Watch Dan Aykroyd reveal spooky origins of a viral ghost story in Hotel Paranormal by Rosy Cordero

He ain’t afraid of no ghosts…or is he?

GHOSTBUSTERS, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, 1984.
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While Dan Aykroyd has enjoyed a lengthy and highly successful career in Hollywood, he is probably best known to many for his role in bringing to life the 1984 hit Ghostbusters. But his interest in the supernatural extends beyond the fictional, which is why he was the perfect person to narrate the Travel Channel’s new series Hotel Paranormal.

The series, premiering Saturday, July 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, will feature a variety of real-life ghost stories told by travelers who encountered the otherworldly hotel guests from hotels, motels, and inns across the world.

In the premiere episode, Aykroyd tells the story of Frank Ramirez, who recorded his paranormal experience at a South Texas hotel that later went viral. The video, posted above, shows the corded hotel telephone jump out of the base and a clothing hanger fall off a dresser. Although skeptics have called the video fake, Aykroyd believes Ramirez’s paranormal experience.

“When that phone hopped off there, there were no wires or strings,” Aykroyd tells EW exclusively about what others claim Ramirez did to fake the video. “That coathanger doing its little dance, you can see it better in the original photo he took on his iPhone in the mirror. This man ended up having to go see his pastor!”

Aykroyd continues, “Why would this man make up a story about torturing himself, unless he’s a sadist? That’s the explanation that some psychotherapists put to these people. They’ll say they’re secretly sadists and they want to torture themselves so they make up these memories. So they can be hypnotized and get attention from psychologists. I believe Frank, I really do. I believe all these people [on Hotel Paranormal]. Why would they make these stories up? Shows like this give them a forum to come forward.”

And because Aykroyd is a believer of the supernatural, he admits that there are even experiences revealed in Hotel Paranormal that scared him. The one that stood out to him the most was that of Patricia Stark, that took place in Connecticut in 2014 and will also debut in the show’s premiere episode.

“It is pretty frightening what these people go through,” he explains. “That’s what I love about the Travel Channel’s approach, they’re sensitive to the trauma. The tone is that although we’re exploring these stories for entertainment, we’re also telling their unique stories with the goal of helping them heal. Half the people in the world think you’re insane if you say you’ve seen a ghost, so these shows are a forum so people can safely come forward and tell their stories and be accepted by believers and those who have had similar experiences.”

He adds, “The one that I found scary was of [Stark,] the woman who went into the woods in Connecticut. I remember watching her story unravel and wondering, ‘Wait! Is that where you’re really going to check-in? Look at that place!'”

In May, the New York Times reported unidentified flying objects were spotted by navy pilots in 2014 and 2015. Though the Defense Department won’t confirm what the pilots witnessed were extraterrestrial, Akroyd has his own theories.

“Nothing has been confirmed that these hyper-advanced aerodynamic platforms are operated by aliens,” he says. “You know, there’s no hard evidence that they are, but the fact that they’re there, they are real. These unexplained aerial platforms that can do things that our technology cannot are real, that much is true. What was in the New York Times reporting, I believe that. Beyond that, like who’s operating them… Travis Walton, who was abducted and taken up—and I do believe his story— he says, ‘You just kind of think of them as people from over there.’

“And when they’re referred to in the intelligence community or in reports, it’s said they’re humanoid. So, I like Travis’ view, it’s just people from over there who happen to have advanced technology that’s a million years advanced of us. But I just wouldn’t jump to saying, ‘Oh, well they’re definitely here because maybe they’re interdimensional visitors and that’s less alien than something from beyond.”

With his interest in the extraterrestrial world, it shouldn’t surprise anyone if the Canadian actor ends up working on a project dedicated to the topic, much like what led him to working on Hotel Paranormal.

“Sure, sure. Absolutely,” he exclaims. “I have an idea there, in fact.”

Hotel Paranormal premieres July 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel.

UFOs, Creepy Letters & A Psychic Artist: Watch The Best Unsolved Mysteries Episodes Of All Time by ASHLEY CHERVINSKI

UFOs, psychics, Bigfoot, a young Matthew McConaughey, and crime: the original Unsolved Mysteries had it all. The long-running TV series is returning to Netflix — but with a few differences. While the 12-episode Netflix reboot keeps the original’s creepy, chilling vibe, each episode focuses on one mystery, and there isn’t a host.

The original Unsolved Mysteries hinged on the unusual and the unresolved, as if The X-Files were a newsmagazine. It aired more than 500 episodes in 14 seasons across NBC, CBS, Lifetime, and Spike from 1987 to 2010 with the stern Robert Stack hosting, and later Raymond Burr, Karl Malden, Virginia Madsen, and Dennis Farina. The series mainly focused on criminal cases, people trying to reunite with lost loved ones, unexplained moments in history or conspiracy theories (like Kurt Cobain’s death), and the paranormal. Segments featured reenactments (that’s where McConaughey comes in) as well as victims’ family members and authorities.

While the series detailed very real stories, it was quick to remind viewers during its tenure on NBC that it wasn’t a newscast with a disclaimer. Viewers were, however, invited to submit tips that could potentially solve any of the cases.

If you’re looking for more after Netflix’s reboot — or want to prime yourself on some classics before diving in — here are some of the best episodes from the original Unsolved Mysteries, all of which are streaming on Amazon for free with ads, or for 99 cents an episode. Unsolved Mysteries is also on Hulu.

Rainman (Season 5, Episode 18)

Don Decker is probably one of Unsolved Mysteries’ strangest cases. In 1983, Decker was granted furlough from the county jail to attend the funeral of his grandfather, who had physically abused him, in Stroudsburg, PA. Decker apparently felt the “evil” in his life had left him. That night, he entered a trance-like state as water began inexplicably dripping from the walls. The water wasn’t just coming down, either — it was also rising from the floor and even horizontally. It happened again several times, leading many to believe Decker was possessed.

Edward Bell (Season 5, Episode 12)

The case of Edward Bell marked McConaughey’s acting debut in 1992. McConaughey played Larry Dickens, a youth counselor staying with his mother and sister in Pasadena, TX, in 1978. He was mowing the lawn while his mother saw a pickup truck park in front of their home and Bell exit, naked from the waist down. Dickens’ mother called the police and warned Dickens. He retrieved the keys from the truck and Bell shot him several times. Bell was apprehended after trying to escape but later released on bail and never showed up for his hearing. The case was eventually solved thanks to tips from two viewers.

The Circleville Writer (Season 7, Episode 6)

In 1976, several residents in Circleville, OH began receiving unusual letters featuring personal information. Mary Gillispie, a bus driver, was accused of having an affair. Her husband, Ron, received a letter stating his life would be in danger if he didn’t stop the affair. The writer threatened to go public, but stopped after Ron’s brother-in-law, Paul, sent a letter claiming he knew who the writer was. Ron then received a phone call from the alleged writer, confirming his suspicions. The case spiralled from there, including an unusual car crash, booby traps, an intense trial, and a postcard to the Unsolved Mysteries P.O. box from the writer.

The Bermuda Triangle (Season 3, Episode 2)

The Bermuda Triangle episode dives into an unexplained history rather than a particular case. The area has a history of disappearances but theories didn’t gain popularity until five Navy planes known as Flight 19 vanished in 1945. The episode focuses on the hunt for one of the five missing planes. Several bomber planes have been discovered off the Florida coast over the years, but none of them have matched the ones from Flight 19.

Craig Williamson (Season 6, Episode 23)

Craig Williamson’s case is a prime example of how mysteries can develop after airing. In 1990, Williamson married Christine Reinhard after only knowing her for a month. Several weeks after suffering a concussion in 1993, he went on a trip to Colorado Springs. Reinhard had last heard from him two days after he left, and began investigating his disappearance. This alone is fascinating, but the events after the episode aired are, well, mysterious to say the least.

Roswell (Season 2, Episode 1)

Most of us are probably familiar with the Roswell crash, thanks to The CW: in 1947, after Roswell, NM experienced an intense electrical storm, a rancher went out in his fields to survey the damage, only to discover debris of an unfamiliar object. He tried to burn the debris, bend it, and even smash it, but it wouldn’t budge. The episode features interviews with the rancher’s neighbor, the son of a military responder at the site, and an officer who wrote a press release about it.

Mary Celeste (Season 7, Episode 7)

When it comes to ghost ships, the Mary Celeste takes the cake, er, sea. In 1872, Capt. Benjamin Briggs, his family, and crew members embarked on a voyage from New York to Europe. Thousands of valuable barrels of pure alcohol were stored below the deck, a risky move due to how flammable they were. The ship was found abandoned more than a month later off the coast of Portugal, with no one onboard but money, jewelry — and the cargo — left undisturbed. Conspiracy theories emerged, naturally.

Teresita Basa (Season 2, Episode 26)

The Teresita Basa case features a bit of both worlds: a violent crime and the paranormal. In 1997, Basa’s body was discovered at her home under a burning mattress, a knife in her chest. Months later, a co-worker told a detective she was having dreams and visions where Basa was pleading with her to explain what happened. According to the co-worker’s husband, a voice even possessed her twice, naming the killer. The case was solved before the Unsolved Mysteries episode aired but inspired the 1996 film Voice from the Grave.

The Men In Black (Season 9, Episode 21)

No, we aren’t talking about Will Smith here (though this episode did air the same year as the first Men in Black movie). Ray Muniz and Collette Peters claim they had encounters with men in, well, black, who appeared after UFO sightings. Are they part of a secret government agency or aliens in disguise? It’s a mystery!

Coral Polge (Season 3, Episode 11)

Coral Polge, a “psychic artist,” can draw dead people without seeing them — before their deaths. The episode explores how Polge discovered her talent and helped grieving families The drawings and photos of the deceased need to be seen to be believed: Polge’s depictions are accurate and uncanny.

Coming to Netflix in July by Kelly O-Sullivan

Unsolved Mysteries

This true crime documentary looks like gripping binge worthy material.

The 12 part series looks into the unsolved crimes about paranormal encounters.

The series is being created by the producers of Stranger Things and say that the cases investigated in the show will be “rooted in the experiences of ordinary people who have lived the unthinkable — from the trauma of a loved one’s unexplained disappearance or horrific death, to the shock of a bizarre paranormal encounter.”

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Travel Channel Paranormal Programming Highlights: July 6th Thru July 19th by Josh Millican

UPCOMING PREMIERES

NEW SERIES

BELIEVERS

Paranormal tales are often dismissed as fiction, but for many who’ve faced the unknown, these tales are all too real to relive. Now, through actor portrayals, archival documentation and dramatic re-creations, the terrifyingly true events that transformed these unsuspecting eyewitnesses into believers are pieced together. [Hour-long episodes]

SERIES PREMIERE: “The Slip Knot” – Premieres Saturday, July 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A Hollywood photographer is choked by the spirit of an angry sailor, an apparition lures a security guard to the scene of a deadly fire and a police detective discovers a missing woman, seen by a passerby, is actually dead.

“Nervous Wreck” – Premieres Saturday, July 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A wrecking yard owner is shocked to see a ghost on a security camera, a retired schoolteacher’s wife is attacked by a vengeful spirit and a mother and son search for a paranormal voice captured on a chilling audio file.

HOTEL PARANORMAL

Your hotel room may be more crowded than you think! Travel Channel’s new series, “Hotel Paranormal,” follows the terrifying true stories of those who have come face-to-face with otherworldly hotel guests. Acclaimed writer, actor, musician and filmmaker Dan Aykroyd, who is no stranger to the unexplained, narrates each episode featuring spine-tingling stories of paranormal encounters from stays at grand hotels, highway motels and inns around the world. From objects flying across rooms to ancient spirits trapped in lobbies to demonic guests, every episode brings to life terrifying encounters with dramatic re-creations and paranormal expert insights. [Hour-long episodes]

No stranger to the unexplained, Dan Aykroyd narrates Travel Channel’s new series “Hotel Paranormal”

SERIES PREMIERE: “Paranormal Predator” – Premieres Saturday, July 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

A travelling salesman checks into a motel where he documents poltergeist activity with his cell phone. Fleeing into the night, he becomes possessed by the spirit of a murderer and in need of an exorcism. While on a school trip to the Vatican, a teenager and his friends accidentally set free an ancient evil and suffer the consequences. Then, a journalist is hunting down a story in Connecticut, when she checks into a historic New England inn and fights off a supernatural attack. These guests have all become prey to a paranormal predator.

“A Dark History” – Premieres Saturday, July 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Supernatural events compel a hotel owner to dig up buried secrets, a chef is terrorized by a ghostly lady in red and a young boy is menaced by a dark apparition at a luxury hotel.

NEW SEASON

PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Some of the most amazing, eye-opening and downright scary paranormal videos from around the world are featured as a panel of experts breaks down the footage and analyzes what exactly the eyewitnesses captured. Insights from some of the most knowledgeable specialists in the field and firsthand accounts from the people lucky enough – or perhaps unlucky enough – to witness these strange phenomena for themselves just might make a believer of even the biggest skeptics out there. [Hour-long episodes]

SEASON PREMIERE: “Flying Cryptid Over Chicago and More” – Premieres Sunday, July 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A man stands in awe as he watches mysterious creatures fly over Chicago. A group of teens pay the price when they travel down a notoriously haunted road in New Jersey. Ghost hunters explore an abandoned church infected with a powerful demonic presence.

“Hawaiian UFOs and More” – Premieres Sunday, July 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A man in Hawaii witnesses UFOs after he trespasses on government property. Paranormal investigators contact the spirit of a young boy in a haunted cave. Religious occurrences around the world may be proof of miracles.

NEW EPISODES

BURIED WORLDS WITH DON WILDMAN

In “Buried Worlds with Don Wildman,” the iconic Travel Channel host takes his thirst for adventure into terrifying new territory to explore mankind’s darkest mysteries. On a mission of a more cryptic sort, heading to remote regions of Peru, Haiti, Bulgaria and beyond – Wildman joins in taboo rituals, comes face-to-face with paranormal entities and witnesses deadly practices, seeking out the darkest legends in the world and experiencing them for himself. [Hour-long episodes]

“Temples of Doom” – Premieres Monday, July 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Don Wildman investigates an ancient cult by undergoing its most terrifying ritual in Peru. He finds evidence of a supernatural war in remote caves and uncovers clues about bloody human sacrifices, revealing the truth behind a dangerous and secretive religion.

“Devil Swamp” – Premieres Monday, July 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Don Wildman investigates reports of bizarre cult activity in the Louisiana bayou. He joins in an exorcism to ward off evil, seeks out ghostly orbs said to guard long-lost treasures and hunts for a demonic beast in the murky wetlands near New Orleans.

GHOST ADVENTURES: SCREAMING ROOM

Paranormal investigators Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley are opening up to viewers as they’ve never done before in Travel Channel’s new series, “Ghost Adventures: Screaming Room.” The guys are kicking back in their screening room to watch their favorite episodes of the hit series and get candid with fans – and each other – about their craziest experiences over the past decade. Away from the haunted locations we usually see them in, with no equipment or investigations, the crew will relive some of the most terrifying, shocking and even comedic moments from their career, as they re-watch their most memorable investigations with never-before-heard stories from the moments that created a legacy. Get ready for laughs, screams and surprises alongside the crew in the ultimate tell-all event. [Hour-long episodes]

“Ship of the Damned” – Premieres Thursday, July 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

It’s anchors away for Zak Bagans and the “Ghost Adventures” crew as they look back on their iconic investigation of a haunted ship where the spirits of stowaways still linger. Also, Bagans engages in some pirate cosplay.

“Gunslinger Ghosts” – Premieres Thursday, July 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Cowboy hats and good cheer abound as Zak Bagans and the guys revisit their iconic return to Tombstone, Arizona. Click your spurs and grab your popcorn because this ghost hunt at the O.K. Corral is one for the history books.

UPCOMING PROGRAMMING MARATHONS

*All times are ET/PT

Tuesday, July 7

“Scariest Night of My Life” – 8am-3pm

“Ghost Adventures” – 3pm-4am

Wednesday, July 8

“Haunted Hospitals” – 8am-5pm

“Paranormal Caught on Camera” – 5pm-8pm

Thursday, July 9

“Kindred Spirits” – 8am-12pm

“Ghost Adventures” – 12pm-10pm

Friday, July 10

“Paranormal Emergency” – 8am-5pm

“The Dead Files” – 5pm-4am

Saturday, July 11

“Buried Worlds with Don Wildman” – 7am-12pm

“My Haunted House” – 4pm-9pm

Sunday, July 12

“UFOs: The Lost Evidence” – 7am-12pm

“Loch Ness Monster: New Evidence” – 12pm-2pm

“Paranormal Caught on Camera” – 2pm-4am

Monday, July 13

“Paranormal Survivor” – 8am-5pm

Tuesday, July 14

“Haunted Case Files” – 8am-5pm

“Ghost Adventures” – 3pm-4am

Wednesday, July 15

“Paranormal Caught on Camera” – 5pm-8pm

Thursday, July 16

“Famously Afraid” – 8am-12pm

“Ghost Adventures” – 12pm-10pm

Friday, July 17

“Haunted Hospitals” – 8am-3pm

“The Dead Files” – 3pm-4am

Saturday, July 18

“My Horror Story” – 7am-11am

“The Alaska Triangle” – 11am-4pm

“Paranormal Emergency” – 4pm-9pm

Sunday, July 19

“Paranormal Caught on Camera” – 12pm-4am

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Terrifying Encounters With ‘The Black Eyed Kids’ by Christie Stockton

I can’t say whether black-eyed kids are demonic, extraterrestrial, or something from some freaky altered Universe. I only know they truly terrify me. Thus, I’m sharing. I want you to know that should you ever have the misfortune of encountering one, you need to be afraid too. Also know, do not let them in, do not help them, and do not interact… just leave the situation. Weird little buggers these ones. Calleen

The black eyed kids are a folk phenomenon of people having strange encounters with kids whose eye’s are entirely black, who insist upon entering their vehicle or home, and who seem to ooze an overwhelming sense of fear and panic. As a fan of paranormal talk radio I’ve heard hundreds of encounters with the black eyed kids, and am fascinated each time, so I searched Reddit for some stories to share with a new audience. These were by far the creepiest.

Midnight Caller

It almost felt like a dream. I woke up to my dog, Lucy, barking. She was upright on the bed where my husband and I were sleeping with our 22 month old daughter, staring at our door like an unknown stranger was out there rummaging around. I thought she was just freaking out over a house noise. We’d only had her for 3 months and she was still a puppy. It could have been anything- our roommate, a creak from the house settling, the awnings moving outside in the breeze- I wasn’t too concerned initially.

I decided the best bet would be to open the door and show her nothing was there. It sounds a bit silly, but it’s what we do with our daughter when she gets scared, and I figured it should work with a puppy, too. I opened the door and she raced to the front door. She stood there, snarling at the door. It was an angry, violent growl, one I had never heard her make before. I looked groggily at her and opened the baby gate blocking the doorway, planning to open the door and show her everything was OK.

The second my hand reached for the deadbolt, Lucy went wild. She started barking and jumped toward me, and when I touched the metal, she suddenly changed her temper. She whimpered, almost like she was afraid and backing down. As her mannerism changed, so did mine- I wasn’t calm anymore. My heart was racing and sinking at the same time. I had been flooded with a mixture of fear and dread. I looked through the peephole. I can’t explain why I looked, but I did. Outside were two kids.

One was just a smidgen shorter than me, and didn’t look much younger. I’m 21, and she looked to be 16 or 17. She was slender and pale. Her hair was a light shade of honey blonde, and she wore it long, about mid-back, with long, thin, blunt bangs in the front that covered most of her eyes. She wore jeans, a light-wash that’s popular right now, and a thin-looking olive colored pullover style hoodie. She held the hand of a small girl, who looked to be around 3 or 4, in the same style jeans and a button-down ivory cardigan. The smaller one looked at the floor shyly, but had the same shade of hair, tied back in a ponytail. She held a stuffed toy under her free arm, and it was identical to one my daughter has- as was their style of dress. Had it not been for the feeling of overwhelming dread and fear, I probably would have asked these children in and given them some tea or hot chocolate to get them out of the bitter cold. Something about them seemed off. At this point, I hadn’t made any noise- I hadn’t shushed the dog or grumbled, nothing- I hadn’t turned on any lights, these kids had no indicators I was at the door. The older one spoke.

She had a voice that was mature, confidant, strong, and accentless. She held her head tilted downward, and I couldn’t see her eyes. She said “We have to use your phone.” I stood frozen in fear. How did she know I was there? She raised her head to face me directly, and that was when I saw her eyes. There was a reason I couldn’t see them through her bangs before- they were black, or midnight blue, or a dark, dark purple- they were otherworldly. she said. “Our mother is worried.”

As someone who has always been interested in creepy stories, I knew what she was the second she looked at me through the door. I have never been one to believe in these things- as a staunch Atheist and skeptic when it comes to the paranormal, I had written off many a ghost story from friends and family members eager to tell their tale. I didn’t believe it. Still, I couldn’t rationalize my way out of this- I was standing with nothing but a thin wooden door between me and a Black Eyed Kid. There was no questioning what was right in front of me.

I did not answer her. Slowly and silently, I backed away from the door, Lucy still cowering at my ankles. She kept talking. “Just let us in to use your phone.” I took another step back, and with that step, the tone changed. At first, she seemed polite. When I took that second step back, she became commanding, almost hostile. We’re not going to hurt you. If we wanted to do that, we would have broken in. I’ll ask again. May we come in and use your phone?” Lucy snarled at the door, and I inched backward, though something inside me seemed to be slowly pulling me back toward the door. It wasn’t a physical pulling so much as a subconcious need to go back and let them in.

I got to my room, covered up the window, locked the door, and sat there in the dim light of the nightlight. I heard her call me back to the door once more, and then quiet. I didn’t go back to sleep that night, and I haven’t slept right since. I know from reading about them that BEK’s can’t just come in without permission. I know they haven’t hurt anyone, but I still fear I’ll be the exception. When I told my husband, he said it was just a dream. He keeps telling me to forget it, but this lingering feeling of sadness, this dread when the house is silent at night, this fear of a knock at the door… this tells me otherwise.

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Photo – A Real Life Example Of A Black Eyed Kid…

Black eyed kids are almost always described in the same way: children between the ages of 6-16, pale skin, completely black eyes, and out of date or strange clothing. While their black eyes make them look strange, what generally frightens people isn’t their appearance but the sudden presence of an overwhelming feeling of terror that accompanies the children.

Black Eyed Children

10 Facts About The Black Eyed Kids

  • Black eyed kids will look like normal human children between the ages of 6 and 16 but with pale skin and completely black eyes.
  • Additionally, people who have been in close proximity to black eyed kids report a feeling of “unease” that washed over them. While nothing about the children’s appearance (aside from the eyes) genuinely frightened the people, they still reported feeling ranging from anxiety to terror at their presence.
  • Some people have also reported seeing black eyed kids that have “talons” for feet or other demonic attributes, but most sightings are of seemingly normal children.
  • Black eyed kids are also commonly described as wearing dated clothing or dressing in a manner that is not typical of a normal child of their age.
  • Black eyed children always ask for something. It is always something that involves being in closed quarters with you. They will ask for a ride in your vehicle or to enter your home to use the phone.
  • There are no reported stories of what happens when you let a black eyed kid into your vehicle or home. All stories come from people whose eery feelings made them flee from the children.
  • The earliest sighting of a black eyed kid was journalist Brian Bethel in 1996.
  • The story has been added to internet creepypasta lore, but to this day Bethel insists the incident was real and happened the way he reported.
  • In 2014, a British paper reported that sightings of black eyed kids around the world are rising.
  • Theories about the black eyed kids are that they are vampires, aliens, or of demonic origin.

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Ghost Adventures’ Zak Bagans Finally Opens Cursed Dybbuk Box: ‘I Saw an Entity Crouching Down’ by Julie Jordan

I missed the first part, which I believe happened a day or so ago, but I will go watch it soon. These guys push the limits sometimes. AND… while I wouldn’t push the same limits, I’ll most certainly go watch them do it. HA! Calleen

In a new four-part special, the Ghost Adventures team quarantined themselves for two weeks inside Bagan’s Las Vegas Haunted Museum during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was two weeks of intense moments and terror.

Quarantining themselves inside Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum in Las Vegas in late March and early April, Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures team spent 14 days investigating heightened paranormal activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It was an anxiety-driven investigation as raw and intense as we have ever done before,” Bagans tells PEOPLE. “I firmly believe the global pandemic caused the manifestations of spirit activity to be at an unprecedented level.”

Their experience is now airing as a four-part miniseries for Travel Channel’s highest-rated series, Ghost Adventures: Quarantine. With no production crew, Bagans and fellow paranormal investigators Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley filmed the special, which culminated in Bagans’ decision to open the infamous Dybbuk Box, believed to have “cursed” rapper Post Malone after one of his visits to the museum.

Ghost Adventures Quarantine

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Ghost Adventures Quarantine

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“The scariest moment for me is what I saw and felt,” Bagans says of opening the box. “We captured on-camera an unbelievable mist coming out of the box that manifested eyes.” The lead investigator also believes he saw the dybbuk entity “crouching down towards the wall behind the box.”

Ghost Adventures Quarantine

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Sequestered together, the men cooked all of their own meals and slept at the museum every night. “The easiest part was being with the guys,” Goodwin says. “But the whole time was scary.”

Unlike anything the team had taken on before, the 24/7 investigation was “definitely taxing on all of us,” Tolley adds. “There was no time to recover. All during the height of a worldwide pandemic.”

One of Bagans’ biggest concerns for filming the special was taking “all precautionary measures to ensure we were all safe being locked inside an insanely haunted building downtown, while also social distancing,” he adds. “So much was unknown at that point and the anxiety of that, coupled with the fear of our investigations, made an intensity we haven’t felt before.”

Ghost Adventures: Quaratine

The museum, renown for its haunted artifacts, including the Devil’s Rocking Chair (from the estate of Ed and Lorraine Warren) and Peggy the Doll, “has always been incredibly active,” Wasley says. “But the opportunity to dedicate so much time and attention to investigating and performing experiments resulted in some very tense, scary moments and mind-blowing paranormal evidence.”

With help from electrical engineer Bill Chappell, the team was also able to build specialized equipment to replicate an experiment “that possibly took the life of a woman, who was found surrounded by all of her own electronics that were still powered on,” Tolley recalls.

That moment “was scary as hell but the evidence collected was remarkable,” he adds. “I’ll never forget it.”

The four-part miniseries Ghost Adventures: Quarantine begins Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Article Source – People.com

Travel Channel Paranormal Programming Highlights: June 8th – 21st by Josh Millican

UPCOMING PREMIERES

NEW SERIES

BURIED WORLDS WITH DON WILDMAN

In “Buried Worlds with Don Wildman,” the iconic Travel Channel host takes his thirst for adventure into terrifying new territory to explore mankind’s darkest mysteries. On a mission of a more cryptic sort, heading to remote regions of Peru, Haiti, Bulgaria and beyond – Wildman joins in taboo rituals, comes face-to-face with paranormal entities and witnesses deadly practices, seeking out the darkest legends in the world and experiencing them for himself. [Hour-long episodes]

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Travel Channel host Don Wildman is on a mission to uncover our
world’s dark history in “Buried Worlds with Don Wildman”

SERIES PREMIERE: “Vampire Hunt” – Premieres Monday, June 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Don Wildman begins his adventure by traveling to Eastern Europe to discover the truth behind the haunting stories of vampires that still linger and torment rural Bulgarian towns. He joins a group of active vampire hunters as they investigate an abandoned village terrorized by vampires and uncovers what looks to be the tomb of one of them. He continues his journey by diving into the history of these beings, not only in Bulgaria, but in Hungary as well. As Wildman discovers the dark past of vampires and witches, he is given the opportunity to contact the spirits of those who have passed, with the help of a modern-day witch. To bring his adventure full circle, he explores the dark truth of the infamous Count Dracula.

“Voodoo’s Dark Magic” – Premieres Monday, June 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Don Wildman travels to Haiti to experience the mysterious power of voodoo. He gains access to a bloody sacrifice and learns the terrifying truth about zombies. Back in New Orleans, he witnesses a top-secret ritual as one man is possessed by the God of Death.

NEW SPECIALS

GHOST ADVENTURES: QUARANTINE

It’s widely believed that supernatural entities feed off of fear, and the greater the fear, the more dangerous spirits become. Travel Channel’s special four-part miniseries “Ghost Adventures: Quarantine,” tests the theory firsthand, as Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley quarantine themselves for two weeks inside Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum in Las Vegas. In a frightening expose filmed entirely by the guys without a production crew, the team – maintaining proper social distance practices amid the coronavirus pandemic – discover how heightened levels of fear in this unprecedented time impact the dark energies attached to the world’s most haunted objects. And in a highly anticipated moment, Bagans finally opens the infamous Dybbuk Box to investigate its sinister influence. [Hour-long specials]

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In the four-part “Ghost Adventures: Quarantine” miniseries, Zak Bagans and the “Ghost Adventures” team isolate themselves inside his Las Vegas Haunted Museum during the COVID-19 pandemic

PART ONE: “Quarantine: Perimeter of Fear” – Premieres Thursday, June 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
The “Ghost Adventures” crew begins their unprecedented lockdown at Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum to monitor paranormal activity inside the shuttered building during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guys hit the ground running as they investigate demonic dolls and the room that houses Jack Kevorkian’s death van.

PART TWO: “Quarantine: Extension of Darkness” – Premieres Thursday, June 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
The “Ghost Adventures” crew continues their lockdown at Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guys confront pure evil as they investigate the dark corridors of the infamous basement and the room where Bagans displays his collection of serial killer artifacts.

THE HOLZER FILES: DECRYPTED

One-Hour Special – Premieres Thursday, June 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
In “The Holzer Files,” a dedicated paranormal team – led by investigator Dave Schrader, psychic medium Cindy Kaza and equipment technician Shane Pittman – investigate terrifying true hauntings from the recently discovered case files of America’s first ghost hunter, Dr. Hans Holzer. Exclusively reopening Holzer’s most captivating case files for the first time, they dig into thousands of documents, letters, photographs and chilling audio and visual recordings dating back to the 1950s. In this special episode, the team looks back together at some of their scariest, most insane and sometimes outrageous moments to date. Plus, they’ll answer burning viewer-submitted questions, give insider information and insights and even offer up some new, never-before-seen footage and evidence.

DESTINATION FEAR: BEHIND THE SCREAMS

One-Hour Special – Premieres Thursday, June 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
“Destination Fear” is a haunted road trip turned terrifying sleepover. Brother and sister duo, Dakota Laden and Chelsea Laden, best friend Tanner Wiseman and friend and camera operator Alex Schroeder, confront their fears as they pile into their RV and hit the road on a nail-biting cross-country journey to pursue paranormal evidence, spending the night inside America’s most haunted abandoned buildings. In this special episode hosted by Dave Schrader – Dakota, Chelsea, Tanner and Alex look back together at some of their scariest, most insane and sometimes outrageous moments to date. Plus, they’ll answer burning viewer-submitted questions, give insider information and insights and even offer up some bonus footage and evidence.


NEW EPISODES

MY PARANORMAL NIGHTMARE (U.S. Premiere)
Paranormal witnesses recount terrifying true tales of violent hauntings that have plagued their nightmares since childhood. Now adults, they go back in time to the horrific encounters with compelling first-person testimonies. [Hour-long episodes]

“Trapped” – Premieres Saturday, June 13 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Paranormal entities go to great lengths to trap their prey. A shape-shifting creature stalks a young girl, a boy fears he has no one to turn to when he begins to see shadow people and two friends are terrorized by an evil spirit.
 
“Possession” – Premieres Saturday, June 20 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Demonic entities seek control of their victims through possession. An evil spirit follows a father and daughter home from church, cousins unleash hell when they play with a spirit board and shadowy creatures wreak havoc on a girl’s life.
 
PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Some of the most amazing, eye-opening and downright scary paranormal videos from around the world are featured as a panel of experts breaks down the footage and analyzes what exactly the eyewitnesses captured. Insights from some of the most knowledgeable specialists in the field and firsthand accounts from the people lucky enough – or perhaps unlucky enough – to witness these strange phenomena for themselves just might make a believer of even the biggest skeptics out there. [Hour-long episodes]
 
“Reptilian Creature in Thailand and More” – Premieres Sunday, June 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
A man searches for answers after he spots a reptilian creature in Thailand, a baby has a terrifying encounter with a ghost and a war-torn ship yields a haunting message.

Florida Graveyard Shadows and More” – Premieres Sunday, June 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
A shadow figure is spotted in a desolate graveyard, a Hong Kong family is perplexed by a radiating light in the evening sky and a couple opens their arms to all things otherworldly.

UPCOMING PROGRAMMING MARATHONS
*All times are ET/PT

Monday, June 8
“The Alaska Triangle” – 8am-3pm
 
Tuesday, June 9
“True Terror with Robert Englund” – 9am-3pm
“Ghost Adventures” – 3pm-4am
 
Wednesday, June 10
“Paranormal Survivor” – 8am-6pm

Thursday, June 11
“Ghost Adventures” – 8am-10pm

Friday, June 12
“My Horror Story” – 8am-3pm
“The Dead Files” – 3pm-4am

Saturday, June 13
“Paranormal Survivor” – 7am-2pm
“The Alaska Triangle” – 7pm-10pm

Sunday, June 14
“My Haunted House” – 7am-12pm
“Paranormal Caught on Camera” – 2pm-4am

Monday, June 15
“My Haunted House” – 8am-4pm

Tuesday, June 16
“Paranormal Emergency” – 8am-12pm
“The Demon Files” – 12pm-3pm
“Ghost Adventures” – 3pm-4am

Wednesday, June 17
“Ghosts of Morgan City” – 8am-4pm

Thursday, June 18
“Ghost Adventures” – 8am-10pm

Friday, June 19
“Haunted Hospitals” – 8am-3pm
“The Dead Files” – 3pm-4am

Saturday, June 20
“Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests” – 7am-1pm
“Most Terrifying Places” – 1pm-6pm

Sunday, June 21
“Paranormal Caught on Camera” – 2pm-4am

Article Source – DeadCentral.com

TRAVEL CHANNEL PARANORMAL PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: MAY 25TH – JUNE 7TH by Josh Millican

UPCOMING PREMIERES

NEW EPISODES

GHOST NATION

Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango are back for more adventures to the other side in a new season of “Ghost Nation.” This season’s locations have bigger mysteries, are more chilling and have never been investigated on television. And this time, they are calling in an old friend for some help – paranormal investigator Shari DeBenedetti. On all investigations, collecting evidence is just the beginning. With the help of their local contacts, they’re going to embed themselves in the community, conducting multi-day investigations in an effort to track down the true source of these hauntings and restore peace to the living. Under the United Paranormal Research Organization (UPRO) banner, local paranormal groups will join the team as they employ new devices and techniques for confronting and questioning spirits. They’ll do whatever it takes to entice the ghost into telling its story and stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the paranormal phenomena. [Hour-long episodes]

 “Spectre of the Surgeon” – Premieres Wednesday, May 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti travel to Louisburg, North Carolina, to investigate paranormal activity at an expectant couple’s home. Mysterious shadows and terrifying apparitions have the parents-to-be fearing for their unborn baby’s safety.

DESTINATION FEAR

Buckle up for another fright-fueled season of “Destination Fear” – a haunted road trip turned terrifying sleepover. Brother and sister duo, Dakota Laden and Chelsea Laden, and best friend Tanner Wiseman, along with camera operator Alex Schroeder, confront their fears once again, as they pile into their RV and hit the road on a nail-biting cross-country journey to pursue paranormal evidence, spending the night inside America’s most haunted abandoned buildings. Lured by the unknown and with a greater understanding of fear, the crew explores a whole new set of abandoned locations with grim histories – only this time the destinations remain a surprise, not just to Chelsea and Tanner, but to Dakota as well, as they each take turns picking a haunted hot spot, challenging each other in unique ways. [Hour-long episodes]

“Cambria County Jail” – Premieres Wednesday, May 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Convinced total isolation and disorientation is the only way to push fear to its absolute limits, Dakota Laden leads the team to Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, to investigate a dungeon deep in the bowels of the old Cambria County Jail.

“Sheboygan County Asylum” – Premieres Wednesday, June 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Dakota Laden brings the road trip to its most chilling overnight yet inside a shuttered Wisconsin asylum. They will be the first team ever to sleep inside its abandoned halls, where little is known about why several nurses took their own lives. 

GHOST ADVENTURES: SCREAMING ROOM

Paranormal investigators Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley are opening up to viewers as they’ve never done before in Travel Channel’s new series, “Ghost Adventures: Screaming Room.” The guys are kicking back in their screening room to watch their favorite episodes of the hit series and get candid with fans – and each other – about their craziest experiences over the past decade. Away from the haunted locations we usually see them in, with no equipment or investigations, the crew will relive some of the most terrifying, shocking and even comedic moments from their career, as they re-watch their most memorable investigations with never-before-heard stories from the moments that created a legacy. Get ready for laughs, screams and surprises alongside the crew in the ultimate tell-all event. [Hour-long episodes]

“Mining Town of Rituals” – PremieresThursday, May 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Zak Bagans and the guys recount their visit to Eureka, Utah, where they encountered a bizarre ritual that opened the door to the scariest evidence they have ever recorded.

“Tinseltown Terror” – PremieresThursday, June 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Hollywood comes to the Screaming Room as Zak Bagans and the guys return to the Boulevard of Broken Dreams in search of celebrity spirits. Mr. Bagans – we’re ready for your close-up.

PORTALS TO HELL

Descend into all-new eerie encounters when Travel Channel’s hit series, “Portals to Hell,” returns with a brand-new season. Avid paranormal investigators Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman resume their chilling journey to historically haunted locations in the United States, confronting sinister stories of the supernatural as they seek concrete evidence that a spirit world exists. In each episode, Osbourne and Weidman dive headfirst into a site, examining unusual incidents while utilizing specialized technology and a network of experts to help document and uncover the truth. [Hour-long episodes]

“The Ohio State Reformatory” – Premieres Thursday, May 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman investigate the malevolent spirits haunting the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, a location known for its role in The Shawshank Redemption. They dive deep into the abandoned prison’s sordid past and gain exclusive access to paranormal hot spots.

“Cary House Hotel” – Premieres Thursday, June 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman travel to Placerville, California, to investigate a historic hotel that has been losing staff due to paranormal activity. They discover the property has ties to a nefarious secret society, which may be behind the haunting.

PARANORMAL 911 (U.S. Premiere)

A shocking number of 911 emergencies end in paranormal encounters. “Paranormal 911” explores these events through eyewitness accounts of the first responders who lived through them – real-life stories of police, firefighters and paramedics who arrive on scene, only to find themselves in the middle of a paranormal event. As first responders, it’s their job to put themselves in the line of danger – sometimes with terrifying and unexplainable results. [Hour-long episodes]

“Heartburn, Last Rites and Suicide Jumper” – Premieres Saturday, May 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A firefighter encounters a terrifying apparition at the scene of a house fire, a police officer witnesses a ghostly priest administer last rites to a critically injured child and a security guard hunts for an invisible intruder inside a remote warehouse.

“Rest in Peace and Psych Ward Spirit” – Premieres Saturday, June 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A paramedic is haunted by the restless spirit of a dead Army officer and a security guard encounters a demonic presence while investigating an abandoned hospital ward.

MY PARANORMAL NIGHTMARE (U.S. Premiere)

Paranormal witnesses recount terrifying true tales of violent hauntings that have plagued their nightmares since childhood. Now adults, they go back in time to the horrific encounters with compelling first-person testimonies. [Hour-long episodes]

“Harrowing Hauntings” – Premieres Saturday, May 30 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

Dark spirits plunge their victims into a sinister supernatural realm. A home becomes haunted when two sisters open a mysterious box of letters, a malicious entity stalks a young girl and a teen seeks protection from otherworldly forces.

“Scarred” – Premieres Saturday, June 6 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

The paranormal leaves its mark – figuratively and literally – on innocent victims. A brother and sister encounter a malicious entity in the basement, a hostile spirit terrorizes a young boy and an antique portrait causes turmoil in a family’s home.

PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Some of the most amazing, eye-opening and downright scary paranormal videos from around the world are featured as a panel of experts breaks down the footage and analyzes what exactly the eyewitnesses captured. Insights from some of the most knowledgeable specialists in the field and firsthand accounts from the people lucky enough – or perhaps unlucky enough – to witness these strange phenomena for themselves just might make a believer of even the biggest skeptics out there. [Hour-long episodes]

“Mysterious Mesa Lights and More” – Premieres Sunday, May 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A couple spies multiple UFOs in the skies above Arizona, a poltergeist stalks a Florida family, a cryptid hunter gets up-close and personal with a bigfoot in North Carolina and more.

“Ghost Hunt in a Haunted Prison and More” – Premieres Sunday, June 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A paranormal team gets the shock of their lives while investigating an abandoned Illinois prison, a UFO gets dangerously close to two commercial jets and a ghostly local legend shows itself in England.

UPCOMING PROGRAMMING MARATHONS

*All times are ET/PT

Tuesday, May 26

“My Haunted House” – 8am-3pm

“Ghost Adventures” – 3pm-4am

Wednesday, May 27

“Haunted Hospitals” – 8am-3pm

“Ghost Nation” – 3pm-10pm

Thursday, May 28

“Haunted Case Files” – 8am-3pm

“Ghost Adventures” – 3pm-10pm

Friday, May 29

“Paranormal Emergency” – 8am-3pm

“Paranormal Caught on Camera” – 3pm-4am

Saturday, May 30

“My Paranormal Nightmare” – 2pm-6pm

“Paranormal 911” – 6pm-10pm

Sunday, May 31

“Destination Fear” – 11am-3pm

“Paranormal Caught on Camera” – 3pm-4am

Monday, June 1

“My Ghost Story” – 8am-3pm

“Paranormal Caught on Camera” – 3pm-6pm

Tuesday, June 2

“The Dead Files” – 8am-3pm

“Ghost Adventures” – 3pm-4am

Wednesday, June 3

“My Haunted House” – 8am-3pm

“Destination Fear” – 3pm-4am

Thursday, June 4

“Portals to Hell” – 8am-3pm

“Ghost Adventures” – 3pm-10pm

Friday, June 5

“Haunted Case Files” – 8am-3pm

“Haunting in the Heartland” – 3pm-7pm

“Haunted Hospitals” – 7pm-4am

Saturday, June 6

“True Terror with Robert Englund” – 8am-1pm

“Portals to Hell” – 1pm-5pm

“Paranormal 911” – 5pm-10pm

Sunday, June 7

“Paranormal 911” – 7am-12pm

“Paranormal Caught on Camera” – 12pm-4am

Article Source – DeadCentral.com

Christopher Meloni Is Selling His Haunted Hollywood Hills Home by Jamie Samhan

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Christopher Meloni is selling his home but it might not be for everyone.

The “Law & Order: SVU” is asking just under $6.5 million for the Hollywood Hills house. It was also previously owned by Ozzie and Harriet Nelson and used on their show “Ozzie & Harriet” reports Variety.

On paper, it sounds like a dream come true. Spanning nearly 5,300 square feet, a guesthouse, pool and right next to Runyon Canyon, it could be yours if you don’t mind a ghost or two.

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Ricky Nelson, David Nelson, Harriet Nelson and Ozzie Nelson — Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

In 1975, Ozzie died in the master bedroom and since then the home has changed hands many times with most owners complaining of paranormal activity including slamming and opening of doors or bedsheets flying around at night.

Real estate agent Billy Rose told The Los Angeles Times that he sold the home three times and each owner would complain of the home being haunted.

Ozzie also owned a model train set that has stayed with the house and it reportedly would suddenly start “running in the middle of the night.”

“A child saw children playing in the yard and asked to join them,” Rose recounted but there was no one at the home. “I would always make a disclosure that there was a legend that the house was haunted.”

One owner first hired paranormal investigators to make sure “their purchase would be agreeable to the resident ghosts.” Apparently, the ghosts agreed with the purchase.

Article Source – etCanada.com

People Face Childhood Horrors in ‘My Paranormal Nightmare’

Saturday

My Paranormal Nightmare
Travel Channel, 10pm Eastern
New Series!

This series features people recounting terrifying true tales of violent hauntings that have plagued their nightmares since childhood. Now adults, they revisit their horrific encounters with first-person testimonies. In the premiere, homes become haunted grounds when poltergeists take up residence; a séance stirs up grim ghosts from the past; a young girl encounters the tortured spirit of a dead bride; and a boy discovers that a potential playmate is not human at all.

Article Source – ChannelGuide.org