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GHOST NATION

Overview

GHOST NATION

Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango are back for more adventures to the other side. This season’s locations have bigger mysteries, are more chilling and have never been investigated on television. And this time, they are calling in an old friend for some help – paranormal investigator Shari DeBenedetti. On all investigations, collecting evidence is just the beginning. With the help of their local contacts, they’re going to embed themselves in the community, conducting multiday investigations in an effort to track down the true source of these hauntings and restore peace to the living. Under the United Paranormal Research Organization (UPRO) banner, local paranormal groups will join the team as they employ new devices and techniques for confronting and questioning spirits. They’ll do whatever it takes to entice the ghost into telling its story and stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the paranormal phenomena.

Bios

Jason Hawes

Jason Hawes has been investigating claims of paranormal activity since 1990 and is looked at as the leading authority in the field of supernatural and paranormal studies. Due to his pioneering efforts, the practice of paranormal investigation has advanced to international phenomenon status. Hawes has handled cases for law enforcement, religious organizations and U.S. government agencies. Currently he stars in the hit series “Ghost Nation,” alongside fellow paranormal investigators Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango.

Hawes formerly served as the co-creator, narrator, producer and star of “Ghost Hunters,” which ran for 11 Seasons on the Syfy Channel. Hawes is a New York Times best-selling author of six books on the paranormal and is the creator and co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show “Beyond Reality Radio.” He is also the founder of the most visited paranormal website in the world, The-Atlantic-Paranormal-Society.com, and he has created a network of paranormal researchers known as “The TAPS Family” that spans the globe with bases in more than 40 U.S. States and 14 Countries.

He has been featured on the “Today Show,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The View,” “Dr. Oz,” “CNN, MSNBC, “Dateline,” “20/20” and more.

Steve Gonsalves

Steve Gonsalves, a former police officer, has been a public speaker and educator about paranormal phenomena for more than 18 years. The paranormal pioneer helped pave the way for a worldwide paranormal explosion as a main cast member of the hit television series “Ghost Hunters,” which included the spin-offs “Ghost Hunters Live” and “Ghost Hunters Academy.” Currently he stars in the hit series “Ghost Nation,” alongside paranormal investigators Jason Hawes and Dave Tango.

Gonsalves started his work in paranormal studies at a very young age and is well-educated in the field, having investigated over 1,000 reportedly haunted locations. He had the privilege of working closely with famed investigator and paranormal pioneer Dr. William G. Roll (Poltergeist) at the Rhine Research Center.

Along with his multiple appearances on a variety of paranormal series, Gonsalves executive produced the horror short “The Captured Bird,” alongside famed writer and director Guillermo Del Toro. He has also been a featured guest on numerous television shows and radio programs, including “The View,” “Fox and Friends,” “Steve Harvey,” “The Drew Barrymore Show,” “Larry King Live” and “Katie” featuring Katie Couric.

Aside from his work on camera, Gonsalves has been developing and producing content for television, has an untitled book project in the works and has executive produced and directed a feature length documentary.

Dave Tango

Dave Tango – better known as “Tango” – is one of the world’s leading paranormal authorities, best known as an investigator and tech manager on the hit shows “Ghost Hunters” and “Ghost Hunters Academy.” Currently he stars in the hit series “Ghost Nation,” alongside paranormal investigators Jason Hawes and Steve Gonsalves.

Tango’s origins in the paranormal can be traced back to the stories his father (an Elizabeth, NJ police officer) told him of his unexplained encounters while on the force. As a child, Tango was always intrigued by mysteries and the unknown, which led him to pursue magic as a serious hobby, and it remains an integral part of what makes Tango tick. He attributes this background to his knack for problem solving, and his ability to distinguish between what is real and what’s simply an illusion.

Trained by the best in the paranormal field, Tango’s ghost-hunting philosophy is to never be afraid to try new techniques and always experiment in the field. His trademark genuineness and sometimes strange curiosity are what fans most undoubtedly love about him.

Aside from being the quirky one at his paranormal day job, Dave has been a fan of stranger things since long before it was cool – from 80s synth to video games.

Episodes

Season 2

Episode 14 – “Phantom Fury” – Begins Streaming Saturday, January 16

Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti head to rural Indiana to help a desperate family being terrorized by ghostly growls and bizarre apparitions in their home. But as the team tries to root out the source of the hostile haunting, Tango becomes its target.

Episode 15 – “Lady in Black” – Begins Streaming Saturday, January 23

Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti travel to New Castle, Pennsylvania, to help a grieving couple who believe dark paranormal forces played a hand in their

Episode 16 – “Hell Unearthed” – Begins Streaming Saturday, January 30

Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti investigate a 250-year-old dream home turned paranormal nightmare in New Hampton, New York. The team suspect the spike in activity is linked to recently unearthed artifacts, but the root cause may be more twisted.

Episode 17 – “School Spirits” – Begins Streaming Saturday, February 6

Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti investigate an abandoned school where run-ins with shadow figures and poltergeist activity have put the owner’s health in jeopardy. They dig into the property’s checkered past to find the source of the ghostly retribution.

Episode 18 - “Tavern of Terror” – Begins Streaming Saturday, February 13

At the request of the mayor, Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti head to the formerly rough and tumble town of Newburyport, Massachusetts, to investigate aggressive paranormal activity at a local restaurant. The intense case takes a surprising turn when an EVP reveals a shocking case of mistaken identity.

Episode 19 - “Murder at the Asylum” – Begins Streaming Saturday, February 20

Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti head to Pennsylvania to investigate Harrisburg State Hospital, a former asylum plagued by paranormal activity. With the impending demolition of several buildings on the sprawling campus, the surrounding community lives in fear of where the disturbed spirits will go. In their largest investigation to date, the team uncovers gruesome deaths and captures solid evidence that the ghosts of the asylum are indeed restless.

 

 

SEASON FINALE: Episode 20 - “Tortured Soul Asylum” – Begins Streaming Saturday, February 27

Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti continue their extended investigation of Harrisburg State Hospital. Joined by Hawes’ daughters, Sam and Satori, the team uses their unique approach and high-tech gear to peel away the layers of the haunted property’s past. They suspect the former asylum’s dark and disturbing history might be the root of the intense paranormal activity that could soon threaten the surrounding community when the buildings are demolished.

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