Fans of Paranormal Lockdown will be happy to hear that this new hit paranormal series from Destination America has been renewed. Paranormal Lockdown made the announcement recently on their Facebook page. They noted that the second season of Paranormal Lockdown will air sometime in 2017, and that co-hosts Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman are currently investigating new locations.
This has been quite the year for renowned paranormal expert Nick Groff. Besides Paranormal Lockdown, his newest series Ghosts of Shepherdstown airs on Sunday, June 12, at 10 p.m. ET on Destination America. Groff is also known as a former co-host and executive producer for Ghost Adventures, and producer for Ghost Stalkers, which featured Chad Lindberg, John E.L. Tenney, and David Rountree.According to TV Series Finale, Groff has been fascinated with everything paranormal ever since he survived a near-death experience as a child. Now, his goal is to ghost-hunt full time as he searches for new evidence of the afterlife, and his desire is to make breakthrough discoveries in paranormal research. A graduate of the University of Nevada, Groff has a B.A. in Film, and his big break came with the creation of Ghost Adventures: The Original Documentary, which aired on the Syfy Channel in 2007.
The film was a big winner at the Los Angeles Film/Video Festival as well, and was nominated for "Best Feature Film" at the Eerie Horror Film Festival. The documentary became the pilot for the hit Ghost Adventures series that debuted in 2008 on the Travel Channel. Groff was an executive producer, co-host, and investigator for Seasons 1-10. Groff also authored the book Chasing Spirits: The Building of the Ghost Adventures Crew.
Katrina Weidman is no stranger to the paranormal world; besides co-hosting Paranormal Lockdown, she was part of Ryan Buell's popular A&E series Paranormal State from 2006 to 2011, working as a professional paranormal researcher and investigator. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, she worked on hundreds of cases involving unexplained supernatural phenomena, and interviewed thousands of witnesses as a part of the Paranormal Research Society (PRS).
She later went on to host her own series on Chiller called Real Fear: The Truth Behind the Movies, where Weidman and her team traveled across the country in search of the real-life stories behind some of the most iconic horror films ever produced. The eerie stories behind movies such as Poltergeist, The Amityville Horror, and The Mothman Prophecies were featured on the show.Fans have commented that they are excited for another season of Paranormal Lockdown, and can't wait for the new series, Ghosts of Shepherdstown, to air. For those unfamiliar with Paranormal Lockdown, the premise of the show revolves around the duo confining themselves for 72 hours inside some of the most haunted locations in America. There were six episodes of Paranormal Lockdown for the first season, and several guest investigators such as Grant Wilson, Amy Bruni, Adam Berry, and John E.L. Tenney appeared on the show.
One of the locations investigated on Paranormal Lockdown included the infamous Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, the abandoned and historically haunted facility located in Weston, West Virginia. Although it was Weidman's first time at the asylum, Nick was returning with an agenda. Back in 2009, he encountered a shadow figure on the fourth floor, and wanted to repeat that experience once again on Paranormal Lockdown. The new season will undoubtedly provide more of the same thrills and chills that the Paranormal Lockdown crew provided viewers at this and other locations last season.Paranormal Lockdown is produced for Destination America by Groff Entertainment with Nick Groff and Justin Narragon as executive producers. For Destination America, Fay Yu is executive producer, with Jane Latman serving as general manager, and Henry Schleiff is group president of Investigation Discovery, Destination America, and American Heroes Channel.
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