Feb 282012

‘Digger’s’ is a brand new program featuring Anaconda Treasure hunters Tim Saylor and George Wyant, and the Pilot episode airs on National Geographic Channel at 8:00 pm on Tuesday 28th February 2012. Called ‘Montana Juice‘, this episode was filmed last year in the yard of the Old Montana Prison in Deer Lodge.

According to the program description ‘Ringy and KG are headed to an old prison in Montana to help the local museum curator uncover buried treasure. The shuttered prison has remained unopened for decades, but it once held some of the most notorious outlaws of the Old West. Who knows what the boys will find that once belonged to the prisons infamous residents. Contraband? Bullets? A shank?’.

Tune in this evening to see what treasures they unearthed. This show is repeated today at 10 pm, and also on Saturday 3rd March at 8 pm and 11 pm, Sunday 4th March at 9 pm and on Tuesday 6th March at 4 pm.

NatGeo TV can be found on DirecTV channel 276, Dish Network channel 186 or Optimum Cable TV channel 165. Their website is at http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/

The Old Prison and Montana Auto Museums are currently closed but will re-open for the 2012 Season on Wednesday March 7th at 10 am

Dec 142010


Ghost Lab Team at the Old Montana Prison

Back in July, the Discovery Channel TV show ‘Ghost Lab‘ came to Deer Lodge and spent several days investigating the Old Montana Prison. Brothers Brad and Barry Klinge, co-founders of the group ‘Everyday Paranormal‘, were joined by team members Katie Burr, Steve Hock, Steve Harris and Cory Lamey. The production crew set up cameras, lighting and miles of cables to prepare for the investigation. Everyone associated with the production, together with the Museum staff, were sworn to secrecy over what happened during the investigations. It’s safe to say, however, that something interesting occurred, since Barry Klinge is on record as saying his favorite episode of Season Two of ‘Ghost Lab’ was the Old Montana Prison!

This episode of ‘Ghost Lab’ is titled ‘No Escape’ and airs on the following channels/dates/times:

Science Channel – Wednesday December 15th at 8pm (MST)
Science Channel – Wednesday December 15th at 11pm (MST)
Science Channel – Friday December 17th at 3am (MST)
Discovery Channel – Friday night/ Saturday morning December 24th at 12 midnight (MST)
(Check your local cable and satellite listings for channel number and time.)