Paranormal Challenge is an American competitive paranormalreality television series that premiered on June 17, 2011, on the Travel Channel. A spinoff of Ghost Adventures, the series was created and is hosted by lead investigator Zak Bagans, who challenges ghost hunters from around the United States to go head-to-head in a weekly competition to gather paranormal evidence by spending a night in reportedly haunted locations in the United States. The first season of the show ended on September 16, 2011. Lead judge David Schrader announced on Darkness Radio that the show would not be renewed for a second season.
"For years people have searched for evidence that ghosts walk among us. The series pits two teams against each other in the world's most haunted locations in a competition to find proof of the paranormal." Then a panel of judges made up of paranormal experts evaluate the two teams after they have collected and analyzed their possible findings to determine a winner.
"Two teams. One night. One haunted location. One winner. For the ultimate in bragging rights. Paranormal Challenge."
Alexandra Holzer (Episode 1.2 & 1.5) - Daughter of famed paranormal investigator Hans Holzer, author of Growing Up Paranormal, syndicated columnist for OM Times.
Jeff Belanger (Episode 1.3) - Paranormal journalist, author of a dozen books on "The Unexplained", consulting historian for hundreds of paranormal investigations.
Beth Brown (Episode 1.3 & 1.6) - Over 20 years experience investigating the paranormal, founder of VASPER (Virginia School of Paranormal Education and Research), conducted hundreds of investigations.
Mark Constantino (Episode 1.4)- Certified parapsychologist, EVP research conference lecturer and trainer, captured over 10,000 EVP's.
Debby Constantino (Episode 1.4)- International paranormal acknowledge award winner for "Best EVP Researcher", paranormal conference lecturer, captured thousands of EVP's.
Joshua P. Warren (Episode 1.5 & 1.9)- Published author of many paranormal books (most notably: How To Hunt Ghosts), talk radio show host of Speaking Strange, internationally recognized paranormal expert.
Dr. Pamela Rae Heath (Episode 1.6 & 1.9)- Noted parapsychologist, co-founder of the Paranormal Research Society, published author of several books on the unexplained including Handbook to the Afterlife.
"Reruns of the show currently air on the Travel Channel. After the show's end, reruns ran for a while but were then taken off the air. On June 21, 2013, reruns of the show returned to Travel Channel. The sister show, Ghost Adventures also airs on the same network and continues to make new episodes."