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Travel Channel Paranormal Programming Highlights for October 26th – November 8th

NEW SPECIALS

SHOCK DOCS – “THIS IS HALLOWEEN”

TWO-HOUR SPECIAL: Premieres Monday, October 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Halloween is a time to indulge our darkest fears and live out our wildest fantasies. For those who like the spooky side of life, it’s become a yearly event. In the two-hour special, Travel Channel’s paranormal experts, including talent from: “Ghost Brothers” (Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass, Marcus Harvey); “Kindred Spirits” (Amy Bruni, Adam Berry); “Destination Fear” (Chelsea Laden, Dakota Laden, Tanner Wiseman, Alex Schroeder); “Expedition Bigfoot” (Russell Acord, Ronny LeBlanc, Mireya Mayor, Bryce Johnson); “The Holzer Files” (Dave Schrader, Cindy Kaza, Shane Pittman); and “Ghost Nation” (Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango), share their best Halloween stories in a nostalgic look back at everyone’s favorite haunted holiday. From creepy costumes to the scariest pranks they’ve ever pulled, it’s a sweet and spooky trip down memory lane. 

“THE DEAD FILES”

SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK: “The Stalker” – Premieres Tuesday, October 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

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. In this special sneak peek, DiSchiavi and Allan travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa, where a woman claims evil forces are ripping her family apart. Looming shadow figures and mysterious attacks have everyone at each other’s throats. They need help fast before someone gets seriously hurt. [Hour-long episode]

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“The Dead Files” duo – psychic medium Amy Allan and former homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi –
reveal the findings of their investigation to the homeowners.

“PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAMERA: TOP 100”

SPECIAL FOUR-HOUR EPISODE: “Top 40 Countdown” – Premieres Wednesday, October 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Bigfoot terrorizes three kids in Indiana. Poltergeists vandalize an antiques store. A fleet of UFOs crash a birthday party. A black-eyed girl lurks in a haunted forest. All that and more as we count down the top 40 paranormal encounters of all time.

“GHOST ADVENTURES: HORROR AT JOE EXOTIC ZOO”  

TWO-HOUR SPECIAL: Premieres Thursday, October 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

The dramatic saga of Joe Exotic and his Wynnewood, Oklahoma, zoo captivated audiences andbecame a global phenomenon. Now, Zak Bagans and the “Ghost Adventures” crew are once again breaking new ground with the first-ever paranormal investigation inside Joe Exotic’s Greater Wynnewood Animal Park. For years, the park staff have claimed the zoo is haunted. In this two-hour special, “Ghost Adventures: Horror at Joe Exotic Zoo,” the team examines claims of sinister activity and tortured spirits believed to lurk in the shadows of a park tainted by tragic events. The team is prepared to confront these dark spirits as they attempt to gather evidence as to who, or what, is haunting this park.

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Zak Bagans and the “Ghost Adventures” team perform the first-ever paranormal investigation inside
the infamous Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park -aka the Joe Exotic Zoo.

“PORTALS TO HELL”

SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK: “Frightmare in Connecticut”- Premieres Friday, October 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Paranormal investigators Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman head to Poquetanuck, Connecticut, to investigate Captain Grant’s Inn. The inn was built in 1754, and is rumored to be Connecticut’s most haunted home. The current owner, Carol, claims that shortly after she purchased the property in 1986, she was taken over by an evil spirit. Osbourne and Weidman are shocked to learn that Carol took matters into her own hands and conducted an exorcism to eliminate the angry spirit. For 10 years following the exorcism, the paranormal experiences were mild, but soon Carol and her guests started to experience an uptick in ghostly activity. To this day, she claims to have cataloged over 300 spirits haunting the property. Now, in a never-investigated-for-TV exclusive, Osbourne and Weidman seek to discover if these are historical hauntings or if there is something more sinister at play. In a risky attempt to get answers, the duo asks Carol to join the night investigation for an unprecedented experiment that leaves the entire team speechless. [Hour-long episode]

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Paranormal investigators Katrina Weidman and Jack Osbourne investigate a haunted
Connecticut inn on a special sneak peek episode of “Portals to Hell.”

“THE OSBOURNES: NIGHT OF TERROR”

TWO-HOUR SPECIAL: Premieres Friday, October 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

In the new special, “The Osbournes: Night of Terror,” the Osbourne family – Jack, Kelly, Ozzy and Sharon – are going on their first-ever paranormal investigation together! The First Family of Darkness are in for real chills with a ghost hunt inside Los Angeles’ historical Heritage Square, a collection of horrifying, active haunted houses believed to be the most haunted hotspot in the area and never before investigated for TV. As Jack and Kelly go deep into the night to investigate prolific spirit activity, Ozzy and Sharon monitor the action from basecamp. Terrifying encounters aside – of which there are plenty – in true Osbourne fashion, there’s a never a dull moment. With Kelly and Jack on the front lines of the investigation confronting unexplained disturbances, skeptics Ozzy and Sharon provide lively feedback and guidance hoping to mitigate the paranormal danger their kids are sure to face. It’s a family fright night like no other. Not only are they going to hunt ghosts together… but they’re going to love it.

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It’s a family fright night like no other when Jack Osbourne takes his family – Ozzy, Sharon and Kelly –
on their first-ever family ghost hunt in “The Osbournes: Night of Terror.”

“GHOST NATION: REUNION IN HELL”

TWO-HOUR HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Saturday, October 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

In this spine-tingling, two-hour Halloween special, “Ghost Nation” stars Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango are calling in their old paranormal pals, Amy Bruni and Adam Berry of “Kindred Spirits,” to reopen a case that has taken a sinister turn. Seaview Terrace is the 40,000-square-foot Rhode Island mansion famous for being featured on the TV show “Dark Shadows,” but the owners were shocked to find out that a recent visitor – a self-proclaimed warlock – had performed some sort of blasphemous ceremony in the house. Now, they’re experiencing a shift in the mansion’s energy, unleashing something more menacing. The team scours 100 years of history to discover a notoriously patchwork past, filled with lavish high society parties and possibly a scandalous murder.

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It’s a spooky reunion when the stars of “Ghost Nation” – Shari DeBenedetti, Dave Tango,
Steve Gonsalves, Jason Hawes – team up with “Kindred Spirits” hosts Amy Bruni and Adam Berry for a
special investigation in side a sprawling Rhode Island mansion.

NEW SEASON

“THE HOLZER FILES”

After a groundbreaking freshman run, “The Holzer Files” returns with all-new investigations from the trail of John Wilkes Booth in Maryland to a serial killer in Ohio. Led by investigator Dave Schrader, psychic medium Cindy Kaza and equipment technician Shane Pittman, “The Holzer Files” investigates terrifying true hauntings from the recently discovered case files of America’s first ghost hunter, Dr. Hans Holzer. Recognized as the “father of the paranormal,” Holzer’s legendary four-decade exploration into disturbing hauntings like the Amityville Horror house helped spawn legions of supernatural enthusiasts, more than 120 books and even inspired Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis to write “Ghostbusters.” Now, with the help of Holzer’s daughter, Alexandra Holzer, Travel Channel exclusively reopens Holzer’s most captivating case files – digging into thousands of documents, letters, photographs and chilling audio and visual recordings dating back to the 1950s. [Hour-long episodes]

SEASON PREMIERE: “Phantom Hand” – Premieres Thursday, October 29 at 11 p.m. ET/PT (*Special time)

In 1963, the Todd family of Cleveland encountered a ghastly hand reaching toward them from the basement door in their Mason Court apartment. Despite nailing the door shut, the appendage pushed through and terrified the family for weeks before they finally fled with their young son. Though the Todd family moved out, more people in the Kingsbury Run area of Cleveland continued to contact Dr. Holzer about similar disturbing activity, finally prompting him to bring his trusted psychic medium, Ethel Meyers, to conduct an outdoor reading of the entire area. Her findings were vivid and terrifying, but nothing matched up with the city’s known history, so the many paranormal cases of Kingsbury Run were never closed. Now, Hans Holzer’s hidden case file is finally reopened, and new patterns emerge as the team delves into the original letters and find that the hauntings may point to a new central crossroads for the spirits. However, as they unearth the area’s haunting past, they soon discover that they are likely dealing with restless souls that may have all died at the hands of the same infamous killer.

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Psychic medium Cindy Kaza, paranormal investigator Dave Schrader and
equipment tech Shane Pittman of “The Holzer Files” are back for a new brand season.

“Tell Me No Lies” – Premieres Thursday, November 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Hans Holzer believed a sensational tale of heartache and murder hid the real story behind one of his most famous cases. The team heads to New York City’s Old Merchant’s House to uncover the terrifying truth of this Victorian-age haunting.

NEW EPISODES

DOOMSDAY CAUGHT ON CAMERA

“Doomsday Caught on Camera” explores shocking weather events and natural disasters including volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis that have been filmed by individuals and uploaded online. These riveting stories are driven by first-person accounts of those who survived these life-changing events, with supporting expertise from our cast of commentators that includes renowned geologists, meteorologists, voices from a theological perspective along with healing/recovery specialists. The range of jaw-dropping footage will have you thanking your lucky stars that these doomsday

events … didn’t happen to you. [Hour-long episodes]

“Blazing Wildfires and More” – Premieres Monday, November 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

A violent and unexpected microburst puts thousands at a music festival in danger. A raging mudslide turns an evening commute into a terrifying nightmare. A snowmobiler is buried under the evil grip of an avalanche.

PARANORMAL: CAPTURED (U.S. Premiere)

Viewer-generated clips from around the globe reveal some of the most unnerving paranormal incidents ever to be captured on camera. A panel of experts analyze the shocking footage as they attempt to explain the impossible. [Hour-long episodes]

“Lady of the Night” – Premieres Wednesday, November 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Paranormal investigator MJ Dickson searches for lingering spirits at a hotel with a gruesome history. Plus, a mysterious ball of light hovers above Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and experts take a look at the most haunted house in England.

WORLD’S MOST UNEXPLAINED(U.S. Premiere)

Is Elvis still alive? Has extraterrestrial life really visited Earth? Is it possible that some people see religious statues move or bear the crucifixion wounds of Jesus? Experts and eyewitnesses explore some of the most-extraordinary happenings in recent history that science can’t explain. [Hour-long episodes]

            “Mysteries: Made in the USA” – Premieres Wednesday, November 4 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

Experts investigate claims of extraordinary paranormal activity at the White House and the mysterious disappearance of controversial union leader Jimmy Hoffa.

GHOST ADVENTURES

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]

              “Ghost Train of Ely” – Premieres Thursday, November 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Zak Bagans and the crew hop aboard a 100-year-old steam engine for a lockdown they will never forget. It’s a paranormal-packed ride as the guys investigate reports of apparitions and strange anomalies along the historic Nevada Northern Railway.

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Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley, Zak Bagans and Billy Tolley hop aboard a steam engine as they
investigate strange occurrences along the historic Nevada Northern Railway.

GHOST NATION

Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango are back for more adventures to the other side in a new season of “Ghost Nation.” This season’s locations have bigger mysteries, are more chilling and have never been investigated on television. And this time, they are calling in an old friend for some help – paranormal investigator Shari DeBenedetti. On all investigations, collecting evidence is just the beginning. With the help of their local contacts, they’re going to embed themselves in the community, conducting multi-day investigations in an effort to track down the true source of these hauntings and restore peace to the living. Under the United Paranormal Research Organization (UPRO) banner, local paranormal groups will join the team as they employ new devices and techniques for confronting and questioning spirits. They’ll do whatever it takes to entice the ghost into telling its story and stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the paranormal phenomena. [Hour-long episodes]

              “Evil in the Attic” – Premieres Saturday, November 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti return to Glen Spey, New York, home of the historic – and historically haunted – Burn Brae Mansion. The property owners have called the team back to investigate the recent spike in paranormal activity, which they believe might be caused by a sealed-off room discovered in the attic. Now, UPRO is going to break down the wall and see what secrets lurk inside.

DESTINATION FEAR

Buckle up for another fright-fueled season of “Destination Fear” – a haunted road trip turned terrifying sleepover. Brother and sister duo, Dakota Laden and Chelsea Laden, and best friend Tanner Wiseman, along with camera operator Alex Schroeder, confront their fears once again, as they pile into their RV and hit the road on a nail-biting cross-country journey to pursue paranormal evidence, spending the night inside America’s most haunted abandoned buildings. Lured by the unknown and with a greater understanding of fear, the crew explores a whole new set of abandoned locations with grim histories –  only this time the destinations remain a surprise, not just to Chelsea and Tanner, but to Dakota as well, as they each take turns picking a haunted hot spot, challenging each other in unique ways. [Hour-long episodes]

“Old Bourbon Distillery” – Premieres Saturday, October 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The team heads to Kentucky to explore one of America’s oldest bourbon distilleries. Dakota Laden has a theory that quick and violent deaths cause some of the most intense hauntings, and he believes this sprawling house of horrors is just the place to test it.

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Chelsea Laden, Tanner Wiseman, Dakota Laden and Alex Schroeder explore one of America’s oldest distilleries in Kentucky in the Halloween night episode of “Destination Fear.”

“Randolph County Infirmary” – Premieres Saturday, November 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The team pulls up to the Indiana infirmary where something terrorized Tanner Wiseman five years ago. They cross the threshold again, armed with horrifying new details about that nightmarish experience.

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]

            “New York UFO and More” – Premieres Sunday, November 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A military veteran spies an otherworldly aircraft flying in the skies above New York. Screaming ghosts haunt the halls of an abandoned home in Belgium. A New Jersey couple discovers their dog has a paranormal playmate.          

“Ghost Kitty and More” – Premieres Sunday, November 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A Florida man records a werewolf speeding across his backyard. A feline friend returns from the grave to visit its owner – and take a nap? Two Chinese explorers get a horrifying glimpse into a haunted mirror.

UPCOMING PROGRAMMING MARATHONS

*All times are ET/PT

Monday, October 26
“Paranormal 911” – 8am-5pm

Tuesday, October 27
“Haunted Hospitals” – 8am-5pm
“The Dead Files” – 5pm-4am

Wednesday, October 28
“Most Terrifying Places in America” – 8am-8pm
“Paranormal Caught on Camera” – 8pm-4am

Thursday, October 29
“Ghost Adventures” – 7am-11pm

Friday, October 30
“Portals to Hell” – 8am-1pm
“The Osbournes Want To Believe” – 1pm-8pm

Saturday, October 31
“Ghost Nation” – 5pm-10pm

Sunday, November 1
“UFOs: The Lost Evidence” – 7am-12pm
“Paranormal Caught on Camera” – 2pm-11pm

Monday, November 2
“Paranormal Survivor” – 12pm-5pm

Tuesday, November 3
“Paranormal Caught on Camera: Top 100” – 8am-6pm
“The Dead Files” – 6pm-4am

Wednesday, November 4
“Paranormal Caught on Camera” – 5pm-10pm

Thursday, November 5
“Ghost Adventures” – 7am-10pm

Friday, November 6
“Ghost Adventures” – 6pm-4am

Saturday, November 7
“Haunting in the Heartland” – 7am-12pm
“Most Terrifying Places in America” – 12pm-6pm
“Ghost Nation” – 6pm-10pm

Sunday, November 8
“Doomsday Caught on Camera” – 7am-12pm
“Paranormal Caught on Camera” – 12pm-11pm

Are you a fan of the paranormal programming on the 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.

Written by Josh Millican

Josh Millican is the Editor in Chief at Dread Central.

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