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#1 Laurie Ann

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 01:08 PM

~I just watched this show and all I could do was shake my head in disbelief. I'm not going on what Hollywood perceives as an excorcism or what I've ever believed what one really should be like. But this show had this excorcism was complete bull. This gal was supposed to be haunted by the devil himself. To me, the girl looked as though she was more hungry for the attention. Anyhoo....when they did the excorcism, the "devil" didn't do crap and was rather polite to the priest. If this gal was truly under the influence of Satan himself, I'm pretty sure it would've been much more nastier both verbally and physically.
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Posted 02 November 2008 - 01:21 PM

I've made my feelings about this show very clear in the past. While I am sure the kids in it are perfectly nice people, the show itself is complete crap with no basis in fact.

Edited by Seeker, 02 November 2008 - 01:22 PM.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 05:57 PM

I actually like the show because I like anything creepy anyway (mind you, I haven't seen a lot of episodes). I haven't seen this episode, what is it called? I'll check it out.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 07:02 PM

I admit, I was disappointed in this episode. I usually enjoy watching it, but this was not one of their best.
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Posted 02 November 2008 - 07:48 PM

I actually like the show because I like anything creepy anyway (mind you, I haven't seen a lot of episodes). I haven't seen this episode, what is it called? I'll check it out.


~I'm not sure of the exact title, but it had to do with an excorcism of Laura...maybe that's the title??? I'm not sure, but maybe that's the title.
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Posted 02 November 2008 - 07:49 PM

~This was maybe the 2nd or 3rd time I've ever watched the show but after today, I've had my fill.
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Posted 02 November 2008 - 07:49 PM

Okay, I'll check the episode out. Thanks!

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 01:40 PM

They do tend to get into the evil possession bit too often. Those episodes must do better in the ratings for some reason. Me, I would rather see a less dramatic investigation with friendly spirits.

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 12:18 AM

The title is "I am six" and I agree that the girl was starved for attention and although I have never personally witnessed one the exorcism seemed way too nice to me.

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 05:13 AM

I Am Six...thanks Belinda. Now that I have a specific title name I can check it out before I say anything else.

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 06:51 PM

I was cut up to see how upset the poor girl was to be told that she was possessed. She is about the age of my daughter, and it really upset me to see her hurt like that. I couldn't watch the exorcism.

I have seen other exorcisms on YOUTUBE, but this one tore me to pieces. She was so upset at being told that she was the one that was haunted and not the house.

Also, other people have received marks on their bodies from negative energies, and nobody accuses them of being possessed.

I truly felt for Laura. Yes, there was a spirit on the property, but I didn't feel she was possessed by it. Why didn't they cleanse the house, too?

They should have at least hid her identity. If her self-esteem was already low; having the rest of the world think you were possessed would not do much for her self-esteem. What kind of after care did they provide for her?

It is one thing to go into somebody's home and tell them that they have a negative energy attached to them. However, these are real people with real problems. Her psychologist said that she was sane, but there must be something else that may have been upsetting her. Did she have a split from a husband, boyfriend, etc? Was she concerned that at 26, she was still living at home with her parents? I can believe the spirit was drawn to her, but I don't think it was a demonic. I think her vulnerability made her suseptiable (unsure of spelling) to whatever spirit was on the property. It didn't mean the spirit was demonic.

The negative energy was just drawn to her and using her, but I would not call what she had a true possession. She is a sensitive person emotionally. It could even be that she is psychic and was a beacon to the spirit that attached itself, while she was a low point in her life.

I really pray that Laura is happy now and more self-assured, although I would guess is a bit of a latent medium.


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Posted 04 December 2008 - 06:46 PM

Shortly after this episode my daughter and I watched "The Exorcism or Emily Rose" on cable and I couldn't help but notice the similarities. I'm not saying Laura was faking anything, but her "possession" was almost exactly like that of the movie, which was based on a true story.

I just think in Laura's case there was a lot more going on that the show never got to reveal, or even that the family did not reveal. Something was strange to me. For example, why was she even still living at home in the first place at age 26? Is she an only child? It just seemed that she was overly dependent on her parents and extremely child-like for an adult.

At the end of the episode they showed that things were quiet for a couple of weeks but the activity had picked up again. I believe there is much more going on and that this young woman is more mentally ill than her shrink either knows or let on. It was strange to me, very strange.

I know this is already an old post, but I'd love to hear anyone else's thoughts, or not.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 06:30 AM

My favorites are Dudleytown and what we used to call the Civil War jail house in the woods located on the Burlinton/Bristol line. Is that Stonington? Anyway...
We just visited that place last week and hit Green Lady Cemetery as well. Kids loved it and I hoped to keep the old magic alive in their imaginations.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 05:48 AM

:) :ghost: If this was the show I saw where she was the "perfect possession because she became willing to be possessed" rather then fight it off anymore I am sure I saw it. These group of people have become overwhelmed by their own beliefs. Their seeing demonic possession in everything is scary. I think they are honest in their beliefs but are seeing demons way to often in everything.

The show I did see a few weeks ago that really bothered me was the 3 guys who were like the 3 stooges chasing spooks. They were EXTREME ghost hunters. They went to a prison in New Mexico and tried to resurrect the spirit of the man who had been set on fire. They felt they were successful when they saw smoke down the hall. They then went to a lake that had submerged a city underneath and floated candles on it to call forth the entity of a gunfighter who had killed a number of citizens underneath the water. These guys were geeks copying ancient and unnecessary rituals to entice spirits to come to their ritual circles.

I admit that I like these "ghost shows". They have some very good ideas and are fun to watch but to take them too seriously or as the last say in "ghost hunters" is dangerous the same as believing each show is the beginning and only way to "hunt ghosts".

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 07:55 AM

I don't like Paranormal State because they posted a paragraph on a website of some sort talking crap about TAPS (Ghost Hunters) because they were using a religous approach to an investigation which they don't normally do

And a friend of mine named Jody investigated with them once and told me it was fake to a point. And knowing its fake to a point makes it real hard to watch.
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