BELIEVE IT… ACTOR BRUCE CAMPBELL SHOWCASES AWE-INSPIRING TALENTS, UNUSUAL OBJECTS AND MIND-BOGGLING FEATS IN THE PREMIERE OF ‘RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT!’
All-New ‘Ghost Adventures’ Captures Haunting Evidence at the Crescent Hotel – a Building That Made Recent Headlines When Gruesome Specimen Jars Were Uncovered
on Its Grounds
New Series, ‘Alien Highway,’ Follows Former Law Enforcement Officer Chuck Zukowski as He Pursues New Evidence in America’s Most Compelling UFO Cases
RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
Awe-inspiring talents, unusual objects, strange phenomena and mind-boggling feats are explored in Travel Channel’s reboot of the iconic series, “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” Hosted and executive produced by actor Bruce Campbell, the series is inspired by Robert Ripley’s obsession with the awesome and his keen eye for what keeps viewers mesmerized. Seventy years after Ripley hosted the first eponymous series, we still can’t resist his challenge to, “Believe it, or not!” [Hour-long episodes]
SERIES PREMIERE: “Natural Born Thrillers” – Premieres Sunday, June 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Bruce Campbell shines the spotlight on six individuals who possess such uncanny ability, outrageous talent and fearlessness that they are known as “Natural Born Thrillers.” Ohio native Rick Smith tosses playing cards at 92 miles per hour making them as dangerous as daggers, while Dai Andrews, “master of pain,” terrifies crowds by swallowing curved swords that can kill with the smallest wrong move. Tyler Scheuer thrills stadium crowds with a bizarre gift for balancing any object – of any size – on his chin. In Toronto, Twisty Troy, the “human pretzel,” was born with extraordinary flexibility and can run upside down, while a California couple risks their lives to walk down a thin net “aisle” strung 800 feet above a canyon – and into their marriage ceremony.
“Invisible Worlds” – Premieres Sunday, June 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
We rely on our vision for up to 80 percent of the information we take in, and yet there are “Invisible Worlds” around us, hidden in plain sight. Host Bruce Campbell takes us on a wild trip into the unseen where we meet Vic Invades, a New York photographer and urban explorer, who climbs skyscrapers to walk in the clouds – and capture a bird’s eye view of the city. In Louisiana, a family of stuntmen creates an illusion using explosives that requires split-second timing to avert death. In California, members of the rock band OK Go film their latest music video in only 4.3 seconds, but have it slowed down 20,000 percent to make the video last over three minutes, revealing moments invisible to the naked eye. In Colorado, Michael Grab can feel vibrations within rocks, allowing him to balance the rocks in impossible towers and sculptures with “gravity glue.”
Chuck Zukowski, a former Colorado law enforcement officer, has been researching and investigating UFO-related incidents for over 30 years. Now, together with his son Daniel Zukowski and investigator Heather Taddy, he is pursuing the cases that authorities ignore, finding evidence that others have missed, listening to witnesses that are otherwise afraid to come forward, searching for definitive proof of UFOs along America’s Alien Highway. [Hour-long episodes]
SERIES PREMIERE: “Hunt for the Skinwalker” – Premieres Wednesday, June 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
A recent creature sighting outside the infamous Skinwalker Ranch brings Chuck Zukowski and the team to Utah to investigate. Evidence, both on the ground and in the skies, indicates the mysterious shapeshifter might actually be an alien.
UFOs: THE LOST EVIDENCE
In the new season of “UFOs: The Lost Evidence,” every episode uncovers the latest, never-before-revealed audio, video and documentary evidence of extraterrestrial contact from the most credible sources: government officials, the military and police, scientists and professors, along with eyewitness encounters. [Hour-long episodes]
SEASON PREMIERE: “Nazi UFO Secrets” – Premieres Wednesday, June 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Newly uncovered documents and archival footage could prove that the evils of Nazi Germany’s ‘Wonder Weapons’ with which they nearly won the war may have been sourced from an otherworldly craft that crashed in Germany’s Black Forest.
A HAUNTING (U.S. Premiere)
These are the true stories of the innocent and the unimaginable. Through mesmerizing first-person accounts and dramatic re-creations, “A Haunting” delves into the true and horrific events that plague innocent people when spirits, determined to have a final say, invade their lives to inflict unimaginable horrors. [Hour-long episodes]
“House of Nightmares”– Premieres Monday, June 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
When Tracey Berrios experiences paranormal activity inside her new home, she suspects spirits tied to the house’s history. But after something evil attacks Tracey, she fears for the safety of her family and turns to paranormal investigators for help.
“Wicked Eviction”– Premieres Monday, June 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Tammy Shea, a single mother of three, relocates her family for a fresh start but her dream turns to a nightmare when her family is antagonized by multiple entities. Desperate, Tammy finds a paranormal team who reveal the true evil in the home.
For decades, Scott Wolter has honed his skills in the sciences looking for historical answers within the natural world. Now, he continues his quest for the truth on Travel Channel in the new season of “America Unearthed.” Wolter explores some of America’s deepest secrets, digging up mysteries that have been hidden until now. Using his background as a forensic geologist and teaming up with eyewitnesses and other experts in their respective fields, Wolter is determined to find new evidence and ultimately the proof that’s been buried in time suggesting history isn’t what we’ve been told. [Hour-long episodes]
“Alien Artifacts” – Premieres Tuesday, June 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Scott Wolter bushwhacks his way through the jungles of Veracruz, Mexico, as he investigates ancient artifacts that could shatter the archaeological record forever and change everything we know about our place in the universe.
“Cave of Secrets” – Premieres Tuesday, June 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Scott Wolter travels to Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, to check out a mysterious cave that may have been a stop on the Underground Railroad.
IN SEARCH OF MONSTERS
Travel Channel’s new series, “In Search of Monsters,” takes viewers on a frightening hunt for the truth behind infamous and iconic monsters that brings their legends to all-too-real life. Utilizing new information, the latest evidence and investigations and featuring riveting eyewitness accounts of encounters with these nightmarish beasts, each episode reveals all-new stories about the monsters you fear most and thought you knew. From DNA evidence of Bigfoot and ancient bible clues about Mothman’s identity, to a scientific explanation of how the Loch Ness Monster may be traveling through time, these stories will haunt your dreams as never before. [Half-hour episodes]
SEASON FINALE: “The Ozark Howler” – Premieres Wednesday, June 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Recently disclosed audio recordings and astonishing game-camera photographs provide the most conclusive evidence to date that the elusive and terrifying black beast with horns, known for centuries as the Ozark Howler, may have demonic origins.
PORTALS TO HELL
Travel Channel’s new series, “Portals to Hell,” follows television personality and executive producer Jack Osbourne and paranormal researcher and investigator Katrina Weidman as they investigate sinister and haunted locations purported to be doorways to the spirit underworld. In each episode, Osbourne and Weidman dive headfirst into a different historical site, examining unusual incidents while utilizing specialized technology and a network of experts to try and document irrefutable evidence that a spirit world exists, and death is not the end. [Hour-long episodes]
“LaLaurie Mansion” – Premieres Friday, June 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman head down to the Big Easy to perform the first-ever paranormal investigation of the infamously haunted LaLaurie Mansion. Using voodoo rituals and spirit boards, they hunt for the truth about the terrifying rumors that surround this real-life house of horrors.
SEASON FINALE: “Strawberry River Inn” – Premieres Friday, June 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman check in for a full investigation of a haunted bed and breakfast neighboring the mysterious Skinwalker Ranch in northeast Utah. The team explores the how and why of ongoing paranormal activity in the area, including cryptid sightings, demonic activity and UFOs.
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]
“Crescent Hotel” – Premieres Saturday, June 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Zak Bagans and the crew investigate the Crescent Hotel, a historic building plagued by restless spirits in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. At one time a cancer treatment facility, the hotel recently made news headlines when jars of human and medical specimens were found buried on the property. The team explores the building’s horrid history and during their investigation they capture a curtain moving on its own and make contact with Michael, the hotel’s most active and notorious ghost.
“St. Ignatius Hospital” – Premieres Saturday, June 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Episode description TBD
PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAMERA
Some of the most amazing, eye-opening and downright scary paranormal videos from around the world are featured as a panel of experts breaks down the footage and analyzes what exactly the eyewitnesses captured. Insights from some of the most knowledgeable specialists in the field and firsthand accounts from the people lucky enough – or perhaps unlucky enough – to witness these strange phenomena for themselves just might make a believer out of even the biggest skeptics out there. [Hour-long episodes]
SEASON FINALE: New Episode – Premieres Sunday, June 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Episode description TBD
Adventurer and explorer Josh Gates (“Expedition Unknown”) pursues the unexpected stories behind fabled places around the globe in the return of Travel Channel’s “Legendary Locations.” In each episode – expanded into an hour-long format for the show’s second season – Gates showcases the surprising stories behind locations brimming with mythic histories, surprising backstories and newly uncovered secrets. With the help of historians and local experts, he illuminates new findings from the places you thought you knew and sheds light on those you never knew existed. [Hour-long episodes]
“Man vs. Nature” – Premieres Sunday, June 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
From an abandoned American dream in the dense Amazon jungle to an abbey in France where countless souls lost their lives, Josh Gates ventures to five legendary locations where man has battled the forces of nature.
“Vocation, Vocation, Vocation” – Premieres Sunday, June 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
From a samurai smackdown in Japan to a writer finding inspiration at a Boston fort, Josh Gates takes us to five legendary locations where people’s vocations compelled them to act in the name of passion and dedication.