Premieres Friday, April 15 at 10 PM ET/PT on Destination America
Destination America is premiering a new six-part series on April 15 at 10/9c featuring TV’s first African-American paranormal investigation team. Ghost Brothers consists of three best friends– all raised in religious households – who take their healthy curiosity and passion for the paranormal to the next level. The trio tour a series of haunted houses throughout the U.S. to uncover the history and the truth behind the local tales. “Messing with ghosts” is taboo in their families and the bros – Dalen, Juwan, Marcus – aren’t afraid to wear their (frightened) hearts on their sleeves as they investigate things that go bump in the night. They add a refreshing dose of (nervous) laughter to an otherwise scary subject, making the series genuinely entertaining and fun to watch. As these budding enthusiasts take an interest of theirs to the next level, the charismatic Ghost Brothers offer a fresh, funny and unique take on the spirit world.
The season premiere revolves around the Magnolia Plantation in Derry, Louisiana. The Ghost Brothers are motivated to investigate claims of deceased slaves still practicing voodoo in the afterlife. During this time, voodoo was a secret practice that took place behind closed doors at the plantation, and was believed to have been used by slaves to curse their masters and protect themselves. After hearing about stories of apparitions resembling slaves and soldiers, and some unexplainable things happening in the vicinity of the slave quarters, the Ghost Brothers are on a mission to find out if the spirits of slaves are still practicing voodoo on this historic plantation.
The Allen House Premieres Friday, April 22 at 10/9c
In episode 2, airing on Friday, April 22 at 10 PM ET/PT, the Ghost Brothers travel to Monticello, Arkansas to investigate the Allen House, which has claims of doppelgangers and apparitions connected to a love triangle and a jilted woman's suicide that took place in the house in 1949. In 2007, the Spencer family bought the Allen House and soon learned the home had a tragic history of death. Since renovations began, paranormal activity picked up. Visitors to the home believe that they see the apparition of the woman who committed suicide, Ladell Allen, in the mirrors of the home and roaming the halls. But Rebecca and Mark Spencer don't think she is the only spirit here – they have also been plagued by strange activity including the presence of ghostly doppelgangers in the home.
As the leader of the group, Dalen identifies, researches, and organizes the locations that the GHOST BROTHERS investigate. He is adventurous, bold and willing to try anything while looking for and trying to make contact with ghosts. When he was 7 years old, Dalen saw an apparition in his grandmother’s house and that experience is one that has been forever ingrained in his memory. Born and raised in Dallas, his mother is the head Pastor of a church and his religious upbringing made him realize that there must be some higher power governing us all, having a profound impact on his life and how he approaches exploring the paranormal.
From Chicago, Juwan’s fascination with the paranormal started at just 12 years old when he would go ghost hunting in graveyards. He would experience drastic temperature drops and eerie shifts in energy that he wasn’t able to explain, physical sensations that piqued his curiosity and drove him to explore more. In 2005, Juwan and Dalen met as fraternity brothers at Clark Atlanta University, and bonded over a shared interest in the unknown. In 2011, they started investigating haunted locations that included cemeteries, hotels and churches, and have been on a mission to uncover evidence of the paranormal ever since
The newest member of the group, Atlanta-based Marcus is a barber with celebrity clientele, and began cutting Dalen’s hair six years ago. When he shared his paranormal experience with Dalen – of being asleep and having a vivid sensation of an entity putting their hands over his mouth – Dalen quickly invited Marcus to join he and Juwan on their next hunt, and it’s been the GHOST BROTHERS trio ever since. Marcus considers himself the charmer of the group, the playful character who brings the humor but also handles the tools and technology for the team.