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#31 White Witch

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:49 AM

Very true, good point. I'm not sure how many items he has but can you imagine what it would be like to have all these spirits in one place? I don't know if it would be amazing or a nightmare.
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:52 AM

Since I am an anitques collector, I obviously have many items around the house. We have had many paranormal experiences in our house, though it is only 14 years old and we are the original owners and watched it being built from the slab up, so this does lend credence to the attachment theory. With that it does make me wonder what, if any, spirits are attached to all we have. I have alternate theories that I roll around in my head and try to think beyond our physical world or the often-repeated theories that annoy the hell out of me (unfinished business is one) for alternate avenues of possibilities. Being an atheist, I never take religion into account in my pondering, wanting to keep it clear of that "mudding of the waters".
Anyway, so when I take attachment into consideration, it's always as a theory and never as fact. We just don't know factually why any of this happens, it just does. So I'm guessing that most of what Saffis has is not haunted but just assumed to be so for whatever reason. I would like to have most of his stuff just because it's old, cool, and collectible. And being that he is a collector, I am sometimes surprised that he doesn't know what a particular item is, such as with a very recent show where they found a blood-letting blade from the Civil War and he didn't know what it was (or so he claimed). He's not so much the collector as the title implies, but then again one can't know everything.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 03:28 PM

I hate to be so late with this comment, but why does Zaffis believe a glass enclosure ( case) will contain negative energy?
I would like to see this show and others like it go away. I have noticed he does not ask to take the offending object any more, he asks the client what they would like to do with it., a bit more P.C., but most likely coached. Everyone wants to be on TV !
Unfortunately, the public sees this junk as the answer to their problems and become victims of unscrupulous groups. It pays to "Investigate The Investigator !!!
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:05 AM

DougA, I have never heard why he keeps everything under glass. The most practical guess would be to keep dust off of the items so as not to have to clean everything by hand. I have that problem.
As far as those types of shows going away, as long as there is an audience, I guess they will continue to be pumped out. I don't necessarily want them to go away, but I would like to see them appear less scripted and not so gimmicky. HC does seem coached/rehearsed, so it doesn't necessarily have a 'real" feel, if any of these shows can.
You are definitely correct about investigate the investigator. There is another member on here who has exposed scam investigators before. The example he posted was really interesting, AND he figured out the source of the "haunting". The group was going to charge the client several hundred dollars to do the investigating and cleansing.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:12 AM

I vaguely remember John Zaffis mentioning that he does some sort of "spiritual cleansing" on the objects before they come into his "showroom," but I don't remember any elaboration on just exactly what he does. And quite frankly, it was a topic that never concerned me. If you look at the information required in the submission form to contact the show, before they will even contact you, you have to have the object(s) already picked out, photographed, and researched, lol. Production is quite misleading about how the team stumbles upon these haunted items while on investigation.

However, now that I think about it....it does concern me, lol. If he DOES spiritually cleanse the items, or something similar...then why is that never offered as an option to the owners? Or is it? I've only watched a handful of these shows, and since I do have respect for Zaffis' work, I didn't want to jade my view of him by the presentation of the show, I just stopped watching, lol.
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:12 PM

Wow, Theresa; I didn't know of what you posted in the first paragraph. That really puts it into perspective. Now the show holds even less interest to me than it did before. But like I said previously, they do pick up on some really good evidence from time to time during the investigations, so it's not a total waste of viewer time.
Good point in the latter part of the second paragraph. It's either "keep it" or "take it away", never a cleansing option of the item. Hmm. Hell, I would want to keep whatever was found regardless, so cleanse the mo-fo, or leave it as it is.
I have seen him put salt around a found object being put on display in a couple of episodes. Since I'm not really into the cleansing part of paranormal phenomena, I'm not qualified to really comment but from only a personal point of view.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:12 PM

I have seen him put salt around a found object being put on display in a couple of episodes. Since I'm not really into the cleansing part of paranormal phenomena, I'm not qualified to really comment but from only a personal point of view.

Salt has a longstanding tradition of purification, protection and blessing in many traditions. The power of salt is said to come from both its origins, the sea, and that it is a mineral and of the earth. The sea, or really water in general, is seen as a purifier, and earth is seen as a grounding and stabilizing element.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:07 AM

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 08:40 AM

Thanks Frater. I have never delved into the traditional reasoning, but have seen it dones over the years.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:48 PM

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:48 AM

I tried to watch it last week, but was distracted by other things, so I may catch the rerun on Wednesday.




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