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Travel Channel Programming Highlights: October 21 – November 3

NEW SERIES ‘DESTINATION FEAR,’ STARRING PARANORMAL EXPLORER DAKOTA LADEN, HIS SISTER CHELSEA AND BEST FRIEND TANNER, IS A TERRIFYING ROAD TRIP THAT PUSHES THE LIMITS OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE SCARED

In a Special Two-Hour Halloween Event, Zak Bagans and ‘Ghost Adventures’ Team Investigate the Real-Life Rhode Island Farmhouse

That Inspired the Iconic Conjuring Films

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NEW SERIES

DESTINATION FEAR

“Destination Fear” may be the most terrifying road trip ever attempted. Paranormal explorer and documentary filmmaker Dakota Laden – who has spent the last few years investigating the frightening unknown with the “Ghost Adventures” crew – is taking his sister, Chelsea Laden, and best friend, Tanner Wiseman, across the country in an RV to spend the night in the most haunted abandoned locations in America. Pursuing paranormal evidence, the team must first overcome fear itself. In each episode, the team travels to a different destination in the United States. The location remains a surprise to all but Dakota. Not knowing the haunted horrors that await them, it’s a road trip driven by suspense and fueled by excitement. The team explores each haunted location together, zoning in on areas of reported paranormal activity. But the luck of the draw determines where each one will sleep overnight – separated and alone. Armed with cameras and dread as their only companions, the team members will test the limits of their own fears in an effort to ultimately understand the paranormal. [Hour-long episodes] 

SERIES PREMIERE: “Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary” – Premieres Saturday, October 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

In the series premiere, Dakota surprises Chelsea and Tanner with the news that they are headed to Brushy State Penitentiary in Petros, Tennessee, known as the “Alcatraz of the South.” Bearing witness to more than 10,000 deaths and housing James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., as one of its former inmates, Brushy is rife with paranormal activity. But when Chelsea has a shocking confrontation with an entity inside Ray’s cell, and Tanner is threatened by something unknown, Dakota’s “fear” experiment takes a terrifying turn.

Left to right: Cameraman Alex Schroeder, along with Dakota Laden, Chelsea Laden and Tanner Wiseman,

prepare to spend the night inside Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary in Tennessee.

“Old South Pittsburg Hospital” – Premieres Saturday, November 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Dakota, Chelsea and Tanner explore one of the most haunted locations in America: the Old South Pittsburg Hospital in Tennessee. There are hundreds of paranormal accounts at Old South Pittsburg, but the most frightening entity is a specter on the third floor that is said to attack only women. Dakota must prepare his sister, Chelsea, for this confrontation as he attempts to test her and the limits of her fear. Can Chelsea’s relationship with Dakota withstand this challenge? After a startling encounter, Chelsea courageously faces what is no doubt one of the most stressful experiences of her life.

THE ALASKA TRIANGLE

Alaska is the most sparsely populated of all the states. In a vast expanse of rugged wilderness, one area – known as “The Alaska Triangle” – has been home to so much unusual activity that it has struck fear across Alaska and the world. More people disappear in this area than anywhere else in the United States, with countless sightings of strange creatures, impossible moving lights in the sky, unexplained phenomena and even malevolent ghosts. Are lay lines and electromagnetic anomalies within the Triangle causing these bizarre events? Or is something more sinister at play? From strange reports of military personnel seeing UFOs and missing aircrafts that have vanished without a trace, to sightings of fearful monsters and an underground alien base hidden inside a mountain, each episode of “The Alaska Triangle” seeks to unlock the paranormal mysteries hidden within this foreboding location. [Hour-long episodes] 

SERIES PREMIERE: New Episode – Premieres Sunday, November 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Episode description TBD 

NEW SPECIALS

GHOST ADVENTURES

FOUR-PART MINISERIES: “Serial Killer Spirits”

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 FOUR: “Ted Bundy Ritual House” Premieres Saturday, October 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Zak Bagans and the “Ghost Adventures” team investigate an abandoned house in Bountiful, Utah, where locals claim notorious serial killer Ted Bundy murdered one of his victims. Overloaded with satanic rituals and violence, the home is drenched in a dark, sinister energy.

Zak Bagans speaks with a woman who escaped an abduction by Ted Bundy.

WITCHES OF SALEM

FOUR-PART MINISERIES

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 FOUR:  Premieres Sunday, October 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The witch trials and executions continue throughout the summer but are suddenly halted when the afflicted begin to accuse the Massachusetts elite, including the governor’s wife. As the prisoners are released, Salem must deal with the aftermath. 

GHOST ADVENTURES

TWO-HOUR HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: “Curse of the Harrisville Farmhouse” Premieres Thursday, October 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Get ready for a chilling Halloween night. In the two-hour special “Ghost Adventures: Curse of the Harrisville Farmhouse,” the crew investigates the home of the Perron family, whose horrifying hauntings were portrayed in the film,The Conjuring.” The Rhode Island farmhouse is one of the most terrifying places in the world; the Perron family was tormented with poltergeist activity, physical attacks, oppression and even possession. Seeking help, the family called in renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, who, in 1971, came face-to-face with the most malevolent spirit they had ever encountered. Now, the “Ghost Adventures” crew is ready to explore the continued hauntings and confront the potentially dangerous entities within. As the first cameras are allowed inside the house in 15 years, the unprecedented event will include an interview with Andrea Perron, who experienced the horrific hauntings while living there many years ago.

The “Ghost Adventures” team is joined by Andrea Perron for a special investigation of the real-life Rhode Island farmhouse that inspired the Conjuring films. Perron lived in the home with her family and experienced its terror firsthand. 

NEW EPISODES 

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] 

“Night Terrors”Premieres Monday, October 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT 

A 6-year-old boy is thrilled to have his own room in a new home until he meets the demonic entity residing there. A woman wonders if her nightmares are connected to her difficulty conceiving – or a more horrific truth.

“Run, Ghost Boy, Run” – Premieres Monday, October 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT 

A college track star learns there are some things he can’t run from when an evil entity attacks him in his dorm room. A security guard encounters a terrifying creature from Native American lore.

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] 

“Graveyard of the Atlantic” – Premieres Tuesday, October 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

From powerful spirits lurking in the basement of a popular Long Island pub, to a colonial New Jersey mansion-turned-speakeasy prowled by long-dead bootleggers and a haunted island off the coast of North Carolina stalked by the sinister spirit of the pirate Blackbeard, we wade into the world’s gravest locations. Reserve a table for two in a historic Northern California restaurant – just beware the restless ghost of a woman crushed to death there in an earthquake. Glide through a gilded-age gaming hall in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York, but once the sun goes down, watch out for spirits of a tragic family torn apart by violence and murder. And descend into the dungeon-like cellar beneath an old orphanage in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where a monstrous headmistress once chained up children … and continues to torture visitors to this day.  

“Horror Behind the Walls” – Premieres Tuesday, October 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

From a haunted English museum with a sinister sealed-up door, to the haunted basement of an abandoned Detroit police station and a rural Ohio home believed by some to be a dark portal between our world and the spirit realm, we slink through some of the world’s spookiest spots. Enjoy a magnificent dinner overlooking the Californian coast, but look out for the phantom known as “The Blue Lady” – she likes to sneak up on customers and staff. Buy a ticket to Philadelphia’s premier Halloween attraction behind the walls of a massive 19th century prison, just remember that the costumed cast members aren’t the only ones lurking in the dark. And step back in time at a New York village dedicated to reliving history … locals whisper that not everyone you encounter there might be living.

MOUNTAIN MONSTERS

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, “Mountain Monsters,” 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. [Hour-long episodes]               

“The Coyote King” – Premieres Wednesday, October 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The AIMS team realizes they may be up against more than just the Death Cat when they discover an enormous canine is stalking the hollows of Cherokee County, North Carolina.

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: Unidentified” – Premieres Wednesday, October 23 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

Shocking new theories about the Mantell incident are revealed, scientific evidence may explain a UFO encounter in Texas and experts investigate what really crashed into a Canadian harbor. 

“American Mystery: Triangles” – Premieres Wednesday, October 30 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

Experts investigate the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle, researchers seek answers about strange sightings in Massachusetts and a crazed murderer may be responsible for a string of unexplained disappearances in Bennington, Vermont. 

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] 

“The Devil in Texas” – Premieres Thursday, October 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Dave Schrader, Cindy Kaza and Shane Pittman resurrect one of Hans Holzer’s most tragic cases. Their investigation reveals poltergeist activity he saw 50 years ago in Tyler, Texas, is disturbingly similar to unexplained activity terrorizing a family today.

Left to right: Dave Schrader, Cindy Kaza and Shane Pittman resurrect one of Hans Holzer’s most tragic cases involving terrifying poltergeist activity. 

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] 

“The Novelist’s Nightmare” – Premieres Friday, October 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The team answers an urgent call to investigate the Mantua, New Jersey, home of a horror writer and his family. They suspect the terrifying apparitions and aggressive paranormal activity may be linked to a poltergeist.

Left to right: Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango meet with a local librarian as they dig into the

history of their client’s Mantua, New Jersey, property. 

“A Haunting in Halifax” – Premieres Friday, November 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango team up with a paranormal paramedic for a case in Halifax, Virginia, that has more activity than he’s ever experienced. The investigation gets turned upside down after a sketch is drawn of a terrifying female apparition.

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] 

“Army of the Undead” – Premieres Friday, October 25 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

Strange sights and sounds terrorize the people of Perryville, Kentucky, the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. The undead soldiers invading the town appear to be drawn to mysterious bloodstains marking the floors of historic homes.

“Missing Children of Hannibal” – Premieres Friday, November 1 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

An infamous cave system runs beneath Hannibal, Missouri. Locals believe ghostly experiences within the town hark back to sinister scientific experiments and missing children considered long lost underground. But are there darker forces at play? 

GHOST ADVENTURES

In each episode of “Ghost Adventures,” Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin, along with A/V techs Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley, travel to a different haunted destination where they meet with locals, eyewitnesses and experts in an attempt to piece together the haunted history of each site. They then begin their “lockdown” investigation, using the latest scientific gadgets and technology in an effort to obtain physical evidence of the paranormal and uncover the truth behind each haunted mystery. [Hour-long episodes] 

“Albion Castle” – Premieres Saturday, November 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Zak Bagans and the crew are in San Francisco investigating a mysterious castle built on top of sacred caverns said to be a haunted by a female apparition. The current owners claim to be plagued by paranormal activity in almost every corner of the property.

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