Discovery to premiere new 'Ghost Lab' reality series on October 6
By Christopher Rocchio, 09/23/2009
Discovery Channel has announced Ghost Lab, a new Ghost Hunters-like reality series that will follow two brothers as they conduct research on supernatural phenomena, will premiere Tuesday, October 6 at 10PM ET/PT.
Ghost Lab will follow Texas natives Brad and Barry Klinge, who in 2007 founded Everyday Paranormal -- an investigation team that has explored and conducted research at more than 70 haunted locations across the country in an attempt to scientifically explain supernatural activity.
To help them conduct their investigations, the Klinge brothers use a traveling "ghost lab" -- a 24-foot car hauler that is capable of providing 200,000 watts of electricity to power audio, video and photo analysis stations, including flat-screen televisions and an interactive touch-screen smartboard.
In addition, the mobile lab also houses surveillance video cameras capable of shooting 300 feet away in total darkness with a 180-degree peripheral view; temperature, humidity and dew point data loggers; various digital cameras, including thermal imaging cameras; audio recorders; and more than 8,000 feet of video cable.
Some of the locations the Klinge brothers will investigate on Ghost Lab will include Tombstone, AZ, the home of some of the most violent deaths in U.S. history; Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, where Elvis Presley got his start; and Granbury Opera House where -- according to legend -- John Wilkes Booth changed his name to John St. Helen and performed Shakespeare after assassinating President Lincoln.
The Klinge brothers and their team will also consult with paranormal specialists to devise and test theories in their investigations.
Discovery Channel orderedGhost Lab in August. The 13-episode series is being produced for Discovery Channel by Go Go Lucky Entertainment with Paper Route Productions.