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The Best Ghost Hunting Paranormal Reality Shows

Updated January 6, 2021 2.7k votes 202 voters 4.3k views46 items

List RulesVote 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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  • The Dead Files1
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    The Dead Files

    Steve DiSchiavi, Matthew Anderson

    Premiered2011

    The Dead Files is an American paranormal television series that premiered on September 23,...  more
  • Ghost Hunters2
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    Ghost Hunters

    Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves

    Premiered2004

    Ghost Hunters is an American paranormal reality television series that premiered on October 6,...  more
  • A Haunting3
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    23

    A Haunting

    Anthony D. Call, Mark Joy

    Premiered2002

    A Haunting is a 2005 American paranormal anthology television series that depicts eyewitness...  more
  • Paranormal Lockdown4
    57
    18

    Paranormal Lockdown

    Nick Groff, Katrina Weidman

    Premiered2016

    Paranormal Lockdown is a paranormal reality television series. The series follows Groff and...  more
  • My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera5
    60
    22

    My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera

    Tim Brazeal, Terrie Scott

    Premiered2010

    Everybody has a ghost story. But how many people have filmed theirs? Hear true and...  more
  • The Haunted6
    The Haunted is an American paranormal television series that premiered on November 22, 2009 on...  more
  • Haunted Collector7
    71
    35

    Haunted Collector

    John Zaffis, Chris Zaffis

    Premiered2011

    Haunted Collector is an American television reality series which airs on the Syfy cable...  more
  • Haunted History8
    50
    19

    Haunted History

    John Glover

    Premiered1998

    Haunted History is a 1998 UFA/Cafe Productions series exploring the supernatural. Executive...  more
  • The Haunting of...9
    53
    22

    The Haunting of...

    Breanna Lakatos, Kesha Rose Sebert

    Premiered2012

    The Haunting Of... (Biography, 2012) is an American paranormal documentary television series...  more
  • Ghost Adventures10
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    80

    Ghost Adventures

    Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin

    Premiered2008

    You can also vote for your favorite Ghost Adventures episodes and paranormal shows.

  • Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests11
    44
    20

    Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests

    Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass

    Premiered2019

    Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests (Travel Channel, 2019) is an American paranormal reality...  more
  • Ghosthunters12
    38
    18

    Ghosthunters

    Ghosthunters is a British paranormal documentary television series that originally aired from...  more
  • Paranormal State13
    40
    21

    Paranormal State

    Ryan Buell, Chip Coffey

    Premiered2007

    Paranormal State is an American paranormal reality television series that premiered on the A&E...  more
  • Celebrity Ghost Stories14
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    Celebrity Ghost Stories

    A. Jones, Sara Gabrielle Paterno

    Premiered2009

    Celebrity Ghost Stories is an American paranormal reality television series that aired on The...  more
  • Most Haunted15
    33
    19

    Most Haunted

    Yvette Fielding, Ciarán O'Keeffe

    Premiered2002

    Most Haunted is a British paranormal reality television series. The series was first shown on...  more
  • Ghost Hunters International16
    40
    28

    Ghost Hunters International

    Barry Fitzgerald, Robb Demarest

    Premiered2008

    Ghost Hunters International is a spin-off series of Ghost Hunters that aired on Syfy. The...  more
  • Ghostly Encounters17
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    14

    Ghostly Encounters

    Lawrence Chau

    Premiered2005

    Start a conversation about things that go bump in the night, and pretty soon everybody in the...  more
  • Haunted Hotels18
    25
    15

    Haunted Hotels

    Amy Tipton, Casey Cipriani

    Premiered2001

    Haunted Hotels is an American paranormal television series that premiered on October 24, 2001...  more
  • Extreme Ghost Stories19
    27
    23

    Extreme Ghost Stories

    Extreme Ghost Stories is a British supernatural documentary television series produced by ITV...  more
  • Destination Fear20
    20
    15

    Destination Fear

    Killian Gray, Lindsay Lyon

    Premiered2012

    Destination Fear is a Canadian paranormal television series that premiered on May 5, 2012 in...  more
  • Ghost Lab21
    37
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    Ghost Lab

    Barry Klinge, Brad Klinge

    Premiered2009

    Ghost Lab is a weekly American paranormal television series that premiered on October 6, 2009,...  more
  • Fear22
    39
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    MTV's Fear is an US-American paranormal reality television series that originally aired from...  more
  • Kindred Spirits23
    2
    1

    Kindred Spirits

    Amy Bruni, Adam Berry

    Premiered2016

    Kindred Spirits (Destination America, 2016) is an American paranormal television and...  more
  • Extreme Paranormal24
    20
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    Extreme Paranormal

    Shaun Burris, Jason Gowin

    Premiered2009

    Extreme Paranormal is an American paranormal documentary TV special that premiered on Monday,...  more
  • Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe25
    21
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    Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe

    Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe was a popular twenty-six part television series looking...  more