Paranormal television

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Paranormal television is a genre of reality television. Its scope comprises purportedly factual investigations of paranormal phenomena, rather than fictional representations found in such shows and films as The Ghosts of Motley Hall, Ghostbusters, Scooby-Doo and Rentaghost.

History[edit]

Accounts of supernatural occurrences have always been common in the print media, the 1705 pamphlet "A True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs Veal" by Daniel Defoe is a well-known example. Local TV news programs in the UK and USA have featured ghost stories since the 1960s. Paranormal television arose from this tradition.

The earliest TV show devoted exclusively to the paranormal was One Step Beyond which broadcast 96 episodes on the ABC network from 1959 to 1961, the stories were promoted as being based on actual real-life experiences, including historically well-known events such as sinking of RMS Titanic, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

It was followed 15 years later by In Search of..., hosted by Leonard Nimoy which ran for six years from 1976. Rod Serling was originally slated to host the series, but he died in 1975. In Search of... explored many paranormal topics, including UFOs, cryptozoological creatures (cryptids), lost civilizations, and other mysteries. Though the subject matter gradually lost popularity, the show gave way to future TV series following the same genre.

Ghostwatch, a fictional news broadcast about a haunted house in the UK that aired in 1992, created controversy when a majority of viewers believed the televised show was real.

Discovery Channel started to explore the genre with some success from 1996. The Fox Broadcasting Company had a news-style oriented show, Sightings, that was hosted by Tim White and this show lasted for six years. MTV's Fear premiered in 2000, establishing the visual look and editing style followed by most paranormal reality television show. In 2002, the British satellite channel Living TV launched the ghost-hunting series Most Haunted, its success helped spawn other shows on the channel, including Dead Famous and Jane Goldman Investigates, and the channel developed a distinctive identity based on paranormal programming. The production company responsible for these programs, Antix, also produced two series of Spook School which followed the investigators of Para-Projects as they teach members of the public how to become paranormal investigators themselves.[citation needed]

Reactions/critics[edit]

Noting the recent trend in reality shows that take the paranormal at face value, The New York Times Culture editor Mike Hale[1] characterized ghost hunting shows as "pure theater" and compared the genre to professional wrestling or soft core pornography for its formulaic, teasing approach.[2]

Los Angeles Times staff writer Ed Stockly wrote that "the paranormal/supernatural-investigation subgenre that has cropped up on cable television over the last few years, which includes Ghost Hunters, Destination Truth, Ghost Adventures, Ghost Hunters International and a few others" promises to "take a skeptical approach in its investigations and to rely on science to confirm or disprove paranormal claims. So far not one has been able to consistently keep that promise."[3]

Writer Diane Dorby proposes that paranormal reality TV shows provide "plausibility structures" that people use for "interpreting the meaning and experience of death".[4]

According to science writer Sharon A. Hill, "Paranormal reality TV shows are designed as entertainment for the curious, not science documentaries to discover truths. If the tempo is too slow it will be sped up by giving "reality" a boost".[5] Sharon A. Hill also maintained a list of paranormal television. [6]

Programs[edit]

Program Original Run Years (Premiere–Finale) Category Format Original Channel/Network
6ixth Sense with Colin Fry 2002–2003 Psychics Living TV (UK)
10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty 2014 Cryptozoology Reality Spike
13: Fear is Real 2009 Paranormal Reality CW
5th Dimension – Secrets Of The Supernatural 2006 Paranormal Documentary Discovery Channel
A Haunting 2005–current Ghosts Anthology Discovery Channel (Canada) / Destination America
A Séance With... 2014 Psychics Reality TV Lifetime (TV network)[7]
Alaska Haunting 2015 Paranormal Animal Planet/Discovery Channel
Alaska Monsters 2014 Cryptozoology Destination America
Alien Encounters 2013 UFOs–aliens Science Channel
Alien Mysteries 2013 UFOs–aliens Documentary Discovery Channel (Canada)
America: Facts vs. Fictions 2013 Conspiracy/Paranormal American Heroes Channel
America's Book of Secrets 2013 Conspiracy H2
America's Haunted Castles 2005 Ghosts Travel Channel
America's Psychic Challenge 2007 Psychics Competitive reality Lifetime
America Unearthed 2012–present Conspiracy History
American Paranormal 2010 Paranormal National Geographic Channel
American SuperNatural 2014 Paranormal The Weather Channel
Amish Haunting 2014 Paranormal Destination America
Ancient Aliens 2009–present UFOs–aliens Documentary History
Ancient Mysteries 1994–1998 Paranormal A&E
Ancient Secrets National Geographic Channel
Ancient X-Files 2010 Paranormal National Geographic Channel
Åndenes Makt (Power of the Spirits)
(Official site)
2005–present TVN (Norway)
Angels Among Us 1997–2002 Miracles TLC
Animal X 2014 Cryptozoology Documentary Discovery Channel
The Antiques Ghost Show 2003 Ghosts Reality Living TV (UK)
Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe 1995 Paranormal ITV (UK)
Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World 1980 Paranormal ITV (UK)
Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers 1985 Paranormal ITV (UK)
Beast Hunter 2011 Cryptozoology National Geographic Channel
Beyond 2005-2007 Paranormal Documentary Canada
Beyond Belief 2012 Miracles OWN
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction 1997–2002 Paranormal Anthology Fox
Beyond Bizarre 1997–1998 Paranormal ? in US and UK
Beyond Chance 1999–2002 Paranormal Lifetime (TV network)
Beyond Reason 1977–1980 Paranormal Quiz show CBC Television (CAN)
Beyond with James Van Praagh 2002–2003 Psychics Talk show U.S. syndicated
Big Urban Myth Show 2002–2004 Paranormal MTV
Body and Soul with Gail Harris 1998–2000 Psychic PBS
Boogeymen 2014 Cryptozoology T&E (Canada)
Brad Meltzer's Decoded 2010–current Conspiracy Investigation History
Casefiles: Unknown 2015 Paranormal Destination America
Celebrity Ghost Hunt (w/Chip Coffey 2011 Ghosts Pilot Biography Channel
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2009–2014 Ghosts Reality Biography Channel
Celebrity Paranormal Project 2006–2007 Ghosts Reality VH1
Cell Block Psychic 2014 Psychics Investigation Discovery
Chasing Conspiracies 2016 Conspiracy American Heroes Channel
Chasing UFOs 2012 UFOs–aliens National Geographic Channel
Chills Investigation (UK)
Close Encounters 2014–2016 UFOs–aliens Discovery Channel
Conspiracy Road Trip 2012 Conspiracy BBC3 (UK)
The Conspiracy Show with Richard Syrett 2011–2016 Conspiracy Vision TV (CAN)
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura 2009–2011 Conspiracy TruTV
Countdown to the Apocalypse 2012 Paranormal H2
Creepy Canada 2002–2006 Paranormal OLN (CAN)
Critical Eye 2002 Paranormal Science Channel
Crossing Over with John Edward 1999–2004 Psychic SyFy
Cryptid: The Swamp Beast 2014 Cryptozoology History
Curse of the Frozen Gold 2015 Paranormal History Channel (CAN)/Animal Planet
Cursed 2012 Paranormal Biography Channel
Cuarto Milenio 2005 Cuatro (TV channel) (SPA)
The Curse of Oak Island 2014 – present Pseudo–archaeology Reality History (Canadian TV network)
Dark Matters: Twisted But True 2011–2012 Paranormal Science
Dead Famous 2004–2006 Ghosts Reality Living TV (UK)
The Dead Files 2011–present Psychics Travel Channel
Dead Tenants 2011–present Ghosts The Learning Channel
Deadly Possessions 2016–present Paranormal Travel Channel
Decoding the Past 2005–2008 Paranormal History
Deep South Paranormal 2010–2013 Paranormal Syfy
The Demon Files 2015 Demons Destination America
Derek Acorah's Ghost Towns 2005–2006 Ghosts Reality Living TV (UK)
Derren Brown Investigates 2010 Paranormal Ch. 4 (U.K.)
Destination Fear 2012 Paranormal Travel Channel
Destination Truth 2007–2012 Paranormal Reality Syfy
Encounters with the Unexplained' 2000–2002 Paranormal PAX
Encounters: The Hidden Truth 1994–1996 Paranormal news/documentary Fox
Enigma 2005 Paranormal documentary Vision TV (Canada)
E.S.P. with Allen Spraggett [1] Psychic
Evil Things 2017 Paranormal TLC
The Exorcist Files 2012–cancelled Demons Discovery Channel
Expedition Unknown 2015 Paranormal Travel Channel
Exploring the Unknown 1999 Paranormal Saban Entertainment, Fox Kids
Extinct or Alive [8] 2018 Cryptozoology Documentary Animal Planet
Exploring Psychic Powers... Live 1989 Skeptical Lexington Broadcast Services Company
The Extraordinary 1993–1996 Paranormal Documentary Seven Network (AUS)
Extreme Ghost Stories 2006–2007 Ghosts Documentary ITV1 (UK)
Extreme Paranormal 2009 Ghosts Documentary A&E
Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files 2010–2012 Paranormal Investigation Syfy
Finding Bigfoot 2011–present Cryptozoology Documentary Animal Planet
Forbidden History 2013 Conspiracy History
Fortean TV 1997–1998 Paranormal Documentary Channel 4 (UK)
Freak Encounters 2010 Paranormal Animal Planet
From Beyond 2011 Paranormal Mun2
Galileo Mystery 2006–2009 Paranormal Magazine ProSieben
Ghost Adventures 2008–present Ghosts Travel Channel
Ghost Adventures: Aftershocks 2014 Ghosts Documentary Travel Channel
Ghost Asylum 2014–present Paranormal Reality Destination America
Ghost Bait 2013 Paranormal Biography Channel
Ghost Brothers 2016 Paranormal Reality Destination America
Ghost Cases 2009 Ghosts (Canada)
Ghost Hunt 2005–2006 Ghost Reality TV2 (New Zealand) (NZ)
Ghost Hunters 2004–present Ghosts Reality Syfy
Ghost Hunters Academy 2009–2010 Ghost Reality Syfy
Ghost Hunters International 2008–2012 Ghost Reality Syfy
Ghost Lab 2009–2011 Ghosts Discovery Channel
Ghost Mine 2013 Ghost Reality Syfy
Ghost Stalkers 2014 Paranormal Reality Destination America
Ghost Stories 2009–2010 Ghosts Travel Channel
The Ghost Talk 1991–2003 Taiwan TV(TTV)(1991–1998)→
Eastern TV(EBC) (1999–2003)(TW)
The Ghost Talk 2016 Amarin TV (THA)
Ghost Trackers 2005–2008 Ghosts Reality YTV (CAN)
Ghosthunters 1996–1997 Ghosts Documentary Discovery Channel Europe (UK)
Ghosthunting With... 2006–2011 Ghosts ITV2 (UK)
Ghostland Tennessee 2013 Paranormal Documentary Animal Planet
Ghostly Encounters 2005–2011 Ghosts Documentary Viva/W Network (Canada)
Ghosts in the Hood 2017 Paranormal We TV
Ghosts of Shepardstown 2016 Paranormal Destination America
Ghostwatch Live 2001 Ghosts U.K.
The Girly Ghosthunters 2005 Ghosts Space (CAN)
Great British Ghosts 2011–2012 Ghosts Yesterday (UK)
Hangar 1: The UFO Files 2014–2015 UFOs–aliens Documentary H2
The Haunted 2009–2011 Ghosts Anthology Animal Planet
Haunted Case Files 2016 Paranormal Destination America
Haunted Collector 2011–2013 Ghosts Documentary Syfy
Haunted Encounters 2012 Paranormal Reality Biography Channel
Haunted Highway 2012–2013 Paranormal Investigation Syfy
Haunted History 1998–2001 Ghosts Documentary History Channel
Biography Channel
Haunted History 2013 Paranormal Documentary H2
Haunted Homes 2004–2010 Ghosts Reality ITV (UK)
(America's) Haunted Hotels 2001–2005 Ghosts Reality Travel Channel
Haunted Houses: Tortured Souls & Restless Spirits 2005 Ghosts Biography Channel
Haunted Lighthouses of America 2006 Ghosts Travel Channel
Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories 1991–1995 Ghosts Anthology CBS, UPN
Haunted Towns 2017 Paranormal Reality Destination America
Haunted USA 2017–present Paranormal Reality Travel Channel
The Haunting of... 2012–2016 Ghosts Documentary Biography Channel
LMN
Haunting: Australia 2014 Paranormal Reality Syfy
Haunting Evidence 2005–2008 Paranormal Documentary Court tv
The Haunting of... 2012–2016 Paranormal Documentary Biography Channel
History's Mysteries 1998–2006 Paranormal Documentary History
Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry 1998–2006 Reality E!
Hunting Hitler 2015 – Present Conspiracy Investigation History
Hypnotic World of Paul McKenna 1993–1997 Paranormal
I Survived…Beyond and Back 2011 Miracles Biography Channel
I Was Possessed 2015 Paranormal Reality LMN
I'll Haunt You When I'm Dead 2013 Paranormal Biography Channel
I'm Famous and Frightened! 2004–2005 Ghosts Reality Living TV (UK)
In Search of... 1976–1982, 2002, 2018 Paranormal Documentary Syndication
Sci Fi Channel
History
In Search of Aliens 2014 UFOs–aliens H2
Investigations of the Unexplained 2007 Paranormal Travel Channel
Is It Real? 2005–2007 Paranormal National Geographic Channel
I Wouldn't Go in There 2013 National Geographic Channel
It's a Miracle 1998–2004 Miracles Ion Television
James Randi: Psychic Investigator 1991 Psychics ITV Granada
Jane Goldman Investigates 2003 Paranormal Living TV (UK)
Joe Rogan Questions Everything 2013 Paranormal Syfy
John Edward Cross Country 2006–2008 Psychic WE tv
Khon Uad Phee 2010–present Ghosts Variety talk show Channel 7
Channel 5 (THA)
Killer Contact 2013 Paranormal SyFy
Killing Bigfoot 2017 Cryptozoology Destination America/OLN
Kindred Spirits 2016–present Paranormal Reality TLC
Knock Knock Ghost 2016–present Paranormal Reality OutTV (Canada)
The Last Goodbye 2015 Psychic LMN
Lawrence Leung's Unbelievable 2011 Paranormal Comedy ABC1 (AUS)
Legend Has It In development Paranormal
Legend of the Superstition Mountains 2015 Paranormal History
Legend Quest 2011 Paranormal Live action SyFy
Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead 2007–2008 Psychic Investigation Lifetime (TV network)
Leap in the Dark 1973, 1975, 1977, 1980 Paranormal Anthology / Documentary BBC Two (UK)
Living with the Dead 2008–2009 Ghosts Living (UK)
Long Island Medium 2011–current Psychic Reality Lifetime (TV network)
Lost UFO Files 2017 UFOs–aliens Destination America
The Lowe Files 2017 A&E
Mary Knows Best 2010 Psychics SyFy
Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives 2013 pseudo–documentary Animal Planet
Mermaids: The Body Found 2011 pseudo–documentary Animal Planet
Mermaids: The New Evidence 2013 pseudo–documentary Animal Planet
Miracle Detectives 2011 Miracles OWN
Miracles Decoded 2014 Miracles History
Missing in Alaska 2015 Paranormal History
Mom's a Medium 2014 Psychics CMT (Canada)
Monica the Medium 2015 Psychic Reality ABC Family
The Monster Project 2013 Cryptozoology NatGeo Wild
MonsterQuest 2007–2010 Cryptozoology Documentary History
Monsters and Mysteries in America 2013–2015 Cryptozoology Documentary Destination America
Monsters & Mysteries Unsolved 2016 Cryptozoology Destination America
Monsters Underground 2014 Cryptozoology Destination America
Most Haunted 2002–2010, 2013–present Ghosts Reality Living (UK)
Paranormal Channel (UK)
Travel Channel (USA)
Really (TV channel) (UK)
Most Haunted Live! 2002–2010 Ghosts Reality Living TV (UK)
Paranormal Channel (UK)
Travel Channel (USA)
Most Haunted: Midsummer Murders 2007 Ghosts Reality Living TV (UK)
Most Terrifying Places in America 2009–2010 Paranormal Documentary Travel Channel
Mountain Monsters 2013 Cryptozoology Documentary Destination America
Mostly True Stories?: Urban Legends Revealed 2002-2004 Urban legends Documentary TLC
MTV's Fear 2000–2002 Ghosts Reality MTV
My Ghost Story 2010–2013
2013–present
Ghosts Biography Channel
LMN
My Ghost Story Asia 2012– Ghosts Biography Channel (Asia)
My Haunted House 2012–present Paranormal Biography Channel
Mysteries and Myths with Megan Fox Planned 2018 release Pseudo–archaeology Travel Channel [9][10]
Mysteries at the Museum 2010–current Paranormal Travel Channel
Mysteries at the National Parks 2015 Paranormal Reality Travel Channel
Mysteries from Beyond the Other Dominion 1992–1993 Paranormal SyFy
Mysteries, Magic and Miracles 1994–1995 Paranormal Sci–fi Channel
Mysterious Encounters 2004 Cryptozoology OLN
Mysterious Journeys 2002–2007 Paranormal Travel Channel
Mystery Hunters 2002–2009 Skeptical, Paranormal Documentary YTV
Mystery Hunters India 2012–2014 Paranormal Documentary Discovery Kids (Asia) (India)
Mystery Map 2013 Paranormal ITV (UK)
MysteryQuest 2009 Paranormal History
NASA's Unexplained Files 2014 Paranormal Science Channel
The Next Step Beyond 1978–1979 Paranormal Syndication
Northern Mysteries 2005 Paranormal Docudrama Global Television Network
Nostradamus Effect 2009 Psychics History
The One 2008–2011 Psychics Competitive reality Seven Network (AU)
One Step Beyond 1959–1961 Paranormal Anthology ABC
The Other Side 2014–present APTN (CAN)
The Othersiders 2009 Ghosts Reality Cartoon Network
Out There TV 2009 Paranormal News magazine America One
Outer Fringe [2] 1972 Physic Open line Calgary Community Channel
Paranormal? 2005 Paranormal Documentary National Geographic Channel
The Paranormal Borderline 1996–1997 Paranormal UPN
Paranormal Challenge 2011 Paranormal Competitive reality Travel Channel
Paranormal Cops 2010 Paranormal Reality A&E
Paranormal Egypt 2008 Paranormal Travel Channel
Paranormal Home Inspectors 2011–2012 (2015) Paranormal Investigation Discovery/ Destination America
Paranormal Lockdown 2016–present Paranormal Reality Destination America
Paranormal Outlaws 2009 Discovery Networks
Paranormal Paparazzi 2012 Paranormal Reality Travel Channel
Paranormal State 2007–2011 Paranormal Reality A&E
Paranormal State: The New Class 2010 Paranormal Reality A&E
Paranormal Survivor 2015 Paranormal Destination America
Paranormal Witness 2011–present Paranormal Documentary Syfy
The Paranormal Zone 2013–current Paranormal SyFy Asia
The Past Hunters 2015–present Paranormal YourTV (UK)
Patrick Macnee's Ghost Stories 1997
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! 2003–2010 Paranormal Documentary Showtime
The Pet Psychic 2002–2003 Psychics Animal Planet
Pet Psychic Encounters 2010 Psychics Animal Planet
Phenomenon 2007 Competition NBC
Phenomenon: The Lost Archive 1998 Paranormal ? worldwide
Portal to the Unknown 2017 Paranormal Netflix
Professor Weird 2012 Paranormal Science Channel
Project Afterlife 2015 Paranormal Destination America
Proof Positive: Evidence of the Paranormal 2004 Paranormal Reality Sci Fi Channel
Psychic Detectives 2004–2008 Psychics Court tv
Psychic Detective with Tony Stockwell 2004 Psychics Living TV (U.K.)
Psychic Intervention 2014 Psychics LMN
Psychic Investigators 2006–2009 Psychics Biography Channel
Psychic Kids 2008–2010 Psychic A&E
Psychic Matchmaker 2015 Psychic TLC
Psychic Tia 2013 Psychic A & E
Psychic Witness 2005 Discovery Channel
Real and Chance: The Legend Hunters 2010 Paranormal Reality VH1
The Real Exorcist (Bob Larson) 2007 2008 2012 Demons Virgin 1 UK SciFi Lifetime (TV network)
Real Scary Stories 2000–2001 Paranormal ABC Family
Reincarnated: Past Lives 2014 Paranormal LMN
Rescue Mediums 2006–2011 Psychic Reality W Network (CAN)
The R.I.P. Files 2014 Paranormal [A&E CI (Australia and New Zealand) SyFy–Asia
Ripley's Believe It or Not! 1949–1950 Paranormal NBC
Ripley's Believe It or Not! 1982–1986 Paranormal ABC
Ripley's Believe It or Not! 1999 Paranormal Animated Fox Family
Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2000–2003 Paranormal TBS
Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2008 Paranormal GMA Network
River Monsters 2009–current Skeptical, Cryptozoology Wildlife documentary Animal Planet
Scare Week
(Teasers/Previews at YouTube)
2013 Beat 102 103
Scared on Staten Island! 2002–2009 Ghosts Staten Island Community Television
Scariest Places on Earth 2000–2006 Paranormal Reality ABC Family Channel
Scary...But True 2001 Paranormal Syfy (USA)
YTV (CAN)
Chiller (USA)
School Spirits 2012 Ghosts Documentary Syfy
Sci Fi Investigates 2006 Paranormal Reality Sci Fi Channel
Scream Team 2001 Paranormal Reality Living TV (UK)
Search for the Lost Giants 2014 Paranormal History
Seatbelt Psychic 2018 Paranormal Reality Lifetime
Secrets & Mysteries 1988–1989 Paranormal Syndication
Sensing Murder 2005–present Paranormal Reality Biography Channel
Shadow Chasers 2017 Paranormal Reality Made in Bristol (UK)
Sightings 1992–1997 Paranormal News Fox
syndication
Syfy
The Sleep of Reason with Steve Bell 2007 ? Studio Universal
Spøgelsesjægerne Ghosts Reality Kanal 5 (Denmark)
Spook School 2007–2008 Ghosts Unexplained Channel
Antix Productions (UK)
Stalked by a Ghost 2013 Paranormal Biography Channel
Stranded 2013 Paranormal Investigation Syfy
Strange but True? 1993–1997 Paranormal Documentary ITV (UK)
Strange Evidence 2017 Paranormal Science Channel
Strange Universe 1996–1998 Paranormal News Magazine UPN, syndicated television
The Successor 2007 Psychic Competition (Israel)
Surviving Death 2010 Miracles Discovery Channel
Survivorman Bigfoot 2015 Cryptozoology Discovery Channel/Science Channel
Swamp Monsters 2014 Cryptozoology Destination America
Tesla's Death Ray: A Murder Declassified [3] Conspiracy Discovery Channel
That's Incredible! 1980–1984 Paranormal Reality ABC
True Ghost Stories 2017 Paranormal UK
True Monsters 2015 Cryptozoology History
True Supernatural 2014 Paranormal Destination America
The Truth Behind… 2011 Paranormal National Geographic Channel
Truth or Scare 2001–2003 Paranormal Discovery Kids
UFO Abductions 1991
UFO Conspiracies 2014–2015 Conspiracy, Aliens/UFO Science Channel
UFO Files 2004–2007 UFOs–aliens History
UFO Files: Revisited 2017 UFOs–aliens History
UFO Hunters 2008–2009 UFOs–aliens History
UFO Hunters 2008 UFOs–aliens Sci Fi Channel
UFOs Declassified 2015 UFOs–aliens History (CAN)
UFOs: The Untold Stories 2012 UFOs–aliens National Geographic Channel
Uncovering Aliens 2013 UFOs–aliens Science Channel
The Unexplained 1996–2000 Paranormal A&E
The UneXplained 2011–2012 Paranormal Documentary Biography Channel
The Unexplained with George Noory 2011–2012 Paranormal SyFy
Unexplained Canada 2006 Paranormal Space (CAN)
The Unexplained Files 2013–2014 Paranormal Documentary Science
Unexplained Mysteries 2003–2004 Paranormal Documentary Syndication
Unsealed Alien Files 2011–present UFOs–aliens Investigation History
Unsealed: Conspiracy Files 2012 Conspiracy CW?
Unsolved History 2002–2005 Conspiracy/Paranormal Discovery Channel
Unsolved Mysteries 1987–1997
1997–1999
2001–2002
2008–2010
Paranormal Documentary NBC
CBS
Lifetime
Spike
What on Earth? 2015 Paranormal History
When Ghosts Attack 2013 Paranormal Destination America
Weird or What? 2010–2012 Paranormal Discovery Channel
History Television (CAN)
Weird Travels 2001–2006 Paranormal Documentary Travel Channel
Weird U.S. 2004–2005 Paranormal Reality History
World's Scariest Ghosts Caught on Tape 1990s ABC
Wrestling With Ghosts 2017-2018 Paranormal Documentary ASY TV
The X Creatures 1999 Cryptozoology Documentary BBC

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ Sharon A. Hill (8 December 2017). Scientifical Americans: The Culture of Amateur Paranormal Researchers. McFarland. pp. 53–. ISBN 978-1-4766-7247-2. 
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