Friday, October 30, 2009

Ghost Adventures LIVE LOCKDOWN TONIGHT!

Hi, you Halloweenies! Sorry I've been away, but I am hard at work on the annual Halloween roll-out over to the main site (www.theweirding.net). New content will be arriving tonight through tomorrow.

But I would be remiss not to mention tonight's Ghost Adventures LIVE LOCKDOWN at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. The seven-hour lockdown kicks-off season three over on your Travel Channel (check local listings). Zak and the crew will be introducing new scientific equipment and experts, consulting with locals and mediums, and have unprecedented access to all 21/2-miles of the Asylum's corridors, the seclusion cells where the most violent patients were shackled, and the medical center where Walter Freeman performed many of his barbaric ice pick lobotomies!

During these lobotomies, mentally-ill patients (which, at the time, largely consisted of "drug addicts and alcoholics") were given electroshock "therapy" to stun them, then Freeman used a mallet to pound an icepick into their eyesocket, where he wiggled the crude instrument, demolishing brain matter. Freeman's treatment was heralded as a medical breakthrough and he traveled the country, giving an estimated 50,000 patients ice pick lobotomies. Of course, those not housed in psychiatric hospitals were given local anesthetic.

Best of all, the investigation is completely interactive! Head over to www.travelchannel.com/ghostadventures to watch the whole thing unfold on static webcams, chat with other viewers and the team, send the crew IMs, and more!

The best moments of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum Live Lockdown Event will be compiled and aired on November 6th, in a special entitled Ghost Adventures Live - Post-Mortem. Zak, Nick, and Aaron will host a round table discussion of the findings. Immediately following, the new season begins with a 90-minute special investigation of Venice's infamous Poveglia Island, said to have been formed by the ashes of the dead! This is a groundbreaking event as well - because "Italy's Darkest Haunt" is forbidden to locals and tourists alike! Then it's brand new investigations of all new locations through December 18th!

Episodes are available on-demand and you can join the Ghost Adventures' fan pages on Facebook and MySpace, and follow them on Twitter. Just check the official site to find all this and much more!

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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