Veteran actor and comedian Dan Aykroyd is hosting an upcoming Sky HISTORY television series called The UnBelievable, which will highlight some of the strangest true stories and unexplained historical events.
Speaking about the show, Aykroyd expressed fascination with the bizarre tales, ranging from Boston’s infamous 1919 Great Molasses Flood disaster to a Mexican island filled with creepy dolls. “It’s not fantasy, it’s not fiction, it all happened. It’s true,” he remarked.
In an interview, the Ghostbusters star also discussed his longstanding family interest in spiritualism and the paranormal, tracing his beliefs back to his great-grandfather who was an Edwardian spiritualist that conducted seances. Aykroyd admitted he’s never personally witnessed a ghost, but claimed to have seen unexplained glowing tubes he believes to be ectoplasmic energy.
Additionally, the actor suggested the original Ghostbusters film helped raise mainstream awareness of paranormal research. However, Aykroyd joked he’s not eager to wear the heavy proton pack contraption again for the upcoming sequel Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, saying “you’ll be hearing me moan if I do have to put the pack on again.”
From strange occult mysteries to unbelievable survival stories, Aykroyd’s new series promises to offer no shortage of bizarre, real-life tales. The UnBelievable premieres February 19th on Sky HISTORY.