“Paranormal Paparazzi” on Travel Channel
Episode 5 of Travel Channel’s new show “Paranormal Paparazzi” is getting ready to hit the airwaves today, and we have a preview of what craziness there is to come. Strap in and read on, kids! This is gonna be a wild one!
“The Paranormal Paparazzi” reporters uncover numerous stories, including an investigation of a Jersey Shore star’s UFO sighting and candid surveillance footage of items spontaneously flying off shelves in Australia. They also stumble onto a potential conspiracy at St. Augustine’s Fountain of Youth, talk to a vampire politician, chat about Abe Lincoln’s ghost, and explore a brothel for sci-fi nerds. Also look for interviews with horror stars Danielle Harris, Tyler Mane, Doug Bradley, Christopher Knight, and Chad Lindberg from “Supernatural.”
Below is a peek at the team dissecting some of their favorite recent cases.
Aaron Sagers, host and co-exec producer of “Paranormal Paparazzi,” is an entertainment journalist and contributor to CNN.com. He is founder of the entertainment website Paranormal Pop Culture. His work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Miami Herald, Playboy.com, and MSNBC.com among other outlets. He has spoken at conventions such as San Diego Comic-Con and New York Comic Con of the topics of Pop Culture Curses, Celebrity Ghost Stories, Zombies, Apocalyptic Cultures, Horror, and Paranormal Entertainment. He has appeared on the Travel Channel and CNN and was a guest judge on “Paranormal Challenge.” He resides in NYC and is a professor of journalism at New York University.
“I’m really excited about ‘Paranormal Paparazzi’ because it is such a unique addition to the paranormal genre,” says Sagers. “In a fast-paced format, my team of reporters travel around the country tracking down and filming the most current, bizarre, and unsolved paranormal stories. We also revisit some classic stories to shed new light, uncover fresh evidence, and get a new take from witnesses.”
Sagers continues, “In each episode the audience travels along with my reporters and experiences what they do as they research, track down, and shoot their stories in the field. Then they return to our newsroom to share their reporting and findings to me – and we’ll hash out whether the story has real merit or not.”
“There is also a strong celebrity component as my reporters strike out to interview famous faces and dive into the horror world. There will be interviews with celebrities revealing their own paranormal experiences. We also go to a variety of places including a zombie survival camp in New Jersey, an apocalypse bunker in the mountains of Texas, the Amityville Horror house in New York, Will Ferrell’s haunted trailer in New Orleans, and more.”
“I’ve experienced some crazy things – a few of them with Zak and his crew,” Sagers adds, “but I’m still a skeptic. And this show lends itself to the skeptical crowd. For those who question the paranormal, or don’t believe in it at all, the show is still a fun ride that takes viewers to a variety of locations across the country they wouldn’t necessarily go to and shows them things they may not typically get to see.”
Speaking of Zak, he, too, chimed in on what viewers can expect from the new show.
“I am SUPER-STOKED to have Dread Central involved in my new series, ‘Paranormal Paparazzi’” says Bagans. “They will be featured in various episodes, giving us exclusive inside-look segments within the horror and gore industry… there’s no one better to do this than them. ‘Paranormal Paparazzi’ is a macabre newsroom full of a group of diverse opinionated reporters led by Aaron Sagers giving us the most bizarre supernatural news headlines across the globe…. pop culture has never been so weird! I promise… you will laugh, you’ll get freaked out, you’ll fall in love and say “WTF is that?!?!?!?” A lot!!!!!!…this is ‘Paranormal Paparazzi.'”
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The all-new original series “Paranormal Paparazzi” features eight half-hour episodes, each of which follows Aaron Sagers’ (journalist, pop culture enthusiast, editor-in-chief of the Paranormal Pop Culture blog) hand-picked team of reporters as they travel around the country tracking down the most current, bizarre and unsolved paranormal stories. As Sagers’ team reveals their findings in the fast-paced newsroom, the group reviews and assesses whether or not the stories are bona fide or bogus. Through the lens of each reporter, viewers will travel to New Orleans and experience Will Ferrell’s haunted trailer, a UFO sighting at the Jersey Shore, a teenage exorcism squad in Arizona, a zombie survival camp in New Jersey, and more, including segments provided by Dread Central.
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