Destination America is quickly becoming the network to turn to for the best paranormal programming available on the small screen today. Now, they are offering something more to their fans with the launch of The Hauntist. The Hauntist blog is a new online destination for paranormal investigations, entertainment, and news involving anything creepy, spooky, or odd.
According to the Futon Critic, fans will be able to contribute and participate in several ways, from submitting their own original content, to sharing and taking part in finding answers to the most asked questions regarding the realms of the paranormal and the mysterious.
“The Hauntist is the ultimate companion to Destination America’s paranormal programming, allowing viewers to go farther down the rabbit hole to learn more about the chilling stories and phenomena that fascinate them,” said Jane Latman, general manager of Destination America. “Paranormal fans thrive on sharing their personal experiences, so we’re excited to create an online campfire of sorts, where experts, enthusiasts, and fans alike can gather around to tell their stories, swap theories, and share evidence.”
When first accessing the Hauntist, there is a quiz participants can take to discover what type of supernatural fan they may be. The quiz and other Hauntist content can be rated as interesting or not interesting, and the quiz can be taken again if the first assessment missed the mark. There are also some interesting videos, photos, ghostly stories, and articles to keep paranormal enthusiasts entertained and busy.
Additional content includes giveaways, and fans can also sign up for the Hauntist‘s newsletter to keep up with the latest updates from the blog. With six categories to choose from, there is something for everyone on the Hauntist. Hauntings, ghosts, bigfoot, cryptozoology, aliens, and paranormal 101 are the six categories of paranormal content available on the Hauntist.
Even while on the go, fans of The Hauntist will be among the first to learn about new, original podcasts that are designed with the scary storytelling tradition in mind, and is sure to provide a spine-tingling experience.
As the official companion to Destination America’s supernatural programming, the Hauntist blog is described as a one-stop shop for the latest in paranormal news and in-depth analysis from the world’s elite paranormal researchers and investigators. Shows such as Paranormal Lockdown, Mountain Monsters, Ghost Brothers, Haunted Collector, and A Haunting will provide live, web-streamed events and Q&A sessions on the Hauntist site. These will be hosted by well-known ghost hunters, monster chasers, and supernatural enthusiasts and experts.
For those interested in subjects such as what tools and devices all aspiring ghost hunters should keep handy in order to detect entities, or what is the difference between a psychic or a sensitive, they can check out The Hauntist today. For those who want more information on the wide range of paranormal programming provided by Destination America, or information on paranormal experts such as The Tennessee Wraith Chasers (Ghost Asylum), Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman (Paranormal Lockdown), or newcomers Amy Bruni and Adam Berry (Kindred Spirits), then this is the site for you. All the answers to those questions and more will be available to anyone who has an interest in the paranormal, the unusual, and the unexplainable.
Destination America is devoted to celebrating the people and places of the United States. The network is available in 56 million homes, targeting adults in the 25- to 54-years-old age range. Destination America features unique series such as Smoked, Buying Alaska, Paranormal Lockdown, Ghost Asylum, and more. Destination America is part of Discovery Communications, which is the world’s top pay-TV programmer, which reaches almost 3 billion cumulative subscribers in an impressive 220 countries and territories.
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