IN STAR-STUDDED NEW SERIES, ‘FAMOUSLY AFRAID,’ HOLLYWOOD CELEBS SHARE THEIR SPOOKY ENCOUNTERS WITH THE OTHER SIDE
Historian Justin Jampol Journeys Around the World to Unlock the Mysteries Buried Within Unusual Objects in All-New Series ‘Lost Secrets’
Hollywood is no stranger to stories of the unexplained being played out on the big screen. But behind the scenes, some celebrities experience encounters with the unknown that are all too real. In the new Travel Channel series, “Famously Afraid,” some of the biggest stars tell their terrifying, true tales of coming face-to-face with unexplained phenomena. A variety of superstars, from championship athletes to Emmy Award-winning actors, offer a front-row seat to the most horrifying and emotionally draining experiences of their lives. From haunted houses to real UFO sightings to demonic possessions and beyond, these stories show that even celebrities can get spooked. [Hour-long episodes]
SERIES PREMIERE: “Howie Mandel and Chloe Lukasiak” – Premieres Tuesday, November 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
“America’s Got Talent” judge Howie Mandel tells the story of how a spirit in his home targeted his young daughter. Then, “Queer as Folk” actor Hal Sparks recalls how he was able to connect a childhood encounter with aliens to one of his first jobs in the entertainment industry. Lastly, former “Dance Moms” stars Christi and Chloe Lukasiak detail how a tour through the famous LaLauire Mansion in New Orleans left them both scared beyond belief.
“Tori Spelling and Steve Guttenberg” – Premieres Tuesday, November 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
“Police Academy” star Steve Guttenberg is tormented by the ghost of an eccentric royal, radio host Ed Lover makes a shocking discovery in an abandoned house and actress Tori Spelling has a lifesaving encounter from the great beyond.
From family relics to private collections and museum displays, people often unknowingly possess unusual objects that hold hidden pasts and secret histories. In Travel Channel’s new series, “Lost Secrets,” historian Justin Jampol journeys around the world to unlock the mysteries of the past held within these recently discovered items, revealing covert histories that have unexpectedly, and unknowingly, changed the world we live in. Using state-of-the-art scientific testing coupled with an insatiable curiosity, Jampol’s globe-trotting investigations reveal how these mysterious objects can hold the real truths behind pivotal moments in our history that we thought we already knew. [Hour-long episodes]
SERIES PREMIERE: “Nazi Dark Magic” – Premieres Sunday, November 10 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Justin Jampol gains access to a trove of recently uncovered documents from the archive of infamous Nazi, Heinrich Himmler. Himmler’s private wartime archive contains many types of military files, but one thing stands out to Justin as unbelievable: astrological wheels for Churchill, Stalin and even Hitler himself. Jampol sets out to investigate the Nazi leadership’s deep fanatical belief in the supernatural and how there may have been a plot to harness these mythical forces to win WWII.
“American Viking Queen” – Premieres Sunday, November 17 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Women in the Viking Age were involved in exploration and commerce throughout the world, and women’s roles in the commerce of textiles was key to Viking survival. If not for a mini Ice Age, the Vikings’ continued presence in North America would have changed the course of history. In this episode, Jampol is presented with a spindle whorl that unlocks a story of America that’s never been told: evidence that a Viking woman may have been the first European to set foot here – 500 years before Columbus.
Police officers, paramedics and other first responders reveal their true encounters with the paranormal while on duty. Not only do these cases defy explanation, they terrify even the most seasoned of men and women who have devoted their lives to serve and protect the living. [Hour-long episodes]
“What If It Comes for Us” – Premieres Monday, November 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
A police chief must save his community from an ominous entity called the Tall Man, a deputy confronts a forgotten spirit in an old prison and officers come face-to-face with an urban legend.
“It Was Angry” – Premieres Monday, November 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
A campus policeman is lured into a building by the vengeful ghost of a murdered student, a UFO chases down two deputies and an officer encounters a deceitful spirit inside a courthouse.
MY HORROR STORY
Ordinary people share their chilling true tales of surviving the unknown. From hellish possessions and blood-drawing spirits to alien abductions and otherworldly creatures, these brave storytellers are shaken to the core as they recall their grave encounters with dark paranormal forces. It’s a wild, horror-filled ride through the supernatural. [Hour-long episodes]
“Little Box of Horrors” – Premieres Monday, November 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
An antiques dealer opens the door to paranormal mayhem when he buys an old wine box at an estate sale. An air force medic becomes seriously ill after he’s abducted by aliens during a camping trip.
“Heirloom of Doom” – Premieres Monday, November 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
A young mother must save her family from the shadowy entity terrorizing them in their new home. A 12-year-old girl gets a message from beyond the grave.
In this revealing paranormal documentary series, survivors of paranormal experiences recount their terrifying and life-changing stories. Each episode features three remarkable stories interlinked by a specific supernatural theme while professionals in the field give expert insight into these extraordinary events. From dark shadows to demons, violent ghosts to the grim reaper, we document the stories of very different participants with similar experiences and journey with them every step of the way, as they recount the frightening process of what they’ve been through. [Hour-long episodes]
“A Sense of Evil” – Premieres Tuesday, November 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Missie Hornbeck is tormented by terrifying apparitions, a teenager is horribly attacked by a demonic beast and Rocky Primiani experiences frightening encounters with the afterlife.
“Territorial Ghosts” – Premieres Tuesday, November 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Chris Houston is haunted by an evil ghost boy, a farmhouse is cursed by the presence of dark entities and something dangerously demonic lurks in Bonnie Shukofksy’s home.
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 Return of Trapper” – Premieres Wednesday, November 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The AIMS team meets with their team leader, Trapper, who makes them realize they have been missing a big clue. Then they head back to Ashe County, North Carolina, in search of the Cherokee Devil, which soon proves to be too much for Huckleberry.
“The Secret of the Red Shed” – Premieres Wednesday, November 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The AIMS team sets off to track down one of the cloaked figures at the heart of the mystery of Spearfinger. Willy and Wild Bill sneak down for a recon mission, and the team realizes the key to their quest is in the rock overhang and the red shed.
“American Mystery” explores the mysteries that have never been solved – providing a deeper look into the stories and theories that surround them. Each episode will dive into the history of three different mysteries through interviews, archival footage and re-creation, as well as the theories behind each story and new facts and findings. What is the truth of what really happened? Opposing theories will be presented, letting the viewer ponder which one they believe. [Hour-long episodes]
“American Mystery: Strange Crime” – Premieres Wednesday, November 6 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
A shocking new theory could explain what really happened to Charles Lindbergh’s son, experts may have finally solved one of Hollywood’s biggest murder mysteries and a small Ohio town seeks answers to thousands of threatening letters.
“American Mystery: Close Encounters” – Premieres Wednesday, November 13 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Experts investigate the abduction of Betty and Barney Hill, recent new evidence could explain where Travis Walton was for five days and there may be an earthly explanation for the Mothman.
THE HOLZER FILES
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]
“Phantom Crew” – Premieres Thursday, November 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The team reopens Hans Holzer’s investigation into a Revolutionary War-era warship in Baltimore Harbor. They discover the spirits of the ship’s deep, dark past may still be manning their positions on a postmortem mission.
“The Haunting of Lambert Castle” – Premieres Thursday, November 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The team resurrects Hans Holzer’s investigation of a mysterious castle in Paterson, New Jersey. Their exploration of the lavish mansion reveals a woman’s recurring nightmares may have a supernatural source in the dwelling’s dark history.
The “OG” paranormal investigators that started it all – Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango – are back for all-new adventures to the other side in “Ghost Nation.” Only this time, they’re not alone. The pioneers of the genre respond to urgent calls from local paranormal investigators nationwide who have reached a dead end with their harrowing personal cases, helping homeowners who are dealing with high-stakes hauntings and people whose lives have been overtaken by unexplained phenomena. Armed with brand new state-of-the-art technology and their meticulous methodology, the team, under their new banner, United Paranormal Research Organization (UPRO), will face the most challenging and dangerous paranormal mysteries the country has to offer. With the help of their local contacts, they’ll embed themselves in the community, conducting robust multi-day investigations in an effort to track down the true source of these hauntings and restore peace to the living … and the dead. [Hour-long episodes]
“The Squire Street Haunting” – Premieres Friday, November 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Jason Hawes’ daughter, Satori Hawes, calls on the team to help on a case she can’t crack in Franklin, Massachusetts. A family is fighting an unknown entity in their historic home and fear the activity is linked to witchcraft.
“The House at Deadman’s Curve” – Premieres Friday, November 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango head to Dover, Delaware, to help a local paranormal investigator with her childhood home. The investigation uncovers evidence that the haunting may be connected to a deadly stretch of road just yards from the property.
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]
“Cerro Gordo Ghost Town” – Premieres Saturday, November 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Zak Bagans and the “Ghost Adventures” crew trek a treacherous cliffside trail to investigate a former mining town haunted by the lost souls of its former residents.
“Pasadena Ritual House” – Premieres Saturday, November 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Zak Bagans and the “Ghost Adventures” team investigate the Pasadena, California, home of a self-proclaimed satanist. A seance conducted inside the historic Victorian house reveals an inhuman presence has attached itself to Aaron Goodwin and is trying to communicate with him.
“Destination Fear” may be the most terrifying road trip ever attempted. Paranormal explorer and documentary filmmaker Dakota Laden – who has spent the last few years investigating the frightening unknown with the “Ghost Adventures” crew – is taking his sister, Chelsea Laden, and best friend, Tanner Wiseman, across the country in an RV to spend the night in the most haunted abandoned locations in America. Pursuing paranormal evidence, the team must first overcome fear itself. In each episode, the team travels to a different destination in the United States. The location remains a surprise to all but Dakota. Not knowing the haunted horrors that await them, it’s a road trip driven by suspense and fueled by excitement. The team explores each haunted location together, zoning in on areas of reported paranormal activity. But the luck of the draw determines where each one will sleep overnight – separated and alone. Armed with cameras and dread as their only companions, the team members will test the limits of their own fears in an effort to ultimately understand the paranormal. [Hour-long episodes]
“Sweet Springs Sanitarium” – Premieres Saturday, November 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Sweet Springs Sanitarium in West Virginia may be one of the darkest and most terrifying locations the team has explored thus far. The site of a horrific massacre of a Native American tribe by one of George Washington’s colonels, the property has allegedly been cursed ever since. But before the team members even get to Sweet Springs, they have a haunting experience at an unusual pit stop: an abandoned amusement park in Lake Shawnee, West Virginia. The team members’ visit here is so unsettling, it sets them on edge. Almost instantly upon their arrival at Sweet Springs, they come face-to-face with some of the most unusual paranormal activity ever caught on tape, including unexplained screams, voices and terrifying chanting. With such a devastating emotional effect on the team, will they make it through the night?
“St. Albans Sanatorium” – Premieres Saturday, November 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The team revisits a location they have been to before, a location so awful that Chelsea vowed she would never return. St. Albans Sanatorium in Radford, Virginia, is a looming monument and the site of a horrific colonist massacre, a brutal Lutheran boys school and a sanatorium that tortured its patients. Considered by many to be the most haunted place on the East Coast, it is said to be filled with hundreds of paranormal entities, including something so demonic that it allegedly possesses people. Chelsea is stunned by their return to St. Albans and fiercely objects, but Dakota refuses to let the team walk away from the location without overcoming it and seeking redemption. Can they finally conquer St. Albans? Or will St. Albans conquer them?
THE ALASKA TRIANGLE
Alaska is the most sparsely populated of all the states. In a vast expanse of rugged wilderness, one area – known as “The Alaska Triangle” – has been home to so much unusual activity that it has struck fear across Alaska and the world. More people disappear in this area than anywhere else in the United States, with countless sightings of strange creatures, impossible moving lights in the sky, unexplained phenomena and even malevolent ghosts. Are lay lines and electromagnetic anomalies within the Triangle causing these bizarre events? Or is something more sinister at play? From strange reports of military personnel seeing UFOs and missing aircrafts that have vanished without a trace, to sightings of fearful monsters and an underground alien base hidden inside a mountain, each episode of “The Alaska Triangle” seeks to unlock the paranormal mysteries hidden within this foreboding location. [Hour-long episodes]
“Alaskan Bigfoot and Mysterious Forcefields of the Triangle” – Premieres Sunday, November 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
A cryptozoologist hunts for scientific proof of Bigfoot in the remote Alaskan wilderness, and experts investigate a mysterious vortex of energy that may be behind unexplained disappearances and paranormal activity in the Alaska Triangle.
“The Missing Douglas” – Premieres Sunday, November 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Experts investigate whether an interdimensional portal in the Alaska Triangle led to the disappearance of an airplane carrying 44 military personnel in 1950.