Travel Channel Programming Highlights: May 6-19


‘In Search of Monsters’ Tracks Down New Evidence of the Yeti and the Legendary Chupacabra

A shocking number of 911 emergencies end in paranormal encounters. “Paranormal 911” explores these events through eyewitness accounts of the first responders who lived through them – real-life stories of police, firefighters and paramedics who arrive on scene, only to find themselves in the middle of a paranormal event. As first responders, it’s their job to put themselves in the line of danger – sometimes with terrifying and unexplainable results. [Hour-long episodes]

“Passenger” – Premieres Monday, May 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
A paramedic witnesses the demonic possession of a young girl, a police officer encounters shadow people while investigating an attempted robbery and an EMT is horrified when a ghost hitches a ride in her ambulance.

“Coffin Corridor” – Premieres Monday, May 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
A firefighter experiences ghostly phenomena at a popular amusement park, and a police officer encounters a dark entity that may be the cause of multiple fatalities on a notoriously dangerous stretch of highway known as the “Coffin Corridor.”

“Haunted Hospitals” tells chilling tales of paranormal activity inside hospitals, nursing homes, morgues and medical institutions. Past patients suspended between this world and the next, departed medical professionals who insist on overseeing their wards long after death, spirits roaming corridors to signal unfinished business with their presence – these terrifying stories are told by the medical professionals and patients who experienced them. These are not random encounters, but part of paranormal patterns experienced by hospital staff all over the world. [Hour-long episodes]

“Beyond the Battlefield” – Premieres Monday, May 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
An aspiring nurse is trapped inside a room with a dying patient and the Angel of Death, a young woman shares a hospital room with a bloody-faced apparition and a military x-ray technician is left shaken by a ghostly encounter at a morgue in Iraq.

“Body and Spirit” – Premieres Monday, May 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
A hospital security guard meets an entity that’s desperate to communicate with him, a government investigator is tormented by the spirit of a child at a hospital and a young girl witnesses a haunting event while visiting her ailing grandfather.

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]

“Chupacabra” – Premieres Wednesday, May 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Episode description TBD

“Yeti” – Premieres Wednesday, May 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Shocking new DNA evidence suggests that one of the world’s most elusive and dangerous monsters, the Yeti, may not only come from an otherworldly source, but reside right here in America.

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]

“Utah Bigfoot Hunt and More” – Premieres Wednesday, May 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Friends in Utah track down a Bigfoot spotted in the mountains, a total skeptic is attacked by a spirit at a haunted fort in England and ghostly passengers appear in a Hong Kong airport.

New Episode – Premieres Wednesday, May 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Episode description TBD

Paranormal pioneer Bob Magill and empathic investigator Tina Storer take on frightening, personal hauntings in America in the cult classic “Ghost Bait,” lured back to television and premiering on Travel Channel. Using a shocking but effective method of isolation combined with sensory deprivation, the duo helps people overcome their fear of intense paranormal activity. After conducting their own paranormal investigation, Magill and Storer use their findings to elevate a client’s fear level and then use that terror as bait to draw out the entity and force a confrontation. By facing their worst fears head on, Magill and Storer believe the living can overpower the negative forces around them to reclaim their sense of peace and control. [Half-hour episodes]

“John” – Premieres Thursday, May 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Bob Magill and Tina Storer travel to Georgia to meet with a man who has been tortured by multiple entities on his property, leading his family to abandon him. The client must face his fears one-on-one to reclaim his home and win back his family.

SEASON FINALE: “Paula” – Premieres Thursday, May 9 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
In a highly emotional case, Bob Magill and Tina Storer visit a woman in Rhode Island who’s been forced out of her new home by a dark, heavy presence. They must move fast to help their terrified client take back her home and banish the entity once and for all.

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]

“Bobby Mackey’s Music World” – Premieres Friday, May 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman are in serious danger as they investigate a Kentucky honky-tonk considered by many to be the most haunted place on earth and the location of an actual portal to hell. The team faces the possibility of terrifying spirit possession as they attempt to make contact with the other side.

“Eastern State Penitentiary” – Premieres Friday, May 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman travel to Philadelphia to gain unprecedented access to never-before-investigated areas of Eastern State Penitentiary. The team searches for the truth as they explore the sites where unimaginable suffering and death occurred in one of America’s most haunted prisons.

Award-winning investigative reporter Christof Putzel has traveled the world uncovering some of the most hard-hitting stories of our time. He has used declassified government documents and key sources to bring these shocking stories to light. In “Mission Declassified,” Putzel uses the same tools to explore history’s most legendary and notorious mysteries. By decoding recently declassified documents, Putzel discovers new, or simply missed, clues and connections that could finally unlock decades-long mysteries surrounding legendary cold cases. [Hour-long episodes]

“The Lost Treasure of Dutch Schultz” – Premieres Sunday, May 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Christof Putzel searches for the lost treasure of notorious gangster Dutch Schultz, which is worth millions of dollars. Using rare documents and cutting-edge technology, Putzel follows the trail of the treasure … from a former mob safe house in New York to Miami and Palm Springs, California.

“Butch Cassidy’s Buried Secrets” – Premieres Sunday, May 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Christof Putzel finds new evidence revealing the true fate of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Putzel travels to the highlands of Bolivia and mountains of Utah to dig up evidence that will finally solve this 100-year-old mystery.

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