Longtime Cottage Grove residents may know father-and-son team of Duck and Dick Secord as two of this community’s colorful characters. It appears the folks at reality television have figured this out, as well.
On Jan. 16, the Sy Fy Channel will present the first installment of a new series, “Ghost Mine,” the first in a trio of new shows planned to capitalize on the recent twin television crazes of gold mining and paranormal activity. And the Secord duo, a real-life mining concern here in Cottage Grove, will play a significant part in the series, according to their agent, John Holmes, of the agency SQ1 West out of Portland.
“It’s ‘Gold Rush’ meets ‘Ghost Hunters,’” Holmes said of the new show. “It’s a good blend of both categories. There’s a huge following of the paranormal right now, and gold mining is at the top of a lot of people’s minds with the high price of gold.For the complete article see the 12-05-2012 issue.
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