Wednesday, January 16 at 10 PM ET/PT
Syfy’s newest unscripted, Ghost Mine, is a fascinating six-episode look at the intersection of the dangerous and back-breaking work of gold mining and paranormal investigation.
Nestled deep in the remote woods of Eastern Oregon’s Elkhorn Mountains, near the historic gold mining Community of Sumpter, Oregon, lies what is believed to be one of the richest gold mines in the United States – the Crescent Mine.
Plagued by a series of implosions, cave-ins, epidemics and suicides during its history of operation, the mine was forsaken 80 years ago and tagged with the notorious reputation for being haunted.
Now, a new mine owner has come to town and he’s put every penny he has into bringing the Crescent back to life.
After his first crew walked out on him, citing paranormal activity in the mine, owner Larry Overman has assembled a new rag-tag team of miners – a mix of seasoned veterans and greenhorns – and a pair of paranormal investigators to take on the notorious legends and reopen the mine in the hopes of striking it rich.
Each hour-long episode sees the miners continuing to dig for gold, while the paranormal investigators unravel the mysteries surrounding the mine, including historic Masonic connections and a spirit who has been known to haunt the area for generations.
In the Ghost Mine series premiere, “Descent into Darkness,” the miners and investigators meet and setup camp at the Crescent Mine.
While the miners prepare the mine for the underground mining, the investigators rig up their ghost hunting gear and quickly learn that conducting a paranormal investigation in the extreme and dangerous conditions of a working mine is a challenge like no other.