Twisted Dixie: ghost hunting redneck style

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Just when you thought that ghost hunting shows were on heir way out, CMT plans to air a southern ghost hunting show. Didn’t someone tell them that this had been done before — Ghost Lab?

They are part of Twisted Dixie, a group of six that seek the paranormal throughout the South. Grady Carter, Chris’ father, owns the business and finances it. Andy Carter, a talker, leads most investigations. Chris “Moo Moo” Phillips is rotund, funny and wears a cap displaying the words village idiot. Margie Blalock, who was absent from Wednesday’s adventures in Iva, is a psychic. Steve Keaton, who is Chris’ uncle and Grady’s brother-in-law, good-naturedly sat on the front porch of Ross’ house and listened to a combination of excitement, chaos and cursing.

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They travel in an old white limousine to assignments because it’s the only vehicle they’ve found in which they can all fit. Before entering any house, they stand in a circle and pray for protection and for the peace of mind of any spirits they’ll disturb. They use a homemade Ouija board, which they call the Margie board, out of respect for Chris’s Catholicism.

Sounds like Ghost Adventures meets the Beverly Hillbillies, and an uncomfortable dose of southern religious enthusiasm tossed in a’la Paranormal State.  Expect to see these beer swilling demon-fighting mercenaries in the fall on CMT.
By the way, Twisted Dixie charges ” … upward of $2,000 per demonic possession, they camp out at night in clients’ houses, barns, businesses or woods and ‘document paranormal activity,’”  (source NYT link)

Author: Barry

A knight is sworn to valor.

6 thoughts on “Twisted Dixie: ghost hunting redneck style”

  1. I don’t even remember how I found your blog to begin with, but I absolutely love it! This post, so far, has to take the cake for me from what I’ve read… I’m just not sure how scared I am. It makes me think of some of my family… I think I’ll do as hypnobarb and begin shuddering in utter horror! Yeah, that’ll be my reaction for now. I BET my family will be watching this.

    The only Twisted Dixie I *used* to know was a country with a twist band. They were pretty good. This just… well, it flat-out concerns me! Have these people reproduced? Oy

  2. I LOVE THIS !!……I MEAN SERIOUSLY PEOPLE WATCH ( HONEY BOO-BOO ) THAT TOTALLY DOWN’S THE SOUTH AND A CHILD THAT IS OVER WEIGHT AND IS SPOILED ROTTEN , HER LIFE IS A ( SNOW-BALL HEADED FOR HELL ) !!!! I WOULD LOVE TO WATCH THIS SHOW AND ENJOY IT ….!!!

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