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TRAVEL CHANNEL Programming Hightlights OCTOBER 7 – OCTOBER 20

The Boys are Back! Paranormal Investigators Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango Return With the Premiere of All-New Series ‘Ghost Nation’ 

New Series ‘Hometown Horror’ Examines Tales of Mystery and Intrigue Behind America’s Seemingly Quiet Communities 

On an All-New Episode of ‘The Holzer Files,’ The Team Reopens Hans’ Haunted Case Files from NYC’s Morris-Jumel Mansion 

The ‘Ghost Adventures’ Team Focuses Their Investigation on the Prison Cells of John Gacy and Jake Bird, in the Next Installments of ‘Ghost Adventures: Serial Killer Spirits’

NEW SERIES

MY HORROR STORY

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. [Hour-long episodes] 

SERIES PREMIERE: “Home Sweet Hell” – Premieres Monday, October 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT 

A desperate mother uncovers a shocking secret about her family’s new home after she discovers the nursery is haunted. A woman’s dream home turns into a living nightmare when she encounters a dark presence that refuses to leave.

New Episode – Premieres Monday, October 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT 

Episode description TBD 

GHOST NATION

The “OG” paranormal investigators that started it all – Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango – are back for all-new adventures to the other side in “Ghost Nation.” 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. [Hour-long episodes] 

SERIES PREMIERE: “The Boys Are Back” – Premieres Friday, October 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

In the series premiere, the paranormal pioneers announce the formation of UPRO at the Fanboy Expo Event in Knoxville, Tennessee. Amateur paranormal investigator Jessica Clevinger is in the audience and immediately asks for help with a local case that’s over her head. Single mom Brittany Totherow bought a White Pine, Tennessee, farmhouse because it was the perfect home in which to raise her young son. But soon after moving in, she experienced unnerving phenomena and witnessed a female apparition. Her future husband, Cory, eventually moved into the home with his own children, but it wasn’t long before he began experiencing events himself. Within days, Cory started hearing unexplained footsteps and captured video of an apparition standing behind Brittany. Now, their children are starting to have strange encounters. At a loss for what to do, Jessica, Cory and Brittany turn to the UPRO team for help. 

“A Nightmare in the Nursery” – Premieres Friday, October 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The team heads to Highland, Michigan, to help a terrified family find answers after their toddler witnesses a ghostly figure walk across a room. Jason Hawes taps into his network of experts, who uncover a possible connection to a Native American burial ground.

Paranormal investigators Steve Gonsalves (left), Jason Hawes (center) and Dave Tango (right)

are back with the new series “Ghost Nation”

HOMETOWN HORROR

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. “Hometown Horror” 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. [Hour-long episodes] 

SERIES PREMIERE: “The Pigman” – Premieres Friday, October 11 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

Angola, a small town in upstate New York, is stalked by a horrific apparition called The Pigman. Rumored to be a disfigured butcher with a taste for blood, he’s deeply interconnected with a deadly train accident that shook the town 150 years ago.

“Satanic Swamp” – Premieres Friday, October 18 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

The village of Freetown, Massachusetts, sits next to a vast forest associated with unexplained events, bizarre accidents and satanic cults. Many believe dark forces were released when the ancient guardians of the forest were displaced by settlers. 

NEW SPECIALS

GHOST ADVENTURES

FOUR-PART MINISERIES: “Serial Killer Spirits” – Premieres Saturday, October 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

In the four-part miniseries, “Ghost Adventures: Serial Killer Spirits,” 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.  [Hour-long episodes]

 PART TWO: “John Gacy Prison” Premieres Saturday, October 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Zak Bagans and the crew head to Illinois in search of the spirit of infamous serial killer John Gacy. Their investigation leads them to the Old Joliet Prison, where they hope to come face-to-face with the Killer Clown himself.

“Ghost Adventures” investigators Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Zak Bagans explore the massive Joliet Prison in Illinois, where John Wayne Gacy was once incarcerated.

PART THREE: “Axe Killer Jail” Premieres Saturday, October 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Zak Bagans and the team travel to Council Bluffs, Iowa, to investigate the jail that once held Jake Bird, a prolific serial killer who may have killed as many as 46 people and was said to have placed a deadly curse on the men who convicted him.

WITCHES OF SALEM

FOUR-PART MINISERIES: Premieres Sunday, October 6 at 10 p.m. 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. [Hour-long episodes]

 PART TWO:  Premieres Sunday, October 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The number of accused keeps growing, hinting at a greater conspiracy of witches. The examinations take place in a packed Salem meetinghouse, where suspects face harsh questioning and a mob of afflicted young women shout accusations of witchcraft.

 PART THREE: Premieres Sunday, October 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The Salem witch trials finally begin with the case against Bridget Bishop, who is quickly found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging. But her death is not enough to quell the hysteria. Within a month five more women are tried and executed.

 NEW EPISODES

 MOST TERRIFYING PLACES

There are things in this world that are not of this world. Sinister, shadowy creatures walk among us and “Most Terrifying Places” 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. [Hour-long episodes]

 “Death Car” – Premieres Tuesday, October 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

From a gothic jail in the swamps of Louisiana, to a medieval English castle sitting atop a dark and dismal dungeon and a restless restaurant in the heart of New England’s most bewitching city, we stake out some of the world’s most horrifying haunts. Take a ride on a historic train car in Cleveland that at first glance appears to be in perfect condition – but spend some time aboard and you’ll soon see why it’s known as, “the Death Car.” Pack your bags for a bed and breakfast in upstate New York, but good luck lasting the night as its long-dead owner continues to creep around his old quarters. And in the remote reaches of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, catch a performance at a century-old opera house; just beware when the lights go out – this gilded theater was once a makeshift morgue.

 

“Ship of Anguished Spirits” – Premieres Tuesday, October 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

From the echoing stone cellblocks of an 18th century English jail, to a ramshackle rural home in the center of a New York swamp and a magnificent Missouri winery standing amidst a crumbling compound of eerie abandoned buildings, we tiptoe through some of the world’s most harrowing spaces. Enjoy the fine food and spirits at a landmark Savannah eatery, just don’t venture upstairs – the abandoned upper floors were long ago given over to the building’s other, more sinister spirits. In Massachusetts, climb aboard a decommissioned Navy warship that served as a morgue after a grisly tragedy… and where some say the agonized victims still roam below decks. And rest easy at a beautiful old Arizona hotel, unless of course you’re staying in the room where vengeful ghosts of two murdered women have been known to torment unsuspecting guests.

 

THE HOLZER FILES

In “The Holzer Files,” a dedicated paranormal team – led by investigator Dave Schrader, psychic medium Cindy Kaza and equipment technician Shane Pittman – 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. [Hour-long episodes]

 

“They Buried Me Alive” – Premieres Thursday, October 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Perched atop one of Manhattan’s highest points, the Morris-Jumel Mansion is the oldest home in New York City and served as a headquarters for George Washington during the Revolutionary War. When Hans Holzer investigated it in 1964, terrified employees encountered apparitions of the home’s past occupants roaming the property and heard whispering in the empty halls. Though Holzer and psychic medium Ethel Meyers were able to communicate with Stephen Jumel and help his restless spirit move on, Jumel’s wife, Eliza, refused to leave and has remained a haunting presence in the home to this day. In recent years, a darker entity has emerged that has concerned employees reaching out for help. The team has reopened Holzer’s files for the first time since his visit over 50 years ago and will investigate the property to determine if this dark presence is indeed Eliza Jumel, or if something more menacing now resides in the historic home.

 

“A Grave Revenge” – Premieres Thursday, October 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

After Hans Holzer was called in to investigate claims of paranormal activity at a historic San Diego home in 1961, it gained widespread notoriety as the most haunted house in America. Visitors to the Whaley House began reporting frightening encounters with the site’s past occupants – ghostly apparitions walking the halls, disembodied voices and a dark presence lurking in the home. Holzer investigated these assertions with psychic medium Sybil Leek, recording contact with both the Whaley family and a 19th century thief reportedly hanged on the site of the home before it was built. Yet Holzer always felt there was more to reveal – a darker, more powerful entity. Now, the team will conduct an all-new investigation in an attempt to capture more undeniable evidence of Holzer’s original findings. They soon find a dark presence may be dangerously influencing the living and trying to fulfill a centuries-old vendetta.

 

“The Holzer Files” team – Dave Schrader, Cindy Kaza and Shane Pittman – prepare to investigate inside the

Whaley House in San Diego.

 

AMERICAN MYSTERY

“American Mystery” explores the mysteries that have never been solved – providing a deeper look into the stories and theories that surround them. Each episode will dive into the history of three different mysteries through interviews, archival footage and re-creation, as well as the theories behind each story and new facts and findings. What is the truth of what really happened? Opposing theories will be presented, letting the viewer ponder which one they believe. [Hour-long episodes]

 

“American Mystery: Mass UFO Sightings” – Premieres Wednesday, October 16 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

Experts may have finally identified the strange creatures that besieged a Kentucky farmhouse, new evidence could explain the largest mass UFO sighting in U.S. history and investigators seek answers in Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport sighting.

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