Sam and Dean receive a call on their father's cell phone telling them that someone has broken into John's storage room in New York. There, they find that a cursed rabbit's foot has been stolen and call their old friend Bobby for help. Bobby tells them that whoever has touched the foot will have good luck until they lose the foot, which will result in the person dying. Since Sam has touch the foot, Dean buys lottery tickets, but when a thief steals it, Sam's life is in danger.
Sam Winchester is a college student bound for law school, determined to escape his family's past - unlike his older brother, Dean. Ever since they were little their father has been consumed with an obsession to find the evil forces that murdered his beloved wife, and recruited his two young sons to help them. They have grown up as hunters of the supernatural. Sam escaped this way of life after high school, and now has a happy life with his girlfriend, Jessica, and a promising future career. Dean, however, stayed behind with his father to join him in his "hunting".
After Dean arrives for Sam's help when their father goes missing, Sam must join his brother to find him. His one weekend trip to search for the missing John Winchester becomes an ongoing quest after a horrible tragedy ruins any thought of a happy life for Sam.
The two brothers, bound by tragedy and blood to their mission, travel across the country encountering terrifying and dangerous forces most believe to be nothing but superstition and folklore, such as the Lady in White, the Indian beast known as the Wendigo, Phantom Travelers who cause plane crashes, Bloody Mary, and many more.