Travel Channel Announces Spooky Premieres For Third Annual ‘Ghostober’ Programming Event

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Pumpkin spice and everything nice, October is right around the corner and that means a boo-tiful season awaits on Travel Channel, the paranormal hub of the universe.

The network has some amazing content lined up including Ghost Adventures: Horror at Joe Exotic Zoo, The Osbournes: Night of Terror and Ghost Nation: Reunion in Hell plus more coming your way to give you the seasonal chills and thrills.

This Year’s Ghostober Spooky Season

This year’s Ghostober promises to be extra chilling, as Travel Channel’s third annual paranormal programming event reigns all month long, taking viewers on spine-chilling adventures to the other side – with stories of poltergeists, ghostly creatures, demons and even a few paranormal legends will keep you company.

The network promises “a creepy mix of buzzy new specials, boldfaced names and returning favorites” as Ghostober will make you glad you are on lockdown.

Uncertainty prevails these days, with the ongoing COVID restrictions, racial and social unrest and protests, and the looming presidential election. And while we are all living with many unknowns, Travel Channel will deep dive into the real unknown.

When does it begin?

While paranormal programming is scheduled throughout October, Ghostober culminates with 7 Nights of Fright. The top 20 of the world’s spookiest unexplained videos kick starts the week on Sunday, October 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, with the two-hour countdown Paranormal Caught on Camera: Top 100.

Included in this week’s lineup are Shock Docs focusing on two of our nation’s most terrifying tales of horror – Amityville Horror House, premiering on Monday, October 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and The Exorcism of Roland Doe, premiering on Tuesday, October 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Travel Channel’s new “Shock Docs” tell-all holiday special, This is Halloween premieres Wednesday, October 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

In the two-hour special, Ghost Adventures: Horror at Joe Exotic Zoo, premiering Thursday, October 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Zak Bagans and the Ghost Adventures crew go inside the infamous Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park to investigate sinister accounts of ghostly activity.

The special is followed by Season Two return of The Holzer Files, reopening famed ghost hunter Hans Holzer’s original case files, at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

Then, the sneak peek of the new season of Portals to Hell starring Katrina Weidman and Jack Osbourne airs on Friday, October 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The duo investigates what might just be the most haunted place in all of Connecticut. And then, in a special two-hour holiday treat, the whole Osbourne family joins in on the fun.  Jack Osbourne takes Ozzy, Sharon and Kelly on their first-ever paranormal investigation in The Osbournes: Night of Terror, premiering at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Travel Channel wraps up Ghostober on Halloween night with the ultimate series crossover featuring superstar paranormal investigators from two of the network’s hit shows, Ghost Nation and Kindred Spirits. The ghost-hunting teams reunite to examine the Newport, Rhode Island, mansion in Ghost Nation: Reunion in Hell, premiering Saturday, October 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Break out the bourbon as ending that night is a chilling new episode of Destination Fear on Saturday, October 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, where the team will spend a night inside the abandoned and haunted Old Crow Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Travel Channel notes and quotes

“Halloween is Travel Channel’s Superbowl, and with more people at home than ever before, we plan to deliver an over-the-top slate of original programming. We are the only network super-serving this mega popular genre to its superfans, featuring the superstars of the paranormal field and beyond,” said Matthew Butler, general manager, Travel Channel in a press release.

Viewers can also stream a variety of Travel Channel’s series, including past seasons of “Ghost Adventures,” on the Travel Channel Go app.

Included in this year’s Halloween lineup are some of the wildest, zaniest and scariest specials and series:

The schedule

“AMITYVILLE HORROR HOUSE” (Two-Hour Shock Docs Special)

Premieres Monday, October 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Travel Channel says:

In 1977, the book, “The Amityville Horror,” was published and caused a sensation. The subsequent 1979 film adaptation was a surprise box office hit. Today, it is the quintessential American horror story based on true events – family moves into their dream house in an all-American town and experiences the most terrifying demonic haunting imaginable. Demon possession, demon attacks, a portal to hell – it was a situation so dire, even the church couldn’t help them. Through archival footage and re-creations, our film presents the harrowing true story of Ronald DeFeo, who murdering his entire family in the Amityville house, and the 28 days the Lutz family lived there. A rare, archival interview with George Lutz, describing the final, terrifying night in the Amityville house, is revealed for the first time. #AmityvilleHorrorHouseTrvl

“THE EXORCISM OF ROLAND DOE” (Two-Hour Shock Docs Special)

Premieres Tuesday, October 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Through rare archival footage, this shock doc will feature the cultural impact of the horror movie and explore the story of Roland Doe, the chilling true story behind The Exorcist. And for the first time on television, an investigator will expose a shocking secret and possible cover-up in the real-life exorcist case of Roland Doe. #ExorcismofRolandDoeTrvl

“THIS IS HALLOWEEN” (Two-Hour Shock Docs Special)

Premieres Wednesday, October 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

In the two-hour Shock Docs installment, This is Halloween, Travel Channel’s paranormal experts share their best Halloween stories in a nostalgic look back at everyone’s favorite haunted holiday. From creepy costumes to the scariest pranks they’ve ever pulled, it’s a sweet and spooky trip down memory lane. #ThisisHalloweenTrvl


Premieres Thursday, October 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Zak Bagans and the Ghost Adventures crew lead a first-ever paranormal investigation inside Joe Exotic’s Greater Wynnewood Animal Park. For years, the park staff have claimed the zoo is haunted. In this two-hour special, the team examines claims of sinister activity and tortured spirits believed to lurk in the shadows of a park tainted by tragic events like deadly fires and accidental shootings.  #GhostAdventures

“PORTALS TO HELL” (One-Hour Sneak Peek)

“Frightmare in Connecticut”

Premieres Friday, October 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Paranormal investigators Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman head to Poquetanuck, Connecticut, to investigate Captain Grant’s Inn. The Inn was built in 1754, and is rumored to be Connecticut’s most haunted home. The current owner, Carol, claims that shortly after she purchased the property in 1986, she was taken over by an evil spirit. Now, in a never-investigated-for-TV exclusive, Osbourne and Weidman seek to discover if these are historical hauntings or if there is something more sinister at play. In a risky attempt to get answers, the duo asks Carol to join the night investigation for an unprecedented experiment that leaves the entire team speechless. #PortalstoHell


Premieres Friday, October 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

In the new special the Osbourne family – Jack, Kelly, Ozzy and Sharon – are going on their first-ever paranormal investigation together! The First Family of Darkness are in for real chills with a ghost hunt inside Los Angeles’ historical Heritage Square, a collection of horrifying, active haunted houses believed to be the most haunted hotspot in the area and never before been investigated for TV.  It’s a family fright night like no other. Not only are they going to hunt ghosts together…but they’re going to love it. #OsbournesNightOfTerror

“GHOST NATION: REUNION IN HELL” (Two-Hour Crossover Special With Amy Bruni and Adam Berry From “Kindred Spirits”)

Premieres Saturday, October 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Paranormal vets Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango are calling in their old paranormal pals, Amy Bruni and Adam Berry of Kindred Spirits, to reopen a case that has taken a sinister turn. Seaview Terrace is the 40,000-square-foot Rhode Island mansion famous for being featured on the TV show “Dark Shadows,” but the owners were shocked to find out that a recent visitor – a self-proclaimed warlock – had performed some sort of blasphemous ceremony in the house. Now, they’re experiencing a shift in the mansion’s energy, unleashing something more menacing. The team scours 100 years of history to discover a notoriously patchwork past, filled with lavish high society parties and possibly a scandalous murder. #GhostNation and #KindredSpirits



Premieres Saturday, October 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango are back for more adventures to the other side in all new episodes of “Ghost Nation.” The locations have bigger mysteries, are more chilling and have never been investigated on television. They’ll do whatever it takes to entice the ghost into telling its story and stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the paranormal phenomena. (Two-hour Halloween special and 13 one-hour episodes) #GhostNation


Premieres Saturday, October 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Brother and sister duo, Dakota Laden and Chelsea Laden, and best friend Tanner Wiseman, along with camera operator Alex Schroeder, confront their fears, as they pile into their RV and hit the road on a  cross-country journey to pursue paranormal evidence, spending the night inside America’s most haunted abandoned buildings. In the premiere episode, Dakota leads Chelsea, Tanner and Alex to Saratoga County Homestead Hospital, a decaying sanitarium in upstate New York, where some patient corpses were unclaimed due to a flu pandemic. Screams and darting shadows play mind games with the team as they struggle to pin the activity on the living or the dead. (Seven one-hour episodes)


Premieres Thursday, October 29 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

new leads of the trail of John Wilkes Booth in Maryland to a serial killer in Ohio are followed as investigator Dave Schrader, psychic medium Cindy Kaza and equipment technician Shane Pittman investigate terrifying true hauntings from the recently discovered case files of America’s first ghost hunter, Dr. Hans 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. (13 one-hour episodes) #HolzerFiles



New Episodes: Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley are kicking back in their screening room to watch their favorite episodes of the hit series and get candid with fans – and each other – about their craziest experiences over the past decade. Away from the haunted locations we usually see them in, with no equipment or investigations, the crew relives some of the most terrifying, shocking and even comedic moments from their career, as they re-watch their most memorable investigations with never-before-heard stories from the moments that created a legacy. (One-hour episodes) #GhostAdventures


New Episodes: Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT With Two-hour Finale on Sunday, October 25th

Travel Channel’s top 100 paranormal encounters of all time are presented in a compilation featuring the most compelling evidence, expert analysis and eyewitness accounts ever documented including: Bigfoot, UFOs, aliens, poltergeists, ghosts and a whole lot more. Seeing is believing. The countdown begins September 27. (One-hour episodes) #ParanormalCaughtOnCamera

April Neale

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