Deep South Paranormal

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Deep South Paranormal
Deep South Paranormal.jpg
Genre Paranormal
Format Reality
Theme music composer Keith Ramsey
Travis Greer
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English language
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • John Brenkus
  • Mickey Stern
  • Carlos Contreras
Editor(s)
  • Alex Dollins
  • Greg Myers
  • Gadi Muriciano
  • Gary Reid
  • Joe Rogan
  • Alan Wain
  • Mathys Willem
Cinematography Nick Tramontano
Production company(s) Thunder Road Productions
Broadcast
Original channel Syfy
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run April 10, 2013 (2013-04-10) – present
External links
Website

Deep South Paranormal is an American paranormal television series on Syfy that debuted April 10, 2013.[1][2] As of June 2014, the series has been cancelled.[3]


Summary[edit]

The series features the Deep South Paranormal team, a group of ghost hunters from the deep south who follow their paranormal investigations to different reportedly haunted locations in the Southern United States .[4]

Opening introduction: (Narrated by Keith Ramsey)

Down here in the South we do things a little different. Whatever we're doing we like to have a little fun while we're at it. The same applies when it comes to hunting ghosts. But when the hunt gets going we get real serious. Deep South Paranormal is one big family, a gumbo of ghost hunters. We're on a mission to hunt down all souls and lonesome spirits all over this blood-soaked land.

Cast[edit]

Deep South Pararnormal team:
(Descriptions by Keith Ramsey)

  • Hart Fortenbery — The Godfather ("He's as old as the swamps and brings the ancient ju-ju to every case.")[5]
  • Jonathan Hodges — Team leader ("He likes to take charge of a case.")[5]
  • Benny Reed — The Joker ("A guy who loves EVP's, fishing and practical jokes.")[5]
  • Randy Hardy — The Daredevil ("He likes to get up close and personal with a ghost.") [5]
  • Kali Hardy — The Rookie/Lil' Sis (Randy's little sister) ("She's green but she's a quick learner.")[5]
  • Kevin Betzer — Tech Specialist ("He's got gadgets for every type of ghost hunt.")[5]
  • Keith Ramsey — The Rocker ("I'm a sensitive soul behind the beard. Give me a ghost and a guitar and I'm good to go.")[5]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD and Blu-ray release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2
1 6 April 10, 2013 (2013-04-10) May 15, 2013 (2013-05-15)[6] N/A N/A

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No. Title Locations Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1 "I Fear That Train a Comin'" Long Leaf Sawmill, Southern Forest Heritage Museum, Long Leaf, Louisiana
Old Train Depot, Lecompte, Louisiana
April 10, 2013 (2013-04-10) 1.00[7]
In the premiere, the Deep South Paranormal team investigates an abandoned sawmill where many workers died on the job from the wood chipper machine, furnace and a massive machine called the "Skidder". Today people say they've seen "their souls" wandering around the place. The team also splits up and stops at an old train depot on the grounds where the mangled worker's bodies were taken, and is now reportedly haunted by its former passengers.
2 "Till Death Do Us Part" Mount Helena (plantation house), Rolling Fork, Mississippi
Henry Vick House, Vick Family House and Wharf House, Nitta Yuma, Mississippi
April 17, 2013 (2013-04-17) 0.82[8]
The Deep South Paranormal team heads to the Mississippi Delta to investigate a reportedly haunted plantation house that is currently used by a group of amateur actors to rehearse plays. There's an abandoned church located on property as well where it's said that the ghost of Helen weeps for her lover Henry. Their investigation also leads them five miles north of the plantation to the old town of Nitta Yuma where Henry and his family were from.
3 "Got Them Lady in Black Blues" Prat Cotton Grin Factory, Prattville, Alabama April 24, 2013 (2013-04-24) 0.84[9]
The Deep South Paranormal team travel to Alabama to investigate the 450,000 square-foot building of an abandoned cotton mill where many of its workers including children died while working heavy machinery in the early 19th century. Today, developers want to demolish the building to make condos. But before they do so, people have reported seeing a little boy who fell down an elevator shaft and a lady in black believed to be the boy's mother still mourning over the death of her son.
4 "Old Soldiers Never Die" Palmer House (private residence), Macclenny, Florida
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, Olustee, Florida
May 1, 2013 (2013-05-01) 0.71[10]
The Deep South Paranormal team travel Florida to investigate a private residence which was once the site of a Civil War battle where many Union and Confederate soldiers had died while fighting. The family say they have experienced full-bodied apparitions and attacks while sleeping in middle of the night. In an attempt to stir up paranormal activity, they also participate in a reenactment on the Olustee Battlefield located near the house where Union troops retreated across the property during the Battle of Olustee.
5 "The Good, the Bad and the Ghostly" Cahawba Cemetery & Bell Plantation, Cahawba, Alabama
St. James Hotel, Selma, Alabama
May 8, 2013 (2013-05-08) 0.58[11]
The Deep South Paranormal team travel Alabama to investigate the ghost town of Cahawba where a local family, the Bells were murdered in cold blood at their plantation while defending their slave servant Pleas who was accused of stealing by another family, the Troys. Today, both rival families vengeful spirits are said to wander around town scaring off the locals. With water levels from the Alabama River raising everyday, they have to investigate quickly, including the cemetery, slave quarters and old plantation where the shoot-out occurred. They also pay a visit to the reportedly haunted St. James Hotel in Selma where Pleas was killed.
6 "Dead on the Bayou" Southdown Plantation and Houma Burial Grounds (Bayou Sally Road), Houma, Louisiana May 15, 2013 (2013-05-15) 0.75[12]
The Deep South Paranormal team travel Louisiana to investigate an old plantation house in the bayou where the Minor family mistreated their 233 slaves to the point of murdering them. The main house is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl believed to be Anna, one of the granddaughters of the builder of the house who died of yellow fever in the home. They then head to Bayou Sally Road nearby to follow up on reports of people seeing the ghosts of the Houma Native American tribe who were exiled from the land and left for dead here.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Syfy's New Original Series "Deep South Paranormal" Delves Into Dixie's Rich Haunted History to Investigate the Region's Southern Spirits and Ghostly Lore". The Futon Critic. February 25, 2013. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (February 25, 2013). "Syfy's New Original Series 'Deep South Paranormal' Delves Into Dixie's Rich Haunted History to Investigate the Region's Southern Spirits and Ghostly Lore". TV by the Numbers. 
  3. ^ Owen, Rob (June 27, 2014). "TV Q&A: 'The Talk,' TV ratings and paranormal TV shows". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Syfy Leaps Into Spring with Premiere of Ground Breaking Transmedia Event "Defiance"". The Futon Critic. March 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Deep South Paranormal — Cast & Details". TV Guide. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Deep South Paranormal on SyFy". The Futon Critic. 
  7. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (April 11, 2013). "Wednesday Cable Ratings:'Duck Dynasty' Rules + 'Psych', 'The Daily Show', NBA Basketball, 'The Real World' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  8. ^ Bibel, Sara (April 18, 2013). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Wins Again, 'American Hoggers', 'Psych', 'Southland', 'The Americans', 'Real World' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  9. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (April 25, 2013). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Dominates + NBA Basketball, 'American Hoggers', 'Psych', 'The Daily Show' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  10. ^ Bibel, Sara (May 2, 2013). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Win Night, 'Psych', 'Mythbusters', 'The Real World', 'The Daily Show' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  11. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs, "Psych" Top Charts". The Futon Critic. May 9, 2013. 
  12. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (May 16, 2013). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: NBA Basketball Wins Again + 'Psych', NHL Hockey, 'The Daily Show', 'The Real World' & More". TV by the Numbers. 

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