2011-02-12 / News

‘Ghost Hunters’ Crew Films on Mackinac Island


Mackinac Island resident Lori Jaruzel says she is a big fan of the cable show “Ghost Hunters” and was happy to visit with crew members at Patrick Sinclair’s Irish Pub on Mackinac Island Friday, January 14. Pictured are (from left) Steve Gonsalves, Adam Berry, Amy Bruni, Dave Tango, and Ms. Jaruzel. (Photograph courtesy of Ms. Jaruzel) Mackinac Island resident Lori Jaruzel says she is a big fan of the cable show “Ghost Hunters” and was happy to visit with crew members at Patrick Sinclair’s Irish Pub on Mackinac Island Friday, January 14. Pictured are (from left) Steve Gonsalves, Adam Berry, Amy Bruni, Dave Tango, and Ms. Jaruzel. (Photograph courtesy of Ms. Jaruzel) The crew from “Ghost Hunters” filmed at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island this month, seeking answers to reports about the hotel’s fabled ghost, Harvey.

The show’s lead investigator, Jason Hawes, arrived on the Island Thursday, January 13, along with 15 other members from the Syfy Channel’s show about paranormal investigations.

Filming in the winter was the least disruptive time of the year and provided a greater opportunity to investigate paranormal activity reported about Harvey over the years, said Patrick Powell, story producer for the cable show that is produced by Pilgrim Films and Television of North Hollywood, California.

“Due to the weather and population at this time of year, the lack of potential interference is another reason among many where the filming on Mackinac Island at Mission Point Resort will be unique,” said Mr. Powell.

Winter scenes of Mackinac Island were filmed, eyewitness interviews were conducted, and two nights of investigation work were logged for the show. Mary McGuire Slevin, executive director of the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau, provided background information and a history of Mackinac Island.

The show has not been edited, and no air date has been set, said Mrs. Slevin.

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