Recognized for his capacity to dive into mysteries and to discover forgotten about moments in historical past, Don Wildman is a staple on the Journey Channel. The host is thought for his work on the likes of Mysteries on the Museum, Off Limits, and Cities of the Underworld, amongst others, however it’s secure to say that his newest TV enterprise is likely to be his most intriguing one but.
On Buried Worlds with Don Wildman, he takes a hands-on strategy to inspecting the deep historical past and cultural roots of darkish magic, voodoo, exorcism, spiritual sacrifice, vampire hunters, and way more.
Within the June eight sequence premiere, Don heads to Bulgaria to take a look at a village that has been stricken by vampire rumors for hundreds of years — and there is motive to consider that one remains to be there.
Don Wildman from Buried Worlds spoke solely with Distractify about how actual the present is, and what it was actually like to research a number of intense tales. Plus, he dished on his views on the occult and the paranormal parts from the present.
What’s ‘Buried Worlds’ with Don Wildman about?
The brand new Journey Channel sequence focuses on a few of historical past’s darkest tales, and the origins of a number of feared paranormal figures, together with Depend Dracula and witches.
As somebody who has a deep, vested curiosity in historical past and telling tales, Don solely informed Distractify that the present is about educating each himself and the viewers, and that assembly with individuals invested in these beliefs helps to inform the tales precisely.
“I am not from a mystical world, and it was not one in every of my pursuits in life till I ended up with a TV present about it. It was an incredible expertise to have what I had solely watched on tv myself earlier than,” he stated. “However, I additionally realized a hell of so much about these worlds via a completely completely different lens.”
“I am getting an training on this world whereas having the expertise — both personally or vicariously via the individuals I meet — of what actually goes on,” he continued.
Don Wildman stated he is “holding palms with either side” on ‘Buried Worlds’.
Whereas the historical past that Don is investigating on the present is compelling sufficient by itself, he defined that the crux of all of it is that individuals actually need to know what occurs after demise. The occult can present solutions to that for many who actually consider in it.
“Folks have been asking the identical questions all through historical past: What’s on the opposite aspect? We continuously to today ask this. We’re all the time questioning what’s past. For me, to discover a approach of attending to that query was via understanding the historical past and tradition that is the context of it,” he stated.
Don stated that Buried Worlds is completely different from different exhibits as a result of he actually serves because the hyperlink between the viewers and people he meets, as a substitute of being somebody who’s pushing his personal concepts.
“In most paranormal exhibits, you could have a group or a person who goes out and has a primary particular person expertise with that spirit,” he stated. “I am moving into as one man. I am the one holding palms on either side — with the viewers who will not be having the expertise, and to the one who is.”
Is ‘Buried Worlds with Don Wildman’ faux?
Each time a sequence offers with supernatural forces or the occult, there’ll all the time be skeptics who deny any unusual occurrences as faux or drawn out for the cameras.
Don defined that he himself had been uncertain concerning the tales he was investigating till he met with the assorted specialists and true believers.
“I used to be a skeptic earlier than I went on the market and had the experiences that I had. I actually needed to see a ghost. I actually needed to see an alien. I actually needed to see one thing that will inform me that this was all actual,” he stated. “That did not occur.”
However, he nonetheless left the present with a larger understanding.
“I needed to stroll away going, ‘I get it. These persons are having this expertise, and I need to know extra.’ That’s the sensation I had,” he defined.
He additionally stated that every little thing that the cameras caught was solely actual.
“So far as fakery goes, no, we didn’t do any of that stuff. It was a special form of present from that,” he stated. “I used to be reporting on what individuals had been doing of their world. I used to be witnessing these experiences, which weren’t essentially paranormal experiences.”
Although Don did not face off with a vampire or see a ghost, he desires the tales on Buried Worlds to proceed.
“I used to be left with a thriller…” he stated concerning the conclusion of the primary season. “I hope that I get a Season 2.”
Buried Worlds with Don Wildman airs on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on the Journey Channel.