Paranormal Challenge

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Paranormal Challenge
Paranormal Challenge - Screen Capture.jpg
Also known asZak Bagans' Paranormal Challenge
GenreParanormal
Documentary
FormatLive-action
Created byZak Bagans
Presented byZak Bagans
StarringZak Bagans
Opening theme"Down with the Sickness" by Disturbed
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Zak Bagans
Joe Townley
Michael Yudin
Producer(s)Laura Gheradi
Editor(s)Jonathan Rinehart
CinematographyChristian Hoagland
Camera setupMultiple
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)My Tupelo Entertainment
Broadcast
Original channelTravel Channel
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runJune 17, 2011 (2011-06-17) – September 16, 2011 (2011-09-16)
Chronology
Related showsGhost Adventures
External links
Website
 
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Paranormal Challenge
Paranormal Challenge - Screen Capture.jpg
Also known asZak Bagans' Paranormal Challenge
GenreParanormal
Documentary
FormatLive-action
Created byZak Bagans
Presented byZak Bagans
StarringZak Bagans
Opening theme"Down with the Sickness" by Disturbed
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Zak Bagans
Joe Townley
Michael Yudin
Producer(s)Laura Gheradi
Editor(s)Jonathan Rinehart
CinematographyChristian Hoagland
Camera setupMultiple
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)My Tupelo Entertainment
Broadcast
Original channelTravel Channel
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runJune 17, 2011 (2011-06-17) – September 16, 2011 (2011-09-16)
Chronology
Related showsGhost Adventures
External links
Website

Paranormal Challenge is an American competitive paranormal reality 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.

Plot Summary[edit]

"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."[1] 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."

Criteria[edit]

  1. Walkthrough
  2. Equipment Orientation:
Infrared Camcorder
Full Spectrum Camcorder
Full Spectrum Still Camera
Thermal Imaging Camera
Mel Meter (measures electromagnetic energy and temperature)
Digital Recorders (captures EVP's)
PX Device (Ovilus)
  1. Investigation Rules:
Teams will conduct their investigations simultaneously at different ends of the location with time constraints.
They have 2 hours to complete part one of their investigation.
They will then switch locations and continue for 2 more hours in part two.
Each team will be assigned: one camera operator, one sound technician to chronicle their investigations.
Both areas are equipped with several stationary cameras allowing Zak and the judges to watch the teams every move from a secret nerve center location.
  1. Investigation Part 1
  2. Investigation Part 2
  3. Investigation Debriefing
  4. Preparing the Evidence
  5. Evidence Presentation
  6. Judgement: Teams will be judged on: Overall teamwork, Technological proficiency, Historical knowledge, and Audio & visual evidence.
  7. Judge Deliberation
  8. Winner Reveal

Cast and crew[edit]

Host
Technical Expert
Judges

Location Experts[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedDVD and Blu-ray release date
Season premiereSeason finaleRegion 1Region 2
112June 17, 2011 (2011-06-17)September 16, 2011 (2011-09-16)October 2, 2012 (2012-10-02)N/A

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Reruns[edit]

"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."

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