Rob Lowe is going to explore the supernatural with his sons in The Lowe Files.
I have to admit that when celebrities get their own ghost-hunting shows, I’m always a little interested. Plus I miss Celebrity Ghost Stories.
In the A&E series, Lowe and his sons (Matthew and Owen) pull a Supernatural on us. They travel cross country to look into the supernatural “from the exploration of an underwater alien base off the coast of Malibu to working with an esteemed shaman at Preston Castle, a reportedly haunted reformatory for boys”.
According to Lowe in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the show definitely made him more of a believer in the paranormal.
“Based on my experiences on the show, particularly around ghosts — absolutely. We captured some incredible [footage]. Our first episode is about poltergeists in one of the most notoriously haunted structures in America. Nothing is staged, nothing is trick-cut — no B.S. I believe there are probably ghosts out there. The rest of [what we found I accepted on a] case-by-case basis, but we had an incredible encounter with what locals call the wood ape, which is in the Ozark Mountains. I’m fully aware that I sound like a crazy, Hollywood kook right now.”
I bet the guys from those Bigfoot reality TV shows are definitely wishing they had Lowe’s experience. Of course, Lowe’s encounter with Bigfoot won’t be aired until the season one finale.
More importantly, The Lowe Files seems to be about family. According to Lowe, his sons were always going to involved with him. In fact, the show wasn’t even going to be a show at first.
“My boys and I were going to do this on our own and film it with our little cameras for a laugh. At one point I said, I bet someone will buy this and put it on the air. We talked about it for years until I had a general meeting with A&E. I told them my boys and I had the idea to hunt urban legends, myths, and monsters [and we decided] to make a show.”
Awwww. I’m a sucker for family dynamics.
The Lowe Files will premiere August 2nd on A&E. Check out the trailer below.