Rock and roll, buckaroos! Want to relive the spookiest episodes of Buzzfeed Unsolved: Supernatural? Here are the 10 scariest episodes (so far)!
Buzzfeed Unsolved: Supernatural sees hosts Ryan Bergara and Shane Madej dissect paranormal legend of haunted location and do some investigating of their own as they travel to the locations and try to find ghouls on their own. Although there is usually a good balance of comedy and horror in the show, there are some episodes where the scale is tipped more towards horror.
Although the scarier episodes always have comedy to ease the tension some stories are so terrifying it’s difficult to get them out of your head after viewing the episode. And although we’re not at the site it’s still scary to see Ryan’s reactions and know he’s feeling true fear. Let’s revisit some of the scarier episodes of the series so far.
The Haunting Of The Salem Witch Trials (S2 E8)
Ryan presents the timeline and background of the Salem Witch Trials, as well as theories behind the events. The background is interspersed with Ryan and Shane traveling to the historic sites at Salem. They arrive at Salem during a strong snowstorm and they walk around the grounds at night, snow crunching under their feet.
There are a lot of funny moments throughout, but this episode is mainly creepy for all the well-known history and if there are any spirits around the area they can’t be happy that they were executed during the trials.
The Ghosts and Demons Of Bobby Mackey’s (S2 E1)
Shane and Ryan investigate Bobby Mackey’s night club, which some think to be a portal to hell. It’s Ryan’s one demon location concession of the season. The building was part of a mob casino and home for satanic cult rituals. True to form, Shane immediately starts taunting the ghosts of the mobsters, and Ryan is terrified by any little movement and is startled by a disco ball. Although there is a lot of laughs in this episode, including the iconic line “hey there demons, it’s me, ya boi,” it is still a terrifying place with a lot of history and legend attached.
The Chilling Exorcism Of Anneliese Michel (S1 E4)
Although Shane and Ryan don’t travel to a location on this one it’s still terrifying all the same. Ryan retells the case of a young girl who started having epileptic episodes, and after briefly sought help from the medical field, they turned to religion and she had 67 exorcisms before finally dying of starvation. The subsequent court hearings found the doctor, the priest, and her parents guilty of involuntarily causing her death by not forcing her to take medical help and force-feed her and instead only fed into her delusions by performing countless exorcisms. The terrifying part is the live recordings they played during the trial where you hear her distorted voice and an artist’s rendition of how Anneliese looked during her final days.
The Demonic Curse of Annabelle the Doll (S5 E8)
This episode sees Ryan and Shane visit the Warren house to see the famous cursed Annabelle doll from The Conjuring franchise. Although it’s typical for Shane to taunt whatever haunting they’re investigating, it’s especially tense when he faces the famous doll seeing as how those who have taunted it in the past have gotten into fatal crashes on the way home.
Also, it’s terrifying to have the virtual tour through the Warren house that holds hundreds of cursed and demonic objects that the two confiscated after their own investigations. It makes you want to research the objects and make sure you can’t get cursed through your screen.
The Shadowy Spirits of Rolling Hills Hospital (S4 E2)
Ryan and Shane travel to the legendary haunted hospital and all Ryan can do is laugh when they enter the dilapidated haunted location because of how creepy it is. The centuries-old drafty building is constantly windy giving an eerie sound that travels with them as they continue their tour around the building. Seeing an artist’s rendition of the ghost who is known to scream is bone-chilling and we have to agree with Ryan when he says it’s what nightmares are made of. Another apparition said to walk the halls is over 7-feet tall and shadow people are known to crawl at patrons investigating, truly terrifying.
The Unbelievable Horrors of the Old City Jail (S6 E6)
Although it’s normal for Ryan to lose his mind on an investigation, this episode takes it to another level. They visit the haunted Old City Jail said to have countless spirits roam its now dilapidated halls. A lot of the episode is silly when Shane and Ryan are together, but when they investigate on their own Ryan can’t handle his terror as he runs and screams throughout the building and the fact that Ryan believes he captured a full-bodied apparition on camera. It’s undeniably the most afraid we’ve seen Ryan and although it is partly funny seeing him breakdown as Shane laughs outside it’s still terrifying and shows how upsetting the location is.
3 Horrifying Cases of Ghosts and Demons (S1 E3)
The first episode of the series that sees Ryan and Shane travel to location sees them travel to three terrifying locations; Winchester House, The Island of Dolls, and Sallie House. They visit a pastor who tells them to never directly interact with a ghost or demon, which is a fun flashback seeing how that’s all they do in the later seasons. They stay the night at the puzzling Winchester House with stairs leading to nowhere and doors leading to steep two-story drops outside. They travel to Mexico City and journey down the canals to the Island of Dolls and see the creepiest collection of dolls with spiders crawling around them. And to end the episode they attempt to stay the night at the demonic Sallie House that is said to be the home of a demon who disguises itself as a little girl and terrorized a family even after they moved out. It’s a lot for one episode, and every location is scary, but the terrifying culmination is at the Sallie House.
The Demonic Bellaire House (S4 E3)
As Ryan’s only demonic episode of the season, they choose to stay the night at the Bellaire House. There were seances in the house and Ryan and Shane do a seance themselves to try to reach out to the spirits of the house. They talk to the recent owner of the home who has seen apparitions and saw her dog picked up and thrown across the room. They investigate the attic where a demon is said to live and possibly pushed people out of the window. Although there are funny moments, like them ordering pizza to the demonic house, it’s a creepy episode where they interview someone who lived in the house and hearing that no one can successfully stay in the house makes it especially terrifying.
The Horrors of Pennhurst Asylum (S3 E5)
Shane and Ryan delve into the creepy history of the Pennhurst Asylum that saw overcrowding of patients with mental illnesses and the torturous doctors who would threaten and harm the patients. Ryan gives an abbreviated account of his research because it affected him and he wanted to spare the audience the details. Although most of the ghosts are non-violent, there is one of an angry nurse that has been said to stab people with a syringe, which is terrifying. Even with the jokes scattered throughout this entire episode is bone-chilling.
The Haunted Halls Of Waverly Hills Hospital (S2 E4)
Ryan and Shane stay the night at this creepy dilapidated Tuberculosis hospital. They both investigate a terrifying endless tunnel called “The Body Chute” where the remains of the deceased were taken. They hear increasingly creepy noises in the dark and Ryan runs out of there as quickly as he can. Ryan brings a blue rubber ball to throw to one of the known apparitions of a young boy who is known to like to play catch. Once he throws the ball they find that it stopped at graffiti of Ryan’s name. It’s a creepy location in and of itself and once you learn the legends and see Ryan and Shane tour the haunted hospital it makes it all the scarier.