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Dan Aykroyd Turns Into A Real Ghost Buster For New Series

Dan Aykroyd Turns Into A Real Ghost Buster For New Series

Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd is looking into real life hauntings on his new show Hotel Paranormal.

Aykroyd is narrator on the Travel Channel series which looks at real life cases of people who swear they've encountered ghosts and spirits while staying in hotels.

The series will look a wide range of spooky goings on, from demonic spirits to poltergeists - and features reconstructions alongside actual footage and insight from experts and those involved in the cases. Sounds good, eh?

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And Aykroyd insists you don't need to be a believer to get a kick out of the show.

He told PEOPLE: "It's so much fun. Bottom line about all of it, whether you're a believer or not, it's entertaining."

Dan Aykroyd in Ghostbusters. Credit: Columbia Pictures
Dan Aykroyd in Ghostbusters. Credit: Columbia Pictures

Aykroyd himself admits he is a believer, telling the news outlet that he reckons the cases the show highlights will 'open up a lot of minds and hopefully break through some of the skepticism people carry about the paranormal'.

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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 68-year-old praised the way the show handled the stories.

He said: "It is pretty frightening what these people go through. That's what I love about the Travel Channel's approach, they're sensitive to the trauma. The tone is that although we're exploring these stories for entertainment, we're also telling their unique stories with the goal of helping them heal.

Credit: Travel Channel
Credit: Travel Channel

"Half the people in the world think you're insane if you say you've seen a ghost, so these shows are a forum so people can safely come forward and tell their stories and be accepted by believers and those who have had similar experiences."

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Among the cases Aykroyd will examine include a travelling salesman who manages to capture creepy poltergeist activity with his phone while staying in a motel and a group of students who go on a school trip to Italy in which they end up accidentally setting free an evil spirit - don't you just hate it when that happens?

When asked about his own personal favourite, Akyroyd told Entertainment Weekly viewers should keep their eyes peeled for the story of a woman who checked into an inn out in the woods in Connecticut and found she wasn't alone in the room.

Hotel Paranormal airs on the Travel Channel on Saturdays.

Featured Image Credit: Travel Channel

Topics: TV and Film, Ghosts

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]