Discovery+ Paranormal & Unexplained + Travel Channel Programming Highlights: Jan 2-15

Dakota Laden Has Saved the Most Terrifying Location for Last as the DESTINATION FEAR Team Brave Connecticut’s Infamous Norwich State Hospital on the Season Finale

SHOCK DOCS Specials Explore the Real-Life Horror Behind the Famous “Scream” Movie Franchise in SCREAM: THE TRUE STORY, While THE CURSE OF LIZZIE BORDEN Digs Further Into the Infamous Axe Murder Tale

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New Season, Now Airing on Travel Channel and Streaming on discovery+

Paranormal explorers brother and sister duo Dakota Laden and Chelsea Laden, and best friends Tanner Wiseman and Alex Schroeder, level up their fear experiment in an all-new season of DESTINATION FEAR – and their darkest, most terrifying road trip yet. The fear-chasing foursome embrace the darkness more than ever before – physically, emotionally and psychologically – as they push the boundaries of fear and daringly spend the night inside America’s most sinister and haunted locations. This season, Dakota challenges the team with darker hauntings and locations, and shocks them with the most disturbing experiment yet: removing flashlights and forcing them to blindly face the shadows of the night in true darkness. It’s one of many twisted and unnerving new experiments that will test their paranormal theories from the most uncomfortable of situations. [Hour-long episodes]

“Mid-Orange Correctional Facility”Premieres Friday, January 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel and Streaming on discovery+

The team falls deeper into the darkness at a deteriorating juvenile detention center near a quiet New York village. Dakota Laden is eager to establish a close bond with the youthful spirits, but quickly discovers he should be careful what he wishes for in this nightmarish facility.

SEASON FINALE: “Norwich State Hospital”Premieres Friday, January 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel and Streaming on discovery+

Dakota Laden saves the darkest, bleakest location for the last stop of one twisted road trip. This infamous psychiatric hospital in rural Connecticut is so diseased with dark history and demonic energy that it may be the final nail in the coffin for the DESTINATION FEAR team.



TWO-HOUR SPECIAL – Premieres Sunday, January 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel

“Scream” may be one of the most successful horror movie franchises of all time, but the real fright lies in its terrifyingly true roots – the horrific story of serial killer Danny Rolling, aka the Gainesville Ripper. The latest installment in the Shock Docs series delves into the real-life horror of a murderer who believed he was possessed by a demon and whose gruesome crime spree inspired the blockbuster film. Through a groundbreaking paranormal investigation, archival media and expert interviews, the docu-special – featuring paranormal investigator Steve Shippy and psychic medium Cindy Kaza – takes a closer look at the alleged diabolical forces involved and whether Rolling’s spirit still lurks in the shadows. As Shippy and Kaza conduct the first-ever paranormal investigation of the Florida campsite from which Rolling stalked his victims, as well as inside his childhood home in Louisiana, they are confronted by powerful malevolent energy. Could it be the demonic force that possessed Rolling, or is it the spirit of Rolling himself? Fearing for everyone’s safety, they call in a demonologist to conduct an exorcism and help battle the evil forces.


TWO-HOUR SPECIAL – Premieres Sunday, January 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel

In an all-new Shock Docs special, THE CURSE OF LIZZIE BORDEN, paranormal investigator Dave Schrader assembles a team of paranormal experts to investigate whether a dark family curse led to the most infamous axe murders of all time. With new evidence that Lizzie Borden’s ghost resides in the murder house, they conduct a seance to unearth the truth and finally close the portal of evil forever.


New Episodes: Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel

Paranormal investigators Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley respond to urgent calls for help from desperate homeowners whose lives have been thrust into turmoil from unexplained activity inside their private residences. After hearing each family’s haunted account and reviewing bizarre evidence that was captured in their home, Bagans sends the crew on a personal house call to meet the family and get to the bottom of their paranormal emergency. Armed with their equipment, the team conducts a thorough investigation to see what evidence they can capture, while Bagans oversees the activity from his headquarters, providing insight and applying experimental tactics from his unique vantage point. After analyzing the evidence, Bagans shares the findings in a one-on-one meeting with each homeowner, offering them much-needed advice and resolution. [Hour-long episodes]

“Mayhem in Marquette”Premieres Thursday, January 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Zak Bagans sends the team to Kansas, where a young woman is worried for her little brother. She believes the spirits that lurk in the shadows of her childhood home are causing night terrors for her brother, and she wants to help him before it gets worse.

“Jacksonville Family Curse”Premieres Thursday, January 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Zak Bagans sends the team to Florida to help a mother and daughter who are desperate to break a suspected decades-long curse. They fear something dark is targeting the maternal family bloodline, and they want answers before it’s too late.


New Episodes: Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel

The creepy collection of haunted artifacts housed inside Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum are getting the spotlight in THE HAUNTED MUSEUM, a new horror film anthology series produced in collaboration with filmmaker Eli Roth. The series presents frightening and hellish tales inspired by the spooky relics on display in Zak Bagans’ Las Vegas museum. Bagans, a devoted collector of the macabre, is opening his museum vaults and sharing the secrets and stories behind a curated selection of his most prized haunted items through scripted shorts produced by Roth and his accredited team and with featured commentary from Bagans. [Hour-long episodes]

“Tribal Statue Terror”Premieres Thursday, January 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

A delivery driver, haunted by his past and struggling to provide for his growing family, agrees to transport a wooden tribal statue across America for a large fee. His journey turns into a nightmare as the mysterious effigy reveals its dark power.

“The Murder Mirror”Premieres Thursday, January 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

A young violinist attempting to win a scholarship to a prestigious music academy must confront an evil spirit trapped within an old family heirloom.


New Episodes: Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel

The Ghost Brothers – Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass and Marcus Harvey – flip the switch on paranormal lore by shining a light on its darkest secrets. In the second season of GHOST BROTHERS: LIGHTS OUT, the hype men of the haunted investigate iconic paranormal hot spots to find out if the legends are really true and if these places are still plagued by the horror of the events that occurred there. Using unconventional experiments, they are ready to expose the haunted holdouts hanging around these locations. [Hour-long episodes]

“Midnight Movie Show”Premieres Saturday, January 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass and Marcus Harvey cross the velvet rope to the other side at the historically haunted Tampa Theatre. As the eerie experiences pile up in this menacing movie house, the guys step into the spotlight to confront the source of the disturbing activity.

“Texas Hurricane Horror”Premieres Saturday, January 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass and Marcus Harvey investigate the death-ridden Menard House in Galveston, Texas. Yellow fever and a devastating hurricane wrought havoc on the home, but the guys suspect a dark family secret is responsible for ghostly activity in the stately manor.


New Episodes: Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel

In HAUNTED SCOTLAND, renowned American medium Chris Fleming and Scotland’s Gail Porter lead an expert paranormal team to investigate the chilling crimes, supernatural sightings and terrifying stories across one of the most haunted countries on earth: Scotland. With exclusive access to places where a film crew has never been allowed before, they will try to make contact with the spirits to explain the paranormal mysteries that have haunted Scotland’s most iconic landmarks for centuries. [Hour-long episodes]

“Comlongon Castle”Premieres Saturday, January 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Just off the most haunted roads in Scotland lies an abandoned medieval stronghold that’s rife with reports of ghostly sightings. It’s a long night for the team as they attempt to communicate with these tortured souls and unlock their dark secrets.

“Castle Menzies”Premieres Saturday, January 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

By day, Castle Menzies is the scene of romantic beauty, but by night, dark forces push out any unwitting visitors. The team finally meet their match in this spectacular stronghold when they face the wrath of murdered British soldiers.

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