''A Haunting'' is a ghost-related DocuDrama series airing on the [[DiscoveryChannel Discovery Channel]] from October 2005 to November 2007 and resuming October 2012 on Destination America. Each episode features a story that [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory may]] [[BasedOnATrueStory or]] [[BlatantLies may not]] be grounded in reality. The story is reenacted by actors on camera and interviews with the eyewitnesses are featured in the hour-long program. The locations and intensity of any given haunting varies from episode to episode. Sometimes features [[SpookySeance Spooky Seances]] and [[SpiritAdvisor Spirit Advisers.]]
!!The show ''A Haunting'' shows examples of the following tropes:
* AbandonedLaboratory: Featured in several episodes.
* BigFancyHouse: [[SuspiciousVideogameGenerosity Usually at low, low prices.]]
* ChristianityIsCatholic: Averted. Catholic priests do appear to perform exorcisms, but other types of ministers also help combat the hauntings.
** We've also seen clergy members from numerous other belief systems. In one rare instance, the victim in question called in a pair of ''Wiccan'' priests to perform a cleansing. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it only made things worse.]]
* CrossOver: One of the episodes, "Gateway to Hell," features the location of Bobby Mackey's Music World. This location has been shown in multiple other paranormal investigative features, including ''Series/GhostAdventures''.
** The Johnson family in the episode "Echoes of the Past" were also featured in the ''Series/GhostHunters'' episode "Shadow People".
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Often used as back story.
* CuteGhostGirl: Or young at least.
* ElectromagneticGhosts: In most of the episodes, ghosts mess with amplifiers, televisions, radios, drills, cars, and [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking toys.]]
* EldritchAbomination: Some of the demons that are shown approach this if not nearly completely embodying it.
* [[HollywoodExorcism Exorcism]]
* ExtremelyDustyHome: Or dirty house, whichever.
* GhostlyChill: Occasionally.
* GhostStory: The premise of the show.
* HauntedHeroine: Or Hero
* HauntedHouse: About half the episodes are set in houses, including both of the pilot episodes. The rest are set in a variety of locations, including cemeteries, bars, and even a haunted apartment. On rare occasions, it's the people ''themselves'' who are haunted.
* HauntedHouseHistorian: They pop up in a lot of the episodes.
* HumanoidAbomination: Some of the ghosts and demons when they make themselves known or seen border if not embody this trope fully.
* IndianBurialGround: The cause of a number of hauntings from the show.
* ISeeDeadPeople: Four or five of the episodes feature children who are shown conversing with the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Ghost of the Week]].
** Several episodes also deal with people coming to accept their ability to see dead people.
* JumpScare: Comes with the nature of the show.
* LivingShadow: Some of the hauntings feature this, but the eponymous BigBad in "The Shadowman" embodies this to a T.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Man from Demon Child looks oddly vampiric with his utterly pale skin and disturbing facial features. He's apparently some sort of ghostly vampire that becomes stronger by corrupting young victims into malice. Whatever he is, its very clear that the consequences of failing to get rid of him with this trope in mind [[EnfantTerrible could be]] [[WasOnceAMan dire indeed.]]
* SpookyPhotographs: Used to tell what is present in the house.
* StringyHairedGhostGirl: Several have been shown, usually demonic.