8 of The Scariest Paranormal Documentaries Streaming Right Now


No matter what you believe, there is something fun about a good paranormal documentary. Sure you can debunk everything or laugh, but that keeps you from enjoying the weirder side of life. To be fair, I am a person who chooses to tentatively believe in the otherworldly, so these types of documentaries are my catnip. Ghosts? Yup. Cryptids? Check. Aliens? Yes, please. The researchers featured in these films and series are so passionate about their work, and that in itself is a joy to watch.

So if you’re looking for a scare and a glimpse into what could possibly be out there, we put together a list of the scariest paranormal documentaries streaming right now!


Where to watch: Prime Video

What starts out as what seems to be a run-of-the-mill paranormal investigation becomes something much bigger in the docu-series Hellier. Greg and Dana Newkirk receive an email about a man who is being bothered by goblins in Hellier, Kentucky. But when they arrive in the town of Hellier, they slowly begin to discover that something much bigger may be unfolding. Lovers of high strangeness will want to binge the two seasons immediately.

The House In Between

Where to watch: Tubi

Paranormal investigator Steve Gonsalves pairs up with long-time collaborator Kendall Whelpton to document what could be America’s most haunted house. For over a decade, researchers have been documenting and filming the phenomenon occurring in this house. Now, Gonsalves and Whelpton are bringing in their network of scientific resources to try and get to the bottom of what’s happening to homeowner Alice.

Hunt For The Skinwalker

Where to watch: Hulu, Prime Video

Skinwalker Ranch is a hotbed of paranormal phenomena that’s baffled scientists for over 50 years. The ranch, located on 512 acres in Utah, is the site for alleged UFO sightings, cryptids, and more. This documentary aims to take the hundreds of hours of research done across the decades, as well as unreleased details of a scientific study, to make sense of what is actually happening in Utah.

Buzzfeed Unsolved: Supernatural

Where to watch: Hulu, Prime Video

Buzzfeed Unsolved started off as a YouTube series featuring Ryan Bergara and his skeptic friend Shane Madej. Now, the dynamic duo is an online sensation thanks to their witty banter and natural report. For seven seasons, they’ve looked at the Men in Black, exorcisms, haunted houses, and more. There’s also their True Crime series where they look at notorious serial killers and murders.


Where to watch: Hulu

In 1993, investigative journalist David Holthouse traveled to North California and heard a terrifying story of three men supposedly torn to shreds by Bigfoot. Now, 25 years later, the story hasn’t left Holthouse’s head. So, he heads back to try and discover what could have happened. Was it actually a sasquatch? Or something more terrifying?

Demon House

Where to watch: Prime Video

Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty if it means documenting evidence of the, well, paranormal. In his 2019 documentary Demon House, Bagans buys the Ammons’ house, which is reportedly full of 200 demons. Bagans and his crew start their investigation, but as it progresses, they believe they may have bitten off more than they could chew.

Sleepless Unrest: The Real Conjuring Home

Where to watch: Tubi

Before The House In Between, Kendall Whelpton made another documentary, this time about the infamous Conjuring house. He and his crew spent two weeks in the alleged haunted location, trying to gather as much evidence as possible.

The Mothman Legacy

Where to watch: Prime Video

Mothman has been done dirty in the horror world. And to his credit, his story is wrapped up with high strangeness, aliens, multi-dimensional beings, and more. So this winged friend is a little complicated. But, The Mothman Legacy does my favorite cryptid justice with an in-depth documentary not just about the creature’s past, but about the continued sightings to this day.



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