October is one hell of a month for fans of horror and unexplained phenomena, because TLC is resurrecting Ghostober. Prepare to go on a spine-chilling adventure to the other side with the best in paranormal activity every night at 10:25pm. Not for the faint-hearted, the stunt includes the return of Jack Osbourne’s Portals to Hell and a new series that reopens the case files of America’s first ever paranormal investigator, The Holzer Files.
Guaranteed to make your hair stand on end, this special event launches with Season 2 of Portals to Hell (Thursday 1 October at 10:25pm). Jack Osbourne and his partner in paranormal investigation, Katrina Weidman, head to some of the most haunted places in the US, searching for concrete evidence that the spirit world exists. The undaunted duo face their most fearsome cases yet, as they uncover disturbing tales from bygone pasts and unnerving paranormal activity. Jack, Katrina, and their team are out to prove that this isn’t just phenomena, as they examine unusual incidents using specialised technology and a network of experts to help document and uncover the truth. Their quest for answers takes them to the Shanghai Tunnels in Portland (where one of their producers has a frightening encounter), The Old Paulding Jail in Ohio and The Ohio State Reformatory – where Shawshank Redemption was filmed – and more. The supernatural experiences they record need to be seen to be believed!
Stick around after the premiere episode, for the one-off special, Watching With The Osbournes: Portals To Hell (Thursday 1 October at 11:25pm). From the comfort of their couch, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne watch Jack and Katrina explore the terrifying Shanghai Tunnels in Portland. While maintaining social distance practices, Jack joins his parents remotely as they unleash a torrent of funny, curious and random one-liners.
The case files of America’s first ghost hunter and the “father of the paranormal”, Hans Holzer, are reopened in The Holzer Files (Monday 5 October at 10:25pm), revealing the original recordings and documents from the paranormal pioneer’s renowned studies. Hans Holzer’s legendary four-decade exploration into disturbing hauntings like the Amityville Horror house helped spawn legions of supernatural enthusiasts and this series sees a dedicated paranormal team revisit his most captivating cases.
This month-long fright fest also features new seasons of Ghost Adventures and Kindred Spirits, along with new series The Dead Files and Haunting in the Heartland. There’s no shortage of bizarre occurrences and, fortunately, plenty of paranormal pioneers who aren’t afraid to take risks in order to get answers. Now, is it just us or did it get cold in here?
Stream or watch every night in October at 10:25pm on TLC
PORTALS TO HELL | SEASON 2
Thursdays from 1 October at 10:25pm
Avid paranormal investigators Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman resume their chilling journey to historically haunted locations in the US, confronting sinister stories of the supernatural to prove the spirit world exists. In this season of Portals to Hell, the undaunted duo faces their most fearsome cases yet, as they filter through extensive research and utilise advanced scientific equipment. Spine-tingling experiences include Hotel Monte Vista, one of America’s most-terrifying hotels; the infamous Shanghai Tunnels of Portland, Oregon; Fort William Henry – the site of one of the bloodiest massacres in Colonial America, and more.
In episode one, Katrina and Jack gain unprecedented access to the infamous Shanghai Tunnels of Portland. They’ve been called on to determine if two newly restored tunnels are safe for public tours after a recent spike in paranormal activity. During the investigation, one of their producers has a frightening paranormal encounter.
WATCHING WITH THE OSBOURNES: PORTALS TO HELL
Thursday 1 October at 11:25pm
From the comfort of their couch and well-lit loungeroom, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne watch Jack and Katrina explore the terrifying Shanghai Tunnels in Portland. While maintaining social distance practices, Jack joins his parents remotely as they unleash a torrent of funny, curious and random one-liners. Find out what they think of their son’s paranormal work and whether they’re believers or skeptics of the supernatural.
HAUNTING IN THE HEARTLAND
Fridays from 2 October at 10:25pm
Something evil lurks in the shadows of the close-knit communities, idyllic Main Streets and rolling fields of America’s heartland. Paranormal investigator and documentary filmmaker Steve Shippy witnessed this darkness firsthand as a child growing up in rural Michigan. Now, with the help of local eyewitnesses and historical records, he’s made it his mission to solve these mysterious hauntings and bring resolution to the living and the dead. The first episode takes place in Merrill, Michigan, where an evil entity is tormenting a young girl. With the help of a local historian, Steve discovers the town’s long-forgotten traumatic past and its connection to the girl’s home.
GHOST ADVENTURES | SEASON 16
Saturdays and Sundays from 3 October at 10:25pm
In the new season of Ghost Adventures, paranormal investigators Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin return for more spine-chilling adventures, taking their fearless team to haunted destinations where they meet with locals, eyewitnesses, and experts before using the latest scientific gadgets and technology to uncover and document the truth behind the mysteries. This season, they investigate mysterious attacks inside a former casino with a shady past; explore a historic hotel plagued by dark spirits; and encounter aggressive spirits that roam a 130-year-old Woodbury estate in Altadena, CA – or as you may know, the home of American Horror Story.
THE HOLZER FILES
Mondays from 5 October at 10:25pm
In The Holzer Files, a dedicated paranormal team – led by paranormal investigator Dave Schrader, psychic medium Cindy Kaza and equipment technician Shane Pittman – revisits the case files of America’s first ghost hunter, Hans Holzer, revealing the original recordings and documents from the paranormal pioneer’s renowned studies. With the help of Holzer’s daughter, Alexandra Holzer, and researcher Gabe Roth, the team picks up where Holzer left off to re-examine the terrifying hauntings that he dedicated his life to researching.
Recognised as the “father of the paranormal,” Hans Holzer’s legendary four-decade exploration into disturbing hauntings like the Amityville Horror house, helped spawn legions of supernatural enthusiasts, more than 120 books and even inspired Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis to write Ghostbusters. In each episode, the team will cull through thousands of Holzer’s recently discovered documents, letters, photographs and chilling audio and visual recordings dating back to the 1950s. Using his findings, team members track down recent developments from each haunting and head back to the location to reinvestigate with a fresh perspective, harnessing their own research, skills and expertise.
THE DEAD FILES
Tuesdays from 6 October at 10:25pm
In The Dead Files former NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi and psychic medium Amy Allan combine their unique and often conflicting skills to solve unexplained paranormal phenomena in haunted locations across America.
Utilising his detective skills, Steve interviews witnesses and experts, and researches the history and facts behind each location. Amy, a medium who sees and communicates with the dead, assesses the property to identify what underlying entities reside there. Keeping their findings hidden from each other, the team avoids all contact with one another – coming together only at the very end to reveal their shocking discoveries to the property owners, and each other. In the first episode, the duo investigates a historic home in New Orleans to help a family tortured by unexplained visions and bizarre occurrences. During her walk, Amy comes face-to-face with the apparition bearing a shocking secret to the horror that’s plagued residents for generations.
Wednesdays from 7 October at 10:25pm
Kindred Spirits follows paranormal investigators Amy Bruni and Adam Berry, along with psychic medium Chip Coffey, as they enter America’s darkest locations and demand answers to the most chilling haunted mysteries. Bringing peace to the living by giving a voice to the dead, their multilayered investigations dig deep into the past to identify the restless spirits and analyse the threat. Throughout the new season, America’s most intense paranormal activity takes them to evil and historic locations, as well as personal homes inhabited by aggressive entities. In the first episode this season, the duo helps a single mother left home alone with two frightened children after terrifying, full-bodied apparitions drove away her family. Psychic medium Chip Coffey must figure out who – or what – is to blame?