A still captured from the end of the show seems to prove the show is more a Ghost tale more than anything else. Factually inaccurate, but it is TV, made to entertain
As the second season of Ghosts of Shepherdstown nears its premiere date, viewers continue to wonder if Nick Groff’s reality TV series is real or fake. Fans of the former Ghost Adventures paranormal investigator have been asking this question since Season 1 of Ghosts of Shepherdstown aired on Destination America in June of 2016. Critics of Ghosts of Shepherdstown claim the show is scripted and that the witnesses are actors.
Some viewers say that Ghosts of Shepherdstown is “okay” to watch as a show, but it should be watched with some skepticism. Other viewers say they watch Ghosts of Shepherdstown to learn the history of the town, and it’s up to each viewer to decide how they feel about the show. According to Journal News, there’s not a shortage of real-life ghost stories from residents in Shepherdstown and in surrounding towns. But the director of the Visitors Center in Shepherdstown, Marianne Davis, confirmed in an interview that parts of Ghosts of Shepherdstown are staged (locations were changed) and fake (ghost stories were changed) “to make good television.”
Quoting Journal News, “Davis said some of the locations or ghost stories were changed by the show’s producers ‘to make good television.’”