Scoop: Travel Channel Programming Highlights For 3/11-3/24
Travel Channel Programming Highlights For 3/11-3/24:
Award-winning investigative reporter Christof Putzel has traveled the world uncovering some of the most hard-hitting stories of our time. He has used declassified government documents and key sources to bring these shocking stories to light. In "Mission Declassified," Putzel uses the same tools to explore history's most legendary and notorious mysteries. By decoding recently declassified documents, Putzel discovers new, or simply missed, clues and connections that could finally unlock decades-long mysteries surrounding legendary cold cases. [Hour-long episodes]
SERIES PREMIERE: "Escape From Alcatraz" - Premieres Sunday, March 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Three prisoners escaped from Alcatraz in 1962. Officially, they died in the surrounding waters, but FBI files say otherwise. Christof Putzel braves those same waters to hunt down inside information before going on a manhunt to Brazil.
FEAR THE WOODS (U.S. Premiere)
Hiking along pretty tree-lined trails and CAMPING in rustic, ramshackle conditions can be exactly what the doctor ordered, but sometimes the surrounding beauty serves as the perfect camouflage for who - or what - is lurking in the deep, dark woods. In "Fear the Woods," these haunting and horrific tales of murder and mayhem in the great outdoors are brought to life through emotionally wrought first-person interviews and chilling re-creations. [Hour-long episodes]
"Ghost Hunters Under Attack" - Premieres Monday, March 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
A team of experienced paranormal investigators discover they are no match for the malevolent spirits they encounter during two terrifying misadventures.
"Between Two Realms" - Premieres Monday, March 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
A family receives unexpected guests after they visit a remote graveyard, a border patrol agent chases down something not quite human and a TOUR GUIDE is lured away by the malevolent spirits haunting a ruined estate.
A shocking number of 911 emergencies end in paranormal encounters. "Paranormal 911" explores these events through eyewitness accounts of the first responders who lived through them - real life stories of police, firefighters and paramedics who arrive on scene, only to find themselves in the middle of a paranormal event. As first responders, it's their job to put themselves in the line of danger - sometimes with terrifying and unexplainable results. [Hour-long episodes]
"Phantom Footsteps, Over the Edge, Ghost Smack" - Premieres Monday, March 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
When officer David Elvy responds to a 911 call for a possible intruder in a nursing home, he finds himself literally chasing a ghost. When Betty responds to an emergency call for a car crash, an unexplained voice calls out to her. She discovers there's been a fatality but is able to rescue a baby - could it have been the spirit of the deceased calling to her? When police officers investigate an attempted break-in, they find no signs of forced entry and nobody around except a shadowy figure - and one of the offices is struck with an unseen, frigid slap in the face.
"Mannequin Mayhem, The Voice, Someone to Watch Over Me" - Premieres Monday, March 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
EMT Courtney Cooper has the fright of her life when she responds to a call in a home that contains a collection of mannequins ... that come alive! After an EMT arrives at the site of a fatal crash, she begins seeing a shadowy figure and hearing THE VOICE of the deceased woman. Police officer Eddie Hill responds to a 911 call from an elderly woman reporting an intruder in her attic. Upon investigating, he is shocked to come face to face with the ghost of the woman's deceased husband.
HAUNTED HOSPITALS (U.S. Premiere)
"Haunted Hospitals" tells chilling tales of paranormal activity inside hospitals, nursing homes, morgues and medical institutions. Past patients suspended between this world and the next, departed medical professionals who insist on overseeing their wards long after death, spirits roaming corridors to signal unfinished business with their presence - these terrifying stories are told from the medical professionals and patients who experienced them. These are not random encounters, but part of paranormal patterns experienced by hospital staff all over the world. [Hour-long episodes]
"Basement Terror, The Soul Healer, The Host" - Premieres Monday, March 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
A lab technician is haunted by otherworldly spirits in the hospital basement and receives a dire warning. A hospital volunteer with a special ability to heal others is stalked by a dark entity intent on draining her of her powers. A radio host wakes up after emergency surgery in a recovery room filled with angry spirits.
"Nursing Home Nightmare, The Wailing Walls, Terror in Black and White" - Premieres Monday, March 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
A new employee at a long-term care facility quickly discovers that it's haunted by multiple spirits, one of which is a harbinger of death. An EMT visiting her security guard boyfriend at a recently decommissioned hospital encounters spectral manifestations and voices of a crying child. A nursing facility is terrorized by a shadowy figure that occupants soon realize is an angel of death.
HAUNTED CASE FILES
America's leading GHOST HUNTERS and mediums recount their most riveting supernatural experiences through gripping interviews, powerful re-creations and real audio and visual recordings of the events. [Hour-long episodes]
"Killer Spirit" - Premieres Monday, March 11 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
A haunted school teaches a group of GHOST HUNTERS a lesson they'll never forget, paranormal investigators encounter the victims of a deranged murderer and a father-daughter team comes face to face with a spine-chilling entity.
"Haunted Asylum" - Premieres Monday, March 18 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
An investigator runs into a unique problem at a former asylum, GHOST HUNTERS are overwhelmed by the sheer number of spirits haunting an imposing mansion and a husband and wife are stunned when strange things start happening in their own home after an investigation.
MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM
Host Don Wildman digs into the world's greatest institutions to unearth extraordinary relics that reveal incredible SECRETS from the past. 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]
"Spaceship on a Beach, Boogie Bomb and Wyatt Earp's Great Escape" - Premieres Wednesday, March 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Host Don Wildman digs into an out of this world object that washed up on a beach, a bomb that is found buried beneath New York City and a little known story behind a Wild West legend.
"Serial Mourner, Glacier Inferno and Desert Giants" - Premieres Wednesday, March 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Host Don Wildman examines a mysterious family curse that terrifies a small town, a father and son's escape from an out of control inferno and THE STORY BEHIND giant desert carvings.
PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAMERA
Some of the most amazing, eye-opening and downright scary paranormal videos from around the world are featured as a panel of experts breaks down the footage and analyzes what exactly the eyewitnesses captured. Insights from some of the most knowledgeable specialists in the field and firsthand accounts from the people lucky enough - or perhaps unlucky enough - to witness these strange phenomena for themselves just might make a believer out of even the biggest skeptics out there. [Hour-long episodes]
"Haunted Antique Store and More" - Premieres Wednesday, March 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
A poltergeist haunts an English antique store, a father and son encounter Bigfoot in Washington and a strange UFO is spotted over Inner Mongolia.
"Infamous Oregon Bigfoot Footage and More" - Premieres Wednesday, March 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
An Oregon man captures some of the best Bigfoot footage ever, crazy UFOs cluster over a Texas town and a Wales resident faces an especially active poltergeist.
In "Kindred Spirits," premiering its third season on Travel Channel, powerhouse paranormal investigators, Amy Bruni and Adam Berry, enter America's darkest locations demanding answers to the most chilling, haunted mysteries. In each episode, their ultimate goal is to determine who or what haunts the space and whether it's safe for the living to remain. Their multi-layered investigations dig into the past in order to identify the dead and analyze the threat. With an arsenal of paranormal tools and their hands-on investigation style, the duo brings peace to those tormented by RESTLESS spirits by giving a voice to the dead. [Hour-long episodes]
"Ghost Train" - Premieres Thursday, March 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Amy Bruni and Adam Berry investigate violent spiritual activity that's threatening a young family who resides in one of the oldest homes on Cape Cod. They break new ground as they unveil a never-before-seen paranormal experiment.
"The Villisca Axe Murders" - Premieres Thursday, March 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Amy Bruni and Adam Berry investigate an Iowa farmhouse where a family was brutally murdered by an unknown assailant in 1912. They fear the killer's spirit haunts the home and is trying to continue his death toll in the afterlife.
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]
"Melrose Hotel" - Premieres Saturday, March 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Zak Bagans and the crew investigate a historic hotel plagued by dark spirits in Grand Junction, Colorado. The VICIOUS entities seem to target only men and may have even been responsible for a brutal murder involving the hotel's previous owners.
"Binion's Hotel and Casino" - Premieres Saturday, March 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Zak Bagans and the crew investigate two historic hotels inside an infamous Las Vegas casino with a dark and violent history. The long-abandoned hotels, sealed off and left frozen in time, have created a paranormal PRESSURE COOKER just waiting to explode.
Image: Investigative reporter Christof Putzel hosts Travel Channel's new series "Mission Declassified"