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The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever  

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List Rules Vote up the best scripted supernatural series in which characters seek to solve mysteries.

The best supernatural mystery shows aren't afraid of ghosts, because that's exactly the thing they're investigating. The best supernatural mystery series ever shown on television include both supernatural beings who solve mysteries and regular humans who solve supernatural problems. If you’ve been looking for the best supernatural mysteries and occult detective shows, this list of the best supernatural mystery series of all time will help you narrow down the suspects.

Several supernatural mystery series revolve around a mystery-solving supernatural being, or beings, such as Lucifer (demon) and Angel (vampire). It's more common for supernatural mysteries to be about regular humans solving very irregular problems - though by the end of a series run most characters have had their own personal supernatural encounters, such as Supernatural, Dresden Files, and Grimm.

Which shows balance being mysteries and supernatural series the best? Vote up the best supernatural mystery series, vote down the shows that don't deliver the sleuthing with their spirits, and add any scripted spooky mystery series that are missing.

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy
Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more
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Angel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof
Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series was created by Buffy's creator, Joss Whedon, in collaboration with David ...more
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
mikhail.magno added Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production ...more
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The Order is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
mikhail.magno added Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer
The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton and Shelley Eriksen. College freshman Jack Morton (Jake Manley) joins a fabled secret society and is ...more
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Constantine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
brosephone added Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford
Constantine (NBC, 2014) is an American television series developed by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer for NBC, featuring the DC Comics character John Constantine. Matt Ryan stars as ...more
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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz
Grimm is an American police procedural fantasy television drama series. It debuted in the U.S. on NBC on October 28, 2011. The show has been described as "a cop drama—with a twist... a dark ...more
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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi
The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine ...more
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Night Stalker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Stuart Townsend, Gabrielle Union, Eric Jungmann
Night Stalker is a television series that ran for six weeks in fall 2005 on ABC in America. The series starred Stuart Townsend as Carl Kolchak, an investigative reporter whose wife was murdered. ...more
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Dark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci, Jördis Triebel
Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web series created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. The disappearance of two young children in the German town of Winden brings light ...more
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Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek
Warehouse 13 is a U.S. television science fiction series that premiered on July 7, 2009, on the Syfy network. Executive-produced by Jack Kenny and David Simkins, the dramatic comedy from ...more
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Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporat... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey Griffin
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (Cartoon Network, 2010) is an American animated mystery comedy-drama television series and the eleventh incarnation of the Scooby-Doo mystery franchise created ...more
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The Dresden Files is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Paul Blackthorne, Valerie Cruz, Terrence Mann
The Dresden Files is a Canadian/American television series based on the fantasy book series of the same name by Jim Butcher. It premiered January 21, 2007 on the Sci Fi Channel in the United ...more
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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga
Preacher (AMC, 2016) is an American television series developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. After a ...more
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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole
Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. It premiered on the Fox Broadcasting network on September 9, 2008, and concluded ...more
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The Gates is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Rhona Mitra, Frank Grillo, Marisol Nichols
The Gates is an American supernatural crime drama television series that aired on the ABC network from June 20, 2010 to September 19, 2010. The show was canceled after its first season due to ...more
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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Sherilyn Fenn
Twin Peaks (Showtime, 2017) is a miniseries that follows FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) in a continuation of the original 1990 series, created by David Lynch.
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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
brosephone added Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla
Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale drama series that premiered on October 23, 2011, on ABC. The show takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, whose residents are ...more
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Haven is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour
Haven is an American/Canadian supernatural drama television series loosely based on the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid. The show, which deals with strange events in a fictional town in ...more
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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
brosephone added Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause
Charmed is an American television series created by Constance M. Burge and produced by Aaron Spelling and his production company Spelling Television, with Brad Kern serving as showrunner. The ...more
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Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood
Sleepy Hollow is an American supernatural drama television series that premiered on Fox on September 16, 2013, that aired on Mondays at 9:00 pm ET. The series is considered a "modern-day ...more
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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro
Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic ...more
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Medium is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, Jake Weber
Medium is an American television drama series that premiered on NBC on January 3, 2005, ending its run on that network on June 1, 2009. The series then moved to CBS on September 25, 2009, airing ...more
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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
bkolek added Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell
True Blood is an American television drama series produced and created by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the ...more
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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden
Teen Wolf is an American television series developed by Jeff Davis for MTV. It is loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name, and stars Tyler Posey as a teenager named Scott, who is bitten ...more
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Bitten is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt, Greg Bryk
Bitten (Syfy, 2014) is a Canadian television series based on the Women of the Otherworld series of books by author Kelley Armstrong. A female werewolf (Laura Vandervoot) is torn between a normal ...more