Paranormal State

The WORST episodes of Paranormal State

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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: 6/19/2022Network: A&E
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Ghost on the Tracks
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5.69
84 votes

#1 - Ghost on the Tracks

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/24/2010

PRS is called to a Berlin, New Jersey, to investigate David Michael's Salon. They soon learn that the building's proximity to deadly train tracks might be the true cause of spirit activity. The urban legend of a young mother's murder/suicide on the very same tracks blurs the line between fact and fiction, and it's up to PRS to "track" down the truth.

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Do Bad Things
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6.28
85 votes

#2 - Do Bad Things

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/14/2010

After receiving a letter from Heather requesting PRS' help, Ryan and the team head to the city of Miamisubrg, Ohio, to help a grieving family and determine if the family's house contributed to the untimely death of a daughter. As the case continues, Ryan makes a discovery which threatens to cut the investigation short, but he doesn't want to leave a certain family member without providing disturbing answers.

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Shadow Caster
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6.54
78 votes

#3 - Shadow Caster

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/19/2010

PRS investigates a Fultondale, Alabama, home where clients, Georgiana and her two daughters are so terrified they moved out after only 18 months. They have seen shadow figures, been touched and have a recorded EVP stating, "Look at me, get out of here." Psychic/medium John Oliver and friends from the Alabama Paranormal Society, join Ryan and his team on the case.

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Sixth Sense
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6.61
190 votes

#4 - Sixth Sense

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/10/2007

Shelly Seighman, a worried mother, calls PRS to help her son Matthew, a boy who sees dead people. Matthew's story strikes a chord with Ryan - who also experienced paranormal activity as a child. Ryan investigates, and discovers that "Timmy", the spirit Matthew sees most often, could actually be the spirit of a neighbor who died on the property years before the family moved there.

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Haunting Connection
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6.78
27 votes

#5 - Haunting Connection

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/11/2011

The PRS team is called in to help a young mother, Kimberly, tormented by an otherworldly connection to a teenage girl murdered in her Pittsburg, Pennsylvania neighborhood years ago. Could she have psychic ability or is there a more sinister force at work? PRS dives headlong into a harrowing investigation to determine the true source of the haunting.

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Southern Discomfort at Sweetwater Mansion
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6.79
78 votes

#6 - Southern Discomfort at Sweetwater Mansion

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/25/2011

PRS heads to the Deep South to investigate a haunted Antebellum Mansion in Florence, Alabama. The caretaker and volunteers at the property have many a tale to tell of paranormal activity. A dark past is discovered, possibly revealing the roots of the haunting and identifying the alleged spirits still lingering there today.

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Supernatural Seduction
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6.86
56 votes

#7 - Supernatural Seduction

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/31/2010

Myra Plant recently took over the The Campbell House Inn in Eugene, Oregon. Female guests claim to have had sexual encounters with an incubus-like spirit that they say may be tied to a family tragedy. Investigator Katrina invites the supposed entity to lie in bed with her.

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Devil's Nest
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6.88
8 votes

#8 - Devil's Nest

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/18/2009

Patrick, his wife Margaret and their kids are living in terror since they moved into a cabin in southwestern Virginia. Patrick fears the scratches on his arms may be connected to alleged sightings of a wolf-like creature near the cabin. As Ryan discovers the tragic and bizarre history of the cabin, Patrick reveals a secret that may explain the haunting. Psychic/medium Chip Coffey helps solve the mystery.

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Dead And Back
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6.93
45 votes

#9 - Dead And Back

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/11/2009

Viki suffered a brain aneurism that left her on the brink of death. She fears the experience may have opened her up to unwanted spirits in her northern Alabama home. When psychic/medium Chip Coffey feels a connection to a male entity with familial ties, the case takes an emotional and creepy turn. PRS also experiments with new magnetic-pulse technology.

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Smoke & Shadows
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6.98
52 votes

#10 - Smoke & Shadows

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/4/2008

Sarah believes her Parkville, Maryland home has been invaded by a powerful force ever since her roommate, Dennis, moved in. PRS investigates claims that Dennis has been attacked by the entity, a possible poltergeist. But when photos of the alleged entity raise more questions, the probe takes a turn towards the personal. Chip Coffey helps unravel an historical trauma that might be causing the activity.

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Devil in Jersey
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7.00
17 votes

#11 - Devil in Jersey

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/9/2010

The PRS joins UFO investigator William J. Birnes and delves into the Pine Barrens of southeast New Jersey on the hunt for the legendary Jersey Devil. Their investigation turns up a curios thermal camera footage of a deer-like figure that appears to have wings which matches some eyewitness descriptions of the creature.

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The Ladder
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7.02
47 votes

#12 - The Ladder

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/18/2008

The team heads to Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, where a family has been for the past forty years. Many believe the spirit is evil, but Sandy has a different view of this. Dreams of a ladder may have something to do with this.

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Vendetta
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7.04
103 votes

#13 - Vendetta

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/25/2011

The PRS team investigates claims of supernatural revenge in the Pennsylvania Poconos. Sandra lives in Tannersville, Pennsylvania, with her daughter Holly and Holly's new boyfriend, Brandon. Did the paranormal move in with Brandon? Or did Holly's ex put a hex on her house and the entire family?

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Get Out of This House
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7.07
84 votes

#14 - Get Out of This House

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/2/2011

When an aggressive spirit stalks Paul, Crystal and their children in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, PRS is called in to investigate. When it is determined that the source of the haunting may have been unknowingly invited in, Ryan races to identify and hopefully defeat the entity before it's too late.

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The Messenger
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7.08
52 votes

#15 - The Messenger

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/25/2008

The PRS team heads to Gold Beach, Oregon, to help Kelli and Riley with a headless apparition they are afraid of. Chip Coffey and an energy specialist are called into help. They try to help the spirit move on to the other side.

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The Anniversary
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7.08
52 votes

#16 - The Anniversary

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/9/2009

Ever since a close-knit family moved into their new home in Russell Springs, Kentucky, they've been visited by the spirit of a young girl. Jeff, his daughter and his mother have all had experiences, ranging from full-bodied apparitions to an audible cry of "mama, mama, mama." With the help of psychic, Michelle Belanger, Ryan and PRS uncover the story of a 100-year-old murder.

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Family Ties
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7.10
50 votes

#17 - Family Ties

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

Jimmie is haunted by the apparition of a mysterious old woman who peers at him in the bathroom of his family's Petersburg, Virginia home. When Ryan and PRS delve into the family history, they hit a nerve with Jimmie's dad, Parker. But psychic CJ Sellers gives a reading so precise it prompts the family to open up about a dark event in their past.

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The Possession: Return of Six
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7.10
60 votes

#18 - The Possession: Return of Six

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/13/2009

The PRS is called to help a western Kentucky girl named Debbie who claims to see a figure with ram's horns. The case turns urgent when the team learns the figure also tormented Debbie's sister who took her own life, and bears striking similarities to another case involving a former client.

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The Lady in White
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7.11
47 votes

#19 - The Lady in White

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/6/2009

Alleged supernatural activity at David and John's historic Cold Hollow, North Carolina, family estate has forced them to build a brand new cabin as a refuge. But now they fear it's only a matter of time until it chases them off their land forever. When psychic/medium Chip Coffey arrives, he picks up on a variety of spirits, one possibly relating to a hundred year old legend that still scandalizes the town.

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Dwelling of the Dead
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7.11
89 votes

#20 - Dwelling of the Dead

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/21/2010

Mary, a single mom, claims she is being physically assaulted by a spirit in her home in Lexington, Kentucky. Ryan first explores a natural explanation for the alleged phenomena. But the client's five-year-old son, Bubba, also see spirits, and his sightings appear to line up with historical research into the home. Psychic/medium Michelle Belanger joins PRS for this case.

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The Drowned
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7.11
44 votes

#21 - The Drowned

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/23/2009

Kim, her husband Johnnie, and their family have been frightened out of their seaside Maryland home. Multiple family members have reported sightings of children with purple lips and strange noises emanating from the nearby creek. With the help of psychic/medium Michelle Belanger, PRS discovers a chilling historical connection bubbling beneath the surface.

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Permission To Do Harm
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7.12
26 votes

#22 - Permission To Do Harm

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/18/2011

The PRS helps a Needmore, Pennsylvania, family allegedly plagued by poltergeist activity involving a mirror that levitated and shatters on its own. Tracey and Crystal initially thought the house might just be settling, but as their experiences continued and became worse, they knew they needed help. Ryan must track down the spirit and contain it before it does irreparable damage.

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Hostage to Fear
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7.13
54 votes

#23 - Hostage to Fear

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/11/2011

The PRS team heads to New Ringgold, Pennsylvania to help Erika, Denice and Troy: their house has been haunted for years by lurking spirits. Upon arrival the team finds a family that has become prisoners in their own home. Ryan leads the team in investigating the history of the property and surrounding area, seeking to uncover answers to help this family take back their home.

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Return of the Dead: Glove II
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7.13
82 votes

#24 - Return of the Dead: Glove II

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/31/2010

PRS returns to the site of one of their most famous cases, Daisytown, Pennsylvania, where they had discovered a glove print of an old miner that they determined was the spirit of a Great-Grandfather. The activity has intensified the wife, Lisa, risks losing her home and family. PRS must find a way to prove to a tormented wife and her non-believing husband, that they both just night be right.

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The Fury
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7.13
52 votes

#25 - The Fury

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/2/2009

The crew meets Kathy and Farmer in their house outside of Moundsville, West Virginia, to investigate their claims that they are being terrorized by spirits. They contend they have encountered knife attacks, and the females in the family are experiencing disturbing premonitions.

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