The Best Episodes of A Haunting
Last Updated: Jun 7, 2019
Between the world we see and the things we fear...there are doors. When they are opened....Nightmares become reality. These are the true stories of the innocent and the unimaginable. Based on true events, A Haunting dramatises some of the scariest stories, revealing a world in which tragedy, suicide and murder have left psychic impressions so powerful that innocent people become forced to deal with them decades later. Through mesmerising first-person accounts, the mystery and origin of each haunting is powerfully revealed and leaves a lingering sense that life - and death - are much stronger then anyone could have possibly imagined.
#1 - The Unleashed
Season 3 - Episode 4
Standish, Michigan is riddled with burial sites of the Native Americans who once lived there. That's why it's not surprising to find a skeleton buried beneath the century-old fixer upper that Randy Irvin moved into in 1974. After reburying the remains, Randy becomes facinated with the idea of contacting the dead. Chanting an incantation from a book of witchcraft, he unleashes a scratching, clawing, growling spirit that attacks him nightly before turning on his mother and sister. Desperate to send the demon back from where he'd summoned it, he turns to a Wiccan white witch who is overpowered by its force. At the edge of insanity, Randy meets Nora Rainer, a healer who is experienced in dealing with demonic spirits.
#2 - Eternal Grief
Season 8 - Episode 3
What seems like a dream home in rural Indiana quickly turns into something darker when the new owner experiences unexplained voices and scents, which lead her to believe the house is haunted by the ghost of the previous occupant.
#3 - Death's Door
Season 5 - Episode 10
Victoria Dane tries to get her life back together again after accidentally having an overdose. She starts to notice unusual events going on in her home she feels has something to do with the medication she's taking. After moving to New Mexico to close to her relatives, the strange events follow her and begin to strike out at her physically. Aided by a local investigation company, Victoria comes to realize that the supernatural activity she is experiencing conjured up from her near-death experience after overdosing. The questions remains of how she will be able to close the door to the paranormal word that has came to her attention.
#4 - Nightmare in Bridgeport
Season 5 - Episode 3
Connecticut child safety specialist Bob Baker has devoted his life to protecting children from natural and supernatural harm. After years of battling supernatural forces, he thinks he’s seen it all. But when his mother starts hearing voices in his childhood home, Bob is faced with a demon that evolves from his own nightmares. After colleagues, priests, and a world-renowned exorcist fail to cleanse the property, Bob resorts to literally "smoking out" the demon to reclaim his mother’s home and his own life.
#5 - Demons Never Die
Season 8 - Episode 8
A home is invaded by what is believed to be a demon hell-bent on hurting the members of a family one by one.
#6 - Sallie's House
Season 2 - Episode 4
A young couple, Tony and Deb, are expecting their first child as they move into a home in Atchinson, Kansas. After their son is born, Deb begins to suspect their house is haunted. Her son's toys start to rearrange themselves; Tony hears voices and is subjected to painful wounds. Initially, they believe they're being terrorized by the ghost of a young girl. Tony and Deb consult a psychic who tells them it's not simply the girl that's causing the problems but a much darker entity is at work.
#7 - Echoes of the Past
Season 4 - Episode 8
In March 2005, Libby and Sean Johnson renovate an old, rundown home in Chester, Vermont. But shortly after moving in, strange noises fill the night. They realize that recent renovation caused the disturbances and turn to Wiccans for help. This story was also used as a setting for an episode of the Sci-Fi Channel's Ghost Hunters.
#8 - Conjuring Evil
Season 7 - Episode 15
After a teenager experiments with the occult, darkness is attracted to her Alaskan home. It targets the family, driving them apart before attacking. As it grows stronger the family realizes their lives are at risk, and turn to experts for help.
#10 - Where Demons Dwell
Season 2 - Episode 6
Arnie and Debbie move into a home with her 12-year-old brother in tow. Immediately, the boy is tormented by visions of an evil old man who eventually morphs into a hooved demon. The family is forced to take action when they witness the child being attacked by an unseen force. It's soon clear that the "beast" is trying to take over the boy's soul. Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren determine that there are several demons after young David and that only the Church can help them.
#12 - Evil Rises
Season 8 - Episode 5
A woman assumes orbs she notices in some photos are images of friendly spirits. However, when a dark entity begins tormenting her family, she realizes they are dealing with evil and steps need to be taken to protect her loved ones.
#13 - Ghosts of War
Season 8 - Episode 9
After a menacing Nazi soldier seeks vengeance for his death and threatens an innocent couple, they seek help to make peace with his ghost.
#14 - Love Curse
Season 9 - Episode 4
Newlyweds are unnerved by a dangerous paranormal presence that they need to get rid of before their first child is born.
#15 - Ghost Hunter
Season 4 - Episode 9
Paranormal investigator Stacey Jones lives in Syracuse, New York with her husband Lloyd and teenage son Jamie. After Jamie tags along a on cemetery investigation, he discovers a strange marking scratched into his leg. In the following weeks, he hears unexplained noises in the house and watches items fly across the room. Soon, his behavior deteriorates, as does his state of mind. He turns to his mother for help, but she assigns logical explanation to illogical events. When Stacey witnesses a demonic attack on Jamie, she can no longer evade the truth. She calls on her friend and colleague John Zaffis to save her son from an entity bent on possessing his soul.
#16 - The Diabolical
Season 2 - Episode 2
Marie's daughter suffers from a mental condition that keeps her from speaking. During the three years they've lived in their home, Marie has witnessed her communicating with someone she could not see. Marie was unworried, having decided it was positive angels. But upon his first visit, Marie's boyfriend, Chris, feels a dark presence in the house. Using a Ouija board, the two unintentionally open up the home to a diabolical that is using Julie as a portal. A team of paranormal investigators soon decide the case is more serious than they can handle and arrange with the Church for an exorcism.
#17 - The Haunted Victorian
Season 6 - Episode 4
A couple recall how their dream home turned into a nightmare after an alleged demonic possession and attack in the sixth-season finale.
#18 - House of Nightmares
Season 10 - Episode 2
When a woman experiences paranormal activity inside her family's new home, she suspects spirits tied to the historic Victorian's past. She soon fears something far more sinister is lurking after an unseen entity attacks her in bed.
#19 - Gateway to Hell
Season 2 - Episode 1
Bobby Mackey owns a country music nightclub in the small town of Wilder, Kentucky. The building was once home to a slaughterhouse. The Licking River, which runs next door, is said to have attracted Satanists and murderers over the years. Bobby initially pays no attention to the legends, even though his pregnant wife Jackie and an employee had been attacked by spirits. With the eerie violence escalating, an ancient well in the basement is discovered; it seems to be the source of the dark force. It seems intent on harming Jackie's unborn child and taking someone's soul.
#20 - Shape of Evil
Season 7 - Episode 10
After a series of unexplained events, a young family discovers a long history of death connected to their new home and wonders if it’s haunted. But when the family is attacked, they turn to investigators before a shape-shifting demon turns vicious.
#21 - Trapped in Terror
Season 7 - Episode 11
When Taylor Jones’ estranged mother comes to visit, she opens their home up to the world of the undead. Taylor turns to a team of paranormal investigators who uncover the brutal truth of what happened in her attic years ago.
#22 - Dream House aka Nightmare Upstairs
Season 5 - Episode 6
The VanLandingham Family of six decides it’s finally time to move to a larger house in the small town of Wynne, Arkansas. The home is beautiful, spacious, and even has a private floor above the garage for teenagers Brianna and Heather. What the family first considers "house-settling" noise and behavior quickly turns into a full-scale supernatural physical attack on both daughters. The family desperately reaches out to their pastor and a local paranormal investigator, but the entity is too strong. The family is forced to abandon their "dream house" forever.
#23 - The Possessed
Season 3 - Episode 8
Mary Vogel's investigation of a Virginia farm uncovers evidience of satanic rituals. It also unleases a malevolent spirit that attaches itself to her, filling her days with nightmarish visions and nights with physical attacks. As the demon overtakes her life, her son Josh becomes frightened of her and the relationship with her fiance falls apart. With her formerly deep faith in the Church under assault, it's up to her family and mentor John Zaphus to arrange an exorcism.
#25 - Demon Child
Season 2 - Episode 3
Jan's is unconcerned that her seven-year-old son Cody talks with an imaginary friend. It becomes clear the "friend" is quite real when the child's behavior becomes belligerent and hateful. Jan is frightened into action when Cody tells her he lives in a box in the cemetery. She calls upon a Native American shaman to help rid her son of this demonic spirit.