6 Paranormal documentaries to watch on Netflix

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It doesn’t necessarily have to be Halloween for you to experience that spooky vibe. A good horror or paranormal movie is also enough to send chills down your spine. Often regarded as unreal, fanciful, or even fake some documentaries or even movies on paranormal activities may convince non-believers otherwise. 

So, whether you are looking for something to scare you or to learn about some supernatural movies these paranormal documentaries on Netflix are a must-watch for you.

1. Haunted, 2018

Haunted | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

One of the best paranormal series on Netflix has 3 seasons. Featuring some horrifying stories narrated by the ones with whom the incidents happened the series has a wide range of stories for you to watch from. This Jan Pavlacky-directed series provides us with dramatic reenactments with the narration to give us an even more chilling experience.

2. John Was Trying to Contact Aliens, 2020

John Was Trying to Contact Aliens | Official Trailer | Netflix

The 16-minute film captures the 1970s world of a UFO hunter named John Shepherd. Directed by Matthew Killip, the documentary shows John sending radio signals millions of miles into space, only to find out something much more important closer to home. The film portrays a very heart-touching story through vintage and psychedelic footage, which makes it stand out from the rest.

3. Dark Tourist, 2018

Dark Tourist | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

With every episode set in a different location around the globe and the host, David Farrier exploring some of the most twisted and terrifying places to visit the series is a must-watch for those who have a love for both traveling and the paranormal. For anyone who wants to learn about the supernatural side of the various cultures worldwide, this show encountering things like exorcisms, haunted forests, vampires, etc is a great option.

4. Paranormal Investigation, 2018

This French horror documentary is about a young man who gets possessed by a ghost after playing an Ouija game and a ghost hunter investigator who tries to fight the evil spirit dwelling within him. The backstories and the hunting elements of the series are what make it worthy of being on this list.

5. Surviving Death, 2021

Surviving Death | Official Trailer | Netflix

The Ricki Stern-directed documentary series is based on Leslie Kean’s 2017 book of the same name. This high-production value series is quite an informative one that focuses on paranormal phenomena connected to one’s ultimate passing. From reincarnation to life after death, this series tries to answer the age-old question of what happens after you die.

6. Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, 2021

Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel | Official Trailer | Netflix

This Joe Berlinger-directed American documentary is based on the true-crime case that took place at the Cecil Hotel, it investigates the frightening disappearance of Elisa Lam and the apparent supernatural elements of the story. Told mostly through interviews and diving further into the strange happenings revolving around the hotel, the series has the ability to leave you all on the edges of your seats.