While Syfy celebrates New Year’s with their annual “Twilight Zone” marathon, Travel Channel has penciled in their own marathon, kicking off on Monday, December 31st.
The channel is ringing in 2019 with a two-day marathon of its wildly popular, hit series “Ghost Adventures,” featuring Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley – the paranormal investigative team who boldly go where most fear to tread. The lineup will feature some of the series’ most terrifying and unforgettable episodes from recent seasons – including “The Slaughter House” featuring superstar Post Malone, “The Titanic Museum” and “Return to Winchester Mystery House.”
The marathon culminates in the television premiere of Zak Bagans’ film, “Demon House,” on Tuesday, January 1. The documentary follows Bagans’ investigation of a Gary, Indiana, home he purchased sight unseen, after learning about its demonic history. Immediately following the film’s network debut, Travel Channel will premiere the one-hour special “Demon House: Lost Footage,” revealing exclusive, never-before-seen footage from the documentary, along with special commentary from Bagans about the unforgettable and terrifying experience.
Later in the month, in a two-part “Ghost Adventures” special, the team investigates one of America’s most haunted towns – Alton, Illinois. Known as the River Bend region, Alton is situated just north of St. Louis, Missouri, and is rife with dark history. Bagans and the crew investigate the area’s most haunted buildings in “Curse of the River Bend” – premiering on Saturday, January 5 and Saturday, January 12.
Here’s the full lineup:
“Ghost Adventures” Marathon
Beginning Monday, December 31 at 8:00 a.m. ET/PT
In each episode of “Ghost Adventures,” Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin, along with A/V techs Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley, travel to a different haunted destination where they meet with locals, eyewitnesses and experts in an attempt to piece together the haunted history of each site. They then begin a dusk-to-dawn “lockdown” investigation, using the latest scientific gadgets and technology in an effort to obtain physical evidence of the paranormal and uncover the truth behind each haunted mystery.
Featured episodes include: “Manresa Castle,” “Odd Fellows Asylum,” “Grand Canyon Caverns,” “Old Lincoln County Hospital,” “Palace Saloon,” “Kennedy Mine,” “The Titanic Museum,” “Pythian Castle,” “The Slaughter House,” “Nevada State Prison,” “Black Dahlia House,” “Return to Winchester Mystery House,” “Stone Lion Inn,” “The Washoe Club: Final Chapter” and more.
“Demon House” – Two-Hour Documentary; Television Premiere
Premieres Tuesday, January 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
In 2014, the story of a demon possession in Gary, Indiana, caused a worldwide media sensation. Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans was producing an episode of his popular television series, “Ghost Adventures,” when the story broke; he bought the house a day later over the phone, sight unseen. But Bagans and his crew were unprepared for what awaited them at the house possessed by “200 demons.” Bagans soon suffered from a debilitating illness, crew members quit and people nearly died … Bagans even started to wonder if just viewing the film could open audiences up to possession themselves. Had he made a movie too dangerous to release?
“Demon House: Lost Footage” – One-Hour Special
Premieres Tuesday, January 1 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
This exclusive special reveals never-before-seen footage from Zak Bagans’ film, “Demon House,” a documentary that follows Bagans’ investigation of a haunted Gary, Indiana, home he purchased, sight unseen, and is believed to be possessed by demons. The hour-long special features commentary from Bagans about the home and its backstory, the terrifying investigation and unseen evidence.
“Curse of the River Bend” – Two-Part “Ghost Adventures” Special
Premieres Saturday, January 5 and Saturday, January 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley head to Alton, Illinois, in this two-part “Ghost Adventures” special. A city just north of St. Louis, Missouri, Alton sits on the Mississippi River. Rife with dark history, it’s considered one of America’s most haunted towns. The crew investigates two of the town’s most haunted buildings in hopes of capturing paranormal evidence.
- “McPike Mansion” – Premieres Saturday, January 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT – The team travels to Alton, Illinois, a town considered by many to be one of the most haunted places in America, to investigate a Victorian mansion with a rich history and reports of dangerous paranormal activity.
- “Mineral Springs Hotel” – Premieres Saturday, January 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT – The crew concludes their two-part investigation of Alton, Illinois, at the Mineral Springs Hotel. The 1914 structure has been witness to multiple deaths, and Zak Bagans believes a demonic entity is keeping these lost souls trapped inside the building.