Yesterday it was announced on the Facebook pages of several of the cast members that “Ghost Mine” would not be picked up for a third season on Syfy. Technically, they are not cancelling, just holding off. (Which sounds like the same limbo that "Ghost Hunters International" suffered from before cancelling.) Naturally that news did not go over well with the show’s fans. One person has already created a “Renew Ghost Mine for a season 3” Facebook page that already has almost 1500 likes since the announcement.
Patrick Doyle, one of the show’s paranormal investigators, had this to say on his Facebook page:
“I see the news is out that Ghost Mine will not be coming back next season. We don't know what the future holds for the crew & show, but I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your love & support. Your voices & messages are what kept us going for this long.
I never say goodbye — always, "See you later" because I believe I will see many of you in the future. If not on the show, at one of the many events I'll be attending.”
Cast member Stan “Papa Smurf” Griffith had this to say about the situation:
“Good morning gang. Well as most of you have heard already we received a call from the production company that the new executives on SyFy will not be renewing Ghost Mine for a 3rd season. Sorry it has taken so long to get an answer out of them but they finally decided yesterday evening not to re-new the show. I will try and keep my page open for awhile and up date you all on what Mama Smurf and I are up to. It has been great knowing all of you and all the support you have given us. I guess we will see what is down the road for us. Love Ya All. Papa Smurf”
Another one of the miners, Jay Verburg had a lot to say, mostly his thoughts about each of the individual cast members, which are touching to read. It seems like he has certainly become hooked on the ghost hunting aspect and the secrets that part of the country holds. In closing he had this to say:
“So, I’m not goin anywhere, anytime soon. You know where to find me and all the mentioned above. I still have things to share and will continue to post. I have even contributed on a few local investigations and have more planned for the future. Like you, I still have unanswered questions... but the end of Ghost Mine isn’t gonna stop me! I have more to explore in this world!”
The show’s other paranormal investigator, Kristen Luman, posted this about the news:
“So sad news before the holidays...we will not be renewed this season. That doesn’t mean we are gone forever but it does mean we wont be heading anywhere anytime soon with SyFy. Although I am immensely disappointed for Patrick, the men, and myself it was an amazing two summers. There are not enough words of gratitude I can express to all the viewers. We had such awesome support. We won’t quit our research. Patrick and I will continue our work and keep you all a part of it on the way through videos and messages. Again thanks to all that fought to keep us on and who knows what the future will bring, I am staying positive and hopeful.”
Before the news was announced, Luman posted about the future possibility of investigations at the other mine that was shown in part of season two:
“Still no word on Season 3 but its at the top of my Christmas list....Patrick and I have talked about visiting the Octave regardless though so keep you posted!”
So, hopefully there will be more coming from the people involved with the show, just not in the way fans had grown accustomed.