Ghostober Is Here! Get Ready for 31 Days of Spine-Tingling Adventure
October is going to be spooktacular! Catch up on all of the premieres coming to Travel Channel.
Spooky season is here! This October (a.k.a. “Ghostober”), Travel Channel is packing its schedule with paranormal programming that will have you screaming all month long. Ghosts, witches and monsters — oh my! You won’t want to miss 31 days of spine-tingling adventures, officially kicking off on October 1.
This year’s chilling lineup includes a special four-hour live ghost hunt in one of America’s most haunted cities: Salem. The event will bring together some of your favorite ghost hunters to investigate three historic locations with ties to the Salem Witch Trials. Don’t miss the premiere of Haunted Salem: Live Friday, Oct. 4 at 8|7c.
Then, pack your bags because we’re hitting the road with Dakota Laden for Destination Fear, premiering Saturday, October 26 at 10|9c. Be warned: the itinerary isn’t for the faint of heart. Dakota, along with his sister, Chelsea, and best friend, Tanner, make pit stops at the most haunted abandoned buildings in the country. When night falls, they grab their sleeping bags and head inside for the most terrifying sleepovers of their lives.
Read up on the full list of premieres below and follow Travel Channel on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the latest Ghostober news.
Most Terrifying Places: Premieres Tuesday, October 1 at 10|9c
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.
The Holzer Files: Premieres Thursday, October 3 at 10|9c
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.
Ghost Nation: Premieres Friday, October 11 at 10|9c
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.
Hometown Horror: Premieres Friday, October 11 at 10|9c
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.
The Alaska Triangle: Premieres Monday, October 21 at 10|9c
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. 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.
My Horror Story: Premieres Monday, October 21 at 11|10c
In 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.
Destination Fear: Premieres Saturday, October 26 at 10|9c
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.
NEW MINISERIES AND SPECIALS
Haunted Salem: Live: Premieres Friday, October 4 at 8|7c ET/5|4c PT
Haunted Salem: Live is 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 – 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) – the immersive, multiplatform event will investigate three of Salem’s most haunted locations tied to the infamous witch trials.
Teams will simultaneously lead separate paranormal investigations around the city 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: Serial Killer Spirits: Premieres Saturday, October 5 at 9|8c
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.
Witches of Salem: Premieres Sunday, October 6 at 10|9c
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.
Ghost Adventures: Curse of the Harrisville Farmhouse (wt): Premieres Thursday, October 31 at 9|8c
A special two-hour 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.