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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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Ghost Adventures is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
Travel Channel

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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The Dead Files is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
Travel Channel

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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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A Haunting is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
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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Ghost Hunters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
Syfy
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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Paranormal Witness is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
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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Destination Truth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
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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The Haunted is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
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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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
HollyGibson1 added The WB Television Network, The CW Television Network
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 Ghost Story: Caught o... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
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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Paranormal Lockdown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
Rick Arndt added TLC
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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The Haunting of... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
meg-watkins-jackson added
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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Celebrity Ghost Stories ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
tim-tucker added 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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Paranormal State is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
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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Haunted Collector is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
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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My Haunted House is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
tim-tucker added Lifetime
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Ghost Asylum is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
PatriciaChism added Destination America
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Haunted History is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
The Biography Channel, The History Channel
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) 18 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
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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When Ghosts Attack is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
Rick Arndt added
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Ghostly Encounters is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
A&E
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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Scariest Places on Earth... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
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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Fact or Faked: Paranorma... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Paranormal TV 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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Haunted Lives: True Ghos... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
UPN, CBS
Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories was an American paranormal anthology television miniseries that originally broadcast from May 15, 1991 to November 28, 1995, on CBS and UPN. This short-lived ...more

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Ancient Aliens is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
Ancient Aliens The History Channel
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Ghost Hunters Internatio... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Paranormal TV Shows
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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