Ghost-story present Lodge Paranormal, which tells the tales of supposedly haunted buildings and the unlucky souls who skilled the paranormal occasions, is again for Season 2 with Canadian host Dan Aykroyd.
Aykroyd, a agency believer within the supernatural, serves as host and narrator of the present’s episodes. Season 2 ramps up the scares with extra bone-chilling real-life tales of otherworldly run-ins informed from stays at grand accommodations, freeway motels and short-term leases world wide.
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In a survey commissioned by specialty channel T+E, outcomes confirmed, on common, that roughly half of Canadians imagine in ghosts: throughout the nation, Albertans are the almost certainly to imagine within the supernatural. Practically six in 10 (57 per cent) stated they imagine in ghosts, putting them nicely forward of BC (39 per cent) and Ontario (42 per cent).
The Prairies, Quebec and Atlantic Canada toe the road at 49 per cent, 48 per cent and 50 per cent, respectively. General, only one in three Canadians are agency ghost skeptics, whereas 20 per cent of Canucks are uncertain what to imagine.
“What makes Lodge Paranormal so unnerving and entertaining is that these are all documented real-life encounters — and the brand new season has much more scary tales to share than the primary,” stated Aykroyd.
“These eyewitnesses are very plausible; you’ll be able to inform they actually went by way of one thing that also haunts them to today.”
World Information sat down with Aykroyd for a quick chat, and the Ghostbusters star (and now producer) informed us his one in all his favorite chilling tales.
World Information: Are you excited to be again for a second season of ‘Lodge Paranormal’?
Dan Aykroyd: I really like doing these items. I really like narrating these tales.
I haven’t had too many experiences with the supernatural. I’ve had a number of alternative issues occur which have confirmed to me that there’s a little bit greater than our 4 dimensions and this spark of life. The spark of life can proceed, I’m satisfied. For myself, I’m a believer.
To begin with, I like doing voice work, however particularly this present. I get to push it a little bit and specific fearful emotion that quite a lot of these victims or topics have gone by way of.
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Additionally, my household has an curiosity in spiritualism going again to my great-grandfather; he was a member within the Lily Dale, New York neighborhood of mediums, down there close to Chautauqua. That was handed by him to his son, after which to my father, who was a Bell phone highway engineer. I used to be studying up about these items as a child, and actually wrote [the original] Ghostbusters from that. I’ve all the time [been] within the supernatural, the paranormal — issues past our 4 dimensions, our planes of existence. Primarily attributable to the truth that it’s very entertaining stuff.
People love thrills. People love issues of energy which are past their understanding, that they will’t management. Actually ghostly apparitions and encounters, of which there are hundreds taking place on daily basis, fall into that class.
Are there any standout tales from this season?
The couple in Texas that intentionally purchased a resort with a historical past of paranormal exercise… they purchased it particularly for its historical past and hoped to make it a vacationer attraction. That’s an fascinating one, and you recognize what? Loads of these accommodations do this, advertising and marketing them primarily based on the historical past. There are a few tales about individuals who willingly purchased locations after which had experiences themselves, which each confirmed the tales and frightened them… however in the long run most of them caught with it.
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Then there’s the Lemp mansion, a household of brewers, a darkish historical past. Suicide, homicides… individuals from everywhere in the nation and ghost looking teams go to the Lemp mansion and have constant experiences. We’ve a fantastic episode involving the Lemp mansion the place a lady voluntarily goes there to remain and finally ends up getting greater than she bargained for.
After which there are the tales of spirits that comply with individuals house. That leads me to top-of-the-line scary tales I’ve ever heard in my life, and I’ve heard a fair proportion:
There was a man out west, a member of a bike membership who informed me this story. He stated he was driving his bike within the desert and his bike ran out of gasoline. He pulled over at this previous deserted gasoline station, the pumps had been rusty, nobody was there. Out of desperation, he picked up the hose and checked out it, then opened his gasoline tank and pressed the lever. There was sufficient gasoline to partially fill the tank, and acquired on the bike and it began to maneuver. On every shoulder he felt a stress, as if a hand was urgent down. Then he felt the burden of the bike depress, as if a passenger was mounting the bike.
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He screams out of there, hoping to throw the factor off. It stayed with him for your complete journey house. He pulls in, he drops the bike on his entrance yard, runs inside, then locks the door. This was an actual robust man, too. He’s as much as his eyeballs in blankets on his mattress, shaking uncontrollably. About two hours later, a freeway patrolman knocks on his door, says “Sir, you had been concerned in a site visitors accident, you’re below arrest. You hit a bicyclist and ran.”
He says that he’s been in mattress for the final two hours, that what he’s being accused of will not be potential. He seems to be out and sees that his bike is gone from his entrance yard, it’s a mile down the highway within the ditch. In some way, throughout the night time, that bike acquired from his home, hit a bicyclist and was left in that ditch. My pal swears he was in mattress your complete time. The cops didn’t imagine him and he was charged.
Enjoyable truth, I truly performed the ghost of William Lemp, Sr. within the Lemp episode!
Oh neat! That’s enjoyable. T+E is kind of open about the truth that we do reenactments and re-documentation, however the tales are primarily based on actual locations and actual topics’ experiences. They do endure from PTSD in lots of instances, however we attempt to cope with it compassionately.
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Within the Lemp episode, there are literally clips of actual footage and precise images taken by the lady who went to the mansion.
T+E has quite a lot of footage in its episodes on Lodge Paranormal. It’s very efficient, it provides one other layer to the story.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t ask you about this upcoming movie, nobody’s actually heard of it … I believe it’s about ghosts? I believe it’s known as ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife.’
[Laughs] We’ve Jason [Reitman]’s seamless iteration that’ll hyperlink again to the primary film, plot-wise, structure-wise, and it actually works. We’ve a younger solid they usually’re excellent gamers and comedians. It passes it off to a brand new technology of cadets, which I’m excited to see. Wonderful, scary, humorous, sensible imaginative and prescient.
I pray, together with Sony and everybody else concerned, that we’ll all be watching it aspect by aspect, munching popcorn, having drinks and having fun with it in congregate society. Being scared collectively, being awed by the visuals collectively.
This interview was edited and condensed.
Season 2 of ‘Lodge Paranormal’ premieres July 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on T+E, and was produced by Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Media firm.
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