Travel Channel Programming Highlights June 17-30


The Tennessee Wraith Chasers Head to the Heart of the Spooky Manchec Swamp in the Season Premiere of ‘Haunted Towns’

An All-New Episode of ‘UFOs: The Lost Evidence’ Uncovers the Latest Footage of Extraterrestrial Invasions, While ‘Alien Highway” Is on a Quest to Locate a UFO Gold Mine


A Louisiana mayor and his chief of police recruit a team of paranormal investigators to solve their town’s hauntings in new spinoff series, “Ghosts of Morgan City.” Morgan City’s police chief, James “Bo” Blair, learns that paranormal activity in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, has quieted down since Police Chief Mike King worked with a specialty team to solve a rash of hauntings last year. Chief Blair contacted Chief King asking for advice – and eventually follows his lead and recruits a local paranormal investigator named Jereme Leonard, who teams up with former FBI agent Ben Hansen and psychic medium Sarah Lemos. [Hour-long episodes]

SERIES PREMIERE: “The Mist” – Premieres Friday, June 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Jereme Leonard, Ben Hansen and Sarah Lemos receive an emergency call from the Morgan City Police Department about a shapeshifting mist in the area. The puzzling details take on new meaning when they discover the mist has ties to the first female executed in Louisiana. As the case wraps up, the team receives more distressing calls from law enforcement outside Morgan City, sending them to every corner of the parish, looking for answers. From a plantation with a history of voodoo and a violent Civil War battle to a family home haunted by the spirit of a young girl to the team’s own headquarters within the city’s historic archives, each clue brings the group one step closer to ending a haunted tug of war.

“Ghost Girl” – Premieres Friday, June 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
The team arrives at a home where an eerie ghost girl has been befriending children for generations. When they discover a darker entity lurking in the home, the investigators must figure out how the two spirits are related.

Former FBI agent Ben Hansen, paranormal investigator Jereme Leonard and psychic medium Sarah Lemos are the paranormal investigative team behind Travel Channel’s new series, “Ghosts of Morgan City”


The Tennessee Wraith Chasers made television history last year with the epic weekly live ghost hunt, “Haunted Live.” Now the TWC team – Chris Smith, Steven “Doogie” McDougal, Scott Porter, Brannon Smith and Mike Goncalves – returns for Season Two of the hit series, “Haunted Towns,” exploring American towns so haunted they’ve spooked the locals for generations. The TWC combine historical research, local lore and dangerous investigative techniques to find the truth at the heart of each legend. [Hour-long episodes]

SEASON PREMIERE: “Voodoo on the Bayou” – Premieres Friday, June 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The Tennessee Wraith Chasers head down to Louisiana’s paranormally charged Manchac Swamp. They’re the first team ever to investigate the site of America’s largest slave revolt, and they want to find out what’s stirring up spirits over 200 years later.

“Ghosts of the Gallows” – Premieres Friday, June 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The Tennessee Wraith Chasers encounter the spirits of two infamous murderers at the Old Idaho Penitentiary. They follow the trail of one murder into Boise, Idaho, where the afterlife itself reveals shocking details about the victim, crime and killer.

The Tennessee Wraith Chasers head down to Louisiana’s paranormally charged Manchac Swamp in the season premiere of “Haunted Towns”


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]

“Haunted Past”– Premieres Monday, June 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
As Deborah Utley begins experiencing paranormal events in her home, she turns to her faith for protection. But when her children are targeted by the entity, she seeks the aid of paranormal investigators to end the cycle of terror.

“Provoking Evil”– Premieres Monday, June 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Sam Baltrusis’ séance performance leaves him possessed and desperate for safety. A shaman battles the spirit, so Sam can regain control of his life.

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]

“The Ripper Unmasked” – Premieres Tuesday, June 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Scott Wolter investigates a sensational new theory about the identity of Jack the Ripper. He also uncovers a connection between the ritualistic patterns of the Ripper murders and the Freemasons.

“Phoenicians in America” – Premieres Tuesday, June 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Scott Wolter inspects mysterious carvings on a stone that may prove the ancient Phoenicians made it to America over 1,000 years before Christopher Columbus.

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]

“Police UFO Files” – Premieres Wednesday, June 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
What can explain the vivid and detailed accounts of police officers who claim to have had close encounters with UFOs? Using archival audio recordings, official transcripts and incident reports, UFO researchers investigate what really happened during incredible and sometimes life-threatening encounters with glowing orb UFOs, huge triangular shaped aircraft chased from town to town and even Europe’s most famous police UFO case.

New Episode – Premieres Wednesday, June 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Episode description TBD

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]

“UFO Recovery” – Premieres Wednesday, June 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Chuck Zukowski receives a map from an informant supposedly leading to a hidden cache of recovered materials from the Roswell incident. He and his team go on the treasure hunt of a lifetime to locate what could be the mother lode of all UFO discoveries.

“Escape from Area 51” – Premieres Wednesday, June 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
After an informant relays a story of an alien that reportedly escaped from Area 51, Chuck Zukowski and the team head to Tonopah, Nevada, to investigate whether this creature still roams the area.

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]

“Mount Wilson Ranch” – Premieres Saturday, June 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Zak Bagans and the team land outside of Pioche, Nevada, to investigate a mysterious ranch known for its concentration of supernatural energy and countless reports of extraterrestrial activity.

“Panic in Amarillo”” – Premieres Saturday, June 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Zak Bagans and the crew rush to a private home in Amarillo, Texas, where a family is reaching its breaking point with an aggressive entity. It’s the guys’ most complex and challenging investigation yet as they search for the truth.

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]

“Showstoppers” – Premieres Sunday, June 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Host Bruce Campbell celebrates the “Showstoppers” – the folks who produce unbelievable spectacles through their daring skill and years of practice. The Lords of Lightning, three British lads channeling electricity through tesla coils, fling millions of volts of electricity at each other as they duel. Domino master Lily Hevish creates a thank you to her million-plus social media followers with her most difficult challenge ever – 39,000 dominoes that must all fall perfectly to succeed. In California, Michael Gump is many things – father, prop manager and a man of many faces, employing his prop-making background to create over a thousand unique and fascinating facial disguises. In Illinois, we meet April Choi, a woman who uses her engineering background in fluid dynamics to master the art of whipping. In the episode she’ll attempt her most daring feat yet – wrapping herself in her own whip – while it’s set on fire.

“Forces of Nature” – Premieres Sunday, June 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Host Bruce Campbell introduces us to people “Beyond Nature” – individuals who live lives that seem unreal or accomplish feats so crazy they seem like fiction. In Boston, we meet John “Hammerhead” Ferraro, whose head doubles as a hammer. Ferraro can break wood planks and hammer nails … all with his forehead. In Texas, Luis Slayton connects with honeybees on an emotional level. He’s able to tend to his hives without even wearing a suit. In the episode, he takes his obsession even further as he completely covers his face with bees. In Mexico, Chuy the “Wolfman” and his family are some of only a handful of people on the planet who live with hypertrichosis – a condition that causes hair to grow everywhere, covering even the face. Back in America, we visit Ayanna Williams in Houston, who holds the world-record for being the woman with the longest nails on earth. With nails over 25 inches long, Williams shows us her unique and challenging daily life.

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]

“What Lurks Within” (wt) – Premieres Sunday, June 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Episode description TBD

“Flesh and Blood” (wt) – Premieres Sunday, June 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Episode description TBD

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