GHOST HUNTERS ON SCI-FI IS BACK!
Posted 28 July 2005 - 10:25 AM
Posted 28 July 2005 - 01:20 PM
First off, whether anything was staged or not, the show's 1st season was in the can before if even aired so how would they be able to boost the ratings when at the time they didn't even know if there would be any ratings. What if the show wasn't pick up?
Second, if there is one thing I cannot stand in this field is the constant competitiveness of "ghosthunters". This is far from an exact science and most people believe all of us who are in pursuit of the paranormal are a bunch of fakes and whackjobs. How can one state they know more about ghosts because NO ONE really knows for sure. I guarantee none of us are going to find the difinitive proof of life after death. And incidently, some of the most respected parapsychologists take the same approach they do of finding absolute proof before being convinced of a haunting.
True, they do bicker and pick on Brian a lot. IT'S A REALITY SHOW. If it were scripted I'm sure it would be different. Besides how many people have clashes with people they work with.
I like the show, even when it's boring. That shows to me that it's not staged. If it were don't you think they could come up with some better "so-called" evidence to spook the TV viewer.
And if we are going to dismiss their evidence as fake then I guess we should dismiss any evidence is fake also because you can't prove it to me otherwise!!
Posted 28 July 2005 - 01:26 PM
Posted 28 July 2005 - 01:29 PM
AND...if I offended anyone with my last post....GET OVER IT! J/K...hee hee....really, if I did offend anyone, I'm sorry...kissy kissy, make it better....
Posted 28 July 2005 - 04:54 PM
The Myrtles Plantation was fascinating, but I have always felt that way about New Orleans. That town is totally haunted. You can just feel it when you visit there. On a trip there about 3 years ago, we stayed at the Dauphine Hotel and I swear...Kevin and I have never had as many faces and images popping up in our minds while trying to sleep. It was almost impossible to sleep. We were just dozing, but faces that we had never seen before were making themselves known. It was the weirdest thing. Stange dreams as well.
We went on a tour of the "Oak Alley" Plantation and that was really interesting. Learned a lot of interesting facts there. There were Peacocks strutting their stuff on the Plantation. It was beautiful, but you can't help but wonder how the folks in that time period held up. It was so hot, and yet the women dressed to the nines and put on heavy make-up. At the dinner table they had a fan that would shooo the flies away. The people living at that time were diminutive in stature. The beds were half the size of what we are used to.
We took a "Haunted" walking tour of French Quarter and that was great. We also took an airboat ride through the Bayou. The Bayou is a beautiful place. It is like something from another world. The Cypress trees looming over the water...the alligators. I never realized how beautful a Bayou could be. Everything was still....and beautiful. If you ever get the chance, please go on a tour of the Bayou.
I LOVE New Orleans...the only thing that bugs me is the climate. I have a hard time with humidity...and even though I went there in March, the air was very dense and muggy. But, I would certainly cast all of that aside for the chance to vist there again. It was magical and spooky.
Posted 28 July 2005 - 05:38 PM
I like the show - for entertainment value - I always get a good laugh - and sometimes you see something interesting.
Posted 28 July 2005 - 08:31 PM
Posted 29 July 2005 - 01:31 AM
I listened to these people on the radio the other night on the way home from work. They even stated that they enjoy the money that has came their way from the show. Now that hardly seems like the attitude of someone who is passionate about something or has a strong interest. Maybe if they said "I really enjoy the experience we get to share with the audience. " or "I hope this will draw more attention to our field of research that we will be taken seriously"., but they didnt. They admitted enjoying the money they get from it. It's entertainment. I would not doubt that one of them will be in a movie soon.
Reality shows are hot right now. This is just another form of one.
Posted 29 July 2005 - 09:15 AM
I think Bob Saget sucks too, does that make me jealous of him? I certainly hope not.
Maybe the fat guy and the skinny guy should quit barking orders, bickering, and shut their mouths and do something productive. It's just as much their fault as it is Sci-Fi's for the show sucking so much. They're liars, fakes, and a general discredit to paranormal investigation. On a completely different level, they aren't even entertaining! They don't have anything that makes them unique. They may as well be a bowling league, or quail hunters for all I care, because it would be just as entertaining to watch. Actually, scratch that. I'd enjoy watching people bowl or shoot birds because then I'd actually believe I'm watching people accomplish something. If I wanted to watch people argue and lie for an hour, I'd eat dinner with my family more often.
There are plenty of other ghosthunters who are much better suited for a television show. Take John Zaffis for example. He has some great 'apprentices' in the field of demonology who *gasp* know what they're talking about, *bigger gasp* have personality, and *drumroll please* - are younger than the age of 25. Not only is the subject matter a goldmine, but they'd actually be fun to watch. I don't even know how you guys feel, because there's such a great diversity or ages here at the village, but I'm sick of seeing middle aged men poking into crappy cemeteries/houses, looking at some stupid LED's on some stupid meter and declaring/discrediting a haunting. Just because you're being 'professional' doesn't mean you have to be boring.
I guess I'm done....for now.
So to reiterate : TAPS BLOWS
Posted 29 July 2005 - 11:14 AM
Posted 29 July 2005 - 11:17 AM
Posted 29 July 2005 - 12:03 PM
Posted 29 July 2005 - 03:22 PM
Posted 29 July 2005 - 07:30 PM
Yes, they are offered money. Don't tell me for one second that if you were offered money for doing something you love, you wouldn't take it and admit you liked it. The money comes in nice when you are forced to rely on your own savings to buy equipment and gas to get to your investigations and such.
And I want to reiterate something, before you can determine that something is, shouldn't you determine what it's not? That is a shared philosophy among many scientists (obviously not ghosthunters). Imagine how many of you are waisting your time chasing ghost who are not really there!
And I do not like hypocrisy, that's my opinion!
Posted 29 July 2005 - 07:43 PM
When scientists look at something, they are remaining neutral. They aren't there just to prove something does or doesn't work, they see if it does or doesn't and report their findings on it. You need to keep a neutral mind although open for possibility but if you go way too far either way, to prove or disprove, you run into trouble and it taints your evidence. You need to enter with a neutral mind. Hey, it is just my opinion though and nobody has to agree with it.
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