Tonight’s extra-intense episode of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — 9-11pE Thursdays with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — features para-stars Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman previewing their hot new paranormal investigation series on Destination America, Paranormal Lockdown. In the 9pE hour Joel and Eric will review what’s happening out there in the big bad world, take your questions, and dig deep into the paranormal news and headlines. Nick and Katrina join us at 10pE for an exclusive preview of Paranormal Lockdown. Listen live to the show right on this page, where you can also stream or download the recorded podcast.
Paranormal Lockdown, hosted by Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman, premieres tomorrow, March 3, at 10/9c on Destination America, The six-part series follows the two as they confine themselves in America’s most terrifying places for an unprecedented 72 hours straight. Literally living at haunted locations for three days, Groff and Weidman believe that the longer they stay, the more the spirits will communicate with them and the more information they can gather about the unknown. Stretching the limits of endurance, creating a new form of paranormal investigation, Paranormal Lockdown is the most important new ghost hunting series in years.
“Living with the dead was a whole new experience for me and Katrina, giving us the opportunity to document some incredibly enticing evidence about the afterlife that we can’t wait to reveal to PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN’s viewers,” says Groff.
In tomorrow’s premiere episode, Groff and Weidman visit the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, WV. For Katrina, it’s her first time inside the enormous, abandoned and historically haunted facility. For Nick, it is a return to the place where he had one of his most profound paranormal experiences. Back in 2009 during a one-night investigation, Nick encountered what he would late describe as a shadow figure on the fourth floor. Returning now for 72 hours will give him a chance to encounter that spirit once again. Special Guests on the episode are Amy Bruni and Adam Berry, formerly of Ghost Hunters.
Nick Groff has been fascinated with the paranormal ever since surviving a near-death experience as a child. Now, he chases ghosts full-time with the goal of finding new evidence of the afterlife and discovering a breakthrough in paranormal research. After graduating from the University of Nevada with a B.A. in Film, Groff made his big break when he co-wrote, co-produced, co-directed, co-edited, and co-starred in Ghost Adventures: The Original Documentary, which aired on the SciFi Channel in 2007. The film was a winner at the Los Angeles Film/Video Festival and was nominated for “Best Feature Film” at the Eerie Horror Film Festival. The documentary served as a pilot for the Ghost Adventures television series that debuted in 2008 on Travel Channel. Groff was an Executive Producer, co-host, and investigator on seasons 1-10. Groff is also the author of the book Chasing Spirits: The Building of the Ghost Adventures Crew.
Katrina Weidman is paranormal researcher and investigator, host, producer, and lecturer. She’s best known for her role on A&E’s hit series Paranormal State, in which she worked on hundreds of cases of unexplained supernatural phenomena and interviewed thousands of witnesses with the world-renowned Paranormal Research Society (PRS) from 2006-2011. A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, Weidman has been working professionally as a paranormal researcher and investigator since 2006, but her passion for the supernatural began when she was a child living in historic Bucks County, Penn., where many locations are said to be haunted. Weidman also hosted Chiller’s Real Fear: The Truth Behind the Movies, following Weidman and her team as they travel the country looking for the real-life stories that inspired some of the world’s most iconic horror films.
by Nick Groff [Berkley]