I’m guilty as the rest of you. I can’t get enough of those damn ghost hunting shows. GHOST HUNTERS, GHOST ADVENTURES, DEAD FILES, I watch them all and there is a new one on the block coming at us from the SyFy Channel. It’s called STRANDED and the premise is pretty straight forward. The press release explains all:
Created by Josh Gates (“Destination Truth”), “Stranded” is a new reality series that documents an unconventional – and terrifying – paranormal and psychological experiment. Each episode features the self-recorded footage of a diverse group of everyday paranormal enthusiasts – from newlyweds and a brother-in-law to a trio of roommates.
Each team of three will be stranded at one of the most haunted locations in America and record the entire experience with hand-held cameras, creating a suspenseful, completely unscripted first-hand account of each group’s stay. Over the course of the confinement, the group will cope with increasingly pervasive feelings of fear and desolation, resulting in an experiment that represents a unique combination of psychology and the paranormal.
Actually sounds like a pretty good time.
Here’s a breakdown of the locations used in the first season:
The locations visited during the series’ six episodes include the following. Click each link for further details of the hauntings.
1. Star Island
Location: Isle of Shoals, New Hampshire
Original Use: Hotel and religious retreat
Size: 32 buildings including a 50,000 square foot hotel with 200 rooms. Property sits on a 50-acre island.
Isolation: 10 miles from the coast of New Hampshire and cut off from the mainland by the Atlantic Ocean.
2. “Seaview Terrace” Carey Mansion
Location: Newport, Rhode Island
Original Use: Private summer retreat, later a boarding school
Size: More than 50 rooms in a stone-clad 40,000 square foot Gothic mansion. The estate sits on 20 acres of land and includes a chapel, large ballroom, theatre, art galleries, basements, and a massive pipe organ.
Isolation: Set back from the road in Newport, Rhode Island. The back of the mansion looks out over the Atlantic Ocean.
3. West Virginia Penitentiary
Location: Moundsville, West Virginia
Original Use: State prison
Size: A fortified compound more than 5 city blocks long that sits on 12 square acres of land. The main prison has 500 operating cells on 4 floors as well as a rec yard, chapel, mess hall, administrative offices, tunnels, and a basement
Isolation: Sits adjacent to the town of Moundsville, but is fortified behind high walls.
4. Burn Brae Manor
Location: Glen Spey, New York
Original Use: Private home, later a bed and breakfast
Size: A 27-room manor with 6 bedrooms, reading rooms, large dining room, attic, basement, and an industrial kitchen. A family graveyard is hidden in the woods behind the property.
Isolation: Set back from the road in a wooded area near the Delaware River.
5. Three Valley Chateau
Location: Revelstoke, British Columbia
Original Use: Hotel
Size: 50,000 square foot hotel with more than 200 rooms.
Isolation: 12 miles from the town of Revelstoke, the hotel sits on spacious lakefront grounds along the Trans-Canada Highway.
6. Yorktown Memorial Hospital
Location: Yorktown, Texas
Original Use: Catholic rehabilitation hospital
Size: 30,000 square feet. Includes a sprawling two-floor hospital, basement, chapel, administration ward, and living quarters.
Isolation: 5 miles south of San Antonio and located on private grounds.
Here’s the TV spot that pimps the Feb. 27th premiere. The show will air at 9 PM.