Top 10 Best 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

There's no question that Ghost Adventures is the best paranormal reality show on television. It has been for years, and just keeps getting better and better every season. The crew treat each other like family, not just co-workers. They are all very entertaining and each brings something different to the show. They use cutting-edge technology and are very informative as well as entertaining. They have turned a lot of skeptics into believers, and they are always able to get some great evidence, as well as debunk things that are not paranormal. Looking forward to watching season 14 and many more!

2 Paranormal Lockdown

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 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 psychic 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 investigative documentary. Best paranormal show I've watched to date. I hope this show is here to stay.

3 Ghost Hunters

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

4 Ghost Asylum

Ghost Asylum is the only paranormal investigation show we choose to watch anymore. This group of men provides entertainment, scientific information, historical facts, and brings 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.

5 Ghost Hunters International

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

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

I greatly miss this show, seeing other countries with paranormal activities going on.

6 Most Haunted

Real people, real places, real stories. Most Haunted has got to be the best there is. The team is 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!

I have watched Most Haunted since the beginning! I'm an absolute massive fan of the programme. I love the technology updates, the locations investigated, and the way information is shared regarding the history of every location.

The team, though, are a credit to themselves. I have always said I would jump at the opportunity to investigate with the team. Then I watch another episode and cram myself into the corner of the sofa! Terrifying but 100% real people, locations, rationalisation, and facts! Love you guys!

7 Paranormal State

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.

I miss this show. They actually tried to help their clients, instead of just saying, "Yep, your house is really haunted. We found several ghosts and a few demons. See ya."

Absolutely loved this show. By far the best Paranormal show. Way better investigators than some of the others.

8 Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files

I loved this show! They did some hardcore investigating and found out the truth! Whatever happened to these guys?

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

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

9 Destination Truth

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 his crew bumbled along, had a good time on their travels, but did try to find "the truth". 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.

10 The Dead Files

Such an amazing show! It's one of my favorite paranormal shows out there. It's fascinating to watch how what Steve discovers about the home or land aligns quite closely (but not too perfectly that you would think they had talked beforehand) with what Amy finds during her walks through the houses. I also love that Amy describes what she sees to a sketch artist and has them draw it out. This way, we actually get to see something she saw. It's amazing when she draws an actual person and when Steve brings a picture and they look kind of similar! It's a really great show!

The Contenders
11 Paranormal Witness

They investigate the real stories that they made movies out of. They dig into the story of Annabelle and actually interview the family. They also interview the real sisters and parents from a horrible haunting that The Conjuring is based off. About how Lorraine Warren made a huge mistake by inviting the spirits in and making their mother possessed. You get more details. Nothing is made up. They get the facts and have reenactments while they tell the story.

Great show with facts that make the paranormal out to be true with undeniable occurrences that are non-fiction. I'm the biggest skeptic you will ever meet, and after watching the Paranormal Witness show, I am sure that there are paranormal witnesses that exist in our society. They are the eyes and the mouths that speak to us for the ones who no longer can. Crime solving with a spooky twist. Love the show!

12 Paranormal Cops

I 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.

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

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

13 Paranormal Challenge

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

The show was great! I wish it were back on the air. Please have Dave Schrader in the judge's seat - he makes the show!

14 My Ghost Story

Always interesting, fascinating stories, and legitimate people on this show 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). It's also nice to see that some are positively affected by their experiences as well.

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

Scary, down to earth (no pun intended), and provides real people with real accounts and real evidence. Love it.

15 A Haunting

This show is amazing. Based on real stories with real victims who show their emotions as they tell their story with actors who reenact them. I like the way this program is set up. Paranormal Witness does it the same way. Another awesome show. So excited when they continued a 5th and 6th season of A Haunting. Changed the intro a bit but still great. You'll be hooked.

I watch this every time it airs. 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.

16 Ghost Mine

Love this show! Between the incredible stuff the paranormal team captures 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 a 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 have interviewed a local Mason. I'm interested in whether the energy readings still lead the miners to the gold in Arizona. I hope they strike it rich.

17 Haunted Collector

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.

Haunted Collector is easily one of the more credible paranormal TV 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 attach themselves to objects. So, I do not see why this show is a hoax.

18 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!

19 Ghost Brothers

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

Great show. Doesn't seem scripted like others. They are genuine in their reactions to stuff. I like these guys. I laugh every episode.

I love these guys. They really are an authentic breath of freshness to the paranormal repertoire of shows. Great job, guys!

20 The Haunting Of…

I love how Kim actually tells the bad spirits to leave, uses her crystals, and gives them to people. She will send good spirits to the light, doesn't act like a phony, and doesn't always embellish what clients remark or build upon their statements.

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. The way the story is told and how it unfolds is well done. I strongly recommend bringing this show back.

21 Paranormal Encounters
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.

Come on, guys, come out with some new episodes.

One of the most authentic shows out there.

23 The Haunted

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.

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

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

24 Deadly Possessions
25 My Haunted House

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

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