SyFy’s Ghost Hunters Return to The Mount for Season Finale

Lenox, MA—SyFy’s hit show, Ghost Hunters will conclude its current season with a trip back to The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox, Mass., to investigate reports of increased paranormal activity since TAPS last visited in 2008. The episode entitled “1st Edition Apparition” will air on the SyFy channel on November 18 at 9/8c.

According to Rebecka McDougall, communication director for The Mount, the TAPs team contacted her last November to film a follow up to their previous investigation five years earlier. At that time, the Ghost Hunters felt the evidence was inconclusive. The 2008 visit was aired as the third episode of season five of the popular show and can be viewed on YouTube. The team returned to The Mount in December of 2014 for a total of three days.

“The findings from their investigation are confidential, the only person who knows what they found is Robert Oakes, a tour guide who worked directly with the team while they were here,” said McDougall.

“It was fantastic to welcome Jason, Steve, Tango and the rest of the Ghost Hunters team back to The Mount for a second investigation,” said Robert Oaks. Oaks has been leading ghost tours for the past four years. “There have been so many reports of strange activity at the estate since their last visit, it isn’t surprising they wanted to return. I can’t say what they found, but you will certainly want to tune in on November 18.”

The Mount has been offering ghost tours of the property since 2009. The ghost tours, recommended for guests 12 and over, are offered in the summer and fall months and consistently sell out. Hot spots for paranormal activity include the second floor of the historic Stable, Wharton’s bathroom on the second floor on the Main House and recently Teddy Wharton’s Den on the first floor. Footsteps, strange sensations, the distinct scents of floral perfume and cigar smoke have all been reported by guests.

For pictures taken on ghost tours and given to The Mount by participants, please contact Nicole Knapp at nknapp@edithwharton.org.

About The Mount:

The Mount is a National Historic Landmark and cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic, and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton. We engage a diverse audience by providing context to Wharton’s life and achievements through our educational and public programs and the conservation and preservation of her historic estate and gardens.

Each year, The Mount is host to over 40,000 visitors. Daily tours of the property are offered May through October, with special events throughout the year. Annual summer programming includes outdoor sculpture, Wharton on Wednesdays, Music After Hours, and the celebrated Monday Lecture Series. Exhibits explore themes from Wharton’s life and work.

For more information, visit EdithWharton.org.

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