New Year, New Boo! Destination America Rings in 2016 with Four Spooky Series; Resurrects Cult Classic MOST HAUNTED

Season’s greetings from all the ghosts, ghouls, and poltergeists at Destination America. It’s a full-on frightening family reunion to ring in the New Year with the premiere of four fan-favorite series between December 28 and January 3.

If the reality of another year’s passing chills you to the bone, Destination America has a slew of spooky series sure to put things in perspective. First, GHOSTLY ENCOUNTERS returns with new episodes on Monday, December 28 at 9/8c, followed by the network debut of the cult classic MOST HAUNTED at 10/9c. Resurrected on American television screens for the first time in seven years with encore episodes, MOST HAUNTED follows host Yvette Fielding and her team of paranormal investigators as they explore ancient locations in search of tangible evidence that there’s life after death.

After the excitement of New Year’s Eve, stay in bed for our “New Fears Day” marathon of PARANORMAL SURVIVOR beginning at 11am and culminating in back-to-back episodes for the season 2 premiere on Friday, January 1 at 9/8c and 10/9c. Finally, Destination America presents the much-anticipated eighth season of A HAUNTING on Sunday, January 3 at 10/9c, returning with a fresh look and feel for the New Year.

The full week of premieres includes:


Monday, December 28 at 9/8c

GHOSTLY ENCOUNTERS takes you on a chilling ride through fascinating and highly personal ghost stories, combining the exhilarating drama of the incident with a critical in-depth look at the questions behind it. Paranormal isn’t just the domain of psychics and tarot card readers – in fact, many ordinary people have had supernatural experiences. GHOSTLY ENCOUNTERS examines possible reasons for these events, from scientific and paranormal to religious and psychological.

  • Ghosts as Protectors / Connection to the Land
    Chelsea and Sabrina are both harassed by evil spirits before good ghosts come to their rescue. Then, Cam and David both have a unique relationship with the land and soon realize that ghosts share this affinity.


Monday, December 28 at 10/9c

In 2002, the world premiere of MOST HAUNTED revolutionized the face of ghost stories on television. For the first time, crews followed a team of paranormal investigators as they locked themselves in a haunted location for 24 hours to search for tangible evidence of life after death. Hosted by Yvette Fielding, MOST HAUNTED has to date spawned more than 180 episodes exploring ancient and legendary locations throughout the U.S. and Europe, documenting evidence of paranormal activity. Destination America is resurrecting the iconic series with encore episodes featuring original cast members: host Yvette Fielding, Karl Beattie, Stuart Torevell, mediums Derek Acorah and David Wells, parapsychologist Ciarán O’Keeffe and historian Richard Felix.

  • Petty France Manor
    A grandiose building, the Manor House was constructed in the late 18th century during a time of conflict that pitted England against Napoleon’s French forces on land and sea. Today the building is a four star hotel, but it’s also home to poltergeist activity. Cutlery has been known to fly across the room, the sounds of dragging can be heard coming from the upstairs, and many people have reported feeling the strong sensation of someone rushing towards them. What otherworldly guests await the Most Haunted team when they check into the Manor House?


Season 2 Premieres Friday, January 1 with Back-to-Back Episodes at 9/8c and 10/9c

Continues Fridays at 10/9c Starting January 8

Do you believe in ghosts, poltergeists, and demons? Paranormal Survivor will take you through terrifying real-life encounters with the supernatural. Hear from those who’ve faced these feared spirits – and watch dramatic recreations that lure people back to the scenes of these harrowing confrontations.

  • Ghost Attacks at 9/8c
    After taking over an old farm, Al Kelchner is assaulted by the spirits of its former owners; Ed White is tormented by a demon for over 20 years; and Kristen Whitesell is attacked by the ghost of someone close to her.
  • Evil Intentions at 10/9c
    A tattoo shop is plagued by the ghost of an evil criminal; Tammy Northcutt’s mother-in-law returns from beyond the grave; and Michael Vara’s life is put in danger by a malevolent spirit.


Season 8 Premieres Sunday, January 3 at 10/9c

In A HAUNTING, supernatural evil lurks in the darkest shadows and in the most ordinary places. Through spellbinding first-person accounts, each episode profiles the story of one family traumatized by unknown supernatural forces. New this season, A HAUNTING gives a fresh look and feel to dramatic recreations of some of the scariest stories known to man, leaving viewers with a lingering sense that life after death is much more powerful than anyone could possibly imagine.

  • Heartland Horror
    Teenager Nolan Lydolph has had run-ins with ghosts throughout his life, but after he and his parents return home from a ghost tour in Branson, Missouri, strange spirits of a different nature begin appearing in their Iowa farmhouse. When sinister shadows escalate to vicious scratches, they contact Wesley Fox, the paranormal investigator who hosted the ghost tour. Wesley and his psychic medium wife, Melissa, encounter a cagey and calculating demon dead-set on engineering Nolan’s untimely demise. Nolan has no choice but undertake a life-threatening struggle to rid himself and his family of an undaunted evil.


About Destination America

Destination America is the only network to celebrate the people, places, and stories of the United States. The inclusive network targeting Adults 25-54 is available in 56 million homes, emblazoning television screens with the grit and tenacity, honesty and work ethic, humor and adventurousness that characterize our nation. Destination America features travel, food, adventure, home, and natural history, with original series like BBQ Pitmasters; A Haunting; Mountain Monsters; Buying Alaska; Buying the Bayou; and Railroad Alaska. For more information, please visit,, or Destination America is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s #1 pay-tv programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.