Most Terrifying Places in America

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Most Terrifying Places In America
GenreParanormal
Documentary
Written byJeff Rotter
Directed byAnthony Kraus
Narrated byMason Pettit
ComposerAudio Network
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodesseven parts
Production
Executive producerMatt Sharp
ProducersAlison Mouledoux
Rebecca Bruno
Deena Lysadt Greiner
Katie Iger
Glenn Waldman
EditorsMark C. Burns
Keith Krimbel
Sherman Lau
Daniel Lerner
Barney J. Schmidt
Camera setupMultiple-camera
Running time60 minutes
DistributorSharp Entertainment
Release
Original networkTravel Channel
Original releaseOctober 9, 2009 (2009-10-09) –
October 28, 2018 (2018-10-28)
External links
Website
Production website

Most Terrifying Places in America was an American paranormal documentary television series that premiered on October 9, 2009 on the Travel Channel as a stand-alone special. The special was subsequently broken down into an episodic series. Each episode featured the legends and stories of several reportedly haunted locations throughout America.

In October 2018, a five-episode special series aired on the Travel Channel which gave the show episode titles instead of numbered volumes.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

The series was narrated by Mason Pettit. Each episode started off showing haunted "hotspots" on a map of the United States.A particular haunted location was then selected by each of the series' "ghost hunters," and investigated by them and their team. Paranormal investigators, historians, psychics, and mediums all presented commentary on these sites. Historical footage was often shown, and any eyewitnesses interviewed. The show reported on the paranormal as told from purported personal encounters with the supernatural. At the beginning of each episode a parental advisory was shown: "Warning: What you are about to see may be too extreme for the young, the impressionable, and the faint of heart. Parental discretion is advised."[2]

Series overview[edit]

No. Part Title Airdate
1 Most Terrifying Places in America 1 October 9, 2009 (2009-10-09)
2 Most Terrifying Places in America 2 October 9, 2009 (2009-10-09)
3 Most Terrifying Places in America 3 October 1, 2010 (2010-10-01)
4 Most Terrifying Places in America 4 October 1, 2010 (2010-10-01)
5 Most Terrifying Places in America 5 October 8, 2010 (2010-10-08)
6 Most Terrifying Places in America 6 October 15, 2010 (2010-10-15)
7 Most Terrifying Places in America 7 October 22, 2010 (2010-10-22)

Specials[edit]

Part 1 (Special)[edit]

Part Title Original Airdate
1 Most Terrifying Places in America October 9, 2009 (2009-10-09)
Locations
Overview

In this one-hour special premiere, the episode tells the tales of seven haunted locations, which are reportedly haunted by the supernatural.

Part 2 (Special)[edit]

Part Title Original Airdate
2 Most Terrifying Places in America 2 October 9, 2009 (2009-10-09)
Locations
Overview

In the second one-hour special, the episode tells the tales of seven more haunted locations.

Part 3 (Special)[edit]

Part Title Original Airdate
3 Most Terrifying Places in America 3 October 1, 2010 (2010-10-01)
Locations
Overview

In the third one-hour special, the episode tells the tales of eight haunted locations.

Part 4 (Special)[edit]

Part Title Original Airdate
4 Most Terrifying Places in America 4 October 1, 2010 (2010-10-01)
Locations
Overview

In the fourth one-hour special, the episode tells the tales of eight more haunted locations.

Part 5 (Special)[edit]

Part Title Original Airdate
5 Most Terrifying Places in America 5 October 8, 2010 (2010-10-08)
Locations
Overview

In the fifth one-hour special, the episode tells the tales of nine haunted locations.

Part 6 (Special)[edit]

Part Title Original Airdate
6 Most Terrifying Places in America 6 October 15, 2010 (2010-10-15)
Locations
Overview

In the sixth one-hour special, the episode tells the tales of eight haunted locations.

Part 7 (Special)[edit]

Part Title Original Airdate
7 Most Terrifying Places in America 7 October 22, 2010 (2010-10-22)
Locations
Overview

In the seventh one-hour special, the episode tells the tales of nine haunted locations.

Special[edit]

A Halloween special named Most Terrifying Places in America: Top 13 aired on Friday October 29, 2010. This special episode counted-down the 13 most terrifying places from past episodes.

Title Original Air Date
Most Terrifying Places in America: Top 13 October 29, 2010
Haunted Locations

Episodes[edit]

Ep. # Episode Title Original Airdate
1.1 Haunted Roadtrips June 30, 2018 (2018-90-30)
Locations
Overview

This episode tells the tales of the open road by exploring terrifying roadside attractions and the haunted roads less traveled that will make drivers want to lock their doors and roll up their windows. A Memphis juke joint that featured blues and a brothel, an old bridge in Mississippi where a murderer was hanged for his crimes, Savannah's oldest operating hotel built before to the Civil War that was used as a hospital for amputations, a ghostly lake that tells the tale of what really happened to the Donner party, Florida's highway to hell locals call the 'Dead Zone' and an Arkansas hotel that was operated as a cancer hospital run by a charlatan.

1.2 Cursed Towns October 7, 2018 (2018-10-07)
Locations
Overview

The episode ventures into towns across America that are reportedly haunted by their dark pasts. A museum dedicated to experimental medicine located in America's first apothecary is haunted by the spirit of a sadistic doctor, a tattoo parlor that was formally home to a secretly odd organization, a dangerous intersection in Tennessee which was the site of a deadly shoot out, an infamous bridge in Vermont where a heart-broken teenage girl leaped to her death, a prison near an ancient burial ground that its inmates believed cursed them to stay there for all eternity, and a Revolutionary War fort where visitors report the ghosts of long-dead soldiers still march on the grounds.

1.3 Devil's Playground October 14, 2018 (2018-10-14)
Locations
Overview

This episode explores scary attractions across the nation: a motel next to a cemetery that's a Coulrophobia's worst nightmare, a morbid museum that houses haunted artifacts like a demonic Raggedy Ann doll, an old western ranch with an 19th-century schoolhouse that's reportedly haunted by a schoolmarm and her students, a historic Mississippi town that locals claim is cursed by a witch who killed its citizens, a movie theater in Maine where a sorrowful woman starred in her own horror film when she leaped off the theater's balcony to her death, and a sinister cement factory-turned-haunted attraction that scares its patrons with real ghosts.

1.4 Restless Dead October 21, 2018 (2018-10-21)
Locations
Overview

This episode features locations where the restless souls of the dead never sleep. A Florida lighthouse that's filled with darkness of those who died there, a former Victorian-era asylum for women where the insane were experimented on, one of the few remaining Rotary Jails where inmates tried to escape by severing their limbs, a majestic mansion in Detroit built by a lumber baron is claimed to be haunted by his two wives, a restaurant that was once a remote outpost in Nebraska where a scorned woman killed her unfaithful husband is reportedly haunted by a ghost called "Faceless Fred", and a small country store in the Florida Everglades is the site of a deadly shootout of a bloody outlaw who hid his victims in the swampy waters.

1.5 Unnatural World October 28, 2018 (2018-10-28)
Locations
Overview

This episode explores supernatural locations linked to terrifying tales. A ghostly road in Nebraska where local legend suggests a farmer hanged his entire family that included seven daughters and his wife, a mysterious forest where hikers reportedly vanish without a trace, an Upstate New York farmhouse where it's claimed a demon resides, a creepy mining town in Colorado that was once called 'the wickedest town' in America, a New England Victorian-style mansion where its former owners possesses the living tenants, and a former sanitarium that performed medical experiments with electricity to cure its patients' ailments.

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