GHOSTS OF MORGAN CITY
Ghosts of Morgan City takes place in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. A continuation of the hit show Ghosts of Shepherdstown, the Morgan City season (officially called Season 3) is led by Ben, psychic medium Sarah Lemos, and local demonologist Jereme Leonard. Police Chief King from Shepherdstown, WV connected with Police Chief James “Bo” Blair in Morgan City, LA when he heard of the town’s unique problem. Similar to the rise in bizarre paranormal activity that Shepherdstown experienced, Morgan City and the surrounding towns had been experiencing a disconcerting spike in emergency calls related to encounters with ghosts from the bayou city’s turbulent past.
Upon arriving in Morgan City, the team sets up shop in the town’s archive building where most of the historic records for the whole parish are stored. With the help of local historian Diane Wiltz, Ben’s team digs into the area’s haunted history. Dramatic and sometimes terrifying stories are recounted by key witnesses. Then the team attempts to experience and document the phenomenon themselves. If particular spirits are identified, the team helps to move them along through revealing injustices, incorrect historical records, or using other means to expel the disturbing presence. Learning that the hauntings have spread throughout the area, the team begins working with other police departments to get to the bottom of the supernatural trend in St. Mary Parish.
Ghosts of Morgan City filmed an 8 episode season which began airing June 21, 2019, in the U.S. on the Travel Channel. This was the longest project Ben has filmed all within the same location. Ben and his team lived and worked within the small parish of 50,000 people for several months. On their non-filming days, the team would often take in the local scenery at alligator farms, bayou tours, and nature hikes. Because it’s a more common mode of transportation in the bayou, Ben decided to add a seaplane rating to his pilot’s license during his stay. He also convinced Sarah to train and qualify him to earn his Kundalini Reiki Master certification.
The show’s official website at TravelChannel.com has airdates, times, and bonus video content HERE.
SERIES EPISODE SYNOPSIS
Paranormal investigators are called by the Morgan City, Louisiana, police department to the site of a shapeshifting mist near the town’s lake. Alarm is raised when the mayor reports the hauntings have spread throughout St. Mary Parish.
The team arrives at a home where an eerie ghost girl has been befriending children for generations. When they discover a darker entity lurking in the home, the investigators must figure out how the two spirits are related.
BLUE SHIRT OF IDLEWILD
The team investigates a limbless phantom at a historic plantation in Patterson, Louisiana. They soon face more spirits than they bargained for after discovering a connection to voodoo and the deadly yellow fever epidemic.
A call from the Morgan City police sends the team to Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin, where a trapper reports seeing two men vanish into thin air. A contestant from Naked and Afraid reveals evidence of a dangerous pirate’s spirit.
IRISH BEND SOLDIER
A bizarre report of the ghost of solider at an antebellum home brings the team to Franklin, Louisiana. As they attempt to contact the spirit, they discover the plantation was seized by Union forces before the Battle of Irish Bend.
BERWICK BLOODY FOUR
The team takes on poltergeist activity connected to a gruesome murder in Berwick, Louisiana. The case hits close to home after they link a baby doll from the crime scene to paranormal activity at their own headquarters.
The team uncovers the shocking history behind the location of their headquarters after an alarm is tripped at Morgan City’s archives building. A surprise witness turns their investigation into the uptick of hauntings on its heels.
THE MAN IN BLACK
The team launches an investigation of downtown Morgan City after construction workers discover skeletal remains under the street. They turn to the community for help putting the town’s spirits to rest.