Greatest Paranormal TV Shows

Searching paranormal hot-spots, haunted houses, prisons, and hospitals in the dark using night-vision cameras, EMF detectors, digital voice recorders and the like are the stock in trade of these shows. Some are evidence driven and try to capture ghostly phenomena on film, others aim for suspense. Some bravely face the unknown, others run from every sound they hear or imagine. Some attempt to debunk the claims while others embrace the myths. Which show makes you uneasy in the dark?

The Top Ten

1 Ghost Adventures

BEST ghost investigation show on T.V.! Zak, Nick and Aaron are VERY entertaining. The show is very informative. Great locations, believable evidence, spooky and fun. I was bored to death (no pun intended), with the other ghost hunt shows. But these guys are professional as well as personable. Oh, and they are HOT!

So far my #1 Paranormal T.V. show. They always get awesome evidences which is not fake or tampered including shadows, EVPs, and demonic possessions; you can learn history from every location, and these guys know how to run a show. I notice that they are limited to investigating only in the US so it would be good if they go international.

There are several reasons why Ghost Adventures is the best ghost hunting show on T.V.

1. They get a lot of history that happened at the location.
Listening to the history itself is a little freaky to know what happened at these locations. They get as much information as they can so there more stuff to investigate.

2. They FIRST try the debunk there evidence. When something odd happens, they don't jump to the conclusion that it was paranormal. They first try to see is it was anything natural that would have caused it. Sometimes they'll show a different angle, making it so you can see them, proving that it wasn't them that make any noise.

3. They will admit something. If one of them accidently hit something, they admit it. That shows they are being honest.

4. The different types of equipment. They many different types of equipment to use that will help them catch anything paranormal. It's very impressive.

5. This show is very convincing. This is the ...more

I DO NOT like this show!

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2 Paranormal Lockdown

Paranormal lockdown is better than any other paranormal show out there. First they don't run through the location as quick as possible and then investigate with out results, and inform the clients of little or no evidence. And leave every question unanswered. They don't also run through the location screaming and attempting to due bodily damage to themselves claiming to be oppressed or possessed either. Just good investigating with great evidence. And current and new information about the location and its paranormal activity. Nick and Kat are # 1.

The absolute most real show. It's about paranormal investigation and that's exactly what they do. They don't showcase and over exaggerate or do any play acting. If their findings are questionable, they leave it at that for us to draw our own conclusion. I don't feel that any sensationalism is being rammed down my throat. They don't try to call demons out by threatening them. Their behavior is very respectful to whatever may be out there. A good show should be honest just as they are doing. I like the fact that they are using devices created by others in the field that I follow and give them the due credit not only verbally but by having them appear on their show as well. By working together it makes them better and hopefully leads us closer to learning more about the paranormal world for those of us that lack the talents of physic mediums. I hope they continue their work and continue working together with others as well. This show is not supposed to be adventurous, it's an ...more

While watching the first episode I was a bit disappointed, they had weak evidence and nothing really happened, but now, after I've seen the whole first season, I'd say it's the best Paranormal Investigation documentary I've ever seen. Their evidence seems legit and they try to remain calm. They're doing a good job describing their feelings, the smells, just the environmental stuff in general that's relevant to what they're doing.

Discovery Inc. will not show this series in the USA for some unknown reason in 2018. I have sent many text and emails to them, but they refuse to answer. I believe they have told Nick and Katrina not to say anything about this situation. In a recent Tweet on Nick's Twitter page, Katrina told the fans that she had one more event in 2018 that she would be with Nick. To me that means they will not be filming a 4th season of Paranormal Lockdown due to what Discovery is doing to Season 3. Something is very wrong with this situation and no one is talking about it. They premier in England on a low power, over the air, antenna based system called Quest Red, but seem to have cancelled it in the USA. I think Nick and Katrina have given up on a US premier and are doing other projects that don't include Discovery. I'm dumping the tier on my cable that includes Destination America, because if by some chance it does come back on, I don't think it will be back on that channel, besides I can get ...more

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3 Ghost Asylum

Those guys are just as good if not better than Ghost Adventures. They come up with unique and new ways to CAPTURE ACTUAL EVIDENCE. They don't always succeed, but when they do, its chilling. I've only been able to vatch 4 or 5 episodes of it and id love more

Ghost Asylum is the only paranormal investigation show we choose to watch anymore. This group of men provide entertainment, scientific information, historical facts, and bring the show to life with their sense of humor, camaraderie, and honest evaluations of the results they collect. All of this without being foul mouthed and offensive like many of the other shows currently on the air. Ghost Asylum is so much more realistic and entertaining that we watch the marathons over and over rather than watch any other paranormal show. We can't wait for the new season.

This one by far should be #1 so much better than ghost adventures

They are the best because of their creativity

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4 Ghost Hunters

This show has to come back asap

best show

This T.V. series focuses on helping individuals or groups who have claims on being affected by unexplained phenomenon. Some of the episodes are quite credible but a handful of them are not so much. As a paranormal reality T.V. series addict, I would say this is a 50% genuine and 50% sham. It seemed like some of the places the investigators inspected were so highly and frequently active as compared to those notoriously haunted locations. Hence, this had made me wonder their credibility. To be real honest, some of the paranormal occurrences are just too hard believe.

This show always gives me a good scare! Who knew paranormal activity could be so scary, but also quite fun to see and hear the dead!

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5 Most Haunted

One of my favorite shows in the world, it never gets boring and gives all opinions in the belief of the paranormal. Its made and hosted by amazing people who are really very nice. It's a really great T.V. show, for me the best in paranormal television!.

The Original and the best paranormal programme ever produced - It left the rest of the Flock following the Herd. They have always pushed them selves further in investigations bringing in new technology and going more scientific what every season doing away with acclaimed mediums as they did not want to get a bad reputation by the press by those who are not genuine. MH always have and always will remain loyal to there fans and pushing for More Investigations (Series & Live) which always draws in the viewers of Believers and Sceptics alike - no other paranormal programme comes close or will ever come close to the record number of fans who remain loyal to the series and have followed it since Launch in 2002

Real people, real places, real stories. Most Haunted has got to be the best there is. The team are always striving to improve their technology and equipment, always seeking to push themselves that little bit further for the viewer, and always honest and open about their emotions. As the viewer you really do imagine you are there with them. And even better, now you really can be if you join in one of their open investigations. Awesome programme!

Never missed an episode. Loved the show from the start and am still a huge fan now. Love the fact that they now do investigations in some of their favourite locations with us, their fans. Fabulous people & brilliant show

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6 Paranormal Witness

Admit it. If you are watching an investigation show, then you got bored more than a few times with it. That is because there is a difference in spending a night at a haunted location and actually living there! I would much rather see the unbelievable stories of the people who lived there, rather than watch people try to record something a fraction as good.

This is one of the most scariest shows on the T.V. screen! My gosh I don't know how those people went through that, because if I were them I wouldn't be living at all! It seems so unrealistic but at the same time how could you not believe it!

Such a great show and so well done! Wish there were more episodes.
The one about priest training in Rome to do exorcisms scared me to death in broad daylight! So many good ones...

This is hands down the best paranormal show on T.V.. Not only are the stories incredible, but I find this show goes out of their way to find stories that are unique, and surprising. Most episodes offer something new that you have never heard before. I don't like investigative style ghost shows because they just have too much motive to fake things with ratings and all but shows like paranormal witness or a haunting are just regular folks telling amazing stories of what happened to them.

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7 The Dead Files

Steve is the bomb, his research skills alone make this show worth checking out! I don't like the boyfriends choice of hair style, looks like he was slapped a few times in the face.

Best show watched by far

Amazing & truly entertaining! Love both Steve & Amy.

The best show ever Amy is a true medium in every since of the word. The real deal.

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8 Ghost Hunters International

Extant show.

Barry, Kris, Susan, Joe and others travel the world investigating ghostly claims... - IgnoreThis

Absolutely loved this show. I really miss it a lot.

Greatly miss this show. seeing other countries with paranormal activities going on

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9 A Haunting

I love the show I own all of the seasons and I have watch them probably a hundred times first show I fell in love with since ghost hunters which got very boring very quick I love the reenactment it really shows the story best show ever I wish they would have it on more

Grew up watching this show after school... The stories they tell just made me love the fact that I was so into the paranormal. And then I also knew that there are others out there that seem to be attached to the paranormal in some way like myself

Watch this every time it hits the air. I like the real thing and you can tell this is real. It does happen. There are a lot of haunted places. They should tell them before they let them buy the house. I could watch it every day. It's the real deal.

Definitely the cheesiest paranormal reenactment show out there, where the same formula occurs in every story: happy family moves into a new home, the wife starts experiencing things, one of the kids or the husband turns progressively evil, they try to ignore it/fight it on their own, end up calling a medium or a priest and it's an epic battle at the end where either the house or someone gets cleansed. Not only that, but all the episodes have the immense pleasure of being narrated by a grizzled 60 year-old who'd might as well be a pull-string doll, repeating hackneyed phrases like "what they thought was their perfect home, would soon become their perfect nightmare" and "[Somebody] was about to experience a night [somebody] would never forget." Also: The production value looks like it's stuck in the early 2000s.

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10 Ghost Mine

Love this show! Between the incredible stuff the paranormal team capture on camera, the drama of the search for gold and the cool history of the mine, plus seeing some of the mining process and what it's like inside them - just great show. So much to love here - wish there was more. It ends after season 2 but they really should keep following the team to the winter mine in Arizona they intended to work at - that place was super creepy and had great potential for the next season.

Besides digging for gold, the ghost hunters dig up the history surrounding the mine. I thought they would haved interviewed a local Mason. I'm interested if the energy readings still would lead the miners to the gold in Arizona. I hope they strike it rich.

Bring this show back way better than most ghost shows

Loved this show! Don't understand why they got cancelled. They got great evidence and story line was amazing. Rather bring this show back and lose Ghost Hunters.

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The Contenders

11 Destination Truth

Destination Truth has proven and claimed its rightful title throughout its years on paranormal reality T.V.. Never have I been so thrilled and entertained by the investigations they have made. They never seize to amaze by capturing bizarre evidence on tapes. One thing that set this T.V. series aside from the others is the fact that they investigate more than the supernatural. They dare to venture out into the wilderness to document mythical creatures and traditional folklores. The fact that I never grew tired from watching this show is a proof that this documentary is mostly credible and entertaining.

Josh Gates is easily the ideal candidate for the title of most entertaining explorer/T.V. host in television history. Yet besides having a very fun personality he is also often very sincere. His narratives about the places, cultures, legends & etc. from his travels in Destination Truth (and his new show Expedition Unknown) are always both intellectual and passionate to the point where it's an incredibly moving experience. It's safe to say that I will always remember this show and how it was both serious about its subjects but never dull always showing to make the best of life wherever you go.

Josh, Ryder and crew investigate strange happenings the world over... - IgnoreThis

DT without a doubt is the best. They took the investigations seriously but never took themselves seriously. That's the main failure with most every paranormal reality series, they see themselves as experts who cannot be wrong and apparently are almost constantly possessed by a variety of evil spirits. Gates and crew bumbled along, had a good time on their travels, but did try to find "the truth". and more often than not, the show wrapped with a final opinion that was rational and thoughtful. Sketchy claims were called out, but when something truly odd happened, it wasn't dismissed.

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12 Paranormal Cops

Short-lived but intensely evidence-driven show with real-life detectives... - IgnoreThis

It was one of my favorites... Very sad to see the show get cancelled. :(

Really miss this program. It was informative, full of suspense, and kept you expecting to hear the Tommy knockers at any moment. Bring it back to begin the search in the other cave.

Enjoyed watching the show a lot. Hope they do another season.

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13 Paranormal State

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SHOW! Best paranormal show I've ever watched! They get into the really good stuff, real stories and way better investigations than ghost hunters (they are amateur compared to this! )

College students Ryan, Eilfie, Katrina, Sergey, et al come to the aid of the fearfully haunted... - IgnoreThis

I love how the team seems to honestly care about helping the people involved in their cases. It was great to see a group of college kids trying to get involved in paranormal research. It's my understanding that PRS is still going at Penn State.

HATE HATE HATE THIS SHOW! worst paranormal show I've ever watched! You lousy foolish actor. With these strong forearms and that muscular body. And your not-so-attractive blackish hair. Loose my number!

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14 Haunted Collector

Haunted Collector is easily one of the more credible paranormal T.V. series I have seen so far. Although I cannot conclude it is 100% genuine, the very fact that it reminds me of "Annabelle the doll" makes me want to watch more. As a paranormal believer, I do believe that spirits do attach themselves onto objects. So, I do not see why this show is a hoax.

The Haunted Collector definitely stands out amongst the top para-shows out there. Most are carbon copies of each other which gets monotonous a majority of the time. The Haunted Collector not only provides the viewer with seen evidence, but goes beyond that. The people offer solace for the clients. When people are helped and their lives are eased of stress or oppression it goes way beyond the entertainment factor.

I been watching this show since its been on an have fell in love with it. John an his family has taught me how to look out for objects that collects the energy of the. Paranormal. I want more of this show.

Can't believe all my favorite shows are not coming back for 2014! Time to get rid of Cable!

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15 Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files

I love this show. I record the series and it is defiantly the best

Ben, Jael, Chi-Lan and other specialists attempt to debunk various paranormal claims... - IgnoreThis

Love watching this! Hope they can come back for a new season.

Is it true that the show was canceled because of the Area 51 episode?

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16 Deadly Possessions
17 The Haunting Of...

I truly enjoy watching Kim in action. She can figure out what's going on at a location as soon as she steps foot on each property. I'd love to see this show stay on air.

This show was fascinating, professional, and uplifting. How the story is told, and how it unfolds, is well done. Strongly recommend bringing this show back.

Best show. Most believable. Kim Russo makes it seem real.

Kim Russo is very good at helping people bring closure to things in their lives, Hope she comes back!

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18 The X-Files The X-Files The X-Files is an American science fiction drama television series created by Chris Carter. The original television series aired from September 10, 1993, to May 19, 2002, on Fox.

It was just a great show. They weren't trying to convince people they were ligit. Great actors

19 Twilight Zone

Most creative and a true pioneer of the genre
come on there is no one like Rod Serling!

love it!

20 Paranormal Challenge

Zak from Ghost Adventures hosts as two teams compete in recording evidence and are judged by a rotating panel of specialists... - IgnoreThis

I can't stand Zac, he talks just to here himself.

Stupid show

Show was great! Wish it were back on the air. Please have Dave Schrader in the judge's seat..he makes the show!

21 My Ghost Story

Documentary of viewer-submitted ghost stories with evidence to back up their claims... - IgnoreThis

Always interesting, fascinating stories, and legitimate people on this show that share what they've experienced. Thank you to the network for airing the program, and to the people who come on the show and allow us to see and hear what they've been through (if negative). Also nice to see that some are positively affected by their experiences as well.

Now this is a good show to. It keeps your interest. Should be on more often.

This is the best paranormal show ever! Scary stories with evidence to back it up. All others suffer in comparison.

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22 Ghost Lab

I have only seen this one a few times. I never know when it is coming on. I like it when I get to watch it.

Bring it back! One of the better ones!

One of the most authentic shows out there.

Didn't like the show. The leaders/brothers are arrogant, disrespectful jerks. Ghosts should do everything possible to run them off. The rest of the crew is ok. Not at all surprised it was canceled.

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23 Danny Phantom Danny Phantom
24 Ghost Brothers

Come on Ghost Brothers are amazing. They're humorous. I love how they meet up in the barber shop and if course their famous "pop the trunk". Vote for them.

Great show. Doesn't seem scripted like others. They are genuine in their reactions to stuffs. I like these guys. I fart very episode.

Breath of fresh air! Awesome show, can't wait for more!

This is a great show. I love it.

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25 American Horror Story American Horror Story American Horror Story is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

Don't get to watch it. Only seen one time and I liked it. I don't know when it comes on.

Best best best show! Will enjoy watching forever!

Awesome! Not scary, but creepy! Love this show! Need to buy all the seasons!

Was good up until the last 2 seasons. This was my favorite show until hotel come out. Was very dissapointed. This last one my Roanoke nightmare started good but ended terrible. Hopefully Ryan and Brad will come up with some more great stuff.

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26 Paranormal Encounters

Hard working guy. This show should be on T.V..

Love this show!

Love this show.


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27 Kindred Spirits

This show follows former "Ghost Hunters" investigators Amy Bruni and Adam Berry as they help real families who are tormented by paranormal activity in their homes. Amy and Adam investigate from a technical side, using video, EVPs, and EMF sensors. They conduct historical investigations of the area, and sometimes bring in guest investigators or psychics. The case is resolved with a diagnosis, and possible solutions. Think of this as a lighter, warmer version of Dead Files. Rapidly becoming my favorite show!

Has become one of our favorites! As a paranormal investigator, I feel it is one of the most accurate portrayals of what we actually do, and love the fact they do private residences, which is the backbone of our profession.

Amy and Adam are true paranormal investigators that learned their techniques from the best, Ghost Hunters. Their evidence is credible because they go with science first. They kick ass 👍

I love Amy and Adam's kindness and sensitivity when it comes to helping families with paranormal events in their homes. I can't wait for more episodes.

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28 The Haunted

Best show out of them all in opinion. The fact they tell the story and then show the real footage of the investigations is excellent. Some scary stuff!

This is based on true stories. That is why this is became so popular

One of my favorite paranormal shows ever made, second in line would be paranormal witness. They really need to start making more shows of this caliber again.

Now this is one show that will scare the pants off a person. It's that good!

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29 Paranormal Survivor

It is a new show there's only been one season so far but it's in my top three paranormal shows ever check it out if you can find it its awesome

I LOVE this show along with paranormal witness verifies what we all know but were afraid to say Evil happens and it is a reality.

Great show! I will watch it. Very interesting I must say.

Love watching this show every Friday!

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30 My Haunted House

What an amazing paranormal show! Please bring it back on!

Love it a must watch show..

Is one of the best

Pretty good show

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31 When Ghosts Attack

I wish someone would bring these shows back

I don't like it when they start attacking people. You know they are usually demons.

This show scares me half to death. I sometimes had to change the channel because it was so scary. Excellent in my books!

I did like this one but doesn't seem to be coming back?

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32 Ghost Stalkers

Hilarious watching Chad freak out every 8 seconds. Funny as heck.

Loved that show. So sorry it's not in production anymore.

Loved this show.. Miss it


33 Haunted Highway

Fun show to watch and the girls were easy on the eyes.

Loved this show. I really miss it.

Great stuff we need more

34 From Hell


35 Celebrity Ghost Stories

Fun show to watch. Very entertaining.

Love this show

I miss this was a great pairing with Kim Russo's "the haunting of..." Which is amazing! I LOVE HER!

Love Kim Russo

36 Killer Contact

Really good show, better than the other crap in the top 10.

37 Heroes

My favorite. I will remember this story till I die. Superb story

38 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Buffy the Vampire Slayer Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series created by Joss Whedon under his production tag, Mutant Enemy Productions with later co-executive producers being Jane Espenson, David Fury, David Greenwalt, Doug Petrie, Marti Noxon, and David Solomon. The series premiered on March 10, 1997, more.

Great action


39 Polterguests
40 Conversations with a Serial Killer
41 Stranded

For a short lived show, it showed a lot of paranormal evidence without any outside influences or interference. Real people in real scary situations with real reactions. Needs to be brought back.

Normal everyday people getting ditched in haunted places by Josh Gates from Destination Truth.

They need to bring this back! Great show!

It saw short lived but one of my favorite shows

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42 Resident Undead

Online Paranormal Series that is well worth the watch, with very genuine individuals that make up their team and crew.

43 Being Human Being Human
44 Beetlejuice
45 Dead Gorgeous Dead Gorgeous Dead Gorgeous is a 2010 Australian-British children's supernatural fantasy television show which premiered on 15 March 2010 in Britain and 5 April 2010 in Australia . It is produced by Burberry Productions and Coolabi Productions with funding from Screen Australia . more.
46 Ghost Encounters

I have watched this Canadian made show for years but I live in Texas. I love it the format and how it is acted and presented and Lawrence Chau is the best narrator of any ghost show on T.V.. Ghost Encounters is no longer made but it should be. It beats all the others by miles in my opinion. I am not a kid either I am 76 years old and married 55 years and a grand father of adult grand children. I am a fan of the metaphysical which is also about anything in the world including other dimensions. We live in the 3rd dimension. We have Big Foot or Sashquash that has been here perhaps hundreds of years as well as many others such as the Moth man in South New Jersey. I am just want the truth to be shown and told to America. Our government is run by adult people but the are too scared to even look in the mirror or admit the truth about any thing in reality. Dennis Garwitz Sr. Garland, Texas 75043

47 Ghost Whisperer

The first season was awesome but in the second season came this annoying woman with her kid helping in the store of Melinda that the show lost a lot of his magic. Thank god Jennifer Love Hewitt is so adorable otherwise this show was becoming unwatchable!

Great show.

48 Supernatural Supernatural This haunting series follows the thrilling yet terrifying journeys of Sam and Dean Winchester, two brothers who face an increasingly sinister landscape as they hunt monsters. After losing their mother to a supernatural force, the brothers were raised by their father as soldiers who track mysterious more.

Love this show. It is absolutely the best. Two main characters are strong enough to carry the entire show through 11 seasons.

Wow. I like very much

I absolutely LOVE this show, it is more of a storyline of two brothers that progresses over time. Also features many different types of monsters and ghost. This is a story and not necessarily like a normal paranormal activity show. I recommend this completely if you enjoy sci-fy T.V. shows and a little bit of scare and a heartbreaking storyline.

By far my favorite! Starting season 12 soon! Dean, Sam, Cas, and Crowley are all awesome!

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49 The Haunted Hathaways The Haunted Hathaways The Haunted Hathaways is a Nickelodeon sitcom television series that began airing on July 13, 2013 and ended on March 5, 2015. It tells the story of a single mother and her two daughters who move into a home occupied by three ghosts, a single father and his two sons.
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