Nick Groff (Ghost Adventures/Ghost Stalkers) is back with a unique twist on how paranormal investigations are conducted. He also has a new partner, Katrina Weidman (Paranormal State), and they will be investigating some famously haunted locations along with some very notable guests, such as Lorraine Warren and Grant Wilson (Ghost Hunters).
Other Ghost Hunters alum joining the Paranormal Lockdown pair include Amy Bruni and Adam Berry as they investigate the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Nick Groff once encountered a shadow figure at the asylum, and is back to unearth more evidence. According to Destination America’s page on Paranormal Lockdown, what the team captures on their third night is described as “groundbreaking, incredible and completely terrifying.”
John E.L. Tenney (Ghost Stalkers) will be joining the Paranormal Lockdown team during an investigation of Franklin Castle, a Victorian mansion in Cleveland, Ohio, which is best known for ghostly voices and apparitions.
Lorraine Warren will be assisting the Paranormal Lockdown pair at the Hinsdale House, which is located in the Adirondack Mountains in Northwestern New York.
The Paranormal Lockdown team will also have Grant Wilson joining them at the Randolph County Infirmary, where it is said the sad and broken residents still roam the dark and eerie halls.
This new, six-episode series will follow Nick and Katrina as they voluntarily go under a 72-hour lockdown at each location. The Wrap shared that this Paranormal Lockdown duo believe that the longer their stay, the more evidence they can gather, and hopefully spirits will be more willing to communicate with them. The Paranormal Lockdown team will also be locked down at several reportedly haunted locations that have never been covered on television before, and some of them have never been investigated by any paranormal teams.
“As valued fixtures of the paranormal community, Nick and Katrina have years of thrilling investigation under their belts and join the Destination America family with huge support from their fans,” said Jane Latman, general manager of Destination America. “Overnight explorations are a staple of ghost hunting, but ‘Paranormal Lockdown’ supersizes the suspense in a round-the-clock, multi-day investigation that has never been conducted before on a paranormal TV series.”
“Living with the dead was a whole new experience for me and Katrina, giving us the opportunity to document some incredibly enticing evidence about the afterlife that we can’t wait to reveal to ‘Paranormal Lockdown’s’ viewers,” added Groff.
After a near-death experience he had as a child, Nick Groff developed a fascination with the paranormal. This Paranormal Lockdown investigator graduated from the University of Nevada with a B.A. in Film, and in 2007 he was instrumental in the writing, producing, and directing of Ghost Adventures: The Original Documentary. He also co-starred in the production, and the award-winning film kicked off the popular Ghost Adventures series that debuted on the Travel Channel in 2008. Groff served as an executive producer, co-host, and investigator on Seasons 1-10 of the show. He also authored a book titled Chasing Spirits: The Building of the Ghost Adventures Crew.
Groff also had a hand in producing Ghost Stalkers, which debuted in October of 2014. The show featured paranormal investigators that, like Nick, at one time in their lives had a near-death experience. Chad Lindberg and John E.L. Tenney set out to prove that portals, gateways or even wormholes could exist at certain sites, and could be connecting our reality to alternate realities or even to different dimensions in time and space. Although the episodes were riveting and at times downright frightening, unfortunately the series wasn’t picked up for another season.
Like her Paranormal Lockdown partner, Weidman is an experienced paranormal researcher and investigator. She appeared on A&E’s popular series Paranormal State, working hundreds of cases and interviewing thousands of witnesses during the investigations. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and began pursuing a career in paranormal research and investigation in 2006. She was with the Paranormal Research Society (PRS) from 2006-2011.
Weidman also hosted Real Fear: the Truth Behind the Movies, which aired on the Chiller network. The show had an interesting premise, and that was for Weidman and her team to travel across the country searching for the real-life stories that were behind some of the most popular and iconic horror films. The stories behind Poltergeist, The Amityville Horror, Silent Hill, and The Mothman Prophecies were examined on the show.
Paranormal Lockdown is produced by Groff Entertainment, and executive producers are Justin Narragon and Nick Groff. Fay Yu is the executive producer for Destination America, with Jane Latman serving as general manager.
Will you be watching Paranormal Lockdown? Do you like the idea of investigators spending 72 hours at each location? Leave your comments, thoughts and opinions below. Paranormal Lockdown will debut on Friday, March 4 at 10 p.m. ET on the Destination America network.
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