Travel Channel Paranormal Programming Highlights for January

In this article:

  • New Season of Paranormal 911 reveals first responders’ shocking encounters with the unexplained.
  • Explorers J.J. Kelley and Kinga Philipps investigate the disappearance of a runner deep in the Malaysian jungle on an All-New Lost in the Wild.
  • On the season finale of Expedition Bigfoot, the team makes an astonishing discovery about the elusive creature’s whereabouts.


Paranormal 911

A shocking number of 911 emergencies end in paranormal encounters. “Paranormal 911” explores these events through eyewitness accounts of the first responders who lived through them – real-life stories of police, firefighters and paramedics who arrive on scene, only to find themselves in the middle of a paranormal event. As first responders, it’s their job to put themselves in the line of danger – sometimes with terrifying and unexplainable results. [Hour-long episodes]

SEASON PREMIERE: “Uninvited Houseguest, Perimeter Breach and Asylum Attack” – Premieres Saturday, January 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A police officer encounters a terrifying entity while investigating a home invasion, a tortured apparition wreaks havoc on a top-secret government site and paramedics are brutally attacked by an unseen force at an asylum.             

“Backyard Hanging, Dr. Dead and The Mist” – Premieres Saturday, February 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A firefighter answers a call for help at a house of evil, police chase down the terrifying specter of a dead doctor and an officer is surrounded by a strange fog and shadowy figures while investigating an abandoned car.


Paranormal Caught On Camera

Some of the most amazing, eye-opening and downright scary paranormal videos from around the world are featured as a panel of experts breaks down the footage and analyzes what exactly the eyewitnesses captured. Insights from some of the most knowledgeable specialists in the field and firsthand accounts from the people lucky enough – or perhaps unlucky enough – to witness these strange phenomena for themselves just might make a believer of even the biggest skeptics out there. [Hour-long episodes]

“Insanely Haunted Hospital in Michigan and More” – Premieres Wednesday, January 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Ghostly patients terrorize a team of paranormal investigators in an abandoned asylum, a father and son spot the mother of all UFOs, a poltergeist wreaks havoc in a vape shop and a legendary cryptid stalks a group of children.

“A Colossal Lake Creature in Chile and More” – Premieres Wednesday, January 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A lake monster terrorizes a group of swimmers, a security guard confronts a terrifying shadow person in an empty stadium, a college student is tormented by a ghostly roommate and a Russian man goes on the hunt for a yeti.

Ghost Adventures: Screaming Room

Paranormal investigators Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley are opening up to viewers as they’ve never done before in Travel Channel’s new series, “Ghost Adventures: Screaming Room.” The guys are kicking back in their screening room to watch their favorite episodes of the hit series and get candid with fans – and each other – about their craziest experiences over the past decade. Away from the haunted locations we usually see them in, with no equipment or investigations, the crew will relive some of the most terrifying, shocking and even comedic moments from their career, as they re-watch their most memorable investigations with never-before-heard stories from the moments that created a legacy. Get ready for laughs, screams and surprises alongside the crew in the ultimate tell-all event. [Hour-long episodes]

“Portal to Stars” – Premieres Thursday, January 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Zak Bagans and the guys look back on their otherworldly visit to an Arizona ranch, where locals claim both aliens and demons have been terrorizing a machine gun-toting local, murdering livestock and (unfortunately) NOT abducting a very willing Aaron Goodwin.

“Phantom Friends” – Premieres Thursday, January 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Tears are shed and painful memories brought to light as Zak Bagans and the guys revisit their final investigation at the Washoe Club in Virginia City, Nevada.

Kindred Spirits

Paranormal investigators Amy Bruni and Adam Berry, along with psychic medium Chip Coffey, enter America’s darkest locations, demanding answers to the most chilling haunted mysteries. Bringing peace to the living by giving a voice to the dead, their multilayered investigations dig deep into the past to identify the restless spirits and analyze the threat. Throughout the season, America’s most intense paranormal activity takes them to evil and historic locations, including properties that were used as orphanages and asylums, as well as personal homes inhabited by aggressive entities.

[Hour-long episodes]

“Dead Men Tell Tales” – Premieres Friday, January 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Paranormal investigators Amy Bruni and Adam Berry confront the murderous spirits lurking in the shadows of a Florida jail. They call on the help of psychic medium Chip Coffey, who channels an extremely dark vision from beyond the grave.

“Vaulted Secrets” – Premieres Friday, January 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Amy Bruni and Adam Berry investigate a Connecticut restaurant once used as a makeshift morgue after a flood ravaged the town. Psychic medium Chip Coffey is called in to confront a powerful poltergeist haunting the building.

Ghost Loop

The all-new series “Ghost Loop,” follows a team of highly specialized paranormal experts – paranormal investigator and medium Sean Austin, empath Kris Star, researcher and tech advisor Chris Califf, design specialist Eric Vitale and tech support Matt Lytle – who focus on the distinct type of haunting known as a “ghost loop.” This is when paranormal entities terrorize the living through endless and repetitive supernatural cycles, manifesting again and again in the same location. The team will attempt to break these cycles of trapped paranormal activity and restore peace to both the living and the dead by drawing out each spirit through re-created trigger environments. [Hour-long episodes]

“Dead and Breakfast” – Premieres Friday, January 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The team travels to Prairie du Rocher, Illinois, where an aggressive ghost is attacking the owner and guests at a local bed and breakfast. They discover the tortured spirit of a young mother may be responsible for the activity.

“Gold Diggers” – Premieres Friday, January 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The team investigates a woman’s claim that an unseen entity pushed her down the stairs of her beautiful historic home in Clear Spring, Maryland. She fears for her life and suspects a murderous couple from the property’s dark past is responsible.

Trending Fear

In 2017, Buzzfeed author and illustrator Adam Ellis captured the image of a ghost child in his New York City apartment. In a state of fear and confusion, he documented his haunting on social media under the hashtag #DearDavid. Fourteen million people feverishly followed his terrifying experience, yearning for answers behind the little boy who invaded Ellis’ life. Now, fueling both his fascination and his fear of the paranormal while simultaneously tapping into social media to explore every angle of his search, Ellis and friends Jen Lewis (researcher/documentarian) and Paul Bradford (ghost hunter and lead investigator) are on a mission to help others understand and escape their own nightmares in a new Travel Channel original series, “Trending Fear.”  In each episode, the trio will travel America, hoping to help people take back their lives after unexplainable encounters with the paranormal. [Hour-long episodes]

SEASON FINALE: “Boss Man” – Premieres Friday, January 24 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

Adam Ellis, Paul Bradford and Jen Lewis take on their most-extreme case yet at a historic home with a freakish paranormal infestation in Mineola, Texas. Their research uncovers an alarming history that sheds light on the demonic activity.

Haunted Hospitals (U.S. Premiere)

“Haunted Hospitals” tells chilling tales of paranormal activity inside hospitals, nursing homes, morgues and medical institutions. Past patients suspended between this world and the next, departed medical professionals who insist on overseeing their wards long after death, spirits roaming corridors to signal unfinished business with their presence – these terrifying stories are told by the medical professionals and patients who experienced them. These are not random encounters, but part of paranormal patterns experienced by hospital staff all over the world. [Hour-long episodes]

“Room 13, Voices From the Other Side and The Warning” – Premieres Saturday, January 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

A nurse battles to save her patient’s soul from a spider-like entity, a woman is shocked to see two ghostly figures in her dying mother’s room and a paranormal investigator gets a dire warning while exploring a haunted hospital.

“Annette, The Shadows and The Smoking Man” – Premieres Saturday, February 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

A nurse answers the desperate calls of a deceased patient, a sinister spirit feeds off the residents of a senior living facility and a man is attacked by a shadowy entity at a psychiatric hospital.

Expedition Bigfoot

In “Expedition Bigfoot,” old legend meets new modern-day technology as an elite team of researchers use an advanced data algorithm and groundbreaking science and tools to analyze five decades of Bigfoot sightings, to pinpoint when and where to encounter this elusive beast. With these results and gadgetry at their disposal, the team – Bryce Johnson, Dr. Mireya Mayor, Russell Acord, Ronny LeBlanc and Ryan “RPG” Golembeske – now know the time and place to search for evidence of Bigfoot. Their three-week sojourn to an undisclosed, remote location in central Oregon may finally take one of the world’s greatest mysteries out of the pages of legend and lore and into reality. [Hour-long episodes]

SEASON FINALE: “The Final Hours” – Premieres Sunday, January 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The team believes they’ve finally narrowed down where Bigfoot has been hiding throughout their expedition. A high-tech drone is brought in to investigate, and what takes place next is truly astonishing!

Lost in the Wild

In the new series, “Lost in the Wild,”filmmaker and explorer J.J. Kelley and journalist Kinga Philipps are reinvestigating perplexing cases of adventures gone terribly wrong, where people have met mysterious ill-fated ends. Venturing into the perilous unknown in search of answers, the duo pick up where the official investigation has ended and set off on foot to follow the path they believe will lead them to answers. From trekking deep in the Amazon jungle in search of idealists looking for a lost city to climbing a treacherous mountain in Africa where dozens have vanished, the duo combine their wilderness and sleuthing skills to navigate their way toward the truth, testing their own limits to investigate missed clues and new evidence behind these baffling cases. [Hour-long episodes]         

“Cursed Paradise” – Premieres Sunday, January 26 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

J.J. Kelley and Kinga Philipps head to a remote island in the Galapagos to uncover how and why an Austrian baroness and her lover disappeared in 1934. Rumors of murder have swirled around the case for decades, but evidence may point to an ancient curse.

“Invisible Empire” – Premieres Sunday, February 2 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

J.J. Kelley and Kinga Philipps head to Malaysia to investigate the 2019 disappearance of a runner who vanished during a distance race deep in the jungle. After retracing his steps, they find a fork in the road where he might have taken a shortcut – with disastrous results. They encounter a village where a local resident believes he knows the truth about the runner’s fate and embark on an epic journey downriver to the fabled place where local folklore holds the man may still be alive. They encounter a reality that neither of them expected—or thought they could believe in.

Are you a fan of the paranormal programming on Travel Channel? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.



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