Ghost Mine Digs Deeper Into The Mystery

The entire gang is back at the Crescent Mine, searching for more than gold and getting creepier by the day. I wanted to wait until I watched a couple of episodes of Ghost Mine before writing about the new season. The first, short run season was so good, I wasn’t sure they could maintain the head of steam they’d built.

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Thankfully, I was wrong. Season 2 is even better. Viewers already know the back story and love the miners and investigators, so it was easy to just jump right into the thick of things. In the two plus years I’ve been doing this blog, nothing comes close to the attention my post on the first season of Ghosts Mine received. I’m not the only one who thinks this is the best paranormal show on TV.

I think we were all disappointed to see that the second shaft they had opened at the close of season one had been caved in so thoroughly, there was no way to reopen it this time around. I’ll bet there were a lot of disreputable people skulking about those hills looking for the mine after the show aired. Did the owner, Larry, bring it down to keep them out, knowing there was a good possibility of gold lurking in the depths? Speaking of Larry, there’s something very shady about him. He’s extra scruffy this season and comes across to me as a little puppet master, jerking the strings of the Crescent Mine crew as well as Patrick and Kristen.

What I hope will be a fortuitous addition to the team is Greybeard’s old man, Duck. You remember him. He’s the one that bailed when he heard Tommyknockers in the first episode last season. I feel that good things will come from having the wise, superstitious old miner around. There’s a good mix of old and young here, and it makes for a good dynamic.

Patrick, who I think is sporting more ink, has come  up with some more interesting toys to search for the paranormal. He’s a bright, no nonsense guy and his passion for what he does really comes through. And Kristen, well, she’s the living embodiment of Dana Scully, from the red hair to her quest for the truth. I know plenty of guys that watch the show just for her. Yes, guys are shallow. No news flash there.


There are a ton of questions that need to be answered this season.

  • What do the Masons have to do with the mine? Was the newly discovered ballroom a meeting place for initiations?
  • Who is the mystery person lurking around the camp and mines? Or is Larry just trying to draw them off their game?
  • What happened during Bucket and Papa Smurf’s grandson’s missing time experience?
  • What did Jay see walk past him in the mine and what is that shadow in the trees?
  • Will Fast Eddie be convinced that something paranormal is going on before the end of the season?
  • Can anyone understand what Bucket says without captions?
  • Will Jamol’s cooking get any better?

Unlike other paranormal shows, we the viewers are just as interested in the mining and the lives of the cast as we are hearing EVPs or seeing video evidence of shadow people. And that’s what’s always set this show apart.

From all the feedback I’ve received, I know you’re all watching. What are your favorite parts of the show? What do you hope to see? Who are your favorite characters and why? I’ll give away signed books and ebooks to random commenters over the next few weeks. Now let’s get to diggin’!

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About Hunter Shea

Hunter Shea is the product of a misspent childhood watching scary movies, reading forbidden books and wishing Bigfoot would walk past his house. He doesn’t just write about the paranormal – he actively seeks out the things that scare the hell out of people and experiences them for himself. Hunter’s novels can even be found on display at the International Cryptozoology Museum. His video podcast, Monster Men, is one of the most watched horror podcasts in the world. You’ll also find him every week on the Final Guys podcast, available everywhere. He’s a bestselling author of over 30 books, all of them written with the express desire to quicken heartbeats and make spines tingle. Living with his wonderful family and two cats, he’s happy to be close enough to New York City to gobble down Gray’s Papaya hotdogs when the craving hits.

27 responses to “Ghost Mine Digs Deeper Into The Mystery”

  1. Scott DayOH says :

    I totally dig this show (pun not intended). My wife doesn’t normally watch these type of shows with me, but she even watches it. Why? Just like you stated Hunter, there is more to this than just the haunted mine. We don’t know squat about mining, so that is interesting, plus the personalities of the miners are so compelling. It really is hard to not like the crew. Well, except maybe Larry.

    I think there’s something shady about Larry, but I would imagine most mine owners are a bit controlling and quiet about their income from the digs. I do wonder about the “person” he saw, was he just playing to the knowledge from last year, creating a false enemy?

    I had started to wonder if he created the big collapse on the new portal. I thought he may want to attack that after the show, with a new crew who may not be able to command as much $? However, I think if it was him, he’d deter them from trying to come through from the inside.

    I think Fast Eddie feels like he cannot admit to anything. I give him credit for coming up with logical reasons, but when you have Graybeard disagreeing with him – that’s huge.

  2. Renae Rude - The Paranormalist says :

    All right already. I’ll give it a shot.

  3. Brian Collis says :

    Far and away the best of the paranormal sleuth shows. Just the fact that they are there so much, and that they can investigate right away, when things are hot. My wife and I both love it!

    I mean, its so good I almost tell myself its fake, so that that if it ever came out as scripted I could say I wasn’t tricked. Even if it was though, I’d still watch because its so compelling!

  4. Deborah Whitten says :

    I love the show, it’s beat out what used to be my favs. Because they are not the same as when they started, and I’m a creature of habit when the show is good. I to was raised on horror, my mom did it. But I love that it takes a lot to scare me, and GM is the first paranormal show to make me jump in a long time ! I didn’t know he is selling the mines, that is a bummer. What will happen to the show ? And Patrick and Kristen ? I like the way they interact during investigations, I chat with some of the guys on FB. I like how they keep us posted on stuff with the show and there lives. This show is all I look forward to all week, as far as anything worth watching on TV !

  5. Jeff Donaldson says :

    I too believe that it is the best of the paranormal shows. I also like to watch and learn about how the mining is done as well as the paranormal investigating.
    I have always been suspicious of Larry (the mine owner). Last year it seemed to me that it was all about mining the gold no matter what and he was just not concerned about hearing anything about the miners being uncomfortable in the mine. He even went as far as suggesting to Patrick and Kristen to keep the miners in the dark about evidence. I’m glad the they ignored him there. Whatever happened to those bones he was supposed to test? That seemed to of quietly been buried too. So, you can see that Larry is the one character that is truly shady and cannot be totally trusted. The only other surprise to me was that Fast Eddie was back. He sometimes had quite the attitude and was openly hostile to Larry and it seemed that he really didn’t want to be there. He did say at the beginning of season 2 that ” he wasn’t sure if we would be back” Did he mean him, or everyone with that statement. It’s going to be an interesting season anyway and I’ll be watching, strapped down to my recliner, phone off and generator on, just in case.

  6. Angela Fowler says :

    Paranormal shows provide answers to those of us who know the answers are out there. I love Ghost Mine, I just wish the miners had cameras on their helmets. I’d love to investigate in there! This show is so well made not over the top like some others,may be why it’s my favorite.

  7. hookofabook says :

    Sounds interesting for sure!

  8. Chris McGuire says :

    It looks like Larry the mine owner is selling tickets to a haunted mine experience…

  9. Jack Campisi (@backinjack) says :

    Oh, now I get it. It’s about a haunted mine. I thought it was about the spirit of a dead mine… kinda like Ghost Dad and Ghost Shark. (Just kiddin’. Great show and a good blog too, post my man.)

  10. robin says :

    My husband and I watch the show but is Kristen really a paranormal investigator. I think they put her on because she is pretty. She gets way to scared. I like the show but spend most of it laughing about how scared she gets. I don’t know if you saw the new show ghost bait but it;s the worst show i’ve seen don’t watch it.

    • Hunter Shea says :

      You’re right, she does freak out a lot. I think I saw that she has 10 years experience investigating the paranormal. Sorry to hear that about Ghost Bait. It has Mallie Fox who is on my favorite paranormal radio show, Darkness Radio.

      • Jeff Donaldson says :

        I believe that I read that she is a registered Hypnotherapist. She has also acted in bit parts in some movies. Since she has some phychological training, she uses that when talking to the miners about personal paranormal experiences. I’m not sure how much “experience” she has as an investigator, or how she knew Patrick, but I have to agree, she does freak out to much to be a real paranormal investigator.

  11. Scott DayOH says :

    I’m starting the new episode, “Wandering Spirits”, and they’re showing the scene from last week’s episode where the crew is startled in the shack listening to EVPs.

    Just before the loud bang, a very obvious shadow appears at the shack’s door. Makes me call bullshit on that.

  12. Scott DayOH says :

    As a side note – I think during the actual episode the camera angle was from another vantage point.

  13. Occului says :

    I’m just looking forward to seeing if they publish Kristen’s photos from her time with the Girls Gone Wild franchise (true), or if Patrick will revert back to his former profession of proving ghost shows are a hoax. Nah, the money is too good.

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