Travel Channel Programming Highlights: December 7 – 20


On the Season Finale of ‘Destination Fear,’ the Team Explores a Grisly, Deserted West Virginia Hospital


Don Wildman uncovers dark and twisted tales of the paranormal from all around the world. Using his thirst for adventure and his love of storytelling, Wildman reveals the supernatural is all around us – if you know who to talk to and where to look. [Hour-long episodes]

“Vengeful Spirits” – Premieres Monday, December 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Don Wildman explores the tragic tales of tortured souls who were wronged by love and war, including a rejected court jester who still taunts castle residents and a ghostly priest trying to make things right in the world from beyond the grave.

MINISERIES FINALE: “Heroes From Hell” – Premieres Monday, December 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Don Wildman explores horrific tales of powerful men who left behind a trail of death, including a tyrant so evil that the devil refused to take his soul and a wartime general confronted by the ghosts of the soldiers he betrayed.

After a groundbreaking freshman run, “The Holzer Files” returns with all-new investigations, from the trail of John Wilkes Booth in Maryland to a serial killer in Ohio. Led by investigator Dave Schrader, psychic medium Cindy Kaza and equipment technician Shane Pittman, “The Holzer Files” 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, 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]

“Devil in the Rock” – Premieres Thursday, December 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The team ventures to the Massachusetts coast to follow up on Hans Holzer’s 1964 investigation of the Bates Ship Chandlery. As they delve deep into the property’s past, they uncover a chilling undercurrent of darkness anchored in the rocky shores.

“Forever Home” – Premieres Thursday, December 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
In 1969, Hans Holzer’s investigation of Howard Lodge was abruptly cut short by the home’s owner. The team returns to uncover the haunting reality behind this stately Maryland manor’s unnatural grip on the living.

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 of even the biggest skeptics out there. [Hour-long episodes]

“Supermarket Ghost and More” – Premieres Friday, December 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
A ghostly prankster torments the staff at a Scottish grocery store. A UFO flies across an airport runway in Puerto Rico. A legendary child-snatching cryptid is spotted in Bolivia.

“A Father’s Ghost and More” – Premieres Friday, December 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
A terminally ill woman is visited by a familiar spirit. Ghost hunters talk to the dead in one of America’s most haunted villas. A UFO flies by campers in Texas.

World-renowned paranormal investigator Jason Hawes uncovers the world’s most horrifying haunts. He reveals the gravest of locations through spine-chilling firsthand accounts, eerie re-enactments and eye-opening interviews with locals and historians. [Hour-long episodes]

“Ride to Hell” – Premieres Saturday, December 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Jason Hawes visits dire domains of the undead including a menacing medieval castle, a gilded opera house turned makeshift morgue and a terrifying train car straight out of a nightmare.

“Prison of the Dead” – Premieres Saturday, December 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Jason Hawes reveals there’s no rest for the wicked as he explores an old English jail prowled by long-dead prisoners, a decommissioned warship haunted by the agonized victims of a grisly tragedy and a historic building where sinister spirits roam.

Buckle up for another fright-fueled season of “Destination Fear” – a haunted road trip turned terrifying sleepover. Brother and sister duo, Dakota Laden and Chelsea Laden, and best friend Tanner Wiseman, along with camera operator Alex Schroeder, confront their fears once again, as they pile into their RV and hit the road on a nail-biting cross-country journey to pursue paranormal evidence, spending the night inside America’s most haunted abandoned buildings. Lured by the unknown and with a greater understanding of fear, the crew explores a whole new set of abandoned locations with grim histories – only this time the destinations remain a surprise, not just to Chelsea and Tanner, but to Dakota as well, as they each take turns picking a haunted hot spot, challenging each other in unique ways. [Hour-long episodes]

“Old Idaho Prison” – Premieres Saturday, December 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
After many nights of torment by the paranormal, Alex Schroeder finally gets his chance to pick a haunted location for the team to investigate. And he is ready to get even. He has planned the most terrifying experiment yet for Dakota, at an infamous Idaho prison.

SEASON FINALE: “Old Hospital on College Hill” – Premieres Saturday, December 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Dakota Laden has saved the worst for last as the team rolls up to a deserted West Virginia hospital. Known for its brutal deaths and grisly amputations, the blood-stained grounds have a chilling prescription in store for the team that might shatter them forever.

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