Be afraid, Boise: We’re about to be in the national TV spotlight.
But, for once, the attention won’t make more out-of-staters want to move here.
“Destination Fear,” a Travel Channel series in its second season, will focus on the Old Idaho Penitentiary this weekend. The TV show’s stars drove here this summer and braved a night at the historic prison, which is supposedly haunted by the spirits of long-dead inmates.
The “Old Idaho Prison” episode is scheduled to air at 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12.
“Destination Fear” is led by documentary filmmaker Dakota Laden. He journeys around the United States in an RV with his sister, Chelsea, his pal, Tanner Wiseman, and cameraman Alex Schroeder. They hang out in spooky places, sleeping separately, alone and perpetually wigged out.
Here’s the Travel Channel description of the bone-chilling Boise episode: “After many…