The BEST episodes of Paranormal Challenge

Every episode of Paranormal Challenge ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Paranormal Challenge!

Two teams. One night. One haunted location. One winner. For the ultimate in bragging rights. Each episode of Paranormal Challenge features a legendary haunted hotspot. Zak Bagans invites two handpicked teams of amateur ghost hunters to spend the night locked down in these notorious locations. The contest will pit the two teams paranormal skills against each other to find out who comes out on top.
Each team is given high-tech gear to investigate these intense hotspots. After a night of collecting evidence, the teams present their findings to Zak Bagans and a panel of three judges who are nationally recognized paranormal experts. They will be judged on teamwork, their use of technology and the evidence collected during the lockdown.
 Let the Paranormal Challenge begin!

Last Updated: 5/1/2024Network: Travel ChannelStatus: Ended
USS Hornet
4 votes

#1 - USS Hornet

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/9/2011

Two Paranormal teams: Soul Seekers of Temecula, CA & S.R.I.P(Spirit Realm Investigative Project) of Denver, CO investigate the USS Hornet (WWII United States Navy aircraft carrier) in Alameda, CA said to be one of the most haunted warships in the American Navy.

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Jerome Grand Hotel
12 votes

#2 - Jerome Grand Hotel

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/16/2011

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Rolling Hills Asylum
124 votes

#3 - Rolling Hills Asylum

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/17/2011

In the series premiere, it's the battle of the sexes when Zak Bagans pits two teams: Resident Undead Paranormal of Philadelphia, PA (boys) versus Paranormal Xpeditions from Massachusetts (girls) against each other to find paranormal proof in a haunted asylum the Ghost Adventures Crew (GAC) got locked down in for their invesigation.

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Waverly Hills Sanatorium
65 votes

#4 - Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/22/2011

Two teams: E.P.I.C. Investigators (Theresa, Darla, and Cathi) from Cleveland, Ohio and Dark Alley Paranormal (Brian, Alex, and Aaron) from Columbus, Ohio investigate Waverly Hills Sanatorium, an abandoned tuberculosis hospital which documented thousands of deaths during a tuberculosis outbreak in the early 1900s, where high casualties led to the construction of the "body chute".

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Ohio State Reformatory
73 votes

#5 - Ohio State Reformatory

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/8/2011

Two teams: Steel Town Paranormal from Pittsburgh, PA and Eerie Paranormal from Ohio compete for the best paranormal evidence in the Ohio State Reformatory, which housed more than 155,000 criminals in the 94 years it was open. It's so filled with dark history that host Zak Bagans says it's one of the most haunted prisons he's ever investigated.

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La Purisima
7 votes

#6 - La Purisima

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/19/2011

Amateur ghost hunters explore La Purisima Mission in Lomboc, Cal., where a bloody Indian uprising occurred in 1824.

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Pennhurst State School
74 votes

#7 - Pennhurst State School

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/1/2011

Two radically different teams investigate Pennhurst State School and Hospital: the methodical investigative approach of the New Jersey Ghost Hunters Society from Hackettstown, NJ versus the extreme methods of Quest Paranormal Society from Reading, PA.

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Old South Pittsburg Hospital
6 votes

#8 - Old South Pittsburg Hospital

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/12/2011

An abandoned hospital near Chattanooga, Tennessee is investigated by two teams: Office of Paranormal Studies and Tennessee Wraith Chasers.

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Linda Vista Hospital
33 votes

#9 - Linda Vista Hospital

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/26/2011

The abandoned Linda Vista Hospital in Los Angeles is investigated by two teams of amateur ghost hunters.

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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
36 votes

#10 - Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/29/2011

Two teams from West Virginia go head to head: Tony, Jeff, and Matt of Appalachee Paranormal and Jackie, Mandy, and Stacey of G.A.L.S. Paranormal (Ghosts, Apparitions, and Lost Souls) investigate the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, a former psychiatric hospital that is believed to be one of the country's most haunted sites.

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West Virginia Penitentiary
70 votes

#11 - West Virginia Penitentiary

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/15/2011

Two teams: Northeastern Spirit Society of Fairmont, WV and West Virginia Paranormal of Morgantown, WV search for ghosts inside the "Sugar Shack", psyc ward, and boiler room in the abandoned West Virginia Penitentiary (aka Moundsville State Penitentiary), which is said to be haunted by an angry former inmate nicknamed the "Baby Raper".

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Eastern State Penitentiary
79 votes

#12 - Eastern State Penitentiary

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/24/2011

Two teams: Northampton County Paranormal of Bath, PA versus Tri-state Paranormal of Metuchen, NJ investigate against each other as they learn what causes the hauntings in the decaying prison cells at Eastern State Penitentiary.

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