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A Haunting

A Haunting
Genre Paranormal
Narrated by Anthony Call
Theme music composer Ed Smart, Cret Wilson
Opening theme Ed Smart, Cret Wilson
Ending theme Ed Smart
Composer(s) Ed Smart
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 7
No. of episodes 69 (list of episodes)
Camera setup Single
Running time 43-50 minutes
Production company(s) New Dominion Pictures
Distributor Discovery Communications
Original channel Discovery Channel
Revived series:
Destination America
Original release October 28, 2005 (2005-10-28) - November 9, 2007 (2007-11-09)
Revived series:
October 12, 2012 (2012-10-12) - present (present)
External links
Production website

A Haunting is a 2005 American paranormal anthology television series that depicts eyewitness accounts of possession, exorcism, and ghostly encounters. The show originally aired from October 28, 2005 to November 9, 2007 on the Discovery Channel, which produced four seasons of 39 episodes. After nearly a five-year hiatus since November 2007, New Dominion productions began producing and airing new episodes of a A Haunting on the Destination America channel in October 2012.[1][2] A seventh season of the show premiered on August 1, 2014.[3]

The program features narrations, interviews, and dramatic re-enactments based on various accounts of paranormal experiences at reportedly haunted and mostly residential locations.


  • Overview 1
  • Episodes 2
  • DVD releases 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


A Haunting originally began as two feature-length specials, New Dominion Pictures.[4] Based on strong ratings, A Haunting became a weekly series on the Discovery Channel and was produced by Larry Silverman.[5]

The series has featured several alleged paranormal encounters, including traditional hauntings, demonic activity, ghost attacks, possessions, and cryptic visions.[6][7] The series covers incidents from various locations across the United States, as well as five episodes that were set in Canada, England, Ireland, and Taiwan. Episodes may be set in houses, apartments, farms, commercial areas, and even vast outdoor regions.[5][8][9] Most episodes present several accounts of paranormal experiences through cinematic re-enactments, which are accompanied by commentary from eyewitnesses and investigators themselves.[10]

According to Silverman, the show's writers search for stories and then filter out accounts with enough substantial content.[5] He has further added that the episodes are strictly based on the accounts of victims, although the Discovery Channel did compel the show's producers to sanitize certain case histories due to their graphic sexual and violent content.[5] Billy Bean, whose real-life experiences were featured in the episode "House of the Dead", claimed that the show's producers left out some of his story and that "some of the content was altered."[11]

Episodes within the series follow a frequently recurring pattern, in which victims of hauntings begin noticing peculiar incidents that gradually become more frequent and bizarre. Denial is most often the first reaction. As the situation escalates, however, and every possible conventional explanation is explored and found wanting, they either contact a paranormal investigator, a member of the clergy, or a spiritual medium for assistance. In some cases, victims are able to successfully resolve their paranormal issues, while in others, victims are forced to vacate their residence.[12][13] Certain episodes have also featured commentary from famed demonologist and clairvoyant Ed and Lorraine Warren, who have actually investigated some of the cases featured on the series. The episode "The Dark Side" was dedicated to the memory of Ed, who died in 2006.[13]

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  19. ^ A Haunting- The Television Series *Special Edition* Seasons 1-6 * 9 DVDs* 2014


See also

On October 14, 2014, Timeless Media Group released A Haunting- The Television Series: Special Edition, a 9-disc box set featuring seasons 1-6.[19]

Timeless Media Group has released the first 6 seasons on DVD in Region 1 for the first time.[16][17] The seventh season will be released on April 14, 2015.[18]

DVD releases


The seventh season took a two and a half month hiatus in September 2014 and returned on November 23, 2014. [15]

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