The Best Episodes of Ghost Hunters International
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2018
This spin-off of the highly successful SyFy Channel show assembles a team of paranormal investigators to test out allegedly otherworldly activity in Europe. Armchair travelers with a taste for the extraordinary won't want to miss this one.
#1 - Witches Castle
Season 2 - Episode 4
The team arrives in Austria for the first time to investigate the eerie Moosham and Schloss Porchia Castles. First up, is the Moosham Castle, which was built in the 13th century by the Mooshimmer. Moosham Castle was allegedly a torture site during history's bloodiest witch trial. When the archbishop made accusations of witchcraft against certain women it was off with their— well, yeah, you know where we're headed (no pun intended!). Still high off the success of the investigation at the Moosham Castle, the team takes on the Schloss Porcia. The Porcia Castle was built in 1533 by the Salamanca dynasty and was purchased in the 1950s by the government to be used for a variety of purposes. The mayor, police department and caretaker have all had personal experiences with paranormals on the property. The most chilling legend surrounds Katharina, the last of the Salamanca family, who is said to have killed a worker with a wooden shoe. And they say good help is hard to find. To date, people claim to see Katharina roaming the castle's halls at night.
#2 - Army Of The Dead: Serbia
Season 2 - Episode 24
Europe's largest undestroyed fortress - the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia - is bound to have a few stories to tell, and the GHI team want to hear them. Alen Panikovic, who works at the now-museum, shows the team the grounds, including a prison, a barricade area, an execution wall, and a tunnel system 16 kilometers long. The facility is so large that their normal equipment won't do the trick, but luckily Paul is able to rig a device for each of the investigators so that they can carry DVs, audio recorders, EMF detectors - the whole toolkit - on one hand-held rig. Genius. Barry warns them to be careful of the fortress's dangers, including collapsing tunnels, and with that, the explorers set off.
#3 - The Man in the Iron Mask: Italy
Season 3 - Episode 8
The team heads to the Fort of Fenestrelle in Turin, Italy. This massive fortress will require the team to climb 4,000 steps to reach the investigation site. There is a prison in which hundreds died, including a man who had been forced to hide his face behind an iron mask as punishment for his crimes. Locals believe this man is haunting the prison and fortress- and one witness claims to have seen the apparition of the man with burning red eyes! In the officer's prison, people speculate that the man with the iron mask was a relative— either an identical twin, illegitimate child or distant relative — to the king. As he was a threat to the crown, he was imprisoned and forced to cover his face. A resident walking his dog once saw the man with the iron mask, and his dog went crazy over it.
#4 - Port Arthur Penitentiary
Season 2 - Episode 10
A centuries-old prison that was home to rapists, murders, and the criminally insane sounds like a setting right out of a horror movie, but it's a real place - Australia's Port Arthur Penitentiary, rumored to be one of the most haunted spots in the world. As the team descends on the location, Brandy details Port Arthur's history, and a long list of reported paranormal phenomena that includes apparitions, moving objects, footsteps, and even people reporting being touched by spirits.
#5 - Quarantine Station
Season 2 - Episode 9
It's time for the Ghost Hunters International team to get ill, as they head out to Sydney's Quarantine Station. Opened in 1833, the location served as an entry point for passengers in which the sick were separated from the well and kept under some fairly harsh conditions. Cases of plague, typhus, cholera, smallpox and Spanish influenza were all prevalent there, and many people died within the station's confines.
#6 - Unfaithful Spirit: Germany
Season 2 - Episode 22
The team seeks the source at Fursteneck Castle in Germany. The legend of the place is that a medieval knight interred his cheating wife is its walls, and an apparition, thought by many to be her, is often seen in this castle-turned-hotel.
#7 - Spirits of Italy
Season 2 - Episode 5
The GHI team heads to Italy for a pair of palace investigations. The first takes them to Fosdinovo, Italy, location of Malaspina Castle. Built in the 11th Century, the structure has been owned by one family for hundreds of years. Pietro, the latest in the line of owners, shows the team around to sites in which visitors have seen shadows, heard screams, and witnessed poltergeist activity like drawers opening and closing on their own. That settled, the team moves on to its second case, Palazzo Ducale in Genoa, Italy. Once a seat of government, the palace has a long and bloody history of political intrigue. In addition to the murder of various government officials, some notable names were imprisoned there. Among them was violinist Nicolo Paganini, whose music is still heard reverberating in the halls. Also heard are sounds of wailing and crying, and one artisan working on restoring a fresco reported hearing a voice telling her, "Good job."
#8 - Holy Ghost
Season 2 - Episode 6
GHI heads to the southern hemisphere for a pair of investigations in Chile. The first is in El Bosque, where the City Hall has been the site of numerous reported phenomena. Formerly an orphanage, the building also served as a retirment home for Catholic priests, and was used for the torture of suspected communists in the country's 1973 coup. Our second case this week takes GHI to Valparaiso, Chile, to the Santiago Severin Library. Built in the early part of the 20th century, the library houses some 180,000 books and is a central landmark in Valparaiso. According to liaison and local historian Gerry Woodhams, it has also been the site of numerous sightings and experiences.
#9 - Wicklow's Gaol
Season 2 - Episode 1
The team makes its way to Ireland, to check out Wicklow Gaol, a prison constructed in 1702 that once housed some 780 prisoners during the Great Famine. It's now a museum, but reports have been made of people being pushed or touched by unseen forces, seeing blood on the floor, and witnessing strange shadows and mists.
#10 - The Legend of Rose Hall
Season 2 - Episode 13
Sugar was king in the 1800s, bringing immense wealth to the owners of Jamaica's sugar cane plantations. There were 700 plantation great houses, all built on high ground to oversee the thousands of slaves who worked in the fields below. During the slave rebellion of 1831, 685 of the great houses were burned to the ground as hated symbols of the extravagant life styles founded on cruelty. Yet, one of the fifteen great houses which still remained was The Rose Hall Great House, a 6,000 acre and 3,000 slave plantation. Rose Hall is a visually impressive Georgian Mansion and the most famous great house in Jamaica. Rich woodwork graces the interiors furnished with European antiques. It sits high on the hillside, with a panorama view over the coast in Montego Bay. John Palmer, the representative of King George III to the Jamaican Parish of St. James, built it between 1770 and 1780. Rose Hall, however, is not only noteworthy for its beauty. It is also famous as the setting for a chilling Jamaican legend about the White Witch of Rose Hall filled with underground passageways, dungeons, bloodspill, and hauntings.
#11 - The Spirit of Robin Hood
Season 2 - Episode 14
Location: Nottingham, England The team heads to the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham, England, where the legend of Robin Hood is said to have originated. Recruits from last year's Academy, Susan and Karl, join the team in this facility that has reports of every kind of paranormal activity, including apparitions, attacks, noises, transfigurations and unexplained lights. Scott and Robb head to the modern cells with a bevy of technical equipment to document reports of noises and bumps. Soon, they get a fluctuating EMF reading and Robb gets a serious case of the chills. Brandy and Barry set up an EVP session in the Reception Area to communicate with the apparitions of a Victorian man and woman seen there. They hear a sighing noise, but can't find the source. In the courtroom, where people have reported seeing a black shadow and feeling their pews being hit, Paul and Scott attempt to communicate, and almost immediately hear bumping noises and see shadows. Attempting to get consistency, Scott "gets New York" on the spirit, growing more aggressive with his dialogue. They hear a loud bang, and Paul chases after it. Though they felt the entity was playing with them one moment, it seems to be gone the next. Later, Barry and Susan visit the courtroom, and they pursue the claim that the ghost of Judge Black transfigures - or changes the appearance of - people sitting in the judge's chair. Susan boldly sits in the chair, where she feels some bizarre sensations. Barry documents the session with a still camera. Robb and Karl move to Robin Hood's Tunnel, where the reports include dark masses as well as candlelight. They ask the presence to throw stones, or otherwise show itself. They hear a tapping sound, but soon deduce that it is caused by dripping water. Paul and Ashley investigate the Dark Cell, where a woman is said to have been thrown against a wall by a shadowy figure. They provoke the spirit, daring it to push them. They pursue the sound of a woman's voice, but find no apparent source. Upon sitting on the cell's bench, however, Ashley feels the wall behind her being hit. Then Ashley and Robb visit the Night Cell, where Robb uses the light meter in active mode, setting it to emit either UV or infrared light, and it begins to detect dramatic changes in the light coming through the door. After determining that the meter might be hurting the spirit, they switched it to passive mode, and the spirit departed. Paul and Scott explore the crumbling oubliette, where they hear a woman's voice, but cannot find its source. During analysis, the team comes across a potential EVP and a mysterious form in one of the windows. Barry and Robb present their information, including a "Yes" and a "Get out" audio clip from the Modern Cells. Paul and Ashley's EVP picks up a "You're right" response, and Robb and Karl's session in the Dark Cell yields a catch of tapping that confirms their experience. Barry's photographs from the courtroom show a mist appearing during Susan's attempt at transfiguration, and a video clip shows another mysterious form in the courtroom. The client is thrilled to have some confirmation of what he and visitors have long suspected
#12 - The Crystal Maiden: Belize & France
Season 3 - Episode 9
In San Ignacio, Belize the team investigates caves that the ancient Mayans believed were the first of nine layers to the underworld. The caves were the sites of numerous human sacrifices, including that of the Crystal Maiden, whose bones have been there so long they have crystallized into the cave floor. Claims at the cave, as reported by cave guide Emil Gamez, include chanting noises, balls of fiery light and spirits that pass through people's bodies. In the tomb-like area of the Crystal Maiden people feel strange energy, a sense of unwelcome and glowing lights around the Maiden. Next the team investigates a 14th century mansion in Queaux, France where a ghost named Alice is haunting the women visitors to the home. She died in the 1920's of a kidney infection and now it seems that any woman who stays in Alice's room gets the same infection! Even the homeowner's daughter ends up in the hospital. How creepy! Full body apparitions, voices, touching, violent noises and shadows add to the mystery.
#13 - Gate To Hell
Season 2 - Episode 3
This week, GHI investigates the Czech Republic's Castle Houska, a structure supposedly built to keep something in. Legend has it that the castle, dating back to the 13th century, was built over the Gates of Hell and meant to keep evil spirits from escaping into the world. Needless to say, the team is champing at the bit to get a crack at this gothic fortress.
#14 - Wolf's Lair
Season 2 - Episode 16
The team makes their debut in Poland at the Wolf's Lair, Hitler's Eastern Front command post, where he spent roughly 800 days and where the attempt on his life, Operation Valkyrie, failed. Judwiga, the staff historian, tours them around the facility, where eerie noises, voices speaking German, and creepy feelings, as of being watched, abound.
#15 - Hauntings of South Africa
Season 1 - Episode 12
The team explores South Africa, and finds out about a prostitute named Charlotte who never properly checked out of the Nottingham Road Hotel in KwaZulu-Natal. Charlotte threw herself from a window, and has been a hotel guest for over 200 years. The team moves on to Nightmare Cave, the gravesite of an African civil war soldier. It's covered in graphic murals, and houses visible human remains and a ghost, quite possibly that of the deceased occupant's spirit. Nightmare Cave evokes anger and resentment in anyone who crosses through its stone expanses.
#16 - Demons Of Nicaragua
Season 2 - Episode 18
The team heads to Nicaragua, and Susan, after introducing the ghost hunters to her extended family, leads the way. She and Robb check out the Beast Tower in Coyotepe Fortress, where Satanists have been known to perform rituals. They both feel strange sensations and pursue a mysterious noise with the feeling that they're being toyed with. As Joe and Barry investigate the site of an exorcism, they hear footsteps and call on Scott and Paul for backup, who report that one of their cameras has gone out. Revisiting the Beast Tower, Scotty and Joe hear a "Hey," and hope to catch it in analysis. Their next stop is Leon, at the museum of Carcel XXI, a onetime facility where criminals were held and political prisoners were hideously tortured. Many of the employees have quit due to the high level of paranormal activity.
#17 - Headless Haunting
Season 1 - Episode 6
The GHI team arrives in Slovakia to become the first to investigate Orava Castle, where the classic silent film Nosferatu was shot. Upon arrival, they meet with Peter Palka, a local historian, who guides them through the structure. The team's next stop is Germany's Reichenstein Castle which was built in the 11th century. Caretaker Sandor Schmitz gives the team a tour while telling them the legend of Dietrich, lord of the castle, whose head was cut off. His decaptitated ghost is said to still haunt the structure, searching for its head.
#18 - Hitler's Ghost
Season 2 - Episode 7
The Ghost Hunters International team makes its way to Argentina to visit the historic Gran Hotel Viena. The hotel is in disrepair now, but was once rumored to be a compound for Nazi war criminals who had fled Germany. Most significantly, there are conspiracy theories claiming that Adolph Hitler did not, as is popularly believed, commit suicide in a Berlin bunker, but rather fled to Argentina, and to the Gran Hotel Viena. Robb and the rest of the team are very excited to have the chance to seek the spirit of one of history's most notorious figures.
#19 - Amsterdamned: Netherlands
Season 2 - Episode 23
Can a house ruin a man’s life? According to Johan Vlemmix, owner of what is referred to as the most haunted house in the Netherlands, it can. He bought the house just over a year ago, and since that time, all aspects of his life have gone downhill. The previous owner concurs – his own life is in shambles, he says, solely because of the house. Johan is grateful to have GHI present, and they, in turn, do their best to get to the bottom of the strange phenomena to which the house is prone.
#20 - A Call For Help
Season 1 - Episode 17
The international ghost hunters answered the call of a local Denmark investigative team, who needed help deciphering whether or not the historic Trekroner Fort in Copenhagen is haunted. The battles of Copenhagen in 1801 and 1807 were fought at this fort, and during each war; many soldiers died on the grounds. Presently the spirits are still suspected to lurk around in search of the unknown. While in Peru, the team sought answers as to whether or not Casa Garland, a family house, was haunted.
#22 - Ghosts In The City Of Lights
Season 1 - Episode 22
For their first investigation, the team researched the Chateau Lagorce, which was once home to many wealthy noblemen throughout the 19th century and was later seized by the Germans during World War II. The owner recalls seeing a shadow move across the wall and other guests have reported hearing voices throughout the building. Next, the investigators headed to the Paris Underground, which is reportedly known for its paranormal activity. According to Christopher Spence, the Underground researcher, the area was once used as a monk's monastery known as the Capucins Quarries. It was widely reported that they would see a green mist and then hours later someone from the group would die.
#23 - City of the Doomed
Season 1 - Episode 16
While in Brazil, TAPS first investigated the Grande Hotel in Cambuquira, Brazil. Legend has it that a local priest cursed the town that the hotel resides in. The Grande Hotel is open for business, but guests tend to shy away from the location due to the frightening stories that surround the building. Apparitions of the restless souls are seen roaming the empty corridors and strange voices are regularly heard in the kitchen. After completing their work at the Grande Hotel, the team headed to Apa street's Little Castle. Fearful members of the surrounding community adamantly avoid the castle and claim to have seen apparitions of young Alvaro, the son of the aristocratic Reis family. Alvaro is said to have murdered his entire family within the estate. Visitors of the castle have claimed that they've heard the chilling voices of the Reis family echoing in the supposedly abandoned hallways.
#25 - Hamlet's Castle
Season 2 - Episode 20
The team heads to Kronborg Castle in Helsingor, Denmark - the setting that Shakespeare chose for Hamlet. Their client, Shane, gives them a tour that includes a massive ballroom, Queen Sophie's room, and a dungeon that has a reputation for bizarre noises and draining camera batteries.