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Nick Groff’s New Show Paranormal Lockdown

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman

Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman

Paranormal Lockdown Premieres

Friday, March 4 at 10/9c

From the network that delivered the first-ever live televised exorcism last fall, comes an all-new series this March that stretches the limits of paranormal investigation.

Destination America’s six-part series PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN, hosted by paranormal all-star Nick Groff and co-hosted by seasoned ghost hunter Katrina Weidman, follows the two as they confine themselves in America’s most terrifying places for an unprecedented 72 hours straight.

Living at haunted locations, many of which have never before been seen on television, some being investigated for the first time ever, Groff and Weidman believe that the longer they stay, the more the spirits will communicate with them and the more information they can gather about the unknown. From the creepy Kreischer Mansion on Staten Island to the foreboding Franklin Castle in Cleveland, PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN is set to premiere on Friday, March 4 at 10/9c exclusively on Destination America.

“As valued fixtures of the paranormal community, Nick and Katrina have years of thrilling investigation under their belts and join the Destination America family with huge support from their fans,” said Jane Latman, general manager of Destination America. “Overnight explorations are a staple of ghost hunting, but PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN supersizes the suspense in a round-the-clock, multi-day investigation that has never been conducted before on a paranormal TV series.”

“Living with the dead was a whole new experience for me and Katrina, giving us the opportunity to document some incredibly enticing evidence about the afterlife that we can’t wait to reveal to PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN’s viewers,” said host and executive producer Nick Groff.

For Destination America, Groff previously executive produced GHOST STALKERS in 2014 and appeared in EXORCISM: LIVE! this past Halloween to share his experience investigating the original Exorcist house. PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN will mark Groff’s debut as host of a Destination America original series.


UPDATE – Paranormal Lockdown Locations Revealed



About Nick Groff

Nick Groff has been fascinated with the paranormal ever since surviving a near-death experience as a child. Now, he chases ghosts full-time with the goal of finding new evidence of the afterlife and discovering a breakthrough in paranormal research.

After graduating from the University of Nevada with a B.A. in Film, Groff made his big break when he co-wrote, co-produced, co-directed, co-edited, and co-starred in Ghost Adventures: The Original Documentary, which aired on the SciFi Channel in 2007. The film was a winner at the Los Angeles Film/Video Festival and was nominated for “Best Feature Film” at the Eerie Horror Film Festival.

The documentary served as a pilot for the Ghost Adventures television series that debuted in 2008 on Travel Channel.Groff was an Executive Producer, co-host, and investigator on seasons 1-10. Groff is also the author of the book Chasing Spirits: The Building of the Ghost Adventures Crew.


About Katrina Weidman

Katrina Weidman is paranormal researcher and investigator, host, producer, and lecturer. She’s best known for her role on A&E’s hit series Paranormal State, in which she worked on hundreds of cases of unexplained supernatural phenomena and interviewed thousands of witnesses with the world-renowned Paranormal Research Society (PRS) from 2006-2011.

A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, Weidman has been working professionally as a paranormal researcher and investigator since 2006, but her passion for the supernatural began when she was a child living in historic Bucks County, Penn., where many locations are said to be haunted. Weidman also hosted Chiller’s Real Fear: The Truth Behind the Movies, following Weidman and her team as they travel the country looking for the real-life stories that inspired some of the world’s most iconic horror films.

Ryan Buell’s Final Episode on Paranormal State

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Final Episode, Featuring Ryan Buell and PRS, Airs Monday, May 2, 2011


Over five years ago, Penn State student and Paranormal Research Society club founder Ryan Buell and the rest of his team filmed the first episode for “Paranormal State.” A lot has changed since then.

All of the core members of “State” have long since graduated from Penn State. The organization is now a private organization. After five successful seasons and a total of 84 episodes airing on A&E to millions of people, Buell & co. have decided to step down from the series to pursue other adventures.

On May 2nd, A&E will broadcast their final episode, and the rest will be history.

Buell announced via his personal blog in January that he would not be returning to “State.” Immediately following his announcement, the rest of PRS, as well as series regulars such as Michelle Belanger and Chad Calek, also announced their departures.

The main reason for walking away from “State” was due to creative differences, exhaustion and to free up time in order to pursue other projects.

“It was an amazing run,” said Buell, who started working on the TV show project when he was 22. “Who else can say they starred and produced in a successful TV series for five seasons? We started this while we were in college!”

Buell is currently preparing for a 40-city film screening tour for the movie, “American Ghost Hunter,” as well as working on a few different book projects.

Many online fans have asked if the end of “State” also means the end for PRS, which Buell and other members stress is far from happening. “If anything, now that we have more time, PRS is going to be way more active,” said Eilfie Music, who’s been with PRS since 2001. PRS, which is still headquartered in State College, Pa., will celebrate its 10th anniversary on September 16th, 2001.

Paranormal Research Society

A&E owns the name Paranormal State and by rights has the ability to do whatever they wish with the name. Paranormal State: The New Class will be continuing on with the name, however, they have no association with the Paranormal Research Society, their investigation techniques, contacts, cases or otherwise.

Lorraine Warren’s House Tour with Ryan Buell

Monday, April 11th, 2011

PRS’s Ryan Buell visits and tours the home and Occult Museum of Ed & Lorraine Warren.



You can see it too via events: Warrenology

American Ghost Hunter: The Tour

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

The American Ghost Hunter Movie Tour is Coming to 16 Cities,
June 2nd-18th, 2011


Official 2011 Summer Tour

“Time to Say Goodbye!” – Ryan Buell

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Ryan Buell announces he is leaving Paranormal State.

“After five seasons, PRS has decided to end “Paranormal State.”
I posted a blog to share the reasons why.” – Ryan Buell

Dear friends,

This is hard to write, because “Paranormal State” has become a defining adventure for my 20s. I started PRS when I was 19, and started developing the show when I was 22, and now here I am at the age of 28. My, how things have changed! For over three years now, we’ve been in the public eye, and we’ve had the time of our lives. We’ve met so many great fans and many have become friends. We’re proud that PS has changed the way the world views the supernatural, and quite honestly you all have changed us.

That is why it is so hard to say goodbye. After very careful thought, discussion with the team, thinking about my future and where my heart needs to go, I’ve come to the decision that I will not be returning for any more seasons of “Paranormal State.” So, after the remainder of this season airs sometime in the spring or summer, that will be it.

We begin filming the last two episodes this weekend, and that is why I am making this announcement. I wanted closure. So, when I step on to the haunted grounds this weekend, it will be for the last time through “Paranormal State.” And yes, my “final director’s log” will truly, indeed be, my final director’s log.

It wasn’t easy coming to this decision. There are a lot of factors involved. The main one, of course, is that I’ve become a different person. I have different goals and views on things. That doesn’t mean I’m giving up investigating. I want to make that very clear. PRS will still remain. In fact, it means I will be able to put more time in to the things that I’ve had to put on hold for the past 5-6 years, such as private research and investigations, UNIV-CON, building the society and more. We put our dreams and aspirations on hold because we believed in the possibility of doing a show about PRS. And like I’ve already said, it has made an impact on many levels. But now it’s time to move on to other possibilities. I have other projects that I’ve had to sit on because I’ve been so preoccupied with “Paranormal State.”