    Zero Is Null

    15 gün əvvəl

    I wish Ryan would've stayed in there longer, I feel like he was getting somewhere

  66. MaxDhModem


    15 gün əvvəl

    a few years later watching this, but im the only one who saw a shadow moving in the camera in 13:04?

  67. Hone Russ

    Hone Russ

    15 gün əvvəl

    ever thought that Joseph joestar when he used hermit purple on the tv it’s kind of like the spirit box

  68. Ethan Pauley

    Ethan Pauley

    15 gün əvvəl

    at the start when ryan was explaining it was a building for like epileptic and stuff my mind straight away went to "disabled x-men" and then shane brought up the avengers straight after. what a guy.

  69. Owa Owa

    Owa Owa

    15 gün əvvəl

    Shane's "I'm here" Sounds scarier than any other ghost screams especially when it's slowed down

  70. William Pollard

    William Pollard

    16 gün əvvəl

    At 15:16 your camera picked up a shadow figure behind you in the glass

    • Luna Weasley

      Luna Weasley

      11 gün əvvəl

      They’re in a recording studio at that time. It’s someone that works with them.

  71. Shelley Neumann

    Shelley Neumann

    16 gün əvvəl

    It's hairable🤣🤣

  72. Cristine Martinez

    Cristine Martinez

    16 gün əvvəl

    The ending laugh sounds like beavis and butthead. Favorite binge for horror comedy

  73. Stella P

    Stella P

    16 gün əvvəl

    I still don't understand why I always make the brilliant choice of watching these vids between 1 and 6 in the morning in the dark in an old creaky house even though I've been doing it for months--

  74. Kong Kong

    Kong Kong

    17 gün əvvəl

    Was that some one behind him in the booth when their arguing about a owl or I am just STONED

  75. guto


    17 gün əvvəl

    i wanna know what those ghosts had to say !!

  76. Lazy Godzilla GS

    Lazy Godzilla GS

    17 gün əvvəl


  77. CheetagoZOOMTUBE


    17 gün əvvəl

    I have ADHD and I’m really glad was not born back then

  78. KaungHsu Tikyi

    KaungHsu Tikyi

    17 gün əvvəl

    Ryan = Fear 80% 20% Bravery Shane = Fear 3% 101% idiotic Cameraman = Fear 0% Idiotic 0% Bravery ∞

  79. Austin Moya

    Austin Moya

    18 gün əvvəl

    I guess at 15:15 thats an edit with the little boy who walks passed in the back window... or what??

    • Luna Weasley

      Luna Weasley

      11 gün əvvəl

      They’re in a recording studio at that point. It’s someone who works with them.

  80. Debbie Lawn

    Debbie Lawn

    18 gün əvvəl

    At the 15.15 mark when they r talking by the mirror looks like a little girl runs by in the mirror.

  81. Shreya Paul

    Shreya Paul

    18 gün əvvəl

    mOaNiNg mYrTLe....

  82. Ignacas Gailevicius

    Ignacas Gailevicius

    18 gün əvvəl

    Imagine if the ghost was actually : waouoououuouou like in the beggining

  83. Ealish Kiely

    Ealish Kiely

    18 gün əvvəl

    did any one else see that at 0:15 there is an orb that fly's over Ryan's head

  84. Laurence Beit

    Laurence Beit

    19 gün əvvəl

    15:14 who is that on the back ?

  85. Mike Bronsone

    Mike Bronsone

    19 gün əvvəl

    what walks by behind u guys at 15:16 🤔

  86. Lynette Whyte

    Lynette Whyte

    19 gün əvvəl

    I think it would be near enough impossible to be scared when Shane’s right beside you with all of his hilarity 🤣😂

  87. not invited dude

    not invited dude

    19 gün əvvəl

    0:43 Me everytime I go in my brothers room

  88. AshleysToyCorner


    19 gün əvvəl

    Omg that’s kinda scary they actually replied to Ryan

  89. Bethany Daluz

    Bethany Daluz

    19 gün əvvəl

    Ghost Adventures having Shane as a guest is going to be internet GOLD!

  90. Jhalen Hanshaw

    Jhalen Hanshaw

    19 gün əvvəl

    *people getting tortured and murdered* Years later AZslowrs: Lmao bro this is cool.

  91. ryder's youtube channel

    ryder's youtube channel

    21 gün əvvəl

    behind shane and ryan 15:14

  92. ryder's youtube channel

    ryder's youtube channel

    21 gün əvvəl

    shane:hello ghost:olah mijo

  93. Filip Makocki

    Filip Makocki

    21 gün əvvəl

    At 15.15 right after u put the owl noise and the scream back to back i saw someones reflection move past you guys and i thought it was a ghost but i realised it was one of your crew since ryan didnt react😂

  94. - Cherry Pop -

    - Cherry Pop -

    22 gün əvvəl

    I have a ghost in my room he moves things and I talk to him through a candle it took like an hour but I finally got his name! Now I have a ghost bud in my room names jeff

  95. ʝυѕт ʝєѕѕ

    ʝυѕт ʝєѕѕ

    22 gün əvvəl

    You need to hold the dowsing rods so they can use your energy

  96. Ironscat Meowmix

    Ironscat Meowmix

    22 gün əvvəl

    Was that person that walked by looking glass while ur in studio?? While disputing owl sound

  97. Kodavoor Nisarga Bhat

    Kodavoor Nisarga Bhat

    22 gün əvvəl

    Did any one saw something moving back of Ryan at 15:15-15:17?

  98. JDBassin


    23 gün əvvəl

    thats like 30 min from me the cops are like super protectave of the property

  99. Neelambar 101

    Neelambar 101

    23 gün əvvəl

    look at the window at 15:16

  100. Meri Tinkler-Smith

    Meri Tinkler-Smith

    24 gün əvvəl

    I don't know why but whenever I watch a video where people get a response on a spirit box, I always imagine the spirits huddled around a microphone somewhere, talking to the people trying to contact them.