Haunted Towns - The Tennessee Wraith Chasers • The Scott Helmer Show - 08.10.17


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ORIGINAL AIR DATE: Thursday, August 10, 2017

GUESTS: The Tennessee Wraith Chasers • Haunted Towns

(L-R) Chris, Doogie, Porter, Brannon of the Tennessee Wraith Chasers

(L-R) Chris, Doogie, Porter, Brannon of the Tennessee Wraith Chasers

The Tennessee Wraith Chasers (TWC) ghost hunting team is back on the road in an all-new show investigating some of the most notoriously haunted towns across America. From the tragedy-laden battlefields of Gettysburg to the Colonial cobblestones of Salem, the boys investigate towns whose identities have been profoundly shaped by their haunted histories. Digging through generations of local lore, they will attempt to figure out how much is truth and how much is legend.

The Tennessee Wraith Chasers (TWC) ghost hunting team is getting their spooky on in an all-new series as they travel across the country investigating America’s most haunted towns. From infamous hotbeds like Gettysburg and Salem to small towns with turbulent pasts that fueled generations of ghost stories, HAUNTED TOWNS explores places that played key roles in the darker chapters of American history, where battle, disaster, and injustice have condemned unsettled spirits to every street corner. Follow TWC – consisting of Chris, Doogie, Porter, and Brannon – as they interview witnesses, investigate hotspots using the latest ghost-hunting technology, and follow new leads until they can pinpoint who is haunting the town and why. But the team isn’t just about collecting evidence. Their m.o. is to find truth – if any – in the legends that have shaped each town’s paranormal notoriety. The eight-episode first season of HAUNTED TOWNS premieres Tuesday, August 15 at 10/9c on Destination America.

CHRIS
“The Architect” / Founder, Tennessee Wraith Chasers
Chris became fascinated with hauntings at a young age after a frightening supernatural encounter. While in his grandfather’s barn, he came face to face with a “shadow person,” a shadow-like humanoid figure also known in some cultures as “wraiths” that are usually seen in peripheral vision. Since then, Chris has devoted his life to investigating paranormal activity and later won a spot on SyFy’s Ghost Hunters Academy to train under Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango of Ghost Hunters. After returning home, Chris founded the Tennessee Wraith Chasers ghost-hunting team to investigate paranormal mysteries. Though a skeptic by nature, he’s receptive to the idea that spirits are among us but seeks hard evidence to prove it. Chris is a native of Gallatin, Tenn., where he was raised in a strict missionary Baptist household.

PORTER
“The Profiler” / Historian, Tennessee Wraith Chasers

Porter became fascinated by the paranormal after experiencing something completely unexplainable during his college years. One morning, he awoke to the smell of breakfast filling his family’s house. He saw who he thought was his mother in a pink robe cooking at the stove. He left the room to clean up before grabbing a plate only to return and find the kitchen empty. Porter then realized that his entire family had left earlier that morning to run errands and his mother doesn’t own a pink robe. Ever since, Porter believes that he undoubtedly experienced a paranormal event. He now studies other strange occurrences like his and looks to historical record and the Bible for answers. He hopes to help others who have had paranormal experiences by finding evidence that will substantiate what they have experienced, be it natural or supernatural. Porter brings an analytical mind to the team and quite often plays the devil's advocate when studying evidence.

BRANNON “The Engineer” / Trap Inventor, Tennessee Wraith Chasers Brannon is the younger brother of Chris and an aspiring physicist. Like Chris, Brannon was raised in a strict missionary Baptist upbringing and is a skeptic of the paranormal. A student of physics and engineering, Brannon approaches each investigation like an experiment with a hypothesis that needs proving. He looks for logical explanations for what might seem like a haunting and tries to label them using theoretical physics. Only after exploring every possibly scientific avenue will Brannon entertain the idea that something could be paranormal. To help collect evidence, he often challenges supernatural entities head-on to provoke a response and gather data using ghost-hunting gadgets.

BRANNON
“The Engineer” / Trap Inventor, Tennessee Wraith Chasers

Brannon is the younger brother of Chris and an aspiring physicist. Like Chris, Brannon was raised in a strict missionary Baptist upbringing and is a skeptic of the paranormal. A student of physics and engineering, Brannon approaches each investigation like an experiment with a hypothesis that needs proving. He looks for logical explanations for what might seem like a haunting and tries to label them using theoretical physics. Only after exploring every possibly scientific avenue will Brannon entertain the idea that something could be paranormal. To help collect evidence, he often challenges supernatural entities head-on to provoke a response and gather data using ghost-hunting gadgets.