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The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows 

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Updated May 7, 2020 578 votes 94 voters 3.5k views 43 items

List Rules Vote up the best paranormal reality about ghosts and hauntings.

Paranormal reality shows deliver frightful adventures in a reality TV style that makes them all the more terrifying. The best paranormal investigation shows are often about looking for ghosts, but what are the best ghost hunting shows? This list includes some of the creepiest, greatest ghost series ever to help you hunt down the next paranormal reality show on your watch list.

Ghostly paranormal reality series offer everything from famous folks recounting their own ghostly encounters on Celebrity Ghost Stories to professional ghost hunters tracking down spectral intruders. Hearing ghost stories on shows like Ghost Adventures: Aftershocks is better than any campfire tale, and the cast of shows such as Ghost Lab and Fear may hiding from rather than hunting the ghosts in their haunted houses, but the spectral spirit is there.

Which paranormal reality series offer the best ghost stories and haunting hunts? Vote up the best ghost hunting shows and add any ghost hunting series that are missing.

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Ghost Adventures is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows
Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Nick Groff

Premiered: 2008

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Ghost Hunters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows
Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Grant Wilson

Premiered: 2004

Ghost Hunters is an American paranormal reality television series that premiered on October 6, 2004, on Syfy and was revived in 2019 on A&E. The program features paranormal investigators ...more
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Haunted Collector is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows
John Zaffis, Brian J. Cano, Aime'e Zaffis

Premiered: 2011

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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Ghost Lab is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows
Barry Klinge, Brad Klinge, Mike Rowe

Premiered: 2009

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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Celebrity Ghost Stories ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows
A. Jones, Sara Gabrielle Paterno, Sherman Alpert

Premiered: 2009

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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Fear is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows

Premiered: 2000

MTV's Fear is an US-American paranormal reality television series that originally aired from 2000 to 2002 on MTV. The program follows a group of five or more contestants being left at an ...more
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Ghosthunters is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows
Ghosthunters
Ghosthunters is a British paranormal documentary television series that originally aired from 1996 to 1997 on the Discovery Channel. The four-series program was produced by Inca Productions of ...more
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Haunted Homes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows
Haunted Homes Mia Dolan

Premiered: 2004

Haunted Homes is a British reality television series made by September Films Productions. The show began with a pilot in 2004 which aired on ITV and a 'fictitious' episode of an Ouija Board. The ...more
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The Haunted is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows

Premiered: 2009

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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Haunted History is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows
John Glover

Premiered: 1998

Haunted History is a 1998 UFA/Cafe Productions series exploring the supernatural. Executive Producer Ed Babbage for Cafe. The American version of the show also debuted in 1998 with the same ...more
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The Girly Ghosthunters ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows
The Girly Ghosthunters
The Girly Ghosthunters was a 30-minute Canadian paranormal TV series. It was first broadcast on Friday, January 14, 2005, on the Canadian SPACE speciality channel. The thirteenth and last ...more
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Most Haunted is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows
Yvette Fielding, CiarĂ¡n O'Keeffe, Derek Acorah

Premiered: 2002

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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The Antiques Ghost Show ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows
The Antiques Ghost Show Derek Acorah

Premiered: 2003

The Antiques Ghost Show was a 'reality' show commissioned in 2003 by Living TV. Members of the public would bring self-proclaimed psychic Derek Acorah their antiques. After Acorah has made ...more
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The Haunting of... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows
Kim Russo, Marc Wooters, Adam Smith Jr.

Premiered: 2012

The Haunting Of... (Biography, 2012) is an American paranormal documentary television series and a spinoff of Celebrity Ghost Stories. Hosted by Kim Russo, The Haunting Of... tells the stories ...more
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My Ghost Story: Caught o... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows

Premiered: 2010

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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A Haunting is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows
Anthony D. Call, Mark Joy, Lorraine Warren

Premiered: 2002

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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Ghost Adventures: Afters... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows
Ghost Adventures: Aftershocks

Premiered: 2014

Ghost Adventures: Aftershocks (Travel Channel, 2014) is an American paranormal documentary television series that is a spin-off of Ghost Adventures series. Host Zak Bagans interviews former ...more
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Celebrity Paranormal Pro... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows
Jordan Browne, Gary Busey, Donna D'Errico

Premiered: 2006

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
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The Othersiders is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows
Derek Shetterly, Jackie, Kc

Premiered: 2009

The Othersiders is an American paranormal reality television series that premiered on June 17, 2009, on the Cartoon Network. The program follows a group of five teenagers who are interested in ...more
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Dead Famous is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows
Gail Porter, Chris Fleming, Richard Senate

Premiered: 2004

Dead Famous: Ghostly Encounters is a British paranormal reality television series that originally aired on LivingTV from June 15, 2004 to June 13, 2006. The program searches for the alleged ...more
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Extreme Paranormal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows
Extreme Paranormal Shaun Burris, Jason Gowin, Nathan Schoonover

Premiered: 2009

Extreme Paranormal is an American paranormal documentary TV special that premiered on Monday, October 26, 2009 on A&E Network at 10pm EST. It aired as a two-part 1 hour special for Halloween ...more
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Ghost Brothers: Haunted ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows
Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass, Marcus Harvey

Premiered: 2019

Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests (Travel Channel, 2019) is an American paranormal reality television series and a spin-off of the show Ghost Brothers. Best friends and ghost hunters Dalen ...more
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Destination Fear is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows
Destination Fear

Premiered: 2012

Destination Fear is a Canadian paranormal television series that premiered on May 5, 2012 in Canada. The program features wannabe ghost hunters who visit paranormal hotspots that are reported to ...more
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Ghostly Encounters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows

Premiered: 2005

Start a conversation about things that go bump in the night, and pretty soon everybody in the room has a story to tell. Paranormal experiences aren't just the domain of psychics and tarot card ...more
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Haunted Hotels is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows
Amy Tipton, Casey Cipriani, Cecile Monteyne

Premiered: 2001

Haunted Hotels is an American paranormal television series that premiered on October 24, 2001 on the Travel Channel. The series features haunted hotels in America and the ghost stories that are ...more