Scoop: Travel Channel's Programming Highlights, 3/25-4/7
Below are Travel Channel Programming highlights from March 25 - April 7:
IN SEARCH OF MONSTERS
Travel Channel's new series, "In Search of Monsters," takes viewers on a frightening hunt for the truth behind infamous and iconic monsters that brings their legends to all-too-real life. Utilizing new information, the latest evidence and investigations, and featuring riveting eyewitness accounts of encounters with these nightmarish beasts, each episode reveals all-new stories about the monsters you fear most and thought you knew. From DNA evidence of Bigfoot and ancient Bible clues about Mothman's identity, to a scientific explanation of how the Loch Ness Monster may be traveling through time, these stories will haunt your dreams as never before. [Half-hour episodes]
Searching for new evidence of Bigfoot, geneticist Scott Blankenship and molecular biologist Gregg Schumer
extract environmental DNA, as featured on "In Search of Monsters"
SERIES PREMIERE: "Bigfoot" - Premieres Wednesday, April 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
It's the world's most famous cryptid - Bigfoot. Terrifying new eyewitness accounts of Bigfoot encounters, in combination with recently UNCOVERED anthropological evidence, reveal a creature far fiercer and more predatory than the gentle, lumbering giant often depicted. The worldwide hunt for this legendary primate produces DNA evidence of its existence, exposes a possible government coverup of a Bigfoot in captivity and follows clues that suggest a global population of Bigfoot creatures that may be extraterrestrial in origin. This is the Bigfoot story as never told before.
Paranormal pioneer Bob Magill and empathic investigator Tina Storer take on frightening, personal hauntings in America in the cult classic "Ghost Bait," lured back to television and premiering on Travel Channel. Using a shocking but effective method of isolation combined with sensory deprivation, the duo helps people overcome their fear of intense paranormal activity. After conducting their own paranormal investigation, Magill and Storer use their findings to elevate a client's fear level and then use that terror as bait to draw out the entity and force a confrontation. By facing their worst fears head on, Magill and Storer believe the living can overpower the negative forces around them to reclaim their sense of peace and control. [Half-hour episodes]
"Ghost Bait" hosts Bob Magill and Tina Storer
SERIES PREMIERE: "Agnes" - Premieres Thursday, April 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Bob Magill and Tina Storer travel to the historic Brookdale Lodge in Santa Cruz, California, to investigate claims of an evil spirit bullying an employee named Agnes. The paranormal investigators discover the once famed hotel has a dark history filled with mysterious deaths and corruption. Agnes must overcome her deepest fears and challenge this oppressive entity in order to continue her livelihood at the hotel.
"Ashley" - Premieres Thursday, April 4 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
A terrified woman in Sacramento, California, reaches out to Bob Magill and Tina Storer to investigate an aggressive presence terrorizing her family home. During their investigation, Storer is spooked by an entity with a very personal connection to Ashley, the homeowner. With no other options, Ashley must confront her fears and reconcile with this spirit or leave her childhood home behind.
Adventurer and EXPLORER Josh Gates ("Expedition Unknown") pursues the unexpected stories behind fabled places around the globe in the return of Travel Channel's "Legendary Locations." In each episode - expanded into an hour-long format for the show's second season - Gates showcases the surprising stories behind locations brimming with mythic histories, surprising backstories and newly UNCOVERED secrets. With the help of historians and local experts, he illuminates new findings from the places you thought you knew and sheds light on those you never knew existed. [Hour-long episodes]
SEASON PREMIERE: "Out of this World" - Premieres Tuesday, April 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Josh Gates explores both the natural - and the supernatural. He examines an ancient cathedral made entirely of salt, buried 20 stories beneath the streets of Wieliczka, Poland, and a mysterious symbol in Sicily believed to be written by a nun under demonic possession. Additional stories include a haunted asylum in upstate New York, the intriguing tale of Brazil's booming coffee industry and more!
"Legendary Locations" host Josh Gates
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]
"Terror from the Sky" - Premieres Monday, March 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
An Arizona logger's co-workers are accused of murder after he's abducted by aliens. A man is lured from his Utah campground to a gathering of otherworldly beings that may have malicious intentions.
"The Hunters and the Hunted" - Premieres Monday, April 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Deer hunters stumble into the territory of a legendary - and very angry - beast. Two friends on a cross-country road trip get into big trouble when they happen to tell a creepy local where they will be CAMPING that night.
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]
"Paranormal Prisoner" - Premieres Monday, March 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
A correctional officer witnesses the Grim Reaper collect the soul of a dead prisoner, the ghost of a teenage girl attaches herself to the EMT who tried to save her and an elderly man is saved by his recently deceased wife.
"Fearful Fed" - Premieres Monday, April 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
A Homeland Security officer is left shaken by an encounter with an otherworldly intruder inside an empty government building, a mysterious soldier saves a hospital corpsman's life during a hurricane and paramedics respond to a ghostly 911 call.
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]
"Elevator From Hell" - Premieres Monday, March 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
A security guard has a chilling encounter at a notoriously haunted hospital, a pediatric nurse discovers a powerful spirit residing in the bowels of a 100-year-old facility and a massive renovation disturbs the spirits at a psychiatric hospital.
"A Question of Sanity" - Premieres Monday, April 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
A new nurse's life is spared when a dead doctor warns her about a violent patient, a hospice nurse finds herself in a tense standoff with a patient's ghost and repeated encounters with shadow creatures leave a nursing home cook emotionally and physically drained.
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]
"Taken Over" - Premieres Monday, March 25 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
An investigator is called to a lakeside property to remove a troublesome spirit, a father and daughter investigate the site of one of the earliest recorded possessions in the United States and a pair of GHOST HUNTERS become the HUNTED - deep underground.
"Ghost Cops" - Premieres Monday, April 1 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Paranormal investigators encounter the spirits of former cops inside a deserted police precinct, a team experiences unprecedented physical contact with friendly ghosts and an evil entity is hellbent on causing harm to a psychic medium.
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]
"Oakland Poltergeist, King Tut's Alien Jewel and Cursed Castle" - Premieres Wednesday, March 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Host Don Wildman investigates a poltergeist that haunted a California mansion, an Egyptian relic that some believe may have come from BEYOND the stars and a ship captain's curse that may have ruined a family fortune.
"Mansfield Mystery Crash, Deep Space Object and Lonely Hearts Killer" - Premieres Wednesday, April 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Host Don Wildman investigates the tragic demise of Hollywood legend Jayne Mansfield, an interstellar object that experts believe is a UFO and a killer who preyed on lovelorn women in the 1910s.
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]
"A UFO Spotted over the Pentagon and More" - Premieres Wednesday, March 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
A pyramid-shaped UFO is spotted over the Pentagon, a father and his children are spooked by a ghost on a playground in Rhode Island and a security camera captures strange creatures stalking a California neighborhood.
New Episode - Premieres Wednesday, April 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Episode description TBD
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]
SEASON FINALE: "The Search for Lizzie Borden" - Premieres Thursday, March 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Amy Bruni and Adam Berry are the first paranormal investigators to enter Maplecroft, the mansion where Lizzie Borden died. They hope it is a groundbreaking opportunity to speak with the spirit of the alleged ax murderer.
"Kindred Spirits" hosts Adam Berry and Amy Bruni prepare to investigate Maplecroft,
Lizzie Borden's final residence
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]
"The Hunt for D.B. Cooper" - Premieres Sunday, March 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Christof Putzel jumps from a plane and digs up rare FBI files as he follows shocking new leads that take him from the Pacific Northwest to Las Vegas and Utah, in his quest to find the real identity of hijacker D.B. Cooper
"The Lindbergh Kidnapping" - Premieres Sunday, April 7 at 11 p.m. ET/PT (*Note: Special Time)
Christof Putzel investigates the Lindbergh kidnapping, a story that made his grandfather's journalism career. Now, using his grandfather's notes and recently declassified FBI files, Putzel tracks down surprising new leads to Germany and even the Nazi Party.