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Paranormal Witness is an American documentary television series produced by Bart Latyton and Dimitri Doganis, featuring eyewitness accounts from people who claim to have experienced paranormal activity. The series originally premiered on September 7, 2011, on the Syfy Channel, and season 5 debuted on August 3, 2016.
Paranormal Witness follows the stories of people who have lived through paranormal experiences that cannot be explained by science. From a family who buys a mansion formerly owned by a notorious serial killer, to a sister of a murdered little boy who must clear her name, season 4 of the show defies reality and lets its viewers come to the realization that they may not be alone in their home. The fact that all of the experiences are brought to life through reenactments makes this paranormal reality series even spookier.
When Stacey Hayes manages an abandoned hospital's renovation, she witnesses alarming paranormal events. She seeks out investigators for help, who are trapped and attacked by the forces within.
A couple camping in the desert see lights in the night sky and figures descending to Earth. Later, with limited memory of the night, their hypnotism unlocks the truth - of their alien abduction.
When guest after guest flees an old Victorian mansion hotel, the owners are forced to confront its terrifying history. But will they unearth the truth before a local bride's fairytale wedding is ruined by the hotel's ghostly watchman?.
Detention officer Jay Yates works the night shift at the infamous Estrella Jail, where a sinister spirit is driving both inmates and officers to insanity and death.
Wolf-like creatures stalk the Bilstein family at their desolate Texas ranch with a horrifying history.
The town of Santa Susana Knolls, California is known for its troubled past with biker gangs and violence. When a new tenant rents out her dilapidated guest house, she discovers bullet holes and a mysterious, jagged hole in the floorboard, and begins to experience frightening events. What secrets lay buried in 'The Pit'?.
When Stephen Richards is executed for the murder of nine people in 1879, it seems his reign of terror is over. But when the Pracht family moves into their new home in the empty plains of Nebraska they discover he has only just begun.
A young couple on a sightseeing trip to Point Pleasant enters an old munitions bunker and unwittingly awakens the infamous Mothman - a harbinger of doom that follows them home and subjects them to a reign of terror.
A war veteran takes a new job in Lawton, Okla., but the fresh start that he and his brothers decide to make together turns nightmarish when a malignant demon known as the Zozo enters the picture.
In this account, a loving Christian family are shocked to discover that their eldest son has entered into a deadly contract with the devil, which is why a mysterious and evil "Tall Man" is stalking their home.
The infamous Ouija Board comes with three cardinal rules designed to keep the user from opening a door to the "other side," but when three young girls from a Hispanic family break all three, they accidentally open a gateway to hell.
When three college students move into a rental property in a run-down neighborhood of Savannah, Ga., they had already heard that the city was haunted, but they still hadn't expected to come face-to-face with the spirit of a demented crack fiend.
Inspired by "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee's alleged journey to Alabama to research an enigmatic preacher accused of murder and voodoo, writer Jenny Scott follows in her footsteps, only to reap terrible consequences.
In the Season 4 finale, a couple feel blessed to move into a home that once belonged to their daughter's great-grandmother. That is, until they come to fear that another deceased relative wants them gone.
No military training could prepare eight U.S. Marines for the ghostly enemy they encountered at an outpost in Afghanistan.
Three brokenhearted women renting an old house together seek a fresh start, but instead get what they believe is a supernatural tormentor who is preaching about hell and brimstone.
The parents of five girls claim that malevolent forces terrorized them physically and even put a life-threatening curse on the family, which resulted in a near-fatal incident.
A woman suspects that something evil is hiding behind a boarded-up fireplace in her apartment in Washington, Mo., which she once thought of as a sanctuary, but now fears is haunted by a witch.
A stroke victim and her family seek a fresh start in a new country home, but instead end up fighting for their lives and sanity when they encounter what they believe to be a band of terrifying Native American spirits.
A family's dream "forever" home turns into a nightmare when they discover satanic symbols carved into the floorboards and start to believe that a dark, terrifying demon is after one of their souls.
A family are fearful of what they describe as a darkness that lurks beneath the inky water of a pond at the back of their property.
A woman who is consumed by guilt over her grandfather's death believes he is haunting her and her family.
A family claim they are being torn apart by a life-size doll, which they fear is possessed and after their 6-year-old daughter's soul.
A Pennsylvania politician finds himself doing battle with the ghost of a murderous doctor that haunts his home, and also an ancient pagan god that the doctor once worshipped.
Three female college students claim that they are being terrorized by a demon woman hell-bent on tearing their lives apart.
In the Season 4 premiere, the owners of an abandoned motel are pushed to the brink of evil.
Several senior American airmen, including a lieutenant colonel, describe seeing what they believe were UFOs near a nuclear weapons base in Suffolk, England, in the third-season finale.
The story of a senior exorcist who was trained at the Vatican in Rome.
A young family claim that they were terrorized by a malevolent spirit masquerading as a child.
Bill Vaile, a former NASA engineer comes face to face with the paranormal.
The story of a coven of witches who supposedly trapped people in a Southern plantation house that's now allegedly haunted.
A family believe they are being haunted by a homicidal foster father and a sister trying to prove she's innocent of murdering her brother.
A psychic detective helps track down a serial killer in New Jersey.
An academic and his wife buy a Southern home only to learn that a jilted socialite committed suicide there and is now believed to haunt the house.
The story of a property developer who turned an old lakeside mansion into apartments unaware that the home was once used as a refuge for tuberculosis sufferers in the 1920s.
A ghostly mayor from the Wild West battles a mother and her daughters.
An innocent man is haunted by the face of the saint of the criminal underworld.
A pack of five werewolves hold a family hostage for an entire night in their own home.
A family who moves into a home in a small southern town experience activity caused by a malevolent entity named "The Bad Man" who in life was a child molester.
The ghosts of the victims of the Manson murders haunt a Hollywood PI who has built a house a stone's throw away from Sharon Tate's former home.
The Angel of Death has been witnessed by countless medical professionals across America in different hospitals. They never speak openly of it...until now!
A devout Baptist family does battle with demonic forces in Indiana.
The owners of an El Paso, TX restaurant discover that they reopened a portal to the spirit world after renovating their restaurant.
When three brothers are reunited on the family farm, they're haunted by an evil ghost, sparking disturbing memories from their childhood of the family boogeyman, "Uncle Will."
A childless couple is haunted by the child they never had.
A fire-fighter's widow unwittingly buys the former home of devil-worshipers and does battle with a demon to save her daughters' lives.
Newlyweds become homeowners for the first time after buying a Chicago "two-flat" in 1970. After moving in, they discover that they are not alone in the house.
Four friends in Los Angeles hike up the Hollywood Hills, eager to touch the Hollywood sign. On their way back down, they encounter an unlikely hiker.A family claims to have a "ghostly protector" in their new home in Yuba City, California.
A married couple and their daughter moves into a small ranch house in the outskirts of London, Ohio. Soon, the wife feels like she's being watched and is convinced that there's a "Peeping Tom" lurking around their house. When the husband goes to investigate, he discovers tracks of an animal with 14-inch long feet leading to a desolate cabin in the woods belonging to a mysterious émigré from Eastern Europe.
For the first time, all the key people involved in the most famous alien abduction case in history reveal what they saw and experienced during a special 90-minute episode of Paranormal Witness.
A family buys a mansion on the outskirts of Indianapolis, undeterred by the fact that it was once the home of Indiana's notorious serial killer, Herb Baumeister.
A family moves into a perfect colonial house in Connecticut, only to discover it was once a funeral parlor.
A single mom goes on a journey to discover the identity of the spirits who are haunting her apartment and her dreams, which could lead to a resolution in an unsolved crime.
A widower and his new wife move into his old house and begin an idyllic life as newlyweds. But then, frightening phenomena begins happening at home and at their store.
Portland, Oregon antique store owner Kevin Mannis buys an old wine box from the estate sale of a 103-year old Holocaust survivor in Portland, Oregon. The late woman's granddaughter tells him it is a ''Dybbuk Box" - containing an evil spirit - and warns him not to open it. Kevin can't resist opening the box, though. Inside is a strange collection of antique keepsakes. In opening the box, Kevin unleashes a malevolent spirit that wreaks havoc on his life and leaves his mother paralyzed by a stroke. Kevin sells the box on eBay to Sam, a university student.
A Salt Lake City police officer is thrilled to be posted to graveyard shift guard duty at the prestigious Capitol Theatre as his first assignment. But, night after night, the cop and his partners find themselves investigating slamming doors, burning smells and other strange happenings in the supposedly empty building.
A family moves into a dilapidated Brooklyn, NY townhouse that could be their dream home. A basement excavation reveals a strange door leading to a dirt-filled room. When the kids go inside to explore, they awaken half-century-old phenomena that leaves the family paralyzed in their beds. Night terrors, ghoulish whispers, physical attacks and a mysterious wedding dress are only the start of the family's haunting.
A young mother rents a California bungalow for her growing family. All's well, until she starts hearing strange noises coming from overhead. Soon, she's plagued by unseen hands moving objects, glowing lights, phantom blood and a recurring apparition of an old man. When the haunting gets to be too much for her to deal with, she calls in a paranormal team -- the actual archival footage the cameraman captures in the attic is shocking.
Young Don Decker is in trouble with the law, but he's been released from Stroudsberg Jail, Pennsylvania, on a weekend furlough to attend his grandfather's funeral. The Keefer family, who put him up for the night, has no idea what they're bringing into their home.
First, a board game unleashes an evil spirit who wreaks havoc on the lives of an innocent family. And then the skies of a small town play host to one of the most widely-witnessed UFO events ever.
When Amy Moore buys her dream home, a rundown Connecticut mansion, at a knock down price she cannot believe her luck. Amy wants to renovate the house and restore it to its former glory - 3 floors, 9 bedrooms, an attic and a dank basement (with a mysterious concrete sarcophagus at its center). But when she starts scraping away the mouldy wallpaper and knocking down walls, she disturbs the spirits that have lain hidden inside for decades.
The episode starts with paranormal action-fest 'The Poltergeist'. When Susan and Matt move into a new home in Moreno Valley, California, with their respective daughters Jamie and Marie, life is fun-filled and happy until a vicious poltergeist turns their world upside down. The second offering is 'Watched in the Wilderness', the amazing true-life tale of a former deputy sheriff who is chased, herded and hunted by a mysterious beast high in the remote mountain wilderness of Oregon.
"Haunted Highway" examines the disappearance of a Christine Skubish and her son on a California road and the bizarre activity that eventually lead police to discover them. "Kentucky UFO Chase" looks at a case where a police helicopter attempted to chase down a UFO.
"Emily the Imaginary Friend" talks to the Poremski family who are tormented by a force that their daughter recognizes as her invisible friend. "The Girl with No Face" talks to a mother and daughter who saw a mysterious teenage girl with no face on the side of the road.