Real-life hauntings and demonic possession, based on cases investigated by the Catholic Church. The project includes access into the Vatican’s case files, as well as interviews with the organization’s top exorcists — religious experts who are rarely seen on television.
Paranormal Witness is an American paranormal documentary television series made by a British production company described as featuring "eyewitness accounts" from "everyday people" who claim to have experienced paranormal activity. The series premiered on September 7, 2011 on Syfy. It is also shown on Really and Watch in the United Kingdom.
Ranked as one of the top 10 new original series, Paranormal Witness was renewed for a second season set to premiere in August 2012 with 12 new episodes.
Based on the high ratings of the first 3 episodes for Season Two, Paranormal Witness was renewed for a third season with 20 new episodes which began airing on June 5, 2013.
Syfy did not make an announcement about the series renewal after its third season finale but there are several official websites that state the series fourth season is currently being filmed.
Season Episodes Originally aired DVD and Blu-ray release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2
1 6 September 7, 2011 October 12, 2011 N/A N/A
2 12 August 8, 2012 October 24, 2012 N/A N/A
3 20 June 5, 2013 November 27, 2013 N/A N/A
Season 1 (2011)
Ep# Title Locations Directed by Original Airdate U.S. viewers
1.01 "Emily the Imaginary Friend/The Lost Girl" private home, Baltimore, Maryland and Route 136, Live Oak, Florida Gillian Pachter September 7, 2011 1.26
In the series premiere, a five-year-old girl claims to have a friendship with a ghost named Emily. Next, a mother and daughter describe their experiences on a dirt road where a local teenage girl died in a car crash.
1.02 "Haunted Highway/Kentucky UFO Chase" Bullion Bend, U.S. Route 50, El Dorado County, California, and airspace over Jefferson County, Kentucky Alex Dunlop September 14, 2011 1.63
In 1994, the ghost of a naked woman is said to be connected to a mother and son who disappeared near Placerville, California. Next, the story of a police helicopter on a routine flight over Beutil Road near Louisville, Kentucky, speculated to have come into contact with a UFO in 1993.
1.03 "The Poltergeist/Watch in the Wilderness" private home, Moreno Valley, California and the Cascade Mountains, Oregon Diene Petterle September 21, 2011 1.28
In 2006, a family claims they are harassed by a malevolent poltergeist in their new home in California. Then, a former deputy sheriff tells the tale of sighting a creature he could not identify while alone in the Cascade Mountains of the Oregon wilderness in 1997.
1.04 "The Haunting of Mansfield Mansion" Mansfield Mansion, Mansfield, Connecticut Simon George September 28, 2011 1.29
When a woman begins renovating a Connecticut mansion on Black Creek Drive in 1994, she supposedly awakens "evil spirits" and later discovers the home was part of the Mansfield Training School, a school for the mentally disabled that opened in 1860.
1.05 "The Dangerous Game/Trumbull County UFO" Trumbull County, Ohio and private home, Virginia Beach, Virginia Stephen Kemp October 5, 2011 1.40
A family claims to be terrorized by a spirit called "Vox," summoned from a Ouija board in Virginia in 2008. Later, they ask a Native American spirit guide to "cleanse" the house. Next, a night of UFO sightings beginning at Sampson Drive in Liberty, Ohio is documented on archival police radio recordings at the Trumbull County 911 Dispatch in 1994.
1.06 "The Rain Man" private home and Monroe County Prison, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Neil Rawles October 12, 2011 1.27
In 1983, a Monroe County Prison convict allowed out of jail to attend his grandfather's funeral makes it rain indoors due to an alleged demonic possession.
Season 2 (2012)