What Is Paranormal Lockdown?
“72-hour confinement… in the most haunted locations… in search of groundbreaking evidence.” If that introduction to a paranormal TV show doesn’t grab you, we don’t know what will! It sends chills up our spines just thinking about spending 10 minutes in these creepy old haunted locations – let alone trying to actually spend 72 hours in one!
Paranormal Lockdown is a paranormal reality TV show that follows the adventures of paranormal investigators Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman (who describes herself as a paranormal researcher rather than an investigator).
First aired in 2016, the premise of the show is all about this paranormal duo and how they confine themselves in well-known and notorious haunted hotspots for a period of three days.
Their aim is to potentially communicate with the spirits who are claimed to linger in these haunted locations. In turn, they’re able to use their ghost-hunting equipment to gather evidence and information and (potentially) prove the existence of these spooky spectres.
Throughout the Paranormal Lockdown series, Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman stay in some of the most haunted locations in the world. But what really sets the TV show apart from other ghost-hunting shows is that many of these locations have never been filmed before. For paranormal enthusiasts, this is perhaps one of the most exciting aspects of the show (and we have to agree!).
Unfortunately, in early 2019, Nick Groff announced that the show would not be renewed for another season, and the series came to an end.
Who Are The Investigators on The Show?
Paranormal Lockdown stars two of the most charismatic paranormal investigators we’ve ever had the pleasure of watching, namely Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman. In each episode of the show, they take the audience along on their quest to find ‘groundbreaking evidence’, and we can’t get enough.
But where did these two paranormal investigators get their start?
Nick Groff is (unsurprisingly) most well-known for his starring role in another hit paranormal investigation – Ghost Adventures. In fact, Groff co-founded the series with his fellow co-stars Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin. This extremely popular show first aired in 2008 and is still currently running, although Nick Groff left the TV show in 2014.
Following his exit from the show, Groff produced another series called Ghost Stalkers. However, Groff didn’t star in this series. Instead, he chose to star in his following project, ‘Paranormal Lockdown’. Many of Groff’s fans from his time on ‘Ghost Adventures’ tuned into his new show, which was well-received by its audience.
Katrina Weidman may not have been as well known as Nick Groff before her appearance on the TV show. However, her role on the show and her unique approach to paranormal investigation quickly launched her to stardom among the paranormal community.
Weidman got her start when she was still a student at Pennsylvania State University when she appeared in the series ‘Paranormal State’. This series ran between 2007 and 2011, after which Katrina seemed to be relatively quiet. Luckily, she was cast as a co-star on Paranormal Lockdown in 2016.
As soon as Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman appeared together on-screen, fans were hooked. Their complimentary personalities and the premise of the TV show were definitely a recipe for success.
Once the show ended, Weidman went on to co-star in ‘Portals to Hell’ until 2022 alongside Jack Osbourne (yes, we’re talking about Ozzy Osbourne’s son!).
The Most Memorable Haunted Locations
During the show’s run, there were plenty of exciting (and horrific) locations that intrigued and scared the wits out of fans. However, there were some locations that were nothing short of unforgettable.
If you’ve never seen the TV show before, and you’re planning on jumping in to catch up, you won’t want to miss Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman investigating these haunted locations:
- Bobby Mackey’s Music World (season 3, episode 4)
- Hinchingbrooke House (season 3, episode 18)
- Jim Beam Distillery (season 3, episode 6)
- Monroe House (season 2, episode 1)
- Newsham Park Hospital (season 3, episode 13)
- Old Sweet Springs [Resort] (season 3, episode 1)
- Royal Oak Pub (season 3, episode 11)
- The Abandoned Park Hotel (season 3, episode 12)
And many, many more… Pretty much the entire series of Paranormal Lockdown had us on the edge of our seats!
Is the show still airing new episodes?
Much to the dismay of die-hard fans, Paranormal Lockdown is no longer being aired on TV. Instead, Nick Groff announced in early 2019 that the show would not be returning for another season. This shocked and surprised fans, who believed that the third (and final) season was only getting better and better.
Unfortunately, the reason for the show’s cancellation is largely unknown. Still, audiences have speculated that it may not have had enough interest from viewers. Whatever the reason, it is a huge loss for those of us who tuned in for every episode when it was on TV.
Where can I watch Paranormal Lockdown?
Ever since Paranormal Lockdown was cut short after its third season, fans have been itching to re-watch their favourite episodes. Of course, there are also plenty of supernatural enthusiasts who are dying to binge a new paranormal series. So, if you want to see the show (again) or you’ve never seen the show and want to join Nick and Katrina as they spend 72 hours capturing evidence, you’re in luck.
You can watch Paranormal Lockdown on several streaming services, including Apple TV, Amazon’s Prime Video, and Google Play. Just remember that not all areas and regions have access to these streaming services or the show, which means it may not be available to you.
Are the investigations on the show real or scripted?
While some viewers were sceptical of the show’s authenticity, others were convinced that the evidence that was gathered was nothing but genuine. Whether the show was real really depends on what you believe.
As with any other show, there is a certain level of production value on Paranormal Lockdown. But that doesn’t mean that any of the hauntings or ghostly activity was faked. Instead, you can analyse the evidence in each episode and decide for yourself – were the hauntings on Paranormal Lockdown real?
Although Paranormal Lockdown only aired for three years, it had a huge impact on the paranormal community and amateur investigators who lived out their ghost-hunting dreams through the show. Still, all is not lost! You can catch up on (or binge) the entire series on various streaming platforms and relive the haunts and frights whenever you’d like.