Travel Channel Paranormal Programming Highlights: FEB 17 – MARCH 1



Why do so many communities across America have stories of unexplained paranormal experiences that, through word-of-mouth and consistency, turn into lore? In “Haunting in the Heartland,” paranormal investigator and documentary filmmaker Steve Shippy visits Midwestern towns that have been traumatized for generations by ripples of fear. Growing up in a rural Michigan “creepy house on the corner,” Shippy uses his own personal experiences to make intimate connections with the families who’ve reached out to him for help. He then puts the puzzle pieces together to identify and decipher the larger mystery of the town’s haunting. [Hour-long episodes]

SERIES PREMIERE: “The Watchman” – Premieres Friday, February 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Steve Shippy is called to the village of Merrill, Michigan, to investigate an evil entity tormenting a young girl. With the help of a local historian, Shippy discovers the town’s long-forgotten traumatic past and its connection to the girl’s home.

Paranormal investigator and documentary filmmaker Steve Shippy investigates the town of Merrill, Michigan, in the series premiere of “Haunting in the Heartland”

“I Am Red Death” – Premieres Friday, February 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Steve Shippy heads to Greeneville, Tennessee, where a decades-long haunting has resulted in an unspeakable tragedy. With the help of local law enforcement, he uncovers the Bible Belt town’s dark past and its connection to the victim’s family.



Former NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi and physical medium Amy Allan are back on the case with a brand-new season of Travel Channel’s hit series, “The Dead Files.” In every episode, DiSchiavi and Allan first investigate each case separately. Utilizing his detective skills, DiSchiavi interviews witnesses and experts, and researches the history and facts behind each location. Allan, a physical medium who sees and communicates with the dead, assesses the property to identify what underlying entities reside there. Keeping their findings hidden from each other, the team avoids all contact with one another – coming together only at the very end to reveal their shocking discoveries to the property owners, and each other. [Hour-long episodes]

SEASON PREMIERE: “Puppet Master” – Premieres Thursday, February 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Retired NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi and psychic medium Amy Allan travel to Indianapolis, where a couple claims dark forces are wreaking havoc on their lives. They fear the house intends to kill them to prevent them from providing a safe and loving home to their two young granddaughters.

In the season premiere of “The Dead Files,” psychic medium Amy Allan encounters various entities during her walk through of the client’s home in Indianapolis

“Dark Soul” – Premieres Thursday, February 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Former NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi and psychic medium Amy Allan are called to Pataskala, Ohio, to investigate claims of paranormal activity terrorizing a grandmother and her family. All hell has broken loose inside the home, and everyone believes they are in serious danger.


In each episode of “Ghost Adventures,” Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin, along with A/V techs Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley, travel to a different haunted destination where they meet with locals, eyewitnesses and experts in an attempt to piece together the haunted history of each site. They then begin their “lockdown” investigation, using the latest scientific gadgets and technology in an effort to obtain physical evidence of the paranormal and uncover the truth behind each haunted mystery. [Hour-long episodes]

SEASON PREMIERE: “Horror in Biggs” – Premieres Thursday, February 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Zak Bagans and the crew investigate a demonic entity terrorizing a small California town. Many locals believe the malignant spirit is responsible for a series of horrific deaths, and an exorcism may be the only way to save their souls from its dark clutches.



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]

“Jinn on the Prowl and More” – Premieres Wednesday, February 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A ghost hunter is pushed to the brink by a demonic jinn, a shadow person invades a home in the United Kingdom and a creepy doll haunts a suburban basement.

“Beware the Doll at the Haunted Inn and More” – Premieres Wednesday, February 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A doll comes to life at a notoriously haunted hotel, a UFO is spotted flying suspiciously close to a volcano, a man gains a ghostly bedmate and locals are stumped by strange lights in the Ozarks.


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]

“Etched in Evil” – Premieres Friday, February 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Amy Bruni and Adam Berry investigate strange, mysterious symbols etched on the walls of an Indiana asylum. Psychic medium Chip Coffey joins the case to help them find out if the symbols are responsible for an uptick in paranormal activity on the property.

“What Lies Beneath” – Premieres Friday, February 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Amy Bruni and Adam Berry, along with psychic medium Chip Coffey, investigate the murky depths of the Sterling Hill Mines in Ogdensburg, New Jersey. Decades of horrific deaths have fostered a dark energy that lurks in the shadows of miles of underground tunnels.


The great outdoors aren’t always so great. In fact, the woods are filled with mysteries that sometimes cannot be explained. These are the true accounts of people who ventured deep into the forest only to come screaming out with stories that defy reality.[Hour-long episodes]

“Devil Monkey and You Freeze, You Die” – Premieres Saturday, February 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A strange beast terrorizes an Ohio family in their new home. A boy and his cousin are pursued by a supernatural predator while playing deep in the woods of Wisconsin.

“Monster in My Backyard and The Abandoned House” – Premieres Saturday, February 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A terrifying forest creature stalks a mother and daughter in the Colorado mountains. Two friends are attacked by an angry spirit while exploring an abandoned house in the woods.


“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]

“Where There is Smoke, It Moved and Nun So Wicked” – Premieres Saturday, February 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Dark apparitions haunt an abandoned hospital ward, a morgue attendant is confronted by the angry ghost of a car accident victim and a young mother has a terrifying encounter with two mysterious nuns in a century-old hospital.

“Kill the Lights, The Wrong Floor and Phantom Fall” – Premieres Saturday, February 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

A mysterious ghost girl follows a nurse home, a security guard discovers he is not alone at an abandoned hospital and an oncology nurse sees glowing orbs and shadowy hooded figures while working at a city hospital.


Alaska is the most sparsely populated of all the states. In a vast expanse of rugged wilderness, one area – known as “The Alaska Triangle” – has been home to so much unusual activity that it has struck fear across Alaska and the world. More people disappear in this area than anywhere else in the United States, with countless sightings of strange creatures, impossible moving lights in the sky, unexplained phenomena and even malevolent ghosts. Are lay lines and electromagnetic anomalies within the Triangle causing these bizarre events? Or is something more sinister at play? From strange reports of military personnel seeing UFOs and missing aircrafts that have vanished without a trace, to sightings of fearful monsters and an underground alien base hidden inside a mountain, each episode of “The Alaska Triangle” seeks to unlock the paranormal mysteries hidden within this foreboding location. [Two-hour episodes]

“Supernatural Hotel and Mystery of a Sunken Ship” – Premieres Sunday, February 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Episode description TBD

“UFO Water Rising and Aliens vs. Airplanes” – Premieres Sunday, March 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Episode description TBD

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