Original air date: 01/16/2008 Runtime: 43:00 min. In this episode, the team descends into the macabre depths of the Abbey at Lucedio, near Turin, Italy, to unlock the secrets behind the dark legends that make up the Abbey’s lurid 1400-year history. Then, a trip to Wales takes them to the legendary Nanteos Mansion, which lore dictates to be the one-time resting place of the Holy Grail. Now, the property is home to numerous paranormal claims, including mysterious music heard in the woods around the house and a phantom horse and carriage that travels about the grounds.
Original air date: 01/23/2008 Runtime: 42:59 min. The Ghost Hunters International team heads to an idyllic community in central England to investigate claims at the notorious Belgrave Hall. The nearly 300-year-old house is home to numerous apparitions, including a woman in Victorian clothing whose image was once caught on camera. The Ghost Hunters International team will conduct their own investigation as well as scrutinize the original video recording of this extraordinary event to determine its authenticity. Then, the group travels to Scotland and sets out to uncover the secrets behind claims of restless young spirits at the notoriously haunted Ragged School of Edinburgh, a former residence for impoverished children.
Original air date: 01/30/2008 Runtime: 43:00 min. In this episode, the team visits the Elvey Farm Hotel in Pluckley Village, England. Surrounded by 75 acres of countryside, the seemingly quaint locale was home to brutal murders that took place both inside the hotel and in the surrounding woods and its guest and employees alike are now plagued by a slew of inexplicable occurrences, including moving objects and strange sounds and smells.
Original air date: 02/06/2008 Runtime: 43:00 min. The team treks high into the mountains of Romania to pay a visit to the Citadel Rasnov, a 13th century fortress that was built to provide protection and defense to the neighboring village below. The castle has been the subject of local legends for years, the most notorious of which tells the tale of two captured soldiers who died in a well on the castle grounds in which they had spent years living as captives. The myriad of paranormal claims made over the years include dark moving figures and unexplainable shadows lurking around the courtyard. The recent discoveries of human bones in both the infamous well and in the castle’s basement have given way to yet more sinister tales, making the Citadel Rasnov one of the world’s most haunted hotspots.
Original air date: 07/09/2008 Runtime: 43:00 min. In this episode, the team makes their way to what many believe is the most haunted site in New Zealand, Larnach Castle. With a long history of death, tragedy, scandal, and suicide, Larnach Castle is believed to be haunted by all members of the Larnach family, who each occupied a portion of the estate. Mr. Larnach supposedly keeps watch over the lower floor, while his daughter and wife make their presence known upstairs. The Ghost Hunters International team will brave the wrath of the Larnach family and figure out who really is the keeper of the castle.
Original air date: 07/16/2008 Runtime: 43:00 min. Join the Ghost Hunters International team for a night at the theatre as they visit Wellington, New Zealand’s St. James Theatre and Opera House. Rumored to have been built on a graveyard and the home to many tragic deaths, St. James is a hotbed of paranormal performances. Yuri, the benevolent stagehand who plummeted to his death, watches over the stage, while the boys’ choir whose final performance was at St. James makes mischief in the stands. Causing the most trouble is the less than pleasant former lead actress who died a tragic death in the downstairs dressing room and continues to seek vengeance on every leading lady that graces the stage. Then, the team travels across the pond to the Woodchester Mansion in Woodchester Park, England. The mansion might still be under construction, but the ghosts that occupy the deserted space are fully realized. Allegedly haunted by a host of paranormal personas ranging from a Victorian gentleman, an American soldier and a young woman, the Mansion is teeming with supernatural activity.
Original air date: 07/23/2008 Runtime: 42:56 min. The team travels to Ireland to explore the mysteries of the infamous Charleville Castle. Built on the graves of people who were buried alive, and situated on an underground labyrinth of secret tunnels and passageways, Charleville Castle was once rumored to be home to devil worship and ritual human sacrifice. Countless spirits wreak havoc over the castle, and in this episode the team will be some of the first to face the lingering inhabitants from Charleville Castle’s macabre history as they enter its only recently opened doors. From there the team visits Samlesbury Hall in Samlesbury, England. Home to a cavalcade of gruesome deaths and suicides, Samlesbury Hall was a source of refuge for Catholic clergymen in the 1500s who were all brutally murdered and beheaded when discovered by the British Troops. The drama didn’t stop there, and the hall’s future tenants faced an equally dreadful demise. Samlesbury Hall is known for having apparitions and disembodied voices, and the team will make their way through its infamous blood-soaked corridors.
Original air date: 07/30/2008 Runtime: 42:59 min. The Ghost Hunters International team visits Bodelwyddan Castle in Rhyl, England. Shrouded in mystery and housing unidentified bones in its walls, the only thing certain about this castle is the presence of unexplained shadows and drifting figures through its long corridors. Documents detailing Bodelwyddan Castle’s history were destroyed in a fire in 1920, but apparitions of soldiers from its days as a military base still appear all over the Castle as reminder of what might have happened.
Original air date: 08/13/2008 Runtime: 42:58 min. The first ever to investigate this ominous site, the team explores Slovenian national monument, the Predjama Castle. Once a refuge site for the Luegg family, the castle is now home to a museum. The current tenants are sure to lock up long before dusk as to avoid encountering the spirit of Robin-Hood-like Erasmus scurrying about, who is still trying to keep the castle stocked with food and supplies. Nobody has spent the night at Predjama for over 20 years, but that won't stop the team from confronting the keeper of the castle. The team then travels to another castle with a far more gruesome tale. The Bathory Ruins at Cachtice Castle in Slovenia, are home to the final resting place of prolific and infamous serial killer Elizabeth Bathory. Known as The Bloody Countess, Bathory terrorized, tortured, and killed over 600 young women, and was able to escape persecution on account of her royal connections. Bathory passed away in the castle in 1614, but visitors, particularly women, still feel her presence today.
Original air date: 08/20/2008 Runtime: 42:59 min. Join the GHI team as they explore Romania’s Banffy Castle. Commonly known as "The Versailles of Transylvania," the castle was home to the famous Banffy family. Despite the surrounding area being ripped apart by an ongoing war, Miklos Banffy refused to abandon his beloved home, and still makes his presence known today. Then the team travels to Poienari Castle to visit the residence of Vlad the Impaler, better known as the legendary Dracula. Seeking refuge from the Turks, Vlad surrounded himself by a forest of snakes and various other obstacles to keep his attackers (and anyone else) at bay. The Impaler’s wife threw herself out of a window, while details of his death remain a mystery. There are many rumors as to how he met his ultimate demise, but his spirit remains a constant presence watching over his castle and is believed to be the source of any bad omen that puts Poienari in harms way.
Original air date: 01/07/2009 Runtime: 43:37 min. Watch as the team uncovers the truth behind the haunted Real Felipe Fortress, in Callao, Peru. The fortress was once the home of horrific acts of cannibalism, ruthless torture, and imprisonment. Disembodied voices and shadowy figures are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the paranormal activities that take place there. The team will daringly attempt to contact the remaining souls that still linger around the fortress today.
Original air date: 01/14/2009 Runtime: 43:36 min. First, follow the team to the Grande Hotel in Cambuquira, Brazil. Legend has it that a local priest cursed the town that the hotel resides in. The Grande Hotel is open for business, but guests tend to shy away from the location due to the frightening stories that surround the building. Apparitions of the restless souls are seen roaming the empty corridors and strange voices are regularly heard in the kitchen. Watch as the ghost hunters investigate the area and uncover the truth behind the Cambuquira curse. Then, join the GHI team as they take a trip to Apa street’s Little Castle. Fearful members of the surrounding community adamantly avoid the castle. Witnesses have claimed to see apparitions of young Alvaro, the son of the aristocratic Reis family. Alvaro is said to have murdered his entire family in a murder-suicide. Visitors of the castle have claimed that they’ve heard the chilling voices of the Reis family echoing in the supposedly abandoned hallways.
Original air date: 01/21/2009 Runtime: 43:00 min. First, TAPS dares to explore the Trekroner fort in Copenhagen, Denmark, a fortress that has witnessed countless battles and casualties. The soldiers that lost their lives in the battles are believed to continue to roam on the grounds of the fort, unable to accept that their lives are through. Witnesses have claimed to see apparitions of the soldiers, shouting voices, and other noises of warfare on the grounds. Then, the team heads to the Jose Bonifacio Cultural Center in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The center is built on a slave burial ground and is haunted by the restless souls of the slaves. Visitors of the center have reported hearing footsteps and voices of people that were nowhere to be found. The ghost hunters might also catch a glimpse of Joao Candido, a former admiral of the Brazilian Navy, who haunts the grounds periodically.
Original air date: 01/28/2009 Runtime: 43:38 min. Join the Ghost Hunters team as they investigate the Haunted Home of Priests in Borgvattnet, Sweden. Haunted activity has been heard in each room of the Vicarage, earning it its title as the most haunted Inn in Sweden. Visitors of the Inn have reported hearing strange noises. Visitors have also reportedly seen objects moving and frightening apparitions of women walking on the grounds. Watch as the team attempts to drive out the souls that have inhabited the Vicarage for decades. Then, follow the team to Varberg, Sweden, where they investigate the paranormal events surrounding the 800-year-old fortress of Varberg. Many prisoners were condemned for life and buried in the grounds of the fortress. Visitors of the Fortress have said that they’ve experienced feelings of both anxiety and anguish when crossing the archway outside the dungeon. Guests that have walked by the wall surrounding the cemetery have felt like they were hit by invisible objects and have seen apparitions of a headless knight, roaming through the fort. The Ghost Hunters might also encounter the ghost of the Black Lady wandering the fortress. Legend has it that if they see her, they must claim that, ‘they’ve seen her beauty and perfection’ in order to avoid dying a slow, agonizing death.
Original air date: 02/04/2009 Runtime: 43:36 min. The Ghost Hunters International team travels to Denmark, as they uncover the truth behind the paranormal activities at the Dragholm Castle. The team may come face to face with the most famous Ghost of the castle, that of the 4th Earl of Bothwell, who was thrown from power and imprisoned in the dungeons of Dragholm. After reaching insanity, Bothwell died in the dungeon that he was held captive in. They may also catch sight of a ghostly white lady, whom many employees have claimed to see walking in the corridors at night and is said to have been imprisoned by her own father inside the castle walls, where she eventually died. Join the team as they travel to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil to investigate the Jose Bonifacio Cultural Center. The land that the historic center sits on was once the burial ground for slaves. Many witnesses from the community have reported hearing the voices of the disturbed souls and the footsteps of people that are nowhere to be found. The Ghost Hunters may also catch a glimpse of the ghost of Joao Candido, a disgraced former Admiral for the Brazilian Navy, who is said to haunt the center because of its emphasis on African related history.
Original air date: 02/11/2009 Runtime: 43:38 min. The team sets out to investigate the paranormal stories surrounding the Clark Air Base Hospital in the Philippines. The Hospital was the final breathing grounds for many victims of the Vietnam War and World War II. Visitors of the site have claimed to see the visions of the soldiers that have passed on, bleeding walls, and have heard screams, moans, and explosions on the grounds. It has also been said that if someone travels to the grounds to vandalize them in any way, they will be cursed for weeks. The crew travels to the fearsome Diplomat Hotel in Baguio City, Philippines. Before it was reconstructed, the Diplomat Hotel was a home and hospital for World War II refugees. During the war, the Japanese Army overran the hospital. The priests and nuns that inhabited the building were tortured and put to death by decapitation. Guests that have visited the hotel have reported hearing frightful screams and pleading from the walls. Visitors have also claimed to see apparitions of the restless souls wandering amongst the grounds.
Original air date: 02/18/2009 Runtime: 43:36 min. The Ghost Hunters head to Madrid, Spain where they investigate the frequent paranormal activity at the Castillo Coracera. Both Napoleon and Hitler’s troops have been housed in this building and many died a torturous death on the site. Workers and visitors surrounding the area have claimed to see ghostly apparitions of soldiers, royalty, and a modern day man, wandering throughout the Castillo chapel and cellar. Then, watch as the Ghost Hunters unravel the truth behind the mysterious legends surrounding the Castel D’ Escales in Catalonia, Spain. The building has housed 1000 years of violent history, having sheltered many French and Jewish refugees during the genocide of the Cathars and Knights Templar. The owners and visitors of the building have reported a strange paranormal activity on the grounds, including a presence that cause the hairs on the back of their necks to stand up. They have also said that the lights flicker on and off, the doors open and close, and objects will move unexplainably. While investigating the castle, the Ghost Hunters might catch a glimpse of a ghost resembling a monk or a knight in relaxed clothing, wandering around on the grounds.
Original air date: 02/25/2009 Runtime: 43:36 min. Follow the team to Paris, France as they investigate the ancient tunnels that run underneath the town. The tunnels, which are also known as "les Carrieres de Paris", were once used for mining and are now believed to contain human remains. Countless people that have traveled throughout the tunnels have reported hearing disembodied voices and have seen ghostly apparitions, especially underneath the Capucin Hospital, where many inhabitants lost their lives. Watch as the GHI team discovers what souls are still trapped underneath the Parisian grounds. Then, the Ghost Hunters head to Haux, France, where they investigate the Chateau Lagorce, a home that has a horrific history and was used by the Nazis in World War II. The current residents of the estate have reported paranormal encounters in each of the 15 bedrooms; having heard the terrorizing noises and voices of souls trapped inside each room. Watch as the team investigates the paranormal activity and determines how many good and evil spirits inhabit the home.
Original air date: 03/04/2009 Runtime: 43:36 min. Join the GHI team in Liepaja, Latvia, as they investigate Karosta Cietums, a former military prison with a horrific history. The complex was once known as the prison that no one ever dared to escape from. Many prisoners were brutally tortured and murdered on the grounds. It is believed that now even the souls of the tortured victims are trapped inside. Witnesses have reported hearing bloodcurdling voices, some of them screaming for mercy, have heard rumbling footsteps throughout the empty corridors, and have seen items move inexplicably inside the terrifying dungeon.