Kindred Spirits

‘Kindred Spirits’: Amy Bruni And Adam Berry On The One Paranormal Investigation They Never Want To Do

Kindred Spirits, the new paranormal investigation show with Amy Bruni and Adam Berry, premieres tonight on TLC. This latest paranormal team sat down recently to talk about the big switch from investigating huge buildings with Ghost Hunters to getting personal in family homes with Kindred Spirits. In Part 3 of this three-part interview with Berry and Bruni, Amy Bruni talks about branching out to start her own ghost hunting travel tours and retreats, and this paranormal dynamic duo talk about their hopes for a second season and what that might bring to Kindred Spirits fans.

Perhaps more importantly, there is one potential twist to Kindred Spirits they hope you won’t see. (If you missed Part 1 and Part 2, click the links to catch up.)

Diana Price: So is it fair to say that even though the two of you have seen your fair share of compelling paranormal evidence on Kindred Spirits and Ghost Hunters, you keep that skeptical approach to evaluating evidence on each new case?

Amy Bruni: Absolutely, and I think that’s even more imperative when you’re dealing with families, because that’s when emotions are running high. Like Adam said, you have to be as right as you can be in looking for ghosts. We’re fully aware that nothing we can ever do or say is going to fully prove the existence of ghosts, but when you go into the house with one of these families that has had experiences for years that are just undeniable, and they’re terrified, they’re scared, they’re curious — you just have to go into it with the best of your abilities and give them answers.

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DP: You know, there are a couple different kinds of paranormal investigation shows on TV right now. You have the really crazy over-the-top shows that seem to have been dominating programming recently, but on the other end of the spectrum, you have shows more like Kindred Spirits, which take a more quiet and serious approach to paranormal investigating. With so many new shows coming out like Kindred Spirits and Paranormal Lockdown, do you feel as if the trend is returning to more serious paranormal investigations?

Amy Bruni: I think there’s something to be said for both types of shows. I think that there are people who are fans of both types, and people who might gravitate to one more than the other, which totally makes sense. But I think for us and for Kindred Spirits, it kind of shows just how a paranormal investigation — like a real one — should be done. It becomes more of a case study versus just going in for one night and looking for ghosts. We investigate over and over again. We bring in experts, we research heavily, so there is so much more of a story being told… It’s almost like a mystery. I’m glad there are people out there that are interested in that aspect of the investigation and I think that’s kind of a byproduct of all the shows. People are starting to ask the bigger questions and want to know more, so I think there’s a positive to all of it. I’m thankful for the influx of paranormal programming and I’m also thankful that it’s kind of come to this moment where people are so curious about it that they want to know more.

Adam Berry: I think you hit it that the missing piece of what’s on TV now is showing the actual reality of what an entire investigation looks like. Because there are teams out there, and they know — they know they don’t just go in there for one or two nights and verify that there are ghosts, and say “Yes, there are ghosts. This is what happens and we have the same experiences. Awesome.” But it’s more than that: it’s historical research, and interviews, and land surveys, and tax records. It’s like, a thousand things that we can use while we investigate. I think people are craving to see the whole picture and the bigger picture. And that’s what Kindred Spirits gives you, really.


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DP: Aside from Kindred Spirits, what other projects do you have in the works? I know you have a paranormal side project, Amy, called Strange Escapes.

Amy Bruni: Yeah, that’s a company I started a couple years ago because obviously I love ghosts, and I love traveling, and it turns out there’s a lot of people who like ghosts and traveling. So I started this retreat company where we plan retreats for people who are into the paranormal, going to some of the world’s most famous haunted places. We usually have, like, one every month or two for a long weekend, and they’re so much fun. We’ve met so many people out there who are totally like-minded… I bring Adam to every event because I can’t do anything without him, but it’s also kind of nice about being able to spread our message about being super-empathetic to ghosts as well as the clients, and we bring in a lot of speakers to kind of share our viewpoint on the paranormal. And it’s been really great.

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Just as I was asking Amy and Adam what might be in store for another season if Kindred Spirits is renewed, a fire alarm went off in Amy’s office. Amy had to exit for a bit, but fortunately, it was a false alarm, and everything was fine. Still, in her absence, Adam came up with the new twist to another season of Kindred Spirits we hope we never have to see.

“In the next season of Kindred Spirits, Amy’s going to be in a fire, so that’s new. I’ll be going solo, looking for Amy.”

Never fear, paranormal fans, it’s all a joke. Adam Berry and the very-much-alive Amy Bruni debut Kindred Spirits tonight on TLC, but tune in early for a Ghosts of Shepherdstown special to find out how the town has been doing since the paranormal team of Nick Groff, Elizabeth Saint, and Bill Hartley investigated “the most haunted town in America.” Get your Friday Night Frights on with TLC starting tonight at 8 p.m. ET with Ghosts of Shepherdstown and A Haunting at 9 p.m., followed by the premiere episode of Kindred Spirits at 10 p.m.

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