Paranormal Lockdown to air Longest Investigation in TV History at Europe's Most Haunted Location

Paranormal Lockdown to air Longest Investigation in TV History at Europe’s Most Haunted Location


Halloween is only 100 days away, and today’s Paranormal Lockdown announcement at San Diego ComicCon is giving us even more reason to be excited about the spooky season. Destination America’s upcoming two-hour Paranormal Lockdown Halloween Special will not only be taking place inside one of the most legendary haunted homes, it’s also slated to be the longest paranormal investigation ever aired on television.


Premiering Monday, October 31 on TLC, ghost hunters Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman will spend an extended period of time locked inside one of England’s most infamously haunted locations, The Black Monk House. The site of  one of Europe’s most violent hauntings, it was in the Black Monk House that the infamous Pontefract Poltergeist tormented the Pritchard family throughout the late 60s and early 70s.


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The activity that went on inside the building during the time that the Pritchard family resided there is shocking, to say the least. Children were being thrown from their beds and dragged up stairs by unseen hands, objects were said to disappear into thin air, and upside-down crosses eventually began materializing on the living room walls.

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“There are few locations in the world that frighten me to investigate, and the Black Monk House has a strong energy pull like nothing else I’ve ever researched,” Nick Groff told the press. “The history of the land holds a massive amount of bloodshed, and the house has a heart still pumping the negative forces continuing to harm the living.”

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Many have theorized that the haunting may be partly due to the fact that the Pritchard family home is located directly across from what were once the local gallows. The terrifying activity that continues to occur inside 30 East Drive in Pontefract is often attributed to the Black Monk, a Clunaic monk who was hung for the rape and murder of a young girl.


“The Black Monk House is an absolutely terrifying location that, as we’re hearing from the cast and crew, is already haunting the production team as they prepare to begin filming on location,” said Jane Latman, general manager of Destination America, “Marking Destination America’s first ghost hunt abroad, the special is an exciting milestone in our quest to present paranormal fans with the scariest supernatural stories known to man.”

The special Halloween addition of Paranormal Lockdown is guaranteed to be terrifying, and with the extended amount of time the duo will have to investigate, I think it’s safe to say we’re likely to be treated to some pretty fantastic evidence. 

In addition to the special Halloween episode, Paranormal Lockdown is currently in the middle of filming its second season for Destination America, which is slated to air in 2017.

The Halloween episode is set to air October 31, at 9PM EST on TLC. Let us know what you think about the longest investigation ever aired on television in the comments below. If you’re looking for even more weird news, follow us on Twitter at @WeirdHQ or like us on Facebook!


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Didn’t ghost hunters used to do like 6hours live?

Haha, I presume this is not live, but they’ll spend an extended period at the location and then cut it down to two hours. Personally, I think that’s better than a “one-and-done” overnighter.

Way longer!!

Yeah the Halloween episodes!

Yes so those would be longer than 2 hours🙄🤔 haha

Duh, paranormal lockdown they actually SLEEP inside for a number of days. It’s not about how long the program is broadcast but how long they are on site. The standard show has them sleeping there, over 72 hours, so they can do more than just a one night lockdown. This special looks like it’ll go for 3/4 nights or something making it the longest single location lockdown. That’s what they mean. Good show, almost as good as Ghost Adventures (the only two I watch), looking fwd to this!

Sounds intriguing!

Could be interesting although after most haunted coming from there last year will it be credible

I tried watching Nick Groff’s new show but I just can’t stomach that “psychic” or “medium” woman. Once she gets going it’s just silly.

100% agree.

I am still wondering why no one caught the object that moved during the investigation of Claire’s house, on your last episode of Shepperds Town. It happened on the floor, when Elizabeth walked around a chair. Did anyone else see it?

I bet they will find evil.

So excited!! Can’t wait

I wish I got this channel!

Woo hoo!

cool and cant wait

What a cool idea!

Awesome can’t wait I’ll be counting the days while we go through this dry time of tv entertainment this time of year.

You guys look soo tired!

This show is more honest than a lot of the other’s in this genre. After his last show I can’t imagine that Nick would be part of anything that was forced or faked. I’m very excited to watch Paranormal Lockdown’s Halloween show. I’ll probably be sleeping with the lights on afterwards.

Theres NO HEAVEN !!! That Has stuck with me 😪 Nick I Dont know How you do it ?? I Love your Show !! I Just wanna learn more an More !! Im Addicted !!!

Paranormal !!! Rocks !!! Love Anything About Bigfoot Also !!! I think Bigfoot could totally be a Paranormal thing !! Nick groff #1

WOW can’t wait!!!!

A 2 Hour Halloween Investigation is not the longest investigation on TV. Destination America seems to think that people who watch their Paranormal shows are complete idiots. (Remember the Ghost Asylum’s Live Exorcism disaster? The priest did not even bless the whole house!) Even If they stay there for an extended amount of time at this location, It does not count. We will only still see two hours of it. Other ghost shows have been live or even went three to six hours before. Even Nick Groff knows this since Ghost Adventures does long Extended Halloween shows too.

This is something that I have actualy seen first hand & more…

Review of the Black Monk House – ………zzzzzzzzzz………zzzzzzzzzzz……. Nick is just as much of a drama queen as Zac Bagins. Instead of the “investigations” turning into a Zac moment, it’s now Nick’s turn. I wonder when Arron will start his own paranormal show so that ape can talk and yell through all the ”evidence”. But most of what ever Nick seems to hear or see, Katrina is sitting there shrugging her shoulders looking around. As far as the apparition running by the door, it looked like someone got inside the house. It was too solid for an apparition. Looked to… Read more »
I have realized this for many years now (with a Biblical perspective) that .. all ghost true ghost sightings .. and .. all true U.F.O. sightings (experiences) are .. “DEMONIC” !!! Yes ! .. satan .. wants to throw doubt about the Bible .. that you .. do not .. go to one place or the other when you pass away (saved – straight to heaven .. and .. unsaved – straight to the grave). satan .. wants the world to believe that your .. Spirit / Soul .. sometime hangs around when you become deceased (opposite of the Bible).… Read more »