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Sci Fi’s Ghost Hunters® Visit Cincinnati to Sign Chilling Tales from the Porcelain Seat



The Sci Fi channel celebrities and stars of the hit show, Ghost Hunters, Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, will be in Cincinnati on August 7, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble at Newport on the Levee. The book, Chilling Tales from the Porcelain Seat is a vignette-style
bathroom reader, and features commentary by the Ghost Hunters and experts from Cincinnati-based Roto-Rooter. Hawes and Wilson also happen to be real-life Roto-Rooter plumbers by day and paranormal investigators by night.

“We’re proud to be part of such a unique and humorous bathroom reader. Fan-submitted stories and disastrous plumbing experiences create a what-not-to-do guide and the experts at Roto-Rooter give advice along the way,” Sci Fi Channel’s Ghost Hunter Jason Hawes said. “Chilling Tales from the Porcelain Seat combines practical plumbing advice, DIY horror stories, plumbing jokes and humorous anecdotes.”

Several Cincinnati fans submitted stories that are published in the book with submissions from across the country. Some stories mention items lost, stuck or lodged in places where they shouldn’t be including a prosthetic eye, dentures and a family pet.

“Some of the stories we received for the book were so outlandish it was impossible to think that anyone could have made them up,” Roto-Rooter public relations manager Paul Abrams said. “The book also includes facts that Roto-Rooter has collected over the years about the many types of items we find in pipes and toilets during receive service calls.”

The book launch and signing event will feature an autographed toilet that was photographed for the cover of the book. The Ghost Hunters as well as cover model and Cincinnati native Brittany Everitt will be present to greet fans and sign copies of the book, which is available for purchase at the event and online at The book signing at Barnes and Noble will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2009 and end promptly at 6:00 p.m.

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Kindred Spirits premieres on TLC to help families from beyond




kindred-spirits-03The new Paranormal Reality TV Show “Kindred Spirits”, first announced the release by Destination America.

The show moved to TLC and will schedule to have its premiere in October 2016.

Kindred Spirits hosted by paranormal reality tv veterans Amy Bruni and Adan Berry. They both left SyFy’s Ghost Hunters in 2014.

A great aspect on the purpose of the show is that Amy Bruni and Adam Berry will help real families tormented by paranormal activity in their homes.

Kindred Spirits The Show

plural noun: kindred spirits

a person whose interests or attitudes are similar to one’s own.

It was a common aspect from Ghost Hunters in the first season, but it will not focus only on the investigation.

In Kindred Spirits, the duo will investigate, capture paranormal evidence, guide the spirits into the light and bring closure to the family.

But not any family, the show focus on families who believe that their deceased family member is the ones responsible for paranormal activity in the house.

They believe to be the haunt, not only by a ghost but by their own late family member.

Each episode of Kindred Spirits introduces a new family that seeks help from Amy Bruni and Adan Berry.

Who is Amy Bruni

Kindred Spirits premieres on TLC to help families from beyondAmy Bruni was raised in a haunted house, but different from others kids, her family never taught her to fear the unknown.

Amy Bruni became paranormal investigator over 20 years ago, after spending a decade in the health insurance industry.

She began traveling the country to visit its most haunted places, researching the group dynamics of ghost-hunting teams, and lecturing on the history of paranormal investigation.

In 2008 she joined Syfy’s Ghost Hunters as the team’s historical researcher for seven seasons, leaving the show in 2014.

Since then, she starts her own business, a paranormal travel company, Strange Escapes and writes for her blog, My Spirited Life.

Who is Adam Berry

Adam Berry grew up in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. After have his own paranormal encounter, Adam became fascinated with the subject.

He founded his Paranormal Investigation team on Provincetown, Massachusetts, on 2007.

Three years later he won the Syfy’s reality competition show Ghost Hunters Academy, earning a place in the T.A.P.’s show.

On Ghost Hunters, Adam met and first teamed up with his investigation partner, in Kindred Spirits, Amy Bruni.

The duo recently were guests on an episode of the first season of Paranormal Lockdown, joining Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman on a 72-hour investigation of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

Kindred Spirits is produced by Paper Route Productions and has Amy Bruni and Adam Berry as executive producers.

Watch a sneak peek from Kindred Spirits first episode

provided by Planet Weird

When watching Kindred Spirits

Kicking off “Friday Night Frights on TLC” on Friday, October 21, 2016.

Kindred Spirits premieres at 10pm/9c immediately following the premieres of one-hour special Ghosts of Shepherdstown (that needs a second season) at 8/7c and a new season of A Haunting at 9/8c.

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Why I watch Paranormal Lockdown and you should too




Paranormal LockdownThe Destination America just announced that Paranormal Lockdown is coming back to the second season. The show will be airing in early 2017.

After watching the first episode it was disappointing, I carried high expectations to this new show.

Paranormal Lockdown came with a new approach to paranormal reality television series, with only Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman, also the company of Rob Saffi during daylight investigations, confine themselves for 72 straight hours in some interesting haunted locations.

Yes! By themselves in allegedly above normal haunted locations, with a huge in field experience and all sort of high-tech gadgets.

I decided to give the show another chance and watch all six episodes. Especially after the hype of social media surrounding the show and Destination America confirming the second season.

Paranormal Lockdown Team

Paranormal Lockdown teamHosted by Nick Groff is a veteran paranormal tv investigator. He co-hosted Ghost Adventures since its begun with the “Ghost Adventures: The Original Documentary”, which aired on the SciFi Channel in 2007.

The documentary served as a pilot for the Ghost Adventures television series that debuted in 2008 on Travel Channel. Groff was an Executive Producer, co-host, and investigator in seasons 1 to 10.

In another hand, Katrina Weidman co-hosted the Paranormal State, from the first episode to the end of the series on A&E.

To join them the cameraman, Rob Saffi. Rob stay with the team for only a part of their time on lockdown, most of the time during the day and evenings.

They have also some guests: from “Haunted Collector” John Zaffis; and former “Ghost Hunters”, Grant Wilson; Amy Bruni and Adam Berry (last two coming soon with their own paranormal tv series); and from “Ghost Stalkers” paranormal expert John E.L. Tenney;

Paranormal Lockdown First Season

  • Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum – Weston, West Virginia
  • Anderson Hotel – Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
  • Franklin Castle – Cleveland, Ohio
  • Randolph County Infirmary – Winchester, Indiana
  • Hinsdale House – Hinsdale, New York
  • Kreischer Mansion – Charleston, Staten Island, New York

Paranormal Lockdown Halloween Special

30eastdrive - The Black Monk HouseThe show reached good ratings to the channel. So, Destination America decided to produce a Paranormal Lockdown Halloween Special, and the destination is not in America?!

They will be investigating the Black Monk House, allegedly the home of the most violent poltergeist activity in European history.

Black Monk House history

Located in Yorkshire, England, the Black Monk House is another ideal haunted site to John Zaffis joins the team.

Paranormal researchers claim that the Black Monk House is the most violent poltergeist activity place in Europe history.

Paranormal LockdownAlso, know as The Black Monk of Pontefract or The Pontefract Poltergeist because of a physical apparition of a hooded figure.

Shortly after the Pritchard family moved in, the alleged poltergeist type of haunting began.

Their young daughter, Diane, at the time with fourteen years old, became the main focus of the events. An unseen force threw Diane out of her bed and dragged up the stairs. Diane also presented hand-shaped bruises on her neck.

One night, while sleeping in bed, the Pritchard’s witnessed a black figure. It appeared to wear a dark cloaked with a large loose hood over its head, hovering over the bed.

The local press reported, at the time, but the paranormal events were not investigated properly at the time.

It took almost 10 years after the haunting stopped for an amateur historian get interested by the story. While researching for the Cluniac Monks of Pontefract he learned about it and became the first person to formally investigate.

Why should you watch Paranormal Lockdown

Paranormal Lockdown with Nick Groff and Katrina WeidmanBeside seen a couple of mistakes that most ghost hunting tv show makes, Paranormal Lockdown has unique qualities.

Starting by the two investigators, Nick and Katrina, has a lot experience, the additional of not ignoring the presence of the cameraman is great.

The locations are amazing, many of which have never before been seen on television, some being investigated for the first time ever.

The longer, Nick, Katrina and Robin stay, the more the paranormal activities can document or dismiss.

The show is good and has a lot of space for improvement, especially in pos-production and edition.

That is why I’m looking forward to October 28 to watch Paranormal Lockdown Halloween Special, and you should also.

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Is Ghosts of Shepherdstown worth watching?




Ghosts of Shepherdstown on Destination America“Ghosts of Shepherdstown” is a new six-part television Paranormal reality Show release by Destination America aired Sunday night. In a community of 1,750 people, in West Virginia, almost everyone has experienced something they couldn’t explain, resulting in Shepherdstown’s five-man police department responding to a majority of 911 calls where the disturbances are paranormal, not criminal, in nature.

Police Chief Mike King decided to take bold action and call Nick Groff (Paranormal Lockdown and Ghost Adventure), Elizabeth Saint and Bill Hartley and for the first time a paranormal investigation team and a police department have joined forces to investigate strange happenings around the town.

The show’s interest in Shepherdstown came in 2014 when producers had seen a Smithsonian documentary featuring then police chief, Dave Ransom.

Since then, according to current police chief King, the number of unexplained emergency calls in Shepherdstown had spiked dramatically.

The locations have a long time history, with Shepherdstowns being the oldest town in West Virginia. The first episode already presents you with some of the history and the need to try to solve the case why the town has a high number of paranormal events.

Ghosts.of.Shepherdstown crewLead investigator Nick Groff is well know on the field and by paranormal reality show fans and he has Elizabeth Saint, a sensitive and Bill Hartley a tech guru in charge of equipment and reviewing evidence.

Unknown for the general public Elizabeth and Bill work together real good calm voices and reasonable arguments.

Produced by MAK Pictures the shows has the same flaws you have seen before in other paranormal shows, pretend filming crew is not there, short edition and that feeling of some scripted interviews with locals. The program was shot in 2015 Summer but it is not mentioned.

Ghosts.of.Shepherdstown reenactmentAlso some issues with the chronology let us think that it was fast investigations, when in reality they filmed for 12-hour shifts at some of the locations, inset dates and time would help viewers at home.

It is really good they get help from local historian, Dana Mitchell, with evidences to corroborate the findings.

They also call in psychic medium, Lorie Johnson, and there we also have problems seen in other shows, nothing to do with Mrs. Johnson, but why the investigators don’t use the equipment to validate the psychic findings? The same could be using surrounding Elizabeth senses.

“Ghosts of Shepherdstown” is one more hit by Destination America this year, just like “Ghost Brothers”, not a surprise it was the network’s #1 highest-rated and most-watched series debut ever, becoming the third consecutive paranormal series premiere of 2016 to break records for delivery of P2+ (663k) and HH (529k) on L+3 Day viewing following “Paranormal Lockdown” and “Ghost Brothers“. Among P25-54, the premiere ties the Friday, April 15 premiere of Destination America’s Ghost Brothers as the #1 highest-rated series debut in network history.

“Ghosts of Shepherdstown review on Destination America

At Strange Strange Strange we available Paranormal Reality Shows judging by 10 criterias

  • Locations: 10
  • Local Research:10
  • Equipment: 6
  • Investigation Technique: 6
  • Evidence Quality: 3
  • Debunk Factor: 3
  • Entertainment: 8
  • Team: 7
  • Show Production: 5
  • Spooky Factor: 7
  • Total: 6,5

“Ghosts of Shepherdstown” Episode Guide

Welcome to America’s Most Haunted Town – Series Premiere Episode: Sunday, June 12 at 10/9c
Ghosts.of.Shepherdstown streetParanormal experts Nick Groff, Elizabeth Saint and Bill Hartley begin their investigation into the flood of paranormal activity in Shepherdstown as they respond to their first case: a mysterious haunting at the local bakery.

The terrified night-shift baker reports sightings of a figure in a gray Civil War uniform and strange objects falling past the window outside. With the help of a local historian and a gifted psychic, the team uncovers shocking details of the building’s role in the bloodiest battle in American history.

Do You Know You’re Dead? – Episode Premiere: Sunday, June 19 at 10/9c
A female college student calls 911 after coming face-to-face with what she believes to be a legendary young spirit that’s haunted the campus for decades. Soon, the haunting escalates with a report of the ghost allegedly making violent physical contact with the coed while she was in bed. With things quickly becoming dangerous, the team enlists the aid of a psychic medium and stages an emergency spiritual intervention to discover the secret of what’s agitating the ghost girl and, hopefully, put her spirit to rest.

She Didn’t Have A Face – Episode Premiere: Sunday, June 26 at 10/9c
Nick, Elizabeth and Bill are called to a home where there has been a sighting of a headless woman on the porch. The team soon discovers a wealth of paranormal evidence that leads them to believe there is more than a single entity haunting the house. With the help of a psychic medium and town historian, the team is able to uncover the spirits’ identities but is still working to explain the rise of paranormal activity in Shepherdstown.

Grave Stalker – Episode Premiere: Sunday, July 3 at 10/9c
A Shepherdstown resident calls the police when she hears a gunshot in the center of town, but Chief King investigates and finds no evidence of foul play. When he is unable to find anyone else who remembers hearing the shot, he hands the case over to Nick, Bill and Elizabeth. The resident confides in the team that she has recently also felt a constant sensation of being watched. Soon, the team realizes her stalker might be from beyond the grave and pieces together a shocking tale that reveals a disturbing link between the resident and the grisly murder of a young woman over a century ago.

It’s Behind You – Episode Premiere: Sunday, July 10 at 10/9c
The paranormal investigators are called in to help a woman who saw a corpse floating in the Potomac River and then disappear. Clues provided by a local medium and town historian connect the report to the cold case of two murders decades ago. The team conducts a nocturnal paranormal investigation in the woods by the Potomac and uncovers evidence that indicates satanic rituals or witchcraft is being practiced in Shepherdstown. The team senses a darker entity in the woods, a feeling that’s confirmed when the medium suddenly feels Bill’s life is in peril.

Redemption – Episode Premiere: Sunday, July 17 at 10/9c
Nick, Bill and Elizabeth investigate the mysterious sounds of a crying baby coming from a young couple’s basement. Just as the team realizes that all their cases are located near one area, the paranormal activity in the couple’s home escalates to that of a dangerous poltergeist. While hunting through the basement, the team comes across evidence that convinces them they’re near the source of the negative energy that seems to be pervading Shepherdstown.

The Ghosts of Shepherdstown airs on Sundays at 10 p.m. on Destination America. Check your local listings for channel information and enjoy.

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