Evil Things: New Paranormal Show

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Paranormal fans can look forward to the return of Amy Bruni and Adam Berry next month in their latest series, Kindred Spirits, but TLC has a whole new paranormal show debuting right after those celebrity ghost hunters. Evil Things debuts on September 15 with a new take on the paranormal investigation series format. Instead of investigating haunted places with celebrity ghost hunters, Evil Things will focus on two stories each episode of everyday people claiming to have had encounters with haunted objects.

Could this be the influence of films like The Conjuring and the Annabelle series, based on a true story featuring an allegedly haunted doll that was owned by real paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren? While there are bound to be plenty of haunted dolls in upcoming episodes, the press screening of the Evil Things premiere focused on two very different haunted objects.

In the first Evil Things story, college student, Lindsay, gets a dream trip to Europe as a present from her parents. She meets a handsome young American and accepts his invitation for a motorcycle ride that turns tragic. After a severe eye injury, Lindsay needs a cornea transplant to save her eye and her vision. As anyone who has ever seen a horror film might guess, Lindsay starts seeing strange things with her new cornea. Are her visions simply an overactive imagination, or are they something more sinister related to her accident? Or something else altogether?

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In the second story of the Evil Things premiere, you get the typical “young couple buys a new house and something isn’t right” scenario. But this haunting seems to revolve around a set of video tapes found walled up in the attic. As the husband becomes more obsessed with watching the creepy tapes, more and more paranormal phenomena occur, particularly involving his wife.

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Evil Things features re-enactments of events, like some other popular paranormal TV series, relating firsthand accounts of ghostly occurrences and haunted locations. But this is the first paranormal show to focus exclusively on haunted objects.

Evil Things debuts September 15 at 10 p.m. (ET) on TLC, right after the Season 2 premiere of Kindred Spirits at 9 p.m. (ET). Turn out the lights for some Friday night frights.

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Kindred Spirits New Season Starts Soon

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Paranormal investigators Amy Bruni and Adam Berry (Ghost Hunters) will return next month for the second season of their latest series, Kindred Spirits, according to TLC. The ghost hunters will debut this new season of paranormal investigations in the Lizzie Borden House, where Lizzie allegedly axed her parents to death. While that haunted location has been featured on many other paranormal TV shows, Bruni and Berry have a new twist this time around. Instead of searching for spirits of the Borden family, they are looking for the grandparents of one of the tour guides, and even enlisting help from the spirits of the Bordens to try to contact them.

Paranormal fans, you probably haven’t seen that before, right?

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Bruni And Berry Start Their Second Season of ‘Kindred Spirits’

Kindred Spirits debuted last year, pairing BFF paranormal investigators Bruni and Berry in their own series after they moved on from Syfy’s Ghost Hunters. Unlike Ghost Hunters, where the TAPS team investigated historic buildings such as asylums and hospitals, Bruni and Berry paired up on Kindred Spirits to help everyday people facing paranormal phenomena in their homes. In the case of this debut episode of Season 2 of Kindred Spirits, the Lizzie Borden House isn’t technically a residence, but it is a former family residence that has been converted into a museum and bed and breakfast.

‘Kindred Spirits’ Brings In Psychic Chip Coffey To Help

Sue, one of the tour guides for the popular paranormal tourist spot, has been advised by several psychics that her grandparents are there trying to reach her, and she feels she might be in danger given some of the misfortunes and health problems that have plagued co-workers. She’s so afraid of the basement that Bruni and Berry decide to call in psychic Chip Coffey (Paranormal State) to help with their investigation and to try to make contact with the spirits of her grandparents and anyone else lurking there.

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Suffice it to say that like the other investigations you may have watched for Kindred Spirits, the paranormal power duo and psychic Coffey find plenty of interesting evidence in the press screener for the episode. They also discover some other tragic history in the Borden family around that location that may be contributing to the haunting. Also note that continuing the tradition of the first season of Kindred Spirits, you might be well-advised to keep a box of tissues handy.

Kindred Spirits debuts September 15 at 9 pm (ET) on TLC. You can also catch Coffey at some upcoming Ghost Hunt Weekends events and Bruni and Berry on Mackinac Island hosting a paranormal event in October with Strange Destinations.

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27 People Share The True Terrifying Encounters With The Dead That Haunt Them To This Day

By Eric Redding

Talking to the Dead

1. Jake’s Bell

Friend’s grandmother was out of town and asked us to check on her dog. Real friendly German Shepherd dog, jumping with excitement at the door when you showed up kinda pup. We went over and to our surprise found no dog waiting at the door. A little weird, but we thought nothing of it and went inside to find him. Got into the house and heard nothing, start calling for the dog(Jake) and are answered with footsteps running down the stairs. We call out, assuming some other family was there, but get no response. Start to freak out a little, we call his mom and she assures us no one is home and we’re being ridiculous. More footsteps but this time running up the stairs. I suggest police, the house is being robbed, but friend convinces me we should check it out to be sure. Make our way to the stairs and hear a bell chime. Buddy tells me the dog occasionally wears a bell, that it’s probably Jake. Get to the door which leads to the stairs, see there’s a small bell around the handle. My friend is terrified, so am I, but trying to play it cool I lead us up the stairs. At the top we see Jake, laying in a chair, shaking and obviously terrified. We couldn’t get him to move no matter what we did, he just kept staring down the stairs. We searched the entire house after and found nothing and no one. Only time in my life I have been genuinely afraid I was dealing with something paranormal. Friend’s grandmother assures us to this day it was her husband, and that she still hears him walking around/talking from time to time.

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Who You Gonna Call? Rob Lowe And Sons Hunt For Ghosts On A&E

by Adam Buckman

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One of the problems with TV’s ghost-hunting reality shows is the apparent shortage of supposedly haunted locations that are available to TV producers and their crews.

As a result, a seemingly small group of old buildings and landmarked historic sites turn up again and again on multiple paranormal shows. That happens to be the case with next week’s premiere of a new ghost show featuring Rob Lowe and his two sons.

The show, titled “The Lowe Files,” premieres next Wednesday night (August 2) on A&E.

In the inaugural episode A&E provided for preview, Lowe and sons Matthew and John Owen join a shaman (identified as “Shaman Jon”) for a night-vision tour of an imposing 19th-century building located in Ione, California, that is known today as Preston Castle.

For more than 60 years, starting in 1894, the building was a correctional center for juvenile lawbreakers (boys). It’s the kind of place that used to be known as a reform school.

Aspects of its history are terribly tragic, according to the “Lowe” show and various online sources.

A housekeeper was supposedly murdered there, a girl was killed when she fell into a well, and various boys who were housed there met their deaths in any number of ways. Suffice it to say, it was a tough place.

Destination America Investigates HAUNTED TOWNS in All-New Series

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Ghost Hunting TVThe Tennessee Wraith Chasers (TWC) ghost hunting team is getting their spooky on in an all-new series as they travel across the country investigating America’s most haunted towns. From infamous hotbeds like Gettysburg and SALEM to small towns with turbulent pasts that fueled generations of ghost stories, HAUNTED TOWNS explores places that played key roles in the darker chapters of American history, where battle, disaster, and injustice have condemned unsettled spirits to every street corner. Follow TWC – consisting of Chris, Doogie, Porter, and Brannon – as they interview witnesses, investigate hotspots using the latest ghost-hunting technology, and follow new leads until they can pinpoint who is haunting the town and why. But the team isn’t just about collecting evidence. Their m.o. is to find truth – if any – in the legends that have shaped each town’s paranormal notoriety. The eight-episode first season of HAUNTED TOWNS premieres Tuesday, August 15 at 10/9c on Destination America.

“HAUNTED TOWNS is about so much more than ghost stories. It’s about places of deep historical significance, where stories of hauntings are passed down over generations. Is it simply folklore, or is it true? We want to find out what is really going on in these towns,” said Jane Latman, general manager of Destination America. “With extensive experience investigating both legendary asylums and – in their pre-TV days – private homes, no team is more prepared for the challenge of confirming the ghostly lore of an entire town than our beloved Tennessee Wraith Chasers.”

In the series premiere on Tuesday, August 15 at 10/9c, TWC heads to Gettysburg, Pa., where more than 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the Civil War’s most epic battle. The town is a hot spot for paranormal activity and the perfect testing ground for an experiment using trigger objects that may have had personal meaning to the spirits and could activate paranormal activity. While attempting to contact ghosts from both sides of the Civil War conflict, the boys investigate a militaria shop filled with war memorabilia as well as a local farm that served as a temporary field hospital for wounded Confederate soldiers. During their attempt to connect with the RESTLESS SOULS of dead soldiers, TWC encounters evidence that something darker may be lurking in the legendary haunted town.

Other episodes this season investigate:
· Salem, Mass., one of the most legendary haunted towns in America
· Savannah, Ga., where hauntings plague the businesses surrounding the former site of the city’s gallows
· Vicksburg, Miss., the site of major civil unrest during Reconstruction
· Bisbee, Ariz., the old mining town plagued by union strife
· Fall River, Mass., home of Lizzie Borden
· McDonough, Ga., where the Camp Creek train crash of 1900 left dozens of passengers dead
· Cape May, N.J., the epicenter of the Victorian Era’s Spiritualism movement

Show them who’s boss by letting the smudging begin

BY STACEY HATTON Columnist

Smudging for Ghosts

Have there been times in your life when you’ve tried everything in your power to ignore or rectify a wrong in your life? And if nothing works, have you then considered outlandish fixes? I am there.

An apparition holding a ginormous grudge haunts my house. I don’t really know the difference between ghosts and poltergeists, nor do I care; but this other-world spirit refuses to exit the building no matter how nicely I ask or threaten.

My family has lived in our suburban home for seven years, and from the minute a few neighbors whispered that the former tenant died in our house, I’ve been bristled up like a porcupine. The problem is I’m not quite sure if I believe in hauntings — so I chose to ignore the first few events.

When we first moved in, my daughters who shared a room heard someone walking and mumbling something right after they’d go to sleep. I don’t think it was gradually screeching out the words “Get Out!” or else my girls would have jumped into our bed, screaming like extras in the first “Poltergeist” movie. This occurred several times.

Next we had one of our cats project herself through the upstairs balusters to land on the third from the bottom step. She broke her poor kitty hip from the fall and required surgery at the mere age of 3 months. She’s fine now. The next kitten we found in a shelter, and within a month, it also fell to its near demise by falling onto the same third step, landing on her head. The end result was traumatic for us all.

The first trailer for Rob Lowe’s supernatural ghost-hunting show is here, and we are intrigued

By Heather Mason

Mulder and Scully, beware. There’s a new crew in town. Rob Lowe and his two sons are hunting down the supernatural in a new show on A&E, The Lowe Files. And judging by the preview, it’s gonna get pretty spooky.

So grab your flashlights and let’s join this hunt for Sasquatch!

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You’re probably a huge fan of Rob Lowe from some of his many TV and film roles from over the past several decades. Like The West Wing, The Outsiders, and Parks & Recreation, to name just a few. But now he’s teaming up with a more familiar cast — his two sons, Matthew and John Owen.

On the show, the three will “travel through the country to explore infamous unsolved mysteries, a curiosity that Rob has had since his early childhood days and has now been passed down to his boys.” It sounds scary, but wait! In the promo, there are also plenty of adorable home videos…

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See?! There’s bound to be some fun, family moments while these three dudes hunt for ghosts. Still skeptical? You can now watch the full promo here:

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‘Ghosts of Shepherdstown’ Spoilers: Season 2 Investigates Paranormal Activities in Shepherdstown’s Local Rivers

BY SHIENA BERNARDINO

I had to share this.  I loved this show.  If you missed the first season know that it combines a real-life mystery with the paranormal…. two of my most favorite things.  Watch it and let me hear your thoughts below.  Calleen

“Ghosts of Shepherdstown” season 2 premieres July 10

The paranormal investigations experts will be back for the second spooky season of “Ghosts of Shepherdstown.”

The Wrap exclusively revealed that Destination America renewed the thrilling series where a group of ghost hunters will be back with series hosts Nick Groff, Elizabeth Saint, and Bill Hartley for another round of investigations regarding the hard-to-explain occurrences in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

“As a network that searches for answers to the unknown, Destination America is ready to deliver another awe-inspiring season of ‘Ghosts of Shepherdstown.’ Our audience has told us they want to know more about the unexplained and we are going to deliver,” Destination America general manager Jane Latman said in a statement. “It’s rare for the story in a paranormal docuseries to unfold serially as it does in this show, but Shepherdstown is a one-of-a-kind haunted destination with roots that reach far beyond what we thought was possible.”

According to the report, the show will center on the speculations that supernatural forces exist within the local rivers that run through Shepherdstown in “Ghosts of Shepherdstown” season 2. The hosts will be called to convene at the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers within the town of Harpers Ferry to look into the unexplainable activities that are happening at the John Brown Wax Museum.

According to other reports, the investigation will lead them to discover several spirits that can be traced back to the Civil War as well as the restless spirits of a family who suffered during a tragedy.

The team will be assisted by psychic medium Lorie Johnson in their attempt to drive out the creepy events that are happening in the West Virginia museum.

Destination America will air the premiere episode of “Ghosts of Shepherdstown” season 2 on Monday, July 10, at 10 p.m. EDT. But fans of the supernatural series will be able to see the premiere episode online on Sunday, July 2.

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Haunted Celebrities – Their Homes & Their Stories

By Roz Zurko

Haunted Celebrities

When things go bump in the night at Jared Leto’s house, it is probably not his imagination. Leto lives high in the Hollywood Hills in an old Air Force Station that was decommissioned long ago, and he believes he is living there with other occupants that have passed on from this world.

It is not only Leto who has witnessed things in his house, he has lost a few of his staff in his home because of the eerie happenings. The old Air Force station is on the top of a mountain and Leto equates it to having his own “refuge.” He reports that he is quite at home in the house, despite the visitors that have scared some of his staff away, according to Digital Spy.

When talking about the house, Leto said the following.

“God knows what they did here. But it talks. We’ve already had ghost sightings reported by my housekeeper. A handyman quit the project as he had an encounter.”

Leto never elaborated on the type of encounter that this handyman experienced, but apparently, it was enough to make him walk off a project he was working on. His housekeeper has also reported ghost sightings in the house.

5 True Stories About The Military’s Paranormal Activity Research

By JAMES CLARK

Military ParanormalWhat if I told you that the Department of Defense and the CIA spent four decades researching extrasensory perception and psychokinesis — i.e., bending spoons with your mind?

From the 1950s to the 1990s, the military and intelligence communities investigated psychic phenomena, conducted clandestine missions that relied on subjects believed to have supernatural powers, and competed with the Soviet Union in a psychic arms race.

In “Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government’s Investigations Into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis,” published in March, investigative journalist Annie Jacobsen explores the bizarre world of government-funded research into the paranormal.

“The responsibility of the Defense Department and CIA is to be aware of what the enemy is working on and to create programs to counter it,” Jacobsen says. “Is this the chicken and the egg scenario? Is this the military industrial complex?”

Task & Purpose spoke to Jacobsen to discuss how it all started, and how it was allowed to get as far as it did. Here are five crazy but true stories about the government’s research into psychic phenomena.

1. It started with the Nazis, some of whom were obsessed with black magic.

In 1945, with the Nazi regime defeated, members of an elite U.S. scientific intelligence initiative called Operation Alsos made their way to Berlin to scoop up as much intel as possible on German military projects. In the bombed-out remnants of a villa in an affluent neighborhood in southwestern Berlin, they uncovered a cache of documents and artifacts that were part of the Ahnenerbe, Heinrich Himmler’s science organization, which was well-funded and vast. It even had an entire branch devoted to the “Survey of the So-called Occult Sciences,” Jacobsen writes in “Phenomena.”

The high-ranking Nazi leader was obsessed with the occult. On Himmler’s orders, SS officers raided Germany’s occupied territories for artifacts related to magic, even ransacking museums in Poland, Ukraine, and the Crimea for mystical texts. Nazi scientists at Ahnenerbe scoured the globe for items like the Holy Grail and the Lance of Destiny, the spear thought to have killed Christ.