Ghostober Returns To The Travel Channel For Halloween 2020
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'Ghost Adventures: Horror At Joe Exotic Zoo,' 'The Osbournes: Night Of Terror' and 'Ghost Nation: Reunion In Hell' lead Travel Channel's third annual paranormal programming event.
The US Travel Channel is this year continuing its tradition of bringing a month of spine-chilling programming throughout October, with tales of poltergeists, ghostly creatures and even demons.
There's no word as yet whether any of the new episodes or specials will air in the UK over Halloween, but in recent months Travel's British sister station Really has been catching up to the US channel.
Over the last year we've seen the networks bring the premieres of new shows and episodes closer together for American and British audiences. If this trend continues into October, it could mean that British fans of the paranormal will get to see the big US specials this year too.
The schedule is made up of brand new premieres of new series, Halloween specials and returning favourites.
Ghostober culminates with "7 Nights Of Fright", which kicks off on Sunday, October 25 with the top 20 spookiest unexplained videos in the world with the two-hour finale of 'Paranormal Caught On Camera: Top 100'.
The seven nights continues with a lineup of supersized Shock Doc specials focusing on two of the USA's most infamous haunting cases. 'Amityville Horror House' premiers on Monday and 'The Exorcism Of Roland Doe' airs the following night.
Then, viewers will celebrate the season with many of Travel Channel's ghost-hunting talent featured in the new 'Shock Docs' tell-all holiday special, 'This Is Halloween' on Wednesday.
Thursday brings fans of the paranormal Zak Bagans and his team in a new two-hour special, 'Ghost Adventures: Horror At Joe Exotic Zoo'. The crew go inside the infamous Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park to investigate sinister accounts of ghostly activity. The special is then followed by the season two return of 'The Holzer Files', reopening famed ghost hunter Hans Holzer's original case files.
The goosebumps continue on Friday with a sneak peek of the new season of 'Portals To Hell', starring Katrina Weidman and Jack Osbourne. The duo investigate what might just be the most haunted place in all of Connecticut. And then, in a special two-hour holiday treat, the whole Osbourne family joins in on the fun. Adamant on truly living up to their position as America's first family of darkness, Jack Osbourne takes Ozzy, Sharon and Kelly on their first-ever paranormal investigation in 'The Osbournes: Night of Terror'.
Then on the big night itself, Saturday, October 31, Travel Channel wraps up Ghostober with the ultimate series crossover featuring superstar paranormal investigators from two of the network's hit shows, 'Ghost Nation' and 'Kindred Spirits'. The ghost-hunting teams reunite for the first time in nearly a decade to explore frightening activity inside an illustrious Newport, Rhode Island, mansion in 'Ghost Nation: Reunion in Hell'.
The programming event ends with a chilling new episode of 'Destination Fear' later on Halloween night, where the team will spend a terrifying night inside the abandoned Old Crow Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky.
|Ghost Adventures: Screaming Room||Thursday, October 1||9pm ET/PT||New episodes|
|Paranormal Caught On Camera: Top 100||Sunday, October 4||9pm ET/PT||New episodes|
|Ghost Nation||Saturday, October 17||9pm ET/PT||New season|
|Destination Fear||Saturday, October 24||10pm ET/PT||New season|
|Paranormal Caught On Camera: Top 100||Sunday, October 25||9pm ET/PT||Two-hour finale|
|Amityville Horror House||Monday, October 26||9pm ET/PT||Two-hour 'Shock Docs' special|
|The Exorcism Of Roland Doe||Tuesday, October 27||9pm ET/PT||Two-hour 'Shock Docs' special|
|This Is Halloween||Wednesday, October 28||9pm ET/PT||Two-hour 'Shock Docs' special|
|Ghost Adventures: Horror At Joe Exotic Zoo||Thursday, October 29||9pm ET/PT||Two-hour special|
|The Holzer Files||Thursday, October 29||11pm ET/PT||New season|
|Portals To Hell: Frightmare In Connecticut||Friday, October 30||8pm ET/PT||One-hour sneak peek|
|The Osbournes: Night Of Terror||Friday, October 30||9pm ET/PT||Two-hour special|
|Ghost Nation: Reunion In Hell||Saturday, October 31||8pm 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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'Ghost Adventures: Horror At Joe Exotic Zoo'
Premieres Thursday, October 29 at 9pm ET/PT
The dramatic saga of Joe Exotic and his Wynnewood, Oklahoma, zoo captivated audiences and became a global phenomenon. Now, Zak Bagans and the 'Ghost Adventures' crew are once again breaking new ground with the first-ever paranormal investigation inside Joe Exotic's Greater Wynnewood Animal Park. For years, the park staff have claimed the zoo is haunted. In this two-hour special, “Ghost Adventures: Horror at Joe Exotic Zoo,” the team examines claims of sinister activity and tortured spirits believed to lurk in the shadows of a park tainted by tragic events like deadly fires and accidental shootings. Could these incidents have opened a mysterious portal to the other side? The team is prepared to confront these dark spirits as they attempt to gather evidence as to who, or what, is haunting this park.
'The Osbournes: Night Of Terror'
Premieres Friday, October 30 at 9pm ET/PT
In the new special 'The Osbournes: Night Of Terror', the Osbourne family – Jack, Kelly, Ozzy and Sharon – are going on their first-ever paranormal investigation together. The First Family of Darkness are in for real chills with a ghost hunt inside Los Angeles' historical Heritage Square, a collection of horrifying, active haunted houses believed to be the most haunted hotspot in the area and never before been investigated for TV. As Jack and Kelly go deep into the night to investigate prolific spirit activity, Ozzy and Sharon monitor the action from basecamp. Terrifying encounters aside – of which there are plenty – in true Osbourne fashion, there's a never a dull moment. With Kelly and Jack on the front lines of the investigation confronting unexplained disturbances, skeptics Ozzy and Sharon provide lively feedback and guidance hoping to mitigate the paranormal danger their kids are sure to face. It's a family fright night like no other. Not only are they going to hunt ghosts together…but they're going to love it.
'Ghost Nation: Reunion In Hell'
Premieres Saturday, October 31 at 8pm ET/PT
In this spine-tingling, two-hour crossover special of 'Ghost Nation', which features Amy Bruni and Adam Berry From 'Kindred Spirits', stars Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango are calling in their old paranormal pals, Amy Bruni and Adam Berry of “Kindred Spirits,” to reopen a case that has taken a sinister turn. Seaview Terrace is the 40,000-square-foot Rhode Island mansion famous for being featured on the TV show “Dark Shadows,” but the owners were shocked to find out that a recent visitor – a self-proclaimed warlock – had performed some sort of blasphemous ceremony in the house. Now, they're experiencing a shift in the mansion's energy, unleashing something more menacing. The team scours 100 years of history to discover a notoriously patchwork past, filled with lavish high society parties and possibly a scandalous murder.
'Portals To Hell: Frightmare In Connecticut'
Premieres Friday, October 30 at 8pm ET/PT
Paranormal investigators Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman head to Poquetanuck, Connecticut, to investigate Captain Grant's Inn. The Inn was built in 1754, and is rumored to be Connecticut's most haunted home. The current owner, Carol, claims that shortly after she purchased the property in 1986, she was taken over by an evil spirit. Osbourne and Weidman are shocked to learn that Carol took matters into her own hands and conducted an exorcism to eliminate the angry spirit. For 10 years following the exorcism, the paranormal experiences were mild, but soon Carol and her guests started to experience an uptick in ghostly activity. To this day, she claims to have cataloged over 300 spirits haunting the property. Now, in a never-investigated-for-TV exclusive, Jack and Katrina seek to discover if these are historical hauntings or if there is something more sinister at play. In a risky attempt to get answers, the duo asks Carol to join the night investigation for an unprecedented experiment that leaves the entire team speechless.
'Amityville Horror House'
Premieres Monday, October 26 at 9pm ET/PT
In 1977, the book, 'The Amityville Horror', was published and caused a sensation. The subsequent 1979 film adaptation was a surprise box office hit. Today, it is the quintessential American horror story based on true events – family moves into their dream house in an all-American town and experiences the most terrifying demonic haunting imaginable. Demon possession, demon attacks, a portal to hell – it was a situation so dire, even the church couldn't help them. Through archival footage and re-creations, this two-hour 'Shock Docs' special presents the harrowing true story of Ronald DeFeo, who murdering his entire family in the Amityville house, and the 28 days the Lutz family lived there. A rare, archival interview with George Lutz, describing the final, terrifying night in the Amityville house, is revealed for the first time.
'The Exorcism Of Roland Doe'
Premieres Tuesday, October 27 at 9pm ET/PT
In 1973, 'The Exorcist' shocked moviegoers. Overnight, the sinister presence of satanic evil seemed frighteningly real for millions of Americans. Archival footage shows audience members frightened out of their wits – and literally out of their seats. Some in the audience ran out of the theatre; others got physically ill or couldn't sleep for weeks. Through rare archival footage, this two-hour 'Shock Docs' special will feature the cultural impact of the horror movie and explore the story of Roland Doe, the chilling true story behind “The Exorcist.” And for the first time on television, an investigator will expose a shocking secret and possible cover-up in the real-life exorcist case of Roland Doe.
'This Is Halloween'
Premieres Wednesday, October 28 at 9pm ET/PT
Halloween is a time to indulge our darkest fears and live out our wildest fantasies. For those who like the spooky side of life, it's become a yearly event. In the two-hour Shock Docs special, 'This Is Halloween', Travel Channel's paranormal experts share their best Halloween stories in a nostalgic look back at everyone's favourite haunted holiday. From creepy costumes to the scariest pranks they've ever pulled, it's a sweet and spooky trip down memory lane.
New season premieres Saturday, October 17 at 9pm ET/PT
Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango are back for more adventures to the other side in 13 new one-hour episodes of 'Ghost Nation'. The locations have bigger mysteries, are more chilling and have never been investigated on television. And they are calling in an old friend for some help – paranormal investigator Shari DeBenedetti. With the help of their local contacts, they embed themselves in the community, conducting multi-day investigations in an effort to track down the true source of hauntings and restore peace to the living. They'll do whatever it takes to entice the ghost into telling its story and stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the paranormal phenomena.
New season premieres Saturday, October 24 at 10pm ET/PT
Buckle up for seven more fright-fueled episodes of 'Destination Fear' – a haunted road trip turned terrifying sleepover. Brother and sister duo, Dakota Laden and Chelsea Laden, and best friend Tanner Wiseman, along with camera operator Alex Schroeder, confront their fears, as they pile into their RV and hit the road on a nail-biting cross-country journey to pursue paranormal evidence, spending the night inside America's most haunted abandoned buildings. Lured by the unknown and with a greater understanding of fear, the crew explores a whole new set of abandoned locations with grim histories – this time the destinations remain a surprise, not just to Chelsea and Tanner, but to Dakota as well. In the premiere episode, Dakota leads Chelsea, Tanner and Alex to Saratoga County Homestead Hospital, a decaying sanitarium in upstate New York, where some patient corpses were unclaimed due to a flu pandemic. Screams and darting shadows play mind games with the team as they struggle to pin the activity on the living or the dead.
'The Holzer Files'
New season premieres Thursday, October 29 at 11pm ET/PT
After a groundbreaking freshman run, 'The Holzer Files' returns with all-new season of 13 new episodes from the trail of John Wilkes Booth in Maryland to a serial killer in Ohio. Led by investigator Dave Schrader, psychic medium Cindy Kaza and equipment technician Shane Pittman, 'The Holzer Files' 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, 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 Adventures: Screaming Room'
New episodes Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT
Paranormal investigators Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley open up to viewers as they've never done before in 'Ghost Adventures: Screaming Room'. The guys are kicking back in their screening room to watch their favorite episodes of the hit series and get candid with fans – and each other – about their craziest experiences over the past decade. Away from the haunted locations we usually see them in, with no equipment or investigations, the crew relives some of the most terrifying, shocking and even comedic moments from their career, as they re-watch their most memorable investigations with never-before-heard stories from the moments that created a legacy.
'Paranormal Caught On Camera: Top 100'
New episodes: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT from September 27 with a two-hour finale on Sunday, October 25th
Travel Channel's hit series, 'Paranormal Caught On Camera', is counting down the top 100 paranormal encounters of all time. This eye-opening compilation features the most compelling evidence, expert analysis and eyewitness accounts ever documented including: Bigfoot, UFOs, aliens, poltergeists, ghosts and a whole lot more. Seeing is believing.
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