Shepherdstown is the oldest town in West Virginia, and is best known for the local arts scene, the historic attractions, and the university. Now, this community of 1,750 people will become known for something else entirely different. According to Real Screen, a recent surge in supernatural activity has forced the town’s chief of police, Michael King, to turn to a team of paranormal investigators for answers.
Shepherdstown’s five-man police department has been busy responding to several 911 calls where residents are claiming that their emergency is not criminal in nature, but paranormal. King decides to bring in paranormal experts Nick Groff (Ghost Adventures, Paranormal Lockdown), billed as America’s leading paranormal investigator; Elizabeth Saint (A Man Possessed, Reaper), a paranormal sensitive; and Bill Hartley (Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal, The R.I.P. Files), the team’s technical guru. Together, this Ghosts of Shepherdstown team will work to uncover the truth behind the disturbances and investigate the reports of disembodied voices, shadowy figures, physical attacks, and objects that seem to disappear right into thin air.
Newz Breaker noted that each episode of Ghosts of Shepherdstown begins with a frantic 911 call from a frightened resident who is experiencing strange and disturbing activity, such as the sounds of a crying baby, a ghostly corpse floating down the Potomac River, or an eerie sighting of a headless woman on a porch. After receiving a call from the police chief alerting the Ghosts of Shepherdstown investigators concerning each incident, the team then heads over to the scene of the reported activity to begin gathering evidence and obtaining leads. For every investigation, the Ghosts of Shepherdstown team conducts a thorough sweep of the area to check for any type of paranormal activity, but they also make sure to debunk or rule out non-paranormal sources. Besides personal experiences, with the help of the team’s high-tech gadgets they will be able to document tangible, concrete proof of any paranormal activity.
“For the first time ever, a paranormal investigation team and a police department have joined forces to investigate strange happenings in an American town, and Ghosts of Shepherdstown’s crew was there to capture every terrifying moment,” said Jane Latman, general manager of Destination America. “Our viewers love a good ghost story and have come along with us on investigations of some of the most haunted buildings in America, but Shepherdstown is on a whole other playing field and we’re excited for fans to see our real-time, serialized investigation unfold from week to week.”
The first mysterious and intriguing Ghosts of Shepherdstown case involves a haunted bakery, where a night-shift baker reports seeing an otherworldly figure in a gray Civil War uniform, and notices strange objects falling past the window outside. Hartley’s experiences as a Civil War re-enactor should help them piece together this strange puzzle, especially after enlisting the aid of a local historian and a gifted psychic. During their investigation, the diligent Ghosts of Shepherdstown team will uncover startling and important information concerning the building’s role in one of the bloodiest battles in American history.
For each case, the Ghosts of Shepherdstown trio will continue to enlist the aid of the local historians, psychics, and witnesses to assist them in their investigations. As the activity continues, through their investigative deductions the Ghosts of Shepherdstown team is able to narrow down their search to a particular area. The team begins to realize that there may be some type of dark, negative force causing the increase in paranormal activity, which could explain the recent awakening of the ghosts of Shepherdstown.
Do you like paranormal shows? Will you be watching Ghosts of Shepherdstown? Leave your comments, thoughts, and opinions below. The six-part series is produced by MAK Pictures, and premieres on Sunday, June 12, at 10 p.m. ET on Destination America.
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