Did you ever see Ghostwatch in 1992?
I remember Ghostwatch. It was announced and advertised as if it were a one-off live experiment, with not one mention that the whole thing was fiction.
I recall there was one genuinly scary part when they were filming in the 'haunted house' and one of the cameras picked up a ghostly figure in the
corner of a bedroom for a second, and fot the first half or so the program seemed to be genuine. However, by the time it ended with the studio falling
apart around Michael Parkinson it was pretty clear the whole thing was a sham. It was mentioned in some programme on TV this earlier week, and looking
back now I wonder how we could even have been vaguely fooled. The special effects seem to have been taken straight outta the Dr Who handbook.
Anyway, it's sad the TV never treats this subject in a serious manner. A serious and factual show of the same nature would have been far more
interesting...even though you probably wouldn't have had people being attacked by poltergeists right in front of your very eyes!
Even the programme on UK Living, which is an attempt at a factual ghost-hunting prog, is thrown into parody by that witless woman presenter, and the
blonde psychic bloke who comes across like some kind of gay semi-professional magician who specialises in kids parties.
I once spent a week unknowingly living in a haunted house. Things happened and things were seen, but I didn't find out about the history of the
place until after I'd left . That's when it all clicked into place and I realised I wasn't going mad but had be witnessing ghost activity. If only
I'd known and rigged the place up with cameras I could have made the most gripping two hours of Ghost TV EVER broadcast. Now why doesn't someone
with a production company find a situation like that and film it!