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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
Ghost Adventures 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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Ghost Hunters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Ghost Hunters 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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The Dead Files is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
The Dead Files 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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Paranormal Witness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Paranormal Witness 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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A Haunting is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
A Haunting 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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Destination Truth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Destination Truth 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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Paranormal Lockdown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Rick Arndt added Paranormal Lockdown 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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Paranormal State is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Paranormal State 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

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Ghost Hunters International is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Ghost Hunters International 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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Celebrity Ghost Stories is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Celebrity Ghost Stories 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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Haunted Collector is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
AndrewW.Curley added Haunted Collector 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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Fact or Faked: Paranormal File... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files 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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Pboy81 added Ghost Mine 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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Unsolved Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Unsolved Mysteries 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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Scariest Places on Earth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Scariest Places on Earth 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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Ghost Asylum is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
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My Ghost Story: Caught on Came... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera 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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The Haunting of... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
TeresaJae added The Haunting Of... Biography and Lifetime

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Haunted Highway is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Haunted Highway 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

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Psychic Kids is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Psychic Kids 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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Paranormal Challenge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Paranormal Challenge 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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Most Haunted is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Most Haunted 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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Ghost Hunters Academy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Ghost Hunters Academy 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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The Haunted is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
zachhughes713 added The Haunted 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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Mysteries at the Museum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Mysteries at the Museum 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.

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In Search of... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
In Search of... In Search of... is a television series that was broadcast weekly from 1977 to 1982, devoted to mysterious phenomena. It was created after the success of three one-hour TV documentaries produced ...more

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Ghost Lab is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
DavidSquishyFisher added Ghost Lab Discovery Channel Ghost Lab is a weekly American paranormal television series that premiered on October 6, 2009, on the Discovery Channel. Produced by Paper Route Productions and Go Go Luckey Entertainment, the ...more

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My Haunted House is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
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Sightings is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Sightings Syfy, Fox Broadcasting Company Sightings is an American paranormal and news television series that originally aired in the 1990s. The program began as a special titled The UFO Report: Sightings on October 18, 1991, as well as ...more

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Deep South Paranormal is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
LindaFwl-Martin added Deep South Paranormal Syfy Deep South Paranormal is an American paranormal television series on Syfy that debuted April 10, 2013. As of June 2014, the series has been cancelled.

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MonsterQuest is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
MonsterQuest The History Channel MonsterQuest is an American television series that originally aired from October 31, 2007 to March 24, 2010 on the History channel. Produced by Whitewolf Entertainment, the program deals with ...more

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UFO Hunters is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
UFO Hunters The History Channel UFO Hunters is an American television series that premiered on January 30, 2008 on The History Channel, produced by Motion Picture Production Inc., and ran for three seasons. Jon Alon Walz was ...more

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When Ghosts Attack is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
jemcat added When Ghosts Attack

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Ghost Detectives is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
kendra-aerielle-kittle added Ghost Detectives

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Alaska Haunting is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Alaska Haunting Destination America

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
smfverily added American Horror Story FX American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more

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The Unexplained Files is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
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Monsters and Mysteries in Amer... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Monsters and Mysteries in America Planet Green Monsters and Mysteries in America is an American reality television series that premiered March 24, 2013, on Destination America. Repeats air on the network's sister-station, the Discovery ...more

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Long Island Medium is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Long Island Medium TLC Long Island Medium is a TLC reality television series starring Theresa Caputo as she claims to be a medium who can communicate with the deceased. Caputo's claims have been deemed fictitious by ...more

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Alaska Haunting is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
kendra-aerielle-kittle added Alaska Haunting Destination America

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Finding Bigfoot is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Finding Bigfoot Finding Bigfoot is a documentary television series on Animal Planet. It premiered on May 30, 2011, and entered its sixth season on November 9, 2014. The program follows four researchers and ...more

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Ghost Stalkers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
quinones3248 added Ghost Stalkers Planet Green

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Ghost Brothers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows

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I Survived...Beyond and Back is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
IreneLegend added I Survived...Beyond and Back The Biography Channel "I Survived... Beyond and Back" reveals one of life's greatest mysteries by profiling the extraordinary stories of people who have literally passed on to the other side. The series ...more

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The Ghost Inside My Child is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
jemcat added The Ghost Inside My Child What if your child remembered dying in a past life? This new BIO series explores many parents' most closely guarded secret: Their child is a reincarnation of someone who died violently and came ...more

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Pboy81 added Living Dead Paranormal Living Dead Paranormal is a paranormal group based in Greenville, OH. The group was founded in 2007 by three brothers; Josh, Rocky, and Shaun Fourman along with a close friend, Greg Brown. The Fourman brothers have had a keen interest in the paranormal since experiencing paranormal activity in their childhood home. Now, their interest has become a passion, a passion to discover what lies beyond and uncover the truth. Living Dead Paranormal has embarked on a mission to investigate reputedly haunted locations across the country in order to film and document unexplained paranormal activity. Join them on their journey to experience what lies beyond.

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UFO Files is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
UFO Files The History Channel UFO Files is an American television series that was produced from 2004 to 2007 for The History Channel. The program covers the phenomena of unidentified flying and submerged objects, close ...more

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Stranded is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Pboy81 added Stranded   

Stranded is a paranormal investigation, reality television series that premiered on theSyfy network February 27, 2013 and is hosted by Josh Gates of DestinationTruth. The show is produced by executive producers Brad Kuhlman, Casey Brumelsand Josh Gates for Ping Pong Productions, and Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions,the latter best known for the Paranormal Activity film franchise. The show is avirtual clone of MTV's Fear.


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Unsealed Alien Files is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows

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Celebrity Paranormal Project is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Paranormal Reality Shows
Celebrity Paranormal Project VH1 Celebrity Paranormal Project is a paranormal reality television series that originally aired from October 22, 2006 to November 1, 2007 on VH1. The show is currently on hiatus, so it is unknown ...more