Horror Film Professionals Investigate The Paranormalby Cherlyn Gardner Strong on Dec. 13, 2009, under General Paranormal, Ghosts and Hauntings, Life
There is yet another potential paranormal reality television series in the works. The keyword here is “potential”, mind you. The show, if it comes together, will be comprised of a ghost hunting team of horror movie professionals. The project is called Hollywood Ghost Hunters.
Kane Hodder and Rick McCallum head up the all-male investigative team. You may not know who these men are, unless you are true slasher film enthusiast. Hodder is a stuntman who was one of the many men behind the hockey mask that “Jason” wore in four of the Friday the 13th films. McCallum, also a stuntman, took on the role of the title character in the film Darkwolf, as well as the portrayal of the monster in Deep Dark Six. The two stuntmen discovered their common interest in ghost hunting while filming a movie at the haunted Mansfield Prison in Ohio. Both men state that they each possess many years of ghost hunting experience.
“We are thrilled with the renewed national interest in the paranormal and we would love to be able to find some new and undiscovered locations to visit and ghost hunt,” – Kane Hodder, Hollywood Ghost Hunters
It isn’t a shocker that the team is comprised of a total of 13 men, who are all connected through their various individual contributions to the horror film genre and their common interest in the paranormal. Some of the men on the team are skeptics, but they would love to find evidence to perhaps change their beliefs.
Hodder, McCallum and company are currently accepting submissions from owners of haunted locales, preferably in Southern California. However, the team is willing to consider locations outside that area. Team member Louis Horowitz has two Arizona paranormal investigations under his belt, including one in the “paranormal” Old Pueblo. If a Tucson case is interesting enough, it isn’t that far from Southern Cal.
The team claims to be the most qualified group to investigate the paranormal. Director/producer/team member Richard Friedman supports this claim by stating: “…who better to delve into the truth and reality of ghosts, than people who create the illusion of the supernatural for a living,”
Their Hollywood Ghost Hunter’s website presents video evidence gathered at an investigation in June, at the David Oman house in Beverly Hills. For those who don’t recognize the location, this is a home constructed a few doors down from the scene of the 1969 Manson family massacre of Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Voytek Frykowski and Steven Parent.
David Oman, the home’s owner, is the creator/writer/producer of a film called House at End of the Drive, a slasher/ghost story loosely based on the 1969 murders. Oman claims that his home is haunted by its proximity to the murder scene. SyFy’s Ghost Hunters investigated the Oman home in 2007. Parapsychologist Dr. Barry Taff also investigated the home. When discussing the case with George Noory on Coast to Coast AM in 2005, Taff said he was uncertain if the home was haunted or if there was a geophysical explanation for the unusual activity in the home, similar to the Oregon Vortex.
It’s not surprising that the horror movie professionals investigated the home of another horror movie professional. The team does feature additional investigations outside of Southern California on their website, including the Sloss Furnace in Alabama and the South Pittsburg Hospital in Tennessee.
The team is currently accepting submissions of “new and undiscovered locations” via their website.