Travel Channel has just announced the location for this Friday’s “Haunted Live.” The Tennessee Wraith Chasers are headed to the Lotz House in historic Franklin, Tennessee. Johann Lotz emigrated from Germany to America in hopes of finding wealth in the land of prosperity. The master carpenter built his dream home, the Lotz House, to display his skill to prospective clients. Unfortunately, the dream soon crumbled. His twin children died after drinking from a well poisoned by Union troops. Two years later, the house was caught in the middle of the Battle of Franklin. Nearly 10,000 men died in the bloodiest five hours of the Civil War. After hiding in a neighbor’s basement, the family was forced to walk back to their battered home, stepping the whole way on the dead bodies that covered the ground. The home then became a hospital, with countless more dying inside its walls — blood still stains the floors. Apparitions are often seen in windows, items are constantly moved around the house and the sounds of battle drums are heard at night. Is it the spirits of men who died in battle or the ghosts of a family traumatized by war?
Each week Travel Channel‘s paranormal series “Haunted Live” takes viewers on new live experience through a haunted location with The Tennessee Wraith Chasers (interview).
The team of paranormal experts, which includes Chris Smith, Steven “Doogie” McDougal, Scott Porter, Brannon Smith, and Mike Goncalves, will rely on a combination of scientific methods, spiritual faith, and viewers’ help to navigate each investigation.
Each location will be kept secret until the final moment to prevent contamination or interference. The on-location, live episode will be completely unfiltered on Travel Channel‘s Facebook Live Platform where viewers can comment and direct the team where to investigate next. Each week tune in for location reveals on Facebook and a pre-hunt a Q&A with The Tennessee Wraith Chasers. Check in each Thursday as we reveal that week’s location.
We try to dig deep into the paranormal, seeking out the unknown mysteries to the other side,” added Steven “Doogie” McDougal, co-founder, Tennessee Wraith Chasers. “This show takes our skills to the next level as all of Wraith Nation will be on the hunt alongside the TWC. All those extra eyes peering into the paranormal realm, I think we’ll have the upper hand and those spirits will have no place to hide.”
“Haunted Live” is produced by Tremendous! Entertainment for Travel Channel. For Tremendous! Entertainment, the executive producers are Colleen Needles Steward, Shannon Keenan Demers, Rob Hammersley, and Eddie Delbridge. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Christine Shuler, Jane Latman is general manager and Henry Schleiff is group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel, and Destination America.
“Haunted Live” airs each Friday at 10 pm ET/PT. Visit TravelChannel.com for more on “Haunted Live” and other programming. Want to know more about The Tennesse Wraith Chasers? Check out our interview with Smith and “Doogie”. And be sure to tune in to Travel Channel for Ghostober!