via press release:
ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER LIVE EPISODE ON MARCH 17!
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2011 With Adventurer Josh Gates During a LIVE Investigation in County Carlow, Ireland
NEW YORK — December 14, 2010 — On Thursday, March 17, 2011, Syfy’s hit adventure reality serieswill celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the show’s first-ever LIVE investigation! Host Josh Gates will take viewers to Ireland for the Season 4.5 premiere, where he and his team will brave the crumbling ruins of Duckett’s Grove in search of the truth behind the legend of the banshee.
According to Irish legend, the banshee is a sign of impending death; a female ancestral spirit who wails around a house the night before someone inside is to meet their demise. Today, many County Carlow locals claim to have witnessed hearing the banshee’s unmistakable wail and seeing glimpses of an ethereal woman stalking the grounds of the 200 year-old historic ruins of Duckett’s Grove. Armed with equipment, expertise and, as always, humor, Josh and team will attempt to solve the mystery behind this age-old legend.
Josh’s return to Ireland marks the one-year anniversary of the series’ most-watched episode (featuring a hunt for the leprechaun that aired on St. Patrick’s Day 2010).
Other adventures this season include tackling claims of spirits in Namibia, a sea monster in Cyprus and mysterious creatures in Panama and Argentina. Then, in anotherfirst, the team will trek to Antarctica, where strange phenomena occurring around abandoned research stations has stumped scientists. Now, the crew will brave the elements to conduct the world’s first paranormal investigation on the frozen continent, giving viewers a rare and unique glimpse at this rarely visited landscape…as well as, perhaps, a look into its past.
is Executive Produced by Brad Kuhlman for Ping Pong Productions (1000 Places to See Before You Die, , FM Nation). Josh Gates, Erin Ryder and Christopher Lore will serve as co-executive producers.
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