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‘Ghost Adventures’ comes to ABQ

Jesse Herron is the owner of Painted Lady Bed and Brew, which will be featured on “Ghost Adventures.” (Blaise Basara/Travel Channel)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Jesse Herron has been a fan of the series “Ghost Adventures” for well over a decade.

Simply put, he likes a good ghost story.

It’s part of the reason he purchased the Painted Lady Bed and Brew in Wells Park in 2014.

Herron bought the property – which used to be a brothel and saloon – from the family who had owned it for more than a century.

And it came with decades of history.

The cast of “Ghost Adventures” at the Painted Lady Bed and Brew in Albuquerque. (Blaise Basara/Travel Channel)

At 7 p.m. Thursday, “Ghost Adventures” will air an episode filmed at the Painted Lady Bed and Brew in August.

“Ghost Adventures” follows ghost hunters Zak Bagans, Nick Groff, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley as they investigate locations that are reported to be haunted. It has been on the air since 2008.

Herron would binge the series with his family for the last decade.

“My siblings and I always joked that I should call ‘Ghost Adventures’ when I bought the property,” Herron said. “It’s not like they have a number to call. I crossed my fingers and hoped it would happen.”

The dream came true after Herron returned from Toronto last December after filming another series, “Hotel Paranormal.”

A day after returning to Albuquerque, he had a missed call and Facebook message from a producer from “Ghost Adventures.”

“I jumped on it right away,” he said.

An hour later, the details were being worked out. Then COVID-19 hit and slowed down production.

After the crew arrived in Albuquerque, it followed safety rules during filming.

The crew was small, and everyone wore a mask.

“I was so giddy and so excited to have them on the property,” Herron said. “This year has been depressing. This felt like a silver lining.”

Herron knew that the crew would enjoy the location.

“For the first four or five years, I knew there were entities that lived here,” he said. “I wasn’t sure if they were going to get a lot of crazy activity. It was really interesting telling these stories to them.”

For the episode, Herron had to find people who had experienced some of the paranormal activity.

Luckily, Samantha Madrid, who runs Sakrid Moon, still lives nearby.

“She’s related to the family that ran the property,” he said. “She told stories of growing up next door. She’s part of this group of psychics that came to the property and helped with the spirits. I immediately felt this energy from her.”

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