[News] Travel Channel Reveals All the Spooky Highlights for January

Travel Channel has unveiled its highlights for the bulk of January 2020. There will be adventure! There will be intrigue! There will be chaos and potential spooky shenanigans! Check out the new things they will be releasing next month below.

NEW SERIES

GHOST ADVENTURES: SCREAMING ROOM

Paranormal investigators Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley are opening up to viewers as they’ve never done before in Travel Channel’s new series, “Ghost Adventures: Screaming Room.” The guys are kicking back in their screening room to watch their favorite episodes of the hit series and get candid with fans – and each other – about their craziest experiences over the past decade. Away from the haunted locations we usually see them in, with no equipment or investigations, the crew will relive some of the most terrifying, shocking and even comedic moments from their career, as they re-watch their most memorable investigations with never-before-heard stories from the moments that created a legacy. Get ready for laughs, screams and surprises alongside the crew in the ultimate tell-all event. [Hour-long episodes]

The “Ghost Adventures” crew Billy Tolley, Zak Bagans, Jay Wasley and Aaron Goodwin get candid about their most unforgettable investigations in the new series “Ghost Adventures: Screaming Room”

SERIES PREMIERE: “Iceberg, Dead Ahead!” – Premieres Thursday, January 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolly revisit their chilling investigation inside the Titanic Museum in Branson, Missouri. Built at half the size of the original ship, the halls of this iconic museum harbor an interesting stowaway… the precocious spirit of a 6-year-old child. Watching the episode together, the team reveals exclusive stories and insight from this unforgettable experience.

“Demonic Dolls” – Premieres Thursday, January 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Zak Bagans and the guys look back on their visit to a mysterious island in Mexico where a man, driven by grief and guilt, assembled a menagerie of Bagans’ greatest fear – dolls.

“The Ex-Files” – Premieres Thursday, January 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Emotions run as high as the guys look back at Goatman’s Bridge, where Jay Wasley suffered a heartbreaking personal loss and both Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin were affected by a dark, otherworldly presence.

NEW SEASON

PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Some of the most amazing, eye-opening and downright scary paranormal videos from around the world are featured as a panel of experts breaks down the footage and analyzes what exactly the eyewitnesses captured. Insights from some of the most knowledgeable specialists in the field and firsthand accounts from the people lucky enough – or perhaps unlucky enough – to witness these strange phenomena for themselves just might make a believer out of even the biggest skeptics out there. [Hour-long episodes]

SEASON PREMIERE: “Disappearing Shadow Figures, Strange Lights and More” – Premieres Wednesday, January 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Shadowy entities confuse security cameras, strange lights are spotted high up in the California sky, a man gets an unwelcome visitor and two intrepid investigators come face-to-face with Slenderman.

“Arkansas Bigfoot Stalks a Father and Son and More” – Premieres Wednesday, January 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A hike turns terrifying when a father and son are stalked by a mysterious creature, bone-chilling shrieks strike fear into residents of a Colombian town and U.S. Navy pilots are stumped when their radar locks in on unidentified aircraft.

“A Texas Ghost Attack Draws Blood and More” – Premieres Wednesday, January 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Blood is drawn when a paranormal investigator explores an abandoned hospital in Texas, a baby’s innocent play beckons a powerful entity and a snake hunter gets more than he bargained for when he spots a snake-like object in the sky.

KINDRED SPIRITS

Paranormal investigators Amy Bruni and Adam Berry, along with psychic medium Chip Coffey, enter America’s darkest locations, demanding answers to the most chilling haunted mysteries. Bringing peace to the living by giving a voice to the dead, their multilayered investigations dig deep into the past to identify the restless spirits and analyze the threat. Throughout the season, America’s most intense paranormal activity takes them to evil and historic locations, including properties that were used as orphanages and asylums, as well as personal homes inhabited by aggressive entities. [Hour-long episodes]

SEASON PREMIERE: “School Spirit” – Premieres Friday, January 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

The Farrar Schoolhouse in Maxwell, Iowa, closed years ago, but a dark paranormal force recently seized control of the building. Witnesses claim a massive 14-foot entity now runs rampant through the four-story schoolhouse, prompting the caretakers to call in help. Amy Bruni and Adam Berry crack into the haunted space in search of answers. When shocking details regarding a cold-case murder align with information gathered during the investigation, there’s no choice but to call on the help Chip Coffey. Where did this massive entity come from? And why is it so angry?

In the season premiere of “Kindred Spirits,” psychic medium Chip Coffey senses a multitude of distressed spirits as he heads through the haunted space with paranormal investigators Amy Bruni and Adam Berry

“Hell House” – Premieres Friday, January 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

The infamous haunted house in Harrisville, Rhode Island (featured in the film, “The Conjuring”) has awoken once more. Once plagued by demonic activity, the house earned endless notoriety after paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren documented the insane activity that transpired there. Now Amy Bruni and Adam Berry step inside this tormented home and seek answers to the unknown. And the best way to do that is by bringing in the family too scared to live there any more – the Perrons. It’s a risky move and a dangerous experiment, but it’s the only way to expose the truth behind this horrible haunting. Will Bruni and Berry bring peace to the Perrons and the new family who settled there? Or will darkness prevail?

“Silent Fear” – Premieres Friday, January 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Amy Bruni and Adam Berry help a family haunted by a demented shadow creature that only appears in the dark. Everyone witnesses the same entity, suffers from violent paranormal attacks and attributes the activity to the same creature. What’s weird – the more they talk about the mysterious entity, the more powerful and aggressive it becomes. Now they live in silent fear of the shadow creature that lurks within their home in Yarmouth, Massachusetts. A thrilling investigation involving Chip Coffey leads to a rare realization.

HAUNTED HOSPITALS (U.S. Premiere)

“Haunted Hospitals” tells chilling tales of paranormal activity inside hospitals, nursing homes, morgues and medical institutions. Past patients suspended between this world and the next, departed medical professionals who insist on overseeing their wards long after death, spirits roaming corridors to signal unfinished business with their presence – these terrifying stories are told by the medical professionals and patients who experienced them. These are not random encounters, but part of paranormal patterns experienced by hospital staff all over the world. [Hour-long episodes]

SEASON PREMIERE: “They Have No Eyes, Dark Things and Celebration of Death” – Premieres Saturday, January 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

A shadowy specter follows a doctor home, a patient is tormented by evil entities and a swami healer frees a dying woman from the dark forces possessing her.

“The Possession of Anna, Terror in the Morgue and the Fright Shift” – Premieres Saturday, January 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

A social worker battles an evil entity for a young girl’s soul, a security guard encounters a reanimated corpse in a hospital morgue and a rookie nurse hears an ominous call for help from an empty patient room.

“The Dark Thing, Get Out and The Horror in Room 3” – Premieres Saturday, January 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

A teenage girl confronts a malicious entity in the basement of an asylum, a ghostly nurse comforts a man after a terrifying encounter and a psychiatric technician is cornered by a patient more animal than human.

NEW EPISODES

IT FEELS EVIL

Demon hunter Tim Wood and his team investigate the darkest hauntings. The battle-tested crew employs unique scientific investigative methods and works closely with eyewitnesses to identify, communicate and confront the malevolent entities lurking in the shadows. Their ultimate goal is to better understand the evil intentions of these demonic and destructive forces. [Hour-long episodes]

SEASON FINALE: “Deliverance” – Premieres Monday, December 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The team assembles in Cleveland, Ohio, to investigate demon hunter Tim Wood’s erratic behavior. An all-out battle for Wood’s soul leads them into the heart of darkness to confront the demon known as Zozo.

FAMOUSLY AFRAID

Hollywood is no stranger to stories of the unexplained being played out on the big screen. But behind the scenes, some celebrities experience encounters with the unknown that are all too real. In the new Travel Channel series, “Famously Afraid,” some of the biggest stars tell their terrifying, true tales of coming face-to-face with unexplained phenomena. A variety of superstars, from championship athletes to Emmy Award-winning actors, offer a front-row seat to the most horrifying and emotionally draining experiences of their lives. From haunted houses to real UFO sightings to demonic possessions and beyond, these stories show that even celebrities can get spooked. [Hour-long episodes]

“Ty Pennington, Amber Rose and Metta World Peace” – Premieres Tuesday, January 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” host Ty Pennington helps renovate a haunted house, model and activist Amber Rose discovers she has the gift of clairvoyance and NBA star Metta World Peace checks into an infamous hotel.

SEASON FINALE: “Daisy Fuentes, Angie Everhart, Jake Busey and Sherilyn Fenn” – Premieres Tuesday, January 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

MTV star Daisy Fuentes checks into a haunted hotel, supermodel Angie Everhart has a ghostly encounter after a near-death experience, actor Jake Busey spots a real-life UFO and Twin Peak’s Sherilyn Fenn receives a comforting message from the other side.

GHOST LOOP

The all-new series “Ghost Loop,” follows a team of highly specialized paranormal experts – paranormal investigator and medium Sean Austin, empath Kris Star, researcher and tech advisor Chris Califf, design specialist Eric Vitale and tech support Matt Lytle – who focus on the distinct type of haunting known as a “ghost loop.” This is when paranormal entities terrorize the living through endless and repetitive supernatural cycles, manifesting again and again in the same location. The team will attempt to break these cycles of trapped paranormal activity and restore peace to both the living and the dead by drawing out each spirit through re-created trigger environments. [Hour-long episodes]

“Frozen in Fear” – Premieres Friday, January 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

In Lubbock, Texas, the team try to help rid their client, Michelle and her young children of the ghost loop terrorizing them, but they are targeted by a malevolent spirit known as the Tall Man. Through their investigation and research of local folklore, they discover the Tall Man was once a train robber who killed his victims by throwing them off a Lubbock train trestle. By engaging the spirit in a 1900s-era train car trigger environment, the team attempts to cast him out.

“Choking Up” – Premieres Friday, January 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The team travel to Jones, Alabama, to help a woman who wakes up every night to a ghost choking her and pressing down on her chest. She fears the activity is connected to a decades-long family curse over moonshine and murder.

“Cradle to the Grave” – Premieres Friday, January 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The group arrive in Palatka, Florida, where a mother lives in fear of an entity that crawls on the ceiling of her home and into her children’s bedrooms. The team are rocked when the spirit attaches itself to Chris in an attempt to cross over.

Matt, Sean, Eric and Kris prepare to use the final trigger environment during an investigation in Florida.

TRENDING FEAR

In 2017, Buzzfeed author and illustrator Adam Ellis captured the image of a ghost child in his New York City apartment. In a state of fear and confusion, he documented his haunting on social media under the hashtag #DearDavid. Fourteen million people feverishly followed his terrifying experience, yearning for answers behind the little boy who invaded Ellis’ life. Now, fueling both his fascination and his fear of the paranormal while simultaneously tapping into social media to explore every angle of his search, Ellis and friends Jen Lewis (researcher/documentarian) and Paul Bradford (ghost hunter and lead investigator) are on a mission to help others understand and escape their own nightmares in a new Travel Channel original series, “Trending Fear.”  In each episode, the trio will travel America, hoping to help people take back their lives after unexplainable encounters with the paranormal. [Hour-long episodes]

“Haunted Homecoming” – Premieres Friday, January 3 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

The 93-year-old Norwood Theatre in Massachusetts is experiencing something supernatural – one of its volunteers has had two dozen encounters with a dark entity and now refuses to step foot in the basement. The team heads to Massachusetts and comes face-to-face with the darkness.

“Ghost Train to Terror” – Premieres Friday, January 10 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

In historic Tomball, Texas, the idiosyncratic Tejas BBQ & Chocolate occupies the town’s oldest structure, but the building is inundated with suspected paranormal activity. After a series of terror-filled incidents, can Ellis and the team get to the heart of this mystery?

“Paranormal Witness” – Premieres Friday, January 17 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

Adam Ellis, Jen Lewis and Paul Bradford make their way to Tucson, Arizona, where a new father is up to his neck in paranormal activity. Their investigation reveals the family’s home may have a grisly connection to a twisted serial killer.

EXPEDITION BIGFOOT

In “Expedition Bigfoot,” old legend meets new modern-day technology as an elite team of researchers use an advanced data algorithm and groundbreaking science and tools to analyze five decades of Bigfoot sightings, to pinpoint when and where to encounter this elusive beast. With these results and gadgetry at their disposal, the team – Bryce Johnson, Dr. Mireya Mayor, Russell Acord, Ronny LeBlanc and Ryan “RPG” Golembeske – now know the time and place to search for evidence of Bigfoot. Their three-week sojourn to an undisclosed, remote location in central Oregon may finally take one of the world’s greatest mysteries out of the pages of legend and lore and into reality. [Hour-long episodes]

“Human Bait” – Premieres Sunday, January 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The team plants tiny trackers around the clearing hoping they will cling to Bigfoot’s fur. Mireya and Ronny return to where they heard whistles and saw glowing eyes. This time they have a plan: Mireya agrees to be bait to lure out Bigfoot.

“Bigfoot Moon Rising” – Premieres Sunday, January 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

After Russell records thermal imagery that he’s convinced is Bigfoot, Bryce hurries to have the footage analyzed by experts. The evidence is staggering. Mireya and Ronny have a terrifying experience when they realize they’re not alone in the forest.

“It Knows We’re Here” – Premieres Sunday, January 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Mireya’s darkest nightmare comes true. Russell investigates a possible Bigfoot underwater passageway. Bryce secures an airship to survey the final square miles for Bigfoot’s heat signature.

The team looks at a heat signature that Bigfoot researcher Ronny Le Blanc noticed from the footage of the blimp’s target area scan.

LOST IN THE WILD

In the new series, “Lost in the Wild,” filmmaker and explorer J.J. Kelley and journalist Kinga Philipps are reinvestigating perplexing cases of adventures gone terribly wrong, where people have met mysterious ill-fated ends. Venturing into the perilous unknown in search of answers, the duo pick up where the official investigation has ended and set off on foot to follow the path they believe will lead them to answers. From trekking deep in the Amazon jungle in search of idealists looking for a lost city to climbing a treacherous mountain in Africa where dozens have vanished, the duo combine their wilderness and sleuthing skills to navigate their way toward the truth, testing their own limits to investigate missed clues and new evidence behind these baffling cases. [Hour-long episodes]

“Amazon’s Atlantis” – Premieres Sunday, January 5 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

Kinga Philipps and J.J. Kelley follow in the footsteps of three adventurers who went missing while searching for the fabled city of Akakor. Trekking deep in the Amazon jungle, they consult a local tribe about the existence of Akakor and its mysterious people. The pair discovers an abandoned village apparently overrun by vicious predators and examine the scene of a crime that still remains unsolved. In an exclusive first, they interrogate the man at the center of it all – an enigmatic tour guide named Tatunca Nara, who claims to be Akakor’s chieftain.

Kinga Philipps and J.J. Kelley travel down the Rio Negro during their trek into the Amazon.

“Secrets to Die For” – Premieres Sunday, January 12 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

Kinga Philipps and J.J. Kelley investigate the disappearances of Tom Young and Keith Reinhard – two men who disappeared mere months apart in the same mountains above Silver Plume, Colorado. Was it just coincidence? Could they have been victims of a vicious animal attack or a serial killer? Or could they actually have stumbled upon a darker secret – important enough to kill for? The pair consults local law enforcement, friends of the missing and a psychic medium for answers.

“Murder in Shangri-La” – Premieres Sunday, January 19 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

Kinga Philipps and J.J. Kelley investigate the mysterious disappearance of adventurer and social media star Justin Alexander, who in 2016 ventured into India’s fabled “Valley of Death” and never returned. The pair attempts to track down Justin’s porter, who may be the only person alive that knows what really happened to him. They uncover a never-released recording that challenges the official narrative and secure an interview with a holy man who reveals shocking information about Justin’s guide. Ultimately, they confront a terrible truth about how one man’s zest for life may have led him to his untimely death.

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