Go fishing for haints with the revival of ‘Ghost Bait’ on the Travel Channel


After a long hiatus, the paranormal investigative series “Ghost Bait” is back with a new 12-episode run on Travel starting in April.

Paranormal shows are amazing. Hunting ghosts, helping ghosts, hauntings, poltergeists, demons, celebrity ghost stories: I will take them all. Oh, and for those of you that are wondering, a haint is an old southern term for a ghost or a lost and restless spirit, but back to what I was saying regarding paranormal shows. While 2005-2010 was some of the best of times with paranormal shows, there have been plenty that have come after that are worth their salt circles. Enter Ghost Bait, a show that had its run over six years ago but it would seem they had unfinished business. According to a press release by Travel channel, Ghost Bait is back.

Ghost Bait is a slightly controversial paranormal series that first premiered in the early 2010’s and now Travel Channel has breathed new life into the show. It stars investigator Bob Magill and empathic investigator Tina Storer as they work to help individuals who are being haunted to face their fears. I say controversial because their tactics are a bit unconventional:

"Using a shocking but effective method of isolation combined with sensory deprivation, the duo helps people overcome their fear of intense paranormal activity. After conducting their own paranormal investigation, Magill and Storer use their findings to elevate a client’s fear level and then use that terror as bait to draw out the entity and force a confrontation. By facing their worst fears head on, Magill and Storer believe the living can overpower the negative forces around them to reclaim their sense of peace and control."

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I have never been one for the investigation style where the paranormal researchers will instigate the ghosts with yelling or cursing or what have you. I have never seen the investigators use a clients own fear against them, however. Considering all of the paranormal shows that do and have existed, it’s safe to say that I’ve seen most of them but I have never watched an episode of Ghost Bait. After that description, it definitely has me curious and it makes me wonder if the clients know what they are in for.

Ghost Bait is set up for a 12-episode run and each episode will be half an hour. I’ll be curious to see if the content feels rushed with only 20 minutes of actual show content but it seems they may run two episodes at a time. In the premier episode, Magill and Storer will be headed to the Brookedale Lodge in Santa Cruz, CA of a paranormal bully that is bothering one of their employees. Then they head to Monongehela, PA for a home investigation. You can watch the series on Travel starting April 4th at 10pm and 10:30pm ET/PT.

If you are a fan of other Travel paranormal shows, check out our conversation with Amy and Adam from Kindred Spirits.

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