PARANORMAL STATE is a half-hour series chronicling the extraordinary life of Ryan Buell and other members of the Penn State University Club The Paranormal Research Society (PRS) as they seek to find the truth behind terrifying real life mysteries, hauntings and ghosts. In some ways, the members of PRS are your basic college kids - dealing with the problems of school, dating, and finding their way in the world. The difference is that these students are drawn to examining "other" worlds as well -- working on cases that include ghosts, hauntings and other paranormal phenomena. Each week, they are contacted for help by outside parties ranging from the Catholic Church to ordinary families who are terrified by unusual events in their homes.
P.R.S. is called in to help a young mother tormented by an otherworldly connection to a teenage girl murdered in her neighborhood years ago. Could she have psychic ability or is there a more sinister force at work? PRS dives headlong into a harrowing investigation to determine the true source of the haunting.
P.R.S. is summoned to help a family who has been haunted for years by spirits lurking in the house. Upon arrival the team finds a family that has become prisoners in their own home. Ryan leads the team in investigating the history of the property and surrounding area, seeking to uncover answers to help this family take back their home.
When a mirror levitates and shatters on its own, P.R.S. heeds the call to investigate a spirit that has been unleashed on an unsuspecting family. Ryan must track down the spirit and contain it before it does irreparable damage.
When a woman has long scratch marks mysteriously appear on her back, PRS is called in to see if they are truly facing the devil. But her credibility is called into question, a struggle of another kind emerges for Ryan and the rest of the team.
P.R.S. investigates claims of supernatural revenge in the Pennsylvania Poconos. When a client's new boyfriend moves in, does the paranormal move in with him? Or did her ex put a hex on her house and the entire family?
PRS heads to the Deep South to investigate a haunted Antebellum Mansion in disrepair. The caretaker and volunteers at the property have many a tale to tell of paranormal activity. A dark past is discovered, possibly revealing the roots of the haunting and identifying the alleged spirits still lingering there today.
When an aggressive spirit stalks a young family, PRS is called in to investigate. When it is determined that the source of the haunting may have been unknowingly invited in, Ryan races to identify and hopefully defeat the entity before it's too late.
Proven paranormal investigator Ken Arrington leads a new class of characters as they try to help a family cope with what appears to be a demonic spirit in their home. Upon arrival, it becomes apparent the team's presence is unwanted when Savahanna becomes a target of the lurking presence. As the team works quickly to find answers, vital information comes to light, placing the clients at the vortex of a sinister force.