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Surge of Paranormal Shows

by on Oct.09, 2009, under Shows

Over the last few years, I’ve been absolutely blown away by the recent surge of paranormal (specifically ghost related) shows that are popping up on TV. Is this solely because of the success of Ghost Hunters?

I do have to admit they’re awefully entertaining, but I feel they misrepresent how much action actually occurs at investigations. With the power of ‘editing’ it makes ghost hunting thrilling and exciting with every minute, but in reality it’s a lot of sitting and waiting. Funny, how a ghost show has to have something to provide the viewers, which always makes me think if they are some how doctored. I’ve discussed this in the past, and I believe lots of evidence or personal experiences are staged. Could be wrong… who knows.

With that said, I’m looking forward to Ghost Lab, I missed the premiere. Anyone see it? How is it? How is it different?

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KII EMF questionable evidence on Ghost Hunters

by on May.12, 2009, under Equipment, Shows

A couple of years ago, I was watching the Manson Murder episode, where the KII was unveiled. I remember I was super impressed that the EMF detector would react to questions. Shortly after this episode I acquired my own KII.

I’ve taken this to a few investigations, but did not experience any weirdness with the device. The first thing that I noticed about the device is that it had a tactile switch. This means that if you take your thumb off or adjust the thumb, the device would turn off or fluctuate. I ended up using the coin technique to address this problem.

Here is a video that describe this “issue”. Please notice what he says about when the device is on. I’ll reference this in a bit.
http://www.paranormal-tips.com/?p=18

After hearing the suspect evidence on the TAPS 2008 live special, I was thinking about the original show which really got me excited about the KII. I thought I would take another look, since I truly understand the behaviour of the KII.

Here is the TAPS epsiode:

Please watch at 2:30 point in the video, where Jason is holding the KII. You’ll notice the first light going off with responses to the questions. As the original video states, if the first green light goes away, the KII turns off! The first green light stays on if it’s on. This could be more ‘tainted’ evidence. Not sure.

As for me, I’ll be modifying my KII with a toggle. I’ll be sure to provide a how-to when I do.

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Credibility of paranormal shows on television

by on May.12, 2009, under Shows

A few months ago, my wife was doing some research on paranormal shows that are currently on TV. She was questioning the legitimacy of these shows and came across a few videos on YouTube discussing the accusations that TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) on Ghost Hunters was lying about evidence on the 2008 Ghost Hunters Live episode.. as well as other episodes.

I watched the above YouTube clip, and I was sorely disappointed. I’m now at a point where I’m questioning all episodes of Ghost Hunter. I do realize the show was created for the sake of entertainment, and that investigations (when done honestly) can yield little or now results.. not very entertaining.

There was a response from Grant here about the episode here:
http://www.iamhaunted.com/public/blog/view/id_9719/title_taps-fake-busted-video-statement-from-grant/page_2/

I’m really not sure who to believe here. I am a fan of these shows among others, and maybe naively I believed the evidence presented, and did not take into account that these shows are created solely for ratings.

I think the world of paranormal investigating is shrouded in imagination, hysteria, lies, misinformation and mixed with true paranormal activity. Having shows like this discredits all paranormal societies and efforts made by others over the years. If these accusations are true, I wonder if TAPS realizes how far off the path they have drifted. If these accusations are false, I wish they would do more to discount these allegations, and to promote legitimate evidence and actions.

I think in the future they should never do live shows again since this can harbor malicious or misleading behaviour in the name of entertainment and ratings.

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