21 Paranormal Documentaries That’ll Scare The Hell Out Of You

Documentaries are an interesting way to gain knowledge. They are also an incredible source to increase your awareness towards important issues. Out there, are many different types of documentaries, some are inspiring and some are informative, but have you ever watched anything scary.

Have you ever witnessed something that makes your skin crawl? Well, sit tight because today, we bring you the scariest 20 Paranormal Documentaries that’ll scare the hell out of you.

21. Killer Legends

Do your town has its legend? Or perhaps a boogeyman? This horror-documentary investigates the origins of most terrifying urban legends and the true stories behind them. A truth that is often more terrifying than fiction. The documentary reveals the horrible reality behind urban legends.

20. The Possessed

The stories of being possessed by evil spirits plagued the 18th and 19th centuries. It was Madness and hysteria all around. This documentary recreates the events of ‘Watseka Wonder’ the name given to the alleged spiritual possession of a girl named Lurancy Vennum of Watseka, Illinois in 1877.

19. The Ogopogo Monster

Many believe that a great mysterious sea monster resides in the depth of the lake Okanagan in Canada. There are also many historic accounts to testify it. This Documentary investigates the truth behind the submerged mystery monster Ogopogo that many locals believe it really exist.

18. A House Divided – Ghostly Encounters

Light and Darkness cannot exist together, but one doesn’t have any significance without the other either. In 1981, the Farrell family bought their new home, not knowing what’s upon them.

17. Richard Dawkins: Paranormal or Perinormal

Professor Richard Dawkins, a well respected evolutionary biologist, ethologist and well known atheist, asks the question whether or not religion is within the realm of the paranormal or is instead it is perinormal.

16. Cursed: Unwelcome Guest

Alfonso, a sceptic who didn’t believe in curses, but after a series of mysterious happenings in their newly bought house, which turned out to be paranormal activities, he changed his thinking.

15. In Search Of: The Human Aura

Since ancient times, the human aura is seen as an invisible force that affect the health of a person. Such claims are not at all entertained by scientific communities and are considered as pseudoscience. This documentary will revel the truth and share some light on much debated content among the scientist and the religious believers.

14. The Cathars – Paranormal Conspiracy Occult Documentary

Catharism thrived in many parts of Europe, particularly in southern France in the late 12th century as a Gnostic revival of Christianity. In 1960, a group of ordinary people from Bath, England suggested that they were experiencing flashbacks of their former lives as a member of the ancient religious sect from southern France. Is it possible that a group of ordinary people really have been possessed by the ancient cult who witnessed a mass massacre?

13. Haunted Philadelphia

Gettysburg and the city of Philadelphia are perhaps one of the most prominent cities in the American history. The stories and lore of battles and deaths are alone frightening. Today, there are many abandoned places in every corner of the city or are they? This documentary will plod you face to face with the ghosts of Philadelphia.

12. Paranormal Activity: Castle Ghosts of England

This documentary brings you face to face with some of England’s most infamous Haunted Castles.

11. In Search Of: Life After Death

The legendary Leonard Nemoy visited the soul research institute to gain firsthand accounts of people who claim they have died and come back to the mortal life.

10. Ghosts of Dudley Castle

Paranormal activities are those which can’t be explained with logic and are a part of popular culture. One such event takes place in the Midlands, United Kingdom. Dudley Castle is regarded as one of the most haunted castles in the World. Over the years, many locals have reported unusual happenings all around this castle. According to the documentary, once they caught the ghost.

9. In Search of – Witch Doctors

The Witch Doctors are an important part of ancient tradition folk medicines that are now being re-instituted in modern institutions for curing  mental illness and are yielding positive results. In this documentary you will get to know the effectiveness of witch hunters with none other than Leonard Nimoy.

8. Ghosthunters: The Phantom Schoolmaster

It all started when wired and in-explainable happenings were reported in a photographic studio nearby a long burned Victorian school. An investigation leads to the discovery of a ghostly schoolmaster long since departed.

7. Exorcists: The Unexplained

A brief introduction to Exorcism and its practices from around the world. This documentary will reveal the truth behind possession. A scientific look at demonic possession. Is it real?

6. Dead and Back Again

Dead and Back again collects numerous near death experiences witnessed by many commoners and famous personalities who claimed that they have met their creators. Many of them describe “the light”. The light, which a few people interpret as higher power.

5. Chupacabra

The legendary chupacabra or “goat sucker” is widely rumored to inhabit parts of the America and even been spotted in Russia and Philippines. The name is derived from the animal’s reported habit of attacking and drinking the blood of goats and other livestock.

4. Ghosts on the Underground

London’s Underground is one of the busiest rail networks in the world. Everyday more than 3 million people make their way to underground tunnels, passageways without a second thought. Totally unaware of the history of their surroundings. The documentary will take you on a journey of the oldest underground network in the world, revealing many mysteries and untold stories.

3. Ghost Hunters: Ripples in Time

Locals accidentally came across an old chapel, which they explored. Spell-bounded by the experience they wanted to revisit the place again and again. But the only thing was that they couldn’t because it had not existed for several hundred years. The documentary explores ongoing abnormal activities in Thetford Priory in Thetford, Norfolk, England.

2. Ghost Adventures Documentary

The Old Washoe Club in Virginia City, and the Goldfield Hotel in Goldfield, Nevada are considered two of the most haunted places in the Country. To witness the paranormal activities by themselves, Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin visited and captured the original footage.

1. 14 Degrees: A Paranormal Documentary

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Based in New England region of the United States, the documentary unravels some of the regions most haunted paranormal activities with some famous researchers, covering their methods, skeptics, and… Ghosts. 14 Degrees gives you an in depth “behind the scenes” look at the subject.

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Bipro Das

I am a content writer and researcher with over seven years of experience covering all gaming and anime topics. I also have a keen interest in the retail sector and often write about the business models/strategies of popular brands.

I started content writing after completing my graduation. After writing tech-related things and other long-form content for 2-3 years, I found my calling with games and anime. Now, I get to find new games and write features and previews.

When not writing for RankRed, I usually prefer reading investing books or immersing myself in Europa Universalis 4. But I am currently interested in some new JRPGs as well.

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