September 27, 2009

"Scariest places" include Indians

Correspondent Shadow Wolf brought this TV series to my attention:

Scariest Places on EarthScariest Places on Earth was an American paranormal documentary reality television series that aired from October 23, 2000, to October 29, 2006. The program featured reported cases of the paranormal by sending an ordinary family to visit the haunted location in a "reality TV"-style investigation. It was produced by Triage Entertainment for Fox Family Channel, which is now ABC Family and owns the rights to the show. The show was recently shown in reruns on SCI FI which is a part of NBC Universal. It currently airs on NBC Universal's horror and suspense-themed cable channel Chiller.

The show was hosted by Linda Blair of the film The Exorcist. The show was narrated by Zelda Rubinstein, who is most famous for her role as the busty clairvoyant Tangina Barrons in the Poltergeist film series.
Comment:  According to this episode guide, Scariest Places featured two places I've mentioned recently:

Lake Shawnee Amusement Park
Mission La Purisima Concepcion

I don't know if any of the other "scariest places" are built on Indian burial grounds or involve Indian legends. If there are only two, that's not too bad. It gets annoying when people claim that every scary place is haunted by Indians.

For more on the subject, see TV Shows Featuring Indians.


Anonymous said...

More strangely is another episode involving "indians" wasn't actually mentioned. I found this very odd. It was an episode about the haunted mansion in New Mexico supposedly built by ex-Senator Steven Dorcey. It is called the Dorcey Mansion. Why they never aired it again is weird. They actually brought in a Navajo Nation Shaman by the name of "Andrew Chee" who was called in to do a "psychic" reading of the place, telling folks about the evil, cold presence inside the mansion. Then he went out to do a "cleansing ceremony".

They never did aired this again as I thought.



Rob said...

As I wrote to Geno via e-mail:

After a quick Google, I presume you're talking about this mansion:

I don't see this listed among the Scariest Places episodes. And I don't see anything on the Web about a dead Indian at the mansion.