October 31, 2007 12:01 AM by Joe Blackmon
On this Halloween night, the 2nd annual, six hour Ghost Hunters Live
investigation will air on the SCI FI Channel. This year the Ghost
Hunters will visit the notoriously haunted Waverly Hills Sanatorium in
In March 2006, the Ghost Hunters took their first trip to Waverly Hills Sanatorium, one of the country’s bona fide "most haunted" places. During the decades when the facility served as a tuberculosis hospital, an estimated 63,000 people died within its walls.
Josh Gates of SCI FI’s hit reality series Destination Truth will host Ghost Hunters Live. The show will air in primetime, beginning at 9 PM and running until 3 AM the following morning.
Ghost Hunters Live will allow audience interaction with the all-new "Interactive Headquarters" feature. SCIFI.COM will connect viewers directly with Josh, Jason, Grant and the rest of the team for the entire six hours onsite at Waverly Hills.
Features will include: An exclusive, multi-camera online video feed, including thermal imaging camera views (a must-have for any Ghost Hunters investigation), which will give viewers real-time access to unaired footage so that they may watch for paranormal evidence along with the team.
Exclusive access to photos from the live event posted online every 30 minutes, where viewers can use their own ghost hunting skills to examine the photos, look for supernatural activity and send feedback to the team.
Q&A and the return of the "panic button" – while watching the exclusive live event online, users will be able to send questions and comments (and tips on where there may be a ghost onsite!), to the team, who will address the messages live when they stop by Interactive Headquarters during the course of the investigation.
A live, user-to-user chat so viewers can share up-to-the-minute information on the investigation, compare evidence and debate about what they’ve seen.
Another interactive addition to the telecast is the live call for votes in the "Hunt for the Hunter" promotion, SCI FI’s national search for the newest member of the Ghost Hunters team. The campaign began in June, when haunted hopefuls from across the country submitted videos for consideration on SCIFI.COM, where users voted to help Jason and Grant choose three finalists: Mark Fusetti of Philadelphia, PA, Patrick Clark of Seattle, WA and Deanna Hoffman of Newburgh, IN.
Now, as these lucky three prove their mettle in the upcoming live investigation, viewers around the country watching the live "auditions" may vote via SMS text messaging to offer their suggestions as to who should be the next Ghost Hunter. Jason and Grant will reveal their new team member during the following week’s post-Halloween wrap-up, and whoever reigns victorious will have the opportunity to bust another ghost in an upcoming episode in season 4 next year.