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The 9 Best Paranormal Documentary Films & Shows On Hulu, Ranked By IMDb

The streaming service Hulu boasts a vast horror collection ranging from classic films and series to newer originals. Similarly, it wouldn't be surprising to note that the diversity of paranormal documentaries on Hulu is equally impressive. While such docs always present the dilemma of differentiating fact from fiction, they are bound to bewilder and intrigue viewers seeking their own answers.

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From the history of UFO sightings to journeys to ghostly hotspots, Hulu has no shortage of mainstream as well as niche paranormal documentary content. These are the best and worst that they have to offer, according to IMDb voters.

9 Hunt For The Skinwalker (2018): 4.4

Based on hundreds of UFO sightings, the Skinwalker Ranch is notorious as one of the most popular paranormal hotspots in all of human history. However, the UFO angle is just the tip of the iceberg as this documentary reveals past cases of animal mutilations and discoveries of unknown creatures in the last few decades.

Based on the book by George Knapp and Dr. Colm Kelleher, Hunt for the Skinwalker chiefly focuses on a scientific study that was led by an ominous aerospace mogul and several Ph.D. students. With enough fact-based speculation, the documentary touches upon some secrets of the Ranch that would definitely amuse conspiracy theorists who fear an alien invasion.

8 The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch (2020-): 6.1

Yet another UFO documentary on the Skinwalker Ranch, this 2-season series focuses on the investigations by scientists on the Utah hotspot. In their quest to find answers behind the UFO-centric history of the 512-acre settlement they end up using cutting-edge technology like drones and ground-penetrating radar.

The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch doesn't just involve itself with the history of the place, but also the present-day challenges it poses. Despite gaining international notoriety, the Skinwalker Ranch's secrets are still yet to be completely unearthed for the public eye.

7 Sasquatch (2021): 6.2

While there are plenty of fictional Bigfoot movies, Sasquatch is a limited series that subverts familiar paranormal documentary tropes in favor of a more chilling atmosphere. The titular monster is the subject of speculation with journalist David Holthouse traveling to North California to investigate a story of a Bigfoot attack 25 years ago.

It's clear that a Bigfoot might be a fictional creation, but the haunting attack that guides Holthouse's investigation might play mind games with the audience. Whether the creature exists or not, the anticipation of an unexplainable beast in the woods is enough to arouse a sense of dread and mystery among anyone.

6 Unacknowledged (2017): 7

It's no secret that the American government might have access to several UFO-related secrets. Organizations like The Disclosure Project seek to make these secrets available in the public domain. As its title suggests, Unacknowledged attempts to interpret such secrets. The sources for the filmmakers include top-secret witnesses and experts who have previously been a part of covert CIA operations.

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What's notable about the tall claims of Unacknowledged is not just a focus on state-sponsored UFO operations but even a so-called 'criminal coup' within such investigative operations.

5 The Curse Of Oak Island (2014-): 7

Off the shore of  Nova Scotia lies Oak Island, a destination that has attracted treasure hunting operations since the 18th century. The Curse of Oak Island presents the modern scenario with a two-brother team seeking lost artifacts on the Island. Not only is this search based on historical facts, but also myths like that of the Knights Templar and their attempts to revive a Phoenician goddess.

While the Canadian show's 8 season run delved into a lot of real-world affairs, legends such as these add to the so-called 'curse' of the titular island.

4 Hail Satan? (2019): 7.3

Satan and the cults around the Biblical figure have always been a source of fascination for those who harbor an interest in the paranormal. To what extent can someone go in their devotion to the Devil? Does the Devil really exist at all? The collective featured in Hail Satan do believe in the existence of Satan and wishes to counter the pop culture stereotypes of Satanists.

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Founded by Lucien Greaves, the Satanic Temple functions as a religious movement with their purpose being to 'cleanse America's soul'. What follows is an interesting and funny look at the political and spiritual implications of the activities of this 'cult'. If a viewer is seeking an offbeat premise with even more offbeat characters, then they should look no further.

3 Ancient Aliens (2009-): 7.2

Aliens were once only associated with dystopian futures and sci-fi movie tropes, but authors and researchers like Giorgio Tsoukalos and David Childress have been linking the extraterrestrial with a plethora of unsolved mysteries from the past. Who created the Pyramids? Were there astronauts in ancient history? The answers to such questions are linked to alien-related hypotheses in Ancient Aliens.

Despite polarizing theories, the History Channel original has amassed a cult following with 16 seasons and counting. Apart from alien theories, the audiences can also get a glimpse at psychic phenomena and self-proclaimed "pseudo-scientific" theories.

2 Unsolved Mysteries (1987-): 7.3

Over the years, Unsolved Mysteries has undergone several iterations, but the format has largely remained unchanged. The iconic mystery series relies on a documentary format to investigate both cold cases and incidents in the past, many of which are of a paranormal nature. To add more dramatic intensity, each episode makes use of re-enactments of such events.

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Apart from the usual cases of supposed secret history and UFO sightings, the best episodes of Unsolved Mysteries can also involve high-profile cases such as the shooting of Tupac Shakur, Elvis Presley's last night, and more.

1 Buzzfeed Unsolved- Supernatural (2016-): 8.7

Gaining fame through Buzzfeed's YouTube productions, the Buzzfeed Unsolved team returns for a comprehensive focus on supernatural cases that have largely been unexplained. As is usually the case with the best Buzzfeed Unsolved: True Crime episodes, Ryan Bergara tries to convince his 'non-believer' friend Shane Madej of the existence of the paranormal.

The show is heavily bingeable for its central concept of using a skeptic and a believer exploring supernatural folklore from all over the world. In this way, both perspectives come to light. Given Ryan and Shane's youthful energy, both also make for vibrant hosts which many new-generation viewers would connect to.

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