The BEST episodes of Paranormal State

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

PARANORMAL STATE is a half-hour series chronicling the extraordinary life of Ryan Buell and other members of the Penn State University's "Paranormal Research Society" Club (PRS) as they seek to find the truth behind terrifying real life mysteries, hauntings and ghosts. In some ways, the members of PRS are your basic college kids - dealing with the problems of school, dating, and finding their way in the world. The difference is that these students are drawn to examining "other" worlds as well -- working on cases that include ghosts, hauntings and other paranormal phenomena. Each week, they are contacted for help by outside parties ranging from the Catholic Church to ordinary families who are terrified by unusual events in their homes.

Last Updated: 5/19/2024Network: A&EStatus: Ended
I Am Six
53 votes

#1 - I Am Six

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/27/2008

Laura has felt oppressed by a violent spirit ever since she heard a chilling EVP in the fall of 2007. The 26-year-old claims she's been beaten, choked, even forcibly submerged in the bathtub of her parents' Quincy, Illinois home. But it's photos that offer the most startling evidence: deep scratch marks appearing on Laura's skin that spell out profanities.

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44 votes

#2 - The Firehouse

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/2/2009

Everyone at the Clementon Fire Department is convinced that the ghost of a former member is haunting their firehouse. With the help of psychic/medium Chip Coffey, PRS peels away the layers of an emotional story--including some details that the brave firefighters of Clementon had planned to keep hidden.

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The Haunted Piano
48 votes

#3 - The Haunted Piano

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/4/2008

Case File 2007.02.35F: Ryan and the PRS team are called in when unlucky antique collectors Nadine and John unwittingly bring a paranormally-infested piano into their home in Whitehall, Pennsylvania. A symphony of terror plays out as Lorraine Warren lends her haunted object expertise to our crew as they attempt to dismantle and destroy the offending instrument.

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Room 37
50 votes

#4 - Room 37

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/23/2009

The PRS are joined by psychic Michelle Belanger as they investigate a Northern Tennessee bed and breakfast where Darrell, Cherry and their son Tyler have heard whistling and seen images of a man walking the halls, but a more terrifying apparition of a girl in Room 37 has chased guests away in the middle of the night.

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Pet Cemetary
68 votes

#5 - Pet Cemetary

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/7/2008

Case File 2007.09.38F: Ryan and his team investigate the bizarre haunting of a woman, Sybil Howell, and her dog Lucy in isolated Waterboro, Maine. The Labrador was chewing at her own fur and standing on guard on the bed, growling at unseen figures. Her master, Sybil, began hearing strange noises. As PRS discovers, Lucy may not be the first canine to experience the phenomena - at least four other animals died violently on the property.

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Man of the House
28 votes

#6 - Man of the House

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/14/2008

Ryan's team is called to help Cheryl, Bill and their grandson, Adam, when renovations on their 19th century house in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, stir up the pipe-smoking specter of a former tenant named Alfred. PRS locates a long-lost relative of Alfred's and attempt to make contact with the menacing man of the house.

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Spirits of the Slave Dungeon
81 votes

#7 - Spirits of the Slave Dungeon

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/24/2010

Ryan books a two-night case in a real haunted jail in Charleston, South Carolina, but PRS soon realizes the spirits themselves are being held there against their will and subjected to an unjust form of torture. PRS goes on a "ghost tour" and immediately something doesn't feel right. Someone or something is being exploited and it's not the public paying admission for the guide-led tour.

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51 votes

#8 - Invitation to Evil

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/22/2009

Paula and her husband Mike are under siege by a purported shadow demon in their Murphy, North Carolina, home. Paula has witnessed a toddler bed levitating and heard deep growls. Most chilling though, are the vulgar outbursts from their three-year-old daughter, Reagan. Michelle, Ryan and the team uncover the shocking truth behind the haunting--and attempt to stop the force before it overcomes Reagan.

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Beer, Wine and Spirits
30 votes

#9 - Beer, Wine and Spirits

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/14/2008

The team travels to Katie's Bar in Smithtown, New York, to help Brian with his cranky customer who's got a bad habit of breaking wine glasses... His name's Charlie, and he's been dead since prohibition. Ryan turns this case over to trainees Katrina & Heather until... the casualness of the case is shattered and Charlie returns to pay his bar tab.

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23 votes

#10 - The Basement

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/16/2009

The crew heads to Jefferson County, Ohio to investigate the home of Heidi and her daughter Stacy, who claim their basement is haunted and that there are sounds of rattling chains and doors closing on their own.

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The Devil in Syracuse
86 votes

#11 - The Devil in Syracuse

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/17/2007

Case File 2007.01.34F: The clients are new, but the spirit is all too familiar as Ryan prepares himself to battle the taunting demon that has been following him. He assembles his top investigators, a priest, a psychic and a demonologist couple to assist Tina and her husband Raymond outside Syracuse, New York.

Directors: Gary Auerbach
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The Death Room
91 votes

#12 - The Death Room

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/17/2010

PRS arrives in Ryan's hometown of Sumter, South Carolina to help the new owner of an old southern plantation, Sissy, unearth its dark history. A painful family secret reveals a tale of greed and neglect, and the team must help free its unwilling victim from her spiritual prison.

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49 votes

#13 - Devil's Hostage

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/18/2011

PRS arrives in Mount Morris, New York, to assist Greg and Samantha. When Samantha ends up with mysterious scratch marks on her back, PRS is called in to see if they are truly facing the devil. But her credibility is called into question, a struggle of another kind emerges for Ryan and the rest of the team.

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Good vs. Evil
58 votes

#14 - Good vs. Evil

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/28/2008

The group heads to Washington, Pennsylvania, to a home where paranormal activity has been reported. The owners, Henry and Sandy, claim that they have had items such as religious objects have been destroyed, lights flicker on and off, and have reported seeing dead animals. Connections to New Orleans may be found, and psychic Chip Coffey joins the investigation.

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24 votes

#15 - Mothman

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/3/2008

The Paranormal State team heads to Point Pleasant, West Virginia, to seek out the Mothman. Is he a winged alien creature who wants us all destroyed, or was he sent here to warn us of possible doom? Find out whether the legendary Mothman is fact or fiction.

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Dark Man
75 votes

#16 - Dark Man

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/17/2007

Case File 2006.11.25F: Ryan and his PRS crew are called to an isolated country farmhouse outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to help Helen, a grieving mother, who suspects her son Chris may have fallen victim to a mysterious entity called "The Dark Man". Our team sets about making things right - employing a psychic, a grief counselor, and a moonlight pagan cleansing on the ominous pond that could be the source of the mystery.

Directors: Gary Auerbach
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Ghosts Of Gettysburg
12 votes

#17 - Ghosts Of Gettysburg

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/27/2009

Case File 2009.03F: The PRS are called to a Gettysburg, Pennsylvania bed and breakfast whose owners, Leslie and Keith, believe they have stirred up some Civil War spirit activity during their renovation. They report seeing shadows, hearing footsteps and a loud boom that seems to sound every night at 3:02 AM.

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21 votes

#18 - Dead Legends

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/22/2009

Guests have been fleeing the famed Hotel Conneaut in Lake, Pennsylvania, amid reports of paranormal activity. Heavy doors opening on their own, sightings of a boy, a bride and a menacing butcher, have the hotel's staff on edge. Psychic/Medium Chip Coffey joins PRS as they record their own eye-opening evidence and discover a surprising twist about the phenomena.

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29 votes

#19 - Lady Vampire

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/26/2009

PRS investigates a case in Kyle, Texas involving single mom, Dawn, and her five year-old daughter, Lola, both tormented by the appearance of a hag they call `Lady Vampire.' Lola's turmoil strikes a cord with Ryan, sending him back to his own childhood experience. And with the help of a controversial new technical device, Ryan makes a different kind of connection with the client.

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The Woman in the Window
20 votes

#20 - The Woman in the Window

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/11/2008

Case File 2006.12.28F: Ryan and his team lend paranormal assistance to Ally Sokolowski and her family that live in a historic Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, home that was once a part of the Underground Railroad. Interestingly, only two people have seen the apparition: Larry and Brandon, both African Americans. Does the answer to their haunting lie in the mysterious tunnels beneath the house, or is an old fashioned ghost behind this old fashioned ghost story?

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77 votes

#21 - Night Terrors

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/26/2010

The team heads to Braselton, Georgia, to help Todd's and Colette's family who have been relegated to sleeping in the living room due to the activity in their house. The team gets help from Lorraine Warren in this investigation.

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Lost Souls
15 votes

#22 - Lost Souls

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/2/2010

The PRS answers a call from a Levittown, Pennsylvania, woman, Cathy, who claims she and her son, Michael, have encountered the ghost of little boy in their home who calls for his mommy. Psychic Michelle Belanger arrives and detects a child's presence and a possible connection to a local murder.

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79 votes

#23 - Ghosts of the Forgotten

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/7/2010

The PRS investigation into the haunted Lake County Poor House in Painesville, Ohio, that for over a century and a half was a dumping ground for those society cast aside, becomes a journey through one PRS team member's troubled past. As Ryan performs a procedure from the fringes of paranormal science, he must preserve the team's fractured unity while they free the troubled spirits from their prison.

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The Sensitive
20 votes

#24 - The Sensitive

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/24/2008

The PRS team head to Allentown, Pennsylvania, to assist Janice & Joe Altieri's teenage daughter who is being haunted by black mists and showing signs of possible demonic influence. Ryan questions whether it's possession, or just depression that's to blame. Or is it something else entirely? Chip Coffey joins the case and makes a psychic connection.

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The Asylum
52 votes

#25 - The Asylum

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/25/2008

PRS explores the belly of the beast: a New York State Prison that was once a mental asylum. Ryan and his team go behind bars to uncover the institution's paranormal past and present - current inmates and guards are reporting mysterious new sightings!

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