Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Interview With Dana Workman From Syfy's Newest Show Haunted Highway

If you are a personal friend of mine you know that if I watch TV, it is usually Syfy. We watch Destination Truth, Ghost Hunters and Fact or Faked religiously. These are by far our favorite shows so when we heard there was a new show coming we both had high hopes. As Ozzy fans we were interested to see Ozzy's son Jack host a show on our favorite network. We recently had a chance to interview Jack's Haunted Highway  co-host DanaWorkman.

Dana & Jack Osbourne do their own first-person investigations of the most frightening claims of paranormal activity along America’s remote back roads. Fueled by eyewitness interviews and evidence collected with state-of-the-art equipment, the team self-documents their harrowing face-to-face encounters with the paranormal. The six episode series features examinations and investigations that will take the teams off the beaten path in Montana, South Dakota, Minnesota, Arkansas and Louisiana as they seek hellhounds, skin walkers, ghosts and other paranormal phenomena. Dana Workman, an LA native, is a contradiction in high heels. She's been known to play ball with the boys by day, but come night, she's primped, glossed, and dressed to the nines for an evening with the girls. She's got the looks of a modern day vixen with the down to earth attitude of the girl next door. With a razor sharp wit, and sense of humor to boot, this has all proven a weapon for success for Dana. “Haunted Highway” is of particular significance to Dana as it is a self documented experience and she is no stranger behind the camera. An entertainer at heart, Dana has been covering events and conducting interviews across a wide variety of topics for several years doing triple duty - hosting, reporting and producing. Dana has guest starred on some of primetimes highest rated shows including guest star appearances on “8 Simple Rules,” and “Malcolm in the Middle.” She is recognizable all over the world from hosting FOX’s poker showdown “Poker2Nite” where she's traveled the globe covering stories in Macau, Dublin, London, Punta Cana, Vegas and San Francisco.

My Interview with Dana Workman:
1. Do you really think we need another paranormal investigation show?
In fact, I feel quite the opposite- I don't think shows about the paranormal will ever get old! It's an ongoing topic - unexplained phenomena, UFO's, legends and sightings of creatures like Bigfoot etc... But the thing that's different about our show, is that Jack and I, and the 2 other team of investigators, all film everything ourselves, by ourselves. We are essentially thrown out into the wild to document our own investigations - we are the camera people, the hosts etc. 

2. What is it like working with Jack Osbourne? Jack is probably the most down to earth person you'll ever meet. Definitely no diva attitude about him, (which I guess is fairly required for the type of show and work we're doing ;) He's also extremely knowledgeable about...well, it seems everything! Conspiracy theories, paranormal, unexplained phenomena - there was no shortage of information, and I was constantly learning something new from him. 

3. Which location did you feel had the most activity? Skinwalker Ranch for sure, there was a lot of stuff they didn’t show in the episode that I wish they would have, from these weird scraping noises that got increasingly closer, to weird lights. 

4. Which location made you the most uneasy? When I first arrived at this location, I was genuinely scared, and felt...uneasy. I had heard so much about it, and there was so much anticipation between both Jack and I (which also generally means, the more interested in a place, the more scared I am) Skinwalker Ranch, and the whole area in Utah where we were is a hotbed for paranormal activity. It's the holy grail for the unexplained. And when we spoke to the people in the town, you felt what they were saying was true. And there was A LOT to say. 

5. When did you first get interested in the paranormal? I've always been interested in the paranormal ever since I was little. I was obsessed with X-Files (obsessed is probably understatement), and I just loved any movie surrounding the topic. I believe I got a lot of my interest from my father as well, he actually revealed to me after my audition for this show, that in 1972 he went hunting for the “loch ness monster,” and lived out of an ice cream van for 3 weeks! But his favorite movie is Close Encounters of the 3rd kind, and we used to go to ghost towns. 

6. What training if any/do you need to do an investigation? First and foremost, research! Know the area, the people of the town, talk to witnesses, and gather as much information as possible in order to determine the absolute best way to carry out your investigation. We had a lot of amazing pieces of equipment we were able to use to pick up heat signatures, etc that really helped us along the way. 

7. Are there any suggestions for those who want to conduct their own investigation? Yes! Don't forget about the real dangers of being out in the woods or middle of nowhere. ;) Animals, weather, there were definite times of "This probably isn't the smartest idea". But hey, we're still here, and worth every second of thinking we might not be haha.

Thanks Dana! It was a pleasure and we can't wait to watch tonight.

Catch Dana and Jack on a  "Haunted Highway" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on Syfy)


  1. I love this show! I didn't know that was Ozzy's son, ha love it!

  2. Rebecca, so good right!? I love it too.

  3. Anonymous1:58 PM

    i haven't seen it yet, but it sounds interesting!

  4. Anonymous4:45 AM

    The show is fake I was a part of the crew Dana is a very nice person however she needs to come clean in her interview. However she knows that they faked the German Shepherd scene and played it off as a hell hound which is an insult to the entire paranormal community. This show is about a bunch of paid actors their is no paranormal investigating about it and base productions whom produces this film depends on others to watch this show so that they can earn a paycheck off fooling the public.

    1. I watched 2 shows, fake as all get out. I watched the oklahoma howler? it showed them out in the woods and had 4 IR cameras setup around meat. The IR 1 camera gets knocked over and imagine that NO FOOTAGE?? lol. then the Hellhounds episode shows a animal which clearly to me was a dog. You mention a german shepard . The ears are a dead giveaway to that. the legs are shorter then a coyote, which travel in packs as well. The fur covers the dogs body and allows for it to cool. the heat signatures are where as the ""expert"" says the legs do the work and the head is obviously barely covered by a thin layer of skin and fur. I just caught the Woman at the Lake where Devan slips into the Lake and they claim he was lured ino the lake. REALLY?? he was scared shitless by a noise he picks up on the parabolic dish and slips off.

      I held a TSCI clearance in the military, im no dummy. As well, i do know there is weird things out there. I have seen 2 UFO's in my life one as a child alone and ther second with family. Both reported and both not hardly a response. I think MUFON and other groups are fronts for collecting information.

      Well that's my 2 cents, ok maybe a dollar so hollar !

  5. Anonymous11:05 AM

    This show is so fake it makes me sick. I loved Ghost Hunters, I loved Paranormal Witness, hell I even loved Ghost Adventures. Buy thus show is absolutely terrible.

  6. Anonymous4:27 AM

    Ive been a fan of paramormal tv for as long as i can remember and a friend of mine is or claims to be a medium.its hard to know really when youve known them years and they blatantly tell you stuff they should already know or can easily find out.i saw Derek Acora as a fraud as soon as he opened his mouth but i always watch fact or faked,haunted highway and stranded to name afew.whilst eagerly watching haunted highway recently with the lady in the lake then the ball in the cemetary you can clearly see something possibly an hand from behind the tombstone push the ball off.the camera on the right picks up a shiny reflective thing knock the ball then disappear.pretty sad really.they get the viewing figures up by enticing you in then clearly mock us by trying to trick us into accepting the results.fact or faked investigated something you could clearly see was a mock investigation and they passed it off as paranormal.more like bog standard normal.when are they gonna stop trying to fob us off and show some real activity.even if its a 1 off episode of positive paranormal activity.if not they should stick to there previous jobs.


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