A pair of plumbers moonlight as ghostbusters for clients who report paranormal phenomena. Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson founded TAPS, the Atlantic Paranormal Society, in 1990 as an extension of their interest in the paranormal, and since that time they have made it their life's work -- when they're not unclogging drains, that is -- to help individuals or groups throughout the country who feel they have been affected by seemingly unexplained disturbances. Grant left TAPS and the show in 2012, leaving Jason as the team's lead investigator.
You may not want to watch "Paranormal Witness" alone if you're easily spooked. This series brings to life -- through the use of first-hand testimony, home videos and personal photos -- the stories of people who have lived through paranormal experiences. In addition to featuring the usual paranormal stuff -- UFO sightings, poltergeists, haunted mansions, to name just a few -- "Paranormal Witness" episodes also tell the stories of a child with an imaginary friend and a highway that is said to be haunted.
Jack Osbourne and his friend, actress Dana Workman, hit the haunted highway on a most unusual road trip. The pair investigate claims of paranormal activity along America's remote roads, traveling without a camera crew and documenting their creepy findings themselves. The series also highlights similar work done separately by Jael de Pardo and Devin Marble (familiar names to fans of the Syfy series "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files"). The teams, aided by eyewitness interviews and evidence already collected, travel mysterious regions of Montana, South Dakota, Minnesota, Arkansas and Louisiana in search of hellhounds, skin walkers, ghosts and other paranormal phenomena.
This show offers a slightly different twist on the usual paranormal investigation -- team members, led by former FBI agent Ben Hansen, investigate photos or videos posted on the Internet, looking for signs of fakery. In fact, the show's website has a link where viewers can submit their own evidence to the team. Members conduct various experiments, trying to reproduce the phenomena, and if they can't, Ben reviews the evidence to decide whether it warrants a field investigation. Once in the field, they use the most up-to-date techniques for gathering evidence of the paranormal, either to debunk the evidence, or confirm it as a paranormal mystery.
Investigators from The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) join experienced Irish investigator Barry Fitzgerald as they travel around the world, using their principles of scientific techniques, to sniff out famous haunted spots in this entry in the "Ghost Hunters" reality-TV franchise. Among the global locations the "Ghost Hunters International" team visits are Chillingham Castle in England, the forgotten underground city of Mary King's Close in Scotland, Peru, Singapore, Sweden and the Philippines.
Ghost hunters Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango, members of TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society), train a new generation of paranormal investigators. They take aspiring ghost hunters to some of the most haunted spots in the United States and show them the ropes of paranormal investigation. Those who make the grade may be invited to participate in an investigation with a team from "Ghost Hunters" or "Ghost Hunters International."
Syfy is known for having shows about the paranormal and people hunting for ghosts and other phenomena. For this series the ghost-hunting takes the network south with Deep South Paranormal Research, a bayou-based team of investigators who want to unlock mysteries that have confused residents for years. The investigators -- who have a passion for the region and paranormal events that occur there -- take on everything from swamp apparitions to haunted plantations and voodoo legends. Being in swampy areas, they often have to deal with such dangers as gators, snakes and mosquitos during the investigations that take the team to locations like the Old Cahawba ghost town in Alabama and Devil's Swamp in Louisiana.
World adventurers, led by paranormal researcher Josh Gates, travel the globe on the trail of the supernatural, hunting for strange creatures and paranormal phenomena. They interview local residents, research the history of the area and search for physical evidence of the supernatural phenomenon, bringing viewers along for the ride.
In the remote woods of Oregon sits Crescent Mine, one of America's richest gold mines. But the site had been forgotten after being abandoned decades ago when a series of tragedies gave it a reputation for being haunted. New owner Larry Overman has reopened the mine and hired a group of miners -- a mixture of veterans and rookies -- in hope of finding the mine's fortune. He is also tackling the haunted reputation head-on by teaming his miners with paranormal investigators Kristen Luman and Patrick Doyle. The latter are tasked with unraveling the location's mysteries, including historic Masonic connections and a spirit known to haunt the area for generations, while the miners face the day-to-day challenges that come with the job.
Australia may be in the Southern Hemisphere, but that doesn't make it immune to suspected paranormal activity. In "Haunting: Australia," six of the best ghost hunters in the industry head to the island continent in search of proof that there are ghosts there. The team -- led by former "Ghost Hunters International" star Robb Demarest -- visits some of Australia's most haunted locations to uncover ghostly evidence. The other members of the experienced group include ordained exorcist Ian Lawman, Indian Paranormal Society founder Gaurav Tiwari, former radio host Ray Jorden, celebrity psychic Rayleen Kable and paranormal blogger Allen Tiller.