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Paranormal Challenge
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Two teams. One night. One haunted location.
One winner. For the ultimate in bragging rights.
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 12
Starring Zak Bagans
Dave Schrader
Billy Tolley
Original run 06/17/11 - 09/16/11

Paranormal Challenge was an American paranormal competitive reality spinoff television series which premiered on Friday, June 17, 2011 on Travel Channel. The series was created and hosted by Ghost Adventures lead investigator Zak Bagans, who challenged ghost hunters from all over the country to go head-to-head in a weekly ghost hunting competition to gather paranormal evidence by spending a night in haunted locations throughout the United States.

Investigation Rules

  • Teams conduct their investigations simultaneously at different ends of the location.
  • They have 2 hours to complete part one of their investigation.
  • Teams then switch locations and continue for 2 more hours in part two.
  • Each team is assigned one camera operator and one sound technician to chronicle their investigations.
  • Both investigation areas are equipped with several stationary cameras allowing Zak and the judges to watch the teams every move from a secret nerve center location.

Episode list

Title Location Winner Airdate
"Rolling Hills Asylum" East Bethany, NY Resident Undead Paranormal 06/17/11
"Eastern State Penitentiary" Philadelphia, PA Tri-State Paranormal 06/24/11
"Pennhurst" Spring City, PA Quest Paranormal Society 07/01/11
"Ohio State Reformatory" Mansfield, OH Steel Town Paranormal 07/08/11
"West Virginia Penitentiary" Moundsville, WV Northeastern Spirit Society 07/15/11
"Waverly Hills Sanatorium" Louisville, KY E.P.I.C. Investigators 07/22/11
"Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum" Weston, WV Appalachee Paranormal 07/29/11
"Old South Pittsburg Hospital" South Pittsburg, TN Tennessee Wraith Chasers 08/12/11
"La Purisima Mission" Lompoc, CA Paranormal Hot Squad 08/19/11
"Linda Vista Hospital" Los Angeles, CA Paranormal Exp 08/26/11
"USS Hornet" Alameda, CA Soul Seekers 09/09/11
"Jerome Grand Hotel" Jerome, AZ Living Proof of the Paranormal 09/16/11