What Is Ghost Asylum?
As a ghost enthusiast, you’ve probably seen plenty of paranormal TV shows that have sent shivers down your spine. At the very least, they may have caused you to sleep with the lights on. One of the most bone-chilling shows (that we still haven’t quite got over) is Ghost Asylum. This show explored some of the world’s most haunted buildings and locations.
But the once-popular show seems to have disappeared from our screens, leaving us to wonder – where did it go? For those of you who haven’t heard about this unique series, don’t worry! We’ll give you the low-down on what this show was about and where you can watch it. And where the famous ghost hunters from the show are now.
What Is Ghost Asylum All About?
Ghost Asylum was an American paranormal TV show that aired on Destination America from 2014 to 2016. The show followed a team of passionate paranormal investigators. They called themselves the Tennessee Wraith Chasers (TWC). They aimed to collect evidence from some of the most haunted locations around the United States.
The group was famous for investigating haunted asylums, sanatoriums and mental hospitals. They focused on places where patients and dead nurses roam the empty and long-forgotten halls. But what really set this team apart from other teams of paranormal investigators was their unconventional way of interacting with the supernatural realm.
The Tennessee Wraith Chasers not only tried to collect evidence to prove the existence of spirits in these locations, but they also attempted to capture restless spirits physically using their specialized ghost-hunting equipment.
Who are the Tennessee Wraith Chasers?
The Tennessee Wraith Chasers (TWC) were some of the most passionate paranormal teams to ever be featured on TV. And it was their unique Tennessee charm and humour that made Ghost Asylum a bingeworthy watch for fans.
The team was made up of five members, including:
- Scott Porter
- Steven ‘Doogie’ McDougal
- Chasey Ray McKnight
- Brannon Smith
- Chris Smith
What made the team so interesting was their expertise in the paranormal field. In fact, an interview with Steven ‘Doogie’ McDougal revealed that he had “been in the paranormal investigation field for around 14, 15 years”.
Is The Series Still Running?
Ghost Asylum is no longer airing on TV. And it doesn’t seem like there’s any chance of it returning to TV any time soon. The last season aired in 2016 when the team tackled some of the biggest and most well-known locations in the States.
Fans thought that this may be the best season since the team just kept getting better and better. But, the plug was pulled on the show, and sadly production stopped completely.
Throughout the show’s run, it aired three seasons with a total of thirty episodes of non-stop excitement, terror and spine-tingling haunts. But don’t despair! Paranormal fans will be glad to know that while it may not be airing on TV any more, you can still stream the released seasons on certain platforms.
Where can I watch episodes of Ghost Asylum?
Although Ghost Asylum is not actively running on TV, there are still a few different streaming platforms where you can catch the TWC guys trying to capture restless spirits. You can watch the three seasons of the show on multiple platforms like YouTube TV, Amazon Prime and VUDU. You can also buy the seasons to watch on Google Play.
It’s important to remember that this isn’t an extensive list of where to watch it. Streaming depends on the availability of the show in your region.
Did The Tennessee Wraith Chasers Ever Capture Evidence Of The Paranormal?
In every episode of Ghost Asylum, Tennessee Wraith Chasers would collect evidence and spend a dedicated amount of time sorting through what they captured.
Generally, they would sort through recordings that they captured with Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) recordings. They crawl through their footage to check for any potential spirits that they may not have noticed during their investigation.
During their explorations, they also used equipment like EMF metres that would often give off readings. And it would indicate if there were some curious-unseen spectres disrupting the electromagnetic fields…
Of course, the amount of evidence that they were able to collect varied depending on where they were. And how active the spirits were in that particular location. But not everyone who watched the show was convinced that the evidence they found was real…
Is the evidence that they captured real?
Whether you believe that the evidence that was captured on Ghost Asylum is real or not depends on where you stand on the ‘Is everything on TV real?’ debate.
Some people believe that since the show was televised, there may have been some production value and the experiences that were filmed were faked or, at the very least, exaggerated. This isn’t too far out of the realm of possibility, since you can’t always believe what you see on TV.
On the other hand, believers in the paranormal are more convinced that the EVPs and video evidence that the team caught were very real. At the end of the day, it’s up to you to decide what’s real and what’s not…
Why was Ghost Asylum cancelled?
There was no real reason for the cancellation of the show, which means that all we can do is wonder. The most likely explanation is that the show wasn’t renewed because of poor viewership numbers, which is usually the case with smaller shows.
No matter why the show was cancelled, it’s a huge loss for the part of the paranormal community that enjoyed the unique humour and investigation style of the Tennessee Wraith Chasers.
What famous haunted buildings have the Tennessee Wraith Chasers investigated?
Tennessee Wraith Chasers explored plenty of haunted asylums, mental hospitals, and other haunted locations on Ghost Asylum. Some of the most well-known locations the team has explored include:
- Abandoned asylum, Old Ironton Psychiatric (Season 1, Episode 5)
- Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary (Season 3, Episode 9)
- Castillo de San Marcos (Season 3, Episode 5)
- Missouri State Penitentiary (Season 3, Episode 4)
- Preston Castle (Season 3, Episode 7)
- The abandoned Coco Palms Resort (Season 3, Episode 8)
- The Old Crow Distillery (Season 2, Episode 15)
- Waverly Hills Sanatorium (Season 2, Episode 6)
Ghost Asylum may have been one of the unique paranormal investigation series ever to be aired on television. Although there’s no chance of the Tennessee Wraith Chasers gracing our screens with any new haunted asylums to explore or new investigations, there is still a chance to rewatch all the action on certain streaming platforms. Before you watch it, just beware – you’re in for quite the scare!