posted on May, 2 2008 @ 06:15 PM
I love the concept behind the show and find it to be far more credible than that ridiculous band of screaming, jumpy idiots on "Most Haunted."
That said, until their production company stops playing music and sound effects underneath the entire damn show, I will always have doubts about any
sounds they supposedly hear while investigating. For instance, Jason & Grant claim to hear a whisper, but unfortunately we hear nothing but crappy
chamber music playing just loudly enough to obscure any sounds apart from the actual TAPS members' comments during the show.
I have had some questions and feelings about the legitimacy of the program, however. For example, why not use the thermal camera more? Why have they
gone from 6 or 7 cameras in the first couple of seasons down to almost never using more than 4 this season? Why do they rarely show them trying to
debunk this season, after making such a strong point of how they were skeptical debunkers at the start of the series? Why does Jason this season tell
a homeowner in a house in which they got an EVP directed response to a question or statement by an investigator that the haunting is residual, when a
residual haunting by definition would be completely void of any "interactive responses" to the team's presence in the house?
Honestly, I trust Jason for some reason. I've heard him interviewed and I've got several paranormal podcasts from him that date back to before
Ghost Hunters even was a show. He strikes me as a no BS guy and, while he clearly believes in ghosts, he takes a skeptic's mindset into every
investigation while still remaining open to the chance the site they're investigating may turn out to be haunted. I do not trust Grant. He seems
too eager to label everything as haunted and too often he's the one that has the personal experiences. I realize that's a poor reason to distrust
him, since some people have a greater affinity to the paranormal. However, it just seems odd to me that he's frequently the one who conveniently
catches activity in his room at night and frequently sees something when Jason is looking the opposite direction. He's too exciteable and too quick
to forget that debunking is one of their stated goals.