‘Haunted Highway’ Where Everything, Per Syfy, Is Haunted

by on June 15, 2012

in Entertainment

Syfy channel LogoWhen Ghost Hunters hit off for Syfy, they looked to take advantage had branched out from there and made Ghost Hunters International.  Then they did a college thing version, but that didn’t seem to last.  Now they’re trying this new School Spirits show.

We even have a show where the things we own are haunted.  Syfy channel loves their ghosts and viewers love Syfy’s ghosts.

Now, the highways of America are haunted, as they’ll point out to eager viewers, with their new series, Haunted Highway (In its early stages of development it was known as Paranormal Highway, and the name is a bit of a misnomer.).

Like that matters.

Haunted Highway will be premiering on Tuesday, July 3rd on Syfy.

“The hour-long series follows two teams, Jack Osbourne & Dana Workman and Jael de Pardo & Devin Marble, as they do their own first-person investigations of the most frightening claims of paranormal activity along America’s remote back roads. “

Ah!  The back roads, where all the Sasquatch sightings also take place!  Got it!  I gotta say, there are so many shows about ghosts these days, they must be every where, waiting to be spoken to in long, drawn out words and sentences, as if they are 1st graders! Heck, I’m surprised I haven’t been smacked upside my head by these things on a daily basis.

But then again, it would seem that this series title could be a bit misleading as I noted.  Check out the attached PR bit about the show and it’s episodes.

Fueled by eyewitness interviews and evidence collected with state-of-the-art equipment, the two teams will self-document their harrowing face-to-face encounters with the paranormal. The six episode series will feature examinations and investigations that will take the teams off the beaten path in Montana, South Dakota, Minnesota, Arkansas and Louisiana as they seek hellhounds, skin walkers, ghosts and other paranormal phenomena.

In the premiere episode “Bear Lake Beast / Vergas Hairyman,” Jack and Dana venture to Bear Lake, Utah, in search of the elusive Bear Lake Beast. A reptilian monster over 20 feet long, this creature has been sighted by many but never captured on tape. Their investigation reveals some startling anomalies out there on the dark waters, and culminates in a risky night dive where Jack heads to the depths of the lake in search of the creature’s hunting grounds.

Meanwhile in Vergas, Minnesota, Jael and Devin (Syfy’s Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files) trek through the dense forests on the trail of a creature known to locals as the Hairyman. An aggressive 8 foot humanoid, the Hairyman has been spotted frequently and is thought to be the unknown malevolent cause of many animal attacks. However, when Jael and Devin reach the last known location of the beast, they find some compelling evidence that this giant may not be a legend after all!

Haunted Highway is produced by BASE Productions. John Brenkus, Mickey Stern and Ron Ziskin serve as executive producers.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

PAUL July 21, 2012 at 11:13 am

Can the team of the HAUNTED HIGHWAY investigate sightings of a woman who was hit by a car on a highway and they say they have seen her roamin’ at night wearin’ white apparel. Saw this incident on another show.

Bruce Simmons July 8, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Shane, thanks for the feedback. I suspected as much.

Most of these shows seem to have too much, perfectly-timed dramatic moments any way. Makes it all look so staged.

Shane July 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

I thought it was terrible. It seemed completely staged and scripted. And if they were that close to finding the “creature”, why did they decide to stop the investigation for the night??? I could go on and on about how bad it was, but it doesn’t matter. View it at your own pleasure

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