Destination America Premieres New Season of GHOST ASYLUM Tonight

Destination America Premieres New Season of GHOST ASYLUM Tonight

Phantoms, demons, and shadow creatures beware! Destination America's hit series GHOST ASYLUM is back following the Tennessee Wraith Chasers (TWC) ghost-hunting team as they investigate paranormal activity in America's most frightening asylums, sanitariums, penitentiaries and haunted hotspots. Respect, detect, collect is TWC's motto and the core process they follow in every investigation, which combines scientific methodology and ghost-hunting gadgets with Tennessee wit and thirst for adventure. TWC's goal isn't just to communicate with RESTLESS SOULS but to help them find peace beyond the gates of their ghostly tomb. GHOST ASYLUM premieres tonight, April 3 at 10/9c on Destination America with 10 new episodes.

New this season, viewers have the opportunity to become a virtual extension of the TWC team through the GHOST ASYLUM-themed virtual reality experience. Grab a flashlight and join the GHOST HUNTERS on an investigation of the extremely haunted Preston Castle, a former boys' reform school in California. Watch the castle come to life with paranormal activity while searching for the spirit of a former ward named Nicholas and use ghost-hunting gadgets to make contact with the other side.

"The Wraith Chasers' bravery is unmistakable, as their quest to collect paranormal evidence trumps any fear of spending the night in places so dark they could inspire horror movies," said Jane Latman, general manager of Destination America. "Through the exhilarating new opportunity provided by virtual reality, we're excited to give fans the chance to see for themselves if they have what it takes to be a ghost hunter like the fearless team of GHOST ASYLUM."

The GHOST ASYLUM virtual reality experience is brought to life through Discovery VR, a cross-network digital offering that debuted in August 2015 which currently boasts a dynamic collection of more than 70 short-form videos. It is available on multiple platforms including: DiscoveryVR.com; through the Discovery VR iOS and Android apps; and across the Littlstar network (including Apple TV and the Samsung Gear VR).

Viewers who don't have VR technology can still virtually take part in the ghost hunt! A 360-degree video of the experience will be available on DiscoveryVR.com as well as Destination America's Facebook page and Youtube channel. Use ARROW keys to look left, right, up and down as you progress through the castle.

Locations this season include Peoria Asylum in Bartonville, Ill.; Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City; Castillo de San Marcos, one of the country's oldest military forts, in St. Augustine, Fla.; and Old South Pittsburg Hospital in Tennessee. The premiere episode takes place aboard the USS Edson, a decommissioned naval destroyer docked in Bay City, Mich.

GHOST ASYLUM is produced for Destination America by Tremendous! Entertainment with Colleen Needles Steward, Shannon Keenan Demers, and Rob Hammersley as executive producers. For Destination America, Fay Yu is executive producer, Jane Latman is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, Destination America, and American Heroes Channel.

About Destination America Destination America is the only network to celebrate the people, places, and stories of the United States. The inclusive network targeting Adults 25-54 is available in nearly 60 million homes, emblazoning television screens with the grit and tenacity, honesty and work ethic, humor and adventurousness that characterize our nation. Destination America features travel, food, adventure, home, and natural history, with original series like BBQ Pitmasters; A Haunting; Mountain Monsters; Buying Alaska; Buying the Bayou; and Railroad Alaska. For more information, please visit DestinationAmerica.com, facebook.com/DestinationAmerica, or twitter.com/DestAmerica. Destination America is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-tv programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.

About Tremendous! Entertainment Tremendous! Entertainment (TEI) is a television production company built on the mission "where character matters," which drives its approach both on and off screen. For 20 years, TEI, led by Founder and CEO Colleen Needles Steward, has been committed to telling uplifting stories featuring passionate characters with the audacity to try to change the world. This fuels the company's success in numerous unscripted genres from docu-series, survival and paranormal to food, history and travel. Current series include Daytime Emmy Award and two-time Parents' Choice Programming Award-winning travel series ROCK THE PARK (ABC), reality innovators like two-time James Beard award winner BIZARRE FOODS WITH ANDREW ZIMMERN (Travel Channel), BIZARRE FOODS: DELICIOUS DESTINATIONS (Travel Channel), GHOST ASYLUM (Destination America) as well as the upcoming docu-series For Peete's Sake (OWN), among others. TEI has state-of-the-art production and post-facilities in Minneapolis, MN and Los Angeles. For more information, visit http://tremendousinc.com.

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