Paranormal TV shows lists

A Haunting


1. A Haunting (2005–2017)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History, Horror




An American paranormal anthology previewing stories told by the victims. Victims tell their terrifing encounters with the paranormal. This show contains narrations, frightening reanactments, & religious content.

Stars: Anthony D. CallKelley DavisMark JoyLorraine Warren

Votes: 2,599

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Through mesmerizing first-person accounts and dramatic recreations, A Haunting delves into the true and horrific events that plague innocent people when spirits–determined to have a final say–invade their lives to inflict unimaginable horrors. By the end of each story, audiences experience a lingering sense that life – and death – are much stranger than anyone could have possibly imagined.

America's Psychic Challenge


2. America’s Psychic Challenge (2007– )

Game-Show, Reality-TV




People claiming to be psychics compete against each other in a series of challenges designed to show off their clairvoyance.

Stars: Jackie BarrettJohn BurkeMichelle WhitedoveJoseph McBratney

Votes: 67

Lifetime’s reality competition features 16 unique individuals from across the country who claim to have the gift of clairvoyance. They’re going to battle it out for the coveted title of America’s #1 Psychic. In each episode, contestants must prove their abilities by participating in carefully designed tests like searching for a man hidden in a hospital, doing a reading for someone without knowing their identity, precisely identifying specific details of an investigation at a murder scene and much more. The competitors are awarded points based on the number of successful predictions they make. At the conclusion of each episode, the two psychics with the fewest points are eliminated and the two with the most points will advance to the next round – all leading to the exciting season finale, where one winner will be declared!

American Paranormal


3. American Paranormal (2010– )





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Stars: Paul ChristieCarlos VelasquezDoug DevineTim Ley

Votes: 10

Whether it is the existence of aliens, the possibility of life after death, or sightings of strange creatures, the lure of the unknown has always been irresistible. Now, using the latest scientific techniques, this series seeks to ascertain whether these strange occurrences, myths and startling phenomena are merely illusions or actually real. Each episode highlights one topic, including: Bigfoot, one of America’s most-sighted-but-never-seen beings; the Eastern State Penitentiary, one of America’s most haunted locations; and a possible UFO Invasion on March 13, 1997 in Nevada and Arizona. Source: National Geographic Channel

Ancient Aliens


4. Ancient Aliens (2009– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi




Science and mythology – and how they are the same thing.

Stars: Robert ClotworthyGiorgio TsoukalosDavid ChildressJonathan Young

Votes: 7,475

Ancient Aliens is an American television series that premiered on April 20, 2010 on the History channel. Produced by Prometheus Entertainment, the program presents hypotheses of ancient astronauts and proposes that historical texts, archaeology and legends contain evidence of past human-extraterrestrial contact. The series’ pilot was a TV special of the same name that aired on March 8, 2009. The second season began on October 28, 2010, and the third season began airing July 28, 2011. Season four premiered on February 17, 2012 but on H2 instead of the History channel. In June 2012, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos announced on Coast to Coast AM that the series has been renewed for a fifth season. Season 5 premiered on December 21, 2012.

Ancient Mysteries


5. Ancient Mysteries (1994–1998)

45 min | Documentary, History, Mystery




Ancient Mysteries is a documentary television series that deals with historical mysteries.

Stars: Leonard NimoyKathleen TurnerCarole FontaineGraham Hancock

Votes: 129

Ancient Mysteries is a television series originally broadcast on A&E between 1994 and 1998 with reruns airing until 2000. Reruns were also re-broadcast on The Biography Channel during the 2000s. The series deals with historical mysteries and is mostly hosted by Leonard Nimoy (unless otherwise noted) which recalls the late-1970s TV Series “In Search Of.” As of December 2011, some episodes of this series were available on Netflix instant streaming.

Ancient X-Files


6. Ancient X-Files (2010– )

60 min | Documentary, History




International historical documentary series looking at the enigmas behind well known classical and medieval mysteries. (the Minotaur’s Labyrinth, the Holy Grail, the Phaistos Disk, The Sudarium of Oviedo)

Stars: Jason Alan CarvellChris PorterShimon GibsonMichael Hesemann

Votes: 93

Ancient X-Files is a series on the National Geographic Channel. Each episode contains one or two mysterious stories of the ancient past. As the show unfolds, it attempts to scientifically investigate legends and myths. This historical documentary series looks at the enigmas behind well known classical and medieval mysteries such as the Minotaur’s Labyrinth, the Holy Grail, the Phaistos Disk, The Sudarium of Oviedo.

Mysterious Universe


7. Mysterious Universe (1994– )

Not Rated | 156 min | Documentary




The adventure continues in this third and final collection of the groundbreaking, classic TV series by Arthur C. Clarke. In Mysterious Universe, Clarke and his team of highly respected …See full summary »

Stars: Arthur C. ClarkeMelvin HarrisHelen AckleySagesse Ariste

Votes: 43

Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious Universe was a popular eighteen part television series looking at unexplained phenomena across the universe. It was first broadcast in the United Kingdom by independent television network ITV. It premiered on July 15, 1995. It was the sequel to Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World and Arthur C. Clarke’s World of Strange Powers. The series is introduced by acclaimed science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke in short sequences filmed at his home in Sri Lanka. Clarke and his team of highly respected scientific experts travel the globe seeking the truth behind mythical creatures, ancient legends and hair-raising rituals. Is it possible for the soul to leave the body for a glimpse of Heaven – or Hell?

Mysterious World


8. Mysterious World (1980– )

TV-G | 25 min | Documentary




An investigation of unexplained phenomena and mysteries around the world.

Stars: Arthur C. ClarkeGordon HoneycombeAlex CampbellArne Eggebrecht

Votes: 151

Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World is a thirteen part British television series looking at unexplained phenomena from around the world. It was produced by Yorkshire Television for the ITV network and first broadcast in September 1980. Each program is introduced and book-ended by science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke in short sequences filmed in Sri Lanka. The series was followed by Arthur C. Clarke’s World of Strange Powers in 1985 and Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious Universe in 1994.

World of Strange Powers


9. World of Strange Powers (1985– )

TV-G | Documentary




Acclaimed science fiction author Sir Arthur C Clarke (2001: A Space Odyssey) investigates inexplicable, confounding and puzzling wonders. Clarke sets out to take away the confusion to try … See full summary »

Stars: Arthur C. ClarkeTony CornellSigmund AdamDavid Agle

Votes: 65

Arthur C. Clarke’s World of Strange Powers is a popular thirteen-part British television series looking at strange worlds of the paranormal. It was produced by Yorkshire Television for the ITV network and first broadcast in 1985. It was the sequel to the 1980 series Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World. The series is introduced by science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke in short sequences filmed at his home in Sri Lanka. Individual episodes are narrated by Anna Ford. The series was produced by John Fairley and directed by Peter Jones, Michael Weigall and Charles Flynn. It was followed by Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious Universe, broadcast in 1994.



10. Beyond (2005– )

22 min | Mystery




Reveals up-to-date information and research regarding paranormal phenomena.

Stars: Robin PoitrasSteven RumbelowGwen LowePeter Mehren

Votes: 30

Beyond is a landmark in paranormal programming because it brings forth new explanations for many of the most compelling paranormal phenomena of our time; including ghosts, aliens, signs, prophecies as well as evidence of six forms of life that survive clinical death. Beyond also features important interviews with credible authorities from the academic and scientific communities, which go a long way to authenticate certain phenomena, and in certain cases offers new explanations.

Beyond Belief


11. Beyond Belief (2012– )





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Star: Wes Moore

Votes: 9

Hosted by The New York Times best-selling author and Army combat veteran Wes Moore, each hour-long episode will explore stories of wonder, mysteries and miracles that delve into the unknown and unexplained. Viewers will hear about spellbinding’ ‘and inspiring’ ‘journeys of the unbelievable and surprising’ ‘such as the fight to save a soldier turned human bomb after a rocket is shot into his abdomen, a family whale watching adventure that turned into a life risking fight to save a’ ‘dying whale who is caught in’ ‘a net, the story of a true superhuman young woman born without arms who can now actually fly a plane by herself, and the’ ‘search for the virgin Mary that will leave one asking; what is the true meaning of life? Moore is joined by ABC News award-winning journalists Elizabeth Vargas, Bob Woodruff, Jay Schadler, Bill Weir and JuJu Chang to bring viewers jaw-dropping stories from around the world and our own backyard.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction


12. Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1997–2002)

PG | 60 min | Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy




Within the course of one hour 5 stories are shown. None of these stories have any logical explanation, and some of them actually occurred. You are left to decide which of these stories, if … See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan FrakesDon LaFontaineJames BrolinGary Imhoff

Votes: 3,344

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction is a television anthology series created by Lynn Lehmann, presented by Dick Clark Productions, and produced and aired by the Fox network from 1997 to 2002. Each episode featured five stories, all of which appeared to defy logic, and some of which were allegedly based on actual events. The viewer was offered the challenge of determining which are true and which are false. At the end of the show, it was revealed to the viewer whether the tales were true or works of fiction. The majority of stories on all shows were adapted from published, and previously unpublished, original material that had been written and researched by author Robert Tralins. The series was hosted by James Brolin in season one and later by Jonathan Frakes for the remainder of the series. The show was narrated by Don LaFontaine for the first three seasons and by Campbell Lane for the fourth and final season.

Beyond with James Van Praagh


13. Beyond with James Van Praagh (2002– )




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Stars: Gena Lee NolinLinda BlairAmelia KinkadeJames Van Praagh

Votes: 24

James van Praagh is a spiritual medium offering readings for audience members and celebrities, and on-location investigations of criminal and missing-persons cases.

Body & Soul


Each week on Body & Soul the show takes a close look at the very latest ideas on how the mind and body can work together for our optimal physical, emotional, and spiritual health. The opinions from leading experts on alternative therapies are presented as well as people whose lives have been changed by a reading from a medical intuitive, a visit to a naturopath, or experiencing the ancient healing art of Reiki.

Celebrity Close Calls


15. Celebrity Close Calls (2010–2011)

60 min




For many, fame is a dream-critical acclaim, privilege, wealth and a world of adoring fans. But in a split second everything can disappear. In this series celebrities’ exclusive firsthand … See full summary »

Stars: Branden WellingtonAlice BahlkeNick T.D. BellMichael Galizia

Votes: 24

For many, fame is a dream – critical acclaim, privilege, wealth, and a world of adoring fans. But in a split second, everything can disappear. In this series, celebrities’ exclusive firsthand accounts, accompanied by cinematic reenactments, relive the moments they were confronted with true danger. These true stories should be obituaries, tragic endings to phenomenal lives. Except for one thing; every one of them lived to tell the tale.

Celebrity Ghost Stories


16. Celebrity Ghost Stories (2008– )





Celebrities talk about paranormal experiences that they’ve had.

Stars: A. JonesSara Gabrielle PaternoSherman AlpertTony Dadika

Votes: 720

Celebrity Ghost Stories is a reality-documentary television series on The Biography Channel. The series debuted on October 3, 2009 with the pilot for the series airing on September 26, 2009. The series interviews various celebrities who have witnessed paranormal events at certain points in their lives. A spin-off, The Haunting Of, features footage from this series as celebrities go back to the places of their haunted experiences and find out the truth behind the haunting. The Show features personal, first-person accounts by notable actors, musicians and models. Celebrity Ghost Stories delivers a compelling, surprising and downright chilling look into the world of the paranormal by those who believe they have experienced the other side.

Celebrity Paranormal Project


17. Celebrity Paranormal Project (2006– )

60 min | Reality-TV




Celebrities investigate haunted locations around the world.

Stars: Jordan BrowneGary BuseyDonna D’ErricoToccara Jones

Votes: 153

The show consists of five celebrity participants who are taken to a reported haunted location during the night and left until sunrise with the task of identifying paranormal activity. Upon arrival they are given a brief history of the location as well as other background information on past ghost sightings. The celebrities are left with specialist equipment such as infrared cameras and EMF meters. Surveillance cameras are set up all around to record what happens in the building that is to be investigated.

Closer to Truth


18. Closer to Truth (2000– )





Closer To Truth is a public television series featuring scientists, philosophers, theologians and scholars exploring the deepest questions of Cosmos, Consciousness and Meaning-the structure…See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lawrence KuhnNeil deGrasse TysonDouglas VakochSteve Koonin

Votes: 54

Closer to Truth is a continuing television series on PBS that was created by, and is written, hosted and executive produced by Robert Lawrence Kuhn. The show deals intelligently with fundamental questions – cosmos, consciousness, God – treating the topics with sophistication and subtlety. A global journey exploring foundational issues of existence, Closer To Truth has been called the world’s definitive digitized web-based filmed archive and television series of cosmology/physics, brain/mind and philosophy/theology, providing intimate, candid conversations with leading scientists, philosophers, theologians, scholars, and creative thinkers. Closer To Truth enables diverse, contrasting and conflicting views that are thoughtful, insightful, intriguing, smart, and often unique. Focused on broad public and educational audiences, Closer To Truth’s mission is to heighten appreciation and pursue understanding of fundamental questions – especially cosmos, consciousness, God – on the web / new media and on television.

Crossing Over with John Edward


19. Crossing Over with John Edward (1999–2004)

30 min | Sci-Fi, Talk-Show




John Edward is a medium who facilitated communications between the living and the dead

Stars: John EdwardTamela D’AmicoDebi MazarDebra Jo Rupp

Votes: 430

From 1999 to 2004, Edward was the producer and host of the show Crossing Over with John Edward, which has been syndicated and was broadcast on the Sci-Fi Channel in the United States and on Living TV in the UK. In Crossing Over, Edward gave readings to audience members. Readings in the show involve Edward questioning audience members with what is presented to him as information being communicated by their deceased friends and relatives. Edward receives images and clues from the Other Side which the audience must assist him in interpreting. The audience is asked not to supply Edward with any prior information about themselves, their family or whom they are trying to connect with. Audience members respond to Edward’s statements and questions, adding any details they feel are appropriate. Edward also conducted private sessions away from the studio audience. The subjects of these segments later talked in greater detail about the situation that led to their reading with Edward and the effect the reading had on their lives. Periodically, segments revisit people who have previously appeared on the show.

Dark Matters: Twisted But True


20. Dark Matters: Twisted But True (2011– )

30 min | Documentary, Horror, Sci-Fi




Delves into the most unusual research ever conducted, including attempts to crossbreed humans and apes, actual zombie investigations and head transplantation studies. Cutting-edge CGI … See full summary »

Stars: John NobleJames S. OttavianiSean MontgomeryDavid Maiullo

Votes: 759

Examine what happens when scientific research goes too far, with the world premiere of Dark Matters: Twisted But True. This series takes viewers inside the laboratory to profile strange science and expose some of history’s most bizarre experiments. Hosted by noted science fiction actor John Noble (Fringe, Lord of the Rings), Dark Matters: Twisted But True delves into the most unusual research ever conducted, including attempts to crossbreed humans and apes, actual zombie investigations and head transplantation studies. Cutting-edge CGI recreations enable viewers to witness the pivotal moments when brilliant minds face controversy or ethical crossroads on the fringes of science.

Decoding the Past: The Other Nostradamus


21. Decoding the Past: The Other Nostradamus(2005 TV Movie)





Biography of psychic Edgar Cayce, the “sleeping prophet”.

Director: Mathilde Bittner | Stars: Harlan SapersteinDale Beyerstein,Charles Thomas CayceJohn Hogue

Votes: 50

Decoding the Past is a History Channel paranormal television series that “decodes” the past by looking for unusual, and mysterious things written about throughout history that may give clues as to what will happen in the future.

Deep South Paranormal


22. Deep South Paranormal (2013– )





The quest for proof of the paranormal goes deeper than ever – Deep South that is. Deep South Paranormal follows Deep South Paranormal Research, a bayou-based team on a mission. Steeped in … See full summary »

Stars: Keith RamseyJonathan HodgesBenny Reed

Votes: 117

Deep South Paranormal follows a bayou-based team on a mission. Steeped in the rich history of their homeland, they want to unlock the mysteries that have baffled Southerners for years. They are a homegrown blend of self-proclaimed rednecks who share a passion for this part of the country and the paranormal events that take place there. They take on anything from swamp apparitions to haunted plantation houses and Southern voodoo legends.

Destination Truth


23. Destination Truth (2007– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Reality-TV




A globe-trekking reality show that follows Josh Gates around the world as he explores different sites of supernatural import.

Stars: Josh GatesGabriel CopelandMike MorrellErin Ryder

Votes: 2,501

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Led by intrepid world-adventurer Josh Gates, each episode of Destination Truth takes viewers on a trek across the globe as Josh investigates stories of the unexplained. Accompanied by his small crew, Josh dives into the local cultures and searches for clues to the existence of strange creatures and paranormal phenomena. In the current season, Josh will travel to some of the most extreme locations on Earth, including the isolated Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan and the heart of the world’s worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl. Viewers will also ride along on unprecedented investigations, including the world’s first overnight exploration of King Tut’s cursed tomb and pitch-black dives in ancient Caribbean caves.

Encounters with the Unexplained


24. Encounters with the Unexplained (2000–2002)

TV-G | Documentary, Drama, Mystery




From the Egyptian pyramids to global warming, Encounters with the Unexplained examines the mysteries of our world and history, questioning the main-stream and exploring the paranormal and the unexplained.

Stars: Jerry OrbachRob TrompPaul BershonGlenn Campbell

Votes: 29

Encounters with the Unexplained is a fascinating show, produced by the Total Living Network and Grizzly Adams Productions. Hosted by Jerry Orbach, the show brings together world-renowned scientists, explorers, and historians in search of answers to famous mysteries. Every episode examines an unexplained phenomenon and present startling new conclusions about the way we understand our world and ourselves.

Encounters: The Hidden Truth


25. Encounters: The Hidden Truth (1994– )

60 min | Documentary




A look at people, places and events that exist outside the boundaries of traditional science. Host John Marshall takes a look at such phenomena as hauntings, UFO sightings, alien abductions… See full summary »

Stars: John MarshallNatalie BruntSandra PinckneyRussell Rhodes

Votes: 7

Encounters: The Hidden Truth was an hour-long TV series that featured real-life stories of paranormal phenomena. The format featured a host (John Marshall) and a team of reporters presenting 3 or 4 stories per episode dealing with UFOs, crop circles, exorcism, prophets, psychics, reincarnation, and other supernatural phenomena, in a news/documentary style. The stories unfolded through witness interviews and reenactments of the events. The host and reporters discussed their reactions to some of the stories.

Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files


26. Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files (2010– )

Open | 47 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi




Videos gathered from around the globe. Six experts searching for the truth. What will they witness in their search for evidence. This is Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files.

Stars: Austin PorterJael De PardoBen HansenDevin Marble

Votes: 1,660

Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files revolutionizes paranormal programming by uncovering the truth behind supernatural and unexplained occurrences that have been caught on camera. In each episode, the team searches for the most intriguing images, videos and unnatural phenomenon found online and around the world. After selecting the most compelling cases, they head into the field, attempting to recreate the video, carrying out key experiments and questioning eyewitnesses. The team investigates all the clues and evidence with the most advanced techniques and tools at their disposal, and their objective is to answer the question, “Is this real?”

Future Fantastic


27. Future Fantastic (1996– )





A series of Science Fiction documentaries on a similar theme to the X-Files only true stories. Some of the topics include aliens, our planet, technology and UFO’s.

Stars: Gillian AndersonFrank CloseJohn CluteBob Forward

Votes: 75

Future Fantastic was a British documentary television series which premiered in 1996. This show looked at the how science and science fiction complement each other, and how ideas and technologies from the past are helping to shape our future. The series was narrated by Gillian Anderson and co-produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation, The Learning Channel and Pro Sieben.

Ghost Adventures


28. Ghost Adventures (2008– )

TV-PG | 45 min | History, Sci-Fi, Thriller




Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, and Jay Wasley investigate the scariest, most notorious, haunted places in the world.

Stars: Zak BagansAaron GoodwinBilly TolleyNick Groff

Votes: 6,695

The “Ghost Adventures” crew – Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin – is back to investigate the scariest, most notorious, haunted places in the world. The trio will interview eyewitnesses and historians at each location, arming themselves with the stories of the ghosts they will later provoke and confront during their dusk-to-dawn lockdowns. (Note: They don’t always come out unscathed!) Then they’ll review and analyze their findings with some the most respected experts and specialists in the paranormal field. See BEHIND-THE-SCENES PHOTOS from Ghost Adventures, and WATCH EXCLUSIVE VIDEO of the team’s lockdowns.

Ghost Hunters


29. Ghost Hunters (2004– )

60 min | Documentary




This one-hour weekly docu-soap from the creator/executive producer of “American Chopper” follows a group of real-life paranormal researchers as they investigate haunted houses throughout … See full summary »

Stars: Jason HawesSteve GonsalvesDave TangoGrant Wilson

Votes: 5,902

As plumbers by day and ghost hunters by night, Jason Hawes and his team have worked to track down the presence of paranormals across the country. As leader of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS), Jason has made it his life’s mission to help anyone with questions pertaining to paranormal phenomena and ghost hunting. TAPS is a group of fairly ordinary people fearlessly working to understand seemingly unexplainable disturbances.

Ghost Hunters International


30. Ghost Hunters International (2008– )





Ghost Hunters International (GHI) is a reality series that follows a team of paranormal investigators; the GHI team travels around the world and documents some of the world’s most legendary haunted locations.

Stars: Barry FitzgeraldRobb DemarestJoe ChinPaul Bradford

Votes: 1,196

A spin-off of Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International features a squad of paranormal investigators who use scientific techniques to explore some of the most legendary haunted spots around the world. Each week the team travels to the far corners of the globe, searching for answers to supernatural mysteries. The group’s paranormal adventures have taken them to countries England, Scotland, Peru, Singapore, Sweden, the Philippines and many others. Ghost Hunters International is produced in association with Craig Piligian’s, Pilgrim Films and Television which has produced American Chopper, Dirty Jobs and Ultimate Fighter.

Ghost Lab


31. Ghost Lab (2009– )

Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV




Join Brad and Barry Klinge, founders of Everyday Paranormal, take ghost hunting to the extreme as they travel the country tackling some of America s most haunted locations and using some of… See full summary »

Stars: Barry KlingeBrad KlingeMike RoweKatie Burr

Votes: 347

Ghost Lab is a weekly paranormal television series that premiered on October 6, 2009, on the Discovery Channel. The program is narrated by Mike Rowe and it follows ghost-hunting brothers Brad and Barry Klinge, who founded Everyday Paranormal (EP) in October 2007. Everyday Paranormal is a paranormal investigation team whose stated mission is to “visit the most haunted places in America, find evidence, and test new theories to probe the existence of the afterlife” using a fringe-scientific approach.

Ghost Stories


32. Ghost Stories (2009– )

30 min | Documentary




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Stars: Jay ThomasLaurie HullJason GerrardJohnny Houser

Votes: 56

Ghost Stories is a paranormal television series that premiered on October 16, 2009 on the Travel Channel. Each episode showcases stories, legends and tales of different reportedly haunted locations in the United States. The series is narrated by Jay Thomas, a television and film actor best known for his Emmy-award winning role as Jerry Gold on Murphy Brown. Each episode combines historical footage, re-enactments, and interviews with eyewitnesses and local historians to tell ghost stories from personal experiences, encounters and paranormal activity in a haunted location.

Ghostly Encounters


33. Ghostly Encounters (2005– )

22 min | Documentary, Horror, Mystery




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Stars: Lawrence ChauConnor StevensonClaire DorseyBrendan Saunders

Votes: 224

Paranormal experiences aren’t just the domain of psychics and tarot card readers – in fact, many ordinary people believe they have had supernatural encounters. Ghostly Encounters looks into those incidents and the regular folks-next-door who had them, and takes the viewer on a chilling ride through a fascinating, highly personal ghost story. Using re-enactment, interviews, and archival photography, Ghostly Encounters combines the exhilarating drama of the encounter with a critical in-depth look at the questions behind it. Two incidents, linked by a recurring theme, are examined on each show. There is no question that many regular people believe they have experienced otherworldly incidents, so Ghostly Encounters approaches each event not asking IF it happened, but WHY it happened. We will walk the viewer through each emotional and fantastic paranormal story, be amazed together that it happened to somebody just like you, examine the possible reasons it happened, from scientific to paranormal to religious to psychological, and reflect on potential links between types of occurrences and groups or types of people.

Haunted Collector


34. Haunted Collector (2011– )

30 min | Reality-TV




John zaffis and his team go out to places where people have paranormal activity going on and try their best to figure out what was going on and stop it

Stars: John ZaffisBrian J. CanoAime’e ZaffisChris Zaffis

Votes: 561

Paranormal investigator John Zaffis and his family are on a mission to ease the minds of concerned parties every week. The Zaffis family are renowned paranormal investigators, tracking down haunted items like paintings, guns, jewelry and dolls. Once identified, these obscure items are collected and stored in the family’s museum, helping John’s clients bring normalcy back to their lives.

Haunted History


35. Haunted History (1998– )

History, Sci-Fi




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Stars: John GloverRichard Cline CunninghamBrian LindenCynthia Aguiar

Votes: 82

Haunted History takes us to some of the most spine-tingling mysteries of places all over the world. Every hour is full of folklore, legends, and perhaps spirits with every historical tale. From origin stories to travel experiences, and even to the dark side of murders and tragic events, Haunted History will leave no stone uncovered in unraveling a city’s mysterious past.

Ghosts R Us/Legend of Kate Morgan/School Spirit


36. Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories (1991– ) 
Episode: Ghosts R Us/Legend of Kate Morgan/School Spirit (1991)

43 min | Documentary, Thriller




Dramatizations of several true ghost stories. Includes the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego and a toy store in Northern California.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Leonard NimoyAlvin SilverRobert Jacobs,Jared Rushton

Votes: 36

Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories (shortened to Haunted Lives and later re-titled as Real Ghosts) was an American paranormal anthology television miniseries that originally aired from May 15, 1991 to November 28, 1995, on CBS and UPN. This short-lived program comprised three primetime specials that featured re-enactments of ghost stories told by real people who experienced paranormal activity. The docudrama series used actors and special effects, and then introduced the witnesses who reported such phenomena. The series was developed for television by Bruce Nash and Allan Zullo, authors of the popular book series, Haunted Kids: True Ghost Stories.

Haunting Evidence


37. Haunting Evidence (2005–2008)

Documentary, Mystery




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Stars: Carla BaronJohn J. OliverPatrick BurnsJoe Sernio

Votes: 69

This bold series takes the paranormal and crime-solving phenomenon one step further by following psychic profiler Carla Baron, medium John J. Oliver and paranormal investigator Patrick Burns as they visit the frightening scenes of the most baffling criminal mysteries of recent history, including the cases of JonBenet Ramsey, Madeleine McCann, George Allen Smith, Natalee Holloway and the “Zodiac Killer.” Working together, can this unconventional team of experts find clues that will provide new insights into these investigations?

History's Mysteries


38. History’s Mysteries (1998–2011)

Documentary, History, Mystery




Explore the stories, events, legends and myths that have incited debate throughout the ages.

Stars: David AckroydArthur KentLeonard NimoyJoel Martin

Votes: 147

History’s Mysteries was an American documentary television series on the History Channel. The 154 episodes of the series were produced from 1998-2006. Each season consisted of 12 to 14 one-hour episodes that focused on historical events or subjects considered to be mysterious by the general public. Episodes typically begin with a broad overview of the subject followed by what is accepted as a common explanation. During the main segments, experts on both sides of the issue present their evidence and opinions. Subjects covered on the show ranged from the beginning of human history to modern subjects such as Carlos the Jackal, The Amityville Horror, and Area 51, as well as political conspiracies and conspiracy theories such as MK ULTRA and the JFK Assassination. Common aspects of history covered on the show include religion, crime, the supernatural, archaeology, mythology, and folklore.



39. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary




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Stars: Paul VaughanJack FortuneDilly BarlowMartin Jarvis

Votes: 841

Horizon is a current and long-running BBC popular science and philosophy documentary program which explores topical scientific issues and their effects for the future. Horizon continues to be broadcast on BBC Two, and in 2009 added a series of films based on the rich Horizon archive called ‘Horizon Guides’ on BBC Four.

I Survived... Beyond and Back


40. I Survived… Beyond and Back (2011– )





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Stars: Lucas CoxMatthew Dovel

Votes: 72

“I Survived… Beyond and Back” reveals one of life’s greatest mysteries by profiling the extraordinary stories of people who have literally passed on to the other side. The series combines the compelling and emotionally gripping stories of “I Survived…” with the unexplainable experiences some people have when they are pronounced legally dead. Through first-person accounts and testimony from the medical personnel and family members who were present, “I Survived… Beyond and Back” will not only explore the survivor’s encounter with death, but also the ways in which it has changed their outlook on life forever.

In Search of...


41. In Search of… (1976–1982)

30 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi




Leonard Nimoy hosts investigations into various mysteries.

Stars: Leonard NimoyFrancis HitchingGeorge O. AbellSylvia Browne

Votes: 724

In Search Of… is a television series that was broadcast weekly from 1976 to 1982. The program conducted investigations into the controversial and paranormal (e.g., UFOs, Bigfoot, and the Loch Ness Monster). Additionally, it featured episodes about mysterious historical events and personalities such as Anna Anderson/Grand Duchess Anastasia, the Lincoln Assassination, the Jack the Ripper murders, infamous cults (e.g. Jim Jones), and missing persons, cities, and ships (e.g., Amelia Earhart, Jimmy Hoffa, D. B. Cooper, the Mary Celeste, the Titanic, the lost Roanoke Colony). Because the show often presented offbeat subjects and controversial theories, each episode’s opening credits included a verbal disclaimer about the potentially conjecturable nature of the evidence and theories to be presented: “This series presents information based in part on theory and conjecture. The producer’s purpose is to suggest some possible explanations, but not necessarily the only ones, to the mysteries we will examine.” Reruns of the series aired during the early 1990s on the A&E Network. In the latter 1990s, the show aired on another of the A&E Television Networks’ properties, The History Channel. The licensing agreement expired in the early 2000s, ending the show’s run.

Is It Real?


42. Is It Real? (2005– )

Documentary, History




Pre-Monster Quest, this series attempts to debunk some of histories greatest legends. Ranging from mysterious crop circles to the infamous legend of The Russian Bigfoot, are these myths escalated from legendary folklore – Or are they real?

Stars: Will LymanIan GregoryJoe NickellBenjamin Radford

Votes: 263

Is It Real? is an American television series that originally aired from April 25, 2005 to August 14, 2007 on the National Geographic Channel. The program examines popular or persistent mysteries to determine whether the featured cryptozoological creature (cryptid) or supernatural phenomenon is real or not. The show typically includes interviews with proponents of the featured paranormal claims, and then with scientists and skeptics who attempt to find rational explanations for such phenomena using a scientific approach. The program has been criticized as being heavily biased towards the skeptical perspective because it usually concludes debunking or finding mundane explanations for the claims.

It's a Miracle


43. It’s a Miracle (1998–2004)





True stories about miracles still exist.

Stars: Richard ThomasAlly DownsMiguel MasVicki Skinner

Votes: 46

It’s a Miracle is a television show that aired on PAX-TV (now ION Television) between September 6, 1998 and September 1, 2004. Initially hosted by Billy Dean and Nia Peeples and then Richard Thomas, and later by Roma Downey, it explored case studies of people who experienced perceived miracles during their lifetime. The show format could be altered to fit into half-hour or hour-long slots, varying the number of case studies shown in each episode as needed.

John Edward Cross Country


44. John Edward Cross Country (2006– )

60 min | Talk-Show




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Stars: John EdwardCatherine OxenbergChris WilliamsVanessa Williams

Votes: 58

Edward’s current show, John Edward Cross Country, has been broadcast on We TV, since March 2006. In this forum, the audience is not supposed to supply Edward with any prior information about themselves, their family or whom they are trying to connect with “on the other side.” According to Edward, he simply “lets his guides draw him to the people that spirits are trying to connect with, and the audience should only validate the information he gives them”. In each episode, after a reading Edward is filmed visiting the person or people whose reading was televised, along with their families, to see how the experience had changed their lives. During the first season of Cross Country, Edward traveled across the US, giving readings to large audiences in public venues. In subsequent seasons, the show has been broadcast from a set similar to that used for Crossing Over.

Long Island Medium


45. Long Island Medium (2011– )

30 min | Documentary, Mystery, Thriller




Follows Theresa Caputo, a normal mom from New York who balances a full family life with her ability to communicate with the dead. Each episode will show how this gift impacts her life and the lives of those around her.

Stars: Theresa CaputoJim ParsonsFrank MarinoChris Jacobs

Votes: 1,212

Long Island Medium is an American reality documentary television series on TLC that debuted on September 25, 2011. Based in Hicksville, New York, the series stars Theresa Caputo, who is a medium who communicates with the deceased. The series follows her life as she juggles clients and her family. Each episode focuses on Theresa Caputo as she conducts private and group readings, with both believers and skeptics. Her husband Larry and two children, Victoria and Larry Jr., have learned to live with her mediumship, but it can be tugging on their relationships. Especially when messages from the dead spontaneously interrupt dinner, visits to the dentist or grocery shopping trips. Caputo claims she has the ability to communicate with people who have died. “Things are just there,” she says. “When I was younger I used to actually see images and hear things. As I got older and shut down, it had changed. Because it was frightening to see people standing there who actually weren’t there. For me now, I feel spirit

Miracle Detectives


46. Miracle Detectives (2011– )





Investigators look to explain seemingly miraculous events.

Stars: Randall SullivanIndre Viskontas

Votes: 14

Do miracles really exist? Or is there a logical explanation to the seemingly inexplicable? Two investigators; one a believer, the other a scientist will travel the globe to uncover answers to mysterious incidents that transcend logic in Miracle Detectives, a new one hour documentary series for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Randall Sullivan is an author and journalist who, while travelling as a war correspondent in Bosnia, saw an inexplicable vision during a violent thunder and lightning storm. He is convinced it was a miracle. Now he travels the globe investigating other miracles, along with Indre Viskontas, a gifted scientist with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, who approaches the supernatural with a skeptical point of view. In season one, the Miracle Detectives travel throughout the United States investigating such bizarre cases as a man who claims to have x-ray vision and the ability to diagnose illnesses, a young boy whose parents believe is the reincarnated soul of a World War II pilot, and a suburban home where mysterious oil inexplicably oozes from walls and religious statues. Randall and Indre visit the sites of each incident to hear first-hand accounts of these incredible stories. Then, after interviewing numerous experts and conducting experiments, they gather the critical information they need to try and answer the ultimate question: is it a miracle?

Most Haunted


47. Most Haunted (2002– )

180 min | Horror, Reality-TV




Paranormal investigations into haunted locations, using psychic mediums and scientific equipment.

Stars: Yvette FieldingCiarán O’KeeffeDerek AcorahKarl Beattie

Votes: 1,131

Most Haunted is a British paranormal mystery documentary reality television series. The series was first shown on 25 May, 2002 and ended on 21 July, 2010. Led by Yvette Fielding, the program investigated reported paranormal activity in many locations in the UK, Republic of Ireland and other countries. In the United States it was broadcast on the Travel Channel. In 2012, Antix Productions partnered with Lionsgate to redevelop Most Haunted.

My Ghost Story


48. My Ghost Story (2010– )

60 min | Documentary




People talk about their experiences and how they felt about it.

Stars: Tim BrazealTerrie ScottPaul Dale RobertsChris Nicoletti

Votes: 312

“My Ghost Story” features true and astonishing stories of the paranormal, told by the people who lived through them – and actually caught them on tape. From moving furniture to dark apparitions to violent poltergeists, these harrowing eye-witness accounts of the unexplainable are transformed into more than tales with terrifying visual evidence. Everybody has a ghost story, but these people have theirs on film.

My Haunted House


49. My Haunted House (2013– )





The shocking eyewitness accounts of terrified people whose dream homes have become nightmares are brought to life in vivid, blood-curdling style.

Stars: Cordelia ZawarskiMark LaursenAnna RossMikul Robins

Votes: 581

The shocking eyewitness accounts of terrified people whose dream homes have become nightmares are brought to life in vivid, blood-curdling style on My Haunted House. Told via gripping first person interviews and strikingly crafted re-enactments, each episode of this nerve-wracking new series tells two, compelling horror stories of people literally living in terror.

Mysterious Journeys


50. Mysterious Journeys (2002– )

30 min | Documentary, Mystery




Pilot series featuring the unexplained, mysterious places and phenomena.

Stars: Evan JonigkeitEd EasterlingAlicia CarpenterDamien Colletti

Votes: 29

Mysterious Journeys is a paranormal television series that aired on the Travel Channel. Similar to Weird Travels and In Search Of. The show explores a variety of paranormal topics covering everything from ghosts, monsters, and UFOs to strange disappearances and historical locations. The show is usually presented through interviews, reenactments and scene footage, with narration by Erik Todd Dellums. The show premiered on March 20, 2002 and ran a limited 4 episode season, halting production until 2007 when an additional 10 episodes aired. The show has since halted production and it is unknown if any further episodes will air, as there is little to no information available on the Travel Channel’s website.



51. MysteryQuest (2009– )

60 min | Documentary, History, Mystery




From the crew behind MonsterQuest comes “MysteryQuest” exploring the captivating credible evidence behind Histories most provoked questions ending abruptly with no results.

Stars: Stan BernardJohn RennieGreg LittleMark Easter

Votes: 109

MysteryQuest dispatches teams of experts throughout the world to try to solve some of mankind’s strangest and most persistent mysteries. Top experts in their fields launch expeditions to gather evidence in mysteries like the Bermuda Triangle, the Zodiac serial killer, and Atlantis. A science team then conducts a forensic examination of the evidence using the latest technologies. Each episode presents a thorough step-by-step investigation of the mystery and by the end the teams reveal results that in some cases just may re-write history.

The Nostradamus Effect


52. The Nostradamus Effect (2009– )

60 min | Documentary, History




Examines the Prophesies of 16th-century French physician Michel de Nostradamus and other ancient prophesy. It compares these prophesies with current global events and sorts significant prophesy from crackpot theory.

Stars: Phil CrowleyJoseph EidDavid BradstreetFarshad Farahat

Votes: 146

Michel de Nostradamus was a 16th-century French physician and astrologer whose very name is synonymous with apocalyptic visions of the near and distant future. His ominous writings appear to have accurately anticipated numerous natural disasters, plagues and wars. Nostradamus Effect examines these and other end-of-time predictions from cultures across the globe, from centuries ago, and connects the dots with current global events to separate the prophecies that appear to be inspired visions from those that are merely crackpot conspiracy theory.



53. Nova (1974– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography




Science documentaries about various topics.

Stars: Jay O. SandersCraig SechlerLance LewmanWill Lyman

Votes: 1,792

Nova is a popular science television series produced by WGBH Boston. It is broadcast on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the U.S., and in more than 100 other countries. The series has won many major television awards. Nova often includes interviews with scientists doing research in the subject areas covered and occasionally includes footage of a particular discovery. Some episodes have focused on the history of science. Examples of topics covered include the following: To Live Until You Die: The Work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, The Case of ESP, The Secrets of Sleep, The Case of the UFOs, Newton’s Dark Secrets, What Are Dreams?, Cracking the Maya Code, Secrets of the Mind, and Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Nova programs have been praised for their good pacing, clear writing, and crisp editing. Websites accompany the segments and have also won awards.

Paranormal Cops


54. Paranormal Cops (2009– )

Crime, Reality-TV




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Stars: Ron FabianiThomas FroelichBrian JonesMoriah Rhame

Votes: 92

Paranormal Cops follows a group of larger-than-life cops who walk one beat during the day as real-life Chicago-area police officers and another at night when they apply their forensic and investigative expertise to paranormal casework. Responding to the pleas of people who are victimized by distressing and inexplicable activities in their homes and workplaces, these cops bring their no-nonsense approach to hunting ghosts and real-life police skills to separate the fact from fiction – and often happen upon results much scarier than expected. As they investigate, the team will also uncover the dark underworld of Chicago’s sordid history, which will both inform and enrich their cases as they seek to rid people of the fears that plague them.

Paranormal State


55. Paranormal State (2007– )

30 min | Reality-TV




Story follows members of the famous Penn State Paranormal Research Society as they investigate strange and unusual phenomena across the country. Story also features their hectic lives as college students and faculty.

Stars: Ryan BuellChip CoffeyHeather TaddyEilfie Music

Votes: 2,316

Delve deep into the strange and the mysterious with Paranormal Research Society founder Ryan Buell and his team of investigators as they attempt to unravel inexplicable paranormal phenomena including sixth-sense experiences, ghost sightings, demonic disturbances, and brushes with the darkest areas of the unknown. Founded by Buell in 2001, the PRS works on cases across the country and is one of the most recognized paranormal societies in the nation. Past seasons of Paranormal State have included cases such as a Pennsylvania couple besieged by paranormal activity in their home, an aggressive poltergeist in Maryland, and a ghostly hag nicknamed the “Lady Vampire” by the Texas family she torments. Through the use of Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) recordings and video documentation, and with the help of renowned psychics, demonologists, psychologists and counselors, the PRS explores these bizarre cases in the hopes of helping frightened people who have nowhere else to turn.

Paranormal Witness


56. Paranormal Witness (2011– )

60 min | Documentary, Horror, Mystery




Series brings to life the stories of people who have lived through paranormal experiences that defy explanation.

Stars: Daniel CannisFrances TownendRobert NolanColin Murphy

Votes: 2,193

Don’t watch it alone! Paranormal Witness is an intense, cinematic, high-octane drama-documentary series. The show brings to life the true stories of people who have lived through explanation-defying paranormal experiences. Using a mixture of intimate first-hand testimony, personal photos and real footage, combined with grittily realistic drama, Paranormal Witness will transport you into a world turned upside down by extraordinary and terrifying events.

ABC News Nightline in Primetime: Brave New World


ABC News 13-week primetime summer 2011 series, Primetime Nightline features a five-part investigation into the realm of the extra-sensory, the spiritual, and the experiences many call beyond belief. We then take you deep into the world of Hollywood, where glamour lives are only skin deep, followed by a five-part series that challenges the idea of what really makes up todays family dynamic.

Proof Positive: Evidence of the Paranormal


58. Proof Positive: Evidence of the Paranormal(2004–2005)

Sci-Fi, Documentary




Hosted by Stargate SG-1’s Amanda Tapping. Proof Positive Evidence of the Paranormal explores the blurry line between science fiction and science fact. This weekly, one-hour series uses … See full summary »

Stars: Amanda TappingShaun BurrisEmily DorsettSebastian Feldman

Votes: 25

Proof Positive was a reality television paranormal investigation show broadcast by the SciFi Channel (now SyFy) beginning in October 6, 2004 through December 8, 2004. Proof Positive ran for ten episodes. During the first three segments of the program, the show investigated three different unexplained phenomena subjects such as ghost hauntings, remote viewing, past life regression, alien abductions and UFO sightings. During the fourth and final segment of the program, the show takes whatever evidence was gathered and hands it over to professionals for examination.

Psychic Detectives


59. Psychic Detectives (2004– )





When the police are stumped and the cases have gone cold, “psychic detectives” Vicki Warren, Gale St. John, and Jim Sutterfield step in to help solve the mystery. Using visions, feelings, … See full summary »

Stars: Les MarshakPhil JordanPatrick McGuinnessAndy Morgan

Votes: 65

Psychic Detectives is a television program produced by StoryHouse Productions for Court TV (now TruTV), as of 2006 in its 5th season. The program documents real-life cases of situations in which police departments have enlisted the aid of psychics in solving difficult cases. The series production does not investigate the claims of the psychics showcased or confirm their claims. For entertainment it instead recreates some of the atmosphere surrounding psychic claims using a selection of well recognized intuitives, crime psychics, psychic detectives and supporters of paranormal beliefs. A cross section of paranormal psychics are profiled though most are women who typically are engaged as self-described psychic mediums communicating with the dead.

Psychic Investigators


60. Psychic Investigators (2006– )

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery




Real-life detective thrillers which combine stylized dramatic reconstructions, unique archive and compelling interviews with key characters.

Stars: Tarioa Van WeesenbeekPhil JordanFrank LongoRobert Nolan

Votes: 54

Real-life detective thrillers take on a supernatural turn in Psychic Investigators, the hit new series from The Biography Channel. Featuring actual dramatic crimes that are solved through the unlikely combination of hi-tech detective work and the paranormal powers of a psychic, each episode unfolds one amazing story told from two very different points of view – the detective and the psychic. The psychic detectives are Annette Martin, Carol Pate, Deborah Heinecker, Ellie Crystal, psychic twins Jean and Suzanne Vincent, Laurie McQuary, Marti and Michael Parry, Nancy Myer, Nancy Weber, Noreen Renier, Phil Jordan, and Sharon Johns.

Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal


61. Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal(2007 TV Movie)

50 min




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Stars: Chip CoffeyChris FlemingDebbra GillLisa Miller

Votes: 136

Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal profiles children who live with an incredible secret: they have psychic abilities. Feeling scared and isolated, these kids have nowhere to turn…until now. Help is on the way in the form of psychic/mediums Chip Coffey, Chris Fleming and Kim Russo, who themselves grew up with these senses, and licensed psychotherapist Edy Nathan, who has more than 20 years experience. In this intense journey, the experts draw on their own personal experiences, training and unique outlook on life to bring troubled kids together to show them how to harness their abilities and, ultimately, show them that they’re not alone in this world.

Psychic Witness


62. Psychic Witness (2005– )

48 min | Crime




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Stars: Carmelo OquendoChristopher AllisonMarc GableTerry Menefee Gau

Votes: 19

Psychic investigators help solve crimes and give answers to families who seek justice and closure.

Rescue Mediums


63. Rescue Mediums (2006– )

22 min | Documentary, Mystery




Rescue Mediums follows the trials and tribulations of two acclaimed and quirky International psychics, as they ask ghostly spirits to leave. Hauntings are more frequent than we like to …See full summary »

Stars: Jackie DennisonMichael LamportAlison Wynne-RyderChristine Hamlett

Votes: 91

Rescue Mediums is a Canadian paranormal reality television series that originally aired from March 10, 2006 to July 17, 2011 on the W Network. The show stars Jackie Dennison and Christine Hamlett in series 1–3 and Jackie and Alison Wynne-Ryder series 3-5. The show has also aired on the WE: Women’s Entertainment network in the USA, Discovery Channel in the UK (series 1–3) and CBS reality (series 3–5) UK. The series follows the trials and tribulations of acclaimed and quirky international psychics, who make house calls, as they ask ghostly spirits to leave.

Ripley's Believe It or Not!


64. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! (1982–1986)

60 min | Family, Reality-TV




Strange occurrences, odd historical facts and unusual artistic and social activities are explored.

Stars: Jack PalanceHolly PalanceCathie ShirriffMarie Osmond

Votes: 314

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is a documentary television series based on the newspaper feature. The series ran from 1982 to 1986 on the American ABC network. Character actor Jack Palance hosted the popular series throughout its run, while three different co-hosts appeared from season to season, including Palance’s daughter, Holly Palance, actress Catherine Shirriff, and singer Marie Osmond. The 1980s series reran on the Sci-fi Channel (UK) and Sci-fi Channel (US) during the 1990s. In the 2000s, a new series was produced for TBS with actor Dean Cain and field correspondent Kelly Packard as hosts. Each new episode opens with an act involving the audience. The show also features such regular elements as “Spot the Not,” a weekly trivia segment in which viewers are challenged to pick the claim that is not real and a special “Ripley’s Record” commemoration for people who break a world record while appearing on the show.

Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible


65. Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible(2009– )

TV-G | 45 min | Documentary, Reality-TV




What first appears to be a send-up of classic science fiction is in fact a thorough examination of the real-world science behind the sensationalism. In the pilot episode, the physics behind… See full summary »

Stars: Michio KakuZorikh LequidreLuke CrowePaul Davies

Votes: 341

Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible (also called Science of the Impossible) is an American documentary television series on Science which first aired in the United States on December 1, 2009. The series is hosted by theoretical physicist Michio Kaku and is based on his book Physics of the Impossible.[1] In each episode, Dr. Kaku addresses a technological concept from science fiction and designs his own theoretical version of the technology using currently-known science. He also visits scientists developing technology related to the episode’s concept.

Secrets of the Dead


66. Secrets of the Dead (2000– )

56 min | Documentary, History, Mystery




Mysteries involving notable historical events, people and locations are scientifically examined.

Stars: Liev SchreiberJay O. SandersSalima IkramPiers Gibbon

Votes: 369

Part detective story, part true-life drama, Secrets Of The Dead explores some of the most iconic moments in history to debunk myths and shed new light on past events. Using the latest investigative techniques, forensic science and historical examination to unearth new evidence, the series shatters accepted wisdom, challenges prevailing ideas, overturns existing hypotheses, spotlights forgotten mysteries, and ultimately rewrites history.

Sensing Murder


67. Sensing Murder (2006– )

Crime, Mystery




Two of America’s top psychics work with detectives to try to solve cold cases. Psychics Laurie Campbell and Pam Coronado team up with police from around the country on unsolved murder … See full summary »

Stars: Pam CoronadoMike FassLaurie CampbellWilliam J. Allgood

Votes: 42

Sensing Murder is a television series in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States, in which psychics are asked to act as psychic detectives to help provide evidence that might be useful in solving famous unsolved murder cases in each country by communicating with the deceased victims. Each episode included detailed reenactments of the events leading up to the murder and the murder itself. To demonstrate their abilities, the psychics relay their impressions about the case/person which may match details in the case file. The psychics are then asked to provide any extra information they can using their psychic abilities. The show’s private detective hosts the next section, in which he is asked to try to investigate any new leads suggested by the psychics and sometimes talk to the families of the deceased.



68. Sightings (1991–1997)

60 min | Documentary




A look at the world of the paranormal, including visitors from outer space, ghosts and spirits, cryptozoology, and other phenomena outside the realm of conventional science. The show … See full summary »

Stars: Dale Timothy WhiteChristopher ChaconTony CornellJames A. Swan

Votes: 180

Sightings is a paranormal and news television series that originally aired from 1992 to 1997. The show featured everything from UFOs to ghosts to Bigfoot in an investigative news format and was hosted by reporter Tim White. The series began on Fox in 1992 (the first Paramount Television production ever to air on that network), in a 30 minute long format that aired on Friday nights. When the show was put into syndication in 1994, it was extended to an hour long format and was on at various times. In 1996, it was picked up by Sci Fi Channel. Sightings was cancelled in 1997 (although five special episodes aired in 1998), and reruns continued on the Sci Fi Channel until April 2003.



69. Stranded (2013– )

60 min | Reality-TV




Series documents an unconventional, and terrifying, paranormal and psychological experiment. Each episode features the self-recorded footage of a diverse group of every-day paranormal …See full summary »

Stars: Stephen CofieldPrincess HarrisYarc LewinsonJosh Gates

Votes: 184

Stranded is an all-new reality series that documents an unconventional – and terrifying – paranormal and psychological experiment. Each episode features the self-recorded footage of a diverse group of every-day paranormal enthusiasts – from newlyweds and a brother-in-law to a trio of roommates. Each team of three will be stranded at one of the most haunted locations in America and record the entire experience with hand-held cameras creating a suspenseful, completely unscripted first-hand account of each group’s stay. Over the course of the confinement, the group will cope with increasingly pervasive feelings of fear and desolation, resulting in an experiment that represents a unique combination of psychology and the paranormal.

Strange Universe


70. Strange Universe (1996– )




Strange Universe was a United States syndicated daily half-hour program about paranormal phenomena that aired from 1996 to 1998.

Stars: John HutchisonChristopher ChisholmJoey OrtegaCassandra Peterson

Votes: 23

Strange Universe was a syndicated daily half-hour program about paranormal phenomena. It was hosted by Emmitt Miller and Dana Adams. In February 1997 Adams was dropped as co-host and miller became the only host. It was on the air from 1996 to 1998 for a total of 390 episodes.

Strictly Supernatural


71. Strictly Supernatural (1997– )

51 min


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Stars: Christopher LeeRobert Currey

Strictly Supernatural was a television series exploring paranormal topics in both historical and contemporary contexts.

Super Soul Sunday


72. Super Soul Sunday (2011– )





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Stars: Oprah WinfreyDeVon FranklinDeepak ChopraIyanla Vanzant

Votes: 76

“Super Soul Sunday” is the multi-award winning daytime series that delivers a timely thought-provoking, eye-opening and inspiring block of programming designed to help viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them. Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Daytime Emmy® award, the Alliance of Women in Media Foundation with a Gracie award and the Religion Communicators Council with a Wilbur award, “Super Soul Sunday” features all-new conversations between Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors, visionaries and spiritual leaders. Exploring themes and issues including happiness, personal fulfillment, spirituality and conscious living, guests who have appeared include Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, Wayne Dyer, Gary Zukav, Debbie Ford, Marianne Williamson, Ram Dass, Eckhart Tolle, Sarah Ban Breathnach, Daniel Pink, and Thich Nhat Hanh. Home to Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, the series has helped surge book sales of best-selling author Cheryl Strayed and debut novelist Ayana Mathis. The series also frequently presents Rainn Wilson’s collection of uplifting short films created under his SoulPancake banner. A truly unique television experience, this ground-breaking series has attracted one of the most loyal, active and engaged social communities in television. Every episode has ranked in the top ten most social shows in broadcast television and cable, spiking to number one more than twelve times (source: Bluefin Data). Produced by Harpo Studios, Super Soul Sunday presents an array of perspectives on what it means to be alive in today’s world.

Surviving Death


73. Surviving Death (2010– )





Surviving Death tells the gripping stories of people who were declared dead – only to be revived by medicine or a miracle. First-hand accounts and dramatic recreations of events are …See full summary »

Stars: Jeff JackEj LinehanAlexana ThomasAustin M. Webb

Votes: 8

Surviving Death recounts the extraordinary experiences of people who have died and returned to life. NDE expert Dr. Sam Parnia examines the rare physiology behind exactly how the body can physically die, and then bring itself back to life. In the process of death, there is a window of time during which the body can still be resuscitated. But how can we extend that window? These are some of the most critical questions that medicine is trying to answer as scientists seek to understand how we can combat life’s ultimate enemy: death. Meet the man who was trapped under an icy lake lying lifeless for over two hours and the pregnant woman who ‘drowned’ but came back to life and delivered a healthy baby. Doctors and medical researchers reveal how these extraordinary cases have led to new medical breakthroughs in treating patients.

The Dead Files


74. The Dead Files (2011– )

60 min | Horror, Reality-TV, Sci-Fi




An investigative series that pairs Steve DiSchiavi, a retired Homicide Detective with the New York City Police Department with more than 21 years of active service with psychic communicator… See full summary »

Stars: Amy AllanSteve DiSchiaviMatthew AndersonAmy Allen

Votes: 1,545

The Dead Files team approaches every case from their two specific areas of expertise: Steve DiSchiavi is a Homicide Detective and Amy Allan is a Physical Medium. They are a paranormal team like no other, combining their unique, eclectic and often-conflicting skills to solve unexplained paranormal phenomena in haunted locations across America. Each investigator’s methods and findings remain hidden from the other team member to preserve the integrity of their findings, until the shocking results are revealed to the homeowner in the compelling conclusion of each episode.

The Haunted


75. The Haunted (2009– )

60 min | Documentary




Chronicles true, chilling and terrifying stories of animals and their owners who are experiencing the unexplainable.

Stars: Christopher HatfieldMark KeyesLauren KeyesCarl Johnson

Votes: 543

The Haunted explores the connection between animals and the supernatural realm. Animals are commonly thought to be more sensitive to the spirit world than humans are. Both in this world and beyond, animals have often been the focus of spirit encounters. Animal Planet’s THE HAUNTED is a chilling brand new series that delves into the frightening true stories of animal and human hauntings. Experience real-life human and animal drama when Earthly beings meet the supernatural on THE HAUNTED. How would you react if your dog started barking furiously at what seems to be an empty basement? What would you think if animals suddenly recoiled from the presence of your family member? Who would you believe – your dog, or your daughter? And what would you do? Welcome to the eerie world of THE HAUNTED, Animal Planet’s brand new original, 10-part series. THE HAUNTED tells the true stories of people whose animals act as mediaries to the afterworld. Often the subjects of the most intense paranormal hauntings, animals are commonly believed to be more sensitive to spirits than people are. Pets have been reported to act strangely in certain locations, and even towards certain people, indicating – as some believe – a supernatural presence. Hear the true stories of strange and unexplained occurrences on THE HAUNTED, documented by teams of paranormal investigators who were called in to examine and record these peculiar events.

The Haunting Of


76. The Haunting Of (2012– )

60 min | Biography




Each episode features celebrities’ real life encounters with the paranormal as they return to the site of their traumatic experience. During the precarious journey, Kim Russo will unlock … See full summary »

Stars: Kim RussoMarc WootersAdam Smith Jr.Lew Gardner

Votes: 460

The Haunting Of… is an original series featuring world-renowned psychic-medium Kim Russo as she gives an exclusive look at celebrities who have had their lives changed by paranormal events. Each one-hour episode of The Haunting Of… will feature celebrities’ real life encounters with the paranormal as they return to the site of their traumatic experience. During these gripping journeys, Kim Russo unlocks the secrets that haunted each celebrity and explains the unexplained. Kim also unveils shocking psychic moments and surprising personal revelations as she tunes into the celebrities’ personal lives and connects with their loved ones who have crossed over.

The Paranormal Borderline


77. The Paranormal Borderline (1996– )




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Stars: Chris LerudeJohnny KeatthCynthia Lea ClarkChoppy Guillotte

Votes: 58

This reality type show focuses on the paranormal side of life, presenting several stories told by the people who have lived through the usual experience. Exploring the lives of real people as they tell about their fear and trauma of events that took place outside the range of normal comprehension. The series presents one-hour tales that examines each week UFO sightings, psychic premonitions, ghosts and many other first-hand encounters with unexplainable phenomena. This series incorporates a mix of interviews with the involved people, psychiatrists, researchers and law enforcement authorities. Jonathan Frakes, who is known for his position on the television, show Beyond belief: Fact or Fiction was the host for this show. The Paranormal Borderline is the first Television production created and executive produced by brothers Mack and Bradley Anderson for UPN.

The Unexplained


78. The Unexplained (1996– )




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Stars: Bill KurtisPeter StackerRaj PersaudCarol Topolski

Votes: 30

The Unexplained is a paranormal television series that originally aired from January 2, 1996 to May 7, 2000 on A&E and is currently being broadcast on the Biography Channel. The program features various mysteries, paranormal, psychic phenomena, and other topics that are considered to be unexplained. Earlier episodes of the series are narrated by Bill Kurtis.

The Unexplained


79. The Unexplained (2011– )





The uneXplained is a documentary television series where authentic human mysteries are explored using metaphysical practices – one case at a time. Each episode focuses on individuals faced … See full summary »

Stars: John HollandPam CoronadoPaul SeligTarmo Urb

Votes: 21

The uneXplained is a documentary television series where authentic human mysteries are explored using metaphysical practices – one case at a time. Each episode focuses on individuals faced with an unsolvable problem who’ve exhausted all traditional means until they turn to an expert gifted with mystical abilities and we follow them into the unknown.

Through the Wormhole


80. Through the Wormhole (2010–2017)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary




Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence – the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there … See full summary »

Stars: Morgan FreemanSean CarrollMichio KakuCarlos Frenk

Votes: 15,159

Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole explores the deepest mysteries of existence – the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. Is There Life After Death? Is There a Sixth Sense? Is There a Creator? Can We Resurrect the Dead? Is the Universe Alive? Are There More Than 3 Dimensions? Are There Parallel Universes? What are the Mysteries of the Subconscious? These questions have been pondered by the most exquisite minds of the human race. Now, science has evolved to the point where hard facts and evidence may be able to provide us with answers instead of philosophical theories. Through the Wormhole brings together the brightest minds and best ideas from the very edges of science – Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Quantum Mechanics, String Theory, and more – to reveal the extraordinary truth of our Universe.

UFO Files


81. UFO Files (2004– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary




Search for evidence of life beyond our world from the fringes of the galaxy to our own backyards.

Stars: Burton RichardsonStanton FriedmanWilliam J. BirnesRichard Dolan

Votes: 207

UFO Files is an American television series that was produced from 2004 to 2007 for The History Channel. The program covers the phenomena of unidentified flying and submerged objects, close encounters with alleged extraterrestrial life, and alleged military and government cover-up conspiracies. In 2008, a following series called UFO Hunters premiered on the same channel.

Unexplained Mysteries


82. Unexplained Mysteries (2003– )

Documentary, Crime, Mystery




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Stars: Jonathan David CookChristopher ChaconRobert SalasCha-Das-Ska-Dum Which-ta-lum

Votes: 47

Unexplained Mysteries is an American documentary television show that originally aired in 2003-2004 for a single season and is currently in syndication. Unexplained Mysteries takes us on a quest of weekly paranormal encounters. They’ll be interviews from people who have experienced everything from crop circles to UFO’s to near-death experiences. Unexplained Mysteries takes us beyond our imaginations and explores those ancient riddles that we’ve been questioning. When it comes to reality programming, truth is stranger then fiction. The signs are everywhere.

Unsolved History


83. Unsolved History (2002– )

60 min | Documentary, History, Mystery




Historical mysteries are scientifically investigated.

Stars: J.V. MartinDaniel MartinezMike SodeKathleen Kern

Votes: 90

Unsolved History is an American documentary television series that aired from 2002 to 2005 on the Discovery Channel. The series lasted over three seasons and had a total of 47 episodes, in which a team of people, each with different skills, try to solve historical mysteries. As of 2007, the series airs on Investigation Discovery and occasionally on the Science Channel. However, episodes regarding the military are sometimes aired on the Military Channel. Each episode contains an event in history that has never been conclusively solved. In every episode, a team of scientists tries to solve the case.

Unsolved Mysteries


84. Unsolved Mysteries (1987–2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama




Combines dramatic re-enactments, interviews and updates, to tell stories of real mysteries, from human to the supernatural.

Stars: Robert StackDennis FarinaKeely Shaye BrosnanChristopher Chacon

Votes: 3,529

First broadcast in January of 1987, Unsolved Mysteries is one of the longest running programs in television and the inspiration for dozens of imitators. It is also the first television series with an audience interactive call-to-action requesting viewer tips to help solve actual cases. Each episode consists of five segments profiling real-life mysteries and an update of a case which has been solved, often thanks to viewer tips. The segments are drawn from a variety of different categories: murder, missing persons, wanted fugitives, UFOs, ghosts, the unexplained (paranormal), missing heirs, amnesia, fraud, among others. Over the years, Unsolved Mysteries has profiled more than one thousand cases in 260 episodes. Unsolved Mysteries ran for ten seasons on NBC and two seasons on CBS. Unsolved Mysteries has received six Emmy nominations, and received many commendations from law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and US Marshals Service. The host of the first pilot/special was Raymond Burr. Karl Malden hosted the next two specials and then Robert Stack hosted the remaining programs on NBC and CBS.

Weird or What?


85. Weird or What? (2010– )





From medical oddities to abnormal natural disasters to puzzling disappearances,this investigative series delves into all manner of mysteries. With William Shatner as your host

Stars: William ShatnerJoe NickellTalia RussoBrian Dunning

Votes: 372

We’re all fascinated by mysteries and strange phenomena. But is the unexplained really unexplainable? In this irresistible new series, join science fiction legend William Shatner as we investigate all that’s weird in the world and attempt to find a logical, scientific explanation. From paranormal phenomena to weird and wonderful creatures, from medical oddities to mysterious disappearances, from bizarre natural disasters to mystical monster attacks, this absorbing series has a deliberately wide brief.

Weird Travels


86. Weird Travels (2003–2006)





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Stars: Loren ColemanSteve FelthamAdrian ShineGary Campbell

Votes: 35

Weird Travels is an American documentary paranormal television series that originally aired from 2001 to 2006 on the Travel Channel. Produced by Authentic Entertainment, the program features various paranormal subjects around the world, especially cryptozoological creatures (cryptids) and haunted locations around the world. The series is narrated by Don Wildman, who also hosts and narrates the History channel’s documentary television series Cities of the Underworld and Travel Channel’s Off Limits.

Weird U.S.


87. Weird U.S. (2004–2005)

44 min | Documentary




Discover the bizarre stories of American history that have fallen through the cracks — and maybe were meant to stay there.

Stars: Mark MoranMark SceurmanJessica Martinez MaxeyRobert Florence

Votes: 42

Weird U.S. is a reality television series, and book of the same name, on the History Channel starring Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman, founders of the magazine Weird NJ, as they hunt the United States looking for weird history, hauntings, and legends because, as they say, “history is full of weirdos.” It is produced by KPI TV. It is also a series of paranormal travel guides edited by the same two individuals.

The Other Side


88. The Other Side (1995– )




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Stars: Sloan BellaChristopher ChaconHeather Joseph-WithamMichael Taylor Donovan

Votes: 5

James van Praagh’s early career consisted of private readings for clients by communicating with the spirits of their dearly departed, and quickly graduated to wider audiences. In the early 1990s he began appearing on the NBC paranormal talk show The Other Side, where he became a resident expert. Van Praagh credits an appearance on Larry King Live in 1997 to promote his new book Talking to Heaven for his gaining worldwide exposure. He has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, Dr. Phil, A&E’s Biography, Nightline, Unsolved Mysteries, The View, The Joy Behar Show, the Today, Chelsea Lately, and Coast to Coast. He worked with a non-profit called The Compassionate Friends, an organization for people who lost children or siblings. He is also a regular blogger for The Huffington Post. The central tenet of Van Praagh’s work is that there is no death and that people who have passed away still exist, only in a different form. Van Praagh says spirits help guide him, and that they have told him there are “many levels of Heaven and we get to that level we have created by our thoughts, words and deeds while on earth.”

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