The Destination Fear team are L to R: Chelsea Laden, Alex Schroeder, Dakota Laden and Tanner Wiseman.
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The Travel Channel’s "Destination Fear" team makes a stop in Carson City for its latest ghost hunting adventure, this time exploring the historic Nevada State Prison.
In the series, brother and sister duo, Dakota Laden and Chelsea Laden, and best friend Tanner Wiseman, along with camera operator Alex Schroeder tackles new frontiers, literally, exploring in locales and buildings that have never been investigated. Go here for the website.
The upcoming episode, “Nevada State Prison” will air on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 9 p.m. Pacific and Eastern Time on the Travel Channel. It is promoted as follows:
"Still reeling from a ghostly warning, Dakota and the team head to one of America's deadliest prisons — Nevada State Prison, a place packed with tortured entities. True fear strikes their hearts when a spirit reaches out to the team for an unimaginable request."
The Nevada State Prison was in continuous operation from its establishment in 1862 until its closure in 2012, a period of 150 years. Go here for the history and background of the prison, via the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society.
"Destination Fear" airs Saturdays on Travel Channel. The show is described as follows:
The Destination Fear team travels the haunted highways, byways and back roads of America, where the fear-chasing foursome test their endurance for fear as they explore and spend the night alone inside the nation’s most haunted and scariest places.
In this latest quest for answers about fear and the paranormal, brother and sister duo, Dakota Laden and Chelsea Laden, and best friend Tanner Wiseman, along with camera operator Alex Schroeder tackles new frontiers – literally, exploring in locales they have not gone before and buildings that have never been investigated, such as the Indiana State Sanatorium. Using sensory deprivation tactics to augment their fear experiment and investigating under the harshest conditions they’ve ever faced, the team is put to the test mentally, physically and emotionally.
Dakota Laden was born in Burnsville, Minnesota, and started making amateur movies at the age of 7, with a home video camera his older sister Chelsea sold him! At age 12, he began sharing his videos on YouTube – which was primarily made up of comedy shorts and a few music, prank and experimental videos sprinkled in. It wasn't until high school that Dakota realized that exploring scary and haunted locations was his true passion, and he began looking for exciting and scary new places to explore and film. In 2011, he made five YouTube videos to copy the style of his favorite TV show at the time, “Ghost Adventures,” which earned him an actual guest appearance on the show after he caught the eye of star Zak Bagans. In 2015, he made his paranormal documentary, "Trail to Terror," with his sister Chelsea and best friend Tanner. Because of his interest in the paranormal and exceptional camera work, Dakota was invited by Bagans to become a part of the "Ghost Adventures" crew, which honed his paranormal investigating skills. Dakota's YouTube channel currently contains 250 videos, with a combined 8 million views and 65,000 subscribers.
Chelsea Laden is currently an optometry student at Illinois College of Optometry. She was a Division I NCAA ice hockey starting goaltender for a top five nationally ranked team (Quinnipiac University ‘15). Upon graduating, she was the first goalie to sign in the inaugural season of the National Women’s Hockey League. In addition to playing in the NWHL, Chelsea also was part of the USA Women’s National Hockey Program. Chelsea has always been intrigued by, and excited to explore, abandoned and haunted locations. She loves the rush of being scared but also likes learning the history of the places she visits. Chelsea will always push herself to her limits but signing up for this experiment is one of the greatest challenges she has faced, both emotionally and physically.
Tanner Wiseman grew up with a passion for filming, comedy and Minnesota football. As a teenager, he created videos on YouTube with Dakota, and it was during this time he realized that his lifelong dream was to become a filmmaker and storyteller. Tanner attended Augsburg University in Minneapolis where he earned a degree in marketing and management while playing college football.
Growing up, Tanner was intrigued by scary stories and abandoned locations, and would plan weekend trips with his friends to visit and explore haunted locations. Never one to turn away from danger, he jumped on the opportunity to once again join his childhood friends, Dakota and Chelsea, on this latest haunted trail, eager to face scarier stories and more terrifying haunts.
Source : https://www.carsonnow.org/story/11/18/2021/travel-channels-destination-fear-makes-carson-city-stop-nevada-state-prison?page=2501046