Unscripted

Destination America explores “Haunted Towns”

Discovery Communications-owned network Destination America has set an August premiere date for a paranormal travelogue aimed at investigating America’s most haunted towns. Produced by Tremendous! Entertainment, the eight-part Haunted Towns will ...
July 17, 2017

Discovery Communications-owned network Destination America has set an August premiere date for a paranormal travelogue aimed at investigating America’s most haunted towns.

Produced by Tremendous! Entertainment, the eight-part Haunted Towns will feature the Tennessee Wraith Chasers (pictured) as they journey across America where dark chapters from the country’s past have managed to fuel generations of ghost stories. Using the latest in ghost-hunting technology, the team will interview witnesses and investigate new leads to determine who is haunting the town and why.

Haunted Towns is about so much more than ghost stories. It’s about places of deep historical significance, where stories of hauntings are passed down over generations. Is it simply folklore, or is it true? We want to find out what is really going on in these towns,” said Jane Latman, GM of Destination America, in a statement. “With extensive experience investigating both legendary asylums and – in their pre-TV days – private homes, no team is more prepared for the challenge of confirming the ghostly lore of an entire town than our beloved Tennessee Wraith Chasers.”

The paranormal investigators will explore such ghostly cities as Salem Massachusetts; Savannah, Georgia; Bisbee, Arizona; Fall River, Massachusetts, home of Lizzie Borden; McDonough, Georgia, where the Camp Creek train crash of 1900 left 39 passengers dead; Cape May, New Jersey, which served as the epicenter of the Victorian Spiritualism movement; Vicksburg, Mississippi, the site of major civil unrest during the Reconstruction; and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where more than 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the deadly Civil War battle.

Haunted Towns is scheduled to premiere Aug. 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Destination America.

Colleen Needles Steward, Shannon Keenan Demers, and Devon Platte serve as executive producers for Tremendous! Entertainment, alongside Destination America’s Fay Yu.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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