Ghostober Returns To The Travel Channel For Halloween 2019
The US Travel Channel is this year continuing its tradition of bringing viewers 31 days of Halloween-themed programming for Ghostober.
As always, the channel's schedule will go ghostly from Tuesday, October 1st and and culminate with 'Ghost Adventures' annual special, which will this year be broadcast from the real life house that inspired 'The Conjuring' movie.
The month-long programming event promises viewers spine-chilling tales of ghosts, witches and the unexplained that will leave you hiding under the covers. The schedule is made up of fright-filled premieres of new series, Halloween specials and returning favourites.
This year's Halloween schedule includes 'Haunted Salem: Live', a special four-hour live ghost investigation in Salem, Massachusetts, one of the America's most haunted cities. The investigation of three historic locations tied to the infamous Salem Witch Trials will be led by a team of the channel's biggest paranormal stars and promises to be an immersive multi-platform event.
Ghostober and 'Destination Fear' will also take viewers on a frightening cross-country road trip to the most haunted abandoned buildings in the US. The show follows Dakota Laden, his sister Chelsea, and best friend Tanner, as they face fears head-on in a terrifying sleepover and psychological experiment like no other.
Matthew Butler from the network said, "we're pulling out all the stops for Ghostober this year – from a live ghost hunt in Salem, Massachusetts, and an iconic investigation of the house that inspired 'The Conjuring', to reopening the case files of America's first ghost hunter, Hans Holzer. And we have the biggest stars and experts in the field to take us to every haunted, cobweb-covered corner in America, including Zak Bagans and the GAC, Jason Hawes and his team of paranormal pioneers and newcomer Dakota Laden, who will bring fear to a new level. There's no better – and scarier – place to be this October than tuned in to Travel Channel."
|Most Terrifying Places||October 1||10pm ET/PT||New Series|
|The Dead Files||October 3||9pm ET/PT||New Episodes|
|The Holzer Files||October 3||10pm ET/PT||New Series|
|Haunted Salem: Live||October 4||8pm ET/5pm PT||Four-Hour Live Special|
|Ghost Adventures: Serial Killer Spirits||October 5||9pm ET/PT||Four-Part Miniseries|
|Witches Of Salem||October 6||10pm ET/PT||Four-Part Miniseries|
|Ghost Nation||October 11||9pm ET/PT||New Series|
|Hometown Horror||October 11||10pm ET/PT||New Series|
|My Horror Story||October 21||11pm ET/PT||New Series|
|Destination Fear||October 26||10pm ET/PT||New Series|
|Mountain Monsters||October 30||9pm ET/PT||New Episodes|
|Ghost Adventures: Curse of the Harrisville Farmhouse||October 31||9pm ET/PT||Two-Hour Special|
The big news is that Zak Bagans and the Ghost Adventures team will embark on a two-hour live investigation entitled, 'Ghost Adventures: Curse of the Harrisville Farmhouse'.
The special will see the crew investigate the infamous house in Rhode Island where the real life ghost story that inspired the first movie in James Wan's Conjuring movie franchise took place.
It's also been confirmed that the team will feature in a new spin-off mini-series called 'Ghost Adventures: Serial Killer Spirits' which will premiere on the Travel Channel as part of Ghostober.
Matthew added, "we have the biggest stars and experts in the field to take us to every haunted, cobweb-covered corner in America, including Zak Bagans and the GAC, Jason Hawes and his team of paranormal pioneers and newcomer Dakota Laden, who will bring fear to a new level. There's no better – and scarier – place to be this October than tuned in to Travel Channel."
Below are further details of shows airing on the Travel Channel this Halloween.
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'Haunted Salem: Live' (Four-Hour Live Ghost Investigation)
Premieres Friday, October 4 at 8pm ET/5pm PT
A four-hour LIVE ghost hunt from one of America's most haunted cities: Salem, Massachusetts. Led by a team of Travel Channel's paranormal experts including Katrina Weidman and Jack Osbourne ('Portals to Hell'), Amy Bruni, Adam Berry and Chip Coffey ('Kindred Spirits'), Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass and Marcus Harvey ('Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests'), Dave Schrader and Cindy Kaza ('The Holzer Files').
Teams will simultaneously lead separate paranormal investigations around three of Salem's most haunted locations as they seek to expose the hauntings that have plagued this historic city for hundreds of years. Locations include the Ipswich Gaol, where prisoners condemned to die for practicing witchcraft were held; The Proctor House – home of John Proctor, the first male accused and hanged for practicing witchcraft; and Rockafellas, the site of the original meeting house where over 150 people, including farmer Giles Corey, were accused and ordered to stand trial for practicing witchcraft. Giles Corey is believed to have cursed the entire village after he was tortured to death for his crimes.
Through an on-location, live video stream, fans can monitor all of the "Haunted Salem: Live" activity on Travel Channel's Facebook Live feed and comment on any findings in real time, helping direct the team where to investigate next. Additionally, Travel Channel will be live-tweeting from the event and engaging with fans via Twitter.
'Ghost Adventures: Curse Of The Harrisville Farmhouse' (Two-Hour Halloween Special)
Premieres Thursday, October 31 at 9pm ET/PT
A special Halloween episode of 'Ghost Adventures' will petrify viewers as the crew investigates the home of the notorious Perron family, whose horrifying hauntings were portrayed in the film, 'The Conjuring'. The Harrisville, Rhode Island, home is one of the most terrifying places in the world and has also been made famous by the work of renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were called in to help by the Perron family. The Ghost Adventures crew is ready to confront the potentially dangerous consequences of investigating the infamous house.
'Ghost Adventures: Serial Killer Spirits' (Four-Part Miniseries)
Premieres Saturday, October 5 at 9pm ET/PT
In the four-part miniseries, Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley embark on a terrifying cross-country journey to document if evil energy lingers within the infamous locations associated with America's notorious serial killers. As they delve into each case, they will retrace the killer's steps, visit known hangouts and speak with leading experts to gain insight on why these sociopaths committed their evil acts. Every Saturday throughout October, viewers will follow the 'Ghost Adventures' crew members as they investigate locations such as killer clown John Wayne Gacy's prison cell, HH Holmes' murder house and the Squirrel Cage Jail, which housed the vicious Jake Bird. The crew will also study the Anson Call House, an abandoned building that many believe has ties to Ted Bundy's terror spree during the 1970s.
'Most Terrifying Places' (New Series)
Premieres Tuesday, October 1 at 10pm ET/PT
There are things in this world that are not of this world. Sinister, shadowy creatures walk among us and these six one-hour episodes will uncovers their most horrifying haunts. From the restless dead lurking in gilded theaters to cursed ships inhabited by skeletal crews, each episode explores earth's gravest locations. But beware – this series is not for the faint of heart.
'The Holzer Files' (New Series)
Premieres Thursday, October 3 at 10pm ET/PT
A dedicated paranormal team led by investigator Dave Schrader, psychic medium Cindy Kaza and equipment technician Shane Pittman. In the 10 one-hour episodes the team investigates terrifying true hauntings from the recently discovered case files of America's first ghost hunter, Dr. Hans Holzer. Recognized as the "father of the paranormal," Holzer's legendary four-decade exploration into disturbing hauntings like the Amityville Horror house helped spawn legions of supernatural enthusiasts, more than 120 books and even inspired Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis to write "Ghostbusters." Now, for the first time ever and with the help of Holzer's daughter, Alexandra Holzer, Travel Channel exclusively reopens Holzer's most captivating case files – digging into thousands of documents, letters, photographs and chilling audio and visual recordings dating back to the 1950s.
'Ghost Nation' (New Series)
Premieres Friday, October 11 at 9pm ET/PT
The "OG" paranormal investigators that started it all – Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango – are back for 10 new episodes. Only this time, they're not alone. The pioneers of the genre respond to urgent calls from local paranormal investigators nationwide who have reached a dead end with their harrowing personal cases, helping homeowners who are dealing with high-stakes hauntings, and people whose lives have been overtaken by unexplained phenomena. Armed with brand new state-of-the-art technology and their meticulous methodology, the team under their new banner, United Paranormal Research Organization (UPRO), will face the most challenging and dangerous paranormal mysteries the country has to offer. With the help of their local contacts, they'll embed themselves in the community, conducting robust multi-day investigations in an effort to track down the true source of these hauntings and restore peace to the living … and the dead.
'Hometown Horror' (New Series)
Premieres Friday, October 11 at 10pm ET/PT
Many white picket fence communities across America are gripped with tales of horror, mystery and intrigue that have lingered over these towns for centuries – dark forces haunting unassuming communities with stories of the undead, ghouls, monsters and things that go bump in the night. The six-part series delves into these quiet communities to examine what is behind these stories and myths, and to shine a light on what may be lurking in the shadows of small-town America – such as the Pigman of Angola in New York, the hauntings of circus town Baraboo, Wisconsin, the blood-stained history of Perryville, Kentucky, and more.
'My Horror Story' (New Series)
Premieres Monday, October 21 at 11pm ET/PT
10 episodes featuring ordinary people share their chilling true tales of surviving the unknown. From hellish possessions and blood-drawing spirits to alien abductions and otherworldly creatures, these brave storytellers are shaken to the core as they recall their grave encounters with dark paranormal forces. It's a wild, horror-filled ride through the supernatural.
'Destination Fear' (New Series)
Premieres Saturday, October 26 at 10pm ET/PT
"Destination Fear" may be the most terrifying road trip ever attempted. Maverick paranormal explorer Dakota Laden – who has spent the last few years investigating the frightening unknown with Zak Bagans and the "Ghost Adventures" crew – takes his sister, Chelsea, and best friend, Tanner, across the country in an RV to spend the night in the most haunted locations in America, testing the limits of human fear. His goal: to face their deepest, darkest fears and prove that the only way we can understand the paranormal is if we push ourselves to the limits of fear and overcome the terror it creates in us.
'Witches Of Salem' (Four-Part Miniseries)
Premieres Sunday, October 6 at 10pm ET/PT
A new four-part docudrama, "Witches of Salem," chronologically unravels the rapid descent of a town into madness, capturing the day-to-day hysteria that unfolds and puts an affluent New England community under siege. From reports of possession by the devil, to mass arrests, sensational trials and public hangings, each hour-long episode is an in-depth account of the eight months of "satanic panic" that overtook an otherwise sleepy Massachusetts village.
'The Dead Files' (New Episodes)
New Episodes: Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT
Former NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi and physical medium Amy Allan are back on the case with a brand-new season of Travel Channel's hit series. In every episode, DiSchiavi and Allan first investigate each case separately. Utilizing his detective skills, DiSchiavi interviews witnesses and experts, and researches the history and facts behind each location. Allan, a physical medium who sees and communicates with the dead, assesses the property to identify what underlying entities reside there. Keeping their findings hidden from each other, the team avoids all contact with one another – coming together only at the very end to reveal their shocking discoveries to the property owners, and each other.
'Mountain Monsters' (New Episodes)
New Episodes Return Wednesday, October 30 at 9pm ET/PT
Deep in the Appalachian Mountains, creatures both legendary and terrifying lurk among the shadows, evading capture at every turn. Season four of the cult-classic series reunites the fearless team of hard-core trappers to confirm the sightings of these fabled monsters. Calling themselves the AIMS team – the Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings – this rip-roarin' group of self-proclaimed "hillbilly hunters" treks through the depths of Appalachia's mountain forests, searching for creatures of mythical origins, determined to track down proof these monsters still roam this region today.
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