EXCLUSIVE: Criss Angel opens up about going inside Paris Jackson's mind: I experienced 'darkness'

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Criss Angel has a special bond with Paris Jackson, thanks to her father, the late Michael Jackson, bringing his only daughter to see the popular illusionist perform since she was young.

Now, the 18-year-old has become part of the act, sharing an intense moment with Criss during a mental exercise that will be featured in his upcoming A&E special, Criss Angel: Trick'd Up. ET spoke to Criss, who dished about the experience that left Paris "freaked out."

"We went and took a little journey," Criss, 48, tells ET's Nischelle Turner. "I didn't know where it was gonna go and she got legitimately completely freaked out. I kind of got inside her mind, and she saw death in me. She completely lost her mind."

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In a clip from the show, Paris has a strong visceral reaction as the two join hands -- gasping and shaking -- remarking that she can see "death" in Criss.

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PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 21: Paris Jackson attends the Dior Homme Menswear Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 21, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 21: Boy Georges and Paris Jackson attend the Dior Homme Menswear Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 21, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 20: Paris Jackson attends the Givenchy Menswear Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 20, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 18: Paris Jackson is spotted during a photoshoot at the Eiffel Tower on January 18, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Paris Jackson arrives at the 18th Annual Post-Golden Globes Party hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and InStyle at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
MALIBU, CA - JULY 04: Michael Snoddy and Paris Jackson attend the 'Red, White and Bootsy' 4th Of July Event at Nobu Malibu on July 4, 2016 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 04: Paris Jackson and Michael Snoddy are seen on July 04, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 28: Paris Jackson attends the opening night of Deaf West Theatre's 'Spring Awakening' at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on May 28, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
GARY, IN - AUGUST 30: Paris Jackson throws out the first pitch at U.S. Steel Yard on August 30, 2012 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/WireImage)
GARY, IN - AUGUST 30: Prince Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II and Paris Jackson attend the St. Paul Saints Vs. The Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball game at U.S. Steel Yard on August 30, 2012 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Paris Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson attend the Mr. Pink Ginseng Drink launch party at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on October 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
GARY, IN - AUGUST 30: Prince Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II and Paris Jackson attend the St. Paul Saints Vs. The Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball game at U.S. Steel Yard on August 30, 2012 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
GARY, IN - AUGUST 30: Prince Michael Jackson II, Paris Jackson and Prince Jackson attend the St. Paul Saints Vs. The Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball game at U.S. Steel Yard on August 30, 2012 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: (L-R) Blanket Jackson, Paris Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson attend the Los Angeles opening of 'Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour' at Staples Center on January 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Paris Jackson attends the Los Angeles opening of 'Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour' at Staples Center on January 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
GARY, IN - AUGUST 29: Prince Michael Jackson I and Paris Jackson attend the press conference for Goin' Back To Indiana: Can You Feel It at the Majestic Star Hotel Lakeshore Ballroom on August 29, 2012 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Paris Jackson appears at the Michael Jackson Hand and Footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 26, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Prince Jackson, Paris Jackson and Blanket Jackson appear at the Michael Jackson Hand and Footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 26, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Prince Michael, Blanket and Paris Jackson with Justin Bieber attend the Michael Jackson 'Immortalized' hand and footprint ceremony held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Paris Jackson (L) and singer Justin Bieber pose at the Michael Jackson Hand and Footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 26, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 03: Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Jackson arrives at the Las Vegas premiere of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino December 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)
Michael Jackson's children, Prince Jackson (L), Blanket Jackson (C) and Paris Jackson (R) speak on stage during the 'Michael Forever' concert in memory of the late Michael Jackson at The Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on October 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) Paris Jackson, 13, LaToya Jackson, Prince Jackson, 14, and Blanket Jackson, 9, attend a ceremony to honor their father and brother, the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, California August 8, 2011. Michael Jackson's three children presented the hospital with a gift of 13 pieces of original art created and signed by the late King of Pop. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
From left, Janet Jackson, Paris Michael Katherine, LaToya Jackson, Jermaine Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson I attend a memorial service for music legend Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, Tuesday, July 7, 2009. (Photo by Gabriel Bouys/MCT/MCT via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 07: Paris Jackson, left, Prince Michael Jackson II, center, and Prince Michael Jackson I, children of Michael Jackson, stand on stage during the memorial service for their father at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on Tuesday, July 7, 2009. Jackson's family, friends and music-industry colleagues joined with thousands of fans today to bid farewell to the pop singer at the site where he rehearsed for a series of comeback concerts. (Photo by Mark J Terrill/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Michael Katherine is conforted by her aunts Janet Jackson (R) and LaToya Jackson at a memorial service for music legend Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 7, 2009. AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS/POOL (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Michael Katherine Jackson (C) is comforted by the brothers and sisters of Michael Jackson including Marlon (L) and Randy (2nd L) Jackson at the memorial service for the King of Pop at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 7, 2009. AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS/POOL (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Michael Jackson's children Prince (L) and Paris accept their father's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on January 31, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: Paris Katherine Jackson onstage at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/WireImage)
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"I think that people, when they go through a traumatic experience in their life, those emotions never go away," Criss says about Paris' reaction. "I lost my father in '89. That never goes away. So, I think when you have that and you carry that with you, it manifests itself in different ways, and it reflects in different parts of your life. And I think that when she saw me and she saw what I was doing, and the types of demonstrations I was doing, I think she saw something that she connected with -- somebody that was no longer here."

Criss says he himself felt "darkness" while doing the exercise with Paris, which relies on using "energy that comes from within."

"I felt a presence of ... like, a misanthrope ... very dark -- quite frankly, I would have preferred to have felt a feeling of light, of positivity," he admits. "I felt a presence of just, you know, darkness. Just not a place that I would have ... I would have liked it to be something else for her sake because when somebody goes there, that means that that might transcend, or that might be how they are living to some extent."

Though Criss has nothing but positive things to say about Paris.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 18: Illusionist Criss Angel attends the fourth annual 'One Night for ONE DROP' imagined by Cirque du Soleil, a show that raises awareness and funds for critical water issues worldwide, at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health on March 18, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 02: Magician Criss Angel attends Westwood One Presents #WWOBackstage @ 51st ACMs at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/ACM2016/Getty Images for dcp)
MASHANTUCKET, CT - NOVEMBER 14: Magician Criss Angel and the Big Night Entertainment Group Celebrate The 5th Anniversary Of High Rollers With Criss Angel at High Rollers at Foxwoods on November 14, 2015 in Mashantucket, Connecticut. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Big Night Entertainment Group)
LAS VEGAS, CA- MAY 18: Actor/comedian Tom Green (L) and magician Criss Angel arrive at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 21: Illusionist Criss Angel arrives at the 2nd annual 'One Night for One Drop' at Aureole Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on March 21, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Magician Criss Angel visits the SiriusXM Studios on October 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 03: Illusionist Criss Angel (R) and his fiancee Sandra Gonzalez arrive at the Las Vegas premiere of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino December 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 22: Illusionist Criss Angel arrives at Cirque du Soleil's 'One Night for ONE DROP' at Hyde Bellagio at the Bellagio on March 22, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 09: Illusionist Criss Angel arrives at the Las Vegas premiere of 'Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil' at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter on November 9, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: Criss Angel and Jeremy Woodard pose backstage at the hit rock musical 'Rock Of Ages' on Broadway at The Helen Hayes Theater on December 20, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 15: Criss Angel arrives at the launch of MagicPlace.com at Bare pool lounge at The Mirage Hotel and Casino on August 15, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 03: Illusionist Criss Angel arrives at the Las Vegas premiere of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino December 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 22: Illusionist Criss Angel presents an award during the 2011 NHL Awards at The Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort June 22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Comedian Carrot Top (L) and illusionist Criss Angel arrive for the 5th anniversary of Carrot Top's show at The Luxor Casino Resort on December 20, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)
Illusionist Criss Angel arrives for the 5th anniversary of Carrot Top's show at The Luxor Casino Resort on December 20, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)
Criss Angel arrives at the 2010 American Country Awards held at MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 6, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 19: Illusionist Criss Angel arrives at the world premiere of Cirque du Soleil's 'Viva ELVIS' production at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter February 19, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)
LAS VEGAS - MAY 21: Illusionist Criss Angel is interviewed after attending a memorial service for longtime Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans at the Encore Las Vegas May 21, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gans died on May 1, 2009 at age 52. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 15: EXCLUSIVE ACCESS Illusionist Criss Angel (L) and model and television personality Holly Madison appear at Studio 54 inside the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino during a Valentine's Day party hosted by Bridget Marquardt early February 15, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Studio 54)
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"All I can say is from what I know of Paris, she is a really a beautiful person," he notes. "She has an amazing heart. She has had her challenges and her own demons like we all have, and you got to consider the fact that this young lady grew up with a father that was the biggest star on the planet, period."

"Her dad was a big proponent of mine," he adds. "They were big fans of the show. I never knew that -- and I'm so honored to discover that. They used to watch the show religiously."

Criss returns to A&E with a one-hour special titled, Criss Angel: Trick'd Up, premiering Oct. 12 AT 9 p.m. ET/PT.

WATCH: EXCLUSIVE -- Inside Paris Jackson's Sexy, PDA-Filled Photo Shoot With Boyfriend Michael Snoddy

Last week, Paris returned to Neverland Ranch with her boyfriend, musician Michael Snoddy, and gave her Instagram followers a peek at her visit.

"Felt so good to be home even for a little bit," she wrote alongside a photo of the ranch, where her late father lived for 15 years.

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