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Near-death experiences may be the closest we ever come to knowing what exists on the “other side.” Many of those who have seen the proverbial white light say they returned to life with a sudden sensitivity to the spirit world, and it’s believed that people who are sensitive enough can glimpse through and even enter places – portals – that bridge our realm with the hereafter. In the all-new series "Ghost Stalkers," produced exclusively for Destination America by Ghost Adventures’ Nick Groff, two men who crossed over investigate the afterlife that they encountered for a brief, eye-opening moment by exploring American locations that are rumored to house doorways to another dimension. The six-episode first season of "Ghost Stalkers" premieres Sunday, October 19 at 10/9c as part of Destination America’s week-long Ghostober stunt, which also includes an all-new episode of "Alaska Monsters" on Friday, October 17 at 9/8c followed by the one-hour special "Killing Bigfoot" at 10/9c.
Actor Chad Lindberg, best known for his roles in the Fast and the Furious, October Sky, and Supernatural among others, nearly died at seven-years old and has since possessed a sensitivity to paranormal activity. Renowned paranormal expert, author, and investigator John E.L. Tenney was brought back from the dead at age 17 and has dedicated his career to learning more about what’s beyond the white light. In "Ghost Stalkers," Chad and John seek the answer to what’s on the other side using state-of-the-art paranormal investigation equipment and conducting their own solo overnight explorations in America’s most haunted places, including a 200-year old Tennessee plantation never-before featured on television and a small-town Georgia hospital that doubled as a funeral home.
“One of life’s biggest unanswered questions is what happens after you die, and it’s amazing to think that the answer could be found in America’s scariest places, from Alcatraz and the Amityville murder house to lesser-known locations featured for the first time on TV in 'Ghost Stalkers,' ” said Marc Etkind, general manager of Destination America. “Viewers are along for a scary ride, where strange events will make even skeptics question their beliefs.”
In the premiere episode, “Whispers Estate” on Sunday, October 19 at 10/9c, reports of violent hauntings, goat-like demons, and bizarre shadow creatures drive John and Chad to investigate a possible ghost portal at the Whispers Estate in Mitchell, Indiana. The estate was once home to Dr. John Gibbons, who went insane after his daughter died in a second-floor fire. Over the course of two nights, John and Chad explore whether the spectral attacks are the work of Dr. Gibbons and his family or of something far more evil. The closer they get to the truth, the more they find themselves in the house’s crosshairs.
About Chad Lindberg
Chad Lindberg has built a successful and versatile career in the film and television industry with such memorable roles as “Jesse” in the original The Fast and the Furious, “Odell” in October Sky opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, “Matthew” in I Spit on Your Grave, and fan-favorite “Ash” on the hit show Supernatural. Lindberg discovered his passion for the paranormal as a young child, following a near-fatal bout with complications arising from Reye’s Syndrome. After being read his last rites, Lindberg miraculously survived and has since had a sensibility and curiosity surrounding ghosts. He has been investigating the paranormal for four years. Taking what he’s learned and experienced along the way, Lindberg now leads his own paranormal ghost tours, giving fans tours of haunted locations across the country in search of ghosts and answers from the beyond.
About John E.L. Tenney
John E.L. Tenney is one of the most well-recognized investigators of paranormal and occult phenomena in America. The author of more than a dozen books and host of the paranormal podcast Realm of the Weird, Tenney has been actively involved in the fields of UFOlogical, anomalistic, and conspiratorial research for almost three decades. He is one of the few private individuals to be invited by the Vatican to personally witness an exorcism. Tenney’s journey into the paranormal began when he was pronounced dead at the age of 17. After his heart stopped for two-and-a-half minutes, the harrowing, profoundly negative experience he had prior to being revived changed his life forever. He has since dedicated his life to the pursuit and sharing of knowledge, in order to create a more well-informed community.