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List Rules Whether or not your believe in ghosts, vote up and add all of your favorite paranormal reality shows.

What is the greatest paranormal reality show of all time? That's up to your votes to decide! Paranormal reality TV shows are all the rage, and with so many different ghost hunting programs to choose from, how can viewers decide which one is truly the best? A great paranormal reality TV show draws everyone in with promises of frightful adventures and proof of activity in other realms or planes of existence, but not all of them can deliver. This list includes some of the most notable, greatest paranormal investigation shows ever - but it's not complete, so feel free to add your favorites if any are missing. And don't forget to vote!

Paranormal reality television shows often involve teams of investigators going "hunting" for ghosts. Viewers are taken to locations that are notoriously haunted and then shown footage of the teams spending spooky hours trying to capture images, or sounds of ghosts in the area. Some of the best examples of this kind of program include the Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures, Ghost Hunters on Syfy, and A&E's Paranormal State.

Many of today's biggest and greatest paranormal reality shows of all time owe their success to older, classic programs that paved the way. Shows like Unsolved Mysteries and Sightings offered viewers a look at the unexplained, including paranormal activity, ghosts, orbs, UFOs, and even aliens. And really, when Robert Stack is telling you something is creepy in his *crazy creepy* voice, who doesn't get a little spooked?

Love reality shows, but hate the paranormal angle? Check out these lists of the best cooking competition TV shows, reality competition shows and reality dramas, and medical shows.

And finally, if you love to be scared, check out this list of the 12 most convincing real-life ghost stories!
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Ghost Adventures is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Travel Channel
Ghost Adventures is an American television series about the paranormal that premiered on October 17, 2008, on the Travel Channel. Produced by MY-Tupelo Entertainment, the program follows ghost ...more

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6,492 3,255
Ghost Hunters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Syfy
Ghost Hunters is an American paranormal reality television series that premiered on October 6, 2004, on Syfy. The program features paranormal investigators Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, who ...more

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5,324 2,131
The Dead Files is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Travel Channel
The Dead Files is an American paranormal television series that premiered on September 23, 2011, on the Travel Channel. The program features psychic medium Amy Allan and former NYPD homicide ...more

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4,673 1,615
Paranormal Witness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Syfy
Paranormal Witness is an American paranormal documentary television series made by a British production company described as featuring "eyewitness accounts" from "everyday ...more

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4,751 1,688
A Haunting is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Discovery Channel
A Haunting is a 2005 American paranormal anthology television series that depicts eyewitness accounts of possession, exorcism, and ghostly encounters. The show originally aired from October 28, ...more

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3,346 1,024
Paranormal Lockdown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Rick Arndt added
Paranormal Lockdown is a paranormal reality television series. The series follows Groff and fellow paranormal researcher Katrina Weidman (formerly of Paranormal State) as they confine themselves ...more

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3,493 1,365
Destination Truth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Syfy
Destination Truth was a weekly American paranormal reality television series that premiered on June 6, 2007, on Syfy. Produced by Mandt Bros. Productions and Ping Pong Productions, the program ...more

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2,359 1,876
Celebrity Ghost Stories is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
The Biography Channel, A&E
Celebrity Ghost Stories is an American paranormal reality television series that aired on The Biography Channel for its first four seasons and Lifetime Movie Network beginning with its fifth. ...more

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3,325 1,826
Paranormal State is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
A&E
Paranormal State is an American paranormal reality television series that premiered on the A&E Network on December 10, 2007. The program follows and stars the Pennsylvania State University ...more

10
2,855 1,873
Ghost Hunters International is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Syfy
Ghost Hunters International is a spin-off series of Ghost Hunters that aired on Syfy. The series premiered on January 9, 2008. Like its parent series, GHI was a reality series that followed a ...more

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2,773 1,398
Haunted Collector is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
AndrewW.Curley added SyFy
Haunted Collector is an American television reality series which airs on the Syfy cable television channel. The first season premiered on June 1, 2011, and ended on July 6, 2011. The series ...more

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2,356 1,593
Fact or Faked: Paranormal File... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Syfy
Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files is a paranormal investigation series produced by Base Productions that began airing July 15, 2010, on SyFy. The show follows a team of investigators, led by ...more

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2,279 1,491
Ranker Video
Pboy81 added
In the remote woods of Sumpter, Oregon lies one of the richest gold mines in the United States that was abandoned 80 years ago when a series of tragedies gave it an infamous reputation for being haunted.  Now, a new owner has decided to take on the notorious legend and reopen the mine, assembling a colorful team of miners – both seasoned and new – to battle the elements along with a pair of experienced paranormal investigators, in hopes of finding a fortune. As the team digs for gold, mysteries - connected to a ancient, secret society - begin to unravel and threaten the future of the venture. Ghost Mine is an American paranormal television series that premiered on January 16, 2013, in the United States on the Syfy channel. The series features a group of hard rock miners searching for ...more

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2,017 1,105
Unsolved Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Spike, CBS, NBC
Unsolved Mysteries is an American television program, hosted by Robert Stack from 1987 to 2002 and later by Dennis Farina starting in 2008. The show was broadcast first as specials in 1987, then ...more

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2,004 1,134
Scariest Places on Earth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
ABC Family
Scariest Places on Earth is an American paranormal documentary reality television series that originally aired from October 23, 2000 to October 29, 2006. The program was produced by Triage ...more

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2,066 1,110
My Ghost Story: Caught on Came... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Everybody has a ghost story. But how many people have filmed theirs? Hear true and unbelievable stories of the paranormal as told by the people who lived through them--and actually captured ...more

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2,115 1,089
Ghost Asylum is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
MannyMolina added

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1,844 1,009
The Haunting of... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
TeresaJae added Biography and Lifetime

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1,716 1,267
Haunted Highway is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Haunted Highway is a paranormal investigation, reality television series, produced by BASE Productions, that began airing on the Syfy network 3 July 2012. The series features two teams of ...more

20
1,577 1,318
Psychic Kids is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
A&E Network
Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal is a paranormal television series broadcast on the A&E television network. Hosted by Chip Coffey, an American psychic investigator, with Edy Nathan, ...more

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1,166 1,421
Paranormal Challenge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Travel Channel
Paranormal Challenge is an American competitive paranormal reality television series that premiered on June 17, 2011, on the Travel Channel. A spinoff of Ghost Adventures, the series was created ...more

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1,515 1,376
Most Haunted is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Sky Living, Travel Channel
Most Haunted is a British paranormal reality television series. The series was first shown on Living TV between 25 May 2002 and 21 July 2010, a new online edition aired on 31 October 2013 with ...more

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957 1,435
Ghost Hunters Academy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Syfy
Ghost Hunters Academy is a paranormal reality television series that premiered on November 11, 2009, on the Syfy channel. The program is the third spin-off series based on Ghost Hunters. The ...more

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1,494 761
The Haunted is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
zachhughes713 added Animal Planet
The Haunted is an American paranormal television series that premiered on November 22, 2009 on Animal Planet. Produced by Picture Shack Entertainment, the program features ghost stories and ...more

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1,271 907
Mysteries at the Museum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Travel Channel
Mysteries at the Museum is an hour-long television program on the Travel Channel which features museum artifacts of unusual or mysterious origins.