The Haunted

Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT beginning Nov. 23

Animals are commonly thought to be more sensitive to paranormal activity than humans.  Both in this world and beyond, animals have often been the focus of spirit encounters.  This chilling 10-part series delves into the frightening true stories of animal hauntings.  


An unexplainable entity sends one family’s dog into convulsions, a beloved Yorkie goes mysteriously missing and two pet rabbits begin acting strangely before their untimely deaths.

When pets are afflicted by spirits, animals aren’t the only victims. Often more sensitive to other-worldly apparitions than people, animals are sometimes subject to intense paranormal activity.

Taking an intimate look at stories of pet owners whose animals act as mediaries of the afterworld, Animal Planet presents THE HAUNTED premiering Tuesday, July 6 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT.

Stopping at nothing to rid their homes and pets of paranormal spirits, these owners call in teams of paranormal investigators to examine and record the eerie and unexplainable events in the hopes of finding peace and resolution.

As if trapped in the middle of a ghost story, find out what happens when supernatural spirits afflict victims through paranormal pets in THE HAUNTED, July 6 on Animal Planet.

Featuring intense tales of bizarre behaviour, records of disturbing disappearances and unexpected deaths, this 10-part series brings unsettling true stories of animal hauntings to life with the help of cinematic re-creations, witness testimonies and paranormal evidence. Using complex equipment from ghost boxes to Electro Magnetic Field readers, the investigative teams study each haunting to make sense of the strange smells, sights, sounds and behaviours.

One frightening investigation leads a family to exorcism in a desperate attempt to abolish the evil demon that afflicts them and their family pet. In another harrowing tale, after months of mysterious behaviour from the family dog, a mother and father discover unexplainable blood smeared on the wall of their infant’s room.  Recording sounds and capturing ghostly images so shocking they are hard to believe, THE HAUNTED reveals what it would be like to be trapped in the middle of a ghost story.

Highlights from THE HAUNTED include:

THE HAUNTED – “Terror at Maple Dale Farm”

Tuesday, July 6 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

In peaceful Connecticut, Donna Santos spent many years rescuing, saving and providing a safe haven to unwanted animals. But everything changes when Santos and her family are terrorized by a malicious presence that wreaks havoc on their animals. Their horses — routinely locked in their regular stalls at night — are suddenly moved around into different stalls in the morning. Someone, or something, has moved them and Santos learns it might be linked to a horrible fire that destroyed the stables decades before.

THE HAUNTED – “Lost Souls of the Asylum”

Tuesday, July 13 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

Two computer company owners buy an old building which previously housed an insane asylum and later an animal testing lab. When they begin hearing unexplainable sounds, seeing shadowy figures and receiving complaints from their workers, they call in a paranormal team for help. Together with assistance from their police dog Ben, the team gathers evidence that suggests the location is haunted by spirits of tortured souls.

THE HAUNTED – “Murder at the Black Horse”

Tuesday, July 20 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

When Al Stempo and his wife Maria purchased a 200-year-old building to open a new restaurant and bar, they had no idea they were buying a place rumoured to be haunted. Following several creepy, unexplained incidents, the Stempo’s brushed it off as coincidence, but when their beloved Yorkie disappears and the family Doberman has a vicious reaction to the restaurant’s basement, they decide to search for answers.