Paranormal Witness

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  • 2011
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.8  (2,792)

Paranormal Witness is a documentary-style show that explores some of the most chilling and inexplicable supernatural phenomena ever experienced. Premiering on Syfy in 2011, each episode delves into a unique and harrowing story of people who have had encounters with the paranormal. With the use of realistic reenactments and first-hand accounts from those who actually lived through these terrifying experiences, the show offers a realistic and intense portrayal of the darker side of the unexplained.

The series is hosted by everyone's favorite horror fan, Daniel Cannis, who takes viewers on a journey into the realm of the paranormal. Each episode begins with a glimpse into an ordinary situation that slowly starts to take a turn towards the extraordinary. The stories then unfold through a mix of interviews with witnesses, family members and experts, as well as dramatizations that recreate the events in vivid detail. A real strength of the show is that it blurs the line between fact and fiction in a terrifyingly realistic way that keeps audiences glued to their screens.

One of the things that sets Paranormal Witness apart from other paranormal TV shows is that it covers a wide range of unexplained phenomena. While many episodes do focus on hauntings, there are also stories of demonic possessions, alien abductions, and even Bigfoot sightings. No matter what kind of supernatural experience you might have encountered, there is probably an episode of Paranormal Witness that will resonate with you.

Throughout the series, viewers are introduced to a diverse cast of real people who have been impacted by the paranormal in profound ways. From a young family in a new home that becomes haunted by an aggressive spirit, to a group of friends who accidentally awaken a malevolent ghost while camping, Paranormal Witness is an emotional roller coaster that leaves viewers on the edge of their seats. The show's commitment to providing exquisite attention to detail, from the costumes to the set-pieces, contributes greatly to the sense of realism experienced by the audience.

The show's commitment to realism and attention to detail extends to the performances of its talented cast. Frances Stecyk, Robert Nolan, Joanne Nordstrom, Delphine Roussel, Justin Reu, David George, Anna Huh, Matt Jensen, and Kate Kudelka are but a few of the actors who have appeared on the show, bringing their stories to life with powerful and emotionally charged performances. Their ability to inhabit the roles of people who have experienced real-life trauma brings an authenticity to the reenactments that is seldom seen in other paranormal shows.

Another strong point of Paranormal Witness is its focus on the psychological trauma caused by encounters with the paranormal. The show does not shy away from exploring the very real impact that these experiences can have on people's lives, and the guilt, fear, and anxiety that can result from such encounters. Through the experiences of its subjects, the show illuminates the larger questions about the nature of reality and of the human condition. The show's willingness to explore these themes sets it apart in a crowded field.

In conclusion, Paranormal Witness is a must-watch for fans of the paranormal, horror, and documentary-style TV shows. It delivers on its promise to provide viewers with terrifying and gripping tales of the unexplained, while also offering a humanistic and emotional perspective on the impact these experiences can have. With its talented cast and commitment to realism, the show is a standout in a crowded and often formulaic genre. It is a thoroughly engaging, suspenseful and thought-provoking show that will leave you questioning the nature of our universe, long after the credits roll.

Paranormal Witness is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (64 episodes). The series first aired on September 7, 2011.

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The Night Ward
13. The Night Ward
October 26, 2016
Stacey Hayes manages an abandoned hospital's renovation and witnesses alarming paranormal events; the investigators she calls for help then get trapped and attacked by the forces.
The Mojave Encounter
12. The Mojave Encounter
October 19, 2016
A couple camping in the desert witness lights in the night sky and figures descending to Earth. Through the power of hypnotism, they discover the details of their alien abduction.
The Hotel
11. The Hotel
October 12, 2016
Guest after guest flees an old Victorian mansion hotel in the middle of the night, forcing the owners to confront its terrifying history before a local bride's fairytale wedding is ruined by a ghostly watchman.
The Jail
10. The Jail
October 5, 2016
Detention officer Jay Yates works the night shift at the infamous Estrella Jail, where a sinister spirit is driving both inmates and officers to insanity and death.
The Ranch
9. The Ranch
September 28, 2016
Wolf-like creatures stalk the Bilstein family at their desolate Texas ranch with a horrifying history.
The Pit
8. The Pit
September 21, 2016
The town of Santa Susana Knolls, California is known for its troubled past with biker gangs and violence. When a woman rents out the dilapidated guesthouse of her newly purchased home, strange occurrences take place.
Nebraska Fiend
7. Nebraska Fiend
September 14, 2016
Following Stephen Richards' execution for the murder of nine people in 1879, it appeared his reign of terror was over...until the Pracht family moved into their new home in the empty plains of Nebraska...
The Mothman Curse
6. The Mothman Curse
September 7, 2016
A young couple on a sightseeing trip to Point Pleasant enter an old munitions bunker and incidentally awaken the infamous Mothman - a harbinger of doom that follows them home and terrorizes them.
5. Zozo
August 31, 2016
When a war veteran gets a new job in Lawton, Oklahoma, his brothers and their significant others all decide to move with him and make a fresh start together. But their dreams are destroyed by a malignant demon known as The Zozo.
The Contract
4. The Contract
August 24, 2016
When a loving Christian family learns a mysterious and evil 'Tall Man' is stalking their home, they are shocked to discover their eldest son is to blame. For he has entered into a deadly contract ...with the Devil.
From H.E.L.L.
3. From H.E.L.L.
August 17, 2016
The Ouija Board comes with three cardinal rules designed to protect the user from opening a door to the "other side," but when three young girls from a Hispanic family decide to break all three, they incidentally open a gateway to hell.
They Are Mine
2. They Are Mine
August 10, 2016
When 3 young college students move into a rental property in a rundown neighborhood of Savannah that has a reputation for being haunted, they never expected to come face to face with the spirit of a demented crack fiend.
Voodoo Preacher
1. Voodoo Preacher
August 3, 2016
Inspired by "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee's alleged journey to Alabama to research a mysterious preacher accused of murder and voodoo, writer Jenny Scott follows in her footsteps, only to suffer terrible consequences.
Where to Watch Paranormal Witness
Paranormal Witness is available for streaming on the Syfy website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Paranormal Witness on demand at Peacock Premium, Amazon, NBC, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Syfy.
  • Premiere Date
    September 7, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (2,792)