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8 Ghost Hunting Shows That Will Send Shivers Up Your Spine

True hauntings you'll have to believe, even if you can't see it...

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Have you ever felt a sudden chill in the room? Heard strange voices or inexplicable footsteps? Maybe things have moved around in your home without anyone touching them, or perhaps you just feel a dark, oppressive energy. There could be plenty of explanations for these odd occurrences. Of course, one of those explanations is ghosts.

While many of us have personal stories about experiences with what we believe to be the supernatural, there are experts out there determined to find irrefutable proof of spirits. Luckily for us, there are numerous documentary television series that capture their experiments and investigations on camera! If you're looking for real-life chills, here are eight of the best ghost hunting shows of all time.

BuzzFeed Unsolved: Supernatural

The comedic tone of this series means that it's a great watch not only for avid supernatural explorers but for those who are just getting into the world of ghost hunting. Ryan Bergara is a believer in the supernatural. His friend, Shane Madej, is not. Together they adventure through sites with deep supernatural folklore to find evidence of a world beyond our understanding.

Watch it below for free with an Amazon Prime subscription!

The Dead Files

This show not only investigates paranormal activity, but sets out to prove the existence of ghosts through a two-pronged approach. On one hand, psychic medium Amy Allan communicates with the restless spirits left behind. On the other hand, former NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi investigates each location, gathering evidence of crimes to compare to the reports given to Amy by the dead.

Watch it now for free with a subscription to Discovery+ or Max!

Ghost Hunters

In 1990, Jason Haws and Grant Wilson founded the Atlantic Paranormal Society. Ever since, they've dedicated their time to helping those affected by paranormal activity in America. Join the Ghost Hunters teams as they travel the country visiting the most haunted locales the states have to offer.

Check out the classic Ghost Hunters below for free with a Discovery+ subscription, or watch the reboot here!

Paranormal State

A personal favorite of mine when I was a teen, this series follows the investigations of the Penn State Paranormal Research Society. As the group looks into supernatural phenomena across the country, we also gain some insight into the background of the students and faculty. Helmed by Ryan Buell, this series also features familiar faces who appear in series later on this list, like Chip Coffey (Kindred Spirits) and Katrina Weidman (Paranormal Lockdown).

Watch free on Discovery+ with a subscription, and find even more episodes on Amazon Prime!

Ghost Adventures

Zak Bagans—who you may know from the paranormal documentary Demon House—is joined by Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, Jay Wasley, and Nick Groff in some of the world's most notoriously haunted locations. The crew gathers evidence during dusk-to-dawn lockdowns, putting themselves in the crossfire of terrifying phenomena.

Watch all 26 seasons now for free with a subscription to Discovery+ or Max!

Kindred Spirits

Paranormal investigators Amy Bruni and Adam Berry join forces with medium Chip Coffey to help individuals who believe they're living in haunted houses. While collecting proof of the paranormal, the team solves chilling mysteries and brings peace to restless spirits and the nervous living.

Watch now for free with a subscription to Disovery+ or Max!

Ghost Brothers: Lights Out

Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass, and Marcus Harvey are unorthodox paranormal investigators who visit iconic paranormal hotspots across America. Conducting experiments to get to the bottom of local legends, this group sheds light on the spirits that linger.

Watch now for free with a Discovery+ or Max subscription, and catch other versions of the series, like the original Ghost Brothers and Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests.

Paranormal Lockdown

Paranormal investigators Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman take ghost hunting to the extreme, confining themselves in haunted locations for 72 hours. Through this risky tactic, the pair collect groundbreaking paranormal evidence.

Watch now for free with a subscription to Discovery+ or Max!