There were two movies originally, The Night Stalker and The Night Strangler. Kolchak, the Night Stalker became a weekly, hour long, tv show for a year or two. The main character is a newspaper reporter for an independent paper in Chicago (there's that city again) and he investigated paranormal news which always ends up getting him involved in the actual events he's reporting on.
They tried to redo the show back a few years ago, but it was not the best.
The original series is quite dated, but still very interesting and a lot of fun.
Here is the opening:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xfl0m6U8IE
In this clip, Kolchak is trying to stop a werewolf on a singles cruise, lol. You may recognize some of the actors.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRx3SPufOwc
Any view of things that is not strange, is false.