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The Best Paranormal TV Shows 

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List Rules Vote on what you think are the best TV shows about the paranormal.

What are the very best paranormal TV shows? Popular paranormal TV shows have been an entertainment staple for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining paranormal television show of all time is. Be sure to vote up your favorite shows so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list below includes information such as cast, creator, and premiere date where available.

Including TV programs like Ghost Hunters and A Haunting, this list of good paranormal series deal with supernatural things too scary for an average person. Luckily, there are professionals, such as Zak Bagans and Nick Groff, who are willing to endanger themselves to explore the unknown. 

Which of the best paranormal documentaries and shows are listed here? Series like Most Haunted Live! and Ghost Adventures are below, awaiting your votes, as are a number of others on this list of paranormal TV shows. It seems there are always new paranormal TV shows premiering, so this list is sure to grow with the names of paranormal television shows you'll soon watch religiously.

What is the best paranormal television show of all time? What are the greatest paranormal television shows? Cast your votes below and be sure to rerank the list as you see fit, then see how your list of paranormal shows stacks up against those of other fans.

 

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Paranormal Witness is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
Daniel Cannis, Frances Stecyk, Robert Nolan

Premiered: 2011

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) 2 on the list The Best Paranormal TV 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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The Dead Files is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
Steve DiSchiavi, Matthew Anderson, Amy Allan

Premiered: 2011

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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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The Haunted is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
Steven Ryans

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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Ghost Adventures is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin

Premiered: 2008

Is this one of the best ghost shows?

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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Paranormal Lockdown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
Rick Arndt added Nick Groff, Katrina Weidman, Rob Saffi
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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My Ghost Story: Caught o... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Paranormal TV 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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Destination Truth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
Josh Gates, Gabriel Copeland, Mike Morrell

Premiered: 2007

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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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
HollyGibson1 added Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy

Premiered: 2005

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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My Haunted House is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
tim-tucker added Cordelia Zawarski, Anna Ross, David Villada

Premiered: 2013

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The Haunting of... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
meg-watkins-jackson added 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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Paranormal State is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
Ryan Buell, Chip Coffey, Chad Calek

Premiered: 2007

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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Haunted Collector is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Paranormal TV 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 Hunters is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Paranormal TV 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 History is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Paranormal TV 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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Unsolved Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
Robert Stack, Dennis Farina, Keely Shaye Smith

Premiered: 1987

Unsolved Mysteries (NBC, 1987) is an American mystery documentary television show created by John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer. Combining dramatic reenactments, interviews, and documentary ...more

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Celebrity Ghost Stories ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
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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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Paranormal Survivor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
Paranormal Survivor
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Ghostly Encounters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
Lawrence Chau

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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Ghost Asylum is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
PatriciaChism added Steven McDougal, Chasey Ray McKnight, Scott Porter

Premiered: 2014

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Scariest Places on Earth... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
Linda Blair, Zelda Rubinstein, Alan Robson

Premiered: 2000

Scariest Places on Earth (Fox Family, 2000) is an American paranormal documentary reality television series. The show features reported cases of the paranormal by sending an ordinary family to ...more

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Fact or Faked: Paranorma... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files Austin Porter, Jael De Pardo, Ben Hansen

Premiered: 2010

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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When Ghosts Attack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
Rick Arndt added Diana Abrecht, Richard Adams, Jamal Alkhaldi

Premiered: 2013

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Haunted Highway is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
Haunted Highway Dana Workman, Jack Osbourne, Jael De Pardo

Premiered: 2012

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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Most Terrifying Places i... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
Matthew M. Baxter, Bryan Bonner, Sean-Michael Bruno

Premiered: 2009

Most Terrifying Places in America was an American paranormal documentary television series that premiered on October 9, 2009 on the Travel Channel as a stand alone special. The special was ...more

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