If you thought Paranormal Activity was scary, get ready for “Stranded,” a reality series from Syfy that premieres on Wednesday, February 27th, at 9PM (ET/PT). We have all the details on the show and a few sneak peeks.
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.
“Stranded” is executive produced by Brad Kuhlman, Casey Brumels, and Josh Gates for Ping Pong Productions and Jason Blum for Blumhouse (the production company behind the Paranormal Activity feature film franchise and movies like Insidious and Sinister).
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.
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