Travel Channel: Programming Highlights September 23- October 6


Get Ready for a Bewitching Four-Hour Live Ghost Hunt Alongside Travel Channel’s Biggest Paranormal Stars in ‘Haunted Salem: Live,’
Followed By New Docudrama ‘Witches of Salem’

A Team of Experts Reopens and Reinvestigates the Haunted Case Files of America’s First Ghost Hunter, Hans Holzer, in the Groundbreaking New Series ‘The Holzer Files’

Zak Bagans and Team Investigate a House Tied to Ted Bundy’s Murderous Past in Premiere of Four-Part Special ‘Ghost Adventures: Serial Killer Spirits’


There are things in this world that are not of this world. 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. But beware – this series is not for the faint of heart. [Hour-long episodes]

SERIES PREMIERE: “Shadow Factory” – Premieres Tuesday, October 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
An abandoned amusement park, a sinister grain silo and a long-shuttered subterranean factory are forever stalked by restless spirits and malevolent creatures.

Take a look inside the UK’s creepy Drakelow Tunnels, as featured in the series premiere of “Most Terrifying Places”

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. Recognized as the “father of the paranormal,” Holzer’s legendary four-decade exploration into disturbing hauntings like the Amityville Horror house helped spawn legions of supernatural enthusiasts, more than 120 books and even inspired Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis to write “Ghostbusters.” Now, for the first time ever and with the help of Holzer’s daughter, Alexandra Holzer, Travel Channel exclusively reopens Holzer’s most captivating case files – digging into thousands of documents, letters, photographs and chilling audio and visual recordings dating back to the 1950s. [Hour-long episodes]

SERIES PREMIERE: “Phantoms of the Fire” – Premieres Thursday, October 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The team heads to historic Rye, New York, where over the span of 20 years, Hans Holzer made three visits to investigate the rampant paranormal activity at the Peck House. Residents have witnessed objects moving on their own, water manifesting on the ceiling without cause and the spirit of a young girl who tragically died in the home. Now, for the first time since Holzer’s last visit in 1985, paranormal investigator Dave Schrader, psychic medium Cindy Kaza and equipment technician Shane Pittman – armed with insight from researcher Gabe Roth and Alexandra Holzer— revisit the case, interviewing locals, historians and frightened witnesses in an attempt to capture evidence and find out if the restless spirits haunting the Peck House have actually moved on – or simply moved.

Dave Schrader and Cindy Kaza discuss the strange occurances with Knapp House Collections Manager, Allie Copeland at the Knapp House in Rye, NY as seen on Travel Channel’s The Holzer Files.


FOUR-HOUR LIVE SPECIAL: Premieres Friday, October 4 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. 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.

The Proctor House – home of John Proctor, the first male accused and hanged for practicing witchcraft – will be one of the three featured locations investigated in the four-hour live ghost hunt event, “Haunted Salem: Live”

FOUR-PART MINISERIES: “Serial Killer Spirits” – Premieres Saturday, October 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
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. [Hour-long episodes]

PART ONE: “H.H. Holmes Murder House” – Premieres Saturday, October 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Zak Bagans and the “Ghost Adventures” crew investigate the Irvington, Indiana, home where H.H. Holmes, America’s first serial killer, killed a nine-year-old boy. The current owner believes dark and sinister forces have overtaken the property, leaving her vulnerable to possession.

While investigating an abandoned house believed to be connected to Ted Bundy’s murderous past, Zak Bagans and the “Ghost Adventures” team talk with a woman who escaped an abduction attempt by the notorious serial killer.

FOUR-PART MINISERIES: Premieres Sunday, October 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
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. [Hour-long episodes]

PART ONE: Premieres Sunday, October 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
An inexplicable evil torments the young girls of Reverend Samuel Parris’ household. Like a plague; it swiftly spreads through the Puritan community of Salem Village. Fearing the influence of the devil, the afflicted make accusations of witchcraft.

New docudrama, “Witches of Salem,” chronologically unravels the eight months of “satanic panic” that overtook an otherwise sleepy Massachusetts village


Independent filmmaker Christopher Garetano, whose award-winning film “Montauk Chronicles” inspired the hit show “Stranger Things,” has spent a lifetime searching for the truth behind some of America’s most unusual stories. Now, in “Strange World,” he begins a boots-on-the-ground investigation into the legends, mysteries and first-person accounts that fuel this country’s creepiest conspiracy theories and unexplained occurrences. Garetano will immerse himself in a world of the weird and bizarre, exploring everything from the alleged curse of James Dean’s death car, Little Bastard, to the extraordinary and unexplained disappearances on California’s Mount Shasta, to the legend of Polybius, a 1980s arcade game supposedly created as a mind-control experiment gone amuck. [Hour-long episodes]

“Overlords” – Premieres Monday, September 23 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Independent filmmaker Christopher Garetano takes a close look at the ever-increasing world of automation as he investigates whether artificial intelligence will become humanity’s greatest ally – or its biggest existential threat.

SEASON FINALE: “Demon Time” – Premieres Monday, September 30 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Independent filmmaker Christopher Garetano seeks closure to his own personal nightmares as he investigates the phenomena that haunts our world in the dead of night.

Some of history’s greatest secrets are hidden in the world’s most treacherous corners, unforgiving locations that are inaccessible to all but a few. In Travel Channel’s all-new series, “Code of the Wild,” brothers Chris and Casey Keefer – extreme adventurers turned wilderness private eyes – tackle rugged territory that most wouldn’t dare, determined to track down the truth behind baffling mysteries. The brothers deploy their unique set of wilderness know-how, survival and tracking techniques, picking up where the trail for most would end, in search of answers that will finally put long-lost legends to rest. [Hour-long episodes]

SEASON FINALE: “Swift Silver” – Premieres Tuesday, September 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Casey and Chris Keefer go on the hunt for a legendary silver mine said to be worth tens of millions of dollars. A cryptic journal leads the brothers into the wilds of Kentucky before sending them out West in search of the long-lost treasure.

Deep in the Appalachian Mountains, creatures both legendary and terrifying lurk among the shadows, evading capture at every turn. Season Four of the cult-classic series, “Mountain Monsters,” reunites the fearless team of hard-core trappers to confirm the sightings of these fabled monsters. Calling themselves the AIMS team – the Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings – this rip-roarin’ group of self-proclaimed “hillbilly hunters” treks through the depths of Appalachia’s mountain forests, searching for creatures of mythical origins, determined to track down proof these monsters still roam this region today. [Hour-long episodes]

“The Mystery of the Death Cat Barn” – Premieres Wednesday, September 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The AIMS team investigates the mysterious barn where they heard the roar of the Cherokee Death Cat. Their quest to catch the ferocious feline leads to a shocking discovery no one is prepared for.

Former NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi and physical medium Amy Allan are back on the case with a brand-new season of Travel Channel’s hit series, “The Dead Files.” In every episode, DiSchiavi and Allan first investigate each case separately. Utilizing his detective skills, DiSchiavi interviews witnesses and experts, and researches the history and facts behind each location. Allan, a physical medium who sees and communicates with the dead, assesses the property to identify what underlying entities reside there. Keeping their findings hidden from each other, the team avoids all contact with one another – coming together only at the very end to reveal their shocking discoveries to the property owners, and each other. [Hour-long episodes]

“Absorbed” – Premieres Thursday, September 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan head to a horse farm in Hartford, Wisconsin, where a family is threatened by dark forces. DiSchiavi discovers that the previous owner fell into religious mania and insanity, while Allan encounters a shadow person preying on the living.

“Deadly Force” – Premieres Thursday, October 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (*New Time)
Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan head down to the Florida Everglades to meet with a Reiki master who claims her family is being torn apart by violent paranormal attacks. She’s worried if DiSchiavi and Allan can’t help, someone is going to wind up hurt – or even dead.

In “Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests,” best friends and ghost hunters Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass and Marcus Harvey respond to pleas from families experiencing paranormal activity in their homes. Traveling across the country to answer the calls for help, Spratt, Mass and Harvey move right in to embed themselves with different families for a weekend slumber party of spiritual proportions! The goal is to investigate each family’s paranormal claims and bring peace to the home’s inhabitants, both the living and the departed. [Hour-long episodes]

“Haunted By History” – Premieres Friday, September 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
The owner of a bed and breakfast fears paranormal activity on the property may be having a negative impact on her family and guests. The Ghost Brothers head to New Hampshire to investigate the cause of the haunting.

SEASON FINALE: “Gangster Ghost” – Premieres Friday, September 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
A Minnesota home becomes a hotbed for paranormal activity. Afraid to be left alone with her kids, the mom calls on the Ghost Brothers to investigate a dark presence lurking in the basement of their house.

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 FINALE: “UFOs and Temples of Gold” – Premieres Sunday, September 29 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
UFO experts investigate whether the value, reverence and desire for gold is the result of extraterrestrial landings in the ancient past.

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