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Ghost TV shows are all the rage these days, so if you're a fan, you have a lot of selection, from documentaries, reality television to dramatic fiction. If can't catch them on cable, you can still order the DVDs, when available.
Ghost Television Shows
Paranormal State is the very first series that explores paranormal investigations through the eyes and minds of college students. This series follows the dramatic life of Penn State University college student Ryan Buell and the other student members of one of the first university sanctioned Paranormal Research Society (PRS) as they seek to find the truth behind terrifying real life mysteries. Although the members of PRS are your basic college kids - dealing with the problems of school, dating, and finding their way in the world - they are definitely looking into other worlds as well, working on cases that include poltergeists, haunting and the darkest areas of the unknown.
Official site: aetv.com/paranormal-state/
DVD: Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3
Ghost Hunters is a reality television series featuring Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, who are plumbers by day and who hunt ghosts at night as part of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS). The show debuted in October 2004 on the American Sci-fi Channel. Considered to be the most "serious" TV show about the topic of ghosts and hauntings, especially when compared to the more sensational British show "Most Haunted" featuring dramatic psychics and mediums.
Official site: scifi.com/ghosthunters
DVD: Season 1 | Season 2 part 1 | Season 2 part 2
Allison Dubois works in the Phoenix District Attorney's office. She uses her psychic abilities to help crack criminal cases. Her dreams often give her clues to the whereabouts of missing people, and by touching someone she often gets to see beneath the facade into the person's soul. Allison juggles this stressful job with her role as wife and mother of three children, including a daughter who seems to be developing similar powers.
Melinda Gordon inherited her "gift" -- the ability to see and talk with the spirits of dead people -- from, and was coached it its use by her grandmother. Running an antique store in a small town, newly married to a paramedic, Melinda helps the ghosts wandering around who are trapped between worlds by helping them to resolve unfulfilled aspects of their former life.
Official site: cbs.com/primetime/ghost_whisperer/
DVD: Season 1
Most Haunted is a british television series about the haunted houses of England, where presenters Derek Acorah and Yvette Fielding come to visit, and sometimes stay overnight, running scientific tests and experiments in the hope of uncovering and proving the existence of supernatural activity. It is currently being shown on the Travel Channel in the United States.
Official site: livingtv.co.uk/mosthaunted
DVD: Season 1-2
A HAUNTING is a series chronicling the terrifying true stories of hauntings told by those who experienced real-life horror tales, airing on Discovery Channel. Each one-hour episode dramatizes some of the scariest stories in America, revealing a world in which tragedy, suicide and murder have left psychic impressions so potent that innocent people become forced to deal with them decades later. Through mesmerizing first-person accounts, the mystery and origin of each haunting is powerfully unraveled. By the end of each ghost story, audiences experience a lingering sense that life, and death, are much stranger than anyone could have possibly imagined. A very scary show!
Official site: discovery.com
DVD: Season 1-4
Unsolved Mysteries: Ghosts
This show isn't on air anymore but it used to make great ghost related episodes. This DVD is a collection that contains them all: Queen Mary Ghosts, The Entity, Civil War Ghosts, Devil's Backbone, Frightened Family, etc.
Official site: unsolved.com
DVD: Unsolved Mysteries: Ghosts
Ghost Stories was an anthology series in 1997 telling the tale of thrillers that were meant to scare and entertain you. The show was aired as a one hour anthology, containing two thirty minute episodes. In total, 44 half-hour episodes were produced. Rip Torn hosted the show. This series is very much like Twilight Zone or Tales from the Darkside in that each episode is self-contained and originally ran for 30 minutes. There is a warning label on the DVD set that it is not suitable for those under 13 basically for suspense and some minor gore and grizzly makeup effects.
DVD: Ghost Stories (1997)
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