Plymouth Haunted Museum Investigated on TV’s ‘Portals to Hell’
Some of the ghosts of Plymouth, Massachusetts have a starring role in the latest episode of the Travel Channel’s hit paranormal series Portals to Hell.
The episode, which premiered Saturday on Travel Channel and on the Discovery+ app, features an investigation of Plymouth’s Taylor Trask Museum, which actually is two different buildings: the 1725 Taylor House, and the 1894 Trask Museum.
If you’ve never seen Portals to Hell, it stars Jack Osbourne (yes, that Jack Osbourne) and Katrina Weidman, who you probably know from past television ghost shows such as Paranormal State and Paranormal Lockdown.
Weidman is no stranger to southeastern Massachusetts, either; she previously investigated Middleboro’s Oliver Estate for Paranormal Lockdown, and took part in the first-ever Middleboro ParaCon in 2018.
The Taylor Trask Museum has never been investigated on television before, and the caretaker, Jan Williams, called in Osbourne and Weidman because activity has been increasing in the two buildings since a basement well was filled in a few years ago.
Williams, who runs the Dead of Night ghost tours in Plymouth, is a frequent investigator of the paranormal; however, she says the activity has gotten to the point where she is uncomfortable being alone in either building.
Osbourne and Weidman learn about the long, haunted history of the Taylor Trask Museum, with everything from disembodied voices to objects such as a television set being thrown across the room. Although it’s only touched upon briefly, it’s also the site of one of Plymouth’s most notorious ghost stories – the tale of the haunted pram, a wicker baby carriage said to move on its own.
What do the Portals to Hell duo find during their investigation in Plymouth? Well, let’s just say things get very interesting when they decide to leave a sensory-deprived Williams alone in the basement, right next to the filled-in well that may be the source of the unhappy spirits.