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Best Paranormal and Ghost Hunting Shows on Television

Updated on August 8, 2013

The Top 7 Best Paranormal and Ghost Hunting Shows on Television

Ghost hunting has grown into an international industry with high tech gadgets aimed at not only catching images. Ghost Mania has made us all more aware of what a ghost and paranormal activity is supposed to really be.

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# 1 Ghost Hunters: SyFy Channel

Ghost Hunters is fronted by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson and began back in 2004. They were full time plumbers for Roto Rooter when they began their deput on the SyFy Channel, and now front a crew of very talented ghost hunters called T.A.P.S. (The Atlantic Paranormal Society). The crew is very professional, always looking for logical explanations before saying a place is haunted. The shows tries to debunk all claims of the paranormal first, perhaps that's why it's so popular. Regardless, they have caught everything from full bodied apparitions, flashlights turning themselves on and off at command, to disembodied voices and chairs moving on their own on video for all viewers to see. Theatrics are a kept to a minimum, giving the show a down-to-earth feel that has made it the number one show on SyFy channel for past two years.

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# 2 Ghost Adventures: Travel Channel

Ghost Adventures is fronted by Zak Bagans, his friend Nick Groff along with equipment tech Aaron Goodwin. The guys are locked into a haunted location overnight, and left to research the paranormal alone with no camera or sound crew. They investigate some of the most haunted, scary, notorious places around the globe while the three carry cameras throughout the night.

This show has a knock down drag out feel to it, as the guys fight, curse and sometimes do battle with the ghosts they encounter. Ghost Adventures differs from many of the other ghost hunting shows because you see the encounters in real time as they do, unlike Ghost Hunters where they show many of the best experiences for the reveal at the last 10 minutes of the show.

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# 3 Paranormal State: A&E Channel

Ryan Buell and a group of his fellow Penn State college students, formed the Paranormal Research Society at Penn State University. This show has a very personal feel to it as the group mostly helps families experiencing possessions. The show has a real dark feel to it as Ryan tries to not only rid the home of spirits and dark forces, but his crew will even invite specialists in to perform a séance or even a priest to do an exorcism. This team really focusing on healing the families it visits.

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# 4 Destination Truth: SyFy Channel

Josh Gates leads Destination Truth, a group of fellow investigators and camera crew to various locations around the world trying to discover the truth about many of today's paranormal encounters. His begins each show by interviewing eyewitnesses and gathering and reviewing evidence from locals. Then the team sets up a base camp and begins the investigation attempting to capture the evidence first hand. Most cases often rely heavily on the investigation of strange sounds and thermal camera heat-signatures.

Gates' team members split up into two or more groups to survey an area, keeping in contact with walkie-talkies and relaying findings to a base camp. The crew gathers physical evidence and takes it back to base camp in the United States to be analyzed. This shows primary goal is to find the truth, whether the investigation leads to a hoax, or something unexplained.

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# 5 Othersiders: Cartoon Network

The Othersiders has a much different feel to it that the traditional ghost hunting shows because the show is for kids. On this show a new group of kids are trained and fully equipped with the some of the best scientific ghost hunting equipment, then they go to the most terrifying and haunted places in the country.

A different group of kids are conducting real paranormal investigations in real haunted locations each show.

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# 6 Celebrity Ghost Stories: Bio Channel

Celebrities like Sammy Hagar, Belinda Carlisle and Joan Rivers share their real-life personal encounters with the paranormal in this one-hour special Celebrity Ghost Stories. This show covers everything from ghosts and angry spirits to haunted homes. Each episode is about a famous celebrity and they give a first person narratives which delivers a brand new way of experiencing the chills of the of the paranormal.

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# 7 Most Haunted: The Travel Channel

Most Haunted is a paranormal investigation series from our friends across the pond. This British series stars Yvette Fielding and a revolving team of psychics and parapsychologists. Unlike the other popular ghost hunting shows, Most Haunted employs psychics and mediums in their investigations. The shows main focus is contacting the spirits, rather than trying to debunk claims of the paranormal.

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    • Phil Woodhall profile image

      Phil Woodhall 

      4 years ago from Gold Coast, Queensland

      Living dead paranormal... great production, camera work, very professional ..

    • Ataraxia1 profile image


      4 years ago

      Nice lens, there are some shows I haven't seen yet.

    • Angelgirl1976 profile image


      5 years ago

      Fantastic lens, really well done :)

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      5 years ago

      I also like all the shows. :)

    • SmokeybonesJr profile image


      5 years ago

      Our favorites are TAPs and Destination Truth! The New Haunted Mine is pretty cool...

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      6 years ago

      My Favorite is Ghost Lab. What I like most about it is the cause and effect experiments they do on their sites to help explain the when and where of the activity

    • Atomika07 profile image


      7 years ago

      I watch all of them when I can! Thanks for sharking :D

    • JeffreyTymczak LM profile imageAUTHOR

      JeffreyTymczak LM 

      7 years ago

      @andreaberrios lm: Thanks for stopping by and for the BLESSING!!!!!!!! Jeff

    • andreaberrios lm profile image

      andreaberrios lm 

      7 years ago

      I love all of them! I'm very into the paranormal myself. Very cool lens. Blessed by a Squid Angel :)

    • andreaberrios lm profile image

      andreaberrios lm 

      7 years ago

      I love all of them! I'm very into the paranormal myself. Very cool lens. Blessed by a Squid Angel :)

    • KANEsUgAr profile image


      7 years ago

      Yea I agree its totally over dramatized. It just makes me roll my eyes. That's why I like to hear peoples stories. No added emotional drama, or shaking camera lens in the dark.

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      7 years ago

      My daughter insists on watching Ghost Adventures but it just irritates me the way they are constantly acting like idiots when something happens. A bit of a reaction is fine, but these guys act like every breeze from an open window is someone attacking them with a knife! 'Here's Johnny!'

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      7 years ago

      I liked the programme "A Haunting". I always liked the way the ghost stories were re-constructed. Currently, I like "Celebrity Ghost Stories".

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      7 years ago

      My best friend just introduced me to Destination Truth. I love it!

    • Sharlee01 profile image


      7 years ago

      Another good show is Psychic Children. I can't believe the ability of some of the children that they have presented on the show. You did a great job on this lens! Shar

    • JeffreyTymczak LM profile imageAUTHOR

      JeffreyTymczak LM 

      7 years ago

      @MarianaFargasch: Cooooool story!!!!


    • MarianaFargasch profile image


      7 years ago

      I looooove every thing paranormal! Have had several things happen to me! I should make a lens about them one day! Lately I am convinced to have a ghost of a boy here. This ghost is mischievous and my son has seen him a couple of times. It turns on my printer in the middle of the night or my side lamp turns on when I am asleep and the other night my computer turned on and the cursor started moving fast in circles! Waaay too cool!!!! :)

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      Laura Fincannon 

      8 years ago from New Orleans and South Florida

      Great idea for a lens - I've always had an interest in the paranormal but really got into it when I bought a home and they had to disclose that it was haunted - it was considered a defect - who knew?

    • JeffreyTymczak LM profile imageAUTHOR

      JeffreyTymczak LM 

      8 years ago

      @SandyPeaks: Thanks for the Blessing Sandy!!!

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      8 years ago

      Great lens! Think there are a few more shows out there! Blessed by a SquidAngel.

    • aerome profile image


      8 years ago

      Nice reviews on these shows!

    • Amy Fricano profile image

      Amy Fricano 

      8 years ago from WNY

      I could not vote because I could not choose. I love the lens and the shows. Spock On. The Vulcan Mind Meld comes to mind.

    • JeffreyTymczak LM profile imageAUTHOR

      JeffreyTymczak LM 

      8 years ago

      @spritequeen lm: I never heard of that show! Thanks for the heads up Sprite!!!

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      8 years ago

      Interesting information and lens. Ghost haunting are real.

      Been a member of your fan club for a while. Thanks for visiting!

    • spritequeen lm profile image

      spritequeen lm 

      8 years ago

      Don't forget Paranormal Cops!! :-) Great lens! I love these shows!!


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