The Paranormal Investigation Pioneers Are Back With New Series 'Ghost Nation'

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The paranormal investigators that started it all, Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango, are back for all-new adventures to the other side in Travel Channel’s new series, Ghost Nation, premiering on Friday, October 11. Only this time, they’re not alone.

Now, the pioneers of the genre respond to urgent calls from local paranormal investigators nationwide who have reached a dead end with their vexing personal cases.

The trio is getting back to its roots, helping homeowners who are dealing with harrowing hauntings and people whose lives have been overtaken and threatened by unexplained phenomena. Each of the 10, hour-long episodes features a high-stakes case and a robust, multi-stage investigation that begins with a shocking paranormal story and a tantalizing piece of evidence.

Stories featured this season include a couple who recently gained notoriety when their nanny-cam footage captured a ghostly shadow figure walking by their baby’s crib; a local team that captured possible shadow people moving throughout a notorious haunt; and an investigator who is actually scratched by an unseen phantom.

Guest Chris Terrance discusses Native American burial grounds with Jason Hawes, Dave Tango and Steve Gonsalves / Courtesy of Travel Channel

Armed with brand new state-of-the-art technology and their meticulous methodology, the team, under its new banner, United Paranormal Research Organization (UPRO), will face the most challenging and dangerous paranormal mysteries the country has to offer.

In every investigation, collecting evidence is just the beginning. The team isn’t merely conducting a cursory review of the case. With the help of their local contacts, team members will embed themselves in the community, conducting multi-day investigations in an effort to track down the true source of these hauntings and restore peace to the living … and the dead.

Jason Hawes, Dave Tango and Steve Gonsalves looking over a map of Native American settlement near the house they're investigating / courtesy of Travel Channel

“My local organization handles cases all across the East Coast,” said Hawes. “But in the last 20 years, because the paranormal movement has become so huge and spread all over the world, we formed an organization to connect all those involved in the field – fans, investigators or those just searching for answers to questions. Many organizations reach out to us for help with their best and toughest cases.”

In the series premiere, the paranormal pioneers announce the formation of UPRO at the Fanboy Expo Event in Knoxville, Tennessee. Amateur paranormal investigator Jessica Clevinger is in the audience and immediately asks for help with a local case that’s over her head.

Cast Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango at the Higgins House / Courtesy of Travel Channel

Single mom Brittany Totherow bought a White Pine, Tennessee, farmhouse because it was the perfect home in which to raise her young son. But soon after moving in, she experienced unnerving phenomena and witnessed a female apparition. Her future husband, Cory, eventually moved into the home with his own children, but it wasn’t long before he began experiencing events himself.

Within days, Cory started hearing unexplained footsteps and captured video of an apparition standing behind Brittany. Now, their children are starting to have strange encounters. At a loss for what to do, Jessica, Cory and Brittany turn to the UPRO team for help.

Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango in Town of Hell. They are meeting with a local paranormal investigator / Courtesy of Travel Channel

Ghost Nation, Series Premiere, Friday, October 11, 10/9c, Travel Channel