BACK FROM THE DEAD: AFTER NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES, TWO PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS SEARCH FOR ANSWERS ABOUT THE AFTERLIFE IN DESTINATION AMERICA'S "GHOST STALKERS"
-- GHOST STALKERS Premieres Sunday, October 19 at 10/9c --
(Silver Spring, Md.) - 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.
GHOST STALKERS is produced for Destination America by Groff Entertainment and Bray Entertainment with Nick Groff and Chris Bray as executive producers and Ted Kim as co-executive producer. For Destination America, Sara Helman is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Marc Etkind is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, Destination America, American Heroes Channel and Discovery Fit & Health.
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.
About Destination America
Destination America is the only network to celebrate the people, places, and stories of the United States. The inclusive network targeting Adults 25-54 is available in nearly 60 million homes, emblazoning television screens with the grit and tenacity, honesty and work ethic, humor and adventurousness that characterize our nation. Destination America features travel, food, adventure, home, and natural history, with original series like BBQ Pitmasters; A Haunting; Mountain Monsters; Buying Alaska; Buying the Bayou; and Railroad Alaska. For more information, please visit DestinationAmerica.com, facebook.com/DestinationAmerica, or twitter.com/DestAmerica. Destination America is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 2.7 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.