Scoop: Travel Channel Programming Highlights 10/22-11/4
Below are Travel Channel's programming highlights from October 22nd to November 4th.
Wildlife expert Casey Anderson is not afraid to get dangerously close to the largest and fiercest creatures on the planet. In Travel Channel's new series "Monster Encounters," his mission is to track down and document evidence of animals so large, or unusual, that they defy belief. Employing the latest technologies and his lifetime of wildlife experience, Anderson travels to remote corners of the earth IN SEARCH OF elusive creatures. Throughout each episode, he leaves no stone unturned, collecting clues and connecting the dots until he gets up-close and personal with the beasts he seeks. [Hour-long episodes]
SERIES PREMIERE: "Bloodthirsty Bats" - Premieres Tuesday, October 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Casey Anderson heads to Mexico to find out if vampire bats are attacking humans. He learns the bats have been fattening up on cattle, and as a result, their population has grown as much as 25 percent. Heading directly to the source - the country's caves and cattle ranches - Anderson risks his safety to become the prey in his hunt for a mega-colony of bloodsuckers. After meeting a rancher who claims he was bitten by a bat, Anderson re-creates the scene hoping that he too will be bitten - and it's a terrifying success.
Wildlife expert and "Monster Encounters" host Casey Anderson
examines a vampire bat in Mexico
CHRIS JERICHO: HUNTING MONSTERS
ONE-HOUR SPECIAL: Premieres Tuesday, October 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
WWE champion and famed author, musician and podcaster Chris Jericho has had a lifelong fascination with the unexplained. Now, he is on a terrifying mission to uncover the truth behind the fearsome swamp creatures believed to inhabit the swamps of Southern Louisiana. Wading deep into bayou country, Jericho searches for evidence of a legendary creature known as Rougarou, and a Sasquatch-like beast that roams the Honey Island Swamp. Is there a connection between these monsters? And what of the curse put on the region by infamous voodoo priestess Julia Brown in the early 1900s? Jericho encounters compelling proof from eyewitnesses, physical evidence and a startling revelation from BEYOND the grave.
Chris Jericho heads deep into the bayous of Southern Louisiana
in search of the truth behind the swamp creatures believed to inhabit the area
FOUR-PART MINISERIES: "Graveyard of the Pacific"
In this special four-part event, Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley head to the "Graveyard of the Pacific" - a treacherous nautical region of the Pacific Northwest, where the freshwater of the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Here, the ocean has claimed thousands of shipwrecks and countless lives, while unexplained deaths, diseases, fires and murders have impacted areas around the shoreline. The investigation takes the team to multiple haunted locations - from the UNDERGROUND tunnels weaving beneath the city of Astoria, Oregon, and the port city's Norblad Hostel to the Fort Stevens Military Base outside of town where dangerous entities are believed to haunt various sites. The investigation culminates at the North Head Lighthouse in Washington, which bore witness to some of the most tragic shipwrecks of this watery graveyard. [Hour-long episodes]
PART FOUR: "Cape Disappointment" - Premieres Saturday, October 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
The "Ghost Adventures" crew concludes their investigation of the Graveyard of the Pacific with a visit to Washington State, where they explore a lighthouse that bore witness to some of the most tragic shipwrecks on the Pacific Coast.
MONSTERLANDS: WEREWOLF ENCOUNTERS
ONE-HOUR SPECIAL: Premieres Tuesday, October 30 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Zoologist, animal behaviorist and wildlife cameraman Max Hug Williams travels the globe in an attempt to document and capture mythic creatures on film. As one of the world's leading nature cinematographers, Williams has filmed many never-before-seen sights. In "MonsterLands: Werewolf Encounters," Williams, alongside naturalist Adrian Shine, embarks on a mission to discover the phenomenon that's hiding behind a recent string of werewolf sightings in Brazil, which have caught local headlines and even caused one town to institute a werewolf curfew.
GHOST ADVENTURES LIVE
FOUR-HOUR LIVE HALLOWEEN EVENT: Premieres Wednesday, October 31 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
The "Ghost Adventures" team - Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley - will lock down inside Bagans' Las Vegas Haunted Museum in a special four-hour live Halloween investigation, hosted by special guest Josh Gates of "Expedition Unknown." The team will investigate the 33-room historic mansion brimming with hauntings from its own dark past - and that now houses thousands of haunted objects, some so frightening and powerful they can't even be touched, including Peggy the Doll and the infamous Dybbuk Box. Over 30 cameras will capture the event live, and in an unprecedented move, Bagans will attempt to open the Dybbuk Box, quite possibly evoking paranormal mayhem. With the help of special guests and experts - including Dave Schrader, Lady Snake, Chris Fleming, Michael and Marti Parry, Bill Chappell and others - it's sure to go down as one of the most terrifying nights in paranormal history. Through an on-location live video stream, viewers can monitor all of the "Ghost Adventures Live" activity on Travel Channel's Facebook Live platform and comment on any findings in real time, using #GhostAdventuresLive. Comments will feed directly to Travel Channel's Social Command Center, monitored by digital host Andrew "GUNNAROLLA" Gunadie, who will share with Josh Gates and the "Ghost Adventures Live" team.
In a special four-hour live investigation, Zak Bagans and the "Ghost Adventures" team
will lock down inside Bagans' Haunted Museum on Halloween night
In each episode of "Ghost Adventures," Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin, along with A/V techs Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley, travel to a different haunted destination where they meet with locals, eyewitnesses and experts in an attempt to piece together the HAUNTED HISTORY of each site. They then begin a dusk-to-dawn "lockdown" investigation, using the latest scientific gadgets and technology in an effort to obtain physical evidence of the paranormal and uncover the truth behind each haunted mystery. [Hour-long episodes]
SEASON PREMIERE: "Idaho State Reform School"- Premieres Saturday, November 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
The "Ghost Adventures" team travels to St. Anthony, Idaho, to investigate a former school with a dark history of death. Children were sent to the Idaho State Reform School with the hope of being reformed, but the result was often the opposite. The former girl's dormitory and infirmary were eventually transformed into homes where a family now lives in distress - plagued by intense unseen forces and violent attacks. As the team begins their lockdown, they document unnerving evidence of unexplained activity, disembodied voices and their own physical attacks.
In an all-new season premiere, the "Ghost Adventures" team heads to St. Anthony, Idaho,
to investigate the Idaho State Reform School
MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM
Don Wildman embarks on an epic quest to solve the world's most enduring mysteries. From world-famous museums to top-secret archives, Wildman unearths sinister relics, extraordinary artifacts and bizarre objects -- each with an incredible story to tell and a secret to be revealed. Through compelling interviews, rare archival footage and arresting re-creations, "Mysteries at the Museum" illuminates the hidden treasures at the heart of history's most incredible triumphs, sensational crimes and bizarre encounters. [Hour-long episodes]
"Gulf Breeze UFO, Poison Pill, Saving Private Lynch" - Premieres Wednesday, October 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Host Don Wildman showcases a series of strange UFO encounters, the sinister mastermind behind a poisonous plot and the death-defying tale of a brave American soldier.
"Spacecraft Heist, A Brush with Anthrax, Lift Like an Egyptian" - Premieres Wednesday, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Host Don Wildman examines a CIA mission to steal a Soviet spacecraft, a battle in the trenches with a deadly microbe and the amazing solution to an ancient Egyptian riddle.
Viewers are invited to join the action in "Haunted Live," a live interactive paranormal investigation series featuring paranormal experts the Tennessee Wraith Chasers, and hosted by Jamie Kaler. The team - Chris Smith, Steven "Doogie" McDougal, Scott Porter, Brannon Smith and Mike Goncalves - relies on a unique combination of scientific method and spiritual faith to navigate investigations. Each week, they'll reveal a new haunted location to the public and utilize their skills, technology and unique experiments to capture evidence of paranormal activity in a live and unfiltered paranormal investigation. Through an on-location live video stream, viewers can monitor the investigation activity on Travel Channel's Facebook Live platform and comment on any findings in real time, directing the team where to investigate next. Fans can follow Travel Channel's social media pages for the secret location reveal each week and visit Facebook to join a special pre-hunt Q&A with the Tennessee Wraith Chasers. #HauntedLive [Hour-long episodes]
New Episode *Live* - Premieres Friday, October 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Viewers participate in a live ghost hunt as the Tennessee Wraith Chasers investigate haunted locations across the nation. The TWC perform experiments in hopes of capturing definitive proof of ghosts while viewers use webcams streaming on social media to direct the team to areas needing further investigation. It's a revolutionary television experience where viewers can change the entire course of the show. This week, the team investigates a building built upon Native American burial grounds with ties to America's pioneering past.
New Episode *Live* - Premieres Friday, November 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Viewers participate in a live ghost hunt as the Tennessee Wraith Chasers investigate haunted locations across the nation. The TWC perform experiments in hopes of capturing definitive proof of ghosts while viewers use webcams streaming on social media to direct the team to areas needing further investigation. It's a revolutionary television experience where viewers can change the entire course of the show. This week, the team investigates a school rectory with a bloody Civil War history, believed to be haunted by numerous soldiers.
"Paranormal Survivor" will take you through terrifying real-life encounters with the supernatural. Hear from those who've faced these feared spirits - and watch dramatic re-creations that lure people back to the scenes of these harrowing confrontations. [Hour-long episodes]
"When Ghosts Attack Children" - Premieres Sunday, October 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
A mom feels like her sons are in harm's way when the paranormal activity in their new home turns scary. Then, a woman reveals that she and her sister were terrorized as children by ghosts hiding in their home.
"Demonic Hauntings" - Premieres Sunday, November 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
A man reveals a painful reminder from the time he antagonized a negative entity, something dangerously demonic lurks in a woman's closet and a woman is terrorized by a demon that visits her dreams.
MOST TERRIFYING PLACES IN AMERICA
"Most Terrifying Places in America" takes you on a treacherous trip across the nation's most horrifying haunts. Take a ride on the dire side as we uncover the most bone-chilling manors and inns and visit real-life ghost towns so cursed shivers will run down your spine. Join us as we stop at the nation's scariest attractions, which will leave you feeling like a wide-eyed, freaked-out kid again, and come along as we unearth the most frightening forests, forts and freeways. [Hour-long episodes]
"Unnatural World" - Premieres Sunday, October 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
From a Nebraska road where a farmer hung his entire family to an Upstate New York farmhouse where a demon has long overstayed its welcome, we explore locations linked to unnerving and terrifying tales.
SCARIEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE
"Scariest Night of My Life" retells chilling, true stories of victims of paranormal mayhem. Each episode features three different stories of people who lived through life-changing and spine-chilling supernatural encounters that happened during the course of one terrifying night. With powerful re-creations filled with twists and turns, viewers are in for an unforgettable paranormal ride. [Hour-long episodes]
"Ward 13 and Shadow of a Doubt" - Premieres Sunday, October 28 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
A man encounters ghosts from WWI while working during the biggest storm of the year at a former insane asylum. A teenage girl discovers a dark figure lurking in the shadows of her family's apartment.
"Scratching the Surface and Kill Jill" - Premieres Sunday, November 4 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
A mother and her daughter hear scratching noises and feel A HAUNTING presence after they move into a deceased friend's house. A group of angry ghosts follow a young woman home after her grandfather's funeral.