Easter Island is one of the most isolated patches of rock on planet earth. Also known as Rapa Nui, the island is comprised of three extinct volcanoes which jut out of the Pacific Ocean more than 2,000 miles west of Chile. The history of the island is both mysterious and tragic, with the islanders having endured famines, epidemics, civil war, slave trade, and the utter collapse of their ecosystem. With the population having precipitously dropped to less than 100 people at one point in history, death has always loomed large over Easter Island. But the real draw on this unassuming speck of dry land are the 887 monumental statues, called Moai, created by the Rapa Nui people. These eerie and otherworldly statues sparked a worldwide fascination with the island, with some claiming that they were fashioned to worship aliens. It is believed that these monolithic carvings are part of unique and mystical Polynesian rites, to honor deceased chiefs of the island and to keep at bay the powerful energy of island Gods.
Josh and the team decide to try a touristy Vampire haunted house before the investigation and realize sometimes that's scarier than the real thing.
Josh talks about why sometimes slowing down during your travels is the best course of action.
Josh gives you a sneak peek as to what to expect from the Hanging Coffins investigation.