A new documentary series title “Hellier” is heading our way in a few days, and it’s definitely something that Brainwaves fans should keep on their radar. When exec producer Greg Newkirk described it to us as being about “UFOs and… well… goblins… in rural Kentucky,” we knew we had to learn more! Read on for the details.
From the Press Release:
Planet Weird presents “Hellier,” a five-part, cinematic documentary series following an investigation into unsolved mysteries, impossible synchronicities, and a web of high strangeness which stretches from the heart of Appalachian coal country. Driven by a plea for help from a man under supernatural assault, a small crew of paranormal researchers find themselves in a dying coal town, where a series of strange coincidences leads them to a decades-old mystery with far-reaching implications.
In 2012 paranormal investigator Greg Newkirk was contacted by a frightened man named David, who claimed that small, humanoid creatures were emerging from a long-abandoned mine shaft on his rural Kentucky property. After enduring a series of nightly assaults by the strange entities, David shared a collection of stunning photographs of three-toed footprints – and even the creatures themselves. Then David disappeared.
In the years that followed, the case only became stranger for Newkirk and his wife, Dana, as they fielded more emails from mysterious figures and tracked down historical leads from Appalachian locals. Then, in 2017, prompted by an impossible synchronicity, director Karl Pfeiffer and fellow investigator Connor Randall rendezvoused with Greg and Dana to unravel the dangling threads of the mystery once and for all. They travel into the shadows of the Appalachian mountains, to the source of it all, where a dwindling town named Hellier buries its secrets in the ancient caverns deep beneath the earth.
Aided by reluctant locals, cutting-edge parapsychological methods, and a trail of breadcrumbs left by occultists and UFO researchers decades before, the investigators uncover a mystery with frightening and far-reaching implications: The phenomena are bigger than Hellier, and someone – or something – has noticed them.
“Hellier” is a cerebral documentary series that, for the first time in the history of paranormal-based television, doesn’t shy away from the true strangeness or complexity of the phenomena. With a rare anamorphic vérité format that puts the viewer in the middle of the experience, “Hellier” changes the rules for what paranormal television can – and should – look like.
All episodes of “Hellier” premiere free of charge on Friday, January 18th, at 12:01AM ET on Amazon Prime, YouTube, Vimeo, and Hellier.tv. Check out Hellier.tv for episode descriptions, downloads, detailed series information, behind-the-scenes looks, and special features. Follow @WeirdHQ and #HELLIER for more exclusive content and updates.
“Hellier” is produced by Planet Weird; executive producers for Planet Weird are Greg Newkirk and Dana Newkirk. The series is directed by Karl Pfeiffer and co-produced by Connor Randall.