I lurve to watch the ghost-hunting shows. I adore Ghost Hunters, and think Jason and Grant are at least sincerely trying to figure out the paranormal. Jason is the stoic one, the one who doesn't want to admit a place is haunted unless a ghost does cartwheels across the room in front of witnesses and three different types of cameras. They have filmed some freaky stuff. I've posted one of my favorite GH moments.
The Civil War Ghost on Thermal Imaging Camera
Another show I watch is "Ghost Adventures." Three young guys get locked down in so-called haunted places. They spend most of the night trying to provoke ghosts (and overreacting to noises, and seeing things either not caught on camera, or that turn out to be flying bugs or dust particles). In their defense, they are exploring some creepy-assed areas in the dark. I'd be freaked out, too. (Wait. I wouldn't ... because I wouldn't be there. Why do you think I watch this stuff at home?) Mostly I enjoy the wide variety of tones used when they say, "Dude!" Which is a lot. What got the ball rolling for Zak, Nick and Aaron was footage that they caught at the Goldfield Hotel in Nevada. Watch this 20-second clip. Note how Zak flips his shit. Heh.
The Flying Brick at the Goldfield Hotel
Next Monday, I'm going to talk about Paranormal State and Most Haunted. I may also write a little something about A Haunting, which airs on Discovery Channel in the afternoons. Please put your favorite ghost shows in the comments. I can never watch enough paranormal drama.
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