It’s Friday! That means tonight it’s an all new episode of Kindred Spirits on Travel Channel at 9/8c.! Make sure you check out our investigation of Sterling Hill Mine in New Jersey tonight! It’s a doozy.
Now, on to today’s question. I’ve answered this before in another blog, but thought I’d readdress it since we get it a lot!
Why are you doing larger/well known locations?
When Adam and I created Kindred Spirits, our goal was to help families. Every investigation focused on a family who felt they were being haunted and they were desperate for answers.
As we started applying our thoughts and theories to these investigations, (see my blog, “Why We Don’t Cross Things Over”), we began to realize that in addition to helping the living members of these families, the spirits seemed to want and need our assistance as well.
As the show began airing and gaining in popularity, more and more people from locations that weren’t residences began reaching out for help. Some of these places had been treated as novelties for quite some time and the owners were ready to treat their ghosts in a more humane way, to find out what they actually needed. It was time to stop looking at these spirits as something spooky that provided you with a scare and then you left, to actually finding out their stories, their names, their reasons for being where they are.
The other deciding factor was how many employees, volunteers and staff at these locations were having experiences that were actually hindering operations or scaring them. Or visitors having experiences that terrified them enough they either stayed away or it left them wondering what was really going on there.
So, we branched out. We feel like these entities in these larger spaces, as well as the living people trying to operate them, need our help too and it’s been extremely rewarding. Not only have we identified a number of potential spirits and found out why they linger, but we’ve also corrected SO much misinformation historically about some of these places, in addition to finding entirely new bits of history during our research. (Honestly, the research is my FAVORITE part.)
Our focus is and has always been, helping. The idea of someone’s loved one being trapped in an old infirmary, hospital, jail, etc fueled us to start taking those cases as well. Frankly, we’re incredibly glad we did. We also love our family cases and we’re glad to have a healthy mix of both each season for you.
Thanks so much for following along with these this week! I may do this again soon!
In the meantime, enjoy the show tonight! Make sure to tell your friends!
It’s very refreshing to see a ghost show helping these spirits. I love the research you do for your locations and hearing the stories of these lost souls. I believe they do need your help. Absolutely love your show. Here’s to many more seasons! *clink*
Your show is the only one I watch because of your approach. Most other shows worry more about making it scary and not believable. Y’all seem to truly care about both the living and the dead. It’s a sincere feeling right from the beginning. I like many others and yourself wish it was a 2 hour show because there always seems like there’s a lot more to the story. Thank you so much for what you and Adam do. I really do love every episode. Keep up the GREAT work.
Sorry if this is duplication—had a glitch and my post disappeared before I could finish.
Enjoying Kindred Spirits and have respect for your investigation approach. I find the research especially interesting. I’m trying to catch up and watching season 2, and had a question about Home Sweet Holmes. Did bringing Mary’s books into the house initiate the haunting? Would it have had any effect to simply remove them from the house?
Keep up the great work helping families feel safe in their homes. Even though I’m behind watching the episodes I look forward to the new one tonight.
I’m happy to learn that you see the spirits, not so much as haunts, but as people without bodies. That makes much more sense to me. I’ve enjoyed watching Kindred Spirits and have appreciated your approach to the investigations.
All the best,
I have been fan of yours for so long
When you were with taps.
i love ur show soooo much i’m always watching it whenever it’s on!! i’ve always wondered how u and adam meet and how u started to do the show together?
You guys do a terrific job. Your compassion in approaching these cases could really help all the others (who stir it up, and then leave) some are doing more damage than good. You… are the superhero, of ghost hunters!