Rock and roll, buckaroos! If you’ve ever wondered which are the best episodes of Buzzfeed Unsolved: Supernatural, IMDb has you covered.
Buzzfeed Unsolved: Supernatural follows two young ghost hunters, the ghoul boys Ryan Bergara and Shane Madej, as they research unsolved mysteries and journey to haunted locations. The set up is simple but incredibly effective. Ryan completely and utterly believes that ghosts and demons exist and wants to prove that despite his fear, and Shane doesn’t buy any of it.
The show is informative and interesting with plenty of laughs to break the tension when things get too intense or terrifying. If you’re a fan of ghost hunter shows and appreciate sarcastic and dark humor, this is definitely worth checking out. Let’s revisit the top-rated episodes according to IMDb!
The Murders That Haunt The Lizzie Borden House (S2 E6) – 8.2
This episode sees Ryan and Shane spend the night at the Lizzie Borden house. Ryan sets up the background of the grisly ax murders with visuals of the family who were living in the house at the time and the extended family outside of the house. Then he narrates an animation of the timeline and goes into the theories about what might have happened that day. Shane, being his usual self, makes macabre jokes while in the house and tries his best to anger any spirits. Ryan tries to keep to investigating and respecting the house and spirits, but Shane pulls him into singing the Lizzie Borden rhyme a few times. It’s always an engaging episode when the two visit an on-site haunted location and cover a widely known and famous case, worth a watch!
The Haunted Quarters Of The Dauphine Orleans Hotel (s2 E9) – 8.2
Ryan and Shane travel to New Orleans to visit the Dauphine Orleans Hotel. Ryan relays the sightings and stories about the haunted hotel since its beginning days as a brothel in the Civil War. They interview one of the bartenders and hear the stories she’s heard firsthand and they try to recreate the encounters themselves, to no avail, but Ryan remains jumpy throughout the entirety of their stay. The closest evidence they find is footsteps above them, and when they ask other patrons at the hotel they say they’ve heard the same.
The Haunted Decks Of The Queen Mary (S1 E7) – 8.2
This episode sees Ryan and Shane travel to The Queen Mary. Ryan delves into the background of the stories of the prior warship. Then, he reveals he had visited the ship ten years prior and had experienced a few paranormal encounters himself that made him into the believer he is, which Shane of course contests. This haunted location was also covered on the 80’s show Unsolved Mysteries that helped solved countless cases.
While Ryan and Shane have yet to solve a case, it remains unsolved, it’s still an entertaining episode and show and we keep watching to see what’s next!
The Search For The Mysterious Mothman (S4 E1) – 8.2
This episode sees the boys travel to Point Pleasant, West Virginia to search for the cryptid legend, Mothman. The first half of the episode sees Ryan and Shane hit all of the Mothman themed tourist spots in the town including the local coffee shop with Mothman themed cookies and coffee, a pizza place with strategically placed ingredients to look like Mothman, and Mothman statue in the middle of town. The second half of the episode sees them venture into the woods to look for Mothman with their own carefully crafted Mothman calls. It’s a fun and light-hearted episode that sheds light on the Mothman legend and the community of the small town.
The Haunted Town Of Tombstone (S5 E5) – 8.2
The boys travel to the haunted town of Tombstone where the gunfight at O.K. Corral happened. Ryan and Shane get their cowboy hats and outfits on and visit the site. Both are excited to visit a place in western history and are both fans of the 1993 movie Tombstone about the Earp family and the shootout. They have a fun time acting like they’re in the Old West by breaking through saloon doors while saying catchphrases and counting down to finger gun fast draws to see who would win in a shootout. It’s a fun episode with more laughs than scares and delves into a historic site in an interesting way.
The Phantom Prisoners Of Ohio State Penitentiary (S4 E4) – 8.3
Shane and Ryan return to another prison and investigate to see if they can find any evidence of ghouls. The gothic architecture and gradual overpopulation of violent criminals led to the once rehabilitation center to turn into a hardened maximum security prison with guards that tortured prisoners. The location is creepy and desolate, as most old hospitals and prisons that they travel to are. Ryan pushes Shane to taunt the ghosts, and as usual, he obliges and begins to taunt and challenge whatever spirits are hanging around the haunted prison. No matter how creepy their surroundings, they’re always ready to make light of the situation with some humor so they don’t go insane visiting all of these terrifying places.
The Captive Spirits Of Eastern State Penitentiary (S3 E3) – 8.4
Shane and Ryan continue to travel to haunted places to try to solve the question, are ghosts real, to which Shane always shakes his head “no they’re not.” They visit a haunted prison that used grotesque and extraordinary means and torture to keep the prisoners in constant solitary. This is also the first appearance of the loud and static sounding spirit box they use in an attempt to speak with spirits, specifically with famed mobster Al Capone. It’s a classic case as most hospitals and prisons beginning in the Victorian period and treated patients and prisoners with archaic and torturous means are always said to be haunted because of the tragedy and death that occurred.
The Haunted Halls Of Waverly Hills Hospital (S2 E4) – 8.5
Shane and Ryan investigate the haunted hospital built to aid Tuberculosis patients during the epidemic. The hospital was isolated because of how contagious TB is and therefore had to be self-sufficient while also implementing harmful medical practices of the time like electroshock therapy. One of the creepiest moments of the episode is when the boys venture down a dark sloping tunnel called the body chute where deceased patients would be transferred to. There’s no exact number of how many people perished in the hospital, but it’s safe to say many people died in the hospital that was built to house more than 500. It’s a creepier episode due to the location, but there’s still a lot of laughs as usual.
The Haunting Of Hannah Williams (S5 E6) – 8.5
This episode sees Ryan and Shane shake up the typical narrative of their show. They go on their first house call to a co-worker who claims she and her family have had paranormal encounters with a poltergeist or demon in their home and it is a great change of pace for the series. The boys agree to investigate the presently active house instead of going to a famous location that has a long history connected to it. The episode adds real-life current stakes to the situation as we see their colleague affected by the episode and the occurrences in her house. Although there is emotional weight added to this episode, it’s not short on laughs. They use a new device called an Ovilus to try to communicate with spirits and they get some pretty hilarious responses from it.
The Demonic Goatman’s Bridge (S3 E4) – 8.6
Ryan and Shane visit the Old Alton bridge and try to find the demonic Goatman who is said to live on the bridge. Ryan is spooked by the possible demonic presence and the stories about people holding demonic rituals in the surrounding forest, but Shane is as bold as we’ve seen him as he screams and challenges the Goatman and possible people in the woods.
The boys go to the bridge, open a portal with a Ouija board to try to communicate with Goatman, and investigate the surrounding woods. This chaotic episode has some of the most iconic lines and scenes like Ryan bringing a water gun filled with Holy Water and Shane claiming the bridge as his own unless Goatman appears to fight him.