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Weird Travels

Weird Travels
Genre Documentary
Written by Helga Eike
Sarah Wetherbee
Directed by Emre Sahin
Starring Loren Coleman
Narrated by Don Wildman
Theme music composer Wild Woods, Inc.
Composer(s) Donn Wilkerson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Tom Rogan
Lauren Lexton
Producer(s) Helga Eike
Sarah Wetherbee
Nancy Gunn (sup. prod)
Karen Olson (line)
Editor(s) Andrew Covell
Mike Mahoney
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Authentic Entertainment
Distributor Travel Channel
Original channel Travel Channel
Original run August 16, 2001 (2001-08-16) – December 20, 2006 (2006-12-20)
External links
Production website

Weird Travels is an American documentary paranormal television series that originally aired from 2001 to 2006 on the Travel Channel. Produced by Authentic Entertainment, the program features various paranormal subjects around the world, especially cryptozoological creatures (cryptids) and haunted locations around the world. The series is narrated by Don Wildman, who also hosts and narrates the History channel's documentary television series Cities of the Underworld and Travel Channel's Off Limits.


Weird Travels purpose is to investigate and uncover some of the biggest mysteries in the world. The series features anything from paranormal-related to things out of the ordinary by traveling the globe to discover the truth on these subjects. Each episode consists of a certain theme: such as creepy creatures like the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot, exploring mysterious civilizations like the Maya and the Nazca, and searching for clues in the age old legend of the Holy Grail to the present phenomena of crop circles and UFOs.

Series Overview

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD and Blu-ray release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 26 August 16, 2001 December 20, 2006 N/A N/A N/A


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Ep.# Title Original Airdate
1 "America's Most Haunted Places: San Francisco" August 16, 2001 (2001-08-16)
In the series premiere, this episode explores supernatural locations in San Francisco, California including the Winchester Mystery House, the USS Hornet, and Alcatraz Island.
2 "Bigfootville" October 15, 2002 (2002-10-15)
This episode features a small town in Oklahoma where a large number of Bigfoot sightings have been documented with recordings.
3 "Investigations of the Unexplained" October 16, 2003 (2003-10-16)
This special episode features an exorcism in Maryland when demonic possession is involved, ghosts of Louisiana's Myrtles Plantation, Wisconsin's Werewolves, California's haunted USS Hornet, and Oregon's Bigfoot.
4 "Spirits of the South" October 28, 2004 (2004-10-28)
An Egyptian curse that is rumored to still cast a spell on Memphis, Tennessee, strange creatures lurk near Graystone Cabins in Barnardsville, North Carolina in the western part of the state, and a haunted steamboat in New Orleans.
5 "The Wicked West" November 27, 2004 (2004-11-27)
The Weird, Wild West transports us to the legendary ghost towns, saloons, inns, and ceremonies haunted by the legends of the Old West. A haunted mining town and its ghost that roams the Santa Cruz Mountains is also featured.
6 "Mysteries of Route 66" January 15, 2005 (2005-01-15)
Meet more than just a few "living" remnants along the most historic road in America's history.
7 "Phantoms of the Opera" January 22, 2005 (2005-01-22)
Every good theater has a ghost, join us as we peer backstage at some of the country's most haunted theaters.
8 "Haunted Hotels: Where Darkness Dwells" January 29, 2005 (2005-01-29)
This episode features haunted hotels, including the Balsam Mountain Inn in Balsam, North Carolina and the Lanaux Mansion, a Victorian bed and breakfast in New Orleans, Louisiana's French Quarter.
9 "Haunted Hotels: Lodging with Spirits" April 9, 2005 (2005-04-09)
This episode features The Lodge, a haunted hotel in Cloudcroft, New Mexico and the Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.
10 "Haunted Hotels: Shadows of the Past" June 3, 2005 (2005-06-03)
Locations include; the Archbishop's Mansion in San Francisco, Markree Castle in County Sligo, Ireland, Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, and Hotel San Carlos in Phoenix are featured. Plus a look at why hotels are haunted.
11 "Spirits of the South" October 28, 2004 (2004-10-28)
Scarred by a history of piracy, brutal slavery, and bloody Civil War battles, the South is fertile ground for everything strange, unexplained, and paranormal.
12 "Lake Monsters" October 23, 2005 (2005-10-23)
This episode features the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland and Champ in Lake Champlain.
13 "Signs" October 23, 2005 (2005-10-23)
This episode features large images that are visible only from the air, like crop circles, Stonehenge, and the Nazca Lines.
14 "Bigfoot" January 6, 2006 (2006-01-06)
This episode features research on Bigfoot in northern California, Texas, and Florida, where it's known as Skunk Ape.
15 "Creepy Creatures" January 13, 2006 (2006-01-13)
The Loch Ness Monster, the Lake Champlain Monster, Bigfoot, Mothman, and the Jersey Devil are all investigated, including the Men in Black's involvement with Mothman.
16 "Mystery Spots" January 20, 2006 (2006-01-20)
This episode features the mysteries of Machu Picchu, Peru and Sedona, Arizona.
17 "Alien Encounters" January 27, 2006 (2006-01-27)
This episode features people who witnessed alien encounters around the world.
18 "UFO" January 27, 2006 (2006-01-27)
This episode features UFO sightings around the globe.
19 "The Quest for the Holy Grail" May 25, 2006 (2006-05-25)
From the magnificent carved symbols of Scotland's Rosslyn Chapel to mysterious codes hidden in books and monuments across England, we’ll track down secret clues to find out what the Holy Grail actually is and where it might be concealed.
20 "New Mexico's Visitors" October 4, 2006 (2006-10-04)
Most of the paranormal attention in New Mexico has focused on Roswell and the alleged alien activity there, but, there's plenty of unexplained phenomena to go around, and aliens aren't the only strange visitors to make their presence felt.
21 "Creepy Capital City" October 9, 2006 (2006-10-09)
While the city is known for its spirit of democracy, there are ghostly spirits in the city that have elected to stay behind to have their voices heard.
22 "Haunted Campuses" October 10, 2006 (2006-10-10)
Murders, suicides, broken hearts, failed exams...a whole lot of history is buried beneath the thick stone walls of college dorms, libraries, gymnasiums and dining halls.
23 "Frightening Florida" October 16, 2006 (2006-10-16)
While Mickey Mouse invites tourists to visit his Haunted House at Disneyworld, very real haunted houses have been terrorizing Florida residents for centuries.
24 "Mystery of the Mayas" December 6, 2006 (2006-12-06)
From Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula south to Belize, the Maya vanished hundreds of years ago. But where did they go? And what did they know? Search the dense jungles, ancient ruins and underworld for secrets to help unlock the great mystery of the Maya.
25 "Bizarre Boston" December 13, 2006 (2006-12-13)
We’ll visit the ghosts of Boston and beyond, whose presence and as much a part of the city's history as tea parties and beans.
26 "Chicago Haunts" December 20, 2006 (2006-12-20)
Beyond the Sears Tower and the Magnificent Mile lies some of the scariest sites in America.

See also


  1. ^ "Productions". Weird Travels. Authentic Entertainment. 

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