Paranormal Witness

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Paranormal Witness
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Series title card
GenreHorror
Paranormal
Mystery
FormatLive-action
Composer(s)Joel Beckerman
Ty Unwin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes18
Production
Executive producer(s)Bart Layton
Dimitri Doganis
Producer(s)Mark Lewis
Amy Lee-Jones (story)
Sarah Zammit (assoc.)
Kate Harrison (sup.)
Steffan Boje (field)
Simon Mills
Editor(s)Julian Rodd
Jacob Thompson
CinematographyJoel Devlin
Gary Clarke
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)Realand Productions, LLC
Raw TV
Broadcast
Original channelSyfy
Original runSeptember 7, 2011 (2011-09-07) – present
External links
Website
 
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Paranormal Witness
ParanormalWitness.png
Series title card
GenreHorror
Paranormal
Mystery
FormatLive-action
Composer(s)Joel Beckerman
Ty Unwin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes18
Production
Executive producer(s)Bart Layton
Dimitri Doganis
Producer(s)Mark Lewis
Amy Lee-Jones (story)
Sarah Zammit (assoc.)
Kate Harrison (sup.)
Steffan Boje (field)
Simon Mills
Editor(s)Julian Rodd
Jacob Thompson
CinematographyJoel Devlin
Gary Clarke
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)Realand Productions, LLC
Raw TV
Broadcast
Original channelSyfy
Original runSeptember 7, 2011 (2011-09-07) – present
External links
Website

Paranormal Witness is an American paranormal documentary television series described as featuring "eyewitness accounts" from "everyday people" who claim to have experienced paranormal activity. The series premiered on September 7, 2011 on Syfy.

Ranked as one of the top ten new original series, Paranormal Witness was renewed for a second season set to premiere in August 2012 with 12 new episodes.[1]

Based on the high ratings of the first 3 episodes for season two, Paranormal Witness has been renewed for a third season with 20 new episodes to air some time in June 2013.[2]

Contents

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedDVD and Blu-ray release date
Season premiereSeason finaleRegion 1Region 2
16September 7, 2011 (2011-09-07)October 12, 2011 (2011-10-12)N/AN/A
212August 8, 2012 (2012-08-08)October 24, 2012 (2012-10-24)N/AN/A

Episodes

Season 1 (2011)

Ep#TitleLocationsDirected byOriginal AirdateU.S. viewers
(million)
1.01"Emily the Imaginary Friend/The Lost Girl[3][4]"private home, Baltimore, Maryland, and Route 136, Live Oak, FloridaGillian PachterSeptember 7, 2011 (2011-09-07)1.26[5]
In the series premiere a 5-year-old girl is claimed to have a friendship with a ghost named Emily. Next, a mother and daughter describe their experiences in 2004 on a dirt road where a local teenage girl died in a car crash. 
1.02"Haunted Highway/Kentucky UFO Chase[6][7]"Bullion Bend, U.S. Route 50, El Dorado County, California, and airspace over Jefferson County, KentuckyAlex DunlopSeptember 14, 2011 (2011-09-14)1.63[8]
In 1994, the ghost of a naked woman is said to be connected to a mother and son who went missing 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[9][10]"private home, Moreno Valley, Southern California, and the Cascade mountains, OregonDiene PetterleSeptember 21, 2011 (2011-09-21)0.6[11]
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[12][13]"Mansfield Mansion, Mansfield, ConnecticutSimon GeorgeSeptember 28, 2011 (2011-09-28)1.2[14]
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 retarded that opened in 1860. 
1.05"The Dangerous Game/Trumbull County UFO[15][16]"Trumbull County, Ohio and private home, Virginia BeachStephen KempOctober 5, 2011 (2011-10-05)1.4[17]
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 are documented on archival police radio recordings at the Trumbull County 911 Dispatch in 1994. 
1.06"The Rain Man[18][19]"private home and Monroe County Prison, Stroudsburg, PennsylvaniaNeil RawlesOctober 12, 2011 (2011-10-12)1.2[20]
In 1983, a Monroe County Prison convict allowed out of jail to attend his grandfather's funeral is claimed to have the power to make it rain indoors due to an alleged demonic possession. 

Season 2 (2012)

Ep#TitleLocationsDirected byOriginal Airdate
2.01"Man In the Attic[21]"private home, San Pedro, CaliforniaStephen KempAugust 8, 2012 (2012-08-08)
Between 1988 and 1990, a young mother in suburban California claims to be terrorized by the spirit of an old man in the attic of her home, and a team of paranormal investigators claim to be assaulted by the ghost. 
2.02"Brooklyn Haunting[22]"private home, Brooklyn, New YorkDan CliftonAugust 15, 2012 (2012-08-15)
A mother and her two daughters say they are haunted by a spirit who "refused to cross to the other side" after death. 
2.03"Capitol Theater Haunting[23]"Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City, UtahDan CliftonAugust 22, 2012 (2012-08-22)
On his new job, a security officer claims to encounter the spirit of a young hero who perished while trying to rescue victims in a fire at Capitol Theater. 
2.04"The Dybbuk Box[24]"Addy's Market (antique store), Portland, Oregon; private homes, Kirksville, MissouriRussell EnglandAugust 29, 2012 (2012-08-29)
An antique shop owner says that he inadvertently unleashed a Dybbuk from a locked wine cabinet from an estate auction. 
2.05"Lady on the Stairs[25]"private home, Holly, MichiganRussell EnglandSeptember 5, 2012 (2012-09-05)
A woman and her son claim to be haunted by the spirit of a young woman after they move into her new husband's house. 
2.06"The Apartment[26]"private home, Chico, CaliforniaRichard Curson SmithSeptember 12, 2012 (2012-09-12)
After moving into a new apartment, a woman says she experienced progressive dreams of a murder that took place there. 
2.07"The Real Haunting in Connecticut[27]"private home, Southington, ConnecticutSam HobkinsonSeptember 19, 2012 (2012-09-19)
When a boy was diagnosed with cancer, his family moved closer to a cancer treatment facility. The house they rented was a former funeral home. 
2.08"Fox Hollow Farm[28]"private home, Westfield, IndianaIan ClarkSeptember 26, 2012 (2012-09-26)
A man, his family and his co-worker/renter move into a 'too good to be true' property only to find it to be the former home of alleged serial killer, Herb Baumeister
2.09"The Abduction[29]"Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, ArizonaStephen KempOctober 3, 2012 (2012-10-03)
Eyewitness accounts, original film and audio recordings are used to portray the story of the alien abduction and UFO experience of Arizona logger Travis Walton in 1975, featuring interviews with the investigating sheriff and Walton's doctor. 
2.10"The Cabin/Ghost in the Garden[30]"private home, London, Ohio/private home, Raleigh, North CarolinaSam Hobkinson/Neil RawlesOctober 10, 2012 (2012-10-10)
2.11"The Hollywood Sign Haunting/The Good Skeleton[31]"The Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, California/private home, Yuba City, CaliforniaNeil Rawles/Sam HobkinsonOctober 17, 2012 (2012-10-17)
Four friends wonder if they have encountered the legendary "Lady in White" when they meet a woman in a long, white dress while hiking up the Hollywood Hills. A family claims to have a "ghostly protector" in their new home in Yuba City, California. 
2.12"The Tenants[32]"private home, Chicago, IllinoisNeil RawlesOctober 24, 2012 (2012-10-24)
A couple who has recently gotten married moves into a flat in Chicago they say is haunted. 

References

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  32. ^ "The Tenants". http://www.syfy.com/paranormalwitness/episodes/season/2/episode/212/the_tenants.

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