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PattiTheWicked
06-01-2007, 11:07 PM
Why the heck doesn't the Sci Fi channel make it available On Demand, so I can watch Jason and Grant any time I want?

And why the hell isn't Tango on more episodes?

Discuss!

wyntermoon
06-01-2007, 11:12 PM
I used to have Jay's phone number around here someplace, must be with my dowsing rods. I'll let him know you want it OD.

kristie911
06-01-2007, 11:19 PM
I love Ghost Hunters! I must admit I have a bit of a thing for Steve. What a cutie! :) I even DVR the re-runs to get my fix but I'm very excited the new season is starting next week! <jumps up and down>

PattiTheWicked
06-01-2007, 11:33 PM
I've actually been thinking about applying for a volunteer spot with one of our local paranormal investigative groups. I've always been fascinated by ghosts. My husband is like, "But... but... then you'll have to hang out with dead things. Doesn't that bother you?"

I said, "Ya know, I'm far more annoyed by the living than the dead."

And yes, Steve is a cutiepie too :)

wyntermoon
06-01-2007, 11:53 PM
I've actually been thinking about applying for a volunteer spot with one of our local paranormal investigative groups. I've always been fascinated by ghosts. My husband is like, "But... but... then you'll have to hang out with dead things. Doesn't that bother you?"

I said, "Ya know, I'm far more annoyed by the living than the dead."

And yes, Steve is a cutiepie too :)

Excellent! Stop by my wee ghostie blog for tips (if you need them, they're the oldest posts) and get busy, woman! We need more victims volunteers!

kristie911
06-02-2007, 12:46 AM
I've been searching for a group to join for nearly a year now! There's several in Michigan but the closest is still an hour away and they won't take new members. I've just been watching for new ones and hoping I can get in then. One group said I was welcome but I would have had to attend their monthly meetings and they were 2 hours away. <sigh> I just want to hunt ghosts. :)

wyntermoon
06-02-2007, 01:26 AM
Start your own group, Kristie!

kristie911
06-02-2007, 04:37 AM
Start your own group, Kristie!

I would, if it was something I'd done before but I'm afraid I would be in way over my head! :)

Thanks for the obvious vote of confidence though, Wyntermoon! :D

Writer2011
06-03-2007, 10:39 AM
Wednesday June 6th--New Season starts... Just hope, what's his face isn't on there...the one that thought he knew everything.

About a year and a half ago they came here to Raleigh (where I live) and filmed at Mordecai (pornounced mordakey) but the crew got food poisoning and left early..then they went down to Wilmington and filmed at the Battleship North Carolina.. pretty cool stuff

underthecity
06-04-2007, 01:15 AM
I've tried to watch Ghost Hunters (that's the one with the TAPS crew, isn't it? Roto Rooters by day, ghost hunters by night?) and I just don't like it. I mean, usually, almost nothing happens. A door might open, that's about it.

What I want to see is the bald guy reach into a closet or a hole or something and get yanked inside. Then there'd be all this screaming and blood, and loud evil voices, the house shaking, windows breaking, maybe the whole house splits in half.

If any of that stuff happend, I'd watch it every week.

I also don't like it when two of the crew starts talking about personal issues, like his relationship or something while they wait for something to happen. I mean, come on, that's just unnecessary.

OTOH, my wife loves the show and wants me to watch it. But, here's the weird thing: I've written a book about a guy who builds a machine to catch ghosts. (See the thread in Writing Novels, Post a line you love) He meets a group of ghost hunters (Hollywood Ghost Hunters is the name) and soon tags along on one of their investigations. It's a preliminary thing to see if further investigation is required.

The thing is, I don't want what happens in that show to influence what I write or rewrite. I don't want to feel as if I'm "copying" the show in any way.

allen

Christine N.
06-04-2007, 03:22 AM
You gotta see the first live one they did at the Overlook Hotel, or whatever it's really called, on Halloween. The doors DID open, and a glass shattered spontaneously, AND a table lifted off the ground.

THAT was the freakiest one ever. Oh, and the one in Tombstone, where the cable came off the fire alarm bell by itself, and the music that they heard on the audio.

I love them. I have to remember to DVR them again.

AmyBA
06-04-2007, 04:56 AM
Ooh, and the one in the castle was good, too! I can't wait until June 6!!

sthrnwriter
06-04-2007, 05:07 AM
You gotta see the first live one they did at the Overlook Hotel, or whatever it's really called, on Halloween.

It was the Stanely Hotel and I agree it was pretty freaky. Especially hearing the little girls voice down in the tunnels or whatever.

I have to say another one of my favorites is the St. Augustine Lighthouse one. Seeing the shadow looking over the railing, pretty interesting.

kristie911
06-04-2007, 05:18 AM
It was the Stanely Hotel and I agree it was pretty freaky. Especially hearing the little girls voice down in the tunnels or whatever.

I have to say another one of my favorites is the St. Augustine Lighthouse one. Seeing the shadow looking over the railing, pretty interesting.

AH! I just watched re-runs of both of these (I hadn't seen the lighthouse one before)...they both freaked me out!

That's what's great about Ghost Hunters over Most Haunted. The TAPS guys try hard to debunk their findings, so if they say they can't find an explaination, it's probably a true haunting. On Most Haunted, every little thing is absolute proof of a haunting...I've never seen anyone make such a big deal out of orbs! Gets on my nerves after awhile.

sthrnwriter
06-05-2007, 10:53 AM
That's what's great about Ghost Hunters over Most Haunted. The TAPS guys try hard to debunk their findings, so if they say they can't find an explaination, it's probably a true haunting. On Most Haunted, every little thing is absolute proof of a haunting...I've never seen anyone make such a big deal out of orbs! Gets on my nerves after awhile.

I think I remember reading an article about Most Haunted. Ghost Hunters focuses more on the professionalism and reality of paranormal investigations, but in the article it stated that Most Haunted is there more for the entertainment value than anything. So, yeah they would make a big deal out of orbs.

Heres the article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4500322.stm

PattiTheWicked
06-05-2007, 04:30 PM
Maybe it's just me, but I think the people on "Most Haunted" are quite possibly the most annoying cast on television.

Guy: Oh, oh, there's a presence here. A presence!!
Girl: A presence! Oh, it's evil. Evil!
Guy: Very evil! Stop, you're hurting me!
Girl: Bad! Very bad!

I just want to pass them a nice hot cup of STFU.

Jersey Chick
06-05-2007, 04:40 PM
I don't watch Most Haunted, but I love Ghost Hunters and Steve is a cutie -

I was watching a DVD from Season 2 at the Myrtle Plantation the other night to get my fix - they caught a few voices and a lamp sliding veeerry slowly across a table.

All I kept thinking was "How cool would it be to be there??"

jodiodi
09-17-2007, 06:44 AM
I just found this thread.

My husband is a Ghost Hunters fanatic. We've got all the DVDs (his Christmas presents). We rush home from work on Wednesdays so we can see it.

Most Haunted--does that woman have to panic so much? She screams constantly. For people trying to hunt ghosts, they are the biggest wimps around. Constantly crying and screaming and carrying on. We quit watching it.

My husband loves stuff like that, but he's scared of places that might be haunted. Stuff like that creeps him out. Every time I mention going somewhere that's supposed to be haunted, he refuses. He's terrified of my grandmother's old house--so I insist we stay there when we go home to visit family. (cue evil laughter)

meldy
09-17-2007, 07:01 AM
Love Ghost Hunters TOO!

And totally agree Steve is adorable!!

I think they had a major overhaul of crew at the end of last season.
Donna left as did a pile of other people. Is Tango still there?
That annoying as hell guy whose name escapes me right not (skinny guy with bad teeth who had some sort of drug problem I think? He had been fired and rehired a pile of times) Anway, he went off and formed his own ghost hunting group.

I havent seen any of the new season but I have heard that it seems staged compared to the last bunch.

plaidearthworm
09-17-2007, 07:51 AM
That annoying as hell guy whose name escapes me right not (skinny guy with bad teeth who had some sort of drug problem I think? He had been fired and rehired a pile of times) Anway, he went off and formed his own ghost hunting group.

I havent seen any of the new season but I have heard that it seems staged compared to the last bunch.

You mean Brian? I know it will be more peaceful with him gone, but I still loved the 'Dude, Run!' portion of his personality. I'm curious about the new eps and if they do show more of the staging, because they already take some minor liberties. The ghostly happenings are real, but like any taped reality show, they will do another take for the 'stake out' or discussion part. Still, I enjoy the show and admire their professionalism, something other paranormal investigation shows don't always have.

meldy
09-17-2007, 08:14 AM
Brian!!

That was driving me nuts! THANK YOU!
Yes, that him.
And "dude Run" has become something of a catch phrase now due to that episode! We say it all the time at my house!

I heard that the newer shows are a lot more "haunted" than the older ones leading fans to surmise that they are maybe caving to the desires of the studio and network rather than sticking true to the skeptics and scientist types we all know and love.

I, personally, will be totally disappointed if they sell out.

Jersey Chick
09-17-2007, 08:22 AM
What's going on that they're in repeats for about the 10th week? The season started in JUne and ended somewhere in July, didn't it? It seems like a new episode hasn't been on in forever...

Ah well... I like the old ones too - Thank God for DVD! :D

Shadow_Ferret
09-17-2007, 03:57 PM
Why the heck doesn't the Sci Fi channel make it available On Demand, so I can watch Jason and Grant any time I want?

And why the hell isn't Tango on more episodes?

Discuss!
Why don't you just buy the series on DVD like we do?

I don't know about Tango, but why do they keep rehiring Brian? He's such a dope.

New season starts Next Wednesday, I believe. It irritates me how they break the season up over the year.

PattiTheWicked
09-17-2007, 04:28 PM
Why don't you just buy the series on DVD like we do?



Mostly because I'm a cheapskate.

:)

meldy
09-18-2007, 09:12 PM
Why don't you just buy the series on DVD like we do?

I don't know about Tango, but why do they keep rehiring Brian? He's such a dope.

New season starts Next Wednesday, I believe. It irritates me how they break the season up over the year.


I havent seen this season (we switched satellite providers :cry:)

Did they rehire loser-boy AGAIN??

Jersey Chick
09-18-2007, 09:19 PM
Aha! Wednesday - I'll have to remember to look :D

AnnaC
09-18-2007, 09:50 PM
This is one of my favorite TV shows, too! A few years back, I'd watch the Travel Channel on Friday nights because they would air some paranormal shows (and they still do) that I enjoyed watching. Then, a preview of a new show came on for Ghost Hunters. Needless to say, after seeing the first episode, I was hooked! It's not just me, but the whole family will sit down together and watch the TAPS crew.

My favorites are the St. Augustine Lighthouse, Waverly Hills, Crescent Hotel, that armoury, and the Stanley Hotel. This year they're going to do their live Halloween episode at Waverly Hills!! Can't wait!

nancy02664
09-18-2007, 11:11 PM
I've only seen about 5 or 6 episodes, but like what I've seen. :)

DeleyanLee
09-18-2007, 11:19 PM
I don't know about Tango, but why do they keep rehiring Brian? He's such a dope.

I give you even odds that they keep bringing back Brian because he makes the ratings go up. People watch to see who he's going to irk next or what bone-headed move he's going to make--though it was sweet to see the baby video.

Personally, he's almost ignorable now because he's so old news, y'know?

jodiodi
09-27-2007, 06:27 PM
Anybody catch the new episode last night?

PattiTheWicked
09-27-2007, 06:29 PM
I recorded it but haven't had a chance to actually watch it yet.

For me, Brian will always be the "DUDE, RUN!" guy.

Jersey Chick
09-27-2007, 07:38 PM
I made it through the first half, but fell asleep when they were wandering around under Seattle. My husband said I didn't miss much. Stupid cold. :(

mscelina
09-27-2007, 07:58 PM
You didn't. It was interesting just because it was in the section of Seattle that they built over after the fire--houses and buildings underground in tunnels--pretty cool.

I love GH--it's one of the two 'must watch' shows for me. I watch Most Haunted occasionally, but it's not as much fun now. Strange; I figured out that Derek was a fraud after one show--it took the Most Haunted people years. And all that screaming and silliness? NOTHING compared to hard-core techno-geek and Roto-Rooter snake cameras!

Next week's episode looks pretty good. And as for doing 9 hours live on Halloween from Waverly Hills??? OMG that takes serious brass ones.

wyntermoon
09-27-2007, 07:59 PM
Did anyone see Ghost Adventures when they were in Goldfield, NV? That show cracked me up (the ending) the leader is a bit...enthusiastic about his role. I would have popped him with the camera a few times but the girlie screaming at the end was worth the entire show. I have an article about the Goldfield Hotel I wrote ages ago on my site so it was a nice surprise to have hits out the roof the next day.

plaidearthworm
09-27-2007, 08:12 PM
I watched last night, and wondered if Jason is going through a midlife crisis, because now he has a goatee and an earring. It's hard to miss the earring, because it flashes when he turns in front of the low-light cameras. And what happened to trying to disprove stuff? On the mental hospital, they just took the footage of the apparition at face value, didn't go back there and see if it could have been something else. I know they accounted for everyone to make sure it wasn't one of the crew, but what about loose material, drafts, is there a hallway there, etc.

PattiTheWicked
09-27-2007, 09:06 PM
I just watched last night's episode.

I like the Jason's new look. He's almost a lil bit kinda sexxay.

jodiodi
09-27-2007, 09:39 PM
Most Haunted=Most Annoying.

And that Derek guy? Of course he's a fraud. They annoy me to no end with all that carrying on and they never prove or disprove anything.

Now GH, otoh, is much more professional.

The dark thing in the hall--I remember them saying it was a room there, so I just presumed they knew it wasn't a hall and there were no curtains there.

They do seem to be into EVPs a lot more in the last few episodes, I noticed.

DeleyanLee
09-29-2007, 05:34 AM
OMG. I just saw that "Most Haunted" is going to the Winchester Mystery House. SEVEN hours of it, live. :rolleyes:

Though it would be interesting to see the "highlights" of Most Haunted and Ghost Hunters at the same place back-to-back, wouldn't it?

jodiodi
09-29-2007, 07:12 AM
Most Haunted wishes it was as good as Ghost Hunters.

Yeah, it would be interesting to compare them at the same place. Maybe send Most Haunted to Waverly Hills or Eastern State.

sthrnwriter
09-29-2007, 09:32 AM
I'm not sure if y'all know this or not, but there was a bit of controversy surrounding Ghost Hunters earlier this year. They had "Non-profit Organization" listed on their website and this other website, Skeptical Analysis of the Paranormal Society a.k.a. SAPS, investigated into it and claimed they were committing fraud. This Allison woman who did all this reported them to the IRS, BBB, and local authorities and even went as far as to publish Jason's old address on the internet. Jason stated that him and his family dealt with a stalker in the past and she was pretty much helping someone else do it again. The address was taken off the web later and TAPS has been cleared from all wrong doing, but I think she went a bit too far.

See for yourself: http://www.skepticalanalysis.com/reports/ghosts/taps.html

PattiTheWicked
01-10-2008, 07:46 AM
:::bump:::

So there was a new episode tonight, where they went back to the lighthouse in St. Augustine. Liked it. Except the part where Kris was stuck in the room and had to call Jason and Grant to come get her out -- why didn't the camera guy just give her a boost? Clearly he was in there too.

Other thoughts: The lighthouse is obviously full of paranormal activity, Steve Gonsalves is a sexy beast, and Tango needs to lose the Old Man Hat.

Anyone watch the International show? I dvr'd it to watch tomorrow.

Jersey Chick
01-10-2008, 08:26 AM
I watched it - the first one was too cool and the return visit wasn't too bad, either. I thought it was funny how Jason and Grant went into the lighthouse together, but let Kris go by herself. :D

Steve is definitly yummy, but is there anything the guy isn't afraid of? And I think he's a former cop. (I swear I read that somewhere. Maybe here?)

I started watching the International version - "Dude, Run!" Brian is on it - but it's missing something...

Jason
Grant
Steve

Ok - three somethings :D

mscelina
01-10-2008, 08:38 AM
for me, the group 'leader' of the group is exactly the kind of man that makes me press my lips together until they turn white. From the first little blurb he did on camera, I was reasonably certain that by the end of the day I'd hate him.

I did.

Other than that, the GHI looks pretty interesting. I like Brian (sorry, folks--I think any organized group has to have one certifiable dweeb) and Barry (the TAPS member from Ireland) and Donna a lot. Besides, they're going to lotso f fascinating places and it will be fun to watch. I'm just waiting for a nasty thing to turn up and smack Robb (think that's the butthead's name) a good one right across the chops. But then again, I'm bloodthirsty like that.

I wasn't disappointed with the return to the lighthouse like I was with the return trip to Eastern State. I think I might want to check the lighthouse out myself some time--I have always wanted to go to St. Augustine and that's as good a reason as any.

In other news, in 2 weeks TAPS will be investigating in Dayton, Ohio. :D It's only an hour and a half trip...

Jersey Chick
01-10-2008, 08:44 AM
They were in my neck of the woods a few years back (Dave's a Jersey guy, remember) - but it was before I watched. Boo hoo.

I'm sorry - Andy drives me nuts as well. He did on the original and that hasn't changed at all.

Barry's okay - but when they were in Ireland, he struck me as a wee bit dramatic... just a wee bit, though... :D

kimmeunier
01-10-2008, 08:59 AM
I'm glad to find fans of the show. It's my favorite, and now they have an international version. Tonight was pretty good. A lot of EVP's, which kinda freak me out a little. Does anyone else find Brian annoying? He didn't whine once tonight which surprised me and I don't think I heard "Dude" even one time!

mscelina
01-10-2008, 09:42 AM
nope. I like Brian; I think he adds a humorous element to the show and a human element as well--will he screw up this week? what stupid thing will he forget in the car?--that is very endearing.

Writer2011
01-10-2008, 11:21 AM
I got Seasons 2 and 3 on DVD for Christmas--actually it's parts 1 of each but still i'm happy.

And Ghost Hunters International came on tonight...pretty interesting to see a different crew (other than Grant or Jason) going to different places. I can't say for sure I will like this one or not but we'll see.

I do love this show though even if they don't find anything :)

Jersey Chick
01-10-2008, 05:31 PM
The first St. Augustine visit and the 1st Eastern State Penitentiary episodes (on the DVD set) are creepy as anything - I've seen both twice and they still make my hair stand up.

Brian's funny - hear him talk about how, as equipment tech, everyone can be assured everything will be charged and ready... not exactly. We wait for him to say, "Dude, run!: :D

Christine N.
01-10-2008, 06:09 PM
Watched most of the St. Augustine return. Yes, Kris getting stuck was pretty damn funny, though. Fell asleep before GHI - but I DVR'd it to watch today. Chillingham is one place I really want to go and see for myself.

Oh, not only are the guys fun, but then you've got Mike Rowe as the announcer. How can you beat that?

Takvah
01-10-2008, 06:30 PM
I like Ghost Hunters for the fact that they don't find anything most of the time. That's the way things go on a lot of "hunts". I watch Most Haunted, but I really do believe that Carl and his bald headed buddy cause a lot of the stir. I have yet to see an episode where a rock was not tossed and tapping did not occur. It's all very suspect... and don't even get me started on the table tipping!

Shadow_Ferret
01-10-2008, 07:09 PM
One day I wish they'd capture the off-camera incidents on camera. Just once I'd like to see someone pushed down the stairs by nothing.

I was rather disappointed with the lighthouse revisit because it seemed to me that they came away with even less cool incidents then the first one.

I thought Kris getting stuck was amusing, too, especially when you have the camera man in there with her. How did he get out? We aren't supposed to even be aware of those people until something actually happens to them. My wife noticed some continuity issues with her hair. It was up as she looked in the hole, then it was down when she found a chair, then it was up again as she climbed in, then it was down again inside the hole. Many different takes? And where did the chair she placed outside the window go when Grant and Jason came looking for her in the tunnel?

And I like the new leader on GHI. He seems to have a sense of humor about what he's doing. He doesn't just go, "Hello? Is there a ghost here?" He actually tries to communicate with it, provoke it, and does it with a tongue-in-cheek manner that seems to be lacking in most everyone else. "OK, on the count of three, he's going to take a picture and I want you to be in it with me."

PattiTheWicked
01-10-2008, 07:46 PM
So I watched GHI this morning, and at first I thought Robb was a bit annoying. Then I actually saw him in action, and changed my opinion. I really like the way he does EVP work, and the way he analyzes stuff. I like seeing Barry at work, because his approach is a bit different than the Americans, and Donna and the new girl, Shannon were great.

Brian and Andy I could live without.

I really thought the castle one was a bit of a letdown though -- and THREE cameras in the whole place? Come on.

Writer2011
01-10-2008, 08:25 PM
I did like where they tried to take that little girls' dolls..to provoke the spirit. Pretty interesting.

But I think the more I see it, it will grow on me :)

johnnysannie
01-10-2008, 08:34 PM
I like Ghost Hunters for the fact that they don't find anything most of the time. That's the way things go on a lot of "hunts". I watch Most Haunted, but I really do believe that Carl and his bald headed buddy cause a lot of the stir. I have yet to see an episode where a rock was not tossed and tapping did not occur. It's all very suspect... and don't even get me started on the table tipping!



Ghost Hunters is one of my favorite shows too......I watch Most Haunted but like you, Takvah, I'm certain that Karl & company do a lot of faking. The tapping and rock throwing are just too damn convenient. THe one medium, Derek Acorah, was supposedly caught faking too.....you can find it online with a quick Google search although now he has his own show, "Ghost Town"

Writer2011
01-10-2008, 08:35 PM
I've watched a few episodes of Most Haunted....uggh..I hated that show :)

johnnysannie
01-10-2008, 08:40 PM
I've watched a few episodes of Most Haunted....uggh..I hated that show :)

The only real reason that I still bother to watch it is that the locations are fantastic, worth sitting through Yvette whining and all the fakery!

Writer2011
01-10-2008, 08:45 PM
:) Amen to that

Takvah
01-10-2008, 08:53 PM
I actually think that David Wells and Ciaran O'Keefe are legit... and I think that's the reason why I bother to continue to watch Most Haunted. Well, a combination of that... and the locations. I got married at Eilean Donan in Scotland (is there a prettier place on earth than the Scottish Highlands...) and I just love the history that surrounds many of the places they visit.

PattiTheWicked
01-10-2008, 09:01 PM
I'd like to see if they ever do an episode at Muncaster Castle, in northern England. It's where my great ancestors worked as servants. I've been in touch with the current owner, and it's entirely possible that my gggggm is the entity known as "the singing ghost" in the castle nursery. He told me if I ever get over there, I'm welcome to spend the night at the place.

:::chomping at the bit for a haunted UK vacation:::

For those of you curious about Muncaster, which has been shown on a couple of the Travel Channel's haunted places-type shows, here's a link: http://www.muncaster.co.uk/web2006/index/index.html. You can actually watch the tapestry room on webcam to see if you spot any ghosties.

wyntermoon
01-10-2008, 09:06 PM
Barry from Ireland? I have got to start watching this show again, I knew that dude from back when I worked with Al Tyas and DC Ghost Watchers. Nice fella, good to know he's making a name for himself. :)

Jersey Chick
01-10-2008, 09:07 PM
Yep - Barry from Ireland. I almost didn't recognize him because he shaves his head now. But the minute he opened his mouth, I knew. Now, I only watched 1/2 of GHI, but he didn't seem quite as... dramatic... as he did when GH did Leap Castle.

I thought it was funny when he suggested taking the toys and burning them. :D

Takvah
01-10-2008, 09:08 PM
I'd like to see if they ever do an episode at Muncaster Castle, in northern England. It's where my great ancestors worked as servants. I've been in touch with the current owner, and it's entirely possible that my gggggm is the entity known as "the singing ghost" in the castle nursery. He told me if I ever get over there, I'm welcome to spend the night at the place.


Lucky you, what an AWESOME looking castle... and it could be a family reunion t'boot!

mscelina
01-10-2008, 09:09 PM
Most Haunted is fabulous as far as locations go, and very thin on the actualy scientific research into hauntings.

Funny story: after MH came to the States to do their Eastern State live show, the very next day Yvette Fielding was scheduled to appear on Grant and Jason's paranormal radio show. I think if you go to the TAPS site, you can find a link to the show and find this particular episode in their archives. At any rate, she comes on and Grant and Jason started dogging her for various faked episodes on MH, including several where she was caught on camera tugging at the velvet during a 'seance'. Fielding's response: (paraphrased) "What do you know about it? You're just plumbers." Grant's reply: "That's better than being a failed child actress."

Gotta love Yankee bluntness sometimes.

Shadow_Ferret
01-10-2008, 09:10 PM
because he shaves his head now. Wish he'd shave that stupid thing on his chin.

Jersey Chick
01-10-2008, 09:14 PM
I was watching one of the older episodes, and it started off with Grant and Jason at someone's house, fixing the toilet (replacing that huge floaty-looking thing), when Donna calls to tell them about XYZ. I couldn't help but wonder why it took two guys to fix such a simple thing.

Great PR for Roto-Rooter - helps pay for all those cool doodads they have. :D

PattiTheWicked
01-10-2008, 11:40 PM
Wish he'd shave that stupid thing on his chin.

Yeah, some how Irish Barry with the soul patch doesn't quite work for me. A full goatee, now, like Jason has... that might be appealing.

Actually, Barry could wear a bag over his head, and as long as we heard that Irish brogue, I'd be happy.

Mystic Blossom
01-10-2008, 11:49 PM
I'm in love with Ghost Hunters. My mother had the misfortune of watching it with me during an episode where they found a full body apparition. Needless to say, she went to bed freaked out.

Jersey Chick
01-10-2008, 11:58 PM
We have to flip it off the moment my daughter walks into the room - regardless if there's anything going on. She's a bit much in the imagination department, that one.

justme
01-11-2008, 12:10 AM
All of my spare time is devoted to the paranormal. If anyone is in Iowa, I will be there in May at the Women's International Study of the Paranormal convention. I will be a guest speaker along with Donna LaCroix.

johnnysannie
01-11-2008, 12:24 AM
Yeah, some how Irish Barry with the soul patch doesn't quite work for me. A full goatee, now, like Jason has... that might be appealing.

Actually, Barry could wear a bag over his head, and as long as we heard that Irish brogue, I'd be happy.

IMHO Jason is just appealing!!

Jersey Chick
01-11-2008, 12:25 AM
Is it me or does Grant look very worn out?

DeleyanLee
01-11-2008, 12:28 AM
For some reason, I think that Grant has a new baby or young child. Combined with everything else he does, it's very understandable that he's looking worn out.

Jersey Chick
01-11-2008, 12:32 AM
He's got a few kids, (I think Jason's got 5 or 6 himself - eek!) - but he just looks so exhausted, I just want to tell him to take a little breather... :)

Shadow_Ferret
01-11-2008, 01:27 AM
We have to flip it off the moment my daughter walks into the room - regardless if there's anything going on. She's a bit much in the imagination department, that one.
Our youngest is that way, but we tell him to go pound sand. It's a show everyone else in the family enjoys so he better suck it up or else. ;)

Or words to that effect that a 7-year-old will understand.

Takvah
01-11-2008, 02:37 AM
Our youngest is that way, but we tell him to go pound sand.

Or words to that effect that a 7-year-old will understand.

Thanks for a helluva laugh man... :)

kristie911
01-11-2008, 09:36 AM
I just watched GHI and I wasn't all that impressed. Robb is kind of an ass and I've never really been a fan of Brian. Shannon was okay but mostly just meh. And for some reason Donna kind of annoys me. Basically I like Andy and Barry.

I'll probably give it another shot but I'm not sure I'll be adding it to my DVR. Though I might watch it just because of the cool places they go. :)

scottVee
01-11-2008, 02:16 PM
I have to say I enjoy these shows for the psychology of watching people freak themselves out, hear sounds in the static, and get worked up over little things. A.k.a. the imagination at work -- a fascinating thing! A pigeon can make a peep, or someone can mutter to themselves, or a pipe can squeak (or nothing at all) and it turns into an "EVP."

When something does move or there's a tiny shadow, how can people be surprised, with cameras and people and cables and junk everywhere? I like the GH guys, but their spiel has become so predictable; I like their odd guests like CM Punk, purely as different personalities and eyes. I agree about seeing more of what's going around around the guys, instead of the packaged bits that are shown, but then the show would be 7 hours long and reaaaaally hard to watch.

I will probably watch GHI more to catch glimpses of far off places than anything else. Vicarious living -- since I can't fly to Germany and pick through the castle, I can only watch them do it, and hope they have a good time. Just like Destination Truth: travel to exotic distant lands, see some ripples in the water, shrug and go home.

ajkjd01
01-13-2008, 02:35 AM
WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ghost Hunters is filming an episode DOWN THE STREET FROM MY HOUSE!

They're in Dayton this week filming an episode at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/01/08/ddn010908ghosts.html

I can't wait to see what they turn up!

PattiTheWicked
01-13-2008, 03:31 AM
If you see Steve Gonsalves, tell him I think he's hot.

That is all.

:)

johnnysannie
01-13-2008, 04:07 AM
If you see Steve Gonsalves, tell him I think he's hot.

That is all.

:)


Tell him I think so too.....and tell Jason that it's a toss up for me who is hotter, Steve or Jason....:D

kristie911
01-13-2008, 12:41 PM
If you see Steve Gonsalves, tell him I think he's hot.


Tell Steve I think he's hot AND that I love him. :D

Jersey Chick
01-13-2008, 07:39 PM
Umm.... me, too??

Does anyone else smell the restraining order? ;)

PattiTheWicked
01-13-2008, 08:49 PM
Nothing says "I love you" quite like a signed court order.

ajkjd01
01-13-2008, 11:07 PM
SO I'm stalking by proxy here?

Hee hee

kristie911
01-13-2008, 11:13 PM
Nothing says "I love you" quite like a signed court order.

But I do love him. He'd love me back if he just met me. I know it, I know it! And we'd have beautiful kids. A boy and a girl. Steve Jr and Katie. And we'd investigate haunted locations together and we'd be happy forever and never leave each other's sides.

*falls out of the tree she was spying on him from*


Okay, okay...maybe a court order isn't such a bad idea.


Sorry Steve. :tongue

Jersey Chick
01-14-2008, 12:40 AM
:ROFL:

If the tree was near a house they were investigating, we'd hear the crash in the background, Brian would yell, "Dude, run!" and we could say, "Yep - that was Kristie." :D

kristie911
01-14-2008, 12:49 AM
Damn it...ya'll are on to me.

I guess my stalking plan needs some refining. :)

Christine N.
01-14-2008, 02:05 AM
I will agree that most EVP's are sort of shaky. But the one that sticks out in my head is when they were near the old Manson murder sight.

The sound of that scream on the tape...there was NO WAY no one heard that and didn't comment on it. But there it was, on the tape. A sound of total agony and horror.

That whole episode was uber-creepy. The St. Augustine lighthouse (first time) was pretty weird too.

Which one was it where the chair moved by itself? Yanno, they left the camera in the attic, no one was there, and the chair just scooted across the floor all by its little old self.

If you want something really cheesy and pseudo-sciencey, try Paranormal State. I watched a couple of those episodes yesterday. They try way too hard.

johnnysannie
01-14-2008, 02:49 AM
The Manson site EVPs were pretty creepy - the most impressive EVP was on a case that TAPS did in a private home for Adam Zubrakski (sp?)...in which they captured an EVP saying "I miss Adam". Adam lives in his grandparents former home but the rest of the story - in Jason Hawes' new book - is that there was another EVP that the guys could not make out. They planned it for Adam who didn't understand it either but Adam's dad - who was off camera - rushed in and told them that the EVP was in Polish and made perfect sense. Polish was, of course, Adam's grandfather's native language.

kristie911
01-14-2008, 03:15 AM
If you want something really cheesy and pseudo-sciencey, try Paranormal State. I watched a couple of those episodes yesterday. They try way too hard.

They do try way too hard but it's still fun to watch. I was pretty impressed that last week they just called up Lorraine Warren and she came out. WTF? Who just calls up the Warren's like they're your best buddies? Are they listed in the yellow pages or what?

PattiTheWicked
01-14-2008, 05:39 AM
the Manson murders episode was the one that creeped me out the most, partly because of the EVPs, but also because it was the first time I ever saw a K-2 used. When that thing started lighting up the first time I about peed myself.

My question, though, about the K2 which I've never seen answered anywhere, is: does it still work if it is not being held by a person? In otherwords, if I set one on a table, will it work?

I was out with a friend tonight and she told me her partner wants to start doing ghost hunts. I'd *love* to get into that -- I'm fascinated by the whole process. Partly because I'm highly intuitive and clairaudient, but also because i love the scientific aspect of it, with all the ways stuff can be debunked, and some things that just *can't* be explained.

Jersey Chick
01-14-2008, 06:04 AM
Yea - that's something I've been interested in forever - I used to clean out the paranormal/metaphysical/whatever they called it section at B. Dalton's back in the day.

I haven't seen the Manson one... I'll have to check it out (if it's on the dvd set.) **crosses fingers**

narnia
02-01-2008, 06:18 PM
Hi everyone,

Just wanted you to know that I am going to be joining the boys and others at the Stanley Hotel the last weekend in March for a 'paranormal retreat' that will include night vigils in the rooms that seem to have a lot of activity.

And even cooler is that I am going with a friend who is psychic (she is so good she scares me :eek: and I am still a borderline believer!).

Please don't be jealous and hate me, I promise I will share the juicy bits when I return.

And besides, as a budding writer of ghost stories, it's research!!!!

:scared:

Shadow_Ferret
02-02-2008, 02:54 AM
I have a question on last week's GHI, (2 weeks ago). Did anyone see a face on the wall? Nobody in my family did. All we saw was a dirt stain on the wall. Then they're showing photos and everyone is going, "OMG. It IS that guy!" And me and my wife are looking at each other going, "Are we missing something?"

the Manson murders episode was the one that creeped me out the most, partly because of the EVPs, but also because it was the first time I ever saw a K-2 used. When that thing started lighting up the first time I about peed myself.

I don't think I've seen that episode. What season? I don't recall them ever doing anything with Manson murders.

Christine N.
02-02-2008, 03:23 AM
I wanna say late last year? August, September?

Actually it's episode 46, Season 3, ("http://www.tv.com/ghost-hunters/manson-murders/episode/1101462/summary.html?tag=ep_list;ep_title;11) and it ran last July.

It was one of the creepiest episodes EVER.

narnia
02-02-2008, 05:32 AM
I have a question on last week's GHI, (2 weeks ago). Did anyone see a face on the wall? Nobody in my family did. All we saw was a dirt stain on the wall. Then they're showing photos and everyone is going, "OMG. It IS that guy!" And me and my wife are looking at each other going, "Are we missing something?"

I don't think I've seen that episode. What season? I don't recall them ever doing anything with Manson murders.

It's already on YouTube if you want to take a look again, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE8HvClITJA
Ghost Hunters International Whispers From Beyond Part 3

The face starts at about 1:26. Kinda subjective I think.

mscelina
02-02-2008, 05:50 AM
The creepiest episode to me was the one they did in New Orleans--where the property was haunted and especially the coach house. They left a recorder in the coach house while they investigated the rest of the property, and when they checked the recorders there was a good three to four minutes of a woman screaming and sobbing hysterically.

Turns out that the rumor about the haunting began after a slave owner repeatedly raped one of his slaves in the coach house. I've never seen the episode air since then and it even creeped Jason out. Strange.

But yeah--TAPS at Wright Pat. Aside from the haunted areas I remember from when I lived in Dayton, I wonder if they'll check out 'the' bunker. You know...the one where they allegedly stored the bodies after the Roswell crash? *grin* should b e interesting to say the least.

And, no--I didn't see the face, Ed. The Manson case was all right for me, but I REALLY appreciate the Arkansas investigation with the Civil War soldier on the thermal image, the Myrtles investigation, the Stanley(both of them) and the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Way too much fun.

GHI? meh. Nice locations. Personally, I can't stand Rob and his sycophant Andy. I DO however love the combination of Brian and Barry. Hilarious. They freak each other out so well.

Jersey Chick
03-06-2008, 04:22 AM
Drudging up the past because the new season starts tonight - woo hoo! :e2woo:

justme
03-06-2008, 04:37 AM
the Manson murders episode was the one that creeped me out the most, partly because of the EVPs, but also because it was the first time I ever saw a K-2 used. When that thing started lighting up the first time I about peed myself.

My question, though, about the K2 which I've never seen answered anywhere, is: does it still work if it is not being held by a person? In otherwords, if I set one on a table, will it work?

I was out with a friend tonight and she told me her partner wants to start doing ghost hunts. I'd *love* to get into that -- I'm fascinated by the whole process. Partly because I'm highly intuitive and clairaudient, but also because i love the scientific aspect of it, with all the ways stuff can be debunked, and some things that just *can't* be explained.

I wrote an article for TAPS Paramagazine on the man that owned the home next door to where the Manson murders occurred before they went on that investigation. Spooky stuff.

kristie911
03-06-2008, 05:43 AM
Drudging up the past because the new season starts tonight - woo hoo! :e2woo:

*waits impatiently*

18 more minutes! :snoopy:

JacobWorld
03-06-2008, 08:20 AM
The problem with stuff on demand it can be only sports because they have to compete with piracy like . p2p, dvd, torrents and chinese movie sites
I reckon only sport can be on demand because there is not point storing it and usually we miss games by half an hour or so

mscelina
03-06-2008, 08:26 AM
I would like to state for the record that NO WAY, NO HOW would I EVER have gone down into that hole (the solitary confinement cell) in daylight.

Absofrickinlutely no darn way.

Creepy, creepy episode. I'm so glad the real GH is back.

Jersey Chick
03-06-2008, 09:12 AM
GHI grew on me - though Andy still annoyed me to the very end. But it's great to have the original back.

I don't think I'd have last 5 seconds in the solitary cell - I get claustrophobic on elevators. :D

mscelina
03-06-2008, 09:16 AM
Andy is just annoying period. I hated him on GH and I loathed him on GHI.

But Grant freaking out? Hell, I'll watch that any day. What a mega-creepy place.

PattiTheWicked
03-06-2008, 05:38 PM
Holy cow, that episode was cool. And how creepy was the "mommy" cry up in the officer's quarters?

Shadow_Ferret
03-06-2008, 08:12 PM
Andy is just annoying period. I hated him on GH and I loathed him on GHI.


Oh, c'mon! Andy. He's a debunker. He debunks things. Just ask him, he'll tell you. Without him there would be no debunking.

Jersey Chick
03-06-2008, 08:19 PM
There was one episode of GH a while ago where Steve and Andy kinda got into it. I soooo wanted to see Steve take him. Could probably have broken him in half. :D

PattiTheWicked
03-06-2008, 09:00 PM
I'd like to see Steve wrestle ME to the ground.

...

Oh, was that my Out Loud voice?

Jersey Chick
03-06-2008, 09:09 PM
Oh, well, that goes without saying :D

plaidearthworm
03-07-2008, 08:24 AM
It was an awesome episode to start the season, no doubt. What creeped me out, other than Grant needing to scrape out his shorts, was the story of the school group seeing the woman in the officers quarters. Double heebie-jeebie shiver!!!

And I'm so glad that regular GH is back, full strength. Honestly, I couldn't take decaf GHI, everyone running around having 'feelings'. The only episode I watched completely was with Josh Gates from Destination Truth. He was hilarious, and I kept wishing that Bigfoot would pop out from behind something in the chapel. I think he was wishing that, too! ;)

Hollan
03-09-2008, 10:58 AM
Everyone likes Steve! He's cute, but I'm in love with Grant *sigh* His wife is so lucky ^_^

Southern_girl29
03-10-2008, 06:34 AM
I finally watched the new episode. Omg, I know I couldn't have gone down in that tunnel. I also saw the Manson Murders one just recently, and that one spooked me, too.

Writer2011
03-27-2008, 01:53 AM
I've missed the last few episodes and I need to catch up. I'm taping the new one tonight at 9pm EDT. So we'll see how it is :)

anomalies
03-27-2008, 02:09 AM
Jason and Grant have their own radio show which you can listen to on the internet Saturday: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (eastern) on 630 WPRO radio at:

http://www.630wpro.com/article.asp?id=430600

Click the 'click here' button to listen live.

mscelina
03-27-2008, 04:01 AM
Yay! It's Wednesday!

suhweet. Ghost Hunters, South Park, Top Chef, AND Destination Truth! This is my only television night.

I love it. Tonight's episode looks like it will be great.

Jersey Chick
03-27-2008, 04:06 AM
I like Steve - but I think Tango's pretty cute, too. :D

Writer2011
03-27-2008, 04:26 AM
Well I like Tango--he's pretty cool :) And Kristen (I think it is)--she's very cute :)

I can't wait.

Hollan
03-27-2008, 10:47 AM
Oh, did anyone watch the new episode? Some Inn in PA? I jumped when the picture moved. Creepy! And I grew up in a haunted house. . . .

JacobWorld
03-27-2008, 11:09 AM
You can find anything on the internet . Using p2p is great
The only problems is websites open and close .
I found all ghost busters again and I love it
The green lad is the best lol

narnia
04-08-2008, 08:05 PM
Just popping in to say that it was very nice to meet Jason and Grant at the Stanley Hotel last weekend. They are terribly nice and very personable up close! :) I told Jason that I felt as if I had known him for years because that is the vibe you get from him, and he said that what you see on t.v. is what you get. He was very forthcoming with his thoughts and responses to questions, and great to hang with. Grant is also very cool, and completely adorable. I got lots of pictures and video, can't wait to review them.

If you check out the TAPS site, there are lots of events they are part of, so if you can swing it, do so, you won't be sorry! It was also a great learning experience in that there were folks there talking about lots of paranormal-related subjects besides ghosts, helpful for research, at least for me. :D

kristie911
04-08-2008, 08:42 PM
I'm totally jealous!

mscelina
04-09-2008, 07:41 AM
So....*twitches* I've got to ask *twitch twitch*...

Who else is DYING to know what the 23 seconds of footage could possibly be that excites TAPS so much tomorrow night at Wright-Pat? Holy spiders under the porch! If it's got them that excited, just imagine what it will do to us.

I say they get their first full body apparition.

justme
04-09-2008, 04:33 PM
I can't wait to see what the 23 seconds of footage is; I've been counting the days since I saw the preview.

kristie911
04-09-2008, 04:49 PM
I'm so mad that I have to work tonight...I'll be DVR'ing the show but I'll have to wait until tomorrow afternoon to see it! UGH!! I just can't convince my partners that Ghost Hunters is a great show.

Maybe if I pout a little and look really sad they'll let me watch it... :D

plaidearthworm
04-11-2008, 09:28 PM
Wow, the ep at Wright-Patterson was incredible! The whole flashlight bit was amazing, and I've never seen Jason so surprised. Great episode.

kristie911
04-13-2008, 05:39 AM
It was a really good episode. I nearly fell out of my chair when that flashlight came on!

How come I can never find ghosts that will play like that? *pouts*

Lexi
04-17-2008, 04:04 PM
Oh, good. Other GH fans! I thought last night's episode would have been dull if it hadn't been for the voice recording of the princess. Wow! It was so clear. Creepy.

PattiTheWicked
04-17-2008, 04:17 PM
Yeah, the princess' voice was amazing. It seemed really clear, too. Otherwise, it was a really boring episode. The EVP work made up for that.

Jersey Chick
04-17-2008, 04:45 PM
Good- I thought it was just me who found most of that episode kind of dull. The EVP was cool - though it was creepy that she was responding, but couldn't see Steve & Tango.

Hollan
04-24-2008, 09:16 AM
What did you guys think of tonights episode?

I live in Las Vegas and grew up driving through Goldfield. The hotel is creepy. And I've been to Virgina City and the Washoe Club several times. I never thought it was really haunted though. Who knows. The EVP's from Goldfield were pretty cool, but I wasn't impressed w/ the Washoe Club at all.

Lexi
04-24-2008, 04:10 PM
It's a good thing they translate the EVPs, because I always have a hard time hearing what they are saying. However, I love episodes that capture EVP evidence, because to me, that is the most creepy and convincing. Shadows, knocks, etc. can be explainable/fabricated.

The last 2 episodes have been so-so. I'm ready for a really eerie one.

Jersey Chick
04-24-2008, 04:52 PM
Last night's episode was okay - first half was better. But the commercials are driving me crazy - there seem to be a lot more of them.

justme
04-24-2008, 05:40 PM
Next week's episode looks really good.

johnnysannie
04-24-2008, 07:10 PM
If you liked the part about Goldfield Hotel, you have to watch "Ghost Adventures"!

http://www.weshow.com/us/p/24449/ghost_adventures_in_the_goldfield_hotel
http://www.ilecamera.com/stories/072007/loc_20070720005.shtml

They caught many things, including the gunfighter ghost, the "demon" in the basement throwing bricks at them, and EVP's of Elizabeth as they were trying to get out of the locked hotel.

I have it on home dvd from scifi and loved it! My friends and I watched it and we were blown away by the footage.

I had seen it - it was excellent. So was last night's episode but I agree with Jersey Chick - there seem to be a LOT more commericals and that also drives me crazy. Just give me the show, plz!

mscelina
04-24-2008, 07:16 PM
Ah...the infamous flying brick and its levitating 2 by 4. I have that tivoed. I may have to watch it this evening.

justme
04-25-2008, 07:59 PM
If you liked the part about Goldfield Hotel, you have to watch "Ghost Adventures"!

http://www.weshow.com/us/p/24449/ghost_adventures_in_the_goldfield_hotel
http://www.ilecamera.com/stories/072007/loc_20070720005.shtml

They caught many things, including the gunfighter ghost, the "demon" in the basement throwing bricks at them, and EVP's of Elizabeth as they were trying to get out of the locked hotel.

I have it on home dvd from scifi and loved it! My friends and I watched it and we were blown away by the footage.

Zak Bagans has a new show, Ghost Adventures: the series, that will premiere on October 17th at 9pm on the Travel Channel.

plaidearthworm
05-23-2008, 11:41 PM
Giving this thread a bump, because fresh episodes are coming back next week! Yay!

Southern_girl29
05-24-2008, 12:02 AM
Yippee, I can't wait. I've been missing it.

kristie911
05-24-2008, 05:38 AM
I noticed my DVR was going to record one next week...I thought it was a mistake. I was super excited to see it was actually a new one!! Yay! :banana:

Writer2011
05-28-2008, 01:05 AM
I've missed several episodes of Ghost Hunters...need to get caught up again. I did see one back in late April I think...can't remember :) It was sooo long ago.

Jersey Chick
05-28-2008, 01:34 AM
You probably didn't miss much - it was in reruns from about the end of April (I think. Seems like forever) :D

mscelina
05-29-2008, 02:39 AM
NEW GHOST HUNTERS EPISODE TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so excited I just HAD to scream it!

This episode looks freaky good, by the way. Freaky...and good.

Zoombie
05-29-2008, 03:12 AM
Uh...


Just checking...you guys don't actually believe this stuff, do you? If so, I might have to stick around and be the resident grumpy skeptic with a cane. I'll wave my cane at you and you guys will laugh at me.

It'll be fun.

Southern_girl29
05-29-2008, 08:08 PM
Uh...


Just checking...you guys don't actually believe this stuff, do you? If so, I might have to stick around and be the resident grumpy skeptic with a cane. I'll wave my cane at you and you guys will laugh at me.

It'll be fun.

Yep, I actually believe in it, and I write about it, too.

Jersey Chick
05-29-2008, 08:09 PM
I'm a believer - I've had experiences of my own.

Shadow_Ferret
05-29-2008, 08:22 PM
Uh...


Just checking...you guys don't actually believe this stuff, do you? If so, I might have to stick around and be the resident grumpy skeptic with a cane. I'll wave my cane at you and you guys will laugh at me.

It'll be fun.
Don't start.

Anyway, have you watched any of the episodes? There are a few things that even I can't explain, as much as I try to apply logic to it.

But to be honest, I won't believe in ghosts until they actually capture one on film beating the snot out of Andy.

That is my challenge to any ghosts who read AW. Go beat up Andy in spectacular fashion, on film.

kristie911
05-29-2008, 09:01 PM
But to be honest, I won't believe in ghosts until they actually capture one on film beating the snot out of Andy.

That is my challenge to any ghosts who read AW. Go beat up Andy in spectacular fashion, on film.

I like Andy okay...now a ghost beating the snot out of Brian would be fun. Maybe a good punch in the face would have straightened out those teeth!

Haven't had a chance to watch last night's episode yet. I had to DVR it because the hockey game was on. :)

Southern_girl29
05-29-2008, 09:28 PM
Yeah, I haven't watched last night's episode yet either. Andy, to be honest, really does get on my nerves, but Brian is worse. But, Steve, ah, I could look at him forever, lol.

Shadow_Ferret
05-29-2008, 09:56 PM
I like Andy okay...now a ghost beating the snot out of Brian would be fun. Maybe a good punch in the face would have straightened out those teeth!

Haven't had a chance to watch last night's episode yet. I had to DVR it because the hockey game was on. :)
My wife keeps saying she's embarrassed to share the same last name with Andy.

And hockey? On TV? Really? But I missed it too I was watching baseball.

Yeah, I haven't watched last night's episode yet either. Andy, to be honest, really does get on my nerves, but Brian is worse. But, Steve, ah, I could look at him forever, lol.
Brian isn't on anymore. He's in the Europe one now. He's the "Dude, Run!" guy, right? I really would like to see him get beat up.

johnnysannie
05-29-2008, 09:59 PM
Uh...


Just checking...you guys don't actually believe this stuff, do you? If so, I might have to stick around and be the resident grumpy skeptic with a cane. I'll wave my cane at you and you guys will laugh at me.

It'll be fun.

Yes, I believe and like others here I've had experiences of my own.

mscelina
05-29-2008, 10:05 PM
Uh...


Just checking...you guys don't actually believe this stuff, do you? If so, I might have to stick around and be the resident grumpy skeptic with a cane. I'll wave my cane at you and you guys will laugh at me.

It'll be fun.

What difference does it make if we believe it or not? Ghost Hunters is a show, designed for ENTERTAINMENT. You get that, right? ENTERTAINMENT. Be a grumpy skeptic if you want to *shrug* but don't be offensive about the entertainment choices that we make. If you want to flex your skeptical muscles, search for the ghost threads (search feature is at the top right hand corner) and exound your beliefs there.

This thread is about the television show and not a debate about beliefs.

That being said, I enjoyed the episode last night. The bad thing about it, though, was that with fifteen minutes left they went to another case and it was a dud. I mean, wtf? They couldn't have pulled fifteen more minutes of video from the first case? Bad executive decision. Viewers went from a 45 minute high to a 15 minute low--to END the episode.

I love the thermal camera. Just sayin'...

Zoombie
05-29-2008, 10:15 PM
<shakes cane>

=D

EDIT: Why? Because I'm a curmudgeon, grumpy guss, whatever. Though I might check this show out...I really don't think it's real. My experience with other "Reality" shows of this nature consist of thinly veiled fakery.

But maybe I was watching the wrong shows ^_^

Shadow_Ferret
05-29-2008, 10:26 PM
What difference does it make if we believe it or not? Ghost Hunters is a show, designed for ENTERTAINMENT.
Excellent points. My wife believes. I don't. But I watch because it's still a fun show and I like to pretend I'm Andy. "I'm a debunker. I debunk things." :D

mscelina
05-29-2008, 10:32 PM
<shakes cane>

=D

EDIT: Why? Because I'm a curmudgeon, grumpy guss, whatever. Though I might check this show out...I really don't think it's real. My experience with other "Reality" shows of this nature consist of thinly veiled fakery.

But maybe I was watching the wrong shows ^_^

A lot of the other ghost hunting types shows are dubious at best. TAPS goes in to disprove a haunting. THe cases where they fail at that are the highlight of the show.

Very entertaining. You should give it a whirl.

Zoombie
05-29-2008, 10:37 PM
What does TAPS stand for?

Southern_girl29
05-29-2008, 10:44 PM
What does TAPS stand for?

The Atlantic Paranormal Society. I agree that other paranormal shows seem fake, but Ghost Hunters isn't like that. Like Celina said, they want to disprove a haunting.

Zoombie
05-29-2008, 11:20 PM
And make money.

Lots and lots of money.

Also...most acroymns leave "the" out of them? So you can say the APS. But...TAPS does sound cooler.

Whatever. I'll watch it with my cane so I have something to shake at the screen.

Jersey Chick
05-29-2008, 11:27 PM
TAPS doesn't charge. A cent. Ever.

Zoombie
05-29-2008, 11:31 PM
Bah. I'm sure they're making money somewhere...

Either that or they're crazy.

Or, more distressingly...THEY COULD BE RIGHT!

Southern_girl29
05-29-2008, 11:32 PM
TAPS doesn't charge. A cent. Ever.

Exactly right. They go to help people, not make money.

Jersey Chick
05-29-2008, 11:37 PM
Bah. I'm sure they're making money somewhere...

Either that or they're crazy.

Or, more distressingly...THEY COULD BE RIGHT!
They've explained that they don't charge, because then a homeowner would expect them to pronounce a place haunted (or not) despite what the evidence suggests. This way, there is really nothing in it for TAPS to bias them for or against hauntings.

I believe they don't charge - they also work for Roto-Rooter (love how they work than into every episode - "Well, you in know in our day jobs as plumbers (for Roto-Rooter)...:D) - and the Sci-Fi sponsors make getting all that cool stuff a lot easier.

kristie911
05-29-2008, 11:38 PM
And hockey? On TV? Really? But I missed it too I was watching baseball.


*faints*

*comes to*

Ack! You can't be serious! Hockey on tv? It's the Stanley Cup finals, dude! Wings are going to smoke Pittsburgh. Except for last nights loss, of course. :)

Zoombie
05-29-2008, 11:48 PM
So...like the ghostbusters, but no Dan Akroyd?

What are the criteria for hauntings, anyway? Do they have proper scientific prosseses? Controlled tests? Accureate and provable mesuring methods? Reproducable results?

Southern_girl29
05-29-2008, 11:53 PM
Does the Sci-Fi channel pay them anything for it? I've always wondered that.

Jersey Chick
05-29-2008, 11:54 PM
First they try to debunk - if there is the slightest bit of a possibility that an event can be recreated by them, it's thrown out. They aren't at all quick to declare a place haunted. I can think of only a few places that they've flat out said they believed were haunted.

Shadow_Ferret
05-29-2008, 11:54 PM
So...like the ghostbusters, but no Dan Akroyd?

What are the criteria for hauntings, anyway? Do they have proper scientific prosseses? Controlled tests? Accureate and provable mesuring methods? Reproducable results?
Please stop. You don't believe. We get it.

It's not like the Travel Channel psychic ghost shows where they go in and say things like "I feel a presense. It's angry." "Something touched me!"

These guys go in with an open mind (although many of them have had personal experiences which drew them into the profession). They use electronic equipment, infrared cameras, heat sensors, tape recorders, and so on. More often then not they usually disprove that the place is haunted, or they come away unable to verify one way or the other.

As far as the criteria, if someone says their place is haunted and enlist TAPS to investigate. Then they spend an evening (far too short as far as I'm concerned) there.


Does the Sci-Fi channel pay them anything for it? I've always wondered that.I'm sure they get well compensated for what they do. Plus they have merchandising. And I thing Ryan and Grant go on speaking engagements. They make plenty of money doing this without ever accepting a fee from clients.

Southern_girl29
05-30-2008, 12:03 AM
I'm sure they get well compensated for what they do. Plus they have merchandising. And I thing Ryan and Grant go on speaking engagements. They make plenty of money doing this without ever accepting a fee from clients.

I think they deserve to be paid by the Sci-Fi Channel, because we all know they are making money off them. To me, them not charging a fee from the clients makes them even more legit.

Southern_girl29
05-30-2008, 12:06 AM
First they try to debunk - if there is the slightest bit of a possibility that an event can be recreated by them, it's thrown out. They aren't at all quick to declare a place haunted. I can think of only a few places that they've flat out said they believed were haunted.

Jason doesn't even like to use the word haunted about anything. Grant is quicker to use that word than he is.

Zoombie
05-30-2008, 12:10 AM
the knowlage that they don't ask for a fee makes them less like charlatins in my mind, and the fact that not everything is imeediately considered haunted is also another plus.

Because I have seen those "I feel something in the room" shows, which was preceded by me shoving my fist down my throat for some inexplicable reason.

So...when I get home and have a few hours of free time, I'm going to my illegal korean website with episodes of various T.V shows put on it for free and see if they've got Ghost Hunters.

Heh...Mythbusters + Ghost Hunters = Mythhunters and Ghostbusters.

Jersey Chick
05-30-2008, 12:21 AM
That's what bugged me about GI - Barry always felt something. Drove me nuts. Always with the feeling.

Sometimes TAPS hears things and gets all ga-ga, and I'm asking my husband, "Did you hear that? I didn't." And he didn't either.

But everyone's allowed an "I don't think that's real" moment. :D

Shadow_Ferret
05-30-2008, 12:25 AM
Sometimes TAPS hears things and gets all ga-ga, and I'm asking my husband, "Did you hear that? I didn't." And he didn't either.

But everyone's allowed an "I don't think that's real" moment. :DThat irritates me, too. I yell, "Turn off the stupid incidental music so I can hear it too!" (Personally, for me, nearly every moment is a "I don't think it's real" moment. My wife hates watching it with me. :) )

zoombie, see if you can find the episode about the Coast Guard light house. It has one interesting unexplained event in it.

Zoombie
05-30-2008, 12:30 AM
To the Coast Gaurd light house!

Sadly, the last paranormal thing in my life was explained away by a malfunctioning light detection circut on a streetlamp. But it was cool while it lasted: Every time I rode past a streetlamp on my bike or in a car, it would turn off right when I passed. Turned out the bikelight/carlight would confuse the light sensor ontop of the streetlamp and it would think it was daytime and turn off.

Blegh.

Liam Jackson
05-30-2008, 12:35 AM
I think they deserve to be paid by the Sci-Fi Channel, because we all know they are making money off them. To me, them not charging a fee from the clients makes them even more legit.

Yes, they're paid. Producers develop a product, sell it to the channel or network, who contracts the show for "x" number of episodes per season for "x" amount of money. A typical summer season consists of 13 episodes. Regular seaons, 20-25.

Once the show has a time slot, general advertising and sponsorships are sold by the channel.

TAPS, like many other organizations, also generate monies from book deals, hosting tours, speaking engagements, and merchandising. Not a bad deal at all, but labor intensive. That's a lot of hours spent on the road.

PattiTheWicked
05-30-2008, 12:44 AM
Frankly, I'd be disappointed if the SciFi Channel *didn't* pay these guys -- after all, they're providing a service to us, the viewers. They're entertaining me (and letting me sigh over Steve Gonsalves) every week.

That having been said, I think one of the marks of a serious ghost hunting group is that they DON'T charge clients to do an investigation-- I just joined a group here in Ohio, and there is never a charge. If there are any fees related to the investigation (such as spending the night at a specific location), the investigating members pay their own way.

Besides, once you start having people pay you to hunt their ghosts, there's sort of underlying incentive to declare it haunted -- or worse yet, say "We'll need to come back a few more times to be sure".

Jersey Chick
05-30-2008, 02:34 AM
The St. Augustine lighthouse was creepy. So is the Eastern States one.

I'm in total agreement about them charging - it would be impossible for them to remain objective. Imagine bringing them in because you think your house is a haunted, paying them x $. and them telling you it's all in your mind. Probably not a pretty picture.

Writer2011
05-30-2008, 05:56 AM
Everyone is entitled to their opinion and that's great...I don't dispute that at all.

I personally love Ghost Hunters and I have had a few personal experiences myself so I'm a true believer. It's a great show and both Jason and Grant seem to know what they're doing. As for making money, they do have a Roto Rooter business. And as for charging to investigate, I think it's great they don't charge :)

mscelina
06-05-2008, 05:49 AM
All I have to say is WOW.

Best. Debunking. Ever.

Bulls**t always ends up smelling in the end. I can't wait for the reveal! This is almost better than if they HAD found something.

Jersey Chick
06-05-2008, 06:05 AM
They went way easy on the guy. Waaaay easy... Jason was pissed...

mscelina
06-05-2008, 06:23 AM
What a jacka$$! he purposely set them up--almost like a dare. And now, after decades of fame as a haunted restaurant, they've been outed as a complete fraud.

How stupid can you get? jason should have slugged the guy.

Jersey Chick
06-05-2008, 06:33 AM
**SPOILER ALERT**




okay - what got me was that Spencer guy (with the dopey, punch-me-in-the-face smile) purposely told them about the laughter and the lights, but forgot that they'd been rigged. Yeah. And you know what, I've got some swamp land in Florida that's for sale.

And Grant nearly breaks his ankle. Both should've slugged that guy.

Southern_girl29
06-05-2008, 08:03 AM
I think they went way too easy on the guy. Of course, he's not the owner, and we don't see him. I wonder if they would have been harder on the owner than on this guy. Ugh, I can't believe they set them up. I've seen other shows about this place, and I do think it might keep people from going there.

plaidearthworm
06-05-2008, 08:18 AM
I read an interview with J and G several weeks ago, and remember that Jason mentioned one place that was rigged,they even fixed some of the wiring, and he didn't know if they would run the episode. Guess they figured that if they ran the footage, they would expose the place as fake. Anyone else notice they didn't show the usual 'hey-we're-finishing-up-thanks-we'll-see-you-in-a-few-days scene? Since someone from the property has to stay around and lock up, I'll bet that was an interesting exchange.

Hollan
06-05-2008, 09:01 AM
They went way easy on the guy. Waaaay easy... Jason was pissed...

Seconded! I can't believe they didn't rip him a new one. Enhance the customer experience my ass! OMG! They should have charged the owners for having them waste their time. At least they're outed now and their credibility is shot. I wouldn't go there.

gina
06-05-2008, 10:39 AM
I am so glad I found this thread. I love this series, and I watch it every week. That lighthouse was way creepy.

mscelina
06-19-2008, 04:17 AM
FINALLY. The episode tonight at Ft. Delaware actually looks promising. I seriously hope that there is something scary in this place--and no doll's head behind mirrors or pneumatic systems rigged to the lights.

Here's hoping.

Jersey Chick
06-19-2008, 04:21 AM
They were in my neck of the woods on last week's episode. Too bad I didn't know it in April... <sigh>

mscelina
06-19-2008, 04:23 AM
I knew they were at Wright-Patterson AF base, which is about an hour away and my old stomping grounds, but as I recollect I was caught in a huge-butt snowstorm and couldn't gather up the stamina to try Ohio interstates in the snow. Color me chicken.

plaidearthworm
06-19-2008, 06:31 AM
Great episode to end the season!

Aragon
06-19-2008, 07:18 PM
This show is awesome. I am not a big fan of the "let's find paranormal" shows, but this is great. I find the believable, unlike the rest of them. I also like Kristen and Donna, lol. Though, I will say, Barry needs to loose touch with some of his feelings.

kristie911
06-19-2008, 10:44 PM
I just got to watch last night's episode and it was really good. When that figure walked into the frame of the infared camera, I actually jumped alittle! :)

Jersey Chick
06-19-2008, 10:53 PM
I have to admit, I'm not so sure I'll bother watching GHI... Barry and those feelings and Brian didn't say "Dude run!" once last time...

I dunno...maybe I'll give a chance - can't wait for the original to be back (again) :D

mscelina
06-19-2008, 10:57 PM
GHI is a good way to spend the dead time between last night and the beginning of the next season.


***SPOILER ALERT!*************






I thought last night's episode was fabulous. I have to admit, watching Jason's hand shake like that when the big boom happened was hilarious. But the creepy little figure at the end of the hallway--who first walked out to see what was happening and then, a little while later peeked from behind the door to see if they were still there? *shudders*

A great season ender.

kristie911
09-04-2008, 03:11 AM
New Ghost Hunters episodes start in two hours!!!! Don't miss it!!!!

I'm watching all the reruns right now...I can't wait for the new one.

:D

Jersey Chick
09-04-2008, 03:54 AM
:hooray:!

I'm taking my cold meds, curling up in my comfy bed, and hoping I stay awake for the entire episode! I'm so glad they're back... :D

Shadow_Ferret
09-04-2008, 09:49 PM
That was an interesting episode last night.

Tango up in the crawlspace swearing at the ghosts was funny.

rhymegirl
09-11-2008, 06:41 AM
Did anyone watch tonight's show?

I'm familiar with the site they went to--Slater Mill is in Pawtucket, the city I used to live in. I hadn't realized it was supposed to be haunted.