'Haunted Live' Looking for Ghost Hunters Aug 19, 2018 0:02:43 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Aug 19, 2018 0:02:43 GMT -5
Haunted Live Looking for Ghost Hunters
The Travel Channel’s interactive paranormal investigation series Haunted Live is calling for ghost hunters. At the same time, ghosts are becoming pretty annoyed with all the attention they’ve been getting since televised ghost hunts became a thing. Here they are, enjoying a leisurely afterlife when, boom, along comes some group like the Tennessee Wraith Chasers (TWC) promising a “a thrilling, suspenseful and interactive experience,” when all the formerly living wanted to do was avoid going over to the other side. Travel Channel’s Haunted Live premieres Friday, September 14, at 10 p.m.
The paranormal investigation series invites viewers to drive the course of the live show in real time, alongside paranormal experts who combine scientific methods and spiritual faith to navigate its investigations. The team is made up of Chris Smith, Steven “Doogie” McDougal, Scott Porter, Brannon Smith and Mike Goncalves.
Each week, the team reveals “a new haunted location to the public, keeping it under wraps until the investigation begins to avoid interference or contamination. Then, team members utilize their skills, technology and unique experiments to capture evidence of paranormal activity in a live and unfiltered paranormal investigation.
Wraith Chasers founder Chris Smith says, “This is going to be the ultimate paranormal experience, It’s like nothing that’s ever been done before in this field and on this level. We have such a loyal and passionate fan base. With their eyes and ears added to each investigation, there’s no telling what we could uncover. Board the Wraith Train, strap in tight and enjoy the ride.”
Viewers monitor all Haunted Live activity on Travel Channel’s FacebookLive platform through an on-location live video stream. They can comment on any findings in real time, directing the team where to investigate next. Fans can follow Travel Channel’s social media pages for the location each week and visit Facebook to join a special pre-hunt Q&A with Tennessee Wraith Chasers. Visit TravelChannel.comand #HauntedLive for additional content and exclusive updates.
“What’s truly unique about this series is that viewer participation will help steer the investigation,” Jane Latman, general manager, Travel Channel, said in a statement. “Keen eyes at home can actually influence the outcome of the show – and we know our ghost-obsessed audience will love their front row seat on an in-the-moment haunted tour with the fearless team.”
The weekly show will feature the paranormal investigative team’s motto, which is “respect, detect, collect,” meaning the team relies on a unique combination of scientific method and spiritual faith to navigate investigations.
Each of the 10 hour-long live episodes will feature a “live and unfiltered paranormal investigation in a secret haunted location, where viewers are invited to join the action and drive the course of the show,” according to the official synopsis. “Each week, the team will reveal a different haunt where members utilize their skills, technology and unique experiments to capture evidence of paranormal activity.”
The Wraith Chasers made their television debut as the stars of Destination America’s Ghost Asylum series, where they investigated America’s most frightening asylums, sanitariums, penitentiaries and haunted hotspots.
A press release reads: “Growing up in a historic, and some say haunted, area of Tennessee has given them an authentic desire to make sense of the mysterious things they’ve experienced through paranormal research. They take great pride in establishing trusted relationships with witnesses and call on the strengths of each team member to leave no stone unturned.”
TWC probed many acclaimed paranormally-active historical sites, residential properties and public conglomerates including Old South Pittsburg Hospital of Pittsburg, Tennessee, and All Access Coach Bus Leasing of Gallatin, Tennessee.
Steven McDougal joined TWC as acting case manager in January of 2010. Historian and head of research Scott Porter joined the team along with investigator and aspiring physicist Brannon Smith later on that year. In August of 2011, Sumner County native Chasey Ray McKnight joined the team as acting equipment tech and trap fabricator.
TWC has a 24-hour call line offering free fully-confidential investigations. Haunted Live is produced by Tremendous! Entertainment for Travel Channel.
Source: Tony Sokol, Den of Geek!, August 16, 2018.